Bit of a comedy band? Please... They were all supremely competent musicians performing complex musical arrangements and harmonies..
I'm sorry, I'm all for accepting people simply not having a taste for their style, but to call them a comedy band not to take seriously is a bit too much for me!
I seriously think that some people can't seem to comprehend when a band has more than more weapon in their arsenal. When more than one facet can come to the fore... Lightweight and poppy? I'd have to seriously doubt you've heard all of their material from that statement, and if you have, I'd like