Thread: Music you tried to like but didn't

BrerRabbit - 11/23/2019 at 06:48 PM


My list is endless. I really don't like most music. However, there is the music that for whatever reason you attempted to like, maybe even convinced yourself you liked it until she moved out, you found the record and smashed it with triumphant glee, and cranked your favorite sounds until the dishes piled up and the place got filthy and you realized it was your fault she left you damn slob. Point is, you never did like Nick Cave, or all the other music you tried to like, to be "in", or because you knew it was incredibly good and you felt dumb for hating it :

Joe Satriani - Flying in Blue Dream, tried. BARF, #1 for I feel dumb
Stevie Ray Vaughn - really really tried, saw live in 87, walked out
Jeff Beck - Thought I liked BBB and Wired, wore off quick.
TTB - didn't really try, loved DTB, so figured same for TTB but nope
CDB - actually liked at first, then that infernal sawing just got to me
Dave Matthews
Post-Garcia Dead
Phish, no wait I always hated them
Tom Waits - there, I said it
Jackson Brown - yep Jackson Brown
Bonnie Raitt - Thatll give em something to talk about
Gentle Giant
Genesis
Ok forget prog, I tried to like but only ended up liking a couple groups
Talking Heads - may not count cuz actually really liked but now don't
Ratt - weird one. I love to hate these guys
Def Leppard - What is wrong with me. I like Def Leppard. But they remain on list since this may be a permanent attempt to like.

Oh yeah how could I forget: BLUEGRASS - gave it my all, all that remains is a shudder of Deliverance horror.



[Edited on 11/26/2019 by BrerRabbit]


PhotoRon286 - 11/23/2019 at 08:43 PM

Jeff Beck-loved Wired & Blow by Blow walked out on him, just aweful

Widespread Panic- Opened for ABB, John Bell's voice is chalk on a blackboard and the only high point was Jimmy Herring solos

TTB- Bought the first bunch of albums, saw some shows, done with them

CDB-Loved them and MTB back in the 70's. Once charlie got to be a borned again clownservative, no use for him

Blackberry Smoke-On the fence here, only seen them open once for Mule, they were okay but there was smoke but no fire.

Outlaws-Everyone here knows how I feel about the current stolen band and hanky paul

moe.- noe

Dave Matthews, phish, etc.- Just why???

Journey, Genesis, Rush- No thanks

I don't regret not liking these, some I tried but just ............................. no.


musicmann - 11/23/2019 at 11:10 PM

Phish
Rush
TTB
Aerosmith


BIGV - 11/24/2019 at 12:47 AM

1) The Grateful Dead. Saw them live in the 70's -80's & 90's I just don't get it. Out of key. out of tune; never able to stay for a whole show.

2) U2 - Masters of two chord rock

3) Pink Floyd

4) TTB - Loved DTB, Liked STB, but together, no thanks

5) Yes


Bhawk - 11/24/2019 at 03:08 PM

Tom Waits. Iíll never understand.
Jackson Browne
Mike Mattisonís voice


redlegs - 11/24/2019 at 03:24 PM

Phish
Genesis.....I believe Phil Collins is evil for all he's done to music. A hack of the highest order


StratDal - 11/24/2019 at 04:44 PM

Nice to see Tom Waits mentioned a few times. Biggest waste of $12 for a cd of his.


pops42 - 11/24/2019 at 05:13 PM

Jimmy Buffett. I only went because The Neville Brothers opened. It was a weird scene could not take more than 3 songs from him.


DannnyO - 11/24/2019 at 05:19 PM

Grateful Dead . I remember a friend in college playing me his best bootleg and I said " are you serious, they sound out of tune and slow."
Dave Mathews Band acoustic strumming + violin solos with a side order of garbled lyrics.
Jason Isbell I cant tell a good song from a bad song
Pink Floyd too many babies screaming and helicopters for me
Foo Fighters + Green Day = pop music without the guitar solo


Stephen - 11/24/2019 at 05:52 PM

Jeff Beckís later stuff , just too out-there hi-tech instrumental electronica
Wanted to like albums like About Time, 10 Years Afterís 1989 reunion album
Was also super curious to hear J Geilsí record after Peter Wolf left
Stoked/open mind & all, neither reached my ears - not even close - others too


Fretsman - 11/24/2019 at 06:53 PM

I will start out saying I'm a musical optimist. I go in wanting to hear something that grabs me, but I'm often repelled by some.

