March 22 2016 03:39 PM

We ask bands what songs they never want to hear again

Corey Feldman

This is a recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again.

Generik, LeftInCompany/Tall Can and Generik: "Hey Ya" by Outkast. "As much as I love everything Andre 3000 does, the magic of this song began to take a more sinister shape. It's like a trigger goes off in my head any time I hear it and I feel this unruly obligation to sing, rap and derp out to it. The song possesses me and I have no control of it. It's torturous. Oh, and anything by Drake makes me wanna make out with a shotgun."

Tonya Pugh, PRGRM: "Former Child Actor" by Corey Feldman. "'Former Child Actor' is largely unlistenable. Feldman sounds like a muppet impersonating Anthony Kiedis against a rhythm track provided by 311. Dr. Noah Drake himself, Rick Springfield, co-wrote the track! But co-writing with the guy who wrote 'Jessie's Girl' does not guarantee a good album. With Feldman's touch it sounds like a duet between present day Bob Dylan and Kenny G. It's tough to tell if Feldman is serious, but it's hard to care whether or not he is. The feeling behind 'Former Child Actor' is like a hangover that still hasn't gone away as Sunday afternoon turns to evening. Make it go away!"

Bradley Coy, Two Moons Merging: "Sometimes Always" by The Jesus and Mary Chain. "Its melody is forgettable and my friend Connor plays it constantly in his car. It's a dilution of the energy from Psychocandy, and it's overly saccharine."

Mónica Mendoza, Le Ra: "How Soon is Now" by the Smiths. "I'm such a Smiths lover, but whenever I hear this song I forget who they are and immediately skip it. I once had to play it live for my friend's niece's quinceañera; we learned a whole bunch of covers and she really wanted us to play that Smiths song and of course I was the one on guitar playing the shit out of the tremolo. I still have flashbacks."


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