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Old 02-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Haha! I also dig the Len and Firehouse tracks posted in here, behind closed doors.

As far as cheese:

I don't even know why I like this song, but it makes me incredibly happy.


I seriously feel for anyone who's ever inadvertently borne witness to my singing alone with this one. It's really quite cheesy, overly sappy, and I can not hit those notes. Also, the slideshow in this video perfectly accentuates the cheese.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Their first two albums had some clever moments, and "Living on the Ceiling" is a fine 80's Synth Pop great, but when they hit the third album, the half-good Believe You Me, it seemed that the ideas were starting to dry up a bit. Still, this had some catchy Pop Drama that would have had the listener screaming "Get over it, you saps!" if the tune was not as good. Still, pretty cheesy at the end of the day although the video was pretty "smashing" (OUCH!).
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:31 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It's 1967, and Herman's Hermits are finally finding out what the term "diminishing returns" is all about after hitting big with the Pop ballad "It's a Kind of Hush" and knowing that the times were changing a hell of a lot faster than before. Like a lot of the other Pop musicians of the day, they had to scramble to look like that they were in the hip. In this case, The Hermits were linked with a Donovan song with the same backing track - a wise choice as they shared a Producer (Mickey Most) and that at the time D had some very catchy tunes that kind of made you want to forget all of the Flower Child Hippie crap that went alone with the image. Sadly, this was the first major downfall in their carer...this one stopped at #39 in the US, and went nowhere in The UK.

The album that it announced, Blaze, a surprisingly OK album, was only a US release at the time with a crappy oh-so-hip cover that did not mention the name on the front cover, just the sticker with the words "Featuring the hit single Museum", like that was going to sell as the single flopped. Teenage girls were already passing up on Peter Noone for Davy Jones anyways. So why is it good in that "Ready for the Cut Out Bin, but at least they tried" kind of way?

Noone's voice fitted the arrangement better, the cheesy organ was a nice touch, the "doo-doo doo-doo doo-doo" (Heartbreaker!...oops wrong song) backing vocals were out of The Five American's "Western Union", and the song was kind of like the music that would be bought by someone who would have visited the going out of business sale of a boutique on the Sunset Strip at that time when a lot of hip places except the Whiskey was closing down or changing around (no thanks to the riots in Late '66 shutting down the fun) and wished that the "British Invasion" would have been going on forever. It had a beat, and you could dance to it in your JC Penny clothes - certainly not really the real deal, not knowing where to go (yet), but still having a cheesy kind of cool.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Animotion - Obsession - YouTube

Cheesy or not, this one is musically terrific...

The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination - YouTube

The women don't get enough credit for their singing...

The B-52's - Roam (HQ 1080p HD Upscale) - YouTube

I think I should give honorable mentions to "Head Over Heels" by The Go-Go's and the overdramatized "Madelaine" and "Seventeen" by the musically gifted Winger.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just a song about eating peaches. Doesn't get any simpler.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I think I should give honorable mentions to "Head Over Heels" by The Go-Go's and the overdramatized "Madelaine" and "Seventeen" by the musically gifted Winger.
Ah, Winger. Have you heard their latest one (2009) Karma? It's really not that bad. I had it in my CD player in the car most of last summer, and although the cheese factor is still lingering throughout, Reb Beach (guitar) really shines all over it. I've been a fan of Reb since the days of Guitars that Rule the World, and was exited to hear him back with the Wing man. This tune has one of the MOST beautiful outro solo's I have ever heard, and I've heard A LOT!


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Old 02-27-2013, 10:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Coming Up Like a Flower - Paul McCartney
Great video, it looks like something Weird Al would do. And in a way Paul in a wig kinda looks like Weird Al.


Let My Love Open The Door - Pete Townsend
I swore the song was called "Let Milo Open Then Door"
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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we don't have enough time in our lives for me to actually make a proper list but I'll half-ass it so everyone can finally learn how lame I am.

favorite campy/cheesy songs -

- "Wig Wam Bam" - Sweet
- "I Like the Way" - Tommy James & The Shondells
- "Dum Dum Diddle" - ABBA
- "Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
- "Imagine Me, Imagine You" - Fox
- "Dancing in the City" - Marshall Hain
- "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
- "Touching the Untouchables" - Men At Work
- "Maybe I Know" - Lesley Gore
- "I'm Blue" - The Shangri-Las
- "The Stroke" - Billy Squier
- "That's Pep" - DEVO
- "Elenore" - The Turtles
- "I Eat Cannibals" - Toto Coelo



etc., etc. - those are just a few from the top of my head, that were once in heavy rotation in my life.
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Here's two more awful ones I found when I had my iPod on shuffle earlier... I loved these when I was like five or six years old I remember :P


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