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Am I the only person who dislikes Merle Haggard's music?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by kelnet, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Unlike Jimmy Buffet (see the other thread), Merle Haggard seems to be one of the more popular artists among members of this forum.
    Are there others like me, though, who don't actually like his music?
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
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  2. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    No :eek:

    Glad I could help :D
     
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  3. Lonn

    Lonn Tele-Afflicted

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    Dec 13, 2007
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    I can't stand any country music from that era. Bah!
     

  4. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD

  5. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    New Mexico
    No.

    There's something wrong with you and you should be ashamed. ;)
     

  6. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

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    Jul 24, 2009
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    There's something wrong with all of us.
     

  7. daddyplaysbass

    daddyplaysbass Tele-Meister

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    Mar 19, 2003
    Chandler Arizona
    Probably not; we all have different tastes - I don't like Aerosmith's music. Not a real issue, there are bigger things to be concerned with.
     

  8. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    I was very contemptuous of country music in general back when the video I posted was current and that song was written to appeal to a certain demographic, just as modern country music is today.

    But much later in life I became interested in a lot of the music I rejected out of hand when I was younger and now see Merle Haggard as an excellent musician, songwriter and performer.
     
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  9. RedTele58

    RedTele58 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 8, 2010
    Lawton, OK
    You've been staying up past your 9pm bedtime - it's starting to effect your brain... ;)
     
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  10. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Meister

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    I’ve told you before, don’t get on that inter-webee-thing until you have taken your meds

    Love
    Mom
     
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  11. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

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  12. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    THIS HATRED BINGE HAS GOT TO STOP>
    KELNET'S CAT WHISKERS NEED CLEANING.
    [​IMG]
     

  13. TwangToInfinity

    TwangToInfinity Tele-Holic

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    dislike Merle Haggard's music on the tele site , yup ok

    hey stop by the strat forum and dislike stevie and Jimi tunes there too! hardy har!
     

  14. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Yup, as far as I can tell.
     
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  15. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    I consider him and anyone not doing metal or disco to be saviors of music in the 70's. Praise be to those who sheltered me from the devil horns and platform shoes...
     
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  16. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Actually, there are already a few people in this thread who share my opinion, so "nope."

    As for being on a Tele site and not liking Merle, there are plenty of Tele players that I do like. Some of them even play country music: Brent Mason, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban. Of course, I could dislike all of country music and still be a fan of many artists who play the Telecaster.

    Or do you think that the Telecaster is only for country music?
     
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  17. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    "Okie From Muskogee" is an offense against man and nature.

    My mom was from Muskogee, I bet I've spent more time there than MH ever did. I've done at least two of the things he says people don't do there.
     

  18. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD

  19. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    We've been doing his tune Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down, based on a version by The Mavericks.
    Just this week I finally heard Merle's studio version. It was incredibly Boring! I mean, wake me up when it's over. Geeze!

    A similar thing happened with his Mama Tried. The dead released it back around 70 on a live album. I've been playing their version for 40 years. Suddenly, with recent band developments, I'm having to play Merle's version.....ouch!
     
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  20. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

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    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    If you haven't already you should use your googleybox to read up on the true meaning behind the song.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/ar...mes-i-wish-i-hadnt-written-okie-from-muskoge/

     
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