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The one exception...

Postby Quaco » 10 Nov 2017, 05:09

Is there a sensitive AC/DC song?

Is there a totally pop Gentle Giant song?

Is there a memorable Tame Impala song?

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Re: The one exception...

Postby Charlie O. » 10 Nov 2017, 05:41

Quaco wrote:Is there a sensitive AC/DC song?

"Ride On" probably comes closest.

As for Tame Impala, I love the Innerspeaker album and could sing much of it for you, except I don't really know any of the lyrics, or even the song titles for the most part, so... make of that what you will.
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Nov 2017, 12:19

Charlie O. wrote:
Quaco wrote:Is there a sensitive AC/DC song?

"Ride On" probably comes closest.


"Ride On" is a stone cold masterpiece.

This one seems a fair bit more awkward, but certainly fits the "sensitive" mandate:


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Re: The one exception...

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Nov 2017, 12:41

Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
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Re: The one exception...

Postby trans-chigley express » 10 Nov 2017, 13:32

Quaco wrote:
Is there a totally pop Gentle Giant song?



Maybe one from one of their later albums but I don't care much for them so not sure. Otherwise this one comes closest:

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Re: The one exception...

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 10 Nov 2017, 13:34

Fuck me that sounds like XTC!
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Quaco » 10 Nov 2017, 19:13

Is there a Jon Anderson lyric that actually makes clear, literal sense?

Is there a Small Faces song where they don't sound like they're having a good time?

Is there a Flaming Lips song that doesn't have some quirky idea in the lyrics or title?

Is there a funny Nick Drake song?

Is there a Giorgio Moroder song that isn't in 4/4?
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Quaco » 10 Nov 2017, 19:17

trans-chigley express wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Is there a totally pop Gentle Giant song?



Maybe one from one of their later albums but I don't care much for them so not sure. Otherwise this one comes closest:

That was the one I thought of as well! I like this one. It's naturally a good song. Whereas later poppy efforts seemed more forced and/or negative because of the fact music had changed and they resented it?
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Nov 2017, 19:28

Quaco wrote:Is there a funny Nick Drake song?

Poor Boy is kind of an amusing first-person character sketch of a self-pitying type, complete with mocking backup singers.
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Nov 2017, 19:29

Quaco wrote:Is there a Jon Anderson lyric that actually makes clear, literal sense?


By his standards, "Don't Kill The Whale" seems fairly direct.

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Re: The one exception...

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 10 Nov 2017, 19:35

Quaco wrote:
Is there a Small Faces song where they don't sound like they're having a good time?


‘Get Yourself Together’ is a bit downbeat.
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Re: The one exception...

Postby bobzilla77 » 10 Nov 2017, 19:46

Is there a Flaming Lips song that doesn't have some quirky idea in the lyrics or title?

Oh sure. Moutainside, Unconsciously Screaming, Hit Me Like The First Time, Turn It On. I'm not as familiar with the last ten years or so - maybe not among that stuff.
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Re: The one exception...

Postby The Modernist » 10 Nov 2017, 19:50

Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Is there a Small Faces song where they don't sound like they're having a good time?


‘Get Yourself Together’ is a bit downbeat.


Nah that one's quite cheerful.

Mad John?

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Re: The one exception...

Postby WG Kaspar » 10 Nov 2017, 20:08

The Modernist wrote:
Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:
Quaco wrote:
Is there a Small Faces song where they don't sound like they're having a good time?


‘Get Yourself Together’ is a bit downbeat.


Nah that one's quite cheerful.

Mad John?

Autumn Stone surely
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Quaco » 10 Nov 2017, 21:00

Is there one Jimi Hendrix song that doesn't have guitar on it?
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 10 Nov 2017, 21:11

Quaco wrote:Is there one Jimi Hendrix song that doesn't have guitar on it?


I’d be very surprised if there was!

What about a Doors’ song that doesn’t feature Ray vamping all over the shop?
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Re: The one exception...

Postby The Modernist » 10 Nov 2017, 21:27

Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:
What about a Doors’ song that doesn’t feature Ray vamping all over the shop?


My Wild Love.
Mind you it's such a boring song, I don't think I've made it to the end, so he might pop up!

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Re: The one exception...

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Nov 2017, 21:27

Quaco wrote:Is there one Jimi Hendrix song that doesn't have guitar on it?

Is "And the Gods Made Love" a song? It may very well have guitar on it anyway.
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Re: The one exception...

Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 10 Nov 2017, 21:39

The Modernist wrote:
Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:
What about a Doors’ song that doesn’t feature Ray vamping all over the shop?


My Wild Love.
Mind you it's such a boring song, I don't think I've made it to the end, so he might pop up!


:)

Actually isn't that Spanish song on the same album Manzarek-less?
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Re: The one exception...

Postby trans-chigley express » 10 Nov 2017, 22:58

Bent Fabric wrote:
Quaco wrote:Is there a Jon Anderson lyric that actually makes clear, literal sense?


By his standards, "Don't Kill The Whale" seems fairly direct.

There are some straight forward lyrics on the debut such as “Sweetness” and “Yesterday and Today”. I guess he had yet to really discover his brand of gobbledygook at the early stage