I don't know, the bands I dislike are the wanna-bee's that beat everything new into the dirt by copying it to death. Having worked in radio for a
while many moons ago, I appreciate all sorts of different music from classical to metal. About the only exceptions are angry gangsta-rap, and this
new bee-bop bubblegum S# a lot of artists put out right now bereft of any talent and replete with auto-tune. Auto-tune is at the top of my hate list
for music. And the absolute Queen of auto-tune and copycat can be no other than Shania Twain!! The other thing I dislike immensely is when bands
"try" too hard to maintain a gimmick which made them famous. Some bands can pull it off, but most can't and wind up with a very tired sound.
Some of the bands and genres listed here so far are kind of surprising. To throw all the so called hair bands under the bus, in my opinion, is wrong.
Bands like Motley Crue were the real deal with songs like Shout at the Devil and Live Wire. Kiss in the early days were excellent too. But here are
two perfect examples of bands who tried to maintain that sound too long and lost. They sell out to a certain sound or style.
An example of a band who survived this trap is none other than AC/DC. I mean, c'mon, who hasn't rocked out to more than just a couple AC/DC songs in
their lives??? AC/DC is probably the only band I can cite who not only survived, but they did so even after losing their legendary front man Bon
Scott (something unheard of really). They even rose to greater fame after Bon Scott which I didn't think even possible. I mean, how do you top songs
like Long Way to the Top, Highway to Hell and '74 Jailbreak?
And then there's ZZ Top.
I can't stand the Beatles overall, but some of their early stuff was really good when it truly was a group, but then John Lenon took over and the
whole band took on this dark tone which was their demise. In any case, it's hard to deny that the Beatles had a revolutionary effect on music
On the flip side some bands got better with age. In my opinion early Led Zepplin stuff was crap, but In Through the Out Door was probably their
finest album. Pink Floyd is another; you can stuff most of their music before Wish You Were Here in my book.
I generally dislike rap as a whole, but who can deny guys like Kurtis Blow and groups like Sugarhill Gang or the Beastie Boys weren't an influence on
a generation. Heck, I'd bet that most people reading this could probably sing the lyrics of Sugarhill's Rapper's Delight in their sleep!
Now, hip-hop was a total joke musically. Hip hop was for people who couldn't rap, couldn't sing and couldn't play. Same goes for Grunge and Grunge
Punk was an interesting era too. Some of the music was great, and some of it was absolutely devoid of talent. Punk was one of those genres were it
had to mature a little bit. Sex Pistols pretty much sucked, but bands like The Clash were fantastic.
Then there's the whole much maligned 80's genre. People loathe the 80's because it was probably one of the greatest eras of music and the one with
the most variety. Sure you can hate people like Michael Bolton (gack), but who can deny guys like Mark Knopfler and bands like Dire Straights weren't
GREAT bands! And guys like Eric Clapton, incredible. And say what you will about the 80's, but more than just a few people have tapped their feet to
guys like Michael Jackson and George Michael.
The fun thing about music is the variety. If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be Blues. You can have Jazz, but the Blues are pure music
in my opinion. The greats like BB King, and John Lee Hooker along with guys like Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Hate, you say? I have mostly love. My only hate is when someone tries too hard to fit into a certain genre just because it's cool. My ears area
always open for something new.
That's my .02
I guess there's always Elvis.
edit on 11/22/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)