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

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Yea
15
50%
Nay
13
43%
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2
7%
 
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Jun 2018, 16:46

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This. Although certainly it doesn't completely lack "that sound" of AOtP, and that is a some small victory. Surely it could have been worse. (And "Manic Monday" probably is...)

Ok, i'll be honest and say i think this whole "betrayal" concept is bullshit. Not just in this case - coz as hatzt says, 'WLAE' actually does have some of the band's earlier signature sound still in it, especially the guitars - but pidgeon-holing an artist or group in general to grow and/or to achieve success in the way I as a fan want them too.



Yeah, but you know how it is when you love an artist. And I just adored the Bangles; was even in their official fan club. The sound on the early records just sounds so organic and pure and unlike what was being played on U.S. radio at the time.


Good way to put it.

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

Postby The Modernist » 07 Jun 2018, 13:50

fange wrote: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?


Probably, that's BCB all over isn't it? A really good pop song and their best moment

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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Jun 2018, 14:10

To think I was praying for this fella to come back...
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby The Modernist » 07 Jun 2018, 14:31

The guitar solo is great John!

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

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Jun 2018, 14:54

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

Postby fange » 07 Jun 2018, 14:57

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

Postby LeBaron » 07 Jun 2018, 15:00

The Modernist wrote:
fange wrote: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?


Probably, that's BCB all over isn't it? A really good pop song and their best moment


I have no particular investment in The Bangles, but if this is their best moment, their legacy is truly feeble.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby fange » 07 Jun 2018, 15:56

pcqgod wrote:
fange wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:
This. Although certainly it doesn't completely lack "that sound" of AOtP, and that is a some small victory. Surely it could have been worse. (And "Manic Monday" probably is...)

Ok, i'll be honest and say i think this whole "betrayal" concept is bullshit. Not just in this case - coz as hatzt says, 'WLAE' actually does have some of the band's earlier signature sound still in it, especially the guitars - but pidgeon-holing an artist or group in general to grow and/or to achieve success in the way I as a fan want them too.



Yeah, but you know how it is when you love an artist. And I just adored the Bangles; was even in their official fan club. The sound on the early records just sounds so organic and pure and unlike what was being played on U.S. radio at the time. That radio ready sheen and use of synth drums starting around 1986 really didn't sit well with me. I remember actually returning a Soul Asylum album to the record store because I thought it was defective for having a gated snare sound!


I hear what you're saying; when Simple Minds went more commercial with their sound i was disappointed. I still wanted them to do songs like New Gold Dream or before. But i realised early on that that's usually just what happens with music and bands 95% of the time - hell, even Ramones changed a little in the '80s. And when you make your peace with that, you can still enjoy a great song when artists you love/loved make one. :P
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Jun 2018, 16:21

LeBaron wrote:I have no particular investment in The Bangles, but if this is their best moment, their legacy is truly feeble.

Well, I think that confirms it. Would anyone argue against The Bangles' legacy being feeble?
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Jun 2018, 17:17

Darkness_Fish wrote:
LeBaron wrote:I have no particular investment in The Bangles, but if this is their best moment, their legacy is truly feeble.

Well, I think that confirms it. Would anyone argue against The Bangles' legacy being feeble?

Depends on what you think of as their "legacy," I guess. If we mean the songs/videos that the most people might remember them for, then no, I couldn't be bothered trying to defend them - even the couple of songs I kinda like.

For me personally, their legacy is the first EP, first LP, and associated tracks (and bootlegs). And they are, on the whole, anything but feeble.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Jun 2018, 17:23

Nice, understated comeback around 2003, don't forget.

Especially welcome during a time when White Stripes and all that electronic dance shite was everywhere.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Jun 2018, 17:27

The Venerable B. Eef wrote:Nice, understated comeback around 2003, don't forget.

Especially welcome during a time when White Stripes and all that electronic dance shite was everywhere.



Their comeback album, Doll Revolution, ain't half bad.

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

Postby Moleskin » 07 Jun 2018, 19:49

Nor is the latest one.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby pcqgod » 08 Jun 2018, 03:29

Moleskin wrote:Nor is the latest one.


And Susanna's latest solo album was a thing of beauty.

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

Postby Hightea » 08 Jun 2018, 14:29

Over played at the time but its a fun song. I voted Yea!

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

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Jun 2018, 16:29

It's complete rubbish.
One of the worst things I've ever heard. It resides on the top of shit mountain along with We Built This City and that Rick Astley song.
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Re: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian: yea or nay?

Postby fange » 08 Jun 2018, 16:45

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

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Jun 2018, 17:13

pcqgod wrote:
Moleskin wrote:Nor is the latest one.


And Susanna's latest solo album was a thing of beauty.

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And she's still hot as fuck.

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

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Jun 2018, 17:14

WG Kaspar wrote:It's complete rubbish.
One of the worst things I've ever heard. It resides on the top of shit mountain along with We Built This City and that Rick Astley song.
Seriously you people make me sick sometimes.


Yeah, but I never expected much out of Rick Astley and Jefferson Starship had passed their shelf life long before We Built This City.

Every band or artist deserves a hit, but why did it have to be this one for the Bangles?

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

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Jun 2018, 17:34

sloopjohnc wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:It's complete rubbish.
One of the worst things I've ever heard. It resides on the top of shit mountain along with We Built This City and that Rick Astley song.
Seriously you people make me sick sometimes.


Yeah, but I never expected much out of Rick Astley and Jefferson Starship had passed their shelf life long before We Built This City.

Every band or artist deserves a hit, but why did it have to be this one for the Bangles?

You're missing the point Sloop.
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