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The Best Life Quotes-20 Famous Put Downs in Music

Updated on September 17, 2010

Musical quotes

Everybody has some sort of musical taste,and we all know some music can be good and some can be bad.We also know a lot of people like to give their opinion on music.

Here are some famous put down quotes from the music world, including all music from classical to rock,and we can see how everyone has a different opinion and taste in music!

Top Twenty Musical Insults

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't got the joke yet. Oliver Herford

This man forgot how to sound or look natural thirty years ago. Dave Jennings, Melody Maker, on Cliff Richard.

A sort of wiggly-bottomed Mike Baldwin.  Craig Brown, journalist, on Rod Stewart.

I love his work but I could,t warm to him even if I was cremated next to him.    Keith Richards on Chuck Berry.

Hell is full of musical amateurs. Music is the brandy of the dammed.   George Bernard Shaw.

He sounds like he's got a brick dangling from his willie, and a food mixer making a puree of his tonsils. Paul Lester ,on Jon Bon Jovi .

Country music is three chords and the truth. Harlan Howard.

He's the Walt Disney of street poets-as useful a social commentator as Donald Duck.    Chris Rea on Bruce Springsteen.

The dullards of rock. Time Out on Dire Straits.

Micheal Jackson's  album was only called "Bad" because there was not enough room on the sleeve for "Pathetic".    The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

No good opera plot can be sensible:... people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.    W.H. Auden, Time, 29 December 1961.

He played like he was in jail - behind a few bars and couldn't find the key.      Anonymous.

That rap stuff is noise pollution.   Kiefer Sutherland

Doesn't Boy George remind you of Sue Pollard.       John Lydon

Lloyd Webbers music is everywhere but so is AIDS.   Malcolm Williamson

Opera in English is, in the main, about as sensible as baseball in Italian.     Henry Louis Mencken

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. Mark Twain

Unspeakable, untalented and vulgar young entertainer.  Bing Crosby on Elvis Presley.

Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny.   Frank Zappa.

The Liberace of the nineties.   John Drummond on Nigel Kennedy.


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      4 years ago

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      7 years ago from Western Colorado, USA

      As a musician, I can appreciate them, but I won't. LOL

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      Julie Grimes 

      9 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      I could not figure out the quotes at first. They are not in quotations, maybe thats why. However, funny stuff.

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      9 years ago from England

      Glad you enjoyed them !

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      Tom Cornett 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      These were cool! Thanks! :)


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