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PostSubject: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:31 am

I'm not talking about the people who actually know what's up, music freaks like many of us are. I'm talking about people who only casually listen to music and retrieve it from places like the radio, MTV and Napster/KaZaa. They make fun of these bands because they are "one-hit wonders" whose hits were off-kilter or strange, or tragically suffered from overplay and severe aging. Bands and songs such as:

Dinosaur Jr. and "Feel the Pain"

The B-52s and "Love Shack"

Crash Test Dummies and "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"

Devo and "Whip It"

Joan Osborne and "One of Us"

Blind Melon and "No Rain"

The Flaming Lips and "She Don't Use Jelly"

Q Lazzarus and "Goodbye Horses" (this one's a little different, because as far as I can tell there was never a proper album, if even another song besides this one ever recorded. But still, this song is generally laughed at because of the context from which it draws. But for real, you're fucking stupid if you don't recognize that this is a legitimately fantastic song).

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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:33 am

I think the general public thing all of those are good songs. Who doesn't like whip it?
I've never even heard that Flaming Lips song and Goodbye Horses is awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:41 am

What are you kidding? "Whip It" is probably considered to be--forgive me for using VH1 nomenclature--one of the most "awesomely bad" songs of all time. When it comes on at a disco or a party it's laughed at, but still played in full and continually danced to. People think it's stupid, and know nothing else about the band.
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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:46 am

It's not going along with what you're saying really... because I don't know who to say... but I feel that way about Slipknot.

People always like to make fun of them and either use their image or their singles as an example. If all I had heard were Slipknot's singles, I probably wouldn't like them either.

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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:54 am

Keep Slipknot out of my thread, or I will ban you.
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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:59 am

Dinosaur Jr. is good fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:42 pm

Blind Melon was garbage except for 'No Rain'
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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:43 pm

Cghost wrote:
Blind Melon was garbage except for 'No Rain'

That's what I was thinking. :p
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PostSubject: Re: Bands that are laughed at because they have one song which the general public thinks is stupid/crappy, but are actually really good bands.   Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:45 pm

me too. haha
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