Possibly the worst sound on record?

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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 4989
    +1 for Metal Machine Music

    Can I also submit the third disc of Neil Young's live album "Arc" which I believe was called "Weld" which is a compilation of feedback, guitar noise and vocal fragments.

    I'd rather listen to that on repeat than let Dire Straits anywhere near my ears.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6811
    JerkMoans said:
    Dubstep
    well, if we're going to get into dissing entire genres, then:
    • rap
    • hip-hop
    • modern "R&B" (has naff-all to do with Rhythm and Blues)
    • indie
    • disco
    • new wave
    • new romantic
    • whatever Radio 1 puts out these days
    • punk
    • country
    • anything else I don't like ;)

    Wouldn't it have been quicker to list what you do like? 
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  • robinbowesrobinbowes Frets: 1689
    Maybe an admin can create a new thread entitled "old intolerant men moan about stuff they don't like" and merge this into it, along with all the other similar "I don't like..." threads.
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 205


    I liked The Libertines growing up, but always thought the guitars sounded awful.
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8438
    edited May 22
    JerkMoans said:
    Dubstep
    well, if we're going to get into dissing entire genres, then:
    • rap
    • hip-hop
    • modern "R&B" (has naff-all to do with Rhythm and Blues)
    • indie
    • disco
    • new wave
    • new romantic
    • whatever Radio 1 puts out these days
    • punk
    • country
    • anything else I don't like

    Wouldn't it have been quicker to list what you do like? 
    lol, no, the list ranges from Tudor church music to jazz-rock with lots of different flavours in between

    EDIT anyway don't blame me, @JerkMoans started the dissing genres thing ;)
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8438
    Metallica - And Justice for All... - Horrible buzzy compressed guitars, no bass guitar at all.

    So THAT's what was wrong with it ... and I thought it was just me that didn't like it
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1299


    EDIT anyway don't blame me, @JerkMoans started the dissing genres thing ;)
    A big boy started it, then ran away.
    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 12780
    JerkMoans said:
    Dubstep
    Wash your ears out! ;)


    Be your own evil twin. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13116
    Maybe an admin can create a new thread entitled "old intolerant men moan about stuff they don't like" and merge this into it, along with all the other similar "I don't like..." threads.
    You want admin to merge every thread that contains an old intolerant man moan about stuff they don’t like? 

    So basically a thread called “The Fretboard” then?
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  • robinbowesrobinbowes Frets: 1689
    Maybe an admin can create a new thread entitled "old intolerant men moan about stuff they don't like" and merge this into it, along with all the other similar "I don't like..." threads.
    You want admin to merge every thread that contains an old intolerant man moan about stuff they don’t like? 

    So basically a thread called “The Fretboard” then?
    Exactly :) 
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  • beed84beed84 Frets: 1113
    I’ve always found Paloma Faith’s voice unbearable. As much as I want to like her, albeit in pop terms, a few songs in and I feel like I’m being shouted at.
    "Life is full of disappointments. And by disappointments I mean people" -- Kambri Crews
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 30905
    I know this won't win me any more friends either, but I'd probably have to nominate Richard Thompson's Strat sound as well - it's so bad it's actually distracting enough that it stops me enjoying (which I otherwise would) his playing. I can normally listen to music without the sound getting in the way, but with him it's really hard.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • robinbowesrobinbowes Frets: 1689
    @ICBM Totally agree with you regarding Roy Buchanan and Richard Thompson. I actually quite like some of RT's work though :)
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6811
    ICBM said:
    I know this won't win me any more friends either, but I'd probably have to nominate Richard Thompson's Strat sound as well - it's so bad it's actually distracting enough that it stops me enjoying (which I otherwise would) his playing. I can normally listen to music without the sound getting in the way, but with him it's really hard.
    I came to Richard Thompson relatively late and didn’t understand this as his sound in recent years is fairly mainstream. However, when I started going back to things like Shoot Out the Lights I got what you were on about. I still like them but you have to turn a deaf ear to the guitar tone to do so. 

    I can’t think of my own nomination, I’ve liked a lot of odd stuff over the years. I was thinking about Sonny Sharrock today and he recorded a few things that could clear rooms but I still love em. This is something from the period he was recording with his wife, at the time, Lynda Sharrock

    https://youtu.be/yfsgmPMgT-I



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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 1571
    beed84 said:
    I’ve always found Paloma Faith’s voice unbearable. As much as I want to like her, albeit in pop terms, a few songs in and I feel like I’m being shouted at.
    I've always wanted to like Paloma Faith.

