The thread of musical shame...

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Flex » 12 Nov 2018, 1:55pm

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I've never heard this Scatman John song. Sounds very European.
I could have sworn "Scatman's World" charted in the U.S. but apparently not. The lead single from that album, "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)", cracked the Top 40 and placed highly on the various U.S. dance charts tho.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by WestwayKid » 12 Nov 2018, 1:59pm

Flex wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 1:55pm
matedog wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 1:50pm
I've never heard this Scatman John song. Sounds very European.
I could have sworn "Scatman's World" charted in the U.S. but apparently not. The lead single from that album, "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)", cracked the Top 40 and placed highly on the various U.S. dance charts tho.
The only Scatman I know:
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by matedog » 12 Nov 2018, 2:00pm

Flex wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 1:55pm
matedog wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 1:50pm
I've never heard this Scatman John song. Sounds very European.
I could have sworn "Scatman's World" charted in the U.S. but apparently not. The lead single from that album, "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)", cracked the Top 40 and placed highly on the various U.S. dance charts tho.
Was going to say no until I got to the chorus, definitely know that hook. But yeah, not something I was remotely interested in during the mid 90s.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Flex » 12 Nov 2018, 2:03pm

matedog wrote:
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Was going to say no until I got to the chorus, definitely know that hook. But yeah, not something I was remotely interested in during the mid 90s.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Nov 2018, 2:20pm

Flex wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 2:03pm
matedog wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 2:00pm
Was going to say no until I got to the chorus, definitely know that hook. But yeah, not something I was remotely interested in during the mid 90s.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by matedog » 12 Nov 2018, 3:20pm

Flex wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 2:03pm
matedog wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 2:00pm
Was going to say no until I got to the chorus, definitely know that hook. But yeah, not something I was remotely interested in during the mid 90s.
The Blessed Decade is an ever-unfolding text that continues to reveal its riches even as the years go by.
First Space, now fake scat eurotrash techno.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Heston » 12 Nov 2018, 3:23pm

matedog wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 3:20pm
Flex wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 2:03pm
matedog wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 2:00pm
Was going to say no until I got to the chorus, definitely know that hook. But yeah, not something I was remotely interested in during the mid 90s.
The Blessed Decade is an ever-unfolding text that continues to reveal its riches even as the years go by.
First Space, now fake scat eurotrash techno.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by revbob » 12 Nov 2018, 4:22pm

WestwayKid wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 1:04pm

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I vividly recall when ...But Seriously came out in 1989. You couldn't drive to the gas station without hearing one of the singles on the radio. I think most US stations were required to play Another Day in Paradise every hour. That seems to be about the time that it really started to become cool to not like Phil Collins and yes - a lot of it is probably his fault for trading in the rougher edges that had made him interesting for 100% slick, over-produced MOR schlock.
I must take exception with the two emboldened points above.

It has always been cool to hate Phil Collins and rough edges?

My first exposure was hearing "In the Air Tonight". I immediately hated it. Were the rougher edges before that?

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Heston » 12 Nov 2018, 4:24pm

revbob wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 4:22pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 1:04pm

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I vividly recall when ...But Seriously came out in 1989. You couldn't drive to the gas station without hearing one of the singles on the radio. I think most US stations were required to play Another Day in Paradise every hour. That seems to be about the time that it really started to become cool to not like Phil Collins and yes - a lot of it is probably his fault for trading in the rougher edges that had made him interesting for 100% slick, over-produced MOR schlock.
I must take exception with the two emboldened points above.

It has always been cool to hate Phil Collins and rough edges?

My first exposure was hearing "In the Air Tonight". I immediately hated it. Were the rougher edges before that?
"Mama" has quite a rough-ass vocal, certainly compared to his ultra-smooth late 80s/90s sound.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Low Down Low » 12 Nov 2018, 6:08pm

Can remember hearing In the air tonight when it was released and really liking it. Still do. Generally dislike tv adverts but that gorilla one brought back what an impressive song this is.

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Heston » 12 Nov 2018, 6:20pm

Low Down Low wrote:
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Can remember hearing In the air tonight when it was released and really liking it. Still do. Generally dislike tv adverts but that gorilla one brought back what an impressive song this is.
Revbob hates all pop music.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by revbob » 12 Nov 2018, 6:34pm

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When I read defenses of Phil Collins, I start wondering whether we gave up on punk Stalinism too quickly … :shifty:
I'm with you comrade.

But seriously I sometimes wonder and think there's something wrong with me that I don't just dislike but genuinely can't stand certain artists/songs.

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by revbob » 12 Nov 2018, 6:35pm

Heston wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 6:20pm
Low Down Low wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 6:08pm
Can remember hearing In the air tonight when it was released and really liking it. Still do. Generally dislike tv adverts but that gorilla one brought back what an impressive song this is.
Revbob hates all pop music.
Not true I like that one song by ummm, I'll think of it, you'll see. You'll all see!!

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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Nov 2018, 7:09pm

revbob wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 6:34pm
But seriously I sometimes wonder and think there's something wrong with me that I don't just dislike but genuinely can't stand certain artists/songs.
Don't let the mass insanity of others generate self-doubt.
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Re: The thread of musical shame...

Post by Wolter » 12 Nov 2018, 9:20pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 7:09pm
revbob wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 6:34pm
But seriously I sometimes wonder and think there's something wrong with me that I don't just dislike but genuinely can't stand certain artists/songs.
Don't let the mass insanity of others generate self-doubt.
I have noticed along with Toto, the general public is trying to rehabilitate Phil Collins as well. I am not here for this.
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