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meanchico wrote:
Solo artists may be easier. Billy Joel is hideous. Phil Collins is horrendous. Elton John is nauseating.

Could you please elaborate on your hatred of these artists? I feel the same, but suspect your explanation would be far more interesting than mine.

I think there is something of the hypocrite in all of them. Rich people singing about the dreams of ordinary men.
Phil Collins another day in paradise has to be juxtaposed against his decision to live somewhere he wouldn't have to pay tax after making millions of dollars boiling potatoes and passing it off as talent. He basically ruined my teenage life with his tedious take on popular music. The ubiquity of his singles tortured me in an era where broadcast TV and radio dominated musical distribution.
For Joel, Piano man is coupled with a mixture of contempt and self aggrandisement. He basically labels the barflies failures who will be there for life whilst he is apparently asked what he is doing there because he is so talented. His cocaine sunglasses, doowop dogshit and uptown girls simply ice his supercilious cake.
For John, it may be that he is simply boring. When I first encountered him, he was singing songs like Little Jeannie and Blue Eyes. They were such mindless mush that it was hard to reconcile with progressive music of the era. I don't know if he's a hypocrite but he is a bloated rich corpse wafting out his banal take on life. If he was any more MOR, he'd be a broken white line.

Jun 12, 2017, 15:31


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