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Name a song you like by a band you don't. Explain.
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:43:36 PM »
Share the song, explain why you don't like the band and why you do like the song.



Why I don't like the band:

I don't know if I can wholly say I don't like INXS, because I've always appreciated them for being the corniest band. Their singer looks like he walked off the cover of a romance novel and then did a bunch of cocaine off of that romance novel. Their songs sound like that too. Again, that's kind of what I appreciate about them, but they're not a band I listen to with a straight face.

Why I do like the song:

This one I can and do listen to with a straight face. The first time I heard it, I thought it was Echo and the Bunnymen or The Jesus and Mary Chain. It's driving, catchy, and genuine. It was kind of exciting to find out INXS wrote a song like that. It's like finding out your little sister's lazy, dropout, pizza-roll-stained-shirt-wearing boyfriend is secretly a great florist or something.

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 05:35:03 AM »


the eagles suck, but this is just too catchy.
i kinda like hotel california too as corny as that song is.

i tried to come up with more stuff to write but i really cant think of much to more to say other than the eagles are really fucking boring, but this song has a solid groove.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 06:23:11 AM »

The Beach Boys were mostly posers when it comes to surfing and even though people praise them they're just like the Beatles to me,overrated. However this song haunts me and if it ever comes on I listen to it. JB I also think the Eagles suck,my boss loves them and one day at work he only played their greatest hits for hours on end as torture.
A close second is this song:

As stated I'm not a fan of the Beatles but I like this song,mainly because Lemmy covered it


After that I just sort of realised every band I don't like has at least one song I will like,maybe...

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 08:12:08 AM »
CocoRosie "Werewolf"


Heard this song in a local skate video, and loved it. It's super strange, and one of kind type sound. Unfortunately, my interest in their music doesn't transcribe throughout the rest of their discography. Aside from a few songs, all their albums are too strange and experimental for my taste. "Werewolf" will always remind me of my good ol' days of 2009 when everyone wore corduroys..

See: "Lemonade" and "Smokey Taboo"

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 08:34:28 AM »
i cant stand the beach boys either. rock and roll has never sounded so wimpy.

the beatles could rock but i understand why some people dont like them. but if you dont like the stones then you're just a fucking loser.

I'll add another. I just don't like Modest Mouse. I've tried so hard to like them over the years, but I just can't. I had a friend who I used to skate with all the time and he never took The Moon and Antarctica out of his CD player and it drove me crazy. Almost everyone I grew up with loves this band and I think because they're so hugely appreciated is why I've tried over and over again to like their stuff. My biggest problem with music is that I don't pay much attention to lyrics and if the music itself isn't very lively or energetic, then it's not exciting enough for me to listen. Most fans tell me that it's the lyrics that draws them to Modest Mouse, and while they have some heavier songs that I do enjoy, the lyrics are not enough to get me through the slower songs and play a full album of theirs front to back without wanting to turn it off and put on the Stooges or something actually goes.

I love this song though. I'm sure the part has something to do with it too.


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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 10:47:46 AM »
Yea The Stones are damn good! Minty there's so many songs from skate video's I love,but everything else in said band's repertoire isn't as listenable,pretty sure I'm not alone here.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 03:46:18 PM »
In general I don't like the Dead but truckin is rad.  On down the line by the Stones.  Boys of summer, don henley
  I don't know why I don't really dig the stones other then shiddy records (Imo)  -The Beetles  were incredible they didn't need the blues shtick cause they had a revolutionary sound.   The Dead can be down right offensive like they thrive on it.  Don Henely - Seems self rightous or something. edit also throw in the 2nt track from Bleach (which I purchased in the 80s)  I find Nirvana pretty annoying cause the vocals maybe ? but not on that song.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 04:48:09 PM by givecigstosurfgroms »

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 03:55:57 PM »
i fucking hate rod stewart but this song gets me hyped

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 04:00:48 PM »
think i tried to like this guy's other songs behind this one. i was locked up as a kid w/ a walkman that got college radio from CT and this song, the pixies, tori amos, mad shit but they never announced the names and there wasn't google in mid 90s so i just figured it by talking to people.

also this one. it was kinda catchy then i figured the lyrics and as an ex drinker it's relatable. her other stuff don't do it for me.

yo, god forgive me for saying it but 'headache' by frank black may be the perfect pop song but i'm not really fucking w/ his solo work too much. maybe if he didn't usedta be black francis i wouldn't judge it so harsh?
speaking of perfect pop song 'goodbye horses' but i can't tell you another song by Q lazaras.
alright, i'm just gonna keep kooking it. this jawn and that gin blossoms song about driving around while the cops chase us around...

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 05:33:07 PM »
The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time and I've never heard a song of theirs I didn't think was hipster bullshit. This is tight though.


