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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. TMMC

    TMMC Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 3, 2013
    Yeah, I guess. Can't get into them though. I've tried.
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  2. Flyinlow

    Flyinlow Tele-Meister

    Feb 9, 2017
    NE Indiana
    I bonked my head in learning Highway Star in my early 20's... The lyrics were pretty stupid. An eight year old kid could have wrote that. So, I listened more extensively to a bunch of Deep Purple lyrics... It was really awful, lol.
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Can't believe I left da Nuge off my previous screed.
    I'll add Toby Keith, Davis Allen Coe and Hank Williams Jr. to my, uh, Cavalcade Of Stars.
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  4. Kirchensfan

    Kirchensfan Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jan 1, 2013
    New Jersey
    Pink Floyd

  5. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

    Sep 12, 2003
    Evergreen, Colorado
    Doobie Brothers, Willie Nelson, and The Who, don't know exactly why, they just don't work for me.

  6. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Yea..Springsteen, U2, Beatles,
    Pink Floyd after Meddle
    Tedeschi Trucks (liked each before collaboration) now, not so much

  7. MDMachiavelli

    MDMachiavelli Tele-Afflicted

    The first band that comes to mind for me is Rush.

    If I'm in the middle of nowhere and can only pick up one radio station, and that one radio station plays a Rush song, I would turn the radio off before I listen to that song.

  8. badfish_lewis

    badfish_lewis Tele-Meister

    Jun 26, 2014
    The Who
    Eric Clapton

    Linkin Park


    Guns and Roses
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  9. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Aug 5, 2015
    Concord CA
    Pink Floyd for me. Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd. And Pink Floyd. Also novacaine.
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  10. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Don't know about "should like" but here's a couple:

    Pink Floyd
    The Clash
    The Osmonds
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  11. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Extremely flawed thread title. There is no such thing as bands you should like.

    The title should simply be "Bands you don't like"...
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  12. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    I've never understood the appeal of U2, but hate is too strong a word. I reserve that for the egregious ABBA, who I define as 'tinnitus set to a cynical beat'. OMG those two bloody awful screeching women with their tinny, nasal voices - I'd rather listen to the noise of a dentist's drill... WHEN IT'S IN MY MOUTH!
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  13. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Holic

    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    I'm not very keen on saying stuff that might be seen as dissing other musicians but as soon as I saw the thread title I thought of Brooce. Surprisingly I didn't have to wait long for someone else to mention him! I dislike his voice, the overblown arrangements and whilst his lyrics might be some kind of American working class poetry as I've no idea what he is mumbling on about it is all lost on me. Clearly lots of other people love him so I know it's just my perspective/ears.

    Right, I'll go get my bullet proof vest on :eek:
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  14. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    I don't like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. I know, heresy, right?

    The Stones music has just never held my interest for more than a few bars and Zeppelin is so tinny that it gives me a headache very quickly.

    I'm a heretic. What can I say?
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  15. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

    Aug 31, 2013
    Central Florida
    The Who and the Rolling Stones for me. A couple of years ago I game them a serious try, but I just can't connect. Maybe because I've been bombarded by one or two of their same songs on the radio for 40+ years that in my mind they are a parody of themselves.

  16. thesamhill

    thesamhill Tele-Meister

    Dec 20, 2010
    Harrisburg, PA area
    I agree that it's not good to like something because you feel you should. That's why I've never understood why people insist on trying to convince me, like with PowerPoints and sales figures and whatever, that I should like the Beatles. And I think the thread has generally gone the way you've described- bands that lots of people like that you don't like.

    But I thought the point of this thread was to list bands that seem like they ought to be right up your alley but then aren't, and it seems a little weird and maybe hard to figure out why.

    I thought of another one- Megadeth. I love Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, and don't care for much of Megadeth.
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  17. rand z

    rand z Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2004
    trumansburg, ny
    - Springsteen, after the first 2 album's. (I guess I don't like the E-Street Band?)

    - Pink Floyd. A bit too "spacey" for me.

    - Led Zeppelin. (Grew tired of em'.)

    - Stones. (I still love the early stuff up until "It's only Rock N Roll." After that they lost something...)

    - Stevie Ray... wailin' away till the cow's come home.

    Actually, I grew tired of most band's that I loved in the 60's and 70's. I mostly listen to old 30's to 60's Blues by the real guy's; or Classic Jazz, by the real guy's. Some Trad. Folk/Bluegrass Acoustic stuff, Old Timey Country... and World Music, too.

  18. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 23, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    That one is actually a cover - originally done by Slade.

  19. flathd

    flathd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 29, 2008
    Twin Cities,MN
    Guns & Roses

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