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Friday, November 17, 2006

friday night music club


violent femmes - add it up

and, for discussion: let's take the opposite of yesterday's question "when was the last (or best) album which had 100% (or close to it) great material in each and every track," and ask, "what was the last album (or cd) you bought and, after listening, said to yourself, 'what a f*cking waste of money! two hit songs and the rest is just bullsh*t! i hate the thompson twins!!!' "

ok, we guess you know what we'd say. insert the name of the band of your choice at the end there.
posted by skippy at 7:35 PM |

27 Comments:

That has rarely happened to me over the years. So rarely, in fact, that I can only think of two: Monster Magnet's Powertrip and The Cars' Door to Door. The latter was a major disappointment for me, since the Cars were one of my favorite bands in the 80s. This release just ruined it -- I bought the tape shortly after it was released, listened to it once, and I never listened to it again.

Same thing with the Monster Magnet release, but this one was even worse. I'm looking at the back of that CD now, and I can't even remember which song I bought this thing for, that's how bad it is. It's got icons of Saturn, a bull, and a scorpion on it. Whatever. On the front, one of the band members is flashing that ridiculous index-and-pinky-fingers devil sign the Skull and Bones crowd likes so much. What the hell was I thinking when I bought this?
commented by Blogger Mimus Pauly, 9:30 PM PST  
damnit...I was gonna say the Cars too....hmmm...love this song though...
commented by Blogger enigma4ever, 9:43 PM PST  
it is a reat song, i also love "blister in the sun."

conversely, the cars' 1978 self-titled album is one for yesterday's question, "albums with almost 100% great stuff."
commented by Blogger skippy, 10:41 PM PST  
I buy CDs all the time that I think I might like and never listen to. I think I recently found a Ratt CD from the 80's that was never opened because after I saw them playing drunk I was so disgusted with them I could caren't less. But maybe I just hated them because I realized they sucked sober too.

I normally like Jewel. Or at least I did until I bought the "Intuition" album. But can I help it when a beautiful woman walks around in one good video with tight clothing and get sprayed down with a hose? She was making fun of pop culture yet oddly enough embraced it in the Ursa Major of bear hugs. I was scammed.
commented by Anonymous sean on li, 11:02 PM PST  
You know, if you take "I'm In Touch With Your World" out of the Cars' first album, then you do have a 100% winner. Another one that belongs on that particular list is the Who's Who's Next.

As for crappy albums, I thought of a third one: Radiohead's Kid A. What happened to that band? I used to love them. "Optimistic" was good, but the rest of it was depressing. And yet it managed to become a contender for Album of the Year! My God!

Thankfully, it lost to Steely Dan's Two Against Nature. As a longtime Steely Dan fan, I took extra pleasure in watching Radiohead go down in defeat that year...
commented by Blogger Mimus Pauly, 11:17 PM PST  
everything AC-DC did after "for those about to rock"

freepatriot
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I stupidly bought a Belle & Sebastian CD after hearing one decent song of theirs on XM 45. Holy cow ...
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