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Old 08-01-2017, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Carpenters

I couldn't find another thread about The Carpenters, so I decided to make one!

Apologizes if there is one that I never stumbled across.

Are there any fans of their music here?

My personal favorite songs are (They Long to Be) Close to You, Ave Maria, Now, Ticket to Ride, Superstar, The Rainbow Connection, Nowhere Man, and quite a few more
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes I have one or 2 carpenter records,they are quite g00d!!!
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I feel like they're famous enough that I should be able to think of a song they've made, but I'm coming up blank. I'm sure when I think of it, I'll slap my forehead.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Some of their songs are OK, in a nostalgic sort of way.
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I haven't thought about The Carpenters since the late '70's. I'll bet Karen's all old and fat now.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I couldn't find another thread about The Carpenters, so I decided to make one!

Apologizes if there is one that I never stumbled across.

Are there any fans of their music here?

My personal favorite songs are (They Long to Be) Close to You, Ave Maria, Now, Ticket to Ride, Superstar, The Rainbow Connection, Nowhere Man, and quite a few more
My fav!!
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I love all the top ten Carpenters songs everyone else likes. My 11th all time favorite Carpenters song would be "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft."

Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (Full Version)


TBH it took Sonic Youth, and the movie Tommy Boy to become a fan of theirs.

Sonic Youth - Superstar


Tommy Boy singing Superstar by The Carpenters


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I don't want to come off sounding like the grammar police, but they are known simply as "Carpenters" the "The" really isn't necessary.
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I haven't thought about The Carpenters since the late '70's. I'll bet Karen's all old and fat now.
If you weren't joking, she's dead. Been that way a while.
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The Japs love The Carpenters. I'd never even heard of them until I moved here. Every Jap listens to them in junior-high school English class.
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If you weren't joking, she's dead. Been that way a while.
^ Yes, and died quite young of annorexia, so Loathsome Pete would be wrong on both counts.

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The Japs love The Carpenters. I'd never even heard of them until I moved here. Every Jap listens to them in junior-high school English class.
^ That's interesting! Karen Carpenter ennunciates lyrics very clearly, so I imagine Carpenter songs are pretty popular with English-language teachers everywhere. For that purpose, the songs are also slow enough to sing along to, and the words relate to the universally popular theme of love; a good choice for the language classroom.

I'm not much of a fan, but I was impressed when I read once that they are credited with inventing the "power ballad," which perhaps refers to this song,
" a Carpenter/Bettis original with a gritty guitar solo by Tony Peluso, released on June 13, 1972" :-



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I don't want to come off sounding like the grammar police, but they are known simply as "Carpenters" the "The" really isn't necessary.
^ HaHa! I never noticed that detail. Thanks Neapolitan.
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