2018 Song of the Day - Day 112 - Boston - Foreplay/Long Time | Page 7

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    Band: Coldplay
    Song: Clocks
    Year: 2002
    Why: I'm man enough to admit - I was wrong about these guys. I used to work at a place that played this song on a looped CD every hour or so for a few months straight, so it's no surprise I grew to hate them and distanced myself from anything they ever did. This "Song of the Day" project has given me the chance to go back and listen to music I haven't listened to in a long time, and popping on A Rush of Blood to the Head, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a good song, and Chris Martin is a better singer than I thought.

     
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    Band: The Eagles
    Song: Peaceful Easy Feeling
    Year: 1972
    Why: Following yesterday's song of the day, I've decided to continue with the theme of songs I used to hate. Yeah, that's right, I never could get into The Eagles. Their energy just didn't vibe with mine, or maybe it's because I never felt their music went anywhere - it just was.

     
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    Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Song: Give It Away
    Year: 1991
    Why: Next on the train of artists that never did anything for me is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were brutally abused on the radio, on either of my two alt rock stations where I grew up, so I heard this one and "Under the Bridge", what seemed like every other track from Californication, and plenty of others more times than I care to remember. Funk rock mixed in with some rap? Sign me up.

     
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    Band: Hootie & the Blowfish
    Song: Hold My Hand
    Year: 1994
    Why: Although now largely a punchline, everyone seemed to like Hootie & the Blowfish in the 90s but me. It's no joke that this album, Cracked Rear View, is among the biggest selling albums of all time. They are the perfect example of a band that was in exactly the right place at exactly the right time, and they were wildly popular for a few years because of it. I guess the lead guy Darius Rucker is a big solo country artist now, but I don't know the market.

     
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    Band: The Rolling Stones
    Song: Gimme Shelter
    Year: 1969
    Why: I often see the question "The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?", and it always makes me laugh. For me, it's no contest, Beatles by armbar. To be fair, I appreciate the Stones and everything they've done for music, but I just don't get it. Is it because of when they were releasing music? Their longevity? The "British Invasion" factor? Did I have to be there to understand?

     
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    Beatles and Stones are such different bands

    In the studio The Beatles are king

    On stage? Might be a different story. The Stones are stage kings.

    This an amazing song, so much vibe
     
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    Band: Death Grips
    Song: Runway H
    Year: 2015
    Why: I never could get into Death Grips, they were just too abrasive for me. Then, Fashion Week came out suddenly and unexpected a few years ago, and it clicked.

     
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    This is the last song of a theme I've been running for a week now about bands/artists that I cannot stand listening to. April Fools, I don't like any of these artists I mentioned from Coldplay to Dylan.

    Artist: Bob Dylan
    Song: The Times They Are a-Changin'
    Year: 1964
    Why: Listen, I admire him as a songwriter. He's a lyrical genius, but when it comes to him performing his songs, I have never gotten into it. I think he should have been the Bernie Taupin to another artist's Elton John, and made music that way.

     
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    Artist: Iggy Pop
    Song: The Passenger
    Year: 1977
    Why: Back to music I enjoy, let's go with some Iggy Pop now. Not only is this a great song, Karolina Kowalkiewicz walked out to it before she fought and defeated Felice Herrig at UFC 223.

     
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    The Beatles were a better studio band, I agree. But they were sloppy and rudimentary when they performed live. Not performing live after 1966 and focusing on their music solely in the studio was possibly the best decision they ever made as a group.
     
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    Artist: Santana
    Song: Everybody's Everything
    Year: 1971
    Why: What a fun song. If you're not tapping your foot or otherwise moving along with the music, I can't help you.

     
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    Band: The Cure
    Song: One Hundred Years
    Year: 1982
    Why: It's already been 100 days since I started this. Time flies when you're having fun. For The Cure, the '80s were the best, plain and simple.

     
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    Song: Always
    Year: 1994
    Why: I like Erasure, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

     
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    Band: AC/DC
    Song: Thunderstruck
    Year: 1990
    Why: This song needs no introduction.

     
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    And if you're going to play Thunderstruck on guitar, use a damn pick, you cretins!
     
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    Band: Jamiroquai
    Song: Little L
    Release Year: 2001
    Why?: It came on in a bar/club last Saturday night and I was like "Fuck that's funky". So I got my disco dancing on. Place was packed with stag (bachelor) and hen (bachelorette) parties. All in our dirty 30's just gettin down to some old skool choons

     
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    I admire your spirit, but we just had a Jamiroquai song less than three weeks ago...

    Artist: Fatboy Slim
    Song: Weapon of Choice
    Year: 2001
    Why: Have you ever watched the music video? Do it.

     
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    Song: Dirt
    Year: 1992
    Why: There's just so much of it.

     
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    Song: Lateralus
    Year: 2001
    Why: The best Tool song, and among the best songs of the 2000s.

     
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    Band: Supertramp
    Song: Goodbye Stranger
    Year: 1979
    Why: This album, Breakfast in America, was just jam packed with hit after hit including this, "The Logical Song", "Breakfast in America" and "Take the Long Way Home." I don't know if I'd ever be up for making such a list, but I've got to think this album would be in consideration for one of the 100 greatest albums of all time.

     
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