Times you were wrong about a band/artist/song/album

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  1. 27sauce

    27sauce Supporting Member

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    Either way, something you thought was going to be huge and it wasn't, or something that you dismissed and was big.

    Or, something you thought you'd like, then didn't and vice versa.

    I remember seeing Korn and Marylin Manson open for Danzig and actually telling my buddy, "we'll never hear of these guys again. They ain't no danzig"

    Another buddy got an advance copy of the first Audioslave album and when I asked how it was he says, "Eh, it's all filler, I don't hear a single".

    I called that same friend once when I first heard Kryptonite. "Dude, go find this band, they sound just like you, but they'll never make it".

    My dad, pretty good record of turning me on to cool stuff. Yoakam, black crowes, Melissa Etheredge, Storyville, gov't mule..he recommends the first Hootie and the Blowfish album, and I dug it for a couple of days. I felt duped. Thanks a lot dad!

    Whatcha got?
     
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    The first time I heard "10" by Pearl Jam; I thought "Meh. Another Seattle band."
    It's still my favorite album by them.
     
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    Hah I remember sitting with a few guys in a dorm room first year of university watching Saturday night live. Pearl Jam was on.

    When they finished, buddy piped up: 'well we'll never hear from those clowns again'
     
  4. monty

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    Another PJ one- I thought they were a lame U2 wannabe act at first after hearing Alive. Fell in love with them soon after.
     
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    It was around May 1969, my brother bought Chicago Transit Authority. I didn't like it at first. He played that record for two straight days. I fell in love with that album and Terry Kath's guitar playing. If you have not heard it, buy it and rock out.
    Peace to everyone.
     
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    When I was a kid I was looking thru my Brother's albums.
    Saw this one in the stack and put it on. Heard what I thought was the most obnoxious guitar sound ever and immediately turned it off.

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    I said rap would be dead by dinnertime.
     
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    I was hardcore a Gram Parsons guy in the mid 80's. Met a girl a few years later with some cassettes at a record show telling me this new band was the chit.

    Turned out she had ties to Mark H. The GP museum dude back in the day, Gram fans will know what/who this is. Anyway the tapes she had were Uncle Tupelo and I dismissed it.
     
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    Had an argument with a mate many years ago over Ryan Adams. I said he was rubbish. I now I love his stuff.
     
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    I actually walked out of a Whiskeytown Show. Dumb move for sure but I still have the hat I bought.

    They were another No Depression band I resisted and later regretted. Ironically because I was still punch drunk on my previous misfire UT/Wilco/Son Volt.
     
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    I though Afghan Whigs was going to be huge after the release of Gentlemen. At one point I thought Son Volt would be bigger than Wilco.
     
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    I thought Grant Lee Buffalo would break big. Didn't happen.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Totally. I expected the same of Matthew Sweet, and Freedy Johnston, and Jellyfish, and Superdrag, and Miracle Legion, and Maria McKee, and Sam Phillips, and...
     
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    When I was 13 I hated Steely Dan, totally into Zeppelin.

    Now I listen to Steely Dan, love Steely Dan, and even play their music professionally on occasion..
    plus I still dig Zeppelin
     
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    Jellyfish had guys from my high school in it. Roger Manning has been playing with Beck for like a decade now. Genius.
     
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  16. burner

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    Woah....major fail there!
    Hahaaa!


    I've been sitting here trying to think of a situation that's applicable to the OP....and I just can't.
    It's not like I pride myself on having a golden ear for hits or whatever, just lucky so far I guess.
     
  17. jb70

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    the first time i heard king's x was the video for "over my head" and it really wasn't my cup of tea back then. fast forward a few months later.... i was riding around with 2 of my musician friends and they asked me if i was into king's x. i told them that i really didn't dig the music that i had heard. they proceeded to play the 1st track of off gretchen goes to nebraska called "out of the silent planet" and it blew my $%&^*!@ mind!!! i've loved king's x ever since and still think that gretchen is a masterpiece!
     
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    My best friend brought over Pretzel Logic when it came out. I listened once and dismissed it as too slick.

    Soon came to my senses and ever since have worshipped at the alter of Steely Dan.
     
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    I totally wrote off pavement in the 90's, thought they were a poor imitation of the big grunge bands of the time. I only like a few of their songs but a like a lot of steve malkmus solo/ collaboration stuff
     
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  20. BADHAK

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    I remember a 1984 issue of Rolling Stone that had reviews of Cyndi Lauper's first album and Madonna's first album. They basically said Lauper is a future Superstar and Madonna is rubbish and would be forgotten in 12 months time . I remember thinking " hell yes ,RS has nailed it again"
     

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