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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 02:32 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.

 

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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 02:45 PM
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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.

 

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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 02:48 PM
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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.

 

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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.

 

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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 04:18 PM
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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.

 

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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 05:14 PM
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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.

 

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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 09:40 PM
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
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  posted on 11/25/2019 at 10:05 PM
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.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 08:20 AM
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"

 

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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 01:32 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.



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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 02:17 PM
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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.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 02:27 PM
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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.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 03:29 PM
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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

 

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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 05:05 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.
 

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  posted on 11/26/2019 at 07:08 PM
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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

 

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  posted on 11/27/2019 at 11:02 PM
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.

 

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  posted on 11/28/2019 at 03:36 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).

 

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  posted on 11/28/2019 at 07:26 AM
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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  posted on 11/28/2019 at 08:54 AM
Joe Satriani, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, about all the jam bands.
 

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  posted on 11/28/2019 at 09:14 AM
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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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Rage Against The Machine
 

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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.

 

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  posted on 2/13/2020 at 04:09 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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  posted on 2/13/2020 at 07:12 PM
Warren Haynes
Marcus King
Steely Dan
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  posted on 2/13/2020 at 07:27 PM
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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.

 

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