rocky_howard: JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"Disagree. Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to "Land of Confusion". In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "In Too Deep" is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "In the Air Tonight" and the aforementioned "Against All Odds". But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is "Sussudio", a great, great song, a personal favorite.
Sinbox: FriarReb98: 3 hoursWhich cut of the movie are you viewing? Can you allow me to view it too? My copy only runs 119 minutes.
Sinbox: @ the 1977 awards ceremony.Rocky took "Best" picture over Taxi Driver, Network, All The President's Men and Bound for Glory.Complete and total horsepucky, says I.
gunga galunga: No mention of that movie that Harvey Weinstein hornswaggled the Academy into voting for because he launched a blitzkrieg marketing campaign perfectly timed right when everybody stopped talking about the other top Oscar contenders but there was still a couple of weeks left during voting?
JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"Disagree. Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.
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