Songs that you didn't appreciate when they were new

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  1. Yonatan

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    Okay, here we go, what are some songs that you didn't appreciate when they were new, but listening to them now you think, "wow that's really good?"

    My entry:
    It was way too "pop" for me at the time, but listening now, I'd say that it has a vibe like, say, Shiny Happy People (which only came out several years after).

    As a bonus, this recording was from just a few years ago I think, and they sound just as good as on the original.

     
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    I was 18 and I didn't get it.

     
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    Most Prince songs. When he came out, he was every where. Didn’t want to go there.
     
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    I would never have admitted liking this in the day for fear of becoming a pariah, but once I became comfortable in my own skin, I became awestruck. The power, range, and control of that voice was incomparable.

     
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    huge fan of the Tubes i first didn't like this one, but now i do
     
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    Early 70s Deep Purple...the classics like Lazy, Space Truckin' and Highway Star, etc..

    Kinda slipped past me at the time but now I'm amazed.
     
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    I agree, Louie. I was lucky to see the Carpenters in concert in Forest Park in St. Louis back in 1974. Just an amazing live performance. Turns out Karen was also a fine drummer! I remember my Dad commenting on the purity of her voice; he made the same observation about John Denver (someone else I didn't pay much attention to at the time but have since come to appreciate).
     
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    Maybe not so much individual songs as bands or records:

    Big Wreck

    Tears For Fears

    Cameo(Yep, Cameo)

    The Replacements

    QOTSA - Rated R

    Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record

    And most of the country music I was exposed to growing up, really the whole genre.

    This list could go oooon and oooooonnnnn.

    Most things that I don't immediately "get" or appreciate tend to be better and have more longevity behind my ribs, they gotta grow on me like a fungus! It's the stuff I fall in love with immediately that tends to be short lived.

    I think age and frequency of exposure play a role too. As you age your tastes and perceptions of things inevitably change. Life experieces make you appreciate certain things more. Also if something becomes wildly popular and thusly crammed down your throat thrice daily for years or decades on end, you might get real sick of it and tend to overlook it's artistic value.
     
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    Was overplayed on MTV and the radio so it was worn kinda smooth in my mind. Now I really appreciate what it is.
     
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    Excellent points, KW. I can relate, as I have only just recently (now fast approaching age 67) discovered............ AC/DC !! It's been fun learning about their history, their longevity, their approach to what they do, and how they've stayed true to that for all these years (love the way they're careful to distinguish between "rock" music and "rock 'N ROLL" music). Yes, the songs can be a little "rude" at times, but I find that they really get me moving!
     
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    All the AIC stuff that was on the radio when they came out. I didn't listen to and appreciate it until it was too late to see them.
     
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    There are really too many to list (for me). I was too oblivious or caught up in "what was cool" to appreciate many of them. Here are just two of those that, not only have I come to appreciate, but have worked them up to play in a trio format.


    Now.....if we can get back to live performances.....:(
     
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    Jose Feliciano's copy of The Doors "Light My Fire". I loved The Door's version. A friend said she preferred Feliciano's version so I really paid attention to it for the first time. They are very different and now I love them both.
     
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    I was very folkie in the 70s. Acoustic guitars for me! A lot of what I listened to would probably now be called Americana. The Band were my idols. (Still are!)

    I very gingerly dipped a toe into Rock River. Deeply disliked Led Zeppelin. Now I'm a big fan.

    The band I despised the most, though, was Steely Dan. They were the very epitome of what I disliked in music. So inauthentic. So slickly urban. Faux Jazz shlock. I mocked them mercilessly. Finally came around thanks to this song:

     
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    One of my favorite early 90s records and bands, but it also took me a long time to really get into it.

    For me it's more a band than a song, Blur.

    I hated Blur with a fiery passion based on their first record Leisure. At the time I thought they were a stupid pretty boy band trying to jump on the Madchester/Shoegaze scene. It didn't help that they were almost entirely ignored in the States except for the minor blip of "Girls and Boys." I heard "Beetlebum" right before they released the eponymous Blur album and was shocked how much I loved it. I went back and belatedly discovered that everything after Leisure was more or less brilliant.
     
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    Mellow, yellow by Donovan. Hated it then, hate it a little less now.
     
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    It took me a while to get into Billie Eilish, in general, but now I think she and her brother are awesome.

     
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    I really did not get Hall and Oates in my youth.
    I thought they were lightweight, soul wannabe dolly boys.
    Pretty harsh assessment, but I was a serious guitar bore in my youth.
    As I grew up, I began to appreciate how well the songs were written, how well they were arranged, and how unforgettable they were.
    Live and learn.
    I love em’ now, and when I hear to them on the radio or in passing, I pay attention.
    I was a bone-headed kid!
     
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