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Michael Hardner
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posted 14 May 2003 07:12 PM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about Bad Music then ?

I nominate Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Nice little tune but the worst lyrics ever.


quote:
She wrecked the car and she was sad
And so afraid that I'd be mad but what the heck
Though I pretended hard to be
Guess you could say she saw through me and hugged my neck

I guess I'm jealous and want to start a thread with over 130 posts.

And NO SHATNER !


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posted 14 May 2003 08:38 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anything by Celine Dion.
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posted 14 May 2003 08:41 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Philosopher Kings.
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posted 14 May 2003 10:00 PM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah, bad music.

I'm subjected to it here at work for hours on end.

The "Classic Rock" station-- as some wag here best described it, "Stairway to Hotel Freebird".

Some extra notables. Kansas, "Dust in the Wind". And of course, anything by "Styx." Styx would be ignorable, except for he crystal clear vocals-- which serve to do nothing but high light the moon/june rhyme scheme. Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.

And I'm sorry, "Kiss" was never cool, and it's not cool even in retrospect. It makes me want to barf and gag all night, and up chuck ev. er. eee. day.

Then there's John Melloncamp, who is best described as a poor man's Tom Cochrane, who is himself a poor man's Bruce Springstien.

I guess John Mellancamp could be said to be a homeless man's Bruce Springstien.....

B-A-N-A-L in the U.S.A., B-A-N-A-L in the U.S.A.....

You know an artist has about run out of inspiration when they take to writting tunes about tunes. If they had caring friends, they'd take it as a cue for an intervention.

And for the record, there is no city that has ever been built on Rock and Roll.


But it saves us from the top 40 blast of "All Creed, all the time".

Someone tell the guy from "Nickleback" to take the marbles out of his mouth, and for god's sake, inject the man with some adrenalin.

Is the guy actually alive? Or is he just a singing corpse?

Boy Bands. Nuke 'em.

Celine Dion? Ah, but she moves with such feminine grace. Reminds me of a young Anne Murray that way.


AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Just as I hit post, Styx's "Grand Illusion" is being blasted at me...........

Help me........send expensive drugs.............

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posted 14 May 2003 11:05 PM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
can't stand most country music.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 14 May 2003 11:22 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michael Hardner, you are a tough hombre. Have you no sentiment? "Honey I Miss You" is up there with "Tell Laura I Love Her" and "Leader of the Pack" in the all-time tearjerker genre.

Bad tunes? Where to start? Anything on commercial radio is bad by definition. New country, boy bands, divas, yodelling divas, soft rock, pop-rock...

I used to not like country music myself, but as I get older I find issues like drinkin', hurtin' and losin' gain more and more relevance. George Jones and Ray Price may not rock, but they certainly do uh...ride.


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posted 15 May 2003 12:01 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No one disses Bruce Springsteen and gets away with it.
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posted 15 May 2003 12:50 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OHHHHHHHHH, I see.

No, I wasn't dissing Bruce. B-A-N-A-L in the U.S.A was in reference to Melloncamp's R-O-C-K in the U.S.A., or as I originally misheard it on the radio, "I love chicken in the U.S.A." (I thought Mellencamp was angling for a KFC commercial); not "Born in the U.S.A.", Bruce's not really that controvertial statement on Vietnam.

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posted 15 May 2003 02:30 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bruce's wooden non-rhythmic jerking about on the stage is very embarrasing.
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posted 15 May 2003 02:39 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
No one disses Bruce Springsteen and gets away with it.

I think, very shortly, it will suck to be you, al-Qa'bong.

You dissed Bruce, and will suffer the Wrath of Audra. You'll end up on a disintegrating planet, mellodramatically shouting "Audra! Auuuudraaaaa!".

If you are lucky.


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posted 15 May 2003 03:32 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
NO!NO! NO!

Ahhhhhh, waitaminute!

I am embarrassed about Springsteen. It's me, see, me, not Brucie!

No need to get all a-flutter 'bout it!!!

Pleeeeze let me keep on a-babblin'!!!


