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Old 08-16-2008   #41
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Re: Bands I Loathe

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To make matters worse, fans of Boards of Canada refer to the band as BOC. Unnacceptable: Blue Oyster Cult is and shall forever be BOC. I hold few things sacred, but BOC is one.
And I thought that BOC stood for British Oxygen Company.

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Odalisque, I have never heard anything by Fuzzbox, but I have heard of 'em. I read an article on them in a dentist waiting room about 20 years ago....
That article in the dentist's waiting room must have made a big impression on you to remember it 20 years later.

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Note the good taste embodied in the juxtoposition of the cover picture and the title Look at the Hits on That!! The picture on the discs themselves embodies similar, but even more exquisite, taste.

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Well, I know that I loathe Celine Dion. I don't think that she is even human.
I agree about Celine Dion except...

...well, she may make sufficient noise for several people, but there's only one of her (thank goodness!) so she's strictly speaking not a band.

On the thought of multiple Celine Dions...

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Well, I know that I loathe Celine Dion. I don't think that she is even human.
I agree about Celine Dion except...

...well, she may make sufficient noise for several people, but there's only one of her (thank goodness!) so she's strictly speaking not a band.

On the thought of multiple Celine Dions...
To the bins with the diva clones!

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Re: Bands I Loathe

oh, I think I never noticed this thread before...so, stricltly speaking, they're not a band, but being Italy's modern bubonic plague spreading everywhere, i'd add Eros Ramazzotti and Laura Pausini (I'm even scared to write it)......

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Re: Bands I Loathe

I have what is perhaps the great good fortune never to have heard of (let alone heard) either Eros Ramazzotti or Laura Pausin.

I won't be cruel enough to ask how they sound.

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Re: Bands I Loathe

This thread is pretty funny and informative. Thanks for the warning on some of these groups. I'm glad that Led Zepplin and the Grateful Dead were included. They're good musicians but they were and are so pretentious. Who wants to hear "Sugar Magnolia" for two hours straight? The Led and the Dead are right up there near the pinacle of pretentiousness.
However, the worst and most pretentious band that I ever heard was Bauhaus. I mean, Bauhaus for God's sake! They couldn't play either. In my third week of playing the guitar I could play better than their guitarist, and I wasn't playing very well myself. Trite lyrics, mediocre music, trendy clothes and hair, stupid cheorography and lots of lighting gimmicks. No talent and all pretense. In a strange way I actually enjoyed small doses of them, but not for the reasons that the band would appreciate.
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" had a certain minimalist kick to it, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if they hadn't been taking themselves so seriously.

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Re: Bands I Loathe

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This thread is pretty funny and informative. Thanks for the warning on some of these groups. I'm glad that Led Zepplin and the Grateful Dead were included. They're good musicians but they were and are so pretentious. Who wants to hear "Sugar Magnolia" for two hours straight? The Led and the Dead are right up there near the pinacle of pretentiousness.
However, the worst and most pretentious band that I ever heard was Bauhaus. I mean, Bauhaus for God's sake! They couldn't play either. In my third week of playing the guitar I could play better than their guitarist, and I wasn't playing very well myself. Trite lyrics, mediocre music, trendy clothes and hair, stupid cheorography and lots of lighting gimmicks. No talent and all pretense. In a strange way I actually enjoyed small doses of them, but not for the reasons that the band would appreciate.
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" had a certain minimalist kick to it, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if they hadn't been taking themselves so seriously.
Ouch this one hurts. I mention Celine Dion and you say somebody like Bauhaus who are one of my favorite bands. All the pretense comes from the glitter influences like Bowie and T-Rex, and Iggy. When you say that they can't play that to is part of the punk influence. They got better over time. When I saw them in 98 for Ressurection tour I was mesmerized. I always thought that Bauhaus was unique and that they were gifted musicians imo. I am always blown away by the Ash's guitar solo at the end of "Terror Couple Kill Colonel" as wel as "In Fear of Fear." Honestly, I don't think that they did take themselves so seriously. It was perception from the press like NME or Melody Maker. Bauhaus themselves even referred to whenever they played "Bela" as an encore as it is time play the Drunken Irishman, in reference to Stoker. The boys of Northhampton also only used stark white lights for their show. I don't know if that is too gimmicky. But, then again some of my other favorite bands are Skinny Puppy, the Cure, Cabaret Voltaire, the Sisters of Mercy, and Portion Control.
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Re: Bands I Loathe

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I have what is perhaps the great good fortune never to have heard of (let alone heard) either Eros Ramazzotti or Laura Pausin.

I won't be cruel enough to ask how they sound.
I will. How do they...? I could hazard a guess.

To those who despise Boards of Canada, I'll agree to disagree. As far as modern electronica goes, they're alright, if not anything truly exceptional.

However, 95% of all techno and Goa trance makes me cringe.

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Re: Bands I Loathe

Silverchair had one really good song..Shade.. but otherwise agree with their disposal. I guess it brings up the question. Do you toss off an entire band's opus, without looking a bit more deeply? Can one song save them?

Can one song save you? From unimportance? (smile).

not too much more, too much more...
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Re: Bands I Loathe

I despise the (pop)ular interpretations of metal, especially the American variety, hey, you can't be patriotic about everything. This is especially so because when metal bands are talented like say Opeth was in their earlier days circa My Arms Your Hearse, they basically serve as the natural continuation of what classical orchestral or opera music was 'back in the day' so to speak. That is they don't rely on that dreary pop music formula of - verse/verse/chorus/verse/chorus, rather they approach songs as a series of progressing interrelated yet distinct movements, which no matter how sharp the transitions may be, are usually unified by some pervasive note or theme. That, and I love long songs. Come to think of it I also love it when when thrashy-type bands like Pig Destroyer and Naked City have albums with like forty wild and fast, but very short songs that blend seamlessly for kind of a convulsive stream-of-consciousness from hell.

Really I just can't stand the mentioned pop music formula, it worked alright with older artists who were active in those crazy days where you actually had to be able to play an instrument competently in order to create music, but as of late it has been beaten to death. I've actually seen quite a few bands I really like for one reason or another listed here (Spotbowserfido), I am just glad no one has listed The Doors yet, though that probably just gave someone the incentive to, and Odalisque - have you heard their live stuff, how can you hate Zepplin?

Anyway, allow me to contribute;

- Kenny Chesney
- Gretchen Wilson
- Kenny G
- Almost 'any' so-called punk that has come out in the last decade
- Poison
- Cradle of Filth (go away, and let's not forget. . . )
- Dimmu Borgir (how gigantic is your inverted cross necklace?)
- Disturbed
- Nickleback
- Pat Benetar
- Skid Row (No, you're not Sebastian Bach)
- Garth Brooks (take the beanie off you old man)
- Whatever long haired Greek guy who was on American Idol who everyone thinks I look like.
- Whatever is playing in a lobby of any kind.
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