The riffs you hate (and why you hate them)

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KVRian

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1447 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Tue May 11, 2021 9:59 am

Sometimes I don't know if I hate an opening riff because of how bad the riff is or because it tells me that it's the start to a crappy song.
Even if the piano player can't play, keep the party going.
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KVRian

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1447 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Tue May 11, 2021 10:01 am

Beck's "Loser" because I don't like wanky slide guitar riffs.
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KVRAF
2036 posts since 30 Aug, 2012 from Sweden

Post Tue May 11, 2021 10:40 am

There is no riff that I hate. There are tons of songs I really dislike but I don't hate them either. I don't listen to radio and haven't done that in years. So I only listen to music I like. I don't spend time thinking about music I don't like. Life's too short for wasting time. I shouldn't had wasting time on this topic either. :dog: :D

KVRAF
6476 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Tue May 11, 2021 10:54 am

Regarding that vocal 'ear-worms' thing... Helen Reddy.

(just shoot me now) :bang:
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KVRAF
5627 posts since 8 Dec, 2004 from The Twin Cities

Post Tue May 11, 2021 11:22 am

jancivil wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:59 am
I had about forgotten about Yes by 1983. When they came out with that I was highly amused.
I had not forgotten Yes and excitedly bought the album on the day it was released. The excitement died almost as soon as the stylus hit the first track.

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KVRAF
2003 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Tue May 11, 2021 11:23 am

Daimonicon wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 10:40 am
There is no riff that I hate. There are tons of songs I really dislike but I don't hate them either. I don't listen to radio and haven't done that in years. So I only listen to music I like. I don't spend time thinking about music I don't like. Life's too short for wasting time. I shouldn't had wasting time on this topic either. :dog: :D
You cannot appreciate the good without having the bad as a reference. Perhaps by taking such measures to avoid things you don't like, you are making your enjoyment of the things you like all the lesser. Or not.
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KVRAF
21869 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Tue May 11, 2021 11:26 am

I haven't heard anything I dislike a lot recently except maybe a TV jingle before I turn the sound off, and I almost don't watch the tube.
But before lockdown I relied on things in the public where you have music forced on you, Starbucks, go into Walgreen's, any store and it's wall-to-wall.

I checked "Let's Dance", I didn't have a clear memory of it, only that one day and I was ready to go hurt a car or something it got so old. Meh, it's not a very obnoxious riff but the song sucks. I probably heard Zappa mock it in Be In My Video before I ever heard it. SRV does a gallant job trying but it doesn't work for disco I don't think.

"Let's dance the blues" - you'll love it, it's a way of life.
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KVRAF
21869 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Tue May 11, 2021 11:28 am

I definitely did not buy whatever album Owner appeared on. 952-something iirc.
it's IMO a kind of uneven effort. I actively like that song, though. I didn't like the direction overall and I developed an animus for Trevor Horn rather quickly. Wakeman liked to say "Owner of a Horse and Cart" for some reason.

KVRAF
21869 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Tue May 11, 2021 11:35 am

I personally believe that one's development as an individual, musically, into one's genuine self is as much about refusal as it is about embracing.
You take what you need and leave the rest, anyway.

KVRAF
2036 posts since 30 Aug, 2012 from Sweden

Post Tue May 11, 2021 11:44 am

Dirtgrain wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:23 am
Daimonicon wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 10:40 am
There is no riff that I hate. There are tons of songs I really dislike but I don't hate them either. I don't listen to radio and haven't done that in years. So I only listen to music I like. I don't spend time thinking about music I don't like. Life's too short for wasting time. I shouldn't had wasting time on this topic either. :dog: :D
You cannot appreciate the good without having the bad as a reference. Perhaps by taking such measures to avoid things you don't like, you are making your enjoyment of the things you like all the lesser. Or not.
Wrong! I know what is good music for me without having to compare them to what I consider bad music. That doesn't make me like something lesser at all. On the contrary. I have more time to listen to what I like. I've been listening to music so many years that I know in an instant if I will like something or not.

KVRAF
6476 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Tue May 11, 2021 12:09 pm

jancivil wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:35 am
I personally believe that one's development as an individual, musically, into one's genuine self is as much about refusal as it is about embracing.
You take what you need and leave the rest, anyway.
^^^ This! ^^^ :tu:
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KVRAF
5627 posts since 8 Dec, 2004 from The Twin Cities

Post Tue May 11, 2021 12:26 pm

jancivil wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:28 am
I definitely did not buy whatever album Owner appeared on. 952-something iirc.
it's IMO a kind of uneven effort. I actively like that song, though. I didn't like the direction overall and I developed an animus for Trevor Horn rather quickly. Wakeman liked to say "Owner of a Horse and Cart" for some reason.
I myself don't care for anything after Close to the Edge.

I'm not judging, mind. Just stating a preference.

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KVRAF
3115 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Tue May 11, 2021 12:33 pm

herodotus wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:22 am
jancivil wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:59 am
I had about forgotten about Yes by 1983. When they came out with that I was highly amused.
I had not forgotten Yes and excitedly bought the album on the day it was released. The excitement died almost as soon as the stylus hit the first track.
I was a bit earlier. After enjoying the solo albums I looked forward to their return when Going For the One came out. I missed Roger Dean's artwork on the way home. I was so put off by that opening track that I just put it aside and moved on. Tormato did not entice the wallet

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KVRAF
2003 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Tue May 11, 2021 1:09 pm

Daimonicon wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:44 am
Wrong! I know what is good music for me without having to compare them to what I consider bad music.
You cannot have a concept of good, without a concept of bad as a referent.
Daimonicon wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:44 am
That doesn't make me like something lesser at all.
I did not say it made you something lesser.
Daimonicon wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:44 am
On the contrary. I have more time to listen to what I like. I've been listening to music so many years that I know in an instant if I will like something or not.
This is so restrictive. You won't learn of any new music. It sounds awful, to just listen to the same without incorporating anything new. Also, too much of a particular good thing can make it stale.
"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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addled muppet weed
78815 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 11, 2021 1:10 pm

the edge.


there, i said it.

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