Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

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YAY!
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NAY!
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Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby German Dave » 16 Jul 2017, 09:49

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 16 Jul 2017, 10:18

Tricky. I'm probably dead in the middle, right on the fence. I can't hate it, there's something there but it's no great shakes as a song - and you've got all the bad 80s stuff going on too.

I'll vote YAY! 'cos I imagine there'll be quite a few haters along later and I don't want ol' Rodders to get buried...
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Moleskin » 16 Jul 2017, 10:19

There's something slightly trying-too-hard about it.
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby The Modernist » 16 Jul 2017, 10:49

I don't like it much, never have. I find it harder to say why though, it would be a cop out to just blame it on the production as 'Young Turks' has an identical sound and I don't mind that one at all. I just don't like the tune much and I don't think his voice was that well suited to this kind of material.

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Positive Passion » 16 Jul 2017, 19:03

It is a decent song, but not much more. Young turks is ace.

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Goat Boy » 16 Jul 2017, 19:11

Yay. if only for the opening melody ("baby jane, don't leave me haaanging on...") which is rather good.

sure there are 80s crimes going on but it's alright, you know? On a good/bad day I might say it's "quite good"
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Georgios » 16 Jul 2017, 19:54

Nay - It's around this period where the last gasps of anything of any worth is recorded by the man though, mainly Young Turks and Tonight I'm Yours.

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 16 Jul 2017, 19:59

I like the song. Hate the record.


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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 16 Jul 2017, 20:16

Do it!
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Ranking Ted » 16 Jul 2017, 20:53

After around 30 odd years of understandably considering it to be pile of poo, I unaccountably developed a soft spot for it a year or so ago. I'm wanting to call that a mid life crisis in record form but unfortunately I think it's leading me to go 'hit'.

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Ranking Ted » 16 Jul 2017, 20:53

Or, indeed, 'yay'.

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby slightbreeze » 16 Jul 2017, 23:56

Yay. Not his best by any means, but a catchy pop song nevertheless. The video, however, is cringeworthy.

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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Jul 2017, 13:58

It's pretty fucking awful. That occasional synth line is really weedy, the rhythm is a limp swinging hand-clap which reminds me of Cliff. The vocal melody is ok, and he delivers it with gusto. It's just hamstrung by everything underneath.
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby C » 17 Jul 2017, 14:05

I have a pair of Rod's split knee loon pants, given to me by one of his big brothers, if that helps.....






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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Quaco » 17 Jul 2017, 20:04

Yay to Rod. He's been good, and he doesn't owe me anything more. Nay to that one because it's not interesting and he has a billion dollars and obviously is completely confused.
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Jul 2017, 21:21

There's nothing very redeemable about this one.
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Jul 2017, 23:25

It continues to shock me every time this happens, but I think once again my answer is "exactly what D_Fish says."

If anything I feel like it's made worse by the fact that it's a lack of taste rather than ability. It's a conscious decision to go "lowest common denominator." It's not like he's lost his faculty to discern or anything. He wants the bucks.
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Loki » 18 Jul 2017, 07:34

NAY.

Way too synthy. Even his vocal performance is poor. Pretty retched, I say.
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Re: Griff's YAY or NAY! Number 1

Postby Jeemo » 18 Jul 2017, 09:43

It was shite then its shite now.
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