Snardbafulator wrote:psparky27 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unVf6EUX2GU
Well with all due respect, and bearing in mind that we're only talking about my personal tastes here, I find this unutterably horrible -- the sine qua non of everything I hated about 80s radio music. Stylistically it's New Romantic -- aka white British disco. I hear echoes of everything in it; Kate Bush (side one of Hounds of Love), The Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and on and on and on. There's zero originality or development. It's a static club music backdrop.
Actually, most of those other bands I compared them to are much better than this ...I think you might be missing the point by associating the The with such mainstream bands. They were never mainstream and I am sure Frank Want would not agree with you.
Well, I just wiki'ed The The and I am indeed. They're not a mainstream pop band, they're a pretentious arty solo pop project which actually roped in some amazing musicians to do sessions (Danny Thompson of Pentangle, Vinnie Coliauta of Zappa). But they still aimed at chart hits and my likening them to the stuff I did, going by this track, wasn't far off the mark.
Wow some one needs to get of their high horse. Yep you have confirmed your taste in music is slightly pretentious too The fact you have to get your opinion from wiki really does show how easily influenced you are and cant make up your own mind.
The the was very rarely in the charts! Any type of charts for that matter and you certainly wouldn't hear them in dance clubs? Again you are missing the point. I think its a little too subtle for you .
And yes it is just your taste. Not that i would say Zappa is pretentious .......