Life-Changing Bands (or Songs)

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  1. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

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    But what about messed up songs? Songs that, are popular but if you really think about the lyrics, either really stupid or creepy.

    1) "Jolene" - the singer is going on and on asking this Jolene babe to not take her POS husband away from her 'cuz she knows that the old man is hot for Jolene. Talking about barking up the wrong tree - Jolene's gotta be thinking "the singer needs to slap that stalker creep upside the head, not come whining to me."

    2) "Girl from Ipanema" - another stalker creep song. "she looks straight ahead not at me" Well, no ****. Don't make eye contact with some old fart who is leering at her each morning on her way to the beach. What do you expect. "How can I tell her I love her?" Dude, you ain't even ever talked to her...
     
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    I think the first time I heard Caviar was on the Gone in 60 Seconds movie soundtrack. Kind of had a Beck-style sound with a little more rock guitar. I heard Placebo the same way with the Cruel Intentions movie. The Shins may be a bit on the pop-side of rock, but they have several good songs.
     
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    Not exactly Venn but I love this site: https://www.music-map.com/

    Nauga,
    at the intersection of Gwar and The Carpenters
     
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    Lol, I've never seen that before. It'd be interesting if they had the groups shaded so that you could see where the genres/sub-genres intersect.
     
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    Most of the popular 80s Phil Collins songs are truly awful when you think about the lyrics. LOL.
     
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    The challenge is, can you get from Gwar to the Carpenters just by clicking on the bands that pop up on the map?

    Edit: It can be done in 9 steps (maybe less).
     
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    Is that anything like 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon?
     
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    Isn't Kevin Bacon supposed to be cooked at 375 degrees?
     
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    7, and all groups some of us have probably heard.

    Nauga,
    and his twisted path
     
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    That's really neat. I checked a few of my favorites. I'm pleased to see when I put in "Joni Mitchell" that Bob Dylan does not come up.

    I did find one they didn't know of, Wednesday Week.



    And I found one I really like, October Project.

     
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    Another favorite that would have made my list here eventually :D



    I'm a little surprised they weren't on the map, given some of the obscure stuff that is. Missionary at least got a decent amount of airplay on college radio.

    Nauga,
    who has it on vinyl
     
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    Found Sarah McLachlan back in 1996 as I worked a wretched job, slaved to pay for grad school, my father died from pancreatic cancer, and my then fiancé decided to make herself an "ex." This song (and more) brought it all together for me.

     
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    If your whole life can get changed by a song you need more life.
     
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    "But of course," you say, "Wednesday Week should *always* lead to The Hedrons."


    I can help you find better music. :rolleyes:

    Nauga,
    who can lead a horse to water...
     
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    3 steps. Sort-of.
    Gwar -> The Rocky Horror Show -> Jesus Christ SuperStar -> Karen Carpenter

    Strangely to go from "Karen Carpenter" to "The Carpenters" require another 3 steps:
    Karen Carpenter -> Carpenter -> ABBA -> The Carpenters
     
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    My time stamp was the late 70’s into the early 80’s. The top music for the basement weight room was Meatloaf, yes I had a few others.


     
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    I've been slacking. In today's mix

    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra


    Dex Romweber Duo (RIP Sara)


    Oingo Boingo


    Nauga,
    and Barry Sax
     
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    Time for The Jam.





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    and a takeaway curry
     
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    Cleaning up a bit...

    The Dry Heathens


    Hellacopters


    Nauga,
    spinnin'
     
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    Since I haven't had to do my usual monthly travel fir work since January, I've been pretty lax on searching out new music. Kind of hard to dig in through the web and really listen to new stuff on the 15 minute drive to work, lol.
     
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    New stuff?! I'm just getting started on the old stuff. :eek:

    Nauga
    catalogued
     
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    Lol, well "new to me" not necessarily new to the latest billboard charts.
     
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    Whenever I feel a little down, I just watch either of these videos and it makes me feel so happy. I miss going to punk concerts.



     
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    October Project, I have that disc around somewhere. Bought at the insistence of my then somewhat hippieish girlfriend after we saw them live at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. That era seems like a half life(time) away.

    Have a Jam disc somewhere as well.

    Today I’ve taken the strange road down the musical left turn of talk talk:

    It’s my life, followed by
    The Colour of Spring, then
    The Spirit of Eden, and finally
    Laughing Stock

    Can’t think of any bands that had as major transformation as these guys...
     
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    Another side of the collection :cool:

    Japandroids - Racer X


    Cake - Comfort Eagle (also a source of many taglines over the years :D)


    Caesars - Jerk it Out


    Nauga,
    and the hippy hippy shake
     
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    Fashion Nugget was one of the first CDs I ever bought.
     
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    Old favorites night.

    Man...or Astro-man?


    Riverboat Gamblers


    The Marked Men


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    discord tonight, dischord tomorrow
     
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    Chris Cornell. Interestingly he and John Lennon had the same song released posthumously.
     
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    "Worship Jeff Spiccoli not Chris Cornell,
    Get a pair of Vans or god will send you hell..."

    Suicide Machines, 'The Vans Song'

    Nauga,
    who picks it up
     
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    Dawn Wells' passing got me thinking of Squirtgun (they do a song about her, but not one of my favorites), which got me thinking of "Burn for You", which got me thinking of songs that are better on a live recording than studio. That's a long way to get to two more favorites:

    Squirtgun, "Burn for You"


    Pepper, "Face Plant"


    Nauga,
    who's thinkin' 'bout movin' to France
     
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    Yeah, I had that album. :)
     
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    No real theme tonight, just 'different' songs by bands I like and have probably shared already.

    A little ska makes everything better. Even Billie Eilish.
    The Interrupters


    Pinhead Gunpowder (one night I'll do a post of nothing but Green Day side projects...)


    Dead to Me


    Nauga,
    scattered
     
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    FTFY

    I also enjoy ska... lots of fun variety...