A serious, legitimate question...

DISCLAIMER: NOT trolling, NOT trying to be funny

While I like a couple of their songs, I am by no means a fan, BUT, I don't understand all the hate for Nickelback?
There are PLENTY of bands that deserve derision, mostly Perry, GAGAG, Grande(the singer, not the coffee) Madonna, etc.

What am I missing?
I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,334
    The only music I hate is listening to somebody else's music since they are playing it so loud. Otherwise, if I don't like it then I don't buy it. My taste, or yours, is certainly not the gold standard for music appreciation.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    I don't mind a couple of their earspank songs, like to crank it up and rock
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 477
    For the record:

    1) I like Rush and Triumph.

    2) My favorite NHL team is Montreal.

    3) Both of my mother's parent's families were from Canada.

    4) I have been to more concerts in Canada than in America.

    5) My favorite soft drink was (the now discontinued) Canadian Spirit White Cola.

    6) I saw every episode of SCTV from 1980-1982. B)
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,400
    A Habs fan......i knew I disliked you for a reason :D I bleed black and gold even if they do suck.

    As for the original question, start here;
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,866
    Viking64 wrote: »
    For the record:

    1) I like Rush and Triumph.

    Rush, my sympaties

    2) My favorite NHL team is Montreal.

    BOO!

    3) Both of my mother's parent's families were from Canada.

    Awesome, what happened to you? ;)

    4) I have been to more concerts in Canada than in America.

    That's cause they know we like a show up here!

    5) My favorite soft drink was (the now discontinued) Canadian Spirit White Cola.

    Never heard of it, must of been an eastern Canada thing.

    6) I saw every episode of SCTV from 1980-1982. B)

    You missed a LOT of good stuff then...

    Anyways, Nickleback has quite a few good songs, my personal faves are Never Again and Burn It To The Ground. Decent band...enough edge too. Rush sucks by the way and yes I'm Canadian...if my avatar isn't proof enough!
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I don't mind a couple of their earspank songs, like to crank it up and rock
    More like earspunk.
    Or so I hear.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    msg wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I don't mind a couple of their earspank songs, like to crank it up and rock
    More like earspunk.
    Or so I hear.

    Upon further review...I guess it was "Animals" was the only song I really liked
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    Dag, Ron, not only are you listening to Nickelback, but you're listening CLOSELY!
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,400
    Nickelback...wtf does that even mean?!?!
    Is that the head or the tail...now I hate them even more for making me think.

    Earspunk can be seen in the movie, something about mary...
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,361
    Because they suck?
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    edited November 14
    msg wrote: »
    Dag, Ron, not only are you listening to Nickelback, but you're listening CLOSELY!

    Haven't listened to them in years had to refresh my "oldtimers"

    Googled them up....now I remember why it's been so long. Boring, not their fault was a coming out of grunge faze...SOS

    Same happened in the 80's hair band days, few nostalgic songs but was the SOS
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,203
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Nickelback...wtf does that even mean?!?!
    I heard through the grapevine that during their first concert, the band was honored that everybody kept saying Nickleback after the end of the concert, so they named the band after this great honor.

    Years later, they found out through a long time friend that had kept his secret all those years that they kept saying that they wanted their nickle back.

    As to not add insult to injury, the band decided to keep their name and never mention it again.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 477
    edited November 14
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    For the record:

    1) I like Rush and Triumph.

    Rush, my sympaties

    2) My favorite NHL team is Montreal.

    BOO!

    3) Both of my mother's parent's families were from Canada.

    Awesome, what happened to you? ;)

    4) I have been to more concerts in Canada than in America.

    That's cause they know we like a show up here!

    5) My favorite soft drink was (the now discontinued) Canadian Spirit White Cola.

    Never heard of it, must of been an eastern Canada thing.

    6) I saw every episode of SCTV from 1980-1982. B)

    You missed a LOT of good stuff then...

    Anyways, Nickleback has quite a few good songs, my personal faves are Never Again and Burn It To The Ground. Decent band...enough edge too. Rush sucks by the way and yes I'm Canadian...if my avatar isn't proof enough!

    :p Considering you responded to me, I am going to bite my tongue no longer and be a grammar "not see" (%$#@ vanilla)
    for a moment: must HAVE or must'VE, not "must of"!!! And that goes for "should of", "could of", and "would of". And while we are on the subject, I have seen "you're" spelled as "your" at least 50 times on here in the last week alone. MAKE IT STOP!!! *:2_guns_firing_emoticon:* :D

    I do, however appreciate the fact that you didn't put a space after your ellipsis as people tend to do online. HAHAHA

    And, it's NICKELBACK. It should be spelled like "nickel", not "pickle". *Takes a breath.* :'(

    I didn't say that was the ONLY SCTV I saw. Just that I saw EVERYTHING in that time-frame.

    Now, as far as comparing Rush to Nickelback? That's like comparing Led Zeppelin to an all female Kingdom Come tribute band. HAHAHAHAHA
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,400
    Pickleback.......just put a deposit on the domain. :D
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 477
    I don't really know much about them but even I know what their name means. HAHA One of the band members used to work in a coffee shop and their most popular offering was 95 cents, so whenever he rang someone up, people would pay with a dollar and he would say "Here's your nickel back."
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    No one touches Rush.... >:) those are God's among men.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,400
    Nicholas Elback used to tend to Chad's, grandmother's dandelion garden. Evwryone in the family loved him.His IQ was later determined to be 37.

