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(PennLive)   Want to feel old? "Now That's What I Call Music" just released its 50th CD. Let's go back to the first CD released in 1998 and compare to what's on the 50th   (pennlive.com) divider line 79
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2014-05-06 07:05:15 PM  
98? Thought longer ago.
 
2014-05-06 08:44:17 PM  
I can't believe people buy those anymore.  Granted I have my share of oldies compilations to get the songs that I want.  From back before the download days.  But now?  No way I'm going to buy a CD, let alone a compilation CD.
 
2014-05-06 08:46:48 PM  
When Fastball would be an improvement...dear lord.
 
2014-05-06 08:47:16 PM  

BizarreMan: I can't believe people buy those anymore.  Granted I have my share of oldies compilations to get the songs that I want.  From back before the download days.  But now?  No way I'm going to buy a CD, let alone a compilation CD.


And no way I'm gonna buy one with a song that makes me want to stomp on said CD like that godawful "Best Day of My Life" crap.
 
2014-05-06 08:48:09 PM  
Getter than "Let It Go..."
 
2014-05-06 08:49:34 PM  
Not ashamed to say Zoot Suit Riot is currently on rotation on my phone.
 
2014-05-06 08:52:26 PM  
"Old" as in i'm out of touch because i've never heard of this series? Then yeah, i guess i'm old.
 
2014-05-06 08:54:43 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

/my first album
//was only 5
 
2014-05-06 08:57:35 PM  
I only buy records in vinyl shops
 
2014-05-06 09:04:20 PM  
I swear, I had to actually count on my fingers to believe what my head told me.

A '98 release, depending on the month, would be 15-16 yrs ago. God bless you subby, for being young enough to start the headline with "Want to feel old?" And startling me lol. Thought I misread and the 50 was how many years ago. If you were 20 then, 35 now. I recall thinking I was old then too.

That reverses when you hit 50 or so and you hear of someone your age dying. "He was so young, only 55".

Still chuckling, I'll show myself out before I get thrown out.
 
2014-05-06 09:07:16 PM  
still Goonie_Goo_Goo was only 5

no excuse...needs more Robby The Robot
http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/index.php?c=4253
 
2014-05-06 09:11:28 PM  
Here is the track listing from the first Now (1983).Beats the shiate of the ones in the article. But then I'm old so what do I know.

Record/Tape 1 Side 1 (1)
Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
Limahl : "Only for Love"
Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
KC & The Sunshine Band : "Give It Up"
Malcolm McClaren : "Double Dutch"
Bonnie Tyler : "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Record/Tape 1 Side 2 (2)
Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
Men Without Hats : "The Safety Dance"
Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
Mike Oldfield : "Moonlight Shadow"
Men at Work : "Down Under"
Rock Steady Crew : "Hey You (Rock Steady Crew)"
Rod Stewart : "Baby Jane"
Paul Young : "Wherever I Lay My Hat"

Record/Tape 2 Side 1 (3)
New Edition : "Candy Girl"
Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
The Human League : "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
Howard Jones : "New Song"
UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"

Record/Tape 2 Side 2 (4)
Tracey Ullman : "They Don't Know"
Will Powers : "Kissing with Confidence"
Genesis : "That's All"
The Cure : "The Love Cats"
Simple Minds : "Waterfront"
Madness : "The Sun and the Rain"
Culture Club : "Victims"
 
2014-05-06 09:15:07 PM  
OMG popular music isn't the same today as it was 15 farking years ago. Paging Peter Griffins who the hell cares image.
 
2014-05-06 09:22:33 PM  

hitmanric: Not ashamed to say Zoot Suit Riot is currently on rotation on my phone.


Much prefer everything the Daddies did before that album.  Great times tearing the hell out of the Grand Theater at their shows.  ZSR was their album of decline (cash-in).
 
2014-05-06 09:22:39 PM  

Goonie_Goo_Goo: /my first album
//was only 5


Damn mobile, can't see the bands and they blur when embiggened. I remember that series of albums and there was another popular one soul based with 5or6 bands each and no filler just hits. Name won't come to me.

Did you actually ask for that album, or was it a hand-me-down? Were you exposed to the music by family or tv?

Think I was 8 when I got one of those little suitcase lookin jobies that only played 45s. First few records were early 60s Motown,
Wasn't allowed to play my dad's cool stereo, but listened with him. Talk about a diverse and eclectic collection - I loved it.
 
2014-05-06 09:24:52 PM  
Hey, man, is that Freedom Rock?  Well turn it up!
 
