Thread for apologizing to bands you didn't get into enough even though you liked the one record you had

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Dear Biting Tongues, I had that "Troublehand" 12" of yours way back when & I liked it so well that I played it for a week when there was some hash going around in PDX, listened to it like every day, and then I just sort of moved on and never bought the full length because it was an expensive import and here it is twenty years later almost and I'm listening to another jam of yours and it turns out you were just fucking awesome. I guess some of you got plenty famous with/as other acts but still, I should have kept up, didn't, my bad, sorry Biting Tongues

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 7 May 2012 00:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've literally never listened to another Buzzcocks record all the way through and Singles Going Steady has been like top 20 album of all time for me since like 1997

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 7 May 2012 00:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

buzzcocks/whiney otm, but i think i have this issue more with books

mookieproof, Monday, 7 May 2012 00:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, The Smiths; sorry, The Cure.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 7 May 2012 00:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry, xiu xiu (altho i like your new one and the first two are great but i have heard only like one or two songs in-between)

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm really sorry, Avalanches...that's you're either lazy or hopelessly perfectionist and that if you ever release another one I might not ever buy it on principle.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

12 Rods maybe you made other music, I really have no idea

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

I would like to take this opportunity to formally apologise to Chrome. I enjoyed Half Machine Lip Moves but never delved any deeper than that. I realise now that this was an error and sincerely regret my decision.

Hinklepicker, Monday, 7 May 2012 01:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry, ed sanders. your truck stop LP was too much for me, and i never have even tried to check out "beer cans on the moon."
otoh, i love your writing and your work with the fugs.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 7 May 2012 01:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dear Belle & Sebastian, thank you for meeting me halfway with Dear Catastrophe Waitress, but I really can't be arsed to listen to anything else you've done, before or since. Cheers!

henry s, Monday, 7 May 2012 02:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm really sorry, Avalanches...that's you're either lazy or hopelessly perfectionist and that if you ever release another one I might not ever buy it on principle.

Avalanches had four great records (plus the cassette of Gimix) before their album though (and I bought To Hal And Bacharach just for their track)

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 7 May 2012 02:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Local Cleveland band The Infidels -- I know I taped your song "Never Satisfied" off the radio in 1989 and listened to it like 100zillion times, but I never bought anything of yours ever, and I never heard another song by you. Sorry! That song ruled and my radio taping of it got played over and over and over. So hey, that's something.

In fact, this is in the top page of google results when I looked for the song, and I wrote basically the same thing 6 years ago, so this is apology #2


"Never Satisfied" The Infidels
(I'm not sure the last one even existed outside of Cleveland, but I taped it off the radio and listened to it 100,000x when I was 13, so I know that it exists)

― The Milkmaid (82375538-A) (The Milkmaid), Monday, April 3, 2006 7:33 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 7 May 2012 02:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm sorry most bands that have more than two albums, it takes me forever to get around to buying a third, fourth, etc. The Stranglers, right now, are the perfect example. Also, the french band Dogs.

wan brujo (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 7 May 2012 03:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Melt Banana: If I ever get another chance to see you in concert I will certainly take it. I can't really see myself buying another record besides Cell Scape, though. Have you released any since then?

Trip Maker, Monday, 7 May 2012 03:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry to The Sundays for never trying your later records. Are they anywhere near as good as the debut?

fit and working again, Monday, 7 May 2012 04:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

ooh, melt banana is a good one.

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Love Melt Banana, love the Sundays, get it all, get it all.

Sorry, James Brown. Live At The Apollo is great, and obviously your singles are also great, but your discography is intimidatingly huge. So I will probably just content myself for a while longer with impersonating you as I sing songs about pedestrian things ("HYAY! Brusha my teeth, now! Gonna brush 'em good! UNH! UNH! HYAY!").

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

(It's kinda doubly shameful, as I've delved pretty deeply into the discographies of any number of other soul/funk/r&b acts from around the time he was at his prime.)

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry the rolling stones but everything you do bores me to tears except exile on main st. which I listen to p often

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

and when I do people tell me to turn it off because its boring

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's soooo not boring but i can see why people say that. it was a grower on me.

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 04:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, Pixies - I certainly should've given Doolittle more than 3-4 listenings, rather than giving up on you so easily just becasuse it didn't immediately grab me like Surfer Rosa, one of my 5 favourites of 1988. Maybe if I did, I'd have actually checked out and liked their '90s (and beyond) music - of which I still have yet to hear note one. It's just really unfortunate timing that '89 was the year of the personally-disappointing followup (Kings of Noise, Key Lime Pie, Cloudland) and subsequently the year in which I lose interest in most new pop/rock, basically forever. It's not you, it's me.

