Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Everybody Loves A List




I saw this little exercise pop up on Facebook and decided it might be fun for everyone. I'm a bit confused over "Friends Band." Is this your friend's band you love or your friend's favorite band? The former makes more sense, so that's what it will be.

Band I hate: Guns N Roses
Band I think is overrated: Dawes
Artist I think is underrated: Chuck Prophet
Band I love: Motorhead
Band I secretly love: Simply Red
Favorite band: The Beatles
Friends Band: Wyldlife
Most intelligent lyrics: XTC
Favorite band that has split: XTC
Favorite band to see live: BRUCE & the ESB


This should keep everyone busy.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Band I hate: Kansas
Band I think is overrated: Flaming Lips
Artist I think is underrated: Kaki King
Band I love: Drive By Truckers
Band I secretly love: Indigo Girls
Favorite band: Fleetwood Mac
Friends Band: Scrawl
Most intelligent lyrics: X
Favorite band that has split: Rachel's
Favorite band to see live: The Minutemen

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

Band I hate: Todd Rundgren (with sincere apologies to our host)
Band I Think is Overrated: (what day is today? Oh yeah…) Jimi Hendrix
Band I think is Underrated: Joan Armatrading
Band I Love: The Decemberists
Favorite Band: (what day is today? Oh yeah…) Chris Isaak and the Silvertones (ok, the Stones, but what’s the point?)
Most Intelligent Lyrics: John Prine ( a national treasure)
Favorite Band that has split: Talking Heads
Favorite Band to see live: Cowboy Junkies

Regards,
RichD

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

Hmmm....look's like I've omitted a couple of categories. And I think I'll take a mulligan on one of the other categories:

Band I Secretly Love: Earth, Wind and Fire were totally BADASSS!!!! Maurice White, may you RIP.
Friends Band: All the folks at the Growler & Gill open mic.

Mulligan:
Band I think is most underrated: Stevie Wonder. He belongs up there in the same tier as Lennon/McCartney, Dylan, etc. of Superior songwriters of the late 20th century.

Regards,
RichD

Troy said...

Band I hate: The Doors
Band I Think is Overrated: Black Keyes
Artist I think is Underrated: Michael McDermott
Band I Love: The Subdudes
Favorite Band: The Beatles
Most Intelligent Lyrics: Michael McDermott
Favorite Band that has split: Del Amitri
Favorite Band to see live: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

vanwoert said...

Band I hate: The Police
Band I think is overrated: The Doors
Artist I think is underrated: Betty Wright
Band I love: The Beatles
Band I secretly love: The Bangles
Favorite band: The Rolling Stones
Friends Band: The Clarks
Most intelligent lyrics: Warren Zevon
Favorite band that has split: The Clash
Favorite band to see live: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

buzzbabyjesus said...


I can't do it.

Anonymous said...

Band I Hate: Journey
Band I think is overrated: The Doors/Hendrix
Artist I think is underrated: Todd (The general public has no idea who he is)
Band I love: Roy Harper
Band I secretly love: Jay Ferguson
Friends Band: ?
Most intelligent lyrics: Stew & The Negro Problem
Favorite band that has split: Led Zeppelin
Favorite band to see live: The Morells/Skeletons

Randy

itsok2beright said...

Band I Hate: BS & ESB
Band I think is overrated: Fleetwood Mac (Post Peter Green) (Foo Fighters a close second)
Artist I think is underrated: Trent Reznor
Band I love: Tool
Band I secretly love: Franz Ferdinand (Garbage a close second)
Friends Band: Pep In The Cat
Most intelligent lyrics: Kid Rock (ok, just Kidding) … Nick Lowe
Favorite band that has split: Led Zeppelin
Favorite band to see live: Tool

mauijim said...

Band I hate - George Thorogood and his destroyers
Band I think is overrated - anything derek trucks is in
Band I think is underrated - Warren Hayes involvement in anything
Band I love - Steely Dan
Band I secretly love - Moody Blues
Favorite band - Rolling Stones though they are testing my patience
Friends Band - Tribusaurus (coverBand)
Most intelligent lyrics - Mr D of course
Favorite band split- The Kinks
Favorite band to see live - Los Lobos

Anonymous said...

Band I Hate: Styx
Band I think is overrated: The Eagles
Artist I think is underrated: Talk Talk
Band I love: Pearl Jam
Band I secretly love: Phish
Favorite Band: The Who
Friends Band: Peglegasus
Most intelligent lyrics: Elvis Costello/Andy Partridge/Robyn Hitchcock
Favorite band that has split: The Jam/The Black Crowes
Favorite band to see live: Rush/Primus

- Andy

Tumblingdice70 said...

