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The Tops were the same foursome from 1953 until Lawrence Payton's death in 1997. So U2 should overtake pretty shortly.

Duke Fakir still being with them is quite the thing. I don't know what the longest period is for one person in a group, but Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama takes some beating, 68 years (and then he briefly came back a decade later).



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Can’t stand them, an immediate station changer when one of their songs comes on the radio.



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Jim_Irish wrote: Spatulapup wrote: He is a very smart and well spoken and gives opinions on things and I think that rubs people the wrong way. He does think he's cool though. I will take him over Kid Rock any day.If it's between him and Kid Rock I might take him too, though I'm not sure what either has to do with the other.
Nothing has anything to do with anything.  Spatulapup just sits around trying to figure out how to turn every thread political.  I admire his restraint in this case though in using Kid Rock as a building block before vomiting "TRUMP IS SATAN!"  That's the reply he has saved for when someone responds to this, which we have.  He's down to 2 degrees of separation between everyone and Trump now, instead of just jumping right to it. 



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srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: Spatulapup wrote: He is a very smart and well spoken and gives opinions on things and I think that rubs people the wrong way. He does think he's cool though. I will take him over Kid Rock any day.If it's between him and Kid Rock I might take him too, though I'm not sure what either has to do with the other.
Nothing has anything to do with anything.  Spatulapup just sits around trying to figure out how to turn every thread political.  I admire his restraint in this case though in using Kid Rock as a building block before vomiting "TRUMP IS SATAN!"  That's the reply he has saved for when someone responds to this, which we have.  He's down to 2 degrees of separation between everyone and Trump now, instead of just jumping right to it. 
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srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: Spatulapup wrote: He is a very smart and well spoken and gives opinions on things and I think that rubs people the wrong way. He does think he's cool though. I will take him over Kid Rock any day.If it's between him and Kid Rock I might take him too, though I'm not sure what either has to do with the other.
Nothing has anything to do with anything.  Spatulapup just sits around trying to figure out how to turn every thread political.  I admire his restraint in this case though in using Kid Rock as a building block before vomiting "TRUMP IS SATAN!"  That's the reply he has saved for when someone responds to this, which we have.  He's down to 2 degrees of separation between everyone and Trump now, instead of just jumping right to it. 
I assumed as much but don't know much about Kid Rock other than his awful 'Sweet Home Alabama' and that I read or saw something recently that he is a multi-instrumentalist and it surprised me. May have been that documentary about  Woodstock in the 90s.

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I think their tours were/are so popular is because you know you are going to get a show. It attracts people who do not regularly go to see live music. If someone goes once a year, the likely saw U2 if they came to their city.



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For me, it's the same approach I have to Pink Floyd. I get why people like both bands. I feel like I tolerate a few of each's songs. But I'd never buy either of their music. It's like the flipside of AC/DC for me where I enjoy most of their music (even the crappy stuff) and I don't have to "force" myself to pretend to like it.

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Became a fan watching them perform "Bad" during Live Aid.  I had an older sister who already had cassettes of all their albums, so I was able to dig into it right away.  I'd say they were my favorite band for a year or more.  The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum both came out while I was in high school.  I liked them but the band itself wasn't my favorite anymore.  The last album I ever bought was Achtung Baby.  In fact, the only time I saw them live was in 1992, at The Ex in Toronto.  By that point, Bono's ego had gone completely off the rails.  I never had interest in anything they released after that.  Been there, done that.

Because that was the sum of their discography when I became a fan, the first 4 albums are my favorites, with The Unforgettable Fire ranking first.  The Brian Eno/Dan Lanois influences on that work are super.   I mentioned it here before, but one of my time travel musical wishes would be to see them on the War tour, when they were full of vitality but not yet world conquerors.  



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Jim_Irish wrote: srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: Spatulapup wrote: He is a very smart and well spoken and gives opinions on things and I think that rubs people the wrong way. He does think he's cool though. I will take him over Kid Rock any day.If it's between him and Kid Rock I might take him too, though I'm not sure what either has to do with the other.
Nothing has anything to do with anything.  Spatulapup just sits around trying to figure out how to turn every thread political.  I admire his restraint in this case though in using Kid Rock as a building block before vomiting "TRUMP IS SATAN!"  That's the reply he has saved for when someone responds to this, which we have.  He's down to 2 degrees of separation between everyone and Trump now, instead of just jumping right to it. 
I assumed as much but don't know much about Kid Rock other than his awful 'Sweet Home Alabama' and that I read or saw something recently that he is a multi-instrumentalist and it surprised me. May have been that documentary about  Woodstock in the 90s.

