Songs that you didn't appreciate when they were new

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  1. Bill Sheehan

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    I really liked Joe Cocker's version of that song as well. Really tugged at my heartstrings.
     
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    For me it was a couple of Radiohead albums, The Bends and OK Computer. At the time I was well into my grunge and alternative music and considered Radiohead a bunch of poppy middle class twats from Ocfordshire. :D
     
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    Oh dear.
     
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    It took Pet Sounds for me to get the Beach Boys. Back then I thought they were like Mike Love's version of them is now.
     
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    George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" I hated because it signaled the end of the guitar's dominance and the beginning of disco. Now I recognise it as an incredible piece of music - absolutely wonderful syncopation arrangement in a small-room live-sounding session, sparkling tones and actually a very nice guitar part.
     
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    When it came out, I was too immature to understand the absolute brilliance of this song.
    Now that I'm older and wiser, I understand it.
     
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    King Crimson

     
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    "Since I Been Loving You"..."Miss You"..."Anticipation"..."You're No Good"...stuff by Brazil 66 I rediscovered later after hearing it on grown-up radio as a kid. Live, un-digitized voices, real instruments, real squeaking drum sets and the sound of the air in the room, almost. I think I emerged from a gee-whiz phase of digging everything the Beatles ever touched, all the studio experimentation, and had to rediscover less processed and clever stuff.
     
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    "I repeat myself when I'm under stress. I repeat myself when I'm under stress..."
     
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    Bohemian Rhapsody, I’m very ashamed to admit. When it came out, I thought of it more of a novelty than a serious song. Now to me it’s a masterpiece — a fun bit of musical genius.
     
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    Back when I knew it all, you wouldn't catch me dead listening to KC and the Sunshine Band. I volunteer now at the local county fair where they played a couple of years ago, so, I grabbed the wife and we went. This was the tightest band I have ever seen. The horn section was incredible and the lead guitar player was the ghost of Jimi, even enjoyed the drummer, who was great by the way. KC is a showman, grabbed the audience and didn't let go through one song after another. I'm a fan now, fun music from a kick ass band.
     
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    It seems heretical for a member of my generation to admit this, but it took ages for me to love this.
     
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    Alice Cooper's "Eighteen."

    Iconic and has stood the test of time.
    Almost 50 years old:






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    I think you’re one short...
     
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    Almost anything from The Eagles or Doobie Bros.
     
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    Nice story, I think this tops it!
     
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    Anything from Queen. Especially Bohemian Rhapsody.
     
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    I used to not notice or care for this song, and now it just sends me.
     
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    anything by system of a down....didnt get them back in the day... really appreciate them now
     
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