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(Onion AV Club)   Sean Tillmann chats with the AV Club about the song he hates above all others. Difficulty: "Tears in Heaven"   (avclub.com) divider line 159
    More: Interesting, Tears in Heaven, Av Club, Sean Tillmann, Eric Clapton, The Strokes, Starsky and Hutch, Macaulay Culkin, Ted Leo  
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2013-05-02 01:06:08 PM  
I can understand how someone can dislike "Tears In Heaven." There's definitely an argument there.

I struggle to understand how a guy who wrote songs for Jennifer Lopez and The Cheetah Girls can honestly give shiat to someone like Will Jennings for doing what he did with Clapton and Dion.

Whether you like or dislike "Tears In Heaven," that interview seemed to reek of bitter.

/Had to Google who this guy was.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-02 01:23:27 PM  
Like the unplugged "Layla," "Tears in Heaven" is good to hear once in your lifetime. And then it gets old.
 
2013-05-02 01:25:42 PM  
Wait until he hears "Stairway to Tears in Heaven".
Yikes.
 
2013-05-02 01:53:26 PM  
Who? And what song? Don't recognize either of those.
 
2013-05-02 01:53:38 PM  
Does the AV Club ever write about things they like, or is it just a nonstop hatefest?
 
2013-05-02 01:55:33 PM  

ZAZ: Like the unplugged "Layla," "Tears in Heaven" is good to hear once in your lifetime. And then it gets old.


God, you're just wrong everywhere today.
 
2013-05-02 01:56:31 PM  
Heh. Glad to see someone else hates that song. It's definitely in my top five songs I hate.
 
2013-05-02 02:00:15 PM  
Yes, "Tears in Heaven" lays it on thick, but it came out of such a painful experience that I have to give Clapton a lifetime pass on it.
 
2013-05-02 02:01:23 PM  
I don't really like it either, but it's certainly not the worst song I've ever heard.

/Current frontrunner is "Beer with Jesus"
 
2013-05-02 02:05:11 PM  
Thanks... now I have crappy Clapton stuck in my head. I need some fresh cream to wash the taste out of my mouth.
 
2013-05-02 02:07:20 PM  

moothemagiccow: Does the AV Club ever write about things they like, or is it just a nonstop hatefest?


Those guys are too cool to like anything.
 
2013-05-02 02:13:11 PM  
Beautiful song.  But it was played to death.  I also cringe when someone mentions graduation and Boys II Men "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" comes up.
 
2013-05-02 02:13:52 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Thanks... now I have crappy Clapton stuck in my head. I need some fresh cream to wash the taste out of my mouth.



Okay, you know what you do? You buy yourself a tape recorder, you just record yourself for a whole day. I think you're going to be surprised at some of your phrasing.
 
2013-05-02 02:17:18 PM  

Nabb1: Yes, "Tears in Heaven" lays it on thick, but it came out of such a painful experience that I have to give Clapton a lifetime pass on it.


Pretty much this.  Cut the guy a break.  He wrote it for his dead son... the one that fell X stories to his death.

/likes the song
 
2013-05-02 02:18:14 PM  
Ha! Right guy, wrong song. Wonderful Tonight is the worst song ever.

//Have great respect for Clapton has a guitarist and musician, not so much as a songwriter.
 
2013-05-02 02:19:14 PM  
If it weren't for the regrettable back story this song would have gone utterly unnoticed.

It's an awful song and all the more so for the back story.
 
2013-05-02 02:19:43 PM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: I don't really like it either, but it's certainly not the worst song I've ever heard.

/Current frontrunner is "Beer with Jesus"


My vote goes to "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks. Makes me want to stab myself in the jugular whenever I hear it, which is not that often, thankfully. And I'm with Nabb1 on the lifetime pass thing. No parent should ever experience what he did.
 
2013-05-02 02:21:29 PM  
"Depends, Eric. Are you expecting your name in Heaven to be 'World's Greatest Dad?'"
 
2013-05-02 02:21:42 PM  
I hate that song too. My own kid was about five when it came out. I couldn't hack listening to a song about a little boy who falls out a window and dies.
 
2013-05-02 02:21:53 PM  
One word: YummyYummyYummy

/yeesh
 
2013-05-02 02:23:06 PM  

Nabb1: Yes, "Tears in Heaven" lays it on thick, but it came out of such a painful experience that I have to give Clapton a lifetime pass on it.


Well, you do what you need to do. Dead babies certainly suck but in my experience no one really ever likes hearing about them.
 
2013-05-02 02:23:39 PM  
Never heard of this guy but agree completely. Clapton and this sickly song irritate me.
 
2013-05-02 02:24:12 PM  
This guy is definitely in my top five people I've never heard of.
 
2013-05-02 02:24:29 PM  

coffee fiend: Welfare Peanut Butter: I don't really like it either, but it's certainly not the worst song I've ever heard.

/Current frontrunner is "Beer with Jesus"

My vote goes to "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks. Makes me want to stab myself in the jugular whenever I hear it, which is not that often, thankfully. And I'm with Nabb1 on the lifetime pass thing. No parent should ever experience what he did.


For me, it doesn't get more painfully tortuous than Charlene's Never Been To Me.

Another ditto on the lifetime pass thingy.
 
2013-05-02 02:26:48 PM  

coffee fiend: And I'm with Nabb1 on the lifetime pass thing. No parent should ever experience what he did.


Absolutely. I'd just expand the rule to, No parent should ever experience what he did.... nor should they write a top 40 ballad about it. Now if I was a fantastic guitar player and fabulously wealthy and I lost my child I probably WOULD write a song about it... I just wouldn't ever sing it in public.
 
2013-05-02 02:32:56 PM  

ZAZ: Like the unplugged "Layla,"...


