AC/DC is great. So is Jethro Tull. So, in fact, are the Eagles. But not really. In their own special ways, all of these bands suck. Oddly, all of these bands have plenty of songs I like - maybe one LP worth. Thank God for greatest hits records. Here is a short list of bands I've never felt compelled to check out beyond their greatest hits.
- ZZ Top
- The Eagles (as previously mentioned, only "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" - also, what the fuck is that on the cover?)
- Jethro Tull
- The Cure
- Big Country*
- Fleetwood Mac
Also, have you noticed that there is a difference between "Best of" and "Greatest Hits" compilations? It seems like the "Best of" collections are always a little bit better than "Greatest Hits". I suppose the difference would be fan appeal (best of) and commercial success (greatest hits).
* - Okay, I lied on this one. I embarassingly deep in Big Country's catalog.