Albums that you bought because they were supposed to be good, and they weren't

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    11,105
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Location:
    Manassas Park, VA
    Popular Classic Rock bands my wife of now 40+ years ( please shoot me!)
    absolutely hates!

    - BOSTON
    -ELO
    - The Beach Boys
    * and Bohemian Rhapsody! ( but she digs Queen)

    I don't ask why anymore
     
    northernguitar likes this.
  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    18,105
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    kamloops bc
    live it was great show , and killer performance
     
    Digital Larry likes this.
  3. StevesBoogie

    StevesBoogie Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    1,185
    Joined:
    May 11, 2020
    Location:
    North Carolina
    @BrazHog said it perfectly. Very long story short - I had to drive my father's car cross country in '86. I only had two cassettes - Van Halen's 5150 and a band named GTR, supposedly the next supergroup. I love 5150 but that GTR tape, man, I think there was 1 good song out of 11, I was hitting rewind alot on that one! The tape didn't get frazzled from playing it, it got frazzled from all the rewinds, LOL!
     
    BrazHog, SuprHtr and Digital Larry like this.
  4. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    13,481
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I remember growing up my friends going on about Styx "The Grand Illusion". I just found it to be a bit hollow and contrived. Live and learn I guess; early teens digression.
     
    electrichead and northernguitar like this.
  5. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,116
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    Texas
    LOVE "Bitches Brew" ... John McLaughlin kickin' a** and taking names.

    My regret was Mardi Gras 1972, CCR I expected so much more. Fogerty's songs were good, but he let his sidemen contribute their compositions ... pee-yew. Decent players, terrible songwriters/arrangers.
    I'm a huge CCR fan. Too bad their last album was weak.
     
    3-Chord-Genius likes this.
  6. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,992
    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I think I'm with you here. I don't really even like their version of "Little Wing" (mostly the vocals) although back when I'd try to play that song with friends we'd do the LAOALS version on the intro.
     
  7. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,240
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Location:
    North of Toronto
    Anything by The Eagles.

     
    aging_rocker, stinkey, Gevalt and 5 others like this.
  8. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    29
    Posts:
    9,203
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    Led Zeppelin-houses of the holy


    I appreciate it a little better now but the first time I heard it it was really underwhelming

    At the time nu-Metal was the rage and I was into heavy stuff and someone suggested zeppelin because they were “heavy” , compared to what I was listening to it might as well have been smooth jazz

    So to me it’s an okay album
     
    mrfitz98 likes this.
  9. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,062
    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Black Sabbath after Ozzy bailed.
    Van Halen after David Lee Roth departed.

    And, I guess I could mention Alice Cooper. I started off with the, “Killer” album. Awhile later, I spotted, “Pretties for You” in the LP bin at the store. So I bought it. No.
     
    RobRiggs and northernguitar like this.
  10. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,240
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Location:
    North of Toronto
    I thought the first two Dio albums were great. With Gillan, so-so. It was only Tony after that and they were rough.
     
    Steerforth likes this.
  11. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    4,641
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Light the pitchforks! Sharpen the torches! Arm the women and children! Guard the militia!

    Led Zeppelin - Physical graffiti - A good single album struggling to get out
    The Clash - Sandinista! - See above
    The Beatles - 'White' album - See above
    Metallica - Anything post 'Metallica' ( Eponymous ) bar 'Garage Days revisited' has bored me. I bought 'Death Magnetic' to see if things had changed. I gave it away.
    Anything post Dio Black Sabbath. My wife enjoys Ozzie's solo efforts. I'm not a fan.
     
  12. Jim622

    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    3,754
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Philly
    Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door. I remember the prerelease hype.....and then the release.
     
    northernguitar likes this.
  13. AAT65

    AAT65 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,266
    Joined:
    May 29, 2016
    Location:
    West Lothian, Scotland
    These are all just opinions you know — please don’t take this personally!!

    Fleet Foxes — Crack-Up. The EP and first two albums are tremendous, and the girl at the record shop said breathlessly how fabulous this one is... but OMG it’s awful.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers — Stadium Arcadium. The problem with many of their albums is lack of editing (Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication and By The Way are great albums that would be even better if they could have dropped 2 or 3 songs from each) but Stadium Arcadium is too long, too cliched, too padded.

    Rolling Stones — just about all their stuff is overrated imho (way too much blues filler) but I really struggle with Exile On Main Street especially given its supposedly legendary status.
     
    rockhound and mindlobster like this.
  14. pi

    pi Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    330
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Location:
    bay area, CA
    I was already a Who fan when I got this album, so appreciating them was not an issue. But I still don't know what was so special about this album to people.
    A boring summertime blues? a 15 minute my generation? a 7 minute magic bus? No thanks.
     
    Gevalt, Jim622, koen and 1 other person like this.
  15. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,240
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Location:
    North of Toronto
    I think most double albums would do better as singles. The single LP was the perfect album format. I think CDs sorta ruined this, simply by trying to pack as many songs on to one, basically making every release a double album. And then GnR went and released two at the same time.
     
    Pcs264 likes this.
  16. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,240
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Location:
    North of Toronto
    GnR-Use Your Illusion I&II
     
  17. loopfinding

    loopfinding Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,511
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Location:
    europe endless
    Vast majority of records only have at most half of the tracks good.

    Case in point, side A of talking heads’ remain in light is most definitely some of my favorite music of all time. But I rarely ever feel the need to listen to side B.
     
    northernguitar likes this.
  18. Bryan A

    Bryan A Tele-Meister

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    435
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2020
    Location:
    USA
    your wife sounds like good people. And I’d agree with her, it’s their high water mark.
     
    northernguitar likes this.
  19. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    54,946
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Location:
    New Orleans, LA + in the
    Two basic points:

    a) Just because a band is good, doesn't mean their studio release albums will also be good. Decisions got made by executives, as schedules had to be met and etc. There are enough people in the business who simply have to tell you "So and So" album is good - because they have favors to cover; and

    b) John Q Public has bad taste. Too many ordinary people don't know a great album from a bum one. When not even record executives can tell, why should we be surprised?
     
    Greggorios, RodeoTex and Tony Forman like this.
  20. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    64
    Posts:
    3,159
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    North of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I hafta agree about Exile on Main Street. Having only heard the singles I bought the Deluxe Edition double CD. Meh. Sticky Fingers is the high water mark, IMHO.
     
    AAT65 and Slip Kid like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.