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I Can't Wait
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33%
Happy Hour
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58%
Higher Love
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Invisible Touch
2
8%
 
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OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby The Beatles » 10 Jan 2018, 14:00

Which would you put on the jukebox today?







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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 10 Jan 2018, 14:08

I'd go for the first two, but since I only get to choose one, I'll pick Nu Shooz. I could totally see myself enjoying it if it came on the jukebox in a bar. Winwood and Genesis are for wankers that want to waste $2.
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Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 14:12

!986 was a pretty bad year.
I have a liking for 'I Can't Wait', without regarding it as a classic or anything. It's good candyfloss pop that works. Of course if you hear it too often, the irritating factor starts creeping in. Despite some icky production choices, 'Higher Love' is decent. The other two are horrible.

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Postby gash on ignore » 10 Jan 2018, 14:14

Nice to hear the synth parps from Nu Shooz showing up on Higher Love.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Beatles » 10 Jan 2018, 14:17

I hated 'Happy Hour' for years but I kind of like its exuberance now. It's not a bad song at all, sort of Undertones-after-someone's-stolen-their-distortion-pedals.

Lyrically it's the usual sneery studenty shit but I can overlook it today.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jan 2018, 15:09

I don't mind "Happy Hour" at all, I've nothing against The Housemartins, really. "I Can't Wait" is a decent enough track, too.

I'd rather sandpaper my testicles than listen to the other two.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Beatles » 10 Jan 2018, 15:14

Wait till the Yanks are out of bed. They’ll be all over Winwood.
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Postby Rayge » 10 Jan 2018, 15:25

Oh the Housemartins, easily, although I listened to Nu-Shooz as it wasn't familiar, and thought it was all right, but Happy Hour is a big grin single, always was.
The other two weren't familiar either, but since they were perpetrated by performers I've always avoided on the grounds of why the fuck would anyone pour dogshit into their ears and expect pleasure, we can discount them for the purpose of the voting
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Postby Rayge » 10 Jan 2018, 15:33

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:I hated 'Happy Hour' for years but I kind of like its exuberance now. It's not a bad song at all, sort of Undertones-after-someone's-stolen-their-distortion-pedals.

Lyrically it's the usual sneery studenty shit but I can overlook it today.

I've heard it dozens of times and couldn't begin to tell you what the lyrics are. It's the secret of enjoying that sort of post-Undertones sort of thing. Never mind the lyrics, feel the youthful enthusiasm and embrace of life. The Farmer's Boys were good at it, too.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Beatles » 10 Jan 2018, 15:35

'it's never happy hour for me'
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Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Jan 2018, 15:36

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:'it's never happy hour for me'


Samantha Fox is not going to like that.

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 10 Jan 2018, 15:41

I thought it was about this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster

Can't figure out yet what is the worse of the two evils in question.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby pcqgod » 10 Jan 2018, 17:08

I've always loved that Housemartins song (and the whole first album, really). All the others were enjoyable radio pop, in a good time for radio pop in the U.S.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Dayodead » 10 Jan 2018, 17:16

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:Wait till the Yanks are out of bed. They’ll be all over Winwood.


No....No we will NOT....Most find Winwood as tiresome as the rest of the planet does... Went with The Housemartins...Their "Smiths-lite" sound is inoffensive enough...The others go from banal (Nu Shooze) to downright awful (Genesis and Winwood)

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Jan 2018, 21:50

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_That%27s_What_I_Call_Music_7_(UK_series)
Holy Now 7, Batman! Yep, it wasn’t a vintage month. Check out the gems on that! On the 4 for our delectation:

I can’t stand the twee, smart arse, irritating Housemartins and this is their apex of tinky tonk, becardiganed, “subversive”, Radio 2 indie. Utter shite. I’ve picked on them as we seem to be going BCB soft on them.

The Genesis is abysmally bad, indefensible. Immediate sin bin for anyone that votes for it.

Higher Love is a perfect example of the post Live Aid wave of scrubbed up 60s and 70s rock avatars repurposed as Armani clad pop stars. I don’t hate it, I’d not go out of my way to hear it.

So, I’d give my vote for the perky but featherweight Nu Shooz.

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Copehead » 10 Jan 2018, 21:56

The Modernist wrote:!986 was a pretty bad year.
I have a liking for 'I Can't Wait', without regarding it as a classic or anything. It's good candyfloss pop that works. Of course if you hear it too often, the irritating factor starts creeping in. Despite some icky production choices, 'Higher Love' is decent. The other two are horrible.


The year of C86, the high point in UK music, a bad year?

You silly billy.

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Beatles » 10 Jan 2018, 22:02

The goons are keeping quiet about Genesis...

Purgatory Brite? Rother? Can we get a robust defence? Or would you rather wait to hear what your beloved leader says first?
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 22:16

Copehead wrote:
The Modernist wrote:!986 was a pretty bad year.
I have a liking for 'I Can't Wait', without regarding it as a classic or anything. It's good candyfloss pop that works. Of course if you hear it too often, the irritating factor starts creeping in. Despite some icky production choices, 'Higher Love' is decent. The other two are horrible.


The year of C86, the high point in UK music, a bad year?



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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 22:17

Copehead wrote:
The Modernist wrote:!986 was a pretty bad year.
I have a liking for 'I Can't Wait', without regarding it as a classic or anything. It's good candyfloss pop that works. Of course if you hear it too often, the irritating factor starts creeping in. Despite some icky production choices, 'Higher Love' is decent. The other two are horrible.


The year of C86, the high point in UK music, a bad year?

You silly billy.

Go an listen to your Soup Dragons singles


On the one hand you had the talentless, unambitious lot of C86 regurgitating The Buzzcocks but without the tunes and power, and on the hand a lot of faceless chart crap like Living in a Box, and just to rub salt in the wounds you had the commercial resurgence of bands like Genesis and Queen: back even more uglier and successful than before.
Like I said a bad year.

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 22:20

Acid jazz as well.
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