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Al Forsyth

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@Larry, it's a great documentary.  It was make or break time for Bruce.  If anyone gets to see the new Queen documentary, the name of the film implies the make or break time.

@ Bonnie, our little group/band played in bars when I was 16/17. I asked our "manager" if we should be doing this?  His answer - "shut up and play kid". Ah, bar bands. 

Not a bar band - but heard them last night:

Glenn Miller understood the power of the juke box.

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Cindy, I know that feeling. 
 
In the mid ‘80s, there was a nightclub on the outskirts of Brisbane called Lulu’s. It was a ‘60s club with go-go dancers in cages and had a deejay who played records strictly from the 1960s. Gave me the inspiration for the show I now perform in and produce. 
 
One night, I witnessed an enthusiastic young guy ask for ‘Lola’ by the Kinks. The deejay refused as ‘it came out in 1970’. Oddly, he did regularly play ‘Julie, Do Ya Love Me’ by Bobby Sherman (at my request) and that came out the same month as ‘Lola’. Ah, the days before you could check dates on the internet! 
 
It closed probably because of its location, its locale and, I guess, its limited patronage. 
 
Song-wise, not much of a choice here. 
 
Gold - Good Timin’ (The Beach Boys - 1979)
It’s a sweet sound that goes nowhere. The lyrics are drivel. 
 
Silver - Miss You (single version) (The Rolling Stones - 1978)
Not a Stones fan. Never seem them live. Have no desire to. 
 
Bronze - Dependin’ On You (album version) (The Doobie Brothers - 1978)
So that’s Patrick Simmons singing. Glad it’s not the bearded one. At least we know where the Beach Boys got the keyboard sound for 'Keepin' the Summer Alive' two years later. 
 
Participant - Fantasy Girl (album version) (38 Special - 1981) 
Guess you had to be at Clarke's. Did you really think this could win, Cindy?
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Lisa G/TS

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GOLD -- Beach Boys, Good Timin'
SILVER -- Doobies, Dependin' On You
BRONZE  -- Stones, Miss You
TIN -- .38 Special, Fantasy Girl

Sorry, no great saloon stories to share. 
However, while I haven't seen "Queen: Rock the World" which I'm guessing is the documentary Al's referring to above, I did see the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" today. I could pick out a couple of slight errors with the timeline - and I'm merely a casual fan - however, all in all an impressive, entertaining flick. Mike Myers as a composite of several real life record execs is priceless...particularly in his third and last brief scene during the Live-Aid broadcast near the end. 

Thanks, Cindy!
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Lisa,  Yes, I was referencing Bohemian Rhapsody.  I thought that it was amazing.  I got totally into Queen again after watching it.  Revealing in some ways, as was Love And Mercy. 
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G Beach Boys.  Love Carl on this (yeah, probably on anything else too).
S Doobie Brothers
B Stones.  See, I don't always give them Tin.
T 38 Special.  It's okay.
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Lisa G/TS

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Yes, I was referencing Bohemian Rhapsody.


Thanks for confirming, Al. Wasn't 100% sure if you meant that or another and didn't want to assume 'cuz we all know what happens when we assume, right?  Amazing how Live-Aid was recreated! As with "Love and Mercy", a good mix of candid scenes and a bit of humour/humor. (Eg: When Roger has a tantrum and starts throwing things in the kitchen, the band yell "Not the coffee machine!").  [smile]

Sorry, Cindy. I'm derailing things again. Carry on with Saloon Tunes, everyone. 
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Saloon Tune.





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We watched the entertaining new Coen Brothers movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs tonight. In one scene, the Irish actor Brendan Gleeson sings a song that sounded just like this:

Don Edwards -- "The Streets of Laredo"

Once in the saddle, I used to go dashing.
Once in the saddle, I used to go gay.

First to the dram-house and then to the card-house [on topic!]
Got shot in the breast and I'm dying today.

youtube.com/watch?v=7a_PlG3dtl8

But the song he sang is an old Irish folk song called "The Unfortunate Rake" or "The Young Sailor Cut Down In His Prime", among other titles, on which "The Streets of Laredo" was based (it was news to me).

Ian McShane "sings" a brief version in a scene from Deadwood (one of the best TV shows ever):
youtube.com/watch?v=umWu96AZcAU

The Corries -- "The Young Sailor Cut Down In His Prime"
youtube.com/watch?v=QqQt6BwBti0


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Darren, Lisa & DAN, your votes have been counted!

