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Title: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 11, 2019, 07:36:52 PM
Not sure if this thread has been covered before (if so I apologise) but following on from the comment by  ĎJohn from Austiní on the Upcoming Gigs thread about Peter. One being his guilty pleasure, I was wondering what other guilty pleasures members wish to admit to...

As a start Iíll admit to Gabrielle, Linda Ronstadt and Altered Images being amongst my guilty pleasures  :o


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: John From Austin on January 11, 2019, 08:36:48 PM
Perpetual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubees The Doobie Brothers are my greatest Guilty Pleasure.

I know nobody who respects them, but tons of people who enjoy them.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Jules Gray on January 11, 2019, 08:52:19 PM
I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40, but this pedantry aside, my list of artists that certain other people sniff at would include:

Neil Diamond
Grateful Dead
The Monkees
Mike Oldfield
Slade
Status Quo

Jules


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 11, 2019, 09:44:42 PM
The twelve inch single of ĎTemptationí by Wet Wet Wet is probably the item which has probably gained me the most humphiness of any of my vinyl sniffers, and so could probably be counted as my biggest Ďguilty pleasureí. Itís a banger, mind.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: madsue on January 11, 2019, 09:48:03 PM

I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40, but this pedantry aside, my list of artists that certain other people sniff at would include:

Neil Diamond
Grateful Dead
The Monkees
Mike Oldfield
Slade
Status Quo

Jules


Quo and The Monkees are certainly on my list......as well as Cliff Richard


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: John From Austin on January 11, 2019, 10:08:10 PM


I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40, but this pedantry aside, my list of artists that certain other people sniff at would include:

Neil Diamond
Grateful Dead
The Monkees
Mike Oldfield
Slade
Status Quo

Jules


Quo and The Monkees are certainly on my list......as well as Cliff Richard


You and Rick from "The Young Ones."  ;)


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: David W on January 11, 2019, 10:39:40 PM
Sky


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 11, 2019, 11:44:43 PM

I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40

Jules


Yes, this. I have always had enormously diverse musical tastes. I genuinely can't tell which of the artists whose work I enjoy I am supposed to look down on.

I learned not to feel guilty and just take every record on its own merits many years ago. The game changer was when Culture Club, a band about whom I was immensely sniffy at the time, suddenly made a record, Victims, that I loved.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 11, 2019, 11:53:39 PM
Perpetual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubees The Doobie Brothers are my greatest Guilty Pleasure.

I know nobody who respects them, but tons of people who enjoy them.
Pre-MM, I respected them, but after that  :-X

Grand Funk Railroad (pre-American Band) is my latest guilty pleasure.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: mightyglydd on January 12, 2019, 01:14:54 AM
Sarah McLachlan (+band Cropredy?)


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: StephenB on January 12, 2019, 01:20:35 AM
I love (a lot, but not all of of) Lily Allen and John Denver ... supposedly not cool for different reasons, I suppose but hey...


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 12, 2019, 08:06:27 AM


I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40

Jules


Yes, this. I have always had enormously diverse musical tastes. I genuinely can't tell which of the artists whose work I enjoy I am supposed to look down on.

I learned not to feel guilty and just take every record on its own merits many years ago. The game changer was when Culture Club, a band about whom I was immensely sniffy at the time, suddenly made a record, Victims, that I loved.


One of my faves too...I bought the 7Ē single with itís special poster bag thingy as well  :)


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: mickf on January 12, 2019, 10:01:42 AM
When I was a 15 year old it was decidedly uncool to admit you liked T Rex (they were just for screaming girls) but I loved them, daft lyrics and all. I was also ridiculed for liking The Temptations (Tamla Motown wasn't for long haired types!) It was a tightrope for the likes of me when it came to 'acceptable' bands. I have always loved the Moody Blues, but they were seen as 'pretentious' whereas the likes of Yes or ELP were totally cool. Like Jules, I now don't give a Monkees (see what I did there?) what is perceived as acceptable or not, hence I wouldn't admit to owning 5 albums by Chris De Burgh!


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: MarkV on January 12, 2019, 10:23:21 AM
I can't say i have any guilty pleasures in music.  Phil Collins, Genesis, Marilion, Black Sabbath, T Rex, Kate Bush, Motown, Dido, Rainbow, Fairport, Mumfords and Son, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton....the list goes on and on.  Someones guilty pleasure are someone else's must haves.  I like what i like.  When you are young and trying to fit in, that's when you have to keep your guilty pleasures to yourself.  Nowadays I don't give a......


