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    Underachieving artists/bands

    Alright, we have had some music talk now let's switch it up a little. Let's go with the bands/artists that never met their potential one way or another.

    I will start this thing off with Nirvana. I know, obviously, but I don't want to take all the good ones.


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Rockpile. Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe together! Only one LP and then kaput. It is a great LP so that always made me wish they could have hung around until they started to get stale.


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYzzOkpRCHA]YouTube - Brendan Benson - Cold Hands Warm Heart[/ame]


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WruodIBlfs]YouTube - Blitzen Trapper: Black River Killer (official)[/ame]


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Oasis, Lauryn Hill, Sublime.



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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Until my wife introduced me to their music, I hadn't even heard of them. They have a lot of great songs, and they were really good in concert (at a little dive in Omaha).



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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    I think Hootie and the Blowfish got a bad deal, their music is awesome to this day and yet they never got the long-term mainstream success they deserve.



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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    I think Hootie and the Blowfish got a bad deal, their music is awesome to this day and yet they never got the long-term mainstream success they deserve.
    I would agree and I would say The Blues Traveler as well.


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Gram Parsons and Jimi Hendrix come to mind.


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    miley cyrus



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    Meatloaf


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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    How is "underachieving" being defined here?

    Some mentioned, so far, had great careers until the front man died (Nirvana, Sublime, Jimi, for example).

    I would put a band like Silverchair in the category of underachieving, but I might be missing the point.



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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    miley cyrus
    To call miley cyrus an artist is like calling Canada a country



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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    My Rock Band band is not getting the cred it deserves.



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    Re: Underachieving artists/bands

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    How is "underachieving" being defined here?

    Some mentioned, so far, had great careers until the front man died (Nirvana, Sublime, Jimi, for example).

    I would put a band like Silverchair in the category of underachieving, but I might be missing the point.
    Initially I intended it to be a band/artist who got off to a great strt and then never had a full successful career. Now I think we have moved to pretty much under-anything.


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