May 24 2016 03:47 PM

We ask bands what song they never want to hear again

Twentyone Pilots

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

Craig Schreiber, The Verigolds: "Stressed Out" by Twentyone Pilots. "'Stressed Out' is a neo rap-rock bro-anthem that brings back the cringe from the yesterday years of Limp Bizkit. I wish I could turn back time—before all of that."

Rea Concepcion, Subtropics: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO. "'Party Rock' fucking sucks. It hurts my ears—not exaggerating. It's a patchwork quilt of cliches, a Frankensteinian joke played on radio listeners around the world."

Rory Morrison, The Bad Vibes: "Wheel in the Sky" by Journey. "If I could pick one song to be blindfolded, taken out back and shot into oblivion, it'd most definitely be Journey's 'Wheel in the Sky'. The song has ruined many special moments in my life and is probably the worst description of the mortal toil and mankind's impending doom." (The Bad Vibes play May 27 at The Merrow.)

Nats Babel, Chica Diabla: "The Logical Song" by Supertramp. "Quite simply because it may indeed be the worst song ever recorded and it has given me more sleepless nights looped in my head than any horror movie ever has."

Joshua Kmak, Big Bad Buffalo: Any Guns 'n' Roses single from Appetite for Destruction. "I would rather high-five a cactus than listen to any of the singles off of Appetite for Destruction. Did that album even have any other songs on it? Because the radio sure as hell doesn't play 'em." (Big Bad Buffalo play June 3 at SOMA.)

Gregory Michael Thielmann, Hills Like Elephants: "Amazing Grace," traditional. "It's like the national anthem for bluegrass and gospel bands. It was transcendental the first million times, but now the sound is, ummm, not so sweet." (Hills Like Elephants performs on June 4 at the Blindspot Records Stage at Art Around Adams.)


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