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(NPR)   35 years ago to the day, Fleetwood Mac's quintessential late 70s album 'Rumours' was released. To this day, some guy still hates it. BURN HIM AT THE STAKE   ( npr.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Fleetwood Mac, rumors, musical group, attitude change, Electric Light Orchestra, the Ramones, home recording, Richard Hell  
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2013-01-30 08:04:55 AM  
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Krikkitbot: I also thing it's funny how the author is criticizing Fleetwood Mac for being a bland middle of the road band while he is writing for freaking NPR!!!

Ever heard the NPR All Songs Considered podcast?

I"ll save you some time ... it's a roundtable discussion where a bunch of 40 somethings hate your favorite band, and then promote a garage band that they saw live at SXSW this year that banged on trashcans with a boatoar and fed feedback through their amps for 90 minutes. Then they play a 9 minute clip of said boat oars on trashcans and feedback. Then they then take turns in a game of hyperbole one-ups-manship as to who was the most effected by this band.

Guy 1: "When I first heard them, I broke down and openly sobbed remembering the inevitable death and decay of all life".

Guy 2: "Yeah, I had a little stronger reaction than you, because I'm much more sensitive to the power of music than you .... I openly sobbed to start out, but then I started to vomit bile from the sad, morose beauty of it all".

Guy 3: "Well, I guess I was a little more moved by the music than both of you, probably because you're both pop music loving philistines who probably listen to Carly Rae Jepsen .... but when I first heard this album, I openly sobbed, then vomited bile and then went a step further and put on a teaparty dress and started cutting myself because daddy never told me I was a pretty boy. I guess I just love real, authentic music that much than you, but you two go ahead and enjoy your Call Me Maybes"
2013-01-30 06:47:22 AM  
2 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: Why were men so skinny back then?

Mountains of cocaine?
2013-01-30 09:27:58 PM  
1 vote:

ozarkmatt: I'd hate to guess the amount of drugs within 10 feet of those three at that time.

Here's a pic:

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2013-01-30 08:53:49 AM  
1 vote:

verbaltoxin: Alphax: theorellior: phaseolus: I'm looking at you, complete works of Boston...

The sad thing is, Boston isn't bad. It's fine arena rock, and Tom Scholz is a decent guitarist. It's just been overplayed so freaking much that I can't hear any of it without getting all stabby.

Seriously, in the late 90s I was working in a shop where the radio was pegged to the Classic Rock station, and they played a Boston song every two hours. Literally. Every. Two. Hours. And not a deep cut. And nothing from "Third Stage", which for classic rock aficionados must've been some anathema from the 80s or something.

After the third repetition of "Foreplay/Long Time" you start getting a little bughouse.

I heard Boston's 'More than a Feeling' on the way home from work this morning.. very overplayed.

Let me guess - KSHE95?


At least they're going with a 'never repeat the same song in one day' thing lately.
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