Darren, Sorry you didn't like the selections this week.  I have an occasional week where I'm in that boat, too.  

Lisa, I'm not a movie goer, so I haven't seen Bohemian Rhapsody.  I've heard a lot of good things about it.  I had no idea that Mike Myers was in it.  Could be interesting and I'll probably see when it comes out on DVD or on one of the streaming sites we have.  

D.A.N. - I had no idea that you didn't like the Stones!  I'm glad you sort of liked Miss You.

Thanks to all of you for getting your votes in and for all of your comments and discussions.
To everyone else who hasn't voted yet, please get them in before Sunday night so you don't get locked out.  


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While I'm signed in and it's slow right now, I'll cast my votes.

Gold:  The Beach Boys for Good Timin'.  I'm one of those rare fans who actually loved the L.A. Album.  Good Timin' is one of my all around fave BB's songs.  It has a nice rhythm to it, the vocal harmonies are gorgeous as always, as Carl's lead vocal is superb also.  

Silver:  The Rolling Stones for Miss You.  It's played to death on the radio stations, but it's one that I love and never get tired of hearing.  Love that part, "Just dyin' to meet you"!

Bronze:  The Doobie Brothers for Dependin' On You.  This is yet another song this week that I really love.  I had this album and wore it out long ago.  Little Darlin' is another track on it that I love too, but someone used it this season.  I may be one of the minority fans who actually likes Michael McDonald.  

Tin:  .38 Special for Fantasy Girl.  A great song and certainly doesn't belong here.  I just like the other 3 songs a lot more.  

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OK, coming in well ahead of the deadline this week:

Gold -- "Miss You", Stones. A 70s classic, both for the Stones and overall. And it appeared on one of my favorite Stones albums from that decade: Some Girls, which has a bunch of fine songs and that irreverent Stones attitude. A popular dance tune from that era at the bars and clubs, I love Bill Wyman's iconic walking bass line that propels the song, accompanied by Jagger's distinctive lead vocals. Ah, to be back in my young 20s again, and all those weekend nights at the bars and clubs with good friends, a cold brew, and some great music.

Silver -- "Good Timin'", Beach Boys. Cindy, I too have always been a fan of the Light Album, a clear notch better than most of their other late 70s and 80s output. This is certainly the standout track on the album, featuring Carl's excellent lead vocal and co-written by Brian and Carl. All five of the Beach Boys got into the songwriting act on this album, albeit Al with a lot of help from Johann Sebastian Bach on "Lady Lynda".  

Bronze -- "Fantasy Girl", 38 Special. Going all the way back to the early 70s, I've always been a fan of classic Southern Rock (Allman Brothers (and its various spinoff groups), Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band, Outlaws, 38 Special, Wet Willie, Elvin Bishop, Molly Hatchet, Stillwater, etc.), and that includes this group. Led by Donnie Van Zant (younger brother of the late Ronnie Van Zant who co-founded Lynyrd Skynyrd), this group had a number of good albums and a bunch of Top 40 and alternative rock hits in the US throughout the 1980s and beyond (Rockin' into the Night, Hold on Loosely, Caught Up in You, If I'd Been the One, Back Where You Belong, Teacher Teacher, Like No Other Night, You Keep Runnin' Away, Second Chance, etc.) Here's their last big US hit, "Second Chance", which made the Top 10 on all the major US pop/rock charts in 1989. It's a lovely song, though it doesn't rock like most of their hits:


Tin -- "Depending on You", Doobie Brothers. Just one of a number of good songs from their classic album, Minute by Minute, which won a bunch of Grammy Awards, including for their massive hit, "What A Fool Believes". A solid lead vocal by original Doobie member Patrick Simmons, with excellent contributions from Skunk Baxter, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, John Hartman, and others. 

We used to listen to or play lots of juke box songs back in my teens (at diners, cafes) and in my 20s, when a bunch of us used to go out to bars and clubs for drinks or to dance. A few of my juke box favorites from back then especially come to mind.

