What was the first music you ever hated?

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What was the first song or maybe which band was the first one you ever really hated? I mean actually positively loathed with an intense passion. Can you remember why? How do you feel about that music now?

kites aren't fun (NickB), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:27 (one week ago) link

"Sweet Love" by Anita Baker used to bug me whenever it came on the radio. The most boring adult music imaginable, I likely thought at the time. Of course, as someone who grew into boring adulthood, I like it now.

Langdon Alger Stole the Highlights (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:29 (one week ago) link

opera and i still hate it!

xzanfar, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:35 (one week ago) link

Snap - The Power for pushing Dub Be Good To Me off the chart number one. I didn't really understand how the charts worked at the time and figured DBG2M was so good it should never not be number one

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:41 (one week ago) link

I grew to like it though

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:42 (one week ago) link

I remember changing the dials with deep irritation every time Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me" was played. As it was a massive hit that made it even more irritating.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:44 (one week ago) link

When I was a kid my dad would play Van Morrison - mostly "Madame George," I think - and I would always make a big fuss about how much I hated it. It was just too intense and weird for me and I couldn't handle it. Then one day when I was in middle school, my dad picked me up from school and a Van Morrison song came on and I had this sudden epiphany: "Oh, he's using his voice like a musical instrument!" And the euphoria of having an actual musical insight of my very own suddenly flipped me from hating Van Morrison to loving him.

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:48 (one week ago) link

captain & tennille 'muskrat love'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:01 (one week ago) link

also anything with a harpsichord

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:03 (one week ago) link

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

gman59, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:06 (one week ago) link

Chris De Burgh's 'Lady In Red'.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:07 (one week ago) link

Run Joey Run.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:08 (one week ago) link

xp Up until then, there was music that I was indifferent to, but that song was the first one I outright hated.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:08 (one week ago) link

the pop country boom of the early nineties. garth brooks, alan jackson, brooks + dunn, etc.

i hated it because it was extremely popular with everyone i knew and it was the least soulful music i had encountered in my young life up until that point. it was so omnipresent that my mother was "forced" to buy me a ticket to see garth brooks because everyone else we knew was also going and there was no one to watch after me, as i was too young to stay home by myself. it was abysmal. even new kids on the block the year previous was better and that's one of the worst things i've ever seen.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:13 (one week ago) link

Backstreet Boys, 4th grade. mostly because girls dug them and they didn't dig me. really love those songs now though!

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:14 (one week ago) link

the pop country boom of the early nineties. garth brooks, alan jackson, brooks + dunn, etc.

i think this is the answer for me too. my mom loved it therefore it made me cringe. still won't touch most of the men but i've flipped over to loving shania twain.

Amy #Kony Barrett (map), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:19 (one week ago) link

my late childhood / early adolescence is really the story of me loving something first and then hating it tho

Amy #Kony Barrett (map), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:20 (one week ago) link

I remember changing the dials with deep irritation every time Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me" was played. As it was a massive hit that made it even more irritating.

If it’s any consolation, I believe the band hated it as well. At least their leader did, iirc.

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:21 (one week ago) link

I was physically terrified of Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army and would run away whenever it played. Now I think it's great but wow was I ever scared of it as a kid

imago, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:22 (one week ago) link

most of the stuff i loved first i now love unreservedly (sade, the jets). there was a period when i was 12-15 when i had a few friends who were into bad post-grunge and most of that stuff (think silverchair, candlebox, bush) i wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole now.

Amy #Kony Barrett (map), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:22 (one week ago) link

Good question--doubt I can remember, and I liked almost everything off the radio in the late '60s and early '70s. Whatever it was, I'm sure it turned up on a K-Tel collection.

clemenza, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:25 (one week ago) link

Richard Clayderman.

My parents had this one album that had this song that was all over Radio 2 for months on end.
Christ I really ended up hating that.

mark e, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:27 (one week ago) link

I still listen to most things I've listened to since I was a kid, but there was a period in the '80s where Bon Jovi, New Kids on the Block, and Melissa Etheridge just drive me up the wall. 1988?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:29 (one week ago) link

I've always had this visceral aversion to Can't Help Falling In Love.

