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(New Musical Express)   Online streams of Badfinger's Baby Blue rise 9000% after the Breaking Bad finale. Experts predict this will continue to happen day after day   (nme.com) divider line 60
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2013-09-30 11:36:07 PM  
If only any of the band were actually alive to see it.
 
2013-09-30 11:40:56 PM  

Generation_D: If only any of the band were actually alive to see it.


You were saying?

Link
 
2013-09-30 11:48:04 PM  
so it was streamed maybe 10 or 11 times then?
 
2013-10-01 12:40:16 AM  
BB had some really fantastic musical moments - I'm not sure if Baby Blue topped them (It's hard to beat the "Windy" montage) but it was a very memorable companion to the last scene.
 
2013-10-01 12:47:03 AM  

Snapper Carr: BB had some really fantastic musical moments - I'm not sure if Baby Blue topped them (It's hard to beat the "Windy" montage) but it was a very memorable companion to the last scene.


I was always partial to the closing of the 4th season using a song from Danger Mouse's "Rome" as a musical moment, but last night's was pretty good too.  I looked it up after I saw it.
 
2013-10-01 12:49:32 AM  
The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.
 
2013-10-01 12:52:41 AM  

Snapper Carr: BB had some really fantastic musical moments - I'm not sure if Baby Blue topped them (It's hard to beat the "Windy" montage) but it was a very memorable companion to the last scene.


Who didn't grin like an idiot when they finally pulled the trigger on Crystal Blue Persuasion?

For a show that used music so sparingly (there really isn't that much there), they used it ridiculously well.
 
2013-10-01 12:55:38 AM  
Badfinger has been a private love for me for a very long time.  Sort of glad their stuff is getting attention but sort of irritated at my party getting crashed.  I guess it doesn't matter either way since it is just for a few days anyway.
 
2013-10-01 12:57:40 AM  

Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.


Jesus. You aren't kidding.
 
2013-10-01 01:14:58 AM  
Johnny was a school boy / when heard his first Beatles song...
 
2013-10-01 01:18:15 AM  

costermonger: Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.

Jesus. You aren't kidding.


Well?? Don't leave us hanging dude, give us the low down
 
2013-10-01 01:20:27 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: costermonger: Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.

Jesus. You aren't kidding.

Well?? Don't leave us hanging dude, give us the low down


The guy's finger was, like, really bad.
 
2013-10-01 01:31:49 AM  
A good band from my yute.
 
2013-10-01 01:32:53 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: costermonger: Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.

Jesus. You aren't kidding.

Well?? Don't leave us hanging dude, give us the low down


In a nutshell, they couldn't stop hiring terrible managers and committing suicide
 
2013-10-01 02:12:45 AM  
I love badfinger, best band on apple records

/still bummed they used one of my favorite songs as a....as a....meth joke
 
2013-10-01 02:22:17 AM  
Disco Stu approves of this headline.
 
2013-10-01 03:05:16 AM  

Omahawg: I love badfinger, best band on apple records

/still bummed they used one of my favorite songs as a....as a....meth joke


Was also well used in The Departed.
 
2013-10-01 03:17:16 AM  
Wonder about the Marty Robbins increases. Marty was already kind of popular before, Badfinger was an obscure rock history trivia question.
 
2013-10-01 03:22:37 AM  
Experts predict this will continue to happen day after day no matter what

So close, subby.
 
2013-10-01 03:34:24 AM  
CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 4/8/72

#40 "KING HEROIN" - James Brown
#39 "TAKE A LOOK AROUND" - The Temptations
#38 "HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
#37 "AIN'T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW" - Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager
#36 "WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN" - The Addrisi Brothers
#35 "SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS" - War
#34 "BANG A GONG (GET IT ON)" - T. Rex
#33 "LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME" - Al Green
#32 "JUMP INTO THE FIRE" - Nilsson
#31 "PRECIOUS & FEW" - Climax
#30 "DO YOUR THING" - Isaac Hayes
#29 "SUAVECITO" - Malo
#28 "EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE" - Bobby Vinton
#27 "THE FAMILY OF MAN" - Three Dog Night

#26 "BABY BLUE" - Badfinger
#25 "VINCENT" - Don McLean
#24 "DOCTOR MY EYES" - Jackson Browne
#23 "(THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS) THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF" - Honey Cone
#22 "CRAZY MAMA" - J.J. Cale
#21 "GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH" - Wings
#20 "DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER" - The Osmonds
#19 "TAURUS" - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
#18 "EVERYTHING I OWN" - Bread
#17 "WITHOUT YOU" - Nilsson
#16 "THE WAY OF LOVE" - Cher
#15 "ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY" - B.J. Thomas
#14 "ROUNDABOUT" - Yes
#13 "A COWBOY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE" - Sonny & Cher
#12 "DAY DREAMING" - Aretha Franklin
#11 "BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW" - The Stylistics f/Russell Thompkins, Jr.
#10 "THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT" - Robert John
#9 "IN THE RAIN" - The Dramatics
#8 "JUNGLE FEVER" - The Chakachas
#7 "MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION" - Paul Simon
#6 "PUPPY LOVE" - Donny Osmond
#5 "ROCKIN' ROBIN" - Michael Jackson
#4 "I GOTCHA" - Joe Tex
#3 "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE" - Roberta Flack
#2 "HEART OF GOLD" - Neil Young
#1 "A HORSE WITH NO NAME" - America
 
