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8 hours ago, Alexcremers said:

 

 

 

One of my favourite Stones songs! I was pleasantly surprised when it won the audience vote slot in their latest concert in Austria - I was rooting for it, but I didn't really expect to ever hear it live.

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5 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

They had like 2 hits in the 80's. What are you taking about?

Frankly, the hits (with the exception of Eternal Flame) do not represent their best work.  Take their 1984 album All Over The Place for instance.   

Strong stuff on there.

Everything is a strong album. too, imo.

And you guys know my feelings on Michael Steele's bass work.

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She had a unique touch and tone.  She really honed her craft, and played the bass a bit differently from most players (preferring playing on different frets).  Its buried under the typical 80s production more often than not, but when you listen close you hear some interesting harmonic creativity, and a strong sense of functional melody.

Her lines are self contained, yet support their songs very well.

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34 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

Whats with all the Bangles love round here lately?

Expect alot of these, my friend.

 

ps.  I know I'm just reposting what Steve has already posted. ;)

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Ah, the 70s, when men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri!

 

 

 

 

 

5 hours ago, Stefancos said:

...it's all about The Bangles now.

Fuck The Bangles.

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1 hour ago, Richard said:

 

Fuck The Bangles

Your punishment:  Seven days of the lyrics of select Bangles songs flooding your PM.

:biglaugh:

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1 minute ago, Stefancos said:

 

You should! They had 2 hits in the last century, thats it!

2? no.

Manic Monday

Walk Like An Egyptian

Hazy Shade Of Winter

Eternal Flame

That's four major hits, double your total! :P

But, again, the deep album cuts are where it's at.

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1 hour ago, Richard said:

You know I don't mean it, guys :)

I know.  All good things on my end.  My punishment post was just a joke.:)

 

1 hour ago, SteveMc said:

Yeah, we're just having a good time here.:)

Yeah.  I'm just trying to make use of my first weeks here.

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Welcome Home by Til Tuesday.

This album suffers a bit from questionable production, but Aimee Mann's songwriting is on point.  A couple of tracks have really effective choruses.  

 

"Coming Up Close" does not suffer from any weaknesses, though.  This song here is not only an album highlight, but an 80s highlight.  Leagues better than Voices Carry.  Needs wider recognition.

 

Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty

Killer album overall.  You really can't go wrong with "Free Fallin'"," Runnin' Down a Dream" and "I Won't Back Down".  True classics.  The only real weakness is that side two lacks anything of this caliber, though still bristling with some fine songwriting.  Including "Waiting For Tonight," (which featured The Bangles) would have really taken things to that next level, and Petty apparently regretted not doing so.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Alexcremers said:

 

This original is better than the Carpenters version. Amazing that this made people think The Beatles were secretly back together.

Actually, I've been listening to this recently. People believe what they want to believe I guess.  If the Beatles really did get back together they would do something rather more original than this.  Not too bad nevertheless.  More a Canadian Supertramp than a Canadian Beatles. 

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55 minutes ago, SteveMc said:

 More a Canadian Supertramp than a Canadian Beatles. 

 

That's spot on! Especially when it goes "... of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft". However, I like the production which does sound like Beatles.

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55 minutes ago, SteveMc said:

More a Canadian Supertramp than a Canadian Beatles. 

Quite right! You're bloody well right! You've got a bloody right, to say! A-ha! You're bloody well right. You know you got a right to say.

 

 

 

 

47 minutes ago, Faleel J.M. said:

 

 

 

Their best song is still ONLY SOLUTIONS.

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3 hours ago, SteveMc said:

Why was this not a U.S. hit?  One of my favorites, anyway.  Video is too 80s.

 

Yeah, but it's a fun anthem. Cute video too, with Williams jr. going all Martin Sheen/Apocalypse Now at one point there.

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