Who's your "I just don't get it" artist?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by roller, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Who's the one artist or band at the top of your list that makes you shake your head and say, "I just don't get it"?

    You just don't understand the big draw.

    You don't see why all they get so much attention.

    Your brains just goes, "Huh?"
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's hard to pick one. Sinatra I guess. Crooning is unimpressive and boring to me and the songs are either meaningless or ridiculous. I don't know if he wrote any of them but I think they all stink.
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Beastie Boys
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  4. Pug the Pig

    Pug the Pig Inactive

    Mar 21, 2018
  5. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Steve Vai
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  6. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Half the stuff I see on "Austin City Limits".

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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The Cramps
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Grateful Dead
    Victor Wooten
    Esperanza Spalding
  8. Skynyrd, the Dead, the Doors...
  9. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    The Beatles
  10. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
  11. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    One band that I just never got into is The Rolling Stones. Not a big The Doors fan either.
  12. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    I will never 'get' Nirvana. Pedestrian songwriting at best. Dave Grohl, on the other hand- the real deal.
  13. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    The cringe is strong
  14. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    I respectfully disagree. The musicianship was perhaps pedestrian, but the songwriting is why they are a household name. Much in the same way none of the Beatles were changing the world with their musicianship. Just my opinion.
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Never been a big fan of the Stones. For that brand of Blues-Rock/raunch...I preferred the Faces.
    The Stones do have some iconic albums, though. I own a few.
    Been a big fan of The Doors since 1970.

    My big 3 that took me years to figure out-
    John Coltrane (solo career)
    Frank Zappa
    Sun Ra

    At various times, I have made the time & effort to "get" these guys. Years/decades later, I made some headway.
    Coltrane is my favourite musician.
    I own about 75 Zappa discs.
    Sun Ra is still a challenge...I did go thru a huge Free Jazz kick after I got Online in the late '90s. Talking with people into that stuff set me back a small fortune.
  16. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Dance music.
    Pop music in general.

    Bland vocal songs where the music under it is low effort,simple,vapid and inane.
    Example:"Small Town"John Cougar.
    (Cue the jangle jangle strum acoustic guitar)

    "Well, I was born in a small town
    And I live in a small town
    Prob'ly die in a small town
    Oh, those small communities

    All my friends are so small town
    My parents live in the same small town
    My job is so small town
    Provides little opportunity

    Educated in a small town
    Taught the fear of Jesus in a small town
    Used to daydream in that small town........"

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  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    i dunno about that.
    Back then...no web, no books, no teachers, etc. Their records taught a lot of us how to play and arrange for...what else...2 guitars, bass, and drums.
    "Musicianship" also includes how they used the studio. IMO.

    Granted, they were not Cream...
  18. Anyone who writes lazy lyrics. For example:

    Under my umbrella -ella, -ella, eh, eh, eh
    Under my umbrella -ella, -ella, eh, eh, eh
    Under my umbrella -ella, -ella, eh, eh, eh
    Under my umbrella -ella, -ella, eh, eh, eh

    That’s a chorus? Geesh.
  19. braud357


    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, REM
  20. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    He actually had, at best, an average voice, but his phrasing was exceptional, and had a great reputation for leading a band in the studio. He also was fantastic on stage, especially with the Rat Pack.