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  posted on 5/6/2019 at 09:04 PM
Wow, so many of my favorite all time bands are on this list. Still listen to lots of this music, some curious mentions. Here's one that I still can't stand. R.E.M. Here's a few more. Beck, Nirvana, Metallica, Dave Matthew's Band. To each his own I guess.
 

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  posted on 5/6/2019 at 09:09 PM
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Van Halen. I like a few tunes like Ice Cream Man and Hot for Teacher, but thatís it.


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  posted on 5/6/2019 at 10:08 PM
styx
reo speedwagon
journey
foreigner
def leppard
poison
boston
etc.

 

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  posted on 5/6/2019 at 10:24 PM
The Talking Heads....I'm sorry but the guy simply can't sing...

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 08:39 AM
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Sorry. You need to be disqualified from posting based on this comment alone.


Itís just an opinion. If I didnít heave to hear the same dozen hits played thousands of times a day on the radio, maybe Iíd feel differently.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 08:43 AM
Van Halen
AC/DC
The Eagles
The Beach Boys
Kiss
All punk bands
All hair metal
Van Halen again
AC/DC again

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 08:44 AM
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Here's one that I still can't stand. R.E.M.


Couldn't agree with you more, whiny vocals to say the least.....

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 09:39 AM
I love this thread! So many of the bands you never liked are my favorites, Grateful Dead, Bruce, REM, Talking Heads, etc. The bands that I never got were The Scorpions, Whitesnake, Poison, etc. Most all of the hair-metal bands just escape me for some reason.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 11:48 AM
I love the music of the Stones but find Mick personally disgusting. Always have. There is something about his persona that just grosses me out. I also can't stand his voice.


I also love Zeppelin's music but don't listen to it very often because of how they ripped off other songwriters. Even more, what bothers me is what a thug & coward Peter Grant was. No one in the history of R & R needed to be taken outside and given an ass kicking like that **** .

I love this thread also. Very cool & surprising opinions.

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 12:46 PM
never was into Heavy Metal hair bands from 80s onward, punk


Arena bands I specifically don't like are Guns and Roses, Van Halen

when I was in college (76-80), I basically was anti everything that was popular (ie Fleetwood Mac w Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel from Stranger album and beyond, Steve Miller Band, Eagles, Cheap Trick to name a few. Some of this has become tolerable as the years have gone and you don't hear it everywhere, some hasn't

ETA - probably not meant as part of this, but never liked disco or rap. I must be one of the few people on earth that doesn't like Michael Jackson and can't stand the Thriller album.

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 12:54 PM
No you're not.

I have been spoiled by the ABB. Don't like much rock.

Was always in to jazz and blues. Some fusion.

But I do like the Dead, the Band, old MTB, CSNY and some others.


 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 04:29 PM
ABBA

Could have something to do with an ex-neighbor in the condo complex I lived in playing them at top volume all hours of the night while on a nightly drunken bender but never got the appeal of there bland music.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 04:31 PM
Dave Matthews Band

Very talented band but can't stand Matthews' voice and it sounds like elevator music to me. But the women seem to love him.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 05:36 PM
Most of the bands named have at least one passable song......

or at least have a song........

but of course, then there is Phish.....


 

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 06:34 PM
I don't know why, but I've never been more than a casual fan of Clapton, Zappa, the Dead and Springsteen. Just can't dig the Journey, Boston, Styx, REO genre...........Peace.......joe

Totally don't get the Dave Mathews thing.

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  posted on 5/7/2019 at 08:57 PM
U2. By far. I think there must be some alien mind trick to make people think theyíre good. I try to at least get where folk are coming from when I donít care for the band. U2. Nope. It donít make no sense.
 

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U2. By far. I think there must be some alien mind trick to make people think theyíre good. I try to at least get where folk are coming from when I donít care for the band. U2. Nope. It donít make no sense.


