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Subject: RE: 2 replies in 1
Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Time: 12:00:31 PM
Remote Address: 184.108.40.206
Message ID: 309817
Parent ID: 309802
Thread ID: 309788
First manny wrote:
Great poll question as usual keno.
First ive gotta say cheesy uniforms aside i quite like paul revere and the raiders.
When I noted in my post that one or 2 bands made the list because of their name and or look, I had Paul Revere and the Raiders in mind. They were a good band and didn't play cheesy music, but their dumb name and those ridiculous uniforms are the only reason they are listed. They looked like cheese for sure even if they really weren't. But then again, they were a bit cheese thanks to the stupid name and look.
Then HR commented
You listed the Fruit gum company but not the Ohio Express?
I noted that if a band wasn't real, they didn't get listed. The Ohio Express while sounding cheesy, wasn't a real band at all, where as the 1910 Fruitgum Company was a real band.
What about the Monkees?
No way were they cheesy! Their TV show was slapstick, but not cheesy, and yes, a few songs were perhaps close to being cheesy, but more bubblegum, which isn't the same thing. I do have one of their songs listed for next week's poll, but overall they were a great little band and not cheesy to me.... Okay, maybe Davy was somewhat cheesy at times when he sang, but he was just one of 4.
Cheese? Why would you call them cheese? Now when they became "Flo and Eddie", maybe that name sounds like cheese to some, but they had to come up with a new name because they were't allowed to use their real names or the name of their band, "The Turtles", for several years, thanks to an insane court order favoring their former record company.
Perhaps as Flo and Eddie they maybe were at times a bit cheesy, as they were a part of Frank Zappa's team around that time, too, but was Zappa cheesy, or just different than everybody else? But they overall weren't cheese, and I can't call a duo that put out one of coolest rock songs ever made while suggesting in the song that we get Ron Reagan stoned to make him hipper ("Keep It Warm"), cheesy! Plus look at all the cool songs they sang on as guests, with solo Lennon, and others, like they sang and played on T-Rex's "Bang a Gong", very cool guys indeed. But okay, yes, Mark Volman ("Flo") could be cheesy indeed, even when he was in the Turtles. Yet the true talent there (perhaps only talent) was Howard Kaylan ("Eddie"),and he wasn't cheese. He was the true musician, main song writer, and lead singer, where as Volman was just along for the ride and wasn't a musician at all, with limited talent. Kinda like Hall and Oats, where one guy totally carried the other.
Sonny and Cher?
How were they cheesy as a singing duo? They were looked at as nothing but a cool, hippy couple in the mid '60s. Now come the '70s, yes, their TV show was both slapstick and very, very cheesy, but TV shows don't count in this poll, and as singers in the '60s, they were cool. Cher's backing vocals on the Righteous Brothers song "You Lost That Loving Feeling", was flat out outstanding, how the hell did she carry that high backing vocal like she did on there? She was only 16 at the time, and it was her first time singing in the studio, as Sonny Bono, who worked with Phil Spector at the time, got her the gig.
Tony Orlando and Dawn?
Yes, forgot them! I'll add them to the list (thanks), and I guess "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" I need to add to next week's song list, although that song doesn't start off too cheesy, it starts off kinda cool.... but it does end up in cheese.
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