Bands who should have grown a lot bigger ?

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  1. BryanMatthews

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    I REALLY like the music of Great White a lot and it mystifies me why they never reached the heights of super stardom. I know about the tragic night in a club which went on fire , but this band just plateau`ed.

    There are super star bands that bore me to the point of wanting to jump off a cliff when i hear them , guns n roses are a good example of this. When I listen to the quality of the songwriting typified by GW and then listen to the (imo) ******** that catapulted GnR to where they got to , i just scratch my head and wonder.

    Can you guys come up with a list of bands that really shoulda made it bigger and possible reasons why you think they didnt ?
     
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    My first thought was Guns N Roses...that is until I read what you said

    GNR could/should have been the next Rolling Stones imo
     
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    Fates Warning. Bad management? I don't know... The talent certainly wasn't lacking.

    In the liner notes to the 2005 expanded edition of the Awaken the Guardian album, Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy noted that, "very often fans and critics credit Dream Theater for creating a whole new genre of progressive metal music in the late '80s/early '90s, . . . but the truth is Fates Warning were doing it years before us.
     
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    i think a certain ass called axl rose was the destruction of GnR , i still dont like their music though :rotflmao
     
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    AC/DC. They're each like what, 5 feet tall? :rotflmao
     
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    Nice...
     
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    Giant, with Dann Huff.

    Why that band wasn't huge, and Nirvanna was, is a mystery for the ages.
     
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    I think Say Anything is incredible, and incredibly under-rated.
     
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    Nirvana made compelling music that spoke to a whole generation.

    Giant wrote power pop tunes.

    Art vs. craft.

    There's a million bands out there doing that, w/varying levels of success.
     
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    Kings X

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    Cheap Trick were on their way to being the biggest band in the world in 1979 and 80 when their bass player married an model and decided he wanted to be the lead singer (which makes perfect sense when you already have Robin Zander as your singer right?) and left/was fired from the band, sending them on a downward track.

    Kings X for sure..

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    Sweet Vine, look up their music. Incredible. They were signed to columbia in the 90's and every horror story youve heard about big labels, happened to them.
     
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    how bout lee aaron... i mean if youre talking 80s she definatly shoulda been big till her 3rd album i think when she was just totally commercialized... awesome singer and band early on...
     

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