Evan, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:31 (one week ago) link

I was physically terrified of Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army and would run away whenever it played. Now I think it's great but wow was I ever scared of it as a kid

wait why? how old were you? I guess when you're young certain songs do that..."She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals definitely hit me in a weird spot when I was 7

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:31 (one week ago) link

I was very frightened of Ghost Town when I was young but it is quite spooky.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:32 (one week ago) link

My Dad told me that when he was little he was terrified of 'All Creatures Great And Small' because creatures are scary

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:33 (one week ago) link

I HATED West End Girls when it came out (in the USA). The "rapping" sounded so weak to me. Of course PSB later became one of my faves.

One other one was from when I spent a summer (age 13) in London, and Never Gonna Give You Up was huge. I went back to California, thinking "glad I'll never have to hear that shit again!"

DJI, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

"St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" by John Parr. It epitomized the overproduced half-baked cheeseball corporate schlock that I felt was keeping the many interesting newer groups of the time off the radio. It was the opposite of what I wanted to hear.

Josefa, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

first song i can remember reacting poorly to without the influence of my parents' opinions and before i started hating music based on inherited hangups and projections: "lullaby" by sean mullins. i was like... why is he speaking

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:41 (one week ago) link

I put on an exaggerated hatred of Altered Images' Happy Birthday first time I heard it as a very young kid - hands over ears at this awful voice etc - and then I distinctly remember feeling like a fake every subsequent time I had to do the same despite not finding it too bad actually.

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:44 (one week ago) link

I think maybe the first song I heard on the radio, not played by my parents, and actively HATED was "Everybody Hurts."

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:45 (one week ago) link

I distinctly remember hating all music for kids when I was a kid. Viscerally.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

i was really enamored with anything that was musical and that came my way and was basically just following social cues as to what to hate until maybe ... the fateful year of 2000 when uncle kracker released "follow me," which quickly crystallized my ability to hate things on their own merit.

Amy #Kony Barrett (map), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:09 (one week ago) link

This was 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for me. Even at a young age it sounded pompous, overblown and overlong. (Still does.) Hated the video too.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:10 (one week ago) link

i still hate hair metal

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:11 (one week ago) link

I remember wishing in 1971 that people would stop playing and singing Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World"

that gets the nod because it slightly predates Bread's "Baby I'm-a Want You"

Brad C., Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:13 (one week ago) link

probably YMCA

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:23 (one week ago) link

i hate whatever youse boys like

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:24 (one week ago) link

‘A Whole New World’ almost ruined Aladdin for seven-year-old me. To this day, there is no music I hate more in the world than that of ‘musicals’. It’s not learned behaviour, it’s 100% innate.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:31 (one week ago) link

wait why? how old were you? I guess when you're young certain songs do that..."She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals definitely hit me in a weird spot when I was 7

― frogbs, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:31 (fifty-nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yeah I was like 8

imago, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:32 (one week ago) link

I was physically terrified of Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army and would run away whenever it played.

"Puff the Magic Dragon" filled me with such existential terror as a child that i had to run out of the room when it came on the radio, no lie

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:38 (one week ago) link

Oh, I forgot about summer camp. Two singalongs a day, with handclaps and "huh!s" and cutesy add-on lyrics, permanently ruined a whole bunch of hippie campfire staples for me when I was twelve. "Leavin" on a Jet Plane," "Country Roads," "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Circle Game," that sort of thing. I probably would have ended up hating most of them anyway, but that certainly accelerated it. The only song we did that was good enough to make it through that treatment undamaged was "Paradise" by John Prine.

