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

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  • Jackie Clark, in reply to James Butler,

    I love instrumental music. It's okay - I won't inflict any on you! (And I have heard their stuff - searching through videos, the Toccata is what I remember the most.)

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    My partner loves that Nico album but we've agreed that it should probably never go on in my presence. Velvet Underground & Nico? Sweet as. Nico on her own? Yeh nah, no thanks.

    My brother had a dog called Nico. I always thought it was appropriate...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2140 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to James Butler,

    Also Roger Whittaker

    I really should leave this thread before PTSD hits.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I mean, how can you not love that guitarist's jersey?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    However, UB40 will always make me want to drill out my ears.

    Heh, funnily enough it was hearing some of UB40s 12" dubs as an impressionable young man that got me hunting out the good stuff from likes of Scratch and Tubby.

    Your point still stands though.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 889 posts Report Reply

  • Toby Gillman,

    What, no hate for Hotel #*cking California? Oh god, that guitar solo...

    Matakana • Since Mar 2012 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Hebe,

    I really should leave this thread before PTSD hits.

    Heh. Actually I just realized that my real musical torture is "all the tapes my Dad used to play in the car on the drive to Napier". Coming up next: Dave Brubeck.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Adrian Coysh,

    I used to work in a pub in London in the early 1980's (strange for a kiwi). You soon get to hate the hit of the day, which got relentlessly played on the jukebox. Under Pressure by Bowie/Queen was a huge hit, and I still loathe it with a passion like no other to this day.

    I begged the guy who came to collect money from the jukebox to take it out, but of course they could tell which songs were doing the business so it was not going anywhere. In the end I resorted to unplugging it and putting up a sign that it was out of order.


    Sorry Mr Bowie, if this affected your income back then.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2012 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Can I throw in a late shout for Arcade Fire as well please? Seems to have an amazing ability to make me switch a radio off.

    Also, funnily enough, almost anything that Kim Hill plays...

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 889 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to James Butler,

    Oh James. Now you've just broken my heart. If I was on a deserted island, all alone, and I could take the back catalogue of only one artist, it would be hard to choose from Elton John, and Dave Brubeck. Oh, I couldn't do without Simply Red. Or Pet Shop Boys, or.....okay okay. I love Brubeck. Nuff said.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Torture tinged with nostalgia.

    The torture is obvious, but it also reminds me of a roller disco in Mangere in 1981.

    Guess you had to be there. Which I was.

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    You just haven't heard this guy doing it. Via R Sproull on Twitter.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2143 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Toby Gillman,

    What, no hate for Hotel #*cking California?

    So bad it's good. I loved that in my teens growing up in the suburbs; then I hated it as a city would-be in my 20s and 30s. Then I came to love it again. This, on the other hand, is appalling:

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    I am officially the cool kid in this conversation because I like the music that nobody else does.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • hayden ward,

    growing up in a town with only one or two middle of the road radio stations it has to be these guys... or anything fleetwood mac

    Since Nov 2006 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction

    My wife loves it when I quote ZMW lyrics to her...

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara,

    The Mama Mia movie soundtrack. Just no.

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I like practically everything people have hated on here (I did once like even the album I hated on). I expect this thread is going to end up being littered with the greatest music ever made, whose only crime was to be loved too much by too many of the wrong people. But I'll still love you all, and keep my musical tastes to myself (again).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8584 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to hayden ward,

    Aww this is just lovely -- the face that launched a thousand sluts:

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    You are absolutely fashion forward.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker,

    One summer working a student job in a well-known bookshop chain I was subjected to the Priscilla Queen of the Desert soundtrack on endless loop, for what may have been the entire 2-3 months. Teeth grating ensued. It was eventually replaced - oh joy! - with the Gipsy Kings - oh noes! All together now: 'DOO do, do do de do do DOO doooo...'

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    Squee! No-one has ever said that to me before. I will love you always for that.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to BenWilson,

    Me too buddy, me too.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    The.... Grease soundtrack. That was hard to even type.

    I think I realised there is actually one OK song in that movie somewhere but there is no f*&%ng way I'm putting myself through listening to it to find out.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1721 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    All together now: 'DOO do, do do de do do DOO doooo...'

    Um...
    I Dream of Jeannie ?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker, in reply to 3410,

    Preferable. Infinitely preferable.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 107 posts Report Reply

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