Re: Most disappointing album purchase
posted at 9/10/2013 9:32 PM EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
I want to respond to this beautiful, challenging, interesting, painful...brutal question....but right now, after just a few minute's thought it's a draw between the Clash's "Combat Rock" and "Cut The Crap".
The former is not rubbish, it's ok IMO....there are some high points ("Straight To Hell" esp.) but it was such a HUGE letdown from my, possibly unfair, expectations. [and St. Joe Strummer's Mohawk for the American market? Oof...the only thing he ever did that upset me]
The latter? Total rubbish. They'd all given up at that point and it's totally obvious. So it's Combat Rock that has most disappointed me. But I'll keep working on the question.
This comment is more about album misfires and career suicide (see other thread) than a "bad purchase".
Funny, but this thread totally coincides with album misfires -- NOTE: this thread is THREE years old, friends. Surfaced at an odd time ....
I read just today, in fact, that "Cut the Crap" is considered one of the worst misfires of a band that most people thought could do no wrong:
"The much needed melody/abrasive tension of Mick Jones and Joe Strummer was decimated when Strummer fired Jones. Mere months after Cut the Crap was released, the Clash disbanded."
Album suicide is a bit more serious than a bad purchase.