The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

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101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:31pm
Silent Majority wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:29pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:24pm
Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:18pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:08pm
I thought the term Boy Band was introduced specifically for those studio manufactured bands with the traditional 5 pretty boy vocalists in a line.
I’m sure the term was never around in DD days. I would put DD more in the same bracket as the Osmonds or Jackson 5 than Westlife and all those bands.
Have read that Take That was considered the first although whilst probably true it is harsh on Gary Barlow.
Well New Kids On the Block were before Take That, they were definitely a boy band. And going back a bit further, New Edition.
Bros? Another band that straddles the BB / real band line.
When I hear Bros, I wonder what music influenced them. Do they like music?
No they like fame!!
Is it any wonder?
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Silent Majority wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:31pm
Silent Majority wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:29pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:24pm
Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:18pm


Well New Kids On the Block were before Take That, they were definitely a boy band. And going back a bit further, New Edition.
Bros? Another band that straddles the BB / real band line.
When I hear Bros, I wonder what music influenced them. Do they like music?
No they like fame!!
Is it any wonder?
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Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:34pm
Silent Majority wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:29pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:24pm
Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:18pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:08pm
I thought the term Boy Band was introduced specifically for those studio manufactured bands with the traditional 5 pretty boy vocalists in a line.
I’m sure the term was never around in DD days. I would put DD more in the same bracket as the Osmonds or Jackson 5 than Westlife and all those bands.
Have read that Take That was considered the first although whilst probably true it is harsh on Gary Barlow.
Well New Kids On the Block were before Take That, they were definitely a boy band. And going back a bit further, New Edition.
Bros? Another band that straddles the BB / real band line.
When I hear Bros, I wonder what music influenced them. Do they like music?
Yeah, good point. It's that old fame for fame's sake thing.

That's why I can't put Duran Duran in the boy band bracket, they were all huge music fans. The premise for their band at the start was the Sex Pistols meets Chic. They didn't quite succeed with that but songs like Planet Earth and Girls On Film are fantastic pop records.
I agree with you re DD they were just a band like any other (Spandau Ballet being an obvious comparison) they just happened to be a band of pretty boys who dressed with the fashion and makeup of the time.

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Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:34pm
Silent Majority wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:29pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:24pm
Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:18pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:08pm
I thought the term Boy Band was introduced specifically for those studio manufactured bands with the traditional 5 pretty boy vocalists in a line.
I’m sure the term was never around in DD days. I would put DD more in the same bracket as the Osmonds or Jackson 5 than Westlife and all those bands.
Have read that Take That was considered the first although whilst probably true it is harsh on Gary Barlow.
Well New Kids On the Block were before Take That, they were definitely a boy band. And going back a bit further, New Edition.
Bros? Another band that straddles the BB / real band line.
When I hear Bros, I wonder what music influenced them. Do they like music?
Yeah, good point. It's that old fame for fame's sake thing.

That's why I can't put Duran Duran in the boy band bracket, they were all huge music fans. The premise for their band at the start was the Sex Pistols meets Chic. They didn't quite succeed with that but songs like Planet Earth and Girls On Film are fantastic pop records.
The Sex Pistols thing was not so far off as both John and Andy Taylor played with Steve Jones in the Neurotic Outsiders. They would play Silly Thing and Planet Earth.
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Do you think Mumford and Sons regret forming a band with a banjo player?
He is a great banjo player and he drives those first couple of albums but the more they try snd experiment with new direction the more they are stuck with a banjo.

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101Walterton wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 7:48pm
Do you think Mumford and Sons regret forming a band with a banjo player?
He is a great banjo player and he drives those first couple of albums but the more they try snd experiment with new direction the more they are stuck with a banjo.
Ive never listened to them much. My daughter was into them for a minute back in high school. I think she's moved on.

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revbob wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 7:53pm
101Walterton wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 7:48pm
Do you think Mumford and Sons regret forming a band with a banjo player?
He is a great banjo player and he drives those first couple of albums but the more they try snd experiment with new direction the more they are stuck with a banjo.
Ive never listened to them much. My daughter was into them for a minute back in high school. I think she's moved on.
That’s what they tried to do but a banjo is pretty significant to the sound.

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101Walterton wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 8:03pm
revbob wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 7:53pm
101Walterton wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 7:48pm
Do you think Mumford and Sons regret forming a band with a banjo player?
He is a great banjo player and he drives those first couple of albums but the more they try snd experiment with new direction the more they are stuck with a banjo.
Ive never listened to them much. My daughter was into them for a minute back in high school. I think she's moved on.
That’s what they tried to do but a banjo is pretty significant to the sound.
Yeah and as the father of a 15yo the banjo aint cool.

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Weird that I love the sound of a banjo, but most banjo music does nothing for me.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Duelling Banjos is great, otherwise it's about as welcome as bagpipes.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 9:00pm
Duelling Banjos is great, otherwise it's about as welcome as bagpipes.
I like both.

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Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:18pm
101Walterton wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:08pm
I thought the term Boy Band was introduced specifically for those studio manufactured bands with the traditional 5 pretty boy vocalists in a line.
I’m sure the term was never around in DD days. I would put DD more in the same bracket as the Osmonds or Jackson 5 than Westlife and all those bands.
Have read that Take That was considered the first although whilst probably true it is harsh on Gary Barlow.
Well New Kids On the Block were before Take That, they were definitely a boy band. And going back a bit further, New Edition.
Menudo. And maybe even the Jackson 5.
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I’ve been listening to a lot of Flatt & Scruggs lately and I can confidently say the banjo is good, damn it.
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