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Friday, September 17, 2010

A List of Bands Men Like But Women Do Not, Even If They Tell You They Do

(Presented without commentary)


Rush
Genesis (the Gabriel years)
Jethro Tull
ZZ Top
Allman Brothers
Doobie Brothers
38 Special
Boston
Kansas
Foreigner
Styx
The Guess Who
Pink Floyd
Chicago (through XVI)
John Spencer Blues Explosion
Yes
Tool
Iron Maiden
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
Alice in Chains






Proposed Additions From Your Comments:

Marshall Tucker Band
GWAR
Insane Clown Posse
NWA
Ted Nugent
Primus
Van Halen

52 comments:

Michelle said...

This is hilarious and *almost* true.

esodhiambo said...

Right on. Except I kind of like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, mostly because I like Jon Spencer. But I could be talked out of it. For solidarity, of course.

~j. said...

Doobie Brothers
Alice In Chains

Those are my exceptions.

My addition would be The Marshall Tucker Band except that no woman would even pretend to like them.

sara said...

My first thought was "nuh-uh!" when I saw a few of my "old favorites" on the list. But then I realized those are bands I only got into and puchased ever CD ever published by because I had a boyfriend who was obsessed with them... but I never actually loved that band myself. Hmm, that's the story with a good four bands on there.

dalene said...

As a woman, I beg to differ (without commentary) big time on Boston, Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and one of my favorite band ever: Genesis (the Gabriel years), to name a few.

cw

AmandaStretch said...

But I LOVE Boston! And I quite enjoy a few others as well. Thank you, Dad, for teaching me to love classic rock.

Britty said...

Uh yeah...I sat through a VERY VERY loud Boston concert in Vegas back in my ah-ha days.

adrienne said...

You had me at Rush.

Shep said...

complete bunk. also, i don't expect any one else to like rush or elp, i just happen to love them.

Neils said...

Who doesn't like Boston!?!?! And not liking Pink Floyd is akin to not liking Led Zeppelin...I'm just sayin.

redlaw said...

Gotta disagree - I love the majority of the bands on this list - again, thankful for a father that raised me to love classic rock. And I'm grateful I lived through and enjoyed grunge. Long live plaid shirts wrapped around the waist and dresses paired with Doc Martens!

La Yen said...

Foreigner and Boston for me.

And I would add: GWAR, Insane Clown Posse, NWA and Ted Nugent.

AzĂșcar said...

Yes. Your fathers, your brothers.


(My father raised me to love Mozart, Mahler, and Verdi.)

Kacy said...

I went to a Jethro Tull concert all by myself once. I'm THAT committed to androgyny.

G. said...

I have to admit, there are a few of these bands I have and will always like and I'm not just saying it. :)
Genesis (both Gabriel and Collins), Styx and Chicago (especially with Peter Cetera). :)

Jennifer said...

Add Primus to that list.

Nookleerman said...

I find it hard to believe that every girl is not, in fact, crazy about a sharp dressed man.

And as to the previous commenter, I'm a guy and I don't like Pink Floyd OR Led Zeppelin. I'm just sayin'.

~j. said...

Why do you hate 103.5 The Arrow?

Beeswax said...

You are so insightful. Now, what does it mean that John Mayer didn't sell any men's shirts at his concert last month?

Seymour Chase said...

i would add van halen to that list, but perhaps no woman since 1991 has had to pretend they like them.

AmandaStretch said...

So what if our brother/fathers/boyfriends introduced them to us? Doesn't mean we can't like them on our own!

Jennifer B. said...

Spot on.

ali said...

yes, I can verify that. I might be so bold as to suggest CCR as well.

sara said...

Oh man. I do hold a soft spot in my heart for Primus but my first taste of them was at concert that I only went to because of a boy.

Which reminds me: Fugazi.

(Loved this post so much I had to comment twice; sorry.)

Butlers said...

I actually LOVE Pink Floyd. You may want to add The Beach Boys!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

As far as I have read... I think that list is incredibly accurate.

I don't like ONE of those bands!

Tiffany UnTwisted said...

I'm thinking that you are all aging yourselves and declaring very strong ties between emotional fatherly/brotherly memories and what I like to call "good music". (Although Azu - Alice in Chains is probably the one that might be questionable here...)

Styx - the only reason a girl has to like them is that their BF dedicated Babe to them at some point (oh yes, they ALL did)...

