What are you embarrassed that you listen to?

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What music do you listen to that you don't always admit to liking?

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000


I ought to go first, huh?

With me, it's Ace of Base. I'm so ashamed. I also recently bought two Bloodhound Gang albums, and I haven't decided whether I'm embarrassed about that or not. They are terribly, terribly, clever. Really. I feel like a sex-obsessed teenager when I listen to them, though.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

I'm kind of embarrassed about Barry White. I don't listen to that a LOT but it is an embarrassing CD to have on one's shelf. Also, ABBA.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

edie gorme. i don't care what others say, she rocks when you're cooking.

i do have to listen to my ani difranco and tori amos when the man is out of the house or i get all kinds of shit.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

I'm not embarrassed by anything in my collection, though I readily admit certain things are crap.

I figure there's an internal "cool points" or "indie cred meter" system going. Buy one Modern Lovers CD, and you are allowed 1 Leslie Gore CD. Buy some Massive Attack and you can 'forget' to send Everclear back to BMG after you flail on returning the 'no thanks' card. See how it works? Buy "Let's Dance" and "Never Let Me Down" or any collection with "The Laughing Gnome" and repent later with "Buddha of Buburbia", "Outside" or "Low". :) Support your local bands and indie artists and you get to buy some commercial pabulum in trade.

Generally, though, I am given the most 'crap' items in my collection, as a joke. I have a Spice Girls CD. I haven't ever played the whole thing, but I won't toss it out. I have started buying a lot of things based on the opinion of critics whom I have agreed with in the past, too--thus discovered Muse, Myssouri, Rialto, Merrymakers, Dandy Warhols, Nick Drake, Nan Vernon, Kinky Machine, 801 Live, David Werner, etc. and I'm v. happy with all of those 'discoveries'. I never would have heard any of them on the radio stations here! It would, at the least, have been a fluke.

God, I have vinyl albums I bought or was given as a teen, while I was finding out what my tastes was. Lots of 80's stuff remains because it makes me happy, not because I think it's necessarily all excellent quality music. I bought a 15 CD set from Rhino and get shit for it all the time, but *I* like it.

Like I said, checks and balances. If I want to keep the crap, fine. It's not hurting anyone. Some people think it's the best music in the world (scary thought)--some of the 'crap' is someone's all-time favorite artist/band. Even when it's hard for me to relate, I respect that. People get amused when they root through my collection. I'm also a recipient of a lot of vinyl donations, so I have, like, every Black Sabbath record ever, none of which have ever been played on my turntable. But hey, they're availble should I get the urge. I guess I need to give my ears some good stuff once in a while or I get ashamed. ;)

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

Clemmie - Barry White is cool. Shut up. Stand proud. And get some action (how can you NOT with Barry on the box?).

My partner is a closet Britney Spears fan. He Loves "hit me baby one more time" - and his sister (damn) bought him the cd when it first came out. (This sister, I'll have you know is my age - 30 - and loves *nsync). Now, heavens, he's just told me that he's embarassed to say hi likes her new single he's been hearing on the radio (I think its called something mature like "oops i did it again". I'm considering leaving him, in the fear that he'll buy the cd and play it at one of our parties, since everyone will assume its mine, not his. *sigh*

I'm embarrased that I like Mariah Carey - though her last cd blew. Her oldest stuff - especially balads, I like, but I realize and respect the fact that it makes many people cringe. Thats okay.

Um - I think that is about it as far as my pathetic taste in music (and boyfriends - lol).


-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

Barry White! There's no embarrassment in Barry White! Barry White is responsible for as much nookie in this world as beer!

I must confess I like Brittney Spears. (ouch) SEE NOW THAT'S something to be embarrassed about!

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2000

yeah, there's nothing wrong with barry white!!! I used to love singing to 'practice what you preach' and I like the song they would play on ally mcbeal when he shows up and stuff.

anyway, I must admit, I liked one britney spears song. that 'drive me crazy' one. I never actually bought the single or anything if there was one. I just knew I'd get shit for that one.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

I don't know which is worse...

