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What songs make you turn the volume DOWN

 
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gutsygub



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: What songs make you turn the volume DOWN Reply with quote

I may get screamed at here, will take the risk, but I heard some awful cover by Amy "Whinehouse" today, volume went down, then it was followed by the new thing by Duffy. Had rather hoped she had disappeared without a trace. Radio went off. Do I need a new hearing aid or is she like a wailing banshee to anyone else?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just have to turn these down due to their being on the over-play lists of Radio 2 & Absolute: Coldplay Viva La Vida & Elbow - One Day Like This.
The first one I switched off this morning!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sussudio or however you bloody spell it by phil collins on R2 yesterday on the way home arghg
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually quite like Amy Duffy and her music
I think its going a bit too far to compare her with Dusty Springfield as some people on radio seem to do but she's offering something a little different from the normal bland X Factor type dross and she does have a distinctive and unique style
I thing we need more female artists like Duffy Paloma Faith etc but just my humble opinion
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: What songs make you want to turn the volume DOWN Reply with quote

Shine (Take That) as it's also used in the supermarket commercial.
Angels (Robbie Williams) - nuff said
How To Save A Life (The Fray) - calculated to appear in medical soaps
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: What songs make you want to turn the volume DOWN Reply with quote

Sympathy For The Devil (Rolling Stones) - it's always on Planet Rock
Aqualung (Jethro Tull) - see above
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Elbow - One Day Like This.

Didn't think I'd see such a beautiful song as that on a thread like this... Sad

Up high on my, turn down the volume, list ...The Ting Tings ~ That's Not My Name.....I hate it with a passion Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sorry Becky I really like the Ting Tings That's Not My Name
Its just about the only thing I have in common with Chris Evans (that's a frightening thought) but I discovered it about 3 months before he did and there again even he admits he knows nothing about music
I think its the kind of track which grows on you
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
No sorry Becky I really like the Ting Tings That's Not My Name
Its just about the only thing I have in common with Chris Evans (that's a frightening thought) but I discovered it about 3 months before he did and there again even he admits he knows nothing about music
I think its the kind of track which grows on you
Not me it didn't ruddles... Smile I did actually turn it off when it came on any radio station I was listening to... Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But that's the whole point of what I was saying Becky
If you turned it off on each occasion you heard it then it would never have the chance to grow on you
I must admit I didn't like it much when I first heard it but they started playing it over the PA system at Saints rugby matches and after about 9 or 10 hearings I began to like it
I then decided to listen to other tracks by the same artists and ended up downloading a whole album Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
But that's the whole point of what I was saying Becky
If you turned it off on each occasion you heard it then it would never have the chance to grow on you
I must admit I didn't like it much when I first heard it but they started playing it over the PA system at Saints rugby matches and after about 9 or 10 hearings I began to like it
I then decided to listen to other tracks by the same artists and ended up downloading a whole album Smile
But I had heard it enough times,ruddles, before I started to turn it off to know I hated it and would always hate it ..... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Songs that make you turn the volume DOWN Reply with quote

Comfortably Numb/I Don't Feel Like Dancing (Scissor Sisters)
You Raise Me Up (Westlife)
When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating) - like the girl in question is Holly Hunter's character in The Piano!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm sorry but anything by Queen will get me turning the off switch
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: What songs make you want to turn the volume DOWN Reply with quote

Pack Up and Skinny Jeans by Eliza Doolittle - her wealthy relatives must be bribing Real Radio to flog these derivative novelties to death!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have to say I never turn the volume DOWN

It's either ON or OFF, and it will go OFF if I hear anything by Status Quo, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Bee Gees, Oasis, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and stuff like Band Of flippin Gold, Itchy-Koo flippin Park, If I Can't Have flippin You (was on R2 just now), Baker flippin Street,

similarly on Classic FM it will go OFF if I hear 1812 flippin Overture, Air on a flippin G string, Grieg's flippin Piano Concerto, Moonlight flippin Sonata, Rachmaninov's flippin No 2.....

in fact anythin' that makes me flip! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Air on a flippin G string, in fact anythin' that makes me

I remember Bob Harris dipped his toe into the world of classical music once. Guess what he played, yes 'Air On A G String' as done by Yehudi Menuhin. It was either in the middle or last hour of his show: http://www.bobharris.info/pages/playlist.asp?progcode=s26012002
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah well, the piece of music is really the Air from JS Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major.

It was German violinist August Wilhelmj (18451908) whose arrangement came to be known as Air on the G String.

Of course ClassicFM play the Air in it's original Bach form and still call it Air on a flippin G string.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, of course, for me it will always be remembered as the backing music to the Hamlet cigar ads of my youth, when they were allowed to advertise such things on TV!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
And, of course, for me it will always be remembered as the backing music to the Hamlet cigar ads of my youth, when they were allowed to advertise such things on TV!!



Ah, well even THAT was another variation of the Air by jazz interpreter/musician Jacques Loussier!
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