YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

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Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder: Ebony & Ivory

YES
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18%
NO
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82%
 
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YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby . » 26 Mar 2014, 14:14

Time to climb off the fence again, y'all


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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 26 Mar 2014, 14:26

Love Paul. Love Stevie. Don't love Paul & Stevie.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 26 Mar 2014, 14:49

pig bodine wrote:1982? when I was even more infantile than I am now, I used to put $2.00 in a jukebox and play Ebony and Ivory 8 times in a row. Boy, would people hate me!


Oh, I did the same exact thing.

Hardly a peak for either artist, but...they weren't yet too far gone to get away with this sort of thing - I really can't fault or belittle the intent, however David Brent the end result might be.

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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Matt Wilson » 26 Mar 2014, 14:56

It could be worse.

It could be Bowie and Jagger.

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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby GoogaMooga » 26 Mar 2014, 15:38

Matt Wilson wrote:It could be worse.

It could be Bowie and Jagger.


Exactly!

I voted NO, but I don't hate it enough to reach for the skip button when I play my Wonder comps. I have also grown to tolerate I Just Called (both out of laziness to reach for the skip button).

I think the Macca-Jackson duets, The Girl is Mine and Say Say Say are both better than EAI.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Quaco » 26 Mar 2014, 15:47

Not great production choices perhaps, but a resounding yes from me -- for the song, that great intro, and even some real feeling in the vocals.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby robertff » 26 Mar 2014, 16:18

Really not keen on this at all, excruciatingly painful despite the sentiment.





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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby . » 26 Mar 2014, 16:28

Quaco wrote: real feeling in the vocals.


"people are the same, wherever you go"

Macca's harmony on the reprise is brilliant.

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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Quaco » 26 Mar 2014, 16:40

ergo wrote:
Quaco wrote: real feeling in the vocals.


"people are the same, wherever you go"

Macca's harmony on the reprise is brilliant.

I kind of agree. Also, the way he does "learn to give each other" is somehow a definitive McCartney vocal moment. Weird. Though Stevie's effortlessly good, clearly.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Loki » 26 Mar 2014, 16:41

Liked it much better when Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy did it. Amazing to find something from SNL on YouTube, but why did they edit it? Jeez

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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Mar 2014, 17:02

NoNoNoNoNoNoNo!!!

Which makes me too cool for school, I suppose.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Ranking Ted » 26 Mar 2014, 17:16

Ha! Your 1982 fixation has gone too far this time. ;)

Merde, of course.

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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Rayge » 26 Mar 2014, 17:22

Awful. Not quite as bad as Mull of Kintyre, but up there
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Quaco » 26 Mar 2014, 17:23

I am proud to NOT be a pretentious, cynical, too cool for school asshole. Listen without prejudice.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Still Baron » 26 Mar 2014, 17:24

I don't mind it.
I guess
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Snarfyguy » 26 Mar 2014, 17:28

Quaco wrote:
ergo wrote:
Quaco wrote: real feeling in the vocals.


"people are the same, wherever you go"

Macca's harmony on the reprise is brilliant.

I kind of agree. Also, the way he does "learn to give each other" is somehow a definitive McCartney vocal moment. Weird. Though Stevie's effortlessly good, clearly.

It should be "learn to give one another," presuming he's talking about more than two people.

Sorry!
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Mar 2014, 17:30

Voice of Baron wrote:I don't mind it.
I guess


ergo wrote:Time to climb off the fence again


Mind you, I don't get this "climb off the fence" stuff. I suspect most people feel neutral about most music. Fences can be useful for steering you away from the quicksand.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby Quaco » 26 Mar 2014, 17:34

Snarfyguy wrote:
Quaco wrote:I kind of agree. Also, the way he does "learn to give each other" is somehow a definitive McCartney vocal moment. Weird. Though Stevie's effortlessly good, clearly.

It should be "learn to give one another," presuming he's talking about more than two people.

Sorry!

Oh, I thought it meant Paul giving Stevie a much-needed boost for a failing career and Stevie giving Paul racial credibility.
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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby purgatory brite » 26 Mar 2014, 17:35

Marginally preferable than the atrocities he recorded with Wacko Jacko.

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Re: YES or NO: Ebony & Ivory

Postby The Modernist » 26 Mar 2014, 17:45

pb wrote:Marginally preferable than the atrocities he recorded with Wacko Jacko.


"The Girl Is Mine" is pleasant enough, certainly much better than "Ebony and Ivory".