Quiet Riot or Air Supply. But I like them both.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

i bought the N Sync import of Bye Bye Bye
*hides head in shame*


-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

*gritting teeth*

NSYNC: bye bye bye.
*taking up samurai sword*

I bought the single.
*commiting ritual suicide*

But I really like ABBA. Everything they ever did.
They realeased their first videoclip when I was not
even born ! ('77, missed me by a week) And their music still rocks.
They are the best !

Bloodhound Gang is nice too, IF you don't get all
of the texts. Being german helps a lot to concentrate
on the music only. I'm not sure if I would turn it
this loud, if anyone besides me really understood the lyrics ;-)

Classic. Wagner. The Valkyre. Or however it is called
in english. The stuff from Apocalypse Now, you know.
Great. But don't tell anybody I said so...


*hiding behind monitor*
Mindless, dumb, LOUD techno.
As long as I'm driving in my car or are at a disco or club.

What a mixture.
Obviously I've got a weird taste concerning music...


-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Helloween. My older brother was a big metalhead and turned me on to this group; I stole his tape of "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part I" and started listening to it again a couple of years ago. Then I started downloading the MP3s, most notably "A Tale That Wasn't Right"... (will anyone even know what I'm talking about here?)

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Oh, wow, Helloween. I had forgotten all about them. Eeek. I used to have a real thing for Helloween. I can't remember what album I had, though.

Of course, if I get into the past, I have other embarrassments (or guilty pleasures, however you want to see it):

Helloween, Poison, New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson.

Oh, and right, I like Madonna. I don't get embarrassed about this one; I took so much flak that I've almost gotten defensive about it.

And, my husband? Our musical tastes just don't coincide very well at all, but I don't let that stop me. I mean, he doesn't like Ella Fitzgerald! Or, well, anything else I particularly like. We agree on things like New Order, TMBG, and NIN, but he typically doesn't like my favorite stuff.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

okay. are you ready for this?

kid rock.

yep, i like kid rock in all his white trash glory.

you may shoot me now.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

There is nothing wrong with liking Wagner. Yeah, he was a shit as a person, but he did some great music. So what if only about six people in the world will admit to liking it? The Bayreuth Wagner festival in Germany is always packed. So there.

And there is *absolutely* nothing embarrassing about liking Barry White.

However, there is a *lot* of embarrassment involved with liking ABBA, and I am hanging my head in shame. I sing along with the songs. My only excuse is that I was very young when they were around, and it must have affected my brain.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

I'm an MTV groupie these days - I know Britney's lyrics better than she does. But I haven't bought her album - that's just wrong.

However, I have a great CD of NZ music at the moment - lots of Maori songs and hakas. And everybody else who listens to it thinks it's dreadful, but that's just because they don't appreciate quality. They think I should feel guilty, but I don't.

However, I'm ashamed to admit a fondness for The Sound of Music.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Don't even get me started. I own Britney's CD and I LOVE her new song. I own the new *NSYNC CD. I have several Spice Girls CDs (including imports). I also have Journey's Greatest Hits and am eagerly anticipating seeing REO Speedwagon and Styx in concert in a couple of weeks.

Am I ashamed? No. Should I be? Probably. But again, I agree with the theory that you can balance out the bad music with the good. In front of me right now I have CDs by Moby, David Bowie, Ben Folds Five, Otis Redding, XTC, the Chemical Brothers and Liz Phair. So I don't consider myself a total music loser, just someone with a weakness for cheesy pop music.

The only thing I am embarrassed about is the fact that after telling anyone who will listen over the past two years how much Third Eye Blind sucks, I actually like their new song. That I *will* hang my head in shame over.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Gosh - there's nothing embarrassing about liking Wagner - you should be proud of yourself for knowing who he is! Die Walk|re is just about the most kickass dramatic opera of its time - there is nothing more entertaining than a bunch of screaming, incestuous, sword and magic helmet, four-hours-long action! Bring it ON!

