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Acclaimed Rock Bands you should like, but for some reason just don't-

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by hellopike, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. soul-o

    soul-o Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2007

    The Doors are strictly for 14 year old who think Jim is deep, you're supposed to grow out of that phase as you get older. Thats said, I have come to appreciate some of Robbie's playing over the years. He's got his own thing going on.
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  2. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 26, 2017
    I agree, despite my discursive defense of the Doors, Morrison could be just plain silly. Not always. His lyrics were often brilliant and full of imagery. But he had his head up his arse half the time too. But yeah Krieger, I've been listening to the live Roadhouse Blues and that guy has a style all his own. He rocks but he can also lay down some mean blues licks, and much more. Very versatile.

  3. NightOwl

    NightOwl Tele-Meister

    Got my kevlar on for this post...

    John Mayer
    Dave Matthews
    Mammas and the papas
    The Eagles
    The Stones
    Van Halen (post For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge)
    Bruce Springsteen (He doesn't sing. He just yells or mumbles)
    All of the fluffy, pop, bubblegum horse excrement called country nowadays... All of it!!!
    Sweet home Alabama... Not Lynrd Skynrd, just that song. Oh, I hate that effing song!

    Taking cover in a ditch that's behind a concrete wall now. Didn't get around to putting up top cover...
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  4. tezhowes

    tezhowes TDPRI Member

    May 13, 2017
    Moncton, New Brunswick
    I'm right there with you on Phish. Technically proficient but no. Just no. One of the best disses I've ever heard of a band was a reviewer who characterized Phish as 'a band you have to make a conscious decision to like.' LOL.
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  5. Electric Mud

    Electric Mud Tele-Holic

    Jan 26, 2017
    SW PA
    There aren't enough psychedelics in the universe to make phish sound good.
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  6. SlickRick63

    SlickRick63 TDPRI Member

    Jun 20, 2015
    NW Arkansas
    Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi.
    I always thought of those bands as making "music for girls".

  7. Drubbing

    Drubbing Friend of Leo's

    They did. Still do.
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  8. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    The Velvet Underground.

    Their music is just so off key I simply cannot listen to it without getting the urge to turn it off.
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  9. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal

  10. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012

  11. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Holic

    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    It has been 3 months since my original post. I've decided I like all three bands even less now than I did back then.
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  12. SaintSilas

    SaintSilas Tele-Meister

    Black Sabbath
    The Who
    The Doors
    The Beatles
    The Police
    Sounds like a powerhouse list for most but I just can't get into them no matter how much I have tried.
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  13. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    The doors. I don't get it.

  14. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    I've tried to like Big Star. Honest.
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  15. Pixies2005

    Pixies2005 TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    Jan 14, 2017
    Because he is a brilliant guitarist.

  16. Pixies2005

    Pixies2005 TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    Jan 14, 2017

    I'm terms of influencing the punk movement in the U.K. I think the Stooges and New York Dolls really set the ball rolling by inspiring Glam Rock, Bowie and Malcom McClaren to set up his boy band : the punk Monkees aka Sex Pistols.

    Their first tour directly led to the class of '77 - the adage is that everyone who saw them set up a band.

    There is the famous case of their first gig in Manchester : the sparse attendees became The Smiths, The Buzzcocks etc.
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  17. kafka

    kafka Tele-Holic

    Oct 18, 2013
    Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Jethro Tull, Janis Joplin et al, Deep Purple, Rainbow, The Clash, Jefferson Airplane, ELO, Eagles, Journey, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Genesis, Yes, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead, Chicago, Moody Blues, Kansas, Bad Company, Smashing Pumpkins, The Band, Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, Sly and the Family Stone, Nirvana, Aerosmith, Creedence, RHCP, The Yardbirds, White Stripes

    On just about all of these, I've really tried. I've spent time with their recordings, learned how to play their songs, come back and revisited them later. No dice. I just can't stand them.

  18. GCBguitars

    GCBguitars TDPRI Member

    Jul 5, 2017
    One for each generation:

    Don't understand what people see in the Eagles.
    Don't know why anyone would listen to Journey.
    Can't see what the attraction of Van Halen is.
    Radiohead is awful, and not just after OK Computer.

  19. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    The Beatles...sorry, but the "mop-heads" just didn't excite me, although I DO like many of their songs.
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  20. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's

    May 29, 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Belle And Sebastian. We've been playing one of their songs & it's pretty good, so when they were supporting Radiohead in Glasgow last week I gave them a try, honest I did: so dull I just couldn't stand it. At least I know now for sure I'm not a Belle And Sebastian fan and never will be!

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