After I turned 21 and after I had finished college, there was a local bar a bunch of us used to go to for after-work happy hours, on the weekends, or after playing softball, basketball, volleyball, or attending a local sports event at night. Besides enjoying some beer and playing foosball or air hockey, we'd play some of our favorite current hits on the jukebox well into the night. We would often stay until the bar closed on weekends, and this was appropriately the final song the bartender would play just before the bar closed at 1:30 a.m.:


A few years later, when I was back in graduate school, on the weekends a bunch of us would go for drinks and dancing at a popular club, often shutting it down at the end of the night as well. A few of the more common funk and disco tunes we'd dance to back then, either played by the deejay at night or on the juke box:




A fun flashback battle, Cindy, to those thrilling days of yesteryear!


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    Season 9 Week 39-Clarkes saloon

                First of all Cindy I really enjoyed your story .I have memories of two places like that where I used to frequent but both are gone now...ok time to vote


                              1)Miss You....I actually used to not like this song but over the years have grown to like it enough to give it the gold.

                               2)Good Timin..First time I heard this I was like ok their back .Love the vintage Beach Boy sound in 79..They sounded vocally out of shape on their previous releases.

                               3)Fantasy Girl...I picked this over The Doobies by a very slight margin.It rocks along nicely.

                               4)Depending on you...almost a shame to place this song in the tin bin .You picked 4 good songs this week.

                                                                  Very good songs !!!

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My votes , toss up between the Stones and the BBs but I'll go with :

GOLD -- Beach Boys, Good Timin'

SILVER -- Stones, Miss You
BRONZE  --Doobies, Dependin' On You 
TIN -- .38 Special, Fantasy Girl

Didn't have a saloon experience like you but the one track from early teens (pre Beatle days) that has stuck in my mind , was being played on a jukebox on a pier in a seaside town . Whenever I hear it , I always flash back to trying to look cool on that pier in my tight jeans and winkle-picker shoes !



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Darren J. Ray

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Sorry, Cindy. Off-topic but, yeah, Al & Lisa, I saw Bohemian Rhapsody today. 

Some random thoughts...

Totally forgot Mike Myers was even it until afterwards. Had to look up who he was in it. Unrecognisable. 

The Brian May guy was a dead ringer. The others believable. Didn't make me cringe. Their stage mannerisms were down pat. (John Deacon's 1980s hairstyle is still one of the worst in rock history!)

Historically inaccurate in parts which is why I dread all bio-pics. (I got shouted.)

Yep, major errors in the timeline of songs. 'Fat Bottomed Girls' on a '74 tour of the US? Gimme a break.

'We Will Rock You' written in 1980? What the... How could that have gotten through to the keeper?

Their Live Aid performance was memorable, yeah, but over-glorified here. 

Other than that, thoroughly watchable and entertaining.

The actor playing Freddie was wonderful. (Freddie was better looking than that though!) 

The vocals sure sounded like Freddie because most of them were!

And lovely to see the pics of the real people at the end, as per Love and Mercy. Emotional for me as a Queen fan.   

Thanks, Cindy. 

 
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Cantina Margarita

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Hi guys,

 … about being out of my favourite bar …

Sometimes when I‘m reminded of my former role on this planet, I get feelings like this ...



… about getting no sleep …

It‘s a huge problem to be pumped up with adrenalin, always looking forward to the next episode of your struggle with traffic, colleagues, bosses, tasks, and nuts everywhere. Especially on Sunday night. So read you later ...

 
… about ‚Bohemian Rhapsody‘

Saw it just yesterday, in German-synchronized version. I was most pleased by the way the title song was treated, by the explanation how Freddie‘s typical piano style on it came to life, by the record company‘s chief being pissed, and by the Roger Taylor character‘s role in connection to the song (Galileo … higher, higher …). I was most displeased by a Brother Right guy in the cinema, telling his girlfriend (and all other guests) the title of any song the intro was being played of. I will need to rewatch the movie in original English, to get what I missed yesterday. I bet we will see the follow-up in a few years, telling the rest of the story.

 

… about Cindy‘s story:

I love it, and I completely get the feelings transported by it. Letting the days go by ….


… about this week‘s four songs:

 1. (best) Rolling Stones. I haven‘t been aware they could do vocal harmonies like that, in their rolling stoned style

 2. Beach Boys. It‘s always a joy to hear Carl‘s matured voice.

 3. 38 Special. A whole lot of hard guitar work which needs appreciation. Though ‚Don‘t Stop‘ by Fleetwood Mac was much more simple and more effective, too. Hard work can‘t always replace talent.

 4. Doobie Brothers. Where‘s the beginning of the song ? All I can hear is a 4 minute intro.

 

Cheers, and have good working week 

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