John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

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John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby *fun and open field* » 09 May 2017, 13:29

Darryl Strawberry wrote:I quite like Sweet Child. Great wah-wah on the solo.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby di Maio » 09 May 2017, 13:47

I'm massively disappointed that phone ringing at the beginning didn't end with "Hello, who is that speaking please? I'M ON A PARTY LINE WONDERING ALL THE TIME"

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Moleskin » 09 May 2017, 13:58

It's dumb but I love it. From a surprisingly decent album.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Osgood » 09 May 2017, 15:09

Moleskin wrote:It's dumb but I love it. From a surprisingly decent album.


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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 09 May 2017, 15:12

I remember the first time I heard it in the 80's and thinking it was great. Still do. Goes on a bit, though...
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Charlie O. » 09 May 2017, 15:27

Adore it. I even bought the 45, and played it over and over again. And the video (which I don't think I saw 'til later) is a hoot.

I'd say the parent album is about half-great, half-dreck.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 09 May 2017, 15:29

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Darkness_Fish » 09 May 2017, 15:38

Runs out of ideas after 20 seconds, and it wasn't a good idea in the first place. Shit.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 May 2017, 16:39

Moleskin wrote:It's dumb but I love it. From a surprisingly decent album.


Ditto. It's a reminder that Reed came from the old Tin Pan Alley school of songwriting. Kinda like Paul Simon.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Velvis » 09 May 2017, 16:45

HIT! I always like a song that makes a reference to an older song.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 May 2017, 17:09

It's great. Haven't heard it much since the eighties so it hasn't overstayed its welcome on radio either. And that album is good, too. Not as good as The Blue Mask or New York in terms of '80s Lou, but easily as good as the more praised Legendary Hearts, say. I used to hear "Red Joystick" on the radio too.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby pcqgod » 09 May 2017, 19:26

I've always liked this one.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 May 2017, 19:59

Hate the opening, but once he gets to the song, it's hit all the way. I really like the sound he gets in that era - busy bass and all - but it requires decent songs to work. This is one of the better ones, though a better opening line would've been nice.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby *fun and open field* » 09 May 2017, 20:56

That fretless bass? Horrible. Meowing all over the place. Fernando Saunders, wasn't it?

Apart from that it's pretty good.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby The Modernist » 15 Jul 2017, 21:22

I'm not sure "Rock n' Roll" was such great shakes as a song, but it was such a life affirming performance and great sounding record. Replace the sheer verve of The Velvets with a deadening MTV mid 80s production and you get this. Its heart is in the right place, but it sounds like an old man trying to update his sound to get a hit. It can never shake that desperation.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 7

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 15 Jul 2017, 22:31

It's Loy Reed not taking himself too seriously, which makes it both rare and good.
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