Now Britney, that's embarrassing - although, whenever that "Crazy" single of hers comes on - and I have the same confession to make about *NSync's "Bye Bye Bye" - I do a little car dancing.

I am not embarassed, but sometimes must vigorously defend, the fact that I, not just like, but LOVE old country music. Dolly, George, Hank Sr., Willie...love them. Look, I am an opera diva as well - don't make me kick your ass for making fun of me! So what if my cd changer looks like this: REM, Maria Callas, Lit, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, No Doubt, Blink 182, The Andrews Sisters.

I *am* a freak. But I'm *not* embarrassed.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Eighties hair bands. Poison, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Warrant. At least I haven't bought any of it on CD. Yet.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Oh, John Allen Cameron. I don't care what you say, everybody taps their feet to "Lord of the Dance", and "Mary Mac" rocks.

I also have a few of those collections of great classical music with schmaltzy titles like Classic Love, and while this could be perceived as cultured of me, I think buying great classical for $2.99 at Walmart just doesn't cut it. Though perhaps by the points system my Soshtakovich and Planets and Mozart's Requiem albums make up for this?
- Joanne (Parietal Pericardium)

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000


(small voice)

Rick Astley. I have um...four of his CDs.

I'll never admit that in public.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Rick Astley? Ohmigod. I haven't known anybody who liked him since I was in junior high and had this really weird best friend who was all into Rick Astley and Kylie Monogue (I know I spelled that wrong, I always want to call her 'Kylie Monologue.').

And yet, I just did a web search on him and found that people have fan pages for the guy. That isn't embarrassing; that's just off the wall. Wow.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Melissa, when I was in 8th grade, I had the biggest crush on Rick Astley. I used to tape his videos and watch them OVER and OVER. I'd completely forgotten about that until now.

And Air Supply kicks ass, I saw it higher up in the posts. Don't be ashamed.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

REO Speedwagon. I don't own it, but I know way more lyrics than is healthy for a 22-year-old.

And then after getting way too into Vh1's Behind the Music, I bought The Partridge Family's Greatest Hits... and The Leif Garrett Collection! AHH! I'm so lame it's endearing. I hope.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

I have Culture Club's Greatest Hits. Oh the humanity!

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Embarrassed? Why would I be embarrassed? I like what I like and don't apologize ...

Oh, wait.

(Lowers head in shame.)

milli vanilli

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

oh Dave, blame it on the rain. those guys were fun to dance to and we all know it.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

OK, this one's going to take the cake.

New Kids On The Block.

You knew SOMEONE was going to list them, right? I don't mean I *used* to like them.. I still think they're awesome, and occasionally play one of my old cassettes, and if I get REAL nostalgic, I pop their videos in the VCR. Gawd, they had huge hair.

That said, I also admit to liking Barry Manilow and Abba, and clemmie darling, there's NOTHING wrong with Barry White!

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

I have three musical weaknesses:

1, horrible pop. Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, et al.

2, power ballads. Journey, REO Speedwagon, excuse me while I swoon.

3, hair bands. White Snake, White Lion, Great White! I'm an Axl woman to the core. Remind me to tell you kids about the time I danced to AC/DC while watching pornos in a crowded bar...

And I love, love, LOVE Elvis. Love. I have a shrine in my bedroom. I'm wearing an Elvis T-shirt and have a Graceland keychain in my pocket right this very minute. I have a velvet Elvis on my wall! There is no shame in this! Right?

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

ok...here goes..

I used to have this HUGE ASS obsession with..MC Hammer. It was bad, you guys. I went to the concerts, I even danced on stage with him..hell, I got the doll for christmas and demanded the next day that my mom take me to the dollar store to buy more clothes!

