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

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fr in sc, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

  2. varispeed

    varispeed what if?

    Los Angeles Ca
    That one was pretty cool in a creepy way. It got creepier when the big-hair lady and Paul and that crowd at tbn over in Costa Mesa got riled over the whole thing... didn't Pat ride in on a harley or something at one of those tbn shows during that blip of an era? I would occasionally pop tbn on just to see what was going on.....visit another universe..... (and hoping to see Laurie too.... sicko that I am)
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  3. varispeed

    varispeed what if?

    Los Angeles Ca
    I watched the entire Walsh video. Didn't remember it at all. Not a good song, but the video is basically... to me..... just an early glimpse of what we have now..... zombie millineals with their faces glued to cellphones while they walk on the left instead of the right. Since there were no cell phones in 1983... or the ones around were as big as those pacman machines, most of the kiddies in Joe's video are walking around empty-handed. But certainly in that "don't bother me, I'm texting" look.

    A very socially important video imo. But pretty crummy too. I'll probably watch it at least another zero times.
  4. varispeed

    varispeed what if?

    Los Angeles Ca
    I liked it too. I didn't have a problem with the Chris Gaines project. I do however, have an ongoing problem with guys in cowboy hats who have not one iota of a southern or old west accent. Or guys with cowboy hats on who are also wearing wireless monitor earbuds with boom mics. On the other hand, Garth can pretty much do what he wants imo. He's got a valid place in the arts history. I'd like to see another Chris Gaines project circa 30 years later..... maybe he could redo the Joe Walsh video.
  5. Johnny Rocker

    Johnny Rocker Well-Known Member

    A film from that era, featured Donald Felder playing one of the smoothest guitar solos on take a ride on heavy metal. The film was heavy metal, good film, good times!:cool:
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  6. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

  7. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

    East Bay, Ca
    You have inspired me to watch this exactly zero more times. I haven't even seen it yet.
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  8. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    What was going through his mind? A lot of vodka, that's what.
  9. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    I liked this. Dee Dee tried something new. I saw a Ramones documentary where he conceded years later that the whole Dee Dee King thing wasn't very good. What more can you ask. He tried something, it didn't really pan out and he acknowledged that it was a bad idea.
    As far as the video is concerned, it's hilarious that he's wearing shoes when he gets up and that there's a pizza on the floor. Pizza, as you may recall, was the subject of Dee Dee's only dialogue in Rock and Roll High School.
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  10. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

    The Land of Kirk
    Spooky Tooth:


    They sent their third album to France and it came back covered in crap that could never be washed off. Not sure who's crazy idea that was but no one hated the results more than the band did.
  11. RMD

    RMD Forum Resident

    The Billy Squier video posted was the first to pop in my head. I think he was even quoted saying it killed his career.
  12. zen

    zen Forum Resident

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  13. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Love the song and video, but that could've easily just been a Freddie solo cut! Picture it on Mr. Bad Guy :)
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  14. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    dredg - Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
  15. Wounded Land

    Wounded Land Forum Resident

    I like this album!
  16. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

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  17. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    I'm going to be that guy: what problems do you have with Black And Blue? I've always loved it (bar "Melody" which is really annoying vocally) and I'm always surprised when I see someone putting it down. Not saying you're wrong, just curious what your take is.
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  18. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    You gotta admire their sense of honesty, though. At least they packaged it in a cover that matched the content. Truth in advertising and whatnot. Imagine if they'd sold it in a Roger Dean cover instead? Egad!

    If only someone at Atlantic had thought to put a "file under comedy albums" sticker on the front. Even a token gesture that small might have managed to salvage their reputation, it might.
  19. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Unclassifiable

    Reno, NV
  20. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Speaking of 'Black And Blue', what were they thinking when they abandoned the LP cover art for the cassette and 8-track copies? Whose dumb idea was THAT?!

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  21. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Why? those shaker thingies on the chorus?
  22. BPMC

    BPMC Forum Resident

    Riverside, CA USA
    I do like parts of the record... it's the sleeve that made me (and everyone else) cringe (which I'm sure is what you're referring to)!
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  23. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I don't like any of the genre experiments, and all the straightforward songs are weak IMO.
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  24. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen https://soundcloud.com/porkchops-productions

    See also:
    Neil Young
    Paul McCartney

    Though I'd reckon in all three cases one answer at least would be, "too much weed":laugh:
  25. lavalamp3

    lavalamp3 Forum Resident

    "Let's hope for Peace"? If only she'd give us all some! :D
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