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Postby The Vicar on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:19 pm

The thing about King Crimson is that, as they changed lineups, the music shifted this way and that, but always centered itself around Robert Fripp.

Wake of Poseidon is a fine and almost worthy follow up to Court, but Greg Lake was already slipping away ( to join ELP), Ian MacDonald would soon be in Foreigner and Crimson Mach I would soon be over.

Lizard, the third Crimson effort, saw a sweet guest vocal from Jon Anderson of Yes, which was nice because Gordon Haskell ( Greg Lake's replacement) stinks.
Not nearly as strong as either of the albums that preceded it.
Sounds best when Haskell keeps his mouth shut.

In my book Crimson lost it's way for a bit, as Islands & Earthbound just didn't work for me. I missed the old noise from Court and even Posiedon.

Then came Lark's Tongue in Aspec.
OMG. Lovers of the first two Crimson efforts won't hear much familar here, but Lark's is one of my favorite Crimson albums. Replacing Boz Burrell with John Wetton helped enormously. Love Bill Bruford ( drums). The only draw back to Lark is violinist David Cross, who "simply cannot play his instrument".
No matter.
Side Two of Lark's sent me on one of the longest out of body trips I can recall. Starts with the trippy Easy Money, augmented by madman ( certified) Jamie Muir on percussion. Segues into The Talking Drum and puts the boot in, Crimson style, on Lark's Tongue in Aspec Part Two.

For me Lark stands as the second best King Crimson effort, behind Court.
Starless, sadly without Jamie Muir who, we can only assume, was removed by nice men wearing white coats and carrying butterfly nets, is still solid. It's just not quite as imaginative as Larks.

Red is a bit more of the same, without ( finally) that twink David Cross mucking up the vibe. Still, moments of goodness. But this version of Crimson sound is so unlike the first two or three LPs...you might like it.
You might not.

Later, comma, Crimson reformed again, this time with Adrian Belew, the impeccable Tony Levin on base and Bruford again on the skins.
Brilliance ensued.

And now Jillian is giving me shit. She wants to be fed.
Kids.
Sheesh.

Damn that Sepp guy has decent taste in music.....
Glad you're enjoying, Dale.
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:12 am

Red is the Crimson album I always hear recommended. That's probably why I got it, but for some reason I haven't listened to it. Maybe now is a good time.
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Postby The Vicar on Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:54 am

Red is solid. King Crimson reduced to a power trio, with some guests pitching in.
Loved Fallen Angel.
And One More Red Nightmare.
Break that sucka out, Ty.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:23 am

I'd also recommend Caravan to anyone who wants to hear more of that lighter, more whimsical folk-prog sound KC had in their earlier days. Especially In The Land of Pink & Grey and, one of the best named albums EVAR, If I Could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You. I remember you (DT) saying you were a fan of Traffic, so I figure they should be right up your alley.
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:33 pm

The Vicar wrote:Red is solid. King Crimson reduced to a power trio, with some guests pitching in.
Loved Fallen Angel.
And One More Red Nightmare.
Break that sucka out, Ty.
Now IS the time!


I listened as soon as I posted. That is some good stuff.
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Postby bastard_robo on Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:40 pm

I"ve been on a downloading spree in antsipation of my new ZUNE (which i had to order, thank you very much RADIOSHACK!)

BUT there are two songs that are just embedded into my head right now.

ONE is HANDLEBARS by FLOBOTS

SECOND is TIME TO PRETEND by MGMT!

Both are just odd, yet wonderufl songs that wont leave my crainium!!!
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Sat May 10, 2008 7:23 pm

Random Question - after 2 excellent 'return-to-form' albums, Bowie has spent a lot of time working with other artists and recovering from surgery. But when is he going to get around to recording a new record?? I want new Bowie!! :D
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Postby tapehead on Mon May 12, 2008 11:30 pm

Not an album, but I did read that Bowie contributes two vocals on Scarlett Johannson's Tom Waits covers album. True Story.

boingboing linked to a free download novelty album a couple of days ago that I have to admit I've been enjoying - it's a free and legal torrent download. Does Bluegrass mash-up with gangster mc rhymes? Gangstergrass says YES! now that's random.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue May 13, 2008 1:10 pm

In honor of the summer and the 5 days of rain finally letting up, I have decided to share one of my favorite summertime and bands: Beulah.

First up is the song that made me fall in love with them in the first place If we can land a man on the moon surely I can win your heart. This fuzzed out summer balad evokes 50s scifi, Beatles, and Brian Wilson but manages to be evoke without imitating and come up with some beautiful pop melodies. Want strings? horns? its all here and more. A perfect pop song.

Next up we have Popular Mechanics For Modern Lovers

Emma Blowgun's Last Stand is the last track I will leave you with.

