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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. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I thought this thread all was about creative time assassination.
     
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  2. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Aug 17, 2012
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    Is that the new, politically correct term for "yelling at clouds"? :D
     

  3. bigbean

    bigbean Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2013
    Hartville OH
    I love
    "I'll just sit here and drink". I don't drink very much at all anymore but if I have one of those days where I think " If I still acted like I used to I'd go get hammered. I play that song because it's true to the bone.
    Like most people his best stuff is great but it's not all his best stuff.
     
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  4. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2016
    Arizona
    Love me some Merle, but his version of it with Willie was my least favorite version of that song.
     

  5. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    Uh, why?
     

  6. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 2, 2010
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    But those would have left little margin for uncertainty and thus lacked the plausible room for interpretive ire.
     
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  7. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

    Mar 7, 2013
    wild west
    you take that back..or..you're walkin' on the fightin' side of me
     

  8. You are a reprobate sinner. Go to confession and if you're lucky you'll be given a penance of 300 hail Marys, 200 our fathers, 27 rosaries and 16 novenas.

    Merle had a fantastic voice, probably better than Sinatra.

    Now go in peace and God bless you - you heathen!
     
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  9. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    Pancho & Lefty is one of my favorite songs. I absolutely love playing, and singing that song. Awesome chord progression. Even awesomer words.
    But it's not Merle's, or Willy's, it's Townes Van Zandt's tune. They made it famous, he just wrote it.
    I look at it as more of a Willy tune than a Merle tune anyway.
    Love that song.
     
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  10. BoiseTelecaster

    BoiseTelecaster Tele-Meister

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    May 30, 2014
    Boise Idaho
    Well aren't you clever.

    And look at all of us dummies who simply try to honestly answer questions posted on the forums. Congrats on your social experiment.

    Do you feel better?
     

  11. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Oh get over it. The thread was meant as a bit of a poke at the Jimmy Buffet thread, but also as a real question. I honestly wondered if Merle was indeed disliked by anyone else. Frodebro got the Buffet reference, that was all.
     

  12. AJ Love

    AJ Love Friend of Leo's

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    Kelnet: what is it that you don't like about Merle's music?
     

  13. BoiseTelecaster

    BoiseTelecaster Tele-Meister

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    May 30, 2014
    Boise Idaho
    Fantastic work, then. Hope your question was fully answered to your satisfaction. Pat yourself on the back a few times.
     
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  14. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Well, answers are still coming, so I'm not quite satisfied. On the other hand, the "dummy" quota has been now been met.
     

  15. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    His voice, the subject matter of most of his songs, and the twang. I really don't like twang. :)
     
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  16. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    in addition to the hits:

    the bottle let me down
    mama tried
    if we make it through december
    you take me for granted
    the running kind
    I'm always on a mountain when I fall
    this loneliness is eating me alive
    kern river
    chill factor
    thirty again
    etc.

    Merle aged perfectly: he stays right with you, all through life

    how many other artists do that?
     

  17. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Going to have to rescind the internet license of anybody that thought this was a genuine question. I do admire OP's fearless style.

    Next let's do:

    5e3 Fender's worst amp?
    Butterscotch Barf - am I right!?
     
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  18. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    For me?
    Mark Knopfler
    David Gilmour
    David Bowie
    Tragically Hip
    Blue Rodeo
    Sarah McLachlan
    Dave Matthews
    U2
     

  19. BoiseTelecaster

    BoiseTelecaster Tele-Meister

    263
    May 30, 2014
    Boise Idaho
    That quota was met with post #1.
     
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  20. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    You may be right. :)
     

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