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1985 - The Worst Year in History for Popular Music
Posted: 16 August 2012 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Jump in the Pit, most of the groups you named I didn’t like.  I’m not even a big Elvis fan.  About the only songs I liked by him was In the Ghetto and Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog (Big Mama Thorton originally sung it and did it far far better than Elvis. Sadly, Elvis Pelvis got rich off his poorer rendition and Big Mama died penniless). Cyndi Lauper SUCKED! (IMO, of course) Blondie’s Rapture was great.  The Police’s “Everything She Does is Magic” was OK, but I didn’t run out and buy it.  Now Stacy Q’s Two of Hearts I did run out and buy, as I did Midnight Star’s “No Parking on the Dance Floor”.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gomCkCbKHA4  Technotronic, Lionel Richie, and Diana Ross’ 80s songs, among others.  However, I still say there is nothing like 70s music, esp with the Late Great Queen of Disco Donna Summer, Chic, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Commodores, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Dazz Band, Queen of Soul Aretha, Tina, Thelma Houston, Minnie Ripperton, etc etc.  It just feels and sounds different, as well as much better than most music since then, as well as more authentic.  Elton John and Billy Joel I agree are good, but White Power bands… Well, as you see, I’m more of a Black Power person, who loved the late Don Cornealius’ Soul Train.  It’s the SOOOOOOOOOUL TRAIN!  LOL  My mother loved Otis Redding, esp his Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay song.  She also liked many of the Black singers and even said they are the best singers, “due to their better voices”.  So, I grew up hearing a lot of Black music, but I heard other music too.  It’s just we always leaned towards the Black singers more than the White singers. Granted my mother had some unusual ways of expressing her music preferences, still does at the age 67.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 04:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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I agree with you about Big Mama Thornton, but from there our tastes diverge. I hate Disco, and Fleetwood Mac morphed from a Blues band to a Pop band after Peter Green left. They recorded a few good songs after Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks joined, but most of their output was utterly forgettable. As for Aretha, she had a great voice but by the 1970s was pretty much washed up.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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DarronS - 17 August 2012 04:25 AM

I agree with you about Big Mama Thornton, but from there our tastes diverge. I hate Disco, and Fleetwood Mac morphed from a Blues band to a Pop band after Peter Green left. They recorded a few good songs after Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks joined, but most of their output was utterly forgettable. As for Aretha, she had a great voice but by the 1970s was pretty much washed up.

I only like Fleetwood Mac’s work after Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks joined.  I heard their prior works much later and I didn’t care for that.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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Different tastes. The world would be boring if we all liked the same stuff.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 07:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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DarronS - 17 August 2012 06:33 AM

Different tastes. The world would be boring if we all liked the same stuff.

Sure, but some tastes are more prevalent among the population than others. If they weren’t, then I couldn’t do my job as a designer and Seinfeld wouldn’t make millions doing comedy. So I repeat, it is that which most people consider (and will consider even a hundred years from now) “good art,” that we generally label as “good art.” It’s the same thing as judging what is moral or immoral, for example.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 07:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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DarronS - 17 August 2012 06:33 AM

Different tastes. The world would be boring if we all liked the same stuff.

Very true.  Some like it hot and some like it cold.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Mriana - 17 August 2012 07:09 AM

Some like it hot and some like it cold.

For some reason, this sounds like lyrics to a very, very bad song.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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Mriana - 17 August 2012 07:09 AM

Some like it hot and some like it cold.

For some reason, this sounds like lyrics to a very, very bad song.

LOL  Well, “Some Like It Hot” I believe was a movie or Broadway show.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 10:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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DarronS - 29 July 2012 07:54 PM

The 20th Century saw an unprecedented explosion of great music; from Jelly Roll Morton to Nirvana, there has never been so much excellent music written in another century, and there will probably never be so much great music in such a short time again. George’s comment is irrelevant. Popularity does not equal greatness.

 

Nirvana’s not great music.

It is!

Which just means ‘I love it’.

Stephen

Actually, there are a few Nirvana songs that I like.

However, most rub me the wrong way.

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Posted: 17 August 2012 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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Mriana - 16 August 2012 11:15 PM

Well, as you see, I’m more of a Black Power person,

LOL

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Posted: 17 August 2012 11:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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Mriana - 16 August 2012 11:15 PM

Well, as you see, I’m more of a Black Power person,

LOL

I’m glad someone caught that and laughed.  I just could not resist with that “White Power bands” thing Jump in the Pit mentioned.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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I think the art of song writing is alive and well and it’s something dear to my heart, these little gems make such a difference to my life.

Here is a ‘great song’ which just means I like it a lot.  smile 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pquhYpGHrlw

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Posted: 23 August 2012 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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Decent song you linked, Stephen. I’ll see you a Boy Band and raise you The Flyin’ A’s. These are friends of mine at an Austin restaurant. This is typical Austin music on a weeknight; one reason I love this town.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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DarronS - 23 August 2012 12:23 PM

Decent song you linked, Stephen. I’ll see you a Boy Band and raise you The Flyin’ A’s. These are friends of mine at an Austin restaurant. This is typical Austin music on a weeknight; one reason I love this town.

Cool

Stephen

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Posted: 23 August 2012 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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Probably just need a songs u like thread. Any how here’s another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxUb9Yzr1sE

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