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    all around good guy Jim Clark's Avatar
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    Jenny had a vision

    Feeling a bit nostalgic today and started things off with Men Without Hats' Pop Goes The World. That kind of got me thinking about other so called one hit wonders during the 80's. I think the one hit phenom was largely a product of MTV programming during it's infancy more than anything else but what do I know, or care? I think I'm needing some Flock of Seagulls next. Been many moons since I listened to I ran. For a Nancy guitar player that fruitcake made the guitar produce some compelling tones at least to these ears.

    After that I think I need to flip through the pages and grad Nobody's punk rock comp.

    That is all, I'm off to buy tires at Sam's Club. Someday Sam will rule the world from the grave.

    Walk On Water (excerpt):

    "They said we could walk on water
    They said we should knock on wood
    We did none of these things and they said we could sing
    So we sang about falling in love
    They say that we say we say something
    They say that we say something new
    We say some of these things and they say we can sing
    So we sang about a hundred and two
    But if nobody listens well nothing comes true"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Feeling a bit nostalgic today and started things off with Men Without Hats' Pop Goes The World. That kind of got me thinking about other so called one hit wonders during the 80's. I think the one hit phenom was largely a product of MTV programming during it's infancy more than anything else but what do I know, or care? I think I'm needing some Flock of Seagulls next. Been many moons since I listened to I ran. For a Nancy guitar player that fruitcake made the guitar produce some compelling tones at least to these ears.
    I liked that Flock of Seagulls disc pretty much all the way thru. It's proggy new wave. Bill Nelson gets production credit on one of thebetter tracks- "Telecommunication." Definitely of a time, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I suppose if I believed in the whole guilty pleasure thing, this album would fall into it.

    Couple other fave one hitters from those days:
    Computer Games- Mi-Sex
    Lawnchairs- Our Daughters Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    That is all, I'm off to buy tires at Sam's Club. Someday Sam will rule the world from the grave.
    I hope I'll be dead too when that happens.

    Remember, whitewalls in.

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    That damn punk rock CD has me in trouble now. I gave a few of them out to friends...one of whom started asking for more CDs...I made her a couple from some old vinyl stuff I had and she liked those two, so now that she likes the cd's and knows I have vinyl, she's asking me to DJ at some party she's having as if I have the slightest idea how to work a mixer or whatever else I would have to concentrate on, keeping me away from copious amounts of alcohol. NO...I'm not a DJ, I'm just old and therefore still cling to my past by playing crappy old records.

    Gonna go listen to some Missing Persons now that you've got me thinking on the cheesy new wave side of life. (hey, maybe I'll just show up with a handful of 80s synth pop and piss everyone off when they start trying to be cool...or is 80s synth pop cool now...too confusing...I thin I'll just show up drunk and refuse to play anything)

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    Name of the band is The Human Race.

    I listened to that album a couple months ago, and it remains very enjoyable to me. I've been listening to a lot of my old cassettes (mostly "preview" copies of things) and feeling a bit nostalgic too. Here are a few things I've listened to lately:

    Scruffy the Cat - Tiny Days
    I think I"ve listened to it 4 times in the last week. Much better than I remember it being - it's really a great, overlooked album.

    Just Say Yes! - Sire Sampler
    This is the first in a great collection of samplers Sire released. Great extended mixes, b-sides and album cuts from the likes of Depeche Mode, Smiths, Wild Swans, Ice-T, and Throwing Muses.

    X - See How We Are

    Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground

    James - Laid

    Screaming Trees - Dust
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    very clever with maracas Davey's Avatar
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    Hot Potatoes for me .... tells me baby-baby-baby-baby-baby-baby -ba-ba-ba-ba-ba- b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b- better come back later next week ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
    You and HG seem joined at the hip lately. Great album, one that can be listened to over and over again.

    I Dig those black girls

    I seem to be listening to nothing but relatively recent comps from Davey and Slosh lately.
    "I don't know. A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof, and when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven." The Right Honourable JC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer
    You and HG seem joined at the hip lately. Great album, one that can be listened to over and over again.

    I Dig those black girls

    I seem to be listening to nothing but relatively recent comps from Davey and Slosh lately.
    Yeah, mainly because I've had the same 10 or so cassettes in my SUV since my CD player broke down in it. I have an old TDK SA with Hallowed Ground on one side and Blind Leading the Naked on the other. It's been getting a lot of play. Plus, my gf (errrr .... I guess that's technically fiancée now) really likes Hallowed Ground so I put it in when she's around too. But yeah, there's no denying it's a great one and stands up to many, many listens.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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