Heart of Rock and Roll - Most Sterile Recording Ever

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Heart of Rock and Roll - Most Sterile Recording Ever

Post by YOUR KONG » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:45 pm

Wow - I have to learn this tune for a gig tomorrow night. Huey Lewis was slightly before my time, so I just remember rocking out to Power of Love on my neighbor's Back to the Future soundtrack and a video in a red suit.

Listening to it again years later...wow, this track is lifeless. It doesn't sound like the heart of rock and roll (despite the helpful heartbeat sample). It sounds like the inside of a gloomy LA recording studio where everybody's tired after the tour. Yikes.

Mr. Lewis isn't even singing it for real - he's emphasizing weird, random syllables.

And the song doesn't even rock. It SHOULD - but it just doesn't quite get there.

Oh well, we'll add the special sauce tomorrow night. Zing!

(and don't get me started on the lyrics - "the other one's barely bleeding"? The other what? The other heart? There are two hearts in this song? You mean like a Klingon? What the heck's going on?!)

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Post by cgarges » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:44 pm

King Kong Kitchie Kitchie wrote:(and don't get me started on the lyrics - "the other one's barely bleeding"? The other what? The other heart? There are two hearts in this song? You mean like a Klingon? What the heck's going on?!)
Do you mean the line, "Now the old boy may be barely breathing?"

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Post by Mr PC » Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:35 pm

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Post by Girl Toes » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:45 pm

I love the back to the future sound track!!! Particular that Lindsey Buckingham song, and "Back In Time." Thats one of my favorite movies.

If you don't like it, you can go fuck yourself.

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Post by JGriffin » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:53 pm

The girl I dated in high school was all into Huey Lewis. It's all we listened to when I was out with her.

Then of course she dumped me. Fuck.

I still kinda dig that record, though, for no objective reason.
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Post by Rigsby » Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:11 am

dwlb wrote:The girl I dated in high school was all into Huey Lewis. It's all we listened to when I was out with her.

Then of course she dumped me. Fuck.

I still kinda dig that record, though, for no objective reason.
I shall say this only once and then probably regret it instantly, but i lost my viginity to a 'colour me bad' fan.

She was a fine looking girl though and i almost always chose the music, thank god.
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Post by YOUR KONG » Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:54 am

cgarges wrote:
King Kong Kitchie Kitchie wrote:(and don't get me started on the lyrics - "the other one's barely bleeding"? The other what? The other heart? There are two hearts in this song? You mean like a Klingon? What the heck's going on?!)
Do you mean the line, "Now the old boy may be barely breathing?"
Is THAT what they're saying? Ooooooooh - ok, that makes more sense. I cheerfully retract that part of my rant.

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Post by YOUR KONG » Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:56 am

Rigsby wrote:I shall say this only once and then probably regret it instantly, but i lost my viginity to a 'colour me bad' fan.
I used to "date" a girl who was a huge fun of ABBA and, forgive me, Air Supply.

A very drunken summer it was.

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Post by bedbug » Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:59 am

Rigsby wrote:
I shall say this only once and then probably regret it instantly, but i lost my viginity to a 'colour me bad' fan.
Let me guess. You used the ol' "I Wanna Sex You Up" line ...



my alternate response would be
Rigsby wrote:
I shall say this only once and then probably regret it instantly, but i lost my viginity to a 'colour me bad' fan.
Color me impressed!

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Post by mjau » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:48 am

King Kong Kitchie Kitchie wrote:
Rigsby wrote:I shall say this only once and then probably regret it instantly, but i lost my viginity to a 'colour me bad' fan.
I used to "date" a girl who was a huge fun of ABBA and, forgive me, Air Supply.

A very drunken summer it was.
Hell, I married an Abba fan. Of course, she is Swedish, so it's in her genetic framework, no doubt.

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Post by Punkity » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:15 pm

cgarges wrote:
King Kong Kitchie Kitchie wrote:(and don't get me started on the lyrics - "the other one's barely bleeding"? The other what? The other heart? There are two hearts in this song? You mean like a Klingon? What the heck's going on?!)
Do you mean the line, "Now the old boy may be barely breathing?"

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Although "now the old boy may be barely breathing" is more appropriate while this song is being played, I think the line is "oboe may be barely breathing".
Signage of the times.

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Post by ubertar » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:23 pm

I always wondered who listened to Huey Lewis... I knew they had to be hugely popular because of all the radio and video play they got, but never met anyone who was into them or bought an album. I thought maybe it was a conspiracy.
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Post by JASIII » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:23 pm

There's nothing wrong with ABBA.
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Post by syrupcore » Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:17 pm

instant cred for huey et al....

they were (basically) the backing band on Elvis Costello's first record. I no shittie shittie you.

I admire them more and more as I get older and fatter. I remember them being really popular, selling a gajillion records but never really hearing anything about them, like they kept their lives private some how. Or maybe they were just boring dolts that the press didn't really wanna cover. I dunno, I was 12.

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