Songs we can't listen to

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Postby double dutchess » Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:50 pm

A recent thread about "Veronica" got me thinking about certain songs that might not be terribly popular. And from that, I thought about the possibility that there might be songs that some of us can't stand to hear, for any reason.

I'm not sure exactly why, but I find "Tart" painful to listen to, although I think it's a very pretty song. And I'm not crazy about "Every Day I Write the Book"; it's kind of a cute song, but I don't think it's the best representation of Elvis' songwriting ability.

Anyone else?
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Postby sulkygirl » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:04 pm

Are we talking strictly E.C. songs here, or are we talking about ANY song we can't stand??

:?
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Postby double dutchess » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:10 pm

Hmmm. Well, I think we should limit it to EC songs, since this is the correct forum. Perhaps we can start a more general thread in the Annex.
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Postby LessThanZero » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:41 pm

I really love that attitude in Write the book...

"Even in a perfect world, where everyone was equal, I'd still own the film-rights and be working on the sequel"


or is it sequal?

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Postby sulkygirl » Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:08 pm

Broken.

'Nuff said.

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Postby LessThanZero » Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:30 pm

hmmm...maybe Enya could cover Broken.... :wink:
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Postby Watching_Detectives » Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:11 pm

I can't stand 'Daddy Can I Turn This?'. That song is just annoying.
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Postby sulkygirl » Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:01 pm

Watching_Detectives wrote:I can't stand 'Daddy Can I Turn This?'. That song is just annoying.


Gawd, I LOVE that song!!

Guess my taste is all in my mouth??

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Postby the poisoner » Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:47 pm

whenever i mention elvis to anyone at work they go' oh yeah. not the only flame and everday i write the book'
two of his weakest songs that i cannot bring myself to listen to
oh, i useta be disgusted
now i try to be amused

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Postby noiseradio » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:13 pm

Most of the songs on Cruel World. Broken. Painted from Memory. For The Stars. Half of The Juliet Letters.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:15 pm

'Sequel', LTZ. i love those two songs. The recordings are open to criticism, but they're great songs, great tunes. Would love to hear the straightforward version of EIWTB he's been playing on this tour. The sstudio arrangement of it was the producers' idea, I believe. I also like the raucousness of Daddy Can I Turn This, and Tart is a recent highlight for me.

It's really cliched, but for me the only one is Broken. It should have been given to Enya and left there, full stop.

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:29 pm

I *love* Tart and DCITT? Broken and Sulky Girl have me reaching for the skip button. There are others but I really can't remember them at the moment.
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Postby so lacklustre » Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:22 pm

I don't skip anything on WIWC, love all of it.

I Wanna be Loved always grates with me.

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:39 pm

Am I the only one who likes 'I Wanna Be Loved'?!
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Postby sulkygirl » Sat Aug 02, 2003 7:23 pm

PlaythingOrPet wrote:Am I the only one who likes 'I Wanna Be Loved'?!


Maybe not, but is one of the few I tend to skip...reminds me WAY too much of Disco...

How come w/ don't have an emoticon for "Bleeeech??"
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Postby HungupStrungup » Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:23 pm

I like the song, but I greatly dislike the recording. In concert, as he did it in 2002, it's a beautiful and highly emotional ballad.
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Postby girl out of time » Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:28 pm

PToP........I love I wanna be loved......
a song i can´t listen to is lipstick vogue....
...the promise of indulgence in my confidential voice approached inmortal danger but you´ll never know how close....

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Postby Poppet » Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:36 pm

good thread!

today i actually listened to Veronica and didn't lunge for the skip button. of course, i think the pretty full bottle of riesling that i had recently finished off helped.

i don't like 'The Loved Ones'. sounds trite to my ears.

but, even 'bad' elvis is better than alot of schlock on the radio. :)
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Postby double dutchess » Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:38 pm

but, even 'bad' elvis is better than alot of schlock on the radio


I agree, but with the possible exception of "God Give Me Strength". When his voice rises during the chorus, it makes me cringe.
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Postby the poisoner » Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:55 pm

true. any elvis is better than most of the clap out there.
i listen, at home, to ec 90% of the time and then i have just a handful of other cds i mix in.
but i always go for some elvis cd first
oh, i useta be disgusted

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Re: e.c. /songs

Postby lipstickvogue » Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:15 pm

girl out of time wrote:PToP........I love I wanna be loved......
a song i can´t listen to is lipstick vogue....


ouch :shock: I (obviously) love that song...different strokes, non? :)
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Postby Mr. Average » Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:23 pm

Lipstick Vogue may very well be my absolute favorite. My least favorite: selections from the Juliet letters.

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Postby girl out of time » Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:43 pm

.....sorry LV.....there´s nothing i can do about it....i can´t stand that song
...the promise of indulgence in my confidential voice approached inmortal danger but you´ll never know how close....

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Postby pip_52 » Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:39 pm

Lipstick Vogue is probably one of my top 5 . . . especially live.

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Postby lipstickvogue » Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:50 am

bless you both :D
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