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Title: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: nimrod on August 02, 2012, 01:03:45 AM
Was working with a woman last week who had great taste in music, but she just 'didn't get' The Beach Boys, she knew she should like them, but just didn't and couldn't explain why.

I'm the same with REM & U2. I just don't like them.
So what great bands do you just 'not get?'
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: tkitna on August 02, 2012, 01:48:08 AM
Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, CCR, Eagles, Queen, AC/DC, Van Morrison, Nirvana.

Cant stand any of them.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2012, 02:09:21 AM
"Different strokes for different folks."  I guess that sums it up.

I was a reporter on my college newspaper.  I had a great beat...The Music Scene.  And I got to interview a lot of the performers.  One night, I was sent to a concert where Van Morrison was opening for the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.  The audience was a New Riders crowd and was booing Van Morrison continuously.  In the middle of a song, Mr. Morrison stopped singing and let his microphone hit the stage floor with a resounding THUD.  Then he just walked off stage.

I was looking forward to interviewing him after his act, but he left the theater.


Them - Gloria (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_j7i_ZVfxw#)
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on August 02, 2012, 02:25:49 AM
Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin may be the greatest bands that I don't like, but I still respect them. I don't like Queen as well, but I don't respect them that much.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: stevie on August 02, 2012, 02:58:23 AM
I loathe  U2.  They used to be great up until about 1993. Then they began bringing out rubbish

I'm don't mind Floyd but I have none of their albums. Same with the Eagles.

I loathe Coldplay with a passion but they aren't in the same league as the great bands anyway
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Mairi on August 02, 2012, 04:16:54 AM
I hate the Eagles. But, they are not a great band.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2012, 04:55:37 AM
I hate the Eagles. But, they are not a great band.


They wrote the greatest break-up song ever!


Already Gone   The Eagles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCPccFQHWA#)


Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2012, 05:25:34 AM
^

2:03

Some pretty fine guitar harmony right there!
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Dmitry on August 02, 2012, 05:33:06 AM
I hate the Eagles. But, they are not a great band.

I hate the Kiss, that's why they are not a great band  ha2ha

We should create topic like `Not great bands which you hate'  ;D
or `Not great bands which you love'

Oh! And I also don't like U2 at all, and they are not great band too, just too much popular  roll:)
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2012, 05:48:05 AM
I hate the Kiss, that's why they are not a great band  ha2ha

Quod erat demonstrandum.   ;)
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: tkitna on August 02, 2012, 06:55:00 AM
I hate the Kiss, that's why they are not a great band  ha2ha

I dont hate KISS, but I agree with this. I still dont think they would have ever made it if not for the makeup and shock value of it all. They just werent that good.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Bobber on August 02, 2012, 07:10:22 AM
I can't listen to Pink Floyd. It doesn't do anything for me.
Dire Straits is another band that a lot of people seem to like. I turn it off immediately.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: tkitna on August 02, 2012, 07:59:02 AM
I dont like Dire Straits either.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: nimrod on August 02, 2012, 08:01:12 AM
Cant stand the Ramones or Genesis post 80's

Detest Phil Collins and Simply Red
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Sir John Johns on August 02, 2012, 08:13:06 PM
If I don't like a band I don't consider them 'great'
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: stevie on August 02, 2012, 09:12:47 PM
Cant stand the Ramones or Genesis post 80's

Detest Phil Collins and Simply Red

Nim, you don't have to actually mention you detest Phil Collins...

98 % of the world's population does
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Klang on August 02, 2012, 09:22:01 PM

Odd, I was thinking earlier today about KISS - how little I think of them - before I saw this thread.

U2 also. Every song sounds the same to me.

REM - a few catchy tunes, but overall...feh!

I agree with a lot of comments here. I do think The Eagles do what they do pretty well, for that genre. One thing I'll say, they do a good show. Worked crew for one of their gigs a few years ago and they played 3+ hours pitch perfect. Joe Walsh's solo and James Gang catalog thrown in, too. They've been played to death on the radio, though. Way overexposed. A never-ending elevator ride.

  :P

Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 02, 2012, 10:53:33 PM
Led Zep
Journey
Nirvana
Sex Pistols
Jefferson Starship
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: blmeanie on August 02, 2012, 10:57:47 PM
to each his own, almost every "hate" you all have mentioned has generated something I like, maybe Kiss is the exception

Dire Straits is the other mentioned previously that I will turn immediately.  Bob Segar is no "great" but I will physically slam whatever device starts playing that crap.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: nimrod on August 02, 2012, 11:49:42 PM
Nim, you don't have to actually mention you detest Phil Collins...

98 % of the world's population does

haha
I went completely off him when I heard him singing about homeless people, meanwhile he had an empty castle in Scotland, house in Switzerland, London and America

So what I want to know is, who the hell DOES like U2, they are one of the biggest selling bands of all time, somebody must like them ??
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: tkitna on August 03, 2012, 12:32:07 AM
I like U2 and Phil Collins. (http://th146.photobucket.com/albums/r251/xyzero123/th_shrug_n.gif)

blmeanie mentioned Bob Seger and I agree. I have actually left places where bands did one of his covers because I detest him so much.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Mairi on August 03, 2012, 02:04:59 AM
I used to hate U2 but I've found myself warming to them once I separated their music from Bono's obnoxious persona.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Ovi on August 11, 2012, 12:27:12 PM
About everything that involves metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Korn, Slipknot and stuff like that)
Kiss
Bon Jovi
Scorpions (maybe my least favourite band from those who "made it pretty big"--at least in Europe)
Ramones
Coldplay
Rammstein
Leonard Cohen
Also, those super-technical shredding guitarists like Steve Vai, Satriani etc. do nothing to me.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: david bigcheeseplant on August 11, 2012, 12:47:48 PM
Coldplay, Steely Dan and Bruce Spinsteen
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: blmeanie on August 11, 2012, 01:49:00 PM

So what I want to know is, who the hell DOES like U2, they are one of the biggest selling bands of all time, somebody must like them ??

