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Guilty musical pleasures (mostly for the guys)BikeViking at home
Aug 4, 2003 6:48 PM
I did a long road trip this weekend and started thinking about some of the CD's I had brought with me and the tons of sh!t I'd get from my brother if he knew I had them AND liked them.

Although normally a headbangin' type of fella (Disturbed, Dream Theater, really old or the newest Metallica), I must confess to owning (and really liking) my Alanis Morrissette and Diana Krall (jazz babe) CD's

Any others out there wish to confess???

Scott
Well, OK; confession good for the soul?rwbadley
Aug 4, 2003 9:55 PM
I mostly will listen to classic/oldy rock, and all variations of new and old blues. Also some World music, Folk, Bluegrass, some Classical, Jazz, and just about anything else. I shy away from the headbanger stuff, and heavy metal never floated my boat. Reggae is cool.

I think what you're looking for is an admission along these lines (?) uh... I like Joni Mitchell. Wow what a songwriter. hmmm... I like Peter Paul and Mary. Wonderful harmonies.

Oh, I know, how about Tiny Tim? well OK, I never liked him anyway, but if I did I would certainly feel guilty. uh umm lessee.

I guess I don't have much to confess here... if I like it I don't feel too guilty.

RW
I have re discovered the coolest band ever128
Aug 5, 2003 5:38 AM
Thin Lizzy. Remember those guys? Been playing it around the clock: Whiskey in the Jar, Rocker, She KNows, Boye are Back, Bad Reputation...holy hanna these guys were a great outfit.

Guilty pleasures? Or:uncool down at the record store:
-John Denver
-The Carpenters
-Journey
-Richard Hell and the Voidoids -no wait, that's cool
-Tiajuana Brass
-Scorpions (not too guilty about that)
-I listen to the Muzac station a lot (N.Diamond, 1001 Strings, Perry Como, Dione Warwick, Johnny Mathis -no guilt there of course -etc.
-A couple OREO Speedwagon tunes (that's guilt)
-Hanson (MM Bop!) What hepened to those guys man! Are they on vh1 rise and fall already??

"She just looked up at me and rolled those big eyes and said'ooh I'd do anything for you 'cause you're a rocker!!"
re: Guilty musical pleasures (mostly for the guys)ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2003 5:48 AM
hmm... what can I think of that I wouldn't want to admit I listen to: maybe John Denver? Madonna? James Taylor? Old Kiss? Ozzy Osbourne? Slayer? I dunno...I'd probably admit to most of the stuff I like or listen to now. Then again if I was grooving to something like Muskrat Love I might jeep that a secret.
re: Guilty musical pleasures (mostly for the guys)sn69
Aug 5, 2003 6:38 AM
Scott,

I thought I was the only guy left in the States still listening to Dream Theater. ...Like Alphaville (I think) once sang, they're "big in Japan," and that seemed about it. Glad to hear there's at least one other fan out there. And, yes, Diana is as stunning to listen to as she is to look at.

Having just made the road trip from NOLA back to Mother Cali, I found that Coltrane contrasted well with both discs of Quadrophenia (an album that every guy should own), while a course of Southern Culture On The Skids paired well with some Rancid and The Blasters. The desert dessert of Guster combined with Everclear, however, left an odd aftertaste.

Have a great (and safe) trip,
the other Scott
Forgot....sn69
Aug 5, 2003 6:42 AM
The guilty ones:
The Beatfarmers. Country Dick is still missed, but my wife likes to sing along with me.
Alan Jackson. Yes, I know all the words to that annoying Chatahoochee song.
The Monkeys. Subtly hip.
Neil D. He is, after all, the Jewish Elvis.
Deam Theater fans...UNITE!!!BikeViking
Aug 7, 2003 9:37 AM
I get SO much crap for listening to them...my wife just doesn't understand. I am just waiting for the day when i can see them live.

Being they are somewhat obscure, they don't get to Hampton Roads too often.

Scott
re: Guilty musical pleasures (mostly for the guys)mohair_chair
Aug 5, 2003 8:18 AM
My tastes run toward classic rock, blues, and metal, but I've found these days that I really like people like Norah Jones and Faith Hill and (gasp!) the Dixie Chicks. I also think Alanis Morissette's first album was brilliant, and her second was pretty good.

As a musician, I think I am a lot more open to different genres than most non-musicians, because a lot of times I can get hooked by the craftsmanship behind a record. For example, the sparseness of Norah Jones's cover of Hank Williams "Cold Cold Heart" really blows me away, because here is someone not afraid to turn it down and strip it down and let her voice do the talking, with some tasteful piano licks thrown in. Great stuff.

