gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
677858 Posts in 27371 Topics by 4046 Members - Latest Member: reecemorgan December 09, 2022, 06:24:07 PM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
gfxgfx
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.       « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Folks, help! I can't stop listening to Foreigner!  (Read 2549 times)
cta
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 114


View Profile
« on: March 26, 2006, 12:45:12 PM »

I had Double Vision and Head Games on vinyl when I was a kid and listened to them like crazy.  Especially liked "Women", "Love On The Telephone", "Tromantaine" and "Do What You Like" quite a lot.  Although "Seventeen" is just downright nauseating.

Downloaded it off of Napster and can't stop listening to both albums.   What's wrong with me?

I've also noticed that their bassist/keyboardist is Ian McDonald.  Is that the same one from King Crimson?
Logged

Feh.
carlydenise2
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 70


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006, 01:00:46 PM »

Head games was probably their best album, I had it too, and got it on cd a few years ago.  I may have to break it out, haven't listened to it for a while.  True, seventeen is the worst song on the whole cd.
Carly
Logged
All-Seeing Eye
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 12


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006, 10:09:47 PM »

I've also noticed that their bassist/keyboardist is Ian McDonald.  Is that the same one from King Crimson?

Yup, it's the same guy. Hard to believe!
Logged

I'm keeping an eye on things.
cta
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 114


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2006, 02:17:39 PM »

Oh well, look at Boz Burell and John Wetton.

I imagine a lot of people who play music like to get into groups full of well skilled musicians as a vehicle to hone their craft much better.   Then after those early 20's years where people like to be experimentive, the bills become more of an issue and it's just easier to get paid more plus not have to rack the brain with something like "The Devil's Triangle" and instead do something much simpler and lucrative like "Waiting For A Girl Like You". 

It happens, I suppose, even to the most once stubborn musicians.  There's elements of McDonald's creativity on the Foreigner albums, but it's mostly replaced by Lou Gramm's swinging c*ck lyrics and Mick Jones' "beer and party" riffs.

Sort of like how St. Pauli's is much better than Budweiser.  You love St. Paulis and for years you'd drink nothing else, but after many bars not knowing what St. Pauli's is, you just drink the Budweiser because it's there without a doubt.   
« Last Edit: April 01, 2006, 02:19:50 PM by cta » Logged

Feh.
donald
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2485



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006, 02:29:37 PM »

Can't stop listening to Foreigner.  May God have mercy on you.  Have you considered electroconvulsive therapy?  This, of course, would be a last resort after trying all possible combinations of medication.
Logged
cta
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 114


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2006, 03:13:48 PM »

Donald, it's over now.  I wrote that a week or two ago.  After a couple of spins of Double Vision and Head Games, I think I can go another 20 years without hearing them again.  It was probably for purposes of what I listened to when I was a kid; say around 3rd grade.   

Nah man, no electrodes or drugs.  Not my thing.
Logged

Feh.
gfx
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
gfx
Jump to:  
gfx
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 0.206 seconds with 22 queries.
Helios Multi design by Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!