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What are some bands back then you never really got into?

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Initial post: Jan 1, 2013 1:29:27 PM PST
A customer says:
Mine personally are:
Aerosmith-few good songs
Grateful Dead-songs arent psychedelic, they are more folk rock i think
Queen-they have like 3 good songs, rest are slow and boring
Pink Floyd-Their music is just weird. A good psychedelic band is Iron Butterfly

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 5:45:03 PM PST
Steve Vrana says:
I "never really got into" the Grateful Dead until after college--about ten years into their career. And, yes, albums like "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" lean toward folk/rock, but that's what I love about those albums.

However, despite rave critical reviews, I never warmed up to The Soft Machine. "Third" was supposed to be a classic album; it hasn't been on my turntable in more than forty years!

PS: My favorite Sweathog is Arnold Horshack.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 6:06:39 PM PST
People will hate me for saying this....but I think The Eagles were bland and boring.
Didn't get into them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:10:41 PM PST
Severin says:
I was never into country-rock which is what I thought the Eagles were and their music was played to death on the radio. I bought a 2-disc set of their hits a few years ago, on sale at Amazon for about $5. They have some good songs with harmonies. I'll never be a huge fan though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:20:29 PM PST
Maybe it's the played to death songs that put me off the group.
If 'Hotel California' comes on the radio, I turn the dial or press the CD button.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:27:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 1, 2013 6:31:00 PM PST
Severin says:
Agreed, but for every 'Hotel California' or 'Take It Easy' there's a 'I Can't Tell You Why' or 'Desperado'. Personally I'd rather listed to Bad Company.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 7:05:34 PM PST
A customer says:
i agree they have about 5 good songs and the rest are kind of bland

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 7:33:14 PM PST
I was always strangely ambivalent about the Eagles.
I liked some songs and disliked others.

It wasn't until after they broke up that I finally realized why..
I really liked Don Henley and really DISLiked Glenn Frey!

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 10:59:34 PM PST
I never liked-
the who
Grateful Dead
Bob Dylan
Bob Seeger
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 11:43:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 1, 2013 11:44:11 PM PST
A customer says:
I agree with all of those, especially springsteen who everyone likes but i cant stand. I love the Beatles though i think their songs are catchy, even the slow ones are good,their not really boring like grateful dead.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 12:34:31 AM PST
Kacee says:
The Rubettes
The Glitter Band

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 4:32:32 AM PST
dragonfly says:
Cant stand:
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Frank Zappa
Three Tenors
Aretha Franklin
Little Feat
Oak Ridge Boys
Hank Williams Jr.
Lou Reed
Tiny Tim

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 6:34:07 AM PST
As I see it the post asks bands you never really got into. I don't think it's artists you can't stand. I think that's a whole different animal. I think the post means artists who you like a few songs by or maybe an album but not much more. For example I hate Madonna. So I would not include her here. Areosmith would be a more accurate answer for me. I don't totally hate them but I only like a few songs. I have 1 CD by them, The Greatest Hits and I like half of that. I also think a telling answer is that I would be willingt to give an Areosmith CD a chance. Madonna, not so much.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 6:49:23 AM PST
B L T says:
I couldn't get into the following:

The Beach Boys
The Monkees
Frank Zappa
Grand Funk Railroad
Ted Nugent
Joni Mitchell
Steve Miller Band
Three Dog Night
The Guess Who
Jefferson Starship
Peter Frampton
Elton John
Rod Stewart
Paul McCartney

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 7:20:41 AM PST
vivazappa says:

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 10:16:32 AM PST
L. Crosby says:
Grateful Dead
Black Sabbath
Any Country Music

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 11:20:12 AM PST
Severin says:
Frank Zappa is a good example. I have 4 of his CD's including a compilation. "Joe's Garage" has some good songs. People rave about him but I just don't get it. A lot of it sounds like jazz noodling, discordant and atonal.

Aerosmith: I have both greatest hits CD's but don't play them much. Springsteen is another, I have 2 CD's including his Greatest Hits. I just don't connect with him like I do with Bob Dylan. As for Madonna I didn't mind her early stuff, I thought "True Blue" and "Like A Prayer" were excellent but everything since then is just dance/pop. Oh, except "Ray of Light" which had a couple of good tunes but it seemed like a brief infatuation rather than a serious attempt at something deep.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 11:53:59 AM PST
A customer says:
i agree with most of them, Paul Mcartney was better with the beatles. Guess Who has 2 good songs, Monkees and Beachboys songs are catchy, but I love Ted Nugent though I liked him more when he was with the Amboy Dukes. Frank Zappa sucks

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 11:56:33 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 12:03:29 PM PST
A customer says:
I hate all of them except for Black Sabbath, back when it was just heavy metal and not all this thrash and death metal shit. I honestly cant understand how people listen to country music

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 12:06:00 PM PST
You really are Vinny Barbarino, aren't you?

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 12:08:28 PM PST
EvenSteven says:
Agree wif Zappa.....never could get into that corporate rock schlock;
& you could add tons more to his list.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 12:57:25 PM PST
A customer says:

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 1:34:51 PM PST
Bruce Springsteen - Most songs do not reward repeat listens. I suspect even his most vocal fans don't actually dedicate a great % of their listening time to him.

Neil Young - It's hard to get past the annoying vocals in most songs.

Rush - ditto (and pretentious lyrics)

Frank Zappa - ditto (and crass bitter lyrics)

Nirvana - When you dissect their music, it repeated the same chords and rhythms a lot.

Solo work from all 4 former Beatles - honestly, it's a majority of duds!

I gotta stick up for Dylan, Floyd, Genesis, Billy Joel, and Yes. Start with "Slow Train Coming", "Animals", "Selling England By The Pound", "The Stranger", and "Relayer" respectively before you write them off forever.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 3:14:53 PM PST
Severin says:
Excellent album choices although I'd go with "Blood On the Tracks" for Dylan. Not a big Billy Joel fan.
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