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    • AC/DC rock music: Ron
    • Aug 8th 2018
     
    I listened to Nevermind for the first time in years this weekend. Still an absolute classic.
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      AC/DC rock music: azel
    • Aug 8th 2018
     
    Posted By: SpellboundIt was deliberately bad for shits and giggles. They had to make a fun music video to help sell the single, Rock or Bust did the serious mime thing as good as it possibly could've. A huge band releasing the video equivalent to "DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER LAUGHTER?" - that's the joke.

    It did it's job. Every single person who thought it was released like that unfinished got played, and it's still funny.

    If no one was in on the joke, and they accidentally left in those green screen lines around the band members, I'll throw my vintage Marshall super bass off of the roof.


    They need to sack Mallet.
    He ran out of ideas years ago.
    Problem is, I think DC are a bit lazy with stuff sometimes, and just throw stuff together to get it out there (lyrics, T-shirts, album covers etc). Musically, still good enough.
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    Posted By: Spellbound
    If no one was in on the joke, and they accidentally left in those green screen lines around the band members, I'll throw my vintage Marshall super bass off of the roof.


    Please post a video when you do this.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Aug 9th 2018
     
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      AC/DC rock music: recimo
    • Aug 9th 2018
     
    Posted By: Inferno


    15 minutes in right now, seems cool for now.
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    I don't hate FF. There are worse bands, but the hate has little to do with their music, and is more about people being sick and tired of seeing Dave's faux earnest mug everywhere. Endless Rolling Stone "articles" and his showing up at each and every single damn fucking tribute show or guest jamming with any/every musical legend. The overexposure got to the point where people started examining his output more closely and wondering if he was really deserving of his position. It's Dave's fault really. If he just backs off a bit and focuses on just the music, the hate will go away.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Aug 9th 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: ForThoseAboutToPostI don't hate FF. There are worse bands, but the hate has little to do with their music, and is more about people being sick and tired of seeing Dave's faux earnest mug everywhere. Endless Rolling Stone "articles" and his showing up at each and every single damn fucking tribute show or guest jamming with any/every musical legend. The overexposure got to the point where people started examining his output more closely and wondering if he was really deserving of his position. It's Dave's fault really. If he just backs off a bit and focuses on just the music, the hate will go away.


    This is a similar reason why there was an "AC/DC Sucks" pin at my local record store in 1982. It offended me greatly, but later on I realized why it was there. The band was everywhere. You couldn't escape them. Now I wish I had bought it.
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    Posted By: azelThey need to sack Mallet.
    He ran out of ideas years ago.


    I don't disagree at all.

    Posted By: mutt_langes_permPlease post a video when you do this.


    You wish. :)
    • AC/DC rock music: GShootin
    • Aug 10th 2018 edited
     
    Foo Fighters are the very definition of MOR to my ears. The absolute antithesis of rock n roll or any other form of music i love.

    They make Coldplay sound cutting edge. Which given Dave's previous bands makes so little sense.

    But, each to their own.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Aug 10th 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: GShootin

    But, each to their own.


    Hey mods, somebody has hacked into Gshootin's account already!
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    Like most I LOVE Grohl but do not care for FF. For me they are much closer to Nickleback than AC/DC but a lot of people love that shit. Good for them. There are plenty of people who think AC/DC is a joke.
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      AC/DC rock music: Briany
    • Aug 10th 2018
     
    Posted By: WickedWomanStealerThere are plenty of people who think AC/DC is a joke.


    People who wear skinny jeans, and are all about the Ting Tings. People whose chosen career is DJ'ing and turning their far east travel blog into a book. Wankers, basically.

    It's a proven fact that everyone with common sense likes AC/DC.
    • AC/DC rock music: Ron
    • Aug 10th 2018
     
    The Ting Tings. First I've heard of them for many years

    I met a dude in the pub that was their driver. I'm still chuckling at his bitter description of his gig.. "That girl...is thick as shit"
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      AC/DC rock music: Briany
    • Aug 11th 2018
     
    I may need to update my references.
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    I doubt anyone really "hates" the Foo Fighters. We just get tired of seeing them positioned as rock n roll greatness. They really aren't.

    It's like someone heralding the Big Mac as the best culinary creation ever; sure it's sold more than almost anything else and while it's well received and liked around the globe, it's just insubstantial fodder for the masses.

