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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 kewl klive » 05 Dec 2017, 18:00

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

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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