I am a beneficiary/victim of my era. I'm 56 and love what I love and vice versa. I grew up in the 70's and most of that music left a mark and still does. The southern rock bug was instilled early and took off in 77 when Skynyrd's plane went down and it only opened me up to more. The ABB had lived off the 1st 5 years for 3 decades. A couple gems (Enlightened Rogues and Seven Turns) but mostly live old catalogue revisits from '69-'73).

The same can be said of CDB, Outlaws, Skynyrd, & MTB. I will never stray far from the early work of these bands. I love 'em.

It took a few years for me to appreciate Blackberry Smoke, but they're one of my favorite active bands and I mean active as relevant because they're still putting out great music.

I love some artist's but not every disc. Jeff Beck is one of my favorite guitarists but the techno crap was sad. I still play JBG w/both of the Rod and Max era's, (Ice Cream Cakes Baby!), Blow By Blow, Wired, The Live Disc, & There And Back are gems. Some hit and miss after that. What Jeff and Roy Buchanan laid down is still consuming the void that Eric Johnson, Satriani, Vai, and others long to fill, but fall short. I do appreciate the skills and love some of the gems.

Stevie Ray will always hold a place in my heart. When the '80's stole the heart out of music I went heavy into the blues. SRV, Albert Collins, Magic Slim, and heroes of the past filled my ears. I grabbed sampler compilations of blues and if I heard a song I loved I went deeper. Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy, Howlin', Otis, Sonny Boy, Terry & Mghee.

I mention that because I was repulsed by what music had become. The MTV disease inflicted a musical generation. The whole Motley Crue, Cinderella, Poison, Ratt, just the whole glam rock pop junk that stole the oxygen out of the music scene. The crotch grabbing hair heads had a target audience and it wasn't me.

Dave Matthews, REM, Talking Heads to me were college pop dribble.

The droning vocals of Pearl Jam drowned out the guitar work. I was never a Nirvana fan, but some tunes had a sound.

Early Genesis with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett was intriguing as was some early Yes, but when they got too trippy, I fell. The Phil Collins Genesis became a kind of pop sellout.

Some jam bands lack appeal to me. I was never into Phish, Widespread, Moe I just couldn't get into to it?

I love music with a flare, a bite, a uniqueness, I can except flaws either vocally or lack of biting musicianship if there's a working vibe in there somewhere. America is a band that comes to mind.

Musical love is truly in the ear of the beholder.


BrerRabbit - 11/24/2019 at 07:23 PM

Tried to like the laterJohn Coltrane. I like early Coltrane very much. I don't think I will ever "like" his last sounds - but I find them compelling, I hear intense communication, and I keep listening and hearing more - so here is a case of a strong interest that has nothing to with "like" .


stormyrider - 11/24/2019 at 10:42 PM

Great topic.

I'll start by saying I like Phish and am a huge TTB fan (and DTB as well)

music that I tried to get into and couldn't

Beck

late 80s - 90s GD. I starting listening to them in 73, saw them from 78 - 94 and enjoyed them. September 91 was great. But I can't listen to that era now - has to be late 60s and 70s

Talking Heads - like some of their stuff but so much just doesn't connect

avant garde jazz - agree with Brer Rabbit. Love jazz - Coltrane, Miles, Monk, Parker. I listen to a lot and go to jazz clubs. I totally don't get late era Trane, Cecil Taylor, some electric Miles, Sun Rah.

music I never tried to get - metal, disco, rap / hip - hop




[Edited on 11/24/2019 by stormyrider]


Jerry - 11/24/2019 at 11:30 PM

I'm going to have to add my vote to TTB.

The Dead, well, if you're very mellow, or even seriously stoned, they work out ok.


Buckeye - 11/25/2019 at 01:39 PM

quote:

Jason Isbell I cant tell a good song from a bad song



Wow! SRV detractors too!!! Different strokes I guess but Jason is an Oasis in the desert for me.

I guess I'll swim against the stream and say The Who. Outside of Baba O'riley I don't get them. I have also tried to like several of today's 'jam bands'...Moe, Wlco, Phish, and they just bore me.


cyclone88 - 11/25/2019 at 02:31 PM

TTB
Dave Matthews
Metallica

quote:
Tried to like the laterJohn Coltrane. I like early Coltrane very much. I don't think I will ever "like" his last sounds - but I find them compelling, I hear intense communication, and I keep listening and hearing more - so here is a case of a strong interest that has nothing to with "like" .