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posted 15 May 2003 10:57 AM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's some bad music that gives one a guilty pleasure. For example:
I kinda like Yanni. Yeah, I heard his music was total cheeze, but I heard one of his CD's and, sure, it's not groundbreaking or challenging, but it's very relaxing. Is this so wrong??

I like Pat Boone. I think he's knocked unfairly.
I like Anne Murray (Canada's songbird). I will admit I don't like watching her, though. Kind of an anti-Shania, who I like watching, but not listening to.
You're right about Celine Dion, though--she's HORRIBLE!!


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posted 15 May 2003 11:05 AM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Take a Letter Maria" - dumbest song ever...

quote:

You've been many things but most of all a good secretary to me
And it's times like this I feel you've always been close to me

Never could stomach "Wildfire" either.

Guilty pleasure: "Still the One" by Shania Twain. I like this song. Hey don't look at me like that, Mutt Lange is cool - AC/DC and all that...

Shocking revelation: I don't feel the overwhelming urge to destroy the radio whenever that new Celine Dion song comes on... usually I black out with animal rage at the merest intimation of her nasal shriek. Must be the twangy guitar.


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Michael Hardner
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posted 15 May 2003 11:15 AM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[QUOTE"Tell Laura I Love Her" and "Leader of the Pack" in the all-time tearjerker genre. [/QUOTE]

Hey, I love a tearjerker as much as the next undemonstrative guy.

Leader of the Pack IS a great song, as is Wildfire.

But Honey is just badly written - at least it has a nice tune.

The only song I truly hate is "Old Time Rock N Roll by Bob Seeger".


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posted 15 May 2003 11:16 AM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I still haven't recovered from Boy George. The horror. The horror.
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posted 15 May 2003 11:17 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ronb, it's true: when you type those lines out that way, they look bad -- like, real bad -- like even worse than what I'm a'gonna say -- but I'm a'gonna say it anyway.

I still think that much of Paul Anka is worse than anything anyone else can think of, and "You're Having My Baby" is the dregs of Paul Anka.

It bugs me, though, that I said that once before on babble, last year mebbe, and writer immediately came on and one-upped me. (One-downed me?) Drat, but I can't remember the greater horror she memorialized then.


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posted 15 May 2003 11:24 AM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well if it was Paul Anka, it must've been the classic lump of limberger One Man Woman, One Woman Man.
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posted 15 May 2003 12:17 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, it was something even worse than any Paul Anka.

I am inspired to search.


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posted 15 May 2003 12:22 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Worse than Paul Anka. I tremble at the thought.
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'lance
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posted 15 May 2003 12:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, there's always poor old Dan "Sometimes When We Touch" Hill, but I think he's suffered enough.
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I'm putting in for the Arrogant Worms. Man I hate them. I have a friend who forces me to listen tot hem all the time when we're in his car and he has to keep glancing over at me to make sure I'm getting the humour. But it's just not there!!!!!!!!!!
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Goodness, but I have misremembered. I seem to have started off with a Debbie Boone, and then writer kept raising the stakes.

(mighty brutus, in certain mood I might be willing to puddle up over Pat again -- "On a day like today, / We pass the time away ...," etc -- but not Debbie.)

quote:

skdadl: All-time champeen: You Light Up My Life

judym: Really?

Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady
Yummy Yummy Yummy I've Got Love in My Tummy
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
Popcorn

skdadl: OK, I'll see you those and raise you a Having My Baby. Ewwwwwwwww.

Singers with the most smarmy, annoying songs/performances in their careers:

I'm calling it a tie between Paul Anka and Neil Diamond. You?

judym: Kiss.

skdadl: That's a group, yes? (I'm getting educated here.)

judym: You must see for yourself.

http://www.kissonline.com/



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Mr Telephone Man by a very young Bobby Brown and the rest of his pastel-clad New Edition posse. Arguably the dawn of the boy-band era.

Edited to add...Calling Occupants, loved that song. Klaatu's version anyway.

[ 15 May 2003: Message edited by: ronb ]


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posted 15 May 2003 12:40 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's quite a hair-raising exchange, skdadl.

