What Artists/Albums Do You Love But Are Embarrassed Of?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by StevenC, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur. Thread Starter

    Example: For me, when I have someone who I know will look through my record collection is coming to visit, I hide my Wham records and my first two Culture Club records. I love The Smiths to AC/DC to Tool to other things... which are the artists you love but may consider stuffing under the bed if important company came over?

    To me, owning Culture Club "Kissing To Be Clever" and Wham "Fantastic" goes way beyond "guilty pleasure". It's more than that; it's embarrassing.
  2. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

    Try Twiggy - Please get my name Right, recorded beautifully on Mercury, the ultimate bland recording that I can't stop playing.
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  3. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Hopefully it's just a coincidence that the lead singers of both of those bands are gay.
  4. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    What's embarrassing about them?
  5. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Forum Resident

    I'm secure enough to leave my Wham! (that's how you spell it btw, so you're obviously not much of a fan :p) Abba and U2 recordings out in the open for everyone to see. Who decides what is an embarrassing artist?
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  6. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur. Thread Starter

    Coincidence. I was citing it as embarrassing because I am an indie fan or a rock fan and they're very sugary and poppy. There's a big difference between "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya"
  7. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    Ace of Base, and Hanson's "MMMBop". So loserific but I love them. Good thing I wear headphones.

  8. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    But sugary pop songs have some of the best hooks, either musically or vocally. The Ramones, New York Dolls and countless other lionized bands were huge fans of AM pop radio.
  9. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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  10. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    None, I don’t give a f***. Granted, I know when something I like sucks, but I still don’t feel embarrassed when one sees them.
  11. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    It's like this with me...if you don't like what's on my turntable...TOUGH-GET OUT!!!
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  12. l-l-d

    l-l-d Forum Resident

    Denmark, Europe
    Same goes for me.
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  13. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Dead or Alive
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  14. Sane Man

    Sane Man Forum Resident

    Bethlehem, PA
    Nothing I'm embarrassed enough to hide. Some of the music I loved in my teenage years has aged, umm, poorly, but I'll still proudly blast it when I'm feeling nostalgic.
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  15. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur. Thread Starter

    Wish I were as strong as all of you who say you don't care. My friends/cousins are rough. They once came over and spotted Weird Al Yankovic "In 3-D" and "Dare To Be Stupid" and it was a day-ruining crucifixion
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  16. HitAndRun

    HitAndRun Well-Known Member

    The first album I ever bought was ABBA's greatest hits. Still embarrassed of that one, but at least ABBA are cooler now than they were for a while.

    Fortunately my second ever album was The Beatles: Help, and the third Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures. So, I got better.
  17. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    I'm not embarrassed by any of them, but if you're looking for something in my collection that might draw ridicule or teasing, then I suppose it would be Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow and Debbie Gibson. I have 3 greatest hits CD's from both Streisand and Manilow and the first 2 releases from Ms. Gibson.

    Ha ha. Yeah, you have to be really thick skinned with my friends. Although to be fair we all piled on my buddy Pete for his collection of show tunes.
  18. Mr wiggles

    Mr wiggles Forum Resident

    I'm not sure if this qualifies but I do love a Cindi Lauper song when it's comes on the radio.
    I'm not sure if others perception of her and not that I care.
    It's just I'm sure a man in his 40's isn't supposed to like her songs as much as I do.
    Just great pop songs.
  19. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Embarrassed?? Of a record or CD??

    Firstly I think there is zero to be embarrassed about owning a Culture Club or Wham! record. Two exceeding great and successful bands in the genre of popular (80's) music.

    Secondly, that's where music snobbery germinates from.....and needs to be stamped out!!. Although your on this forum, and it's rife here!!:hide:

    Thirdly....I couldn't thinks of any records that I own that others may consider embarrassing as quite frankly I couldn't give a toot!!

    However......embarrassed of my children??......frequently!!.
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  20. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Funny, I was about to post about my Weird Al albums. I don't really care, but my daughter did have a laugh or two when she saw them in my collection. But then I played some and she really liked some of it.
  21. RangerXT

    RangerXT Forum Resident

    United States
    The band Asia.
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  22. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Shame on me then:biglaugh::

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  23. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
    I don't give a flying fig what others think of my music tastes.
  24. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur. Thread Starter

    of course it's ok to like her! Remember when "She Bop" was controversial when it was revealed what it was about...
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  25. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Seriously, everything that is here, is here for a reason, I'm not ashamed of records. I might hide condoms though. You don't want to be too obvious too soon:evil:

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