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epicSocialism4tw
02-06-2011, 10:01 PM
Is there anything more boring than watching 3 people pose on stage while one person sings over a track?

Moki01
02-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Agree, all time low

bronco0608
02-06-2011, 10:09 PM
They all suck. I can't remember a good one. Who do you prefer, The Who?

Nothing like geriatric rockers.

listopencil
02-06-2011, 10:11 PM
I agree. It was ****ing awful. And now I know who to blame for taking a mediocre old song, "Time Of My Life", and turning it into absolute garbage too.

Kaylore
02-06-2011, 10:12 PM
I was hoping to see TRON come out and start killing those neon dancers.

listopencil
02-06-2011, 10:13 PM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I was wrong. Fergie can't sing for ****. She ****ed up Sweet Child O' Mine even more than Sheryl Crow.

ghwk
02-06-2011, 10:13 PM
Worst superbowl commercials ever as well.

Kaylore
02-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I was wrong. Fergie can't sing for ****. She ****ed up Sweet Child O' Mine even more than Sheryl Crow.

It sounded like she was making fun of Axel! I was like "is she doing an impression?"

listopencil
02-06-2011, 10:14 PM
I was hoping to see TRON come out and start killing those neon dancers.

How many times can they trot our dancers with lights strung on them and think it's fresh? This time some of them had lighted boxes on their heads. Craptacular!

TDmvp
02-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Totally agree ... I'm not a big BEPs fan , but I understand way they draw/sell so well in this crap music era ... But that was even bad for them.

Fergie is a check mark on the side for more use of auto tune that is for sure.

ghwk
02-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I was wrong. Fergie can't sing for ****. She ****ed up Sweet Child O' Mine even more than Sheryl Crow.

Nah. Disagree, she can sing, it's just that Axl and guns and roses just own that song. No one should cover it.

SoCalBronco
02-06-2011, 10:17 PM
Music was crap and performance was a bit too much. A simple rendition of Guile's theme would have been appropriate for the occasion, since it fits in well with anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nl6f6gWJ6k

listopencil
02-06-2011, 10:18 PM
Nah. Disagree, she can sing, it's just that Axl and guns and roses just own that song. No one should cover it.

It's ok, I used to think she could sing too.

Kid A
02-06-2011, 10:19 PM
Hell, a minute in I was wishing they'd just lip synced the show. It was like the world's most expensive karaoke show out there.

Dutch
02-06-2011, 10:21 PM
Worst superbowl commercials ever as well.

This

TDmvp
02-06-2011, 10:22 PM
I was hoping to see TRON come out and start killing those neon dancers.



I was hoping someone with talent would come out and basically do the same to the Black Eyed Peas and commence with something cool even if not musically. Even if you just stood there and told a funny story , spun plates or juggled it would have at least been something.


Axl and guns and roses just own that song. No one should cover it.

/agree But I think her voice live sucks most of the time , She did do Gimme Shelter "ok" live tho for the RnRhof thing.


Worst superbowl commercials ever as well.


/agree not a one was memorable

Los Broncos
02-06-2011, 10:23 PM
It was pretty bad and people on FB were loving it, lame.

Kaylore
02-06-2011, 10:24 PM
Music was crap and performance was a bit too much. A simple rendition of Guile's theme would have been appropriate for the occasion, since it fits in well with anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nl6f6gWJ6k

LOL

TDmvp
02-06-2011, 10:27 PM
It was pretty bad and people on FB were loving it, lame.

They should be kicked off the planet.

listopencil
02-06-2011, 10:29 PM
It was pretty bad and people on FB were loving it, lame.

I think they couldn't hear their TV's from in front of their PC's.

cabronco
02-06-2011, 10:30 PM
It's ok, I used to think she could sing too.


:spit: I was so happy to see Slash appear , just to have that silly froggie or fergie totally ruin it. I saw a bit of the black peas press conference , and they said were in for a special treat ?? I guess I missed it.

DenverBrit
02-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Worst superbowl commercials ever as well.

No kidding!! The only time I don't DVR a game and it's a mistake.

