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by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

you would do yourself and us a favour by banning Bruce from this forum again, and definitely this time I have sent Bruce a PM saying that he will be banned again. I have just given him 30 more minutes to give him a chance to respond. It's a shame that you would ban someone for merely expressing an ...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Listyguy wrote:Am I the only one that gets the feeling Bruce is divorced?
I've been with the same woman for 14 years now.
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Pierre wrote:3. The top female acts, etc. According to YOU.
No, according to record sales, popularity, longevity, and general historical significance.
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Beside that, Patti Smith's cover art for "Horses" is one of the greatest photograph ever, her attitude, the way she looks at the camera, the way she dresses, everything is powerful here. She conveys the rebellious spirit of rock and her rebuttal of the clichés of feminine beauty better than any Wan...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

This isn't how women are supposed to dress or look, and that's the greatness. It's a subtle act of rebellion. Are you saying that she intentionally wanted to look unfeminine.....and that if she wanted to, she could make herself look very attractive? Does everything have to be PC around here. Do you...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

I think Patti Smith is a beautiful confident woman in the style of Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and Britney Howard Janis Joplin was anything but confident. She suffered from low self esteem. The Joplins felt that Janis always needed more attention than their other children, with her mother stating, "S...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

So the only positive quality a woman can posses is her attractiveness? The attitude in the "Horses" cover is what draws me to it, Smith's (lack of) attractiveness has no part in it. Of course not, but we're just talking here about "looking" at women on album covers. You're not gonna ever meet this ...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

The acclaim for the cover of Horses has nothing to do with Smith's looks. It's all in her attitude, the jacket slung over her shoulder. Horses is the precursor to the punk movement, and her style on the cover is a perfectly poignant example of the style. This isn't how women are supposed to dress o...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

This isn't how women are supposed to dress or look, and that's the greatness. It's a subtle act of rebellion. Are you saying that she intentionally wanted to look unfeminine.....and that if she wanted to, she could make herself look very attractive? Does everything have to be PC around here. Do you...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: John Phillip Sousa on "The Menace of Mechanical Music"
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: John Phillip Sousa on "The Menace of Mechanical Music"

I might point out retroactively that before recorded music, 'high art' was only available to privileged groups. That's right. There were not even radio broadcasts of music then so the only way to hear it was to see it performed live. What MADE the recording industry and got millions of folks to buy...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

We're not criticizing your "honest" opinion about the results, but your attitude toward women. You're a disgusting person, Bruce. Are you saying that you don't prefer to look at attractive women than to look at ugly women? Do you have a problem with this thread in the Digital Dream Door Forums? htt...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

BleuPanda wrote: While I agree Elvis Presley should be on the list, you're missing the image itself on London Calling. It's the guitar being smashed into the ground that is iconic.
Are you saying that the Elvis cover is not more iconic than the Clash cover?
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

And WHY would anybody like that Patti Smith cover? She's an ugly woman who looks like a skinny man, with no curves at all. She looks revolting to me. You're a sexist pig, and I'm pretty sure you're only doing this in an attempt to sidetrack this topic. I'm just giving my honest opinion of the resul...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results
Replies: 15
Views: 5497

Re: 2014 Album Cover Poll - Results

Luke JR68 wrote:It's nice to see that *In the Court of the Crimson King* did so well, that probably would have been my number 1 had I submitted a list :D
Great cover.
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Replies: 80
Views: 21956

Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

What a disgrace. The Clash album is number one and the album they stole the idea from is not even in the top 100. http://www.elvis.com/!userfiles/editor/images/About%20The%20King/ElvisPresley.jpg And WHY would anybody like that Patti Smith cover? She's an ugly woman who looks like a skinny man, with...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists
Replies: 15
Views: 6021

Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Henrik wrote:I think it is the most influental artists on the new music they love.
And they are not even doing a good job with that. Does anybody believe that the Zombies are more influential on that music than the Beatles?
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists
Replies: 15
Views: 6021

Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Radiohead and David Bowie at N°1 & 2, only 12 black-only acts in the top, nobody in the 60s EXCEPT the VU (unless I missed someone) and Led Zep... I expect someone's rant in 3... 2... 1... It's so absurd it's not worth commenting on. There are some other 60s things, Zombies, Stooges, Bowie, Stevie ...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The “My Happiness” playlist – fledgling recordings
Replies: 46
Views: 10608

Re: The “My Happiness” playlist – fledgling recordings

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Frank Sinatra --> The Hoboken Four - "Shine" (rec. September 1935)
Here's the record they were trying to emulate. It was a big hit in 1932. It's Bing Crosby WITH the Mills Brothers.
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The “My Happiness” playlist – fledgling recordings
Replies: 46
Views: 10608

Re: The “My Happiness” playlist – fledgling recordings

Sly and the Family Stone --> Danny (Sly) Stewart ‎– "A Long Time Alone" promo only? (1961) ( youtube link ) N/A: B-side: "I'm Just A Fool" N/A: The Stewart Four - "On the Battlefield of the Lord" b/w "Walking in Jesus' Name" (1952) That is not the album cover above, but the back side...somehow the ...
by Bruce
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 33742

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

One thing that's always baffled me about polls like these is just how massive people's lists get. I find myself overthinking my decisions that it takes me hours to come up with so much as a top 50. What methodology do you usually use to come up with your lists? Because for my most recent ones, I've...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 33742

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

Bo Diddley's debut, your all-time favorite album, is listed on RYM as a compilation as well I think that's correct. Every song on the album had been released already on singles before the album was released. Several of them had been out for well over two years already. Two of the songs had been rel...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 33742

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

A1 Lovesick Blues A2 Moanin' the Blues A3 The Blues Come Around A4 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry B1 I'm a Long Gone Daddy B2 My Sweet Love Ain't Around B3 Long Gone Lonesome Blues B4 Honky Tonk Blues I consider this album eligible for AM! It just not included on any (or enough) critics lists. It's li...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Questions about anything.
Replies: 31
Views: 8216

Re: Questions about anything.

Romain wrote:Thank you Miguel for your search but it's not that. James Brown doesn't sing in this song (or part of the song). In my memory, it was more melodic than funcky, a sublime piece of music.... but the memory ;)
Maybe this:
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 33742

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

A suggestion.

Each voter can give a ranked list of 25 albums that they think are terrible and they will get negative points for the survey. :greetings-waveyellow:
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 33742

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

My feelings toward compilations is whether or not the featured tracks have been on albums. For example, I'm against Bob Marley's Legend because it consists of segments from other albums that can also be featured, a Frankenstein's monster of sorts. Compilations from the pre-album era I think should ...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists
Replies: 15
Views: 6021

Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Radiohead and David Bowie at N°1 & 2, only 12 black-only acts in the top, nobody in the 60s EXCEPT the VU (unless I missed someone) and Led Zep... I expect someone's rant in 3... 2... 1... It's so absurd it's not worth commenting on. There are some other 60s things, Zombies, Stooges, Bowie, Stevie ...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Questions about anything.
Replies: 31
Views: 8216

Re: Questions about anything.

Sorry, I don't found any topic where we can ask questions. So, I have a question about a James Brown Song I was listening to on tape when I was a kid. I don't remember the title and I'm unable to found this song on internent. The only thing I remember is the beginning of the song at the trumpet. A ...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the July 2014 update
Replies: 84
Views: 21123

Re: Errors in the July 2014 update

stone37 wrote:
3) "Bring the Boys Back Home" should be in 1971, according to RYM and Joel Whitburn.
It's called "Bring The Boys Home."
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 2
Replies: 46
Views: 13111

Re: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 2

Henrik wrote:VERY surprised to see all Buckley's Hallelujah hate. I thought it was impossible to not love it...
It seems to be quite polarizing with several #1 votes and several #4 votes already.
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll
Replies: 142
Views: 33742

Re: 2014 Top 500 Albums of All Time Poll

I assume compilations are not eligible?
by Bruce
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 2
Replies: 46
Views: 13111