Beulah is the perfect summer music bouncing melodies drift along like waves and perfectly captures the feeling of a lazy day on the beach.

Give them a listen you wont regret it.

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Re: Random Music

Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:03 am

Reposting from Latest Concert Thread

yorrick brown wrote:http://www.thesixtyone.com/billoreilly/music/

ODD,remix of the american presenter bill o'reilly.
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Re: Random Music

Postby yorrick brown on Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:08 am

thanks i put that in the wrong thread :oops:
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Re: Random Music

Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:18 am

yorrick brown wrote:thanks i put that in the wrong thread :oops:


No problem.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Hermanator X on Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:29 am

Here is a fun read on UK bands discussing the highs and lows of headlining festivals.

Admittedly they aint all big hitters nowadays, but back in the day some of them used to be my favourite artists. Carter USM really were a bit nobbish, but I never noticed at the time. haha.

The Basement Jaxx story had me chuckling.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:56 pm

Can anyone identify this song? It's been playing as background music on loads of TV programmes recently (It's not the greatest quality,was recorded quickly off the tellybox):

http://rapidshare.com/files/125907681/Sound_clip_what_song.mp3
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Re: Random Music

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:58 am

Fried Gold wrote:Can anyone identify this song? It's been playing as background music on loads of TV programmes recently (It's not the greatest quality,was recorded quickly off the tellybox):

http://rapidshare.com/files/125907681/Sound_clip_what_song.mp3


Fuck, that sounds really familiar too.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:50 am

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Can anyone identify this song? It's been playing as background music on loads of TV programmes recently (It's not the greatest quality,was recorded quickly off the tellybox):

http://rapidshare.com/files/125907681/Sound_clip_what_song.mp3


Fuck, that sounds really familiar too.

That's what's so irritating.
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Re: Random Music

Postby magicmonkey on Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:01 am

Fried Gold wrote:
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Can anyone identify this song? It's been playing as background music on loads of TV programmes recently (It's not the greatest quality,was recorded quickly off the tellybox):

http://rapidshare.com/files/125907681/Sound_clip_what_song.mp3


Fuck, that sounds really familiar too.

That's what's so irritating.


MGMT - Time to pretend

Youtube vid here.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:33 am

Since there was not much reaction in the Metallica thread (it was like I was talking to myself), I saw this and felt inclined to post it here instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B8JE1xmbz4&NR=1
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Re: Random Music

Postby magicmonkey on Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:10 am

Nachokoolaid wrote:Since there was not much reaction in the Metallica thread (it was like I was talking to myself), I saw this and felt inclined to post it here instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B8JE1xmbz4&NR=1


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Re: Random Music

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:20 am

magicmonkey wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:
Fuck, that sounds really familiar too.

That's what's so irritating.


MGMT - Time to pretend

Youtube vid here.

Excellent, thanks.

To further add to the irritation...I already have the song.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:39 pm

Why didn't the makers of American Pyscho use the Manic Street Preachers song 'Patrick Bateman' in the end credits of the film? It would have been amazing.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:09 am

Does anybody know the name of that song that's like (paraphrasing) "Everday, it's a-getting closer, something something rollercoaster"? I've had it stuck in my head for like a week but I have no clue what it is.
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Re: Random Music

Postby tapehead on Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:43 am

Ribbons wrote:Does anybody know the name of that song that's like (paraphrasing) "Everday, it's a-getting closer, something something rollercoaster"? I've had it stuck in my head for like a week but I have no clue what it is.



Buddy Holly & The Crickets 'Everyday' - Every-day, it's-a gettin' closer, going faster than a roller coaster, Love Like Yours Will Surely Come My Way, A-hey, A hey-hey...'
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Re: Random Music

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:48 am

That's the one! Much obliged, el tape-o
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Re: Random Music

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:09 pm

Like the way iTunes handles your music but don't like iTunes? Check out Songbird. It's essentially Firefox with VLC media player under the hood so, while I'm not the biggest fan of its iTunes-ish layout, it does some cool things. You can browse the internet, search for and download music, edit mp3 metadata, and, because its based on Firefox, you can customize it with add-ons - including one for using Songbird with your iPod. I've only been playing with it a few days now. I don't have an iPod so I can't say how well that works but I love being able to edit the metadata. I had no idea how many improperly tagged songs I had. I'm gonna keep playing with it and see if I'm going to keep it.
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Re: Random Music

Postby thebostonlocksmith on Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:29 am

Found this on the Beeb... I like Palahniuk and i like Radiohead... sweet...


Radiohead pen new Palahniuk score

Palahniuk said he listened to Radiohead while writing the book
Radiohead have written the score for the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 2001 book Choke, the author has revealed to the BBC.

Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club was made into a film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

Choke has also been adapted for the big screen and stars Sam Rockwell.

Speaking to 6 Music, Palahniuk said he listened to Radiohead while writing the book, and it was "incredible" the band had written the film score.

Final credits

"Clark Gregg [Choke director]... knew that I'd written Choke while listening to [Radiohead's 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep over and over and over," Palahniuk told the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show.

"So Clark got Radiohead to contribute a song; to write a song for the very end of the movie, the final credits.

"Apparently Radiohead liked the movie so much, they've written the score."

Asked if he felt honoured, Palahniuk said: "I quit believing in my own life at this point! My life is just too incredible to be believable anymore. It's a living dream."

Choke is due to be released in November.
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:33 am

I find it really sweet how overwhelmed Palahniuk is in that interview :D
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Re: Random Music

Postby thebostonlocksmith on Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:11 am

Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:I find it really sweet how overwhelmed Palahniuk is in that interview :D



I know, i really liked that too, who'd have thought that someone who writes what he sometimes writes would come across as a gushing schoolgirl (There's a manipulatable quote there from Havoc somewhere)...

I just hope that the films good....
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Re: Random Music

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My Chemical Romance Watchmen Soundtrack

Postby movingmountains on Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:42 pm

Most overhyped band of the 2000's covering one of the 20th centuries greatest songs. I don't think I can think of anything as disappointing!
What d'you guys think?
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Re: My Chemical Romance Watchmen Soundtrack

Postby King Of Nowhere on Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:46 am

movingmountains wrote:Most overhyped band of the 2000's covering one of the 20th centuries greatest songs. I don't think I can think of anything as disappointing!
What d'you guys think?


What are they covering?
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Re: My Chemical Romance Watchmen Soundtrack

Postby BuckyO'harre on Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:50 am

King Of Nowhere wrote:
movingmountains wrote:Most overhyped band of the 2000's covering one of the 20th centuries greatest songs. I don't think I can think of anything as disappointing!
What d'you guys think?


What are they covering?



Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row".
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Re: Random Music

Postby King Of Nowhere on Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:09 am

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Re: Random Music

Postby Ribbons on Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:21 am

I dunno, they're okay; this move is clear emo-bait though
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Re: Random Music

Postby King Of Nowhere on Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:35 am

I dunno, Ribbons.
It's not exactly Twilight.
They should've gone with Depeche Mode or something.

I get that Dylan's songs are probably more famous than he is.
I don't see why MCR would feel the need to cover him though, unless they want to see their name on a very long list on wikipedia.
The advantage is, some MCR fans will seek out the Dylan original & that'll lead to them listening to good music.
My use of the term "good" is objectionable. Take whatever stance you will.

Also, i know that lot of people can't stand Dylan's voice, maybe even some zoners.
But they can't really deny that he's written some really good, memorable music.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Hermanator X on Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:47 am

Heres the full soundtrack list for anyone interested:

Desolation Row - My Chemical Romance
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band
You're My Thrill - Billie Holiday
Pruit Igoe & Prophecies - Philip Glass
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Ride Of The Valkyries - Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Pirate Jenny - Nina Simone

Not a bad selection, and I imagine the Chemical romance track will play over the end credits, just because they have to end with a modern track. Its in movie rules or something.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Ribbons on Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:12 am

All Along The Watchtower; very appropriate... 8-)

Also, Ride of the Valkyries? That one seems a little strange to me. I wonder what scene it plays over
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Re: Random Music

Postby Hermanator X on Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:28 pm

I dont know if there are any orbital fans in the Zone (Their damn well should be, the finest electronica that will ever grace your ears :D )
But they seem to have reformed, and so far have announced tour dates in the uk. http://www.loopz.co.uk/begin.html

I think more dates are to be added, and I hope I can wangle one of the gigs. (Please please please come to norway!)

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Re: Random Music

Postby tapehead on Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:48 pm

Hermanator X wrote:Not a bad selection, and I imagine the Chemical romance track will play over the end credits, just because they have to end with a modern track. Its in movie rules or something.


If early preview reports are to be believed, a 10 minutes + extended version of My Chemical Romance's cover version play over a lengthy opening credit sequence which introduces and contextualises the 'alternate universe' Watchmen is set in.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Ribbons on Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:50 pm

Seriously? I thought "The Times They Are A-Changin'" was the song they were playing over the opening credits
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Re: Random Music

Postby The Vicar on Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:58 pm

Hermanator X wrote:Heres the full soundtrack list for anyone interested:

Desolation Row - My Chemical Romance
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band
You're My Thrill - Billie Holiday
Pruit Igoe & Prophecies - Philip Glass
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Ride Of The Valkyries - Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Pirate Jenny - Nina Simone

Not a bad selection, and I imagine the Chemical romance track will play over the end credits, just because they have to end with a modern track. Its in movie rules or something.


