If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

General music discussion.

Pick your favourite

Early Wham
2
11%
Late Wham
1
6%
George Michael
8
44%
Phil Collins
3
17%
KISS
4
22%
 
Total votes: 18

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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Heston » 16 Nov 2018, 11:56am

WestwayKid wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:53am
Heston wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:46am
matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:45am
Also, is Careless Whisper a Wham or GM solo song? How the fuck is this unclear? Wikipedia says it's a GM solo tune, but it was released on a Wham album and was cowritten by the Wham dude who isn't GM. So weird.
Solo in the UK, released as Wham in the States I think. Andrew Ridgely got a writing credit even though he wrote fuck all on it.
Careless Whisper is a great song.
It's good at what it does but not my cup of tea. What perplexes me about GM is that he can't play any instruments but is solely credited on lots of sometimes musically complex songs. That must be a pretty hard feat unless he gets a LOT of help on chord changes etc.
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by WestwayKid » 16 Nov 2018, 11:57am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:42am
Wolter wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:32am
Heston, what are the parameters for “losing” this poll? I mean other than making it in the first place.
He's gotten 12 people (minus himself) to commit to a musical Sophie's choice. That's kind of a perverse win, I guess.
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Nov 2018, 12:09pm

WestwayKid wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:42am
Wolter wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:32am
Heston, what are the parameters for “losing” this poll? I mean other than making it in the first place.
He's gotten 12 people (minus himself) to commit to a musical Sophie's choice. That's kind of a perverse win, I guess.
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Rat Patrol » 16 Nov 2018, 12:30pm

Guys, Hoy thinks Phil Collins has 10 great songs. Heston's poll impalement is mere distraction from the real warcrime. :naughty:
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by matedog » 16 Nov 2018, 12:35pm

Heston wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:56am
WestwayKid wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:53am
Heston wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:46am
matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:45am
Also, is Careless Whisper a Wham or GM solo song? How the fuck is this unclear? Wikipedia says it's a GM solo tune, but it was released on a Wham album and was cowritten by the Wham dude who isn't GM. So weird.
Solo in the UK, released as Wham in the States I think. Andrew Ridgely got a writing credit even though he wrote fuck all on it.
Careless Whisper is a great song.
It's good at what it does but not my cup of tea. What perplexes me about GM is that he can't play any instruments but is solely credited on lots of sometimes musically complex songs. That must be a pretty hard feat unless he gets a LOT of help on chord changes etc.
Reminds me of Michael: https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the ... usic-16799


But that seems like a remarkable talent that I don't think George Michael had.
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: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by eumaas » 16 Nov 2018, 12:56pm

Silent Majority wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:54am
matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:45am
Also, is Careless Whisper a Wham or GM solo song? How the fuck is this unclear? Wikipedia says it's a GM solo tune, but it was released on a Wham album and was cowritten by the Wham dude who isn't GM. So weird.
Careless Whisper is a shit song, I loathe it. Stupid fucking asthmatic saxophone.
what makes it asthmatic?
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by matedog » 16 Nov 2018, 12:59pm

I dig Careless Whisper. The sax is super dated, but the chorus is a great melody.
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: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by eumaas » 16 Nov 2018, 1:00pm

Can we crowdfund a doorbell for Murph's place that plays the sax riff?
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Nov 2018, 1:04pm

eumaas wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 1:00pm
Can we crowdfund a doorbell for Murph's place that plays the sax riff?
I'm in. That guy is worse than the hippies, the flappers, and the Nazis combined.
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Kory » 16 Nov 2018, 1:48pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 10:44am
Wolter wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 10:34am
I’d look at your butt, George, but I’m transfixed by Dennis Miller’s main-esque mullet.
Transfixed like Cardinal Richelieu staring at Louis XIII's wife, Anne of Austria, and being inspired to jump into the Thirty Years War. /Millerized
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Nov 2018, 1:50pm

Kory wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 1:48pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 10:44am
Wolter wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 10:34am
I’d look at your butt, George, but I’m transfixed by Dennis Miller’s main-esque mullet.
Transfixed like Cardinal Richelieu staring at Louis XIII's wife, Anne of Austria, and being inspired to jump into the Thirty Years War. /Millerized
That was just an actor, not really Richelieu. :rolleyes:
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Silent Majority » 16 Nov 2018, 2:08pm

eumaas wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 12:56pm
Silent Majority wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:54am
matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:45am
Also, is Careless Whisper a Wham or GM solo song? How the fuck is this unclear? Wikipedia says it's a GM solo tune, but it was released on a Wham album and was cowritten by the Wham dude who isn't GM. So weird.
Careless Whisper is a shit song, I loathe it. Stupid fucking asthmatic saxophone.
what makes it asthmatic?
The riff makes me think of the rhythm of someone gasping for air.
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by Flex » 16 Nov 2018, 5:33pm

matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:43am
Okay, GM has like four or five great songs. PC has closer to ten. No contest, PC.
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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by 101Walterton » 16 Nov 2018, 5:43pm

Heston wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:46am
matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:45am
Also, is Careless Whisper a Wham or GM solo song? How the fuck is this unclear? Wikipedia says it's a GM solo tune, but it was released on a Wham album and was cowritten by the Wham dude who isn't GM. So weird.
Solo in the UK, released as Wham in the States I think. Andrew Ridgely got a writing credit even though he wrote fuck all on it.
George Michael gave writing credits to Andrew Ridgely on several songs that he contributed nothing because he was a good bloke and wanted his mate to be rich!

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Re: If I lose this poll I will retire from making polls

Post by revbob » 16 Nov 2018, 7:00pm

Flex wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 5:33pm
matedog wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 11:43am
Okay, GM has like four or five great songs. PC has closer to ten. No contest, PC.
i won't let this comment slide without highlighting it. goddammit, hoy
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