In defense of Big Audio Dynamite

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True or not true: Big Audio Dynamite (a.k.a. B.A.D., Big Audio Dynamite II, Big Audio, etc.)

1.) still exist as a "sound system," right?

2.) have a great "new" single: "Sound of the Joe" ("dance to the tune of economical decline"); hear it at http://www.bad.co.uk/

3.) were "way ahead of" Fat Boy Slim, the Streets, Beck, electroclash, Basement Jaxx, etc...

4.) released terrible or inferior songs as singles ("C'Mon Every Beatbox," "The Globe") while leaving their best tracks ("Hip, Neck & Thigh," "Around the Girl in 80 Ways") off "best of" collections...

5.) are better than you think, especially if you're a Clash fan...

6.) are worthy of rediscovery

7.) deserve a compilation something like this:

Start / Rewind / All Mink & No Manners (4)
Sony (1)
Beyond the Pale (2)
Union Jack (4)
Sambadrome (2)
Innocent Child (5)
Harrow Road (6)
Dragon Town (4)
Limbo The Law (2)
Champagne (3)
Around The Girl In 80 Ways (4)
Hip, Neck & Thigh (3)
James Brown (4)
Just Play Music! (3)
I Turned Out A Punk [edit out coda] (7)
Medicine Show (1)
Over The Rise (6)
Singapore (7)
The Bottom Line (1)

1. This is Big Audio Dynamite
2. No. 10 Upping St.
3. Tighten Up Vol. '88
4. Megatop Phoenix
5. The Globe
6. Higher Power
7. F-Punk

Other threads:
B.A,D - C.L.A.S.S.I.C. or D.U.D.
big audio dynamite - S&D, C or D?

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 4 April 2003 16:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'd got to thinking about it recently in part because the Joe Strummer tributes turned into Clash tributes without so much as giving Mick Jones a nod. Strummer was the biggest Jones fan on earth...

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 4 April 2003 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

...all of the above.

christoff (christoff), Friday, 4 April 2003 16:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

...all of the above and "V. Thirteen".

Brian Dillon (Brian Dillon), Friday, 4 April 2003 18:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A thread full of praise for B.A.D????? The end really is nigh!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 4 April 2003 18:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Rush" was my second most called in and requested song of 91 (#1 "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays", #3 "Motownphilly")

James Blount (James Blount), Friday, 4 April 2003 18:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought for sure Dan Perry had started this thread, since he's the one who goes around quoting them! No one will ever win an argument quoting BAD II.

Nicole (Nicole), Friday, 4 April 2003 18:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Love everything up through The Globe, but am thinking they should now change their moniker to Big Audio Mistake.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I hated "Rush" for a good long while, until one day I just went, "Wait a second, this is kind of the jam." Never owned their albums, though.

What was their other big hit from that year?

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"The Globe" (featuring "Should I Stay I or Should I Go?" sample, cute)

James Blount (James Blount), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Planet BAD: Greatest Hits is the worst album I have that I'm kinda afraid to sell. They suck, but in such a unique and interesting way I'm afraid to not have anything of there's in my collection.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

though the claim that the best BAD songs aren't on the best of is kinda interesting, seeing as I only have that best of. maybe they're right, and maybe some day a BAD fan will make me a CD-R. But hell if I'm gonna buy Megatop Pheonix or whatever.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

BAD is better than REM.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

How can anyone not like Situation No Win? That Baba O'Riley sample is ace.

Ally (mlescaut), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, but Dan, if Mike Mills started sampling old REM songs and singing about how he's really old but like parties over weak drum machine beats, would you like THAT?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 20:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

How can anyone not like Situation No Win? That Baba O'Riley sample is ace.

Umm...it's called "Rush," by the way.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 4 April 2003 21:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought for sure Dan Perry had started this thread, since he's the one who goes around quoting them!

Heh. I thought the same. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 April 2003 21:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wow, now I really wanna hear Mike Mills write a song called "Down At The 40 Watt" to a loop of "Radio Free Europe".

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 21:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

THE NAME OF THE SONG IS IRRELEVANT TO ME, I'VE BEEN DRINKING ALL DAY!

