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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:17 am
by Seppuku
havocSchultz wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote: Speak to me after you've gargled a cum, four star gasoline and absinthe cocktail,


Umm, how 'bout you don't speak to me after all that...


You a diesel man then, I take it? :wink:



Ooh, I just thought of another one. Songs where a bunch of c-list celebs get together and belt their hearts out for charity. Listen to those covers of What's Going On and Imagine if you feel like defecating over the memory of Marvin Gaye and John Lennon.

We're Sending our Love Down the Well by Krusty, Sting etc. is a big exception, however.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:18 am
by DennisMM
TheBaxter wrote:and most of gwen stefani's songs are annoying, but the one that annoys me the most is the one where she yodels or whatever.


No Doubt never even approached great, but they were a fun, lightweight pop band with some catchy tunes. They had a good beat and you could dance to them. I gave them a 74. Then Stefani decided she was more important than the songs and her collaborators. What is it with these people, especially women the last couple of decades, who just walk away from hit bands and keep going strong commercially for no obvious reason?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:21 am
by DennisMM
seppukudkurosawa wrote:Ooh, I just thought of another one. Songs where a bunch of c-list celebs get together and belt their hearts out for charity. Listen to those covers of What's Going On and Imagine if you feel like defecating over the memory of Marvin Gaye and John Lennon.

We're Sending our Love Down the Well by Krusty, Sting etc. is a big exception, however.


I love "Do They Know it's Christmas?" because it's genuine and doesn't just throw out happy-feely vibes. When Bono snarls, "well tonight, thank God it's them instead of you" he blows away every other charity song in toto. Bow before youngish Bob Geldolf's social conscience. Bow!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:58 am
by Maui
Wake Me Up Before you Go Go - Wham

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:15 pm
by TheBaxter
how bout that barney song

i love you...
you love me...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:47 pm
by minstrel
DennisMM wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote:Oo h, I just thought of another one. Songs where a bunch of c-list celebs get together and belt their hearts out for charity. Listen to those covers of What's Going On and Imagine if you feel like defecating over the memory of Marvin Gaye and John Lennon.

We're Sending our Love Down the Well by Krusty, Sting etc. is a big exception, however.


I love "Do They Know it's Christmas?" because it's genuine and doesn't just throw out happy-feely vibes. When Bono snartls, "well tonight, thank God it's them instead of you" he blows away every other charity song in toto. Bow before youngish Bob Geldolf's social conscience. Bow!


This is actually true. "Do They Know It's Christmas" is a good song performed well on its own terms, even without the charity angle.

And then the Americans got into the act and said "Anything those Brits can do, we can do better", and came up with "We Are The World", which is a vomit-wrenching heap of dreck.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:16 pm
by St. Alphonzo
This one'll only resonate to a select few of you... I'm thinking minstrel, Vicar... us old guys:

"Who Dunnit" by Genesis.

Literally three and a half minutes of Phil Collins chanting the same three lines over and over and over. An ugly blot on what is otherwise a pretty good '80s prog rock album (Abacab).

Don't believe me? Check this out:
Who Dunnit?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:21 pm
by BuckyO'harre
Yeah...

alot of Genesis songs could have been cut down by like 2 mins.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:25 pm
by minstrel
St. Alphonzo wrote:This one'll only resonate to a select few of you... I'm thinking minstrel, Vicar... us old guys:

"Who Dunnit" by Genesis.

Literally three and a half minutes of Phil Collins chanting the same three lines over and over and over. An ugly blot on what is otherwise a pretty good '80s prog rock album (Abacab).

Don't believe me? Check this out:
Who Dunnit?


Ugh.

But, wow, Mike Rutherford on the drums? WTF? Must be his way of protesting that this song is so lame that he won't grace it with his normally-wonderful bass playing.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:54 pm
by DennisMM
minstrel wrote:
DennisMM wrote:I love "Do They Know it's Christmas?" because it's genuine and doesn't just throw out happy-feely vibes. When Bono snartls, "well tonight, thank God it's them instead of you" he blows away every other charity song in toto. Bow before youngish Bob Geldolf's social conscience. Bow!


This is actually true. "Do They Know It's Christmas" is a good song performed well on its own terms, even without the charity angle.

