I had the 45 with Centerfold on side 1 and FF on 2. Sneaked it in the house and could only listen when parents were at work because rock music was the devil. I also had the Marcells Blue Moon.
My musical taste got a little better but back then I didn't have a whole lotta exposure to good music. OR any music. Except church music. And not the good church music. just the crap my step-father played badly on the piano we had.
The tune is catchy, but the lyrics leave a little to be desired.
I read his apologies in more than one article!
I thought that Clapton did that as a tribute. Also, wasn't that Cream, not just Clapton?
Called the Schlocky Seventies for a reason!
But PS: Every time I wrote Elton off, he'd surprise me with something amazing. I was totally over him, then I heard "Sacrifice" which is one of my favorite songs ever. Nothing will ever match the songs from Tumbleweed Connection, though.
Team tennis was a thing in the mid 70s (e.g. the time of the bicentennial), and her team was the Philadelphia Freedom.
BTW, I saw Elton 3 weeks ago, and he did that song, and it was awesome!
The originals were kidnapped by space aliens after "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' and "Smiler" respectively and replaced with decidedly defective clones. They looked the same and sounded the same but were missing most of the talent.
Case in point:"Do You Think I'm Sexy"???? How could the same artist who did gems like Mandolin Wind or Every Picture Tells A Story put out pap like that? I remember a quote about Rod (paraphrasing here) "the goal of fame isn't to be a great artist, but to make a lot of money and screw movie stars. If it was necessary to be a great artist first in order to get the money and the stars, he was willing".
The albums he made in England with his football/drinking/Faces buddies were classics every one that still sound fresh and wonderful today.
Hasn't done one thing worth wasting thirty seconds on since he moved to Hollywood.
Ronnie Lane had a good early influence on him. Ronnie was a rock and roll gypsy, a true eccentric who after leaving the Faces toured England in an old bus, camping out and putting on shows in little towns and farms. I figure Woody was too wasted to care one way or another about what Rod wanted to do, left soon after to join the Stones.
Ever heard the Ronnie Lane/Pete Towshend collaboration album "Rough Mix"? The Lane material: April Fool and Annie is the best on it.
"The need inside you
I see it showin'
Whoa, the seed inside ya, baby, do you feel it growin'?"
It's like some sick nasty ass disease that somehow got turned into audio waves.
So that means it's been pissing me off for the last 4 decades or so.
Oh, and let's not forget to guilt trip the floozies who choose to terminate their pregnancies:
"Didn't have to keep it
Wouldn't put you through it
You could have swept it from your life
But you wouldn't do it, no, you wouldn't do it"
I think that's more a marketing/categorizing issue than anything.
"Ten bucks says we can get a song about masturbation on the radio."
Just Another Tricky Day
I heard this spoofed at a comedy club as a Thanksgiving song; "Just Another Turkey Day".
Weird Al hit the nail on the head in his parody version:
"Hand clap, finger snap,
Even if it's mindless pap,
It's still Billy Joel to me."
Every time I hear that song, I ask myself, "how can the guy who made 'Piano Man' and 'Captain Jack' (etc...) have farted out that crap?"
The guy who wrote "The Lady In Red", which people seem to either love or hate. I've been a fan of his for about thirty years, and he has some great stuff. (Not TLIR, which I think is only so-so).
"More Than This" seems to be an endorsement of adultery. Not so shocking, since this is popular music we're talking about here. But from the nice, unthreatening, sweater-wearing pop troubadour Chris De Burgh, it's a little off-putting.
who is a huge fan. We didn't make it all the way through a single song before clicking "NEXT" the first time we listened to it. Come to think of it, that was also the last time we listened to it. It was gawd awful.
WHOA WO..WHOA.. whoa. WHOAWO..WHOA whoa my love does it good
This song makes me want to ram an ice pick in my ears
Love the Beatles, but always hated that song.
Completely pointless. Annoyingly repetitive and with a whopping two lines of lyrics.
Even "Revolution #9" (same album, already mentioned in this thread) is more interesting...
is uneven. Some great work, some astonishingly bad. You can sense the creeping breakup. At least George was finally given a real chance to shine.
Each one was doing his own thing by then. But it's got some of my favourite Beatles songs on it, and I really like most of the others as well. The only songs I usually skip are the one mentioned above, "Julia" and "Revolution 9" (I can just imagine Lennon thinking "The conspiracy nuts will go crazy over this" as he was compiling it! )
I even love the goofy songs (Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Bungalow Bill, Rocky Raccoon, Honey Pie) probably because I came to this album when I was a kid...
"I even love the goofy songs (Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Bungalow Bill, Rocky Raccoon, Honey Pie) probably because I came to this album when I was a kid..."
You took the words out of my mouth. I was in kindergarten / first grade when my older brothers turned me on to the Beatles, and I became absolutely absorbed by Sgt. Peppers and the White Album, so I love both in their entirety.
BTW- I got to attend a lecture in Abbey Road studio 2 in 2013 on my 48th birthday. I managed to finagle my way into playing the final chord of "A Day in the Life" on the Mrs. Mills piano which was used extensively on Peppers and the White Album and was one of the pianos used for the final chord, as two other guys played the other two pianos used on that chord. It was like sheer magic for me to be able to do that.