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:38 (one week ago) link

i can't musically explain that but there are particular late 60s chord choices that have a similar unconscious psychic effects yeah

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:41 (one week ago) link

as a kid I had to turn off The Buoys' cannibalism ballad "Timothy" as soon as it came on and I would still be traumatized hours later

Brad C., Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:43 (one week ago) link

i'm sure there were others before but first i can recall is "Let Em In" - Wings
don't really mind it now

buzza, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:45 (one week ago) link

I also hated "Let Em In" as a kid, for this reason:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJBDcb7kq_g

Now I like the song, for the same reason!

henry s, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:54 (one week ago) link

Dreadlock Holiday by 10CC. Still loathe that one

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:55 (one week ago) link

i once spent a dinner time in a working man's club in Hull when pubs used to shut at 3 o'clock and this lad kept playing "Dreadlock Holiday" on a loop, fuck knows how much it cost him.

It's kinda racist.

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 00:00 (one week ago) link

Billy Joel's "Allentown," Madonna's "La Isla Bonita," and John Parr's "Man in Motion."

I like *all* of these, and I don't even like Billy Joel. Fun fact:

David Foster and John Parr were contracted to write a song for the film, but Parr struggled with inspiration for the lyrics. Foster showed Parr a news clip about the Canadian athlete Rick Hansen, who at the time was going around the world in his wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries. His journey was called the "Man in Motion Tour." Parr decided to help the campaign by writing words that would fit vaguely with the film, but which directly referenced Hansen's efforts.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:27 (one week ago) link

"cute" Christmas songs like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

there it is

see also: Jingle Bells

Brad C., Friday, 20 November 2020 18:42 (one week ago) link

Yeah, tbh hating Bananarama's "Venus" was a subset of generally being biased against bombastic female-fronted mid-80s pop as a child - "How Will I Know?", "These Dreams", etc, but I did like "La Isla Bonita". Also Miami Sound Machine and, um, Tiffany.xp

I liked all the folk songs and Christmas songs that people are mentioning, though.

actually-very-convincing (Sund4r), Friday, 20 November 2020 18:55 (one week ago) link

I started paying attention to pop around 1994-1995 when I was about six years old and I remember there being things I wasn't really interested in - boy bands, whatever gruff American nonsense was in The Rock Chart on The Chart Show, ballads in general. But there wasn't anything I actively hated until The Spice Girls.

My stepdad was very indie purist and I had been brought up with the myth that playing instruments was real and authentic and the only legitimate way etc. My favourite albums were from Bjork and Garbage. And as an eight-year-old boy the idea of Girl Power was not for me - I didn't understand the sentiments of the Just Seventeen problem-page lyrics, the music sounded cheap and unsophisticated, and everyone being so into it when I wasn't made me double down on my dislike of it. Then All Saints arrived and I loved them in the very obvious binary-of-false-opposites you find throughout pop history - they were cool, edgy and very much Not The Spice Girls. I'm embarassed now by how much I disliked them, even though I still think a lot of their singles are particularly not good, because I disliked them for terrible reasons that don't withstand any scrutiny.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 22 November 2020 11:53 (six days ago) link

La Isla Bonita

Heh, I also liked this one despite my irrational dislike of all things Madonna at the time. You'd think I would have at least appreciated Ray of Light, which should have been right up my alley during my trip-hop/downtempo phase. Not that I've become a bona fide Madonna fan in the interim, mind you, but it's so much easier to give credit where credit is due as you get older.

pomenitul, Sunday, 22 November 2020 14:13 (six days ago) link

A lot of the ones i thought of have been mentioned already. 'Feels So Good' gives me bad memories of shopping trips to boring places with my mom in the late 70s. 'Let Me In" was the first song I can think that I found really unpleasant and vaguely embarrassing to listen to but I was still kind of morbidly fascinated with. I really like REM but hate 'Losing My Religion' so much that I've never bothered to listen to Out of Time.

joygoat, Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:50 (six days ago) link

Hated Kriss Kross and their dumb pants schtick!

black dice live ft. jerry garcia (rizzx), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:12 (six days ago) link

xp wise choice, and I say this as an REM fan

assert (MatthewK), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:20 (six days ago) link

poor Out Of Time, it's so great aside from some overplayed singles

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:24 (six days ago) link

(which I totally get hating)

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:25 (six days ago) link

Interesting. I love "Losing My Religion" and thought it was a return to form after shit like "Stand".

actually-very-convincing (Sund4r), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:26 (six days ago) link

otm

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:35 (six days ago) link

I didn't mind Losing My Religion, but I think that Out of Time is their worst album. Shiny Happy People is middling and the other singles are awful. Half a World Away is the only song I still listen to.

