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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2018, 10:56:16 PM »
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I have never been a fan of country music. Just not my cuppa tea. However, I have the up most respect for Johnny Cash. I may not be a fan of his music, besides Ring of Fire (honestly I prefer the many covers) Folsom Prison Blues (again, I prefer the cover versions)  but I love Mr. Cash's version of NIN - Hurt. 

I have always been a huge fan with up most respect of his life. Just because you don't like some singer/performers music, doesn't mean you don't respect or admire, something spectacular about them. Him locking himself in a room to get over his drug addiction and going through open heart surgery with nothing for his pain afterwards is more than enough for not just my respect, but my most deepest admiration.

I met Johnny Cash in 1989, and at the time, I didn't quite understand the legend I was meeting. I just spent some time with a forum member in Dublin last week, and we talked about Johnny. I told him that I thought he was the poor man's Elvis... and I think that's a good thing. Johnny Cash really got people because I think he really understood what it's like to be controlled by addiction.
I think his greatest late career album as a whole was Unchained. But you really cant go wrong with any of his music.
BTW, I just downloaded an album from various artists who made songs out of Johnny's poetry. It's called Forever Words, and I could definitely see Johnny smiling all over this.

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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2018, 11:11:38 PM »
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Kings Of Leon. Based off their first two albums, I was dreading them opening for U2. I really enjoyed both of their sets that I saw, bought their second album, and got more and more into them. Now their one of my favorite bands ever.

It's funny, Ian, I was just with our old friend 'Falling at your Feet' (Donal), and he put on KOL's second album while we were at his house. They were huge in Ireland/Europe before they hit it here in the states. I told him that I really like their early stuff - Youth through Because of the Times. Their later stuff has some great songs - but a lot of fillers, too. I think I was one of the few who was cheering when KOL opened for U2 on the Vertigo Tour... even though they weren't quite ready for prime time back then. But that's what I liked about them.

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2018, 11:23:44 PM »
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I thought Stone Temple Pilots were the watered down ripoffs of everything else on the radio back when they came out.  But when Tiny Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop came out I respected them as their own thing.

And although I’m embarrassed to say it, when the Beastie Boys came out, I thought they were a novelty act.  Thank God I was wrong because… well… they’re the Beastie Boys and they’re golden, Pony Boy!  What an incredible, one-of-a-kind career they had.

And this probably doesn’t qualify, and I hate to say it but I feel I’ve never really “gotten” R.E.M. as deeply as I feel as I should.  I mean, I physically own 4-5 of their albums on CD and have bought over a dozen of their individual songs on itunes…  Tons of respect, and all.  I guess that I’d say I’m a fan.  It just seems they should be a top 10 percent band for me, but they’re not.  That being said, “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth” is a top 20 song for me.   

I had some house mates back in 93-95, and they were all about STP. So I listened to Core, and ignored all the Pearl Jam comparisons. But then I saw them in '94 on their Purple tour, and to this day, it might be the best non U2 show that I've ever seen. Unfortunately, Scott was pretty medicated by that point, but it was crazy good, and in a relatively small venue.
Fast forward to last December, and my wife and I went and saw them at the Fillmore in SF. They have a new singer who absolutely nails the vocals, and reminds me of a younger Scott. He does his own thing, and doesn't try to copy Scott, but it was really cool to see Robert, Dean and Eric find their stride again.
Besides U2, they were my absolute favorite 90s band.

I was a big R.E.M. fan from about '84 to '89 - with my favorite album being Life's Rich Pageant. I'm one of the few who thinks their 90s stuff was a bit too EMO for me. I recently told my son to load the extended version of Green onto his music player - the version with the live concert from 1989 on disc 2. I just think that's the best stuff...
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 12:23:07 PM »
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I have never been a fan of country music. Just not my cuppa tea. However, I have the up most respect for Johnny Cash. I may not be a fan of his music, besides Ring of Fire (honestly I prefer the many covers) Folsom Prison Blues (again, I prefer the cover versions)  but I love Mr. Cash's version of NIN - Hurt. 

I have always been a huge fan with up most respect of his life. Just because you don't like some singer/performers music, doesn't mean you don't respect or admire, something spectacular about them. Him locking himself in a room to get over his drug addiction and going through open heart surgery with nothing for his pain afterwards is more than enough for not just my respect, but my most deepest admiration.

I met Johnny Cash in 1989, and at the time, I didn't quite understand the legend I was meeting. I just spent some time with a forum member in Dublin last week, and we talked about Johnny. I told him that I thought he was the poor man's Elvis... and I think that's a good thing. Johnny Cash really got people because I think he really understood what it's like to be controlled by addiction.
I think his greatest late career album as a whole was Unchained. But you really cant go wrong with any of his music.
BTW, I just downloaded an album from various artists who made songs out of Johnny's poetry. It's called Forever Words, and I could definitely see Johnny smiling all over this.

Thx for the fyi. Gave it a quick listen too via YouTube,  and well Mr. Cash may have my respect, but It's me, I just never got into country music and I tried but, just not for me.

btw, I hate autocorrect and autocomplete! It's annoying having to constantly edit!
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Re: Artists you used to hate and now love or respect?
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Fleetwood Mac (not HATE but thought they were too adult contemporary while in my youth).
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