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why would they?
rating was the result of a v.long thread based on some virtual guff saying they were a "great band". I mean, really. I'll give Quoasis a nod for old times sake but OCS? Fuck me.
I am not saying Dead Kennedys aren't good. Reread the post and read the actual words not the Magic Eye version your tunnel vision mind is conjuring up.
you actually make it clear what you are asking
sort of undermined myself there
by your own petard.
I'd credit you with some intelligence.
ask to be born!"
(to look cool)
you think everyone that says they like them, doesnt?
so im asking
That's not wot I writ is it?
In my experience, and straw poll of real actual live people, these came up several times as the bands folk have either tried/pretended to like or encountered folk who have blah blah blah you fill in the rest. Joy Division too.
i just didnt know what he meant
i doubt they would pretend to like opeth
I like two of those!
When I was about 15 and my friends were into Black Metal, I am sure that they used to pretend to like some real unlistenable shit. Now I'm not saying that Black Metal is all bad per se, but I really doubt anybody genuinely likes Bathory or Burzum. Horrible racket and awfully recorded. It's just the OMG DOOM SATAN ACTUAL MURDERERZZ factor, surely.
Yeah, I genuinely like Burzum...well some of his stuff at least. And awful recordings are a staple of many black metal bands, separates your Urgehal's from your Dimmu Borgir's.
I like the idea better than the result, but sometimes I really can enjoy them. Grimm Robe is pretty good.
I'd much rather listen to Earth though.
I have to say though the boris collab is amazing
without a doubt
to be very highly strung. It's ok to gabble about crap on a messageboard. It won't affect your real life.
Who do you pretend to like then? C'mon, you can tell us. We won't judge you.
NME writers dined off that line for about three years.
that nothing really sounds like Gang Of Four, because Gang Of Four were so utterly clinical, charmless and lacking in melody or anything else which would make listening to them enjoyable that no-one else has ever actually wanted to sound that much like them at all.
Have you actually heard any Gang Of Four? They're hardly hardly inaccessible. I'm not really a fan, I find them a bit formulaic, but they're not really a difficult band.
What are you on?
They're a really immediate band. Holiday in Cambodia is practically a pop song.
of them aren't you?
Pretend to like folk I mean,not a member of the Dead Kennedys. Also, you are missing the point. I am not making a comment on the quality of the acts. Duh.
but people do pretend to like 'cool bands' to make other people think they are cool. its a fact.
like a brick wall.
can't understand simple literal /linear comments you must get a fucking killer migraine if ever you read something with subtext.
Do you listen to a lot of Oasis?
I know lots of people do like Dylan but I bet there's plenty who don't even listen to the man but insist on telling people how great he is and how much they love him.
and probably overstate just how much they like them
ITS NOT ITS NOT ITS NOT
*BURIES HEAD IN SAND*
and i was going to ask her if she liked them... but i dont think she did.
and she loved them as much as you do?
would have been lovely! They could have fallen in love, all because of Black Flag.
so thats not bad. I think the girl ar reading was one of those hipster types though, she had leggings on with no skirt or anything.
Please don't get me started on this!
I'm so agreeing with the point you haven't made.
you know you want to
liking punk being seen as cool by some people, and stuff like that too
reckon they've sold more t-shirts than records?
but with a certain section of people, id say yeah
I once pretended to like Belle and Sebastian to impress this girl.
Another time I pretended to be bummed out I couldn't go to a Futureheads gig. That was a different girl.
you get tops or fingers at least for effort?
It is pretty ambiguous.
However, given that I understand your intention I'd take issue with DK.
I don't see them being anything like as likely a choice as Beefheart, in fact I don't see them as likely at all.
Still, you're entitled to your opinion or something like that.
Any scientist of music would conclude that.
chorus from one of my band's songs was "We don't like Autechre as much as we pretend to"
This somehow seems appropriate
and fucktherave must be a complete fucktard if he doesn't understand the question, either that or he's arguing for the sake of it.
Please don't remind me of him.
They were/are shit I cannot abide anyone who thinks otherwise, open your fucking ears!
Plus I have never got The Smiths, you can write as clever or poignant lyrics as you like, if it is played over gash it will be gash.
