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Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:16 pm
by Yankovic
Rolling Stone’s List of the 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

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Some of us still have a thing for Rush or Paula Abdul or RuPaul. That’s cool. To each his or her own and all that. But there are some artists who unequivocally leave much to be desired in terms of, say, quality or coolness, but still manage to rock, or at least inspire serious if shameful adoration on a mass scale. It’s these artists that we’re interested in. Artists who absolutely belong on a best guilty pleasures ever list, because that’s what we’re creating.

Those of you who proudly listen to Rush at top volume in your car all summer long, (ie thereby displaying the total lack of guilty in your pleasure), take note:? Rush come in at Number One on our official list of the Rock’s Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands. Like the rest of the acts on our list (which you helped put together), we love them to death, and can never forgive ourselves. The full list:

1. Rush
2. E.L.O. (Electric Light Orchestra)
3. Journey
4. ABBA
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Foreigner
8. Bread
9. Bon Jovi
10. New Edition
11. The Monkees
12. Motley Crue
13. STYX
14. Eddie Money
15. Simply Red
16. Kelly Clarkson
17. America
18. Wham
19. R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Poison
21. Lionel Richie
22. Kansas
23. Air Supply
24. Hall & Oates
25. Britney Spears

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:46 am
by Teratogen
For one thing I do NOT feel guilty about loving Motley Crue, and it just so happens that I've got them blasting in the headphones AS I write this. On top of that I hold no guilt for listening to ELO, ABBA, Chicago, Boston, Foreigner, Bread, The Monkees, STYX, Simply Red, America, Air Supply, and especially not Hall & Oates. I'm surprised Ambrosia didn't make this list, but I guess you don't need to feel guilty about loving David Pack's great vocal talents.

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:35 pm
by John Etherington
I don't quite know how Britney Spears qualifies as a band, but I did read last week that she has ideas about joining the Pussycat Dolls!

Cheers, John E

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:40 pm
by Paula
My ones are Carpenters, Abba, Monkees, Four Seasons, John Denver, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, REM anything with a bit of harmony so I can murder the song with my tone deaf singing.

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:48 am
by Quasand
Rush, Chicago, Foreigner, and Hall & Oates should not be on that list!!

Notice how none of the artists on the list are in the Rock Hall!

Rollingstone Magazine = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! :x

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:40 pm
by Quasand
ABBA is the first group from Rolling Stone's Guilty Pleasures list to be inducted into the Rock Hall. The ceremony is March 15!

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:20 pm
by Diane
What pompous git decided that certain music is guilty:-)?

I saw Rush live in younger days and they were a unique band who really rocked. Their first album through to Grace Under Pressure were fave albums of mine back in the day. I completely lost track of them after the mid-80's though. ELO were an excellent band, too - once listened a lot. I also enjoyed Journey although had only Greatest Hits. Abba too - excellent, one of the top groups ever. And REO Speedwagon anthems were an essential part of my youth although they hold no appeal now. As for Bon Jovi - seen them a few times and enjoy their gigs a great deal. And David Gates and Bread! and all those lovely songs, like Aubrey for example. I also liked "worse" bands than these 8) .

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:42 pm
by John Etherington
I think I'd feel extremely guilty if I liked most of that lot! Nothing wrong with Abba, Bread & Monkees, though (+ I love Lady Gaga).

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:18 am
by GinaDCG
My guilty list?

Yes -- Never try to make sense of the song "Roundabout."

Moody Blues (for a similar reason to the above -- wonderful sounds but not much sensical there there.)

(Not a band) -- "Leonard Nimoy Sings Way Out Songs from Outer Space" (need I say more?)

(Also not a band) Melanie

(And again, not a band) Raffi --a children's song composer and singer. Now that my children are grown I have to admit to myself that I like him for myself and listen to him when I'm alone in the car.


-- all in all a far cry from REM and Motley Crue

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:45 pm
by Diane
GinaDCG wrote:Leonard Nimoy Sings Way Out Songs from Outer Space
Oh no. Leonard Nimoy is a hero of mine. I hope never to hear this. And please don't tell Blonde Madonna.
John Etherington wrote:I think I'd feel extremely guilty if I liked most of that lot! Nothing wrong with Abba, Bread & Monkees, though (+ I love Lady Gaga).
John, come on it's time to confess that Hit Me Baby One More Time is 'most played' on your iTunes!

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:43 pm
by John Etherington
Diane - I don't have an i-Player, but I always enjoy the video of HMBOMT, when it appears on TV!

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:15 pm
by Diane
I don't go on facebook, but apparently there is a campaign on it to get Far Far Away by Slade back in the charts this year. Noddy Holder has a great voice, coulda been a blues singer if he'd wanted to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0NpJ7mcfPo

It's OK - I'll shut the door on me way out:-)

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Band

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:49 pm
by Roy
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20070409

Rush is the second band from Rolling Stone’s 2008 List of the 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The first was ABBA. Bon Jovi was nominated but lost.

Some of us still have a thing for Rush or Paula Abdul or RuPaul. That’s cool. To each his or her own and all that. But there are some artists who unequivocally leave much to be desired in terms of, say, quality or coolness, but still manage to rock, or at least inspire serious if shameful adoration on a mass scale. It’s these artists that we’re interested in. Artists who absolutely belong on a best guilty pleasures ever list, because that’s what we’re creating.

Those of you who proudly listen to Rush at top volume in your car all summer long, (ie thereby displaying the total lack of guilty in your pleasure), take note:? Rush come in at Number One on our official list of the Rock’s Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands. Like the rest of the acts on our list (which you helped put together), we love them to death, and can never forgive ourselves. The full list:

1. Rush
2. E.L.O. (Electric Light Orchestra)
3. Journey
4. ABBA
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Foreigner
8. Bread
9. Bon Jovi
10. New Edition
11. The Monkees
12. Motley Crue
13. STYX
14. Eddie Money
15. Simply Red
16. Kelly Clarkson
17. America
18. Wham!
19. R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Poison
21. Lionel Richie
22. Kansas
23. Air Supply
24. Hall & Oates
25. Britney Spears

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Band

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:14 am
by Roy
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs ... s-20070409

Hall & Oates are the third act from Rolling Stone’s 2008 List of the 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The first was ABBA, the second was Rush.

Some of us still have a thing for Rush or Paula Abdul or RuPaul. That’s cool. To each his or her own and all that. But there are some artists who unequivocally leave much to be desired in terms of, say, quality or coolness, but still manage to rock, or at least inspire serious if shameful adoration on a mass scale. It’s these artists that we’re interested in. Artists who absolutely belong on a best guilty pleasures ever list, because that’s what we’re creating.

Those of you who proudly listen to Rush at top volume in your car all summer long, (ie thereby displaying the total lack of guilty in your pleasure), take note:? Rush come in at Number One on our official list of the Rock’s Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands. Like the rest of the acts on our list (which you helped put together), we love them to death, and can never forgive ourselves. The full list:

1. Rush
2. Electric Light Orchestra
3. Journey
4. ABBA
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Foreigner
8. Bread
9. Bon Jovi
10. New Edition
11. The Monkees
12. Motley Crue
13. STYX
14. Eddie Money
15. Simply Red
16. Kelly Clarkson
17. America
18. Wham!
19. R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Poison
21. Lionel Richie
22. Kansas
23. Air Supply
24. Hall & Oates
25. Britney Spears

Re: Rolling Stone List of 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Band

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:41 am
by Vicomtesse
Guilty of bad taste methinks!!?

Jeff Lynn from ELO was brilliant as a Wilbury and I do have a Lionel Richie album because one of our guests left it in a room but I've never listened to it, maybe I should??