A Song From A Band You Hate
This one again comes down to principles, and what artists I am willing to give a backhanded promotion to in this space. I could list off a song by a band I loathe that I actually love, but you might just slap me.
Instead, I turn to an oddity that never fails to turn heads when I bring it up.
The universal question: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Even Metric asks it in their deliciously synth-pop tune “Gimme Sympathy”, and I wager from the “Here Comes The Sun” reference that Emily chooses the former. My answer: neither. I think both are painfully overrated, and while I can appreciate the shift in the overall scene that they both deserve credit for, I can barely stand either one. I like a couple of songs by each and cringe at the rest.
If you force me to choose, the Stones win. But only just.
Since I’m proverbially defecating on Gods of music, I might as well share one of the songs I hate most by The Beatles. I do mean hate. I cringe and run. I plug my ears. It’s whiny nonsense and I just…. ARRGH. No, no, no.
(For those curious, I dig the following: Stones – Satisfaction; Sympathy for the Devil; Paint it Black; You Can’t Always Get What You Want; Wild Horses… Beatles – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds; Tomorrow Never Knows; Can’t Buy Me Love; Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da)
Let It Be – The Beatles