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Plankton 01-20-2019 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Lilja (Post 2035686)

Thats awesome

MicShazam 01-20-2019 11:59 PM

The last word is not said in the MicShazam vs Windsock/Baez vs Priest saga!
But I'm at work so I can't type a full reply.

We could also just call it quits before someone gets hurt and accept that I'm undisputedly right.

windsock 01-21-2019 10:29 AM

Whatever you wanna do, pal. Honestly I think I lost the willingness to get into a long-form argument about this anyway, so if you do end up posting a wall of text I probably won't respond. There's only so many times you can rebuff someone's opinion.

...or you could just admit I'm right in this scenario and everything'll be squeaky clean.

Frownland 01-21-2019 10:30 AM

Dismissing Baez as by the numbers is pretty short-sighted given that she played a big role in establishing those numbers. And Priest is corny so I'm with Mike here. I also haven't listened to either track.

windsock 01-21-2019 10:36 AM

Yes Priest are corny like most early metal bands were, but pretending like Baez (especially during the mid-70's) is some enigmatic musician free from the campiness of the era herself is itself short-sighted. Miles Davis doesn't get a pass on an album like You're Under Arrest just cause he pioneered the fusion genre.

Frownland 01-21-2019 10:38 AM

Pretty sure I haven't said anything like that.

windsock 01-21-2019 10:42 AM

Just cause Baez popularized contemporary folk in the early 60's doesn't make her work from the 70's not by-the-numbers. Musicians rarely continue breaking the mold in some way with every album and they eventually fall into the pitfalls and stereotypes of the genre they may or may not have helped develop. Geddit?

Frownland 01-21-2019 10:43 AM

*by her numbers

Just a bit ironic that you're defending Priest for performing the song in their style when that's exactly what Baez is doing.

windsock 01-21-2019 10:50 AM

Again, You're Under Arrest isn't a good album just because Davis was the master of the genre.

I'm not criticizing Baez for doing it in her style either. It's just the style she does it in happens to be boring. Priest also do it in their style, and I don't find the style they do it in boring. I like one style more than the other.

The Batlord 01-21-2019 10:53 AM

The problem is Priest aren't suited to a song like that so the song and their style clash and we're left with boredom.


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