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Author Topic: Al Jardine and John Mayer New Song?!  (Read 3840 times)
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2017, 10:38:34 AM »

Nice track! My daughter's a fan of Mr Mayer.

With thanks to SDU. :=)
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2017, 07:55:01 AM »

With love from the 'United' Kingdom of Great Britain, I literally don't know who John Mayer is.

This is the same thing US fans thought/said when that awful "Status Quo" thing came out in 1996. Why are the BBs backing a random bar band on a s**tty cover of "Fun Fun Fun?"
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2017, 08:14:05 AM »

With love from the 'United' Kingdom of Great Britain, I literally don't know who John Mayer is. Love the idea of anyone giving Al his props. Was there any born person ever suited to belting out the first line of Heroes & Villains? Not fussed about some niche guitar player but chuffed if anyone gives Al for his dues for the songs that really matter.

You're not missing much.  He's a decent guitar player, but much of what I've heard of his music is pretty disposable. 
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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2017, 08:36:18 AM »

Compared to about 98.9% of the contemporary 'hit-makers' over these past 15 years I'd say John Mayer is substantially more musical and talented that almost all of them...and by a sizeable margin.

Disposable kds?  Hardly.  

The guy writes and sings real songs.  He isn't trendy.  AND he plays a pretty fine guitar.  I'd be entirely willing to dump and flush the other 98.9% modern era trendoids [twice...'cause it's a LONG way to the cesspool] and keep him.
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2017, 10:13:09 AM »

This is the same thing US fans thought/said when that awful "Status Quo" thing came out in 1996. Why are the BBs backing a random bar band on a s**tty cover of "Fun Fun Fun?"

Random bar band?? I shouldn't say that in the UK, if I were you! LOL

https://youtu.be/bNPJuJSVmNA
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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2017, 10:20:46 AM »

This is the same thing US fans thought/said when that awful "Status Quo" thing came out in 1996. Why are the BBs backing a random bar band on a s**tty cover of "Fun Fun Fun?"

Random bar band?? I shouldn't say that in the UK, if I were you! LOL

https://youtu.be/bNPJuJSVmNA

Exactly, that was my point.  LOL Nobody much knew "Status Quo" in the US in 1996 (or now), and their cover of "Fun Fun Fun" sounds like a mediocre bar British bar band trying to cover the Beach Boys.

My guess is that more people in the UK have heard of John Mayer than people in the US have heard of Status Quo.

Not that I'm trumpeting either of these artists; neither do anything for me.
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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2017, 10:29:48 AM »

Compared to about 98.9% of the contemporary 'hit-makers' over these past 15 years I'd say John Mayer is substantially more musical and talented that almost all of them...and by a sizeable margin.

Disposable kds?  Hardly.  

The guy writes and sings real songs.  He isn't trendy.  AND he plays a pretty fine guitar.  I'd be entirely willing to dump and flush the other 98.9% modern era trendoids [twice...'cause it's a LONG way to the cesspool] and keep him.

Sure, he writes his own songs, and plays an instrument pretty well.  That, alone, sets him apart from most of the pack these days.  But, IMO, being able to play guitar well, and actually writing songs as opposed to relying on a song doctor(s) doesn't really mean much if the songs aren't that good. 

I don't think I've heard any John Mayer song that I would consider horrible, so maybe "disposable" was a little harsh.  More like very middle of the road.  The kind of music that you hear and go, "that's not too bad," but quickly forget it. 
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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2017, 12:38:25 PM »

More from Mayer and the song. Plus RS's review of the track:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-mayer-details-four-new-wave-2-songs-w468485
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« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2017, 01:26:48 PM »

Glad that Al is getting cameos like this on current artists' material, but good golly Miss Molly that is a terrible song title.
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« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2017, 03:06:32 PM »

but good golly Miss Molly that is a terrible song title.

True dat!
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« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 03:19:48 PM »

but good golly Miss Molly that is a terrible song title.

True dat!

It's *as* bad a song title as Al's '90s skullet and fashion were.

Emoji of a Wave is the early '90s-Al hairdo/clothing-style of song titles.
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« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 03:23:05 PM »

 LOL
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« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 03:26:39 PM »

When I saw the title, my first thought was of Prince's "Emale" off of the late '90s album Emancipation.

The down-side to trying to be timely is that you quickly, inevitably become very, very dated.
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« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2017, 03:27:30 PM »

(Captain plays his Dx-7) Wink
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« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2017, 03:29:34 PM »

LOL. Not quite. But in the mid-late 80s, I may or may not have had black spandex shorts with neon green tiger stripes along the sides. And a flat-top mullet with lightning shaved into the sides. This might be true and it might be illustrative of my point.
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« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2017, 03:31:59 PM »

I will take it as creative license.... LOL
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« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2017, 03:34:32 PM »

And I will take it as the best--perhaps only--evidence of a deity who intervenes in this world: no existing photos.
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2017, 03:42:29 PM »

Good thing you are no 1980s style Mike Love...
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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2017, 12:39:08 PM »

With love from the 'United' Kingdom of Great Britain, I literally don't know who John Mayer is.

They know who he is in the Netherlands. His May 3 show in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome (17,000 seats) was sold out within 20 minutes. A second show later planned for the day before is sold out too...   
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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2017, 01:52:12 PM »

A great track. It's also superb that Al and his son Matt were involved on the harmonies!  Cool Guy
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« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2017, 02:29:31 PM »

I appreciate all the critiques, in a weird sort of way.  I enjoyed their harmony backgrounds.  Bring them forward in the mix?  Sure.  I'd love that.  Must every nice moment be trashed?  Good for Al and Matt.
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« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2017, 08:08:13 AM »

Must every nice moment be trashed?

I don't think I would have trashed this track had I not read Mayer's comment that this is a "beach boys thing," then waited with excitement til the work day ended...

...only to discover a very non-Beach Boys style track with sparse, buried harmonies that I never would have recognized as Al and Matt.  It's like telling a kid you're going to Disneyland, then stopping by the Disney Store at the mall and calling it good.
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« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2017, 07:56:22 PM »

I've never been much of a Mayer fan save for his popular stuff but I don't know what it is something is sticking to me with this song, I really enjoy it (but yes shame about the title)
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« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2017, 09:28:29 PM »

Song is terrible, how is an acoustic ballad teenage love type song that sounds like anything else John Mayer did Beach Boys influenced?
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