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Band: Bread

Postby krakabash on Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:23 pm

Yeah, it sappy adult folk-wimp pop.
But about as good as sappy adult folk-wimp pop gets.
"If" makes me cry.
I can tell David Gates really meant what he said in his lyrics.
And he produced Captain Beefheart and that gives him punk cred.
He probably hung out with Manson a bit too.
And he could have played bass in Dinosaur just as well and would have taken no shit from Asshole J.
This may have been done before. So what.

"...you know what I want to hear right? What. I wanna hear that Bread-Tang joint again. Again?. aaah... Again and Again!"
"Where my killer tape at?"
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Postby chrisD on Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:53 pm

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Postby horsewhip on Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:23 am

Worse than !!! and Good Charlotte combined.

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Postby placeholder on Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:46 am

I like them just fine. "Diary," "Everything I Own," and "If" are great songs. I like these songs enough to give Bread a pass and vote NOT CRAP, even though I think most of their recorded output is creepy and putrid.
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Postby tmidgett on Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:31 pm

"Everything I Own" is great.

Bread is crap.
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Postby elisha wiesner on Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:18 pm

homer simpson wrote:
Bread, i just heard them on the king biscuit flower hour.
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Postby cjh on Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:21 am

Crap!

The Sound Of Bread (and inexplicably, Venus And Mars by Wings) is possibly the record I encounter most browsing in charity shops or car boot sales. My heart sinks every time.
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Postby brucespringstein on Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:06 pm

:shock:

Betcha didn't know that David Gates produced Captain Beefheart in the early years -- ..and wrote the A side of his second single --- Bread never goes away,, they will not fade bro--10-4
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Postby Redline on Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:01 pm

David Gates wrote Saturday's Child, one of the Monkees best songs.
I still like It Don't Matter To Me and The Guitar Man...

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Postby Angus Jung on Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:31 pm

brucespringstein wrote:Betcha didn't know that David Gates produced Captain Beefheart in the early years --

Yeah, he got a whomping bass sound for "Diddy Wah Diddy."

Salut, David Gates.
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Postby endofanera on Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:37 am

Redline wrote:The Guitar Man...

This is a very good song.
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby P.J. Craven on Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:37 am

I don’t know a ton of Bread, but everything I have heard over the years I’ve liked. NC
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby Redline on Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:11 pm

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David strumming his Telecaster like it's a cowboy guitar!
The wah! The powerful Camco drums of Mike Botts!
The awesome song!
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby pldms on Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 pm

Side A of The Best of Bread was a permanent resident of my Dad's car stereo, and is the soundtrack to some of my earliest memories. Just thinking about the introduction to "Make It with You" makes me car sick.

I don't know why we never got to the rest of The Best of Bread. Did the second side depart from the aural mogadon of the first? Time to find out...

Edit: seems that my parents were scared of the mild rocking of side B.
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby Redline on Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:04 pm

pldms wrote:
Did the second side depart from the aural mogadon of the first?

Not really. It was also weird they didn't put Aubrey or Guitar Man on the thing, unless they were saving those hits to make sure they would sell Best of Bread Vol. 2

On the Wonder Years Winnie Cooper noted that she liked side one of The Best of Bread the best. I lol'd. There's also a Simpsons (I'm too tired to search) where Homer says "Look, it's the drummer from Bread!"...Mike Botts did play drums on several of the spoofs/Simpsons songs used in the show.
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby first2letters on Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:04 pm

100% of my exposure to/revulsion for Bread comes from repeated exposure to "If" while working in retail and grocery stores. After reading this thread I am almost -- ALMOST -- interested in exploring other parts of their catalog. But then I remember how short life is.

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Re: Band: Bread

Postby Anthony Flack on Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:21 am

I get flashbacks to playing Make It With You in the school guitar ensemble three or four years running. It was always Make It With You because our guitar tutor was the kind of teacher who likes to get through the year doing as little work as possible, and he had an arrangement of Make It With You for four guitar parts of varying degrees of difficulty, so it was always one of the pieces we had to do. I think I may have done all the parts at one point or another.

It has this funny B9sus4 chord in it which is just one finger across all the strings at fret 2. It's a real jazzy dominant to Emaj. It goes: A / G#m / F#m / B9sus4 / E

So Bready.

The guitar tutor had another standard piece he used which was his own composition, but made out of all the exact same chords as Make It With You so it was clearly, uh, derivative. His version would hang on that B9sus4 for 4 bars.

So that's what I think of when I think about Bread. The guitar ensemble at school, and that B9sus4 chord that is just a barre straight across the neck.

I like the name. I'd like that name on another band, if that were possible.
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby Anthony Flack on Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:37 am

Oh, except that the name inevitably leads me to think of the theme tune to 80s British sitcom Bread, which Paul McCartney declared at one point to be his favourite TV show:



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Re: Band: Bread

Postby Redline on Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:48 pm

Admit it, tender PRF'ers, this song rules, maybe for the Post When you are Not in Love thread...
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Re: Band: Bread

Postby Anthony Flack on Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:58 pm

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