    And Dave is a nice guy. My neighbour is a nice guy too who probably has an appreciation for rock history but that doesn't mean much when it comes to his own rock n roll greatness or lack thereof.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Aug 12th 2018
     
    I'm going to McDonalds on September 1st and I'm very excited about it!
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      AC/DC rock music: Briany
    • Aug 12th 2018
     
    Posted By: Bedlam_in_TorontoI doubt anyone really "hates" the Foo Fighters. We just get tired of seeing them positioned as rock n roll greatness. They really aren't.

    It's like someone heralding the Big Mac as the best culinary creation ever; sure it's sold more than almost anything else and while it's well received and liked around the globe, it's just insubstantial fodder for the masses.



    You could level this kind of criticism at AC/DC as well. Designed to appeal to the masses? Check. Sells well? Back in Black is in the top-ten selling albums of all time. Double check. And I can imagine there were a few 40 year old Elvis fans knocking around when AC/DC hit the scene. To them Elvis would have been Rock'n'Roll and AC/DC were just some kids who didn't know the meaning of the word.

    AC/DC represented one stage of Rock music. The Foo Fighters represent another. They sound very of their time, and that's not a bad thing. If it were, then we'd be forced to endlessly suffer these bands who ape their seventies heroes rather than doing anything new or different. Greta Van Fleet may sound a lot like Led Zeppelin, but I've already heard Led Zeppelin.
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    Posted By: Briany
    Posted By: Bedlam_in_TorontoI doubt anyone really "hates" the Foo Fighters. We just get tired of seeing them positioned as rock n roll greatness. They really aren't.

    It's like someone heralding the Big Mac as the best culinary creation ever; sure it's sold more than almost anything else and while it's well received and liked around the globe, it's just insubstantial fodder for the masses.



    You could level this kind of criticism at AC/DC as well. Designed to appeal to the masses? Check. Sells well? Back in Black is in the top-ten selling albums of all time. Double check. And I can imagine there were a few 40 year old Elvis fans knocking around when AC/DC hit the scene. To them Elvis would have been Rock'n'Roll and AC/DC were just some kids who didn't know the meaning of the word.

    AC/DC represented one stage of Rock music. The Foo Fighters represent another. They sound very of their time, and that's not a bad thing. If it were, then we'd be forced to endlessly suffer these bands who ape their seventies heroes rather than doing anything new or different. Greta Van Fleet may sound a lot like Led Zeppelin, but I've already heard Led Zeppelin.


    One could absolutely level this same criticism at AC/DC.

    But most people on this board would argue that AC/DC, at one time, was the greatest heavy rock band of all time. It's a matter of taste.

    Being successful does not instantly equate to pablum but it doesn't disprove the idea that something is great either.

    I'd agree that recent AC/DC (90s onwards) is mostly good and not great and there isn't as huge of a divide between that and the Foo Fighters.

    But the Foo Fighters will never, ever make something as great as Powerage, Back In Black or Flck. IMHO. Again, we probably agree to disagree.
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      AC/DC rock music: Briany
    • Aug 12th 2018
     
    Posted By: Bedlam_in_Toronto
    Posted By: Briany
    Posted By: Bedlam_in_TorontoI doubt anyone really "hates" the Foo Fighters. We just get tired of seeing them positioned as rock n roll greatness. They really aren't.

    It's like someone heralding the Big Mac as the best culinary creation ever; sure it's sold more than almost anything else and while it's well received and liked around the globe, it's just insubstantial fodder for the masses.



    You could level this kind of criticism at AC/DC as well. Designed to appeal to the masses? Check. Sells well? Back in Black is in the top-ten selling albums of all time. Double check. And I can imagine there were a few 40 year old Elvis fans knocking around when AC/DC hit the scene. To them Elvis would have been Rock'n'Roll and AC/DC were just some kids who didn't know the meaning of the word.

    AC/DC represented one stage of Rock music. The Foo Fighters represent another. They sound very of their time, and that's not a bad thing. If it were, then we'd be forced to endlessly suffer these bands who ape their seventies heroes rather than doing anything new or different. Greta Van Fleet may sound a lot like Led Zeppelin, but I've already heard Led Zeppelin.


    One could absolutely level this same criticism at AC/DC.

    But most people on this board would argue that AC/DC, at one time, was the greatest heavy rock band of all time. It's a matter of taste.

    Being successful does not instantly equate to pablum but it doesn't disprove the idea that something is great either.

    I'd agree that recent AC/DC (90s onwards) is mostly good and not great and there isn't as huge of a divide between that and the Foo Fighters.

