Will Neil Diamond Be Listenable Again?


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Will Neil Diamond Be Listenable Again?

Postby gh » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:47 pm

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Postby Honusonthesound » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:56 pm

Has he ever been? He 'n Barry Manilow're 2 peas in a pod as far as I'm concerned. I was nonplused during the recent NPR segment where they discused the phenomenon at the Boston Red Sox games where the whole crowd does a sing-along to one of his little ditties. I get the creeps just thinkin' about it!
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Postby MJD » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:49 am

He has a lot of good stuff.
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Postby kuha » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:09 am

"He has a lot of good stuff."

Maybe, but none of it's music...
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:30 am

the list of people who like both jimi hendrix and barry manilow is short. i am on that list. watched a recent concert of barley man-enough's and it was just great music. great melodies and sang his ass off. is it sugary pop? yes, but someone of the best mindless syrup your gonna find.

oh my god ...... maybe im just getting old :x :shock: 8)
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Postby MJD » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:40 am

SQUACKEE wrote:the list of people who like both jimi hendrix and barry manilow is short.


And squack has WAY more cred on this than anyone else who will post on the matter. No way do I take any Manilow stuff to any desert island but I do have 11 burned in my collection-41 Neil Diamond tracks. Book-ended by Devo and Dinosaur Jr.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:05 am

from bach to beck (jeff not that kid)

from sinatra to satch ( the guitar stud not louis)

i think there is 2 kinds of music.

country and western-no.

rhythm and blues-no

GOOD AND BAD :lol:
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Postby MJD » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:35 am

SQUACKEE wrote:from bach to beck (jeff not that kid)


That kid's dad was in The Nails. Famous hit was 88 Lines About 44 Women. Great tune and lyrics that I actually listen to:

http://www.polyamory.org/Howard/songs/88_lines.html

The guy helped produce Mellow Gold which was Beck's first album with the hit Loser. Pretty obvious what the inspiration of it was. Reasonably little known fact but I'm sure of interest to at least squack. Really should read those lyrics.
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Postby cullman » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:17 pm

SQUACKEE wrote:the list of people who like both jimi hendrix and barry manilow is short. i am on that list 8)


Me too...but I like loud and stupid guitar as well as sappy, hit me with a wet noodle tunes. Hey, it's almost time to pull out my Carpenter's Christmas (vinyl) album.

When will Neil Diamond become listenable? When they remix his oldies in mono instead of pseudo-stereo which sounds like carp over the headphones. BTW, The Monkees version of his song, "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" is on my desert island list. 8)

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Postby bad hammy » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:21 pm

SQUACKEE wrote:i think there is 2 kinds of music.

country and western-no.

rhythm and blues-no

GOOD AND BAD :lol:

I'm reminded about the time they combined country western and rap - it was called Crap. :shock:
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:32 pm

ROTFLMAO
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby kuha » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:54 am

"Book-ended by Devo and Dinosaur Jr."

I've seen both of these bands (and quite a few more). The Dino Jr. concert was at the U of Kansas about 12-13 years ago. It was great, but I remember thinking that I was double the age of the next oldest person there! Is anyone a Bad Brains fan? They were my favorite live band of all time--unfreaking believable.

Just started listening to the new Cream CD of the London concerts...seems very good... Now that's a band I wish I'd seen in either 1967 OR 2005...
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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:58 am

saw them in 67 for $3.50. an old friend asked if i wanted to go down to the city (ny) to see cream last week and buy some scalped tickets for $ 500.00 ? no!
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Postby gh » Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:21 pm

Highest chart debut for a Neil Diamond album ever!

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/music/articl ... 1909990005
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