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

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  • Hebe, in reply to Ross Mason,

    What was interesting is how people associate their moments in life with music. And thoughts of your own when you hear

    Had one of those moments 20 minutes ago: I involuntarily heard this on the car radio and was instantly dumped back in the worst relationship of my life. Not that the song is that bad -- a bit dreary -- but it's the feelings it evokes.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    This is fun but I must get on with preparing Monday's lecture...

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Possibly one of Jackie's favourites.
    ;-)

    See, I'm fine with 'Afternoon Delight' too. It's just a one-hit wonder pop song.

    It's rock pomp that really raises my hackles.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Roger Lacey,


    I have vague memories of this being played on high rotate by the neighbours many years ago. It still makes me want to pour neat dettol in my ears. Eeeugh,

    Whatakataka Bay Surf Club… • Since Apr 2008 • 148 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Possibly one of Jackie's favourites.

    Dunno about Jackie, but I've always found that harmonising rather good.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Kris V,

    I don’t think this crime against non-hearing impaired people has been mentioned yet:

    or indeed this one

    you can thank me later

    Shakeytown • Since Nov 2008 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Roger Lacey,

    Patches, Sydney, 1982ish. Along with Malcolm McLaren. It was good at the time.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Ngaire BookieMonster,

    Any song which includes a spoken word interlude.

    In our house, there is a rule. All songs which:

    - have a spoken word interlude
    - contain handclaps
    - mention the days of the week

    are fucking ace songs. That's all there is to it.

    Additionally, I am stunned that a) there is someone who didn't know that Cat Stevens wrote 'The First Cut is the Deepest' (Russell!!) and that b) there is someone who doesn't acknowledge it as an absolute pearl of a song which we should all adore.

    Here is my favourite Cat Stevens song:

    More when I've finished reading this thread, which is KILLING ME DEAD IN THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL. You people.

    (Paranthetical: my husband has a theory that Ian Curtis sounds like Jim Morrison but no one will admit the influence because, y'know, it's Jim Morrison. Heh.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It's dreamy, you coldhearted bastardss.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Ana Simkiss, in reply to Danielle,

    - contain handclaps

    o Yes.

    And a shouty chorus. And the letters of the alphabet.

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Davidson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Dude must have some publishing income!

    Yeah, just like Jeff Buckley (well, his estate) and "Hallelujah"

    Sydney • Since Mar 2007 • 59 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Phil Sargent,

    Red Sovine! Excellent! We have an entire collection of Red Sovine songs because dude, they are HILARIOUS. There's always a 'camper full-ah kids' the trucker has to avoid on a snowy road and he plunges to his death to save them (or something). Truckers: they're heroes, you know.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Just a thought...didn't we get enough of this with Matinee Idle over summer? Stopped listening to that about two years ago.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Danielle,

    Favourite?? Favourite???

    Wrong thread. Move on.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    And just down the list from the Xmas song:

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    You can't like Bread? Surely not.

    Which leads naturally to the Partridge Family

    And Donny Osmond


    My work is done :-)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Gareth Davidson,

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    Dude must have some publishing income!

    Yeah, just like Jeff Buckley (well, his estate) and “Hallelujah"

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Elshaw, in reply to Scott Chris,

    Take it back or step outside.

    Apia, Samoa • Since Mar 2011 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Scott Chris,

    Worst vocal performance, and most over-rated band of all time

    Don’t ‘get’ the Smiths either.

    I walk away from a thread for an hour, and look what happens ):

    Although I can't help thinking that if you don't get The Smiths, that's because the joke's on you.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • B Jones,

    Anyone who's worked retail at a certain time of year is likely to have issues with Christmas music. Someone did a horrific 90s boy band version of I'll be home for Christmas that was on high rotate in the mall I worked in. I'd pay to never have hear that again. That and Mariah Carey.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 976 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene,

    Celene Dion, Mariah Carey and all those other crooners and warblers set off my tinnitus, but that's more of a daily pain than cruel and ununsual. Room 101 would be a mix-tape of 70's and '80's dreck my parents liked:

    Psychological violence like that makes Black Eyed Peas' My Humps almost enjoyable.

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I mean, how can you not love that guitarist's jersey?

    I, too, don't mind this inoffensive noodling.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Gareth Davidson,

    Yeah, just like Jeff Buckley (well, his estate) and "Hallelujah"

    Except that would go to Leonard Cohen.

    We haven't played this yet, have we? I know it holds a special place here in some people's hearts, including my own. So I'll post it without judging.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    Oh, Hebe, no! I love Bread, inordinately. There isn't much they did that I don't like.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    Just to break the genre barrier for a second, let me get my choir-geek on to bring you some John Rutter:

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

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