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Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2024 4:57 p.m. PST

Typical Joker. Makes you click but nothing there.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2024 5:14 p.m. PST

The Joker is often deadly but never serious.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2024 6:54 p.m. PST
robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2024 7:49 p.m. PST

Please, eto. Certain things--I will not call them music--should just be permitted to die quietly in the dark, lest our children and grandchildren mock us.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2024 9:36 p.m. PST

Don't dis the Steve Miller Band, dude!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 4:22 a.m. PST

Second worst piece of popular music ever. Only "Unchained Melody" tops it in the Piepenbrink Hall of Musical Shame.

But what's happened to Dining Room Battles? Has one of his Master Villains made him disappear?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 7:42 a.m. PST

"worst piece of popular music"

Sorry, no, that's anything by Duran Duran.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 1:22 p.m. PST

If that's the worst music, then you must be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world, my little Ice Ice Baby…

lest our children and grandchildren mock us.

My kids like SMB.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 3:00 p.m. PST

I stand expanded. The "worst piece of popular music" is a massive tie encompassing many so-called "artists" and bands.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 3:32 p.m. PST

I thought Duran Duran was a city in southern Africa?

Third place goes to "We are the World." After that, it's open season.

eto, I'll need Googletranslate on yours.

Doesn't really matter. Songs have been going downhill since the Limeliters and the Kingston Trio both lost their original lineups, and then some deaf-mute invented the electric guitar. Still some nice instrumental stuff, though. I wouldn't want to have missed the age of Williams and Goldsmith.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 5:36 p.m. PST

The Kingston Trio may be my father's favorite group (aside from The Statler Brothers).
I learned the words to "The Sloop John B" from my uncle when learning to sail.

But the most fun song of theirs has to be "MTA" (aka as "Charlie on the MTA" or "The Man Who Never Returned"), which has a great story behind it. It's not original to the group, and was actually written as a campaign song for a perennial also-ran Boston politician who opposed the "return fees" on the Boston subway system, which travelers apparently had to pay when leaving the train.
Here's the song as made famous by The Kingston Trio: YouTube link

And here's the backstory: link

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 7:03 p.m. PST

"MTA" is classic Trio. But that takes nothing from "Zombie Jamboree." If I had to pick two for the Limeliters, it would be "Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill" and "Wake Up, Dunya" but "Dunya" is still locked in Deutsche Gramophone's vault. Maybe "Zhankoye."


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Zephyr130 Jan 2024 10:12 p.m. PST

"Typical Joker. Makes you click but nothing there."

Or a Zardoz picture… ;-)

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