Re: Bracketology 3: Round 1, Week 2

183. Bill Withers - Lean on Me (1972) 74. Mazzy Star - Fade into You (1993) 55. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio (2010) 202. Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole (1989) Easy pick for #1 here. The National thing started out okay until he started (I guess you can loosely call it) singing. Fade Into You is ...
by Bruce
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Most Acclaimed Covers/Remakes
Replies: 24
Views: 9056

Re: Most Acclaimed Covers/Remakes

26. Louie Louie (1963) [imgsize 175x175]http://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ccfbe160bea3c1b2424df224dfc48a08/1820602.jpg[/imgsize] Written by Richard Berry, recorded by Richard Berry and the Pharaohs in 1957 and released in April of 1957 on Flip label as the B-side of the single "You Are My Sunshine" ( you...
by Bruce
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Most Acclaimed Covers/Remakes
Replies: 24
Views: 9056

Re: Most Acclaimed Covers/Remakes

Honorio wrote:
Some of the originals were also ranked on Acclaimed Music Top 6000:
- I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and The Pips (#5937)
Gladys Knight's version is not the original. It was first recorded by the Miracles.
by Bruce
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Abbey Road - Contemporary reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 1452

Abbey Road - Contemporary reviews

Abbey Road received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, who criticised the production's artificial sounds and viewed its music as inauthentic. William Mann of the London Times said that the album will "be called gimmicky by people by who want a record to sound exactly like a live performa...
by Bruce
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Why is folk less acclaimed than other genres?
Replies: 27
Views: 7866

Re: Why is folk less acclaimed than other genres?

Jirin wrote: Got any good delta blues recommendations? All I've ever really heard from that movement is Robert Johnson.
I'm not that big on pre-WW2 blues. But in later stuff there's:

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Howlin' Wolf
Muddy Waters
Elmore James
Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
by Bruce
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Why is folk less acclaimed than other genres?
Replies: 27
Views: 7866

Re: Why is folk less acclaimed than other genres?

Obviously you guys are TOTALLY IGNORANT AND PREJUDICED! Either that or you have opinions of your own that differ from mine, one of those two. :D I've been discovering a lot of folk lately, but newer folk coming out like Anais Mitchell and Black Prairie and old school folk like Roy Harper and Townes...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the July 2014 update
Replies: 84
Views: 21123

Re: Errors in the July 2014 update

Stray Cats Strut
1981
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(the song title should be Stray Cat Strut - singular)
by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Why is folk less acclaimed than other genres?
Replies: 27
Views: 7866

Re: Why is folk less acclaimed than other genres?

Obviously you guys are TOTALLY IGNORANT AND PREJUDICED! Either that or you have opinions of your own that differ from mine, one of those two. :D I've been discovering a lot of folk lately, but newer folk coming out like Anais Mitchell and Black Prairie and old school folk like Roy Harper and Townes...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 1 for 1975 - Fight The Power - Isley Brothers - great record. And the only record in the top 10 on this countdown that is ranked here at AM - it's #3351.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 2 - Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band - White boys from Florida take the black community by storm. Bubbling under the top 6000 on AM.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 3 - I Belong To You - Love Unlimited - Not listed at AM.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 4 - To Each His Own - Faith, Hope And Charity - Not listed on AM.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 5- This Will Be - Natalie Cole - Used on some matchmaker TV commercial nowadays. Bubbling under the top 6000 on AM.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 6 - Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris - this was humongous at the record store I worked in then. It was flying out the door for 2-3 months. Not listed at AM. Major Harris was formerly in both the Jarmels and the Delfonics. http://www.classicurbanharmony.net/images/45/Major%20Harris%20Atlantic%...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 7 - Games People Play - Spinners (with Margie Joseph). The title was quickly changed to "They Just Can't Stop It." One of the best R&B records of the year IMO. Surprisingly to me it's not listed at all on AM.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 8 - Rockin' Chair - Gwen McCrae - pretty good soul dancer. Not listed at AM.

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by Bruce
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Rhythm Radio
Replies: 36
Views: 9124

Re: Rhythm Radio

# 9 - Fire - The Ohio Players - Known nowadays as the theme song from Gordon Ramsay's show "Hell's Kitchen." Like #10 it's also bubbling under the top 6000 here.

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