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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:43 pm

Captain Ned wrote:One of the blogs I read has just had a "worst earworm of the '70's thread". Contestants so far are:

Michael Murphy - Wildfire
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun
Bo Donaldson - Billy, Don't be a Hero
Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling
Henry Gross - Shannon

Anyone here have some period-specific suggestions?

Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon
Captain & Tenille - Love Will Keep Us Together -or- Muskrat Love (take your pick)... Trivia: Toni Tenille sang backing vocals on Pink Floyd's The Wall album
Ringo Starr - The No No Song
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:58 pm

Captain Ned wrote:One of the blogs I read has just had a "worst earworm of the '70's thread". Contestants so far are:

Michael Murphy - Wildfire
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun
Bo Donaldson - Billy, Don't be a Hero
Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling
Henry Gross - Shannon

Anyone here have some period-specific suggestions?



A Horse With No Name - America

American Pie - Don McLean
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:59 pm

just brew it! wrote:Toni Tenille sang backing vocals on Pink Floyd's The Wall album

Maybe in the original sessions but in nothing that made it to the final vinyl, according to this cite:

http://www.thewallanalysis.com/main/fre ... l#tennille
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:01 pm

JJCDAD wrote:A Horse With No Name - America

American Pie - Don McLean

Both songs that I quite like and not with the schmaltz factor of stuff like "Billy", "Shannon", and "Seasons". It's the schmaltz I'm looking for.

EDIT: From my aforementioned blog comment thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUVZsu36SW4

That's what I mean by schmaltz.

EDIT 2: The other "supernatural horse" song I was remembering was The Byrds - "Chestnut Mare".
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:09 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
JJCDAD wrote:...
American Pie - Don McLean

Both songs that I quite like and not with the schmaltz factor of stuff like "Billy", "Shannon", and "Seasons". It's the schmaltz I'm looking for.

American Pie has been forever ruined for me by Weird Al's parody version, wherein he turns the song into a synopsis of the entire plot of Star Wars Episode I. I can't hear the original any more without the Weird Al version playing in my head. The chorus:
Weird Al wrote:My, my this here Anakin guy
Maybe Vader someday later
Now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Saying "Soon, I'm gonna be a Jedi"
"Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi."
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:12 pm

just brew it! wrote:American Pie has been forever ruined for me by Weird Al's parody version, wherein he turns the song into a synopsis of the entire plot of Star Wars Episode I. I can't hear the original any more without the Weird Al version playing in my head.

Don McLean has stated for the record that he often finds himself inserting the Weird Al chorus when he performs American Pie. Just confirms the genius of Weird Al.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:22 pm

Wikipedia wrote:An earworm is a piece of music that sticks in one's mind so that one seems to hear it, even when it is not being played.


That is why I named those 2 songs.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:23 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
just brew it! wrote:American Pie has been forever ruined for me by Weird Al's parody version, wherein he turns the song into a synopsis of the entire plot of Star Wars Episode I. I can't hear the original any more without the Weird Al version playing in my head.

Don McLean has stated for the record that he often finds himself inserting the Weird Al chorus when he performs American Pie. Just confirms the genius of Weird Al.

That's great! :lol:
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:51 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:12 am

Dizik wrote:A Pale Horse Named Death - Die Alone. Holy crap, I love this song.

As a big fan of both Type O Negative and Life of Agony, I was surprised that I haven't heard about this band until today given that it has both Sal Abruscato (drummer for Life of Agony, original drummer for Type O Negative) and Johnny Kelly (replaced Sal in Type O Negative).

OMG!!! As an old fan of LoA (and ToN), I am also enjoying these finds! Thank you dizik!!!
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:50 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:33 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:23 pm

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just brew it! wrote:American Pie has been forever ruined for me by Weird Al's parody version, wherein he turns the song into a synopsis of the entire plot of Star Wars Episode I. I can't hear the original any more without the Weird Al version playing in my head.


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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:14 am

just brew it! wrote:American Pie has been forever ruined for me by Weird Al's parody version, wherein he turns the song into a synopsis of the entire plot of Star Wars Episode I. I can't hear the original any more without the Weird Al version playing in my head.

Personally, I consider that a feature. Most of the topical material in the Weird Al version has a far longer shelf life than the topical material in the original.

Now, is it an accomplishment when you can sing along with "All About the Pentiums" without missing a word, or is it merely the geek version of brain damage? Still working on "White and Nerdy" although I've picked up most of it.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:54 pm

Now, is it an accomplishment when you can sing along with "All About the Pentiums" without missing a word, or is it merely the geek version of brain damage?

It's only damage if it made you forget something else. Of course, if you forgot it, you wouldn't know you forgot it, 'cuz you don't remember it. So yes, brain damage. :)

All this Weird Al talk has convinced me to go put on Albuquerque, which will probably make me want to watch some Breaking Bad again.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:43 pm

SPOOFE wrote:All this Weird Al talk has convinced me to go put on Albuquerque, which will probably make me want to watch some Breaking Bad again.