Ally (mlescaut), Friday, 4 April 2003 21:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Anthony, it would be better than REM ("Radio Free Europe", "Driver 8", "Fall On Me", "Superman", "Orange Crush", "Texarkana" and "Losing My Religion" aside).

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

woah. Texarkana made your list. Catch me if I fall down laughing!

Actually, that's not fair. The songs you mentioned are among their best, but I really don't get why those are good and others around the same time are BAD in your opinion. Except Texarkana, which would imply your problem with REM is that they're not the Moody Blues.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I mean, what about "Perfect Circle," "Green Grow The Rushes," "Begin The Begin," "I Believe," "You Are The Everything," "Half A World Away" & "Near Wild Heaven"?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Something happened in early 1988. They went from being the greatest band on earth to being a bunch of clueless fuckers.

Are there any creditable conspiracy theories that can explain this? Do any of them maybe involve the rise of REM, who were always just kinda irritating?

Gatinha (rwillmsen), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Initially I thought your first sentence was about REM

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


No, that was 1995.

Gatinha (rwillmsen), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

1997. 'Monster' rulez.

Sam J. (samjeff), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


That's simply not true, it's woeful, apart of course from that last one, the one with the organ, where he does his Bronski Breat voice.

Gatinha (rwillmsen), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Texarkana" is "Orange Crush" with more swirly guitar.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bronski Beat vs. Bronski Breat vs. Bronski Break vs. Bronski Breast -- choose WISELY.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't 1994 more obviously the breaking point? Stipe shaves his head, Peter bloats up, Mike Mills dresses like a burrito brother, the Berry robot's head exploded.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 4 April 2003 23:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

sorry dudes, I've got 'monster' on now (probably for the first time in like 6 years) and it is the living definition of ROXOR. it's so fake and loud and awesome-sounding... it's like a MOR parody of Sonic Youth that exposes the phoniness in SY's "kewl experimental guitar sound" by making it totally, exaggeratedly "corporate" and contrived, and thus 10 times better than the "real" thing...

oops, wait, i had to skip "king of comedy"... uh, what's this next... not too great... "star 69" sux... uh, gotta skip from the first buckian "backandforthbackandforth" plucking of "strange frequencies"... wish i had a remote... "bang and blame"... i wish i didn't automatically picture mike mills when i hear his basslines... "I Took Your Name"! There's that awesome, rubbery reverb sound again! Rules! but this song isn't as good as the first two... i wish I had just tapes full of peter buck practicing various glammy, metallic "monster" guitar lines in the studio... I'm skipping ahead... "Let Me In," forget it... "Circus Envy" sounds cool, but I'm bored with this... "You" has a nice riff.

OK - the first two songs on "Monster" are TOTALLY, TOTALLY bitchin'.

Sam J. (samjeff), Saturday, 5 April 2003 01:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Monster is weak.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 5 April 2003 01:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Hahahaha, revive...

I claim you can almost make a mini-LP of the greatest hits of B.A.D. that's actually, you know, good.

Go!

I'll supply you with some photo inspiration:

http://www.venus.dti.ne.jp/~lard/artgif/bad.gif

donut christ (donut), Monday, 24 January 2005 05:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i think that picture is the reason i to this day wear white jeans.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 24 January 2005 05:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Inspiration, you say.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 24 January 2005 05:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that and dan k. looks good in 'em too.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 24 January 2005 05:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

donut christ is right, a mini-LP's worth and I'm set. I don't think I bothered with anything after the second album, and even "E=MC2" doesn't sound nearly as wonderful as it did at the time.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 24 January 2005 06:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there was one great 8 minute acid house b-side circa Megatop Phoenix, the CD of which is -- oddly enough -- really hard to find used these days, even though anyone selling it for more than a dollar used would be insane. but i need to relisten to that one acid house track they did to see if it has dated well, if at all. (i'm not betting too high here, folks, but the song did cross my mind.)

donut christ (donut), Monday, 24 January 2005 07:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think the track was called "In Full Effect"..

either way, "Around The Girl In 80 Ways" is possibly the worst song title ever conceived, much less USED on an album.

donut christ (donut), Monday, 24 January 2005 07:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well looking at their discog, I realize it was actually the second album I skipped. I had the first one and Megatop Phoenix. But I can't remember any of it.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 24 January 2005 07:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OK, the acid house track is "If I Were John Carpenter". No luck on s1sk so far. :(

donut christ (donut), Monday, 24 January 2005 07:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

BTW, completely off topic but do you know what this thing is called AIM that people talk about?

