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(The Talkhouse)   Huey Lewis comes out against...pre-recorded music at ballparks? Somebody just won't let their 80's Bay Area rivalry with John Fogerty go: "The worst live organist is better than the best pre-recorded music"   (thetalkhouse.com) divider line 37
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2013-07-20 09:57:22 PM  
Huey Lewis knows Sports.
 
2013-07-20 09:58:04 PM  
Slow Huey Lewis and the News day, Modmins?
 
2013-07-20 10:04:29 PM  
Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
 
2013-07-20 10:57:56 PM  
"But as a sports fan who knows a little about music..."

Annnnd we're done here
 
2013-07-20 11:29:10 PM  

shanrick: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.


TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU farkING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, farkING BASTARD!
 
2013-07-20 11:34:27 PM  
HEY PAUL!
 
2013-07-21 12:45:51 AM  
He peaked after writing that Wang chung tonight song.
 
2013-07-21 01:16:34 AM  
Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

Hey, Huey? TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FARKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FARKING BASTARD!
 
2013-07-21 01:23:56 AM  
I agree.

Do you know what made the Roman games so great? Was it the highly trained gladiators going at it one on one by firelight on the sands? Not exactly. That was just the meat. To make a fine stew is more than meat.

What made the Roman games so wonderfully popular was the fact that around the gladiators were musicians playing instruments in time to the fight. When the game changed, so did the music. Not even the best DJ in the world can match a live musician in that respect.
 
2013-07-21 01:38:33 AM  
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Do you like American Psycho? Although originally polarizing to audiences and critics alike, it developed a much deserved cult following when released on Digital Video Disc, or DVD. There it found a second life, and really came into its own, commercially and artistically. The movie works, both as a grim examination of male vanity, while also maintaining real genre thrills, justifying these tonal shifts by placing the audience inside the head of the duplicious lead character. Christian Bale's dynamite performance gives it a big boost. The role almost went to Leo, but nobody could have brought that certain pathos and charisma to it quite like Bale. A role he later recalled a shade of in Christoper Nolan's Batman pictures. In 2005, Lionsgate released this, the uncut version. I think it's an undisputed masterpiece. A movie so undertaining, most people propably don't listen to the message. But they should, cause it's not just a great character study, but a sardonic metaphor for 1980s greed and materialism.

HEY AL! Try parodying one of my songs now, you stupid bastard!
 
2013-07-21 01:51:42 AM  
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I'm afraid you're just too loud
 
2013-07-21 02:41:55 AM  

calbert: Huey Lewis knows Sports.


Done in one. Plus, Huey is right. Look, I know this will make many hate me, but i could give a toss. Some parks have nice organs and organists. I happen to love the organ. So much so, I almost cried when i heard my Aunt Rita had given hers to a daughter ,who only put it in a storage unit. to just sit there, gathering dust and cobwebs, never to be played.  Without the organ, we would have no synthesizers. That means no Kraftwerk, no Skinny Puppy, no Devo, etcetera.
And thats my two pence
 
2013-07-21 02:47:45 AM  

alienated: Look, I know this will make many hate me, but i could give a toss. Some parks have nice organs and organists. I happen to love the organ. So much so, I almost cried when i heard my Aunt Rita had given hers to a daughter ,who only put it in a storage unit. to just sit there, gathering dust and cobwebs, never to be played.


So, like she became a nun?
 
2013-07-21 02:48:37 AM  
Also, this :    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G14TFy7fhxs">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=G14TFy7fhxs
 
2013-07-21 02:49:24 AM  

Larry Mahnken: So, like she became a nun?


Naw, Nuns came from Uncle Georges' side of the family.
 
2013-07-21 03:17:53 AM  
He is right. Anyways there's too much recorded music everywhere.

/why yes I am old
 
2013-07-21 03:28:12 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: He is right. Anyways there's too much recorded music everywhere.

/why yes I am old


This might have happenddedeaded  :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muzak_Holdings  . let that sink in- knowing what we know about teddy ass now.
And dont be old, idiot ! I dont, you should neither. or shouldnt either- your choice.
 / 39 till the day i die
 
2013-07-21 03:51:52 AM  
An awesome retrospective of Huey Lewis' career:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9419191/the-life-career-80s-pop- st ar-huey-lewis

It covers everything, including the references in American Psycho book and movie. People forget that they were almost as big as Michael Jackson for a while during the 80s. And yet they'll probably be forgotten to history, while the child molester will be celebrated forever.

