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Worst (Popular) Song in Rock & Roll Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 9th January 2017
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I actually like the prechorus ("Marconi plays the mamba" right up to where the chorus kicks in full). But verse/chorus/everything else makes me shudder!
I won't argue that the song is unremarkable but 'worst song ever'? No way. Apart from the terrible 80s production and the hollowness of ...well....everything....it's still a catchy tune and there are a few melodic turns that are quite good.

Do I like it? Hell, no. But the whole 'revolutionary hippie band is selling out' thing is a joke anyway. Jefferson Airplane did Levi's commercials in the 60s and while I always liked the Haight Ashbury vibe and the musicianship of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassady it must be said that a lot of Airplane tracks - let alone live recordings - sound rushed, uptight and shrill.

In other words, once you ignore the whole cultural baggage and the desperate need of some lame magazine to be hip by rating the unhippest things according to current fashion, well anybody with a modicum of musicality in their bones must admit that there are THOUSANDS of songs worse than 'We built this city'.

Truth be told, I wish that the current state of pop songwriting would at least be as crafty as what went into the writing of 'We built this city'. Even if it was soulless, calculated and unconvincing.
Old 10th January 2017
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Truth be told, I wish that the current state of pop songwriting would at least be as crafty as what went into the writing of 'We built this city'. Even if it was soulless, calculated and unconvincing.
A succinct, fitting indictment of what passes for "music" (at least 'pop') in 2017.
Old 10th January 2017
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... it must be said that a lot of Airplane tracks - let alone live recordings - sound rushed, uptight and shrill...
I think they only had audience because Grace Slick was pretty hot! The audience probably thought I'll look at her until the band gets better. But they never did.
White Rabbit. Wow. Feed your head, feed your head.

Reminds me of an argumentative woman I drank with for a couple years. One night I asked her "has anyone ever told you what a remarkably beautiful woman you are?" and she says "no".
"Do you ever wonder why?"
(another difficult hangover the next day)
Old 11th January 2017
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my vote goes for this

Old 11th January 2017
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That reminds me.

Old 13th January 2017
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my vote goes for this

Agree 100%. Although, I dig Bruce's acoustic version here!


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Old 16th January 2017
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Old 16th January 2017
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I posted that one earlier as one of my guilty pleasures.
Old 16th January 2017
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Now enjoy my backup entry...


https://youtu.be/SRwrg0db_zY?t=91

Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock"
Old 16th January 2017
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Now enjoy my backup entry...


https://youtu.be/SRwrg0db_zY?t=91

Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock"
Amazing how that song manages to be both banal, repetitive and forgettable, all at the same time.

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Old 17th January 2017
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Warrant's 'Cherry Pie' is as annoying as Tubthumping by C*********a.
Old 17th January 2017
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Someone's gotta do it..


Metallica's "St. Anger"
Old 18th January 2017
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How can no one mention George Harrison's "I Got My Mind Set on You"?
What the hell was he thinking?
Old 18th January 2017
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How can no one mention George Harrison's "I Got My Mind Set on You"?
What the hell was he thinking?

Y'all nuts. Great record!
Old 18th January 2017
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BTW, what's rock n roll? And how popular can a song actually be if nobody even knows the genre?



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Old 19th January 2017
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Chumbawamba
Old 14th February 2017
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Chumbawamba
Chumbawumba was the name of the band, their one hit was called Tubthumping. It was a complete departure from what they did before on the indie circuit.
Old 14th February 2017
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Chumbawumba was the name of the band, their one hit was called Tubthumping. It was a complete departure from what they did before on the indie circuit.
That was an accidental post lol!
Old 15th February 2017
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Anything by Jimmy Buffet - marginalized and repeated in bars by land locked drunks to ad-nausium.

If I hear house of dang rising sun again.
And George Throgood.
Old 15th February 2017
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Twisted my melon man ……
Old 15th February 2017
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Maybe this thread would have some true relevance if it were a requirement that the respondents provide an example of what they consider the "best" popular song in Rock & Roll, as well as narrowly define the parameters of the term "popular" (to keep somebody's college radio program and the drunken frat house requests for "Fish Heads"...)
Old 15th February 2017
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Twisted my melon man ……
Yeah weird how it's a motif based on the Christmas song O Come, All Ye Faithful
Old 15th February 2017
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This is the worst...

Old 15th February 2017
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Blockbuster by The Sweet (or the majority of glam rock)
Old 15th February 2017
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Really enjoyed seeing this thread again.
My vote, anything by Green Day. They are Nickleback with nose rings... terrible.
Anything with the seemingly endless guitar solos. (usually by the 'the greatest guitarist ever' types). I understand and appreciate their technical proficiency, but would rather discuss tax law with accountants
Old 15th February 2017
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Really enjoyed seeing this thread again.
My vote, anything by Green Day. They are Nickleback with nose rings... terrible.
Anything with the seemingly endless guitar solos. (usually by the 'the greatest guitarist ever' types). I understand and appreciate their technical proficiency, but would rather discuss tax law with accountants

Post of the Week!

"Nickleback with nose rings . . . " I'm dyin' here!
Old 15th February 2017
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Yeah weird how it's a motif based on the Christmas song O Come, All Ye Faithful


and remember they're "not gonna take it"
Old 16th February 2017
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In return.

Heh....stumbled across him at a free festival a couple of years ago doing this in a side tent, he's barely changed at all. And neither had the song.
Old 16th February 2017
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How can no one mention George Harrison's "I Got My Mind Set on You"?
What the hell was he thinking?
I only recently found out that its a cover of the James Ray original.
Back when it was released, i was reading that Harrison wrote the song about his scheming to get Madonna to star in the movie he was producing at the time….WTF
Could be he just thought the song lyrics fitted his endeavours.
I did kinda wince when i first heard it though..same as when i heard "When we were Fab"
Old 16th February 2017
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This one inhaled pretty badly:
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