John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

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SHIT
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HIT
14
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John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 17 Jun 2017, 16:49

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Ragye » 17 Jun 2017, 16:51

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Jun 2017, 16:55

Are you serious JC?
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 17 Jun 2017, 17:07

Well *I* like it!
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 17 Jun 2017, 18:21

Not tasteful like Dire Straits
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Jun 2017, 18:33

Doctor Ian Le wrote:Not tasteful like Dire Straits


There's more grit in something like "Solid Rock" than in this vapid dross - by quite some amount too!
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Jun 2017, 18:45

I like that the singer ended up doing the "Real Men of Genius" ad campaign. Doesn't make the song any better, mind. I'm glad he has a sense of humor, but I still voted "shit."
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Jun 2017, 19:35

Irredeemable.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Bent Fabric » 17 Jun 2017, 19:49

I suppose (objectively) it is more shit than hit, but there is something so deeply, profoundly and impressively mercenary about it - just this "determinedly doing a job in some very literal and through way" high production job (the back wards piano, a lot of little bits of "state of the art 1982 middle American hard rock" ear candy). I keep coming back to words like "determined (the fact that the author was a - by now ancient - music biz veteran whose earlier work had considerably "influenced" Bill Conti's work on the earlier Rocky themes, the fact that the band has the most ridiculous "underdog" sounding band name...Triumph would be the other band who seem to be pushing a "Don't count us out!" moniker, the fact that the aforementioned author had had a hand in a lot of "It's not so terrible, right?" hackwork like the 38 Special hits - songs that, for all of their indefensible corniness, would have been highlights of any power pop album of the era).

I guess I'm incapable of hating it.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Jun 2017, 20:26

This was the Ides Of March guy, right? A fellow Chicagoan?
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby The Red Heifer » 18 Jun 2017, 00:23

It's the Wests Tigers run out song of course I like it.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Bent Fabric » 18 Jun 2017, 09:01

Charlie O. wrote:This was the Ides Of March guy, right? A fellow Chicagoan?


Yeah - Jim Peterik. From the western suburbs of Chicago.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Still Baron » 22 Jun 2017, 02:32

Bent Fabric wrote:I guess I'm incapable of hating it.


I might be able to muster the energy, but I'd prefer to save it for something else.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby fange » 22 Jun 2017, 02:42

Doctor Ian Le wrote:Well *I* like it!

Me too. As radio-friendly rock songs of the era go, this was one of the better ones.

I'd rather listen to it a 100 times before having to hear 'Ebony and Ivory' ever again, that's for sure.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Charlie O. » 22 Jun 2017, 03:25

fange wrote:I'd rather listen to it a 100 times before having to hear 'Ebony and Ivory' ever again, that's for sure.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby fange » 22 Jun 2017, 03:36

:D









Seriously though, don't ask me to listen to 'E&I' again. :(
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Postby Loki » 22 Jun 2017, 04:13

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby fange » 22 Jun 2017, 04:19

No, i hate everyone equally!
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby kewl klive » 22 Jun 2017, 10:07

It's great in that way that Pop Metal sometimes can be. Aluminium light and groovy.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 14

Postby Goat Boy » 22 Jun 2017, 10:34

I’d take it over that Jonny Winter abortion any day of the week.

As I get older I find myself liking this sorta thing more. I like its boldness, its ambition. It’s people trying to write a HIT SONG you know and I appreciate that. It takes guts to do that because there’s nowhere to hide.

I wish more songwriters would try and write HIT SONGS. I think the world would be a better place
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