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:47 (six days ago) link

Probably something from what I think of as the Beige Era of pop music ('85-ish), maybe like 'Broken Wings' or something by Glen Frey. I loved early- and late-'80s pop, but man was there ever a lot of dull AC shit right there in the middle. I always thought of it as 'music they play in furniture stores'.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:51 (six days ago) link

P.S. Out of Time is indeed (aside from those overplayed singles) fantastic.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:54 (six days ago) link

Helen Reddy at the 1977 Houston Rodeo, that one of my mother's boyfriends dragged us to.

I'm not sure I actually liked any music before Gary Numan hit US airwaves in 1979.

Advanced Doomscroller (Sanpaku), Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:55 (six days ago) link

at least you saw Helen Reddy at her peak

Josefa, Sunday, 22 November 2020 22:15 (six days ago) link

First I really truly hated was "Bittersweet Symphony," which was nails on a chalkboard to start with and then 18 months later got played once or twice an hour at the grocery store where I worked senior year. A couple of times a month I'd work a Friday or Saturday overnight for a $50 bonus and get hit with "Bittersweet Symphony" and a double dose of Sixpence None The Richer every hour for eight hours spent almost entirely alone.

onlyfans.com/hunterb (milo z), Monday, 23 November 2020 01:27 (five days ago) link

No wonder you turned out the way you did.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Monday, 23 November 2020 03:25 (five days ago) link

'cause it's a

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Monday, 23 November 2020 03:34 (five days ago) link

As a young kid, I paid a lot of attention to the Australian top 50 chart, even though it was an exercise in futility. So, I’m gonna go with Joan Osborne’s “One of Us.” Even at eight or nine years old I had big hate for anything that so much as mentioned religion. The film clip with its extreme close-ups and ye olde-time sepia tone really bugged me too. The song’s biggest crime was just getting in my face when all I wanted was for Oasis clips to show up on TV on Saturday morning.

cooldix, Monday, 23 November 2020 08:55 (five days ago) link

There were some other chart songs from the time period that I disliked, but in hindsight they were just too much for my smalltown brain to handle. I’m talking about Mousse T’s “Horny” and the “I Love the Nightlife” remix from Priscilla: Queen of the Dessert (which introduced me to Hugo Weaving in drag).

cooldix, Monday, 23 November 2020 08:57 (five days ago) link

Can't think of anything I hated before the age of 14 or so, though I was very into music and am sure there was something.
I really hated "Horny" too though, re cooldix above, and moat of the other music played at clubs when I was first going out in 96-97, I would single out the chorus of "Remember Me" by Blueboy (ging-gin-gi-gin-gin-gin-gi-ging...) as one of the reasons I felt I had to dye my hair black.

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 23 November 2020 10:59 (five days ago) link

generic metal, generic other stuff.
Can't think chronologically if there is something taht sticks out as me didlsiking intensely asa kid.
THink I was open for most stuff of quality.
Even if one is borrowing ideas from elsewhere and one can add something intense and original to it or make it work well with some form of originality as in not a direct clone or watered down xerox I can quite like it.

Have probably liked some stuff over the years that is a little close to more originally creative work if I have missed the original becaus eof point of contact.

well still finding more music in a lot of genres from acoustic roots forms to intense electric stuff plus some electronica etc including loads of jazz etc. What do I not like ? identikit versions of passed down music that is just ticking the boxes for the vague memories of those with little interest in music. I think it needs to have some reason to exist and there are recordings of so much great stuff that does things to yer synaesthetic synapses and heartstrings and fun things like that that one should just dispose of the generic. like.

