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Snuckles
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posted 17 October 2003 03:43 PM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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What ever happened to boy bands? You know, the Backstreet Boys, *NSync, 98, O-Town, 5ive and any other group of four or five doe-eyed cuties with smooth moves, great haircuts and the ability to break hearts with just a smile or an eye twinkle.

Read it here.


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ronb
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posted 17 October 2003 04:03 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am pretty sure this article was originally written in 1964 under the title "Where have all the Bobbies gone?" I might have the date wrong though, it may have been 1764.
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paxamillion
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posted 17 October 2003 04:06 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Children dressing inappropriately?? And listening to music that upsets their parents??

I am *SHOCKED*.


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Doug
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posted 17 October 2003 04:15 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't ask what happened to the boy bands. You might find them.
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'larry'
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posted 17 October 2003 04:19 PM      Profile for 'larry'     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Still, that's the most intelligent Rick Anderson column i've seen in a while.
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'lance
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posted 17 October 2003 05:01 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Boy bands are like buses, they come along in clusters every so often (albeit in slightly different styles). In '64/'65, you had your choice of nice (Beatles) or nasty (Stones... well, ok maybe not the Stones, but can anyone deny the Beatles began as a sort of boy band?), followed by numerous clones of same. The Monkees, perhaps the first really pre-fab band, caught that wave a little belatedly. In the 70s there were the Bay City Rollers, and so on, and so forth.

Even Frankie Goes to Hollywood, if anyone remembers their seven-and-a-half minutes of fame, fit into the tradition, sort of... I mean they were gay, and tried to come across less wholesome than your average boy band, but... hmmm, I guess they had only the pre-fab thing in common with the others.

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Still, that's the most intelligent Rick Anderson column i've seen in a while.

Yeah, what's with that, you Star readers? Who's Rick Anderson, anyway, and why's he dragged up as someone named Sondi Bruner?

[ 17 October 2003: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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beluga2
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posted 18 October 2003 02:01 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Doesn't the "music-today-is-terrible, it-was-much-better-when-I-was-young" lecture usually come from somebody older than 23?

Premature old-fartism. Yikes.


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Michelle
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posted 18 October 2003 09:02 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Let's not forget the Bee Gees, 'lance!

j-j-j-jiiiiiiive talkin'...


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audra trower williams
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posted 18 October 2003 10:51 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
www.dannywood.com

The mind boggles.


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