Music you should NOT be listening to!

Greetings music lovers and readers and possible lovers of my blog,

Over the course of the last few months I’ve taken the time to let you know what music you should be listening to.  Cleary, my vast, superior musical knowledge needed an outlet and you needed another time waste in your day to avoid doing some menial form of drudgery.

So, today, I’ve decided to tell you what music you should NOT be listening to.  The impetus for this blog can unwittingly, and will be, attributed to a friend of mine whose name I will absolutely and unabashedly use.  Drum roll please………Tommy Blake ,formerly of DeSoto TX, now living in Ohio, thank you for your face book post yesterday recalling some of the ghastly music of the 80’s.  Actually his post might have used an adjective that was more offensive than “ghastly” but I am not here to judge him or his intolerant ways.  However, I am pretty sure it started with a G.

Anyway, the gist of his post was that while there was some good music to come from the 80’s there was also some really lame music and bands that scarred all of us 80’s children.  As mentioned in previous posts, I completed my public school tour of duty in 1989 and was an ardent music fan from way back.  I am not without sin when it comes to the music of my youth and I’m not looking for absolution for my errant ways.

This got me to thinking how each decade of music seems to scorch the musical earth at some point and the early period of the next decade is where some of the great music comes from.  All decades have lame artists and bands.  Those that have some meteoric rise never seem to last more than an album or two and once we have some distance, we realize how bad the music really was.  The artists and bands that have had longevity are the ones that have persevered and not tried to ride the wave of the latest musical craze.  They have stayed true to their art and what inspires them. 

I realize that everyone has their own musical taste and that certain things are appealing to certain people.  So, if you have ever listened to the artists mentioned in this blog, I feel your pain(trying to be empathetic) because I too listened to some (very few), not all of the artists mentioned.  However, if you still listen to them, you need to never, ever read my blog again and for the love of all that is right in this world, stop reproducing. 

So, with all of that out of the way, here is a list of artists you should NOT be listening to! 

  • Autograph
  • Winger
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Debbie Gibson
  • Ray Parker Jr.
  • Glass Tiger
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Don Johnson
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • The Heights
  • Ace of Base
  • M.C. Hammer
  • Chumbawamba
  • Mr. Big
  • Ugly Kid Joe
  • Shaun Cassidy
  • Howard Jones
  • Warrant
  • White Lion
  • Europe
  • Kenny G.
  • Bad English
  • Mr. Mister
  • Falco
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Celine Dion
  • Ricky Martin
  • Lou Bega
  • Brittany Spears
  • Extreme
  • Nelson
  • Tiffany
  • Baha Men
  • Wang Chung
  • Slaughter
  • Enuff Z Nuff
  • Cutting Crew
  • Richard Marx
  • Michael Damien
  • Mike & the Mechanics
  • Bulletboys
  • Skid Row
  • Paula Abdul
  • Hanson
  • Wilson Philips
  • Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
  • New Kids on the Block
  • Right Said Fred
  • Saigon Kick
  • David Cassidy
  • Aldo Nova
 This is by no means a complete list!
Great music awaits!

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13 responses to “Music you should NOT be listening to!

  • Mike E( I mean Tommy B)

    But I have Warrant and Skid Row in my iPod. Oh yeah and Slaughter too. And Ace of Base. Und Falco. Also, that one Golden Earnig song.

    • butlerbad

      Big E, Golden earing did not make the list. They have two good songs. Radar Love and Twighlight Zone. As for the rest, I think you need to reset your ipod back to factory settings.

  • laurie in a2

    Great list! Makes me laugh. I would vote to add Jack Wagner, in spite of a massive 5th grade crush….

  • Lenee

    B, why you gotta go there with Howard Jones? No one is to blame…not even HoJo. How does HoJo make the list but not KajaGooGoo…your too shy, too shy, hush hush I do I…

  • brent a. morrison

    You will get no arguments nor objections from me on this list. You know, sometimes there were some really bad acts that somehow were able to throw out a bit of greatness. I tried, but could recall none from the above list. It is pretty much all puke. And isn’t it funny how MTV was able to make a ton of good acts great? Well, they also broke a few. For example-you wanted to give a band like Winger the benefit of the doubt in ’88-’89, but when you actually saw how ridiculous/gay they were, it was all over.

  • Uzz

    I’m with Lenee on HoJo…I’m a music snob of the highest order, but he was great when I saw him live back in the day:-)

  • nowisgoodblog

    Love this list–hilarious! And I agree with it all being total crap … except for Howard Jones. Goofy-sounding now, maybe, but at the time he was pretty great (and apparently, I’m not the only one with a teenage girl living inside of her who thinks so).

  • RiverBurger

    Don Johnson and Patrick Swayze, yet no Bruce Willis?

    And how could you put White Lion on the list when I’m sure you have many times silently wept while listening to the poignant and piercing lyrics of When the Children Cry.

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