Sussudio: would've it been accepted if anyone but Phil Collins had sung it?

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  1. Grant

    Grant Audiophile and Music Fan

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    Most? Did you do a poll of everyone in the world?
     
  2. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    bast*rd!

    unacceptable! we're going to have to lock you in a room and play sususudio repeatedly until you admit you like it! now sing with me....theres this girl that's been on my mind......
     
  3. Oakvale

    Oakvale Man in a Suitcase

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    I wish I had enough time to poll the world on its collective opinion of Phil Collins!:shh:
     
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  4. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator

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    well I'm happy for you that you both found a song you love so deeply and believe that the world clamors for this song as much as you do. Keep the dream.
     
  5. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    It's better than "Whodunnit?", I'll say that for it.
     
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  6. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

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    Paperlate is a masterpiece. But Phil would have never allowed those keyboards chords under the melody in one of his solo albums.
     
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  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    If you have read the thread, you know that people aren't just saying they don't like the song ... it's all about character assassination and hyperbole
     
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  8. Psychedelic Good Trip

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  9. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    Gabriel was aiming for the Top 10 by the time of So. Maybe not "selling out," but he definitely wanted a piece of that action. Ditto, Hackett with GTR.
     
  10. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    That's surprising. I'm one of the people who doesn't like Phil, but that's an excellent and inventive record.
     
  11. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    I agree with you implicitly...........but let's stick with criticizing the music, and stop with the personal attacks.
     
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  12. AFOS

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    Sledgehammer song and video is as commercial as it gets.
     
  13. HaileyMcComet

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    If being cool means you have to hate most of the music that was ever recorded, I'm glad I'm not cool.
     
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  14. HaileyMcComet

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    I like "Baby, Baby".
     
  15. supersquonk

    supersquonk Forum Resident

    This was discussed a bit earlier in the thread, but at the time in the US, top 40 was not the dominant radio format. It was rock, a.k.a. AOR. For instance KMET was #2 in Los Angeles (behind a talk radio station on AM.) And in Boston, where I was at the time, we had WCOZ, which had the motto "Kick ASS Rock and Roll - NO DISCO!" That station was the #1 station not just in Boston, but the entire country.

    Phil's In the Air Tonight hit #2 on Billboard's "Mainstream Rock" Chart. So it was a hit where it mattered, though it really gained stature when it was then played daily for the next 20 years.
     
  16. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Me too, cool is for fools
     
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  17. telecode101

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    Peter Cetera deserves it. He's not as great a bassist in the history of bass guitarist as Phil Collins is in the history of rock and jazz drummers.
     
  18. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    It's very surprising, or sad, the amount of venom musical artists in general receive on a music forum.
     
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  19. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    It was a pretty creative video that worked. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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  20. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Well, there's real cool and there's fake cool.
     
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  21. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    Yup, he clearly wanted to expand his audience. For the "Conspiracy of Hope" Tour, he was dipping his feet in the waters of stadium-level. Then further adulation by hanging with Hollywood starlit, Rosanna Arquette.
     
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  22. Timmy84

    Timmy84 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Very interesting responses, people. :)
     
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  23. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

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    Except for his first solo album, which is one of my all time favourite albums, I tend to agree with you.
     
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  24. Timmy84

    Timmy84 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It really is. :agree:
     
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  25. supersquonk

    supersquonk Forum Resident

    This is a "Sussudio" thread, but people might (or might not) find this interesting about In the Air. The first video played on MTV was, as many people know, the Buggles. (Back when MTV was simply videos 24/7.)

    The 22nd video played on that first day was, apparently, In the Air Tonight, which would have been about a year old at the time.
     
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