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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. Marcelo R

    Marcelo R Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2014

    Well, then there are two of us - at least.

    I'll add to the heresy another name, this one by myself: Jimi Hendrix.

    Now, let's go to the stake... :eek:

  2. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    The Rolling Stones. Love the music, really don't like Mick Jaggers voice. It grates. Pity really as they have some fantastic material. I find Mick even more painful to watch.
    Led Zeppelin. As a teenager, I quite liked a lot of their stuff, but even then 'Ooh baby-baby' every song and the endless references to dangly bits along with the overplayed STH got on my nerves. Other than an occasional lapse with the 'Ohh baby-baby' stuff, I quite like some of Planty's solo work. His CD with Alison Krauss I find to be superb. JPJ is always interesting too. Zooma and The Lightning Thief rock!
    Wifey still listens to them. Sometimes, I put I,III or Prescence in the CD player. They could be awesome, they could be excruciating.
    Bruce Springsteen. Nope. Never gelled with me. Good writer, great performer. Not for me.
    Def Leppard. Bwahahahahahaha. No. Just no.
    Guns'n'Roses. I like two or three songs of theirs. Axl reminds me of a dentist drill from the 70's when he squawks. Again, some good tunes though.

    I can almost feel the flames licking around my nethers as I writhe at the stake.

  3. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Holic

    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    Some folks called the Ramones bubble gum with distortion. To those critics, the Ramones were not worthy of carrying the punk banner. I really never cared about the labels. I just enjoyed their music.

    The tunes were catchy and easy to play. The lyrics: well, I never laughed so hard as the first time I heard a Ramones album and paid attention them.

    "PT boat on the way to Havana, I used to make a living man, picking the banana". Talk about politically incorrect! It is sugar in Havana...sugar. Bananas are Central America!

    As for the NY Dolls, never cared for them."Hot, Hot, Hot" says it all.
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  4. Electric Mud

    Electric Mud Tele-Holic

    Jan 26, 2017
    SW PA
    I hate Styx, Phish, and anything involving Phil Phreaking Collins.

  5. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 23, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Even this?

  6. Electric Mud

    Electric Mud Tele-Holic

    Jan 26, 2017
    SW PA
    Especially this. Absofreakinglutely awful, but at least the bald hobbit wasn't singing.

  7. Plumber

    Plumber Tele-Meister

    Jun 5, 2014
    The worst offenders for me are Guns and Roses

    I went to see a support band back in I think 87. Stayed for the main band, vaguely remember the guitarist with a top hat - lasted 3 songs - later realized who it was

    terrible, just terrible
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  8. rocking rooster

    rocking rooster Tele-Meister

    Oct 13, 2011
    Somerset UK
    It's a bit late to get into this thread, but I will.
    I absolutely hate prog rock and for me the worst perpetrators have got to be Rush and Yes. A steaming pile of musical self aggrandizement with lyrics that bring new meaning to the word pretentious.
    I also hate Kiss because they're s*@t

  9. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Elvis Costello. Nope .. not really rock anyway

  10. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    The Grateful Dead. Sure, I was once in a band that consisted of five guys on stage all playing different songs at the same time, but I was 16.
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  11. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    Yeah, I gotta agree with you on the Dolls. They never did it for me. At their best they sounded like a sloppier lesser Stones to me and I don't really like the Stones either (better check my six for forum members with their Micawber modded Teles leveled at my head ready to knock me cold! )
    I guess those critics have a right to their opinion; it is after all a subjective matter, but I always have to laugh (perhaps a bit ruefully) at Gatekeepers and puritans appointing themselves arbiters of an ostensibly iconoclastic and anarchic form. If Punk is about "no rules," then why are there seemingly so many criteria?
    IMO, I think what the "bubblegum with distortion" naysayers may be missing is the context in which the Ramones delivered those arch little salvos of twisted adrenalized pop. ELP was the biggest band in the world. They toured with an orchestra and played album-side length suites with mystical, arcane, straight-faced lyrics and the members took long virtuosic solos.
    In the face of that kind of earnest bombast and ostentatious technical aptitude what's *more* Punk than a funny, catchy anthem extolling the virtues of huffing Carbona over sniffing glue blasted at reckless speed through Marshall stacks and clocking in at around a minute and a half?

  12. srx700xxx

    srx700xxx TDPRI Member

    Jul 19, 2017
    I'll flip the dial when the likes of The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Mettalica, Joe Cocker, and Bruce Springsteen come on. For some odd reason, I get the impression that Cocker and Springsteen recorded all their music while on the toilet. Sounds painful, hope they wiped!
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
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  13. Electric Mud

    Electric Mud Tele-Holic

    Jan 26, 2017
    SW PA

  14. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 11, 2016
    Guns n Roses
    Slipknot (my GF's fave band)

    I could go on with more post 70s heavy rock and metal bands.

  15. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    The Mars Volta... bleeccch.

  16. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012
    I saw the mars volta live and they blew me away.
    I picked up a couple of their records and wondered what was it that impressed me so much. I kinda went from fanboy to meh pretty quick.

  17. EddieLocrian

    EddieLocrian Tele-Holic

    Feb 7, 2014
    The Stones. - apart from the intro to gimme shelter.
    The Who.
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
    Foo Fighters.

    Ok - eddie.

  18. soul-o

    soul-o Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2007
    No disrespect to the recently departed, but Steely Dan bores me to tears. Not that they are a rock band, but they certainly get played on Classic Rock radio. The one song I like is FM.
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  19. soul-o

    soul-o Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2007
    I'm going to hazard a guess that you know a very limited range of Primal Scream's catalog. Nobody could argue your point about Bobby singing out of tune, but they really run the gamut stylistically: from twee c-86 jangle, to feedback laden drone rock, to acid house, to their Stonesy riff phase to the circuit-bent skronk of XTRMNTR.

  20. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    I could list tons of people, but what's the point? :cool:
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