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Geeky Tiki
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 533
From: Las vegas
Posted: 2004-11-30 8:00 pm   Permalink

The geeky part of me is bothered by that 1985 song.

The part about being into Blondie is 1985 doesn't ring true.

Blondie's last top 40 song was in 1979 and they were pretty much not in the mix at the time of the other artists mentioned in the song.

It just sounds disingenuous to me.

Well, that and the fact that they are ripping off Weird Al Yankovic's style and vocals. If I hadn't been told who it was, I'd be asking which song Weird Al was parodying.

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Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3059
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2004-11-30 9:53 pm   Permalink

Fair point, that.

That's a pretty common problem with people looking back on the eighties: it all seems like the same thing over the course of the 10 years. I don't know about you, but 1982, 1985, and 1989, for example, were all noticibly different years in terms of music and fashion and a whole lot else. (Think about PCs in 82 and 89!) No, there was a lot of evoultion- and that prbably goes unnoticied by a band like Bowling for Soup where all the members were likely BORN in the 80s!

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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-11-30 10:42 pm   Permalink

Well said Martiki! And maybe if Bowling for Soup actually knew something about 80s music they would be able to write a decent pop song that would be around for longer than a "blipvert".

(BTW, just listened to Sound of Thunder by Duran Duran today. I just love that galloping bass line!)

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tiki mick
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Joined: Aug 11, 2003
Posts: 398
From: Socal
Posted: 2004-12-01 08:14 am   Permalink

That bass line is one of my favorites! it's John Taylor doing his best Bernard Edwards style!

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