And then the Americans got into the act and said "Anything those Brits can do, we can do better", and came up with "We Are The World", which is a vomit-wrenching heap of dreck.


The link leads to an .mp3 of those lines, including Bono's.

Compare lyrics:

"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

It's Christmas time and there's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade
In our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Put your arms around the world at Christmas time

(This opening verse is deliberately soothing and deceptive.)

But say a prayer, yeah pray for the other ones
At Christmas time, it's hard, but while you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing
Is the bitter sting of tears
[url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=50:3pfqxzlkldde~T]And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight, thank god it's them
Instead of you[/url]

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The only gift they'll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or river flows
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Here's to you raise a glass for everyone
Here's to them underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time
(repeat)



"We Are The World"
by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

There comes a time when we need a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth - you know love is all we need

Chorus:
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Well, send'em you your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us
By turning stone to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand

(Chorus)

When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, let's realize
That one change can only come
When we stand together as one

(Chorus)


Notice how much the Jackson/Richie song focuses on You (the listener) and We (the singers and public), in a manner not unlike the focus on whites in many of the '80s movies dealing with apartheid in South Africa. Geldof and Ure, meanwhile, use You primarily to contrast Your plenty and comfort with Their utter need ... and directly urge you not merely to care but to FEED THE WORLD.

End of threadjack, for me.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:00 pm
by minstrel
And there's nothing in "We Are The World" that comes close to that searing line "Tonight thank god it's them instead of you". That line really hammers the guilt in on all of us who turn our backs to the suffering. It's defiant, it's challenging.

"We Are The World" is nursery-rhyme crap by comparison.

EDIT: Sorry, Dennis, for extending the threadjack just a bit ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:04 pm
by DennisMM
The Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom.


Jesus, that's great writing.

I lied. Threadjack continues.
ETA: No, it doesn't. Ends here.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:26 pm
by minstrel
Another really annoying song, that maybe many aren't aware of, is Pat Boone's version of "Tutti Fruitti". Way to drain the fire and sex out of Little Richard's original, Pat!

Actually, singers like Pat Boone did that kind of thing a lot in the 50s ...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:34 pm
by St. Alphonzo
minstrel wrote:Another really annoying song, that maybe many aren't aware of, is Pat Boone's version of "Tutti Fruitti". Way to drain the fire and sex out of Little Richard's original, Pat!

Actually, singers like Pat Boone did that kind of thing a lot in the 50s ...


Amen to that. Pat Boone should have been drawn and quartered for that one. Then he should have been immolated for his cheese-dick cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame". At least the Cheap Trick version was a little bit fun... The studly Man deserves better.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:35 pm
by DennisMM
Richie Cunningham did Fats no favors, either, but at least that was just a TV show.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:36 pm
by RaulMonkey
Pat Boone didn't do "Ain't That a Shame." He did "Isn't That a Shame," taking the liberty to correct Fats' "poor grammar."

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:37 pm
by St. Alphonzo
RaulMonkey wrote:Pat Boone didn't do "Ain't That a Shame." He did "Isn't That a Shame," taking the liberty to correct Fats' "poor grammar."


Someone should have "corrected" his face for that one... damn his eyes...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:46 pm
by minstrel
RaulMonkey wrote:Pat Boone didn't do "Ain't That a Shame." He did "Isn't That a Shame," taking the liberty to correct Fats' "poor grammar."


I couldn't believe this, so I Googled it. It might be an urban myth.

http://www1.excite.com/home/entertainment/celeb/page_six_article/0,13907,06_01_2004_9_-3,00.html

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:46 pm
by DennisMM
The school of thinking that nearly gave us, "She loves you -- yes, yes, yes."

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:55 pm
by minstrel
DennisMM wrote:The school of thinking that nearly gave us, "She loves you -- yes, yes, yes."


And

"Indicate the direction of my habitual abode,
I'm fatigued and I wish to retire.
I had an alcoholic beverage sixty minutes ago
And it went straight to my cerebellum..."

Etc.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:55 pm
by RaulMonkey
minstrel wrote:
RaulMonkey wrote:Pat Boone didn't do "Ain't That a Shame." He did "Isn't That a Shame," taking the liberty to correct Fats' "poor grammar."


