Alice in Chains
im a guided fool now
Obsessively rectified recently.
New Order- i had 'Substance' and 'Movement' for years but had never really ventured further until fairly recently.
well Offspring were good for a bit, Smash is still a topper
Or something, I don't really know.
RHCP are perfectly fine so long as you avoid anything they released after One Hot Minute.
apart from that one song
such a tune man
Not even kidding :(
Waited far too long to give them a serious listen.
Hated Over and Over and still do, but recently realised that almost everything else they've ever recorded is ace.
i did the same thing
I mean, I always had his greatest hits, and was a fan of all of his well known songs, but it was a long time before I actually listened to any of his albums in their entirety. I started off with Diamond dogs and I couldn't believe what I'd been missing.
Also, Radiohead. I turned my nose up at them for years. It was only when Amnesiac came out that I decided to start listening to them.
Started with Ziggy, and then got the Man Who Sold the World. Both stunning albums and I'm really looking forward to discovering more...
I'm jealous mate. Wish I could re-discover his music again!
Twenty years ago I didn't like the sound of 'ethereal' that they were always tagged with, and most things I'd seen written about them since compounded my assumption that their music would be a bit boring.
Recently bought 'Treasure' in the HMV sale - it's absolutely amazing.
YEAH, I FUCKING WENT THERE
thought they were some shitty emo band, saw them at Reading 2007, quickly changed my mind.
NIN are one of those bands that have stayed with me through most of my life; I was 10 when Head Like A Hole came out and I wish I could hear it for the first time all over again. Up to that point I liked R.E.M. and Billy Joel. A wonderous new musical vista opened up for me...
and the name
and the logo
Avoided them because they weren't "cool". Then listened to A New World Record and realised tbey were ace. They've at least four classic albums.
one of my favourite bands. Time is my favourite album of theirs though it's very different to much of their earlier output. A New World Record, Face the Music, Out of the Blue and Eldorado are all classic as well.
The Libertines - Absolutely hated them in school/sixth form cos the trendy lad wankers liked them. Then downloaded Up the Bracket a couple of years ago and rinsed the hell out of it for a couple of weeks straight.
Eels - fuck knows why, now he's up there with my all time favourite songwriters.
The White Stripes - I'm a prick, seriously White Blood Cells, De Stijl and Elephant knock my balls in.
just didn't think they would be that interesting or special for some reason, and then I heard Marquee Moon. Quickly reversed that opinion
phillip glass.had this horrible picture in my head of him being the ultimate in wanky self obsessed mumbo jumbo.....i was wrong
the walkmen.thought they were a one song wonder(the rat)also was not keen on the post punk revival at all,so i hated them......i was wrong..again
Not sure why I hated him growing up but after hearing Black Sweat a few years ago I eventually grew to love his amaizing awesomeness.
Already been mentioned above somewhere, but only when I saw them on Jools Holland in 2001 did it click how great they actually are.
I assumed he sounded like Eric Clapton.
Always dismissed it as pure cheese & the 1960s/70s equivalent of SAW. Then after having my heart broken in 1997 I heard Walk Away Renee by the Four Tops in the pub one night & it suddenly clicked, & I became obsessed with the stuff, even going so far as putting on Vietnam's first Motown/Northern Soul night in 2008. What a misguided fool I was.
built to spill.
The Mountain Goats
If you know me, you know that this is the most ridiculous thing possible, but I didn't care about those bands at all for awhile. In the case of The Knife, I straight-up hated them for a few years. Mountain Goats are a lesser example of this, because I picked up Ghana and thought that's what he actually sounded like normally. I didn't know it was an odds-and-ends collection.
I thought they were a terrible goth band, due to the name.
Television - just assumed they were shit because of the bands who say they were influenced by them, bought Marquee Moon on a whim and loved it.
...but I'm glad I learnt the difference. MBV are one of my favourite bands now. I try not to judge artists too much on their names, although I still get put off by those with swear words in them. Not because its lewd or offensive, but because I always feel like they're trying too hard to get attention, like a small child tugging at their parents sleeve.
Though there are a few bands with obscenities in their names that are great. Holy Fuck, Fuck Buttons, Starfucker - all awesome.
At least Starfucker tried to change their name, but it didn't work.
Having only heard shite like Hey Jude.
Disco (70s era)
The Ramones (thought they were some sort of dumb joke band until the penny dropped)
you overlooked rhcp, oasis, alice in chains & offspring & you're beating yourself up over that? what did you USUALLY pay attention to?
my friend when i was 13 was into red house painters and current 93. i listened to 'where the long shadows fall' and after that didnt bother with either cos i was young and foolish and thought it was 'weird'. obviously mark kozelek sounds nothing like current 93 and i was an idiot and had the wrongest attitude to music possible. i now really like both.
I was put off by them for years as I'd only heard the more well known songs. Just found them a bit annoying and overly poppy. Then I heard Electro Shock Blues and loved it. Can't stop listening to them now.
The trains didn't run late enough. I might try and get to the Brighton one on Monday. I hate being reliant on public transport!
Too hung up on childish memories of 'hot dog, jumping frog, Alburqueque' - not realising any of the tongue-in-cheek lyrical play and subversive brilliance of *that*, let alone the rest...
For so long I lumped them in with Limp Bizkit, Korn, etc and just steered well clear. Then I heard the second half of White Pony being played in a record shop one day, and everything changed. They're now one of my favourites.