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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Thoughtfree, Oct 2, 2020.
My thoughts exactly. A good example of how hero worship can cloud common sense.
Henry the 8th
Summer of ‘69. Not even interesting to play.
Yeah....a LOT of bands decide to put that horrible song in their setlist, and it's guaranteed to put the crowd and the musicians playing it to sleep.
I've never been in an official band but my brother-in-law and I play acoustics at family get-togethers. He's an accomplished player and owns a couple of Martins and Taylors. His taste in music is different from mine. I enjoy it when we play some James Taylor and particularly Beatles songs (usually at my insistence) but invariably he asks us to play a song I have hated since the first time I hard it decades ago ...
... "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by John Denver.
God, I hate that insipid piece of garbage. And the family loves it and enjoys singing along with it. I just close my ears as best I can as I play the chords, praying for it to be over soon so we can go back to some Beatles stuff.
The other guitarist in the band early on insisted on playing CCR Stuck in Lodi which I never liked although I'm a CCR fan. One day I was traveling with some friends and their car broke down in Lodi and we were just one hour away from a tow for ten hours (tow trucks would come then say the truck we had wouldn't fit). If I never hear that song again it will be too soon.
The same people made me play John Denver at their wedding ceremony, and handed me a classical guitar to play it on.
Don't Mess with my Toot-Toot!
“Steam Powered Aereoplane” by John Hartford, at bluegrass jams. Can’t stand it.
867 5309 Jenny. On a bright note, that number will always get you a member discount if you're grocery shopping out of town.
I played in a cover band that did 'I Want You to Want Me.' I despised that song before joining the band, and continue to despise it many years later. We opened the show every time with that song, so at least we got it out of the way. It did get people on the dance floor every time which always boggled my mind.
Adult Educantion-Hall & Oates.
You Light Up my Life. A singer hired me to accompany her on guitar at a fairly large wedding ceremony. She seemed only able to sing it while following along on the sheet music. All was ok till she lost her place. She got confused and lost the rhythem and we had some noticeably awkward moments trying to recover. it was in the top 5 train wrecks I've experienced in my life! .. especially in front of 100+ people at silent attention. I crawled out of there lower than a garter snake
Lately i have been questioning my like/dislike motivation.
I can dislike a song or singer but can see the appeal to others, hence there is a place and a logic to it.
It makes me dislike a song and/or a singer a little less and i simply see it as an ad that is not directed at me.
What i continue to dislike is old songs or artists suddenly being re-discovered by people who couldn't give a toss about it previously, as if they just joined the madness of crowds.
You made a side step and jumped on the popular band wagon?
I mean, you've recently become a Leonard Cohen fan with a complete devote adoration overnight!?
Gimme a break..
So NOW you like Johnny Cash after you've seen the film and ask me to play 'i walk the line'?
For people like you who come up and ask me i simply say with a straight face:" Johnny who? Never heard of him.
This shows my age: i really like corny country songs from the 50s and 60s with strong melodies (so few if them nowadays). My current favourite: Marty Robbins 'Devil Woman'.
If you dislike a song it says more about you than the quality of the song..
I used to hate all those corny country songs.
I have changed/aged..
More accurately... 'enry the 8th...
I was in a mandolin ensemble for a while and we did some Christmas tunes, not my favorite genre. The killer was Sleigh Ride or as we called it “Slay Ride.” Fortunately it didn’t make the cut as one we performed but as a struggling second mandolinist I never could get that one down.
Good lord, yes. The degree to which Hallelujah seems to be misapplied, either as a cover or just by Facebook post or whatever throwaway thing, boggles me.
I suppose arrogant of me to believe I know what every singer/repeater/whatever had in mind. You could say it's reverent in tone, and if music evokes a feeling for someone I suppose that's not for me to argue. But still strikes me as a case of "that doesn't mean what you think it means" more often than not.
Without question it was Laid by James.
Boring, unimaginative, repetitive, and creepy lyrics. Not one thing good about that song. Can't believe that one ever made the airwaves.
Embarrassing to even play that song.
Boogie Oogie Oogie
A sappy dirge, at that.