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Jun 10 15 5:26 AM
Jun 10 15 9:37 AM
person of interest wrote:I don't think we have much longer to comment on it. Between the idiotic quote about originality being able to hide your sources (what?, where do they get this crap) to the eyeliner to the almost fifty year old man with the plastic face still singing about back seats of cars in whatever era, time, or genre he's a has been wanna be just as soon as that show folds.
What a douche bag.
Well, person of interest, the reaction to orb's version from the monkeys over at the Pulse country thread seems to be either "meh"...
"This is a little funky, and will take a few more listens for me to fully digest this. I will say that the lyrics are quite good, but the song wasn't as catchy upon fist listen as most Keith songs are. Also,doesn't really strike me as a summer type song, but that ultimately won't bother me."
...to outright distaste for the song...
"I'm a Keith urban fan and I loved his last album but I don't like this song at all. I don't find it very relatable since I didn't really grow up in the john cougar era and the production just seems odd to me
...even the main monkey over there admits the song is somewhat lacking...
"The production is really quite "pop" on this, but overall I like the song a lot. I'd say I like it better than all the Fuse singles except "Somewhere In My Car". I'd put this one on par with "We Were Us" (in terms of how I'd personally rank KU singles).
It's definitely no "Til Summer Comes Around" or "Stupid Boy", but it's a pretty strong song from Keith--I really like the lyrics here. Overall it's a bit of a different sound from him, and yet at the same time it's still very 'Keith Urban-ish', if that makes sense.
...yes the main monkey EVEN gives the same gibberish nonsense orb tried to give for this the mediocre and lackluster album "FIZZ"...it's "different" than what the orb usually does...BUT it IS still "urban-ish." Yeah, get it.."it ISN"T....but is IS!" Ha. People WONT be fooled...they STILL wont buy his album. NOw this comment says something else worth noting...
"Keith definitely suffers from poor production as everything off his last record was far too heavy for me.I don't think this one is too bad (actually perhaps better than some of the stuff off Fuse).
What I don't understand is--if these country artists love country music and know that they are catering to country fans who love country music: why is nobody using fiddles, steels, dobros, banjos, real drums anymore? Country is just as much about the music as it is about the lyrics."
...they are SURPRISED it's MORE "pop" than "country" for their tastes? Don't they realize orb is struggling to find an audience? His monkey brigade is deserting him. I made the comment after swifty went total pop on her last album...and sold a ton of cds. I pointed out the orb would also no doubt attempt to go all out pop again because of it.
Some more comments...quite unimpressed with the song...
Markus Meyer wrote...
"I don't mind this one, but I find the production to be a bit bland and lacking punch here."
Uncle Lumpy said:
"Wow. I'm sure they will manage to muddy this up with a bunch of over the top noise & nonsense , but this has the potential to be the first urban song to fit my tastes in years....
And just as I suspected.They managed to turn this into just another pop country Keith Urban song. This production just destroyed what sounded like a pretty good song."
"Yeah, I'll just stick with the live version from CRS its MUCH BETTER than the studio version"
Uncle Lumpy said...
"I'm curious to know what you think is country about this song?"
With the official release , hardly anything. But the live acoustic version at the top of page one almost sounds like a completely different song. All of the charm that version conveyed is all but crushed by the tempo & heavy handed production . Which is to be expected (by me anyways) as Ive found Urban almost unlistenable since "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" due to his knack."
...yes and there are more non enthusiastic comments about this song. This last comment says it all...as MANY former monkeys have obviously found the orb to be "almost unlistenable" for quite a while now.
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Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie RaySouth Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, televisionNorth Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, PanmunjomBrando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye"
Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queenMarciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
We didn't start the fireIt was always burningSince the world's been turningWe didn't start the fireNo we didn't light itBut we tried to fight it
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DraftRiderJUNE 10, 2015 @ 4:41 PM
This song truly sucks. The question is, does it suck much worse than the wave of unabashed EDM pop songs we’ve been subjected to, with increasing frequency, over the past year or so?
GumslasherJUNE 10, 2015 @ 12:28 PM
This gives bad pop a very bad name.
mark fJUNE 10, 2015 @ 9:27 AM
what a weird tune. I mean that in the worst possible way.
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Jun 11 15 2:43 PM
hit n run wrote:Your right maclen, the CMT Awards are a joke. The current king and queen of Country music Lambert & Sheldon (who win all the top awards) were not there so there was only a win for a callaboration with Underwood & Lambert. Underwood being the big winner of the night. The show is all about promoting the artists. I did read in a comment section that in order to be on the show the artists have to have new music. Any way to confirm that? It could explain why Keith put out his new single right before the awards show.
Did he really pay someone for that haircut?
Jun 11 15 4:00 PM
When I heard his acoustic live version about a week beforehand, I didn’t think it sounded bad. The lyrics already struck me as laundry-list and disjointed much like “American Kids” was……………….and came across as more a collage of monogenre pop culture references………………but there were lines here and there I thought that were kind of neat.
This production scheme, however, completely squelches any impressionability this song might otherwise have had. It just doesn’t fit the context of the lyrics. I get Mellencamp’s inclusion in the title specifies this isn’t going to be a traditional country song and more like heartland country rock, but what we get instead is a watered-down form of R&B/soul that is rendered soulless by such sterile, obtrusive gloss.
Honestly, I can’t say I’m surprised whatsoever that Urban is moving in this direction, as sad as my admission is.
From his involvement with “American Idol”, to him declaring he really wants to collaborate with Pitbull in an interview a few weeks ago, to apparently cutting a song written by Florida Georgia Line recently……………the writing was on the wall already. Urban is in career self-preservation mode, and he is willing to do almost anything to desperately remain in the A-list limelight.
Then again, it is beyond me why these entertainers and their labels insist this is the best strategy, when Tim McGraw has already provided a compelling case-in-point that, in the two instances he has chased trends with “Truck Yeah” and “Lookin’ For That Girl”, he mostly flamed out commercially. Then, once he took a step back and re-engaged with his roots…………..he swung back with chart-topping hits. Even “Diamond Rings & Old Barstools” is a Top Ten hit now.
The lack of expansive thinking and perspective in Nashville, as far as career development is concerned, astounds me to migraines.
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special k wrote:Wow! All of the above dialogue has been some great reading...it's all so very true...noone made too much of his "new" look... I find that so embarrassing.. can't believe he resorts to these obvious tactics to get noticed...he needs to admit his place in the music world now.. accept where he is, and stop embaassing himself..Vince Gill seems to have no problem with this at all. Grow up, and accept..
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