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 12, 2019, 10:40:59 AM



I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40

Jules


Yes, this. I have always had enormously diverse musical tastes. I genuinely can't tell which of the artists whose work I enjoy I am supposed to look down on.

I learned not to feel guilty and just take every record on its own merits many years ago. The game changer was when Culture Club, a band about whom I was immensely sniffy at the time, suddenly made a record, Victims, that I loved.


One of my faves too...I bought the 7Ē single with itís special poster bag thingy as well †:)


Me too.


I have always loved the Moody Blues, but they were seen as 'pretentious' whereas the likes of Yes or ELP were totally cool.


I can't help feeling the boot was very much on the other foot. The Moodies never took themselves terribly seriously (apart perhaps from Mike Pinder and occasionally Hayward) whereas Yes and ELP...


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Nick Reg on January 12, 2019, 11:22:30 AM
Theres a few on here that I really dislike but more that I like. I got terrible stick from Uni folk for liking Electric Warrior. And I must admit to having liked Britneys first album!


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on January 12, 2019, 03:14:22 PM

I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40
Jules


Give me Love, give me Can, give me Meat Loaf
Give me Rush, give me Marquee Moon
Michael Ball or The Fall
I could listen to them all
In the twilight or the afternoon


from Irk the Purists by Half Man Half Biscuit.

If you haven't heard it, the 'Agadoo' bit in the middle is a joy  ;D


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 12, 2019, 06:05:11 PM
Agadoo brought to mind Zabadak, so:
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Dan O. on January 12, 2019, 08:33:04 PM
Guilty pleasures, eh ?

One I'll readily admit to is my love of big piano-based soft rock ballads e.g. :

Heart - Alone
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Scarlet - Independent Love Song
REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
Toto - I Won't Hold You Back
Queen - Save Me
Guns N' Roses - November Rain
Marillion - Lavender
Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home (actually, maybe not this one...)

Etc...you get the gist...




Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Alan2 on January 13, 2019, 03:23:42 PM
I'm 61 and am pretty much immune to considerations of hip- or unhip-ness. †I still think the Dead are eternally hip though. †8)



Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: mightyglydd on January 13, 2019, 08:03:34 PM
Anything by The Troggs......working through their stuff...love 66-5-4-3-2-1 :)
Hah ! Hi Hi Hazel  ..Brilliant!


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 13, 2019, 08:15:33 PM
I also don't care. Good job really...I've bought a couple of Betty Boo albums this week.  


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 13, 2019, 09:05:00 PM

I also don't care. Good job really...I've bought a couple of Betty Boo albums this week. †


I know I started this thread but it was only in fun and, guess what Mike, Iím going to see Betty Boo along with the likes of China Crisis, Nick Hayward, Nick Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, The Real Thing, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Sonia at the ĎLetís Rock Essex Retro Festivalí in September   :o ;D so any worrying about (non-existent) credibility is completely pointless...mind you Iím really looking forward to seeing China Crisis as I own several albums!


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on January 14, 2019, 06:32:07 AM
I'm with those who no longer care about what's meant to be cool to like, but I suppose if I were to have a guilty pleasure it's probably cheesy metal bands, especially Manowar.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 14, 2019, 08:05:33 AM


I also don't care. Good job really...I've bought a couple of Betty Boo albums this week. †


I know I started this thread but it was only in fun and, guess what Mike, Iím going to see Betty Boo along with the likes of China Crisis, Nick Hayward, Nick Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, The Real Thing, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Sonia at the ĎLetís Rock Essex Retro Festivalí in September † :o ;D so any worrying about (non-existent) credibility is completely pointless...mind you Iím really looking forward to seeing China Crisis as I own several albums!


Good for you...I have a couple of China Crisis albums too, Haircut 100's Fantastic Day was a fave, Nick's been to Croppers a couple of times and I enjoyed him a lot, I have a Spandau album (reminds me of the lovely Carol and much smooching), Midge has Croppered too and Vienna was one of the greatest not number ones of all time. The next four were OK, if not big in my world and then there's Sonia. Enjoy...and think of me when you're Doin' The Doo.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 14, 2019, 09:12:29 AM



I also don't care. Good job really...I've bought a couple of Betty Boo albums this week. †


I know I started this thread but it was only in fun and, guess what Mike, Iím going to see Betty Boo along with the likes of China Crisis, Nick Hayward, Nick Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, The Real Thing, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Sonia at the ĎLetís Rock Essex Retro Festivalí in September † :o ;D so any worrying about (non-existent) credibility is completely pointless...mind you Iím really looking forward to seeing China Crisis as I own several albums!


