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Guilty pleasures??

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:14 am
by TontoBronto
Driving to Home Depot, I took Jeff Buckley ("Mystery White Boy") and Marianne Faithfull ("Before the Poison") out of the CD player and bopped along to Cibo Matto's "Stereotype A".
It's rather meaningless, but awfully fun to listen to every once in a while.

Of course, I keep the disc in a jewel case with "Brandenburg String Concerto" plastered conspicuosly on spine/ front & back lest anyone think I'm a musical lightweight.

I'm sure we've had a thread like this before, but what are other guilty pleasures???

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:19 am
by Browncoat
There's a classic Buffy scene that features Cibo Matto playing their song "Sugar Water."

My guilty pleasures include mostly pop music, like P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Hanson, and "Walking on Sunshine."

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:13 am
by Russell
My "Guilty Pleasures" are Enya and Yanni, in particular Shepherd Moons (Enya) and Live at the Acropolis (Yanni).

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:31 am
by Arlene
George Winston CDs-- (December, Winter Into Spring, etc.)(glorified new age elevator music)

In Harmony- A Sesame Street Record-- (childrens' songs by James Taylor, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt and Wendy Waldman, Dr. John, etc.)

Stevie Nicks era Fleetwood Mac albums-- (ducking when Kevin throws stuff at me.... :wink: )


Oh yeah-- John Denver

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:03 am
by elcorazon
I never feel guilty for my musical pleasures.

never heard of Cibo mato though. Who is he?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:06 am
by sfboy
Fire one (my yellow and blue Adidas show goes flying)...
Fire two ( my black Ecco shoe goes flying)...

Rumours and Tusk are NOT guilty pleasures...just pleasures ! :)
But thanks for the call out, Arlene!!!

If any of you are interested, Stevie's new live DVD is actually really good. I was expecting it to be awful and a true guilty pleasure, but I really think it's good. The CD, however, IS a guilty pleasure. Very weird.

Anyway, Arlene, your post was just payback for my not putting Emmy's last CD on my top of 2008. So we're even, except that I still owe you a line wait (HGB)!

Kevin

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:39 am
by keith from ny
Only thing that really comes to mind is Mazzy Star. Their lyrics are pretty bad and the musicianship and production are marginal, but all that really matters is Hope Sandoval crooning sweet nothings in my ear through a cloud of reverb. Even that sensual glissando isn't enough to make me listen to her solo stuff though.

I still enjoy hearing cheesy pop from the late 50s/early 60s that my dad brought home on 45s from the jukebox at the diner where he worked when I was very young, since it was really my first exposure to music. Stuff like Big John, Ringo (Lorne Green), Rhythm of the Falling Rain, Patches, The Battle of New Orleans etc, but I don't go out of my way to listen to it.

I don't consider FM/Rumours/Tusk quite fluffy enough to be guilty pleasures, but I guess Tango in the Night might qualify. I kinda fixated on it since it was the first Compact Disc I ever owned and the production on it is incredible.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:18 am
by lily
Mmm, guilty pleasures. Besides my affinity for reel-to-reels of an incredibly high Stevie Nicks circa 1981, I'd have to add Big & Rich, John McCutcheon's "I'm A Little Cookie," Juice Newton, Mary Kay Place, the Monkees, Hanson (but ONLY Mmmbop... fond memories of grade school and sadly the very first CD I bought for myself) and no that's not an Everclear disc over there...

I will also admit to loving just about anything bubble gummy from the '50s and '60s, and other various country indiscretions like "Achy, Breaky Heart," "God Blessed Texas," and "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?"

Oh, and the unfortunate love of Cher, Bette Midler and Reba...

Yeah... anyway.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:48 am
by elcorazon
I do enjoy the Cha Cha Slide.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:54 am
by Arlene
lily wrote:Mmm, guilty pleasures.... Mary Kay Place...

Nicole-

If you've checked the credits you probably know this but fyi, the musicians and backing singers on the two Mary Kay Place/Loretta Haggers records that grew out of her role on the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman show in the mid to late 70s include Emmylou Harris and Hot Band members such as James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Albert Lee, Emory Gordy, and Hank DeVito, etc., as well as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Nicolette Larson and Leon Russell. The albums were produced by Emmylou's former husband/producer, Brian Ahern, and Emmylou and MKP have remained friends to this day, which is how Emmylou wound up with a cameo on Big Love, playing a choir member at the compound.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:57 pm
by lily
Arlene wrote:
lily wrote:Mmm, guilty pleasures.... Mary Kay Place...

Nicole-

If you've checked the credits you probably know this but fyi, the musicians and backing singers on the two Mary Kay Place/Loretta Haggers records that grew out of her role on the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman show in the mid to late 70s include Emmylou Harris and Hot Band members such as James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Albert Lee, Emory Gordy, and Hank DeVito, etc., as well as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Nicolette Larson and Leon Russell. The albums were produced by Emmylou's former husband/producer, Brian Ahern, and Emmylou and MKP have remained friends to this day, which is how Emmylou wound up with a cameo on Big Love, playing a choir member at the compound.


True, but I've still always mentally classified MKP as an actress who sings rather than a singer who acts. So perhaps she's not so much a guilty pleasure as a "not often listened to."

But two others I just thought about - Sissy Spacek's country album and Superchick.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:13 pm
by Arlene
lily wrote:
Arlene wrote:
lily wrote:Mmm, guilty pleasures.... Mary Kay Place...

Nicole-

If you've checked the credits you probably know this but fyi, the musicians and backing singers on the two Mary Kay Place/Loretta Haggers records that grew out of her role on the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman show in the mid to late 70s include Emmylou Harris and Hot Band members such as James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Albert Lee, Emory Gordy, and Hank DeVito, etc., as well as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Nicolette Larson and Leon Russell. The albums were produced by Emmylou's former husband/producer, Brian Ahern, and Emmylou and MKP have remained friends to this day, which is how Emmylou wound up with a cameo on Big Love, playing a choir member at the compound.


True, but I've still always mentally classified MKP as an actress who sings rather than a singer who acts. So perhaps she's not so much a guilty pleasure as a "not often listened to."

But two others I just thought about - Sissy Spacek's country album and Superchick.


Nicole- I think you're missing my point. I absolutely agree that MKP is appropriately characterized as an actress (and writer) rather than as a singer who acts. You're probably too young to remember but the MKP albums were recorded as a continuation of the parody of country and western singers that was created by MKP on the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman TV show, which was a satirical sit com created by Norman Lear. The Loretta Haggers character played by MKP was loosely based on Dolly Parton, who agreed to play along with the joke when she accepted the invitation from Emmylou and Brian Ahern to sing harmony on MKP's albums.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:02 pm
by Hugues
Sylvie Vartan.

I'm afraid I don't even feel guilty about it. But I constantly wonder if I should. But I'm fond of almost everything she did. She reminds me of a lost innocence. After all, children have empty minds and genuine hearts. They're intoxicated of happiness. It's definitely not a crime.

I can't resist to lead you to a YouTube link :mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tj6kYfAmt8

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:44 pm
by TontoBronto
elcorazon wrote:...never heard of Cibo mato though. Who is he?

Them! A Japanese duo that's trip hoppy electronica---
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:11 am
by joanna
Mine are the Ramones, Blondie, the Who, and the B-52's, which I listen to occasionally if the mood's right.