I don't understand the hate on Nickelback

Discussion in 'General' started by Metalhead, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Blackbeener

    Blackbeener Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if it's already been posted but I remember seeing something vaguely like asking Alexa how to get people to leave your house and it answers back "Playing Nickelback" and starts playing them ?
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  2. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Truth is after all so poorly lit. -N.P.

    And old Coldplay does not suck. But everything they did after X&Y does, indeed, suck deeply.
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  3. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    My college dorm neighbour would blast Kashmir after class...yiu could hear it on any of the 3 floors and every end of every hall. It was a good stereo so I didnt mind too much :rock:
  4. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    I see Nickelback the same as I do most modern country music.........it just feels too formulated........like it was specifically written/produced to appeal to the widest range of listeners possible, be just "edgy" enough to claim it's rock but not too edgy to ruffle any feathers.

    It doesn't take any risks, sounds like everything else, and smacks of cash-grab. Like the songs are just grown in some music lab by a pop-rock supercomputer. No soul.

    That being said, they are NOT alone in much of the modern music industry.
  5. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    This has been the summer of me being disappointed in "friends" who went to see Dave Matthews Band.
  6. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    I feel the same way about disowning people who go to see Jimmy Buffett.
  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    What's wrong with going to a party like that?
  8. NemesisR6

    NemesisR6 Gristle McThornbody

    A quick google image search of "parrothead" should clear up my stance.
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Yeah still don't get the hate on old folks enjoying a party.
  10. ChuckS

    ChuckS Well-Known Member

    And the Buffet crowd is all about the party. They barely notice that music is being played.
  11. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    Nickleback sucks as people. They do good as a band. Kroeger thinks hes cooler then slipknot, so thats why the world hates them.
  12. crusty9r

    crusty9r Human Lawn Dart

    Watch the rock and roll HOF video of while my guitar gently weeps. Where does Prince's guitar go at the end?
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  13. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

  14. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK ├╝ber alles!

    I had forgotten about that performance. Incredible.

    but I kept thinking "why is Toni Elias dressed as a pimp and who knew he could play guitar. " :D
  15. JBarx

    JBarx Status: None.

    I've never *understood* it.... but hey, if people are having a good time, more power to 'em.
  16. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    I fucking loved him jamming that. Absolutely killed it.
  17. JBarx

    JBarx Status: None.

    I think....

    Looking at it a couple times -- it looks like he throws it back over his head and there's a stagehand right by the drum riser who catches it. The camera cuts away really fast so it's hard to pick up but that's my best theory. It cuts fast to a wide shot and it's pretty obvious there's nothing above him, and I think that's by design so it's harder to see the guy in the back.

    And yes that's a pretty monstrous solo.
  18. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    You could say that about The Dead. Doesn't make it any better.
  19. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Stagehand or less likely his guitar tech. It's why we make the big bucks.
  20. aaronson

    aaronson Well-Known Member

    So true 100x

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