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...and I have to say it, I'm not a big fan of The Who.
Bands I don't detest but feel no compulsion to explore further based on what I've heard to-date:
The Smiths (voice)
The Sex Pistols
That'll do for now.
Insulting Morrissey's voice is akin to high treason
I like How Soon Is Now, but mainly for the guitar effect.
but it's largely obscured by the sheer volume of their output.
The Clash were and are still a good band.
just that I'm not a fan
They broke up nearly 30 years ago mate.
would probably be enough for them.
I should have thought of that (classic of my era anyway)
old rock music is mostly terrible, tbh
dunno why it's weirdly become normal for indie diy punks to listen to The Who, Bruce Springsteen and The Beatles but I don't like it
if so aye I agree man. I like (the) Constantines though and they are canny Springsteen
I liked Nebraska, but that's about it for old Forsyth
the boss only the last few years
everyone's always inexplicably liked the beatles
would like The Beatles. What's the appeal?!
For goodness sake, noise_ramones... for goodness sake.
revolution 9 is ok I guess
just not arsed at all. I quite like the Rolling Stones and Bowie, but I can't get into their "good" studio albums at all.
but couldn't be arsed with the rest. I knew a lot of engineers at Uni who were devotees to the whole catalogue.
Is pretty great too
Pretty much any band from the eighties
Most of them really, not through contraryism or anything, just because most of their output has progressed to the point where I can't really be objective about it as music any more or something maybe?
I didn't *get* Springteen until i saw him last year, and he simply blew me away.
the rolling stones, the beatles, led zeppelin, pink floyd, the who, the clash, abba, queen, t rex, bob dylan, the doors, jeff buckley, nirvana
[something about indie points]
he's one of those guys that I can understand grinds on people, but if you take him as he is and ignore his status in musical history (as little old me did when my folks played him years ago when I was a nipper) listening to his music I can't help but fall in love with him as an artist.
these people are of course idiots though! ;)
i will second Abba then. They seem to have got this new rep as being untouchable.
They sound like shit to me
But they've got some pretty awesome tunes, can kinda see how they've got such status.
...and my mum would play them all the time and I hate them now. Awful.
Sorry, I hate being negative about music. But I just don't get them. Have listend to that legendary live album, to Tommy, Quadrophenia, Who's Next etc.
Some of their other contemporaries, I can get why people liked them at their peak, even if I don't.
But I just see absolutely nothing worthy of interest there.
Anyone of their time care to explain (genuine question)?
Get one of their compilations and enjoy the early amphetamine buzz mod singles, up until 1970 or so.
Although tried listening to Tommy and Quadrophenia all the way through once and it was awful.
...but as I mentioned in a thread about them the other week, caught them live at Roskilde a few years back and they were surprisingly enjoyable live.
and jimi hendrix are the main ones for me.
maybe one day i'll get it but haven't as yet and i suppose i've been listening to music for about 30 years now.
and not thinking it was the greatest peice of music ever performed
It amazing how many times The Who crop up. I don't get them. I have Live at Leeds, Who's Next and Quadrowotsit.. Great drummer though.
Most people agree that Queen are shit (unless you are a Muse fan)
Otherwise the Stones after the mid 70s and Pink Floyd after the Wall are poor.
I'm also prepared to lose indie points by saying Sonic Youth but then I'm not massive on 'noise'.
Only ever been one band I felt the need to actively dislike, but I could say bar a few odd songs (like some zombies output) I'm not a huge fan of anything pre-85 ish - perhaps it's because I'm old, I feel I heard it enough in my youth, long live the future.
It never really moved me. Is it still worth checking out the Syd Barrett era?
I've found a lot of Barrett-only fans to inexplicably hate everything after Barrett (hero worship if there ever was one). Be sure to get the mono version as it is vastly superior to the stereo version.
and also: fleetwood mac
but them along with gold prospector Folk being integrated into Indie generally baffles me. I can't think of a more boring sound to get excited over.
I really don't think they've aged well... lyrics sound a bit dated, a bit cheap, a bit agit-prop. Their music just all seems a bit thrown together somehow, nothing seems particularly cohesive, certainly not innovative...there were a lot of other bands who really progressed musically while retaining their ethos and the Clash never did that.
But in the mid 70s nobody was trying very hard with music (apart from the likes of Emerson, Lake and Palmer... I guess in completely the wrong way.)
And Eric Clapton generally. He's the world's most boring guitarist.
I appreciate he can play pretty well and i quite like the unplugged record but that aside i too find him really boring.
I never understood the cult of Clapton. Especially as his era overlapped with Hendrix, "Clapton is God" was common graffiti way back. Dull and uninspiring. Cream were awful and his solo stuff was coke adled MOR. Layla is shit too.
Bunch of racist homophobes who vote UKIP
(not all legendary, but still)
The Rolling Stones
They're beyond dreadful
The Rolling Stones
but you really need to listen to Exile On Main St before you decide you don't like The Rolling Stones
I find their legendary status baffling. Morrison was a shit poet/singer who bought a bit of controversy. The music has dated badly.
The gulf between their good stuff and their bad stuff must be pretty much the biggest of any major band...
Worst. Fucking. Band. Ever.
... and Beefheart
can't handle this one
But probably Pink Floyd topping my list.
that people here are saying they don't get Bob Dylan or The Beatles or David Bowie when most of them listen to Perfect Pussy and Frank Ocean and shit. I don't know. What are the wanky buzz bands you're all into now?
On the other hand, anyone that says The Beatles is just trolling. Which isn't to say that they didn't make some rubbish...
But weird my generation's most potent memory of him was when he did that song with the bloke from Matchbox freakin' 20.
I h8 the fuckin Eagles man. They are shit.
Steely Dan. Garden variety perverts.
pretending to be led zeppelin
Definitely them if so
(whispers in case mrs knees hears) bob dylan (he's ok though)
Songs ruined by that awful voice of Robert Plant...
Great songwriter but there's nothing that's really grabbed me. Am I going about it the wrong way?
like what the hell is wrong with pink floyd or the clash? used to say queen were shit but now i am totally over that and can understand why people like them.
not really familiar with their catalogue, but fuck those 4 or 5 songs.
Led Zeppelin hate I can understand, though I disagree. Pink Floyd hate is inexcusable though.
Clapton and The Who are probably my least fav of the bunch but even they had some stuff I've liked at one point.