That's a nice collection of tunes there. Ceci présage bien! You always have to worry about the music.
Glass, Hendrix, Holiday ( miss you Doc ) and Cohen? Interesting mix. Who is doing the incidental music,
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Re: Random Music

Postby King Of Nowhere on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:05 pm

Hermanator X wrote:I dont know if there are any orbital fans in the Zone (Their damn well should be, the finest electronica that will ever grace your ears :D )
But they seem to have reformed, and so far have announced tour dates in the uk. http://www.loopz.co.uk/begin.html

I think more dates are to be added, and I hope I can wangle one of the gigs. (Please please please come to norway!)

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They should've reformed last year, then they could've played Glasto again.
Still, they are doing other festivals.
Rock Ness sounds good. Hopefully I'll be able to go this year.
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Ribbons wrote:Seriously? I thought "The Times They Are A-Changin'" was the song they were playing over the opening credits


Wiki says MCR for end credits.
Makes sense, seeing as the majority of the other tracks are mentioned in the book.
Surely a 10 min MCR song as an opener would make most of the audience walk out.
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Re: Random Music

Postby tapehead on Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:06 am

Ribbons wrote:Seriously? I thought "The Times They Are A-Changin'" was the song they were playing over the opening credits


I dunno - whatever it was I posted in the Watchmen thread from mtv a few months ago is probably right -
tapehead wrote:My Chemical Romance to cover Dylan's "Desolation Row" for the credits of the movie. Apparently it will be an abridged version of Dylan's +12 minute epic, in the style of James Carroll's version of 'People Who Died,' which plays over the credits of Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake. "Snyder confirmed that we'll be hearing classic, era-defining tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Nat King Cole and Bob Dylan", and nothing that was recorded after 1985 - but maybe covers, like in this instance, it's not entirely clear.


That's right bitches, I quote myself, refuting my previously stated opinion, with my own post, from the past!
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Re: Random Music

Postby Seppuku on Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:16 am

Hermanator X wrote:I dont know if there are any orbital fans in the Zone (Their damn well should be, the finest electronica that will ever grace your ears :D )
But they seem to have reformed, and so far have announced tour dates in the uk. http://www.loopz.co.uk/begin.html

I think more dates are to be added, and I hope I can wangle one of the gigs. (Please please please come to norway!)

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Fuck, that sucks! Not because the great Orbital are reforming, but because I thought I was one of the privileged few who got to see their last EVAR show in Glastonbury and now it looks like I was wrong.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Hermanator X on Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:17 am

Seppuku wrote:Fuck, that sucks! Not because the great Orbital are reforming, but because I thought I was one of the privileged few who got to see their last EVAR show in Glastonbury and now it looks like I was wrong.


Haha. I knew it would only be a matter of time before they at least gigged again.

I dont know if you have listened to the solo stuff of one of the brothers, but I think its ace. http://www.paulhartnoll.com/

You can listen to the whole album on that site. Iggro is probably my favourite on the album, but as a whole it makes a very nice listen.
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Re: Random Music

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:36 pm

some guy who looks like dwight from the office leaves the barenaked ladies

i'm only posting this so i have an excuse to bag on the barenaked laides.
first, they suck.
secondly, their music sucks.
thirdly, the whole thing about them putting out a kids album is such a total ripoff of TMBG "pop band puts out kiddie album to make loads of money". i guess the money's good, but...
fourthly, if your band's name is "barenaked ladies" then it's a little weird to be putting out a kids album under that name.
and fifthly and finally, they suck.
and their music sucks.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Brocktune on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:30 pm

TheBaxter wrote:some guy who looks like dwight from the office leaves the barenaked ladies

i'm only posting this so i have an excuse to bag on the barenaked laides.
first, they suck.
secondly, their music sucks.
thirdly, the whole thing about them putting out a kids album is such a total ripoff of TMBG "pop band puts out kiddie album to make loads of money". i guess the money's good, but...
fourthly, if your band's name is "barenaked ladies" then it's a little weird to be putting out a kids album under that name.
and fifthly and finally, they suck.
and their music sucks.


well spoken bruce.
couldnt have put it better myself.
the barenaked ladies are really just a second rate, broke ass Moxy Fruvous with guitars, and much less wit.
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Re: Random Music

Postby minstrel on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:37 pm

I liked the Barenaked Ladies' first album, Gordon. I haven't listened to any of their stuff since. I was amazed to read in that linked story that they've released 12 albums!

Weird.
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Re: Random Music

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:49 pm

Maybe they can get Sammy Hagar to take over vocal duties.
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