Band I hate: Post '87 Aerosmith
Artist I think is overrated: Joni Mitchell
Artist I think is underrated: Ben Harper
Band I love: Vintage Trouble
Band I secretly love: Hall and Oates
Favorite Band: The Who
Friends Band: Tellitron
Most intelligent lyrics: Elvis Costello
Favorite Band that has split: The Kinks
Favorite band to see live: Bruce and the ESB

Anonymous said...

I was at the library this morning and thought, "Sal says this band Dawes is underrated, let's give them a try." Doh! Not even going to listen to the second one.

I get the feeling on the Doors, but Hendrix? For every "Foxy Lady" or "Purple Haze," there was a "Machine Gun," "Angel," or cover of "All Along the Watchtower".

A walk in the woods said...

Band I hate: Radiohead
Band I think is overrated: Radiohead
Artist I think is underrated: Joe Henry & Richard Hawley & Teenage Fanclub
Band I love: Stones
Band I secretly love: Genesis
Favorite band: Stones
Friends Band: Shawn Mullins
Most intelligent lyrics: Leonard Cohen
Favorite band that has split: Allman Brothers Band
Favorite band to see live: Pylon

Shriner said...

This is how I would answer today off the top of my head. Tomorrow my answers would probably be different for some of these...

Band I hate: Coldplay
Band I think is overrated: Wilco
Artist I think is underrated: Kim Wilde (not making new music) or Brendan Benson (still making new music)
Band I love: XTC
Band I secretly love: The Carpenters
Favorite band: The Monkees
Friends Band: (at this point in my life, none of my friends are in bands -- shocking!)
Most intelligent lyrics: Robin Hitchcock
Favorite band that has split: Jellyfish
Favorite band to see live: Alice Cooper (and whatever band he has backing him)

Anything Should Happen said...

Felling pretty pleased that I'm not everybody.

Sal Nunziato said...

Two party poopers out of fifteen. Not bad.

Anything Should Happen said...

I Thang Yew!

I agree about Dawes though.

Anonymous said...

Band I Hate: Ted Nugent
Band I think is overrated: Radiohead (I like them, but c'mon)
Artist I think is underrated: Be-Bop Deluxe (The general public has no idea who they are - hell, most music fans have no idea )
Band I love: The Rolling Stones
Band I secretly love: U2 (I love Jay Ferguson, Spirit, JoJo Gunne, but I let everyone know)
Friends Band: Hum Machine
Most intelligent lyrics: Drive-By Truckers
Favorite band that has split: Allman Brothers
Favorite band to see live: BS & ESB

Anonymous said...

Band I Hate: Led Zeppelin (Actually it Zepp's band member's personalities and Zepp's fans I hate then their music)

Overrated Band: Frank Zappa

Underrated: Dave Alvin

Band I Love: The Kinks (This week)

Secretly Love: Dave Clark 5

Favorite Band: Richard Thompson Band

Friend's Band: Floor Models

Most Intelligent Lyrics: Richard Thompson (Sometimes too intelligent)

Favorite Split: Jefferson Airplane

Live Band: Finn & The Sharks

Captain Al

Anonymous said...

Band I Hate: Simply Red
Band I think is overrated: Coldplay, XTC, Bruce Springsteen
Artist I think is underrated: Boxer Rebellion
Band I love: Yo La Tengo
Band I secretly love: early Simple Minds
Friends Band: -
Most intelligent lyrics: ???
Favorite band that has split: Brinsley Schwarz
Favorite band to see live: Massive Attack

Noam Sane said...

Band I hate: Oasis
Band I think is overrated: John Mayer
Artist I think is underrated: Was/Not Was
Band I love: Kinks
Band I secretly love: Japan/David Sylvian
Favorite band: Beatles
Friends Band: none, we're all too old now
Most intelligent lyrics: Dylan
Favorite band that has split: NRBQ - 70s-80s version
Favorite band to see live: Neil & Crazy Horse

rick said...

Band I hate, Green Day
Band I think is overrated, Wings
Band I think is underrated, Spirit
Artist I love, Van Morrison
Artist I secretly love: Radiohead
Favorite band,The Beatles
Most intelligent lyrics, Joni Mitchell
Favorite band that has split, Moody Blues,Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull
Favorite artist to see live, Elton John

Jeff in Denton TX said...

