Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sacrilege?

I don't like the Beatles. I'm sure they're nice people (besides John who was an egomaniac), but I'm referring to their music. I can't stand it.

I know it's probably sacrilege to say that. They were the hottest selling band of all time. Why they are and Judas Priest isn't, I have no idea. But that's besides the point. The point is, they're a band everyone likes, they put out tons of albums, and of all their music, I only like one song, A Day in the Life. That's it. Oh, and I can stomach While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

When I was buying the house we're currently in, the selling real estate agent and I somehow got on the topic of music. Neither of us liked the Beatles. I called them "Prozacky" and he laughed.

Ever see Ren and Stimpy? The Beatles are like The Happy Happy Joy Joy Song. Listening to them is like putting on that helmet. You think you're happy but you're really not and when it ends, you feel like going postal, like Ren did.

I will not allow Beatles albums in my anti-zombie compound. If someone plays the Beatles, I'm likely to shoot the speakers. I'd rather hear the incessant moaning of the zombies outside the compound than the Beatles. That's how much I don't like them.

Anyone else hate something that everyone else likes? Like apple pie? Krispy Kreme doughnuts (yummy)? Massages? Harry Potter books? The movie Titanic?

13 Comments:

Blogger Mokuyobi said...

I'm not a big fan of the beatles either. The only song I really like is the 'obla-dee' one when im feeling really really manic. But have you checked out 'revolution 9'? that one'll make you go crazy for a DIFFERENT reason.

I hated lord of the rings. Well, not hated, but wasn't overly enthralled. I also hate Avril Lavinge as much as it is possible for one human being to hate another human being that they've never met.

6/02/2005 9:41 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I'm with you on the Beatles. In my case it's due a group of friends I had in high school who could always be counted on play either the Beatles 'White Album' or The Doors 'Greatest Hits'... because of this, I hate both. I did used to get sappy when I heard 'The Long and Winding Road' though because it reminded me of my junior prom and Vicky Votel... What can I say?

I despised 'Titanic' and also 'Gladiator'... I don't think I need to explain the first and the second was just a remake of 'Conan' set in Rome. Who needs that crap in their life?

Also... I'm pretty sure that 'American Idol' is really just a role call for the first people to go when the Zombies strike. I won't cry when that happens.

6/02/2005 12:43 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I live in Minnesota and don't like blueberries, walleye, or hockey.

6/02/2005 1:31 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I love the Beatles, but I keep it in a historical perspective. I've been playing lots of early Led Zep lately as well. I used to be sick of them, but now I'm trying to remember how exciting they must have sounded when they first hit the scene. I want to capture the magic.

6/02/2005 1:35 PM  
Blogger Kunaxa said...

THANK YOU.

I also don't like the beatles. I find them terribly boring, lacking flavor ... "White Bread" is my best on-the-spot analogy.

I don't understand how other people claim they 'started it all'. It's not because of my age either -- for instance, I am a HUGE Nina Simone fan ... and she'd been in the game long before The Beatles.

6/02/2005 1:43 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Dusty - I keep seeing Avril L pics everywhere. No idea who she is though. I loved LOTR though,
even though the orcs fought about as phony as those Italians pretending to be Indians in the Cowboys vs Indians movies when I was little.

Shawn - I don't like Morrison's voice. It bugs me. I don't see why the Doors got so big. I don't like that keyboard either. Sounds like a retarded harpsichord. As for American Idol, I've seen it once and could only stomach a few minutes of it. Yuck.

Tshsmom - I love blueberries. But I guess that strike got a laugh out of you. ;)

Jason - Another reason I must be weird. I don't like Led Zep either. I always thought Blackmore was a more exciting guitarrist than Page. However, I do like Robert Plant, just when he had his solo albums in the 80s and the Honeydrippers.

Cultureshocked - Yes, white bread is how I see them. White bread laced with prozac.

6/02/2005 1:54 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

eh, I'm not a huge fan of them either, I just can't believe anyone over 25 even knows what Ren & Stimpy are. I LOVED that show growing up and still see it every now and then.

6/02/2005 5:17 PM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Hey ZS, I was never into them either. But worse, I was into the Dave Clark Five, Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon, Herman's Hermits, Wild/Crazy Elephant and even liked the Monkees (before they got into themselves). Loved Cream. Stones? No. Too damn needy. Doors? Too out of it, man.

LOTR wasn't my thing either. Tried like all get out to read the books but it was just gibberish to me.

Also agree that the "Idol" programs, in face all reality stuff, stinks and that includes fear factor. OK so they can get folks to do gross stuff for bucks. Big deal. And having to look at Ben Mulroney, I am sorry, really makes me ill. It is not the poor kid's fault but he looks WAY too much like his dad. It's spooky. And just how did he get into show biz so fast? Yah right.

I live in Canada and I hate salmon. No matter how it's cooked (except very thinly sliced & smoked--i.e. when it doesn't taste like salmon) it sucks.

I expect these comments will get me tarred and feathered....B

6/02/2005 6:29 PM  
Blogger Mokuyobi said...

Salmon is gross and I live in Canada too.

Avril Lavinge is the death of good music and any chance for chick rock. She was once hailed, actually, as the "saviour of girl rock" or some such thing which is silly because she sing love pop songs about boys that are written for, not by her. Also she has this whole 'tough-guy' attitude which she plays up a lot in an attempt to be different from Britney and Christina, while trashing them like "i hate britney, Im not like her at all" yeah, except your a rich kid who sings lame ass songs on muchmusic who had a spread on Cosmo. Show, don't tell. I'M the fucking saviour of girl rock. I'm not afraid to pound back a forty and actually play my guitar.

6/02/2005 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

I hated Titanic, and am beginning to hate Star Wars.
I liked the Beatles, not loved. But, you know who else I think is over-rated? Frank Sinatra. Yes, he could sing, but all of the lounge lizards sounded the same.
I hate Disney animated characters, they're not half as funny as Loony Tunes.
I never get the excitement or wonder of fireworks, either.

6/02/2005 9:20 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Wow. I love how everyone on this blog is not afraid to hold back. I love that.

Too many times I've seen people hold back what they really think because they're afraid someone will get offended. You people are so honest, it really almost brings a tear to my eye, even if it's something that I completely disagree with.

Michele - Yes, as much as I love Disney's rides in Fantasyland and New Orleans Square, their cartoon characters suck. I don't like Mickey or Goofy or any of those. I love Bugs Bunny & the other looney toons so much more. James Bond may have saved a few cities from nuclear explosions, but Bugs saved the Earth from Marvin the Martian.

Dusty - wish you weren't in Canada. I'd let you borrow my Pro Tools. It's just sitting here collecting dust.

Ben - John K was trying to make a comeback with internet cartoons, but I doubt it made him any money. It's too bad. That guy had so much talent.

Bridget - don't like the Stones? Well, I guess you could see them as needy. I saw them more as perpetually horny.

6/02/2005 11:40 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

I'll tell you this: I'm beginning to grow very tired of Napoleon Dynamite. That movie comes up in at least one conversation every day.

6/03/2005 12:21 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Yeah, Zombieslayer Jr said Napolean Dynamite sucked and not to bother.

6/04/2005 12:40 AM  

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