any good c pop bands like sjm and farenheit?

not single solo artist but dance bands

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    The 50 Worst Artists in Music History

    Posted Wednesday 04/01/2009 11:15 AM in Lists by John Aizlewood, Clark Collis, J.D. Considine, John Harris, Howard Johnson, Rob Kemp, Daniel Krauss, Mat Snow and Jonah Weiner

    Filed Under: Worst, 50, Artists, Manowar, Whitesnake, Master P

    50 IRON BUTTERFLY

    Everything bad about the ’60s, in one easy-to-avoid package

    Legend has it that this Los Angeles acid-rock quintet had consumed such massive amounts of marijuana during the 1968 sessions for “In the Garden of Eden” that keyboardist-singer Doug Ingle could only mumble the title. Hence, “In-a-Gadda-da-Vida” was born, and its unexpurgated 17-minute version (including a two-and-a- half-minute drum solo) inaugurated the dubious era of free-form FM radio.

    Appalling fact In-a-Gadda-da-Vida was the first LP ever to be certified platinum.

    Worst CD Sun and Steel (MCA, 1975)

    49 TOAD THE WET SPROCKET

    Very poor name. Even poorer band

    “We were together longer than we ever thought we’d be,” said Toad the Wet Sprocket singer Glenn Phillips when the band gave up in 1998. Longer than the rest of us had hoped, too. But the California four-piece defied the odds for 12 years, even piercing the Top 40 with their R.E.M. readymades.

    Appalling fact Toad decided to have another go this year, playing dates with Counting Crows. Run.

    Worst CD Pale (Columbia, 1990)

    48 MASTER P

    The dumbest of the Dirty South

    In the late ’90s, rapper and label head Percy Miller copycatted G-funk, simplified it and launched a fleet of indistinguishable MCs wrapped in cheap-looking, jewel-riddled artwork. P’s worst offense was his solo work (his obnoxious breakout single, “Make Em Say Ugh,” consisted of little more than a repeated groan). Like a crawfish-suckin’ P. Diddy, he has, shockingly, earned millions from his No Limit imprint, which includes a clothing line, a publishing house — and even a phone company.

    Appalling fact Master P had a Ferrari custom-painted in a Gucci-logo pattern.

    Worst CD Only God Can Judge Me (No Limit, 1999)

    47 GOO GOO DOLLS

    Mediocre band, woeful balladeers

    Buffalo, New York’s Goo Goo Dolls are former garage-rockers who, since their 1995 acoustic hit “Name,” have successfully flogged a pallid brand of Bon Jovi–lite “rock.” “Iris,” their smash 1998 weepie, gives power ballads a bad name.

    Worst CD Gutterflower (Warner Bros., 2002)

    46 THE SPIN DOCTORS

    Beards. Extended “jams.” Oh dear, oh dear

    For a brief time (between 1992 and 1996), it seemed that any workaday bar band, if it was willing to gamely trek around the country for at least three years, had a chance at superstardom (cf. Hootie and the Blowfish, Blues Traveler). Blame the Spin Doctors, hairy New Yorkers who — thanks to the supremely annoying “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes” — momentarily opened a route between dive bars and the Billboard charts.

    Appalling fact The Doctors got together while they were students at New York’s New School of Jazz.

    Worst CD Homebelly Groove Live (Epic, 1992)

    45 GIPSY KINGS

    The curse of many a late-’80s dinner party

    Having grown up on the French-Spanish border, the six cousins who formed Gipsy Kings craftily aspired to sell their mixture of flamenco, Eurotrash pop and questionable hairdos to a world desperate for something seemingly exotic. They seduced the über-rich at St. Tropez before hitching their wagon to the then-huge world-music boom, diluting the flamenco with drums, bass and even synthesizers. Soon, they became the Muzak in every bistro in the free world.

    Appalling fact Well-known groover George H.W. Bush was so fond of the Gipsy Kings that he asked them to perform at his inaugural presidential ball. For some reason, they declined.

    Worst CD Este Mundo (Elektra, 1991)

    44 MANOWAR

    None more metal. None more gay

    An American answer to Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, Rochester, New York’s Manowar embody every conceivable heavy-metal cliché: Bodybuilders all, the four wear leather and animal pelts onstage; singer Eric Adams shrieks only of death, warfare and the glory of metal; Joey DeMaio performs solo bass renditions of “The Flight of the Bumblebee.” They’re quite possibly the most ludicrous people in rock & roll history.

    Appalling fact In 1993, Russian youth voted Manowar above the Beatles and Michael Jackson as the act they would most like to see perform live.

    Worst CD Sign of the Hammer (EMI, 1985)

    43 MIKE & THE MECHANICS

    “Every generation blames the one before,” they sang. So we will

    While Phil Collins was torturing the world with his archetypal ’80s soft-rock, his Genesis colleague Mike Rutherford unwisely decided to join in. Ergo the Mechanics, a trio built around Rutherford, former Squeeze vocalist-keyboardist Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young. As shown by the 1989 number 1 hit “The Living Years,” an unbearably sentimental ode to Rutherford’s deceased father, they made Collins sound like the MC5.

    Appalling fact Against significant odds, there is a U.K.-based Mike & the Mechanics

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