Band I hate: Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Artist I think is overrated: Guns N’ Roses
Artist I think is underrated: The Call
Band/artist I love: Rush; Van Morrison; Yes
Band/artist I secretly love: Dan Fogelberg; Barry Manilow
Favorite Band: The Moody Blues
Friend’s Band: Woody’s Rampage
Most intelligent lyrics: Graham Parker
Favorite Band that has split: The Beatles
Favorite artist to see live: Richard Thompson

buzzbabyjesus said...

I tried again and failed.

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

Jeff in Denton....I'm totally fascinated by your choice of a band that you hate. Care to expand?

Regards,
RichD

buzzbabyjesus said...

Ok this used up my extra brain cells for the day.

Band I hate: U2
Artist I think is overrated: Lou Reed
Artist I think is underrated: The Mekons
Band/artist I love: Kinks
Band/artist I secretly love: Neil Young
Favorite Band: King Crimson
Friend’s Band: Beninghove's Hangmen
Most intelligent lyrics: Freedy Johnston
Favorite Band that has split: The Beatles
Favorite artist to see live: Cheap Trick 1978

Michael Giltz said...

Band I hate: too much hate in the world, being bad is its own punishment
Band I think is overrated: the Eagles
Artist I think is underrated: Prefab Sprout (and The Tallest Man On Earth, Sal!)
Band I love: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Band I secretly love: Teddy Thompson
Favorite band: The Beatles
Friends Band: whatever band our host graces his presence and perfect timing with
Most intelligent lyrics: Bob Dylan (what other choice can I honestly make?) then Richard Thompson, Paddy McAloon
Favorite band that has split: The Beatles
Favorite band to see live: The Mavericks (small clubs and great band equals heaven. Seeing BS in giant arenas is BS)

Rob said...

Band I hate: Adele/Kanye West
Artist I think is overrated: Kanye West/Adele (couldn't decide which to put where)
Artist I think is underrated: Nick Lowe
Band/artist I love: Richard Thompson
Band/artist I secretly love: Blue Oyster Cult
Favorite Band: Grateful Dead
Friend’s Band: Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra
Most intelligent lyrics: Becker and Fagen
Favorite Band that has split: R.E.M.
Favorite artist to see live: Rockpile

Michael Giltz said...

Whoops! Can't edit and now I've got my real answer for Band/Artist I Secretly Love. I wrote Teddy Thompson because:
1. I don't "secretly" love anyone. I've never felt embarrassed about loving, say ABBA or Barry Manilow singles or The Carpenters (though a little goes a long way there, folks) or whomever, not because I'm super cool or impervious to being seen as clueless but because great pop singles have always seemed their own best argument.
2. Teddy Thompson was a joke for my friends who insist I'm besotted not with his music as such but Teddy himself. In fact, his music is great and increasingly impressive and I wish him well in all his heterosexual adventures. don't waste my time yearning after straight guys except, of course, for Sal.

But now I've thought of the right answer.

Band/Artist I Secretly Love: Jim Steinman.

Not Meat Loaf, which needs no defense. But Jim Steinman in all his knowingly bombastic, teenager in lust, comic book rock n roll glory. In every incarnation. From Mr. Loaf (they're doing a new album!) to Bonnie Tyler and Air Supply (of course!) but literally EVERY incarnation, from Barbra Streisand weirdly covering "Left In The Dark" from his unknown solo album "Bad For Good" (she had a Top 10 Adult Contemporary hit with that!) to Barry Manilow hitting #1 on the same chart with "Read 'Em And Weep" to Boyzone to Celine Dion to all his musical theater work essentially lost in the mist of time (including the famed flop "Dance Of The Vampire, which was a hit in Germany!) to his production work (like Billy Squier's best album "Signs Of Life") and on and on right down to Fire, Incorporated, the anonymous entity that delivered two tunes on the "Streets Of Fire" soundtrack. I'm simply helpless in the face of his style, from the Mountain Of Sound (a Wall Of Sound? He can top a wall!) production to lyrics like the perfect teenage male lament "Can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart?" It's all so glorious and I secretly love it all.

Mr. Baez said...

Band I hate: U2
Artist I think is overrated: U2, Adele
Artist I think is underrated: Roy Harper, Elliott Murphy
Band/artist I love: The Zombies
Band/artist I secretly love: Donovan
Favorite Band: The Beatles, The Kinks
Friend’s Band: Stiff Little Fingers
Most intelligent lyrics: Ray Davies
Favorite Band that has split: Talking Heads
Favorite artist to see live: Little Richard

tinpot said...

I'm perfectly serious about this ...

