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Al Forsyth

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Mama said (Don't call it a comeback):

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Another well-known comeback: Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up in 1972. John Fogerty released two albums soon after that. They didn't do well. 

His next album, Centerfield, came out in 1985. It reached #1 in the US. Two songs from that album:

"I Can't Help Myself"
youtube.com/watch?v=qrDVj9CvvCQ

"Rock and Roll Girls"
youtube.com/watch?v=3I5_zOrji9I

He released Eye of the Zombie the next year. It reached #26. Two songs from that album that don't sound like John Fogerty:

"Goin' Back Home"
youtube.com/watch?v=LXxRtIP59qQ

"Sail Away"
youtube.com/watch?v=qMmWMh7oEYo


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I've edited my original post 😉
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Darren J. Ray

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Thanks a lot for the votes and contributions so far from liamios, stkilda4ever, kds, Cindy, John B, Al, Larry and Lee. 

liamios, thanks for giving these another listen. And thanks for letting me know of the change. Appreciated. 

stkilda4ever, I was happy to see those Hollies return to the charts in 1983, considering all the Culture Club, Marilyn, Wham! and other stuff we had to swallow that year. 

kds, I've heard 'Another Tricky Day'. I like it but can't agree. I'm a fan of the Who albums Face Dances and particularly It's Hard. They were albums from my youth. 

Cindy, yeah, I feel Hollies rocked it, too. THINKING OF YOU AT THE MOMENT. HOPING YOU ALL STAY SAFE. 

John B, that's a nice memory for you. 

Al, definitely a comeback. They hadn't released a studio album in three years - can you imagine them doing that in the '60s? - and returned to their classic line-up with Brian on deck and smiling away on that album cover. 

The '68 'comeback' special... THE comeback? Where had E gone? He'd still been starring in all those movies and releasing at least two soundtrack albums every year. Hype, me thinks. 

Larry, I do suspect it's an age thing. As I said to kds, those latter day Who albums were the soundtrack to my youth. I loved them just as much, if not more, than their earlier stuff. 

Brian's had a few comebacks. '88 was a biggie. We rode that wave. 

Yeah, Fogerty's was definitely a comeback. And he came back sounding pretty much the same, including the songs!

Lee, yeah, I've read Mary Wilson's book. I'm not a Diana Ross fan either but on Wiki (and other sources)....

According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane", but, a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate. She was listed as "Diane" during the first Supremes records, and she introduced herself as "Diane" until early in the group's heyday. Her friends and family still call her "Diane".


Please keep them coming guys and gals. Two days to go before we have a brand new host in the chair.
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Gold - You Better You Bet (album version) (The Who - 1981)
It’s my favourite Who song. I bought the single. Twice I suggested it for two bands I was in as a teenager. They both put it in the ‘long-term’ AKA ‘that’s too hard for us to play’ basket. B-side was a John Entwistle song, ‘The Quiet One’.

Silver - The Doctor (The Doobie Brothers - 1989)
The only Doobies song I ever got into. Sure, it sounds like ‘China Grove’; just a hundred times better. Great lyrics, great playing. Love that energy. Not just a placebo. Great promo clip too. 

Bronze - Stop in the Name of Love (The Hollies - 1983)
I prefer it to the Supremes record. Those harmonies. Love the pause.

Participant - It’s O.K. (The Beach Boys - 1976)
As the title says. The same goes for the album, which I listened to again last month. 

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  Week lX  Week 30..Comebacks...

           1)It's ok....The best original song on 15 big ones..album would be seriously lacking without it...

           2)You better you bet....I kinda like this song..nothing to special but fun.


           3)The Doctor...There are a lot of songs regarding music and doctors.could be a theme actually.I give it a bronze and a get well card..

          4)Stop in the name of love...Nice but lame.Heard the original so many times.

     
                     Darren....3 of your songs are from the 80's..yay
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Al Forsyth

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Darren,

More like a continuation of a throwback period.  Don't get me wrong, there was great anticipation for this album, but the Beach Boys were in the throes of the Endless Summer phenomenon complete with Brian's back labeling.  They lost their edge of the early 70's.  So with the trilogy of Endless Summer, Spirit of America and now 15 Big Ones with oldies present and It's Ok, really a throwback in itself, they kind of followed up the American Graffiti/Sha Na Na movement of where were you with those oldies but goodies.   Really Endless Summer was the comeback to the throwback era and 15 BO kept it going - Rock and Roll Music (yeah right). 

