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Controversial opinions on music?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by houndman55, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Poignant and uplifting at the same time - there's a bit of universal truth in this...
  2. drown

    drown Electromatic

    Dec 2, 2017
    washington dc
    I love that John Peel was turning people of all ages on to new music well into his senior years via a radio broadcast beloved the world over. He was open minded, loved music was curious and had good taste. We are not destined to shut our minds off as we get older, that's a choice we make out of laziness I think.
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  3. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Electromatic

    Oct 18, 2017
    charles town wv
    I'm confused. What does Kanye West have to do with music? :D
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I remember both of those songs fondly. Great material and wonderfully performed.

    Audept, I’m overcome with grief at the announcement. :)
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  5. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Old white guys slagging off the music that young black guys make.

    Meanwhile, Son House spins in his grave.
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  6. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008

    No, noooo!

  7. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Gretschie

    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
    The positive flip side to my pointless rant is that somewhere in America tonight, a group of kids fueled by adrenaline will be performing in a basement for 30 people. ....And they will absolutely destroy the place, though it is unlikely that we’ll ever even know their names.
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  8. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
    Sounds like a few shows I played on the d.i.y divebar circuit.
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  9. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Exactly. Unfortunately, many of our strongest opinions are usually formed from ignorance.
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  10. 5420LH

    5420LH Electromatic

    Dec 7, 2017
    A Flock of Seagulls was better than Led Zeppelin.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    They could definitely fly faster.;)
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  12. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    I've just come across this thread for the first time and so sat down and read all 9 pages of it - I know, I need to get a life but until I do....
    Spent half the time laughing at the posts and the other half mulling over the more piylosophical observations.

    One did stand out, however:

    In my book this is a beautiful example of contadiction of terms, love it!
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I have to take exception to Wabash on that one. Yoko Ono sounds like an air-raid siren that is being tortured. :)
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  14. HBob

    HBob Synchromatic

    Feb 26, 2012
    Plano, TX
    I'm not saying The Beatles suck or were not talented, I just don't like their music. Maybe a couple of songs but I really can't listen to them. Same with The Beach Boys.

    And Led Zeppelin would have been better as an instrumental band. ("Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, I'm gonna leave you!") There's the door, Robert. Buh-bye.
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Absolutely nothing.

    Worst live band I've ever seen was the Beach Boys. As to Led Zeppelin, if I want someone with a high squeaky voice screaming at me, I'll annoy my wife. Making up is much more fun.
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  16. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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  17. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    I saw the Beach Boys live in the mid 90s. They were really good! Maybe too good? Maybe lip synching?...... I think I like them for the Vintage car hobby and for just being fun. Good Vibrations is really a masterpiece if you sit back and listen to the complexity of the song. It was recorded by the Wrecking Crew, so go figure. Good production and creativity by Brian Wilson.
  18. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    I saw Van Morrison when he was touring with Bob Dylan in the 90s. Van Morrison's band was great, but Van Morrison seemed to phone it in - he sounded fine but he seemed uninterested. On many of the songs, one of the band members (I think the trumpet player) would start the song, Van Morrison would walk on stage, sing, leave, then the band member would close the song. It was weird.