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When your favorite band/s lost it

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jan 14, 2013.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    This is a thread to share your experience of when you realized your favorite band/s just did not have any more what made them great or your favorite band. Since around the time of the Saint Anger tour, I have become increasingly disappointed with how sloppy Metallica performances have become. Scott Weiland's vocal performances with Stone Temple Pilots since they reunited in 2008 have been hit or miss depending on how drunk he was .
  2. thunderbird66


    Sep 30, 2012
    west Texas
    I love iron maiden & quite honestly they are the reason i am a musician today but everything after "fear of the dark" left me disappointed with the exception of "a matter of life & death".
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    KISS has been terrible the last few times I have seen them. I have a recording off the board from a show a couple of years ago. Paul Stanley's voice was screeching, he was flat and couldn't hit the high notes. I let a friend of mine listen to it and all he could say was "That poor B*st*rd". They should have hung it up a long time ago but as long as people are willing to pay to see them, I doubt that they will stop touring. Last year Van Halen was so bad that they cancelled the tour after a few shows.
  4. Descendents lost it after Milo went to college.

    Metallica lost it after Cliff died.

    Slayer lost it after Lombardo left the first time.

    Nirvana lost it when Kurt shot himself in the face.

    Hot Water Music lost it after they signed w/ Epitaph.

    High on Fire has yet to lose it (IMO).
  5. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    I've seen Pearl Jam about a half dozen times, but the last show I went to a few years ago was pretty bad (I think it was the tour for their self-titled album). It might've just been a bad night, but Eddie's voice was starting to go and it felt like they were just going through the motions, which is really unusual for a PJ show.

    Thankfully, Primus seems to be getting better and better.
  6. Beatles - when Yoko came on the scene.
    Stones - when they got old.
    The Who - when they lost Keith Moon.
    Genesis - when first Peter Gabriel, then Steve Hackett left, and they went pop.
    Led Zep - when Bonham died.
    music in general - March 1, 1994, the day Justin Bieber was born.

    Rush - don't be ridiculous! Rush has NEVER lost it! :D
  7. sevdog


    Mar 2, 2008
    Damn good list, sir. Damn good.

    And no, High on Fire has not lost it. And now that Pike is off the sauce, his liver and heart might let him stick around for a few more years.
  8. pat5150


    Nov 6, 2012
    High on Fire keeps getting better
  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Pink Floyd "jumped the shark" when Roger left.
  10. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Muse - After The Resistance..
  11. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    The Who, when Keith quit.
  12. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Chicago - After Terry Kath killed himself.
  13. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Electric Wizard - when Greening and Bagshaw left (meaning, when the original line-up split)

    Rush - when Peart started writing lyrics (don't hate :bag: no beef with Rush but the occasional lyrical influence by Rand is what is a total deal breaker for me)
  14. I think U2 peaked with Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. I don't know if I would say they "lost it" after those, but all of their subsequent albums were pretty forgettable, IMO.

    Miles Davis lost it after Bitches Brew.

    Boston lost it after their first album, which should have been called "Boston's Greatest Hits".
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I agree-
    Chicago went downhill after Kath accidently shot himself...

    There was a time when I really liked David Foster's production style...eventually, though, I came to see it as a major cause in the demise of some of my favourite bands-
    Chicago...went farther down the schmaltz trail with Foster.
    The Tubes (used sessioneers over the actual band?)
    Average White Band
    EW&F...all casualties of Foster's production. Good sounding slick recordings...no soul, however.

    Another band, Missing Persons...after the great debut album, canned enginneer/manager Ken Scott...went heavy into the Mattel-Toy electronic drum/synth route for Rhyme & Reason...never the same...band goes kaput.
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I got him going a lot later...the "3rd Great Quintet" was still down-the-road...as was Jack Johnson, On The Corner, etc and the Live albums that supported those projects.

    I have Miles jumpin' the shark at around You're Under Arrest...mid-'80s?
  17. BryanM


    Dec 15, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    At The Drive In lost it when they became The Mars Volta and Sparta, though each of those two bands have some of "it" still.

    mewithoutYou just keeps getting more and more it.

    World/Inferno Friendship Society lost it when the band gradually lost all of the original members but one.

    Those are three of my favorites from years past and the present.
  18. Dude... really? Admittedly, The 2nd Law isn't a consistent album, but Supremacy, Panic Station and Survival (heck, even Unsustainable) are massive OTT face-melters, even if (with the exception of Panic Station) they aren't bass focussed. What do you expect from a guitar/singer-fronted bands with wild ambition?
    IMO, of course.
  19. David Bowie--after Aladdin Sane
    Pink Floyd-- after Dark Side of the Moon
    The Who--after Quadrophenia
    Led Zepplin--after Houses of the Holy (although not as much as the first ones)
    the Stones-- from @ 1975 on, say Goat's Head Soup
    The Moody Blues--after Seventh Sojourn
    Yes--after Close to the Edge

    i'm sure i'll think of others

  20. RHCP: During By The Way. Maybe
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