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

Do talk back
User avatar
Charlie O.
Posts: 37796
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:53
Location: In-A-Badda-La-Wadda, bay-beh

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??"
Image

User avatar
Minnie Cheddars
funky thigh collector
Posts: 28401
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

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

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 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.
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?

User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 21210
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

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

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.
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

George Carlin

User avatar
Quaco
F R double E
Posts: 45785
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 19:41

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

Postby Quaco » 21 Sep 2017, 20:16

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.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

User avatar
COLIN LAND
hounds people off the board
Posts: 13605
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

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

Postby COLIN LAND » 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.
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Your essay needs to be in before 5.00 tomorrow Dougie.


:D :D :D

One of the finest replies in BCB's history.

User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 11691
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

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

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.

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 25866
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

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

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).
The Great Defector wrote:I still stand by if other people are doing as opposition or its just an everyday day thing, doesn't mean you have to or should do. Work away like, I'm just get your problem.


1959 1963 1965 1981 1988 2017?

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 29736
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

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

Postby Goat Boy » 21 Sep 2017, 22:21

Copehead wrote:You are making a fool of yourself.


Muskrat wrote:I'm undemonstrative during shows; no matter how much I enjoy them. People who get up and move around ("dance," if they will) strike me as show-offs

User avatar
kewl klive
cultural defective
Posts: 13927
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

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

Postby kewl klive » 21 Sep 2017, 22:24

No wonder Taylor dropped her drawers.
Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


Hodgson wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily


User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 59641
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Sep 2017, 22:26

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.
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 59641
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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.
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

User avatar
The Red Heifer
Fucking Crackers
Posts: 14384
Joined: 31 Aug 2003, 01:28
Location: South Penriff
Contact:

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

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.
Goat Boy wrote:Fuck me (please note: this is not a request, I am merely expressing exasperation)

User avatar
Deebank
Resonator
Posts: 22398
Joined: 10 Oct 2003, 13:47
Location: In a beautiful place out in the country

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

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.
Paid anghofio fod dy galon yn y chwyldro

User avatar
kewl klive
cultural defective
Posts: 13927
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

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

Postby kewl klive » 03 Oct 2017, 22:39

Well, I’ve just endured two ‘songs’ (sub-Nick Cave indie rock mitherings) by The National.
Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


Hodgson wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily


User avatar
COLIN LAND
hounds people off the board
Posts: 13605
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

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

Postby COLIN LAND » 03 Oct 2017, 22:40

They're dreadful, aren't they? No spark, no heart.
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Your essay needs to be in before 5.00 tomorrow Dougie.


:D :D :D

One of the finest replies in BCB's history.

User avatar
kewl klive
cultural defective
Posts: 13927
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

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

Postby kewl klive » 03 Oct 2017, 22:43

Absolutely pointless. Who is it for?
Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


Hodgson wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily


User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 11691
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

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

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.

User avatar
Harvey K-Tel
Long Player
Posts: 38726
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 23:20
Location: 1220 on your AM dial

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

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

Coldplay for beardy twats.
If you've got nothing to do, don't do it here.

User avatar
COLIN LAND
hounds people off the board
Posts: 13605
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

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

Postby COLIN LAND » 13 Oct 2017, 14:24



I think I was conned, too...
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Your essay needs to be in before 5.00 tomorrow Dougie.


:D :D :D

One of the finest replies in BCB's history.

User avatar
kewl klive
cultural defective
Posts: 13927
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

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

Postby kewl klive » 13 Oct 2017, 16:20

Christ, just heard something by St Vincent :cry:
Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


Hodgson wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily