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Punky tracks by non-punk acts

Postby pcqgod » 06 Mar 2019, 05:06

Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

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Postby Charlie O. » 06 Mar 2019, 05:57

Does this count?


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Postby trans-chigley express » 06 Mar 2019, 23:41

Apart from the widdly keyboards the verses on this are quite punky

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Postby toomanyhatz » 06 Mar 2019, 23:50

The king - or rather Queen - of them all:

Jimbo wrote:My point is to save the world from WWIII.

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Postby The Modernist » 07 Mar 2019, 06:09

toomanyhatz wrote:The king - or rather Queen - of them all:



Dreadful. What an embarrassing band they could be at times.

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Postby frimley_greener » 07 Mar 2019, 06:59

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Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Mar 2019, 17:49

The Modernist wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:The king - or rather Queen - of them all:


Dreadful. What an embarrassing band they could be at times.


Not dreadful at all. Quite good, in fact.

Not that I expect this to be accepted or agreed to by someone who likes any old 80s shite as long as the singer is wearing black and at least one non-primary color, but here's why:

The impetus for it is not in any way trying to be trendy. It was a one-off like all the other dozens of one-offs they did. They were an eclectic band, at least then. Lost it entirely after Hot Space (the only Queen album you're likely to like - give it a listen if you get a chance), but in 1977 when this was recorded, they were basically (a much more superficial version of, undeniably) the White Album Beatles - if anybody's doing anything we haven't done, we need to do it too.

They didn't do a single even vaguely punky tune after this - leaving it behind well before everybody else had to try it. Famously, the Sex Pistols were recording their album in the next studio over - my fictionalized "Bohemian Rhapsody" scene has Chris Spedding flitting between the two studios and giving recording advice to both - but I digress.

Brian May has a very identifiable guitar tone - the guitar on here sounds absolutely nothing like it. That's 'cause he's (gasp!) serving the song. His guitar has imitated orchestras, horn sections, cats, vocals, and on and on - yet this is the only time it's an ugly squall of feedback. To me it sounds a lot less watered down than what was happening next door over.

The whole thing is almost like a parody - the lines about feeling inarticulate, the DNA making me this way, etc. But it doesn't come across smarmy at all (at least to my ears) - Taylor's living it. Think of the expectations of some of the biggest rock stars in the world recording their tribute to (or parody of) what's "on the streets" and the expectations of that - they confound every last one.

I'll take it over "Rapture" any day of the week - now that's what a band trying to sound "tuned in" sounds like.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Mar 2019, 17:54

Similarly:

Jimbo wrote:My point is to save the world from WWIII.

Jimbo wrote:Trump is right. The collusion conspiracy theory has been debunked and you seem to refuse to look at the evidence.

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Postby Charlie O. » 07 Mar 2019, 23:23

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