Good for you...I have a couple of China Crisis albums too, Haircut 100's Fantastic Day was a fave, Nick's been to Croppers a couple of times and I enjoyed him a lot, I have a Spandau album (reminds me of the lovely Carol and much smooching), Midge has Croppered too and Vienna was one of the greatest not number ones of all time. The next four were OK, if not big in my world and then there's Sonia. Enjoy...and think of me when you're Doin' The Doo.


Cheers Mike...it should be good fun. These retro festivals are all the rage at the moment and long may it last  ;D


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Albion.Al on January 14, 2019, 09:43:58 AM
Herb Alpert 🎺🎺🎺


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Chris on January 14, 2019, 11:03:53 AM
yep, one of mine back when too....


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 14, 2019, 12:00:09 PM


I also don't care. Good job really...I've bought a couple of Betty Boo albums this week. †


I know I started this thread but it was only in fun and, guess what Mike, Iím going to see Betty Boo along with the likes of China Crisis, Nick Hayward, Nick Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, The Real Thing, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Sonia at the ĎLetís Rock Essex Retro Festivalí in September † :o ;D so any worrying about (non-existent) credibility is completely pointless...mind you Iím really looking forward to seeing China Crisis as I own several albums!
We saw China Crisis last year - they were excellent. Good solid pop tunes, well delivered with a bit of amusing banter in between. other than Sonia and Jimmy Somerville, that's a great line up!


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on January 14, 2019, 12:36:43 PM



I also don't care. Good job really...I've bought a couple of Betty Boo albums this week. †


I know I started this thread but it was only in fun and, guess what Mike, Iím going to see Betty Boo along with the likes of China Crisis, Nick Hayward, Nick Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, The Real Thing, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Sonia at the ĎLetís Rock Essex Retro Festivalí in September † :o ;D so any worrying about (non-existent) credibility is completely pointless...mind you Iím really looking forward to seeing China Crisis as I own several albums!
We saw China Crisis last year - they were excellent. Good solid pop tunes, well delivered with a bit of amusing banter in between. other than Sonia and Jimmy Somerville, that's a great line up!


I think there must be more than one stage - at least I hope so so that I can give Sonia a wide berth  ;D. Also playing are Status Quo, Musical Youth, Belouis Ome, Owen Paul and Jenny ĎBelle Starí Matthias


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: DarrenWilliams on January 14, 2019, 01:00:36 PM
I suppose there are some bands that should be guilty pleasures given how unfashionable they are - so Marillion, Barclay Jams Harvest and Status Quo - but I listen to them unashamedly (the latter two is mainly their early 60s/70s stuff). Real guilty pleasures are 80s soft rock bands like Chicago, Foreigner  etc. The sort of songs that you might find on a double CD with a title like 'Best Ever Driving Songs for Dads'.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on January 14, 2019, 02:35:25 PM
Commander Cody and his lost planet airmen  :-[


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 14, 2019, 10:19:53 PM

I suppose there are some bands that should be guilty pleasures given how unfashionable they are - so Marillion, Barclay Jams Harvest and Status Quo - but I listen to them unashamedly (the latter two is mainly their early 60s/70s stuff). Real guilty pleasures are 80s soft rock bands like Chicago, Foreigner †etc. The sort of songs that you might find on a double CD with a title like 'Best Ever Driving Songs for Dads'.


This situationm confuses me somewhat.
Finding a real cool 4CD compilation of Seventies rock and Prog in Asda entitled 'Best Dad Rock Album....Ever', am I allowed to listen to it, having never produced any kids ?
Shouldn't it be renamed Grandad Rock by now ?
Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?
Speaking of which, the Moodies being mentioned earlier reminded me that I've finally bought a copy of This Is The Moody Blues, yay !


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Andy on January 14, 2019, 10:21:27 PM
This Is The Moody Blues is excellent.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: John From Austin on January 14, 2019, 10:25:59 PM

This Is The Moody Blues is excellent.


