Frankly, I'd forgotten completely about their wretched existence until you reminded me of them just now--the only times I've thought about them since about 2003 or thereabouts were when a)there was a Ben & Jerry's flavor named after them, b)a member of the band (the violin guy? sax guy?) croaked, and c)there was a lawsuit when their tour bus accidentally emptied its toilet onto a nearby boat or something and people got Dave's poo all over them.
They have literally one good song--"Satellite"--and that song is also ruined by Matthews' hideous singing voice, easily the worst of the 90s, which makes Billy Corgan's look like Annie Haslam by comparison. (Wait, no, Kathleen Hanna is probably still worse!)
I don't even know how long the band was actually popular. Anyone? Were they popular past 2005 or so? Few discussions have actually been had about DMB on this board at all, anyway--every "jam" I ever heard them do was excruciatingly boring and I always thought college kids or high schoolers or whoever who loved them back in the day were posing and pretending to like them because the musicianship supposedly made them look "cultured"? (Critics hated them and said their music "felt like work.") Nah, that's probably not it--I guess I have no explanation for what people even like(d) about them. Maybe it was just pure full blown trendiness, but what in God's name was the trend? The Hold Steady were bland too.
"I Did It" is an absolutely godawful song and "Gravedigger" is ONE OF THE WORST DAMN THINGS EVER RECORDED, I think I hate that one even more than I hate Dream Theater's "Another Day" or Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles"...well, no, maybe not.