2013-10-01 03:55:33 AM  
And I'm sure some music snobs will now have to claim they never liked them in the first place now that they've gotten some new "mainstream" fans.

God, why do other people have to hear about the things that I like?
 
2013-10-01 04:29:01 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-10-01 05:34:49 AM  

Crudbucket: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: costermonger: Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.

Jesus. You aren't kidding.

Well?? Don't leave us hanging dude, give us the low down

The guy's finger was, like, really bad.


Okay, that got a hearty snort out of me. Well played.
 
2013-10-01 06:41:35 AM  
#2 "HEART OF GOLD" - Neil Young
#1 "A HORSE WITH NO NAME" - America
i know, im old, but i remember this. okay, some times i wasnt  beat so hard that week. good times man, good times .
it feels good to be out of the rain
 
2013-10-01 06:56:29 AM  

Apik0r0s: Damnit, I been listening to Lydia the Tattooed Lady all day. Always wrong.

 
2013-10-01 06:58:03 AM  
oi40.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-01 06:59:27 AM  
Meh, it is now ruined. Just like the Sopranoes ruined Dont Stop Believing and Waynes World ruined Bohemian Rhapsody
 
2013-10-01 07:02:34 AM  

Apik0r0s: Damnit, I been listening to Lydia the Tattooed Lady all day. Always wrong.


It's rare to see openly Marxist references on TV these days.
 
2013-10-01 07:10:45 AM  
buttcoin.org

At this rate, ...
 
2013-10-01 07:56:15 AM  
This has absolutely nothing to do with anything, but I just read that Holly saying "Mama" after Walt abducts her was a total accident (the baby's real mother was standing just behind Cranston) and Cranston just went with it.  That's farking awesome.

/Sorry for the threadjack
//Game on
 
2013-10-01 08:12:31 AM  
The Badfinger Behind the Music episode is on YouTube in six parts. It is truly a sad tale, one that I thought would make a good biopic.

/can't post link on phone
 
2013-10-01 08:15:24 AM  
 
2013-10-01 08:17:13 AM  
My cheesy cover band just added Baby Blue to our set list.

The guitar solo always bothered me.  It has always seemed to me that they should have done another take due to string/pick noise and poor execution.  But still It's such a great little pop song.
 
2013-10-01 08:31:00 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 4/8/72

#40 "KING HEROIN" - James Brown
#39 "TAKE A LOOK AROUND" - The Temptations
#38 "HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
#37 "AIN'T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW" - Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager
#36 "WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN" - The Addrisi Brothers
#35 "SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS" - War
#34 "BANG A GONG (GET IT ON)" - T. Rex
#33 "LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME" - Al Green
#32 "JUMP INTO THE FIRE" - Nilsson
#31 "PRECIOUS & FEW" - Climax
#30 "DO YOUR THING" - Isaac Hayes
#29 "SUAVECITO" - Malo
#28 "EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE" - Bobby Vinton
#27 "THE FAMILY OF MAN" - Three Dog Night
#26 "BABY BLUE" - Badfinger
#25 "VINCENT" - Don McLean
#24 "DOCTOR MY EYES" - Jackson Browne
#23 "(THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS) THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF" - Honey Cone
#22 "CRAZY MAMA" - J.J. Cale
#21 "GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH" - Wings
#20 "DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER" - The Osmonds
#19 "TAURUS" - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
#18 "EVERYTHING I OWN" - Bread
#17 "WITHOUT YOU" - Nilsson
#16 "THE WAY OF LOVE" - Cher
#15 "ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY" - B.J. Thomas
#14 "ROUNDABOUT" - Yes
#13 "A COWBOY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE" - Sonny & Cher
#12 "DAY DREAMING" - Aretha Franklin
#11 "BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW" - The Stylistics f/Russell Thompkins, Jr.
#10 "THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT" - Robert John
#9 "IN THE RAIN" - The Dramatics
#8 "JUNGLE FEVER" - The Chakachas
#7 "MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION" - Paul Simon
#6 "PUPPY LOVE" - Donny Osmond
#5 "ROCKIN' ROBIN" - Michael Jackson
#4 "I GOTCHA" - Joe Tex
#3 "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE" - Roberta Flack
#2 "HEART OF GOLD" - Neil Young
#1 "A HORSE WITH NO NAME" - America


You know what's funny about this list? "Without You" came in at #17, beating out Baby Blue. Without You was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of yep, you guessed it - Badfinger. They got beat by their own song.
 
