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Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

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  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    I'm not convinced it's still RickRolling if you tell people it is. ;-)

    I could do the hand movements almost perfectly.

    I think I've said too much.

    Different Rick, but I still want to dance to this one (just like in the video!):

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Oh, good. Dodgy lyrics.

    The flip-side of Terry Jacks' 1974 monster hit Seasons In The Sun takes some beating.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    +1 to all the Jarre-loving!! I still listen to Oxygene.
    And Tangerine Dream…wow, that takes me back.
    I’d put Bowie’s Heroes (particularly side 2) in the same basically-ambient New Wave category.

    Edit: gotta love the über-pretentious video!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Tom Beard,

    When punk hit, I was listening to Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream

    Some time in the early 80s I came home with a Jean Michel Jarre album. Appalled, my older brother immediately went and told my mother I was on drugs.

    I... am going to leave that other topic alone. I think we all know where I stand on that issue.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Tangerine Dream

    I blame the Risky Business soundtrack for igniting my interest. Others for some reason remember Tom Cruise in his undies.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Another early 80s classic, just for Jackie.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    And don’t we need some Billy?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Ok, last one for this... oh it's 12.02pm already.

    Apparently, it's all about...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Tom Cruise in his undies never did it for me.

    But this ….

    cf. James Marsters.

    [it recently occurred to me that an ex of mine looks A LOT like the young R D Anderson! I note the correlation without drawing any conclusions….]

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Lilith __,

    cf. James Marsters.

    Hey Lilith, d'you ever watch a Billy Idol video and feel vaguely surprised he doesn't look more like James Marsters?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Hey Lilith, d'you ever watch a Billy Idol video and feel vaguely surprised he doesn't look more like James Marsters?

    In a word, yes. :-)

    (Where's the coat??)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews, in reply to Sacha,

    I blame the Risky Business soundtrack for igniting my interest. Others for some reason remember Tom Cruise in his undies.

    Nothing wrong with Tangerine Dream. But you need to go about a decade earlier than that soundtrack (their stuff got steadily worse from about the late 70s). Zeit is the classic:

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 638 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    While we're getting kosmiche.

    Sometimes I suspect that Neu! one is the best song ever written ...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 638 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    This song was the early 80’s for me –

    And this one was the mid 80’s:

    And this one encapsulates the late 80’s:

    As I remember, Flock of Seagulls wasn't really my cup of tea in the early 80's. I was still all about Rod Stewart, and Billy Joel, and Elton John. Not to mention Fleetwood Mac. I found this list........
    http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm

    and I definitely remember most of those songs. It certainly jogged my memories. I seem to remember this one was popular.


    But we're talking over 30 years ago. I do appreciate the gesture though, my friend.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to philipmatthews,

    But you need to go about a decade earlier than that soundtrack

    oh I did

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    So 80s - The Communards

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Hebe,

    These conjure up spiritual connection for me

    Ahh yes, poor old George the diffident one who is responsible for possibly the lamest lyrics ever:

    I look at the floor, and I see it needs sweeping.
    Still my guitar gently weeps.

    As well as the worst chord change ever which you can hear around 30 seconds into this acoustic rendition of Harrison's "I want to tell you" from the Beatles' Revolver album:

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Noughties punk for the middle-aged: that heartfelt "not enough not enough not enough" Manic St Preachers

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    This song was the early 80’s for me

    This and its ilk were early 80s for me

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    This and its ilk were early 80s for me

    Me too. While all the other stuff was there, we were into a lot of New Zealand music (Newmatics, Chills etc) , The Cure, and British Ska in the early eighties. Along with these guys of course.

    Precious is one of my all time favourites.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    Same-ish. Do you remember these ones from Wellington? I'm unsure about it now; then it was great

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Ngaire BookieMonster,

    I'm sorry but there's no longer enough naff rawk in here. So I'm going to post this:

    "I told him 'I am the flower you are the seed'
    We walked in the garden we planted a tree"

    Yes indeed.

    The video just sends the naffness over into infinity.

    At the foot of Mt Te Aroh… • Since Nov 2009 • 173 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Not that I actually read that into it when it came out: I was far too young and innocent. Another song that I loved back then, without realising just how astonishingly dodgy the lyrics were, was this:

    Jesus, were you not listening??? The whole fucking album (yes, I did buy it, on vinyl and CD) is about sex, the more illicit the better.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • SteveH,

    Apparently Tarantino wanted to use My Sharona for the gimp scene in Pulp Fiction. Here's how it might have gone:

    Another take on Jerusalem:

    Since Sep 2009 • 316 posts Report Reply

  • Bevan Shortridge,

    No red lights in Northland (of any kind) so used to sing this (well, the chorus) loudly when young when the local radio played it - often on Friday nights - having no idea what it was about:

    Roxanne - Police

    It was a few years after when I found out the "Ready To Roll" theme music was a song in its own right:

    Machine Gun - Commodores

    What did we ever do before youtube?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 110 posts Report Reply

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