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Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Great Lakes
Re: Most under-rated musical acts of all time
Not saying the bands are under-rated as a whole but I absolutely hate when the 80's output of a band that started in the 70's gets shitted on. Examples such as Rush, Genesis, Van Halen, etc. I personally think their best work came during the 80's (and not just the early 80's), but talk to most fans of the bands and it's "oh, the band was better with x as their lead singer" or "they sold-out" or "that's not true x." Fucking infuriates me. It's like, god forbid the band tries out a new sound and shows some diversity instead of AC/DC-ing it and making every album and song sound the same.
Phil Collins is the first person to come to mind though- I know he's HUGELY SUCCESSFUL beyond comprehension, but I don't think the man gets anywhere near the respect he deserves for being able to write timeless classic songs from the heart. You can truly tell that when he writes a sad song, he's genuinely sad and when he writes an upbeat song, he's genuinely happy. His ability to write catchy, accessible, true songs is astounding. Not to mention he's one of the greatest drummers of all-time, but it's overlooked by 99% of listeners who think that the extent of his drum skills is "In the Air Tonight." It's a shame that people only look at his solo output on the surface and just think "hurr durr I like Sussudio!" without seeing how reflective his songs really are. It also upsets me how people absolutely refuse to separate Phil Collins from Genesis, like they're still holding a grudge against Peter leaving the band. Just listen and appreciate Phil's work instead of bitching about how he "ruined Genesis" or "sold out" (see my point above).
Last edited by Emotion Blur; 09-27-2013 at 12:52 AM.