'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

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Postby Bent Fabric » 05 Dec 2017, 16:03

I'm strangely okay with that Heart song.

I may have to stumble over a lengthy list of caveats in order to say anything generous about it, but...here we are.

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 05 Dec 2017, 16:11

Bent Fabric wrote:I'm strangely okay with that Heart song.

I may have to stumble over a lengthy list of caveats in order to say anything generous about it, but...here we are.


The song isn't as bad as the video.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 05 Dec 2017, 16:17

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:I'm strangely okay with that Heart song.

I may have to stumble over a lengthy list of caveats in order to say anything generous about it, but...here we are.


The song isn't as bad as the video.


Even the screen grab was warning me not to go near it.

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Postby Quaco » 05 Dec 2017, 16:45

It's not too bad. It's just basically supermarket muzak. There are so many greater villains out there.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Dec 2017, 16:48

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:I bet Darkness Fish likes it though

I was just checking to see if it was "Alone". Y'know, I don't have a heart of stone. :D
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Postby Bent Fabric » 05 Dec 2017, 16:57

There's something about the timbre of Ann's voice singing the "every second of the night" melody in the chorus that I generally end up saluting.

Beyond that, I certainly make no revisionist claims for 1980s/90s Heart. Their comeback exists with the same gigantic asterisk as does that of someone like Aerosmith.

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Postby nev gash » 05 Dec 2017, 18:00

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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Dec 2017, 19:17

Bent Fabric wrote:I'm strangely okay with that Heart song.

I may have to stumble over a lengthy list of caveats in order to say anything generous about it, but...here we are.

Not long ago I went through a period of reassessing Heart. Found that I liked their seventies far more than I'd previously thought I did, and that their nineties-to-present era has had its moments.

But boy did their eighties blow chunks. How bad did it get? "These Dreams" (which I have no recollection of hearing at the time despite it being their first #1 single) is a relative highlight of the period, that's how bad.
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Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 05 Jan 2018, 23:56

TG wrote:The best thing I can say about it is it’s not prog.

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Postby Charlie O. » 07 Jan 2018, 07:00

That’s one that I always felt like I should hate, yet didn’t/don’t actually mind.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Jan 2018, 07:10

I like it fine. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is better.
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Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 07 Jan 2018, 09:37

GAH!
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Postby The Red Heifer » 07 Jan 2018, 10:11

I thought "Mad World" would be the one you would have John!
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Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 07 Jan 2018, 10:51

Yuletide Carol wrote:I thought "Mad World" would be the one you would have John!


I can just about stand that one.

'Shout' is a fucking atrocity.

it's the band, though, really. They're absolute cunts the pair of them.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 07 Jan 2018, 11:17

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it's the band, though, really. They're absolute cunts the pair of them.

Why?

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Jan 2018, 20:33

"Everybody Rules the World" was on the TOTP thing I was watching last night, and it was the most repulsive thing shown that night. The scrawny one looks like a more obnoxious Rik from The Young Ones, and the fat one sings like he's got those big clear-plastic cheek retractor things installed. His mouth movements are like some of the weirder things from the depths of the ocean in Blue Planet II.
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Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 07 Jan 2018, 20:40

:lol:

There you go, trans-chig :)
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 07 Jan 2018, 22:10

Darkness_Fish wrote:"Everybody Rules the World" was on the TOTP thing I was watching last night, and it was the most repulsive thing shown that night. The scrawny one looks like a more obnoxious Rik from The Young Ones, and the fat one sings like he's got those big clear-plastic cheek retractor things installed. His mouth movements are like some of the weirder things from the depths of the ocean in Blue Planet II.


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Postby echolalia » 07 Jan 2018, 23:38

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'Shout' is a fucking atrocity.

It is. But it's marginally better than


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Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 08 Jan 2018, 01:14

Oh, I don’t know. I’d throw everyone involved with BOTH recordings off very tall buildings with 10-ton weights tied to their scrotal sacks
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