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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 10:04 AM
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5. Yeah, it's pretty condescending.
Great melody, though. That descending chord sequence just before the chorus, played on piano, gets me every time.

I still think the songs he did for "Harold and Maude" are his best work. Especially "Trouble."

Anyone who'd dismiss early seventies singer-songwriters because they're....early seventies singer-songwriters, and well.....Lester Bangs said they were uncool, MAAAN, then they're missing out on great tune-smithery.

I was the drummer in a riot grrrl band in New Orleans with a girl who told me that she couldn't stand Jimi Hendrix because his constant references to some female and her "little mind." She said his dimunition of said female was sexist and refused to listen to him. She also said that she shummed any song sung by a male where the male calls a female "baby." I think some people go to far with stuff like that.
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  -If I were a woman Cat Steven's Wild World would piss me off ChavezSpeakstheTruth  Jul-26-04 09:56 AM   #0 
  - 'First Cut is the Deepest' is suspect also.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 09:57 AM   #1 
  - My sister and I ..  skooooo   Jul-26-04 09:57 AM   #2 
  - My sis used to play it to a 13 y.o. chick always running away  soothsayer   Jul-26-04 10:03 AM   #3 
  - It does piss me off  supernova   Jul-26-04 10:04 AM   #4 
  - Cat Stevens was seriously chauvinistic, it's all through his music.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 10:09 AM   #7 
  - I guess that's why Islam had so much appeal for him  noonwitch   Jul-26-04 11:08 AM   #16 
     - As with Christianity and Judaism  Malikshah   Jul-26-04 11:14 AM   #18 
        - The Bible doesn't claim women are the root of all evil, either  noonwitch   Jul-26-04 11:51 AM   #27 
           - Too true  Malikshah   Jul-26-04 12:18 PM   #30 
  - I don't think Handbags and Gladrags is sexist or patertanlisic  markus   Jul-26-04 10:16 AM   #11 
  - I've always associated "Handbags and Gladrags"with Rod Stewart.  argyl   Jul-26-04 10:33 AM   #12 
     - It is a Rod song  supernova   Jul-26-04 10:57 AM   #13 
  - Yeah, it's pretty condescending.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-26-04 10:04 AM   #5 
  - I used to have occasional bouts of that  tigereye   Jul-26-04 11:21 AM   #19 
     - The balance is......  RandomKoolzip   Jul-26-04 11:27 AM   #20 
        - You mean High Voltage?  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 12:20 PM   #31 
           - Scott Rause.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-26-04 06:17 PM   #42 
              - Its the kitchen sink technique  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 06:40 PM   #44 
                 - I want someone to take me to the hospital.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-26-04 06:54 PM   #45 
                    - you sho bout dat?  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 06:57 PM   #46 
                       - Nice catch, blanco nino.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-26-04 07:07 PM   #47 
  - He became a rather devote Muslim at the apex of his career.  Old and In the Way   Jul-26-04 10:06 AM   #6 
  - Right - and being amuslim definately changed his feeling about  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 10:10 AM   #9 
  - Ages ago I liked CS ...  enoel2   Jul-26-04 10:09 AM   #8 
  - He also did a song called New York Times way back then. . .  frankzappa   Jul-26-04 10:14 AM   #10 
  - You're funny...  Mara Steele   Jul-26-04 11:04 AM   #14 
  - We - are - family!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 11:40 AM   #25 
     - Abso-cheneying-lutely!  Mara Steele   Jul-26-04 12:21 PM   #32 
        - I know - I loved it. I'd rather be counted among the ranks of women than  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 12:30 PM   #33 
           - "IMHO"  Mara Steele   Jul-26-04 01:08 PM   #38 
              - How bout IMAO  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 01:15 PM   #39 
                 - For me, it would be IMFUO.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 01:16 PM   #40 
                 - I like that...  Mara Steele   Jul-26-04 06:17 PM   #43 
  - It was a different era  VoteDemocratic2004   Jul-26-04 11:07 AM   #15 
  - Sorry, but that's not an excuse.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 11:12 AM   #17 
     - that raises an interesting question  tigereye   Jul-26-04 11:30 AM   #22 
        - Well, it was recorded in 1970.  Screaming Lord Byron   Jul-26-04 11:34 AM   #23 
           - ah that explains it!  tigereye   Jul-26-04 11:40 AM   #24 
              - Not all of the male left of the sixties was chauvinist.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-26-04 11:44 AM   #26 
                 - You bet your bippy!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 11:56 AM   #28 
  - You can be pissed off  Book Lover   Jul-26-04 11:27 AM   #21 
  - "We Can Work It Out" always annoys me.  July   Jul-26-04 12:00 PM   #29 
  - Sorry, I don't see either "Wild World" or "Sad Lisa" as  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-26-04 12:39 PM   #34 
  - Whip out Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive and blast his eardrums.  dorktv   Jul-26-04 12:46 PM   #35 
  - Celebrity Deathmatch - Cat Stevens VS Gloria Gaynor  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-26-04 01:16 PM   #41 
  - Lot of early Gordon Lightfoot was chauvanistic as well  Mike Daniels   Jul-26-04 01:01 PM   #36 
  - I always thought the song was about  Nadienne   Jul-26-04 01:07 PM   #37 

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