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Postby Jeemo » 31 Aug 2018, 23:32

Was there a more charisma free group than UB40?
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Postby Rayge » 01 Sep 2018, 19:25

outside of prog, can't think of one off-hand.
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Postby Georgios » 01 Sep 2018, 22:44

I bet Ali Campbell stunk of BO and weed.

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Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 01 Sep 2018, 22:56

They were alright for a very short time - 'King', 'Food For Thought' - but FUCK what a rapid decline.

But the reason I posted that one is more to do with the specific song than the group (as shit as they were). The title is the chorus, more or less, and it's shockingly, stunningly bad. Who'd write a song with a title that fucking stupid? and then dribble it out as the chorus?

Utter fucking idiots. Rotten art.
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Postby Georgios » 01 Sep 2018, 23:00

I think that's far from the worst thing they did, but where do you start with this lot?

Incredibly both these two singles managed to get into the US top 10.




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Georgios wrote:I think that's far from the worst thing they did, but where do you start with this lot?


That's a terrible record, but in the mouths of the Temptations, it's a great song.
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Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 14 Sep 2018, 09:35

kalowski II: The Revenge wrote:


Shocking.

We're going to hear more of this claptrap in the coming weeks, you know :(
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Count Machuki wrote:John Coan, couple of grand, and a studio for 24 hours

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Should I start the thread?


He'd bottle it, same as he did last time he made the ridiculous claim.
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Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 14 Sep 2018, 13:25

The last time I didn't get a couple of grand, you mean?
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Postby Deebank » 14 Sep 2018, 21:11

He’s all mouth & trousers.
As I’ve said a dozen times I’ve got more stuff on my phone for free (in GarageBand etc) than NO had when they were at their peak.
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We could just post endless YouTube links to that lot and it would satisfy the remit of this thread.

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Deebank wrote:As I’ve said a dozen times I’ve got more stuff on my phone for free (in GarageBand etc) than NO had when they were at their peak.


What's your point? I honestly don't follow
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Funny-bad, rather than vomit-bad, but still utterly worthless and stupid.
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BOXO wrote:
Deebank wrote:As I’ve said a dozen times I’ve got more stuff on my phone for free (in GarageBand etc) than NO had when they were at their peak.


What's your point? I honestly don't follow


My point is anyone can get hold of the technology to write music for nothing.

But coming up with a decent effort Is not as easy as it looks as anyone who has written music will tell you.

You have blustered that you could write a better tune than NO before ... and failed comically.
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Pansy Puff wrote:
Georgios wrote:We could just post endless YouTube links to that lot and it would satisfy the remit of this thread.

And upset Copehead at the same time!


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Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 14 Sep 2018, 22:21

Deebank wrote:My point is anyone can get hold of the technology to write music for nothing.

But coming up with a decent effort Is not as easy as it looks as anyone who has written music will tell you.

You have blustered that you could write a better tune than NO before ... and failed comically.


It wasn't so much that I was boasting - that was your (and a few others') misinterpretation.

What I was saying was that many of us here could put together a song that would be every bit as good as a NO album track, given a day or two in a studio. It's not an outlandish idea by any means.

The fact that you have recorded a load of beeps on some app on your phone is completely and utterly irrelevant to what we're talking about.
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It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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