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post Aug 6 2008, 11:56 AM
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post Aug 6 2008, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (Kapto @ Aug 6 2008, 03:00 AM) *
It happens that some time you come across an interesting band that gets your attention for a while but for some reason there's something musically that is not of your taste or you're not used to it and you put it off. Later on you for some reason someone loves that band and tells you why or you read good reviews of a certain album and you decide to give it another try. Thanks to that I'm into bands that I really love now. Latest case ---------Symphony X----------- Some others never worked. Most of the time happens not to be the right time but as you grow older your tastes vary I'm sure it'll happen to you like everybody else.
That's why I don't see this threat so stupid.


You've missed my point. Everyone has not liked a band, then come back to them and then liked them. That's normal. But to wish to like a band that you clearly don't is stupid. The only reason I can see for this is to fit in with other people, which is pathetic. If you don't like a band you don't like them. Simple as.
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post Aug 6 2008, 01:24 PM
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Yeah, some of the choices we make are pretty strange. For instance, my favourite music to play along with is easily Iron Maiden - yet I can't stand Bruce Dickerson's voice (I prefer their first singer despite his - in just about every respect - poorer voice). Furthermore, half of their songs are simple awful - yet some are so fun to play along with, I always return to them (examples like The Trooper, Phantom of the Opera, Wrathchild, Remember Tomorrow, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Alexander, Blood Brothers, Paschendale are just very nice songs).

Love Rush up to Moving Pictures - can't seem to bring myself to listen to their later stuff.


It does seem to be a pattern though with what people like and what they can like. If the non-vocal part of the band is something that interests you, you can overcome or become used to most voices but the reverse is rarely true (although I sure have alot of problems listening to many of these death metal bands).

Does anyone have any examples of bands they like because of the singer's voice but had to make an effort to listen to the backing instrumentation?

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post Aug 6 2008, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Aug 6 2008, 12:37 AM) *
Hope I don't offend anyone here, but Led Zeppelin, Opeth, Iron Maiden, Guns n' Roses, Van Halen, and AC/DC. They all seem like completely average musicians making completely average music, and don't understand how any of them became famous.

Lol "..........and don't understand how they became famous".
I hope this is a joke or you must be a hell of a musician then. cool.gif
Could you imagine yourself traveling in time to 1976-78 and see Van Halen playing Eruption for the 1st time?
Even J petrucci and company Played Zeppelin,Maiden---what a waste of time for such a guitar player, isn't it?
I guess playing 3 chord beetles songs must be some kind of lower than average.
No ofense . Just trying to make you see a point here. Hyper fast, louder or complicated doesn't mean is the best composition or the most talented musician. The bands named above came up with a new sound or playing style that never ever anyone had heard before.
Sorry. But I just felt like saying something about it wink.gif


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post Aug 6 2008, 04:01 PM
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zeppelin.. theyre so big.. but i hate the singer and sound biggrin.gif


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post Aug 29 2008, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Aug 6 2008, 01:37 AM) *
Hope I don't offend anyone here, but Led Zeppelin, Opeth, Iron Maiden, Guns n' Roses, Van Halen, and AC/DC. They all seem like completely average musicians making completely average music, and don't understand how any of them became famous.

I gotta disagree BIG time. Everyone can have their opinions ofc, but i think it's worth remembering that Petrucci also got inspired by some of these bands, and even tho I personally can't seem to hear it in Mr. Petruccis 256 bmp shred solos (which i find below avarage, music wise), I heard him say that he got influenced by them. Personally I think that what these bands make is much above average (Iron Maiden espcially said from a hardcore fan lol), and they are famous for making great music, performing and keep been creative! smile.gif


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post Aug 29 2008, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Alex87 @ Aug 29 2008, 11:57 AM) *
I gotta disagree BIG time. Everyone can have their opinions ofc, but i think it's worth remembering that Petrucci also got inspired by some of these bands, and even tho I personally can't seem to hear it in Mr. Petruccis 256 bmp shred solos (which i find below avarage, music wise), I heard him say that he got influenced by them. Personally I think that what these bands make is much above average (Iron Maiden espcially said from a hardcore fan lol), and they are famous for making great music, performing and keep been creative! smile.gif


I agree with your disagreeing!

You have to look at these bands through the lens of the time they were playing - at that time they were the absolute forefront in terms of style. Monster guitar technique came along later, or developed further over time depending on your viewpoint comparing today's guitarists with those guitarists isn't really fair.


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post Aug 31 2008, 10:32 AM
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Coldplay...I just can stand a pair of songs...I've bought a double cd+dvd for my girl friend who likes them so much...well we have watched the dvd together...and I could not resist, I wish I had carry with me an Ozzy dvd... biggrin.gif


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post Aug 31 2008, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE (vintageplaya666 @ Aug 2 2008, 12:31 AM) *
This might suprise everyone, but for me its Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I dont like the voice of the singer, and most of the songs annoy me, such as Give It Away.

The only song I can actually listen to by RHCP is Californication and thats it. The rest I really can't get into

Totally agree. I can't stand his voice. It's very annoying.

QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Aug 6 2008, 01:37 AM) *
Hope I don't offend anyone here, but Led Zeppelin, Opeth, Iron Maiden, Guns n' Roses, Van Halen, and AC/DC. They all seem like completely average musicians making completely average music, and don't understand how any of them became famous.