I think they were brilliant up to zooropa, Achtung baby remains one of my favorite end to end albums of all time.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: In My Life on August 22, 2012, 08:13:45 AM
I used to hate U2 but I've found myself warming to them once I separated their music from Bono's obnoxious persona.

Yeah, we find him so obnoxious that my daughter coined the term "Bono face", which refers to anyone who has that look like "No one could possibly equal me as a humanitarian". Grr.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 25, 2012, 12:28:59 AM
Sonny Bono wasn't obnoxious.    ???
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 28, 2012, 03:00:16 AM
So what I want to know is, who the hell DOES like U2, they are one of the biggest selling bands of all time, somebody must like them ??


I like them...

UB40 - Red Red Wine ( Live ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBGSGHhZm7k#)



Wait!  That's UB40.

 ;D
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Dcazz on August 28, 2012, 01:39:00 PM
I never really liked The Greatful Dead in general. There are some individual songs I liked by them but for the most part I found them too loose and aloof.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on August 28, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
I never really liked The Greatful Dead in general. There are some individual songs I liked by them but for the most part I found them too loose and aloof.

I really dig their two albums released in 1970: Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Never cared too much about the rest of their stuff.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 28, 2012, 05:14:19 PM
I used to hate U2 but I've found myself warming to them once I separated their music from Bono's obnoxious persona.

Same here.  All I care about is the music.  I don't care what any of them do otherwise.  If they want to name their kid Apple or whatever, fine with me.  ha2ha

Now if they want money for people with minds that hate, that's a different matter altogether....
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Dcazz on September 03, 2012, 03:28:17 PM
Same here.  All I care about is the music.  I don't care what any of them do otherwise.  If they want to name their kid Apple or whatever, fine with me.  ha2ha

Now if they want money for people with minds that hate, that's a different matter altogether....
I agee! It's only Rock and Roll, but I like it!
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: ibanez_ax on September 03, 2012, 07:00:25 PM
I agee! It's only Rock and Roll, but I like it!

I'm not much of a "pop culture" guy.  I don't pay attention to marriages, divorces, rehab stays, red carpet appearances, etc.

The same thing applies to actors.  I respect and appreciate the talent, but that's as far as it goes.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Dcazz on September 05, 2012, 09:39:41 PM
I'm in the same boat. I don't worship pop stars, I just like music and want to be entertained.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Dcazz on September 05, 2012, 09:41:12 PM
I'm in the same boat. I don't worship pop stars, I just like music and want to be entertained.
On topic: I never really liked David Bowie either. His Ziggy Stardust was good and I like China Girl alot but other than that...
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: ibanez_ax on September 05, 2012, 09:49:00 PM
On topic: I never really liked David Bowie either. His Ziggy Stardust was good and I like China Girl alot but other than that...

I loved Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing on Let's Dance, but not much else from Bowie.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Dcazz on September 05, 2012, 10:51:52 PM
I loved Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing on Let's Dance, but not much else from Bowie.
I didn't know that was Stevie.
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Jema on October 14, 2012, 03:49:24 AM
Here's a list of 5, I hope it's not shocking ha2ha

The Rolling Stones
The Who
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Monkees
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 14, 2012, 04:17:20 AM
The Monkees


The Monkees Manhattan Style "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZCMkEY-Fbc#)
0:16



The Monkees taught The Beatles everything they needed to know to make Magical Mystery Tour...

Your Mother Should Know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6LkD-7fXfc#)



;)
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Jema on October 14, 2012, 04:23:10 AM
The Monkees Manhattan Style "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZCMkEY-Fbc#[/url])
0:16



The Monkees taught The Beatles everything they needed to know to make Magical Mystery Tour...

Your Mother Should Know ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6LkD-7fXfc#[/url])



;)
Sorry - I knew that it was super risky of me to post my list  :-\ ha2ha
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: In My Life on October 14, 2012, 05:16:42 AM
Sorry - I knew that it was super risky of me to post my list  :-\ ha2ha

Aww, your list is okay, especially the part about Pink Floyd. My son was just talking about them the other day and asked me if I liked them. When I said no he acted shocked and appalled. Oh well!
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 14, 2012, 05:48:35 AM
Who's Pink Floyd?
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: In My Life on October 14, 2012, 05:55:20 AM
Who's Pink Floyd?

 :)
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: nimrod on October 14, 2012, 09:26:55 PM
Aww, your list is okay, especially the part about Pink Floyd. My son was just talking about them the other day and asked me if I liked them. When I said no he acted shocked and appalled. Oh well!

their music speaks to a lot of people (like u2) but Im not a big fan
Title: Re: Great bands that you just don't like
Post by: RICKENBACKER325 on October 15, 2012, 01:00:20 AM
As a band two are The Gratefulful dead....off key and never in tune from the shows I have heard. I did buy the greatest hits cd. It was ok tho'. The Band....never liked Levon Helms singing.....too Kentucky (my familys from Kentucky, I should know) country sounding for Rock and Roll. The Rolling Stones, 64 to 70 was cool after that....I got nothing. And finally a solo acts....Bob Dylan and Kris Kristoferson. Great writers ....sucky voices.