They are going to be big

Bozozoid

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Just for fun and be honest 😃..i knew..while first listening to ZZ tops first album they were going to be BIG. I felt listening to Uriah Heeps first album that they were upward bound. I was BAD wrong about Motley Crue. You have any right or wrong gut feelings about any band or bands?.
 
I’ve experienced the other way round, so bands I was convinced were going to be massive weren’t. 😲 :ROFLMAO: For example the debut 1992 album by Hardline - “Double Eclipse” is an incredible hard rock album featuring Deen Castronovo, Neal Schon and Tod Jensen (all currently in Journey) with the talented Gioelli brothers. Their songs were heavily featured in the Brandon Lee film “rapid fire”, they supported Extreme on the Pornograffitti tour, and they were just as impressive live…they disbanded shortly afterwards and that lineup never did another record…Grunge 1 Hardrock 0 I guess…I still love that album and Deen really shines on it!:)(y)
 
I knew U2 would be huge when I heard I Will Follow. I knew Kiss would be huge just by seeing an ad in a magazine for their first album. Missed it big on Weird Al Yankovic when I heard My Bologna on Dr Demento (sorry Bermuda…I loved it but I didn’t realize accordion players who write parodies had such mass appeal).
 
You'll just have to believe me on this. I'm driving my moms car one night and I hear eruption for the first time. I'm thinking how is this possible?. I was in near unbelief. The station never mentioned Vanhalen so I didn't know who it was. The next day I hop on my motorcycle and fly down to the music store hangout and told everyone about what I heard last night and that whoever it was was going to send every guitarist in rock to a nursing home. He (Eddie) blew me away every time I heard him. No one knew who it was at that time. But Vanhalen would rule the 🌎 for a looooong time 🎶 🌎.
 
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This wasn't that long ago but when I first heard switching to glide/this beat goes on by the Kings I thought it was new. When I'd learned of how old the tune...(tunes) were I thought how could I possibly have missed that!. To this day I love those two songs. I think the Kings were very short lived. 😢.
 
Bloodline, but Joe Bonnamassa was the only 1 to hit big.
Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, but it was prob the genre that kept them from being bigger.
 
I knew Coldplay and The Killers would both be huge, and they are. Unfortunately, only their first few albums were to my liking. Then both bands drastically changed their sounds. Somehow neither band lost their mass appeal but both lost me.
 
When I was at CSULB, I remember asking people if they'd ever heard of Van Halen (1974). No one had.

I'd seen Genesis (Eddie, Alex & Mark Stone) twice, the summer before I started high school. And Red Ball Jet (Dave's band - with Terry Kilgore), too.
Then Genesis played my freshman high school welcome dance. Saw them a lot (before 1978).
 
Son of Vistalite is completely mystified by the success of:

Billy Strings

Joe Bonnamassa

John Mayer

Billie Eilish’s whisper mumbling

The Grateful Dead’s entire career.

SoVB remains deeply devoted to bands yet to achieve superstardom, including:

Kvelertak — A 3-guitar metal band with mostly Norwegian lyrics and who had Jay Weinberg on drums for their first U.S. tour.


Solstafir — My favorite metallers employing the banjo and lyrics in Icelandic.

Alcest — Sort-of black metal with French lyrics.

Sylviane — A Norwegian who flits effortlessly from ethereal vocals to spine-tingling black metal screaming.

 
Origin. Played with them probably half dozen times before they got picked up. No one else was doing what they do. It was only a matter of time.
 
The first time I saw The Who on Shindig, I knew they'd be huge. The next day at school, all my friends laughed at their name, and I said, "They're going to be huge." They blew me off.

I was right, they weren't. I remind my best friend of this occasionally.
 
The next day at school, all my friends laughed at their name
My friend Brent came up to me in school one day (maybe 1986), and told me about this band he saw at the record store. They had the most ridiculous name I had ever heard, and why oh why would anyone name their band that. I swear at the time Red Hot Chili Peppers was the dumbest name I'd ever heard.

Then I saw the album cover of Freaky Styley a short time later. No way this band was going anywhere lol.

Thanks for reminding me of that @BobC, that was fun 🙂.
 
My friend Brent came up to me in school one day (maybe 1986), and told me about this band he saw at the record store. They had the most ridiculous name I had ever heard, and why oh why would anyone name their band that. I swear at the time Red Hot Chili Peppers was the dumbest name I'd ever heard.

Then I saw the album cover of Freaky Styley a short time later. No way this band was going anywhere lol.

Thanks for reminding me of that @BobC, that was fun 🙂.
Another band I was....wrong..about.
 
My friend Brent came up to me in school one day (maybe 1986), and told me about this band he saw at the record store. They had the most ridiculous name I had ever heard, and why oh why would anyone name their band that. I swear at the time Red Hot Chili Peppers was the dumbest name I'd ever heard.

Then I saw the album cover of Freaky Styley a short time later. No way this band was going anywhere lol.

Thanks for reminding me of that @BobC, that was fun 🙂.
Did you know that there was a British band called The Red Hot Chili Peppers years before the more famous band with the same name? True story. They cut one album, I think, and faded away. This would be around 1971, I think.
 
I saw that Switchfoot in like 2002/2003 at a free outdoor concert at East Carolina on their Beautiful Letdown tour. I told my wife we needed to go see them because they were gonna pop within a year. I’d known of the band for years due to my heavy involvement in CCM. I was literally like 20 feet from the stage. The show was incredible. I saw their video on MTV shortly thereafter and that was that.
 
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