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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Can there be anything worse than....... Reply with quote

...... Boney M?

TB has just played a mash-up (I think that's the current vernacular!) of their stuff on POTP. I've never understood the point of Boney M! What utter dross.

The problem is that "Rivers of Babylon" is one of those dreadful and annoying songs that's so difficult to avoid singing along to!

I nominate Boney M for Room 101 with immediate effect.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That German bloke in Boney M seemed quite superfluous and apparently never sang a note on any of their recordings

If you watch any of their videos he has a very strange way of dancing if that's what he's trying to do
It looks as though he's had a serious wardrobe malfunction with his trousers or is it just me being silly
Have a look on You Tube and see what you think Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cheesy song. I missed the second half today. 1969 was brilliant today. Can't wait to hear the live show soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second year was 1992 not a wonderful one for music I would respectfully suggest
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is difficuclt to justify the existence of Boney M but that was the disco glam era and in those days folks would dress up and dance to anything.

I'm sure others have the same opinion of other bands of the time, say, The Sweet ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Yes it is difficuclt to justify the existence of Boney M but that was the disco glam era and in those days folks would dress up and dance to anything.

I'm sure others have the same opinion of other bands of the time, say, The Sweet ?


I was dragged along to a gig by The Sweet when I was a student (and used to seeing "proper" bands on a Saturday night) and I have to admit to being blown away by them. Wow! They were loud and an amazingly tight band. Great fun.

It was at about the same time that I saw Queen for the first time (at Plymouth Polytechnic) and they were just stunningly good, as was David Bowie. All wasn't bad where "glam" was concerned.

However, Boney M.....................................????????
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sweet were known as a kind of teeny glam rock band but some of their singles had superb B sides most of which were really heavy rock

Some of them as I recall would have done Led Zeppelin proud

The Sweet were and are still a much maligned band Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Zeppelin at much the same time and The Sweet were just as loud! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Boney M were particularly pointless. Trouble is, their nauseating songs are horribly catchy.
Never liked Sweet either. Mind you, there was so much rubbish around in the 70s that they sort of blended in.
There was also a hell of a lot of good stuff as well of course.

Ruddles: I read somewhere many years ago that Sweet, before they were famous, were a genuine heavy rock band in the late 60s.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw The Sweet live but I was never lucky enough to see Zeppelin but Colin I can quite believe what you say

Actually maybe I'm a bit biased because my former business partner Max used to play in a band called 48th Dearbourne who in the late 60s and early 70s supported some of the big names in rock around at that time and he actually taught Steve Priest of the Sweet to play the guitar
I don't think he taught him anything about make up though

The greatest claim to fame of 48th Dearbourne was that they attended an audition in 1976 for a recording contract with EMI Records and were very unlucky to miss out - apparently it was between them and some other band called The Sex Pistols and as they say the rest is history Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think dressing up, pouting and wearing makeup was all a bit girly.. and a little worrying back then.. but enough about me, Razz
I thought Sweet were an excellent, and heavy, band.. definitely worthy of turning my Harry Moss car stereo to max when any of their big hits came on... apart from Co-co maybe... Laughing same goes for Slade.. can't hear them enough.. even that one that gets played a lot this time of year.

Boney M? - crap.. funny how you remember their songs though isn't it? I wonder if we'll all remember James (yawn) Blunt's dross over the same period? mind you, I'll be brown bread by then.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
The Sweet were known as a kind of teeny glam rock band but some of their singles had superb B sides most of which were really heavy rock

Some of them as I recall would have done Led Zeppelin proud

The Sweet were and are still a much maligned band Sad

I think it could be said that Sweet were a tale of two bands. The band who were being driven by Chinnichap when they had their biggest hits ('Little Willy', 'Coco' etc) and when they broke free from them and when success seemed more limited 'Fox On The Run', 'Action' I think were the biggest hits in that era which I think they wrote.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree. Rasputin was a classic, and Mary's Boy Child is a superb Xmas tune!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
I disagree. Rasputin was a classic, and Mary's Boy Child is a superb Xmas tune!


