Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

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Hit!
15
48%
good
3
10%
ok
4
13%
meh
5
16%
Shit!
4
13%
 
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Feb 2018, 18:13

The Modernist wrote:
fange wrote:
Rayge wrote:Music for footballers.


:lol:

Explain youself, Ray. What does "music for footballers" mean and how does it relate to a disco-pop song by a jazz/R&B guitarist?


It's just music snobbery Ange, like when Magilla spoke about 'music for hairdressers'.

Mind you I suppose we all have those prejudices; I've never met anyone who works with computers who had decent music taste.


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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby toomanyhatz » 11 Feb 2018, 19:27

It is the very definition of 'OK.'

Sort of puts the lie to Quincy's claims of superiority for his crew. It's very competently played, but not terribly exciting. Needs a lesser player with some feel.
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Snarfyguy » 11 Feb 2018, 21:26

That trick of his of scat-singing along with his solos irks me. And you want to know a secret? It's really easy to do! :x
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Feb 2018, 11:52

How did we get to a world where a binary question has 5 options?

I agree with hatz though, it's very much in the exciting middle-ground of ok-ness.
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby fange » 12 Feb 2018, 11:54

Darkness_Fish wrote:How did we get to a world where a binary question has 5 options?

I agree with hatz though, it's very much in the exciting middle-ground of ok-ness.

Just as there are several grades of hit, my nit-picking pal D_F, there are also several levels of shit. :)
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby The Slider » 12 Feb 2018, 13:33

Rayge wrote:
fange wrote:
Rayge wrote:Music for footballers.


:lol:

Explain yourself, Ray. What does "music for footballers" mean and how does it relate to a disco-pop song by a jazz/R&B guitarist?


Sorry fange, it's quite prosaic really. In the 1980s, football mags and indeed programmes for matches often included bland lifestyle interviews with players as filler. One of the questions they always asked was, 'What music do you like' and GB's name was ubiquitous. He became, for me, the poster boy for those who aspired to sophistication but hadn't got a fucking clue



A notch above Diamond Lights though, eh?
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby The Slider » 12 Feb 2018, 13:43

The Modernist wrote:I've never met anyone who works with computers who had decent music taste.






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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Rayge » 12 Feb 2018, 13:48

The Slider wrote:
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fange wrote:
:lol:

Explain yourself, Ray. What does "music for footballers" mean and how does it relate to a disco-pop song by a jazz/R&B guitarist?


Sorry fange, it's quite prosaic really. In the 1980s, football mags and indeed programmes for matches often included bland lifestyle interviews with players as filler. One of the questions they always asked was, 'What music do you like' and GB's name was ubiquitous. He became, for me, the poster boy for those who aspired to sophistication but hadn't got a fucking clue



A notch above Diamond Lights though, eh?


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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby The Slider » 12 Feb 2018, 13:57

My slight sideswipe - typing from the red half of North London - was that as a reader of the Spurs programme in that era, the opinions of "those who aspired to sophistication but hadn't got a fucking clue" would have been something of a stock-in-trade.
Glen and Chris were just the easiest of targets.

I've no doubt Kenny Sansom and Kevin Richardson were equally guilty
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby fange » 12 Feb 2018, 15:34

Rayge wrote:... I vowed never to listen to anything with his name on it again, so I can't say, any more than I can play those vids that fange kindly supplied.

:lol: you're a loony.

Go on, play the Little George Benson ones at least; musically they're right in your wheelhouse i'd say, though his young voice may not be.
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Feb 2018, 15:46

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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Feb 2018, 16:22

Matt Wilson wrote:It's fucking great.


Ditto.

I bought the single when it came out.
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby The Modernist » 12 Feb 2018, 16:24

The Slider wrote:My slight sideswipe - typing from the red half of North London - was that as a reader of the Spurs programme in that era, the opinions of "those who aspired to sophistication but hadn't got a fucking clue" would have been something of a stock-in-trade.
Glen and Chris were just the easiest of targets.

I've no doubt Kenny Sansom and Kevin Richardson were equally guilty


My mate saw Paul Davis at a New Order gig. Charlie Nicholas had decent music taste too. We were always hipper than the lot up the road.

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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Feb 2018, 16:32

The Modernist wrote:
The Slider wrote:My slight sideswipe - typing from the red half of North London - was that as a reader of the Spurs programme in that era, the opinions of "those who aspired to sophistication but hadn't got a fucking clue" would have been something of a stock-in-trade.
Glen and Chris were just the easiest of targets.

I've no doubt Kenny Sansom and Kevin Richardson were equally guilty


My mate saw Paul Davis at a New Order gig. Charlie Nicholas had decent music taste too. We were always hipper than the lot up the road.


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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Feb 2018, 16:49

I have it on good authority that Steve Archibald was a big fan of Postcard Records and use to exchange compilation tapes with Pat Nevin
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

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Goat Boy wrote:I have it on good authority that Steve Archibald was a big fan of Postcard Records and use to exchange compilation tapes with Pat Nevin


Where's your evidence?!

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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby nev harp » 12 Feb 2018, 17:52

Steve Perryman told him at a Todd Rundgren convention.
Hip Someone who knows the score. Someone who understands jive talk Someone who is with it The expression is not subject to definition because, if you don't dig what it means, no one can ever tell you.

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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

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:lol:

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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Feb 2018, 18:11

Lovely fella Stevie! Big Todd head.

He also mentioned that Garth Crooks is a huge Velvets fan. Who knew?!
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Re: Hit or Shit: George Benson - Give Me The Night

Postby The Slider » 12 Feb 2018, 21:06

Goat Boy wrote:He also mentioned that Garth Crooks is a huge Velvets fan.


What he said was that Garth shouldn't do that - you know he'll stain the carpet.
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