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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Aug 2017, 12:11pm

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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Oct 2017, 8:58pm

Just saw the video for Styx's “Mr. Roboto,” and have been reminded that maybe it's worse than Heston's favourite song of the 80s. At worse, it's a 1 and 1a situation.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 28 Oct 2017, 10:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 8:58pm
Just saw the video for Styx's “Mr. Roboto,” and have been reminded that maybe it's worse than Heston's favourite song of the 80s. At worse, it's a 1 and 1a situation.
You need to be asking Flex this.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 Oct 2017, 9:03am

Heston wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 10:07pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 8:58pm
Just saw the video for Styx's “Mr. Roboto,” and have been reminded that maybe it's worse than Heston's favourite song of the 80s. At worse, it's a 1 and 1a situation.
You need to be asking Flex this.
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!

I had to go and play this immeadiately to assure me the robot songs are OK.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Oct 2017, 9:20am

Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!
The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 Oct 2017, 9:32am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:20am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!
The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Oct 2017, 10:33am

Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:32am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:20am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!
The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 29 Oct 2017, 12:32pm

I enjoy Mr. Roboto far more than WBTCORAR, but probably not in the spirit in which it was intended.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Oct 2017, 1:12pm

Wolter wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 12:32pm
I enjoy Mr. Roboto far more than WBTCORAR, but probably not in the spirit in which it was intended.
Mooning over Flex?
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 29 Oct 2017, 4:33pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 1:12pm
Wolter wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 12:32pm
I enjoy Mr. Roboto far more than WBTCORAR, but probably not in the spirit in which it was intended.
Mooning over Flex?
You misspelled “plotting the assassination of”
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Oct 2017, 4:46pm

Wolter wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 4:33pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 1:12pm
Wolter wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 12:32pm
I enjoy Mr. Roboto far more than WBTCORAR, but probably not in the spirit in which it was intended.
Mooning over Flex?
You misspelled “plotting the assassination of”
Whoops. Typo. :oops:
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by gkbill » 29 Oct 2017, 4:49pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 10:33am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:32am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:20am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!
The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
Hello,

You'd go through a lot of bands before finding one more pretentious than Styx. I saw them once (don't ask why) and the lead singer was doing mime during a guitar solo.

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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 29 Oct 2017, 5:08pm

I thought I'd been drunk-posting again when I saw this thread bumped this morning. The relief was palpable.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 Oct 2017, 5:24pm

Heston wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 5:08pm
I thought I'd been drunk-posting again when I saw this thread bumped this morning. The relief was life-affirming.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by muppet hi fi » 29 Oct 2017, 7:27pm

Heston wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 5:08pm
I thought I'd been drunk-posting again when I saw this thread bumped this morning. The relief was an affirmation that Styx fans are even more horrible than me.

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