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

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  • nzlemming, in reply to Sacha,

    not up there with '500 miles' by any stretch, but well overplayed in its season. plus some easy trainspotter-fodder.

    Got to 1:54 and had to ditch. And I *really* liked it way back when.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2208 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Fox, in reply to ScottY,

    Sorry I'm eally late in to this thread and not got past page 4. But the first sight of Phil Collins stopped me dead in my tracks. How the Fucker avoided public execution for another day in paradise, is beyond me.

    Since Nov 2006 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    When it comes to David Tennant doing a Dennis Potter, you can’t go past the bizarre majesty that is __Blackpool__…

    O.o

    Oh, and anyone who says show tunes are stupid can BITE ME in triple time.

    That one is awesome. I was watching it on the night and immediately started hunting it down on YT

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2208 posts Report Reply

  • Pete,

    I agree with Martin, most reggae bores the tits off me.Mighty Diamonds are ok.
    I mean, what do ya do during those long spaces in between notes? Play scrabble?

    The worst song has got to be

    which only marginally outdoes "Shadow on the Wall" by Mike Oldfield for repetitiveness

    But yeah, Lloyd Webber is the Nickelback of stolen light classical - makes Mancini sound like Bach's Art of Fugue - might be stretching it a bit there

    Since Apr 2008 • 90 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene,

    Another dog for the ugly song department:

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Here's one from 1976, with Midge Ure's former band:

    And this is the Ultravox I preferred, pre-Ure. I got the album from a very clued in friend in exchange for a white shirt. God knows where the vinyl went but I managed to pick up a CD later.

    For someone who didn't much like punk, I'm still a little surprised at how much I enjoyed Foxx's Ultravox.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2208 posts Report Reply

  • 3410, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Ennio Morricone

    Don't mind if I do!





    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Small Faces.

    and here is one of my classics

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1509 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Pete,

    But yeah, Lloyd Webber is the Nickelback of stolen light classical –

    That’s a bit harsh. I see him more as a kind of latter day Sir Arthur Sullivan. Especially fond of Jesus Christ Superstar….now how does that song go again…

    dong dong dow / dabadaba da / dong dong dow / dabadaba da….My mind is clearer now…… Ah yes, that’s it, featuring the vocal talents of the late great Carl Anderson:

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Scott Chris,

    I though you said Carlene Anderson and I thought, now you're talking a common language:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to nzlemming,

    For someone who didn't much like punk, I'm still a little surprised at how much I enjoyed Foxx's Ultravox.

    You can almost forgive them for naming one of my most disliked...

    which unfortunately leads us to:

    then to:

    and unfortunately to:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

  • Pete,

    Haha Deep Obsession ROFL

    Since Apr 2008 • 90 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    There’s no loco without Yoko.

    Which leads, a little laterally, to this, which I rather like.

    and then...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2171 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Pete,

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    Haha Deep Obsession ROFL

    A few of you out there may recall Auckland Walk, a genuinely terrible group who controversially won the Battle of the Bands in (iirc) 1984.

    Like all bands you thought were long gone, they live on on MySpace.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    More on "our Australian friends":

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3627 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    More on "our Australian friends":

    time to recycle (again) a Spectator cartoon punchline,
    about the new TV franchise -
    Gaze in awe at...
    The Antique Roadies Show
    "Don't just sit there, Gaffer something!"

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Small Faces

    I love 'em too.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Gaze in awe at...
    The Antique Roadies Show
    "Don't just sit there, Gaffer something!"

    Remember back in the day when proper good gaffer was quite hard to come by? The rockstar roadies would saunter around with their own special stock.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Many people find it very hard to get to the end of this one.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • Bevan Shortridge,

    On the subject of dubious Aussie 80s songs, perhaps a nice summation:

    D Generation - Five In A Row <edit> - itself released as a single

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Dean Papa,

    A Tall Dwarfs classic

    yeah, verily and OMG, thats my thumb!
    and a lot of my books and comics...
    and I even get a photocopy cameo at 4.02
    (Just before Carol Tippet)

    my work here is done!
    set the controls for the heart of the sun...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch, in reply to Bevan Shortridge,

    D Generation - Five In A Row <edit> - itself released as a single

    This monstrosity was all over Aussie radio two years ago. I was working in a kitchen where I heard it many, many times.

    Australian commercial radio is so bad that a mundane nationwide 'youth' station Triple J is allowed by law to market itself as fresh and innovative.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Since Nov 2006 • 204 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Marcus Turner,

    With respect. an even more vile Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep:

    There was a lot worse stuff around then, like the Mike Curb Congregation's odious Burning Bridges, but Chirpy Chirp had to be the Everest of twee. I remember two Australian wannabe punkettes in the late 70s having an 'I was a punk before you were' confrontation, the final putdown being "Bullshit, I can just see you back then sitting at home wearing stripey socks listening to Chirpy Chirpy Cheep."

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3627 posts Report Reply

  • Bevan Shortridge,

    This used to play on the local radio station way back when. I only ever remembered the chorus, took no notice whatsoever of the verses (I was very young). I thought it was some sort of religious song because of the chorus <edit> ("Don't you ever let a chance go by, oh lord"). Never knew what it was called or who performed it. A year or so ago I stumbled upon it looking for something else and heard it again. Ah...

    Bob Hudson - Newcastle Song.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

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