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#41 Principled Man

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 02 March 2018 - 11:06 AM, said:

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View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.
Wow.  Just not you cup of tea?
Basically yeah.

I liked Animals for some reason. Maybe because the first time I listened to it was the first time I had ever heard any of those songs.

I think radio overplay has a lot to do with what I like and what I don't.  If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it.  With so much music out there to play, why do radio stations have to run certain songs into the ground?

There are a great many bands that I once liked or even loved who I now can't stand because of the radio.

Do Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio, Limelight, Red Barchetta, and other Rush radio staples fit into your “If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it” creed?

Tom Sawyer is on my Retired List.  I never hear it unless I'm at a Rush concert or I'm playing all of Moving Pictures.  

I definitely don't hate it (it's still great) but I've just heard it about a billion times too many.

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#42 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 02 March 2018 - 11:06 AM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.
Wow.  Just not you cup of tea?
Basically yeah.

I liked Animals for some reason. Maybe because the first time I listened to it was the first time I had ever heard any of those songs.

I think radio overplay has a lot to do with what I like and what I don't.  If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it.  With so much music out there to play, why do radio stations have to run certain songs into the ground?

There are a great many bands that I once liked or even loved who I now can't stand because of the radio.

Do Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio, Limelight, Red Barchetta, and other Rush radio staples fit into your “If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it” creed?

I had to go into Boston for work today.  On the train ride in I listened to PeW.  On the way back I listened to MP.  Every time I listen to them I'm reminded of why I love them.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:38 PM

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View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 11:28 AM, said:

Incidentally, I like Tom Sawyer and Limelight more than I like Xanadu.  :)
Really?

Yeah.  I like all of them.  Xanadu's intro is, IMO, much better than the actual song, although I do love it.
Ditto.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:18 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

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View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

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View Postgoose, on 01 March 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.
Wow.  Just not you cup of tea?
Basically yeah.

I liked Animals for some reason. Maybe because the first time I listened to it was the first time I had ever heard any of those songs.

I think radio overplay has a lot to do with what I like and what I don't.  If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it.  With so much music out there to play, why do radio stations have to run certain songs into the ground?

There are a great many bands that I once liked or even loved who I now can't stand because of the radio.

The radio stations play the staples because they tend to be the band’s best work.  Not necessarily what the diehards would pick (e.g., Xanadu vs. Limelight) but great songs that even casual fans enjoy.
I tend to disagree.

But really, I never listen to the radio anymore.  Unfortunately, having listened to so much of it in my youth I have many songs that I will forever be critical of.

I don't listen to terrestrial radio anymore, other than local sports talk.  If I listen to music it's really only Sirius/XM.

Give me an example of a staple of a band that you don't think is at least one of their best songs.  This is a topic that interests me, so I'm curious about your thoughts.
This is so easy I could do it all day.

Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane.

Any song played on the radio by:

AC/DC
Guns & Roses
Metallica
Judas Priest.

That doesn't count the numerous bands that people love and get tons of radio play who I just flat dislike.  Bands like:

Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
The Who
The Rolling Stones

I could really do this all day.

#45 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:48 PM

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.
Wow.  Just not you cup of tea?
Basically yeah.

I liked Animals for some reason. Maybe because the first time I listened to it was the first time I had ever heard any of those songs.

I think radio overplay has a lot to do with what I like and what I don't.  If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it.  With so much music out there to play, why do radio stations have to run certain songs into the ground?

There are a great many bands that I once liked or even loved who I now can't stand because of the radio.

The radio stations play the staples because they tend to be the band’s best work.  Not necessarily what the diehards would pick (e.g., Xanadu vs. Limelight) but great songs that even casual fans enjoy.
I tend to disagree.

But really, I never listen to the radio anymore.  Unfortunately, having listened to so much of it in my youth I have many songs that I will forever be critical of.

I don't listen to terrestrial radio anymore, other than local sports talk.  If I listen to music it's really only Sirius/XM.

Give me an example of a staple of a band that you don't think is at least one of their best songs.  This is a topic that interests me, so I'm curious about your thoughts.
This is so easy I could do it all day.

Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane.