I've been listening to Weird Al since the late-night AM radio Doctor Demento shows of the late 1970s. His skill at parody is clear to see by all. His originals get ignored by the vast majority of those who purchased Weird Al content, but those people don't know what they're missing.

Albuquerque reminds me of an original from one of his early albums, "Gotta Boogie".
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:21 pm

Captain Ned wrote:I've been listening to Weird Al since the late-night AM radio Doctor Demento shows of the late 1970s.

Same. While I was a kid, I still very much enjoyed all of his shows (Dr Demento).
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:32 pm

Recently turned onto Brown Bird by the person behind The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal. Specifically the track Fingers to the Bone, though the whole album is good. That track is available free from that link, btw.

On an inexplicable Bonnie Raitt kick lately. Also all the bluesy and toned-down jazz tracks from Cowbow Bebop for probably the thousandth time. Road to the West and Goodnight Julia, especially. God, Yoko Kanno.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:00 pm

I've been listening to Weird Al since the late-night AM radio Doctor Demento shows of the late 1970s. His skill at parody is clear to see by all.

Oh yes. I was a wee pup when "Fat" came out, and I'm pretty sure I heard that (also "Eat It") before the originals. And I don't think I've ever actually heard more than a few seconds of "Gangster's Paradise", but boy do I love singing to myself about my plain wife and strange hat. :D

I think it's very telling that there haven't been many musical parodists that approach his body of work or success. Nowadays if there's ever any song parody that gets out there, it stands a good chance of being attributed to Weird Al.

His originals get ignored by the vast majority of those who purchased Weird Al content, but those people don't know what they're missing.

Nature Trail To Hell, Dare To Be Stupid, Trigger Happy, The Night Santa Went Crazy... I think I like his originals more than I do the parodies, and I do like me some of those parodies.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:23 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:45 pm

Just want some input before I make any investment about this album:

Yes - Going for the One (1977)

there's only 5 songs on it!!!

yes/no?
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:05 am

5 songs on an album is a lot for Yes. I'm biased though, as I have them all. It's the classic lineup, so go for it.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:32 am

Captain Ned wrote:5 songs on an album is a lot for Yes.

Especially when you consider that one of them is *still* over 15 minutes long! :lol:

Captain Ned wrote:I'm biased though, as I have them all. It's the classic lineup, so go for it.

I would not rank it among my favorite Yes albums, but it is definitely worth having if you're a fan of the classic lineup. I probably haven't listened to it in a year or more; I'm putting it on my MP3 player now so I can given it a spin on the way to work this AM.

Edit: This isn't really the "true" classic Yes lineup, at least not in my book. Alan White is certainly a solid drummer, but he's no Bruford. Which reminds me, I really need to order a copy of the Tony Levin / David Torn / Alan White CD before it goes out of print!

Edit 2: CD order placed. I've got high hopes for this, given how great Cloud About Mercury was. Kind of amusing that Levin and Torn have subbed Alan White for Bill Bruford in their later lineup, just like Yes did!
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:11 pm

there's only 5 songs on it!!!

Pink Floyd's Animals only had 5 songs; 4 if you consider Pigs On The Wing Parts I and II to be one song.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:16 pm

SPOOFE wrote:
there's only 5 songs on it!!!

Pink Floyd's Animals only had 5 songs; 4 if you consider Pigs On The Wing Parts I and II to be one song.

Heh, try 4 songs over a double LP.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:46 pm

can't say i'm much for instrumental fusion jazz, but i got those 2 albums in my queue:

Levin Torn White - Levin Torn White (CD) 2011
David Torn - Cloud About Mercury (CD) 1987

...and this one for the helluva it:

Yes - Going for the One (CD) 1977
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:19 pm

thegleek wrote:can't say i'm much for instrumental fusion jazz

You probably won't care much for Cloud About Mercury then! David Torn is a bit "out there" at times, and Bruford has always been a jazzer at heart. That's what I love about his drumming on the earlier Yes albums -- there's just a little "something extra" there rhythmically, that your garden variety rock drummer (or even your totally awesome rock drummer, like say... Mike Portnoy) can't match.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:28 pm

King Washington's "Part Of It" EP.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:41 pm

SPOOFE wrote:King Washington's "Part Of It" EP.

Cool. LOVE free music! Downloading it now...
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:54 pm

just brew it! wrote:That's what I love about his drumming on the earlier Yes albums -- there's just a little "something extra" there rhythmically, that your garden variety rock drummer (or even your totally awesome rock drummer, like say... Mike Portnoy) can't match.

And that also comes through in the 1976 Genesis ROIOs while he filled in most of the drumming while Phil learned how to be the frontman. Hell, on that note alone even his eventual (and final) tour replacement, Chester Thompson (ex-Mothers of Invention), comes across as jazz-centered.
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