I'm not really a lover of teenie music..I kind of despise it, but some of those songs..ok...Bye Bye Bye, I like it ok!!? and Oops I did it again....well lets just said, if she ever forgot the dance, all she'd have to do is come to me....

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Jen-don't feel bad about the New Kids thing, I own their greatest hits cd.

And I still want Donnie

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

I have none. What's the point?

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Wow....You guys have given me the confidence to admit this.....I secretly like the boy bands....new and old....

And I really want to buy Jordan Knight's new cd (I bought Joey McIntyre's single as a "joke" about a year ago). I just haven't had the nerve to actually walk into a store and purchase Jordan yet. Amazon.com, watch out.....

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Holly - you are gonna want to be my new best friend - my brother is a production assistant in Toronto and he worked with Jordan on his video for that prince song (something "your man" - what was it again, Holiday??) Jen (Holiday - above - the NKOTB fan - lol) taped the "behind the video" episode on MTV that featured that video - my brothe r is in it.

Brother Bill says Jordan is a really nice guy. And he's had to deal with loads of talent in the business, so I guess that says something.

Anyway - thought you'd appreciate the story :)


-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Mulched Losenge, the band that my brother plays bass in is my biggest closet enjoyment. I am against the continuance of heavy metal. Yet, I enjoy ML. I think it has heavily to do with my brother.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

One of my favorite bands.... the MONKEES! (eh heh) they played their own instruments (after gaining control of their music), darnit! Everyone seems to be convinced otherwise.

Chicago... not that lame 80's stuff, but the cool 70's stuff full of horns and funky beats... eh heh...

I, too, love a pulsating techno beat. Great to drive to... though I turn it down when I pull up next to someone at a stoplight.

I also have a great fondness for TMBG, and... Weird Al. (hides head in shame)

I also own quite a few Japanese anime soundtracks...

To make myself sound a bit more normal, let me say I also love the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah McLachlan, Jars of Clay, the Supertones, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few... I'm not completely eccentric. :D

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Oh, man. I just learned something because of this forum!

See, there's a bit of 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' in one of Helloween's songs, and I had _hoped_ that that one was by Wagner, 'cause that'd be too funny. Nope. Some guy named Grieg. That's why I even recognize or like that little bit of classical music, see, so Helloween isn't all bad.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

Def Leppard, dude. Metallica. And Aerosmith, but it's become more respectable to like Aerosmith than it was when I bought "Pump" in 1989. And Kittie. I don't know that I like their music, I just find them amusing.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

I had a dream about Justin Timberlake last night.

Yes, that kind of dream.

Does anyone know a good therapist? Because I think this is proof that I need one.

words diminish

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Wow, I'm working on my music-links page, and I started it with "guilty pleasures"...

I'll top it off with the first Cheap Trick album... god, I love it. Y'know, there's a thin line between homage and satire, and this CD walks the high-wire on it... the first three Aerosmith albums (especially "Toys in the Attic")... and Led Zep: 2, 3, "houses of the holy" (the opening chords of "Song remains the same", and have you ever gotten REALLY DRUNK and danced to "The Ocean" at 3AM?)...physical graffitti (custard pie...mmmm). Big Country. Peter Frampton... sheesh...

And Irene... you gettin' shit from your man for playing Tori?? Getcha a new

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

God - this is hard. This is something that I haven't even dared to admit to my SO. Most of my public faves that I proudly buy in full view of my peers fall squarely in the safe "alterna-stuff" camp, but damn napster! - I can now, uh, "temporarily preview before deleting" songs that I wouldn't purchase wearing a false beard, mustache and sunglasses.

Gulp - here goes. Britney's "Hit Me Baby" (an almost perfect pop ditty) and Mandy Moore's "Candy" both get my toes tapping. OK - I hate the little talking part in "Candy", but the chorus rocks. Man - that's sad. I am soooooooo lame. That makes me want to get all "Fight Club" on my own ass. Sure, other's just read that and say "I love those songs." - but it gets worse.