But to get back to Paul Anka again for a minute... the entire bill of indictment against him hasn't been read out. I do believe he's... er, responsible for "My Way."


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posted 15 May 2003 12:42 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just the English lyric, I believe.

But, lest we forget... I Don't Like To Sleep Alone...


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posted 15 May 2003 12:44 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anything by Madonna
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posted 15 May 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dale cooper:
I'm putting in for the Arrogant Worms. Man I hate them. I have a friend who forces me to listen tot hem all the time when we're in his car and he has to keep glancing over at me to make sure I'm getting the humour. But it's just not there!!!!!!!!!!

WORD, dale. Most novelty rock gives me the embarassment cringes.

p.s. I'm not really going to ban anyone for not like Bruce Springsteen, ya weirdos. Nebraska is just my favourite album, that's all.


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posted 15 May 2003 12:50 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
WORD, Audra. (Does this mean I'm cool, too?)

quote:
Just the English lyric, I believe.

But ronb, isn't this (shudder!) more than enough?


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posted 15 May 2003 01:21 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
...yabbut, Sid Vicious' version...
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posted 15 May 2003 01:26 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
... barely redeemed the original(s). And had a nasty unintended consequence -- it initiated the tradition of the punk "stunt cover." Some of which are amusing, most of which are just dire.
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posted 15 May 2003 01:36 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No...please...no. Take my money. Kill me, but PLEEEZE, no Michael Bolton, I beg you!!!
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No...please...no. Take my money. Kill me, but PLEEEZE, no Michael Bolton, I beg you!!!

That's funny my partner hates Bolton with a passion.. was even given a tape years ago and purposively (I think) ran over it with his motorbike. Well I don't think it was an accident!!!!


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I'll admit to hating most country or rap songs, for the most part though music is just entertainment it doesn't have to convey anything profound.

I have to take exception to the dissing of Honey, it came out about a year after my dad died. She died suddenly in the spring, dad died suddenly in the spring, to my eight year old mind it was a song which was meant for me. * therapy session over*


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I was pretty partial to Happy Talk by Captain Sensible, I must admit. I dunno if it is in the "dire" category...
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posted 15 May 2003 02:55 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I was pretty partial to Happy Talk by Captain Sensible, I must admit. I dunno if it is in the "dire" category...

I rather liked that one myself. Clever, I thought. I wouldn't call it dire.

Perhaps most stunt covers -- thrash versions of old standards, often as not -- weren't so much dire, as merely predictable. The fooling grew old, as fooling will, and people tired of it.

Kid Rock. I positively loathe Kid Rock. And what obnoxious leader of what shitty band tried to incite people to "break shit" at "Woodstock 99"? Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit? Indirectly responsible for some sexual assaults, too, you could argue.

There's a special sub-circle of Hell for brainless, talentless, self-important, ostentatiously anti-social rockstars who bust their nuts trying to prove what Dangerous Badasses they are, and typically end up believing their own PR. One-time high-school losers* trying belatedly to prove their machismo, and going ludicrously over the top in the process, like as not. The pattern hasn't changed in decades (viz., Grand Funk Railroad), only the details.

(*Not a slam against high-school losers, as such; I certainly fit into this category back in the day, as the young people say).


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posted 15 May 2003 04:36 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of "My Way," there's a really goofy Raï version of "Comme d'Habitude" out there. I think 1-2-3 Soleils sing it.
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posted 15 May 2003 04:53 PM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
There's a special sub-circle of Hell for brainless, talentless, self-important, ostentatiously anti-social rockstars who bust their nuts trying to prove what Dangerous Badasses they are, and typically end up believing their own PR. One-time high-school losers* trying belatedly to prove their machismo, and going ludicrously over the top in the process, like as not. The pattern hasn't changed in decades (viz., Grand Funk Railroad), only the details.
You've described Marilyn Manson (who I like, BTW) to a tee. Totally agree about Kid Rock. Bleach. I have fewer bad feelings about Fred Durst, but he's pretty whiny at times, and not very badass at all.

