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« Reply #1600 on: February 22, 2018, 05:39:17 AM »

JK I think thatís the first time Iíve seen you not give a song 5 stars Shocked

3/5 for me. Itís nothing special, but itís also not dreadful either. I gotta admit, the production on this song (and the rest of the album) is crystal clear, even with that distorted sounding synth and guitar. Itís a wobbly start to a pretty great album.
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« Reply #1601 on: February 22, 2018, 07:05:31 AM »

Sometimes I wonder if this was Brian Wilson showing his sense of humor by producing a version of Rock and Roll Music that doesn't rock. 

Great song, poor version.   I'll even take the Yahoo Serious version over this one. 
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« Reply #1602 on: February 22, 2018, 07:29:19 AM »

1. Mike’s vocals are really awful and nasally. Why was this song ever a hit?
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« Reply #1603 on: February 22, 2018, 07:40:02 AM »

1. Mikeís vocals are really awful and nasally. Why was this song ever a hit?

The combination of Chuck Berry's songwriting and the Beach Boys "oohs' and "ahhs". It's the Surfin' USA effect. That's what people wanted to hear!

And I disagree with KDS, it rocks. Mike's nasal vocal is the only drawback for me, but it works just well enough. I love the "rock, roll, rockin' and roll" bit.

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JK I think that’s the first time I’ve seen you not give a song 5 stars Shocked

Yeah, it seems extra harsh coming from JK  LOL
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« Reply #1604 on: February 22, 2018, 07:45:04 AM »

1. Mikeís vocals are really awful and nasally. Why was this song ever a hit?

The combination of Chuck Berry's songwriting and the Beach Boys "oohs' and "ahhs". It's the Surfin' USA effect. That's what people wanted to hear!

And I disagree with KDS, it rocks. Mike's nasal vocal is the only drawback for me, but it works just well enough. I love the "rock, roll, rockin' and roll" bit.

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JK I think thatís the first time Iíve seen you not give a song 5 stars Shocked

Yeah, it seems extra harsh coming from JK  LOL


I must say, BE, your definition of "rocks" must be a little different than mine.   

If we were discussing the mix that appeared on MiC, or a live version....maybe.   
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« Reply #1605 on: February 22, 2018, 08:03:59 AM »

I've been giving this album a bit of a re-evaluation lately, and it's much better than I initially thought. However, this is still a clunker. 2/5
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« Reply #1606 on: February 22, 2018, 12:38:51 PM »

JK I think thatís the first time Iíve seen you not give a song 5 stars Shocked

Yeah, it seems extra harsh coming from JK  LOL

Normally I award 4 stars to stuff I'm not overly fond of. But this one really grates on me.

On reflection, maybe I should have made that a 3! Grin
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« Reply #1607 on: February 22, 2018, 01:06:04 PM »

About the song being a "hit." Outside of the states it sunk like a stone. I feel like the fact it didn't do well in the UK says a lot.
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« Reply #1608 on: February 23, 2018, 04:28:58 AM »

Your ratings for Rock And Roll Music:
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« Reply #1609 on: February 23, 2018, 04:29:26 AM »

Today's song is It's OK.
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« Reply #1610 on: February 23, 2018, 05:34:06 AM »

Iíll give this song a high 4. Love everything about it except for Mikeís singing, which reduces the score.
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« Reply #1611 on: February 23, 2018, 03:07:16 PM »

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« Reply #1612 on: February 23, 2018, 06:52:10 PM »

I confess, I enjoy it more when there is actual sun outside.

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« Reply #1613 on: February 23, 2018, 11:58:40 PM »

Your ratings for It's OK:
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« Reply #1614 on: February 23, 2018, 11:59:13 PM »

Today's song is Had To Phone Ya.
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« Reply #1615 on: February 24, 2018, 12:15:55 AM »

Mike's vocal makes my heart soar. Especially when he sings "you're not alone ya know I'm just a dial away"

5, beautiful song
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« Reply #1616 on: February 24, 2018, 08:18:06 AM »

Mike's vocal makes my heart soar. Especially when he sings "you're not alone ya know I'm just a dial away"

5, beautiful song

Agreed. Each aspect of this song (vocally, instrumentally, lyrically) has a really quirky happiness to it.

5/5
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« Reply #1617 on: February 24, 2018, 08:26:17 AM »

A 5 from me too. It's in my opinion the best original song on the whole album.
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« Reply #1618 on: February 25, 2018, 12:13:20 AM »

Your ratings for Had To Phone Ya:
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« Reply #1619 on: February 25, 2018, 12:13:38 AM »

Today's song is Chapel of Love.
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« Reply #1620 on: February 25, 2018, 01:42:24 AM »

Just barely a 2, because Everyone's In Love With You is a 1 and this is at least twice as good as that.
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« Reply #1621 on: February 25, 2018, 09:20:10 AM »

3. Not a fan of how Brian sounds here, but it's a fun song regardless.
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« Reply #1622 on: February 25, 2018, 09:42:50 AM »

3/5

The best part about this song is that Brian sounds like heís having fun with it. Outside of that, there is nothing beautiful or endearing about it, it sounds like a really simple cover of the song.
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« Reply #1623 on: February 26, 2018, 12:59:52 AM »

Your ratings for Chapel of Love:
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« Reply #1624 on: February 26, 2018, 01:00:45 AM »

Today's song is Everyone's In Love with You.
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