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 24 January 2005 08:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's like yahoo messenger or msn messenger but it's aol's version.. AOL Instant Messenger, it stands for.

donut christ (donut), Monday, 24 January 2005 08:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bimble skipped the second AND third albums.

The Globe album is kind of a 7" radio edit of the acid house 12" that is the Kool-Aid album, while you're hunting.

kit brash (kit brash), Monday, 24 January 2005 08:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Makes sense, Donut.

Yes you're right about that, Kit. I figured that out later, but didn't think it worth mentioning. In retrospect it sure doesn't seem that way in my memory that I skipped two whole albums of theirs. Odd.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 24 January 2005 08:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Digging through some old cassettes I rediscovered the promo-only "Rare and BAD," which includes the above-mentioned "In Full Effect." Fun collection - anyone know if this was ever released on CD?

1. "CONTACT" (12" remix) - Never commercially available in U.S.;
2. "BEAT BOXES AT DAWN" - 12" B-side (cut out of catalogue);
3. "E = MC2" (Extended Mix) -12" B-side (cut out of catalogue);
4. "MEDICINE SHOW" (London Mix) - 12" B-side (cut out of catalogue);
5. "IN FULL EFFECT"- Never commercially available in U.S.;
6. "CONTACT" (Club Mix)-Never commercially available in U.S.;
7. "B.A.D. OVERTURE" - Never released in the U.S.;
8. "JAMES BROWN" (Remix) - Never commercially available in U.S.; &
9. "IF I WERE JOHN CARPENTER" - Never commercially available in U.S.
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Dan Peterson, Monday, 28 January 2008 20:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

All I want is "If I were John Carpenter".

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 28 January 2008 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

You could probably make a good-to-great album out of their best stuff. But I mostly remember them as a depressing indication of how much Jones needed Strummer. Cut The Crap was a far more depressing indication of how much Strummer needed Jones.

Formerly Painful Dentistry, Monday, 28 January 2008 21:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

But I mostly remember them as a depressing indication of how much Jones needed Strummer.

You must have loved their second album, then!

dear donut

energy flash gordon, Sunday, 23 March 2008 05:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

i remember liking the first record when it came out and everything sucking after that

gershy, Sunday, 23 March 2008 06:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

E=MC2 was sooo cool at the time.

Sucks arse now. *shrugs*

Bimble, Sunday, 23 March 2008 07:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hang on, in what universe is "C'mon Every Beatbox" terrible or inferior?

Tantrum The Cat, Sunday, 23 March 2008 15:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

remix by Sam Sever on the 12" there, y'know.

energy flash gordon, Sunday, 23 March 2008 16:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

This should silence the naysayers.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

^The JAM.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

EnergyFlashGordon, >3!!!! >3!!!! >3!!!! >3!!!! >3!!!!

I haven't heard the song in decades, but shockingly, this sounds better than I remembered. Then again, it's probably B.A.D.'s most anonymous sounding song ever.. it could have been any sample-heavy 303 jam from the time... which kinda makes it last longer than most B.A.D., sadly.

Mackro Mackro, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I still love "Contact".

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 23 March 2008 22:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

i can't believe this thread has been revived this week, of all weeks...

first, BAD gets bigged up on a private filesharing group i belong to, thus creating a discussion. I decide to load Megatop Phoenix up on the ipod and it's just fantastic, as great as I remember it - this might be their best full-length. there are better tracks on other albums, but this one hangs together the best out of all of them. *then* i notice this thread and read it eagerly, totally loving how the BAD-lovers make a comeback at the end. then, to top it all off, i meet Mick Jones at work, get to shake his hand, take a photo and tell him - "I was a big Clash fan as a kid, but I was a *bigger* BAD fan", which got me a huge grin & made my whole month.

BAD rules!

BATTAGS, Monday, 24 March 2008 01:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Globe is one of my favorite records ever -- so I bought Higher Power and This is BAD and found both unlistenable and boring. Is there something else I should try?

