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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by revbob » 19 May 2017, 8:22pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:05pm
I really think Kokomo could be used to provoke rage or revulsion in any normal person (can there honestly be any other acceptable reaction?). If Clockwork Orange were made today Kokomo would be used to send Alex into fits of vomiting.
It is a legitimate contender for worst song of the 80s (well-known songs, anyway). The only perverse quasi-redeeming quality is the insane pride that Mike Love has for it, which turns it into comedy.
Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 May 2017, 8:28pm

revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:05pm
I really think Kokomo could be used to provoke rage or revulsion in any normal person (can there honestly be any other acceptable reaction?). If Clockwork Orange were made today Kokomo would be used to send Alex into fits of vomiting.
It is a legitimate contender for worst song of the 80s (well-known songs, anyway). The only perverse quasi-redeeming quality is the insane pride that Mike Love has for it, which turns it into comedy.
Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.
We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by JennyB » 22 May 2017, 1:14pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:28pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:05pm
I really think Kokomo could be used to provoke rage or revulsion in any normal person (can there honestly be any other acceptable reaction?). If Clockwork Orange were made today Kokomo would be used to send Alex into fits of vomiting.
It is a legitimate contender for worst song of the 80s (well-known songs, anyway). The only perverse quasi-redeeming quality is the insane pride that Mike Love has for it, which turns it into comedy.
Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.
We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
I'll give you an all of the above and raise you a Sussudio.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Kory » 22 May 2017, 4:22pm

JennyB wrote:
22 May 2017, 1:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:28pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:05pm
I really think Kokomo could be used to provoke rage or revulsion in any normal person (can there honestly be any other acceptable reaction?). If Clockwork Orange were made today Kokomo would be used to send Alex into fits of vomiting.
It is a legitimate contender for worst song of the 80s (well-known songs, anyway). The only perverse quasi-redeeming quality is the insane pride that Mike Love has for it, which turns it into comedy.
Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.
We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
I'll give you an all of the above and raise you a Sussudio.
Sussudios do not raise. They depress.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by revbob » 22 May 2017, 8:05pm

JennyB wrote:
22 May 2017, 1:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:28pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:05pm
I really think Kokomo could be used to provoke rage or revulsion in any normal person (can there honestly be any other acceptable reaction?). If Clockwork Orange were made today Kokomo would be used to send Alex into fits of vomiting.
It is a legitimate contender for worst song of the 80s (well-known songs, anyway). The only perverse quasi-redeeming quality is the insane pride that Mike Love has for it, which turns it into comedy.
Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.
We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
I'll give you an all of the above and raise you a Sussudio.
What makes this song worse than some of these others is its relative prevalence in our current culture as evidenced by its more frequent radio play.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by JennyB » 23 May 2017, 9:09am

revbob wrote:
22 May 2017, 8:05pm
JennyB wrote:
22 May 2017, 1:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:28pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:09pm


It is a legitimate contender for worst song of the 80s (well-known songs, anyway). The only perverse quasi-redeeming quality is the insane pride that Mike Love has for it, which turns it into comedy.
Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.
We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
I'll give you an all of the above and raise you a Sussudio.
What makes this song worse than some of these others is its relative prevalence in our current culture as evidenced by its more frequent radio play.
I don't get it.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by revbob » 23 May 2017, 7:16pm

JennyB wrote:
23 May 2017, 9:09am
revbob wrote:
22 May 2017, 8:05pm
JennyB wrote:
22 May 2017, 1:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:28pm
revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:22pm


Paul McCartneys Wonderful ChristmasTime is another.
We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
I'll give you an all of the above and raise you a Sussudio.
What makes this song worse than some of these others is its relative prevalence in our current culture as evidenced by its more frequent radio play.
I don't get it.
Phil Collins is worse because I'm more likely to be exposed to it.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by JennyB » 24 May 2017, 9:03am

revbob wrote:
23 May 2017, 7:16pm
JennyB wrote:
23 May 2017, 9:09am
revbob wrote:
22 May 2017, 8:05pm
JennyB wrote:
22 May 2017, 1:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 8:28pm


