The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by coffeepotman » 07 Feb 2019, 8:50am

Marky Dread wrote:
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The Ramones' "Chinese Rock" is superior to the Heartbreakers' version right?
Nope. A good cover but no way can you beat that Thunders guitar sound. I say cover as The Heartbreakers made it famous however Dee Dee was one it's writers.
As big of a Ramones fan as I am I still thing The Heartbreakers version is definitive, Johnny sings it like he means it, Joey sings it like it's a cover even though it was written by Dee Dee.

Legend has it, Dee Dee, Hell, Thunders and the rest were trying to come up with something as good as Heroin by the Velvets. I think they came pretty close.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Feb 2019, 10:09am

coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 8:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 1:13pm
matedog wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 11:33am
The Ramones' "Chinese Rock" is superior to the Heartbreakers' version right?
Nope. A good cover but no way can you beat that Thunders guitar sound. I say cover as The Heartbreakers made it famous however Dee Dee was one it's writers.
As big of a Ramones fan as I am I still thing The Heartbreakers version is definitive, Johnny sings it like he means it, Joey sings it like it's a cover even though it was written by Dee Dee.

Legend has it, Dee Dee, Hell, Thunders and the rest were trying to come up with something as good as Heroin by the Velvets. I think they came pretty close.
I prefer Chinese Rock(s) to VU's Heroin. It's worth mentioning that The Ramones didn't originally want the song.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 07 Feb 2019, 10:39am

The Ramones’ version is great but come on. Heartbreakers by a fair margin.
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Post by matedog » 07 Feb 2019, 11:08am

Maybe it's like how it took me forever to appreciation the Beach Boys' "Do You Wanna Dance?" because it was soooo much slower than the Ramones' version, but the faster tempo does more for me than the Thunders version. Doesn't mean much for me that Joey didn't write the lyrics because he didn't write a shit ton of Ramones lyrics.
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Post by coffeepotman » 07 Feb 2019, 11:29am

Actually he wrote quite a few Ramones songs. Him and Dee Dee were the main songwirters

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by coffeepotman » 07 Feb 2019, 11:31am

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:09am
coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 8:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 1:13pm
matedog wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 11:33am
The Ramones' "Chinese Rock" is superior to the Heartbreakers' version right?
Nope. A good cover but no way can you beat that Thunders guitar sound. I say cover as The Heartbreakers made it famous however Dee Dee was one it's writers.
As big of a Ramones fan as I am I still thing The Heartbreakers version is definitive, Johnny sings it like he means it, Joey sings it like it's a cover even though it was written by Dee Dee.

Legend has it, Dee Dee, Hell, Thunders and the rest were trying to come up with something as good as Heroin by the Velvets. I think they came pretty close.
I prefer Chinese Rock(s) to VU's Heroin. It's worth mentioning that The Ramones didn't originally want the song.
I've heard that too but they played almost every show from 1980 onwards

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Feb 2019, 12:38pm

coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 11:31am
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:09am
coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 8:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 1:13pm
matedog wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 11:33am
The Ramones' "Chinese Rock" is superior to the Heartbreakers' version right?
Nope. A good cover but no way can you beat that Thunders guitar sound. I say cover as The Heartbreakers made it famous however Dee Dee was one it's writers.
As big of a Ramones fan as I am I still thing The Heartbreakers version is definitive, Johnny sings it like he means it, Joey sings it like it's a cover even though it was written by Dee Dee.

Legend has it, Dee Dee, Hell, Thunders and the rest were trying to come up with something as good as Heroin by the Velvets. I think they came pretty close.
I prefer Chinese Rock(s) to VU's Heroin. It's worth mentioning that The Ramones didn't originally want the song.
I've heard that too but they played almost every show from 1980 onwards
True but they ignored it for 5 years being written in '75.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by coffeepotman » 07 Feb 2019, 5:07pm

That is true, not played till EOTC album and tour

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Post by Marky Dread » 07 Feb 2019, 6:02pm

coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 5:07pm
That is true, not played till EOTC album and tour
I always thought it strange when they eventually did record it. I'm sure I remember reading a story where it was said they recorded their version to right the wrong of Thunders/Nolan/Wrath stealing the writing credits. I may have imagined this though.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 08 Feb 2019, 2:40am

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 6:02pm
coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 5:07pm
That is true, not played till EOTC album and tour
I always thought it strange when they eventually did record it. I'm sure I remember reading a story where it was said they recorded their version to right the wrong of Thunders/Nolan/Wrath stealing the writing credits. I may have imagined this though.
As I recall, Johnny didn't want to do a song about heroin, but relaxed this policy when the group started to become less prolific in their songwriting.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Feb 2019, 7:33am

Silent Majority wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 2:40am
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 6:02pm
coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 5:07pm
That is true, not played till EOTC album and tour
I always thought it strange when they eventually did record it. I'm sure I remember reading a story where it was said they recorded their version to right the wrong of Thunders/Nolan/Wrath stealing the writing credits. I may have imagined this though.
As I recall, Johnny didn't want to do a song about heroin, but relaxed this policy when the group started to become less prolific in their songwriting.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 08 Feb 2019, 8:02am

Silent Majority wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 2:40am
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 6:02pm
coffeepotman wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 5:07pm
That is true, not played till EOTC album and tour
I always thought it strange when they eventually did record it. I'm sure I remember reading a story where it was said they recorded their version to right the wrong of Thunders/Nolan/Wrath stealing the writing credits. I may have imagined this though.
As I recall, Johnny didn't want to do a song about heroin, but relaxed this policy when the group started to become less prolific in their songwriting.
They needed the album filler after the "Just Say No!" rap was rejected by the record label. :shifty:
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Post by revbob » 08 Feb 2019, 7:58pm

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Flex » 10 Feb 2019, 12:38pm

This is kind of an interesting read, Billboard ranks every Grammy Album of the Year winner and opines on whether they should have won: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ear-ranked

The opinions are semi-interesting, but it's a great run-through of what else was nominated and they mention great albums from the given year that weren't even nominated. Kinda fascinating.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Feb 2019, 1:51pm

Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:38pm
This is kind of an interesting read, Billboard ranks every Grammy Album of the Year winner and opines on whether they should have won: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ear-ranked

The opinions are semi-interesting, but it's a great run-through of what else was nominated and they mention great albums from the given year that weren't even nominated. Kinda fascinating.
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