It's really hard for me to figure out how not to like "Rush." The way the main theme wanders back in from the "not everything's singing, you know" section is breathtaking.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 24 March 2008 03:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yes, try Megatop Phoenix - I also listened to it on my ipod last week*, and concur that it still sounds great, and have always thought it's their best album by miles. Contact, which Alex loves above, is from that album. And the track that Mackro is so excited about is kinda a megamix of bits from it, too. Recommendation enough?

Higher Power is really, really bad (apparently Jones wanted it to be a four-track EP but Sony sent them back to keep forcing new material until they had a CD-length, unfocussed, collection of songs) but the first side of This Is BAD is the OG classics.

*when I ripped it years ago, I split it into side one and side two, because not only did I get to know it so well on vinyl, but it is so totally designed for the two sides - from the "Start" intro, every track flows into each other (usually via interstitial sample jams) until taking a breath at the end of the first side - then the guitar tyre squeals at the beginning of James Brown kick off another uninterrupted side, running through to the TV closedown.

energy flash gordon, Monday, 24 March 2008 05:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

change of atmosphere from kool-aid is still great.
its basically the full length 8 minute version of rush from the globe album.
also, there were some great songs on the unreleased final album, entering the new ride, when mick at last rediscovered the joys of bass again after several albums on which they forgot to plug it in or mixed it way back.

mark e, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 23:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hang on, in what universe is "C'mon Every Beatbox" terrible or inferior?

All I know is, I wouldn't want to live there. It's a great song. Cameo must've been kicking themselves that they didn't think of that chorus refrain before Mick Jones.
Incidentally, I have to say that BAD's lyrics have always suggested to me that Jones was the real intellect in the Clash. There's some very clever stuff on the first couple of albums.

Vast Halo, Thursday, 16 April 2009 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have to say that BAD's lyrics have always suggested to me that Jones was the real intellect in the Clash.

signs of a challopsoholic

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Thursday, 16 April 2009 19:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yes, well, I concede that it will always be a minority viewpoint.

Vast Halo, Thursday, 16 April 2009 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

nice to see i aint totally alone with my love for B.A.D.

mark e, Thursday, 16 April 2009 20:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow - after reading this thread I went to listen to Rush for the 1st time since 1991 - still remember all the words. There's kind of '91 Soup Dragon feel to it but I could also easily imagine it coming out in '98 and being mixed with Fat Boy Slim et al.

baaderonixx, Friday, 17 April 2009 07:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, the Entering A New Ride album was totally "our time has come!" getting in tune with the zeitgeist, shame rule #4080 fucked it. they were playing out as a soundsystem at the time (Zonka & Custance DJing, I think, and Mick MCing - I had a 2xC90 of one show, believe me it's true!) and did the Boutique - saw photos of Fatboy hugging Jones with "my lifetime hero" quotage etc.

Bostin' Legal (sic), Friday, 17 April 2009 12:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

original line up back in action for 2011 : with 3 bands on the go at the moment, "keeping up with the joneses" takes on a new meaning

mark e, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Three bands? BAD, Gorillaz, who else?

Mark G, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:24 (six years ago) Permalink

carbon/silicon

mark e, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:37 (six years ago) Permalink

oh is that still going? Resiliance!

Mark G, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:54 (six years ago) Permalink

certainly seems to be an ongoing concern.
they have just launched a new c/s website, with promise of new material this year.

mark e, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:55 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Would anybody be interested in a T/S poll pitting Big Audio Dynamite against Joe Strummer solo? I'm really interested to see where consensus comes down on that

Evan R, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd be interested to see the outcome, but I'm not sure how I'd vote. BAD > a lot of Strummer solo but then again Johnny Appleseed > everything

encarta it (Gukbe), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm on the fence myself. The first two Mescoleros albums were great, but Big Audio Dynamite may have the more impressive body of work overall.

Evan R, Friday, 3 February 2012 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Saw them 3 times on the reunion tour. Consistently pleased - I enjoyed the live show far more than the albums (which I couldn't really get into).