I like Fretsman's description of "musical optimist" & I'm open to hearing new music. I was thinking about the thread a while back for recommendations as alternatives to old stuff. There was a lot of jazz. I try it in fits & starts & it never sticks. Serious question: do you have to sit down & really listen intensely repeatedly to get it? To quote a friend, a lot of it just sounds like musical masturbation.

[Edited on 11/25/2019 by cyclone88]


Stephen - 11/25/2019 at 02:38 PM

Many albums take awhile to grow on me - as always it depends on the listener


porkchopbob - 11/25/2019 at 02:59 PM

+1 Grateful Dead. I respect them, they obviously have their fans, and I dig a lot of their songs (Franklin's Tower, Sugaree, Tennessee Jed)...when someone else plays them (ABB, Susan, Levon). I play with a lot of Dead Heads some of them bring the same "ok is good enough" mentality to any music we play. Their music just never "peaks" it's always the same energy level.

Same with SRV. Lots of respect, I get it, I remember the 80s and how he reopened the door for blues-based rock musicians. But there is something about Texas-based blues that doesn't grab me, and (this is personal taste, I admit) there are about 3 Strat players I enjoy listening to, and 2 of them were in the Allman Bros. I never liked that brittle single coil sound (a warm Strat sound like Khruangbin I dig).

Grand Funk Railroad I will never understand. I'm like Bart Simpson listening to Homer, never sure if someone is serious when say they are a fan. I don't dislike their music, but they never seemed to separate themselves from a lot of their contemporaries to deserve such intense fandom of that period. And their fans seem to be the generation that grew up with them, I don't hear a lot of today's musicians reevaluating or being influenced by them the way you hear The Kinks or The Ramones as an influence. They are no frills rock, but I think that's why they haven't aged well - they don't have a unique sound.


porkchopbob - 11/25/2019 at 03:05 PM

quote:
I like Fretsman's description of "musical optimist" & I'm open to hearing new music. I was thinking about the thread a while back for recommendations as alternatives to old stuff. There was a lot of jazz. I try it in fits & starts & it never sticks. Serious question: do you have to sit down & really listen intensely repeatedly to get it? To quote a friend, a lot of it just sounds like musical masturbation.

Some of my favorite music "grew" on me, so I try to be open to everything as well. But if you've tried, why force it? I love me some Sun Ra and electric Miles, but I can't listen to it that often. You have to be in the right mood or head space. And later Coltrane I've tried and it gives me a headache. So, it's ok to just not dig it. It's not on you or the music, just not your thing.


DeadMallard - 11/25/2019 at 03:17 PM

quote:
(This thread is a personal f you to Steve Hoffman, who would never allow it, and banned me from his website for a similar thread. On that forum you get banned if you ever say you don't like stuff - FREE THE STEVE HOFFMAN PRISONERS!)

My list is endless. I really don't like most music. However, there is the music that for whatever reason you attempted to like, maybe even convinced yourself you liked it until she moved out, you found the record and smashed it with triumphant glee, and cranked your favorite sounds until the dishes piled up and the place got filthy and you realized it was your fault she left you damn slob. Point is, you never did like Nick Cave, or all the other music you tried to like, to be "in", or because you knew it was incredibly good and you felt dumb for hating it :

Joe Satriani - Flying in Blue Dream, tried. BARF, #1 for I feel dumb
Stevie Ray Vaughn - really really tried, saw live in 87, walked out
Jeff Beck - Thought I liked BBB and Wired, wore off quick.
TTB - didn't really try, loved DTB, so figured same for TTB but nope
CDB - actually liked at first, then that infernal sawing just got to me
Dave Matthews
Post-Garcia Dead
Phish, no wait I always hated them
Tom Waits - there, I said it
Jackson Brown - yep Jackson Brown
Bonnie Raitt - Thatll give em something to talk about
Gentle Giant
Genesis
Ok forget prog, I tried to like but only ended up liking a couple groups
Talking Heads - may not count cuz actually really liked but now don't
Ratt - weird one. I love to hate these guys
Def Leppard - What is wrong with me. I like Def Leppard. But they remain on list since this may be a permanent attempt to like.

Oh yeah how could I forget: BLUEGRASS - gave it my all, all that remains is a shudder of Deliverance horror.



[Edited on 11/23/2019 by BrerRabbit]


This is a hell of a good list with some exceptions like Jackson Browne and several others.


DeadMallard - 11/25/2019 at 03:56 PM

SRV: I have a love-hate thing with his music. I can only listen to 2-3 songs before the music starts to seem incredibly busy to me because of too many notes being played too fast.

