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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    The story I have heard is the core band was okay, but the label shook up their lineup to get a boy band vibe before they hit the tour. The new guys had nice hair and zero musical skills.

    But I legitimately love the story; not ironically. Groups like AFS are about the experience of seeing them; the music barely matters -- it's a loss leader. So yes by all means throw guys out there who don't know anything. It doesn't matter. The panty wetters are going to be shrieking so hard nobody can hear you anyway.
    Two brothers started the band in the space above the shop where the lead singer was a hairdresser and added another on bass. The original guitarist was replaced a few months later by Paul Reynolds who was only about 17 at the time. None of them are pretty enough to even be a "boy band".

    btw this is not a hard argument from me - I was more fascinated by the story but I don't think this was a Monkees or even NKOTB type deal

    btw - goddamit Eddie Van Halen RIP.

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  • rufus
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    It was a tough decade. We all had PTSD from the Teflon President. We could not imagine the joke of the decade would go on to become the Typhoid President.

    Not pretty.

    Now, these girls were pretty.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by rufus View Post
    Are we talking the same Flock of Seagulls?

    Not a pretty band.
    It was a tough decade. We all had PTSD from the Teflon President. We could not imagine the joke of the decade would go on to become the Typhoid President.

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  • rufus
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    Are we talking the same Flock of Seagulls?

    Not a pretty band.

    I didn't care for them, but I do admit, Space Age Love Song is a wonderful song. Not just of the 80's.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

    I don't believe that is true. The teenage guitarist Paul Reynolds was legit and they practiced for nearly two years before they released their first single. Now for all I know they honed themselves on tour but even though 2 of them were previously hairdressers they knew how to write and play.
    The story I have heard is the core band was okay, but the label shook up their lineup to get a boy band vibe before they hit the tour. The new guys had nice hair and zero musical skills.

    But I legitimately love the story; not ironically. Groups like AFS are about the experience of seeing them; the music barely matters -- it's a loss leader. So yes by all means throw guys out there who don't know anything. It doesn't matter. The panty wetters are going to be shrieking so hard nobody can hear you anyway.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    They're funny. I love that they learned their instruments while on tour.

    I always thought they were great fun and hilarious. Talk about a band made up completely by their label. Eat your heart out, Malcolm McLaren.
    I don't believe that is true. The teenage guitarist Paul Reynolds was legit and they practiced for nearly two years before they released their first single. Now for all I know they honed themselves on tour but even though 2 of them were previously hairdressers they knew how to write and play.

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  • Kepler
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    This is as gorgeous, se-xy, and clever as Dr. Mrs.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    I stumbled upon a VH1 sponsored reunion of A Flock Of Seagulls from a handful of years ago. Yeah, yeah I know. I never bought any of their records even though their timing was completely in my wheelhouse. But I can't deny they made it into the stratosphere until they imploded, and Space Age Love Song is 100% legit.
    They're funny. I love that they learned their instruments while on tour.

    I always thought they were great fun and hilarious. Talk about a band made up completely by their label. Eat your heart out, Malcolm McLaren.

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  • Slap Shot
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    I stumbled upon a VH1 sponsored reunion of A Flock Of Seagulls from a handful of years ago. Yeah, yeah I know. I never bought any of their records even though their timing was completely in my wheelhouse. But I can't deny they made it into the stratosphere until they imploded, and Space Age Love Song is 100% legit.

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  • solovsfett
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    Brainiac has quickly ascended into my Top 5 favorite bands. Jesus these guys were great!

    https://youtu.be/pzm7xomS7pE

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  • solovsfett
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Woke up listening to St. Vincent again. Today is very much a "Birth In Reverse" kind of day, solo.
    Fantastic record. I’m not sure which is my favorite of hers at the moment: Birth In Reverse, Afro or Strange Mercy.

    i need to catch up on the last 2.

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  • MissThundercat
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    Woke up listening to St. Vincent again. Today is very much a "Birth In Reverse" kind of day, solo.

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  • solovsfett
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    Holy ****!
    https://youtu.be/Pf1-jmn5HVQ

    how am I first getting into Brainiac now?!?!?!

    this band is incredible!

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  • SonofSouthie
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    Now there's something you don't see everyday, Chauncey.
    What's that Edgar?

    https://www.facebook.com/10383702130...0870/?sfnsn=mo

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  • Slap Shot
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    I watched the "Losing My Religion" episode of Song Exploder from Netflix and it reminded me why R.E.M. was such an integral part of my life for so many years. I started to fall out of love with them after Bill Berry left in 1997, although I would still see them in concert a handful of times after. However this episode reminded me of those happy years and I've been listening all over again with a smile on my face.

    iirc Kep hates Stipe so thanks in advance. ;^)
    Last edited by Slap Shot; 10-02-2020, 07:41 AM.

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