Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cramped and Curmudgeonly, No. 2

Cramped and Curmudgeonly is a new feature in which our editors identify beloved music that they don't "really like."

If this features captures the imagination, it will expand to films, books, and stand-up comedians that the editors don't "really like."

In future installments, expect to see Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Billy Joel's The Stranger.

Today's feature:

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The Beach Boys.






Reader contributions
[of beloved music you don't really like] are encouraged.

15 comments:

tomanonymous said...

Where to begin?

TourqueYMada said...

Why, the beginning, of course.


There can be no wrong answers here.

Sgt. Cockring said...

The Beach Boys are awesome. You're killin' me over here.

Stop the insanity. I'm beggin' ya.

Scoreboard Scotty said...

I don't like the Beach Boys.

Mister Parker said...

I confess, I think "Little Deuce Coupe" is one of the greatest songs ever written. And I am a big fan of "Sail On, Sailor" ...

Scoreboard Scotty said...

My own favourite is Wouldn't It Be Nice, and I also sometimes enjoy Good Vibrations.

Little Deuce Coupe was mangled in too many rulerball games, and during too many Bellotoot idiocies, for me to be able to comment meaningfully . . . .

Sgt. Cockring said...

Don't Worry Baby, God Only Knows, Warmth of the Sun, the entire Pet Sounds album. Teenage symphonies to God...

Stop. Please. You're making Baby Jesus cry.

tomanonymous said...

What is the criteria? Merely wildly successful bands/artists I don't like, or such artists that one might assume I care for that I do not?

The sea of my dislikes is so vast I need some parameters.

That said, let's start with U2...

tomanonymous said...

FWIW, while I consider the Beach Boys and their alleged contributions to be vastly overrated, I cannot say I dislike them. I can't defend them, either.

Scoreboard Scotty said...

FWIW, while I consider the Beach Boys and their alleged contributions to be vastly overrated, I cannot say I dislike them. I can't defend them, either.

You have been misled by my curt summary. You ask for criteria; they are:

(1) beloved music;
(2) that you don't really like.

Sgt. Cockring said...

overrated

That's it, I'm calling Homeland Security.

Why don't you soulless ghouls get outside? There's still time to steal candy from children before dark...

Mister Parker said...

Also, I really like Pet Sounds and "Good Vibrations" ...

Okay, basically, except for "Barbara Ann," I like everything they ever did. Hell, I even like "Kokomo" and it's objectively crap. But very catchy crap ...

tomanonymous said...

So's syphilis.


I'm sorry, I thought you said 'catchy clap'.

I'll take 'Barbara Ann' over 'Kokomo' any day.

Thomas Paine said...


I'll take 'Barbara Ann' over 'Kokomo' any day.


A ha; you can't get a boner for the Asian WOman either!

Sgt. Cockring said...

I like everything they ever did

Let's not get crazy. They're okay.