Agreed, Their guitar player, "The Edge" is the absolute master of two chord rock

 

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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 09:23 AM
Phish
Dave Matthews Band
I tried very hard to appreciate these two bands, but I just don't get it.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 09:45 AM
Journey & Foreigner were chick bands because of the lyrics so there's that.

Never liked:
Springsteen/E St.
Moody Blues
Pink Floyd
Queen

Too many to list of those I didn't try to like. I don't think you should have to work to "get" music. Always open to something new, but it has to be music not noise or whining for me.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 10:24 AM
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I don't think you should have to work to "get" music. .


This was always my "issue" with "Deadheads"

Me: The Dead do nothing for me
DH: Have you seen them "live"?
Me: Yes, 70s. 80s & 90s
DH: Have you listened to this show?
Me: No
DH: I'll burn a copy for you
Me: No thanks
DH: Did you see Jerry solo?
Me: Yes, at the Keystone in Berkeley
DH; Did you like it?
Me: I left during the show
DH: Musta been an off night
Me: OK
DH: Dude, you gotta go see Ratdog

 

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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 11:12 AM
Off topic re rock bands, but on the question of "getting music" . . .Lately have been "working to get" John Coltrane's later work, Ascension, Om, very challenging, I don't "get it", but there are brief flashes of understanding. At first listenings it sounds like chaos.
Some of my favorite music I didn't get at first - I remember my first exposure to Hendrix, smashing my pop-programmed ears to dust. I didn't like it, but knew there was exploration and discovery calling, so I kept listening, "working to get it". Unlike Coltrane, which may take lifetimes to get, I got Hendrix.

Mountain Jam I didn't get at all when Eat a Peach came out - those sides made zero sense, didn't get played much, until I worked to get it and started hearing the musical conversation - that recording pretty much was Jamming 101 for me.




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Off topic re rock bands, but on the question of "getting music" . . .Lately have been "working to get" John Coltrane's later work, Ascension, Om, very challenging, I don't "get it", but there are brief flashes of understanding. At first listenings it sounds like chaos.
Some of my favorite music I didn't get at first - I remember my first exposure to Hendrix, smashing my pop-programmed ears to dust. I didn't like it, but knew there was exploration and discovery calling, so I kept listening, "working to get it". Unlike Coltrane, which may take lifetimes to get, I got Hendrix.

Mountain Jam I didn't get at all when Eat a Peach came out - those sides made zero sense, didn't get played much, until I started hearing the musical conversation - that recording pretty much was Jamming 101 for me.


Interesting take. Music for me is similar to storytelling or better yet reading. It has very little to do with comprehension, only what appeals to your individual sense. You brought up "Mountain Jam" which I "got" immediately....I heard simple the wandering down a path, the joy of sitting in the woods and the attempt to find a different way out....They were weaving a tale, all on the same page, loved it. Other bands don't speak in the same tongue or tell their stories differently...It all boils down to what grabs you.... I still don't get Hendrix and have tried on numerous occasions to listen to Miles Davis and man, I just can't see it through his glasses.....

 

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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 11:38 AM
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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 11:49 AM
Yeah Miles, early no problem but again his later stuff, I have yet to pick up the thread, still trying. For some weird reason despite the audio assault Coltrane beckons. Re Mountain Jam, when Eat a Peach came out I was a little kid still spinning Beatles 45s. Man, once I got Mtn Jam - that was the record that gave me my jazz ears.
 

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  posted on 5/8/2019 at 11:54 AM
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At first listenings it sounds like chaos.


There's a difference between "working to get" and "education." To me, education doesn't have to be formal, but it means you expect basic music elements like pitch, melody, and form. Add in personal taste based on what you've heard during your lifetime & you've formed a basis for why you like/dislike certain genres or bands. "Working to get" implies the music is flying in the face of your musical education & personal taste & you're going to be damned sure you understand it before you reject it. I don't want to work to reject Steven Tyler's vocals; life's too short.

Music is visceral & personal. It's also situational. If you're at your friend's wedding & their favorite song is something inane, you'll get up & dance because they're your friend.

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