    That's all I can find on the webs....you have to sift through EV articles to get to the truth.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 477
    FestYboy wrote: »
    No one touches Rush.... >:) those are God's among men.

    I see them as a three-man Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. I will admit, I only know about 8 of their songs post-"Moving Pictures", and about 15 songs previous, along with all of "2112". (Which probably makes me a cliche.) I use side one of "Moving Pictures" as one of my main reference CD's when comparing audio.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Pickleback.......just put a deposit on the domain. :D

    Horrible, smelly visual.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,866
    Viking64 wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    For the record:

    1) I like Rush and Triumph.

    Rush, my sympaties

    2) My favorite NHL team is Montreal.

    BOO!

    3) Both of my mother's parent's families were from Canada.

    Awesome, what happened to you? ;)

    4) I have been to more concerts in Canada than in America.

    That's cause they know we like a show up here!

    5) My favorite soft drink was (the now discontinued) Canadian Spirit White Cola.

    Never heard of it, must of been an eastern Canada thing.

    6) I saw every episode of SCTV from 1980-1982. B)

    You missed a LOT of good stuff then...

    Anyways, Nickleback has quite a few good songs, my personal faves are Never Again and Burn It To The Ground. Decent band...enough edge too. Rush sucks by the way and yes I'm Canadian...if my avatar isn't proof enough!

    :p Considering you responded to me, I am going to bite my tongue no longer and be a grammar "not see" (%$#@ vanilla)
    for a moment: must HAVE or must'VE, not "must of"!!! And that goes for "should of", "could of", and "would of". And while we are on the subject, I have seen "you're" spelled as "your" at least 50 times on here in the last week alone. MAKE IT STOP!!! *:2_guns_firing_emoticon:* :D

    I do, however appreciate the fact that you didn't put a space after your ellipsis as people tend to do online. HAHAHA

    And, it's NICKELBACK. It should be spelled like "nickel", not "pickle". *Takes a breath.* :'(

    I didn't say that was the ONLY SCTV I saw. Just that I saw EVERYTHING in that time-frame.

    Now, as far as comparing Rush to Nickelback? That's like comparing Led Zeppelin to an all female Kingdom Come tribute band. HAHAHAHAHA

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 477
    nbrowser wrote: »

    Huked on fonix wurked 4 me!

    :D

    Wii dint hav tht wen eye wuz liddel. I lernt awl eye no frum wahchin skoobie dew.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,519
    Nickelback's first two albums were more hard rock than anything else. The State was their second album and included several songs off the first one. As they continued to grow in popularity, their songs became generic, repetitive, formulaic pop masterpieces that changed the band from rock to sellouts in most eyes.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 477
    edited November 15
    mrbiron wrote: »
    A Habs fan......i knew I disliked you for a reason :D I bleed black and gold even if they do suck.
    Hey, I had a 1973 Wayne Cashman card! :p

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    And I also played for Boston when they won 2 Stanley Cups! B)

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,308
    Death Grip...
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,308
    I for one don’t understand it, I have seen them twice (wife loves them) they put on a rocking good show, they did a killer tribute to Dime Bag (Pantera) after he was killed on stage..

    With that said I always told my wife they are the Def Leppard of this generation as Radio just over played them just like Def Leppard back in the day I absolutely hated it....

    For the record I love Def Leppard’s first two albums, On Through The Night, and High and Dry..
    Death Grip...
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,874
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    For the record:

    1) I like Rush and Triumph.

    Rush, my sympaties

    2) My favorite NHL team is Montreal.

    BOO!

    3) Both of my mother's parent's families were from Canada.

    Awesome, what happened to you? ;)

    4) I have been to more concerts in Canada than in America.

    That's cause they know we like a show up here!

    5) My favorite soft drink was (the now discontinued) Canadian Spirit White Cola.

    Never heard of it, must of been an eastern Canada thing.

    6) I saw every episode of SCTV from 1980-1982. B)

    You missed a LOT of good stuff then...

    Anyways, Nickleback has quite a few good songs, my personal faves are Never Again and Burn It To The Ground. Decent band...enough edge too. Rush sucks by the way and yes I'm Canadian...if my avatar isn't proof enough!

    Rush Canadian?...I remember those boys being from Cleveland,Ohio....
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,874
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I for one don’t understand it, I have seen them twice (wife loves them) they put on a rocking good show, they did a killer tribute to Dime Bag (Pantera) after he was killed on stage..

    With that said I always told my wife they are the Def Leppard of this generation as Radio just over played them just like Def Leppard back in the day I absolutely hated it....

    For the record I love Def Leppard’s first two albums, On Through The Night, and High and Dry..

    I remember that Damageplan show..A friend and myself had tickets to that one,but I had to renig because a night fiber cutover came up and I had to take care of business that night..He took mine and went with another buddy...what he told me about it the next day wasn't too cool....I have to agree...High And Dry was their finest..believe they were just kids when they cut that album....
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    Larry - your vid. Woh. That's rough.
    All the jokes were in jest, but now I feel sorry for them.
    I'll try to give them an honest listen.
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