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Hi-Fi one hit wonders?

Aloha,

Just got the downstairs rig up and running again, and couldn't wait to toss on some...

...pardon my baser instincts...

1) School of Fish - Three Strange Days (as an aside, is this a religious song?)

This tune is compressed, but it's very "clean" sounding.

No, it's not proper Hi-Fi, but it's a nice tune to play on the Hi-Fi.

Next up was...

2) The Burning Sensations - Belly of the Whale.

Also not classic Hi-Fi, but also clean and "fast" sounding; at least as far as ska can be fast or clean.

Well, these got me thinking, are there any guilty pleasure one hit wonders you dig?

Are any of them Hi-Fi?

I'll try and pull some more apropo (sp?) examples later, but those two got me to wondering...

Cheers.

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Re: Hi-Fi one hit wonders?

Yo, Buddha -- one hit wonder? How 'bout "American Pie," Don Mclean. A nice song, for nostalgic old farts like me, that is well-recorded. And it's analog. Everything else on the album sucks. Is that what you mean by "one-hit wonder"?

How 'bout a no-hit wonder? "New Adventures in HI-FI," R.E.M. The entire album sucks. But it's analogue. Everything on it sounds like a bad Beatles impersonation. This is a two-LP package, by the way, and it must have taken a hell of an effort to fill 4 sides of lacquer without a single worthwhile song.

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Re: Hi-Fi one hit wonders?

"Everything else on the album sucks."

You've got to be kidding! That is a classic album. "Vincent" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, as is "Till Tomorrow"! I don't have the CD in front of me, but I know there are more very good tunes there. Granted, not every track is prime, but still, it's an outstanding collection. mho

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Re: Hi-Fi one hit wonders?


Quote:
"Everything else on the album sucks."

You've got to be kidding! That is a classic album. "Vincent" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, as is "Till Tomorrow"! I don't have the CD in front of me, but I know there are more very good tunes there. Granted, not every track is prime, but still, it's an outstanding collection. mho

And of course "Everybody Loves Me Baby (What's The Matter With You?)"

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