I’m just tired of people being ashamed of the music they like! I just dug out my Winger tape and remembered why I liked them so much. Unfortunately, just a mention of the name “Winger” produces such laughing fits in so many people, they dont stop to listen and realize that Winger had so much more musical ability and were downright more musically interesting than any other 80s pop-metal band. And now, Winger’s guitarist is playing for my favorite 80s band ever: DOKKEN. I love it.
And I keep asking myself, “Why do I like Savage Garden so much when they seem so much like today’s stale Backstreet/NSync pop?” Well I have realized that I like them because they DONT sound like that…for one, the boy band singers have that Boys2Men, hip-hop/R&B, 23 notes in one measure, passion-lacking sound, while the singer for Savage Garden sounds more silky and passionate, like Michael Jackson. Plus Savage Garden actually had drums and guitars…and most importantly, their lyrics just SAY a little more than the boy band fare; not just “Baby, I love you, I want you back, I cant live without you.”
Dont know why Im going on about this…nothing else to do. Oh, and I love Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode. Plus Metallica, Testament, and Alice In Chains.
Im proud of my musical tastes because they are so diverse…and therefore, I have no reason to be ashamed of liking any of it.