Doctor better than CG? Live >

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Al, I could hardly post a song from Endless Summer or Spirit of America and use it as a comeback song!

Besides, neither Australia or the UK got either of those albums. 

And, yeah, I think 'The Doctor' is way better than 'China Grove'. Maybe it depends on what you grew up with, but give me 'The Doctor' for its spirit and sheer exuberance. These guys were back!



And speaking of great comebacks, thanks a lot for the votes, Verden. Hope you stick around. [thumb] 


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GOLD - You Better You Bet (The Who)

SILVER - Stop in the Name of Love (The Hollies)

BRONZE - It’s O.K. (The Beach Boys)

TIN - The Doctor (The Doobie Brothers)



An early visit from the Grim Reaper stole a comeback from The Big O. The LP was completed in November 1988, and Roy passed the following month.
Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl
youtube.com/watch?v=ZcMVYzfXS8k

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Larry Franz

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This week is kind of a comeback for Al's week 21 from last year called "The Come-backs – Come back, come back, wherever you’ve been".
https://brianwilson.websitetoolbox.com/post/battle-of-the-bands-season-viii-w-21-the-comebacks-–-come-back-come-back-8632216

So I'll come back with something I posted that week about Sinatra having the biggest comeback in our musical history. He was washed up in the early 1950s, but From Here To Eternity made him popular again and working with Nelson Riddle at Capitol Records resuscitated his musical career in a very big way.

This is an article about his comeback called "His Second Act".
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/07/his-second-act/305979/

Two songs from his first Capitol album, Songs for Young Lovers (1954), released three years after his last album for Columbia.

"I Get a Kick Out of You"
youtube.com/watch?v=0IXFmv5uaPw

"They Can't Take That Away From Me"
youtube.com/watch?v=LpcWfWUEjY0

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G Hollies
S BBs
B DBs
T Who

Just trying to even things up a bit.
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It keeps coming back to this:

GOLD - The Doobies.  I'll take a Doobie any day of the week over any of these others songs.  Larry once posted an article about how we are most influenced by music in our early teens.  Apart from songs like this, I beg to differ.  Very little in the late eighties inspired me, but this is good and has that seventies-rock vibe that I enjoy.

SILVER - The Who.  Very close here, because you better you better you bet believe that after a while this song gets on my goat a bit.  It's quite possible that, despite this being a major hit, I enjoy the B-side better.



BRONZE - The Hollies.  A really cool rendition of this song - really enjoyed it and didn't know it existed.  Thanks, Darren.  A good one to add to a playlist.  Almost silver but after playing it a few times I moved on.

TIN - TBB.  I don't really like it.  It didn't grow on me.  It's not O.K. 


Aretha Franklin's comeback with George Michael. Catchy tune, bad haircuts.



Roy Orbison, twenty-five years after Pretty Woman.



Louis Armstrong, who had a hit more than thirty years after his career had started with this very cool song from 1964.



Thanks very much, Darren.





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My votes :

Gold-You Better You Bet (The Who)

Silver-It’s O.K. (The Beach Boys)


Bronze-Stop in the Name of Love (The Hollies)

Tin-The Doctor (The Doobie Brothers)

Don't suppose he ever went away but do like one of Maccas latest and keep meaning to listen to the rest of the new album .


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Al Forsyth

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David, A new one to run to the bathroom at his concerts by Paul.  I actually got the album in the mail and haven't played it yet.

Bonnie, just wow with people like Aretha and Roy who never really could be considered come-back artists but of course were with us all the time, until ....

Larry, thanks for remembering that.  There was turmoil in Beach Boy world, it seemed, and then out came Do It Again, which also had some throwback to it but that drum and bass sound - ooooooo yeh!  Frank's comeback - yes.

Darren, this is what makes the battles so interesting, the differences in who we all are and how we vote our hearts and minds. 


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A new one to run to the bathroom at his concerts by Paul.  I actually got the album in the mail and haven't played it yet.


Al, what did you think of 'Strawberry Fields Forever' when you first heard it?

PLAY THE ALBUM! It's great. Listened to it on a five hour drive last weekend. The 25 year old girl I was with is enamoured with it. 

There are superstars. 

Then there's McCartney. 


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