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Worst supergroup ever

Postby bdog » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:50 pm

Asia

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby fennel » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:16 pm

What's a supergroup? Sounds like math.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby Igor » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:54 pm

bdog wrote:Asia


Bullshit. I hate this trope. A bunch of guys that got criticized for writing long boring prog songs get criticized for writing shorter poppier songs. I remember hearing a Wetton interview where he basically answered that question with "the influence that I had on my prior bands was the shorter, more poppy element too". Asia just didn't have the Fripp counterpoint that wanted to go the other direction.

Hell, Asia isn't even the worst Yes-related supergroup. That would be GTR.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby jonnygothispen » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:52 pm

The Eagles...

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby scratch » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:24 am

BTO

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby penquin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:28 am

fennel wrote:What's a supergroup? Sounds like math.


the following is my opinion:

It is when certain members of other well-known groups get together to form their own group.

I saw Asia open up for Journey recently, and was pleasantly surprised.

/my opinion

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby chainsawcurtis » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 am

jonnygothispen wrote:The Eagles...
Not to be pedantic here but they weren't really a supergroup. Just a bunch of guys that played country tinged rock or vice versa and had some hits. Then they hired a guitar player who was the equivalent musical genius of everybody in the band to help finish an album.

My take - Sugarfoot ( or Chickenfoot. Whatever they were called).

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:51 am

scratch wrote:BTO


Why do you hate Canadians?

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby Ducatista » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:06 am

jonnygothispen wrote:Why do you hate Canadians?

Wait — some people don't?

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby penquin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 am

Ducatista wrote:
jonnygothispen wrote:Why do you hate Canadians?

Wait — some people don't?


the following is my opinion & recollection:

My mom tells the story of being in a grocery store down south, and some people kept commenting about all the "damn Canadians" in line. She was confused about how they knew & why the disdain, until she mentioned it to a friend of hers who pointed out that is the new code word for "blacks"

and no, I ain't sayin' nor implying that you are using it that way at all....just figured that is the kind of thing decent people should be aware of.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby Beaver » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:26 am

Most of those big 80's groups...Asia, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Genesis, Loverboy, Joan Jett & blackhearts. Police were over rated. And the worst ever: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 am

penquin wrote:
Ducatista wrote:
jonnygothispen wrote:Why do you hate Canadians?

Wait — some people don't?


the following is my opinion & recollection:

My mom tells the story of being in a grocery store down south, and some people kept commenting about all the "damn Canadians" in line. She was confused about how they knew & why the disdain, until she mentioned it to a friend of hers who pointed out that is the new code word for "blacks"

and no, I ain't sayin' nor implying that you are using it that way at all....just figured that is the kind of thing decent people should be aware of.


Plausible. One of their most popular generic beers was "Black Label." Actually, I just wish people would quit with that racism stuff.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby Ducatista » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:36 am

 
Oh my god — thanks for ruining a great bit, racists. Because who would actually hate Canadians?

Which reminds me of a classic This American Life show, "Who's Canadian?"

The intro is great — and the first act is even better, especially if you love the late, great David Rakoff. It includes the phrase "the American space shuttle, with its Canadian-built arm," which has stuck with me since I first heard the piece 20 years ago. There's also mention of BTO, of course.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby Ducatista » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:56 pm

Ducatista wrote:It includes the phrase "the American space shuttle, with its Canadian-built arm,"

Less than an hour after I wrote that, I was listening to astronaut Scott Kelly on On Point talking about his year aboard the International Space Station. I'll be damned if he didn't mention "the Canadian robot arm."

Love those weird little coincidences. And apparently Canada has a corner on the robot space arm market.

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Re: Worst supergroup ever

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:04 pm

Beaver wrote:Most of those big 80's groups...Asia, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Genesis, Loverboy, Joan Jett & blackhearts. Police were over rated. And the worst ever: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band.

My definition of a supergroup is one composed of musicians who were well known as individuals or came from well established groups. Most of those you listed don't meet that definition. I first heard that term applied to Cream.


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