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LEE

Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2009, 09:21:30 am »
I'm partial to the odd Buck's Fizz and Dollar tune
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clarion

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2009, 09:31:24 am »
As a kid hanging out with other punk & metal fans, i had to hide my liking for Earth Wind & Fire :-[

But it was OK to like Funkadelic :thumbsup:
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« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2009, 10:50:53 am »
Does Robyn count?

No. Her music's pretty good and she's properly hot. Embarrasment fail. You made up for it by referring to Girls Aloud as 'the best pop group around' though.

bikenerd

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« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2009, 11:20:54 am »
Does Robyn count?
You made up for it by referring to Girls Aloud as 'the best pop group around' though.

Well, St Etienne aren't making records any more, are they?
I stand by my comment.  Girls Aloud are better than the Ting Tings.  :P

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2009, 02:00:54 pm »

And I possess 2 B52s cds.  ???

Nowt wrong with that indeed...particularly if they are Cosmic Thing and Good Stuff....they are indeed damn good stuff to shake your honeybuns to! :thumbsup: Just before last years Funplex came out I finally got round to buying the boxset of some of their earlier stuff too...also very good.

B52s are great! Can't get Mr M to appreciate them, though......I love their new one, Funplex, though is it just me or is that album ABSOLUTELY filthy?!  :)
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« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2009, 03:28:01 pm »
Beastie Boys  :thumbsup:

I was also quite partial to Vanilla Ice.

The Beastie Boys are hipper than hop
Vanilla Ice always was shite though.  I liked a sample of him being used in a M&S advert a few years ago though.

I think the sneer factor with the Beastie Boys comes from just after No Sleep... (or whatver the first album was called) when they were very much viewed as a wannabe hip-hop-lite boyband and before they started getting critical acclaim from the more trendy members of the music press. Thus I still feel that they are the sort of band that are sneered at (wrongly) by a certain generation.
Saw them at their first UK tour - thought that they were the greatest band Id ever seen until Run DMC came on next!  the Beastie Boys doing Walk This Way with RunDMC was pretty good!

Vanilla Ice I think had potential, but was very much lead astray by the record company - they tried to turn him into a "pretty boy with attitude white bobby brown" type thing and it all went to his head a bit.  Before he got into the charts he'd never be seen dead in a shiney suit or expensive hair cut.  I found his later stuff, after he'd been used up and spat out by the record industry quite entertaining too.

Anyway, it's a good thing that I didn't mention Rick Astley!

Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2009, 05:19:27 pm »
Another thumbs up for B52's, not least for their references to narwhals  ;D

Really Ancien

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« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2009, 08:35:17 pm »
The Sex Pistols, well 'Anarchy in the UK' which is quite well produced actually. I don't usually like manufactured groups, I also quite like 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' by the Monkees.
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Damon.

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« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2009, 08:56:47 pm »

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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2009, 09:01:34 pm »
Red Sovine

Teddy Bear and Little Joe are two of the most moving songs I've ever heard.

microphonie

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2009, 09:20:15 am »
Does Robyn count?
You made up for it by referring to Girls Aloud as 'the best pop group around' though.

Well, St Etienne aren't making records any more, are they?
I stand by my comment.  Girls Aloud are better than the Ting Tings.  :P

St Etienne new single   :)

I agree, Girls Aloud do make great pop tunes. I also like the Ting Tings.

Nowt wrong with the B-52s or Soft Cell either.




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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2009, 10:09:37 am »
Kylie.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2009, 02:12:47 pm »
Shirley Bassey and Goldie Lookin' Chain.

Manotea

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2009, 04:40:54 pm »
Nobody has mentioned Gwen Stefani. Perfect Pop. Whats not to like? I'd make her 'hollow back'....

alan

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« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2009, 08:13:46 pm »
Neil Diamond
The Carpenters

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2009, 08:27:23 am »
Neil Diamond
The Carpenters


I like some Neil Diamond.  He was excellent in The Jazz Singer.  His latest album (12 Songs) was a bit of a disappointment I thought.
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Really Ancien

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« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2009, 07:32:40 pm »
Jim Reeves, singing in Afrikaans.
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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2009, 10:19:55 pm »
I was introduced to the music of Paddy Roberts by my parents, who knew him when they were in Africa.

His stuff is available on CD (I got my mum his CDs to replace her old scratched LPs, which had been lugged around the world for 40 years).  If you get the chance, do listen.

For your delectation, here's the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xbSEJ5v6zFQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xbSEJ5v6zFQ&rel=1</a>... Enjoy!   ;D


And the lyrics of my favourite Paddy song... The Lavender Cowboy

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Yippee-i, yippee-oh
Yippee-i, yippee-oh, yippee-ay
Which sounds rather silly, but ev'ry hillbilly
Spends half his life singing that way

He was just a lavender cowboy
With only three hairs on his chest
And he rode on a filly called Daffydowndilly
The prettiest horse in the West

Ev'ry morning they went out together
While the others looked on in dismay
'Cause he'd round up the cattle a-ridin' side-saddle
Because he preferred it that way

He was just a lavender cowboy
Who committed a terrible sin
He went out on a bender and slugged a bartender
And stole all the strawberry gin

So the posse was sent out to find him
And bring him back dead or alive
And they knew as they went they were hot on the scent
By the smell of Chanel No.5

And they found him a-lyin' unconcious
With blood running all down his chin
Till they looked a bit closer and what do you know, sir
They found it was strawberry gin

So, they shot the lavender cowboy
And said as they layed him to rest
You'll be happier now, boy, you can't be a cowboy
With only three hairs on your chest
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SteveS

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2009, 10:28:49 pm »
Well I do get a lot of stick for my collection of Grateful Dead bootleg tapes, but then once an old hippie, always an old...........

StuAff

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2009, 10:40:30 pm »
Jean-Michel Jarre. Decried as 'elevator music' by people who then go and sing the praises of much of the stuff he's influenced & inspired (Air & Daft Punk, for two- now they sound like elevator music to me). He hasn't put out a decent album in twenty years, mind....

Much of what I like is considered 'guilty pleasures' by somebody or other. I'm just not guilty about it.


clarion

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #70 on: February 24, 2009, 09:55:15 am »
I was introduced to the music of Paddy Roberts by my parents, who knew him when they were in Africa.


Well that makes at least three Paddy Roberts fans on here!  Butterfly was the first person I met outside my family who'd ever heard of him.

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #71 on: February 24, 2009, 10:09:27 am »
*cough*
Marillion
*cough*

clarion

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Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2009, 10:54:10 am »
*sneers* ;D
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Really Ancien

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« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2009, 10:41:55 pm »
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Damon.

Re: Music/musicians I'll probably be sneered at for liking...
« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2009, 11:02:55 pm »
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Much of what I like is considered 'guilty pleasures' by somebody or other. I'm just not guilty about it.

Damn right.  :thumbsup:
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