Supposedly Paul came up with the idea in India when he saw a couple of monkeys copulating on the road and wondered why people were too "civilized" to do it.
I guess I was too young to pick up on the silliness and my distaste for the song stayed with me...
Too many to list, but the worst is likely "Velcro Fly". Where they in misogyny contest with Nugent ?
I'm not crazy about the synthesizers they added in the 80's. That's when Velcro Fly came out. Not their best work.
I loved the Talk Talk version of that song and when I heard her sing it, OMG, like fingernails on a blackboard
The whole "fake pout" thing of hers, coupled with her "I'm a Japanese white girl" act, is so annoying. Her voice reminds me of the Bernadette Peters character in The Jerk, except un-ironic.
"Hey Baby, I'm the Telephone Man" - Meri Wilson
"Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band (has this been mentioned?)
"I've never been to me" - Charlene
"MacArthur Park" - Donna Summer
"Muskrat Love" - Captain and Tenille
"Pfft you were gone" - Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
There are tons more, but those are all I can think of off the top of my head. Interestingly enough, when you google the worst songs of all times, none of these come up. It's almost like they were so bad they were too under the radar to even be in the running.
Now, I'm gonna love you
Till the heavens stop the rain
I'm gonna love you
Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I
Nothing he's done on his own since kicking the junk has been worth diddly-squat.
Pretty goofy stuff, most of it. I spoke to him on the phone about 20 years ago when I was working in telephone repair, and he did seem like a genuinely nice guy.
Steve steals songs then recycles them ever so slightly.
Rock n' Me Baby-Free "Alright Now"
The Stake-Joe Walsh "Rocky Mountain Way"
Jet Airliner-Robert Johnson/Cream "Crossroads" (RJ wrote it, Cream refined it but never tried claimed it as their own)
We called his Book of Dreams album The Book of Imitations.
I'm a huge Zep fan, and I'm here to tell you I can name worse songs.
Some will tell you that All of My Love, which was a huge pop hit, is their worst song, and I suspect you'd have an ally in Jimmie Page if that is you opinion.
Carouselambra is a bizarre, lengthy, tune that is kind of disco, kind of techno, and not good.
The untitled album is mostly great songs (Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, Rock N Roll), but there is a song called Four Sticks that is essentially filler.
When the Levee Breaks is the best song on that record.
Misty Mountain Hop
When the Levee Breaks
Even Robert Plant, who wrote the damn song, can't stand it.
Also please do no make me listen to 'No Quarter'. Droning, annoying crap song i cannot stand. And oh, I'm a huge Zeppelin fan!
..but just because he hates Star Wars doesn't mean I agree that he's right. That's pretty much how I feel about Plant's comments about Stairway. It may not be his favorite or yours. I love the song and I know I'm not alone in thinking it is one of their best works.
No Quarter is not among my favorites. It's not Carouselambra, but it does drone on...and on.
I think it was just overplayed tripe of a bad song with cheesy lyrics and worshipped by too many people who have no clue the better music that LZ has done. Sure it has an awesome guitar solo, which is the reason why Page loves the song. But I don't think it's anything stellar in the way of Jimmy Page great guitar solos. He's done way better on songs that don't get half the AirPlay because everyone age 40+ still remembers that great 'Stairway to Heaven' prom they had in high school.
People love then song the same reason they feel they can't trust Clinton - because if you hear the same crap enough times it starts to stick to you. (Oh and I have no issues with Hillary Clinton, I just see through the bullshit).
The thread is:
The artist/song you once loved that you are sick to death of hearing now.
..and I get that the song was overplayed -- especially in the 90s. Honestly, I don't hear it that often now. In this part of the world, I mostly hear Kashmir (which I'll never say sucks, but I am sick of hearing on the radio) and Black Dog.
So what it comes down to is you hate the song and I love it...of course, you like ELO -- a band that I'd rank musically right alongside Barry Manilow.
I hate those songs and I am a Stones fan.
I am at a loss to describe how embarrassing it is to them both. I thought at least Bowie had better taste than that.
... but that song is "Dancing in the Street."
I love that song but then again I love anything done by Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra!!!
I really like Fire on High, even though I'm not a fan of much prog. (But I love Yes and King Crimson and most classical) so go figure. Strange Magic and I Can't Get It out My Head I appreciate. After that they just got too "pop" for me. I love his (Lynnes) work with the Wilburys, but who doesn't, except those without a soul.
Immediately disqualifies any talk of Van Halen being one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. (Not that I personally think that they were--I think they were okay, not great--but they might otherwise merit at least a discussion if not for the travesty known as "Jump". )
major/minor chord shift at the beginning of the chorus.
"Hungry Heart" is the worst Springsteen song IMO...... BIUSA doesn't even come close, in fact I love that song. The lyrics are very hard hitting.....
I adore Springsteen. It's those two songs I really really don't like.
And don't get me started on how much I hate "Red Solo Cup" either.
Depending, of course, on your definition of "major artist."