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« on: May 07, 2020, 03:38:28 PM »

Which band or singer just doesnít do it for you ? Leaves you cold, disinterested or a band that you simply cannot connect to
even  tho they might be popular and revered throughout the land...

For me itís Queen.... I never liked them when I was young and to this day I just donít get them. Mercuryís vocals kill
it for me for starters..

Also Bruce Springsteen. Iíve really tried with him, listened to all his early stuff etc but he just donít  move me. Heís a
one trick pony to my ears... Itís not that I think heís $#!t or anything... but his music moves me not one bit..
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 04:18:28 PM »

Wow.  Very interesting topic, Gant.  First, Iíd like to comment on Queen and Springsteen.  Not for conflict or to sway opinion.  Rather, to give my perspective.  I admit it took me years to appreciate Queen.  I picked up greatest hits compilations of Queen and The Who in 2009 and played them repeatedly for a long time.  Before that, I knew and liked them, but these were an awakening for me. 

As for Freddie Mercury, like Springsteen I guess his singing is an acquired taste.  To me, Mercury is one of the all time greatest Rock music vocalists.  Not my favorite, but incredible nevertheless.  As for Bruce, Born In The U.S.A. spawned a number of hits and for the first time I bought an album by The Boss.  Much as I still enjoy it, my curiosity wouldnít be piqued again until 1995, when I picked up a greatest hits cd by him and one by Tom Petty.  I still enjoy those very much, too.  Again, many a year would pass before Iíd bother again, but was curious about Bruceís Western Stars and consider it a masterpiece.

Second, Iíll comment on what I donít get.  Rap music.  Never have, never will.  To me, itís  the least entertaining of all musical genres.  Justin Bieber.  Just donít care for his music.


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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 10:22:00 PM »

Well put Jed... Unfortunately thereís something about Queen that actually irritates me and never more so than at Live Aid... that performance was a real turn off for me. Iíll admit Iím not a big ďrockĒ guy but thereís something about Freddieís mock opera style of singing that really grates. Also the guitaristís fiddly diddly style of playing .... not one ounce of nuance or subtlety in the whole band..
I find Led Zepplin the same because of Robert Plants voice tho I do appreciate the amazing musicianship and songwriting... light years ahead of Queen

As for Springsteen I donít dislike him... and Iíve really tried ( as so many people obviously rate him very highly ) but I just canít get it..
I hated the bombast of Born in the USA album but Iíve listened to his first three albums and can only find them mediocre,,

I do realise of course that Iím in a tiny minority when it comes to my thoughts on these artists. Remember, this is a guy who loves Firefox 😃

Apparently there are people out there who donít ď getĒ The Beatles... now that is simply ludicrous.. 🤣🤣

Ps... I only really like about 4 songs by The Who...

Justin Beiber.... whoís he ??  😉
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 01:35:01 AM »

The Rolling Stones. Apart from their singles and a couple other songs, I can't stand their music. I've tried to like a few of their albums, like Exile on Main Street and Let It Bleed, but they're awful. And I can't stand Keith Richards. So there's that.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 02:29:57 PM »

I also can't stand rap. The only rap song that I've ever liked is "Gangsta's Paradise," and that's only because it has a very positive message. I also can't listen to heavy metal music.

As for artists, I'm pretty musically illiterate, so I wouldn't really know who to choose, but Lady Gaga comes to mind. I thought she sounded good in "A Star is Born," but I've never been able to tolerate her actual music that she makes in real life.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 10:54:35 PM »

I also can't stand rap. The only rap song that I've ever liked is "Gangsta's Paradise," and that's only because it has a very positive message.

That's my favorite rap song. I also like some early rap, like MC Hammer. But the hip hop/gangsta rap -- I can't tolerate it.

I'm sure there are dozens of bands that I don't get, but all I can think of right now is Air Supply.  ;D  It's late and I'm drawing a blank.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 04:05:22 AM »

The whole rap/ hip hop thing kinda passed me by when it went mainstream in the 80ís. I was already getting pretty immersed
in Jazz at the time, tho now I hear things from that period that Iím liking so Iím gradually going back and listening to the early rap stuff and investigating it..

But more than musical genres. I was interested to hear of bands or artists that you really arenít keen on that are obviously very popular..   
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 10:21:34 AM »

I've had Sirius radio for a little while now (but may get rid of it soon), and I've enjoyed listening to LL Cool J's Rock the Bells station, which is all about hip hop from the 80s and 90s (maybe some newer stuff too). I like rap from that time period. I'm not crazy about a lot of the newer stuff I've heard.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 05:56:40 AM »

How could I forget?.... Yoko Ono!

Man!  Just no artistic, entertainment value whatsoever.  Not one iota!  Just completely horrible.  I canít tolerate anything by her.  Itís a struggle listening to her & John Lennonís ďSunday Bloody SundayĒ recording.


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