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Speaking of Kid Rock, I used to be a big fan of Sheryl Crow, or rather - I am a fan of her older stuff when she was all blues-y and talented, but lately she seems to have totally "sold out" and now her songs are on commercials everywhere and she's duetting with KR and it is all very sad. Boo Sheryl Crow! Booooooooo!
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HANDS UP! Baby hands up! GIMme your heart, gimme gimme your heart, gimme gimme all your looOOOOOVE, all your LOooooOOOve...

quote:
I'm WALkin' on sunshine - YEAAHEAAHHA! - I'm WALkin' on sun shine - YEAAHEHEAAAAHAA! - and don't it feel GOOD! WHOO!

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You know our love was meant to beeee - the kind of loove that laaasts forevaahh! - And I want you HERE WITH MEee - From today until the end OF time! YEEEWWWW should knoooooOOww, EVERYwhere I go, you're ALLLLways OOOn my miiinnnnd, IIInn my heart, IIIIIInn my soul, baBY - you're the meaning in my life! you're the insPURRRAAAAAtion

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"Life is a highwaaay...." Uh, yeah... and love is an artichoke, Tom...

By the way, Tom.

The Harmonica?

Yeah, it's not really your thing now, is it?


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Oops...originally started out by mentioning the infamous Shatner covers, but remembered the warning at the top of the thread.

Bette Midler singing Wind Beneath My Wings is pretty damn bad and I pretty much can't stand anything Shania Twain has ever done. Oh...and I just remembered (unfortunately) the Britney Spears cover of I Love Rock and Roll. Horrible!

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We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun

..etc.


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posted 15 May 2003 06:28 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The Harmonica?

Yeah, it's not really your thing now, is it?


Two words: Alanis. Morrisette.

That dreadful "song" where she alternately sing/reads what sound like bits from her journal, ca. age 17, and blows harmonica to make Bob Dylan sound like Sugar Blue. I mean, really. Is there no equivalent to an editor in the music business?

And I know, that's way more than two words. I'm trying to exorcize the horror, here.

Edited to add:

It's not all bad, Sisyphus. At least he had the good taste to have Molly Johnson sing on that record. Yum.

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to make Bob Dylan sound like Sugar Blue

Can't argue with a man who knows enough harp to post that comparison.

As for AM and her *shudder* harmonica-playing:

I'd almost gotten over the memory in therapy.

Thanks a lot, pal .

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Mwaha.

Actually, Sisyphus, I'm getting kickbacks from your therapist.


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This from memory....

Johnny get angry
Johnny get mad
Give me the biggest lecture I've ever had
I want a brave man
I want a cave man
Johnny show me that you care really care for meee


I told you that we'd be through
Just to see what you would do
You stood there
Hung your head
made me wish that I were dead

Oh Johnny get angry.........

(run through the whole thing again and then fade into some sort of pseudo synthersizer kazoo type music.)

No idea who did it.

Sometimes my memory can be a curse


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posted 15 May 2003 07:57 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Apparently, oldgoat, it was sung by one Joanie Sommers.

And while I've never heard it, a glance at the lyrics makes me glad there was only one Joanie Sommers.

[ 15 May 2003: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 15 May 2003 08:09 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks 'lance. My memory of the song is less than than perfect it would seem, but I gotta tell you I'm OK with that.

Anyone remember the song "I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In"?

Or, for the pretentious crap award, "In the Year 2525" or something like that.


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posted 15 May 2003 08:24 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, don't be dissin' "I just dropped in..." Best thing Kenny Rogers ever did.

But yes, "In The Year 2525" was true dreck. There was a short-lived TV science-fiction series a year or two back, featuring three buxom women in those skimpy leather bikinis that s-f writers (male ones, anyway) somehow fancy make practical fighting gear. Dystopian future thing, you know. Anyway, damn me if I can remember the name of the thing, but opening-credit music was a modified version of "In The Year 2525."

