Welcome to the first ever edition of Alan’s Weekly Excercise in Honesty. Every Monday, I’m going to post a question about music and I’m hoping you will answer it honestly and truthfully. Think of it as a form of confession and soul-cleansing. Replies might end up on my 6 pm show on the Edge.
Here’s the first question: What three artists did you originally hate/dislike/not get did you end up appreciating later?
Be honest. I’ll even go first.
Back in the 80s, I did NOT get The Smiths. I thought they were a bunch of wimps. Over the years, though, I slowly came to appreciate them and now believe them to be one of the most important bands of all time.
Band two: ABBA. I originally wrote them off as a silly pop band and even worse, a disco band. But then one day I woke up to the brilliance of the songwriting, singing and production. It happened when I accidentally heard “This Visitor” one day. Now I’m a believer.
Band three: Iron Maiden. I thought they were…okay. I was a little slow to pick up on the power and majesty of their music.
Your turn. Leave a confession in the comments section. You’ll feel better, Really.