Way too many to list, but I'll mention just one. Although I like a great deal of the Beatles work, I'd have to put "Hey Jude" in that category.
"Most (but not all) women singers." Wow Joey, that's quite a statement I enjoy many awesome female singers!
The interesting thing is, musical taste is highly personal. The fact that some people prefer male vocalists or female vocalists or different types of music doesn't really matter. We all get something we need from what we listen to. For me personally rather than pick a certain song I choose rather to list musical categories. Those I don't like include Pop, Rap, Country, Opera and Big Band. I just don't care for music in those genres. That said, there are great artists in each of these categories. I just won't be listening to them.
Almarg - pls excuse me if I let this one play.
My first slow dance ( middle year?) in Jr High School. The last song of the last dance that year. Long song I (we) were in a sweat. The summer that followed was really good :^)
............................................................................. *&&^%$#@ (snaps out of daydream)
sorry about that.
Wow! These were great listings. Just the mention of Journey, Foreigner (interesting as their history may be), Al Dimeola, G&R and almost the entire Zeppelin catalogue will have me gagging harder than the last Tequila drunk that I can remember.
Unfortunately, due to my age and where I was at the time, Seeger, Springsteen and even Boz Scaggs hurt me. Every frat at UNC-CH played these guys at every rush party during 1976, so even these guys fall into this category, as much as I could otherwise admire them.
Keep this coming. It's fun. I'll probably get flamed cause I got some good music and musicians in this list, but music resonates emotionally with me: that's good and bad.
It reminds me of a friend of mine who was a college radio jock in 76-78. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank for the 35th time in a five hour period (it seems) on UNC_FM and he called the station and told them that he'd done the math and about 1352 (or whatever) sailers had drowned that day, could they please give it a break. Nope, that's not the way popular music is done: it's done to death.
The way Steve Perry sings "in the cit-ty" (I don't know the name of the song, but it's one of Journey's big hits) makes me want to punch him in the face. But agreed, Getty Lee, Axle Rose, and Rod Stewart are right up there.
I saw The Jeff Beck Group on the first U.S. tour, and during one of Jeff's extended solos, Rod, apparently not knowing what to do with himself, ambled back to the guitar rack and strapped on one of them. He then began strumming chords as he made his way back to the front of the stage, at which point Jeff noticed. Jeff stopped playing, just standing there staring at Rod, until he finally went up to the mic and, with his voice just dripping with contempt, said "It's not even plugged in. Bloody wanker".
Some funny responses here.
I have many choices, but a bad college memory leads the way. In my freshman year, one guy on my floor blasted the Styx (IIRC) song "Lady" every time he managed to coax a girl back to his room. Unfortunately, the guy evidently had some game, so the song was playing WAY too frequently for my taste. By the end of the year, I'd rather have listened to the sound of the two of them going at it.
I haven't been able to abide the song ever since.
BTW, I kinda like "Horse With No Name. IIRC, it's loaded with major ninth chords and I'm a sucker for that sound.
Have to agree, Steve Perry makes me want to vomit! Hated REO Speedwagon and Foreigner as well, as I think back, the late 70's and 80's were not a great time for music. The AOR format was dying and it felt like music didn't really know where to go. I also agree that current radio really sucks so it's NPR for me as well. Have you donated to your local station?
Been a listener since I was a kid back in the '70s. When these guys come on I simply cannot take it anymore and must change the channel: Steve Miller (most of it) Eagles (most of it), Elton John (most of it), Aerosmith (all of it), Pat Benetar (hate that angry-woman rock thing). Can see how Journey would have that effect on people, however I agree with Bojack that Perry's voice ranks way up there.
So basically a lot of people here are burnt out on overplayed classic rock "hits".
I understand completely and suffer from that affliction to a good extent myself.
It rally ticks me off that "classic rock" stations still play the same things over and over again that radio made popular years ago. Many were played frequently on FM album oriented rock music stations in the day and were not big top 40 hits.
So how about just playing some other good tracks from those albums these days rather than the same songs over and over and over.....
I agree hearing "More Than a Feeling" again these days makes me leave. Its a good song and I even still like it, just enough is enough. Have a mind radio programmers!
mapman12,473 posts10-06-2015 3:06pmSo basically a lot of people here are burnt out on overplayed classic rock "hits".
I agree with you... Many posters mention various songs that irritate them and most of them are from classic rock. Indeed classic rock destroyed music. Many blame rap too, but it all started from classic rock. The posters here reflect that.