I have a lot of his songs on mixed play lists. Incredible artist that I enjoy immensely in small doses.

Hate/Do not like list:

Pearl Jam: like the guitarist but songs irritate me.

Grateful Dead: I don't get it & never have with the exception of a few songs. What Duane, Dickey and Jaimoe ever heard in them is beyond me. I agree with Greg's take on them.

CDB: after Saddle Tramp I started losing interest. He's the other end of Steve Earle's politics which annoy me. I wish they'd both shut the "F***" up. Find something better to write and sing about than the 2 parasitic political parties.

Marshall Tucker after Tommy Caldwell died.


BrerRabbit - 11/25/2019 at 04:32 PM

quote:
I guess I'll swim against the stream and say The Who


Very interesting example for me. I am "trying to like " the Who right now, and it just sounds like kids shouting and banging on garbage cans.

Like many I cut my teeth and grew up on The Who. I did not like or love The Who, I WAS The Who.

Then in 2013 I did the guitars in a local production of Tommy. Great experience, enjoyed very, and the band was stellar.

Must have blown my Who fuse.



Stephen - 11/25/2019 at 06:04 PM

quote:
quote:
I guess I'll swim against the stream and say The Who


Very interesting example for me. I am "trying to like " the Who right now, and it just sounds like kids shouting and banging on garbage cans.

Like many I cut my teeth and grew up on The Who. I did not like or love The Who, I WAS The Who.

Then in 2013 I did the guitars in a local production of Tommy. Great experience, enjoyed very, and the band was stellar.

Must have blown my Who fuse.





Tried to like Face Dances & Itís Hard - same thing with the Deadís In The Dark & Built To Last
Loved Deep Purpleís 1984 reunion album Perfect Strangers - but, as much as I wanted to like its follow up, House of Blue Light.........

Brer do you know Endless Wire at all? Have never heard it before


BrerRabbit - 11/25/2019 at 06:12 PM

Have not heard Endless Wire - when/if my Who logjam breaks up I will give it a listen. Then again, maybe some new blood could cure my Whopostasy.


JimSheridan - 11/25/2019 at 07:28 PM

I have mixed feelings about Frank Zappa. I inherited about 20 CDs of his when a friend of mine went to all download / digitised versions of music. Obviously FZ is a monster musician, both in terms of composition and playing, and I like some of his stuff, but some of the jokey material is hokey, and some of the compositions sound more like an "interesting idea" rather than music that I enjoy. That being said, I REALLY loved Dweezil's "Hot Rats" show live, so go figure.

Son Volt's first album is really great, but everything after that doesn't strike me as interesting.

I like a lot of prog rock, and while Martin Barre is an excellent guitarist, I've never been able to fall in love with a lot of Jethro Tull's material.


dadof2 - 11/25/2019 at 07:32 PM

Great thread.
Marcus King-Iíd like him in the local bar but as a big time player...eh.
Devon Allman-I love the Allmans Betts band and try so hard to like Devonís sound...but loving Gregg is not a good reason.
Janis Joplin-each time I try it lasts a second before I give up.
Jefferson Airplane-just donít like the sound but I really dig Jorma /Jack.
Phish(lovedTrey with Derek),DMB,Moe,Widespread,etc.
John McLaughlin-I tried so hard to get into it.
SRV-I love the blues and wanted to like him so much but it never clicked.
I know Iím not supposed to say this but I rarely listen to anything Warren plays anymore. He was a favorite for many years but his playing is predictable and repetitive to the point of boredom. The Mule songs havenít stood the test of time for me and the lyrics are fairly juvenile. Blasphemy
I still love Warren as a human being and respect all he did with the Brothers.


porkchopbob - 11/25/2019 at 07:45 PM

quote:
Great thread.
Marcus King-Iíd like him in the local bar but as a big time player...eh.
Devon Allman-I love the Allmans Betts band and try so hard to like Devonís sound...but loving Gregg is not a good reason.
Janis Joplin-each time I try it lasts a second before I give up.
Jefferson Airplane-just donít like the sound but I really dig Jorma /Jack.
Phish(lovedTrey with Derek),DMB,Moe,Widespread,etc.
John McLaughlin-I tried so hard to get into it.
SRV-I love the blues and wanted to like him so much but it never clicked.
I know Iím not supposed to say this but I rarely listen to anything Warren plays anymore. He was a favorite for many years but his playing is predictable and repetitive to the point of boredom. The Mule songs havenít stood the test of time for me and the lyrics are fairly juvenile. Blasphemy
I still love Warren as a human being and respect all he did with the Brothers.