Rush - well, that one is self explanatory

Genesis - only rocked with Phil and yes, i enjoy Gabriel on his own ...

Jethro Tull - who even freaking named them ...

ZZ Top - ummm, I can't look at these people and identify ...

Allman Bros, Doobie Bros, Any other "Bros" out there - do I have to comment here ...

and I could keep going, but since you're all obvious suffering from post-Fruedian experiences, I'll just continue to love you and move on with my life ;)

Now, let's discuss the new Usher song ... or that fatty baseline that you know exists in almost any Basement Jaxx song ... *Sigh* or even a little MJ cuz his music definitely moves your soul...

dalene said...

I don't have a problem aging myself and since my dad listened to country and I loved some of those bands before I even like boys, I think we're just going to have to agree to disagree. And yeah, I still listen to 103.5 and I listen to it loud.

Lindsey Johnson said...

I actually do like a few on that list. But I pretend I don't when I'm around my husband. With him it's TMBG or nothin'.

I grew up on Pink Floyd. Every time I hear the sound of Money start to play...ah, it brings back memories of my dad's first CD player and stereo. Dark Side of the Moon never sounded so good.

jennie w. said...

yep.

Debra Fotheringham said...

Pretty accurate. I would also add Coheed & Cambria, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai. But the list could probably go on and on...

craftyashley said...

yes to all except Van Halen, add Chicago.

wesley's mom (sue) said...

Just last night my husband and I had a conversation where I reminded him I wasn't a fan of Rush. He replied "Who doesn't LOVE Rush?"

So glad to see they made the top of your list.

L. said...

"...cause I'm as freeeeeeeee as a biiiiiiird now, and this bird you cannot CHANGE!"

Lynyrd Skynyrd.

(What girl hasn't heard her boyfriend singing those lyrics, and imagine him singing it after dumping her????)

soybeanlover said...

I gotta agree with Tiffany. What a sad and yet freeing day it was when I realized that *I* didn't actually like Pink Floyd, The The or Uriah Heap it was just something my dad introduced us to.

Very refreshing.

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

Why is Rush #1? Is it because I was the only female in the theatre for the show? ;)

Marylynn said...

I agree with excpetions:
Boston, Kansas, Foreigner, Styx, all had some great songs, though I didn't love any of those bands. But Van Halen? Come on -- I love them! (Does anyone LOVE the bland, I mean band Genesis?)

Tzipporah said...

Sounds to me more like you hate the 80s... ;)

Mary said...

You're right. I don't like any of them.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

HAHAHAHAHA :)

Emily said...

You're genius-ific.

Petit Elefant said...

I would also like to add: The Who. I listened to it for the whole of my Junior year in high school for a boy.

It hurts a little, even now.

The Atomic Mom said...

Feel free to add Crosby, Stills and Nash, with or with out Young to the list.

Momoko Photography said...

Tupac.

Likely said...

gosh, your right on. Why in the world do I HATE Chicago?? A few guy friends liked them in high school and I played along until I realized I HATED them and his voice totally anjnoyed me. funny. A friend of mine told me recently that Your the inspiration was her wedding song. bummer.

I don't agree with the comments The Who or CCR --- The Who Rocks and CCR is classic.

Sorry, I can't stand the Beach Boys. I agree with that comment. Call me un-american.

ONLY exception is possibly some Van Halen. I can handle that.

Likely said...

oh, and don't add csny to the list... classic and I love them too. But, yes, it's because of my dad and so is the who.

Likely said...

yikes, third comment. I just realized that the doobie brothers sang one of my favorite songs as a child --- Balck Water. I still love it.

by the hand hand take me by the hand pretty mama... dance with your daddy all night long.

LOVED that song.

Pinecone said...

Oh so true!!!!!

Ashlyn

i i eee said...

Boston. BOSTON.

The best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQifd7O_N5k

Alicia said...

i'm sorry, but i really love me some peter cetera.
i thought every girl was into those love ballads - and they were the theme songs in most of the chick flicks of the 80's.

i'll keep pink floyd on my list too.

otherwise, yes. yes. yes.

AzĂșcar said...

Alicia, you didn't read the list. Women are down with Chicago post 1980, AFTER their XVI album was released. It's the earlier Chicago women don't like--no cheesy ballads there.

Taren said...

If I told you that I LOVE Foreigner and have all their songs on my iPhone right now... would you believe me?

Also, I once got overly (and somewhat strangely) excited about a 38 Special concert.