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

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Low84, Apr 15, 2018 at 5:06 PM.


  1. Low84

    Low84 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

    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 SUSPENDED

    Mar 21, 2018
    London
    RAP
     
  5. DirtDog

    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".

    Riis
     
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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth

    Jan 2, 2015
    heart of darkness
    The Cramps
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Grateful Dead
    Jaco
    Victor Wooten
    Esperanza Spalding
     
  8. Skynyrd, the Dead, the Doors...
     
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  9. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    The Beatles
     
  10. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

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

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

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

    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

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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

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

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    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

    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.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Blues.
    Hip-Hop.
    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........"

    Really?
     
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  17. JimK

    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

    braud357 Supporting Member

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

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    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.