Bands you keep trying to like but can't get into

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I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, that or I recognize that my tastes change over time. But some bands I revisit every 3-5 years and just can't get into. The biggest example is The Clash, the only top tier UK punk band that just doesn't do it for me. Oh, some of the early singles are good but I keep trying to no avail. This year I listened to the live album and it just doesn't move me.

Anyone else relate?

Mr. Odd, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

A.C. Temple, but I don't expect that to spark much discussion.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:15 (thirteen years ago) link

...and I'm pretty sure there has to be another thread or so on this, since I usually bring up Live Skull, who I'm still not into.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Tom Waits. I've given up.

Ms Misery, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link

mmm...arcade fire....

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Have you heard Positraction, dlp9001? (Maybe I've asked you that before...)

2x-post

Tim Ellison, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Tom Waits. I've given up.

Oh my god, I thought I was the only one...

Davey D, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Positraction is great indeed.
i love live skull,but i have a friend who desnt get them either,he says the sound is too "goth" for him.
what an idiot.

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

"Tom Waits. I've given up.

Oh my god, I thought I was the only one..."

thirded, though i didn't try too much

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Waits 4th'd

I tried a little, but goddam, if you have to try that hard...

(I don't mind him on film)

will, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

The White Stripes. I try and try, and even enjoy it here and there, but part of me really dislikes their sound. Also the Pet Shop Boys. Not big on Waits either. Although he mixes in nicely on Dr.Yo.

django, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:32 (thirteen years ago) link

I have Positraction on my iPod, and definitely keep plugging away at it. I think it may be production that's keeping me from liking Live Skull...it's very frustrating as I keep expecting them to click some day and they never seem to. Oh well, I rarely give up on bands that seem intriguing. Right now my NY post-No-Wave guitar bands ranking is something like Dustdevils>Band of Susans>Rat at Rat R>Swans>Sonic Youth and I'm probably forgetting someone. Magic Dirt figure in somewhere, but they're not from NY.

xpost.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:37 (thirteen years ago) link

the two that I regret not liking are Husker Du and Public Enemy. they sound so awesome, but i just can't..

poortheatre, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:37 (thirteen years ago) link

oh and Everything But The Girl. or as I call them, Slow And Horrible Death By Brunch.

django, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I tried Tortoise four times, but nothing, well except maybe for Dj'ed.

mehlt, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Boredoms. They're okay, but I always feel like that time could be better spent listening to something else similar yet better.

dean ge, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:42 (thirteen years ago) link

The Fall. A lot of Bowie. All of New Order. Teh Beatles.

bnw, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:43 (thirteen years ago) link

XTC and Dinosaur Jr, chiefly.

Z S, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:44 (thirteen years ago) link

also modest mouse,and yeah huskar du..

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:52 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost - Dinosaur seconded. I like a few things here and there that they've done, and I've had You're living all over me since high school. I tried listening to it the other day, and besides the first track (which I really like) and Lou's song (I like the mopey early Sebadoh/Sentridoh Freed Weed, etc. stuff), I've never really been able to get into it. I don't think they're overrated, though, it's just one of those things that I can't really get into.

Mark Clemente, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:53 (thirteen years ago) link

xxxpost the Fall definitely. Though I've admittedly only tried with one album, This Nation's Saving Grace, but it has never worked for me. But perhaps I should give the other stuff a listen.

Mark Clemente, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:55 (thirteen years ago) link

"But perhaps I should give the other stuff a listen"

no perhaps - have to!

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:57 (thirteen years ago) link

For a while it was the Boredoms, but now I just like them! Sonic Youth have taken their place.

I wonder why we pick specific bands to try to like. I know the bands I try to like are usually canonical ones, but there are certain canonical bands that I dislike and have not bothered giving a second chance to.

Vinnie, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:59 (thirteen years ago) link

btw,if the search function worked ok - there are several threads on the subject

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:59 (thirteen years ago) link

"I wonder why we pick specific bands to try to like"

there are some people with similiar music taste like mine, but they also like this one band that i don't get.
usually i try to like this band, cause it doesnt seem logic that i don't like them.
but who says life and taste in music make sense anyway..

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

zeno -- I know I could just look at a Fall thread, but what's an album I should check out if I didn't totally like TNSG? They have an awful lot of stuff...