DarkHorse30
02-06-2011, 10:38 PM
/agree not a one was memorable





I liked the beaver one and Rosanne getting nearly killed by a log......got wood? yup.

Kaylore
02-06-2011, 10:40 PM
No liked the one where he sends out the email and then tries to destroy the computers of everyone he sent it to? I laughed pretty hard. Same for the Faith Hill one.

ghwk
02-06-2011, 10:40 PM
It's ok, I used to think she could sing too.

F you for being patronizing! :wave:

Dr. Broncenstein
02-06-2011, 10:46 PM
On the bright side: Thanks to BEP's, Obama gonna pay my mortgage.

epicSocialism4tw
02-06-2011, 10:58 PM
I did like the commercial where the guy gets boxed in by a car full of monkeys on one side and gets side swiped by monkeys on the other.

The Roseanne bit was very good as well. Thats about it though.

There was alot of brand revisiting going on...E-Trade, Go Daddy, Bud Light, etc. The E-Trade and Go Daddy bits are about used up though. Next.

listopencil
02-06-2011, 11:02 PM
F you for being patronizing! :wave:

Kiss my ass for having no taste in music.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-06-2011, 11:04 PM
If Fergie sees this thread, she's gonna be really pissed.

http://www.dirtyrottengossip.com/img/celebrity-news-gossip-sex/fergie/fergie-pissed-pants.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
02-06-2011, 11:06 PM
If Fergie sees this thread, she's gonna be really pissed.

http://www.dirtyrottengossip.com/img/celebrity-news-gossip-sex/fergie/fergie-pissed-pants.jpg

That's gross.

A pretty girl dressed up like a teenage dude who has soiled herself. Yuck.

Gort
02-06-2011, 11:09 PM
I did like the commercial where the guy gets boxed in by a car full of monkeys on one side and gets side swiped by monkeys on the other.

The Roseanne bit was very good as well. Thats about it though.

There was alot of brand revisiting going on...E-Trade, Go Daddy, Bud Light, etc. The E-Trade and Go Daddy bits are about used up though. Next.

i liked this one.

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Archer81
02-06-2011, 11:12 PM
Christina Aguillera-barracuda messed up the national anthem. Half time was just ridiculous and the only really funny superbowl commercial was the first doritos commercial with the pug.

Thank God Greenbay has some hot players or this would have been a very boring 4 hours.

:Broncos:

TDmvp
02-06-2011, 11:13 PM
That's gross.

A pretty girl dressed up like a teenage dude who has soiled herself. Yuck.



To me she has always looked like someone at the mid way point of the gender reassignment process when they ran out of money.

epicSocialism4tw
02-06-2011, 11:13 PM
i liked this one.

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Yeah, that one was good too.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-06-2011, 11:15 PM
Christina Aguillera-barracuda messed up the national anthem. Half time was just ridiculous and the only really funny superbowl commercial was the first doritos commercial with the pug.

Thank God Greenbay has some hot players or this would have been a very boring 4 hours.

:Broncos:

http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5092465/I-cant-fap-to-this.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=The-Most-Interesting-Man-in-the-World

Dr. Broncenstein
02-06-2011, 11:16 PM
To me she has always looked like someone at the mid way point of the gender reassignment process when they ran out of money.

That might explain the urinary incontinence.

TDmvp
02-06-2011, 11:16 PM
http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5092465/I-cant-fap-to-this.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=The-Most-Interesting-Man-in-the-World

:spit:ROFL!ROFL!ROFL!

Yea sirhcyennek81 , Don't gay up the Super Bowl man .

Archer81
02-06-2011, 11:18 PM
:spit:ROFL!ROFL!ROFL!

Yea sirhcyennek81 , Don't gay up the Super Bowl man .


In a game where I didnt care who really won, I needed reasons to watch it. So the commercials were generally lame. The game was so-so. Green Bay has some hotties. Win for me.


:Broncos:

Los Broncos
02-06-2011, 11:20 PM
To me she has always looked like someone at the mid way point of the gender reassignment process when they ran out of money.

It was all that past drug use that ****ed her up.