2013-10-01 10:50:15 AM  
There have been a lot of nailed-it song choices in movies and television.  I mean, nothing will top, say, Also Sprach Zarathustra in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

But the choice of "Baby Blue" was absolutely perfect, and grows on me more and more.  Sadly nostalgic in tone, the lyrics fitting perfectly, and not just the meth/baby blue thing.  I'd almost guess they had this song in their pocket for a long time, waiting to use it.
 
2013-10-01 11:10:35 AM  
"Come and Get It" was Badfinger's first hit.  Written and produced by Paul McCartney - he played keyboards for the song too.

/the more you know
 
2013-10-01 11:33:12 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 4/8/72

#40 "KING HEROIN" - James Brown
#39 "TAKE A LOOK AROUND" - The Temptations
#38 "HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
#37 "AIN'T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW" - Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager
#36 "WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN" - The Addrisi Brothers
#35 "SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS" - War
#34 "BANG A GONG (GET IT ON)" - T. Rex
#33 "LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME" - Al Green
#32 "JUMP INTO THE FIRE" - Nilsson
#31 "PRECIOUS & FEW" - Climax
#30 "DO YOUR THING" - Isaac Hayes
#29 "SUAVECITO" - Malo
#28 "EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE" - Bobby Vinton
#27 "THE FAMILY OF MAN" - Three Dog Night
#26 "BABY BLUE" - Badfinger
#25 "VINCENT" - Don McLean
#24 "DOCTOR MY EYES" - Jackson Browne
#23 "(THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS) THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF" - Honey Cone
#22 "CRAZY MAMA" - J.J. Cale
#21 "GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH" - Wings
#20 "DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER" - The Osmonds
#19 "TAURUS" - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
#18 "EVERYTHING I OWN" - Bread
#17 "WITHOUT YOU" - Nilsson
#16 "THE WAY OF LOVE" - Cher
#15 "ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY" - B.J. Thomas
#14 "ROUNDABOUT" - Yes
#13 "A COWBOY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE" - Sonny & Cher
#12 "DAY DREAMING" - Aretha Franklin
#11 "BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW" - The Stylistics f/Russell Thompkins, Jr.
#10 "THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT" - Robert John
#9 "IN THE RAIN" - The Dramatics
#8 "JUNGLE FEVER" - The Chakachas
#7 "MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION" - Paul Simon
#6 "PUPPY LOVE" - Donny Osmond
#5 "ROCKIN' ROBIN" - Michael Jackson
#4 "I GOTCHA" - Joe Tex
#3 "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE" - Roberta Flack
#2 "HEART OF GOLD" - Neil Young
#1 "A HORSE WITH NO NAME" - America


And in today's rock trivia, they also wrote "Without You" that Nilsson turned into a monster hit.
 
2013-10-01 11:35:20 AM  

costermonger: Snapper Carr: BB had some really fantastic musical moments - I'm not sure if Baby Blue topped them (It's hard to beat the "Windy" montage) but it was a very memorable companion to the last scene.

Who didn't grin like an idiot when they finally pulled the trigger on Crystal Blue Persuasion?

For a show that used music so sparingly (there really isn't that much there), they used it ridiculously well.


Yeah that montage with Walt and Todd making meth and showing the tents popping up in the neighborhood and oil barrels being shipped off to Europe was a great opening.
 
2013-10-01 11:58:12 AM  
Thank you, subs. I was trying to remember that Badfinger tune when I heard one of their songs was used, and couldn't put my - no puns - finger on it.

/Day After Day is a killer pop song.
 
2013-10-01 12:08:36 PM  

groppet: costermonger: Snapper Carr: BB had some really fantastic musical moments - I'm not sure if Baby Blue topped them (It's hard to beat the "Windy" montage) but it was a very memorable companion to the last scene.

Who didn't grin like an idiot when they finally pulled the trigger on Crystal Blue Persuasion?

For a show that used music so sparingly (there really isn't that much there), they used it ridiculously well.

Yeah that montage with Walt and Todd making meth and showing the tents popping up in the neighborhood and oil barrels being shipped off to Europe was a great opening.


Yup, so many great examples of pairing music with particular scenes.  I think the first one that really got me was DLZ's "TV On The Radio" playing over the scene where Walt confronts the would-be meth crew in the parking lot of that home improvement store.  I couldn't help but chuckle to myself after that scene, thinking "all right, that was f*cking cool".
 