Mark Clemente, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:08 (thirteen years ago) link

you can't go wrong with slates, man

pretzel walrus, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:11 (thirteen years ago) link

try a compilation of "the early years" and "the woonderfull and frightning world" which is like TNSG but with a better,cleaner,more accesible production.
if you don't like those 2, give up.
(and if you do - the next step is hex enduction hour, which is a more "difficult" classic)

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:11 (thirteen years ago) link

that's pretty good advice!

Tim Ellison, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:12 (thirteen years ago) link

my stock answer to this question is, and probably always will be:

Manic Street Preachers

henry s, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I did try to search for a similar thread but without a unique keyword, nothing...

Tom Waits - I'm in that boat, too. This year, though, I made some progress with the 3 disc box he recently put out. The Orphans tracks, in particular, are really good. But not enough to make me own him.

The Fall took me years to go from hate to total and complete love, and I also started by getting into the poppier Beggars Banquet years, working backwards and then forwards again.

Sonic Youth also fall into this category for me, though I like alot of their work but I just don't love them and find their records inconsistent.

Mr. Odd, Monday, 9 July 2007 21:09 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't like It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back at all, but the other Public Enemy stuff I've heard leads me to believe that I might still be able to get into one of their other albums.

"Sister Ray" and The Velvet Underground & Nico are so boring that I have no desire to listen to VU ever again. I remember one time when the stretch from "I'm Waiting For My Man" to "Heroin" sorta clicked with me and I 'got it', but the next time I listened to it it was gone again.

bernard snowy, Monday, 9 July 2007 21:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Three letters: G.B.V.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Joy Division & Pere Ubu. I understand their importance, but neither are any fun.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:11 (thirteen years ago) link

hey wait a damn minute. pere ubu are, at their best, a surreal experience.
secondly, the sounds that Allen Ravenstine produces are flat out kooky.
i wouldn't expect Dadaesque art to be "fun", but it can be entertaining as hell if you're in the right mood.

one of the most spine tingling solos i've ever heard is on the song "final solution" - not "feel good" stuff, but, like it or lump it, as powerful as anything ever recorded, imo

outdoor_miner, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:54 (thirteen years ago) link

try a compilation of "the early years" and "the woonderfull and frightning world" which is like TNSG but with a better,cleaner,more accesible production.

On CD, Wonderful & Frightening World has always sounded really murky to my ears (though it is perhaps my favorite Fall album). If you're not averse to a career-spanning comp, I think 50,000 Fall Fans actually does pretty well.

I can't quite get into Van der Graaf Generator and am not sure why. It might be something about Peter Hammill's voice, sort of over the top or harsh. I like early Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, some Gentle Giant; being into the proggy stuff as well as later punk/post-punk, by which standards it seems like VDGG was more admirable than other prog, it seems like I should like them, but not much luck so far. He to the He I somewhat enjoy.

eatandoph, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Three letters: G.B.V.

At their best, GBV create fantastic 3 minute pop songs that stick in your head. Unfortunately, most of their albums are chock-a-block full of song snippets and other failed experiments, making it hard to get to the nuggets. A friend of mine, a huge GBV fan, skimmed the top for me and culled out all their best stuff, and it's a joy to listen to. He recently lent me _Bee Thousand_ and I found listening to it a chore just to get to the good bits. So I can understand your feeling - find a friend who's a GBV fanatic and have 'em make you some compilations!

Mr. Odd, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Spoon... such a goddamn impenetrable band.

Jordan Sargent, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Wilco - 'Summerteeth' to be specific.

On paper it should be so easy. But stick it on my stereo and my hand immediately reaches for the skip button.

sam500, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 02:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Three letters: G.B.V.

Seconded. Bought three of their records before I finally admitted to myself that I just don't want to listen to half-completed demos of half-written songs.

Formerly Painful Dentistry, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 02:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm amazed that everything I was gonna submit has already been mentioned.. either we've all been lulled into quietly putting them into "the canon" without thinking, or we understand why they're vital yet it just misses the mark on a personal level.

My vote goes to the latter.. they're all pretty inventive.

