Originally Posted by bruce goose
Well,like MaricaInAHole posted,there are lots of groups who've tried to promote themselves as the loudest,but you are correct that it doesn't stand for much without talent.I knew a rocker back in the U.S. who loved some of the harder,older Iron Maiden stuff(from before Dickinson's joining the group),and he went to see Accept once...and referred to them afterwards as 'a big cloud of noise'
Peggy Lee (totally different genre of course) did the opposite. In her early pre-fame days when she had to sing for often rowdy and boorish crowds that didn't pay much attention she said that her tactic to make them listen was singing softly. Than they would have to keep quiet themselves or they wouldn't hear what was going on onstage. And it nearly always worked she said.