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Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 14 Feb 2017, 20:36
by KingLouieLouie76
I know to some this song is very peculiar, but yet always infectious! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfeEcCLMtxk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 07:30
by Mallard No. 22
I didn't know Terry Jacks was in The Poppy Family (I knew that Susan Jacks was). 'Which Way You Goin' Billy?' was a big UK hit, as was 'Seasons In The Sun', which I remember well from my childhood.

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 16 Feb 2017, 01:49
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:I didn't know Terry Jacks was in The Poppy Family (I knew that Susan Jacks was). 'Which Way You Goin' Billy?' was a big UK hit, as was 'Seasons In The Sun', which I remember well from my childhood.
Back in 1966, a younger Susan performed on a Canadian variety show and so did Terry. They eventually both fell in love, got married, and formed the Poppy Family. "Seasons in the Sun" has interesting background and one of my fave bands was initially offered the opportunity to record it, but it didnt materialize. Guess what band and I will elaborate on a different thread later.... :D

Right now this is stuck in my head..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN74LaI ... Tryzyak9bR" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 07:16
by Mallard No. 22
KingLouieLouie76 wrote: "Seasons in the Sun" has interesting background and one of my fave bands was initially offered the opportunity to record it, but it didnt materialize. Guess what band and I will elaborate on a different thread later.... :D
:?: ....The Beach Boys....

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 07:53
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:
KingLouieLouie76 wrote: "Seasons in the Sun" has interesting background and one of my fave bands was initially offered the opportunity to record it, but it didnt materialize. Guess what band and I will elaborate on a different thread later.... :D
:?: ....The Beach Boys....
Yes..... and here's their cover and Susan explaining what happened.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQrdvwveOHQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This was circa '71 or '72... Terry released his version in '74.

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 08:17
by Mallard No. 22
I didn't know they had recorded it. A good version of a good song.

By comparison, 'Which Way You Goin' Billy?' is OK but veers a bit into hippy/country sentimentality.

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 21:57
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:I didn't know they had recorded it. A good version of a good song.

By comparison, 'Which Way You Goin' Billy?' is OK but veers a bit into hippy/country sentimentality.
Beach Boys could have had a major hit if they had released that version at the time! They tended to make several mistakes during the late 60s-early 70s that backfired at times.

Yeah, I agree w/"WWYGB?".....It was rather bland to a certain degree...Some of their earlier material was very experimental and even contained a sitar.

Right now Weezer is stuck in my head, specifically anything from "Pinkerton"......

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 06:07
by Mallard No. 22
I must admit they have passed me by. Apart from the singles 'Buddy Holly' and 'Say It Ain't So' which I remember at the time.

I liked them, and I remember people talking about the video for 'Buddy Holly' (with the band spliced seamlessly into 'Happy Days' TV show footage. :) )

I had a memory that I bought that album, but on checking, I haven't got it now so I probably never did.... :mrgreen:

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 19:40
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:I must admit they have passed me by. Apart from the singles 'Buddy Holly' and 'Say It Ain't So' which I remember at the time.

I liked them, and I remember people talking about the video for 'Buddy Holly' (with the band spliced seamlessly into 'Happy Days' TV show footage. :) )

I had a memory that I bought that album, but on checking, I haven't got it now so I probably never did.... :mrgreen:
Their first 2 albums are must haves for any record collection. Both (especially their 2nd, "Pinkerton") were ahead of its time and sound better now!

This song has been on my mind this past week and they heavily borrowed from Nirvana, but it doesn't matter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewuKGRVEQM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 08 Mar 2017, 06:23
by Mallard No. 22
You're right, it sounds like a Nirvana pastiche. But I like the melancholy strings on it, a touch of the late 60s.

While we are talking about sounding like Nirvana, BBC 6Music did a '1994 Day' last Friday (3 March).

They played 'Inside' by Stiltskin, which became maligned as 'manufactured grunge' (it was featured on an advert etc). But taken on its own terms I quite liked it, and it still seems OK now :)

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 04:30
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:You're right, it sounds like a Nirvana pastiche. But I like the melancholy strings on it, a touch of the late 60s.

While we are talking about sounding like Nirvana, BBC 6Music did a '1994 Day' last Friday (3 March).

They played 'Inside' by Stiltskin, which became maligned as 'manufactured grunge' (it was featured on an advert etc). But taken on its own terms I quite liked it, and it still seems OK now :)
Yeah.. it's like Nirvana meeting "Bitter Sweet Symphony" to a certain extent.... what an interesting combo! I loved how the UK embraced Nirvana and Grunge despite it seems the Britpop's anti-Grunge movement at the time (at least what I perceived it to be). That Kurt was very impressed w/Graham's guitar-work in "There's No Other Way" says a lot in itself! I remember Stitlskin somewhat, but never really got into them....


Right now, this song is stuck in my head......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxz_gNx1q8w" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 16:11
by AdvertBreak
Altern-8 - Evapor-8

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 21 Mar 2017, 05:51
by Mallard No. 22
Nirvana's singles got constant airplay on daytime radio.

Guns n Roses and U2 (with Achtung Baby) were also big at the time. I would say that (in the UK) 'Nevermind' was aligned with them, though with more leaning towards the student audience.

Rave/dance had a techno-kick going on, as with Altern-8 to which AB refers.

UK indie remained lower-profile, and Nirvana filled the gap between 'baggy' and 'Britpop'.

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 03:27
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:Nirvana's singles got constant airplay on daytime radio.

Guns n Roses and U2 (with Achtung Baby) were also big at the time. I would say that (in the UK) 'Nevermind' was aligned with them, though with more leaning towards the student audience.

Rave/dance had a techno-kick going on, as with Altern-8 to which AB refers.

UK indie remained lower-profile, and Nirvana filled the gap between 'baggy' and 'Britpop'.

Thanks for that info. I love hearing the UK's perspective on what the scene was like back then. To me, I often perceive it as very similar to how the UK was like in the mid-late 60s.....

This is currently stuck in my head at the moment......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ViwvgtvbA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The official NEW what song do you have stuck in your hea

Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 12:02
by AdvertBreak
Grunge may have filled the gap between baggy and Britpop but that's more how BBC Four music docs look at things, brushing over what was happening in UK indie at the time. If you're lucky such documentaries might mention shoegaze, probably not, but they'll never mention grebo or T-shirt bands. There was once a time when Carter USM could debut at No. 1 with their latest album, headline Glastonbury, and get circlejerked to death by NME, something the magazine no doubt feel embarrassed about now. And it shows because neither them, BBC Four docs or any other mainstream media seems to have a mention for them, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jesus Jones etc.