Band I hate: The Fall
Band I think is overrated: The Fall
Artist I think is underrated: The Fall
Band I love: The Fall
Band I secretly love: The Fall
Favorite band: The Fall
Friends Band: Peter Gabriel (He doesn't like the Fall! Some friend)
Most intelligent lyrics: Mark E. Smith (the Fall)
Favorite band that has split: Brix Smith era Fall
Favorite band to see live: Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders. The Fall? too erratic, too late (by about 20 years), too scary.

Dave said...

Band I hate: Guns N' Roses
Band I think is overrated: Rush
Artist I think is underrated: Laura Nyro
Band I love: The Beach Boys
Band I secretly love: No secrets -- never had a guilty pleasure in my life
Favorite band: Wrecking Crew
Friends Band: Floor Models
Most intelligent lyrics: Hal David
Favorite band that has split: Crowded House
Favorite band to see live: Brian Wilson Band and Jonathan Richman (with or without the Modern Lovers)

Dave F.

Lord Carrett said...

Band(s) I hate: Any band named after A PLACE: Boston, Europe, Asia.
Band I think is overrated: Ryan Adams (with Whiskeytown, & The Cardinals).
Artist I think is underrated: Fountains Of Wayne
Band I love: The Jayhawks (and offshoot Golden Smog).
Band I secretly love: The Knack
Favorite band: The Beatles
Friends Band: Phil Lee
Most intelligent lyrics: Phil Lee
Favorite band that has split: Crowded House
Favorite band to see live: The Ramones (in the day) and The Stray Cats (today).

Jeff in Denton TX said...

RichD

My dislike for Gary Puckett probably stems from oldies radio. I could generally put on an oldies station and listen for an extended period of time with no hiccups. Sure there'd be the overplayed hits and occasional dud ("Sugar Shack." anyone?), but the artist to consistently bring my oldies party to a complete halt was Gary Puckett & the Union Gap. Cringe-worthy vocals and creepy lyrics that were a precursor to Dan Hill's dreadful "Sometimes When We Touch." The 1960's are my favorite musical decade (even though only my existence in that decade was a shade over 14 months) and I generally have a soft spot for cheesy soft rock, but Puckett & Co were just too much of a comedown from even the most banal bubblegum. I'd rather listen to the collected works of The Archies than any Gary Puckett song.

Anonymous said...


Harder than I thought:

Band/Artist I hate: Coldplay/Kanye West

Band I Think is Overrated: Allman Brothers/Metallica/Guns and Roses/Radiohead/ACDC

Band/Artist I think is Underrated: Bruce Cockburn/David Lindley/Sonny Landreth/Steve Forbert/Steve Hackett/Graham Parker

Band I Secretly Love: Bee Gees/Genesis/America/Dan Fogelberg/Karla Bonoff

Favorite Band: The Beatles/ Bruce and the E Street Band

Most Intelligent Lyrics: John Hiatt

Favorite Band that has split: Pat Metheny Group/the Jam/Rave
Ups/Plimsouls/EiEiO/Del Amitri/Michael Stanley Band/El Rayo-X

Favorite Band/Artist to see live: Eric Clapton/Pat Metheny/Steve Forbert

Cheers,
Michael D.

Jobe said...

Hmmmm
Band/Artist I Hate: Only one.. OK Billy Joel/Neil Diamond
Band I Think Is Overrated: Pink Floyd(Roger Waters Era)
Band/Artist I Think Is Underrated: Paul Revere and The Raiders/Guess Who/Mountain
Band I Secretly Love: Alvin and the Chipmunks
Favorite Band: The Beatles
Most Intelligent Lyrics: Steve Earle
Favorite Band That Has Split: The Replacements
Friends Band: Jo Paul
Favorite Band to see live: Alice Cooper/Iggy Pop
*Subject To Change

peabody nobis said...

Okay, here goes...

Band I hate-The Sex Pistols or The Ramones:All attitude, No talent...
Band I Think Is Overrated-The Grateful Dead:Talented, but meandering...
Band/Artist I Think I Underrated-Los Lobos:Very talented band, well-respected, but never got the credit they deserved, IMO.
Band I Secretly Love-The Bee Gees-Don't tell my high school buddies...lol...
Favorite Band-Los Lobos/Radiohead-I eagerly await each new release.
Most Intelligent Lyrics-Dylan: Duh...
Favorite Band That Has Split-R.E.M.:Man, those guys were good...
Friend's Band-Don't know of any.
Favorite Band To See Live-Midnight Oil: Freaking Awesome...