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

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  • JacksonP, in reply to BenWilson,

    I like practically everything people have hated on here (I did once like even the album I hated on).

    We'll be having words if you like this.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2157 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gareth Ward,

    The.... Grease soundtrack

    This is sososo hideous it made Grease preferable at the time

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Tamara,

    The Mama Mia movie soundtrack. Just no.

    Thank you. The 'friends' who insisted on giving it to our children don't come around here no more. Well, they do, but it's banned when I'm home.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2157 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Ethan Tucker,

    ooh, I know that one.....

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

  • Hebe,

    I've loathed Dire Straits forever. This youtube clip has a Suzuki shopping basket ad on before it; perfectly targeted marketing.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Elshaw,

    Whitney Houston songs always annoyed the hell out of me, especially I Will Always Love You. Awful thing to say, but when she left this world I really hoped she might take that song with her. This however always makes me run away from where ever it is playing, or reach for the switch while promising harm.

    Apia, Samoa • Since Mar 2011 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and U2 really bug me.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    As a prog rock tragic I quite like some of Genesis' early work.

    But what Phil Collins has done since leaving the band should have him up for crimes against humanity.

    Exhibit A:

    Yorke of The Atatu • Since Feb 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Stewart,

    Anything from Oasis just sounds whiny and annoying to me. But how awesome is this Mike Flowers cover of Wonderwall!

    Pt Chev • Since Feb 2012 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to JacksonP,

    We’ll be having words if you like this.

    Or anything else Leo Sayer did for that matter. Bulldozer Brownlee has previously confessed to being a fan. Maybe Lordi could be brought in from Helsinki to administer some, well, corrective therapy?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4403 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    This is sososo hideous it made Grease preferable at the time

    Awww, c'mon. I don't own the first Meat Loaf album but it's a classic in its way. Otoh, Steinman has a lot to answer for for inventing Wagnerian pop.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to JacksonP,

    You know what I'm going to say, don't you? I defy you not to tap your feet to this one, though.....

    Well, alright, you might not. But I LOVE it.

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

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Richard Stewart,

    Good grief. Down to the way he holds the microphone and does a little shuffle.

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

  • Stephen Doyle,

    Bubble gum music from the late 60's. Shudder.

    Stillwater • Since Nov 2011 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Stupid,

    Who was that dick flatmate at Knowles St who played this every fucking morning...???!!!

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to Hebe,

    I've loathed Dire Straits forever. This youtube clip has a Suzuki shopping basket ad on before it; perfectly targeted marketing.

    Good call. Music for young (at the time) accountants and metal fans who turned 30 and needed to get sensible

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 892 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Stupid,

    Keep it coming, Stupid. I am dancing in my chair.

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

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    This is sososo hideous it made Grease preferable at the time
    Awww, c'mon. I don't own the first Meat Loaf album but it's a classic in its way

    The core difference between men and women is encapsulated in your comment. Or maybe it's this: I love it, my partner loathes it:

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Craig,

    That awful 'Shaddupa your face' or whatever the title is - gets me rather incoherent with rage and make throttling motions with my hands towards the radio. My husband played a whole Bob Dylan album on a car trip once and that was pretty awful but I couldn't start laughing too hard or he would have been hurt. It was like listening to some emo kid's bad poetry set to music. Actually, considering he also likes reggae and 70s music, and I'm an 80s teenager and don't like reggae except for 3 Little Birds, it's surprising we've managed to stay married...

    Auckland • Since Apr 2007 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Okay, okay. You can all hate on whatever music you like. But please please do not hate on the people who might like it. Music snobbery is never attractive. Never.

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

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to Hebe,

    This is sososo hideous it made Grease preferable at the time

    Alex Petridis at The Guardian said he liked to stir his Springsteen fan mates up by telling them that "Bat out of Hell" was the album that Bruce would have made if he'd had more talent.

    Hardy har har. *applause*.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 892 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    There have been times in my life when I'd have been tempted to answer "anything with guitars", but that would rule out New Order. What I really can't stand is rawk, especially grunge: sweaty AND angsty is a particularly grating combination.

    That said, there's a whole circle of hell that I'd reserve for just about every Top 40 pop hit of the 80s and 90s (with the exception of synth pop). My idea of torture is one of those bars aimed at hen's nights and singalong office parties that plays endless Whitney Houston, Kenny Loggins, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Foreigner, Wham!, Huey Lewis, Simply Red, U2....

    Excuse me, I'm just going to shoot myself.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Shaun Lott, in reply to Shaun Lott,

    Like this?

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    Now I love you even more. Heather Small is one of my favourites.

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

  • Russell Clarke,

    U2.

    'nuff said.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

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