Embarrassing songs that you love.

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seeds started the topic in Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022 at 9:00pm

No judgment as that has crept into my last music thread. Now come on we all have songs we love that aren’t in are usual I’m so cool playlist.

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blackers Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 9:16am

Not enough xylophone solos going around, good work TBB.

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Constance B Gibson Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 12:21pm

Legendary.

Lionel Hampton on the vibraphone; Teddy Wilson on the keys; Benny, clarinet; and Gene Krupa on the drums. Wild!

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chook Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 1:53pm

oh man -- the vibraphone, what an instrument. Lionel Hampton and the modern jazz quartet is number one.
But there have been many a dance floor classic from Roy Ayers and Vince Motnana jnr...

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AndyM Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 1:56pm

Still trying to figure out what’s embarrassing about Cyndi Lauper or Benny Goodman.
Or Roy Ayres for that matter.
All time.

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GuySmiley Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 2:52pm

This one is for @info

"Hello, I'm Mister Ed"
A horse is a horse off course off course
And no one can talk to a horse off course.
That is off course unless the horse
Is the famous Mister Ed! ........

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indo-dreaming Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 3:16pm

Thank's Guy that's so sweet of you, I havent heard that since i was a kid, brings back some good memories..

We got all those re-runs in the 80s, Gidget, Leave it to beaver, The flying nun, I dream of Jeanie, Brady Bunch, Munsters, Adam's Family, Giligans Island etc.

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zenagain Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 8:05pm

Saw an article in the news today about Marcia and even though not on my playlist (won't be long though) always loved this song.

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Robwilliams Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 8:47pm

can cause discomfort for some.
circle jerks wed nights cockee

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seeds Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 8:51pm

Ahh yes that was a fun song. Forgotten all about it. It’s enough to make your Cock go EE

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jwithay Monday, 18 Apr 2022 at 10:35pm

Electric Six! That have some ripper songs - more suited to the funny music videos thread I reckon but maybe that's just evidence of my embarrassing taste in tunes...

A fav party starter...

(Dick Valentine on vocals is one of the all-time great stage names)

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 12:50am

Funniest shit I've seen for a while. Cheers, Seeds.

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chook Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 11:25am
AndyM wrote:

Still trying to figure out what’s embarrassing about Cyndi Lauper or Benny Goodman.
Or Roy Ayres for that matter.
All time.

ahhh.. was just riffing on the vibraphone theme....nearly everyone song posted here is a great song, well expect for the con the fruiterer song.

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 12:37pm
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Funniest shit I've seen for a while. Cheers, Seeds.

Sorry, I meant you there, Jwithay, and that Electric Six track.

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022 at 12:53pm

Wasn't Con the Fruiterer the King of Moomba one year?

I don't know why that is relevant. Sorry,

Anyway, this is kind of embarrassing, yes?

http://www.feelnumb.com/2009/07/26/nirvana-in-utero-walmart-edited-version/

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seeds Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 9:57pm

Heard this on the ABC today. Was a song I found catchy when dad would play it.
They Might Be Giants do a cracking version too

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seeds Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 10:17pm

Funky stuff Chook
That xylophone is great is that Goodman number

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seeds Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 10:46pm


Otis conjuring tha Devil’s Willie

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seeds Thursday, 21 Apr 2022 at 10:43pm

This one is great

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 22 Apr 2022 at 5:12pm

Allied to Dec Marten's jumper in the tunes thread, here's Rod the Mod circa 78:

Best Scottish team ever!

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truebluebasher Monday, 25 Apr 2022 at 12:09am

Being honest...tbb never Loved this song but still thought it was cool.
Fact was...near everyone else went mad over it...
Can't bring yourself to hating it...less sickly > more kooky.

Band had a live punk edge to them...don't care...just wing it!
Punks played it...crossed all nations & audiences...very rare for the day.
Strange as it sounds...the song was more clever than silly...obviously!
Epitomised New Wave...song was a fresh new sound to all...Simple!

Smashed World Charts 13m copies...(1m > UK + Canada + Germany)
2x Top 40 > 2x Top 10 > 11x Top 5 Oz 4 + UK 2 > 4x #1 NZ 1

1982 Audience it was labelled daft, docile & unstructured in a fun way.
Playing it back now & it actually sounds cleverly orchestrated.

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indo-dreaming Monday, 25 Apr 2022 at 8:08am

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truebluebasher Monday, 30 May 2022 at 7:06pm

You know when Bubblegum blows up in yer face & the flowers get stuck in yer hair!
Yeah! This song kinda feels like that...easily passes as a fantastic feel good surf song.

For the last 55 years this song makes tbb blossom each and every listen...
Plenty of recent versions but this 2013 version is impossibly more beautiful than the first 1967 listen!
Huge salute to the sound guys...the silent band members...take a bow for that sensational mix! Wow!
Can't believe tbb waited so long to share his embarrassment.
Have a listen...all comes together & the Magic Happens!

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seeds Monday, 30 May 2022 at 9:32pm

Nice TBB. Ear worm!

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lostdoggy Monday, 30 May 2022 at 9:36pm

Best version is Lloyd Christmas' asleep at the wheel.

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groundswell Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 3:57pm

Don't know if this is the right thread as im not ashamed of liking this track:

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Robwilliams Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 10:05pm

For every time I bust out the jandles sandals to the horror of onlookers. Socks for extra effect. Hideous beasts they are but extreamly comfortable and practical. Same goes for some of the other shocking garments I own. For the most hideous looks blast it from a shit car doing a surf check or a mainy or outside a revered establishment. The looks are priceless not witholding the jandles. Kids being difficult. Blast this song on the pick up and drop off.