Edited to add:

Another site says the full title is "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)," but that one crashed my browser. Anyway here's a sample of the lyrics:

quote:
In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing [to] chew
Nobody's gonna look at you


etc. & so forth.

oldgoat? No offence, but in some respects, the '60s sucked.

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posted 15 May 2003 08:32 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
Hey, don't be dissin' "I just dropped in..." Best thing Kenny Rogers ever did.

Kenny Rogers was certainly involved, but I believe the official name of the act was The First Edition.


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posted 15 May 2003 08:35 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
True, but I've always seen it credited to Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
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posted 15 May 2003 08:40 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They changed the name somewhere along the line - I guess Kenny pulled a Diana Ross. But the original album was credited to The First Edition. A friend of mine had it and I can still visualize the cover.
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posted 15 May 2003 08:42 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Right. Well be that as it may, I've heard worse. Their cover of "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Down" was decent, I thought. Was that on the first album too?
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posted 15 May 2003 08:44 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Now you're asking hard questions. The only other tune I can remember from that album is But You Know I Love You.

Edited to add:

quote:
When the morning light creeps across my room
And I'm waking up from another dream of you...

That one.

[ 15 May 2003: Message edited by: Slim ]


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posted 15 May 2003 08:52 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't know that one.

Moving along -- but sticking with Southerners who made, er, questionable artistic decisions later in their careers -- Charlie Daniels re-did the hilarious "Uneasy Rider" as "Uneasy Rider '88", a song about kicking the shit out of a gay bar -- purely in self-defence, you understand.

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posted 15 May 2003 09:22 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I SIIIIIIING the body eLEEECTRIIIIIC / I SERENADE the ME yet to COOOOOOOME / I TOOOOAST my own YEWWWWNIOOOONNN / when I become one WITH THE SUUUNNNNNN

quote:
It's supercalifragilistic-expialidocious / even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious / if you say it LOUD enough you'll always sound precooocious / supercalifragilistic-expialiDOCIOUS!

quote:
LibiAAAAAmo, libiamo ne'lieti caLIIIIIIci / che la belleza infiOOOOOOraaa / E la fuggevol ora s'inebrii / a voluttà / libiaAAAAAAmo ne'dolci fremIIIIIIti / che suscita l'amOOOOOre / poichè quell'ochio al core / omnipotente VAAAAAA

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posted 15 May 2003 09:23 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked "2525" and ya, I was 9 at the time. I had a cassette of Kenny Rogers stuff, many years ago - real "Billy Jack" material. "Reuben James," "Tell it all, Brother, &tc..

How about "The Age of Aquarius?"

Bobby Darin did horrible things to Charles Trenet's "La Mer" with his lounge lizard classic, "By the Sea."


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posted 15 May 2003 09:28 PM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
p.s. I'm not really going to ban anyone for not like Bruce Springsteen, ya weirdos.

he he he. I was just running with your mellodrama.

--------

Who did "Sylvi's Mother"? That was painful.


Of course, for instant mellancholy there's "Cat's in the Cradle", but worse, was it "Taxi Driver"? I'm not sure of the title, and the name of the artist escapes me at the moment. I'll try to look it up later.


Us geezers tend to listen to pop today and remark about how whiny it all is, but really-- what tops Supertramp's "Logical Song" for incessant, shoot the guy and put him out of our misery whining? Makes today's whiners look like complete amatuers.


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posted 15 May 2003 09:30 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Who did "Sylvi's Mother"? That was painful.

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

On edit (that'll teach me to read the whole post before I respond):

quote:

Of course, for instant mellancholy there's "Cat's in the Cradle", but worse, was it "Taxi Driver"? I'm not sure of the title, and the name of the artist escapes me at the moment. I'll try to look it up later.

Harry Chapin.

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posted 15 May 2003 09:34 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
How about "The Age of Aquarius?"

"Hair" is pretty lame in general, if you ask me, though not quite so lame as "Godspell."

(And late at night, just before Christmas, I saw the film version of "Godspell" on TV. Truly creepy. Shot in a completely depopulated New York City. Except for Jesus and the disciples, you don't see a single soul until the closing-credit shot, which is a generic view of a busy sidewalk).