That is an abomination, and he should be ashamed for performing it.
 
2013-05-02 02:33:39 PM  

JohnBigBootay: coffee fiend: And I'm with Nabb1 on the lifetime pass thing. No parent should ever experience what he did.

Absolutely. I'd just expand the rule to, No parent should ever experience what he did.... nor should they write a top 40 ballad about it. Now if I was a fantastic guitar player and fabulously wealthy and I lost my child I probably WOULD write a song about it... I just wouldn't ever sing it in public.


When will you humans learn that your "feelings" as you call them can stand in the way of big cash payoffs?
 
2013-05-02 02:35:54 PM  

PsyLord: Nabb1: Yes, "Tears in Heaven" lays it on thick, but it came out of such a painful experience that I have to give Clapton a lifetime pass on it.

Pretty much this.  Cut the guy a break.  He wrote it for his dead son... the one that fell X stories to his death.


I always kind of thought that was what this song was about.
 
2013-05-02 02:37:31 PM  

cobby97: Tr0mBoNe: Thanks... now I have crappy Clapton stuck in my head. I need some fresh cream to wash the taste out of my mouth.


Okay, you know what you do? You buy yourself a tape recorder, you just record yourself for a whole day. I think you're going to be surprised at some of your phrasing.


Well, if you're not going to say anything, I certainly can't help you.
 
2013-05-02 02:37:38 PM  
FTFA: As Har Mar Superstar, Sean Tillmann is perhaps best known not for his music, but for his underpants. Tillman's rock 'n' roll alter ego plays most of his shows in his tighty-whities, bouncing around stage enthusiastically and refreshingly without shame.

So this guy has to run around in his underoos to get attention and he thinks he should give shiat to Eric Farking Clapton?
 
2013-05-02 02:37:50 PM  
Songs that made me want to jab sharp objects into my ears from first listening:

Phil Collins: Susudio
Starship: We built this city
 
2013-05-02 02:39:35 PM  
I usually tell people "Hey Jude" is my most hated popular song, but...yeah, "Tears in Heaven" isn't exactly a personal favorite either to play while hacking up Paul Allen.
 
2013-05-02 02:41:22 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Ha! Right guy, wrong song. Wonderful Tonight is the worst song ever.


This this thisity this.

Although they both suck rocks.
 
2013-05-02 02:48:45 PM  
He's written songs for Jennifer Lopez and The Cheetah Girls.

His argument is invalid.
 
2013-05-02 02:51:44 PM  
Who is Sean Tillman and why the hell does anyone care what he thinks?
 
2013-05-02 02:52:13 PM  

gimmeafarkinname: If it weren't for the regrettable back story this song would have gone utterly unnoticed.

It's an awful song and all the more so for the back story.


So much this.

And 'Wonderful Tonight' is terrible too.

I like Clapton - not a lot - but enough - but geeze he's really put out some crap over the years.
'It's In The Way That You Use It' anyone?
 
2013-05-02 02:53:06 PM  

unyon: Starship: We built this city


Just don't talk this shiat about "We can build this thing together" or we may have to throwdown.
 
2013-05-02 02:53:53 PM  
I saw Clapton live about 10 years ago and cried like a little girl when he played Tears in Heaven... so did just about everyone else in the place.

/CSB
 
2013-05-02 02:54:08 PM  

Nabb1: Yes, "Tears in Heaven" lays it on thick, but it came out of such a painful experience that I have to give Clapton a lifetime pass on it.


No, Clapton should be in prison for allowing his three year old  to fall out of an open window 41 floors up. That's just plain stupidity at work there.
 
2013-05-02 02:56:37 PM  
Song takes on a whole new meaning once you have kids.
 
2013-05-02 02:57:06 PM  
moffling.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-02 02:57:45 PM  
Follow this link to Iggy Pop's interview on NPR this morning, and read or (preferably) listen to him mention one of his least favorite songs in passing.

Go listen. It's amusing.
 
2013-05-02 02:57:57 PM  
Not a very good song. Has this guy ever done one better?
 
2013-05-02 02:58:30 PM  

mltain: Nabb1: Yes, "Tears in Heaven" lays it on thick, but it came out of such a painful experience that I have to give Clapton a lifetime pass on it.

No, Clapton should be in prison for allowing his three year old  to fall out of an open window 41 floors up. That's just plain stupidity at work there.


I do wonder why there wern't permanent bars put up or something.

That being said, 3 year olds are smart and can get around ALOT of hooks and latches.
 
2013-05-02 02:59:14 PM  
Clapton performing "Tears in Heaven" was the high-water mark of The Grammys.

In the two decades since that performance, popular music has been complete and total balls...including the acts Quailman has apparently written songs for.
 
2013-05-02 03:00:01 PM  
So instead of "Your favorite band sucks" it's going to be a "That song you like sucks" thread?

Good to know.
 
2013-05-02 03:01:08 PM  
If anyone misses the "Music" tab, remember that TFA is pretty much the distilled essence of it.  Some nobody is ragging on some legend to seem important, and now we're stuck knowing who this nobody is.

Oops... I've forgotten his name already.
 
2013-05-02 03:01:54 PM  

factoryconnection: If anyone misses the "Music" tab, remember that TFA is pretty much the distilled essence of it. Some nobody is ragging on some legend to seem important, and now we're stuck knowing who this nobody is.


Dad? Who let you use the computer?
 
2013-05-02 03:05:27 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I saw Clapton live about 10 years ago and cried like a little girl when he played Tears in Heaven... so did just about everyone else in the place.

/CSB


you're not going to jump on the hate train like everyone else in this thread?

/good song
 
2013-05-02 03:09:14 PM  

js34603: Not a very good song. Has this guy ever done one better?


I really like Promises, but someone else wrote it for him.
 
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