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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Lone_Poor_Boy, Sep 24, 2021.
Ok, this is NOT a bad album, it is pretty good, creative.
I have spent the last few years getting to know the early versions/personnel of Fleetwood Mac,
not just the Peter Green years, but post Peter, pre- Buckingham & Nicks years- 1969 to say 1974.
And I'm a now, a Danny Kirwan nut- his guitar, voice, songwriting fascinate me- as I knew nothing about him till 4-5:years ago and I'm 62!
So, Kiln House ( 1969 or '70) is the first FM album w/o Peter Green and though it has cool songs by Jeremy Spencer, Danny K, and Christine McVie- they can't touch, IMO
a Danny Kirwan and Co. masterpiece- " Station Man" :
Turn this one UP!
I like that album and revisit it, but probably because I remember my dad playing it when I was a kid.
So nostalgia vs. pretentious songwriting?
Technically, there's 1.5 good songs - good call!
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune...very uneven, followed a few years later by Mirrors, also pretty weak, just not my bag...not awful, but not great...
The Damned..Phantasmagoria..bought for campy Grimly Fiendish...this was in cut out bins for years...I also thought they wrote Alone Again Or...I came to like them much more over time.
Any examples of records that had a "hit" that did not sound like the rest of the band's music??? I know there were a few in 80s that were hot garbage with a hit on top...
Does Musical Youth count? Any Missing Persons after Spring Session M...talk about a band going from leading to following, abandoning their identity...
Hootie and the Blowfish. Cracked Rear View.
Too many to name. It seems I’ve only liked a few songs on every album. Except one.
this one has one great song on it...
Gonna disagree on Bop till you drop.
Lots of great great songs on that record that stand up! but, hey, whatever floats your tugboat.
I'll disagree. The title track is the only one anyone knows, but IMHO it's nowhere near the best song on the album. I really like the whole thing, with My Mirage, Are you Happy and Termination being standouts.
The rest of this album was terrible. I’ve tried revisiting it a few times over the last 20+ years thinking maybe I didn’t “get it” but no, still bad. The worst part was my older sister tried to talk me out of buying it but I didn’t listen. Probably the only good advice she ever actually gave me!
I never bought any of their albums, but a while back I went through YouTube to try and find out what exactly it was I might have been missing out on by not being a "devoted fan" of Divinyls.
Well, sorry to say, apart from Boys In Town, and to a lesser extent, Siren, I hate all of it.
I guess having just as many compilation albums as studio albums should have been the giveaway?
Spirit in the Sky, Norman Greenbaum. One rocking hit song on an album of soft folk ballads that are mostly just weird.
My Angel Baby, Toby Beau. Again, one bluesy hit song buried on an album of soft country ballads with lyrics written by a 15-year-old high school girl - at least, that's what they sounded like to me. I could be wrong about the 15-year-old.
I love Buddy’s Song on that album and I bought it for that song.
I also liked Flowers and Beads
I think that first album with "Boys in Town" on it, "Desperate," is really good. I'm not a big fan of the rest of their catalog.
This album was "I Saw Her Standing There" (IMO their best song), followed by nothing I ever want to hear again.
"Introducing the Beatles" is one of the most-counterfeited albums ever. This is doubly amusing because the original was basically a pirate album itself; Vee-Jay Records rushed it out just days ahead of "Meet the Beatles," and they didn't have the rights to publish some of the songs. Restraining orders came and went, and additional pressings were made whenever there was a lull between them. Then the counterfeits by other operators started showing up. It's a complex and fascinating story, and a fun rabbit hole to dive into if you ever have a couple hours to kill with an internet connection.
What's wrong with Please, Please Me and Twist And Shout?
The rest are crap, however.
Weird, I LOVE that album. Try it again, you might like it