We Built This Heston is always a candidate.
I'll give you an all of the above and raise you a Sussudio.
What makes this song worse than some of these others is its relative prevalence in our current culture as evidenced by its more frequent radio play.
I don't get it.
Phil Collins is worse because I'm more likely to be exposed to it.
No, I meant I don't get the love for Phil Collins. :) People actually like him. Young people, too.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by 101Walterton » 01 Aug 2017, 3:11pm

Watched a great doco last night on Sgt Pepper. I knew it was ground breaking at the time for numerous reasons, in particular the fact that they knew they were making music they would not have to reproduce live hence the experiments with multi tracks. But I did not know how much experimentation with music history went into it.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by JohnS » 13 Feb 2018, 4:07pm

I finally got to see the MC5 True Testimonial film
It took bleedin' hours to download the thing.
But worth every damn second. What a story - this band took more shit than ANY other I think. And the live footage is phenomenal.
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by SandraM » 13 Feb 2018, 6:22pm

JohnS wrote:
08 May 2017, 11:22am
There's one rockumentary that everyone HAS to watch, and that's not just because (ahem) I was one of the producers
(well, along with several hundred other idiots who pledged money to get it made)
'Otway - The Movie'

http://otwaythemovie.com/home.html
Bravo to you and the rest of the idiots! John Otway is wonderful.

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by JohnS » 13 Feb 2018, 9:17pm

SandraM wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 6:22pm
JohnS wrote:
08 May 2017, 11:22am
There's one rockumentary that everyone HAS to watch, and that's not just because (ahem) I was one of the producers
(well, along with several hundred other idiots who pledged money to get it made)
'Otway - The Movie'

http://otwaythemovie.com/home.html
Bravo to you and the rest of the idiots! John Otway is wonderful.
Actually I think, as ever, Mr Otway was the only idiot - he can't have made much money on this!
It cost £25 I think for what was basically a weekend-long Otway-fest in London: a couple of gigs by him, a pub crawl with him and some of his team, and a screening/premier at the Leicester Square Odeon complete with red carpet, TV coverage etc. Plus credit as a producer of course.
10/10 for entertainment value.
The film featured the story of many of his stunts and schemes over the years including the sadly unfulfilled plan to charter a jumbo jet and fly around the world with fans, playing gigs in various countries. It was called 'Ot-Air' but didn't quite reach the funding, cos aviation fuel prices soared or something, and it got canned.
Part of this trip was to feature him playing an in-flight guitar solo as the plane crossed the international date line, resulting in a claim for the longest guitar solo in the world lasting a whole day.
Lord knows what he's planning for his 70th....
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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by SandraM » 14 Feb 2018, 2:57pm

JohnS wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 9:17pm

Actually I think, as ever, Mr Otway was the only idiot - he can't have made much money on this!
It cost £25 I think for what was basically a weekend-long Otway-fest in London: a couple of gigs by him, a pub crawl with him and some of his team, and a screening/premier at the Leicester Square Odeon complete with red carpet, TV coverage etc. Plus credit as a producer of course.
10/10 for entertainment value.
The film featured the story of many of his stunts and schemes over the years including the sadly unfulfilled plan to charter a jumbo jet and fly around the world with fans, playing gigs in various countries. It was called 'Ot-Air' but didn't quite reach the funding, cos aviation fuel prices soared or something, and it got canned.
Part of this trip was to feature him playing an in-flight guitar solo as the plane crossed the international date line, resulting in a claim for the longest guitar solo in the world lasting a whole day.
Lord knows what he's planning for his 70th....
Sounds like it was huge fun, John. An old colleague of mine got chatting with him after a gig and swapped email addresses - Mr Otway is obviously not a ‘precious’ artiste and likes the company of his fans.

I’ve just bought the film. I’ll let you know how much I enjoy it soon :approve:

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Inder » 14 Feb 2018, 3:00pm

I just looked up John Otway on Wikipedia and he seems really interesting. I'll definitely be checking this out. 😎

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Re: I have An Addiction

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Feb 2018, 3:03pm

Inder wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 3:00pm
I just looked up John Otway on Wikipedia and he seems really interesting. I'll definitely be checking this out. 😎
My main placing of him is in The Young Ones with a punky guitar version of Body Talk.
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