    But the Foo Fighters will never, ever make something as great as Powerage, Back In Black or Flck. IMHO. Again, we probably agree to disagree.


    Genres peak is how I see it. You'd find it hard to make a more well-regarded Jazz album than Bitches Brew by Miles Davis, to compose something at the piano to match Chopin's Nocturnes and hard to make a Rock record as devastating as Powerage. That doesn't mean, however, that new musicians can't come along and put their own twist on things.
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    Posted By: BrianyI may need to update my references.


    I don't think the Ting Tings were ever remotely cool :)
    Klaxons, Vampire Weekend and CSS may be a better fit if you're looking at hipster-approved artists from that 2010 era...
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    Posted By: GShootinFoo Fighters are the very definition of MOR to my ears. The absolute antithesis of rock n roll or any other form of music i love.

    They make Coldplay sound cutting edge. Which given Dave's previous bands makes so little sense.

    But, each to their own.


    Also, at their best Coldplay write memorable songs - Yellow, Viva La Viva, The Scientists, Clocks - all strong, distinctive melodies whereas there's something almost uncannily forgettable about FF's songs, it's almost like a rock n roll Jedi mind trick. Of course packed stadiums around the world would beg to differ but Take That also play stadiums...
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    Posted By: WickedWomanStealer There are plenty of people who think AC/DC is a joke.


    There is a grain of truth in this - or at least there was.

    There's a kind of classic rock fan whose pantheon of top drawer artists would be the Beatles, the Stones, Zep, the Who, Hendrix, Queen, Bowie etc and while they'd happily admit to liking AC/DC and owning BIB & HTH they would not fucking dream of including them in such hallowed company. Obviously they're wrong but I think the reasons why this is the case are nevertheless interesting. I think the crassly misapplied "heavy metal" tag might explain some of the resistance to treating the band as seriously as, say, the no-less preposterous Led Zeppelin, the schoolboy uniform and smutty humour also contribute to a (again wholly wrong & stupid) perception that the band are, as WickendWomanStealer, bluntly but accurately terms it "a joke". All that being said I do think that snobbish attitude towards the band has really eroded over the last ten years or so - and the growing stature of Powerage as a classic album and the Bon Scott era in general is a big part of the reason for that.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Sep 2nd 2018 edited
     
    Saw Foo Fighters last night. Great rock show! Highly recommended!

    (Funny moment when then played the John Lennon tune "Imagine" and Dave says "here is a song to bring everybody together", and then he sings the lyrics to Van Halen's Jump over it. Everybody sang along.)

    I got up in front of the catwalk. Great viewing spot.

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    I like Foo fighters. Great rockers. Happy for their success.
    And selling out stadiums is not the same thing that you are great. Ed Sheeran, Take that. Two examples. Totally hilarious.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Sep 2nd 2018
     
    Posted By: WholelottatobeI like Foo fighters. Great rockers. Happy for their success.
    And selling out stadiums is not the same thing that you are great. Ed Sheeran, Take that. Two examples. Totally hilarious.


    Yes, Ed Sheeran is a tough one for my brain to process.
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    I seem to remember reading some interview years ago with Grohl where he was sort of whining about how he didn't get as much recognition as Cobain as a songwriter, he even said something along the lines of Kurt not being the genius people make him out to be.

    That was what I took from it though, not sure what he said exactly, it was quite some time ago, but I remember being really annoyed he was kind of pissing over Cobain's grave. I mean, whether you agree or not, that's just a complete wanker thing to do. My friend brought it up some time ago as well, mentioning that famous Nirvana interview where they were saying Extreme didn't even realize how much they SUCKED. (Which is true IMO) She then went on to say :"Now he SUCKS himself." (Not sure if pun intended)

    I kind of liked Foo Fighters in the beginning, but yeah, it all got too poppy for me at some point. It's heartwarming to see how much Grohl likes AC/DC, but he kind of blew it for me.
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    Too poppy?

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    Posted By: matirockerToo poppy?



    No just too generic and lacking any real character and emotion for me. Screaming and distortion doesn't always equate to visceral emotion for me. And the melodic parts are bland to my ears as well.

    But to each his own. Many here and on this planet love this band, so enjoy. I'm just politely answering the OP's question of why some people really don't like them.
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    Posted By: WholelottatobeI like Foo fighters. Great rockers. Happy for their success.
    And selling out stadiums is not the same thing that you are great. Ed Sheeran, Take that. Two examples. Totally hilarious.


