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whigsgeek

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A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2006, 04:59:30 PM »

BTW, I was thinking last weekend that it's pretty amazing "We Built This City" scored the number-one slot on Blender's list. Is it really worse than "Disco Duck" and "You're Having My Baby?"

This has prompted me to do my own Worst Songs Ever list. Rafe, if you're out there, are you interested in another go at an intercontinental list comparison?
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« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2006, 12:59:25 AM »

Yeah, "We Built This City" wouldn't be anywhere near my top (bottom) 50 either.  

Still, at some point it becomes hard to list a good set of criteria to use in judging.  I mean, here's the thing: these are still professional musicians.  All of the singing on is on key, all the instruments are played at a professional level, the mix is good, etc.  It beats the living crap out of anything ever done by say, William Hung or The Shaggs.  

There has to be something to go by besides sheer unlistenability.
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« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2006, 09:07:44 AM »

Quote from: "rva"


Still, at some point it becomes hard to list a good set of criteria to use in judging.  

There has to be something to go by besides sheer unlistenability.


Two words:

Steve. Perry.
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« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2006, 12:32:09 PM »

I made my own sad attempt at duplicating this feat this morning.  I got myself "It's A Fast Driving Rave Up With The Dandy Warhols Sixteen Minutes" plus the Prelude and Finale for a 22 minute music-fest.  

I couldn't get past three listens.  It started making me all shaky and stuff.  Rva, you are amazing.
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« Reply #94 on: August 03, 2006, 12:38:05 PM »

Quote from: "MissKitty"
Two words:

Steve. Perry.


CINNAMON GUM!!!!!
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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #96 on: January 08, 2008, 05:13:00 PM »

I'd hope that the citizens of a city built on rock n' roll would know the difference between "I love you" and Dio hands.
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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #97 on: January 08, 2008, 10:49:32 PM »

If you were my girlfriend, I'd probably buy you that tshirt. You know, to be ironic and stuff.
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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #98 on: January 09, 2008, 10:21:43 AM »

If I was your girlfriend would you let me dress you?  Not that you're helpless but sometimes those are the things that being in love's about.
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« Reply #99 on: January 09, 2008, 10:33:42 AM »

If I was your girlfriend would you let me dress you?  Not that you're helpless but sometimes those are the things that being in love's about.

You, Sir, just earned yourself the GOLD STAR POST OF THE DAY for making me swoooooooooooooooooooooooooon.

Use this star to be redeemed for a free meal. I could make you breakfast sometime.
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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #100 on: January 09, 2008, 10:50:05 AM »

If I was your girlfriend would you let me dress you?  Not that you're helpless but sometimes those are the things that being in love's about.
Of course, duh. That's what I let my current girl do. In fact I hear she's writing an article about this.

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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #101 on: January 10, 2008, 03:31:41 PM »

This torturethong keeps riding up.


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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #102 on: September 05, 2016, 11:24:57 PM »

We missed the 10 year anniversary of this torture! (How can be that long ago?!) But just so this thread could be bumped, GQ released an oral history of the song: http://www.gq.com/story/oral-history-we-built-this-city-worst-song-of-all-time

Warning - the song's video auto-plays when you visit the page.
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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2016, 10:04:40 AM »


I'm pretty sure the Paula Cole song is legit bad, but I don't know exactly how bad.  It's quite possible I'm over-rating it's craposity as I had an MK Lido Shuffle experience with it.

If I knew this story it's been replaced with something else in the last ten years.  What is MK's Lido Shuffle experience?

And that Paula Cole song is a travesty.  Anyone who thinks otherwise can go straight to hell.
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Re: A journey to the brink of madness
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2016, 10:52:53 AM »

That Paula Cole song is fine.  It didn't age well, but it's not terrible.
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