2014-05-06 09:27:18 PM  
o.onionstatic.com
 
2014-05-06 09:28:53 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-06 09:29:13 PM  

T.rex: "Old" as in i'm out of touch because i've never heard of this series? Then yeah, i guess i'm old.


lindalouwho: I swear, I had to actually count on my fingers to believe what my head told me.

A '98 release, depending on the month, would be 15-16 yrs ago. God bless you subby, for being young enough to start the headline with "Want to feel old?" And startling me lol. Thought I misread and the 50 was how many years ago. If you were 20 then, 35 now. I recall thinking I was old then too.

That reverses when you hit 50 or so and you hear of someone your age dying. "He was so young, only 55".

Still chuckling, I'll show myself out before I get thrown out.


Okay, you two are old.

That said, this infernal piece of crap sucked when it started.  I shall outlive it, and while I'll not go out of my way to dance on it's grave, should I happen across it, dancing on it is what I shall do.

Not unlike Donald Rumsfeld, really.
 
2014-05-06 09:31:38 PM  
I've enjoyed the last few Marcy Playground albums and still love me some sex and candy.  The song is still a favorite of mine as well?
 
2014-05-06 09:42:17 PM  

ten foiled hats: T.rex: "Old" as in i'm out of touch because i've never heard of this series? Then yeah, i guess i'm old.

lindalouwho: I swear, I had to actually count on my fingers to believe what my head told me.

A '98 release, depending on the month, would be 15-16 yrs ago. God bless you subby, for being young enough to start the headline with "Want to feel old?" And startling me lol. Thought I misread and the 50 was how many years ago. If you were 20 then, 35 now. I recall thinking I was old then too.

That reverses when you hit 50 or so and you hear of someone your age dying. "He was so young, only 55".

Still chuckling, I'll show myself out before I get thrown out.

Okay, you two are old.

That said, this infernal piece of crap sucked when it started.  I shall outlive it, and while I'll not go out of my way to dance on it's grave, should I happen across it, dancing on it is what I shall do.

Not unlike Donald Rumsfeld, really.


I'm entranced by the jump to Rumsfeld. But damn it articulates a specific kind of contempt. I like that.
 
2014-05-06 09:49:02 PM  
Never heard of it. Seriously.

Old fogies like me used to buy K-Tel compilation albums back in the day.
 
2014-05-06 10:01:36 PM  
Still now cure for:

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/Yes, I know, that was Now 7 or something, not Now 1
 
2014-05-06 10:09:38 PM  
Could you farking not and say we did? The music on these Now albums is complete shiat.
 
2014-05-06 10:09:38 PM  
What a "CD?"
 
2014-05-06 10:18:31 PM  
Sucked in '98 so I'm sure it still sucks now
 
2014-05-06 10:19:24 PM  

MaxSupernova: I've enjoyed the last few Marcy Playground albums and still love me some sex and candy. The song is still a favorite of mine as well?


Seen them a few times in Las Vegas and the attendance has been pretty bad.  I blame promotion on one of the worst turnouts.  Too bad really, they are really tight musically.  Opium's my favorite.
 
2014-05-06 10:28:11 PM  
I don't know why that would make me feel old.  The 98 songs were as crappy as the recent ones.  Or was subby expecting me to be all nostalgic for the "good old days" of the backstreet boys and the spice girls?
 
2014-05-06 10:30:33 PM  
I was in high school back in '98. Most of those songs, I hated, especially that boy band crap. I was too broke to buy that shiat anyway. I was one of those kids who taped songs off the radio. I'd have a tape that I let record for a few hours, then play back later to see if it caught anything good. Then I'd transfer the good songs to a different tape. I had a shiatload of tapes that were nothing but songs I'd taped off the radio.
 
2014-05-06 10:37:13 PM  

Lorelle: Never heard of it. Seriously.

Old fogies like me used to buy K-Tel compilation albums back in the day.


K-Tel! That's the one that's been nagging at me, thank you.
 
2014-05-06 10:40:19 PM  
They still make those?!? *clutches pearls and prepares for the end of civilization*

Last comps I can remember buying, and this was way back in the 90's:

- Electropolis volumes 1 and 2
- We Came To Dance (still play this quite a bit)
- the Ras DVA 4 cd box set
- Off The Beat (still some pretty badass electro-industrial jams)
 
2014-05-06 10:41:00 PM  

Goonie_Goo_Goo: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 223x226]

/my first album
//was only 5


i.imgur.com
/mine, not counting Thriller or Weird Al which were xmas gifts
 
2014-05-06 10:44:01 PM  

ten foiled hats: T.rex: "Old" as in i'm out of touch because i've never heard of this series? Then yeah, i guess i'm old.

lindalouwho: I swear, I had to actually count on my fingers to believe what my head told me.

