Okay, the easy answers- the Beatles or Elvis. I realize both were important in their own right BUT they are so highly rated that they have to be overrated. But Zjabs is never one to take the easy way out- leave that to less sophisticated music columns.
Or I could say 'Lady Ga Ga' or some other artist du jour (look it up, Deep. I'll give you a clue- it's French) but they don't have the oeuvre to be that highly rated in the first place.
Which would bring up the Sex Pistols. They're overrated, sure- as their output was minimal. But to call them the most overrated would mean that you don't get the joke. And speaking of Malcolm McLaren (that's a segue for professional music columns only), check out Duck Rock or Waltz Darling- both are highly entertaining, though rather pricey on the secondary market (or at least they were- I haven't priced them since I got my copies).
But one band stands out as the most overrated band of all time- and every oldies Dj yells 'Get the Led Out...it's a two-fer-Tuesday....' and then plays two songs with lyrics that, at best, can be called 'ponderous.'
I refer of course to Led Zeppelin. Though they should get a break as it isn't like they wrote their first album (again, a nod-wink to the true music fans who know about the legal issues surrounding it- if you're interested, go search on it. I'm not going to spoon-feed you by cutting/pasting- that's for amateur music columns).
Going to Caliornia is bearable. And beyond that....ummm....yeah...well there's...ummmm.....
They're one of that rare group that if I see their name appear on the Sirius screen, the channel is changed before I even know what song (though I do like a few of Robert Plant's solo songs).
-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)
PS. I see Deep has a new job- trying to line up acts for the Olympics. Alas, Keith Moon (through his representatives) has turned down the honor (honestly- google Keith Moon Olympics).
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