So for me, again..
Public Enemy
Pere Ubu
G.B.V.
Husker Du
Bowie
XTC
Tom Waits

And I try three or four consecutive Animal Collective tracks at least once every two months. Never sparks anything.

The Fall took me years to go from hate to total and complete love..

Yepp.

bassace, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Spoon, totally. Sometimes nice to hear on a jukebox, maybe on a soundtrack. Perfect incidental indie.

wanko ergo sum, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

The Replacements

iago g., Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah I finally clicked with The Fall about a year ago. No idea what happened there, it just made a great deal of sense one day. And this was after a couple years of trying to like them.

Pere Ubu and Tom Waits both way OTM, for me.

Clay, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Broken Social Scene. Another Arcade Fire I'm afraid.

whatever, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:30 (thirteen years ago) link

You know, I see a lot of bands being named here that I completely love (Hüsker Dü, The Replacements), but I totally understand how someone can be "eh" about 'em.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Spoon, the Arcade Fire, and the Fall. yeah, not an original bunch to pick, but those really ARE the ones that first pop into my head.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:12 (thirteen years ago) link

"Wilco - 'Summerteeth' to be specific.

On paper it should be so easy. But stick it on my stereo and my hand immediately reaches for the skip button.

"

yeah,otm.but only about that particular record.

pere ubu is hard to get into,and i can't say i'm always in the mood,but if i am - they are great experience.

plus, i can't get a alot of the progressive 70's stuff that is now quite trendy,maybe cause i grew up on 3 minutes songs,it's too pretentious and ridicules to me sometimes.

oh,and though i love "Can",some of their suppose to be "classic" stuff is boring.

Zeno, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:20 (thirteen years ago) link

90% of all popular music released in the past five years

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:37 (thirteen years ago) link

"90% of all popular music released in the past five years"

how old are you?

Zeno, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Radiohead for me too; I make an effort every few years, most recently in response to that Guardian article about their influence on black music. I made a 4-hour playlist for a long solitary car journey and sat through the whole thing, when it ended I flipped to the radio just as "Time Is Tight" by Booker T and the MGs was played - the feeling of relief was amazing, it was like putting the car into a higher gear.

fetter, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:13 (one week ago) link

tbf, "time is tight" would probably have that effect 95% of the time.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 12 October 2020 17:30 (one week ago) link

Radiohead are very much in that Porcupine Tree vein of "they're clearly very good at this but I find it hard to enjoy this at all"

frogbs, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:34 (one week ago) link

^ that's a really good comparison

Also, maybe we are veering off topic a bit here, but since someone mentioned New Order: I love New Order but every time I put on a Joy Division record I am bored to tears

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:35 (one week ago) link

I love Joy Division, but I have a hard time getting into any New Order beyond their singles.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 02:23 (one week ago) link

Similarly, I like The Cure's singles, their poppy and eclectic songs, but albums like Pornography and Disintegration are completely lost on me.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 02:26 (one week ago) link

Sparks keep coming up on my Discover Weekly and just no - viscerally no.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 15:53 (three days ago) link

Recent Sparks, old, none whatsoever? They're one of my favorite bands of all time, but I certainly get how Russell's voice is a turnoff for many.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:07 (three days ago) link

Sparks keep coming up on my Discover Weekly and just no - viscerally no.

Agree (but not with the "keep trying to like" part from the thread title). Very few acts are as Not For Me as Sparks.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:46 (three days ago) link

Very few acts are as Not For Me as Sparks.

cosign

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:10 (three days ago) link

I’m not a huge fan but I dig number 1 in heaven and terminal jive a lot. and “amateur hour”. and “cool places” with jane wiedlin.

brimstead, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:16 (three days ago) link

Recent Sparks, old, none whatsoever? They're one of my favorite bands of all time, but I certainly get how Russell's voice is a turnoff for many.

I think I've mainly heard older Sparks. It's strange how quickly I have to turn them off: something to do with the voice, the hyperactive bombast, the archness.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:33 (three days ago) link

It's strange how quickly I have to turn them off: something to do with the voice, the hyperactive bombast, the archness.