Many posts have answered you on this, I wont repeat them. I'll just add that music isn't about techical skill, it's about creating emotions. To me the better musician is the one that makes me feel something. Not the one that plays totally technically perfect. Can't you just enjoy it because of that, regardless of what you think of the individual skills? Because it rocks?

If you can't, you are really missing out on something.


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post Aug 31 2008, 05:16 PM
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Bands I want to like, but I don't? None tongue.gif
I'm dead serious when it comes to music, so if I don't like a band, I don't want anything else to do with them. Fair enough, I might like a song or two (example: Dragonforce - Valley of the Damned), but if the band don't grip me, I stay away from them and stick to my opinion no matter how many people I might argue with tongue.gif

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post Sep 2 2008, 11:55 PM
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Here is a controversial one for you Black Sabbath the Ozzy years cos he sucks at singing and the lyrics are terrible but the music is fantastic

for example:-

Generals gathered in their "masses" just like witches at black "masses"?

What you could'nt think up anything that rhymed with masses except masses? Jeeesus!,

Oh but the Dio era Sabbath is amazing!


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post Sep 3 2008, 06:55 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Lewis @ Sep 3 2008, 12:55 AM) *
Here is a controversial one for you Black Sabbath the Ozzy years cos he sucks at singing and the lyrics are terrible but the music is fantastic

for example:-

Generals gathered in their "masses" just like witches at black "masses"?

What you could'nt think up anything that rhymed with masses except masses? Jeeesus!,

Oh but the Dio era Sabbath is amazing!

Yeah, that was a bit controversial. smile.gif
I understand how you feel about it and why, but BS without Ozzy just ain't BS.
They aren't a fav of mine but I have to acknowledge their role in the development of rock.

One thing that disturbs me is the star vs. lifestyle thing. I mean, If a great artists live a "bad" life , should I take a stand and reject them and their art or just appriciate them for their work?

I put "bad" in quotes" because I don't want to judge if anyones life is good or bad if they live it by their own choosing.
But bad from the view of what's accepted in our society. Mayby I should use "criminal" instead, but all "bad" living isn't covered by laws. Anyway, a life that damages their own or others bodies, minds or properties. Or something like that. It was hard to formulate that.

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post Sep 3 2008, 11:30 AM
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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Aug 1 2008, 01:35 PM) *
Led Zepplin.. it seems everyone is a led zepplin fan.. not me, just can't do it.. i would love to be able to talk led zepplin with people and have something good to say but i can't, their alot like metallica to me, when they first came out they did something original which grabbed the attention of everyone, but now that rock and metal are common practice they just seem really generic to me because they never advanced past that original state. or maybe they did and i just didn't notice biggrin.gif

I hate Led Zeppelin. You're in good company lol biggrin.gif

Although I don't want to like them. He sounds like an irritated wasp singing. smile.gif

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Generals gathered in their "masses" just like witches at black "masses"?

That is just done because of the clever comparison. I'm not a fan of Ozzy era Sabbath also but that line I always liked. Dio era Sabbath rocks.


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This topic caught my attention, I've been reading every post and strangely I understand everyone's point of view.

For Instance I understand how someone could feel Maiden is simple and boring, and at the same time understand why other think it is a great band.

Even though Dream Theater might be annoying to some because of their crazy tempo/meter/scale changes and super fast solos, combined with a pop/rock soft voice, they are a great unique band that broke rules and delivered a new sound.

Even though Black Sabbath with Ozzy was primitive sounding, it also broke the rules and delivered a new sound that shaped heavy metal.

Yeah Van Halen is simple, however more than likely he influenced your favorite guitarist.

My point is there is no right or wrong here, we will all have a few bands or musicians we don't like. I have quite few, but even though I do not like their sound I have respect for what they have done for music, and I will never say that they suck, or that I don't understand why people like them.

Rolling Stones
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Alice in Chains

Again I am not saying these bands suck, I personally don't feel anything when I listen to them, don't know why, and I have tried, not to fit in, but because they have worldwide recognition, are admired by many, and I believe I am missing something.

When I hear what others hear, I will be a better musician, that is what I think, so I keep trying and listening.


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QUOTE (stickyfingers @ Aug 1 2008, 01:14 PM) *
racer x -.-

i hate his voice. sounds like a squeezed frog :/


I'm with you dude.

I love the music, but i don't like the singers voice...
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QUOTE (Jose Mena @ Sep 3 2008, 09:37 PM) *
Even though Dream Theater might be annoying to some because of their crazy tempo/meter/scale changes and super fast solos, combined with a pop/rock soft voice, they are a great unique band that broke rules and delivered a new sound.

Unfortunately though they are just ripping off Watchtower and have had the cheek in the past to admit it.


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Hmm I don't like the singer voice of Megadeth, Motörhead and also Brian Johnson from AC/DC


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Actually, I don't wanna like the bands I don't like. They're not good enough biggrin.gif
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At first I thought this thread was "Bands you wish you DIDN'T like", I was gonna stop by with a fast post and just simply say "Abba" (laugh all you want!)

But anyway... I wish I liked all of the emo and pop bands that pollute the radio and tv, I'd be a much happier and more content person... although i suppose thats sort of contradictory to the emo way of life? lol


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