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2012-11-26 05:01:15 PM  
I wonder if Kenny Loggins experiences the same thing too.
 
2012-11-26 05:01:43 PM  
Richard Marx and his music are awesome! If you haven't seen him live, do so, because he puts on a hell of a show. He's self-deprecatingly funny & sarcastic, and his music is amazing. If you think it starts & ends with Right Here Waiting, you'd be surprised. He delves into many genres, and wrote a lot of songs you might not suspect.

/relevant user name
 
2012-11-26 05:02:48 PM  
Does he still sport a weapons-grade mullet?
 
2012-11-26 05:03:49 PM  
Wow, marxychick. This is your thread!
 
2012-11-26 05:04:52 PM  

cygnusx13: Does he still sport a weapons-grade mullet?


He's been mullet-free since the early '90s. He's holding up remarkable well for damn near 50.
 
2012-11-26 05:09:08 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

RIP Richard Marx
 
2012-11-26 05:12:14 PM  
His wife, Cynthia Rhodes, was quite the looker back in the day.

She still looks do-able
 
2012-11-26 05:12:49 PM  
Dick Marx thread!
 
2012-11-26 05:14:27 PM  

douchebag/hater: His wife, Cynthia Rhodes, was quite the looker back in the day.

She still looks do-able


She's even more beautiful in person. Totally not fair!
 
2012-11-26 05:22:58 PM  
CSB:

My college music professor was old friends with Richard's father, Dick Marx. Richard had just hit the big time with his debut album, and was scheduled to be in town for a concert. My professor asked Richard if he would be willing to stop by and talk to our class that afternoon, and he did.

We were a pretty small group and Richard was very friendly and engaging, sitting and talking with us for about an hour. He told some anecdotes about coming up in the business and answered our questions.

One thing that I thought was interesting was that he said he thought that "Should've Known Better" was the strongest single on the album, and should have been the first release. The record company overruled him in favor of "Don't Mean Nothing", and Richard said it turned out they were probably right. At the time, I remember "Endless Summer Nights", from the same album, was his current radio hit.

He also told a story about David Foster being a wise-ass, but I can't remember just what it was.

/CSB
 
2012-11-26 05:25:42 PM  
It don't mean nothing.
 
2012-11-26 05:29:44 PM  
Wasnt one of his girlfriends murdered? I seem to remember Kasy Kasem talking about that.
 
2012-11-26 05:31:05 PM  

Onkel Buck: Wasnt one of his girlfriends murdered? I seem to remember Kasy Kasem talking about that.


Olivia Newton John.
 
2012-11-26 05:38:10 PM  

Onkel Buck: Wasnt one of his girlfriends murdered? I seem to remember Kasy Kasem talking about that.


See song/video Hazard.
 
2012-11-26 05:39:40 PM  

marxychick1: Onkel Buck: Wasnt one of his girlfriends murdered? I seem to remember Kasy Kasem talking about that.

See song/video Hazard.


Oh, it's fictional, BTW.

I'm going to break my posting record in this thread.
 
2012-11-26 05:41:30 PM  

LegacyDL: I wonder if Kenny Loggins experiences the same thing too.


Why can't you just let him be?
 
2012-11-26 05:42:12 PM  

Midnight Rambler: CSB:

My college music professor was old friends with Richard's father, Dick Marx. Richard had just hit the big time with his debut album, and was scheduled to be in town for a concert. My professor asked Richard if he would be willing to stop by and talk to our class that afternoon, and he did.

We were a pretty small group and Richard was very friendly and engaging, sitting and talking with us for about an hour. He told some anecdotes about coming up in the business and answered our questions.

One thing that I thought was interesting was that he said he thought that "Should've Known Better" was the strongest single on the album, and should have been the first release. The record company overruled him in favor of "Don't Mean Nothing", and Richard said it turned out they were probably right. At the time, I remember "Endless Summer Nights", from the same album, was his current radio hit.

He also told a story about David Foster being a wise-ass, but I can't remember just what it was.

/CSB


That really is a cool story, bro. If I may take a stab, a very famous story Richard tells is that David Foster told him he'd better stick to producing, because he'd never ever make it as an artist. Many number ones later he proved him incorrect ;-)
 
2012-11-26 05:50:50 PM  
I don't care what anyone thinks. "Hazard" is a national treasure.
 
2012-11-26 05:54:56 PM  

biyaaatci: I don't care what anyone thinks. "Hazard" is a national treasure.


I agree, and I'm 55 years old.
 
2012-11-26 05:59:17 PM  
Marx sucks, but "Don't Mean Nothing" is a pretty iconic 80s pop song. Not that it's a GOOD song, mind you.

If you didn't live through the 80s and have never done a pile of cocaine, it's hard to express what pop culture, and especially pop music, was like. Basically, it was all like one long cocaine hangover.
 
2012-11-26 05:59:20 PM  
He found a way around those abdominal troubles.

Fountain of Health
Link 

Link
 
2012-11-26 06:03:20 PM  
It pains me to say this, but he's a guy that seemed like he understood that, at best, he had 15 minutes on the clock, and had every intention of enjoying it but not being a dipshiat about it. And it's kinda rewarding to see that he didn't get stupid with it.

