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I have never listened to an entire Devo album.

scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I own no Beatles music.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:31 (three months ago) Permalink

When I was 12/13, I got pretty good at shoplifting cassettes. Until one day I was busted at K-Mart. The tape what got me? Aerosmith's 'Done With Mirrors.'

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I kind of hate The Velvet Underground.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a DJ Screw mixtape

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't actually hate steely dan anymore

mookieproof, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I can't tell the difference between 3/4 and 4/4 time. In fact, I don't really know what either one means. I also don't know what it means to play in different keys.

henry s, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I mentally put the 'parentheses-C' before any mention of rap.

how's life, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I haven't kept current with Taylor Swift.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I vastly prefer Scott Walker the Crooner to Scott Walker the Looner.

henry s, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

I killed Geir

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a whole album by:

Velvet Underground
Rolling Stones
Elton John
Billy Joel
Tupac

I've heard one Beatles album but that wasn't until I was in my 20s.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm into leather.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

I killed Geir


damn, rsvp geirbot

What's the range of an Iranian frogman dipshit? (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

I think the first two Rage Against the Machine albums hold up.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

i never find time to listen to anyone else's mixes because i'm always busy listening to my own

not sure if that's shocking or par for the course for bedroom djs

the late great, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

sometimes i really enjoy turrican's posts

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Fugazi's $5 cover charge policy has had disastrous effects on independent music in the 21st century.

flappy bird, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I am posting naked while putting off taking a shower.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I have never knowingly listened to any music

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Not even that one with Jack Charlton rapping?

saer, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm james murphy

brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

ok cool then i get to say you are smug bastard and i've always hated you!!!

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

jk brimstead unless you really are james murphy

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

lol well i'm definitely a smug bastard :D

brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to a DJ Screw mixtape

I am for real shocked at this one!

Οὖτις, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I have also never listened to a DJ Screw mixtape

or 36 Chambers

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

I used to post on a Pearl Jam message board.

Dinsdale, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

xp 36 chambers? you need to get on that

the late great, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

so I hear! I am following the Wu poll fwiw

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Sleeve are u a nationally published rap critic

Οὖτις, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

fair point

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

loool

marcos, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

I have never listened to an entire Devo album.
― scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:28 (one hour ago)

i am genuinely shocked scott.

mark e, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Never had a vinyl player and probably never will.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

i check your facts but not mine

fact checking cuz, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

I know almost nothing about "classic rock", relatively.

Evan, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm not Algerian.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm trevor rabin

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink

I’ve never heard “Rude” but I’ve read enough about it that I may as well have

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

2017 was the first time that I ever listened to an entire album by The Band.

scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Aside from singles, I can do without Elvis Costello and The Clash.

And I definitely have no use for Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and vinyl.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Didn’t hear Houses of the Holy until 2015

flappy bird, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

the number of new, whole albums I've really gotten to know and enjoy in the past 20 years is ~4

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

What might they be?

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't remember

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I heard Big Star's "Femme Fatale" and The Feelies' "What Goes On" many years before I was even aware of the VU originals.

henry s, Friday, 3 November 2017 23:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I kind of hate The Velvet Underground.

― the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Friday, November 3, 2017 6:32 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is pretty shocking tbh. Don't care for, I could see that. But hate? Really?

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 3 November 2017 23:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Fugazi's $5 cover charge policy has had disastrous effects on independent music in the 21st century.

― flappy bird, Friday, November 3, 2017 1:52 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Take it to the controversial opinions thread.

JRN, Friday, 3 November 2017 23:07 (three months ago) Permalink

While I admire the fact that David Bowie existed, every time I hear his music it makes we wish I were listening to early Queen instead.

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Friday, 3 November 2017 23:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I think "Poundcake" by Van Halen is a pretty solid single, and at the very least, Sammy is singing the hell out of it. Oh, and Michael is actually playing more than a few notes, too!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm interested in pursuing this one. How have you avoided it all these years? And when you say "before" does that mean you have just heard it for the first time?

― the young, low level volunteer named (Dan Peterson), Monday, November 13, 2017 4:13 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I haven't been avoiding it at all, at least not until the last few years due to it being a running joke among my 12-cd-owning Classic Rock fans. There's a chance I've inadvertently heard it somewhere. Was it ever in an advertisement or part of a film soundtrack? If so I may have heard it that way.

I haven't gone out of my way to check it out because I wasn't crazy about the first Led Zeppelin album, and I never listened to classic rock stations growing up. Got my first radio in '85 and listened to top-40 pop for about a decade, followed by an almost-exclusive hip hop diet until around 2002. All I know about the song is it's on the Led Zeppelin IV album and was a popular prom song in the 70s, lol.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Sunday, 19 November 2017 00:53 (three months ago) Permalink

It was a popular prom song after the 70s too.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I remember a lot of middle school dances in the late 80s that ended with Stairway. Kind of a weird song for slow dancing. It got so overplayed in the 70s and 80s that it became a joke, but it's a truly great song and you should give it a chance if you've never listened to it.

Moodles, Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I danced to stairway at a school thing in like 2001, it's really stood the test of time and iirc it was a strangely communal feeling

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I've only ever heard 'Stairway to Heaven' twice on the radio. Once in the early '90s, the other in about 2008 or thereabouts.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I prefer Aftermath to Beggars Banquet.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

i saw a Pulp thread revive and felt it was my duty to mention that the only Pulp song i've ever heard is "common people". but lots of people have probably never listened to Pulp.

if they were even half as good as Doctors of Madness i might listen to them someday. it would be hard to believe that Pulp wrote lyrics as good as Doctors of Madness lyrics though. the jarvis always kinda bugged me though for some reason. just looking at him. which is mean.

scott seward, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:43 (three months ago) Permalink

listen to "Babies" or "Underwear", Pulp are gr8 and seem like a band you'd like!

