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    When musicians hate their music

    This is a fun read.

    https://www.google.com/amp/people.co...their-hit-song

    Radiohead - Creep

    Not surprising with how much of a departure it is from their core stuff and yet it's the song they are most identified with. Funny that the guitarist hated it so much that he tried to sabotage the recording sessions and the fans just ate up the bizarre riff he came up with. They stopped playing this song for many years in concert. And millions of hammered nobodies have bared their soul to this in karaoke and it always sucks ***.

    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

    My god I can't stand this song. It's definitely up there with Don't Stop Believin and Hotel California in massive hit songs that make my skin crawl. Just long as **** (as LZ is known for) and a total bore. Hope I never have to hear it again.

    Madonna - Like a Virgin

    You have to really be in a 80s mood not to skip this track, or just enjoy as some drunk skeez touches herself to this song doing karaoke or something. It's funny if she's telling the truth that restaurant DJs have thrown this song on when she made her entrance. The song is horrendous, and that would piss me off too if I were her.

    Oasis - Wonderwall

    These ****s are so full of themselves. This is probably their best work and it's complete *******, but when it comes on and you're sloshed, it's pretty easy to fall into singing the stupid chorus. **** these guys, I hope the brothers are slugging it out right now.

    Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA

    The only good thing I can say to Miley on this is I guess good thing she didn't write this ****ing travesty. All her music is absolute **** and she wants to pretend she doesn't even like pop music. Just **** off and go **** a wrecking ball. Retire young, please.

    Beastie Boys - You Gotta Fight For Your Right

    Another one that has an indomitable chorus and you get sucked into singing along even though when you hear the opening riff you want to puke. And it's fun I guess to sing at somebody in faux-anger how daddy threw away your porno mags. But God this song is so dumb. Completely agree with the surviving Boys that this is a time capsule song and should be left in the 80s and for dumb kids.

    Lady Gaga ft Beyonce - Telephone

    Not much to say really. If you don't like Gaga you surely won't like this awful song. But check out the video to see what Gaga meant. It's a total ****ing mess, and pretty good for some laughs. For the record I admit I like some LG songs. **** off.

    https://youtu.be/EVBsypHzF3U

    Neil Young - Heart of Gold

    Not much of an opinion on this. If I'm in a classic rock mood, I probably don't skip it. But CSN is kind of before my time and I couldn't care less about their music. Neil is right, it's a pretty boring song.

    REM - Shiny Happy People

    OMG this video was the ****ing worst. You ever finally see what a band looks like and decide just based on that, that you should hate them? That was REM. Look at those guys. Look at those eyebrows on the dude to the far left. How the hell can I listen to music that guy helped make? However I do love that it was a **** you response to the label that asked for a pop hit... and that the label loved the piece of garbage. Go watch the video (muted, of course) and have some laughs. Holy ****ing ****.

    https://youtu.be/YYOKMUTTDdA

    Mandy Moore - Candy

    Skip. Don't even remember it. Glad for that.

    Warrant - Cherry Pie

    Another **** you to a label wanting a huge hit that backfired. I find that hilarious. And then to have the pizza box the lyrics were scrawled on in a museum is lol. Those guys have to live with the fact that they never made a good song and the one that they hate the most is the only one that anybody ever liked. At least he got to bang Bobbie Brown for a while.

    Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night

    This is awesome. He went to great lengths to piss off fans who requested the song and even started improv'ing the lyrics "wond'ring in the night... where my pants are" I wish I could see that video. That's funny ****. This dude was a boss.

    Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

    Sorry guys, you had one hit and it has true staying power. Then GTA gave it new life in Vice City. Plus when you watch the video you get to laugh at your ******** ****ing hair. I never skip this song and I don't think I liked it much (despite being a huge fan of dumb 80s songs) before GTA. Now it's timeless.

    There's a lot more. I believe Cobain despised Smells Like Teen Spirit and refused to play it live toward the end of their run. Weird Al gave them a legit run for their money. Who doesn't remember the marbles falling out of his mouth? Classic parody.

    Anybody got more? Thoughts on these songs?
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    Trying to up the activity in here and all you guys read and dash [emoji53]

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    When musicians hate their music

    I think it's a cool topic, but I don't know anyone's history. I know there are a couple of songs in one of my bands that I'd rather not play and we don't though they were ones we made videos for.


    I can see why Radiohead hates Creep as they have completely evolved from there.

    I don't see why people hate Don't Stop Believing though unless it's because Glee ruined it for you. It's an incredibly well arranged song with creative parts played by extremely skilled players.
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    DSB I'm probably alone on and I love pretty much everything Journey did besides that one. The song just drives me crazy.

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    You're not alone. Don't Stop Believing is annoying as hell. Pretty much all Journey is annoying as hell to me these days.

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    I know Aerosmith hates the song "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    I know Aerosmith hates the song "Dude Looks Like a Lady"
    Funny story on that one

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3848538


    Several years ago I listened to*an interview with Desmond Child, a massively successful songwriter you might not have heard of but whose music you’ve definitely heard. Desmond is gay and has been openly gay for a long time. He was describing working with Aerosmith on their hit “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” and something really caught my attention (WARNING:*this interview contains an offensive slur for transgender people):

    Desmond:*...Because of my success with Bon Jovi, John Kalodner — the famous John Kalodner, legendary A&R man — asked me if I would go up to Boston and meet Aerosmith. They had never written with an outside writer, and they were not happy to see me. They were going along with it to please John Kalodner, but they were not that happy about it.