Fuxk trump!

Kid Rock just released a new video that has liberals clutching pearls, so he's become topical again.  It's actually just a complete rehash of his '90s heyday, same exact sound, with him even paying homage to himself by quoting his own earlier songs, and then throwing in some digs at "snowflakes".  It's pretty sad musically, if not politically.  The guy actually was super talented, managing to chart on the rock, hip hop, pop, and country charts simultaneously.  But now he's a parody of himself.



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srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: Spatulapup wrote: He is a very smart and well spoken and gives opinions on things and I think that rubs people the wrong way. He does think he's cool though. I will take him over Kid Rock any day.If it's between him and Kid Rock I might take him too, though I'm not sure what either has to do with the other.
Nothing has anything to do with anything.  Spatulapup just sits around trying to figure out how to turn every thread political.  I admire his restraint in this case though in using Kid Rock as a building block before vomiting "TRUMP IS SATAN!"  That's the reply he has saved for when someone responds to this, which we have.  He's down to 2 degrees of separation between everyone and Trump now, instead of just jumping right to it. 
I assumed as much but don't know much about Kid Rock other than his awful 'Sweet Home Alabama' and that I read or saw something recently that he is a multi-instrumentalist and it surprised me. May have been that documentary about  Woodstock in the 90s.

Fuxk trump!

Kid Rock just released a new video that has liberals clutching pearls, so he's become topical again.  It's actually just a complete rehash of his '90s heyday, same exact sound, with him even paying homage to himself by quoting his own earlier songs, and then throwing in some digs at "snowflakes".  It's pretty sad musically, if not politically.  The guy actually was super talented, managing to chart on the rock, hip hop, pop, and country charts simultaneously.  But now he's a parody of himself.


If you hate Kid Rock (and who doesn't?) then you have to watch this video, "What Makes This Song Stink: All Summer Long".  It's a quasi-parody of Rick Beato's "What Makes This Song Great?" series, but a lot of love and actual knowledge went into it.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FAbjjB48A



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The Unforgettable Fire is one of my favorite albums. Also like the 90s stuff including Pop.

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KGB wrote: srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: srossi wrote: Jim_Irish wrote: Spatulapup wrote: He is a very smart and well spoken and gives opinions on things and I think that rubs people the wrong way. He does think he's cool though. I will take him over Kid Rock any day.If it's between him and Kid Rock I might take him too, though I'm not sure what either has to do with the other.
Nothing has anything to do with anything.  Spatulapup just sits around trying to figure out how to turn every thread political.  I admire his restraint in this case though in using Kid Rock as a building block before vomiting "TRUMP IS SATAN!"  That's the reply he has saved for when someone responds to this, which we have.  He's down to 2 degrees of separation between everyone and Trump now, instead of just jumping right to it. 
I assumed as much but don't know much about Kid Rock other than his awful 'Sweet Home Alabama' and that I read or saw something recently that he is a multi-instrumentalist and it surprised me. May have been that documentary about  Woodstock in the 90s.

Fuxk trump!

Kid Rock just released a new video that has liberals clutching pearls, so he's become topical again.  It's actually just a complete rehash of his '90s heyday, same exact sound, with him even paying homage to himself by quoting his own earlier songs, and then throwing in some digs at "snowflakes".  It's pretty sad musically, if not politically.  The guy actually was super talented, managing to chart on the rock, hip hop, pop, and country charts simultaneously.  But now he's a parody of himself.


If you hate Kid Rock (and who doesn't?) then you have to watch this video, "What Makes This Song Stink: All Summer Long".  It's a quasi-parody of Rick Beato's "What Makes This Song Great?" series, but a lot of love and actual knowledge went into it.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FAbjjB48A

Well I never put it together before that that's the drum intro to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which itself was admittedly copied from The Gap Band's "Burn Rubber".



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Considering how long they've been around , not that many 'good songs'

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Now what do we think about UB40?



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UB40 were great until about 1989 when they became more or less solely a covers band. "Food For Thought" is still an all-time classic. And then there was the big falling-out.

Mind you I am biased as most of the band are/were big Birmingham City fans. Used to see Astro quite a bit.

Incidentally that's the social divide in Birmingham football there. UB40 were (at least originally) gritty and urban and low-budget. Therefore far more proletarian and therefore Birmingham City.

Duran Duran did their videos in Sri Lanka and Brazil with all sorts of exotica. Big money backing. Therefore far more upwardly mobile and therefore the posh gets of Aston Villa.



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