Ever heard of the yang to Britney's ying, the tails to her heads, the "crucify and burn" to her "oh baybah, baybah"... Kittie? Since downloading "Brackish", that song has forced my to locate the "Repeat" button on each of my many Winamp skins. Thrash Metal at it's best by a group of Canadian high school girls. Someone *please* tell my that they were all held back 5 or 6 years.

So there is my guilty pleasure. I'm being sucked in by jailbait rock. I've never felt any guilt in having both Korn and Tori in my 5 disk changer simultaneously (diversity is good) - but this, this part of me that thinks "cool song and she's hot too" - then remembering that the object of my admiration just recently got her period - makes me feel like that sweaty, fat, unshaven 40-something pervo with the Charlie Manson eyes and terminal plumber's crack that your mom warned you about.

Dude - that's still a good 20 years away, yo.

I suck... I just suck. Where's my hair shirt?

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Dude, Quiet Riot rocks so much more than Air Supply. I don't even know how you can have those in the same sentence.

I was supposed to do a spoken word CD split with a hardcore punk band about a year ago and the secret hidden track was going to be me reciting the words to "Metal Health" frem memory, just because I can.

My whole music thing is wierd because of the zine, I get so much music to review and generally dislike 90% or more of it especially because it all sounds exactly the same. The funny thing is when I will get something to review, listen to it once or twice then discard it, forgetting all about it. Most of these are small label indie bands so I never hear about them after that initial review, but sometimes a piece of garbage comes back weeks or months or years later and get huge. Like Kittie. Damn they suck.

I guess my guilty pleasure is all of that Britney Spears, Christina Agiulara (sp) stuff. I couldn't tell any of them apart, but they've started playing it at the bowling alley, a mix tape one of the kids who works there made or something because it's always in the same order.

I used to hate that Genie in a Bottle song, but now I think it kicks ass.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000


CD's and/or tapes that I own: Backstreet Boys (can I just say that I adore their music?) REO Speedwagon Duran Duran - the old stuff

Hey, Aerosmith and Abba are cool! No need to be ashamed. Really.

Uh....I have Andrew Lloyd Weber's greatest hits? Does that make me nerdy?

okay, if you want my truly secret shame.....

I adore that song by Hanson. "mmmBop". Shh. Don't tell anyone, okay?

And...um....I own the CD Jingle Cats. And have actually listened to the whole thing (goes away to hide now).

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Shelagh----Okay....I'm totally jealous....can I touch your brother's hand??

Seriously though...What a fun job! I get to meet wanna be celebs with my job....businessmen who have somehow won the hearts of pop culture America....I walked by Bill Gates in the hallway last week in New Orleans...who's jealous????

Back to the ole daily grind! Holly

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

It all started (anew) with The Spice Girls. After an all-night road- trip with friends, I had learned the importance of Embracing the Cheese and bought both albums. Then came "No Scrubs"... "(Baby) One More Time"... "Larger than Life"... "Bye Bye Bye..." This, mind, isn't counting my love of lounge/kitch music (I've laid claims to Gramma's Yma Sumac and Annette Funicello albums)... or my love of 70s Schlock (yes, that's me yodelling along with Karen Carpenter... don't bang on the walls, I know, I know!)... or my love of disco (around 1989 I was buying SNF on CD and telling everyone "No, really, it's gonna make a comeback!")... or my love of 80s synth-pop-

And, of course, there's Duran Duran. Simon LeBon still turns me into an estrogen-laden blithering idjit. (Shaddup, Milla!)

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Moi? Mock the great and all-knowing Dwannie? Heck no. You know I have Duran stuff. I didn't even think to list it under 'embarrassing'. It's cool. ;)


-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

And I should add that Dwanollah made me a Spice Girls karaoke CD that kicks ass, and I HAVE listened to IT all the way through. The real thing paled in comparison, though. Haven't figured that out. (Less Spice vocals = better?)

