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Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

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  • Ross Mason,

    Finally. Something that hits the backboard scraping.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Finally. Something that hits the backboard scraping.

    ETA: I like both of them. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Emma Hart,

    There may be, musically, nothing wrong with Someone Like You

    if extended whining floats your boat, perhaps

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    preening temple of meathead smugness

    applause

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Awful Irish yowling. My cat loves it

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

    Awful Irish yowling.

    It does rather rejuvenate that old St Patrick's Day joke about offering a prayer that they may yet find a cure for the Irishness.

    Sacha:
    I did feel a twinge of guilt after posting that, as I once whored myself out to ZM by doing a poster promo illustration. Sweet enough guy I dealt with came round after hours to pick it up & drop a cheque. While he was there Devo's Satisfaction aired for the first time on TV, and being 1978 & all I had to watch it. Poor Mr ZM was visibly disconcerted, and while he allowed that it was probably amusing, he had to draw the line at the baby with the toaster, as people might try that sort of thing at home.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    if extended whining floats your boat, perhaps

    Musically. Not lyrically. Lyrically, Someone Like You is Dido's White Flag. White Flag wins by dint of having David Boreanaz in the video:

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Musically, I hear whine. Lyrics must be resonating for her target audience. Such a waste of a great voice.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Tom Beard,

    ...

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • SteveH,

    I can't believe no one has posted this yet. Is it just too obvious?

    Since Sep 2009 • 444 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner, in reply to Lilith __,

    I used to make these!

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd, in reply to Ross Mason,

    magic eye

    There was one of those on my first reel-to-reel.
    Can we please start a "audio equipment used to record things off the TV and radio" nostalgia thread?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    There may be, musically, nothing wrong with Someone Like You

    if extended whining floats your boat, perhaps

    Well, (a) that’s not a musical complaint and, (b) pop songs are allowed to be sad.

    I actually think Adele’s a pretty good lyricist. I don’t, and won’t, own 21 – but I think there’s an elemental quality to what she does that lends itself really well to remixing.

    I realise that some folks aren’t going to like this at all, but I fucking love it in all its big girly disco-ness:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh hell, while we're at it ...

    'Rolling in the Deep' as bustling club banger:

    A brilliant D&B take on 'Hometown Glory':

    And a lovely chilled bootleg of 'Rolling in the Deep':

    I have played the hell out of all of these.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    that’s not a musical complaint

    For me, it's that particular tone she maintains throughout, and the repetitive structure that highlights it. Not the lyrics.

    No issues with Adele's other songs, though I'm clearly not the 'girly' audience.

    pop songs are allowed to be sad

    Fine with that too.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Bejesus Russell. This must mean these boys have to be right up there!!!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sacha,

    pop songs are allowed to be sad

    infinitely preferable to this.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    From reading this story I'm guessing that were Kate Winslet to post in this thread she'd pick this song as her poison:

    I'm with Kate on this.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Speaking of bad music, I accidentally heard some Dave Matthews Band on the radio today for the first time.

    Good Lord, it was awful!

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Kate….Celine

    6m 53 in

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to 3410,

    and 'best song ever'? #pffft

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    Bob Seger. The zedir of mediocrity.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene, in reply to Tom Ackroyd,

    Can we please start a "audio equipment used to record things off the TV and radio" nostalgia thread?

    One distinct memory from back then shaped my stance on copyright and music companies back in 1986 :

    In 1986 TVNZ took all music shows off the air following a dispute with record companies, who were demanding payment for video clips that were becoming increasingly expensive to produce. TVNZ refused to pay to screen them on the grounds that this was ‘a form of sales promotion’.

    What goes around comes around, eh.

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Will de Cleene,

    I'd forgotten about that. Bastards.
    (getting into the spirit of the thread)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Tom Ackroyd,

    Competition for no redeeming features:

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

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