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Rezillos
2
13%
Bob
3
19%
Wanker
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Mac
11
69%
 
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worst of these

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 08 Sep 2018, 09:43







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Re: worst of these

Postby The Modernist » 08 Sep 2018, 09:52

oh it's the Macca by a country mile. Whatever you think about the others ( personally I'm okay with The Rezillos, find 'English Rose' a little clunky and the Seger a bit dull and generic) they do at least sound comfortable in their own skin, they achieve in what they set out to do. The Macca seems poorly conceived on every level, it's desperate and embarrassing.

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Re: worst of these

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Sep 2018, 10:16

Good grief.

It is McCartney - but not by anything like the distance G says. The Rezillos is a nasty little ditty, very calculating. The Seger (though saved by the voice of an angel) is basically a dull plodding tune. And The Jam is a horrible piece of sixth form poetry with fake Elizabethan aspirations.

But it's Macca.
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Re: worst of these

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 08 Sep 2018, 10:19

If the Macca was called 'Good Grief!' or 'Let's Go' or 'Hey Yeah!' or something then it wouldn't be so hated, of course.

Lyrics are often used to point out weaknesses, but rarely used as a signifier of greatness (unless it's Laughing Len or Dylan or one of those tiresome old cunts)
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Re: worst of these

Postby The Modernist » 08 Sep 2018, 10:22

BOXO wrote:If the Macca was called 'Good Grief!' or 'Let's Go' or 'Hey Yeah!' or something then it wouldn't be so hated, of course.

Lyrics are often used to point out weaknesses, but rarely used as a signifier of greatness (unless it's Laughing Len or Dylan or one of those tiresome old cunts)


I don't even understand the title, so that went over my head. It's just very bad on every level.

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Re: worst of these

Postby Rayge » 08 Sep 2018, 10:47

The Rezillos were a pretty good pop band (Destination Venus is a classic), I don't recall the Seger (although Chip used to quite like him, so I may have heard it), can't be arsed with Wanker's album fillers, McCuntney (heard once) wins at a canter.
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Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 08 Sep 2018, 10:54

Listening to them might help you make a decision :)
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Re: worst of these

Postby Rayge » 08 Sep 2018, 11:19

BOXO wrote:Listening to them might help you make a decision :)


Oh no, not necessary, blind prejudice will do. That's what Versus threads (and the cups, for most people, including me, most of the time, anyway), are all about. Besides, I listened to the McCartney once when it was first put up and decided I would never listen to it, or him, again, I bought and enjoy(ed) everything the Rezillos put down in the Jo Callis era, I bought and listened to all the Jam albums (although that track didn't stick, like the rest of the non-singles filler), despite that Mod shit, and as I said, Chip liked Seger, so I heard him and thought he was all right, a bit like a low-rent Springsteen/Southside Johnny, because that was the context in the 1980s when I heard him. And why should I open, let alone change my mind, when listening to music is no longer the big thing in my life it was from, say, 1960-1995?

I made a lot of decisions like that, and I feel no need to revisit them, especially at the advice of people who still listen to, say, the Beatles or Steely Dan ;) , and who were in nappies when I first made those decisions as an adult. I'm 70 years old next month, John: can you think of any reason at all why I should listen to four pieces of unimportant pop music, three of them from more than 30 years ago, to decide which is the most offensive to my ears? In what way would my doing that enrich my already full and meaningful life, or indeed yours? As it is, my fairly recent avowals to never again be tempted into listening to anything by Beck, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Bjork, Sigur Ros, King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, Wanker, and a few dozen others hasn't had any remotely deleterious effect.

And in case that sounds like I'm remotely cross, :) ;) :shock: :? :lol: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: worst of these

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 08 Sep 2018, 11:23

OK, OK! :lol:
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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 08 Sep 2018, 12:04

Here Rayge, try this

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Re: worst of these

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No need, dear boy. I bought all the first three Dan albums, know them quite well. :)
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Re: worst of these

Postby NMB » 08 Sep 2018, 16:52

I like the first three. The McCartney’s better than I expected having read the reviews. Abstain.
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Re: worst of these

Postby pig bodine » 09 Sep 2018, 15:20

McCartney by far—not only is it an embarrassing piece of shit as a song, but it depresses the bejeezus out of me to hear what has happened to his voice. He’s starting to bark like Paul Weller.

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Postby yomptepi » 10 Sep 2018, 00:51

pig bodine wrote:McCartney by far—not only is it an embarrassing piece of shit as a song, but it depresses the bejeezus out of me to hear what has happened to his voice. He’s starting to bark like Paul Weller.


In which case Pete will be claiming it is a return to form.
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Re: worst of these

Postby TG » 10 Sep 2018, 04:29

Diamond Dog wrote:The Seger (though saved by the voice of an angel)


A tremendous joke! I nearly spit out my drink. Well done.

And I’m a fan of Seger’s earlier works and like his voice on those songs.
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Re: worst of these

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TG wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:The Seger (though saved by the voice of an angel)


A tremendous joke! I nearly spit out my drink. Well done.


I detect irony.....
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Postby TG » 10 Sep 2018, 05:20

Diamond Dog wrote:
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Diamond Dog wrote:The Seger (though saved by the voice of an angel)


A tremendous joke! I nearly spit out my drink. Well done.


I detect irony.....


Nope. It cracked me up after having read your views on his singing, etc. on the other Seger thread. Besides, I’m from the USA. We don’t get irony. Apparently.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Sep 2018, 05:56

I like them all at least mildly.

At least half the entries in the 90s cup are worse than any of these.
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Re: worst of these

Postby Hugh » 10 Sep 2018, 07:31

The McCartney might even be worse than Spies Like Us. I’m not listening to either again to find out though.