If you say so! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Boney-M.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
I like Boney-M.


That's it. I admit defeat.... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexandra Burke's recent (appalling) hit song "Start Without You" bears an uncanny resemblance to Boney M - let's hope it's not the start of a revival! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean Ian - "Hooray, Hooray, It's A Holi-Holiday!" Laughing

Actually I quite like that Alexandra Burke track - at least, for an X-Factor winner, it's got a bit of go in it.

And I liked Boney M as well - I bought their LPs Love For Sale and Nightflight to Venus, and enjoyed them just as much as all the Pink Floyd and Genesis, Queen and Bowie, Little Feat and Mahogany Rush that I also loved in the 70s (bought most of my classical music collection then as well - was single you see).

There has never been anything wrong with a well produced, tuneful pop song, apart, perhaps and arguably, from being overplayed on the radio.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Boney M- there was an underlying sense of humour in a lot of what they did. Music isn't all about being deadly serious and worthy.... it's fun, too!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just remembered the word that I associate with BoneyM's horrible music: "naff". Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goombay Dance Band... they were another lot.. equally naff.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Goombay Dance Band... they were another lot.. equally naff.


Oh my gawd. I'm gonna have even more nightmares now!!!!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seven Tears as I recall Santa

I always thought it was a very appropriate title Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes.. pop dross without a doubt.. but, I'd probably prefer to listen to ten Boney M tracks than one by James Blunt Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
yes.. pop dross without a doubt.. but, I'd probably prefer to listen to ten Boney M tracks than one by James Blunt Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably... that was another of Radio 2's "we'll play it to death and you WILL like it" tracks as far as I'm concerned.. luckily for me, my internet radio has saved me from going glassy eyed and liking Take That... Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin I'm shocked Shocked

You told me you didn't eat turkey Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean "Bootiful" ala Bernard Mathews or James Blunt = Turkey? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Colin I'm shocked Shocked

You told me you didn't eat turkey Confused


If I'm subjected to any more of that BoneyM rubbish I might just change my mind! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
Colin I'm shocked Shocked

You told me you didn't eat turkey Confused


If I'm subjected to any more of that BoneyM rubbish I might just change my mind! Shocked


Nothing could be that bad!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
Nothing could be that bad!


Well, true........
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boney M are legends Laughing and there are plenty worse, Barbie Girl and Mr Blobby for example.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed he died today....
"Bobby Farrell, front man of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced."

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I noticed he died today....
"Bobby Farrell, front man of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced."


It appears his vocal talents won't be missed; his producer used to sing the male parts in the studio and he mimed to them on stage.

Given the fact that he always looked a complete berk when appearing with them, he didn't really have much going for himself did he!! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the basis that one should not speak ill of the dead I shall refrain from any comment
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
On the basis that one should not speak ill of the dead I shall refrain from any comment


My principle is that my thoughts about him (and the appalling BoneyM) when he was alive haven't changed one bit now that he has kicked the bucket.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes.. pop dross without a doubt.. but, I'd probably prefer to listen to ten Boney M tracks than one by James Blunt

At least James Blunt serves some purpose as rhyming slang........ Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!! somebody else who thinks the same way about James Blunt as me!! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume it must be East Anglian rhyming slang Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Can there be anything worse than....... Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
...... Boney M?

TB has just played a mash-up (I think that's the current vernacular!) of their stuff on POTP. I've never understood the point of Boney M! What utter dross.

The problem is that "Rivers of Babylon" is one of those dreadful and annoying songs that's so difficult to avoid singing along to!

I nominate Boney M for Room 101 with immediate effect.

There is alot worse than Boney M. Just listen to some of the stuff on the charts at present.
Rahh rahh rasputin by comparison seems posetively intelectual & melodic by comparison
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