Never, ever be ashamed of the art you like. I stopped discussing musio with friends, because they couldn't believe I could listen to both Van Halen and Mozart on the same car trip. It's background noise for a lot of people. Put on an album, talk over it. Not me. Turn it up loud and shut up!

If it speaks to you, listen. Screw 'em if they don't like it.
ZZ Top Eliminator. nmOldEdScott
Aug 5, 2003 8:33 AM
Hmmmmmmm--I'm always up for good power pop...The Walrus
Aug 5, 2003 9:36 AM
...the classic example being the Romantics.
i Tons
of hooks, nothing heavy or serious, just great, well-crafted evanescent froth. ...and I gotta confess, the first two Roxette albums were high on my playlist, too. The masters of this, though, were the Small Faces (
i not
to be confused with that mess that featured Rod Stewart), whose records sounded like the Who's kid brothers had slipped into a studio and had an indecent amount of fun making 'em. Lately, though, I've been back on a bluegrass/country jag--been playing a lot of Patty Loveless and Del McCoury and (when I've been good) the first Dillard and Clark album. Hey!
i More
guilty pleasures--lightweight country-rock bands, like Pure Prairie League, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Poco....

...but since we're all suffering along with Old Ed today, I'm gonna get
i really
guilty and play some Lynyrd Skynyrd in his honor...
Hmmm. Remember when I shot the Freebird speakers out?OldEdScott
Aug 5, 2003 9:59 AM
An I was drankin' that night too. Who knows what I might do on this black and thirsty day ...
Aaaaaahhhhh--the old "diminished capacity" defense...The Walrus
Aug 5, 2003 11:21 AM
...drankin' mash n' shootin' trash, or some damn thing like that. O.K.--instead of "Freebird", what if I switch to the Bros. and play "Whipping Post", instead?
Your speakers be safe with Whippin Post playin.OldEdScott
Aug 5, 2003 11:31 AM
How 'bout Molly Hatchets 'Dream's I'll Never See' Shotgun worthy?128
Aug 5, 2003 11:33 AM
I really liked that tune. Not that it holds az candle to the Allmans.
But is MH respected in southern rock circles or seen as skynard rip offs or what?

This shamless republican friend of mine forced me to borrow the Hatchet along with two Damn Yankee cd's...Now that's flirtin w/disaster......
Molly Hatchet's about half a notch above Grinderswitch...(nm)The Walrus
Aug 5, 2003 11:42 AM
Would "Green Grass and High Tides" be safe from Ed's anger?sn69
Aug 5, 2003 1:02 PM
Blackfoot...Tomcattin' (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2003 1:49 PM
Nice one! I've got a weakness for "Fire On The Mountain" too.sn69
Aug 5, 2003 1:52 PM
That might not get the Old Ed Seal of Approval...The Walrus
Aug 5, 2003 3:17 PM
...Ricky Medlocke was Lynyrd Skynyrd's original drummer, and now he's back in what passes for Skynyrd these days as a guitarist.

Come to think of it, the Outlaws would be guilty by association, too, since Hughie Thomasson (sp?) is in Skynyrd now, too...
re: well kindajrm
Aug 5, 2003 10:37 AM
George Michaels " Listen Without Prejudice" and Seals' 1st.
Hey, waitaminnit--what's this "mostly for the guys" bidness?The Walrus
Aug 5, 2003 3:32 PM
Are you insinuating that women are lacking in musical discernment? (Could make a strong case for that, judging by my ex-GF--something is wrong with a 40-something who's car CD player was set to continuously play the Back Street Sync or whatever they were.)

...and why hasn't Kristin protested this yet...?
If Kristen doesn't post a response here in the next 7 days! nm128
Aug 6, 2003 5:42 AM
Hey, waitaminnit--what's this "mostly for the guys" bidness?BikeViking
Aug 7, 2003 9:41 AM
Women are far more secure in matters like music...they know they won't get much crap from their friends about listening to Air Supply.

Plus they're too busy being catty about what other women are wearing!!! (Tongue in cheek...ha ha...it's a JOKE!!!!)

Scott
mmm bop is a helluva catchy pop song. nmrufus
Aug 5, 2003 6:04 PM
Steely Dan (i'm so ashamed!) nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 7, 2003 10:36 AM
re: Guilty musical pleasures (mostly for the guys)4bykn
Aug 10, 2003 4:03 AM
I've long-time had a weakness for old Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovette, and a bit of Charlie Daniels. (And I claim to detest COuntry music!)