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anybody see the new show where they have groups from the 80's come and play? they have them do their one hit, and then cover somebody else's song, so that you get to hear them singing without all the nostalgia, as well. it was very funny - this week they had flock of seagulls, tiffany and arrested development. I used to realy like arrested development, and like every other kid at the time I have the flock of seagulls record. tiffany I didn't remember until I heard her song, but I am pretty sure that I didn't have her album back in the day. arrested development still sounded pretty good, flock of seagulls sounded like a bunch of middle aged men trying to find a beat (and looked wild - bascially like any group of middle aged, short, pudgy balding guys). it was a funny show. I am waiting to see if they have any groups that I was really into at the time come. made me feel infinatly old....
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I watched it - and agreed with the audience that Arrested Development was clearly the best group of the night. A Flock of Seagulls sounded like they were off-key, Loverboy was horrible and Tiffany sounded like a bad karaoke singer. Question - did anyone else think Tiffany might be pregnant? Either that or just getting fat. A new episode is on again this Thursday on NBC.
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came away with the exact same take - tiffany looked pregnant, flock of seagulls just made me feel old, but I would preobrably pay $15 or so to see arrested development.
post #4 of 32
god. i am staying away from that show.
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In case anyone else is curious, I found a listing of the lineup for the next two episodes: The '80s live on via "Hit Me Baby, One More Time," 9 p.m. Thursdays on NBC. On the next two episodes: Wang Chung: Wang Chung had jittery mid-'80s hits like "Everybody Have Fun Tonight." The Knack: They were bigger than the Beatles "” at least in 1979, when their stuttering hit "My Sharona" sold some 10 million copies. Irene Cara: She shot to "Fame," with that one hit song. What a feeling. Sophie B. Hawkins: Scored with "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," one of the best-ever Prince rip-offs. Cameo: A pioneering black rock band, with funk underlay, Cameo hit its stride in the mid-'80s with the hits "Word Up" and the ballad "Candy." Tommy Tutone: Their hit "867-5309" made this one of the most famous phone numbers this side of 911. Vanilla Ice: Yes, he's the most wack rapper in history, but Ice proved crucial in crossing over hip-hop to the mainstream in the '90s. He had the biggest-selling rap album of his day by nicking David Bowie's "Under Pressure" for the hit "Ice Ice Baby." The Motels: The best of L.A.'s new-wave bands, the Motels had a string of lovelorn hits, from "Only the Lonely" to "Suddenly Last Summer," all fronted by Martha Davis' haunting vocal quaver.
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The Motels: The best of L.A.'s new-wave bands, the Motels had a string of lovelorn hits, from "Only the Lonely" to "Suddenly Last Summer," all fronted by Martha Davis' haunting vocal quaver.
Was one of my favorites... when I was like eight or something. If only we could get The Fixx to come back.
post #7 of 32
VH1 has a show called "Bands Reunited" where they track down the members of 80s bands and try to get them together to perform a one-off concert. In the process you get to hear about how/why the bands broke up, and most of the bands actually do bury the hatchets and do the concert. Both the Motels and A Flock of Seagulls (the original lineup, not the guys who were on the NBC show) were on Bands Reunited. I liked the VH1 show because I found it both very cool and somewhat sad to watch people being plucked out of their day jobs to heal some old animosity and try to remember how to play their old sets together. I'm not so sure about this NBC show.
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they had the knack, vannila ice and somebody two-tones on this week, as well as a couple of bands who I have no idea who they were. I thought that the knack performed very well, and looked very good for thier ages. VI hadn't changed a lot physically, except aging, but he was dressed like a teenage inner city kid, which is not the proper look for a 40 year old man. I have to say that I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of this. the trick is that I tivo it and only watch about 15 minutes of the show.
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I watched the last one just to check out Vanilla Ice, who doesn't get the respect he deserves. Years from now, historians will recognize how important and integral he was in the rap movement music. Without him, there would be no Eminem today. I still love his eponymous anthem 'Ice, Ice Baby' and crank it up whenever I hear it. But, the performance was really disappointing. The DJ's chorus was louder than Vanilla. Although, I am curious why he agreed to perform the song since he's publicly stated before that he washed his hands clean of that song and would never perform it again. I understand they needed to make it a competition, and that's why they have them performing cover songs. But, who really wants to hear mostly over the hill bands covering today's hits? 'Bands Reunited' is much more enjoyable and satisfying. You get to remember and care again about the bands. And, you get one or two of their hits, without the agony of hearing them do cover songs. Plus, I prefer that host over the baby one more time's host. Amir just seems to be a real fan of the bands reunited, whereas the ryan seacreast wannabe seems to be reading the cue cards and has no idea who these bands are.