It was a rare treat considering the era.

With that said one of my favorite openings is for "Too Late To Say Goodbye." Dunno of it's guitar, keys or some sort of midi of both but it just has this great tone to it that slays me every time.
 
2012-11-26 06:09:12 PM  
I like Richard Marx. There, I've said it and I won't take it back.

Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.
 
2012-11-26 06:10:43 PM  
nauseated?
 
2012-11-26 06:15:11 PM  

biyaaatci: I don't care what anyone thinks. "Hazard" is a national treasure.


My very favorite out of his entire catalog.

Rickj: He found a way around those abdominal troubles.

Fountain of Health
Link 

Link


That song is the ringtone on my phone. Good conversation starter.

Skarekrough: It pains me to say this, but he's a guy that seemed like he understood that, at best, he had 15 minutes on the clock, and had every intention of enjoying it but not being a dipshiat about it. And it's kinda rewarding to see that he didn't get stupid with it.

It was a rare treat considering the era.

With that said one of my favorite openings is for "Too Late To Say Goodbye." Dunno of it's guitar, keys or some sort of midi of both but it just has this great tone to it that slays me every time.


I think you hit the nail on the head. If you read his Twitter, he often jokes about being unpopular, or his albums going Triple Plywood. The truth is he enjoys what he does. And as a fan of his, I appreciate every note. And Too Late To Say Goodbye is sweet. He did a new version of it on his album Stories To Tell and he still kills it. And that outro... Bruce Gaitsch at his finest.

Beeblebrox: I like Richard Marx. There, I've said it and I won't take it back.

Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.


Good on ya! Nice vid as well, but it's got nothing on Hazard ;-)
 
2012-11-26 06:15:17 PM  

Beeblebrox: Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.


also content7.flixster.com is in it.

/tackleberry!!
 
2012-11-26 06:21:35 PM  

marxychick1: biyaaatci: I don't care what anyone thinks. "Hazard" is a national treasure.

My very favorite out of his entire catalog.

Rickj: He found a way around those abdominal troubles.

Fountain of Health
Link 

Link

That song is the ringtone on my phone. Good conversation starter.

Skarekrough: It pains me to say this, but he's a guy that seemed like he understood that, at best, he had 15 minutes on the clock, and had every intention of enjoying it but not being a dipshiat about it. And it's kinda rewarding to see that he didn't get stupid with it.

It was a rare treat considering the era.

With that said one of my favorite openings is for "Too Late To Say Goodbye." Dunno of it's guitar, keys or some sort of midi of both but it just has this great tone to it that slays me every time.

I think you hit the nail on the head. If you read his Twitter, he often jokes about being unpopular, or his albums going Triple Plywood. The truth is he enjoys what he does. And as a fan of his, I appreciate every note. And Too Late To Say Goodbye is sweet. He did a new version of it on his album Stories To Tell and he still kills it. And that outro... Bruce Gaitsch at his finest.

Beeblebrox: I like Richard Marx. There, I've said it and I won't take it back.

Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.

Good on ya! Nice vid as well, but it's got nothing on Hazard ;-)


Well, it's the first I'd ever heard of Richard Marx so it sticks in my head.
 
2012-11-26 06:25:55 PM  

Beeblebrox:

Well, it's the first I'd ever heard of Richard Marx so it sticks in my head.


Ah ha, gotcha. I think that's why I have the same attachment to Hazard for the same reason. I was a bit young to appreciate his first two albums at the time. I've made up for it since.
 
2012-11-26 06:30:03 PM  
For some reason I always remember that Richard Marx's guitarist back in the day used to play one of the kids on The Waltons. He had an epic mullet too.

I never bought any of his records, but I didn't turn off the radio when one of his songs came on either. And I might have "Angelia" on the iPod.
 
2012-11-26 06:39:36 PM  
Dammit, this thread just made me buy Richard Marx's Greatest Hits from iTunes.

/shameless Richard Marx fan
//loved the epic mullet
 
2012-11-26 07:17:03 PM  
Thanks to the kind soul who TotalFarked me. I've sent you an e-mail to the address in your profile :-)

Marisyana: For some reason I always remember that Richard Marx's guitarist back in the day used to play one of the kids on The Waltons. He had an epic mullet too.

I never bought any of his records, but I didn't turn off the radio when one of his songs came on either. And I might have "Angelia" on the iPod.


Ah, yes, John Walmsley. There was many an epic mullet in his old band.

Martonio: Dammit, this thread just made me buy Richard Marx's Greatest Hits from iTunes.

/shameless Richard Marx fan
//loved the epic mullet


*high five*
 
2012-11-26 07:30:46 PM  

Beeblebrox: I like Richard Marx. There, I've said it and I won't take it back.

Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.


PLUS the inimitable G.W. Bailey as the apartment manager.

btw where was Fee AND was Foster the guy Marx gave his tape and lead sheets to?
 
2012-11-26 08:13:33 PM  
His music isn't really my thing but he was absolutely one of the nicest guys I've interviewed.
 
