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Title: Great songs you probably don't know about
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Published: Nov 9, 2017
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Post Date: 2017-11-09 12:58:50 by no gnu taxes
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Badlands -- Bruce Springsteen

I can't stand that asshole these days. I don't know when he became a card carrying leftist turd, but he did. However he had 2 great albums in the late 70s/early 80s about life in middle America. This is is one of the better rock songs ever. It was released as a single, but never cracked the top 40.

WOLD -- Harry Chapin

By all accounts, Harry Chapin was a good man. I have no idea what his political or religious beliefs were but I think he honestly wanted to help others.

His biggest hit was "Cats in the Cradle," which is okay if you like that kind of maudlin crap. He also had the hit "Taxi," and that was also okay, although I wasn't impressed by the reference to drug use.

WOLD was a wonderful song. It told the story of a man who wanted to get involved in the radio business, and after many years found it wasn't what he might have expected.

London Town -- Paul McCartney

Most of the stuff Paul McCartney recorded after leaving the Beatles was garbage. I mean they did quite well on the charts, but they were still garbage. This was his best other than "My Brave Face."

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#1. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

1977 -- Todd Rundgren with Utopia

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   13:27:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

I have about 1600 CDs, all purchased over the years, not copied.

The only one I ever just gave away was "Born in the USA" - from the outset I thought it was just boring as hell.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2017-11-09   13:42:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

1966 "Little Girl" -- Syndicate of Sound

1966 "Talk Talk" -- Music Machine

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   13:44:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

1966 "Psychotic Reaction" -- Count Five

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   13:48:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: no gnu taxes (#0) (Edited)

1966 "Friday on My Mind" -- The Easybeats

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   13:51:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: misterwhite (#5)

A Bob Dylan song covered by other bands but this was the hit version people recall.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-09   13:55:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

1966 "Gimme Some Lovin'" -- The Spencer Davis Group

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   14:07:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Hank Rearden (#2)

Born in the the USA was when it first became obvious to me what a dick this guy is. I can't believe anyone would think this was a pro-USA song.

no gnu taxes  posted on  2017-11-09   14:13:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Tooconservative (#6)

I put that song right up there with MacArthur Park and It's a Small World.

When you find my body with a gun in my hand, one of those three songs will be playing in the background.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   14:37:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: misterwhite (#9)

When you find my body with a gun in my hand, one of those three songs will be playing in the background.

C'mon, it's a harmless little ditty. You can't compare it to the suicide-inducing It's A Small World.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-09   14:44:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: misterwhite (#9)

How about Meat Loaf? This was one of the great albums of the era, back when albums were considered important. Now everything seems to be about singles bought off iTunes.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-09   15:19:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Tooconservative (#11)

How about Meat Loaf? This was one of the great albums of the era, back when albums were considered important.

Hmmm. Nope. Same thing. If you see me at a Rocky Horror screening, I'll be the dead one with a gun in my mouth.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Overrated cult film.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   16:15:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: no gnu taxes (#0) (Edited)

"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is a popular song written by Harry Noble and originally performed by Karen Chandler in 1952. It has been re- recorded several times since then, with the most notable covers being by Mel Carter in 1965 and by Gloria Estefan in 1994.

Mel Carter's version from '65 is probably the best dance ballad ever written.. -- Hard to beat for getting the ladies in the mood.

tpaine  posted on  2017-11-09   16:16:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: misterwhite (#12)

If you see me at a Rocky Horror screening, I'll be the dead one with a gun in my mouth.

You've been giving this some thought.

I liked this Paradise song because of the classic riffs and lead-ins, the combination of elements, and mostly because it told a wry story of teen romance gone sour. And Meat Loaf is very funny to watch in this vid. So it is an operatic ditty. And it does sound a little too much like a Broadway show tune, almost like a Sondheim song. The arranger's musical temperament does show. But it is a story-like rock song which seems increasingly rare. We just don't have very many narrative songs any more.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-09   17:22:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: Tooconservative (#14)

And Meat Loaf is very funny to watch in this vid.

Uh-huh. And in Fight Club his name is robertpaulsen.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-09   17:30:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: Tooconservative (#14)

I'll be the dead one with a gun in my mouth. ---- misterwhite

You've been giving this some thought.

If you think it's serious, you should give him the Suicide Help Line #...

Maybe.

tpaine  posted on  2017-11-09   17:31:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: no gnu taxes (#0) (Edited)

In my estimation Macarthur Park, which was a actually a corroberative effort by Jimmy Webb and Richard Harris was the finest love song ever done. Nobody but Webb could have written it as an expression of the disappointment he was going through and nobody else but Harris could have performed it adaquately. It was essentially both psychoanalytic and and an IQ test. Many people of concrete ideation hated it because they thought is was only about sweet green cake icing. Others were captivated with it as it symbolized their own experience perfectly.

The second greatest song was Classical Gas. It was a guitar masterpiece.

rlk  posted on  2017-11-09   18:29:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: rlk (#17)

Others were captivated with it ----

My wife was a bit crazy about MacArthur Park. I played it at her funeral a few years ago...

tpaine  posted on  2017-11-09   18:44:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: rlk (#17)

The second greatest song was Classical Gas. It was a guitar masterpiece.