I did say I liked this band Kenickie once to get to snog a girl, but then again she was the singer so I couldn't say her band was shit.
Who hates The Fall and The Smiths is lower than the lowest thing I can think of.
If you really did get to snog Lauren Laverne there is no justice in the world
theres clearly an ambiguity there, and i was asking him to clarify the question as it could be
a) bands that no one actually likes, but loads of people pretend to
b) bands that some people like, but some people who dont like them pretend they like.
i know theres a subtle difference and your stupid fucking mind probably didnt pick that up, but im beyond allowing it, so go die in a hole you worthless sack of shit
NO-ONE LIKED UK GARAGE AT THE TIME WHEN WE WERE 16, SO WHY NOW?
But there were a terrible band that I positively despised who reissued all their past records a year or so back. One had a bright red cover and the other a greenish one with loads of horrible imagery on it. No discernible songs, tunes, ideas or talent yet they get critically lauded like you wouldn't believe.
The Replicants? The rememberists? Somthing like that...
God I hated those records
everyone says they like them, but I think a lot of those people actually only like a few songs and couldn't hack a full record. For real.
The correct answer is; Prince.
but ask every person in the street with a Goo t-shirt if they do too. If they really do.
I don't like them, I LOVE them.
id go with that one. people i know have a t shirt before actually listening to the band. i told them what fucking idiots they were naturally
It seems fashionable for people to namedrop him as an influence or an inspiration. Same can be applied to Nirvana really.
a lot of it is fucking immense and he's a fucking great guitarist!
are the other way round - everyone likes them but pretends not to...
Is fucking brilliant!
Average at best, not to mention the totally dodgy politics.
Still, Andy Gill's production on Social Dancing by BIS was top notch.
but I've had suspicions about whether certain people actually really like:
- Xiu Xiu
- Andrew WK
- Tilly and the Wall (and other twee business)
You people are ruining First Wednesday for me.
You were banging on about him before it became a 'thing' on here.
Half Man Half Biscuit
My Morning Jacket
is the queen of pretention. Her favourite bands on myspace include:
unless you've seen them live/own a cd
should be allowed to own a t-shirt. The true spirit of modern rocknroll.
has been so hot right now for the last few months.
The Ramones' songs all pretty much sound the same anyway.
Shame on you
if you hear a song by them, you should like them. theyre the funniest band ever
just name a band you don't get and accuse everyone else of pretending to like them just to spite you!
Here's one then everybody: JESUS AND MARY CHAIN. Yeah, I said it - you're all just pretending to like them because you're all like, 'ooh, they've subverted simple pop melodies with their challenging feedbacky ways' when in fact they're just a boring band with one idea and one tune and one lyric about sugar and honey.
thats a perfect example :D
Son of Dork rofl.
I agree with the Sonic Youth sentiment, they have been plugging that mule for 20yrs and it hasn't got much better than Goo ever.
The Beatles are a big gripe for me. All the debates on whether they are the greatest boyband of all time, manufactured, or moulded. I just don't dig their stuff, same goes for The Doors, and Beach Boys.
I wouldn't ever say I have liked them.
You all like Fightstar though but you can't bring yourself to admit it
are perfect if you're 14, especially if you're a boy and you take yourself a bit too seriously. If you're still listening to them above the age of 16 you've got serious problems
when really we all know you're just saying it because it's not cool to say you spend all day listening to Sigur Ros
GSYBE - where are the tunes??
I went to see Mogwai once, and I was with this bloke who kept telling me how he loved them all the way to the gig.
He went on to chat this girl up through the whole show.
but the facts are that there are people out there that wear ramones/led zep/mc5/iron maiden tshirts and have most likely not heard more than a song or two by them.
See also Death Cab shows where the teens in attendence chat and socialise rather than watch the band, it's about being at the show and being able to say you were at the show rather than, duh, enjoying the show... am tempted to lump Radiohead into a similar demographic:
"yeh, saw radiohead over the weekend"
"they're a bit arty innit?"
"yeh but massive choons!"
"show any good?"
"dunno mate. was wankered."
"I luv the valley is awesome!, lets go see them live!"