Fleeing from the past/racing towards the future

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Bent Fabric
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Re: Fleeing from the past/racing towards the future

Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Jul 2017, 00:50

A continuation of the above digression:

"The Avocado Mafia goes 'new wave'":



"The East Coast equivalent (I assume they were called "The Regular Mafia)":



Two (by then) old guard establishment rockers adapt to the winds of change as best they can.

I found contemporaneous (rather damning) reviews of the two parent albums (not to imply that Rolling Stone was ever "it", but it is interesting to revisit evidence that there was a time when you wouldn't get fired or censored for giving Hootie a negative review - these writers seem to absolutely give a fuck about the state of music):

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/mad-love-19800403

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/glass-houses-19800501

(Also semi relevant - both Ronstadt and Joel would follow their "new wave lite" periods with full on retreats away from contemporary relevance - Joel temporarily into little miniature replicas of 60s/50s idioms, and Ronstadt somewhat more permanently into standards, Broadway and,,,canciones)

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Re: Fleeing from the past/racing towards the future

Postby fange » 14 Jul 2017, 15:50

Is this the thread for Weezer's 'Buddy Holly'?
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Re: Fleeing from the past/racing towards the future

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 14 Jul 2017, 17:33

fange wrote:Is this the thread for Weezer's 'Buddy Holly'?


Yes.

The esteemed participants/philosophers are using sophisticated and technical language to explore each and every nook and cranny of the magnum opus you are referring to.

Let their superb and finely grained analysis cum appraisal just wash over you.

See it as BCB's version of the reception study of Ulysses, Finnegan's Wake and Moby-Dick all rolled into one.

Once all of its incomparable riches will have sunk deeply into your soul, you will realize you got the gift of a lifetime.

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