The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Heston » 09 Aug 2017, 4:26pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Heston wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Back when this was in steady rotation on Friday Night Videos, I'm sure I thought it was the greatest song ever.
Everyone knows Bucks Fizz did the best version...

Not sufficiently different from the original, so it doesn't exceed any nostalgic pull. (Man, that singer looks like he was pulled out of a catalogue for mid-80s male pop singers.)
Yeah, it was the bigger hit here, so pulls that nostalgic chain for me.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by gkbill » 09 Aug 2017, 4:48pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Back when this was in steady rotation on Friday Night Videos, I'm sure I thought it was the greatest song ever.
Hello,

I saw them pre-Talking in Your Sleep. They were pretty good live. I recall the first album being pretty good energetic power pop.

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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Aug 2017, 4:54pm

gkbill wrote:
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Hello,

I saw them pre-Talking in Your Sleep. They were pretty good live. I recall the first album being pretty good energetic power pop.
I only know "What I Like About You"—talk about ubiquitous—but I read at one time that they started out on CBGB's scuzzy circuit, so I can see them having a rougher edge earlier on.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Aug 2017, 5:03pm

Heston wrote:
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Love this version of On Melancholy Hill...

Excellent, I love the melody in that track.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Aug 2017, 5:08pm

Heston wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 4:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
Back when this was in steady rotation on Friday Night Videos, I'm sure I thought it was the greatest song ever.
Everyone knows Bucks Fizz did the best version...

They both sound really bland. I think I actually prefer the vocal on the Bucks Fizz version. Fuck why do I come here and listen this dross. That Medulla kid has a lot to answer for!
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by daredevil » 10 Aug 2017, 11:22am

JennyB wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 2:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 2:12pm
JennyB wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 2:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
Back when this was in steady rotation on Friday Night Videos, I'm sure I thought it was the greatest song ever.
AGGGHHHHHHHH. This is one of those songs that I have a (irrational, I know) hatred for.
No, my nostalgic appreciation is what's irrational. It's pretty blah.
It is blah, which is why it's so weird that I harbor such hatred for it. It shouldn't engender this much passion on my part.
After all these years, I still love this song.

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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Aug 2017, 8:42pm

Another song from my adolescence that just bubbled to the surface, a Madness-esque Canadian band called The Villains.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Aug 2017, 4:31pm

Didn't think much of these guys at the time, but this is a cracking good single.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by gkbill » 18 Aug 2017, 5:14pm

Hello,

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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Aug 2017, 10:27am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Another song from my adolescence that just bubbled to the surface, a Madness-esque Canadian band called The Villains.
Not bad, a nice slice of jaunty pop/ska.
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Pretty much all Flying Lizards covers are superb in stripping down the original into a minimalist early industrial sound that is nevertheless mesmerizing, but I probably dig "Sex Machine" the most because of how distant it is from the original in sound and feel.
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Post by Marky Dread » 01 Sep 2017, 6:43pm

Naked Truth "Green with Rage". Album produced by Bernie Rhodes 1991.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Sep 2017, 6:53pm



Simultaneously goofy as fuck and earwormy. Any kid who doesn't love the ooga chucka part has grown old too fast.
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by JennyB » 05 Sep 2017, 10:26am

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Simultaneously goofy as fuck and earwormy. Any kid who doesn't love the ooga chucka part has grown old too fast.
I hate that fucking song. Sorry, Doc!
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Re: The Great Thread of YouTube Magnificence!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Sep 2017, 12:56pm

JennyB wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 10:26am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Simultaneously goofy as fuck and earwormy. Any kid who doesn't love the ooga chucka part has grown old too fast.
I hate that fucking song. Sorry, Doc!
I won't say I love it, but that beginning has a certain goofy addictive quality.
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