Real answer. I don't really feel like explaining, shit's too abstract.

« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 06:11:41 PM by SOTY »

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 07:56:58 PM »
Hey jealousy- the gin blossoms
Would go so goood in an edit I donít know why

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 08:16:24 PM »
man... i feel like I'd have a million of answers to this thread but I'm having a tougher time then I thought.  It's hard because I can find good merit in a lot of bands that I don't really care for, and it's hard not to think of 1 hit wonder bands like When In Rome who everybody knows sucks and only know for one song.   

I have a few suggestions though...



I hate this band, mostly because they're awful 80's hits like Pulling Mussels and Tempted by the Fruit of Another as some of the crappiest AOR 80's yacht-rock ever made.  Still, I kinda like this song, catchy in that new wave/almost punkish sound.  Up The Junction is not a bad song either.



I do not like the Grateful Dead, and I've tried to listen to them many different ways, I could just never get into it.  Has nothing to do with the fanbase either.  This song however is a ripper, and wish they would've tried a little heavier sound more frequently.



corny as fuck, but goddamnit I like this song.  It's catchy, always seems to turn into a raised beer sing-a-long at weddings, and kinda romantic.  everything else they do sucks, though.

quick sidebar... kinda surprised how many of you hate the Beatles.  Yes they're overrated (in a way) and it's annoying how much we are told they're the greatest band ever, but there's some really great tracks buried in all that happy lite-rock they were doing.

case in point one of the baddest, heaviest songs ever made:


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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 08:59:29 PM »
quick sidebar... kinda surprised how many of you hate the Beatles.  Yes they're overrated (in a way) and it's annoying how much we are told they're the greatest band ever, but there's some really great tracks buried in all that happy lite-rock they were doing.
I was just joshing, they're the Truth. Not a whole lot more to say.

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 05:30:25 AM »
Helter Skelter fucking RIPS.

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 05:51:18 PM »
I find Le1f basically unlistenable, but this song gets stuck in my head once in a while:


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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 07:00:23 PM »
If I ever hear an Aerosmith song that I like, I'll post it here.

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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 07:01:09 PM »
In general I'm not really fond of Dispatch. Most of their stuff is cheesy hippie bro music. For some reason, I just like this song. It's got a solid groove. I can picture it being used in a skate video.

Because you can't kill and idea, and we will not be ruled!

the visuals are also mad visual yo
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 05:16:07 PM »


Kiss fucking blows, but this song is tight. "Love Gun" isn't without its charm, either.

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2018, 06:07:17 PM »


Kiss fucking blows, but this song is tight. "Love Gun" isn't without its charm, either.
I was meant for loving you is hilarious too, disco KISS

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2018, 06:23:33 PM »


cause I bootlegged this song and sold it at our all ages shows. cause fuck Integrity. cause we booked them to play and just ended up fist fighting with them and their meathead crew. cause fuck Integrity. I fucking love their music. It is the best music to fight to. but ya, fuck Integrity. This song is one of the goat. Fuck Integrity.

 

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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 12:10:15 PM »

Their music just isn't good, but this song is pretty funny.

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 05:53:53 PM »


Kiss fucking blows, but this song is tight. "Love Gun" isn't without its charm, either.
I was meant for loving you is hilarious too, disco KISS

Oh god... the most overrated band in history made by some of the worst people.  I kinda dig this song though, probably the most rockin'/metal they ever got:



Btw ^^, you are dead wrong about MDC that first album is a classic.

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 06:29:34 PM »
CKY sucks balls but that song Arto skated to gets me psyched now and probably forever


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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 11:23:26 AM »
Never Ever - All Saints

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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2018, 05:43:30 PM »
This song takes me back to the Napster era when I'd fill up my Sony MiniDisk player with all sorts of random stuff I pulled from the interwebz. It fills me with nostalgia and I love whistling along to it. I would never listen to anything from this band.


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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2018, 10:18:34 AM »
Haha dude, Minidisc players! I loved mine. I think I crushed it trying to skate with it in my pocket.

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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2018, 11:20:42 AM »
This song takes me back to the Napster era when I'd fill up my Sony MiniDisk player with all sorts of random stuff I pulled from the interwebz. It fills me with nostalgia and I love whistling along to it. I would never listen to anything from this band.



This, and interestingly enough, this:

Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 01:21:07 PM »
When I think of really douchey rock n roll, Guns N Roses are one of the first bands that come to mind, but I like this song.


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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2018, 01:58:38 PM »
CKY sucks balls but that song Arto skated to gets me psyched now and probably forever



i roll my windows up when cky pops up on shuffle

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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2018, 03:37:00 PM »
Haha dude, Minidisc players! I loved mine. I think I crushed it trying to skate with it in my pocket.

They really were awesome.