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

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  • Hebe, in reply to Tom Ackroyd,

    To balance the hate, love this

    He's new to me.I like, a lot.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Well, you see, if you were a boy you'd never have forgotten that video in the first place.

    Yup, yup yup.

    Personally, my ire is reserved for any band that someone introduces to me with the words "You won't have heard of these guys..."

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    And Youtube being blocked means I can't subject myself to all your musical tastes or distastes.

    Back when I first came to China in '99 Celine Dion's This Song Will Go On and On and On was on endless repeat everywhere. Her and the Carpenters, Kenny G, Richard Marx...

    And Jay Chou. Partly because he seems to spend more time advertising junk than actually making music, but mostly because he's pompous and self-important and so painfully cool, almost rivalling Bono.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 1732 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    I challenge anyone to listen to Frank Zappa's "Jazz from Hell" all the way through.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I've seen you dance to it.......

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3185 posts Report Reply

  • Irwin Fletcher,

    Some of my (un) favs...

    New Zealand • Since Mar 2012 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Irwin Fletcher,

    damn, not sure how to embed....

    New Zealand • Since Mar 2012 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Irwin Fletcher,

    The https needs to be http://

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3185 posts Report Reply

  • Irwin Fletcher,

    New Zealand • Since Mar 2012 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Irwin Fletcher,

    Opps, didn't do the last one - thanks Simon

    New Zealand • Since Mar 2012 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to JacksonP,

    My favourite Moroder is this little-known piece.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Irwin Fletcher,

    That Mungo Jerry has even worse memories for me: when I first went to boarding school all newbies (I was in the 5th form) had to sing a song chosen for them by the prefects. That was my chosen tune.

    Needless to say tune wasn't the right word as I progressed and half-way thru I was dragged off and made to eat half a block of soap.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3185 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris,

    And then there’s the Beach Boys who possess all the sonic charm of a ambulance siren:

    And the award for best local cheese:

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to James Butler,

    the tings you learn

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • november,

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    This from Canadian illustrator Graham Roumieu sums it up for me. Although ‘My Sharona’ could equally do the business.

    auckland • Since Jul 2010 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Sacha,

    And then there’s the Beach Boys who possess all the sonic charm of a ambulance siren:

    But... that's... I... </me gives up>

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to James Butler,

    agreed. that expression about having your own opinions but not your own facts springs to mind.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to James Butler,

    Ah yes. Tool.

    What the hell is that bollocks about?

    ......Fisting.

    Bare knuckle or Queensberry?

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    The complete Buddha Bar series (try eating out on South East Asian tropical isles and avoiding that shite)

    Heh, I've got a soft spot for China Dolls, despite them getting a thrashing the entire time I was in Thailand way back. I had the words to "O Jep" (never known the spelling), nearly down pat, and the family I was staying with absolutely pissed themselves every time it came on the radio and I was singing along with gusto. I thought that was because of my appalling barbarian accent, but a friend told me just before I left that the main chorus line is "It hurts! It hurts! It really, really hurts!", and that it was a song by a teenage girl about losing her virginity.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8027 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to november,

    ‘My Sharona’ could equally do the business

    I had blocked out that horror.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to James Butler,

    But... that's... I... </me gives up>

    Yep. Pretty much have to call trolling at this point...

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 868 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    And then there’s the Beach Boys who possess all the sonic charm of a ambulance siren:

    Oh, no, you didn't.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Scott Chris,

    And then there’s the Beach Boys who possess all the sonic charm of a ambulance siren:

    Oh, c'mon. If you'd said "all the lame Beach Boys wannabes who clutter up eMusic", then I'd be right with you. But ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17967 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    He sounded hell of a like Jim Morrison. The only mystery for me was whether it was deliberate.

    Think it was well-known that Joy Division were Doors fans. Opening nearly at random Paul Morley's book about JD (Joy Division: Piece by Piece), he writes that Closer was "made by people who had been big fans of music by Can, Kraftwerk, the Doors, Love, the Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, Neu!, Throbbing Gristle, the Sex Pistols, Bowie, Buzzcocks and Brian Eno". A good list, but apparently Joy Division were worried that parts of Closer sounded like Genesis. Fair enough, as Genesis were easily the second-worst band in the history of rock music. The worst being:

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 638 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Scott Chris,

    And then there’s the Beach Boys who possess all the sonic charm of a ambulance siren:

    fark......

    Scrambling to tote up all the ways you are way off the mark, but note that others have already arrived above.....

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3185 posts Report Reply

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