That was my first and remains my favorite Moody Blues collection. Solid from start to finish, the experience is like listening to Moody Blues radio (what with the cross-fades), and the mixes are in many cases superior to the original album mixes (e.g., the acoustic guitar is brought up in the mix and the flute solo pans from right to left on "Legend of a Mind").


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: richardkendell on January 15, 2019, 08:00:34 AM

Commander Cody and his lost planet airmen †:-[


I have no guilt about being "Lost in the Ozone"!


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Jim G on January 17, 2019, 11:38:53 AM
I have no guilt what so ever in loving the recording of I Don't 'Arf Love You by Norman Wisdom & Joyce Grenfell  recorded in 1952


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 17, 2019, 12:04:57 PM


I suppose there are some bands that should be guilty pleasures given how unfashionable they are - so Marillion, Barclay Jams Harvest and Status Quo - but I listen to them unashamedly (the latter two is mainly their early 60s/70s stuff). Real guilty pleasures are 80s soft rock bands like Chicago, Foreigner †etc. The sort of songs that you might find on a double CD with a title like 'Best Ever Driving Songs for Dads'.


This situationm confuses me somewhat.
Finding a real cool 4CD compilation of Seventies rock and Prog in Asda entitled 'Best Dad Rock Album....Ever', am I allowed to listen to it, having never produced any kids ?


It's even more confusing for me....  :-\

I have to admit that my car is full of this type of CD. Nothing helps a long journey like singing along to Rainbow or a bit of Toto!  :D


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 17, 2019, 12:43:29 PM



I suppose there are some bands that should be guilty pleasures given how unfashionable they are - so Marillion, Barclay Jams Harvest and Status Quo - but I listen to them unashamedly (the latter two is mainly their early 60s/70s stuff). Real guilty pleasures are 80s soft rock bands like Chicago, Foreigner †etc. The sort of songs that you might find on a double CD with a title like 'Best Ever Driving Songs for Dads'.


This situationm confuses me somewhat.
Finding a real cool 4CD compilation of Seventies rock and Prog in Asda entitled 'Best Dad Rock Album....Ever', am I allowed to listen to it, having never produced any kids ?


It's even more confusing for me.... †:-\

I have to admit that my car is full of this type of CD. Nothing helps a long journey like singing along to Rainbow or a bit of Toto! †:D


I never thought of that....I suppose they could call it Sprog Rock, but that wouldn't cover the non parents - Unplugged and Sproggless ? I'll work on it.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: MarkV on January 17, 2019, 01:12:29 PM




I suppose there are some bands that should be guilty pleasures given how unfashionable they are - so Marillion, Barclay Jams Harvest and Status Quo - but I listen to them unashamedly (the latter two is mainly their early 60s/70s stuff). Real guilty pleasures are 80s soft rock bands like Chicago, Foreigner †etc. The sort of songs that you might find on a double CD with a title like 'Best Ever Driving Songs for Dads'.


This situationm confuses me somewhat.
Finding a real cool 4CD compilation of Seventies rock and Prog in Asda entitled 'Best Dad Rock Album....Ever', am I allowed to listen to it, having never produced any kids ?


It's even more confusing for me.... †:-\

I have to admit that my car is full of this type of CD. Nothing helps a long journey like singing along to Rainbow or a bit of Toto! †:D


I never thought of that....I suppose they could call it Sprog Rock, but that wouldn't cover the non parents - Unplugged and Sproggless ? I'll work on it.


Could just call it "Rock music"


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Jim on January 17, 2019, 01:40:54 PM


I never thought of that....I suppose they could call it Sprog Rock, but that wouldn't cover the non parents - Unplugged and Sproggless ? I'll work on it.


Unplugged and Sprogless!
Wasn't that Andy Fairweather Lowe?


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: PaulT on January 17, 2019, 03:57:12 PM
Ye've gone and done it again...


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on January 17, 2019, 04:40:47 PM



I never thought of that....I suppose they could call it Sprog Rock, but that wouldn't cover the non parents - Unplugged and Sproggless ? I'll work on it.


Unplugged and Sprogless!
Wasn't that Andy Fairweather Lowe?


That reminds me of a girl I used to know who was very short-sighted and of easy virtue. She was know as wide legged and eyeless.


Title: Re: Guilty Pleasures
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 20, 2019, 09:44:03 AM
ABBA and The Monkees