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(Salon)   Let's face it, deep down we all secretly love our parent's horrible taste in music   (salon.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-10 12:34:17 AM  
7 votes:
My dad used to listen to this song about cats and the moon all the time.  I would ask him what it was, but I have been pretty busy lately and haven't seen him for a while.


snuff3r: My poor kids.. they get an ecclectic mix of 70-80s music via their mother and really, really heavy shiat via me.

Though my kids tell me they hate my music I have to admit pride when I catch my 2yo daughter "dancing" to Slayer or Gojira or whatever i'm listening to.


How does one dance to Gojira?  Are you sure that your music doesn't actually send the child into seizures?
2013-09-10 01:25:04 AM  
3 votes:
Burt Bacharach and Herb Alpert.  They're in my blood and I want them gone.
2013-09-10 12:35:40 AM  
3 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: oompa oompa oompa oompa

It's not that different than

oontz oontz oontz oontz


Our local station has the Polka Hour. It plays after Sesame Street. If I'm not careful, my son gets a dose now and again.

Dubstep is alright, though.
2013-09-10 12:32:02 AM  
3 votes:

Cewley: then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?


I'm sorry, are you claiming that running scales between :teeth clench: every. god. damned note. isn't a talent?  Son, you are whiter than mayo on Wonder Bread.

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2013-09-10 02:34:13 PM  
2 votes:

RobSeace: skinink: I love my horrible taste in music. Lisa Lisa, the Cover Girls, T'Pau, Cathy Denis.

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She's a musician? I knew Spock played the lute, but not her...


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2013-09-10 09:56:13 AM  
2 votes:
My Mom is a big Weird Al fan, going back to Another One Rides the Bus.

I never had a chance of a normal life.
2013-09-10 09:16:39 AM  
2 votes:
No, I don't have the same tastes as my dad. He was an organ player, and he was a big Led Zeppelin fan before I was born. He also grew up in the age of disco, so he really likes to dance (poorly). Since I've been alive his tastes have changed to popular radio crap. For the longest time, I couldn't really figure out what made him like the particular groups he does. In the last ten years or so, I finally determined that he likes music that is made by a group that has a blond-haired chick in it that he wants to fark. In the 80's, he liked Madonna, who he wanted to fark. Remember that one-hit wonder Roxette? Yeah, he liked them cause he wanted to fark the chick in it. Later, it was Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Then on to Black Eyed Peas and Fergie. If the band doesn't have a blond chick in it that he wants to fark, then he doesn't like their music.

When I go to his house, I bring my ipod so I don't have to listen to that crap.
2013-09-10 12:42:30 AM  
2 votes:
I got my son interested in Tom Waits.
All downhill from here...
2013-09-10 12:41:11 AM  
2 votes:
My dad was all Weavers and Joan Baez and Dylan and the Eagles...until he heard Culture Club when I was in high school and then he was all about the Karma Chameleon.

Daaaaaaaaaad!  You are so embarrassing!

"Groovy," he said.  Oh, my god.  I love him now--my teenage years, it was a little bumpy.
2013-09-10 12:36:55 AM  
2 votes:
It's basically like David Chappelle said, the electric guitar is the instrument that speaks to the soul of the white person.
2013-09-10 12:26:36 AM  
2 votes:
What does the fox say?
2013-09-10 12:25:18 AM  
2 votes:
My folks like country music.  I like country music.  My kids like country music.

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2013-09-10 09:05:42 AM  
1 votes:
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Thanks, Dad!

/no, really......Thanks!!
2013-09-10 08:48:01 AM  
1 votes:
My dad was born in '53. For being an uptight navy captain, his music tastes lean acid dropping hippie when it comes to older stuff from the 60's and 70's. He and I have exactly the same tastes in music, especially female vocalists.

The only place we differ is that I have a soft spot in my heart for bluegrass while my father can't stand it.

My mother on the other hand listens exclusively to Irish Tenors, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Women, and she went through a Gordon Lightfoot phase. All I can say is I am glad the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk after enough 8 hour car rides to Santa Rosa.
2013-09-10 08:09:02 AM  
1 votes:
My dad used to randomly sing the chorus to Tesla's "Signs" when I was little. He would never tell us what it was. Took us years before we figured it out.
2013-09-10 07:56:56 AM  
1 votes:

gweilo8888: Philip Glass, beeyotches.

