Artists who make good singles...
3-16-09 Any artists who make good singles but bad albums? Or vice versa?
That Petrol Emotion (good singles, iffy albums). The Moody Blues (wonderful albums pre-‘72, many over-exposed singles). Elvis Costello (a few good singles, never sat all the way through one of his LP’s). I could probably go as far as saying I like “Witchy Woman” by The Eagles, but nothin’ after that – and it’s either their 1st or 2nd single.
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On a not completely dis-similar topic…
There are records I have not bought for one reason or another; I was never interested in the Neo-Fascist imagery of New Order – yet, I collect A Certain Ratio (another band on the Factory label) – so, I’m not anti-Factory, I’m anti-Neo-Fascist stuff. I have plenty of oddball stuff on Rough Trade, but I wouldn’t touch a Smiths record with a barge pole. “You hate Morrissey!”, I hear you cry. No, not really. I am not terribly interested in him or his work – but – gasp if you will, I once bought a Morrissey British CD Single! Actually paid cash money for it, kept it for a few years (“Suedehead”, if you must know). Yes, dear readers, I eventually dispensed with it.
Sidebar: When I was working at Poo Bah Record Shop in
I never went for any nouveau
One simply can’t appreciate everything! I know of at least two friends who never went near anything with Frank Zappa’s name on it – because of ‘how they looked’ (i.e. too freaky?).