Pop culture is a fickle biatch, ain't it?
 
2013-07-21 03:54:14 AM  
I'm disappointed by the lack of American Psycho references in this thread.
 
2013-07-21 03:55:46 AM  

Pimparoo: Pop culture is a fickle biatch, ain't it?


Someone give this other person 30 days. 30 days in the hole of TF.
/you'll not thank me later
 
2013-07-21 04:33:13 AM  
Growing up in Northern California in the 80's, I attended many Oakland A's games.  And I was a big Huey Lewis and the News fan.

The national anthem played before A's games in the late 80's was ALWAYS a prerecorded a capella version by, yes, Huey Lewis and the News.  Even as a kid, and a fan of the band, I thought it was odd that the A's favored that prerecorded version as opposed to bringing in someone to sing it live.

So, yeah, I found this article a bit ironic.
 
2013-07-21 05:49:31 AM  
Thread is incomplete without Eddie.

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/an overhead keyboard! suck it, rick wakeman
 
2013-07-21 11:17:27 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: shanrick: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU farkING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, farkING BASTARD!



A weird coincidence happened when I was done with fark and went to retire in my bedroom. This very scene was on. Who woulda thunk it.
 
2013-07-21 01:03:28 PM  
Great. Next thing you know, he'll want natural grass at ALL Major League ballparks.

Astroturf is the future, Huey! Accept it!
 
2013-07-21 01:38:18 PM  

alienated: calbert: Huey Lewis knows Sports.

Done in one. Plus, Huey is right. Look, I know this will make many hate me, but i could give a toss. Some parks have nice organs and organists. I happen to love the organ. So much so, I almost cried when i heard my Aunt Rita had given hers to a daughter ,who only put it in a storage unit. to just sit there, gathering dust and cobwebs, never to be played.  Without the organ, we would have no synthesizers. That means no Kraftwerk, no Skinny Puppy, no Devo, etcetera.
And thats my two pence


I agree with you. I wish I played better so I could talk the local AAA club into letting me do a few games.
 
2013-07-21 02:28:44 PM  
Huey Sousa and the old News
 
2013-07-21 02:32:55 PM  
Old timey organ music > "Everyone clap your hands!" *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP*

I'm a 29-year-old fogie. You're not arguing with me.
 
2013-07-21 03:48:48 PM  
Yeah, I agree with him.

Seems like it really went to ridiculous levels back when rasslin' was super-popular in the late 90s.  Suddenly baseball players needed entrance music.  Stupid.
 
2013-07-21 03:51:54 PM  
While we're at it, let's go back to underhand pitching.  Overhand gives the defense too much of an advantage.
 
2013-07-21 05:11:20 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Yeah, I agree with him.

Seems like it really went to ridiculous levels back when rasslin' was super-popular in the late 90s.  Suddenly baseball players needed entrance music.  Stupid.


If ballplayers could get wrestling entrance music, then it would be okay. Instead, it's usually random Top 40 crap (except Juan Pierre, who had a snippet of a Jay Z song where he was name dropped, that one was cool).
 
2013-07-21 05:46:15 PM  
Brooklyn Dodgers had the "Silly Symphony" Gladys Gooding, and a lady with a cowbell (Hilda?)
 
2013-07-21 06:34:34 PM  
 Northern Claw Brooklyn Dodgers had the "Silly Symphony" Gladys Gooding, and a lady with a cowbell (Hilda?)

Hilda Chester also hit Rangers games @ MSG, esp after the Dodgers moved...  http://www.baseballreliquary.org/HildaChester.htm
 
2013-07-21 07:36:42 PM  
He is right.
 
2013-07-21 07:57:58 PM  
Marching bands will always be superior to any recorded music in a stadium.

/Ravens Marching Band member
//Snare #9
 
2013-07-21 08:20:20 PM  
Most recorded music sounds terrible through the P.A. systems in most stadiums. An organ sounds like an organ.
 
2013-07-21 11:49:38 PM  
Appropriate:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdLD0nOw9Fk">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=mdLD0nOw9Fk
 
2013-07-22 08:13:37 AM  

Gulper Eel: Thread is incomplete without Eddie.

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/an overhead keyboard! suck it, rick wakeman


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