Any song played on the radio by:

AC/DC
Guns & Roses
Metallica
Judas Priest.

That doesn't count the numerous bands that people love and get tons of radio play who I just flat dislike.  Bands like:

Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
The Who
The Rolling Stones

I could really do this all day.

Interesting.  I would say that Rock You Like a Hurricane is a great song of Scorpions'.  Ditto for Hell's Bells, Welcome to the Jungle, Enter Sandman and You've Got Another Thing Coming.  Are those my favorite songs?  Not necessarily.  But they're certainly among their best.

As I've posted many times, I don't have the reflexive dislike for a band's more accessible work that a lot of fans tend to have.  Is Tom Sawyer my favorite Rush song?  No.  Is it in the top 20?  I would think so.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

if you haven't checked out the Classic Albums DVD for Dark Side, it's definitely worth it.  Isolated track of part of Clare's vocal, for one thing.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:43 PM

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.
Wow.  Just not you cup of tea?
Basically yeah.

I liked Animals for some reason. Maybe because the first time I listened to it was the first time I had ever heard any of those songs.

I think radio overplay has a lot to do with what I like and what I don't.  If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it.  With so much music out there to play, why do radio stations have to run certain songs into the ground?

There are a great many bands that I once liked or even loved who I now can't stand because of the radio.

The radio stations play the staples because they tend to be the band’s best work.  Not necessarily what the diehards would pick (e.g., Xanadu vs. Limelight) but great songs that even casual fans enjoy.
I tend to disagree.

But really, I never listen to the radio anymore.  Unfortunately, having listened to so much of it in my youth I have many songs that I will forever be critical of.

I don't listen to terrestrial radio anymore, other than local sports talk.  If I listen to music it's really only Sirius/XM.

Give me an example of a staple of a band that you don't think is at least one of their best songs.  This is a topic that interests me, so I'm curious about your thoughts.
This is so easy I could do it all day.


Any song played on the radio by:

AC/DC

Believe it or not, I heard Rock and Roll Damnation on the radio in Fresno last week.  Gotta love the deep cuts.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:44 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 02 March 2018 - 04:28 PM, said:

if you haven't checked out the Classic Albums DVD for Dark Side, it's definitely worth it.  Isolated track of part of Clare's vocal, for one thing.
It's a killer episode.  :yes:

#49 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:52 AM

View Postgoose, on 02 March 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 02 March 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.
Wow.  Just not you cup of tea?
Basically yeah.

I liked Animals for some reason. Maybe because the first time I listened to it was the first time I had ever heard any of those songs.

I think radio overplay has a lot to do with what I like and what I don't.  If it is a radio staple, I am going to hate it.  With so much music out there to play, why do radio stations have to run certain songs into the ground?

There are a great many bands that I once liked or even loved who I now can't stand because of the radio.

The radio stations play the staples because they tend to be the band’s best work.  Not necessarily what the diehards would pick (e.g., Xanadu vs. Limelight) but great songs that even casual fans enjoy.
I tend to disagree.

But really, I never listen to the radio anymore.  Unfortunately, having listened to so much of it in my youth I have many songs that I will forever be critical of.

I don't listen to terrestrial radio anymore, other than local sports talk.  If I listen to music it's really only Sirius/XM.

Give me an example of a staple of a band that you don't think is at least one of their best songs.  This is a topic that interests me, so I'm curious about your thoughts.
This is so easy I could do it all day.


Any song played on the radio by:

AC/DC

Believe it or not, I heard Rock and Roll Damnation on the radio in Fresno last week.  Gotta love the deep cuts.

Ozzy’s Boneyard on Sirius XM is awesome for that.

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:55 AM

I don’t worship Pink Floyd the way some do, but I do love Dark Side from start to finish.

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

Dark Side is an iconic record. The production was way ahead of its time. I have the MFSL version and it is one of the best sounding CDs’ I own.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:20 PM

View Postthesweetscience, on 01 March 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have never been a big fan of Pink Floyd.  In reading this thread I decided to give this record another go.

I still hate it.

Cool story, man. Would love to hear it again sometime.


I remember hearing this for the first time. Thought it was great back then, but I much prefer Meddle and Atom Heart Mother.




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