    I actually finds Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters quite similar in that they're clearly proficient songwriters and performers with massive fanbases but their music is so spectacularly inoffensive and bland that they just make no impression on me whatsoever. At least when Robbie was in Take That there was a hint of unpredictability :)
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Sep 5th 2018 edited
     
    Haters gonna hate. Oh well.

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    Posted By: InfernoHaters gonna hate. Oh well.



    I don't hate them at all - I respect them and i'm glad they're out there flying the rock n roll flag, they just don't do it for me personally. Plus Dave was in one of greatest but most doomed/fucked-up bands of all time but came out with his sanity and dignity intact at 24 - no mean feat.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Sep 5th 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: Alex Lebanon
    Posted By: InfernoHaters gonna hate. Oh well.



    I don't hate them at all - I respect them


    Say what? "their music is so spectacularly inoffensive and bland"

    "At least when Robbie was in Take That there was a hint of unpredictability." Dude, you like AC/DC! Unpredictability with them only started in 2016, when the wheels fell off!
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    Posted By: Inferno
    Posted By: Alex Lebanon
    Posted By: InfernoHaters gonna hate. Oh well.



    I don't hate them at all - I respect them


    Say what? "their music is so spectacularly inoffensive and bland"

    "At least when Robbie was in Take That there was a hint of unpredictability." Dude, you like AC/DC! Unpredictability with them only started in 2016, when the wheels fell off!


    No contradiction there - I find them bland and they don't move me - but I respect their success and longevity - I'd even say I'm grateful for it - in an era when rock is dying on its arse. Feel the same way about Arctic Monkeys - I'm glad that AM record had the impact it did even though it's not my cup of tea.
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    Posted By: Alex Lebanon
    Posted By: InfernoHaters gonna hate. Oh well.



    I don't hate them at all - I respect them and i'm glad they're out there flying the rock n roll flag, they just don't do it for me personally. Plus Dave was in one of greatest but most doomed/fucked-up bands of all time but came out with his sanity and dignity intact at 24 - no mean feat.


    Sorry, your math is wrong. Dave came out of Killing Joke at 34, sanity and dignity intact.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Sep 6th 2018
     
    https://deadspin.com...

    Dave Grohl and his classic rock band the Foo Fighters came to Lexington, Kentucky back in May, and boy did they get up to some trouble. The lowlife musicians hit the sleepy town like a heinous tornado of vulgar debauchery, and along the way they swept some University of Kentucky soccer players into their devilish ways. Now those despoiled college kids have a debt to society they need to repay.

    What crimes against morality were committed? Well, The Foos and the Wildcats played some pick-up soccer together, and the NCAA has mandated that several UK players will have to miss two “supervised team activities” as penance for their awful mistake, because there were also coaches present at the pick-up game, during a time in the NCAA calendar when their involvement with players is prohibited.

    According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, who obtained this information via public records request, two pick-up games were going on simultaneously—one involving some Kentucky players, and another involving both the Foo Fighters and UK coaches. Then, they merged, and the carefree rule-breaking began. From the report:

    The UK players were originally playing in their own pickup game at the other end of the field until a member of the Foo Fighters invited them to play “as they were getting tired and wanted the energy level to be raised.”

    Three current UK men’s soccer players, one former men’s soccer player and one current women’s soccer player participated in the pickup game after being invited to join.

    The report does not specify which of the Foo Fighters were playing footy, but pick-up games seem to be a common pastime for the band when they’re on tour. This may seem like the most wholesome rock-star activity possible, but don’t be fooled. Thank God a wise and important institution like the NCAA is around to beat back such corrupting forces.
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    Posted By: Alex LebanonFeel the same way about Arctic Monkeys - I'm glad that AM record had the impact it did even though it's not my cup of tea.


    AM has sat better with me over the last few months than it has since it released.

    Monkeys have seriously gone to shit though. I can't believe they went from the barnstorming style they had on Favourite Worst Nightmare to fucking elevator music for hipsters.
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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Jan 8th 2020 edited
     
    Not Foo Fighters, but... some of these guys look familiar.



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      AC/DC rock music: Inferno
    • Nov 8th 2020
     
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      AC/DC rock music: angus1878
    • Nov 8th 2020
     
    whenever there is a music movie or documentary made, me and me mates always take bets on when Dave Grolsch or Lars Ulrich,s big fucking fat expert heads are gonna make an appearance....the pair of them are like flies round shite !
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      AC/DC rock music: jonalba
    • Nov 8th 2020
     
    You have my permission to hate this new track, btw.