Music you only got into to impress someone

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Buddy Bradley, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I took the love of my life at the time to a Meatloaf concert as she was a big fan and I had to look for redeeming features. By mutual consent, we walked out about
    15 minutes in; it was dire.
     
  2. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    And it's a great album
     
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  3. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Guys mainly do this when they want to get a girl. Listen to her crap music and nod along like they like it.
     
  4. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I've only got into Deacon Blue recently when I hired this female painter and decorator to came round to do some discreet undercoating on our cupboard under the stairs.

    She plays the same CD over and over again. It's quite painful really, I know all the words to Fergus Sings The Blues and Real Gone Kid and if it wasn't for the fact that Sam's rub down work and her cutting in was so good I'd of told her to sling her ladder hook by now.

    I accidentally got in to Half Man Half Biscuit to impress one of my college lecturers. Now that was a smart move.
     
  5. Buddy Bradley

    Buddy Bradley Pantheistic solipsist

    Somehow managed to fit misogyny and misandry into the same post. Impressive.
     
  6. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I have never nodded along to Michael Bublé but if my wife wants to I will still find it within myself to love her with all my heart.
     
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  7. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    So you were in love with the girl on a certain Oxford Street megastore checkout desk?
     
  8. 8115

    8115 Turn left.

    I got into indie to impress the cool girls at school. Hours of listening to Lamacq and Whiley while I should have been concentrating on my homework.
     
  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Nah, never got into to anything to impress anyone. I just like what I like, play what I play and listen to what I listen to.

    It's the way it has always been and always will be.

    my music is my music.
     
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  10. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    I've never done this. I have genuinely liked an artist or band because they mean something to someone I know, and after splitting up/drifting away from that person eventually realised I no longer particularly liked the artist or band. Manics, for example.
     
  11. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    You have no idea how many night clubs I went to in the early 80s, listening to the likes of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, on the basis that there was a decent chance copping off afterwards. Christ, there was even disco.
     
  12. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Sun Ra.

    It didn't work. I'm single :p
     
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  13. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    The Kinks and the Doors. I mean I did like them, but I definitely got more into them because my teenage BF liked them.

    That dates my specific age pretty clearly given that I'm not from the time of the Doors' original fans. There was a meme recently about kids with t-shirts about Kurt Cobain dying despite being born after he died and yes, it was very familiar.
     
  14. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    Well, duh, Captain "Bleedin'" Obvious. Did you think that everyone who's posted on the thread so far hadn't figured out this small detail, albeit in a slightly less misanthropic way? :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    No fucking way. I am incapable of lying convincingly about anything I'm not keen on. I can try to stay quiet and not comment but my face often still gives the game away. I managed a few months of stifling my quite violent internal objections while listening to the same Bob Dylan album on every journey in my boyfriend's car. But eventually my patience ran out and I blurted out 'if you stick Bob Dylan on one more time I'd rather get out and walk' I was heavily pregnant so thankfully he changed the CD.
     
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  16. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    Which Dylan album?
     
  17. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    It's the thought (intent) that counts. :thumbs:
     
  18. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    All house, techno and jungle. I decided in about 1992 that if I kept hating boom-boom music I was looking at a cold and lonely future.

    Since the end of my drug days, I rarely if ever listen to electronic music at home. It triggers too many weird memories and makes me want to break my stereo.
     
  19. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    The one where he sounds like he's being raped by a bear. Oh no, wait. That's every one of them. I dunno.
     
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  20. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    I'm reading between the lines that you're not Bob's biggest fan.
     
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  21. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    You're a good detective...have you thought of joining the police force? ;)
     
  22. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    :mad::(
     
  23. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    Sorry...That was a low blow :D
     
  24. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Music is a learned behavior, the music we like is as much as what it says about us as it is about the noise itself. Like cloths and fashion its kind of a "meta language" we use to communicate with. In that way we are all influenced by the music of people we like and do not like. Well in my shithouse opinion anyway. ;)
     
  25. Idris2002

    Idris2002 SUPPRESSING FIRE

    I was having lunch with my crush, and she talked about indie rock was her big thing when she lived in Vancouver.

    I'm positive that she mentioned the New Pornographers at the time, but when I brought this up later she said "pornography? wtf are you talking about?"
     
  26. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    I like quite a lot of his music, but I don't care for him as a singer...

    As far as the thread title is concerned, I just don't think I'm a good enough liar to be able to pretend to like music I don't, just to get/keep someone interested. Although I did used to be politely tolerant of Mrs E#1's taste for Nana Mouskouri and the Carpenters.
     
  27. Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune Well-Known Member

    He's undoubtedly a good writer and musician..but yeah the voice *shudders
     
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  28. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    EVERYBODY has done a better version of "All Along The Watchtower" than St Bob :D, but it's a great song...
     
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