2012-11-26 09:35:48 PM  

exick: LegacyDL: I wonder if Kenny Loggins experiences the same thing too.

Why can't you just let him be?


He's alright.
 
2012-11-26 09:53:49 PM  

GibbyTheMole: His music isn't really my thing but he was absolutely one of the nicest guys I've interviewed.


Lucky! I've never had more than a couple of minutes of his time. I bet he's an amazing interview!
 
2012-11-26 09:56:30 PM  
Nevertheless, 'Hazard' is a farking awesome song.

Link (Wiki)
Link (video)
 
2012-11-26 09:59:26 PM  

vernonFL: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 225x224]

RIP Richard Marx


that pic is a dead ringer for Eddie Rab.....oh, wait. Joke's on me.
 
2012-11-26 10:02:12 PM  

flushdepot: biyaaatci: I don't care what anyone thinks. "Hazard" is a national treasure.

I agree, and I'm 55 years old.


Holy shiat. I agree. And I'm also five-five.
 
2012-11-26 10:13:50 PM  

GibbyTheMole: His music isn't really my thing but he was absolutely one of the nicest guys I've interviewed.


That's incredibly cool to know. Thanks, man.
 
2012-11-26 10:27:02 PM  

marxychick1: *high five*


Ha!

When I saw this link, I said to myself, "Wasn't there some user on here who was all about Marx, not Karl?"

And here you are :)

And, I'll add to the others sentiments, how can one hate Richard Marx's music? He did "Danger Zone" for godssake!

/My parents were neighbors with Dan Fogelberg before "Leader of the Band" dropped.
//Just let me pick up this name I dropped...
 
2012-11-26 10:45:30 PM  

zato_ichi: marxychick1: *high five*

Ha!

When I saw this link, I said to myself, "Wasn't there some user on here who was all about Marx, not Karl?"

And here you are :)

And, I'll add to the others sentiments, how can one hate Richard Marx's music? He did "Danger Zone" for godssake!
.


Dude, that was Kenny Loggins. Close enough ;-)

John Buck 41: Nevertheless, 'Hazard' is a farking awesome song.

Link (Wiki)
Link (video)


Best. Video. Evar! I have no idea why Chapter 2 isn't on YouTube at all. I think EMI has staked a claim on any that have been uploaded. I have it on VHS. Doesn't answer any questions, but I like what it adds to the story.
 
2012-11-26 10:48:15 PM  
Oh, and I'm 29 for whatever that adds ;-) Richard jokes a lot about people saying "My mom loves you!" to him. I'm glad to be in the younger demographic.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:09 PM  

marxychick1: Oh, and I'm 29 for whatever that adds ;-) Richard jokes a lot about people saying "My mom loves you!" to him. I'm glad to be in the younger demographic.


Always nice to see 'youngsters' liking music from that era. It seems trendy for people your age to like the Stones, the Doors, the Beatles, the Who, ad nauseum, but the 80's are almost w/o exception unfairly trashed.
 
2012-11-27 12:04:37 AM  

douchebag/hater: Beeblebrox: I like Richard Marx. There, I've said it and I won't take it back.

Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.

PLUS the inimitable G.W. Bailey as the apartment manager.

btw where was Fee AND was Foster the guy Marx gave his tape and lead sheets to?


Fee is the guy who gets into a fight with the hotel manager near the end. I don't know who the other guy is. Did Joe Walsh play slide guitar?
 
2012-11-27 12:09:43 AM  

Beeblebrox: douchebag/hater: Beeblebrox: I like Richard Marx. There, I've said it and I won't take it back.

Don't Mean Nothing' is awesome because he married the chick in the video and Fee Waybill has a cameo in it as well.

PLUS the inimitable G.W. Bailey as the apartment manager.

btw where was Fee AND was Foster the guy Marx gave his tape and lead sheets to?

Fee is the guy who gets into a fight with the hotel manager near the end. I don't know who the other guy is. Did Joe Walsh play slide guitar?


Wiki answered my question:
"According to Richard Marx's personal commentary about the song's origin, his manager at the time asked Joe Walsh to play slide guitar on the song and he agreed. As a fan of the Eagles, Marx felt that musically the song could have belonged on the The Long Run album. Two other Eagles members, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit sang background vocals on the song. Marx wrote the lyrics himself and co-wrote the music for this song with Bruce Gaitsch at Marx's first house in the Los Feliz area of Hollywood."
 
2012-11-27 02:57:55 AM  
Richard Marx's 'music' was, hands-down, the WORST generic rock of the 80s.

/I really don't like Richard Marx.
 
2012-11-27 12:47:15 PM  
He Should've Known Better
 
2012-11-27 01:52:42 PM  

John Buck 41: Nevertheless, 'Hazard' is a farking awesome song.

Link (Wiki)
Link (video)


FWIW, Robert Conrad, aka James West from Wild Wild West fame played the sheriff in this vid.
 
2012-11-27 02:03:20 PM  
I had his first 2 albums on cassette, but I don't remember them anymore.
 
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