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I Drove All Night

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Apr 2017, 18:08



Fucking great, no?
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 18:41

I suppose it depends how much tolerance you have for synthetic 80s production. His voice sort of sits on top like a great old monument but...I dunno. He did better.
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Apr 2017, 18:49

To me it almost seems like a Last Statement, you know? i don't think the production is objectionable. Sure it sounds 80s ish but not in a terrible way. Yeah he did better, of course, but there is something great and sweeping there. I find it quite moving.
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Apr 2017, 19:30

Yeah, but if I criticize the 80s sound, I'm a Rolling Stone-worshipping American! :evil: :lol:

It's the Jeff Lynne-isms more than the 80s sound per se, but his voice does survive it. Just makes it good rather than great.
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Thang-y » 17 Apr 2017, 19:49

Nope. Don't like it. But I do like this:


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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Apr 2017, 20:01

toomanyhatz wrote:Yeah, but if I criticize the 80s sound, I'm a Rolling Stone-worshipping American! :evil: :lol:



As if Coan's not an NME-worshipping Briton.
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Rayge » 17 Apr 2017, 20:02

Thang-y wrote:But I do like this:



Me too. Hurrah! Another point of contact.

Got nothing to add about the Orbison to what's been said already. I don't mind the production as much as some.
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Jeemo » 17 Apr 2017, 21:14

Love both versions
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Apr 2017, 21:28

Hate the first one. I looked up I Drove All Night to see if Tom Petty wrote it because it sounds like one of his atrocious attempts during the '80s, and I 'm a huge fan. It doesn't suit Orbison at all or befit his legacy.

Lauper could more easily get away with something like this.
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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Hugh » 17 Apr 2017, 22:44

[Not as good as The Comedians.

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Re: I Drove All Night

Postby Six String » 18 Apr 2017, 21:47

Thang-y wrote:Nope. Don't like it. But I do like this:



She performed it on David Letterman when it came out and it killed the single version.