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zenagain Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 12:07am

My wife hates it when I wear my black business socks, Crocs and daggy shorts when I walk the dog in the evening.

I have to remind her some birds can't be kept in cages.

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Robwilliams Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 10:15am

crocks are certainly up there to. Incredibly comfortable. Ugly as and the colour range is through the roof. Just don't let the dog eat them.

Speaking of crocks jandles and thongs. Went down years ago walking somewhere in surfers paridise after some rain when I hit some tiled area after crossing the road. Like ice. Resulting in a premature blowout and mild concussion. Down in a blaze of glory. Thongs never recovered and neither my fear of outdoor tiles.

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icandig Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 4:31pm

I literally bought these online last week. Cross between Uggs and Croks. My kids call them Cruggs. They're awesome.

https://www.crocsaustralia.com.au/p/classic-lined-clog/203591.html

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blackers Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 5:44pm

Living the dream boys.

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zenagain Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 8:59pm

I've been through a couple of pairs of those Ican. Great for winter.

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icandig Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 9:26pm

I might have to dig around in the back of the wardrobe for some daggy shorts. The dog could use a walk.

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seeds Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 12:37pm

Was listening to ABC radio this morning and there was mention of a psychedelic country band that I didn’t catch the name of. Didn’t know it was a genre. Straight away thought that the Dead were that long before the label.
Any Dead Heads out there?


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seeds Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 12:42pm

This was a great doco
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Too much focus on Garcia usually

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groundswell Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 at 5:07pm

I first heard this song in about 2007 coming home from a big weekend of no sleep and parties and nightclubs. The 19 year old girl i was going home with would'nt hook up with me even though i paid entry for her to some clubs and bought her water. I later realized the old bikie she was with was getting her to sell pingers and meth for him. i wasnt interested in the meth and had enough eccies and coke for a few friends.
Anyway going home she put this compilation on and this song i had to put on repeat. It was the first time i heard it and saw her smile so we started hooking up in front of the bikie on the back seat. He got the shits as he was into hardstyle or hard house which both i really hate.

Next time she rang me i told her straight up," you only call me when you want a free night out." But good times though.That was after i spent a day in the city of Sydney shopping for xmas presents for my friends and family, she rang so i met her at Tank night club..while i was dancing by myself, her and the bikie got the shits the music was house and breakbeats and left with all my presents in her car...
Called her about it and she reckons one of her shellharbour mates stole them all....good riddance scab.

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nickca Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 11:20am

If the thread is embarrassing songs, you’ve sure nailed the brief with that one!

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groundswell Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 11:42am

Haha its sinful, cheesy and embarrassing but catchy.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 5:51pm

Not at all catchy.

Trading on your post drug come down. We ain’t party to that shitfight

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groundswell Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 5:53pm

For kids born in the late seventies or early eighties:

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groundswell Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 10:22pm

These guys copped a lot of flack in the early nineties but i like this song.


The lead singer became a barman in Soho in the cross.

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andy-mac Friday, 1 Jul 2022 at 5:18pm
seeds wrote:

This was a great doco
AC3038-AF-A629-4690-B5-F0-A9-DFFEC96-AD4
Too much focus on Garcia usually

Unreal doco about an incredible person from amazing band. Grateful Dead were never really big or known in Oz when I was growing up. Last 4-5 years I have become a huge fan going through heaps of their old recordings from 60's all through to there 90's stuff. All of it is amazing, like a new window to music opened up for me ... What a story....
Peace. .

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andy-mac Friday, 1 Jul 2022 at 5:24pm
seeds wrote:

This was a great doco
AC3038-AF-A629-4690-B5-F0-A9-DFFEC96-AD4
Too much focus on Garcia usually

Don't know about too much focus in Garcia though :) .. Incredible musician along with amazing lyricist Robert Hunter writing some incredible stuff. Every member of band from pigpen to Brent Mydland was special.

More recent Bob Weir.
https://m.

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groundswell Saturday, 2 Jul 2022 at 10:54pm

and


Both inspired by an even older piece of music from 1536 by Hans Neusiedler which inspired both theme songs.

Both excellent movies although Badlands seems to glorify killers..even the cops seemed to give Martin Sheens character a lot of time to tell stories and gave him respect after what evil he had done.

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groundswell Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 12:00am


in my twenties i was responsible for the playlists of bong sessions or surf checks and surf trips which was mostly 90's or 80's punk rock, metal,breakbeats house, trance or techno.I spent a lot of money on cd's and albums and had a huge collection.
I also made mixed playlists to suit planned surf videos i was thinking of filming of Sydneys reefs and surrounds. One day my mate brought back a hot bogan girl and said wait till you here "groundswells" music. i put on a freshly bought Dire Straits album and my mate got the shits saying "what are you thinking this music sucks!". I think the girl thought we were dorks or something after a few songs..anyway i like Dire Straits always have always will.

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groundswell Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 9:39am

I used to get annoyed by homosexuals in school and bagged them out sometimes as girly behavior annoyed me in a male. However after meeting some pretty cool homosexuals in my life i have a lot of empathy for them, especially the ridicule or homophobia people have around them. Poofter bashing is on another level too and this song creeps me out a little as he's perving on a guy diving in a pool but getting bashed for pretty much harmless behavior is ridiculous.Lucky he has friends.

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H2O Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 11:51am

@groundswell - re Dire Straits I like em too GS . Saw them in concert in Brisbane. Great show.

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groundswell Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 1:10pm

Would have loved to have been there H2O. Mark is one of the best guitarists ive ever heard.

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zenagain Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 at 2:25pm

Saw them live too. Always liked them and Mark Knopfler is a master of his craft.

Telegraph Road. Beautiful song.