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

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

Postby bobzilla77 » 17 Apr 2018, 23:21

Quaco wrote:Now we're taking potshots at "We Are the World" :)



Twas ever thus. I remember a Greil Marcus article about that whole phenomenon, written right at the time everyone thought it was so wonderful, that did not reflect very, um, charitably on the principals.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby The Red Heifer » 18 Apr 2018, 03:36

Considering the themes of bashing "We Are The World" and ironic covers where do we sit on this?

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

Postby Darkness_Fish » 18 Apr 2018, 11:15

The Red Heifer wrote:Considering the themes of bashing "We Are The World" and ironic covers where do we sit on this?


Kill it with fire, and only once it has burned out, and we are sure it is dead, piss on it.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Darkness_Fish » 18 Apr 2018, 11:19

Dunno if this is too obvious, or has already been picked. But it fits.

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Postby ORORORO » 18 Apr 2018, 11:29

I can't hate it 'cos the singer looks chubby and ever so slightly awkward. He's got a good face, you can imagine if you stopped him and said 'I really like 'Dance The Night Away' ' he'd be over the moon. He's the anti-Bono.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Geezee » 18 Apr 2018, 11:40

*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote: Springsteen comes in about five minutes in and it sounds like he's throwing up.


Wyclef Jean also sounds like he has stomach problems in the equivalent section of the Haiti version...

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

Postby gash on ignore » 23 Apr 2018, 10:03

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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

Postby Darkness_Fish » 23 Apr 2018, 10:15

It's not as bad as his cover of "Tainted Love", to be fair. I'm not saying it isn't wretched, but it's only the fifth or sixth circle of hell.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby ORORORO » 23 Apr 2018, 11:24

"the 90s Bowie" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby gash on ignore » 23 Apr 2018, 11:31

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

Postby gash on ignore » 23 Apr 2018, 12:58

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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

Postby Quaco » 23 Apr 2018, 18:27

nev gash wrote:

Mostly bad because of the further canonization of that overrated song. I didn't mind the interpretation.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby bobzilla77 » 24 Apr 2018, 06:58

Jimbo wrote:The Natural Times said no matter, essentially we are all doomed.


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

Postby The Red Heifer » 24 Apr 2018, 08:24

Marilyn Manson's covers weren't anything to write home about but I'll be damned if I'll stand by and let Coan mock him/them. "The Dope Show" and "Disposable Teens" are great, the latter something I enjoy just as much as any glam released at the time.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby gash on ignore » 02 May 2018, 13:52



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

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 02 May 2018, 14:06

Jesus. Can somebody just shove them all into that inflatable palm tree, please?
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 May 2018, 15:30

Robert Plant was gushing about them recently ffs
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby gash on ignore » 10 May 2018, 16:48



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

Postby gash on ignore » 10 May 2018, 17:00

Listen lads, we’ve done a bit too good a job over the last 40 years repositioning ourselves as art, time to reel the squares back in I reckon.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby bobzilla77 » 10 May 2018, 18:55

Good morning, my grumpy little friends.


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