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Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost

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30 July 2010 - 7.17pm

vonbontee said:

Zig said:

Take your number 1 album, along with about a case and a half of beer, and before you know it you will have a nickname – worked for me.

 


 
Haha holy shit, I've already mentioned MX-80 Sound's "Hard Attack" as my alltime favourite album. That was their 1977 debut. Their first release overall was "Big Hits/Hard Pop From the Hoosiers", a 7-inch 7-song EP released a year earlier. First track on Side Two? "Myonga Von Bontee"!

 


 Too funny - I'm glad my nickname was taken after a good song, as I'm sure you are. After all, it could have been something like Hang on Sloopy!

I can handle going through life being called Zig, but I'd shoot myself if I were called Sloopy on a regular basis.

My apologies go out to all those named Sloopy.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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Dear Prudence
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29 August 2010 - 2.14am

MrBig said:

I saw a post on IGN for people to say their favorite album of all time and I think I should move it here too. 

Mine is a 5 way tie, between Pet Sounds (Beach Boys), Sgt. Pepper (The Beatles, duh), How The West Won (Led Zeppelin), A Quick One (The Who) and Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones).


I was thinking about getting "Exile on Main Street" but I need some reviews because I've never owned a Rolloing Stones album.

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MrBig
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29 August 2010 - 2.52am

Dear Prudence said:

MrBig said:

I saw a post on IGN for people to say their favorite album of all time and I think I should move it here too. 

Mine is a 5 way tie, between Pet Sounds (Beach Boys), Sgt. Pepper (The Beatles, duh), How The West Won (Led Zeppelin), A Quick One (The Who) and Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones).


I was thinking about getting "Exile on Main Street" but I need some reviews because I've never owned a Rolloing Stones album.
 

My review:

 

The best the stones has ever made.

 

That good enough?

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Joe
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30 August 2010 - 1.42pm

It's a good album, for sure. I also like Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet. The Stones were more of a singles band though.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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16 December 2010 - 8.11pm

Zig said:

 

CSNY - Deja Vu


Deja Vu? Really? I have it on Vinyl, but I am to lazy to make it onto CD


As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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StarWisher
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16 December 2010 - 8.47pm

MrBig said:

mithveaen said:

Marcelo said:

GniknuS said:


Yeah I've never really understood the U2 craze. But their fans swear they're just as good as the Beatles.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 


 

You mean some of their fans, because I can't say that, no way!

U2 is, at least up to Achtung Baby, a great band, and one of my favourites, and Beatles is the best band ever.


 

Hey so do I!!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-8


U2 is the most overrated band in history.
 

Apples and Oranges, guys. U2 were one of the best bands in the 80s, no doubt.

I'm sure Bono took a few pages from John Lennon's Handy Dandy Guide to Social Activism, but they really opened my eyes to the world outside the small city I was growing up in. And their sound has been copied over and over by newer bands emerging on the scene. I'm not a big fan of their newer stuff though Atomic Bomb had some good tunes on it. I'd go further than Achtung Baby. All That You Can't Leave Behind is a really solid album. But in terms of defining a decade, I think U2 left a really prominent stamp on the 80s, though of course everyone is entitled to their opinion and 'U2 are overrated' is hardly a unique one. 🙂

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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Necko
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16 December 2010 - 9.30pm

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16 December 2010 - 9.49pm

Excuse my ignorance, but whose album is the third one on the top?

 

I *love* Tommy! The movie is crazy, but the music there is really good. Do you have Quadrophenia?

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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16 December 2010 - 9.58pm

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You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

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vonbontee
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16 December 2010 - 11.24pm

Nice to see album covers on this thread (even tho that Manic Street Preachers one has always repulsed me!)

Lotta Jeff Buckley fans here - me, I like his father a lot.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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16 December 2010 - 11.42pm

I always liked Song to the Siren, but I hear he constantly changed the lyrics to it. The one I saw was at the end of a Monkees episode (shush!) 🙂 ages ago, and it was quite beautiful.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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GniknuS
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17 December 2010 - 12.27am

Quadrophenia is an awesome album, as is Tommy, as is, well, just about everything the Who did.

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mithveaen
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17 December 2010 - 2.18am

DoctorRobert said:

My Top Nine:

 

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I saw this a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 and I was like "umb.. the image is not loading" and then I looked closer and I was like "AH! I get it now" neil-aspinall

Great choices. I'm curious about Maniac Street Preachers... what kind of music do they play? (Sorry for my ignorance)

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17 December 2010 - 3.37am

They're British rockers. I only have one of their albums, "This is my Truth, Tell Me Yours", and it has some pretty good songs on there. I like "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" and "You Stole The Sun From My Heart." They do this amazing cover of the theme to MASH — which I never  even knew it HAD lyrics until I heard the song by the Manics — but they said they really ramped up their sound to be like the Manics covering Metallica covering the theme song.

They're OK. I don't really play them often, but I have nothing bad to say about them.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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RedLennon
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17 December 2010 - 11.34am

StarWisher said:

Excuse my ignorance, but whose album is the third one on the top?

 


It's Pink Floyd's "Animals" I believe

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Joe
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17 December 2010 - 1.05pm

Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band, something of a joke these days. They turned up in the early 90s all slogans, eyeliner and feather boas, looking glam and claiming they'd do spectacular things. They released some decent songs - The Holy Bible is probably their only truly great album - but since around 1998 became more and more irrelevant and boring.
They're one of those acts that keeps putting out albums which they claim are returns to form, but they never are. A couple of weeks ago they appeared on Strictly Come Dancing (UK version of Dancing With The Stars) which shows how little they mean nowadays.
Also, one of their earliest singles was called Motown Junk, and had the line "I laughed when Lennon got shot". In fairness they don't sing the line nowadays. I saw them support McCartney in June; for some reason they chose not to play it that day.

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DoctorRobert
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17 December 2010 - 2.01pm

Joe said:

They're one of those acts that keeps putting out albums which they claim are returns to form, but they never are. 


I disagree completely. Listen to 2009's Journal for Plague Lovers. That was a definite return to form, an album second only to the Holy Bible. It's just got some fantastic rock songs, I would definitely recommend a listen. The rest of their albums, particularly the M.O.R. stuff (such as their most recent record) bore me, though still have some decent songs.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

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17 December 2010 - 2.45pm

Joe said:

A couple of weeks ago they appeared on Strictly Come Dancing (UK version of Dancing With The Stars) which shows how little they mean nowadays.


Ha ha! I couldn't have known that, but you definitely make your point there!

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

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The Walrus
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17 December 2010 - 4.17pm

The Manic Street Preacher's lyricist disappeared after the release of the Holy Bible and hasn't been found, so the remainder of their catalogue has become increasingly stable. Journal for Plague Lovers was released last year after he was declared "presumed dead", and contains only lyrics he wrote, so is similarly... unstable.

 

Their 2010 album, Postcards from a Young Man, is their most commercial, because they wanted one last attempt at breaking into the mainstream. Like most of their catalogue, it has the odd good track and a load of filler.

 

From what I know of you, mith, you won't like them, certainly not the Holy Bible.

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Necko
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18 December 2010 - 7.29pm

StarWisher said:

Excuse my ignorance, but whose album is the third one on the top?

 

I *love* Tommy! The movie is crazy, but the music there is really good. Do you have Quadrophenia?


It's Animals by Pink Floyd.

 

Yeah, it was a tough choice between Tommy and Quadrophenia.  And I like the movie.  It makes the album a little more understandable, in my opinion.

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