MacArthur Park

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A masterpiece
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65%
Glorious but flawed
2
9%
Good...but not that good
3
13%
Too mawkish for me
0
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Awful
3
13%
 
Total votes: 23

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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 15:53

No one's gonna pimp for the Donna Summer version? The first one I ever heard. Goes on forever too.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Nov 2017, 16:04

Oooh it's amazing oh such a flawed masterpiece

if anything her faults add something to the whole FABRIC of the piece

ooh ohh
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 16:08

I CONCUR!
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 16:10

Hey, I voted 'awful.'

But clearly, I'm in the minority.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Nov 2017, 16:13

I'm not so sure.

You could start a thread on a fucking Spice Girls' song these days and get 7 out of 10 voting 'great'
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 16:15

How dare people rate this song SO HIGHLY

Especially when I don't think it's ALL THAT
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Nov 2017, 16:16

:x
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 16:17

What a song! What a performance! I love this song EVER SO MUCH!!!
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 16:22

How should we be John?
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Nov 2017, 16:23

oh oh oh oh
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 16:25

I'm starting a Ted Nugent thread.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 16:29

Too bad the Velvet Underground never did a version with feedback and a cake being left out by all the Jim-Jims in this town.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 16:35

:lol:

But c'mon, Todd. Lou Reed would never write a lyric that Hallmarkish.

What you need to do to appreciate the song is totally divorce the lyric from the music. The music is fine, in a Vegas- type late '60s way. It might have made it on its own without any words. But what words, eh? And sung with such conviction, too.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 16:47

Please. I could point to dozens of overripe Reed lyrics. Ever hear “My House”?

Meanwhile...as a lyricist, I’d kill to write anything as beautiful as the the second verse of MP.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 16:50

Yeah, it's on The Blue Mask, right?

Anyway, he's not singing those words the way vocalists have with 'Macarthur Park" either.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 16:54

No, seriously.

It's not like I'd ever have that recipe again either.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Nov 2017, 18:20

Face it. You never had the recipe to begin with, Matt.
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Nov 2017, 18:48

Wasn't MacArthur Park the inspiration for Barry Ryan to write "Eloise"?
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Re: MacArthur Park

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Nov 2017, 19:03

They're not stripey!
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