She even looks like a tweaker.

SoCalBronco
02-06-2011, 11:21 PM
Thank God Greenbay has some hot players or this would have been a very boring 4 hours.

:Broncos:

OK....I've been meaning to ask you this for awhile now...............Jordy Nelson...or Eric Decker?

ROFL!

Gort
02-06-2011, 11:21 PM
It was all that past drug use that ****ed her up.

She even looks like a tweaker.

she's part owner of the Dolphins.

Archer81
02-06-2011, 11:24 PM
OK....I've been meaning to ask you this for awhile now...............Jordy Nelson...or Eric Decker?

ROFL!


Hmm...that's a good question. The gay fan handbook says to take the hometown hottie. So it would be Eric Decker.

BUT...

I want both. So both.

And I could'nt gay up that superbowl any more than the BEP halftime show.

:Broncos:

SoCalBronco
02-06-2011, 11:26 PM
Hmm...that's a good question. The gay fan handbook says to take the hometown hottie. So it would be Eric Decker.

BUT...

I want both. So both.

And I could'nt gay up that superbowl any more than the BEP halftime show.

:Broncos:

Fair enough.

2KBack
02-06-2011, 11:27 PM
Hmm...that's a good question. The gay fan handbook says to take the hometown hottie. So it would be Eric Decker.

BUT...

I want both. So both.

And I could'nt gay up that superbowl any more than the BEP halftime show.

:Broncos:

it's football, as much as people want to ignore it....it's plenty gay :)

cabronco
02-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Hah, I thought I heard Christina Aguillera butchered the National Anthem. She sang the twilight last reaming, instead of galantly streaming. She should of had plenty of practice doing Pittsburgh Penguin games.. oops. I dont have a link yet, but was replayed on the late news.

WABronco
02-06-2011, 11:32 PM
http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5092465/I-cant-fap-to-this.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=The-Most-Interesting-Man-in-the-World

Wahahaha.

Damn that game was a borefest. And I ditched the halftime show but could hear that god awful, who's-killing-the-cat singing from the other room.

epicSocialism4tw
02-06-2011, 11:42 PM
Hmm...that's a good question. The gay fan handbook says to take the hometown hottie. So it would be Eric Decker.

BUT...

I want both. So both.

And I could'nt gay up that superbowl any more than the BEP halftime show.

:Broncos:

Here's your dude...Kemoeatu:
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20110201/all/l4989951.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.redskins.com/media/2010/08/chriskemogrimm.jpg

Los Broncos
02-06-2011, 11:44 PM
she's part owner of the Dolphins.

Doesn't change how she looks.

Jason in LA
02-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I was wrong. Fergie can't sing for ****. She ****ed up Sweet Child O' Mine even more than Sheryl Crow.

I bet Axel Rose is going to sue over her singing that song with Slash. ;D

Jason in LA
02-06-2011, 11:47 PM
The only halftime show in recent memory that I can think of that was good was the one with Prince. But I usually don't watch the halftime show so I really wouldn't know.

Pick Six
02-06-2011, 11:51 PM
At least, the production covered the flaws of the Black-Eyed Peas. NOTHING could get Christina's butchering out of my brain. I'd have to go to Roseanne's "rendition" to even BEGIN to get that travesty out of my head...

epicSocialism4tw
02-06-2011, 11:52 PM
The only halftime show in recent memory that I can think of that was good was the one with Prince. But I usually don't watch the halftime show so I really wouldn't know.

U2 put on the only one in recent memory that actually made you forget about the game for that little bit of time, IMO. Everyone else's performance I looked at and it came off as rushed, cheesy, and cheap.

Archer81
02-06-2011, 11:54 PM
At least, the production covered the flaws of the Black-Eyed Peas. NOTHING could get Christina's butchering out of my brain. I'd have to go to Roseanne's "rendition" to even BEGIN to get that travesty out of my head...


NFL puts all that time and energy into a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and we get to listen to a "Glee" inspired America the Beautiful, then a badly sung national anthem...

We get it, its a poem set to music...but for the love of God you dont have to drag out every 5th word...