A '98 release, depending on the month, would be 15-16 yrs ago. God bless you subby, for being young enough to start the headline with "Want to feel old?" And startling me lol. Thought I misread and the 50 was how many years ago. If you were 20 then, 35 now. I recall thinking I was old then too.

That reverses when you hit 50 or so and you hear of someone your age dying. "He was so young, only 55".

Still chuckling, I'll show myself out before I get thrown out.

Okay, you two are old.

That said, this infernal piece of crap sucked when it started.  I shall outlive it, and while I'll not go out of my way to dance on it's grave, should I happen across it, dancing on it is what I shall do.

Not unlike Donald Rumsfeld, really.


For fun: tho he was never my cup of tea, Elvis released his first album in March, 1956. That's when I was born.

Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states.

Leaving before those older than I kick my butt.
 
2014-05-06 10:46:44 PM  
Comp CD's were great.  It was like having a radio station without the commercials.  If it wasn't for Century Media's "Identity" series, I would have missed out on a ton of great music.
"The Rebirth of Cool" series was awesome too.  Kerrang had an almost decent "Revved Up".  Nuclear Blast had some great ones too.
That being said, the only song on the actual list FTFA I have heard was the Lenny Kravitz one.
 
2014-05-06 10:52:36 PM  
I owned this as a child and it gave me a life long love of disco music.

oh yeah? yeah? well fark you, man

image.timepassagesnostalgia.com
 
2014-05-06 11:16:14 PM  
Gotta be honest, the Jock Jams was pretty damn solid.
 
2014-05-06 11:18:11 PM  
I actually have a copy of that first CD around here somewhere.  It was actually pretty solid in terms of what was on it and the balance of pop and rock/alternative.
 
2014-05-06 11:18:37 PM  
Back in the good ol' days when music still sucked.
 
2014-05-06 11:23:31 PM  
andstillipersist.com
 
2014-05-06 11:31:37 PM  
Apparently I'm either old or actually like music that isn't created on a computer with singing that isn't auto-tuned.  I only knew of one song on the new list and only 6 of the performers.
 
2014-05-06 11:31:58 PM  
i759.photobucket.com

"No my brother, you got to buy your own!"
 
2014-05-06 11:40:43 PM  

MinkeyMan: Here is the track listing from the first Now (1983).Beats the shiate of the ones in the article. But then I'm old so what do I know.

Record/Tape 1 Side 1 (1)
Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
Limahl : "Only for Love"
Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
KC & The Sunshine Band : "Give It Up"
Malcolm McClaren : "Double Dutch"
Bonnie Tyler : "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Record/Tape 1 Side 2 (2)
Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
Men Without Hats : "The Safety Dance"
Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
Mike Oldfield : "Moonlight Shadow"
Men at Work : "Down Under"
Rock Steady Crew : "Hey You (Rock Steady Crew)"
Rod Stewart : "Baby Jane"
Paul Young : "Wherever I Lay My Hat"

Record/Tape 2 Side 1 (3)
New Edition : "Candy Girl"
Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
The Human League : "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
Howard Jones : "New Song"
UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"

Record/Tape 2 Side 2 (4)
Tracey Ullman : "They Don't Know"
Will Powers : "Kissing with Confidence"
Genesis : "That's All"
The Cure : "The Love Cats"
Simple Minds : "Waterfront"
Madness : "The Sun and the Rain"
Culture Club : "Victims"


I hate "The Love Cats".

Daraymann: Back in the good ol' days when music still sucked.


Dammit if you can't appreciate Safety Dance then you wouldn't appreciate all those other lesser hits that New Men Down Under Without Hats had.

In the 80s you danced to music. It might be The Cure; it might be Taylor Dayne.  But everything that wasn't Heavy Metal was potentially danceable, depending on the song.  Now there are 15 genres for every key signature of every instrument.
 
2014-05-06 11:57:20 PM  
Wore the hell out of this one as a teen:

c1.staticflickr.com
 
2014-05-07 12:44:37 AM  
Holy shiat, K-Tel is still around.......


i58.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-07 12:58:34 AM  

cretinbob:


Pffft Galactic Funk?

George Clinton frowns on your Mothership wannabe.
 
2014-05-07 01:32:58 AM  
You always remember your first... K-Tel...

www.computeraudiophile.com
 
2014-05-07 01:43:15 AM  

jake_lex: [o.onionstatic.com image 700x508]


I don't laugh out loud often, although Fark makes me smile or giggle a lot, but that had me cackling pretty good.

/it's funny because it's true
 
2014-05-07 01:55:13 AM  
 
2014-05-07 02:54:13 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2014-05-07 02:55:52 AM  

cretinbob:


Ha. I am going to pull that out. :)
 
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