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I watched the last one just to check out Vanilla Ice, who doesn't get the respect he deserves. Years from now, historians will recognize how important and integral he was in the rap movement music. Without him, there would be no Eminem today. I still love his eponymous anthem 'Ice, Ice Baby' and crank it up whenever I hear it.
Good god, I hope you're joking. koji
post #11 of 32
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...whereas the ryan seacreast wannabe seems to be reading the cue cards and has no idea who these bands are.
Vernon Kay is a British BBC Radio 1 disc jockey. It is probable that he has never heard of any of these bands. It puzzled me why a British host, unknown to Americans would be chosen, but I noticed that the program is produced by Granada television (the same people who bring us Coronation Street).
post #12 of 32
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I watched the last one just to check out Vanilla Ice, who doesn't get the respect he deserves. Years from now, historians will recognize how important and integral he was in the rap movement music. Without him, there would be no Eminem today. I still love his eponymous anthem 'Ice, Ice Baby' and crank it up whenever I hear it.
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Good god, I hope you're joking. koji
hahahahahaha...
post #13 of 32
Bradford wrote: "Tiffany sounded like a bad karaoke singer." So, in other words, she sounded just like she did in the 80s. TokyoSlim: I agree about the Motels. They were a great group. Highly underrated. I have a lot of their stuff. Practically all of it. Also, a Martha Davis solo album from the late 80s early 90s.
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I watched the last one just to check out Vanilla Ice, who doesn't get the respect he deserves. Years from now, historians will recognize how important and integral he was in the rap movement music. Without him, there would be no Eminem today. I still love his eponymous anthem 'Ice, Ice Baby' and crank it up whenever I hear it. Quote Good god, I hope you're joking. koji hahahahahaha... Yeah, I agree, Vanilla Ice was a great artist. Right up there in the pantheon of all time greats like ...... Milli Vanilli.
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Originally Posted by esquire.,June 11 2005,04:03
I watched the last one just to check out Vanilla Ice, who doesn't get the respect he deserves. Years from now, historians will recognize how important and integral he was in the rap movement music. Without him, there would be no Eminem today. I still love his eponymous anthem 'Ice, Ice Baby' and crank it up whenever I hear it.
Good god, I hope you're joking. koji
Why do you think I am joking? 'Ice, Ice Baby' has all the qualities of a great song. 1) Infectious beat and sound. They took a great beat, from David Bowie and Queen's song 'Under Pressure', and took it to the next level to the panthenon of one of the greatest beats of all time. That little 'ting' at the end made all the difference. 2) Great Lyrics. Vanilla Ice was not just frontin' when he proclaimed 'Take heed, 'cause I'm a lyrical poet'. We haven't seen such beautiful lyrics since the rise of Rakim: Ice ice baby, ice ice baby All right stop, collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Then I flow like a harpoon daily and nightly Will it ever stop? yo -- I don't know Turn off the lights and I'll glow To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle. 3) The song has stood the test of time, where even today its message is still relevant to today's youth. If I hear it on the radio today, my body starts swaying uncontrobably to the beat of the song. If there's room, I'll break out into the Running Man. It still sounds as fresh today as it did when I first heard it through the radio. At that moment, I finally understood the possibiltes of rap music and what it could do as the song transported me to the gritty, violent underworld of the streets as a young white man struggles to fight the power. Gunshots rang out like a bell I grabbed my nine all I heard were shells Falling on the concrete real fast Even his more commercial work, 'Go, Ninja, Go' on the  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secrets of the Ooze soundtrack has a certain undeniable charm and je ne sais quoi. The lyrics he uses are decepitively simple. What he's really doing is deconstructing the lyrics in order to reinforce the theme of the movie: a return to the primordial and stripping everything else of artifice. Thus, you get: Go Ninja, Go Ninja, GO: Go Ninja, Go Ninja, GO. Go Ninja, Go Ninja, GO: Go Ninja, Go Ninja, GO. GO GO GO GO. Sure, his work is unappreciated today and he's no longer 'cool'. But, there are anonymous fans out there, patiently waiting for the return of Vanilla Ice. The Iceman will cometh.. People better recognize that without Vanilla, there would be no rap music as we know it today. And, yes, I also appreciate the songs of Milli Vanilli. Who cares who sung what? They're still great love songs; I can't think of any better pop songs since then. Nobody will still play or sing the songs of Britney or Christina 20+ years from now. The only reason people will remember their names as those two women compete to act the raunchiest- Penthouse, sex tapes, etc.. But, we still fondly remember the soothing melodies of "Don't Blame it on the Rain".
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