Well, my favorite band is Mike + The Mechanics, so yeah, there you go. Not too common for the average 24-year-old, particularly one in the south. ;D
But seriously - not only are they so darn good at what they do, what really made them my favorite was their CONSISTENCY from album to album - even their worst songs are still not terrible, which I can't really say for any other band or artist I like. Some bands may have some better songs, but these guys deliver from album to album, with nary a dud.
Take that as you will.
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Post by stevehadcrackers on Sept 8, 2009 16:28:26 GMT -5
Mike + the Mechanics are awesome. "All I Need is a Miracle" came on the radio when I was out with friends the other night, and I had to interrupt everyone to make them aware of this fact. I think it's pretty cool that any 24-year-old's favorite band is Mike + the Mechanics because it's just so unexpected.
Ha ha - I was afraid you'd hate them, seeing how you dislike Phil Collins and all. Him and "Mike" are both from Genesis, and can bear resemblance in music on rare occasions.
Always glad to be wrong! ;D
To respond to your experience, as much as I love the original "Miracle," I enjoy the '96 version they released on their "Hits" album even more. Lot more power there, and with a fun extended chorus at the end. It was sung by Paul Young (one of their two excellent vocalists, the great Paul Carrack being the other), who was a very underrated rock vocal talent. For those that don't know, he died shortly after their next-to-last album.
("Nobody's Perfect" will always be my favorite song of theirs, though - it was the first song I ever heard from them, from one of my dad's old cassette tapes.
Don't get me talkin' too much about these guys though, I won't be able to stop!
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I grew up on '80s top-40 radio. I had my adventures in punk, metal, thrash, jazz, funk and eventually settled on my long-term preference of experimental blues-based rock and appreciation of just about every style. And mixed in there was a lot of late-'80s Christian rock, most of which hasn't held up at all (not that it was ever "up"). But there is some of it that I'm not even marginally ashamed to have liked. So when an old childhood friend told me that Stryper put out a new album this summer, I decided to give it a listen (purely for ironic nostalgia, I thought). Turns out, I enjoyed it-- neither ironically nor nostalgically. So I went back and pulled out the old CDs I hadn't listened to in at least 18 years. And I was glad I did.
Post by mummifiedstalin on Sept 11, 2009 9:30:31 GMT -5
I own every album and single the Cure put out until their last couple of releases. Unfortunately, I listened to it so much about ten years ago, that I can't even hear "Just Like Heaven" on the radio without suddenly feeling incredibly self-conscious.
"Why: 'Cuz mummi says so." -- Change B. Goode "5. Butter a midget" -- Ratso's Amazon recommendation More Ratso: post you ass ag bags! Mitchell: I also just used "mount" correctly in a sentence.
Post by stevehadcrackers on Sept 14, 2009 12:03:33 GMT -5
I must be out of it, because I always thought The Cure was pretty cool. The fued between Robert Smith and Morrissey alone is enough to entertain me thoroughly. My boyfriend likes to pick on me for liking Madonna. You don't have to like her, but I defy anyone to tell me that there has never, ever been a time where they've been alone in their car and Madonna's early stuff has come on and they haven't sung along to Like A Prayer.
I'm digging the new board title. TomServo69 lives on in spirit!