/that is all


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2013-09-10 06:56:21 AM  
1 votes:
My parents listened to the classical music station on the radio. It's the background sound of my childhood, masking the silence that was my parents unwillingness/inability to communicate with each other. To this day, hearing classical music fills me with low-level anxiety and a general feeling of despair.
2013-09-10 06:31:35 AM  
1 votes:
Hang down your head Tom Dooley, hang down your head and cry...

Fighting soldiers from the sky, fearless men....

It was an itsy, bitsy, teeny, weenie, yellow polka dot bikini
2013-09-10 05:01:56 AM  
1 votes:
My dad taught me the love of swing and Big Band. He used to put a speaker under my pillow when I was a tot.

I learned to love the Blues on my own.
2013-09-10 03:28:41 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: The kids in HS or maybe college now who grew up with iTunes and whatnot seem to think of music as a track by track thing, you like one or two songs by a band, and you buy those, but you don't get the whole album.


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/you really want the whole album?
2013-09-10 02:08:24 AM  
1 votes:
Go Neil ...
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2013-09-10 01:40:32 AM  
1 votes:
My kids had been pestering me for years to take the turntable out of the closet so they could hear a record so recently I did and dug out my record collection. I would put one one and go sit to listen and all I heard is "I don't like this song, how can we skip?" "I want to hear this band now" "I gotta pee, can you pause it?"

I remembered LPs as being a relaxing 20+ minutes where you didn't have to do anything. It was weird seeing how much music listening has changed when it was all thrown back into my face.
2013-09-10 01:36:41 AM  
1 votes:

FloydA: you've forgotten Tiffany and Men Without Hats


Are you shiatting me?  Have you seen the literal video for Safety Dance?  Goddamn funniest thing ever.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/5812266/literal-safety-dance
2013-09-10 01:07:57 AM  
1 votes:
My father was a semi-pro musician.  He played trumpet with Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, and Gene Krupa.  I do love some of that music, just as I love  some of the music from my own childhood in the 1960s-1980s. But if I'm being honest with myself, there was a lot more crap released than great music, and that's true of every era.

What gets preserved and passed along to the next generation are the few "gems" that are released.  The majority of songs, even the ones that are hits, are soon forgotten.  In 2033, nobody is going to be singing "Friday" or "Gangnam Style" or whatever a Justin Beiber is, because those are forgettable.

If you grew up in the 1960s, you remember The Beatles, The Stones, The Beach Boys, and The Doors.  You have probably forgotten Little Joey and the Flips, Unit 4+2, and Whistling Jack Smith.

If you grew up in the 1970s, you remember Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and maybe T-Rex, The Ramones, The Clash, and the Sex Pistols.  You've forgotten Paul Humphrey and the Cool Aid Chemists, Jud Strunk, and the Wilton Place Street Band.

You remember The Police and REM from the 1980s, but you've forgotten Tiffany and Men Without Hats.  You remember Nirvana and Sound Garden from the 1990s, but you've forgotten N2Deep and Masta Ace Incorporated.

The point is, the good stuff gets remembered; the dreck doesn't, so the music of the past always seems better, in retrospect, than the music of the present.  It wasn't, in general, but the good parts are the only parts we remember.

Also, while we're on the subject, onions on my belt, get off my lawn, kids today with their hippin' and hoppin, and bippin' and boppin.  Get me a jell-o pudding pop, uphill both ways in the snow and furthermore comma.
2013-09-10 01:06:46 AM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: My folks like country music.  I like country music.  My kids like country music.

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What country?
2013-09-10 01:04:15 AM  
1 votes:
My mother had great taste in music. I like Neil Diamond, The Carpenters, etc.
2013-09-10 12:59:25 AM  
1 votes:

RogermcAllen: My dad used to listen to this song about cats and the moon all the time.  I would ask him what it was, but I have been pretty busy lately and haven't seen him for a while.



Groan.
But...well-played, farker.
2013-09-10 12:52:38 AM  
1 votes:

Ringshadow: My mom has excellent taste in music. She got me into classic rock, into metal, into blues and swing. My dad's tastes? More questionable. Mostly he's into pop that I can barely stand but the zydeco's not bad.

/now my classmates? Terrible taste in music
//most hellish experience of my life was an Nsync concert


Tell me the ensuing beejay was worth it.  It better have been awesome to go through that shiat.