    Steven (Tyler) was much more friendly, as he is, and was very generous, really, and showed me a song that they had started called “Cruisin’ for the Ladies.” I listened to that lyric, and I said, “You know what, that’s a very boring title.” And they looked at me like, “How dare you?” And then Steven volunteered, sheepishly, and said that when he first wrote the melody he was singing “Dude Looks like a Lady.” It was kind of a tongue twister that sounded more like scatting. He got the idea because they had gone to a bar and had seen a girl at the end of the bar with ginormous blonde rock hair, and the girl turned around and it ended up being Vince Neil from Motley Crue. So then they started making fun of him and started saying, “That dude looks like a lady, dude looks like a lady, dude looks like a lady.” So that’s how that was born. That’s the true story of how that was born.

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    Fear Factory had a falling out after Digimortal came out in 2000 or so. Guitarist and co-founder Dino Cazares quit, and the three remaining guys- vocalist Burton Bell, bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera- kept it going and brought in Byron Stroud from Strapping Young Lad.

    They put out an album called Archetype in 2002, which was pretty well received, and then Transgression, which was panned by critics because they tried something new- in 2005. In 2006, the band went on hiatus and then in 2009, Bell and Cazares re-started the group without Wolbers and Herrera, and are still currently locked in a court case to determine who owns the rights to the group.

    In any case, the new group led by Bell and Cazares, do not play anything off Transgression and both have laughed about that albumin interviews. Despite the success of Archetype, they do not play any songs off it except for a few times where they played the Archetype song itself, changing the lyrics that originally poked fun at Cazares to instead make fun of the other two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    I know Aerosmith hates the song "Dude Looks Like a Lady"
    Great song


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    You'd think Lynyrd Skynyrd would hate playing Freebird by now.
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    John Cougar Mellencamp talked about "Jack and Diane", and used the old phrase "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while".

    I think The Pretenders song "Brass in Pocket" is pretty good, but lead singer Chrissie Hynde hated it.

    There were two other songs that I know of that were written for the sole purpose of proving how dumb the average music fan is, and they still became hits. One was a pop song from the 1950s, but I can't remember which one. The other was an annoying 80s new wave song called "She Blinded Me With Science", done by Thomas Dolby.

    It's weird that a song even gets released or makes the album when not everybody in the band (or even more so, a solo artist) isn't on board with it. Maybe that's caused by pressure form the weasels at the record companies.

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    Another one is Quiet Riot hates their song "Cum on Feel the Noize". They only included it on the album at the record labels request and then the label released the song and of course it became immensely popular so they've had to play it ever since lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Another one is Quiet Riot hates their song "Cum on Feel the Noize". They only included it on the album at the record labels request and then the label released the song and of course it became immensely popular so they've had to play it ever since lol.
    I forgot about that one. It was a cover of a song from the 70s. They wanted to play it badly so the label and producer would give up on them recording it. By the way, "Bang Your Head" is immensely better that "Noize".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestJimmy View Post
    John Cougar Mellencamp talked about "Jack and Diane", and used the old phrase "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while".

    I think The Pretenders song "Brass in Pocket" is pretty good, but lead singer Chrissie Hynde hated it.

    There were two other songs that I know of that were written for the sole purpose of proving how dumb the average music fan is, and they still became hits. One was a pop song from the 1950s, but I can't remember which one. The other was an annoying 80s new wave song called "She Blinded Me With Science", done by Thomas Dolby.

    It's weird that a song even gets released or makes the album when not everybody in the band (or even more so, a solo artist) isn't on board with it. Maybe that's caused by pressure form the weasels at the record companies.
    This is good stuff. I actually heard about Hynde absolutely hating that song.

    The song facts on the Dolby song has some funny bits. Mobb Deep sampled the song the correct way, by getting the licensing. But Kevin Federline sampled Mobb Deep's rendering and didn't get the licensing. He kind of went off on K-Fed

    "Britney Spears' husband Kevin Federline, whom I'd never heard of until a few days ago, appears to have illegally sampled one of my compositions. On his MySpace site you can download an MP3 which uses a looped sample from Mobb Deep's 'Get It Twisted', which in turn copped the string line from my own song 'She Blinded Me With Science.' Now, Mobb Deep did it the right way and had his label BMG come and ask for a license. They paid me a fee and a royalty on the sales of Mobb Deep's record. However K-Fed, as his fans affectionately refer to him, did NOT ask permission, he just went ahead and did it. He is therefore blatantly violating the copyright law. And laws aside, he owed it to me as an artist to ask if I minded that he recorded a vitriolic rap over the top of my music. It starts off 'This is for the HATERS...' and goes on to blast the media, paparazzi and all his other critics, sparing no expletives along the way. BMG Records have also had their copyright violated, as they own the master to Mobb Deep's record. But BMG don't want to rock the Britney boat so they are turning a blind eye. It's pathetic! Turns out K-Fed has no management, label or lawyer, so it's going to be hard getting hold of him. So K-Fed, if you're reading this, I'm asking you nicely to take the track down ASAP. Or maybe you'd prefer me to come after some of your wife's ill-gotten gains?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Another one is Quiet Riot hates their song "Cum on Feel the Noize". They only included it on the album at the record labels request and then the label released the song and of course it became immensely popular so they've had to play it ever since lol.
    Best part is that title looks like it came from a bad gangsta rap album from the 90s or something

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