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tiermat

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #100 on: April 06, 2009, 10:34:04 am »
Er...Tygers of Pan Tang :-[

OMG I had ALMOST forgotten about them....

I am afraid I must add to my already long list of shame with one that I remembered yesterday for some reason....

The Dixie Chicks, especially "Great Wide Open"

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« Reply #101 on: April 06, 2009, 11:00:56 am »
Anyone know the link between Hawkwind and the Tygers?

clarion

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« Reply #102 on: April 06, 2009, 11:10:21 am »
No.  I don't.  Unless JJ Sykes gigged with them after Lizzy?
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« Reply #103 on: April 06, 2009, 11:37:34 am »
Anyone know the link between Hawkwind and the Tygers?

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« Reply #104 on: April 06, 2009, 12:07:27 pm »
Ah.  I did know the Tygers side of that link, but not the Hawkwind one.

Clever :)
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #105 on: April 06, 2009, 12:14:45 pm »
I've recently 'discovered' Pete Seeger.

Ok, so I need a life.....

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« Reply #106 on: July 29, 2009, 03:48:06 pm »
Resurrecting this thread:

Lady Gaga. I'm sure I should hate her for her lack of fashion sense, her insistance in not eating enough pies and wearing little more than a bizzarely-cut bikini in most performances, her vulgar self-promotion, and a number of other things.

And yet... I can't help liking all the songs of hers which I have heard so far, and admiring her business acumen (in much the way I admire the business sense of Paris Hilton and Katie Price, but that's a different thread entirely). I'm probably going to go and buy The Fame, even though I am sneering at myself for considering it.
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« Reply #107 on: July 29, 2009, 03:58:25 pm »
I've recently 'discovered' Pete Seeger.

Ok, so I need a life.....

You need to find Peter, Paul and Mary,

I admit I am the wrong generation to like Pentangle (born 10 years after they split) but was more than disappointed when they refused to do Jack O'Ryan as the encore when I saw them live last year.






It is a 17 minute track though and I think some of them were feeling their age.

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« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2009, 04:09:51 pm »
I know you are only supposed to like them if you are called Wayne, have a mullet haircut and live on the largest council estate in Stoke On Trent...but I must admit that I have listened to Guns N Roses in the last few months.

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« Reply #109 on: July 29, 2009, 04:14:09 pm »
I know you are only supposed to like them if you are called Wayne, have a mullet haircut and live on the largest council estate in Stoke On Trent...but I must admit that I have listened to Guns N Roses in the last few months.

Appetite for destruction is one of the great albums of the hard rock genre. Shame about the other shite they did.

All bands that I like are cool....
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« Reply #110 on: July 29, 2009, 04:19:20 pm »
I know you are only supposed to like them if you are called Wayne, have a mullet haircut and live on the largest council estate in Stoke On Trent...but I must admit that I have listened to Guns N Roses in the last few months.

I used to

Have done for a while

iakobski

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« Reply #111 on: July 29, 2009, 04:36:09 pm »
Ewan MacColl.

I have to listen to it when everyone's out, Mrs ARO switches it off if she's in.




For the youngsters here, he's the one who wrote The Pogue's  Dirty Old Town, The Ballad of Accounting, and First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

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« Reply #112 on: July 29, 2009, 04:52:45 pm »
Ewan MacColl.

...For the youngsters here, he's the one who wrote The Pogue's  Dirty Old Town, The Ballad of Accounting, and First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

And fathered the wonderful Kirsty :thumbsup:

Though he didn't stick around for long...
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #113 on: July 29, 2009, 07:02:27 pm »

Lady Gaga. I'm sure I should hate her for her lack of fashion sense, her insistance in not eating enough pies and wearing little more than a bizzarely-cut bikini in most performances, her vulgar self-promotion, and a number of other things.


Clearly she can't be a cyclist if she doesn't eat pies, but from my point of view I can't see much wrong with the rest.  And I like her music as well.
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« Reply #114 on: July 29, 2009, 10:08:21 pm »
Ewan MacColl.

I have to listen to it when everyone's out, Mrs ARO switches it off if she's in.

Oh he is fab! Plus, as Clarion quite rightly put it, he gave us the wonderful Kirsty MacColl.

