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Duets a Poppin'!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:40 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
This is a the place to discuss a the greatest, strangest, anna worst duets inna alla the music history, eh?

Offa the top of a my head:

GREAT
Peter Gabriel anna Sinead O'Connor - Talk a to Me, Blood of a the Eden (Us)

Paul Simon anna George Harrison - Here come a the Sun, eh? (Old SNL number)

David Bowie anna Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy (I think it was onna the old Bing Crosby X-Mas special)

Phil Collins anna Phil Bailey - Easy Lover (look inna your geek a heart... you know it to be a true, eh? Great harmony)

David Bowie anna Annie Lennox - Under Pressure (Freddie Mercury benefit concert... it was a one of a those things were a you saw it anna knew it was a the perfect moment anna they hit a the ball outta the park, eh?)


WORST
Paul McCartney anna Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say... SAY IT WAS JUST A THE BAD DREAM, EH??

Barbara Streisand anna Celine Dion - Tell Him (two great voices trying to a sing over onna each other anna it falls a flat, eh?)

Bono anna Sinatra - The whole Sinatra Duet from a the grave thing was a the bad idea, but I single outta this one a 'cos a I hate a the Bono.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:43 am
by thomasgaffney
What about "Close My Eyes Forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne?

Truthfully, I probably can't name another Lita Ford song, but I liked these two together.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:47 am
by John-Locke
Best: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up

Thats all I got, there are plenty of awful ones, too many to list.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:49 am
by burlivesleftnut
BEST: Islands in the Fucking Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:53 am
by Pacino86845
Worst: Any Celine Dion duet (Aaron Neville, Pavorotti, etc)

Since I am the Quebecois ambassador to the Zone I hereby declare Celine Dion BANNED from any future discussion, and any potential reference to her shall NOT include the words: Quebec, French-Canadian or Quebecois.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:53 am
by so sorry
worst- sting and puff daddy a few years ago at the VMAs

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:56 am
by so sorry
I actually liked "say say say" with McCartney and Jackson!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:04 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
John-Locke wrote:Best: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up


I thought of a that one too, but I think a the duets with Sinead, they beat that one out, eh? It's a like a the voice of a the angels or a something...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:19 pm
by St. Alphonzo
Worst: Madonna & The Thompson Twins singing "Revolution" at Live Aid. It's enough to make your ears bleed.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:28 pm
by St. Alphonzo
Best: Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle: "This One's From The Heart", Tony Bennett & K.D. Lang: "Moonglow"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:40 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
thomasgaffney wrote:What about "Close My Eyes Forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne?

Truthfully, I probably can't name another Lita Ford song, but I liked these two together.


wow, hadn't thought about that song for awhile...that WAS a good duet.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:45 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell...Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:52 pm
by St. Alphonzo
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
thomasgaffney wrote:What about "Close My Eyes Forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne?

Truthfully, I probably can't name another Lita Ford song, but I liked these two together.


wow, hadn't thought about that song for awhile...that WAS a good duet.


Ah, but it can't beat Lita Ford's "Didn't get laid/got in a fight/it ain't no big thing" song. I can't remember the title, just that in the video she's on all fours a lot.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:03 pm
by Brocktune
while we are on the subject of bad duets with ozzy, how about the sonic atrocity "changes" by ozzy and kelly ozbourne eh?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:06 pm
by so sorry
I like Say Hello to Heaven by Temple of the dog(cornell/pearl jam) more than Hunger Strike.
and anything involving Ozzy and a microphone is a travesty anymore. Just wait until he does his "duets" album with the likes of P Diddy and Brooks and Dunn.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:07 pm
by St. Alphonzo
I'm not sure if this is bad or good, but how about Frank & Moon Unit Zappa doing "Valley Girl". It was pretty funny at the time, but pretty weak now.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:10 pm
by thomasgaffney
Is anyone else familiar with "Burning Down the House" by Tom Jones and the Cardigans? Anything with Tom Jones rocks.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:12 pm
by St. Alphonzo
Tom Jones and Stereophonic's version of "Mama Told Me Not To Come" is great too!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:13 pm
by thomasgaffney
Thanks, Alphonzo, I'll have to check that out.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:25 pm
by Brocktune
that whole Tom Jones album "Reload" is really good. i mean Sexbomb?! come on, thats awesome. what is he? a hundred years old, and he cuts sexbomb. fantastic.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:32 pm
by thomasgaffney
Thanks, Brocktune, I'll check out the album. Tom Jones is still the man. Even at 176. He's still younger than Dino though...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:13 pm
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
He's recorded it a couple times but Shane McGowan's duet with Sinead on "Haunted" is the one I prefer. Also good is Elastica and Stephen Malkmus doing the X song "Unheard Music" on the Suburbia soundtrack. For that matter, I think the entire X catalog is duets. Check out "Johnny Hit And Run Paulene."

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:43 pm
by vicious_bastard
Best I can think of is Rahzel and Eryka Badu - 'Southern Girl'. I have almost swallowed my tongue a few times trying to emulate Rahzel's beatboxing majesty.

I may have to search out that Macgowan/O' Connor thing - 'Fairytale Of New York' is a cracking duet as well, in the purest sense. They lyrics are basically a drunken Xmas argument between the two. I'm downloading a load of Kirsty Macoll right now after seeing the 'New England' video at work. Great lyrics, great tune.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:09 pm
by St. Alphonzo
vicious_bastard wrote: 'Fairytale Of New York' is a cracking duet as well, in the purest sense. They lyrics are basically a drunken Xmas argument between the two. I'm downloading a load of Kirsty Macoll right now after seeing the 'New England' video at work. Great lyrics, great tune.


I forgot about that one! There is also a duet of theirs on the Red Hot & Blue benefit album: "Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things". Also top-notch.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:33 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:He's recorded it a couple times but Shane McGowan's duet with Sinead on "Haunted" is the one I prefer. Also good is Elastica and Stephen Malkmus doing the X song "Unheard Music" on the Suburbia soundtrack. For that matter, I think the entire X catalog is duets. Check out "Johnny Hit And Run Paulene."


Do we possibly have another Pavement fan in our midst?

The Good? "Tramp", Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
"You're All I Need to Get By", Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terell
"Going Down South" R.L. Burnside and Jon Spencer
"Anyone Else But You" The Moldy Peaches
"C.R.E.A.M." Raekwon and Inspector Deck

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:48 pm
by DennisMM
St. Alphonzo wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
thomasgaffney wrote:What about "Close My Eyes Forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne?

Truthfully, I probably can't name another Lita Ford song, but I liked these two together.


wow, hadn't thought about that song for awhile...that WAS a good duet.


Ah, but it can't beat Lita Ford's "Didn't get laid/got in a fight/it ain't no big thing" song. I can't remember the title, just that in the video she's on all fours a lot.


"Kiss Me Deadly," from "Lita," a long fucking time ago. "Kiss me once/kiss me twice/ come on pretty baby/kiss me deadly."

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:48 pm
by DennisMM
Not recorded, but I loved hearing Sting and Springsteen team up for "The River" and "Every Breath You Take" on the Human Rights Now! tour.