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Name a band you don't like but are really popular.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Strato50, Oct 11, 2017 at 7:45 PM.

  1. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Generally, I agree, but I saw them in 1979, and they were indeed very good!

    Yeah.
    Double yeah.
     
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  2. Splodgeness

    Splodgeness TDPRI Member

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    Dire Straits
    Coldplay
    Adele..............
     
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  3. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Tele-Afflicted

    Rush, Genesis and any other prog rock...good lord it goes on and on and on......

    To the poster who said Elvis.......Get out of my office! :)
     

  4. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

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    I suspect that the passing of nearly four decades has resulted in you forming a false memory of the occasion.
     

  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Perhaps.
    The concert was memorable for more than a few reasons.
    I was not a fan, but my bass player got me a date with a lovely girl.
    Perhaps that colored my recollection.
    The concert was at the Frank Irwin Center, hardly an intimate venue, but I recall the band was having fun that night.
    It's funny how seeing a band you dismiss can sometimes change your mind.
     
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  6. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

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    Ah, the hot chick probably did it for you.

    You're right though, I saw Coldplay who I thought were rubbish and ended up thinking "Actually, they're rather good.."
     

  7. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good TDPRI Member

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    I generally like most older type music, i suppose mainly because that is what i grew up with, and can only cram so much in my head, plus i dont care who made it i have listened to even some local bands and they have been very good. Just a music lover i suppose on the whole.

    Abit suprised about Genesis specially with Peter Gabrial, how he could change his vocals and do that to match the songs and he is great solo as well. Also the Eagles i liked them alot, i think some music just takes a little more listening to and then one starts to appreciate it more.
     
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  8. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

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    I really can't understand why some people don't like The Beatles. But everyone has their own taste and are entitled to their own views. It would be a dull world if we all liked the same thing etc.
     
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  9. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good TDPRI Member

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    Yes i like the Beatles also but mostly their solo stuff! when i first started i learnt alot from their songs.
     

  10. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006

    Who the hell likes Journey?
     
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  11. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Meister

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    In no particular order:
    - The Beach Boys
    - Meatloaf
    - Cliff Richard
     
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  12. Despres

    Despres Tele-Holic

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    That's what I was thinking - isn't the premise of this thread bands that have a huge following, not bands that may have been popular at one arbitrary historical point? Same with the Scorpions - my six year old son likes it when their songs come on (and I'll allow that because at least it's not bro country) but I wouldn't say they have a huge following...)

    Now Rush, I would have expected to fall by the wayside the same as Journey, and sounds every bit as outdated to me, but for some reason I know many people who are rabid fans. I just never got that.
     

  13. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Ugh too may to list. The problem for me is always that bands may start out ok but by the time I've been compelled to listen to the same songs over and over and over in public places--bars, restaurants, movie theaters, parking garages, commercials--I hate them and they become the sonic equivalent of a dentist drill.

    And then the slathering of boomer nostalgia, the reverence, the piety, the "never was music ever so great as blah blah." The endless repetition and the treacly nostalgia are related to each other, and I just hate nostalgia, and so there is a whole bunch of bands that I can no longer hear clearly because of a thick screen of

    A: relentless ubiquity
    B: tiresome banal reverence

    For me, these bands include

    1. the Beatles
    2. The Beach Boys
    3. The eagles

    Again--these bands may or may not be good/great, whatever, but it's like if you were forced to eat the same meal all the time while listening to people talk about how it's the greatest meal evah!

    Note: For the love of god please don't start telling me about the beatles on the ed sullivan show or how they transformed pop music by using strings and taking drugs or how Sgt pepper's was innovative because the studio as an instrument etc etc. Please don't make me eat that same meal again.
     

  14. theleman

    theleman TDPRI Member

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    Any bands on the chart right now. Because I don't listen to them, and don't know them.
     
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  15. beagle

    beagle Tele-Holic

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    The Who the Stones, the Beatles, oh my, this list goes on forever, how long have you got? :D
     
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  16. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Genesis and Yes (apart from the Yessongs album), if only for their overblown self-indulgent music. The Dead, which is a shame cos I know some people think they're really good but I don't get it.
    Springsteen for the vocals and the Stereophonics for the same reason. I like quite a few of their songs but can't listen to more than two in a row before the singing begins to really grate.
     

  17. jman72

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    What about some of their great instrumentals (2112, La Villa Strangiato, YYZ)? I used to hate them for Geddy's voice, then I started listening to these instrumental songs and realized what a great band they were (that I could never tell because I couldn't get past the voice). Gradually I was able to get past the voice and now I actually like it (I also like old Bill Monroe recordings, which also have that high vocal quality).
     

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