How much time did it take you to dig up those quotes?
Just went back through my posting history. Like you alluded to, I've not been around that much lately so they were a few pages back.
1) In some circles they may be overrated, there really hasn't been much growth over the last thirty-five years, but their albums are consistently good if not great. The peaks may not be as high as they once were but the lows are fairly rare. I would happily take any of their later albums over a new Judas Priest or Iron Maiden album.
I only really know one of their songs, just sorta occurred to me that I didn't really know much else they've done. Bear in mind my knowledge of metal sorta limits itself to early 90s NY hardcore-crossover (post Youth of Today, pre-Earth Crisis' second album when that screamy stuff with the breakdowns sorta came in), a bit of late 80s thrash and some pretty terrible records by hardcore punk bands from the early 80s that 'went metal' (Void's one, and SSD's latter two are a couple of examples). I don't know quite how much I'd dig Motorhead, even their earlier stuff.
3) For me Pinkerton
was definitely a grower. I was disappointed at first but now I really dig it. There was a time years ago when I could relate to "Pink Triangle" to an uncomfortably large degree.
I've known about Weezer for years and years but I hadn't really got into them that much until more recently. Pinkerton's probably the best I've come across so far, although I haven't listened to all their material.
A music thread
Okies ... I just watched the first episode of new The Voice US ..
When compared to the cr@p Cowell and ITV produces in the UK, The Voice US is from another planet.
No ploy to deliberate belittle and humiliate contestants. No female chav judges only there to make up the numbers and show their tits.
The contestants not picked in The Voice US were treated in a respectful and dignified manner ... and most of them also got a hug from Xtina
(I'm applying for season 4!!).
I think in general the American public's not so big on public humiliation as some of the British seem to be. Possibly a cultural thing.
I dunno if the female chav judges thing was specifically about anyone in particular, but I'm sorta a reasonable fan of Tulisa's, given that in interviews and stuff with her she seems to have a pretty humble outlook on life.
Also: DIAH. Best Canadian bands? I'd pick The Nils, The Weakerthans, SNFU and maybe some of Propaghandi's stuff. At least from what I know about Canadian music, which isn't particularly extensive.