I liked the instrumental hits from the classic era, even Herb Alpert who had a surprising following.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-09   18:44:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: Tooconservative (#19)

--- instrumental hits from the classic era ---

Brought to mind the instrumental theme from the Flight of the Phoenix movie. One of those that's stuck with me..

tpaine  posted on  2017-11-09   18:50:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: no gnu taxes (#0) (Edited)

I don't know when he became a card carrying leftist turd, but he did.

It was the day he got his draft notice during the VN war.

He has been overcompensating for being a punk every sinc,by insisting people call himi "the boss",and justifying his selfishness and cowardice by claiming it was an "unjust war against the yellow man."

BTW,if you want to hear the best song Little Brucie wrote,give a listen to the Pointer Sisters just flat tear this one UP.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-09   19:00:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

Badlands -- Bruce Springsteen

I can't stand that asshole these days. I don't know when he became a card carrying leftist turd, but he did.

You might try to check your political bigotry at the door...or you might miss out on some truly awesome American rock and Roll.

The Boss has been giving 100% for 40 years and it just keeps getting better!

You may not love a song, but you've got to love the passion -

On the other hand, you could continue to be envious of his success, his influence on our culture, and his commitment to what he believes. That's on you.

"we are tartets from evil doers!!!" [ and ] U looked up birfer on the dcitionary. It isn't a movie.

"Listen piece of shit. Call me anti American again and your're banned. I don't like you." - aka stoned -

Jameson  posted on  2017-11-09   21:53:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: Tooconservative (#11)

I actually considered putting that song on the list. It got a lot of play on album rock stations, but was banned on most mainstream stations because it was considered too risque.

no gnu taxes  posted on  2017-11-09   23:54:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: rlk (#17)

Macarthur Park

Mmmm.

This would probably have to go on my "other list."

To each, his own I guess.

It was hardly an ignored song. It was a smash hit in the US and other countries. Since it's been almost 50 years since its release, it is understandable why nobody hears about it now.

It had music that ranged from over-orchestrated to absurdly over-orchestrated. Comparing a lost love to a cake in the rain? Uhhhh, okay.

I would have to give this song an A for originality, and an A for WTF?

no gnu taxes  posted on  2017-11-10   0:35:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: Tooconservative (#14)

I liked this Paradise song because of the classic riffs and lead-ins, the combination of elements, and mostly because it told a wry story of teen romance gone sour.

Yeah, it is a pretty good song, unfortunately it isn't one that can be listened to more than a few times without becoming boring.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-10   5:48:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

His biggest hit was "Cats in the Cradle," which is okay if you like that kind of maudlin crap.

When you have kids of your own, you may appreciate they lyrics more.

He also had the hit "Taxi," and that was also okay, although I wasn't impressed by the reference to drug use.

One line in the song, and that's your complaint? I guess you missed the whole meaning then.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-10   5:51:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#27. To: sneakypete (#21) (Edited)

BTW,if you want to hear the best song Little Brucie wrote,give a listen to the Pointer Sisters just flat tear this one UP.

They had an odd career, never really made it until their string of pop hits when they were in their forties.

Probably their best-known song was Neutron Dance which had a story of its own.

According to Allee Willis, "Neutron Dance" was written in hopes of being placed on the soundtrack of the film Streets of Fire: "we were told that there was a scene on a bus that was leaving town after there had been this nuclear holocaust, and that a '50s doo-wop black group was going to be at the back of the bus that the lead couple was escaping on ... Danny Sembello and I just met that day ... I was very disinterested in songwriting at that point, and I'm writing with this kid who's never had a record before, and I just wanted to get him in and out. He was a phenomenal keyboard player, and I just said: 'Play the most common sounding old fashioned '50s black music bass line that you can think of.' And he just started doing the [rhythm for "Neutron Dance"]. And I'm someone who could write a melody to a spoon falling on the table. So I literally sang that melody down. First time down, he just kind of followed and went to the right places. And then I said, Let's just write this quick lyric ... we're taking a half an hour on the lyric, and this thing's gonna get done."[1]

Willis adds that the lyric theme of "Neutron Dance" was due to "all this stuff going on in my life: I don't want to take it anymore, I'll just stay here locked behind the door. Just no time to stop and get away, because I work so hard to make it every day. Really a lyric about all these things falling apart in your life, and you know what, just get it together and change your life."[1] According to Willis while working on the lyrics with Sembello she looked through a window and saw someone attempting to break into her car: while running outside to scare off the thief Willis called out to Sembello: "Someone stole my brand new Chevrolet", and the line was included in the song

The success of the song and the movie became inextricably linked. They fed off each other.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-10   7:47:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#28. To: Tooconservative (#27)

According to Allee Willis, "Neutron Dance" was written in hopes of being placed on the soundtrack of the film Streets of Fire: "

I heard the song in the movie "Beverly Hills Cop". Never heard of "Streets of Fire.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-10   7:51:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: Tooconservative (#27)

I remember seeing that movie,but I don't remember ever hearing that song before.