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2013-09-10 12:48:40 AM  
1 votes:
Lucky me!  I have two parents with horrible taste in music.
2013-09-10 12:42:50 AM  
1 votes:

Cewley: this is total bullshiat. i grew up in the 60s. i wasn't a huge fan of my parents music, but it was certainly tolerable, and in some cases quite good. the reason my children (and grand children) like music from my favorite era is that ever since music that was yelled (not sung) by angry people became what was played on mtv and the radio, popular music has been in the toilet. then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?


You sound old. Why are you still alive?

I'm not sure I fully agree with TFA. I was raised on a steady diet of 50's and early 60's music, plus a fark ton of Billy Joel. To this day, I can appreciate it- in fact, one of the things I like doing when driving across the country, late at night, is to flip on the AM dial and tune in to some distant, crackly station playing that music. Tuning in those stations reminds me of the trips we made when I was a kid, and it was all we could get, while I stayed up as late as I possibly could to keep pops company while he drove through the night.

However....

Now he listens to country, and fark that. No way. No how. I'd rather drink subby's piss than listen to country.
2013-09-10 12:33:29 AM  
1 votes:

Solty Dog: The only music that was allowed in our house was Elvis and country like Freddie Fender and Jeanie Pruett. I don't prefer it, but I tolerate it just the same as most music. The only stuff I can't stand is Polka.


oompa oompa oompa oompa

It's not that different than

oontz oontz oontz oontz
2013-09-10 12:31:24 AM  
1 votes:
Parents' Record Collection Deemed Hilarious

Music and pop-culture experts agree that the Schnell record collection is one of the most hilarious in the country today.

"At turns atrocious, tasteless, tepid, and self-parodying, the Schnell discography is a perfect encapsulation of the listening tastes of the American bourgeoisie in the mid- to late 20th century, as well as a knee-slappingly hilarious compendium of misguided trends in popular music," said Lydia Dreifort, director of the Alan Lomax Center For American Ethnomusicology in Oxford, MS. "Can you believe they actually own Neil Diamond's Jonathan Livingston Seagull?"

"I greatly look forward to having the chance to examine it firsthand," Dreifort said of the collection, which not only features Hooked On Classics, but Hooked On Swing and Hooked On Broadway. "The exquisite squareness of the music is truly something to behold."
2013-09-10 12:31:13 AM  
1 votes:
I grew up in the 90s and listen to Zeppelin, Beach Boys, old blues and jazz, plus some random newer stuff. My old man thinks my taste in music is horribly out of date compared to his love for the Cranberries, Tori Amos, etc.
2013-09-10 12:28:46 AM  
1 votes:
I love my horrible taste in music. Lisa Lisa, the Cover Girls, T'Pau, Cathy Denis.
2013-09-10 12:26:42 AM  
1 votes:
I was raised in a moderately strict Lutheran household and music wasn't my parents thing. The only time I'd hear music was a mixture of Glenn Campbell and church hymns. I'm glad I found Slayer and Metallica in 1985.
2013-09-10 12:26:30 AM  
1 votes:
I secretly love gospel? Somehow I doubt it.
2013-09-10 12:00:52 AM  
1 votes:
My step-father was into things like Nelson Eddie and Jeanette McDonald

/wasn't real fond of it
//but I can name Indian Love Call in two notes
2013-09-09 11:45:34 PM  
1 votes:
My poor kids.. they get an ecclectic mix of 70-80s music via their mother and really, really heavy shiat via me.

Though my kids tell me they hate my music I have to admit pride when I catch my 2yo daughter "dancing" to Slayer or Gojira or whatever i'm listening to.
2013-09-09 11:41:44 PM  
1 votes:
I grew up listening to Delta blues and bebop jazz.  And while those aren't my usual taste in music today (metal), I still love 'em.  Gave me a basis for musical appreciation, it did.

/thanks Dad
2013-09-09 11:39:05 PM  
1 votes:
this is total bullshiat. i grew up in the 60s. i wasn't a huge fan of my parents music, but it was certainly tolerable, and in some cases quite good. the reason my children (and grand children) like music from my favorite era is that ever since music that was yelled (not sung) by angry people became what was played on mtv and the radio, popular music has been in the toilet. then add the horrible vocal masturbation by the likes of mariah carey, and all her clones, what's left?
 
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