Frightened Inmate #2 wrote:"Revolution No. 9" on The Beatles, "The Beatles"
"Your Most Valuable Possession" on Ben Folds Five, "Reinhold Messner"
"Mother" on The Police, "Synchronicity"
Ooh, agree with all of those. Can't believe I forgot Mother, which is possibly the most disruptive, pointless track in music history. At least with most of these, like you said, there was some sort of themed reason, so it is listenable at least the first few times you hear it. But Mother is just what it appears to be with no redemption at all.
I like Tramp the Dirt Down, personally, but Chewing Gum really bugs me. And Playboy to a Man on Mighty Like a Rose is Elvis Costello (a guy whose voice was an acquired taste at that point in his career) deliberately singing in a whiny, obnoxious monotone. He might as well have sung through a kazoo.
byron wrote:Sticking with Led Zepplin, I hate their "Presence" album, but love the first track, "Achillies Last Stand". Now that I think about it, Led Zepplin and I definetly have a love/hate relationship.
That pretty much sums up my relationship with Led Zeppelin, too. I never even thought about albums that I hate with songs I really like, though. Bright Eyes tends to annoy me in general, but I like The Calendar Hung Itself. And I can't usually sit through Bitches Brew, but I like Miles Runs the Voodoo Down.
"You just had a glue OD, and those are pretty regular in my life. So here's another lesson: don't huff too much glue, or your night sucks."