Also, there's talk of a reunion album. What do you guys think of the new song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2fAFmu0EOw

Everything You Like Sucks, Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Nothing sonically about it ~feels~ like a BAD song -- especially not the original lineup -- and the title and themes make it seem very likely it was a Carbon/Silicon song that Mick had sitting around. But there are some vocal melodies, mainly in the first verses, that have a very classic Mick feel, both Clash-era and circa BAD II.

far more than the albums (which I couldn't really get into).

Most of the albums are OK-ish with great singles to ... actively bad with occasional gems. But Megatop Phoenix and Kool-Aid both work as entire LPs.

(actually the devolvement of the new song into repetition and fey terrace chanting probably does make it a fair approximation of standard BAD songwriting tbf)

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Monday, 5 March 2012 01:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Love everything up through The Globe, but am thinking they should now change their moniker to Big Audio Mistake.

― Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, April 4, 2003 3:10 PM (8 years ago) Bookmark

some dude, Monday, 5 March 2012 01:32 (five years ago) Permalink

would have been better linking to that noize post

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

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I've been giving it quite a few spins on the old Cd player over the last few weeks.

earlnash, Monday, 5 March 2012 04:10 (five years ago) Permalink

also: Basement 5

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 06:48 (five years ago) Permalink

1) There's a deluxe 2Cd edition of This is... is is great but missing a couple of mixes that really should be in there (the original long version of Bottom line for one)

2) There is also a cheapie 5cd set of the first 5 albums (ignoring 'kool aid') for those who want to explore other albs.

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 06:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I almost bought that This Is "legacy edition" in London the other year until I checked the tracklisting vs price and decided it wasn't really polishing the legacy. It probably is the original 12" of Bottom Line, at a guess, just not the 12" remix... but to include demos at the expense of the Rick Rubin mix, the Super 8 mix of This Is BAD, and the first ever opportunity to press the Dust Head mix of Sudden Impact decently...

(though IIRC I actually taped the latter off my chainstore giveaway-only French 7" around 1999 for the US photographer bloke who'd done the remix, as he'd not heard it since turning it in to CBS in 1985, so the chances Sony even know it exists, let alone have a master, are perhaps slight)

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Monday, 5 March 2012 07:12 (five years ago) Permalink

wow, now I really wanna hear Mike Mills write a song called "Down At The 40 Watt" to a loop of "Radio Free Europe".
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Friday, April 4, 2003 4:08 PM (8 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Monday, 5 March 2012 07:30 (five years ago) Permalink

It probably is the original 12" of Bottom Line, at a guess, just not the 12" remix...

Trust me, it's not.

I have those 12" singles, the original BL 12" took some finding (the remix one came free with e=mc2 normal 12")

There was a great remix of e=mc2 ("70mm widescreen remix") that came free as a part of the "Medicine show" 12" double pack (OK, it's confusing) that should have been on there, but I know why..

They basically tried to do an 'alternate' version of the album using all-remixes. (one was just a 'rough-mix', hmm...)

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 09:54 (five years ago) Permalink

e=mc2 ("70mm widescreen remix")

yeah this is p much the touchstone version

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Monday, 5 March 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

And the truly bizarre thing is, it starts off exactly like "Life is a Rollercoaster" by Ronan Keating! (which came some years after)

Mark G, Monday, 5 March 2012 15:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Say what you want, but "Rush" is the jam. Except for all those weird interruptions, which are interesting but ruin repeatability

Poliopolice, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Some of my favorite guitar chords ever are the ones that begin "The Bottom Line".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 March 2015 18:54 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Thread revival...

Mick always clearly had great taste. But his interpretations of cool were always borderline corny because he insisted on merging really blase pop with the flavor of the day. Take "Contact" - goes all acid in the end but before that it's like the most standard 20th century pop. Discuss!

yesca, Monday, 13 November 2017 07:04 (five days ago) Permalink

What I didn't like about the latter BAD was how all the vocal were 'everyone sing' like a bad blokey bananarama.

Mark G, Monday, 13 November 2017 07:57 (five days ago) Permalink

all the vocal were 'everyone sing' like a bad blokey bananarama.

I think you summarized the problem way better than I did. :D

yesca, Monday, 13 November 2017 16:32 (five days ago) Permalink


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