    Well actually something more intimate than that.

    I've lost my train of thought.

    Carry on.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 2832
    beed84 said:
    I’ve always found Paloma Faith’s voice unbearable. As much as I want to like her, albeit in pop terms, a few songs in and I feel like I’m being shouted at.
    I've always wanted to like Paloma Faith.

    Well actually something more intimate than that.

    I've lost my train of thought.

    Carry on.
    I could cope with her shouting as well

    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded

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  • TheBigDipperTheBigDipper Frets: 772
    ICBM said:
    I know this won't win me any more friends either, but I'd probably have to nominate Richard Thompson's Strat sound as well - it's so bad it's actually distracting enough that it stops me enjoying (which I otherwise would) his playing. I can normally listen to music without the sound getting in the way, but with him it's really hard.
    Good call. RTs early stuff in particular can be very shrill on record. By Mock Tudor, I think it had been sorted for something easier on the ear. His acoustic stuff always sounds good to my ears. 
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2573
    Cliona Hagan is more of a screecher than a singer, yet her songs go down very well in nightclubs. But there is no way I would listen to her music on a half decent music replay system. Absolutely not.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • BintyTwanger77BintyTwanger77 Frets: 1159
    Supertramp.

    Just...Supertramp.

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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 6973
    the slide on Layla
    Any of Vernon Reid's solos. 
    Alex Hutchinson
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • LodiousLodious Frets: 778
    The voice of Rufus Wainwright

    Any acoustic guitar recorded with Pizo pickup

    Early 90's Indie bands with Stingray bass 'cutting through' the mix and bass drum EQ'd to fill out the low end. 
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 30905
    Lodious said:

    Any acoustic guitar recorded with Pizo pickup
    There is a lot of truth in that. I've given away two 90s live albums (Indigo Girls' 1200 Curfews and Warren Zevon's Learning To Flinch) because the 'acoustic' guitar sounds made them unlistenable.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • ChuffolaChuffola Frets: 1320
    Bruce Springsteen and his horribly over-produced, too many instruments all playing the same thing wall of sound rubbish and his shouty vocals and especially the awful saxophone (sorry Clarence, but it was shite).

    Bob Dylan's voice. 

    +1 for Richard Thompson's position 4 Strat "sound". Awful. 

    I'd also add Jerry Donahue and his hilariously awful bends. 

    Right, time for my meds. 
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 4283
    edited May 23
    Grime.

    In particular, street grime.

    Giving barely literate, completely inarticulate English teenagers that think they're black American gangsters a Samsung smart phone to record their particular brand of shite on is one thing. Letting them then upload the results to soundcloud so my students can stream it in the car is inexcusable and should result in the death penalty. 

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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 4283
    Grime.

    In particular, street grime.

    Giving barely literate, completely inarticulate English teenagers that think they're black American gangsters a Samsung smart phone to record their particular brand of shite on is one thing. Letting them then upload the results to soundcloud so my students can stream it in the car is inexcusable and should result in the death penalty. 
    Conversation in my car with a student listening to said shite the other day: 

    Student: "This guy's inside now" 

    Me: "I'm not surprised, I wouldn't get away with passing this off as English either"

    Student: "Fuck you! You're just old and don't understand street language. He's doing 15 years for stabbing someone" 

    Me: "So he's tried two careers; music and crime, and been bloody awful at both of them. What do you think he'll try next?" 

    Student : "Fuck you" 

    Me : *sniggers* 

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  • miserneilmiserneil Frets: 4682
    The D.I'd guitar solo on Moonlight Shadow. Painful.
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  • DarnWeightDarnWeight Frets: 794
    Clare Grogan's vocal on Altered Images' Bring Me Closer.  Eat my shorts!


    New fangled trading feedback link right here!
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  • RandallFlaggRandallFlagg Frets: 5266

    The guitar sound on New Order's 'Everything's Gone Green'. Horrible

    "This is this"
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 30905
    miserneil said:
    The D.I'd guitar solo on Moonlight Shadow. Painful.
    That’s what Mike Oldfield’s guitars always sound like - I don’t think he’s ever used a conventional amp. It’s utterly unique and his music wouldn’t be the same without it, but I know what you mean :). I love it and hate it equally.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 858
    Any “tone” emanating from the finger tips of Eric “vastly overrated” Clapton...

    while Im at it, Bonamassa can do one as well!...
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