slomo007 wrote:I completely disagree with you Tav. Creed's return to true rock sound was extremely different than most "rock" music coming out at the time. We're talking about the height of Green Day/Goo Good Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, & Third Eye Blind.
How exactly does Creed sound anything like the most popular bands of 1997/1998? I've heard the Pearl Jam copycat reference before, but Pearl Jam was early '90s, not late '90s.
Pearl Jam put out two albums (No Code and Yield) right around the same time as Prison so its wasn't like they were some long faded memory. Metallica put out Load and Re-Load, Silverchair had Freakshow, Live had Secret Samadhi, Soundgarden's Down on the Upside, RatM' Evil Empire, Tool's AEnima, Korn's Follow the Leader, Bush's Razorblade Suitcase, Pantera's Great Southern Trendkill and a few others all were around the same time. If you remember the late 90's rock scene as being Goo Goo Dolls and Barenaked Ladies, with Creed as the holding down the fort then you missed out on a bunch of good music.
Creed was playing the same riffs and singing the same vocals that were popular 5 years before they broke mainstream. The only thing that really made them stand out was the inclusion of religious overtones that the band promptly tried to push as far away from them as possible because it might have put a strain on future record sales.