For those of you who remember good 70’s funk-music, here’s an excuse to get those way too tight bell-bottoms out of the closet, fix your fro, put on your polyester shirt with the over-sized lapels, forget about those nasty fundamentalists for a moment and enjoy a few very groovy old-school tunes.
I had a killer car stereo a few years back—Pioneer 100w/ch, Blaupunkt speakers front and back. Music sounded so much better than it ever could in the house. It was musical virtual reality—like the ultimate headphones. I used to listen to stuff like this….
Although, I have to drift a century forward to get to my favorite band of all time.
Perhaps one of Japans most exported bands, although I bet few people on this forum have ever heard of them.
They developed a very unique and progressive deep sound in the 80’s. They are by far the undisputed rulers when it comes to ballads. Most likely not everyones cup of tea but who knows perhaps someone likes this.
Unbeliever, it’s hard to imagine weirder taste than yours. Still, it seems you like ballads. Although we all have favorite songs, which is subjective, I must disagree with you on the best song ever. The best song ever is Ode to Billie Joe. There is a whole Great Southern Novel in that little set of verses. I’ve seen it said that scholars consider
“Call me Ishmael”
the greatest opening line of any English language novel (who knows why). Well, the greatest line in any English language song is
“Mama said to me, ‘Child, what happened to your appetite?’”
Funny that you mention that. I was thinking this week about the specifics of my next romantic disaster and I thought that it may be good not to care about looks anymore.
But then my shallowness kicks in again and on top of that, this song by The Coasters always reminds me of the last scene in Mermaids where Winona Ryder is dancing to it around the kitchen table and I think: “Screw it, I want to marry her.”
Those big brown eyes..so adorable. I couldn’t care less if she turned out to be a horrible wife.
OK, now I am screwing up my own thread, but I must correct you and Unbeliever on this.
The best song ever is clearly… well just watch it.
The sheer depth of conflicting emotions, the haunting lyrics, the soft, almost feminine voice and the subtle harmony of the instruments will melt even the most cynical heart and I will bet good money that there are few people who don’t get their tear ducts tickled by this song.
This is a 3.26 minutes of exquisite beauty and harmony.