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« on: May 04, 2005, 03:00:23 PM »

there are many popular bands, that while i know theyre great, due to their following, i just dont get the fascination with. ive tried, but theyre just not my style. or maybe ive just gotten too old. :P  whos your list of bands that you just dont get. here a few of mine:

dave matthews
john mayer
ben harper
jason mraz

and my "i just dont get it" band of all time:
steely dan
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005, 03:07:42 PM »

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and my all-time "i just dont get it" band of all time:
steely dan


Wow, really?  Oh Man, I can't tell you how many times I've listened to Can't Buy a Thrill, their first album.  Awesome musicians on those recordings, jazzy arrangements.  I grew up on FM radio in the 70s and 80s.  Couldn't listen to the radio back then without hearing Steely Dan.  Denny Dias' guitar solo in Do it Again is one of my all-time favorites.  
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005, 03:13:23 PM »

wow, just shows how differently people are wired. Steely Dan for me - one of the top 5 acts of the entire 70's -

what hugely popular acts just left me cold?

the doors

the who

93%  of the Grateful Dead
(though I like Phish and The String Cheese Incident)

Bruce Springsteen

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005, 03:18:22 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005, 03:24:04 PM »

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Bruce Springsteen

 
im right there with you on that one as well. his singing sounds like hes in some kind of pain or something. :lol: but he sure does have a following!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2005, 03:28:41 PM »

Ok...Ben Harper is amazing live, he really is...Dave Matthews has a really huge following, cause he also puts on an amazing concert...Jason Mraz and John Mayer, I couldn't really tell you(their following consists of little teeny boppers)...Back to ben harper, he is a really good songwriter, has a good voice, and can play a really mean slide guitar!  He rocks...Dave Matthews, meh, he got a little old a while back for me...but Ben Harper and Jack Johnson concerts are really great.  Steely Dan never did anything for me.  String cheese incident rules! especially live...now, for the bands or artists I don't get...

Anything to do with American Idol...

Enrique Iglesias(sp?)

Any other manufactured artist

Bands you SHOULD check out...Guster, Allison Krauss, Brad Paisley, anyone that plays a slide guitar,any local bluegrass festival



 
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2005, 03:29:06 PM »

definitely one of those "so many people can't be wrong" type of things.  :)

To my ears, his drawl to me just sounds completely put on for show...
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2005, 03:31:00 PM »

All of it s**k's,except Mozart. :P  
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2005, 03:31:40 PM »

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and my all-time "i just dont get it" band of all time:
steely dan


Wow, really?  Oh Man, I can't tell you how many times I've listened to Can't Buy a Thrill, their first album.  Awesome musicians on those recordings, jazzy arrangements.  I grew up on FM radio in the 70s and 80s.  Couldn't listen to the radio back then without hearing Steely Dan.  Denny Dias' guitar solo in Do it Again is one of my all-time favorites.
Oh, right, I forgot to mention music I don't get.  

Pat Metheny(nope, don't get it)
Kenny G
hip hop
rap
dance
Celine Dion

The worst for me though is anyone that can't just do one thing like, let's take for example, Jennifer Lopez.  

She can't just make records, or dance. or make movies or have her own line of perfumes, or her own line of clothing....etc.  She can't even do one of these well in my books but someone out there must be buying her crap.  
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2005, 03:31:44 PM »

definitely second the Alison Krauss recommendation, but I think we're digressing from the more interesting meat of this, which instead of "who do you like" (another fun topic) is

"who's really huge but somehow you just don't hear it?"
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2005, 03:40:26 PM »

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Ok...Ben Harper is amazing live, he really is...Dave Matthews has a really huge following, cause he also puts on an amazing concert...Jason Mraz and John Mayer, I couldn't really tell you(their following consists of little teeny boppers)...Back to ben harper, he is a really good songwriter, has a good voice, and can play a really mean slide guitar!  He rocks...Dave Matthews, meh, he got a little old a while back for me...but Ben Harper and Jack Johnson concerts are really great.  Steely Dan never did anything for me.  String cheese incident rules! especially live...now, for the bands or artists I don't get...

