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  • What Group (s) or Singer (s) No Matter How Hard You Try

    Just can't you get into?

    Two picks for me are Kraftwerk and Kate Bush.

    My buddy, the late Bob Reina just jumped for joy over Kraftwerk and that Kraut rock scene. Me. meh. Same goes fot Kate Bush. Put on the records every once in a while and always walk away scratching my head.
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  • #2
    The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits.
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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      I forgot about Tom Waits. A close musician friend of mine loves Tom Waits and I just don't get it.

    • Steve Lefkowicz
      Steve Lefkowicz commented
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      Start with his early stuff, go chronologically until you reach a point where you stop. He somewhat lost me at Bone Machine, But everything from the beginning up through Frank's Wild Years is awesome. One of the great songwriters of all time.
      Or at least try these:
      Small Change
      Foreign Affairs
      Blue Valentine (these three are his "jazz years"
      Swordfishtrombones
      Rain dogs
      Frank's Wild Years (these are the transition to his new style)
      and the soundtrack from One From the Heart is a must hear, and demo quality recording too.
      Last edited by Steve Lefkowicz; 03-26-2016, 05:10 PM.

    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      John, for what's it's worth, I was never an Iggy fan either. But, we heard him perform at the opening of the RRHOF in Cleveland (was that 2000?, can't remember), backed by Sonic Youth. It was one of the best live performances of the entire event, and the roster of talent that night was considerable.

  • #3
    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    Just can't you get into?

    Two picks for me are Kraftwerk and Kate Bush.

    My buddy, the late Bob Reina just jumped for joy over Kraftwerk and that Kraut rock scene. Me. meh. Same goes fot Kate Bush. Put on the records every once in a while and always walk away scratching my head.
    I have so many kinds of music, I’m sure to have something to offend everyone :-).

    I love Kate Bush, especially the album “Aerial“. Her old recordings are such a busy mix it requires a lot of effort to dig out the words.

    Also like the S African artist Felix Laband and Bjork. Bet we can get a very long list of members that will dislike these :-).

    My can’t get into list:

    Grateful Dead
    AC/DC
    Elton John
    David Bowie

    I hate those modern twangy country tunes. The new insincere country that blends old rock riffs with fake country accent and lots of attitude rather than talent.

    There are some great country artists. I love Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr.(Born 1923) and Johnny Cash.

    All are sincere, talented and interesting. Oh, and I love T Bone Walker. I play one of the LPs out of his Mosaic box set just about every week.

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  • #4
    Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
    The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits.
    "
    "And I like Shelly, and you like Jane
    And what was the girl with the snakeskin's name?" What's not to like?
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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      Sorry buddy.....

    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      Rhino recently reissued Tom's early stuff like Small Change, Closing Time, etc. they're pretty good redos. Try to find a clean copy of Swordfishtrombones...its a brilliant record from start to finish. I admit Waits didn't grab me at first, but it took hold suddenly and now I 'get' his music and enjoy it immensely.

    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Swordfishtrombones is one that I just can't get. (there were two versions or pressings of it originally IIRC)

  • #5
    There's entire genres ( metal, rap, dance, electronica, etc. ) that I cant get into....
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    • 1morerecord2clean
      1morerecord2clean commented
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      Same here JC. Dare I add some of the female "audiophile" love affairs?

  • #6
    Roxy Music - great album covers, music didn't float my boat though...
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    • Mockingbird
      Mockingbird commented
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      Fascinating live shows, especially the very early stuff where Eno literally twists a knob. That's all he does, is twist a knob on some ad hoc noise maker. Brilliant!

    • mkuller
      mkuller commented
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      Sorry, Avalon is one of my favorites. And a few other songs by them and Brian Ferry.

    • allenh
      allenh commented
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      I recently purchased the Avalon CD to give it a try. Gotta give it a spin. Almost forgot about it.

  • #7
    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    Just can't you get into?

    Two picks for me are Kraftwerk and Kate Bush.

    My buddy, the late Bob Reina just jumped for joy over Kraftwerk and that Kraut rock scene. Me. meh. Same goes fot Kate Bush. Put on the records every once in a while and always walk away scratching my head.

    Interesting from you Myles. You usually never go the negative route
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    • MylesBAstor
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      More frustration!