When I was 18 at Uni I discovered Ani di Franco - yes she can be ranty but she is bloody wonderful and some of her songs will remain with me for the rest of my life.

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« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2011, 11:56:38 am »
Resurrecting an old thread: i found myself close to purchasing the Rhianna single S&M yesterday.  :-[
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« Reply #116 on: April 07, 2011, 12:12:14 pm »
Thread resurrection: We Loves It.

Anyway, I see up there ^, that someone was liking Pete Seeger.  I bough a double CD of his a couple of weeks ago - American Industrial Ballads.  Lucky are those who hear me joining in, fortissimo, to things like "Mary don't you weep", "Frankie and Johhny" and "Old Dan Tucker".
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« Reply #117 on: April 07, 2011, 12:31:00 pm »
I get no end of laughter from the other half when, as I am working in the kitchen on a weekend, Planet Rock starts playing Status Quo records, and I start singing along....
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« Reply #118 on: April 07, 2011, 01:08:16 pm »
It's legitimate to like Pete Seeger, especially among folk singing banjo players.

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« Reply #119 on: April 07, 2011, 01:42:27 pm »
I was going through this thread thinking how little I could find to 'sneer' at. In the end, if you like it, you like it.

I've got what I think is a pretty broad range of taste in 'popular music' (jazz, classical and other things too, but let's leave them for now).

I can listen to any amount of shiney disposable pop. I love the joie de vivre of 70s disco-soul like Earth, Wind and Fire. I can drown in the vocal style and the sheer unapologetic romanticism of people like Glenn Campbell. I can go for the anger and teenage kicks of punk. I like the seedy glamour of the new romantics like Soft Cell. Hip-hop has beats, rhymes - and a reality to it that moves me in much the same way that the best folk music does. I love the songwriting and wry wit of Brit-pop, old and new (from The Kinks through XTC to Blur and Super Furry Animals). I can apreciate the musicianship in speed metal as much as the intricacies of flamenco (and as Rodrigo and Gabriela have shown, they aren't that far apart). I like the commitment to minimalism and space that characterises things from Krautrock to trip-hop. I love individuality and experimentalism of oddballs like Bjork, Sufjan Stevens and Owen Pallett. Even Travis and Coldplay at their best do melody well, and I can go for melody. And so on. I don't apologise for any of it, whatever anyone else thinks, however much anyone sneers.

However, there are just a few things I just can't listen to:

1. sheer middle-of-the-road crapness that hints at the worst kind of Andrew-Lloyd Webbery musical, e.g. Meatloaf. There are people who have managed to combine 'musical' vocal style with some grandeur and pop sensibility - look at Arthur Lee of Love, who married Johnny Mathis to psychedelia, but Meatloaf in comparison just seems a lumbering musical halfwit;

2. Twiddly stuff with screeching vocalists singing laughably pretentious lyrics (e.g. Rush). Sorry, but I just can't go there. It's like  someone reading from an interminable sub-Tolkein fantasy trilogy while scraping their nails down a blackboard. 

It's not that I sneer at people who like these things, but I don't understand how the people who listen to them can do it. That's all.

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« Reply #120 on: April 07, 2011, 01:48:17 pm »
Resurrecting an old thread: i found myself close to purchasing the Rhianna single S&M yesterday.  :-[

Keep to the subject title please!
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« Reply #121 on: April 08, 2011, 09:36:44 am »
"Toxic" by Britney Spears.  I have to say I think it's a great track.
"Goodbye to Love" by The Carpenters.  Great voice and one of the first guitar solos that ever caught my attention.
Several Jim Reeves songs.  Great voice
Several Patsy Cline songs. Great voice

I can't "come out" and say I like Britney, The Carpenters, Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline because they all produced some awful dross (disposible pop, sugar-sweet pop and C&W...I mean ..yeuch), but, when they were good, they were very good.

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« Reply #122 on: April 08, 2011, 09:43:38 am »
Didn't Otway & Barrett come from Aylesbury?

I think that's a canard.

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« Reply #123 on: April 08, 2011, 09:51:21 am »
Take That

Girls Aloud

Glen Campbell

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« Reply #124 on: April 08, 2011, 11:09:24 am »
Clodagh Rogers. It's those legs, She looks like she would have been handy over 25 miles.

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