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    Just want to quantify why VH is one of the top 50 bands of all time, just a few things SPIN failed to look at...

    According to the Russell Ash "Top 10 of Everything, 2002"....

    Top 10 Groups with the most platinum and multi-platinum album awards...
    1. The Beatles 118
    2. Led Zeppelin 97
    3. Pink Floyd 66
    4. The Eagles 63
    5. Aerosmith 53
    6. VAN HALEN 50
    7. Fleetwood Mac 43
    8. Alabama 42
    = AC/DC
    = U2
    source: RIAA

    Artists with the most consecutive top 10 albums...
    1. The Rolling Stones 26
    2. Johnny Mathis 14
    3. Frank Sinatra 12
    = Garth Brooks 12
    5. VAN HALEN 11
    = The Beatles 11
    = Elton John 11
    8. Led Zeppelin 10
    = Chicago 10
    = Bruce Springsteen 10
    source: popular music database


    Top 10 all time selling heavy metal albums in the US...
    1. Back in Black, AC/DC 16,000,000 sold
    = Boston, Boston 16,000,000 sold
    3. Bat out of hell, Meat Loaf 13,000,000 sold
    4. Hysteria, Def Leppard 12,000,000 sold
    = Metallica, Metallic 12,000,000 sold
    6. 1984, Van Halen 10,000,000 sold
    = VAN HALEN, Van Halen 10,000,000 sold
    = Eliminator, ZZ Top 10,000,000 sold
    9. Pyromania, Def Leppard 9,000,000 sold
    10. Whitesnake, Whitesnake 8,000,000 sold
    source RIAA

    Spin must have failed to look at the facts and instead went with the top 50 albums on Joe Bag-o-donut's CD rack.

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    How 'Nirvana' the executioners of rock music could ever be ahead of Led Lepplin, The Rolling Stones, or even Def Leppard is not only an insult to ALL rock artists. That band was just a pitiful excuse for a record company to cash in...

    Spin Magazine obviously has lost sight...their magazine sucks anyway!
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    I'm sorry, and I mean no offense to any Nirvana fans, but what is the big deal? I always saw them as overrated, and felt that Alice in Chains was the superior Seattle band. I think Nirvava is so praised simply because it was the opposite of glam rock, and it arrived at the right time. Also, Cobain has the Hendrix mystique, where people wonder what couldv'e been. I think they are a great band, but highly overrated.
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Zadian:
    How 'Nirvana' the executioners of rock music could ever be ahead of Led Lepplin, The Rolling Stones, or even Def Leppard is not only an insult to ALL rock artists. That band was just a pitiful excuse for a record company to cash in...

    Spin Magazine obviously has lost sight...their magazine sucks anyway!
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    ummm how is Nirvana a pitiful way for a record company to cash in, when they didn't sound like ANYTHING in mainstream music that was selling huge...???? if anything they took a CHANCE on Nirvana and it paid off...

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Edeble Ed:
    I'm sorry, and I mean no offense to any Nirvana fans, but what is the big deal? I always saw them as overrated, and felt that Alice in Chains was the superior Seattle band. I think Nirvava is so praised simply because it was the opposite of glam rock, and it arrived at the right time. Also, Cobain has the Hendrix mystique, where people wonder what couldv'e been. I think they are a great band, but highly overrated.<hr></blockquote>

    I agree about Nirvana, but I think Soundgarden was the best Seattle band, with AIC being a close second. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Dan Halen:


    I agree about Nirvana, but I think Soundgarden was the best Seattle band, with AIC being a close second. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    My favorite Seattle bands were Soundgarden and Alice In Chains but I also dig Jimi Hendrix; Queensryche; Metal Church; Temple Of The Dog; Mother Love Bone; etc etc...and Heart...

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    I agree about Nirvana as well. Great songwriting, but just didn't hit the mark with me.
    Top Seattle acts?
    Jimi Hendrix
    Queensryche
    AIC
    Soundgarden

    Where do you put Heart. They are quite succesful, but not enough teeth for me.
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    Stargazer you call the shots, an' I take 'em...Stargazer wontcha get with me... Mother Love Bone was a wang dang doodle pitchin' band SHO NUFF!! R.I.P. Lovechild

    Credit to Nirvana for hoppin' up Huddie Ledbetter's,"In The Pines." Great, great cover tune right there one time. An' credit to KC for makin' GNR go away and for bein' poetic aroun' metalheads like Jane's. Great songwriting indeed.

    Don't forget Pearl Jam an' Mudhoney. An' who were those Seattle cats that played Louie Louie and Money all the time??

    Ah, one of my favourite Seattle acts, besides Mark Lanegan and the Screamin' Trees,--The Sonics. Whoa, those cats played some heavy, heavy rnb punk rock blues Yez Yez Yez...

 

 

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