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Guilty Pleasures A to Z (not a game)


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Posted on May 31, 2012 7:48:57 PM PDT
Tommy James, Freddie Cannon, Monkees, Association, 13th Floor Elevators

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 5:15:26 PM PDT
Joe Anthony says:
alysha25 says:

"LOL! My grandma used to see Liberace live in Vegas."

I say:

Very people are sincere about liking Liberace's music. It's actually very mellow like anesthesia; but Liberace was never about the music in the first place. Indeed, his record sales were never spectacular. Liberace was all about the glittery costumes, the glittery pianos, and the candelabras. He was an outstanding entertainer; a fantastic comedian and public personality, who just happened to be a fairly good piano player who wasn't quite good enough to be an accomplished concert pianist on par with Horowitz or Van Cliburn. His act which your grandmother enjoyed was instrumental in putting Las Vegas on the map.

As I say, people didn't really go to see Liberace for the music. They went to see Liberace to see Liberace.

Posted on May 31, 2012 2:45:45 PM PDT
Rizzo - Bill Gaither, huh? We have a winner! :)

Actually, I have a grudging respect for him and Gloria. The minister of music at my church will occasionally pull out one of their songs for a service (I play in the praise band), and after I give him a hard time about it, it always works well with the theme for that service. Thanks for the post.

Posted on May 30, 2012 11:18:16 PM PDT
The Gaither Homecoming Friends

Posted on May 30, 2012 8:04:04 PM PDT
I have over 30 Pat Boone albums (vinyl)--I wanted the hits comps as a counterpoint to Elvis for the period, but the other titles followed me everywhere like stray dogs that kept showing up lusting after my garbage cans. Listening to him trying to keep up, but always behind, teen/pop tastes in the 1960s induces a sense of impending nausea. I think of him as the rock 'n' roll Bing Crosby. "...Do the Wang Dang Taffy Apple Tango Mambo, Cha, Cha, Cha...." (Yes, it's a real song, a Billboard charted hit single!)

Posted on May 30, 2012 11:24:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 11:34:08 AM PDT
Snoo says:
Am I missing something here ??

Kansas,UK,Tears for Fears,Wings,Queen,Ozzy, REO, Alice Cooper,ELP, Chicago, Boston, Styx, Billy Joel,The Stones, The Kinks, Zappa, Def Leppard,Yardbirds....................................

These are guilty pleasures to you ?

What music are you proud to listen to ??

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 9:08:36 AM PDT
Not anymore. It closed a few years back.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 9:43:13 PM PDT
LOL, I just downloaded Dr Hook mp3's from iTunes, and I am sixty one. LMAO

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 8:18:53 PM PDT
I believe there's still a museam in Las Vegas devoted to Liberace.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 11:20:49 AM PDT
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Posted on May 28, 2012 5:23:18 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
LOL! My grandma used to see Liberace live in Vegas.

Posted on May 28, 2012 3:42:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 28, 2012 7:36:58 PM PDT
Joe Anthony says:
I guess my last post ends this thread. On a thread like this, once a person says "Liberace", there's nothing more to say; because nothing tops Liberace.

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2012 5:35:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 28, 2012 7:47:27 PM PDT
Joe Anthony says:
Mark Bumgardner says:

"Guilty Pleasures A to Z (not a game)"

I say:

Liberace

His recordings are ridiculous; cascading and tinkling to saccharine and melodramatic string arrangements; even so, he was a fairly good piano player and his recordings do have a quality that is soothing and hypnotic. I play Liberace, sometimes, as relaxation music.

My wife and I were recently at a wedding reception of a very young couple and the music was this really loud hip-hop and dance music. I felt like the whole place was shaking and it was so loud that you couldn't even talk to the person sitting next to you without shouting. I turned to my wife and said, "don't they have any Liberace music they can play?"

I must be getting older because I'm starting to like the same music that my grandmother used to enjoy.

Next, I'll probably go in for some Lawrence Welk and Perry Como.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 8:42:05 PM PDT
kramark says:
With the exception of Def Leppard and maybe Boston, that's a pretty good (or bad) list you got there. Can't believe you resurrected Xanadu! Secretly, I like the "Magic" song.

Posted on May 27, 2012 7:49:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 27, 2012 7:55:41 PM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Mine are:
Air Supply
Boston
Chicago
Def Leppard
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Grease (movie soundtrack)
(Billy) Joel
KISS
Lady GaGa
Mika
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison
REO Speedwagon
Styx
Whitesnake
Xanadu (Original Soundtrack)
"Weird Al" Yankovic

Posted on May 27, 2012 6:44:13 PM PDT
I enjoy the stares of complete shock, utter disbelief, and naked, mean and greedy avarice in used record shops whenever I'm pulling out Guy & Ralna, Jim Nabors, and similar dreck in the easy listening bins looking for odd or wrong songs, meaning mismatching singers/bands to styles. I lucked into $1 Lp copies of Mary Hopkins on Apple and Cilla Black's U.S. Capitol Lp --Beatles related artists-- 'cause the kids behind the counter didn't know what they were.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 4:15:46 PM PDT
I understand what you are saying. I have enough self confidence to wear a Carpenter or John Denver t shirt if they were my thing. If others want to laugh, I don't care...

Posted on May 27, 2012 3:09:49 PM PDT
kramark says:
I can understand why we have guilty pleasures. The music of many of the artists mentioned has either (a) not aged well & thus no longer "cool", (b) were not favorably reviewed by critics, (c) sucked big-time, or (d) all of the above. When was the last time you saw someone wear a Carpenters or John Denver t-shirt? Lol. A Vanilla Fudge shirt would be cool though!

Posted on May 26, 2012 7:00:00 PM PDT
< Why would anybody feel guilty about the music he/ she listens to? >

I have no clue why anyone would feel guilty for listening to something that they like? I wouldn't give a hoot what anybody else thought...

Posted on May 26, 2012 6:55:24 PM PDT
Jim Bender says:
Dr. Hook and Sweet

Posted on May 26, 2012 6:42:04 PM PDT
Antiquity says:
Eddie H:

How can Rolling Stones be a guilty pleasure? What could be cooler (and more universally liked) than putting on a Stones album?

Some guilty pleasure for me:
The Bangles
Counting Crows
Duran Duran
Gin Blossoms

Posted on May 26, 2012 6:35:48 PM PDT
Geezerguy says:
Why would anybody feel guilty about the music he/she listens to?

Posted on May 26, 2012 3:55:36 PM PDT
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Posted on May 25, 2012 2:20:10 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 17, 2012 12:06:30 PM PDT
howard jones
thompson twins
the waitresses
bow-wow-wow
rick astley

i'm having an 80's flashback
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