I actually agree with pretty much all of the above - really wanted to like Marcus King but his voice gets old fast. Same with Devon.

I never want to say anything bad about Warren because he means so much to the Allmans and keeps so much great music alive like the Last Waltz shows, but Mule and his solo stuff just isn't my bag. And agree regarding the lyrics - "Rockin' Horse" makes me cringe. They were right to leave it off of Where It All Begins.


BrerRabbit - 11/25/2019 at 07:48 PM

quote:
Janis Joplin-each time I try it lasts a second before I give up.


I forgot this one - probably my very first way way back "tried to like" - and she never took. I get it and enjoy the great hits, but don't own a Janis record. I dig blues, but can't take hearing actual real time agony, which is why I can't listen to Kurt Cobain or any other snuff audio.


dadof2 - 11/25/2019 at 08:25 PM

quote:
quote:
Great thread.
Marcus King-Iíd like him in the local bar but as a big time player...eh.
Devon Allman-I love the Allmans Betts band and try so hard to like Devonís sound...but loving Gregg is not a good reason.
Janis Joplin-each time I try it lasts a second before I give up.
Jefferson Airplane-just donít like the sound but I really dig Jorma /Jack.
Phish(lovedTrey with Derek),DMB,Moe,Widespread,etc.
John McLaughlin-I tried so hard to get into it.
SRV-I love the blues and wanted to like him so much but it never clicked.
I know Iím not supposed to say this but I rarely listen to anything Warren plays anymore. He was a favorite for many years but his playing is predictable and repetitive to the point of boredom. The Mule songs havenít stood the test of time for me and the lyrics are fairly juvenile. Blasphemy
I still love Warren as a human being and respect all he did with the Brothers.

I actually agree with pretty much all of the above - really wanted to like Marcus King but his voice gets old fast. Same with Devon.

I never want to say anything bad about Warren because he means so much to the Allmans and keeps so much great music alive like the Last Waltz shows, but Mule and his solo stuff just isn't my bag. And agree regarding the lyrics - "Rockin' Horse" makes me cringe. They were right to leave it off of Where It All Begins.


Agree with you that it hurts me to say anything negative about Warren.
But I should have complimented him for the great job heís doing with the Waltz.


Buckeye - 11/25/2019 at 09:18 PM

quote:

Marcus King-Iíd like him in the local bar but as a big time player...eh.



Oh, this is a good one! Great example. I can't take the voice but he is a talented player I'd probably enjoy in another band.


cyclone88 - 11/25/2019 at 10:14 PM

quote:
Great thread.
Janis Joplin-each time I try it lasts a second before I give up.

I'm a sucker for gravel voices so I like Janis & Tom Waites & Joe Cocker. Gregg still gives me chills sometimes; I love ABB but w/o his voice it wouldn't have been as great IMO.


dimplesjbc - 11/26/2019 at 02:40 AM

Bruce Springsteen I tried but not for me .
Guns & Roses I change stations anytime I here one of there songs come on .
Motley Crue
Van Halen Saw them twice early 80ís , had fun but have never owned there music .
Def Leppard
Dave Matthews
Foo Fighters
U2
Journey





cmgst34 - 11/26/2019 at 03:05 AM

Hereís one probably a bit different: Robert Randolph.

His playing is awesome and I wanted to like his stuff. But man, his albums bore me. Songs arenít that good, and itís just a chore to get through.

Goes to show you, all the chops in the world canít save a bad song.


jszfunk - 11/26/2019 at 01:20 PM

Its interesting to read how many takes on the TTB.

I really tried to like them, but just cant seem to get into it. I had they're latest in my car for about week, almost trying to force myself to listen and get it. More so hit or miss. I could probably make a nice cd mix from all of they're releases. I wish it was not that way, cause I just love Derek's tone. I would almost like to see them reduce that band down to just core members, singer,guitar,bass drums, keyboard. Keep it more raw. I do miss DTB.....maybe someday.


Never tried liking Springsteen...never will. Van Morrison falls into the same category. Buddy Guy is hard for me to listen to....hit or miss. I do like his Sweet Tea release though.

Modern country music over the last 25-30yrs....no way. That's a whole separate thread.