2013-10-01 12:15:52 PM  

Sandor at the Zoo: Yup, so many great examples of pairing music with particular scenes. I think the first one that really got me was DLZ's "TV On The Radio" playing over the scene where Walt confronts the would-be meth crew in the parking lot of that home improvement store. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself after that scene, thinking "all right, that was f*cking cool".


The promos have been great as well. For the series finale using Junip's Line of Fire....brilliant
 
2013-10-01 01:38:41 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 4/8/72

#40 "KING HEROIN" - James Brown
#39 "TAKE A LOOK AROUND" - The Temptations
#38 "HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
#37 "AIN'T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW" - Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager
#36 "WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN" - The Addrisi Brothers
#35 "SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS" - War
#34 "BANG A GONG (GET IT ON)" - T. Rex
#33 "LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME" - Al Green
#32 "JUMP INTO THE FIRE" - Nilsson
#31 "PRECIOUS & FEW" - Climax
#30 "DO YOUR THING" - Isaac Hayes
#29 "SUAVECITO" - Malo
#28 "EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE" - Bobby Vinton
#27 "THE FAMILY OF MAN" - Three Dog Night
#26 "BABY BLUE" - Badfinger
#25 "VINCENT" - Don McLean
#24 "DOCTOR MY EYES" - Jackson Browne
#23 "(THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS) THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF" - Honey Cone
#22 "CRAZY MAMA" - J.J. Cale
#21 "GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH" - Wings
#20 "DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER" - The Osmonds
#19 "TAURUS" - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
#18 "EVERYTHING I OWN" - Bread
#17 "WITHOUT YOU" - Nilsson
#16 "THE WAY OF LOVE" - Cher
#15 "ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY" - B.J. Thomas
#14 "ROUNDABOUT" - Yes
#13 "A COWBOY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE" - Sonny & Cher
#12 "DAY DREAMING" - Aretha Franklin
#11 "BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW" - The Stylistics f/Russell Thompkins, Jr.
#10 "THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT" - Robert John
#9 "IN THE RAIN" - The Dramatics
#8 "JUNGLE FEVER" - The Chakachas
#7 "MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION" - Paul Simon
#6 "PUPPY LOVE" - Donny Osmond
#5 "ROCKIN' ROBIN" - Michael Jackson
#4 "I GOTCHA" - Joe Tex
#3 "THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE" - Roberta Flack
#2 "HEART OF GOLD" - Neil Young
#1 "A HORSE WITH NO NAME" - America


Ooh...lotsa good stuff on that list that I haven't heard in a while

I gotcha...uh-huh, HUH
 
2013-10-01 01:45:27 PM  

Omahawg: I love badfinger, best band on apple records

/still bummed they used one of my favorite songs as a....as a....meth joke


Oh I wouldn't call it a joke. That last BB scene with Baby Blue is Walt having a final moment alone with his love. The science, money, thrill and empire that it gave him. I think it's heartfelt and a great choice of song that doesn't turn it into a joke it any way, it's very poignant.
 
2013-10-01 01:54:46 PM  
I liked "Boots of Chinese Plastic" while Walt does donuts in the Challenger.

I cringed when that gorgeous car blew up.
 
2013-10-01 02:25:40 PM  
My Dixie dear ...

/ sigh
 
2013-10-01 02:45:20 PM  

Lorelle: #1 "A HORSE WITH NO NAME" - America


Caballo Sin Nombre
 
2013-10-01 02:46:35 PM  
"Due to a hurriedly assembled benefit concert that summer, The Concert for Bangladesh, at which Badfinger performed, Harrison lost interest in the Straight Up project and did not return to it after the concert. Apple retained Todd Rundgren to finish the album. Rundgren utilised recordings begun by both Emerick and Harrison, re-recorded some of them, and also recorded several new tracks with the band (notably "Baby Blue") in less than a month. (It had already taken the band over a year to record what songs they had.) Although production credit for individual songs on the album is given to both Rundgren and Harrison, Rundgren did the final mix of the entire album (and was upset that he was given neither a co-production nor a mixing credit for any of the Harrison songs)."

Rundgren fan here...
 
2013-10-01 03:06:07 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: costermonger: Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.

Jesus. You aren't kidding.

Well?? Don't leave us hanging dude, give us the low down

START HERE:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbjiPadlbQA
 
2013-10-01 03:38:15 PM  

Maynotlast: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: costermonger: Robert1966: The fate of Badfinger is one of the saddest tales in rock history.

Jesus. You aren't kidding.

Well?? Don't leave us hanging dude, give us the low down

START HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbjiPadlbQA



Awesome, thanks!  I know their story, but missed this doc.

/Bookmark for tonight
 
2013-10-01 05:34:50 PM  
I love all this new attention to Badfinger. They have so many other great songs besides the ones that you know. Great band, and damned depressing how it turned out, but I love and still play all of their albums. cheers
 
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