And scrabble? You're just showing off, now, dear...

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posted 15 May 2003 09:40 PM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, Slim, Harry Chapin, and it was just titled "Taxi".

A wrist slitter that ranks right up there with "Dust in the Wind."


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posted 15 May 2003 09:44 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
O dear Gawd.

quote:
She was gonna be an actress, and I was gonna learn to fly,
She took off to find the footlights, I took off to find the sky.

Instead she's a prostitute, he drives cab.

Broke most maudlin-meters then in use upon its release. (Whitney Houston hadn't been thought of at that time).

Thanks, guys!


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posted 16 May 2003 01:57 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How could I have forgotten...?

"The Rodeo Song."

Every yahoo from Neepawa to Smokey Lake must have had this doozy in his 8-track player at one point in the early 80s.

Sometimes google goes too far

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posted 16 May 2003 08:09 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They got some of the words wrong! It's "You piss me off, you f'ing jerk" (not "goof"), "you git on my nerves!

And I thought the square-dance call was, "and it's allemande-left and allemande-right".

(I love the Rodeo Song!)


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posted 16 May 2003 08:31 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
now, dear

a bad drinking song is a bad drinking song.
quote:
Is this just real life / Is this just fantaseeeeee / Caught in a landslide / No escape from realiteeeeeeeeee

quote:
Bye bye / mon cowboy / bye bye mon rodayoh

quote:
Taaaaaaake OHHHHHHHnnnn meeeeeeee (take on meee) / taaaaaaaaake meeeeeeeee OHHHHHNNNNNN / I'll be (hic) gOOOOOOOne / in a day or two

quote:
Once I was the King of Spain (now I eat humble pie) / A palatial palace, that was my home (now I eat humble pie) / I'm telling you I was the King of Spain (now I eat humble pie) / And now I vacuum the turf at SkyDome

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posted 17 May 2003 03:13 AM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Up" by Shania Twain -- quick example of her deep lyrics
quote:
Even my skin is acting weird
I wish that I could grow a beard
Then I could cover up my spots
not play connect the dots
I just wanna disappear

quote:
Even something as simple as
Forgettin' to fill up on gas
There ain't no explanation why--
things like that can make you cry
Just gotta learn to have a laugh

The depth and evocative nature of Shania's lyrics simply bring a tear to my eye.


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posted 17 May 2003 02:48 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK, that's it... following in the footsteps of the late (and unlamented) "Bruno Gerussi's Medallion," I'm going to form a band and call it "Shania Twain's Beard." We'll do nothing but cover bad songs with a straight face. Applications gratefully accepted by PM or email; musical talent/experience not required and, in fact, a positive hindrance.

And moving right along, no Bad Music thread could be complete without a mention of Jimmy Webb's immortal MacArthur Park:

quote:
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down...
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

And yes, yes, I know -- actually, I don't know, but I've been told -- that Webb somehow worked in bits of a poem by W.H. Auden. And I don't care, d'you hear? I don't care!


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Speaking of Kid Rock, I used to be a big fan of Sheryl Crow, or rather - I am a fan of her older stuff when she was all blues-y and talented, but lately she seems to have totally "sold out" and now her songs are on commercials everywhere and she's duetting with KR and it is all very sad. Boo Sheryl Crow! Booooooooo!

(WCL raises shield in anticipation of stoning by other babblers as he reveals his true love of pop kitsch>)

Uh,I actually like "Picture" by Sheryl and KR..."Blue Collar Man" by Styx totally rocks...and I really dug Donna Summer's version of "McArthur Park" when I was 9 (yes I loved disco and you all did at the time too...I'm just brave enough to admit it )

The worst song ever recorded is "The Day We Fall in Love" by the Monkees. I actually really like them in general for doing trashy '60s pop and being the best "fake" group in rock history, but this tune is absolute dreck. Davy Jones sings ultra-sappy lyrics in a cringe-inducing spoken word style over a totally tacky guitar/string arrangement that makes you want to rip your speaker out of the wall. For those masochist babblers that want to hear it, it's track 9 off "More of the Monkees", their second album, which is mostly great by the way.

