As she grew up in non-western country. With the exception of a few Beatles song, Dylan song and ABBA songs and Elvis Presley song there was no recognition for most of the artist covered. For example no recognition that (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction to be a famous song.
Most of her opinions of the album Ultimately the result was her passively listening, occasionally liking a few songs and in the end saying the music was ok. However there was some notable comments
- Beatles and beach Boys were clearly favourite group
- Her favourite albums would probably be beatles- Please Please Me to Rubber Soul, Past Masters Volume 1, Beach Boys Today, Pet Sounds and Genesis Invisible Touch. Bob Dylan - Freewheelin
- Paul McCartney is the best vocalist. Although not a fan of late period McCartney because his voice has deteriorated. Bob Dylan's also has a "special voice"
most of the time just picks up singles she likes from artist rather than enjoying albums as a whole. For example Little Richard - Girl Can't Help It, some of ABBA singles, Paul McCartney - My Love, The Kinks - You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon, U2 With Or Without You and Where The Streets Have No Name, Sunday Blood Sunday Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender, Alice Cooper Schools Out, Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall.
- Genesis best album is Invisible Touch, the only Genesis album where I can hear her sing along to multiple songs in the album. Although from the prog era she does like the songs I Know What I Like and Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
- Refers to Sparks as the band with the "gay singer" and This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us as "the gay song". Not a fan but finds it amusing hearing me sing along to that song especially the ending "I ain't going to LEAAVVEE" and gets good chuckle out of that
- Attended U2, Roger Waters and Alice Cooper concert. Enjoyed U2 and Roger Waters although thought Alice Cooper was too noisy. Unable to tolerate standing up for the entirety of the U2 concert and was mystified how people were able to stand for the length of the concert (during the second half she was sitting on my feet)
- Most of the prog rock albums had songs that were "too long". Will often feign fainting when describing song length. Although she expressed surprised that Supper's Ready to have enough variation to be worth the song length.
- although she found Gentle Giant On Reflection interesting due to it's fugue
- Not a big fan of King Crimson apart from the song Heartbeat which is the only King Crimson song she likes. However whenever the band is playing she often describe the band as "Happy Couple" (so saying "you are playing Happy Couple Band") due to the Toyah and Robert Fripp relationship. Enjoys watching some of their youtube video and find them inspiring in terms of maintaining relationship in old age.
- Will often describe dissonant music as "sounds modern" referring to modern classical.
- Dislike more heavy music such as heavy metal and punk. Especially dislike Sex Pistol.
- Not a fan of Rolling stones due to the vocalist Mick Jagger.
- Thinks the plot of Tommy to be stupid
- Dislike VU White Light, White Heat
- Not a fan of funk. Her taste is probably more whiter than mine.
- The only time she ever told me to stop the album and was unable to finish a listen of an album was when I was going through John Lennon discography listen and was at the second CD of Sometime In New York and listening to Yoko Ono wailing.
- Refers to John Lennon and Yoko Ono as the "crazy couple" in particular after finding out about the naked album cover and playing snippets of the John and Yoko avantgarde album calling each other name album. We often do a parody of that by repeating each other names at each other similar to John and Yoko
- I mentioned before that there was no cultural recognition for most of the song. However I was most surprised playing Rainbow album and her instantly recognising The Temple Of The King and was able to sing along to it. I have no idea how that song was known in Vietnam.