Never got....
Pearl Jam
SRV
DMB
Grateful Dead
Phish-very quirky
Probably any "Jam Band"


WarEagleRK - 11/26/2019 at 06:32 PM

To the original poster, there is a ton of negativity on the Hoffman forums inside of almost every thread. However, they don't like starting a thread that is a negative. I think that's what got you.

For my list, usually it is one thing that keeps me from being a fan...

Almost any prog or jam band. I want to like Phish because I think Trey is quite good, but you need some structure and they have several long jams that just peter out without any finish. For most other prog or jam bands, you need the song first, then the jam. I feel like many of them are missing the songs.

(I do like Widespread Panic, but I get when someone says they don't like John Bell's voice.)


Instrumental guitar shredders like Yngwie

Those early 00's Clive Davis directed Santana with "special guests" albums.

Post Peter Green Fleetwood Mac

Marcus King because of his voice

Blackberry Smoke because of their lyrics

James Taylor

I tried to like Zappa, and there are plenty of things I do like, but they are all mixed in with plenty that are just too out there for me.

Motley Crue could put out the greatest album ever, but will never listen to it. Any band who does a box set titled "Music To Crash Your Car To" after their singer had a car crash killing his friend doesn't deserve the time of day.



[Edited on 11/26/2019 by WarEagleRK]

[Edited on 11/26/2019 by WarEagleRK]


porkchopbob - 11/26/2019 at 07:17 PM

quote:
Hereís one probably a bit different: Robert Randolph.

His playing is awesome and I wanted to like his stuff. But man, his albums bore me. Songs arenít that good, and itís just a chore to get through.

Goes to show you, all the chops in the world canít save a bad song.

I'm with you here - incredibly talented but he overplays for my taste. Much prefer Roosevelt Collier.


BrerRabbit - 11/26/2019 at 07:27 PM

quote:
To the original poster, there is a ton of negativity on the Hoffman forums inside of almost every thread. However, they don't like starting a thread that is a negative. I think that's what got you.


It is a pretty strict forum over there. There was this creepy inner circle of thread police. I hung out on there a few weeks last summer, was relieved to get back over here to the land of the free.

One thing for sure, say one bad thing about the Doors, poof, thread disappears. I think Hoffman must have worked with the Doors.


matt05 - 11/26/2019 at 08:29 PM

quote:
quote:
To the original poster, there is a ton of negativity on the Hoffman forums inside of almost every thread. However, they don't like starting a thread that is a negative. I think that's what got you.


It is a pretty strict forum over there. There was this creepy inner circle of thread police. I hung out on there a few weeks last summer, was relieved to get back over here to the land of the free.

One thing for sure, say one bad thing about the Doors, poof, thread disappears. I think Hoffman must have worked with the Doors.



I've been on there for years. yes steve did some mixing for the doors. he was in a doors thread recently discussing it. however all signs point to another reason those threads get closed and it has to do with another member of the forum


BrerRabbit - 11/26/2019 at 10:05 PM

That is interesting. Would like to know whats behind this Doors thread censoring. ok, will delete my f u thing - stil the fact that I could post that shows Rowland is a thousand times cooler than SH.


matt05 - 11/27/2019 at 12:08 AM

quote:
That is interesting. Would like to know whats behind this Doors thread censoring. ok, will delete my f u thing - stil the fact that I could post that shows Rowland is a thousand times cooler than SH.


steve even made a comment he'd love to work with them again but his mastering doesn't seem to fit with the current managements plan.


we think another forum member gets upset with people critiquing the bands releases and just goes reporting a bunch of posts until the admins have no choice but to close the thread . if you make a negative complaint about doors products the member gets upset


amyjared - 11/28/2019 at 04:02 AM

Wow. I mean wow. Most of the folks on this list are my go-to favorites! Dead, Waits, Springsteen, Who, Zappa, Talking Heads, Janis, etc. They are all in my current rotation. Surprised, but I can understand, though. Along with classic rock and blues, I listen to rap, punk, bluegrass, etc. Tried opera but wasn't really doing it for me. Love old country (Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, etc.) but tried new country and couldn't do it, although I have mad respect for the guitar work of Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and a few others.

I'm not a Fleetwood Mac fan and I agree with The Dude when I say "I hate the #$%$ Eagles, man". Though I am a deadhead, I wasn't thrilled with Phish, Panic, Traveler, etc. Lastly, tried but never got into the hair metal bands.
All that being said, if I like a song, I like it. Sometimes I like songs by bands that I never got into.


