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    Re: M&T Among League's Best



    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Watching Lil'Wayne with an electric guitar may be one of the most comically sad images I have ever seen.

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    Re: M&T Among League's Best

    Being the resident U2 uber fanboy, I feel the need (now that this thread is deemed off topic) to defend my boys a little ....

    To say they're not talented is just silly. These are four poor kids who were basically self taught up until the period between Rattle & Hum and Achtung Baby. Let that sink in for a second. They made one of the best selling albums of all time on raw, untrained talent then followed it up with what some folks in the music business to be the best album ever made by anyone.

    The Edge is one of the best guitarists to ever play. That's not me saying it. That's people in the industry saying it. Not many guitarists can lay claim to their own sound -- maybe a half dozen or so -- but he managed to do just that.

    Point being, you may not like their music, style, etc and that's fine. But to throw aside the talent is a silly stance. You don't have 35+ years of success by faking it or getting by with no talent.
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    Re: M&T Among League's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Being the resident U2 uber fanboy, I feel the need (now that this thread is deemed off topic) to defend my boys a little ....

    To say they're not talented is just silly. These are four poor kids who were basically self taught up until the period between Rattle & Hum and Achtung Baby. Let that sink in for a second. They made one of the best selling albums of all time on raw, untrained talent then followed it up with what some folks in the music business to be the best album ever made by anyone.

    The Edge is one of the best guitarists to ever play. That's not me saying it. That's people in the industry saying it. Not many guitarists can lay claim to their own sound -- maybe a half dozen or so -- but he managed to do just that.

    Point being, you may not like their music, style, etc and that's fine. But to throw aside the talent is a silly stance. You don't have 35+ years of success by faking it or getting by with no talent.
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    Re: M&T Among League's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Point being, you may not like their music, style, etc and that's fine. But to throw aside the talent is a silly stance. You don't have 35+ years of success by faking it or getting by with no talent.
    I dont know HR, Lars Ulrich has done a pretty good job of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I dont know HR, Lars Ulrich has done a pretty good job of it.
    LOL ... poor Lars gets no love
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Being the resident U2 uber fanboy, I feel the need (now that this thread is deemed off topic) to defend my boys a little ....

    To say they're not talented is just silly. These are four poor kids who were basically self taught up until the period between Rattle & Hum and Achtung Baby. Let that sink in for a second. They made one of the best selling albums of all time on raw, untrained talent then followed it up with what some folks in the music business to be the best album ever made by anyone.

    The Edge is one of the best guitarists to ever play. That's not me saying it. That's people in the industry saying it. Not many guitarists can lay claim to their own sound -- maybe a half dozen or so -- but he managed to do just that.

    Point being, you may not like their music, style, etc and that's fine. But to throw aside the talent is a silly stance. You don't have 35+ years of success by faking it or getting by with no talent.
    One does not need talent in order to be successful; they just need suckers to purchase their music.




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    Quote Originally Posted by baltimorebred View Post
    One does not need talent in order to be successful; they just need suckers to purchase their music.
    Indeed. Which is why I confined my comments of support to what others in the business have to say.

    You don't win 22 Grammy's (the most by any band and it's not even close) or 8 BRIT Awards under the model getting "suckers to buy their music". Nor do you receive heaps of critical accolades, peer respect, Rock and Roll HoF induction, etc by getting "suckers to buy their music".
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    Re: M&T Among League's Best

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    LOL ... poor Lars gets no love
    You know, if he wasn't such a prick, he'd probably not get thrashed as much.

    As far as metal drummers are concerned, he is nowhere near the top. Not even close.

    He's average at best, but he is a dick head and answers every question with a question. Did you ever watch the Metallica documentary "Sum Kind of Monster"? Whenever the camera was on Lars he was either asking himself a question, or responding to someone else's question with a question. Douche. I find it a shame because I think the rest of those guys are super talented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    You know, if he wasn't such a prick, he'd probably not get thrashed as much.

    As far as metal drummers are concerned, he is nowhere near the top. Not even close.

    He's average at best, but he is a dick head and answers every question with a question. Did you ever watch the Metallica documentary "Sum Kind of Monster"? Whenever the camera was on Lars he was either asking himself a question, or responding to someone else's question with a question. Douche. I find it a shame because I think the rest of those guys are super talented.
    Yup. Caught it when it first came out but I need to revisit it again. I do remember him coming off as douchey.

    Speaking of guitar players who have created their own sound, James Hetfield is in that category IMO.

    And you seem to appreciate music so allow me to recommend "From the Sky Down". Yes, it's about U2, but more so than that, it delves into the creative process of making an album. Their story in particular is amazing. They came off of the utter flop that was Rattle & Hum, traveled to Berlin to record Achtung Baby, almost broke up twice, completely reinvented their music and their image in the process.

    I know I'm a fanboy, but wife is most certainly not and she was in awe of what went into the making of that album.
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    Re: M&T Among League's Best

    Here is a real true disgustingly talented metal drummer:

    Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Yup.

    Speaking of guitar players who have created their own sound, James Hetfield is in that category IMO.
    Definitely.

    And speaking of drummers, James Hetfield is probably a better drummer than Lars, haha.
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    Peep my edit, wicked
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Yup. Caught it when it first came out but I need to revisit it again. I do remember him coming off as douchey.

    Speaking of guitar players who have created their own sound, James Hetfield is in that category IMO.

    And you seem to appreciate music so allow me to recommend "From the Sky Down". Yes, it's about U2, but more so than that, it delves into the creative process of making an album. Their story in particular is amazing. They came off of the utter flop that was Rattle & Hum, traveled to Berlin to record Achtung Baby, almost broke up twice, completely reinvented their music and their image in the process.

    I know I'm a fanboy, but wife is most certainly not and she was in awe of what went into the making of that album.
    I've always appreciated U2 for what they are, I've just never really cared for them. I feel like their popular songs are songs that most people like, but I've only really met two types of U2 people...those that LOVE them and those that are "meh" about them. I'm the latter. I actually really like the song "Pride" by them from a musical stance, but Bono's voice just doesn't do it for me (though I do admit, his voice is a great fit for their sound).

    I'll see if I can find "From the Sky Down". My wife likes U2, so she'll probably enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I've always appreciated U2 for what they are, I've just never really cared for them. I feel like their popular songs are songs that most people like, but I've only really met two types of U2 people...those that LOVE them and those that are "meh" about them. I'm the latter. I actually really like the song "Pride" by them from a musical stance, but Bono's voice just doesn't do it for me (though I do admit, his voice is a great fit for their sound).

    I'll see if I can find "From the Sky Down". My wife likes U2, so she'll probably enjoy it.
    There's too much music in this world. Why waste it by listening to U2?




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