Music you thought sucked but, in hindsight....

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  1. WelhavenT

    WelhavenT Strat-O-Master

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    For me it’s «The Space Between». That song is perfect. David Sylvian is my favourite artist, and «Before the Bullfight» is another song that capture that droning style that I just love (even though «Pulling Punches» from his debut is closer to «Avalon»).
     
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    Pretty much anything I currently listen to. All classic rock and Buckethead lol. And it applies to both. I hated classic rock when I was a kid. I just knew it was Dad's 'oldies' at the time, late 80s & early 90s. Now, it's all I listen to and it's the music I love most.

    I avoided buckethead for 20+ years until just this year when I realized he's easily one of the greatest guitarists and most creative musicians this world has ever seen. The scope of his music is far and wide. It's not just the shredding that I thought it was. Bucket is a very sensitive, private person and it shows through his incredible music. Incredible music he puts out consistently.

    I've also noticed that since I've started learning to play guitar, I'm way, more open to listening to other types of music that I'd have dismissed prior to learning to play. I'm much more appreciative of the technical side of making music and playing instruments now that I've gotten into it myself.
     
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    I hated Jethro Tull. Back when the only Tull song on the radio was Bungle in the Jungle. People tried to get me to listen to their stuff, and I was highly resistant. I still hate Bungle in the Jungle.

    I hated Foo Fighters when they first came out. I think they're great, now. Even those silly little pop songs on the first album.
     
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    My band covers a couple popular KC songs. It never occurred to me they have several albums. Recommend some good songs that didnt make it to the airwaves?
     
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    According to Spotify, Jethro Tull is my most played band so far in 2021 :)
     
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    The Smiths
     
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    ‘That’s funny, because I haven’t listed to the records in quite awhile. And, a lot of his albums are great, first cut to the last. They did a great cover of “It’s the Same Old Song around 1978

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    And this one from around 83


    This one is my favorite

     
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    Rick Finch, the bass player on KC’s first 10 albums, got some prison time, for molesting tween/teen aged boys. Needles to say KC fired him.
     
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    I almost forgot this one…
     
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    I got so much c**p back in '86 when Run-DMC did "Walk This Way" with Aerosmith and I said, "That's sounds awesome! Rap is the future of rock."
     
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    I don’t like it, but you are probably right. Look up Just Ice’s This Girl is a Slut. Really funny.
     
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    Growing up I couldn't understand the Beatles and why everyone loved them. I was into metal! All I had ever heard was Love Me Do and the early stuff and thought it was just 60's teen pop. My nerdy boss told me to check out Sgt Peppers. I couldn't believe it was the same band. Now...I love the Beatles.
     
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    "Before the Bullfight" could easily have been on Avalon or Boys and Girls, at least to my ear. If you like that sort of thing, you might also enjoy Miles Davis' Aura. It's one of his later albums. There's a certain cut of jazz player and critic who seem to feel time should have stopped in 1959, but I'm neither of those.

    JAMES
     
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    I grew up with The Beatles :) Been into metal since 1982, still one of my top 6 favourite bands/artists (Maiden, Tull, Beatles, Steely Dan, David Sylvian and Yes).
    Tnx for the tip, haven’t heard that one.

    I ended up listening to these albums yesterday:
    Tears for Fears - The Hurting
    Roxy Music - Avalon
    Ultravox - Vienna (Steven Wilson mix)
    The Human League - Dare
    The Cure - Pornography
     
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    Sidebar folks…sorry. :confused:
    This is not directed at the poster but the idea in general.
    I found this interesting as I dont see any freedom in downloading. I rather findd it constricting as you dont get to explore a whole album and find the real gems as opposed to what the Label wants pushed. If your tied to a playlist your stuck in someone else’s world. YMMV

    Anyway back on track there are some true gems and forgotten blasts from the past being posted so wanted to thank the OP for the thread as this is AWESOME!:)

    Not seeing a lot of New Wave tracks popping in though…interesting.
     
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    For me, it’s Metallica. That said, this is probably more because in my high school “rock star” days I wanted to rip off Led Zeppelin and the bassist in my band wanted to rip off Metallica…so in my head I proved I was right by saying they sucked.

    Hopefully I’ve outgrown that particular aspect of my ego.
     
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    Sort of reminds me of J. Giles. He was a very good player. You could see him in the local area post Giles band, tiny clubs and venues, and he could really play.

    Unfortunately his band and the songs they played never really let him really shine. But more unfortunately, it was his band so I guess he had no one to blame but himself for the governor on his work and the Pop direction they went.
     
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    I think most of that music still sucks in retrospect. Punk and New Wave are barely tolerable. Disco makes me wanna vomit.

    But I will say I have much more of an appreciation for Motown now. Positively harmonic compared to much of what is being generated today. I didn't really appreciate it at the time. It was rock or nothing.
     
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    In my considered opinion, "New Wave" was a marketing strategy to differentiate from "Punk" and I'm not even going to start on what constitutes "authentic" Punk. I'm old enough to remember when Elvis Costello was being called "New Wave". Someone even put Tom Petty in a skinny tie. Incidentally, Petty's "Change of Heart" was one of the first songs I learned to play all the way through on guitar. Before that I'd been exclusively a bass player.



    JAMES
     
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    New wave rode on the dying coat-tails of the original ( and IMHO the only punk).
    Some artists where originally labelled aa such but a closer examination shows that the skinny tie music is as different as cats & dogs.
    The end state is 2 very different musical genres.

    In the bars during the New Wave heyday you didn’t hear Stranglers, Sex Pistols ,AOR, Dead Boys. Etc… You heard rock songs nice friendly radio music you could sing and dance too. I hated it….:)