  • #8
    Originally posted by Albert Porter View Post

    I have so many kinds of music, I’m sure to have something to offend everyone :-).

    I love Kate Bush, especially the album “Aerial“. Her old recordings are such a busy mix it requires a lot of effort to dig out the words.

    Also like the S African artist Felix Laband and Bjork. Bet we can get a very long list of members that will dislike these :-).

    My can’t get into list:

    Grateful Dead
    AC/DC
    Elton John
    David Bowie

    I hate those modern twangy country tunes. The new insincere country that blends old rock riffs with fake country accent and lots of attitude rather than talent.

    There are some great country artists. I love Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr.(Born 1923) and Johnny Cash.

    All are sincere, talented and interesting. Oh, and I love T Bone Walker. I play one of the LPs out of his Mosaic box set just about every week.

    #3.1

    Rob commented
    03-24-2016, 04:49 PM
    Elton's eponymous album is brilliant with great sonics to boot. Early US press with textured jacket or UK 1st press are dynamite


    That’s a very old album. I think “Crocodile Rock: and “The Bitch is Back“ is what broke me of ever wanting to hear him again.

    The first song I ever heard of Elton was “60 Years on” was played in 1969 or 1970 in the old Cabana Hotel in Dallas, long before it’s release in the US.

    I was very active in the rock scene then, doing photography for promoters. Here are the guys that spun the Elton 45 single for me, they also bought some Texas saddles to take back to GB.
    Last edited by Albert Porter; 03-24-2016, 10:27 PM.

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    • #9
      Pink Floyd
      Diana Krall
      Dead Can Dance

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      • Rob
        Rob commented
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        Maybe she married Elvis so they can sing Burt Bacharach tunes together in perpetuity, that fact doesn't make her a star. DK will go down as one of the top selling jazz vocalist of all time, which is a sad thought. I'm with Doc on this one.

      • Steve Lefkowicz
        Steve Lefkowicz commented
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        I never have gotten the allure of Krall. If her records hadn't been so well recorded I think she would still be an obscure singer. Plus, the few times I saw her on TV, she sang like she was in a swarm of bugs, afraid to open her mouth lest they all fly in...

      • mkuller
        mkuller commented
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        First time I heard of her is when one of my wife's friends was in the music room in the early 1990s and requested "Peel Me a Grape".

        I've seen Diana Krall a couple of times. Once at the local JVC Jazzfest in a big outdoor venue with an orchestra behind her which was spectacular and in a small 300 seat club after she married Elvis and changed her music. Great combo behind her as always and she's terrific on piano.

    • #10
      Originally posted by jazdoc View Post
      Pink Floyd
      Diana Krall
      Dead Can Dance
      Ha! I couldn't stand DCD for twenty years and have just recently gotten into the group. So there's still hope for you Mark!
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      • Rob
        Rob commented
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        so that means there's no hope for krall fans

      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        LOL...I been know to listen to Krall on occasion.

    • #11
      Bruce Springsteen , Micheal Jackson

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      • #12
        Dead Can Dance (though I'm trying), Portishead, Radiohead, Flaming Lips (though I've not tried too hard to listen) and ghast......The Doors.

        p.s. and Classical pieces that center around the Harpsichord.
        Last edited by MikeCh; 03-25-2016, 01:02 AM.
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        • Steve Lefkowicz
          Steve Lefkowicz commented
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          Love all these bands (only "like" Radiohead). Grew up on the doors, and still have most of my original LPs.

      • #13
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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        • #14
          Originally posted by MikeCh View Post
          Dead Can Dance (though I'm trying), Portishead, Radiohead, Flaming Lips (though I've not tried too hard to listen) and ghast......The Doors.

          p.s. and Classical pieces that center around the Harpsichord.

          Funny thing about DCD. You are either like them or you don't. Nothing in between.
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          • #15
            Originally posted by MikeCh View Post
            Dead Can Dance (though I'm trying), Portishead, Radiohead, Flaming Lips (though I've not tried too hard to listen) and ghast......The Doors.

            p.s. and Classical pieces that center around the Harpsichord.
            The Doors? Their first LP is a bona fide rock classic!
            Last edited by JCOConnell; 03-25-2016, 12:41 PM.
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