Stevolende, Monday, 23 November 2020 11:39 (five days ago) link

I was scared by my brother's copy of The Who's "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" when I was a young kid (about 3/4 y/o I think). All the songs seemed to be about unhappy children, esp. "I'm a Boy", and even "The Kids Are Alright", which I thought was about parents leaving their kids home alone. Even the cover was deeply unnerving to me. And the title, I guess.

mahb, Monday, 23 November 2020 12:28 (five days ago) link

When I was little I loved The Muppet Show. I remember watching it with my dad who normally had no sort of patience for cartoons or silliness. As soon as it was over, MASH began which would send me into a crushing valley of despair. The "Suicide is Painless" intro sounded SO SAD and everything was green and brown and serious, pushing me to run from the room while complaining.

Now I like the song and the show, but that's my first negative reaction to a song.

Cow_Art, Monday, 23 November 2020 12:34 (five days ago) link

Good one, Cow Art. Funnily, I always loved the MASH theme, and then was too young to understand any of the jokes, so was often disappointed in another way.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Monday, 23 November 2020 12:37 (five days ago) link

i remember feeling spooked by the MASH theme too, but also being fascinated with the emotions it provoked. see also 'Seasons In The Sun' by Terry Jacks

kites aren't fun (NickB), Monday, 23 November 2020 13:16 (five days ago) link

i had an aversion to Seasons in the Sun but it was mostly inspired by my father complaining loudly about how awful a song it was anytime it came on. he would sing along to just about any song on the radio in the car, but that one, he wouldn't change the station, but he would refuse to sing along.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:52 (five days ago) link

Oh yeah, the X-Files theme song was incredibly spooky to me as a kid. I couldn't handle it.

jmm, Monday, 23 November 2020 14:55 (five days ago) link

I seem to remember The Muppet Show and then M*A*S*H as well but just looked it up and it says that when M*A*S*H was on Monday nights it was on at 9PM whereas I believe The Muppets where at 7:30PM.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:55 (five days ago) link

The Muppet Show was syndicated so it was on whenever a particular channel wanted to put it on.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Monday, 23 November 2020 14:59 (five days ago) link

Barry Manilow/"Mandy", hated passionately as soon as I gained consciousness of music and my own name, sometime in the late 70s.

Not only did I loathe the song, I instantly hated anyone who called me by that name. Did not know until TODAY that it was originally "Brandy"!!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandy_(Scott_English_song)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 23 November 2020 15:06 (five days ago) link

It's more fun as 'Brandy', you can imagine it's by an alcoholic: 'Oh Brandy, you kissed me and stopped me from shaking'

ledge, Monday, 23 November 2020 15:09 (five days ago) link

lol yes
or gender-neutral inclusive Andy

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 23 November 2020 15:11 (five days ago) link

I don't think I have ever hated any music as much as I hated "Mandy"

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 23 November 2020 15:16 (five days ago) link

The Muppet Show was syndicated so it was on whenever a particular channel wanted to put it on.

Right. But usually that would be a time slot other then prime time, so not 8:30PM. Unless some time zone thing comes into play.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 November 2020 15:17 (five days ago) link

Can we do this thread about first music you ever loved or has that already been done?

boxedjoy, Monday, 23 November 2020 15:34 (five days ago) link

speaking of album covers, my dad's copy of Strangers IV: Rattus Norvegicus used to really creep me out. There's these two really weird looking dudes who somehow don't look real and a stuffed wolf's head

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 23 November 2020 16:15 (five days ago) link

"Can't think of anything I hated before the age of 14 or so, though I was very into music and am sure there was something. "

Same here. Each time this thread comes up to top of new answers I try to think of something I actually hated as a kid instead of being merely indifferent to. I got nuthin.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 23 November 2020 16:55 (five days ago) link

despite loving all kinds of beats, ska really bugged me for years, could not get into it, 'primative reason' became the band that allowed me in on the ska train, though the dub and reggae vibes helped

