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Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

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  • Tom Ackroyd,

    I think I'm allergic to this bloke.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 901 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    Reggae.

    Sorry, but I just can’t stand it. And no, I won’t be linking ;-)

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Sean Murgatroyd,

    The Phantom of the Opera is appalling.

    A deconstruction of the main, and opressively dominant musical motif:

    Start at the top of a minor scale. Go down to the third. Go back up again. That's all. No refunds for the short ride.

    Good on ya, Lord Lloyd Webber.

    Otherwise, my torture would be anything from Ms. Celine Dion.

    New Zealand • Since Apr 2011 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    As suggested by Dan News, Creed ...

    SHUT UP JUST SHUT UP

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18715 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    Reggae.

    Sorry, but I just can't stand it.

    You're banned.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18715 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    This – the perfect storm of mind-bending awfulness. So many people who should have known better blurping through a banal song grossly over-produced, and it just refused to go away…

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11867 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    brostep

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 326 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    How do you do the long url? Which one is that?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • kiwiyankee,

    This is the worst. I spent a summer working in a feezing works where this was repeated on the radio at least once each hour.

    Melbourne • Since Mar 2009 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    Otmar Lieber.

    I worked in a restaurant and we had ONE Otmar Lieber CD and we played it over and over and ...

    One of the waiters left and as a parting gift he destroyed the CD. Oh how we cheered until the manager turned up with another copy just the same as the first.

    it goes around and around...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 172 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    How do you do the long url?

    Either copy and paste it from the address window in your browser, or click "Share" then choose "Long Link" in the little Options menu and copy and paste that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18715 posts Report Reply

  • Dovil,

    So working at HMV was akin in living in the same house with my mother then. With regards to the Phantom of the Opera, that is. Not a big Public Enemy fan.

    Florence and the Machine and their like always sound as if they're creating music purely to be part of a movie soundtrack for the next Twilight movie. It makes me sad inside, but apparently not as sad as they are, miserable bastards.

    Novelty music is my particular peeve. It's been rumoured that playing "Who the 'Bleep' is Alice" in my vicinity can set me off into a homicidal rage, which is strange because there usually aren't any survivors.

    Since Oct 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    This – the perfect storm of mind-bending awfulness. So many people who should have known better blurping through a banal song grossly over-produced, and it just refused to go away…

    To me, it's more of an accidental period piece - a by-product of the Muller Thurgau-soaked excesses of the pre-1987 Crash era.

    What do I find truly unlistenable? Something potentially punishable by extradition to The Hague. You have been warned. Please sign the relevant waivers to avert emotional distress litigation.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4158 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    I suppose Barry Manilow is too obvious?

    Since Jan 2007 • 146 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Anything by Leonard bloody Cohen (all three of my husbands have liked him).

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Never heard them but the answer is Nickelback, right?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    This is a so bad it's bad thread right? I'm tempted to put in some 'so bad it's goods'.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    I'll have to get back to this, but just a little white whine, reading this on an iPhone is its own form of torture.

    'Worst song ever!'
    'Flash not supported.'

    Flash is the worst song [sic] ever.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Mahoney,

    Weezer: I love the Blue album. Pinkerton is *perfect*. The Green Album and Maladroit have their place. There's one song on Make Believe that's really good. The Red Album has three fantastic tracks.

    Then they did this:

    How am I supposed to tell my kids their music sucks when my bands are making shit like that?

    Since Apr 2007 • 11 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    This is a so bad it's bad thread right? I'm tempted to put in some 'so bad it's goods'.

    It's not meant to be a "so bad it's good" thread. It's a "so bad I want to self-harm" thread. But, hey, since when have PA threads kept rigorously to topic?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18715 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

    Ain't that the truth. I actually like about half of the suggestions posted so far.

    Sorry, but after reading that article - again - I kinda feel that this game is a little bit in bad taste. That said, something I really hate will probably occur to me later and I'll post it like the hypocrite I am.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Shaun Lott,

    On the subject of 'Phantom', it seems worth to quote the final lines from Roger Waters' 'It's a miracle.' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyy4zeS4-5o

    We cower in our shelters
    With our hands over our ears
    Lloyd-Webber's awful stuff
    Runs for years and years and years
    An earthquake hits the theater
    But the operetta lingers
    Then the piano lid comes down
    And breaks his fucking fingers
    It's a miracle

    Seems like you're not the only one with a grudge against Mr Lloyd-Webber.

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Mahoney,

    Nickleback, Creed, et al are bad but I don't think they fall into the category of torture, cos at least you can have some fun with their tunes:

    Sunn O))), on the other hand. How do you have fun with them? Surely this is the perfect noise to encourage the hungry, sleep-deprived prisoner to confess?

    Self-harm indeed.

    Since Apr 2007 • 11 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    My best friend taught singing in high schools for over a decade. Nobody hates Andrew Lloyd Webber like she does. Yous should get drunk and discuss it some time.

    When I was in the Halls of Residence in 1990, the girl in the next room broke up with her boyfriend. End to end, over and over, for weeks, this. Twenty-two years and I still can't bear a single note of it.

    Also. My Heart Will Go On, and I Will Always Love You. No it won't, and no I won't. Just. Fuck. Off.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

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