So while JestaSharplero and I have been sniping at each other about Phil Spector records [unbeknownst to any of you, and center-screen to us in the midst], befuddled by our respective views and positions, I thought we'd stumbled on a topic that actually interests me, if only I can figger out a way to express or inquire. It has to do with apparent inconsistencies. Jestaplero expressed confidence that, based on my stated enjoyment of certain records, I would be presumed to like other records.
Leaving aside whether he misapprehended what I actually like, I realized that there are some places where I, too, am confused where I don't like something that I would expect to.
I like Plastic Ono Band a ton, but can't abide McCartney. Both are simple, and simply recorded rock records, and I think Macca is trying to get down to his nub in ways like his erstwhile mate. Neverthess, I like one, not t'other.
Yet I likely prefer Venus and Mars to Walls and Bridges. Which also makes no sense to me.
I like T. Rex and Gary Glitter and John Lennon, but I can't abide most David Bowie music. By "most" I mean "almost all." I like Alice Cooper, but can't abide the Doors and can't really enjoy the Stooges.
Whassup with all of that?
DO you find you have your own patent inconsistencies? They're all matters of taste, but do you find yourself really swingin wildly, and at a loss to put your finger on why? What would those things be?