John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

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John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby WHOA THERE CHILD » 15 Jul 2017, 09:17

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Osgood » 15 Jul 2017, 10:27

I wouldn't call it shit, but I change station if it pops on the radio.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Revolver » 15 Jul 2017, 10:49

For me, it conjures up the political, musical and social shitstorm that was the mid 80s. And that aint good.

Having said that, I always quite liked it :D

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Jul 2017, 11:27

Sade is my guilty pleasure.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Fonz » 15 Jul 2017, 13:39

I prefer it now, once every couple of years, than at the time (a billion times a day) when it seemed to epitomise some sort of pseudo-sophisticated aspiration.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Still Baron » 15 Jul 2017, 15:15

A HIT
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby The Modernist » 15 Jul 2017, 15:28

It's a little bland, but I quite like it, especially the "LA to Chicago". A hit.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby fange » 15 Jul 2017, 16:25

Hit.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby WHOA THERE CHILD » 15 Jul 2017, 16:31

Maybe we appreciate it more 30-odd years on - people don't make an effort to incorporate melody much today. At least you don't hear it in big hits.

I still don't like it very much and I'm voting 'SHIT'
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby fange » 15 Jul 2017, 16:37

It is very smooth, almost to easy listening levels, but i've always had a soft spot for a couple of those early Sade singles. The melody is strong, the lyrics take you away a bit, and while some people don't like her voice i've always enjoyed it.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Jul 2017, 16:43

Hit. Sade occupies a pretty unique place in current pop music. I've kinda OD'd on her albums, but she's consistently good and this was a breath of fresh air on the radio.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby toomanyhatz » 15 Jul 2017, 18:27

I wouldn't want a whole album or a whole radio sequence of stuff like it, but in context it was refreshing. Hit.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 15 Jul 2017, 23:01

Still traumatized from its ubiquity in the day. But it's fine.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Loki » 16 Jul 2017, 02:15

I accidently voted SHIT. Oops.
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby echolalia » 16 Jul 2017, 03:51

Sade was my neighbour in the early 1990s in Madrid. “La Cebada.” I love her! Not that I ever met her.

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Positive Passion » 16 Jul 2017, 08:24

Great

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby The Red Heifer » 16 Jul 2017, 09:08

I like it a lot more than I used to!
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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Pat O'Banton » 16 Jul 2017, 09:18

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Georgios » 16 Jul 2017, 19:59

Neither - Your Love Is King is a definite HIT though. She's one of only an handful of performers who didn't look ridiculous at Live Aid and arguably the only one who looked sensational

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Re: John Coan's SHIT OR HIT 19

Postby Ranking Ted » 16 Jul 2017, 21:00

At this distance, the whole Filofax-ness of its deafeningly signalled SOPHISTICATION is rather quaint, lending the whole thing much more charm than it had at the time. As much a period piece as Lonnie Donegan. Hit!