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Pulp are at least half as good as Doctors of Madness tbh. They are both good bands as far as I can tell

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:09 (three months ago) Permalink

While we are on the subject of bands Scott hasn't listened to, did you listen to the Melvins yet?

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:11 (three months ago) Permalink

I prefer This is Hardcore to pretty much any other album by Pulp

In a slipshod style (Ross), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:30 (three months ago) Permalink

when I listen to music I imagine everybody on ILX judging what I'm listening to. then take a sleeping pill and go 2 sleep

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:31 (three months ago) Permalink

ah, neanderthal, no :-/

In a slipshod style (Ross), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:37 (three months ago) Permalink

metal kids are the cool kids on ilx i thought

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:48 (three months ago) Permalink

nothing about me is cool

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:50 (three months ago) Permalink

however this...

Darkthrone is the most overrated 'classic' Norwegian BM band.

― pomenitul, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:29 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

IS RONG

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to Forever Changes.

crüt, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:54 (three months ago) Permalink

spoiler alert: after all these decades, it's still the same

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I have listened to Big Star too much and now find them tiring

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:29 (three months ago) Permalink

"While we are on the subject of bands Scott hasn't listened to, did you listen to the Melvins yet?"

i still have never listened to a whole album. it might still happen someday.

i have listened to Forever Changes too many times probably.

scott seward, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

The Melvins albums with two drummers - A Senile Animal, Nude With Boots, and The Bride Screamed Murder - are worth hearing in their entirety, especially A Senile Animal. Lysol (aka the self-titled album) is good too. Most of the rest I can really live without.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:05 (three months ago) Permalink

i never listened to them at all until youtube. i usually don't make it through an entire song. i think its just me. i never even listened to an entire nirvana album until a couple of years ago and i like nirvana. i still listen to my kyuss CDs every once in a while.

scott seward, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:07 (three months ago) Permalink

okay, i have definitely never listened to a soundgarden album. that's another one.

scott seward, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

lol at the all the challop peacockin itt, it's like the godwin's rule of ilm

brimstead, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:13 (three months ago) Permalink

you should never write off an artist or artistic collective completely and indefinitely based on one work, but sometimes it just happens, and "Spoon Man" was one of those works.

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think I have ever listened to The Fall. I may have heard a song once or twice, but I've never sat down and listened and I don't know what they sound like.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:19 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I've heard any Soundgarden album besides "Badmotorfinger" but I've heard the singles, seen them live and feel like I pretty much understand the group. I don't think I've ever heard the Melvins, but I know what they sound like and what the guy with the fuzzy hair looks like. Not sure I've ever heard Boris, either, who I always imagined were like a Japanese Melvins.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:20 (three months ago) Permalink

melvins live are outstanding

brimstead, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

BASS

brimstead, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I also can't really picture what the Melvins sound like

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

lol at the all the challop peacockin itt
thank you for the nomenclature, otm

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Sometimes I let the press sheet/subject line--dissuade me from listening to/downloading the promo at all. B-but there are so many promos---
Sometimes, even if the music is sounding nice on my maiden voyage, I'm also websurfing---leting the music pull me back in, find the foreground if it can!
That's harsh, but the law of nature after all---the really unfair, shocking confession part is: I don't do this to all first listens!
However, some music just won't let me do anything else but listen to it, right from the start.
On the other hand, sometimes I just sit there and listen because I'm tired of/too lazy to websurf.

dow, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

metal kids are the cool kids on ilx i thought

This is false, surely?

Man alive, I think you'd probably dislike the Fall at least as much as I do.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

metal kids were never the cool kids anywhere

i n f i n i t y (∞), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i'm enjoying music from big pink! i've never played it before. A1/A1 near mint 1st pressing. sounds awesome. almost a complete absence of surface noise. very quiet. which is not an easy thing to come by in 2017.

scott seward, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Got a tape for my car, the Best of Music. I only like one side. (Ok, a Steven Wright joke)

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

challopeacockin

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 14 December 2017 02:32 (two months ago) Permalink

This is probably not shocking but I absolutely categorically refuse to listen to a band called King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:50 (two months ago) Permalink

hahahaa

Cardi Acs (imago), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:50 (two months ago) Permalink

they have a poor effort-to-reward ratio imo. way, way too many releases, way too many gimmicks

Cardi Acs (imago), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:51 (two months ago) Permalink

This is probably not shocking but I absolutely categorically refuse to listen to a band called King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard

I was right there with you, but then a writer I really like praised their most recent album to the skies, so I streamed a song or two on Spotify. It sucked.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I like them for about one song, but they have a million songs and they all sound the same.

Moodles, Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:23 (two months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

i still listen to the first Easterhouse album. i'm playing it right now. probably the closest thing to a U2 album that i own. is there a Marxist rock thread?

scott seward, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:26 (one month ago) Permalink

it IS better than an Alarm album though.

scott seward, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:28 (one month ago) Permalink

best lenin dirge...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydAvYoJ-iA

scott seward, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:37 (one month ago) Permalink

"Grunge" rock is worse than Jimmy Buffet.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't get good until Californication.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I created that Philip Jeck thread.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I thought "I own no Bruce Springsteen", I mean he seems a decent bloke considering, but.

Anyway, I checked via my "My Collection" on Discogs, and I do own the NME Elvis tribute that has a version of "Viva Las Vegas".

Mark G, Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:54 (one month ago) Permalink


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