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Charles J. White

Nickelback

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I know everyone roots for Nickelback to go away and not have success (which is weird to me) but I love this song and it speaks to me in that I see nothing wrong with just wanting to play rock music, it's a working man's son:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeUuoxyt_E

Edited by Charles J. White

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Unfortunately I believe Carols suffered a stroke and had no idea he was playing with Kroeger. Once recovered he had another stroke after finding out he actually played with that self-absorbed fool.

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Unfortunately I believe Carols suffered a stroke and had no idea he was playing with Kroeger. Once recovered he had another stroke after finding out he actually played with that self-absorbed fool.

:lol:

There are worse bands out there than Nickelback but there are also far more bands that are miles better in my opinion.

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Santana can't be wrong:

Actually, Santana can be wrong...and has been wrong before...e.g. "I'm Winning", hooking up with that Matchbox 20 goof Rob Thomas.

Nickelback is shite. But there are plenty of shite bands out there. Train. Slipknot. Good Charlotte. Dawes. Whatever the latest teen-pop boy-band is hot...5 Seconds of Summer seems to be the current flash-in-the-pan.

The good thing is that they are all easy to ignore for the most part. They will all be forgotten and rotting in the dustbin of history in due time.

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Actually, Santana can be wrong...and has been wrong before...e.g. "I'm Winning", hooking up with that Matchbox 20 goof Rob Thomas.

Nickelback is shite. But there are plenty of shite bands out there. Train. Slipknot. Good Charlotte. Dawes. Whatever the latest teen-pop boy-band is hot...5 Seconds of Summer seems to be the current flash-in-the-pan.

The good thing is that they are all easy to ignore for the most part. They will all be forgotten and rotting in the dustbin of history in due time.

To give Nickelback there due, they have have kept it going for 14 years, and I'm rather proud of the fact that Canada has produced the biggest selling rock band of the last decade so I'm not really sure you can call that a flash in the pan and Train has kept it going for 16 years. I disagree, I believe both Train and Nickelback will be bands that will have survived over time.

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To give Nickelback there due, they have have kept it going for 14 years, and I'm rather proud of the fact that Canada has produced the biggest selling rock band of the last decade so I'm not really sure you can call that a flash in the pan and Train has kept it going for 16 years. I disagree, I believe both Train and Nickelback will be bands that will have survived over time.

And Status Quo kept it going for...hell, I lost count, haha. Longevity doesn't always equal quality. Go to any record store...you'll find Train, Nickleback in the dollar or less cut-out bins along with Status Quo.

Canada has heaps and heaps of far better artists to be proud of...Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Glenn Gould, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Harmonium, The Band, Guess Who, Cowboy Junkies, Sarah McLachlan, even April Wine.

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And Status Quo kept it going for...hell, I lost count, haha. Longevity doesn't always equal quality. Go to any record store...you'll find Train, Nickleback in the dollar or less cut-out bins along with Status Quo.

Canada has heaps and heaps of far better artists to be proud of...Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Glenn Gould, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Harmonium, The Band, Guess Who, Cowboy Junkies, Sarah McLachlan, even April Wine.

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And Status Quo kept it going for...hell, I lost count, haha. Longevity doesn't always equal quality. Go to any record store...you'll find Train, Nickleback in the dollar or less cut-out bins along with Status Quo.

Canada has heaps and heaps of far better artists to be proud of...Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Glenn Gould, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Harmonium, The Band, Guess Who, Cowboy Junkies, Sarah McLachlan, even April Wine.

I think this sums up my attitude to Nickelback, I don't think they're completely godawful, in fact they have quite a few good songs it's just that there are far better young bands/artists out there like Rival Sons and Jack White that aren't playing rock music that is watered down. I have to confess that I did like them back when I was a young kid as it was the first time I had heard 'rock' music on the radio but then when I discovered Nirvana, Zeppelin and other bands that are more powerful I stopped listening to them pretty much.

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On 8/12/2014 at 6:43 AM, Sathington Willoughby said:

Rush_2112.jpg

I know that this post is more than two years old, but this is the first time that I am venturing into this thread and I just have to commend you, Sath for such a cleverly crafted post!! :thumbsup: 

Apologies for being off topic :peace: 

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5 hours ago, Kiwi_Zep_Fan87 said:

I know that this post is more than two years old, but this is the first time that I am venturing into this thread and I just have to commend you, Sath for such a cleverly crafted post!! :thumbsup: 

Apologies for being off topic :peace: 

:thanku:Canada's best!

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What I find fascinating is that the lyrics from the following tune if they were penned by Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter, Neil Young, or John Lennon - that everyone in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London would be fawning all over them telling the world how important they are. Which I guess only goes to show that the critics are very very closed minded from my perspective when it comes to Nickelback:

"Edge Of A Revolution"
 

Head high, protest line
"Freedom" scribbled on your sign
Headline, New York Times
Standing on the edge of a revolution

Hey, hey, just obey.
Your secret's safe with the NSA
In God we trust or the CIA?
Standing on the edge of a revolution

Yeah, we're standing on the edge of a revolution
Revolution, revolution, revolution

No, we won't give up, we won't go away
'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion
No, we don't wanna hear another word you say
'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion
No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away
'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution
No, we won't lay down and accept this fate
'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

Wall Street, common thief
When they get caught they all go free
A brand new yacht and a finders fee
Standing on the edge of a revolution

Same shit, different day
Can't keep fed if I can't get paid
We'll all be dead if the shit don't change
Standing on the edge of a revolution

Yeah, we're standing on the edge of a revolution
Revolution, revolution, revolution

No, we won't give up, we won't go away
'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion
No, we don't wanna hear another word you say
'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion
No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away
'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution
No, we won't lay down and accept this fate
'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

We'll all be dead if this shit don't change
(Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey...)

What do we want? We want change
And how're we gonna get there? Revolution
What do we want? We want change
Standing on the edge of a revolution

What do we want? We want change
And how're we gonna get there? Revolution
What do we want? We want change
Standing on the edge of a revolution

No, we won't give up, we won't go away
'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion
No, we don't wanna hear another word you say
'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion
No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away
'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution
No, we won't lay down and accept this fate
'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

What do we want? We want change
And how're we gonna get there? Revolution
What do we want? We want change
Standing on the edge of a revolution

What do we want? We want change
And how're we gonna get there? Revolution
What do we want? We want change
Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

 

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5 hours ago, Sathington Willoughby said:

:thanku:Canada's best!

Yep! Absolutely! Rush is indeed Canada's best and happens to be my favourite band of all time!! :D 

Edited by Kiwi_Zep_Fan87

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