I am also not a fan of the vocal gymnastics. If anyone is interested in amazing vocal gymnastics that don't suck, go old school with Mahalia Jackson. A four octave range any note of which is available to her after any preceeding note. Classically trained and simply amazing. And yet, while I appreciate her talent and skill, I don't enjoy the musical genre.
Boy bands. None of them have entertained me. Just don't care for the style. Again, I do appreciate the skill in harmonizing well.
Lots and lots and lots of hair bands, or the style of stadium rock in general. Poison, Ratt, Guns n Roses, etc. Not saying it's bad, just saying it's not to my taste.
Talking country. Freddy Fender did some songs like that. They all did some like that back in the day, so I probably shouldn't pick on Mr. Fender. I like country, but not the talking country of yesteryear. Makes me want to puke. "And darling, I just need you to know..." BLAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
Punk. With due apologies to our esteemed moderator, his kilt, and whatever is up it, but I don't care for punk one whit.
I'm pretty much a blues, country, classic rock, and alternative rock (for which I am still trying to figure out what is alternative about them, same four chords, same progressions). Plus I love '60's Soul! It's tough to beat Wicked Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Ray Charles. That genre and era was awesome. Good tunes, simple instrumentation, lyrics about stuff I can understand. Mostly. More or less. Well, I'm still not sure how to dust a broom, but I understand where he's coming from on "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay." I use that one as a lullaby. My daughter at 4, who has shown an aptitude for picking up lyrics and melody, learned it from me singing it to her at night. I didn't realize she was memorizing the songs, but I went back to check on her in the shower once and here's this little blond 4-year-old who's never known hunger or worried for a place to sleep belting out "I've got nothing to live for, ain't nothing going to come my way..." Hilarious. I guess you had to be there. Don't nobody start lining up to watch my daughter in the shower!
- Big D
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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