Swanswans, Monday, 23 November 2020 17:02 (five days ago) link

(Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams. One summer in middle school I was grounded for a month because I had snuck out of the house and spray-painted the neighborhood. (EID)IDIFY seemed like it was on the radio twice an hour and for some reason there was some different song I was desperately trying to catch and record. There had been music before that I had made fun of, because you're supposed to make fun of Milli Vanilli or Warrant. Sure, Ice Ice Baby was stupid, but Bryan Adams was my first experience with actually feeling rage at a song's existence.

― peace, man, Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:29 AM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I was reflecting on this and actually went back a little further in time. When I was in 5th grade, the Beaches soundtrack came out. While mega-hit Wind Beneath My Wings was definitely over-played and annoying, the track that got a lot of attention from girls in my school was Otto Titsling, a burlesque romp about the invention of the brassiere. I - a Guns 'N' Roses and Motley Crue fan at the time - found myself scandalized by this song, partly due to the chesty content and partly due to Midler's leering voice. At recess, girls would sometimes break out into chants of "over-the-shoulder boulder holder," which was one of the song's big pay-off lines. I remember being real uptight and angry about this song.

peace, man, Monday, 23 November 2020 18:04 (five days ago) link

spray-painted the neighborhood. (EID)IDIFY

originally misread that you were busted for spraypainting the letters "(EID)IDIFY" around the neighborhood, like you hated it so much it and thought it would enrage others

also I want this to be the name of a prince cover version with drawings of eyes in place of the letter

joygoat, Monday, 23 November 2020 18:45 (five days ago) link

(E👁D)👁D👁4U actuall

joygoat, Monday, 23 November 2020 18:49 (five days ago) link

No, I just wrote the word fuck, but spelled with a "ph" instead of an "f". It was really pathetic and I probably deserved the Bryan Adams after that.

peace, man, Monday, 23 November 2020 18:51 (five days ago) link

oh yeah one thing I'm not really into is prog after a certain time when it has started just doing things for showing off sake and not really feeling it. Mainly listen roughly 70-73. I think it would have to be really special for me to listen after taht.
I don't like things that fit the designation New Wave as opposed to post punk or whatever other specific individual designation much either.
Corporate pop pap etc etc

Stevolende, Monday, 23 November 2020 19:01 (five days ago) link

Growing up in the 90s with mainstream alternative rock radio I was on board with pretty much everything until nu-metal started taking over - Papa Roach, Incubus, Limp Bizkit etc. That was more anger inspiring and disappointing than anything going on with other genres I didn't care about/listen to.

"Cut my life into pieces / This is my last resort" - radio off

skip, Monday, 23 November 2020 19:03 (five days ago) link

You didn't give a fuck if he cut his arm bleeding?

peace, man, Monday, 23 November 2020 19:09 (five days ago) link

skip, though it wasn't the first music that I hated, I can attest to also hating nu-metal. I was a punk kid, really into grindcore and more extreme forms of hardcore etc. I didn't have many friends in my middle school except a few skater boys and "alt" girls (I was a fat gay kid who read a lot of books lol), and when Korn and all that became popular, the boys were like "THIS IS SO COOL AND EXTREME IT'S LIKE WHAT YOU LISTEN TO, TABLE" and I was like, "no." But it was because they were wrong! My favorite bands were Born Against and Los Crudos! And nu-metal is just...it's awful, the revival of it was fun but not because the music was ever good.

Part of this is that I had a distinct sense of what I considered "fake" or "insincere" from a very young age, so nu-metal and Marilyn Manson and such always just seemed like utter trash to me— who would buy what these dudes were singing/screaming? I couldn't, and still can't.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 00:05 (four days ago) link

"You didn't give a fuck if he cut his arm bleeding"

I never knew until now that was the next lyric... LOL.

skip, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 05:24 (four days ago) link


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