KISS’ Music From The Elder was released on November 10, 1981. It was so poorly received the band didn’t even tour in support of the album.
Of course, this is just one of a number of flops the classic rock world has seen. Here are some of the most notorious classic rock flops.
'Music From The Elder' was a massive flop for KISS, but decades later, the band would release a comic book series inspired by the concept album and a 536-page book about the album. No one asked for either.
Many people are torn on whether Moon was being serious or having a bit of a laugh when he released his first (and only) solo album, which was a covers album. But the fact that he sang on all ten tracks yet only played drums on three is just wrong.
Unlike Moon, Dylan really was joking on this 1970 double-album. In a 1984 'Rolling Stone' interview, Dylan said he was tired of being the voice of a generation stating, “I wish these people would just forget about me. I wanna do something they can’t possibly like, they can’t relate to.” Mission accomplished!
In theory, an album collaboration between Reed and Metallica sounded like an awesome idea. But considering a majority of the album is done in spoken word, you can understand why it was so poorly received by critics and fans alike.
While certainly not the fault of then new singer Gary Cherone, 'Van Halen III' wasn't well-received my fans or critics.