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

Postby Charlie O. » 20 Sep 2017, 20:55

Quaco wrote: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!


I was having lunch today at Austin Grill and heard TWO Counting Crows songs... or maybe it was one Counting Crows song and one Counting Crows Wannabe song. Insufferable then, insufferable now.

It got me thinking (again) about starting a "shit bands/artists and the great bands/artists who influenced them" thread. Counting Crows is like if Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen had a child and spent the rest of their lives throwing up their hands and saying "Where did we go wrong??"
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Minnie the Minx » 20 Sep 2017, 21:04

Maybe if the Counting Crows dropped the first 'o' we'd have more of an idea about what to expect.
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Postby never/ever » 20 Sep 2017, 21:42

Goat Boy wrote:It's definitely Galway Girl


Just repeating this here. It is the one and only answer. Makes Counting Crows sound like the fucking Stones.
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Charlie O. wrote:
Quaco wrote: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!


I was having lunch today at Austin Grill and heard TWO Counting Crows songs... or maybe it was one Counting Crows song and one Counting Crows Wannabe song. Insufferable then, insufferable now.

It got me thinking (again) about starting a "shit bands/artists and the great bands/artists who influenced them" thread. Counting Crows is like if Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen had a child and spent the rest of their lives throwing up their hands and saying "Where did we go wrong??"

Interesting idea for a thread! As Renoir says "The awful thing about life is that everyone has their reasons." The world is filled with good intentions done badly.
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Postby The Unfragrant Ox » 21 Sep 2017, 20:38

There were large numbers of third-rate Bowie imitators knocking about in the 80s. I almost started a thread but there are people here who actually defend Psychedelic Furs albums.
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Postby Ranking Ted » 21 Sep 2017, 21:44

never/ever wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:It's definitely Galway Girl


Just repeating this here. It is the one and only answer. Makes Counting Crows sound like the fucking Stones.

I still haven't heard this undoubted insult to the ears. It's a badge of pride.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 21 Sep 2017, 22:07

I only know the Steve Earle "Galway Girl" (with the Pogues, so of course I love it). Glad you weren't talking about that one (hopefully I assume correctly).
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Postby kewl klive » 21 Sep 2017, 22:24

No wonder Taylor dropped her drawers.
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Charlie O. wrote:
Quaco wrote: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!


I was having lunch today at Austin Grill and heard TWO Counting Crows songs... or maybe it was one Counting Crows song and one Counting Crows Wannabe song. Insufferable then, insufferable now.

It got me thinking (again) about starting a "shit bands/artists and the great bands/artists who influenced them" thread. Counting Crows is like if Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen had a child and spent the rest of their lives throwing up their hands and saying "Where did we go wrong??"


You can see the lead singer courtside at every Golden State Warriors game. He grew up and went to UC Berkeley.

I'm ashamed that Adam Durwitz is a Bay Area native. There are some bands I like that are similar to Counting Crows. Del Amitri and the Wallflowers. I can see why people don't like that earnest take on roots/country rock though.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Sep 2017, 22:27

Quaco wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
Quaco wrote: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!


I was having lunch today at Austin Grill and heard TWO Counting Crows songs... or maybe it was one Counting Crows song and one Counting Crows Wannabe song. Insufferable then, insufferable now.

It got me thinking (again) about starting a "shit bands/artists and the great bands/artists who influenced them" thread. Counting Crows is like if Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen had a child and spent the rest of their lives throwing up their hands and saying "Where did we go wrong??"

Interesting idea for a thread! As Renoir says "The awful thing about life is that everyone has their reasons." The world is filled with good intentions done badly.


I thought that was Emerson.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 21 Sep 2017, 23:10

neville from norwich wrote:No wonder Taylor dropped her drawers.


I heard rumours they were sketchy.
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Postby Deebank » 23 Sep 2017, 17:00

I was watching the Live Lounge thing on BBC4 last night - entirely against my will - and Pink specifically mentioned 4 Non Blonds' What's Up as an influence.... Which tells you all you need to know about Pink.
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Postby kewl klive » 03 Oct 2017, 22:39

Well, I’ve just endured two ‘songs’ (sub-Nick Cave indie rock mitherings) by The National.
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Postby The Unfragrant Ox » 03 Oct 2017, 22:40

They're dreadful, aren't they? No spark, no heart.
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Postby kewl klive » 03 Oct 2017, 22:43

Absolutely pointless. Who is it for?
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Postby Ranking Ted » 03 Oct 2017, 22:50

One of my best mates, who normally has fairly bulletproof music taste, insists they're genius, best band currently going. And I can't see it. At all.

They're so fucking BORING.

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 Oct 2017, 14:01

Coldplay for beardy twats.
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I think I was conned, too...
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Postby kewl klive » 13 Oct 2017, 16:20

Christ, just heard something by St Vincent :cry:
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