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Old 07-03-2018, 11:04 PM
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RE: The Human League - Don't You Want Me isn't even the best song on Dare. Love Action, for one, is much better

Saw them play in Birmingham a couple of years ago - they put on a pretty good show and started with one of my favourite tracks, Being Boiled. I was surprised at how good Phil Oakey's voice sounded - and how bad the voice of Joanne Catherall still was. Susan Sulley was just about ok.
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It Bites - Calling All The Heroes - They've done much better, sort of prog rock stuff.
Agreed - not my usual listening stuff, but their second album Once Around The World was excellent. Also some of Frank Dunnery's solo material is very good.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:07 PM
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Adam and the Ants probably best known for pantomime songs Stand and Deliver and Prince Charming, but Adam’s earlier punk stuff with the first Ants incarnation are far, far superior.
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Another good choice.

Their frontman Peter Perrett brought out a new album last year called How The West Was Won, his first in about 22 years it's well worth a listen, probably my album of the year for 2017.
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Still doesn't make their top 30 songs.
Really? I must give them a better listen because I didn;t hear anything better......30 you say....wow.
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If David Bowie's most famous song is Starman, he's a bad example because Starman was taken from his best album. Just because his first album had the somewhat slightly dazed song and memories of a free festival when all anyone remembers is the major tom song, and Hunkey Dorey had Bewley Brothers and Quicksand when all anyone remembers is life on mars, does not mean that his album tracks are overlooked. It just means radio stations aren't allowed to play them. Radio X would love to play She Shook me Cold instead of Man Who Sold the World, Magic FM would much prefer to put out Quicksand or Bewley brothers rather than life on mars, and Absolute FM might actually prefer to air Jo the Lion for a change rather than Sound and Vision. But they're not allowed to. These songs are protected and left for us to discover ourselves in the form of paying to access their back catalogues.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:10 AM
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Steve Wonder.... "No new years day" etc....
You really think that he is best known for that?

Sir Duke was a tune.
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For me it has to be Midnight Oil. They are only known for Beds are Burning. I've got at least 4 albums of theirs. Although very political some of their songs are just superb and seeing them last summer in Hammersmith for the first time in 30 odd years was a massive walk down memory lane for me.
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Sir Duke was a tune.
He is to a lot of people.
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RE: The Human League - Don't You Want Me isn't even the best song on Dare. Love Action, for one, is much better.
Other than the word 'much' I agree. LA is in my favourite 3 songs by any band.
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Really? I must give them a better listen because I didn;t hear anything better......30 you say....wow.
It’s a matter of taste really. Whilst Pablo Honey (the album Creep is on) is a fairly standard grunge album, listen to the rest of their stuff and it’s a completely different band, who you’ll either think is brilliant or pretentious, (in Noel Gallagher’s words, ‘If Thom Yorke fvcking shit into a light bulb … it’d get 9/10’). Good place to start is Ok Computer.
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I'm going to stick my neck out and say that Parachutes was a beautifully conceived album, before Coldplay decided that the best way to be big and stay big was to write anthemic, stadium hits.
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Still doesn't make their top 30 songs.
Several songs on that album are far better.
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Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me

Not a terrible song, but their stuff prior to that was so much more interesting, imaginative and innovative

When I saw this thread I immediately thought this too
'Don't You Forget About Me' wasn't even their song, some company songwriter did it, and it was intended for recording by someone else.

Of course people say their early stuff is the best, but also the stuff after '85 was much better than Don't You Forget About Me.

Still a very good live band now. The 5x5 tour a few years ago was superb.
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Ultravox are another example, their best songs came out before Midge Ure joined the band.
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