Anything to do with American Idol...

Enrique Iglesias(sp?)

Any other manufactured artist

Bands you SHOULD check out...Guster, Allison Krauss, Brad Paisley, anyone that plays a slide guitar,any local bluegrass festival
im sorry man, but harper, matthews, jack johnson and ESPECIALLY mayer, they all sound like theyre faking it to me. plus, they all sing the same. kinda makes you wonder which one is ripping off which after a while.  ;)

guster is great. way unknown and way underrated. but thatss probably what makes them great.

allison kraus -- good stuff. she only hires the best musicians.

brad paisly can really play, but i dont like modern country music. so ive not heard much of his stuff. plus, all those guys sing through their noses.  :P  
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2005, 03:47:37 PM »

I definately don't get modern country music.

 
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2005, 03:53:33 PM »

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That's because its not country music  afro  
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2005, 03:56:19 PM »

yeah,
modern country music i don't get either. it seems like the cornier the better. that Redneck Girl song is a perfect example.

i would have to put Aerosmith and Yes on my don't get list.

i'd give Ben Harper thumbs up,,,and the Boss, i didn't get for a long time, and then i did. so go figure.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2005, 04:05:11 PM »

You are forgetting something with dave matthews, ben harper and john mayer...They can all write really catchy songs...dave matthews is probably the worst musician between jack johnson, harper and mayer...I can't stand to watch john mayer sing...he looks "special" when he sings...ben harper is a great guitarist...jack johnson is a really humble guy, and has really interesting guitar progressions...Dave Matthews has a really unique guitar style...I can see why you don't really like matthews...but harper and johnson are great musicians. Brad Paisley actually has a really good voice, hes the only country artist I listen to, he is an amazing guitarist, writes good songs...I think you are writing off some of these bands too soon, and aren't giving them credit for their musicianship...I personally listen to all kinds of music, and try to look for something good in all kinds of music...it basically comes down to...if the music is good or has potential, don't dog it...unless you can write a song even half as good as they can, I wouldn't be bashing these bands.  It's easy to critcize a band, but it's hard for someone to admit when a band has musicianship, but they just aren't quite their personal taste.  I would recommend that somebody listens to all music whether it's classical or country, good music is good music.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2005, 04:07:57 PM »

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    Jeff Beck, I respect the chops, but I don't get it.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2005, 04:15:51 PM »

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..it basically comes down to...if the music is good or has potential, don't dog it...unless you can write a song even half as good as they can, I wouldn't be bashing these bands.
oh bologna... whos going to be the judge of whos song is better? thats not even the point. you seem to be taking it personal that i dont like some of the guy that you seem to respect and admire. thats not the point either. its a light-hearted thread about music you "dont get". ive listened to plenty by all of those guys and i dont get a bit of it. imo, its flavor-of-the-week, plastic music for college parties where overpriced beer and soulless music is the norm.  :lol:  
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2005, 04:26:50 PM »

Gotta add my vote for Dave Matthews. Gravedigger was probably the worst song I've heard in a long time  from a supposed major artist. Pretentious and extremely lightweight, seems to me.
It took me a long time to like Steely Dan. Their first album or three are nice but it gets loungy and spotty thereafter.
ABBA
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Genesis
Aerosmith
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Chicago
Wilco (after Being There)
Billy Bragg (not including Mermaid Ave)
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2005, 04:28:46 PM »

I'd agree on the Steeley Dan mention, I'd add to that Supertramp. Never could understand why that band ever got a recording contract.

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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2005, 05:02:37 PM »

i was thinking Supertramp too! bleh.
throw Chicago on the heap! bleh.
Vangelis.
i'll keep my Wilco though. :lol:  
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