YOu know you're old when you own the original music that you hear sampled in the latest hit. It all started with Vanilla Ice appropriating Queen/Bowie's Under Pressure...not that samples were invented by him, duh, but that's when it hit me I was getting to be too old.

BTW, I see that disco is considered bad. Again. So, is funk bad, or is it 'okay' for a little longer? I know people were suddenly saying it was cool again after Pulp Fiction, but that stuff goes in waves. It's probably uncool again. So what. Anyway, I never can keep all that stuff straight. (I play what I want, sure, but you might have to force me to listen to something in the top-40.)

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Jenipurr--my ex is the biggest musical snob on the planet. Trust me on this. He just IS. Anyway, he used to play drums back in the dark ages, and he says the Hanson kid who plays drums has a good sense of rhythm. He's a natural. A wizard. So you can always just that as your trump card. For a six year old (or whatever), that kid can whack the skins like a champ! :)

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Two words: Sugar Ray.

Not "Fly", but pretty much everything else.

And I'm not ashamed to admit that I like Poison. And Bon Jovi (Before "Keeping the Faith").

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Man, I'm dying here because Rick Astley got popular when I was in college. Apparently, I *am* older than dirt...

I have the Captain and Tennille album with "Muskrat Love" on it! And the single of Leif Garret singing "Surfin USA" and albums by David Cassidy and Shawn Cassidy. And yes, I mean albums!

AC/DC Back in Black! Kool and the Gang, The Baby's, the Bay City Rollers, Peter Frampton (everyone should own Frampton Comes Alive!) (girly scream)...

8 track tapes! My favorite is Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic - the track changes in the middle of the title song!!! I bought the Village People's Greatest Hits CD so I can listen to it at work when I get depressed.

Does Weezer qualify as embarrassing? I love Weezer. And Weezer hoot night.


-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

I just realized that my last post makes it sound like I like "Fly". I couldn't go on living if people thought I liked that song. I like pretty much all of their stuff except for "Fly". I hate that song.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

I guess if someone can admit to owning Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest hits, I can admit to owning four separate versions of Camelot. That's pushing it, even for a theatre geek.

Let's not talk about my Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits, okay? Or my Air Supply.

But my friend Patti owns every single Jon Secada CD, which makes me feel much better about wanting to sleep with Rick Astley every time I hear "Never Gonna Give You Up".

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Okay - someone already mentioned them....

I used to be a *huge* New Kids on the Block fan. And I still have the CD's. And "Hangin Tough" is a good workout song.

I (thank god) no longer have the videos of them, though I once did. The worst part is that two of them recently came to town to promote new albums (Houston) and a whole group of girls my age (26) were outside the station screaming.

I almost joined them, but successfully fought the urge.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

>>However, I'm ashamed to admit a fondness for The Sound of Music. <<

And here I thought I was the only one...I have the friggin' soundtrack!! I love it, but I never really listen to it anymore.

Spice Girls. I have my little sister's CD, and when a friend of mine comes over, he makes me play it.

I like ABBA too, but only "Dancing Queen". In fact, thats one of the (many) names I use when I play "You Don't Know Jack".

And I know this sounds insane, but I love Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas". I am so ashamed:)

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

I forgot to mention my love of anime soundtracks!!! eek!! when reading above, I remembered. I mostly go for sailor moon, but I got tempted to buy a slashers soundtrack too. one of them is in japanese too *runs and hides* and I sing along *heh*

besides that I guess I'm clean.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

John Denver.

Every three or four months I feel compelled to haul out my collection. My dad loved him, and I grew up listening to him. When I'm sad, John and I wallow in self pity with a bottle of wine and the blinds drawn. When I'm happy, I bring my cd player outside and we work in my garden together and life is beautiful.