Yep. All of this.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:39 (three days ago) link

this discussion is funny. i was working at a used record store and the owner was a huge sparks fan. would often commandeer the store stereo to play them. one time he did that and he was all into it and singing along and i thought it was funny but i remarked, "it's like they're being annoying on purpose." to which he replied, all excited, "yeah, exactly!"

pretty much sums up my disinterest in them.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:43 (three days ago) link

I love Sparks but didn't really "get" them until Hello Young Lovers, specifically 'Perfume', but they are like the definition of an acquired taste and I totally get all the folks here who can't hang

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:44 (three days ago) link

Ha, Sparks is me, but opposite-land!

Like, I can't imagine a band who were so more completely tailor-made as something I should completely adore, with all the hyperactively arch camp bombast - and I just cannot get into them at all.

Branwell with an N, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:46 (three days ago) link

this conversation is bananas

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 18:52 (three days ago) link

People who think they might like Sparks but don't like the most well-known stuff should try listening to Sparks and A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing, the first two records made when they were an LA-based quintet. Songs like Fletcher Honorama, Saccharin and the War and Angus Desire have a post-psychedelic weirdness to them that they pretty much abandoned by 1974.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 18:56 (three days ago) link

sleeve: I'm exactly in the same boat! All I knew about Sparks was annoying better-than-Zappa-but-not-much-and-with-a-whiff-of-Meatloaf 70s stuff, and then 2006 came along and "Dick Around" destroyed my brain. A friend of mine (avid Sparks fan) told me I should check out the 80s albums and ya they're great, I like them too, and all the recent albums of theirs

Still don't care for their "classic" stuff aside from being weird camp curios

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:06 (three days ago) link

The only song of theirs I can make it more than 30 seconds into is The Number One Song In Heaven because there's so little ~~Sparks!~~ and so much arpeggiated synth wibbling.

Branwell with an N, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:13 (three days ago) link

what is "most well-known" sparks stuff? for a long time, i thought it was kimono my house, the earlier more operatic stuff? but i think that's just how i first became familiar with them.

but then there's also the moroder-produced no. 1 in heaven, which has "Beat the Clock" on it. somehow, i thought that was a massive worldwide smash, because i feel like i've always known that song. but it didn't even chart in the US?

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:26 (three days ago) link

No 1 in Heaven is pretty spectacular imo, if you have any interest in giorgio moroder and haven't heard it

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:27 (three days ago) link

i have an extremely soft spot for them in my heart because they were my first literal "what is THIS playing?" moment in a record store. i wish i knew which sparks it was, but at the time, as a scared teen escaping my dorm room for a few minutes, it sounded like otherworldly avant pop. i didn't really track anything down by them for a few more years, but i mentally noted them as cool stuff

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:32 (three days ago) link

"being annoying on purpose" is pretty much my favourite type of music

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:52 (three days ago) link

I remember hearing "Tryouts For The Human Race" as pre-show music for Har Mar Superstar and thinking it was some of the greatest music I've ever heard...but I didn't know what it was!! Discovering Sparks a year later and going..."hey...it's that fuckin' song!" was a pretty cool experience

they're definitely a polarizing group - I pretty much loved them right away. like, two songs into Kimono My House I thought surely this was one of the best bands to ever exist. but I understand the opposite reaction. I played them for one of my friends and his reaction was "never play that band for me again". later he said he was frustrated because he couldn't get "As I Sit Down to Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral" out of his head. I thought that was pretty impressive - even people with an allergic reaction to their music still get their songs stuck in their head

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 21:04 (three days ago) link

Propaganda was a favorite as a kid and I still enjoy it when in the right mood, but I’ve never been able to get into anything else they’ve done.

beard papa, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 06:30 (two days ago) link

I listened to a bit of Sparks last night (I only previously knew 'TTABEFTBOU', 'Beat The Clock' and 'Number One Song In Heaven'. I can confirm that this is exactly my thing and I'm confused about why people would hate on some fun upbeat glam/disco/new-wave with flamboyant singing and esoteric lyrics really.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 12:04 (two days ago) link

I like Sparks but have never understood the rabid reactions pro- or anti-. Some good songs and records, but nothing to get too excited about, IMHO.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:10 (two days ago) link

Everyone has always, always said I'll absolutely love Sparks, but it hasn't quite happened yet

Chip-vill-A (imago), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:16 (two days ago) link