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 7 May 2012 08:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Sundays here too. Also Melt Banana, but I do have 2 of their LPs, and I just went to look at their discogs and saw they don't have as many releases as I thought they did and several different titles have been recommended to me personally as "the best one", so I might have to dig back into that catalogue.

Sorry to every band I've loved an album by, somehow decided I was sooo over by the time the next one came round, and then a decade later heard that that next album was their amazing masterpiece. I'll be back on this thread to post your names as I remember them.

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Initial instinct is that I do this all the time, but I can't think of a single actual example off the top of my head. I shall ponder.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, Pixies - I certainly should've given Doolittle more than 3-4 listenings, rather than giving up on you so easily just becasuse it didn't immediately grab me like Surfer Rosa, one of my 5 favourites of 1988.

^^^ exactly me, too - I bought the "Monkey Gone to Heaven" 12", liked it quite well, heard Doolittle at a friend's house and said to myself, yeah, they're still pretty good but I think I'm kinda more into Megadeth right now and that was kinda it for me & the Pixies

sorry Pixies hope you are not way bummed

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Screaming Trees and Morphine kind of fit this; I own a second album by each, but only ever listen to Dust and Cure For Pain.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 Lou Reed albums i've ever bothered owning = Metal Machine Music and Take No Prisoners; i'm good thanks

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Monday, 7 May 2012 09:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Interpol's debut. Liked it quite a bit, didn't want more.
Gang Starr - Step In The Arena. Never went further. Dunno why.
Coil - Love's Secret Domain. Likewise.
Isolee - We Are Monster

Probably lots more.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 7 May 2012 10:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

hi Hüsker Dü. I really really wanted to get into you guys, and the songs on New Day Rising had some great hooks, but everything was so super-trebly and tinny sounding that I just couldn't hang with you for the long run.

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 7 May 2012 10:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Screaming Trees, I got your Change Has Come ep right after Nevermind hit because it was on SubPop. that was my favorite record for a summer and your song on the singles soundtrack was fresh too. But everytime I try to play catchup with any of your other records, it's one of those cases where I download it (sorry again) then put it on and just walk right out of the room or something. I dont even fucking know, but Uncle Anaesthesia isn't gonna sit around taking up hard drive space on my laptop if I'm not gonna listen to it.

beachville, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Bats' Daddy's Highway has been one of my most-played albums since i bought it in high school while on a family trip to NY. 15 or so years later, I now have Daddy's Highway and like 3 tracks from Couchmaster.

da croupier, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Gentle Giant, I should never have traded away your live album. I feel terrible.

clemenza, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Interpol's debut. Liked it quite a bit, didn't want more.

Yeah, I definitely felt like an album's worth of that shtick was just about all I needed.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Chrissie Hynde, I wanna apologize. The Pretenders' debut is amazing, and I don't know why I've decided that the handful of decent post-debut singles are all of your latter-day material I need to hear.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I definitely felt like an album's worth of that shtick was just about all I needed.

I consider Interpol's 2nd album considerably better than their first tho

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^i never stuck around to find that out, sorry interpol

call all destroyer, Monday, 7 May 2012 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm not apologizing to bands whose output was clearly best on singles - those comps are some of my favorite things!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 7 May 2012 13:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry Matthew Sweet

President Keyes, Monday, 7 May 2012 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry Accept

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry Richard James. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 changed my life like few other records but nothing you released subsequently has held my attention.

fit and working again, Monday, 7 May 2012 13:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ladybug Transistor: Sorry, I thought your self titled album was pretty good, but never got around to picking up any of your other records.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 Lou Reed albums i've ever bothered owning = Metal Machine Music and Take No Prisoners; i'm good thanks

oh man, you should at least check out Transformer and/or Coney Island Baby

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

plus, he spends half of Take No Prisoners doing Velvets songs iirc

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

I finally checked out Street Hassle a couple years ago and it knocked me out.

Trip Maker, Monday, 7 May 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry Joe Ely, I've loved Honky Tonk Masquerade for a long time & you've lots of other records & something about the Clash (actually sorry the Clash too, dig London Calling but that's as far as I got, it's a pretty epic album & enough to sink into for years).

also sorry Doug Sahm, I love your Atlantic greatest hits but it's pretty sprawling & works for me & I kinda fear the rest of what is no doubt a massive & chaotic discography

Euler, Monday, 7 May 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink


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