Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > General Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2009, 07:46 AM   #31 (permalink)
Model Worker
 
Gavin B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,238
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
This is kind of hard because I can't really think of any bands I actually hate. I'll go with one I'm not particularly fond of:

The Grateful Dead"Dark Star" is actually a pretty good song. I wish they had more like it.
I'm a big fan of the Dead myself. Dark Star is one of their more challenging songs and they've never played it the same way twice.

Among Deadheads there is a constant debate over which version of Dark Star is their best and since the Dead taped every one of their live shows there's hundreds of versions of Dark Star floating around out there, especially since the Dead began releasing many of their live shows in the D*ck's Picks series.

My own personal favorite version of Dark Star is from 10/31/71 concert in Columbus Ohio and it appears on D*ck's Picks Volume 2 on Grateful Dead Records (1995).

I rarely review records that I dislike because it's such a joyless chore to sit and listen to the entirety of a bad album and then devote an hour or two writing a negative review of an album that has no redeeming musical qualities. Life's too short to spend it listening and writing about music that makes you want to hurl.

Anyone who reviews music will tell you the same thing. Nearly any music critic would rather be assigned to review an album or concert by a musician they enjoy, rather than do a nasty hit job on a lame performer.

Inevitably it's the duty of any ethical journalist to unmask some of the more egregiously fraudulent performers but lightweight song "stylists" like Celine Dion and Jessica Simpson are so manifestly lame they're not even worth the effort.

I won't name names, but there are dozens of mediocre but highly successful bands that are marketed as "alternative" that are patently offensive. Those alternative musical charlatans deserve a good flogging for their lack of imagination. Celine and Jessica are such easy targets, they aren't worth the attention.

NOTE: So you can't you use the name "D*ck" without being censored by the godawful profanity filter?
__________________
There are two types of music: the first type is the blues and the second type is all the other stuff.
Townes Van Zandt
Gavin B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #32 (permalink)
Moodswings n' Roundabouts
 
Piss Me Off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: At the corner of Dude and Catastrophe
Posts: 4,510
Default

Flogging Molly:

I assume they are fun to drink with.
__________________


Last FM
Rate Yr Music
Muxtape
Piss Me Off is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 09:05 AM   #33 (permalink)
five years
 
jacklovezhimself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,248
Default

Marylin Manson

You're kinda scary....in a good way though.
__________________
jacklovezhimself is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 09:13 AM   #34 (permalink)
why bother?
 
Bulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4,826
Default

Chris Cornell: The guy's got a fantastic voice.

U2: Listening to the Joshua Tree makes me forgive them the lame pop they've been peddling for a good 10-15 years now. Beautiful Day's fun to do on karaoke nights too.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 09:19 AM   #35 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
Chris Cornell: The guy's got a fantastic voice.

U2: Listening to the Joshua Tree makes me forgive them the lame pop they've been peddling for a good 10-15 years now. Beautiful Day's fun to do on karaoke nights too.
Bullet The Blue Sky and Exit are very good tracks from The Joshua Tree. the 3 opening tracks which just so happen to be their most recognisable from the album are awful IMO.
__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 09:22 AM   #36 (permalink)
why bother?
 
Bulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4,826
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
Bullet The Blue Sky and Exit are very good tracks from The Joshua Tree. the 3 opening tracks which just so happen to be their most recognisable from the album are awful IMO.
With Or Without You's pretty nauseating, the other two I wouldn't describe as awful, just not all that great. You're right though, the album does get a whole lot better than its opening.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 10:03 AM   #37 (permalink)
Juicious Maximus III
 
tore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scabb Island
Posts: 5,935
Default

^"With or without you" is nice, but so overplayed that it's kinda lost it's enjoyment for me. I find "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" to be downright annoying, I never liked that song much. "Where the Streets Have no Name" is still enjoyable for me ..

Aside from that, I find most of the other songs from Joshua are also quite likeable - perhaps all except "Trip Through Your Wires" which I also find a bit annoying.

"Red Hill Mining Town" is probably my favourite.
__________________
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.
tore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #38 (permalink)
****ER OF HOLES
 
Terrible Lizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Butt****, Nebraska
Posts: 1,215
Default

*Listening to Joshua Tree*

Yep still a nasty cyst on the ass of music.
__________________
“YOU ARE SCUM SLUT.”
-John Martyn
Terrible Lizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 10:18 AM   #39 (permalink)
Juicious Maximus III
 
tore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scabb Island
Posts: 5,935
Default

^Come on, you're off topic. You have to mention something positive about it. :p
__________________
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.
tore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #40 (permalink)
****ER OF HOLES
 
Terrible Lizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Butt****, Nebraska
Posts: 1,215
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toretorden View Post
^Come on, you're off topic. You have to mention something positive about it. :p
Well. . . they're not the "nastiest" cyst on the ass of music.
__________________
“YOU ARE SCUM SLUT.”
-John Martyn
Terrible Lizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



© 2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.