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Mud Dauber
04-15-2007, 11:20 PM
I saw this in the Chicago Tribune (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_popmachine/2007/04/and_where_are_t.html)today...

1. Rush
2. E.L.O.
3. Journey
4. ABBA
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Foreigner
8. Bread
9. Bon Jovi
10. New Edition
11. The Monkees
12. Motley Crue
13. STYX
14. Eddie Money
15. Simply Red
16. Kelly Clarkson
17. America
18. Wham
19. R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Poison
21. Lionel Richie
22. Kansas
23. Air Supply
24. Hall & Oates
25. Britney Spears

Funny how there are so many familiar bands on here *cough*HallOfFamethread*cough*;)

If the Tribune link doesn't work, try the Rolling Stones (http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/04/09/rolling-stones-list-of-the-25-undisputed-guilty-pleasure-bands/)link.

scarletpeaches
04-15-2007, 11:22 PM
Wham!'s (gotta remember the exclamation mark) Greatest Hits is my "Few girlfriends come round for a bottle of wine while we get ready to go out on the town" CD. :D

blacbird
04-15-2007, 11:51 PM
My personal guilty pleasure band is AC/DC. Pity they didn't make the Rolling Stone cut.

caw

blacbird
04-15-2007, 11:53 PM
Wham!'s (gotta remember the exclamation mark) Greatest Hits

They had some?

caw

billythrilly7th
04-16-2007, 04:29 AM
1. Rush - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
2. E.L.O. - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
3. Journey - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
4. ABBA - Be guilty
5. Chicago - Great stuff
6. Boston - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
7. Foreigner - Great stuff
8. Bread - Great stuff
9. Bon Jovi - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
10. New Edition - Great stuff
11. The Monkees - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
12. Motley Crue - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
13. STYX - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
14. Eddie Money - Take me Home tonight is one of the great songs of all time.
15. Simply Red- Eh.
16. Kelly Clarkson - Eh.
17. America - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
18. Wham - Be Very guilty
19. R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Poison - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
21. Lionel Richie - A legend.
22. Kansas - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
23. Air Supply - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
24. Hall & Oates - No need to be guilty. They're awesome.
25. Britney Spears - Be guilty and then kill yourself because of the shame you feel. And should feel.

poetinahat
04-16-2007, 04:38 AM
My personal guilty pleasure band is AC/DC. Pity they didn't make the Rolling Stone cut.

caw
Don't feel too guilty -- according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald a couple of years ago (as I remember), Keith Richard thinks AC/DC's rhythm section does it the way it oughta be done.

I'll search for a link.

Shadow_Ferret
04-16-2007, 07:18 AM
Odd, how on a list of 25 guilty pleasure bands I only see maybe 6 I'd actually feel guilty about.

Just Me
04-16-2007, 07:26 AM
My personal guilty pleasure band is AC/DC. Pity they didn't make the Rolling Stone cut.
Well, maybe that's because you have nothing to feel guilty about. :) AC/DC is pretty cool.

Mine, on the other hand, is The Village People. I think that that may qualify me for the witness protection program. Or as an honorary gay man. I'm not quite sure which.

~JM.

poetinahat
04-16-2007, 07:27 AM
Odd, how on a list of 25 guilty pleasure bands I only see maybe 6 I'd actually feel guilty about.
I'm the converse here.

blacbird
04-16-2007, 07:51 AM
Geezus, Poet, the BeeGees didn't make the list, either. What's wrong wit you daownundahs, anyways?

caw

MattW
04-16-2007, 08:10 AM
I feel guilty about liking the Scorpions.

I'd be ashamed to be seen in public if I liked Fall Out Boy as much as I like all things Simpsons, but luckily that isn't the case.

blacbird
04-16-2007, 08:34 AM
God knows I'll put up with a lot, Trilzy, but STYX? Dennis DeYoung's voice makes me want to drive railroad spikes through my eyes.

caw

Shadow_Ferret
04-16-2007, 04:04 PM
I feel guilty about liking the Scorpions.


I love the Scorpions early stuff when Ulrich Roth was their guitarist. And the stuff with Michael Schenker on guitar ain't half bad neither.

poetinahat
04-16-2007, 04:26 PM
Geezus, Poet, the BeeGees didn't make the list, either. What's wrong wit you daownundahs, anyways?

caw
I was going to say, "Huh?" but a quick Google set me straight. Um, let's see... we were too busy listening to INXS?

billythrilly7th
04-16-2007, 10:13 PM
God knows I'll put up with a lot, Trilzy, but STYX? Dennis DeYoung's voice makes me want to drive railroad spikes through my eyes.

caw

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_4QopvYFs

It doesn't get much better.

'Nuff said.

Mud Dauber
04-16-2007, 10:34 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_4QopvYFs

It doesn't get much better.

'Nuff said.

Aww. *sniff*

Billy, I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not but thanks for posting that flashback to early Styx. (John Panozzo, RIP.) Great song.

Blacbird, you may not like Dennis DeYoung's voice (FWIW I think his voice is just fine) but the guy they got to replace him is ten times worse. HE makes me want to poke my eyes out. Thank God Tommy Shaw is still around. He has an amazing voice.


Odd, how on a list of 25 guilty pleasure bands I only see maybe 6 I'd actually feel guilty about.
Even more odd to me was Rush listed as a guilty pleasure. What's that all about?:Shrug:

pconsidine
04-16-2007, 10:57 PM
I'm with Poet.

If I had written this list, I would have called it "Top 23 Bands to Listen to During a Suicide Attempt." It would only be 23 bands, since I wouldn't have put two them on my list. I'll leave you to figure out which they are (though the first person to say ABBA gets a mental thrashing like you wouldn't believe).

Dianna
04-18-2007, 02:26 AM
I would add John Denver to the guilty pleasures list. So optimistic and hopeful, it is totally uncool.

III
04-20-2007, 07:40 PM
Why would Rush or Boston (or some others on the list) be considered a guilty pleasure?? There's a million bands who deserve to be on the list instead of them. Hall & Oats - now there's a guilty pleasure I keep locked away. I think my wife owns CD's from most of these bands (my WIFE, not ME!)

pconsidine
04-20-2007, 07:45 PM
Believe it or not, but there are quite a few people who think 70s arena rock isn't something to be all that proud of.

I know - I don't believe it either.

cletus
04-20-2007, 07:51 PM
Can't understand why Rush would be a guilty pleasure.

Also can't understand where there would be any pleasure, guilty or not, in listening to ABBA, Kelly Clarckson, Wham or Britney Spears.

FredCharles
04-20-2007, 08:41 PM
I saw this in the Chicago Tribune (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_popmachine/2007/04/and_where_are_t.html)today...

1. Rush


Rollingstone magazine is a shadow of it's former self. What a rag! They used to cover good music, now their pages and covers are littered with every piece of pop drivel on the market.

Rush are a great band, and by no means a "guilty pleasure". They still sell loads of records and sell out venues whenever they tour. They've managed to change with the times, without compromising their music.

(As I write this, I sit here trying to figure out the opening bass line to 2112).