ABBDutchFan - 11/28/2019 at 08:36 AM

I saw many bands / artists listed that i kinda like or really dig a lot.

Music i tried but still don't like / have limited appreciation for:

Grateful Dead
Phish
Def Leppard
Cheap Trick
Phil Collins
Metallica (> 1990)
U2 (> 1988)

Like(d) hardrock and heavy metal but ignored all those Eighties hairbands like Poison, Crue, Ratt, etc.)
I'm old school metal fan and never warmed up to all that Nu-metal.

In the past i gave these two a chance by buying their most famous album but never "got it":
Jeff Buckley
Marvin Gaye
(maybe the "time wasn't right")

What also just came to mind and falls into the "Blasphemy" category: Elvis Presley. I really like the music from the Fifties. Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Country. But i like all other big names from that era much more than Elvis (especially Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash).


Lee - 11/28/2019 at 12:26 PM

This is an interesting thread.

I totally agree with some comments, disagree with others. Springsteen is my all time favorite artist / musician / entertainer. There have been many posts about him on this site over the years saying they don't like him. Just an assumption but I wonder if people got hit over the head with him ever since the 80s. Just a thought.

I dated a girl years ago who was into Depeche Mode BIGTIME so I took her to a concert, It was one of the weirdest concert experiences of my life. I tried for a year, didn't get it. I can still listen to a song by them, just not my cup of tea.

Some might remember the G-3 tours of the late nineties featuring three guitarists. I went to all of them. Kenny Wayne Shepard and Jonny Lang were usually on them. I like them but I cannot stand Steve Vai who was on the tours. His screeching, thrash, whatever it is guitar just totally turns me off.

Tragically Hip. My wife dragged me to a show and I thought it was horrible. But I did try.

Radiohead. Saw them years ago when taken to a show by my friend. This was before they were so huge. Don't like them at all and don't understand the hub a bub.

Pearl Jam. See the post above.

And I agree one million percent with War Eagle's post on Widespread Panic. I could listen to an entire show of no lyrics.

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fender31 - 11/28/2019 at 01:54 PM

Joe Satriani, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, about all the jam bands.


Stephen - 11/28/2019 at 02:14 PM

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Joe Satriani, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, about all the jam bands.


Guessing Eric Johnson, Y. Malmsteen & Jeff Beck might just be on your list too -
how about those G3 summit players like John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola & Paco DeLucia too - cut from the same cloth - saw the latter 3ís G3 show back in the day (90s), they have a Live in SF recording out there too

Was super stoked about the Stills-Young studio release in 1976, but try as I might to like it......OK, not much else - the Crosby-Nash record from around then (Wind on the Water) was a much stronger release - surprisingly

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DeadMallard - 2/13/2020 at 01:41 PM

Rage Against The Machine


redhouse1969 - 2/13/2020 at 08:41 PM

TTB - To me it seems like they try to hard to be like Delaney & Bonnie or Derek & the Domino's...

I would rather just hear the originals do that music.


islalala - 2/13/2020 at 09:09 PM

The fervent disdain for TTB on this site continues to fascinate me. I'll see them a couple times a year if I can swing it.

Cool thread topic --- my list

Early Genesis / Gabriel - Too much genius for me I guess
Experimental era Miles Davis ( not including Bitches Brew which I dig ) --- life's too short to endure so much pain
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Unbelievably complex and intense, unbelievably soul-less
Rush --- I don't think I'm smart enough to appreciate them apparently
Umphrey's McGee - see Mahavishnu comments
King Crimson - still trying but feels a lot like early Genesis
The Band - never got the hype
Bela Fleck - gets old quick
Booker T & the MGs - after one or 2 hits, I lost interest quick
Pat Metheny - time for a nap







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74Jer - 2/14/2020 at 12:12 AM

Warren Haynes
Marcus King
Steely Dan
Blackberry Smoke


The_Newt - 2/14/2020 at 12:27 AM

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Marcus King-Iíd like him in the local bar but as a big time player...eh.



Oh, this is a good one! Great example. I can't take the voice but he is a talented player I'd probably enjoy in another band.

True, I can't stand his voice or JB of WSP. They all make Bob Dylan in 2020 sound like a good singer. But Marcus King's playing isn't bad but I would not pay a lot to see him, but overall his playing is boring and he tends to copy whoever he is touring with at the time.


The_Newt - 2/14/2020 at 01:08 AM

Ryan Adams. My friends who I went to lots of Allmans, dead, and phish shows with love his music, and we would listen to his CDs on the rides home from shows, bars, or parties and it was not bad but I never liked it enough to buy or listen to any of his music.

