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#127932 - 02/12/06 11:10 AM Guilty pleasures. . .
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Anyone have that CD in your collection you're embarassed to admit to? Maybe you got caught up in the "Macarena" craze and made an impulsive buy. Or have a secret stash of polka music you like blasting on weekends.

Now's the time to admit to that CD or album you own that you put on when nobody's in the house. The album you have that if your friends saw they would laugh at you. That kind of album. The one that's a bit incongruous with the rest of your collection.

I'll have to say I'm a big fan of the Monkees. It's just a bit of pure pop goodness. Never fails to cheer me up. I don't have just one album, I have four. And I like every one of 'em. So there. It doesn't matter to me that nobody ever really took them seriously as a true band--I mean, c'mon, who would have thought two actors and two musicians could have amounted to much in the music world? Granted, they didn't write their own stuff early on, but my favorite album is "Headquarters" where they took the reins. I think there is an earnestness and playfullness that is hard to beat with them.

That is my guilty pleasure.

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#127933 - 02/12/06 11:26 AM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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The Best of The Partridge Family brings me right back to my youth.

And as sickly sweet as the music is (and I really don't like any pop music) I think Karen Carpenter's voice is amazing enough to warrant just re-ordering the Best of the Carpenters on SACD. Besides, I've read that it's reference quality!

I had a similar thread just about a year ago, just before you joined here, Sean: Guilty Pleasures '05
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#127934 - 02/12/06 11:30 AM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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Oops. Didn't remember that thread.

I agree, Karen Carpenter's voice is amazing. I have a friend who has a Carpenters CD she plays in the car all the time.
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#127935 - 02/12/06 12:57 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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Okay I admit it Jennifer Holiday in Dream Girls, after seeing the play, I could never get out of my head the way she sang-And I am telling you
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#127936 - 02/12/06 01:30 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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Ok,....(shhhh...)

After watching "Little Shop of Horrors", had to get the tape cuz the way Rick Moranis and the "Leading Lady" sang "Suddenly Seymore" really did it for me!

...I DID find "The Dentist" to be an embarrasment, however.



....oh, speaking of Polka music: True story:

The wife and I had gotten a couple of polka albums back in the early 70s; they were actually fun, but for some unexplanable reason(and this is TRUE)I had the urge to run over to the bowling alley and just drink beer!! Not bowl, just drink beer!! And I don't even like "regular" beers!

..go figure
Rich.


Edited by F107plus5 (02/12/06 01:41 PM)

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#127937 - 02/12/06 02:07 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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Another Carpenters listener here. I have the Best if the Carpenters SACD and LOVE it. Hope you will as well, Mark.

Indeed, she had an INCREDIBLE voice. I vacillate between utter despair that we will never hear any new material performed by that lush, warm voice, and uncontrolled anger with her for doing what she did to herself thereby depriving us of that voice. It drives me crazy.

Also, after examining their material, I think Richard doesn't get his due as a pianist, and arranger. He really played some (but not all) tasty piano parts, and came up with some inventive, tasteful arrangements. It is not necessary to like the songs or arrangements in order to appreciate the talent involved in creating them.
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#127938 - 02/12/06 02:29 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
F107plus5 Offline
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Granny and I will certainly toss our hats in the ring as additional Carpenters fans. They were, and are, as an act, sorely missed.

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#127939 - 02/12/06 03:04 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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With all due regards to Freddie Mercury and Co., I enjoy Anne Hathaways version of "Somebody to Love" from Ella Enchanted. (I didn't say that out loud did I?) Also, it's the stupidest movie I've ever enjoyed! Guy...2 1/2 weeks and counting.

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#127940 - 02/12/06 08:46 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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Well, Air Supply. Damn, I feel so...dirty.

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#127941 - 02/12/06 09:02 PM Re: Guilty pleasures. . .
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Jeeesh, Ray. I need a shower to feel clean again.
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