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The hits?

I like the hits.
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Dude, listen to the whole album.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby kokorodoko on Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:34 pm

Redline wrote:If you only listen to the hits, you would hate ABBA.

If you listened to everything ABBA recorded, you would hate them more.

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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Zorg on Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:17 pm

It doesnt really work for me. A lot of hits are awful. So I would say liking a subset of hits is probably ok. Like what do Private Dancer and Proud Mary have in common?
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby 154 on Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:27 pm

Zorg wrote:So I would say liking a subset of hits is probably ok. Like what do Private Dancer and Proud Mary have in common?


You listen to the former to get the latter unstuck from your head.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:33 pm

Zorg wrote:It doesnt really work for me. A lot of hits are awful. So I would say liking a subset of hits is probably ok. Like what do Private Dancer and Proud Mary have in common?


Nobody, I don't think, is suggesting you go for ALL the hits.

And of course it doesn't follow that if you like Ike & Tina Turner's music from the 1960s that you should feel the same way about Tina Turner's solo career in the 1980s, cos that's not even the same thing. But I reckon if you don't like the single, the deep cuts from the Private Dancer album probably won't serve you any better.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Major on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:39 pm

Anthony Flack wrote:
Zorg wrote:It doesnt really work for me. A lot of hits are awful. So I would say liking a subset of hits is probably ok. Like what do Private Dancer and Proud Mary have in common?


Nobody, I don't think, is suggesting you go for ALL the hits.

And of course it doesn't follow that if you like Ike & Tina Turner's music from the 1960s that you should feel the same way about Tina Turner's solo career in the 1980s, cos that's not even the same thing. But I reckon if you don't like the single, the deep cuts from the Private Dancer album probably won't serve you any better.


Bored AF at work and looked at the Wiki page for Private Dancer. Had no idea it was a Dire Straits cover.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby unsaved on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:18 pm

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Not *great* songs, but anything else I've listened to by them hasn't been as good.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby unsaved on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:18 pm

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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Tommy on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:08 pm

154 wrote:Greatest Hits comps are totally fine for bands like Badfinger.


Best example I can think of! Totally agree.

But usually I have to go with "dude, just listen to the whole thing"
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Tommy on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:09 pm

unsaved wrote:I Want You to Want Me
Surrender
Dream Police

Not *great* songs, but anything else I've listened to by them hasn't been as good.


Almost everything on that first self-titled record is really great. If you haven't heard that one, check it out.

Also, Southern Girls is the jam.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby tallchris on Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:09 pm

A lot of bands with great back catalogs I got to know first via greatest hits comps as it was a cheaper way to get into a new band (live albums too) in little dude times pre-Napster...and honestly I still kinda prefer these comps over any single record:

Velvet Underground - The Best of The Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed
Joy Division - Permanent
New Order - Substance (no really a greatest hits, but close enough for jazz)
Beatles - Red & Blue album compilations
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:01 pm

I've still got my mum's old copy of The Beatles' blue compilation that she had as a teenager. That record has been thrashed over the decades.

Half the good songs on it weren't even on any of the albums because they didn't put the singles on the albums. So Alan Partridge kind of has a point.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby zircona1 on Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:12 pm

One of my favorites is the Dead Milkmen's Death Rides a Pale Cow compilation. It was the first album I bought by them, and it made me a fan. It turned out that it's got just about all of their best songs - I went back and listened to several of their albums, and they're pretty hit-or-miss.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby numberthirty on Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:57 pm

Not so much "Crap" as "Bummer". You'd miss brilliant stuff like this -

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unsaved wrote:I Want You to Want Me
Surrender
Dream Police

Not *great* songs, but anything else I've listened to by them hasn't been as good.


Uh...

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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby numberthirty on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:01 pm

Now that I think about that...

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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Bernardo on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:13 pm

unsaved wrote:I Want You to Want Me
Surrender
Dream Police

Not *great* songs, but anything else I've listened to by them hasn't been as good.


They have numerous great deep cuts. Only one of the songs you listed even makes into my favourites.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby RSMurphy on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:27 am

numberthirty wrote:Now that I think about that...

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I had this. The parental units ordered it for me off of the television. Not sure if "Who's Behind The Door" was a hit for Zebra or not, but it calmed my kid brain at the time.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Nico Adie on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:02 am

Major wrote:
Anthony Flack wrote:
Zorg wrote:It doesnt really work for me. A lot of hits are awful. So I would say liking a subset of hits is probably ok. Like what do Private Dancer and Proud Mary have in common?


Nobody, I don't think, is suggesting you go for ALL the hits.

And of course it doesn't follow that if you like Ike & Tina Turner's music from the 1960s that you should feel the same way about Tina Turner's solo career in the 1980s, cos that's not even the same thing. But I reckon if you don't like the single, the deep cuts from the Private Dancer album probably won't serve you any better.


Bored AF at work and looked at the Wiki page for Private Dancer. Had no idea it was a Dire Straits cover.


I could do without thinking about Mark Knopfler pouting seductively and gyrating in his finest negligee and g string. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Major on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:30 am

Nico Adie wrote:
Major wrote:Bored AF at work and looked at the Wiki page for Private Dancer. Had no idea it was a Dire Straits cover.


I could do without thinking about Mark Knopfler pouting seductively and gyrating in his finest negligee and g string. Thanks a lot.


Not going to pass up another perfect opportunity to post an Alan Partridge clip:

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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby Tommy on Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:23 pm

RSMurphy wrote:
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I had this. The parental units ordered it for me off of the television. Not sure if "Who's Behind The Door" was a hit for Zebra or not, but it calmed my kid brain at the time.


I also had this! A handful of K-Tel shit, actually. None of which were acquired from TV.
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Re: Act: Liking the hits

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:56 pm

Because Men Without Hats and Sly Fox have deep cuts that will reward the discriminating listener
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