I couldn't believe this, so I Googled it. It might be an urban myth.

http://www1.excite.com/home/entertainment/celeb/page_six_article/0,13907,06_01_2004_9_-3,00.html


Thanks, mins, I was just going to confirm that for myself. According to his discography on wikipedia the title he released it with was actually "Ain't..." but yeah, he may or may not have wanted to change it to "Isn't..." before being dissuaded by his producers.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:58 pm
by St. Alphonzo
I just listened to it again. It's definately "ain't", and it's definately a piece of shit.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:05 pm
by minstrel
Okay, how 'bout this? Sometimes even great bands record really annoying pieces of tripe. So, in this thread, I want to nominate "Hello Goodbye" by The Beatles.

Ick.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:07 pm
by St. Alphonzo
All of the Yoko contributions on the "Double Fantasy" Lennon album are like fingernails on a chalkboard.


And I gotta disagree with "Hello Goodbye". Yes, the lyrics are insipid, but it's still a fun song!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:08 pm
by Fievel

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:10 pm
by minstrel
Fievel wrote:Da Da Da - Trio


Oh, god, yes!

:(

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:29 pm
by DennisMM
St. Alphonzo wrote:All of the Yoko contributions on the "Double Fantasy" Lennon album are like fingernails on a chalkboard.


I can listen to "Yes I'm Your Angel" without my ears bleeding. Just pretend it was recorded in 1920 or so and the novelty value can save you.

I have a fondness even for Bruce Springsteen's early Dylanesque word jazz, but "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" becomes very bothersome after a half-dozen times. That song off "Devils and Dust" about the hooker in the motel room was annoying the first time I heard it.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:33 pm
by BuckyO'harre
Pat Boone gets a pass for being in Journey to the center of the Earth.

Man I love that movie.


Here's to the prof
of geology

Master of all
natural history

Rare boy, he

And rare boys, we

To know such
a big curiosity

To the prof,
aye aye aye aye

To the best,
aye aye aye aye

To the next,
aye aye aye aye

Aye aye aye aye

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:17 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
minstrel wrote:
Fievel wrote:Da Da Da - Trio


Oh, god, yes!

:(


how did we get nearly 2 pages without this being mentioned?????

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:22 pm
by The Todd
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
minstrel wrote:
Fievel wrote: Da Da Da - Trio


Oh, god, yes!

:(


how did we get nearly 2 pages without this being mentioned?????


Because it's 4W3S0M3!!!!1111!!!!!! Huzzah!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:23 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Adam Balm wrote:Why Does the Sun Shine?

Don't ask.


IPAMPILASH!!!

Hehehehl... the Dino, he's a just a catching uppa onna this a thread, eh?

Donna ask...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:21 pm
by The Vicar
minstrel wrote:
St. Alphonzo wrote:This one'll only resonate to a select few of you... I'm thinking minstrel, Vicar... us old guys:

"Who Dunnit" by Genesis.

Literally three and a half minutes of Phil Collins chanting the same three lines over and over and over. An ugly blot on what is otherwise a pretty good '80s prog rock album (Abacab).

Don't believe me? Check this out:
Who Dunnit?


Ugh.

But, wow, Mike Rutherford on the drums? WTF? Must be his way of protesting that this song is so lame that he won't grace it with his normally-wonderful bass playing.


Taking Mike Rutherford off the base, for any reason, is just plain fucking stupid.
Nice novelty act, but sod it.
I wanna hear Mike on the base & Phil on the drums, where he kicks unholy ass.
People don't give Collins his props for being a sterling drummer.

When Genesis did Who Dunnit ( the aural equivilent of Who Farted ) in concert, it was just plain fucked up to see the players in the wrong places. Like Really Musical Chairs.
It's a long way back to The Lamb from Who Dunnit......

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:02 pm
by minstrel
The Vicar wrote:Taking Mike Rutherford off the base, for any reason, is just plain fucking stupid.
Nice novelty act, but sod it.
I wanna hear Mike on the base & Phil on the drums, where he kicks unholy ass.
People don't give Collins his props for being a sterling drummer.

