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« 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  ‘John from Austin’ 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 I’ll admit to Gabrielle, Linda Ronstadt and Altered Images being amongst my guilty pleasures  Shocked
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 09:44:42 PM »

The twelve inch single of ‘Temptation’ 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 ‘guilty pleasure’. It’s a banger, mind.
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« Reply #4 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
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Quo and The Monkees are certainly on my list......as well as Cliff Richard
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« Reply #5 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
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Quo and The Monkees are certainly on my list......as well as Cliff Richard


You and Rick from "The Young Ones."  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 10:39:40 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 11:44:43 PM »


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

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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.
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« Reply #8 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  Lips Sealed

Grand Funk Railroad (pre-American Band) is my latest guilty pleasure.
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 01:14:54 AM »

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« Reply #10 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...
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 08:06:27 AM »



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

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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 7” single with it’s special poster bag thingy as well  Smiley
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« Reply #12 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!
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« Reply #13 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......
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« Reply #14 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 7” single with it’s special poster bag thingy as well  Smiley


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...
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« Reply #15 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!
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 03:14:22 PM »


I pretty much stopped feeling guilty for enjoying anything unhip by the time I hit 40
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Give me Rush, give me Marquee Moon
Michael Ball or The Fall
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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  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 06:05:11 PM »

Agadoo brought to mind Zabadak, so:
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
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« Reply #18 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...


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« Reply #19 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.  Cool

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