What were they thinking (Take 2)!?!?!

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  1. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hanahan, SC
    Back in the early days of MTV---you may remember, when they played music videos?---a friend and I were watching one day and a video of Joe Walsh's "Space Age Whiz Kids" from his album "You Break It, You Bought It" came on. Joe had always had a reputation as a funny guy----the line "the smoker you drink, the player you get" still cracks me up---but this song and its video made us wonder what was going thru his mind?!?!?! Here's the infamous clip---

    A couple of weeks later we were in a record store----you may remember, when they played records?---and his new album was played over the sound system. We were listening as we were flipping thru the racks and were thinking it was pretty good until the song "I L. B.T.'s" came on. We found ourselves again thinking Joe had lost it---was he trying to commit career suicide??? And years later, after reading Don Felder's biography, I think he was!

    So I submit to you---have any of your favorite artists done something that made you wonder what they were thinking? Please to share!
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  2. music4life

    music4life Well-Known Member

    South Elgin, IL
    Elton John-"Victim of Love" ('nuff said)
  3. markbrow

    markbrow Forum President

    Eagerly buying Elvis Costello's "Goodbye Cruel World" and finding it was career suicide much like the title suggested. Even he has problems with it.
    Much as I love Nebraska, I knew nothing about it and bought it the day it came out. I was shocked to get back to my dorm and find Springsteen had gone solo acoustic after the big sounds of The River. I loved it, but totally not what I expected (which I later got with Born in the USA).
  4. Tom Schreck

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  5. Liam Brown

    Liam Brown Forum Resident

    i remember thinking that Beck was heading into Weird Al territory with "debra" and its parody of r.kelly. having said that i enjoy the song, which is likely the only thing that really matters.
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  6. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

    What a horrible song. I quit watching it after 30 seconds.
  7. Diamond Star Halo

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  8. Diamond Star Halo

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  9. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I would call this the "big giant ego run amuck" syndrome.
  10. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Bob Dylan can have his own chapter.
  11. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

    East Bay, Ca
    Number 9...number 9.
  12. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    A modern example would be the band MGMT. After a massive debut and a neo psychedelic followup featuring the masterpiece Siberian breaks they dropped the much anticipated 3rd album. From start to finish it was a big what the f..K have they done? Weak and aimless without the charm it had me questioning my love for the band which is still tainted to this day.
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  13. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    I think I am most fascinated by great artists who become rich and no longer need to think but still manages to create a 'rock holiday' album. Some even one after the other.
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  14. SurrealCereal

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  15. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    The Rolling Stones made quite a few questionable career choices. The worst of these being, IMO, Black & Blue, Undercover, the album cover from Dirty Work, and a lot of their 90's singles. Ironically, a lot of these were very successful, but I wouldn't have expected it.
  16. Minstrel Boy

    Minstrel Boy Forum Resident

    Frank Sinatra sings... Rod McKuen? A whole album's worth.

    Frank sure knew how to pick 'em in the late '60s and early '70s.
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  17. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    His "Mrs. Robinson" is so bad it's great!
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  18. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    The non-45 version of I've Gotta Get a Message to You
  19. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
  20. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    Springsteen can have his own chapter as well as Dylan for me.
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  21. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hanahan, SC
    So did we.
  22. FredV

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  23. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

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  24. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Hard to top this one!

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  25. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    I actually like the track Lost In You.
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