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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by hellopike, Apr 13, 2017.
This point is to be negative and you're not helping in this regard, sunshine!
Irritated by Frank Zappa, incensed by Supertramp, revolted by Dave Matthews, bored by Tragically Hip, non-plussed by Steely Dan, this could take a while…other things to do
Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney
What I learned from this thread:
1) Everyone has an opinion, and boy do they.
2) Everyone here has an abundance of free time.
It may be too soon, but I've really never cared for Steely Dan.
Clearly very talented musicians, but 'meh'.
Zappa, too - musically brilliant, but the minute he opens his cake-hole, I switch off.
Captain Beefheart sounds like someone took a crap in a Piano.
U2 - a load of people rave about them but they're just a collection of poseurs, IMO. "De Edge" switches me off instantly. Check this out if you want to see how his style appears to me:
Creedance clearwater revival
Metallica, Megadeth etc
Zappa / Steely Dan / Grateful Dead.... urghhh
I never got the whole Grateful Dead thing....to me, nobody in that band could sing a lick...just horrible vocals....and I was never into long jams...hated Cream for the same dumb thing.....a Ginger Baker drum solo for 20+ minutes....better than sleeping pills....and way too many others to list....ymmv...
The Beatles. Bod Dylan. Dave Matthews.
REO and Elton John.
Don't know what others hear in them.
I can't get through a whole song by
either of them.
Any band on "classic rock" radio. I blame commercial radio and its audience that has to hear the same thing for perpetuity. After 45+ years I'm entitled to change.
It's Springsteen, more than any other. I've never understood entirely why, but I couldn't listen him back when, and I can't listen to him now. And it's not for want of trying, either; at one point I had his first five or six albums. The critics loved him, and his biography is both interesting and surprisingly revealing, and I wish the guy all the best, but my ears simply refuse to go along with his music. And that's all there is to it.
Mr. L Please listen to Reelin' in... from the Old Grey Whistle Train ( circa 1973) as well as Rikki Don't Lose that Number.
Many of their songs from their early albums.
Wow! I am so surprised that the greatest jazz/rock band of the 70's , who taught me a lot, does not interest you. PLEASE go back and listen.
We had tickets to see U2 when they played the stadium literally 5 minutes' walk from our house. I decided that I wouldn't ever get those 3 hours back so I gave my ticket away and stayed at home to babysit the kids... never regretted that decision and never will!!
To my mind your wife displayed serious comprehension there. If you're not getting hooked by what she mentioned, 'The Boss' pretty much deliveres neat and proper Rock Music: nothing special to get excited about (though I like 'Greetings from Asbury Park'). I'm in your boat!
Not digging / liking / acknoledging the Beatles without giving a traceable explanation in my opinion is 'difficult'.
Reelin ? Yes. But that was basically down to Elliott Randall ... not an member of Steely Dan. And the rest of their work ... just dreary IMHO.
TBH I'm more surprised when I like actually like a well known band than when I don't. And when someone else likes anything I do. Not sure if that says more about me or everyone else.
So the list of 'acclaimed' bands you couldn't pay me to listen to is too long to fit here.
And given the way a lot of people seem to vote these days, I'm kind of glad I don't have music in common with them either.