Yes, I believe *I* win the Freak Award.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

I'm not embarrassed about any music I like. Donny Osmond, Bay City Rollers, ABBA, Air Supply, The Carpenters, REO Speedwagon, Barry White, Poison, The Jackson Five, Barry Manilow *ok just a little embarrassed with that one*. The best vinyl record I have is Jeff Wayne's War of the World. Awesome 2 record set. Just a little plug for a group beginning on the road to success. From Indiana called The Almighty Remainders. I got sent their cd - fantastic. If your ever see them advertised go see.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

OK, I'll admit it. Amongst all the good music in my CD collection, amidst the Everclear, the Foo Fighters, the Sinatra, and the Sting is none other than....Terence Trent D'Arby. Think, "Wishing Well"? Oh yeah. You're whistling the tune now, probably. You're welcome.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

oookay, I sorta like johnny mathis. ya know, chances are..hehe.

I can't believe the taco bell chihuahua sang that in that one commercial..hehe. my mom actually owns 3 johnny mathis albums soo I don't list them under my list, but still, I do enjoy it.


-- Anonymous, May 06, 2000

for me, it would probably be a lot of DJ tapes that I got as a benefit of being friends with a lot of the Massive guys. I really like my DJ Disco Dave tape. and a lot of booty house.

My roomate and I also have a fathomless capacity for Madonna. Old Maddona. Like, "lucky star" and "material girl" territory.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2000

>>One of my favorite bands.... the MONKEES! (eh heh) they played their own instruments (after gaining control of their music), darnit! Everyone seems to be convinced otherwise.<<

I know!! I know!! I have to admit though that despite the fact that Headquarters is considered to be most "them", I like Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones LTD. best:) Between my sister and I, we have every single freakin' album they made, except for Pool It! Plus...we have all the episodes on tape...and their movie HEAD...and a couple of TV specials...but I am not ashamed!! I am proud of my Monkee fanness!

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2000

Rush. (cringes)
Friend of mine kept giving me copies of their albums, in some weird effort to convert me. I laughed it off for a while and hurt some feelings. Then, I sat down and played the stuff, just so he'd stop asking me if I'd heard it yet.
And I... liked it.
He brainwashed me, I swear.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2000

Gary Numan baby.
I, Assassin rocks. and in the live recording of Psycho, he's got this amazingly scary laugh.
sometimes i'm a closet placebo fan, but only because from far away brian molko is kinda cute.
and, hmm... i'm not really ashamed of my jazz/opera/classical music loves, because even if it isn't popular among my peers, it's darn good music. (darn good music?)
suede is a little embarassing. the music rocks, and he's got a great voice, but... "she live in a house/she stupid as a mouse" and "it's by the sea we'll breed" lyrics make it not something to be overly proud of.
any 80's goth-pop makes me way too happy. the Smiths have always been a secret love of mine. i refuse to be embarassed by the Cure though. i love the Cure! i love inconsistant capitalization too.

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2000

Def Leppard. I went out and bought their greatest hits.

and I sing along.

I am so not a country fan, but I love Trisha Yearwood. Damn, that girl can sing.

I haven't bought Christina Aguilera's cd, but I love the first 2 singles from it. I hate the new one she has out, though. I just hate that she has to try to be dolphin girl. Mariah Carey already has that job.

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2000

Derek Bailey, John Coltrane, Nurse with Wound, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders, Billie Holiday, Harry Parch, Eric Satie, Death Ambient...........I have never admitted ANY of this to ANYONE.....OH MY GAWWWWWDD! Im such a goooof!

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2001

Yes, that whole "Sound of Music" thing I'll admit to. Also I do like Britney Spear's "Hit me baby..." but that and only that!!! And no one should ever be ashamed of Billie HOliday!! Hmm...thinking what else I can truly say I'm ashamed of? "Baby Got Back" is a great song, "PUff the Magic Dragon" will always have a place in my heart, and Marilyn Manson rocks my world. Enough for now, eh?

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2002

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