Countdown 100: Bands that got megahyped that failed spectacularly...

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To this day, I've still never heard a Terris track. Gay Dad were similarily hyped, and utterly shit, but I still managed to hear the singles from the first LP without even trying.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I was going to say--hippie alert--Blind Faith, but I didn't realize their debut hit #1 in both the States and the UK. They didn't get a second album out, though.

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:48 (one year ago) Permalink

How about Rita Ora's US career? (I know she's actually had success elsewhere but I don't think "hook singer on the Iggy Azalea single people barely remember" qualifies in the US as spectacular success.)

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Well the NME had just came from helping these guys take over the world:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yksb7SyiQWQ/UHf4digZMxI/AAAAAAAAL64/nsUwk2Pf7xE/s1600/tiny2.jpg

everything, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't think the NME were banking on them putting out overblown, progged out double CD debut album, which they promptly gave a middling review to.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

They certainly crashed and burned quite spectacularly. Split up about a year after that cover - which may have contributed to their demise.

everything, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd say the fact that they didn't get on too well with each other was the main reason they split.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:14 (one year ago) Permalink

I want to say JJ72, but they managed to make it to a second album. God, the late '90s/very early '00s were a fucking strange time.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Then how about Kelly Clarkson?

― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:27 PM (forty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is this trolling

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Sheer Mag = jury is still out, but yes I could definitely see them becoming one of these bands. Another contemporary that absolutely fits the bill is Downtown Boys.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

oh!! and METZ. huge p4k push circa 2012, nice festival slots, solid tours, each album has essentially been ignored. when I was in Toronto recently (their hometown), I saw a poster for their new record and realized I hadn't thought about them in years.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Sheer Mag not capitalising on large rock publications writing about them probably has something to do with their having zero interest in the perceived benefits of that

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:54 (one year ago) Permalink

or their profound stupidity

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:57 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah those idiots probably think they're actually enjoying being in their band

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:02 (one year ago) Permalink

FISCHERSPOONER

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:06 (one year ago) Permalink

^otm

flappy bird, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah moka imho yr thing is interesting and might yield some good groans and lols, but different enough to have its own thread. equivalent or overlapping with bands that got megahyped and it was enough to give them a moment of success but the public didn't really buy it and they disappeared back whence they came - your duncan sheiks and jimmy rays, and their indie equivalents (where mgmt miiiiiight qualify but idk then we're just doing one-album wonders... they have fans and still put out music).

kelly clarkson is ludicrous though.

the pleather of pleather paul (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Not trolling on Kelly Clarkson it’s been years since I heard about her didn’t know she was still huge in the US.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 04:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Color me underwhelmed...from Justin to this!??

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 04:20 (one year ago) Permalink

But yeah my examples are on the wrong thread was thinking of diminishing returns rather than undelivered promises.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 04:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Kinda happens with most artists

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I've not listened to it in donkeys years but I remember quite liking the Terris debut EP. Live they were very good too, in an intense way. The debut album was fucking awful, though.

I've literally never heard of Voxtrot before today.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I've literally never heard of Voxtrot before today.

me neither.
i am going to have to try and find that terris album this weekend aren't i.
pretty sure i found a skinny promo cd-r in the bins around the time they were being hyped, but not sure i ever actually listened to it.

mark e, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd say the fact that they didn't get on too well with each other was the main reason they split.

― Gholdfish Killah (Turrican)

maybe. they got back together some years back. they do pretty well as a cult prog band appealing to the cardiacs set - they were just never going to be the Monsters of Britpop the NME thought they were after hearing "Kurt Russell".

bob lefse (rushomancy), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 14:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Jimmie Ray..... my god, flashbacks

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 14:59 (one year ago) Permalink

What was that guy all about

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:00 (one year ago) Permalink

who wants to know

the pleather of pleather paul (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Metz seems kind of unfair to list here. They have a niche and they fill it.

Simon H., Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the new freebie NME doesn't have the space to hype obvious chancers any more, I kind of miss that now it's gone.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd always assumed The Vines were an answer to this question but fuck me their debut sold 1.5m copies. How big do you need to be to do that these days?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

ha, the Vines were my first thought when I saw this thread title, too.

Would someone like Jay Electronica count? He got a ton of hype and co-signs back in 2007 but then has released 2 solo songs and about a dozen guest verses since then.

methanietanner, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Jay Electronica is a great pick for the niche level of hype he got

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Thursday, 7 December 2017 09:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Jimmy Ray was hyped? Moreso than those other 90s one-hit-wonder acts like Marcy Playground or the “This is the story of a girl who cried a river and drowned the whole world” band?

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 December 2017 12:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Obie Trice
Lupe Fiasco

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 December 2017 12:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Did anyone care about Obie once?

President Keyes, Thursday, 7 December 2017 13:47 (one year ago) Permalink


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