Your unpopular music opinions?

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  1. aynirar27

    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    one doesn't come to TGP to rock though. Rock is in the fingers (and nuts), and that is not acceptable here.
     
  2. Fatherflot

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    Thank you. I love John---his attitude, personality, singing style, wit. But he would have been the first to call BS on all such talk. He was too smart to overestimate his musical talent the way his admirers have.

    And I can't stand "Imagine." No, check that, I can't stand the whole dewey-eyed secular-religious cult that's grown up around it. It's self-congratulatory and flabby boomer nonsense. I'll stick with "Tomorrow Never Knows," thank you.

    And Michael Jackson wasn't a genius either.

    Elvis Presley's early rock stuff is great, but pretty everything else is kitsch at best. He had charisma, but he was extremely limited as a singer and especially as an interpreter by a lot of factors including intelligence, musical knowledge, work ethic, and artistic imagination. His later stuff is some of the worst singing ever recorded.

    Pink Floyd was better as a singles band fronted by Syd Barrett.

    "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Long Live Rock," and "Baba O'Reilly" are awful songs.

    Al Green made great albums in the 70's, not just singles.

    After it's all said and done, Elvis Costello will be remembered as the greatest songwriter in rock/pop history. Now THAT's a musical genius.
     
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  3. bobcunningham

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    On TGP: I like rap.
    In the real world: I like things that are not on commercial radio.
     
  4. Turbo Gerbil

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    guitar based rock has gotten boring.
     
  5. m1911

    m1911 Member

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    Are you talkin' to me?

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  6. JonnyFingers

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    I agree with penosity, lyrics are generally cheesy or so unspecific you've got no idea what they mean, and not because they're clever. Here's my selection of bold statements to be shot down for:

    Foo fighters are drivel.
    Ac/dc have a handful of great songs, the other 95% could be written by any pub band.
    U2 are soul destroying bland and uninspiring.
    Late led zep is loads better than early.
     
  7. JonnyFingers

    JonnyFingers Member

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    Also long live rock n roll is not bad its amazing!
     
  8. Pat Healy

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    Miles Davis' music annoys me.

    Jack White's music annoys me.

    Linkin Park puts on a hell of a good live show (I guess that's not an unpopular opinion in general...just around here)
     
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    -I like Larry Coryell's vocals, wish he would've sung more!
    -Love Victoria Williams' vocals
    -Robben Ford sounds liike muzak
    -There is an overwhelming amount of great music out there today...
     
  11. fjblair

    fjblair Silver Supporting Member

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    Kiss is underrated.

    Eric Clapton is overrated.

    Los Lobos is pretty average really.
     
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    In my opinion WGFA is the greatest rock song ever created. :dunno
     
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    Looks like a young Neil Schon and Rob Halford to me.

    yeah the VU inspired 1000;s of bands .but none of the took guitar lessons...THaNKS A LOT LOU
     
  14. lofgren

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    Eric claptons tone sucks and he's an extremely annoying man that's so overrated its a sin
     
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    The Doors are the greatest American Rock and Roll act ever.
     
  16. whackystrings

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    Aside from his charity work and his bringing together of the Crossroads festivals that are incredible, I would agree with this mostly...and to think that I first thought you were writing about Carlos Santana but it sums up the same sentiment.
    I'll add these:

    • I think new age/synth artists like Kraftwerk and Jean Michel Jarre make music that even snobby guitarists can love
    • Double whammy: I used to think Neil Young was the most pathetic excuse for an electric guitarist on the planet. Now I think Neil Young is one of the best electric guitarists on the planet.
    • For a period of about 15yrs I thought Jeff Beck was the most frustration-inducing guitarist on the planet
    • At times I find I agree with Jonny Greewood's comment made back in 1997 "[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]I think guitarists are really over-admired and over-revered"[/SIZE][/FONT]
     
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    At the risk of belaboring the obvious, plz note that Mr. Greenwood apparently has never been to my house. :)

    --Ray
     
  18. guitarrhinoceros

    guitarrhinoceros Senior Member

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    I think Tom DeLonge is a very good songwriter. He isn't a great singer when he doesn't have the studio guys making him sound great, but he is a great lyricist and a great songwriter. I don't care how much people don't like him or his antics. I think the guy is great. Listen to Violence and you'll know what I'm talking about. Yes, Travis's drums help things quite a bit, but Tom's sense of chord and note placement is amazing. I love it. His spin on what one can do with three or four chords is what really gets me. Love that guy!
     
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    I don't like tube amps. I hate digital amps, but I don't like tube either.
     
  20. tsar nicholas

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    ^ Hunter Thompson shared that opinion
     
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