The Exception

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    What’s a song by a band that you’re not really into that just hits you?

    My wife is a huge Fleetwood Mac gal, and for the most part I just grin an’ bear it until “Dreams” comes on. Like, I don’t know if there has ever been a more poignant song ever, equal to it sure, but... damn, it’s pretty much a perfect song.



    Please post a link to your “exception”.
     
  2. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Place marker. This I’ll have to ponder...

    ...and now, pondering complete!

    Everyone loves Rainbow Connection from the Muppets, but I always preferred Mad by Little Jerry and the Monotones. I must have been about 8 when I was performing this tune in my basement...

     
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  3. Wakester

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    I really don't care for anything by Spandau Ballet, but this one always got me in the feels. I'd love to learn the guitar work, but don't have the patience or time.

     
  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Not a U2 fan, but I like this tune

     
  5. mad monk

    mad monk Your father's Oldsmobile

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    I'll second Spandau, but it's "True". Another is Howard Jones for "No one is to Blame". There are a few more, for which I'll reveal for a free drink at Experience. I'll be the gray haired guy in jeans, wearing a PRS t-shirt.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    My favorite Fleetwood Mac song is The Chain. I like this cover of it, too.

     
  7. pac90

    pac90 Helix user

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    That'll be like Where's Wally?
     
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  8. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I thought we were all gray haired guys in jeans wearing a PRS shirt.o_O and I used to like Howard Jones when I was in High School.:oops:
     
  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Most of the bands guitar nuts rave over on forums have one song I like, but I don’t know most of their names.
     
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  10. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Not a band but I love the song ‘Nothing Compares 2U’ by Sinead O’Connor. A Prince song, for me it is so emotionally expressive. Every time I hear it it takes me back to when and where I first heard it. I can’t listen to any of her other music and hate her politics but she nailed it with this one song.

     
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  11. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    I'm so not a fan of any flavor of pop, but I can't lie. I've always loved Wham's "Careless Whisper".

    I'm going to hide now.
     
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  12. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    I guess this is when I lose what little credibility I have...
    This song comes on and I get all happy.

     
  13. JustRob

    JustRob Zombie Six, DFZ

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    This is a tough one.
    When I was young there were bands I loved, but even they had songs I didn't like.
    At some point I changed. There are tons of bands I just like, or know , one song from.
    I guess I like songs, not bands.
    I'd hide with you but I really don't care if people judge me.
     
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  14. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with Careless Whisper, it actually holds a great deal of sentimentality for both my wife and I. Lately though, I've come to really like this version of the song:
     
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  15. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    I'm not a Mac fan either, they were one of those bands that radio just played into the ground after Rumors hit. Stevie Nicks voice is nails on a chalkboard to me as well, but I really, really like Landslide.
     
  16. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Tough question. For the most part, I ignore bands or performers I don’t like, so opportunity for surprise likes is a narrow street. The first two Fleetwood Mac albums with Lindsay Buckingham on board were incredible. “Over My Head” from the first of those, with Christine McVie singing, is an instant trip back to my teens.

    With most rappish r&b being my least favorite genre in popular music, the occasional surprise song pops out and gets my attention. Uptown Funk was a recent example. Pop music has been a wasteland of emotionless prancing for this century, so anything I can listen to all the way through is a win.

    Of the recent women or girl groups clogging the airwaves this century, Adele was a bright spot in a dark universe for a while. That’s as close to an answer to a good question as I’ve come.
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Where’s your Beatle’s song?
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    They still suck even when Earth Wind and Fire covers them. :p
     
  19. pac90

    pac90 Helix user

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    Ooooooooooo I'll be a heretic here, considering the origins

    Santana Evil Ways, woodstock video, love it

    Everything else, I just don't like/get.........................................I like the look of the guitars and enjoyed his book, but can't get into the music............
     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I’m gonna go with We Are Family by Sister Sledge.
     
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