Other dismal duds:

- "Two of Hearts" - tacky 80s tune by a female one-hit wonder whose name escapes me, with the constant "I NEEEED YA, I NEEEED YA!" whine producing the chalk on blackboard effect.

- "Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann - goes on for sooooo long, and when they start playing "Chopsticks", I just want to destroy the nearest piano!

- "True" by Spandau Ballet - arrrrghhh! There oughta be a law against that falsetto background at the end.

- Anything by Mariah Carey after the MTV Unplugged CD. What a waste of a great voice!

- "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston- I will always hate this song.

[ 18 May 2003: Message edited by: West Coast Lefty ]


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I can't stand Willie Nelson. I don't know why his nasal whining is even considered singing.
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For the same reason as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty &c...
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Speaking of Willie Nelson, I'm becoming a fan of Johnny Cash. The stuff he's been doing this past decade (without a backup band, just Cash alone on his guitar) is amazing and some of his best stuff which is probably why Nashville has turned its back on him. His most recent video for the song Hurt (a cover of the NIN tune) is one of the best videos ever.


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posted 19 May 2003 05:46 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by West Coast Lefty:

- "Two of Hearts" - tacky 80s tune by a female one-hit wonder whose name escapes me, with the constant "I NEEEED YA, I NEEEED YA!" whine producing the chalk on blackboard effect.
[ 18 May 2003: Message edited by: West Coast Lefty ]

I remember the Facts of Life episode that had her in it. Now that's sad!


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Hmmm, bad music? Where do I begin. . .

The safe harmless pop punk boy bands (Sum 41, Blink 182, etc.)

The angst-ridden 'We wish we were Pearl Jam' crap of Creed, Nickelback, Staind, and Theory of a Deadman.

The bland, overproduced, soulless 'diva' stuff they play at my gym (Celine Dion, Shania Twain).

The Q-10Zeppelin classic cock rock crap that everyone in my hometown blasts from their car radio.

$10 million to get the Stones to play Toronto?! If I want to see dinosaurs I'd go to the ROM.


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posted 20 May 2003 02:46 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Speaking of Willie Nelson, I'm becoming a fan of Johnny Cash.

I was a Johnny Cash fan way back when. My brother had the "Folsom Prison Blues" album, and we played it until the needle wore through the vinyl. I must've been about seven or eight.

Then we gots it in eight track, and played it to death.

I think Cash goes to the maudlin side sometimes, but there's no doubt there's an edge and soul in his music that one can find in the best of Rock, too.

Download his version of "Cocaine Blues" and George Thorogood's cover, and tell me why one is "country" and the other is "Rock and Roll"?


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posted 20 May 2003 11:57 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
My brother had the "Folsom Prison Blues" album, and we played it until the needle wore through the vinyl. I must've been about seven or eight.

Did you know that the lyrics to "Pinball Wizard" fit perfectly to the tune of "Folsom Prison Blues"? 'Tis true. Try it at your next karaoke night. Works best if you sing the first verse of FSB straight-faced, and then seque into PW.


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posted 21 May 2003 02:43 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines..."

Great song.

Hang on. We be gettin' into music we like now, which is bass ackwards to what we're supposed to be doing.

quote:
(yes I loved disco and you all did at the time too...I'm just brave enough to admit it

No. You could not be more wrong. I'm sorry. You are wrong wrong wrong.

I'll admit to having liked Nazareth, Thin Lizzie, April Wine, The Eagles, Boston, Queen, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, even Elton bloody John in the 70s, but I have always hated disco.

There are poor misguided kids these days who listen to disco and think it's cool, in a campy nostalgic kind of way. They have no idea how horrible it was to listen to the radio during the disco craze.

These kids probably cannot imagine what hope and joy sprang in our young hearts when people such as the Sex Pistols and Elvis Costello started releasing records.

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Don't bring me down. Brrrrrruce!

So bad, it's a laugher.

Thanks, ELO.


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