Guilty pleasures??

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Postby RightOverThisMess » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:41 am

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

Yeah... anyway.


Loving Reba is noooot unfortunate! Here are my HARDCORE musical obsessions in chronological order:

Paula Abdul
Reba McEntire
Fiona Apple
Tori Amos
Patty Griffin

I will defend Reba's amazingness until my daying day. <3
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Postby keith from ny » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:05 am

RightOverThisMess wrote:
lily wrote:
Oh, and the unfortunate love of Cher, Bette Midler and Reba...

Yeah... anyway.


Loving Reba is noooot unfortunate! Here are my HARDCORE musical obsessions in chronological order:

Paula Abdul
Reba McEntire
Fiona Apple
Tori Amos
Patty Griffin

I will defend Reba's amazingness until my daying day. <3

I'd just like to hear you defend Paula Abdul's. ;)
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Postby RightOverThisMess » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:32 am

keith from ny wrote:
RightOverThisMess wrote:
lily wrote:
Oh, and the unfortunate love of Cher, Bette Midler and Reba...

Yeah... anyway.


Loving Reba is noooot unfortunate! Here are my HARDCORE musical obsessions in chronological order:

Paula Abdul
Reba McEntire
Fiona Apple
Tori Amos
Patty Griffin

I will defend Reba's amazingness until my daying day. <3

I'd just like to hear you defend Paula Abdul's. ;)


Uh...

*scratches head*

That seems to be an impossible feat. I gave up before I even finished reading your sentence.
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Postby Rongrittz » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:45 am

keith from ny wrote:I'd just like to hear you defend Paula Abdul's.


Well, you almost have to admire someone who's gotten as far as she has while being totally batshit crazy. :)
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Postby Rob » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:32 am

joanna wrote:Mine are the Ramones, Blondie, the Who, and the B-52's, which I listen to occasionally if the mood's right.

Guilty pleasures?!?! Are you mad, woman?:wink: That's just great music. And except for the B-52's, they're all in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame (and I'm sure the B-52's will be inducted soon enough). Furthermore, the Ramones will never qualify as guilty pleasures. They were voted the second greatest band of all time by Spin behind the Beatles. Gabba, Gabba, Hey!

I actually don't like to get caught up in the notion of guilty pleasures anymore. I think it was seeing Ricky Martin that swore me off that. So many people enjoyed his music and his energy (including me), who was I to judge? A few years back, one of the most jaded music reviewers in Albany, who wrote for the alternative newspaper, had to review a Hanson concert. He went in with his preconceived notions and ended up really enjoying the show and writing a very positive review. He almost couldn't believe he was writing it. Just goes to show...

Incidentally, for all you guilty Hanson fans, Taylor Hanson is now touring with Tinted Windows. Besides him, it's Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. Weird, but it kinda works if you like the Cheap Trick/Smashing Pumpkins/power pop sound.
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Postby joanna » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:28 pm

Rob wrote:
joanna wrote:Mine are the Ramones, Blondie, the Who, and the B-52's, which I listen to occasionally if the mood's right.

Guilty pleasures?!?! Are you mad, woman?:wink: That's just great music. And except for the B-52's, they're all in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame (and I'm sure the B-52's will be inducted soon enough). Furthermore, the Ramones will never qualify as guilty pleasures. They were voted the second greatest band of all time by Spin behind the Beatles.

You are so right. Sometimes you gotta rock out a little.
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Postby Rob » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:01 pm

joanna wrote:You are so right. Sometimes you gotta rock out a little.

This is how I felt sometimes last month.
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Postby joanna » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:53 pm

Rob wrote:
joanna wrote:You are so right. Sometimes you gotta rock out a little.

This is how I felt sometimes last month.
I bet! You've been through the ringer again. Sometimes I feel like My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, and I Wanna Be Sedated. 8)
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Postby Rob » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:29 pm

joanna wrote:
Rob wrote:
joanna wrote:You are so right. Sometimes you gotta rock out a little.

This is how I felt sometimes last month.
I bet! You've been through the ringer again. Sometimes I feel like My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, and I Wanna Be Sedated. 8)

:lol:...I'm just glad I didn't need one of these... teenage or otherwise.
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Postby joanna » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Rob wrote:
joanna wrote:
Rob wrote:
joanna wrote:You are so right. Sometimes you gotta rock out a little.

This is how I felt sometimes last month.
I bet! You've been through the ringer again. Sometimes I feel like My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, and I Wanna Be Sedated. 8)

:lol:...I'm just glad I didn't need one of these... teenage or otherwise.

Me too! My real guilty pleasure is "School of Rock", which I've seen about a hundred times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4LJebvtB4
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Postby Rob » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:09 am

joanna wrote:Me too! My real guilty pleasure is "School of Rock", which I've seen about a hundred times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4LJebvtB4

The story behind that song as I heard it is that Johnny, being a die-hard Republican, did not want to do it as it was very critical of Reagan. But Joey, who was leaning left, had written it with Dee Dee (and Jean Beauvoir of the Plasmatics) and wanted to record it. So they voted on it as a band. Joey won. Johnny honored the democratic process and recorded the song :lol:. It was originally entitled just Bonzo Goes to Bitburg but as a favor to Johnny, they renamed it My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg).

For the Ramones-challenged, the song is about when Reagan visited a German military cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, to lay a wreath. But there were SS soldiers buried there. Joey, being Jewish, didn't cotton to that (nor did many others, including Elie Wiesel, who said, "That place, Mr President, is not your place. Your place is with the victims of the SS." Joey was pretty harsh. And rightly so.

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Postby joanna » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:19 am

Yes, it was a very bad decision. He should have laid the wreath at the death camp he visited, which was not originally part of the plan, but added for damage control after the information about the SS soldiers' graves become public and brought about protests from American war veterans, the press, and members of Congress, as well as Elie Wiezel.
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Postby Little_Kites » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:39 pm

Hugues wrote: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


You might/might not like her cover of the Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (in French):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpZjJZjq9V4

and Sylvie and Bonnie Tyler singing Its a Heartache:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceAQp6CcLSU
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Postby Hugues » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:57 pm

I love everything she did, really! :wink:

I'm trying to purchase a (apparently hard to find) boxset of all her RCA years. I love how she surfed on all the musical movements of the decades (60's, 70's, 80's...). In that sense, she's a real French singing star, to me.
It's usually very light indeed, but always pleasant, and at times totally charming (especially in the sixties).
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Postby Hugues » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:06 pm

I love how she delivered this:

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I mean, that's a girl who doesn't have the tricks but the balls, so to speak! It makes for an insane, original, irresistible performance.
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