Nick Cave-boring.

moe.-saw them open up for the Allmans in Philadelphia in 2005, and they were very, very, boring. No improvisation and it was like listening to them on CD. We skipped them and just stayed in the lot drinking beer at the Scranton PA show.

Mars Volta-Again my friends loved them and would put on their CDs or albums but the music did nothing for me.

WSP-The playing isn't bad but I can't stand JB's voice at all.

Marcus King-See above for WSP.

Warren Haynes solo/modern day gov't mule the past decade or so-I bought Dose and saw early mule before Allen Woody overdosed on heroin, and went to more shows on other tours but the new songs suck, the covers which were always part of mule shows are now a parody of themselves and Warren's histrionics, and I have seen Warren and/or guests completely ruin and bring down the overall flow of songs or setlist/vibe/energy of shows with covers or badly placed songs. The overall band does not play nearly as well as they once did and my friends and I are done with them.

TTB-They are not bad but I have no desire to see them live again. Susan sings and plays way too much, and they are basically completely copying the early late 1960s and early 1970s roots rock bands, shows are very boring, and pretty much all the same.

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playallnite - 2/14/2020 at 03:56 AM

Savoy Brown-Yes but Foghat-no, TTB in one ear out the other, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, never got Springsteen, post Dead 95, Alice Cooper, Blackberry Smoke (cashin in on that southern thing), Mother of Invention, Beach Boys, I could go on forever as I'm sure everyone can too.


playallnite - 2/14/2020 at 03:57 AM

Savoy Brown-Yes but Foghat-no, TTB in one ear out the other, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, never got Springsteen, post Dead 95, Alice Cooper, Blackberry Smoke (cashin in on that southern thing), Mother of Invention, Beach Boys, I could go on forever as I'm sure everyone can too.


piacere - 2/14/2020 at 10:56 AM

Top of the list, easily, Grateful Dead.

A few other bands/musicians/genres but it's quite a list and nobody gives a sh!t anyway.


porkchopbob - 2/14/2020 at 01:47 PM

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The fervent disdain for TTB on this site continues to fascinate me. I'll see them a couple times a year if I can swing it.

It's interesting since their facebook fan page is one of the most diehard fan pages, and crowds at their shows have been pretty intense.
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the covers which were always part of mule shows are now a parody of themselves and Warren's histrionics

At a recent Wanee, Warren performed an intense, almost darkly serious, dub version of Steve Miller's "The Joker". It was awful.


BrerRabbit - 2/14/2020 at 03:05 PM

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At a recent Wanee, Warren performed an intense, almost darkly serious, dub version of Steve Miller's "The Joker". It was awful


This is disturbing to me and I can't pinpoint why.


AlPaul - 2/14/2020 at 03:41 PM

This is a fun thread. I can't listen to much Jeff Beck after Blow by Blow and Wired, which costs me guitar guy cred, but whatever. I'm basically blues and jazz based in my taste. Prog rock is a pretty much total no go for me, with a few notable exceptions and I can't listen to Rush at all. Any combination of opera and rock should never have happened. I saw Dream Theater at Roseland once and was so digging the first 5 minutes, then the singer came in. Yikes. Yngwie is terrific for 2 songs.

I get the thing about SRV being to many notes, and I originally felt the same way, but saw a life-changing show at 1990 JazzFest that made me reevaluate everything and having gotten super deep into him over the past few years for obvious reasons... there's a lot of material that transcends that. and he was a great, underrated singer IMHO.

Porkchop - the reason "Rockin Horse" was left of the album is Warren wrote it for Gregg, who read the lyrics and said, "I ain't singing this." I think in context, those lyrics are actually pretty good.


BrerRabbit - 2/14/2020 at 04:04 PM

"I ain't singing this."

lol.


porkchopbob - 2/14/2020 at 05:17 PM

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Porkchop - the reason "Rockin Horse" was left of the album is Warren wrote it for Gregg, who read the lyrics and said, "I ain't singing this." I think in context, those lyrics are actually pretty good.

Oh, you heard blackey's story about that too? I kid

Different strokes, I know a lot of people love that song. To me the lyrics aren't as poetic or original as the other 12 songs on the topic from Where It All Begins


MarkRamsey - 2/14/2020 at 09:42 PM

AlPaul, you pretty much nailed it for me. Rush, Yngwie, prog generally all make me want to hurl.


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