Friday Jukebox: GUILTY!



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  1. Avatar Wyrmnax says:

    Umm. I dont have any ‘guilty pleasures’ in relation to music.

    I like a lot of stuff. A lot of it good, a lot of it bad. But really, i like what i like and screw what anyone else thinks.

    Just please don’t let me sing along *anything*.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Wyrmnax says:

      If I remember correctly, once upon a time we had a long talk about the appropriateness of the term “guilty pleasure”. I’m using it as a placeholder for what we basically understand it to mean… I don’t actually feel guilty about listening to Nickelback, but I simultaneously recognize why everyone hates them yet unabashedly enjoy them. So that’s sort of what I’m going for here.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    You’re the third caller! You win!

    “Hmmm. I guess if I won free tickets to see Bon Jovi, I’d probably go, could be entertai-”

    Lo and behold, who was opening? NICKELBACK!

    “NGAAAAHHHH!!!” [needle scratch sound effect]

    When it comes to music I’m not sure I have a lot of “guilty” pleasures. If I like something unpopular, I will usually construct some elaborate defense of it, explaining why it’s in fact good, to resolve any lingering cognitive dissonance.

    Probably the closest I come is that I will, on occasion, half-heartedly defend the Goo Goo Dolls (pre-ubiquity at least) as ersatz, but not terrible (they were essentially a Replacements cover band – a “Replacements replacement”, if you will).

    (You won’t? It’s cool, I totally understand.)Report

  3. Avatar Chris says:

    I already mentioned Journey the other day, but I’ll add that if I hear “Bittersweet Symphony,” I’m going to sing, and there ain’t nothin’ you can do about it.Report

  4. Avatar Reformed Republican says:

    I do not have any real guilty pleasures, but whenever I try to listen to any sort of rap or hip hop, I always feel like some sort of pretender. I am a pretty typical nerdy white guy, and I really feel that when listening to something like Outkast.

    I do not typically listen to B-52s or Duran Duran with other folks around either.Report

  5. Avatar wg says:

    It sure felt like a guilty pleasure to be pumping the speakers full of “Sweet Transvestite” when I was a tiny squirt of eight or nine.

    Also, I don’t hate disco. Cuff me.Report

  6. Avatar Jaybird says:

    My current guilty pleasures are the Led Zep Ripoff Bands that appeared for a minute or three in the late 80’s.

    Kingdom Come’s “Get It On” and “What Love Can Be”, Bonham’s (“Hey! He’s allowed!) “Wait For You”, and Great White in general… I realize now that Jack Russell had no idea what he was singing when he was covering “Babe, I’m gonna leave you”. Seriously, at the time? I thought he tapped into it.Report

  7. Avatar ScarletNumber says:

    I am no great fan of Bon Jovi. I think their songs sound too similar to each other.

    However, I think seeing them at the Meadowlands would have been a fantastic experience. Bon Jovi, along with the E Street Band, are groups that are Jersey born and bred, and the crowd really appreciates that.

    Did you see them in Giants Stadium or Byrne Arena? They are one of the few bands who can support stadium shows.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to ScarletNumber says:


      I saw them at Giants Stadium. It was the first night of a two night stop. Unfortunately, a huge rainstorm cut the concert short, but he still put on a hell of a show. And I say that as someone who never really got into Jovi.

      I heard from some bar friends who went the next night that he did an extra long set to make up for the previous night, which I’m sure was pretty awesome. He tried to play through the storm when I was there but it was just too much. Also, our seats weren’t great. We were in the corner of the opposite endzone, down towards the bottom of the upper bowl.Report