Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by PsychoCid, Feb 12, 2018.
Because I could use some music right about now.
Are YOU coming home on the night train?
Or did you have love walk in?
Wow! Never heard that tune "When the Rain Comes Down" before. The opening riff almost sounds like he's going to do a cover of "Slid It In". Great guitar tone. Unfortunately, my positive estimation of this song ends there.
I could make so many observations on this song and video.
Once the song kicks in the keyboards are the loudest part of the mix, though no keyboard player is visible.
Andy Taylor was desperately trying to get beyond his Duran Duran image. He wanted street/guitar cred, though this comes off like he's trying way too hard.
The audience is completely a not-metal, not-hard rock crowd. They look like they should be at a Debbie Gibson concert.
I'm still trying to figure out the split he's doing at the end of the guitar solo. Is that supposed to be like his version of playing behind the back or over the head?
The Miami Vice tie in puts it over the top.
George Lynch on drums!
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate some stuff that Andy did. Power Station was some solid work. But this, awe man, it's not his shining moment.
Lol, you wanna see REALLY bad?
This one looks like it's a boy band pretending to be Poison or something. Same problems you mention, the crowd is completely wrong.
And they even have a boy crying after being yelled at by his (step?) dad who needs to go off and be saved by Nelson telling him it's okay.
I mean, it really seems like the main character should have been a girl. But they forced it to try to be attractive to males.
Ya know, if I had no preconceived notion about Nelson, and I just heard that song without any visuals, I'd say it sounded closest to Night Ranger. Very melodic, big chorus, keyboard heavy, just enough guitar and heavy drum to make it rock. That guitarist ain't no Brad Gillis though.
Is it just me, or do the Nelson twins look like Ann Coulter?
Yeah, the song almost gets there in a few places. But with all this unnecessary dress up that should be dressed down instead.
I'd be totally fine with it if they just replaced the main crying boy character with a girl, then everything would make complete sense. And they absolutely do look like Ann Coulter!
Now, here's what I'm on next:
Talk about switching gears.
Well you said they needed a better lead player. If you give this guy a floyded strat with a humbucker, he can probably keep up with Gillis.
It's also cause I need work music. I just listened to Blow by Blow and Wired again last week. Still brilliant!
This is better Andy Taylor to my view.
I mean sure it sounds like the riff to "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" or vice versa. Sure the acting at the very beginning of the video is....not good acting. But it's a cool tune. And rock 'n' roll is the art of being creative at being derivative.
Damn that's a good quote.
Surprised to see doods in flannel in that Nelson video.
Nelson was ahead of it's time and just didnt know it...
I not only can't watch most 80's videos. I find my blood pressure going up watching most movies from the 80's from the soundtracks. Either its own tracks or pulling music from that era. The fake drums and heavy synth keys and guitar all run through old 8 bit processors. To me its the audio equivalent of chewing on steel wool. Cringe.
I heard that from an interview with Chris DeGarmo, ex of Queensryche. It has felt true since the moment I heard it.
Always loved that song. Can't find tab for it anywhere and I can't figure jack shit out by ear. One of these days.
I won't bash Andy Taylor at all. He's done some kick ass stuff, and even managed to sneak some fairly nasty riffs in from time to time in the confines of Duran Duran. Shit, I like Duran Duran, too. Great music and a product of its time. Their later work is much more mature - not nearly as fun - but more thoughtful.
My favorite track from Andy Taylor's Thunder was the title track. Moody and smooth.
I love Wes Montgomery.
@RedLesPaul might shoot me a dirty look for this but...
I LOVE SNARES THAT GET CUT OFF.
Rikki Rocket recordings of the era just sound so...punctual.
Was that red pill / blue pill in the Nelson vid?
The matrix is real
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