When Genesis did Who Dunnit ( the aural equivilent of Who Farted ) in concert, it was just plain fucked up to see the players in the wrong places. Like Really Musical Chairs.
It's a long way back to The Lamb from Who Dunnit......


Right on all counts, Vic. Collins is a tremendous drummer.

And Rutherford is perhaps the most underrated bassist in rock history. He's not flashy, but who cares? His tone, his time, his sheer musicality put him right in the front rank, IMO.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:42 pm
by DennisMM
I love Collins on drums. Too bad his solo career left him stranded out front rather than wearing the headset mic as he did with the band. Given the quality of much of his solo material, though, I'm not sure being behind the set would have helped.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:24 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
minstrel wrote:And Rutherford is perhaps the most underrated bassist in rock history.


Unna'like a THIS goddamn putz...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:32 pm
by DennisMM
Hey! I told you, he does his job and he goes home and thanks god he's not like Bono.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:24 am
by HollywoodBabylon
Nice to see James Blunt at No.1. Has a more loathsome turd with a more loathsome song ever (dis)graced our musical consciousness than this berk?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:29 am
by havocSchultz
HollywoodBabylon wrote: Has a more loathsome turd with a more loathsome song ever (dis)graced our musical consciousness than this berk?




Image

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:38 am
by HollywoodBabylon
havocSchultz wrote:
HollywoodBabylon wrote: Has a more loathsome turd with a more loathsome song ever (dis)graced our musical consciousness than this berk?




Image


God, yes, Havoc, how could anyone forget that woman, I mean that thing, that gruesome excuse for a singer......?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:29 pm
by minstrel
HollywoodBabylon wrote:Nice to see James Blunt at No.1. Has a more loathsome turd with a more loathsome song ever (dis)graced our musical consciousness than this berk?


Fortunately, this one-hit-wonder will quickly fade away. I already can't remember him or his song.

Tomorrow, a whole new world of mediocrity!

:)

annoying songs

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:08 pm
by bastard_robo
havocSchultz wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Anything by Nelson.

They managed to be embarrassing to the HAIR BAND GENRE!!

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD THAT IS???????


Were they bald...?



bastard_robo wrote:What has FERGIE done lately?


Image


HA!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:32 pm
by Maui
HollywoodBabylon wrote:Nice to see James Blunt at No.1. Has a more loathsome turd with a more loathsome song ever (dis)graced our musical consciousness than this berk?


hahahaha, he's just too sappy. Don't like any of his stuff.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:34 pm
by minstrel
I was just watching some of the Live Earth concert, and the Beastie Boys were on. What a waste of decibels. I don't know what song they did, but it made my ears bleed.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:24 pm
by Ribbons
minstrel wrote:I was just watching some of the Live Earth concert, and the Beastie Boys were on. What a waste of decibels. I don't know what song they did, but it made my ears bleed.


Saaaaaabotaaaage! I watched that Live Earth thing too; definitely sounds better not-live.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:43 pm
by DennisMM
"Sabotage" works best as a video, I think.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:48 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Umbrella - Ella - Ella - Eh - eh - eh - eehh???!!?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I need to face her again tomorrow at the gym too!!!!

Plus all those songs from Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and that shite 'I like skinny girls, I like studly girls, I like blonde girls, I like (insert any unimaginitve adjective word here) girls, blah blah fucking blah aren't you a big headed show off that thinks he's a ladies man wankface' song too.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:52 pm
by doglips
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote: and that shite 'I like skinny girls, I like studly girls, I like blonde girls, I like (insert any unimaginitve adjective word here) girls, blah blah fucking blah aren't you a big headed show off that thinks he's a ladies man wankface' song too.


I like that, good pop.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:07 pm
by DennisMM
Having learned more about this "singing" duo of late I'd like to toss in (or throw up) "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" by those curb-service hookers The Cheeky Girls.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:59 pm
by Wolfpack
Most modern country music songs annohy me these days. The new songs that are coming out sound like the songwriters did not even try to write a good song. Hey! The words rhyme. Put them in! Rhyming "girl" with "world?" Genius! These songs seem so damn easy to write. I should try.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:16 pm
by Maui
Dear Oprah by Susan Cagle

wuhuh!