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Postby The Beatles » 06 Jun 2016, 08:28

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

Postby Georgios » 06 Jun 2016, 08:46

How and why was that woman given a recording contract?

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Postby The Beatles » 06 Jun 2016, 08:51

:)

I'd forgotten about her until I saw this hellish nonsense on the TOTP rerun a couple of nights ago. Shocking.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Jun 2016, 08:58

Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 10 Jun 2016, 15:23



With bonus 2013 Jim Dandy Mangrum interview:

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

Postby bobzilla77 » 10 Jun 2016, 17:58

Black Oak did have some awesomely stoopid lyrics and that's probably the champion, but are way too much fun to be counted among "worst ever."
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Postby Georgios » 10 Jun 2016, 21:16

That Sound Of Silence cover is the absolute pits. The bicycling bear is right about it all emanating from the Mad World update as well. Rancid nonsense.

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Postby Quaco » 10 Jun 2016, 22:07

Fish in a barrel time, but I just heard this on the radio and got really mad. This song has so much to answer for. People are still doing this shit!

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Magic.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 20 Sep 2017, 15:17

Talking of getting mad at the radio, I was at the gym this morning and had had a shower and was getting ready to go to work. The music in the gym itself I can tune out with my iPod but this was music being beamed in on the television full volume. Both of these songs threw me into a rage: in fact I'm not going to post them as I don't want to share them. But look up 'Vacation' by Dirty Heads - go on- I dare you. I fucking dare you to last longer than five seconds. When you are angry, move to the next one: Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld. Unfortunately I had dropped my bra in the shower so was holding the bra under the dryer which is situated right under the TV. I couldn't get away. In the end I just put on a wet bra and bolted. What the fuck.
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Postby Rayge » 20 Sep 2017, 15:39

Minnie the Minx wrote:But look up 'Vacation' by Dirty Heads - go on- I dare you. I fucking dare you to last longer than five seconds. When you are angry, move to the next one: Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld. Unfortunately I had dropped my bra in the shower so was holding the bra under the dryer which is situated right under the TV. I couldn't get away. In the end I just put on a wet bra and bolted. What the fuck.


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With nothing better to do, I listened to all of Vacation, less than half of Most Girls. While I agree that the latter is horrid, with the autotuning and soppy lyrics designed to empower mice, I thought Vacation was just a harmless bit of feel-good summer pop music, with a mildly amusing Eminem pastiche, a couple of hooks and even a few swooping harmonies that I thought were quite nice. Don't get me wrong, I'm not interested in hearing it again, but I can say that for thousands of tracks in my own collection, let alone ones I didn't like in the first place :) – I'd rather listen, for instance, to Vacation on a loop than Michelle, Yesterday or Moo of Kintyre, to name just three of the usual suspects.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Goat Boy » 20 Sep 2017, 15:46

It's definitely Galway Girl
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Postby Deebank » 20 Sep 2017, 15:53

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Fucking awful drumming. I'm sure Toyah did much worse though.

She's currently on tour with Tony Hadley and Fish!
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Deebank wrote:
WHOA THERE CHILD wrote:


Fucking awful drumming. I'm sure Toyah did much worse though.

She's currently on tour with Tony Hadley and Fish!


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

Postby Deebank » 20 Sep 2017, 17:00

WHOA THERE CHILD wrote:
Deebank wrote:
WHOA THERE CHILD wrote:


Fucking awful drumming. I'm sure Toyah did much worse though.

She's currently on tour with Tony Hadley and Fish!


Everything good about 80s record making is present on the stage!


Yes, but not at the same time sadly. :(
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Pansy Puff » 20 Sep 2017, 18:21

Goat Boy wrote:It's definitely Galway Girl

God yes. I dropped my bacon sandwich all over the floor the first time I heard that monstrosity.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Sep 2017, 18:27

Minnie the Minx wrote:Talking of getting mad at the radio, I was at the gym this morning and had had a shower and was getting ready to go to work. The music in the gym itself I can tune out with my iPod but this was music being beamed in on the television full volume. Both of these songs threw me into a rage: in fact I'm not going to post them as I don't want to share them. But look up 'Vacation' by Dirty Heads - go on- I dare you. I fucking dare you to last longer than five seconds. When you are angry, move to the next one: Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld. Unfortunately I had dropped my bra in the shower so was holding the bra under the dryer which is situated right under the TV. I couldn't get away. In the end I just put on a wet bra and bolted. What the fuck.


I thought both were inoffensive at worst, although that Vacation song could get to you if it was played a lot on the radio.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Sep 2017, 18:29

bobzilla77 wrote:Black Oak did have some awesomely stoopid lyrics and that's probably the champion, but are way too much fun to be counted among "worst ever."


Worst ever. I couldn't even stand them when I was 16 and stoned half the time in the mid to late '70s.

They make Frank Marino and Pat Travers look like fucking musical geniuses.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 20 Sep 2017, 20:33

Goat Boy wrote:It's definitely Galway Girl


Yeah probably.
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