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Biggest Sellout Moments In Music History

Discussion in 'Music Department' started by jkingler, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. jkingler

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    I figured this would make a nice couterpoint for S&G's "Punk As Fuck" thread :p

    Here's one that stood out in my mind, recently:

    Thrice appearing on TRL to pitch their new album :-/
     
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    I remember something about Christina Aguilera performing with Fred Durst a while back, though I don't remember the exact details, I think half the Earth was destroyed...
     
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    Coldplay releasing the colossus blunder that is X&Y, containing not one once of creativity and targeted merely at the general public without attempting to challenge themselves and their sound. =/

    Why the bloody hell did you do that for Chris?
     
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    Canibus's album entitled Mind Control, he stripped himself of his talent and made a more "gangster-esque" cd
     
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    50 Cent being born. But that was more of a sell out moment towards life, but meh.
     
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    Why do I sense someone will mention U2 and a certain mullti-billion firm? :oh
     
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    Because you can see... 'The Future!'
     
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    999 making more mainstream albums after they're first one rocked.

    Also, hearing The Replacements played at Ruby Tuesdays... They made 2 pop albums ;_;
     
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    The Rolling Stones 1) releasing an album at Starbucks and 2) airing their new music video on daytime television.

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    I'm still baffled as to why people fancy the Rolling Stones. Joe is excused cause he is smex :love
     
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    KISS making a disco album...they were already sell-outs but that's selling out even for them!

    Metallica making the Black Album...what happened to the intensity guys? You just had to go mainstream didn't you?

    Ozzy doing that terrible reality show, "the Osbournes" WTF were you thinking Ozzy? Didn't have enough money already so you had to follow the reality T.V. trend?

    Jimmy Page performing Kashmir with Puff Daddy...how could you assist him in butchering such a great song, Jimmy?

    Anything on MTV since 1990 pretty much, with a few exceptionally exceptional...exceptions?

    Yeah, they are definitely over-rated. They do have some very powerful songs though like "Paint it Black" and "Sympathy for the Devil"
     
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    You mean like Bruce Springstein's clip of 'Devils and Dust'?
     
  13. The Fireball Kid

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    Bad Religion making a Progressive rock album, but they came back right after that stupid E.P.

    PS: I sent you a pm Moe.
     
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    hey at least he admitted it. gotta give him credit for that. he straight up said he was releasing this album to gain more fans.
     
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    In Flames - Soundtrack to Your Escape

    Nuff sais.
     
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    It pissed me off when Evanescence denied being a "Christian rock band" despite the fact one of their own members said that "God is love" was their message.
     
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    i swear its like a huge ass step down for Coldplay 2 really awesome album to a huge stinking crap :mad

    Black Eyed Peas going mainstream and getting fergie

    MY HUMPS MY HUMP HUMPY HUMPY HUMP CHECK IT OUT!!!!

    i can see the future MF doom signs to Interscopes and starts doing gangster music :laugh
     
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    The formation of the very first Major Label record companies. Dragging shareholders into artists' business still remains teh biggest mistake in the entire history of art.

    I guess I've had a lot of good luck, in that most of my favorite bands either stayed indie, or else went to lesser Majors and just went on doing whatever the hell they wanted.

    To me, though, one of the saddest things I watch is hip-hop sitting back and accepting levels of censorship (words, phrases, terms that are NEVER bleeped in ANY other genre) in spite of how far it's come. To essentially remain of second-class citizen of the musical community even as it outwardly appears to dominate.

    lol, X gets off a good one! Someday I may have to listen to "Into the Unknown" just for kicks and giggles.

     
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    biggest sellout? for me, it absolutely has to be the first time i heard Iggy Pop's Lust for Life on that damn carnival cruise boat commerical - i think it actually made me want to cry.
     
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    I disagree with the entire concept of this thread.

    I welcome artists trying to make money in any way they can. If they start making bad music to make more money, I'm not too disappointed, as there are always tons of up-and-comers to take their place in my playlist.

    I could mention stuff like some of the gigs the Hot Sevens played--oh, wait, but when genuinely poor and underappreciated artists blow up, that's not selling out, it's a "thank god they're getting some recognition" thing.
     
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    Two words: Kid. A.
     
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    when people from idols dont make anything good in the music business
    (like most of the time)
     
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    are you talking about radiohead? how did they sell out with kid A? that makes no sense.
     
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    I was trying to be, like, y'know, funny.
     
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    Wtf?
    Their first three albums were good. New one sucks. Hope they redeem themselves with the next one.
     
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    I know I'm gonna be on the fringe (again) but in country some of the recent biggest sell out moments were

    - Shania Twain release pop and country versions of her CD
    - Shania Twain choosing to go and accept the one pop award she won instead of the 11 country awards she won on that same night, then telling all her fans in her video acceptance speech that country music was close to her heart.
    - Faith Hill releasing a rock version of "The Way You Love Me" and premiering it on MuchMoreMusic two weeks before Country Music Television.
     
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    Gwen Stefani. What a money whore.
     
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    Oh, shit. I had actually forgotten about Gwen for a few minutes. I wish you hadn't reminded me...:sad

    I hope she gets rolled up in Egyptian cotton sheets and tossed in a river. :notrust
     
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    The lead singer of Evanescence, they lost the best part of that group because when people were all like "You are awsome!" instead of giving credit where credit was due (the song writer, main guitarist) she was all like, "Yes I am.."

    and suprisingly he left the group and now they sound like crap
     
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    I would bang her first. :D
     
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