The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

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The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby fange » 05 Jun 2018, 03:48

What say you, BCBers?



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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Dayodead » 05 Jun 2018, 04:11

Annoying novelty song, which probably bought each group member a new house, but fully entrenched them in mainstream pop...

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Postby trans-chigley express » 05 Jun 2018, 05:15

I like it, especially when Susanna Hoffs takes over the lead vocals for the last verse. A yay from me

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Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Jun 2018, 05:17

Not my least favorite Bangles song, but close.

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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Jun 2018, 05:52

Closer to "Yea" than "Nay" for me, but: "Footy". I don't dislike it, but I wouldn't object to never hearing it again. I'd've said the same in 1986.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby The Red Heifer » 05 Jun 2018, 06:19

I like it a lot more than I do Manic fucking Monday, but it nowhere near as good as Eternal Flame. As TCE says, it's at its best when Susanna's singing
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby fange » 05 Jun 2018, 06:23

A pattern forming here? People who like the band - or at least a couple/some of their other tunes - looking down on this one as an over-played novelty/sell-out?
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 05 Jun 2018, 06:32

I think it is just fine.
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Postby Positive Passion » 05 Jun 2018, 06:59

The Red Heifer wrote:I like it a lot more than I do Manic fucking Monday, but it nowhere near as good as Eternal Flame.


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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Jun 2018, 08:58

It's the best thing they did by a country mile, and a classic example of a proper pop song. Is it a novelty because it was actually good? What are the novelty elements? Did they otherwise write deep soul-searching songs that tried to explain the human condition?
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Postby Moleskin » 05 Jun 2018, 09:19

It's more yea than nay.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Footy » 05 Jun 2018, 09:41

Moleskin wrote:It's more yea than nay.


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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 05 Jun 2018, 09:48

Not keen.

Most of their big hits were written by other people, right? Manic Monday, Eternal Flame, this one? A shame, 'cos they were good songwriters. The first album (I think!) has the evidence.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby fange » 05 Jun 2018, 10:14

The Venerable B. Eef wrote:Not keen.

Most of their big hits were written by other people, right? Manic Monday, Eternal Flame, this one? A shame, 'cos they were good songwriters. The first album (I think!) has the evidence.

The debut is fine, with some good power pop like 'Hero Takes A Fall', 'Dover Beach' and 'Going Down To Liverpool', but i think that last one was a cover too.

Darkness_Fish wrote:It's the best thing they did by a country mile, and a classic example of a proper pop song. Is it a novelty because it was actually good? What are the novelty elements? Did they otherwise write deep soul-searching songs that tried to explain the human condition?


Yep, agreed.

I think the whole Egyptian dance thing rubs some people the wrong way and makes them see it like a novelty track; but the switching vocals, the crisp swing of the verses, and just the way it sounds like the perfect mid-80s power pop song make me love it.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 05 Jun 2018, 10:20

fange wrote:
The Venerable B. Eef wrote:Not keen.

Most of their big hits were written by other people, right? Manic Monday, Eternal Flame, this one? A shame, 'cos they were good songwriters. The first album (I think!) has the evidence.

The debut is fine, with some good power pop like 'Hero Takes A Fall', 'Dover Beach' and 'Going Down To Liverpool', but i think that last one was a cover too.


Yeah - that Soft Boys fella.

'Hero Takes A Fall', tho'!

and there was one that made that Children of Nuggets comp too - great song. Lovely sound, too.

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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Jun 2018, 18:23

fange wrote:
The Venerable B. Eef wrote:Not keen.

Most of their big hits were written by other people, right? Manic Monday, Eternal Flame, this one? A shame, 'cos they were good songwriters. The first album (I think!) has the evidence.

The debut is fine, with some good power pop like 'Hero Takes A Fall', 'Dover Beach' and 'Going Down To Liverpool', but i think that last one was a cover too.


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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 05 Jun 2018, 18:25

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Postby Neige » 05 Jun 2018, 18:53

I like it a lot..
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Sneelock » 05 Jun 2018, 19:19

Nah. Too MTV for me by half. If I never see S.Hoffs licking her lips & smoldering into the camera again — it’ll be too soon.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby pcqgod » 05 Jun 2018, 19:32

I can listen to it now and enjoy it for what it is, but at the time it seemed a betrayal, coming as it did after the smart, emotionally-engaging garagey pop-rock of their self-titled e.p. and the 'All Over the Place' lp. That and their MTV-makeover made their descent into power ballad mediocrity inevitable.
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