I like them in small doses, don't quite get the fanaticism

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:19 (two days ago) link

I think I have similar with Zappa. Everyone sees that I'm a Cardiacs fanatic and assumes I'll also love their supposed American progenitors, but it's a completely different vibe

Chip-vill-A (imago), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:23 (two days ago) link

you just haven't heard the right albums /lol

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:05 (two days ago) link

The problem is you have to complete a set of increasingly tedious quests to unlock the right albums

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:06 (two days ago) link

zappa cannot fail he can only be failed

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:13 (two days ago) link

The secret connection is that Ron Mael had a thick Zappa-style moustache in 1971.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 15:17 (two days ago) link

That's two different moustaches, though: toothbrush vs. walrus (w/ added soul patch.)

https://i.etsystatic.com/19924296/r/il/5675c7/2395827332/il_794xN.2395827332_4f7v.jpg

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:34 (two days ago) link

I'd be more inclined to recommend Sparks to someone who loves say, They Might Be Giants than Cardiacs

Cardiacs fans are weird, their tastes tend to be all over the place. the only bands they universally seem to like are XTC and like, Koenjihyakkei

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:40 (two days ago) link

frogbs are you into Harry Merry at all?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx-tu63ONGo

brimstead, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:48 (two days ago) link

Ron Mael is sporting a pencil mustache these days. He's really evolved.

being annoying on purpose" is pretty much my favourite type of music

can't imagine a band who were so more completely tailor-made as something I should completely adore, with all the hyperactively arch camp bombast

Yeah all that sounds very good to me, what are some records I may not have heard that fit this description?

I recently recommended Sparks to a kid who's obsessed with Foxy Shazam and the Baby Driver soundtrack but I haven't checked in with him since.

Cabo Weibo (卡波微博) (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:13 (two days ago) link

Thanks for the Harry Merry link. Good to know Sparks *aren't* the most annoying band on earth after all!

I absolutely don't get the "being annoying on purpose" thing as a USP.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:38 (two days ago) link

I work with teenagers and I have kids of my own. I don't need it in my music as well!

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:39 (two days ago) link

my comment was a bit pinch of salt but like p sure bands like Pere Ubu fit into the 'annoying on purpose' category

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:42 (two days ago) link

Interesting. Was thinking more like, Daphne & Celeste.

Cabo Weibo (卡波微博) (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:54 (two days ago) link

100 gecs are the D&C of nowadays obv

please consider giving h (imago), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:56 (two days ago) link

frogbs are you into Harry Merry at all?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx-tu63ONGo

― brimstead, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:48 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

no, but after listening I'm flattered that you would assume I'm into this guy

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:00 (two days ago) link

I have a feeling I started an "I love irritating music" thread over a decade ago (so I'm not going to look it up and cringe at my old posting style), definitely included some big 'cool' acts like the Residents. I think irritating is a good descriptor, I like stuff that gets under the skin, it sticks around nagging at you in weird ways.

Sparks are sometimes too 'funny' for me, I think, but I do like them in general, and some songs I love a lot. I guess I'm one of the middle-grounders, rather than in the love-them-or-hate-them split.

emil.y, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:02 (two days ago) link

Propaganda was a favorite as a kid and I still enjoy it when in the right mood, but I’ve never been able to get into anything else they’ve done.

This is weird given that "Propaganda" is pretty much indistinguishable from "Kimono My House".

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:08 (two days ago) link

I have a feeling I started an "I love irritating music" thread over a decade ago (so I'm not going to look it up and cringe at my old posting style), definitely included some big 'cool' acts like the Residents.

i looked it up and it's a very short thread, but interesting in that it shows a range of tolerance levels. One poster confessed their love for 'the hamster dance', another cited 'broken face' by the pixies as almost too grating b/c of the intro.

Cabo Weibo (卡波微博) (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:31 (two days ago) link

i dig that harry merry song / video

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:45 (two days ago) link

_Propaganda was a favorite as a kid and I still enjoy it when in the right mood, but I’ve never been able to get into anything else they’ve done._

This is weird given that "Propaganda" is pretty much indistinguishable from "Kimono My House".

lol I assumed this was a let’s-change-the-subject post by beard papa about Propaganda as a band they couldn’t get into

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 19:07 (two days ago) link


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