You say that was the song that got their careers going? WHY?

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-10   7:57:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#30. To: no gnu taxes (#0)

"It Only Hurts for a Little While" is a 1956 popular song with music by Fred Spielman and lyrics by Mack David.[1]

The recording by The Ames Brothers was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-6481. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on May 19, 1956. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #15; on the Best Seller chart, at #16; on the Juke Box chart, at #11; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #15.[2]

Politically incorrect, but a great song....

tpaine  posted on  2017-11-10   7:57:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#31. To: sneakypete (#29)

I remember seeing that movie,but I don't remember ever hearing that song before.

You say that was the song that got their careers going? WHY?

The Pointer Sisters had much success even before they recorded that song, going back at least 10 years before it was even released.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-10   8:05:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#32. To: no gnu taxes (#23)

I actually considered putting that song on the list. It got a lot of play on album rock stations, but was banned on most mainstream stations because it was considered too risque.

At 8.5 minutes long it didn't really fit the format of pop music stations who rarely went 8.5 minutes without an ad break.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-10   8:43:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#33. To: Deckard (#28)

I heard the song in the movie "Beverly Hills Cop". Never heard of "Streets of Fire.

They tried to get it as a track in a cheesy retro movie but it ended up as a huge hit.

And they wrote it in less than 2 hours, including taking a break while "someone [tried] to steal [my] brand-new Chevrolet". It's a stream of consciousness, shoot-the-moon kind of story.

I like those kind of stories.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-10   8:46:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: sneakypete (#29)

I remember seeing that movie,but I don't remember ever hearing that song before.

If you saw the movie, you heard the song. It played throughout the semi truck chase scene. In the video I posted, you can see the truck mangling a lot of other vehicles on a rampage.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-10   8:47:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#35. To: Deckard (#31) (Edited)

The Pointer Sisters had much success even before they recorded that song, going back at least 10 years before it was even released.

I think the first I heard of them was a song from the movie "Car Wash". Before that, they were regional or only known on black radio stations. After that, they kept creeping up on the public but really broke through with Neutron Dance. At least, that is how I recall it.

I'm not looking for some mega-debate over the career of the Pointer Sisters. Even I'm not that bored.     : )



I guess I am that bored. So I checked against my 5500+ song Billboard collection.

./1973_Billboard_Top_Usa_Singles/95-Pointer_Sisters-Yes_We_Can_Can.mp3
./1979_Billboard_Top_Usa_Singles/15-Pointer_Sisters-Fire.mp3
./1979_Billboard_Top_Usa_Singles/43-Bonnie_Pointer-Heaven_Must_Have_Sent_You.mp3
./1981_Billboard_Top_Usa_Singles/19-Pointer_Sisters-Slow_Hand.mp3
./1982_Billboard_Top_Usa_Singles/89-Pointer_Sisters-Should_I_Do_It.mp3
./1984_BillBoard_Top_USA_Singles/76-Pointer_Sisters-Im_So_Excited.mp3
./1984_BillBoard_Top_USA_Singles/18-Pointer_Sisters-Jump_For_My_Love.mp3
./1984_BillBoard_Top_USA_Singles/48-Pointer_Sisters-Automatic.mp3
./1985_BillBoard_Top_USA_Singles/38-Pointer_Sisters-Neutron_Dance.mp3

So they barely made the charts with a #95 hit in 1973. Then nothing until 1979. Then a string of hits that got more popular, with threee Billboard top 100 hits in 1985. And Neutron Dance was their last big Billboard hit in 1985.

So we were both a little wrong and a little right. LOL

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-11-10   8:50:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#36. To: Tooconservative (#32)

Many stations that did play it played an abbreviated version of it, including removing the entire baseball scene. To me, that's sort of like serving beef stew without any beef in it.

no gnu taxes  posted on  2017-11-10   10:11:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#37. To: Deckard (#26)

His biggest hit was "Cats in the Cradle," which is okay if you like that kind of maudlin crap.

When you have kids of your own, you may appreciate they lyrics more.

I do have a kid, and i still find it to be maudlin drivel.

He also had the hit "Taxi," and that was also okay, although I wasn't impressed by the reference to drug use.

One line in the song, and that's your complaint? I guess you missed the whole meaning then.

I don't care if it was only one line. It pretty much ruined the song.

The song isn't hard at all to understand. I think any poster to freethoughtproject could even understand it.

no gnu taxes  posted on  2017-11-10   10:16:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#38. To: Tooconservative (#19)

I liked the instrumental hits from the classic era, even Herb Alpert who had a surprising following.

Geez Louise. Did I just stumble into the old folks home?

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-10   10:32:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#39. To: misterwhite (#38)

You're kidding, right? These fudge stains that plague this site with their AGENDAS all listen to OLD SHIT. They are mostly 80 plus year old pothead liberal hippies.

I've seen some of the older shit you've posted to. Stone is the only one I've seen that doesn't post music so old, that it wasn't played on the fucking radio (hiding the fact that the singers are BLACK) first.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2017-11-10   10:36:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#40. To: rlk (#17)

"It was a guitar masterpiece."

Pffft!

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-10   10:38:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  



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