:Broncos:

Gort
02-07-2011, 12:25 AM
NFL puts all that time and energy into a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and we get to listen to a "Glee" inspired America the Beautiful, then a badly sung national anthem...

We get it, its a poem set to music...but for the love of God you dont have to drag out every 5th word...

:Broncos:

that's what singers do who can't actually sing... it's called warbling. there's a whole show devoted to it on Fox. it's called American Idol.

the superbowl was much better when it was just a football game. as a cultural event, it lewinskys.

Mogulseeker
02-07-2011, 12:33 AM
They all suck. I can't remember a good one. Who do you prefer, The Who?

Nothing like geriatric rockers.

The Who was pretty good.

Blueflame
02-07-2011, 03:34 AM
At least, the production covered the flaws of the Black-Eyed Peas. NOTHING could get Christina's butchering out of my brain. I'd have to go to Roseanne's "rendition" to even BEGIN to get that travesty out of my head...

We muted her... rendition (trying to not be rude here)... of the National Anthem after like the 5th word (could tell by then it was gonna suck).

The BEPs sucked at halftime too. Thank God for the "mute" button.

(LOL @ WABroncos' characterization of it as "who's killing the cat singing"... )

cutthemdown
02-07-2011, 03:44 AM
Yeah that was pretty lame. What was with the tron people? I thought same thing Kaylore did. WTF? Just the notion that people not playing instruments is some sort of art form is a joke. I would rather just see some killer college all star band do a field show. They would try so hard and probably blow people minds.

Or even like a daredevil thing. Why does it have to be a music act? its hard to put on good sounding music in that situation. They spend days sometimes getting a big venue ready for a concerts because its really hard to make it sound good. I'd rather see Robbie Knievel try to jump something to tell you the truth.

chadta
02-07-2011, 05:25 AM
I keep hearing how bad it was, and honestly its got me curious, i didnt watch it, I instead chose to watch last weeks episode of big bang theory that i had recorded and hadn't got around to watching yet.

Miss I.
02-07-2011, 06:01 AM
I keep hearing how bad it was, and honestly its got me curious, i didnt watch it, I instead chose to watch last weeks episode of big bang theory that i had recorded and hadn't got around to watching yet.

don't get too curious. ya know what happened to the cat? They made it watch the halftime show. ;D

Blueflame
02-07-2011, 06:06 AM
don't get too curious. ya know what happened to the cat? They made it watch the halftime show. ;D

WABronco says he was a witness (auditory) to the demise of the cat....

chadta
02-07-2011, 06:06 AM
don't get too curious. ya know what happened to the cat? They made it watch the halftime show. ;D

but it sounds like it was such a train wreck

OH GOD

they just played it on the radio, whoever said it was right, you cant unhear that brutal rendition of sweet child o mine

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 06:10 AM
Christina Aguillera-barracuda messed up the national anthem. Half time was just ridiculous and the only really funny superbowl commercial was the first doritos commercial with the pug.

Thank God Greenbay has some hot players or this would have been a very boring 4 hours.

:Broncos:

I know the guy who made that commercial. He won a million bucks for it!

Binkythefrog
02-07-2011, 07:16 AM
Clearly I'm in the minority here but I enjoyed the show. While the singing was awful and the music terrible, I liked the spectacle of the show. It was like how I liked watching Transformers 2 only for the explosions and CGI rather than the plot/acting.

WolfpackGuy
02-07-2011, 07:32 AM
Were some of the lights in the "V" part of the stage broken?

Axel Rose probably smashed his whiskey bottle into the car he's sleeping in after Furbie's rendition of SCOM.

Ursher somewhat kept the show from being a total disaster.

Beantown Bronco
02-07-2011, 07:38 AM
And I ditched the halftime show but could hear that god awful, who's-killing-the-cat singing from the other room.

55 seconds in....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNMcZxyuf8Q

gunns
02-07-2011, 07:40 AM
I know the guy who made that commercial. He won a million bucks for it!

I saw that on the news this morning that it was some local guys and they didn't even know if the commercial made it till it showed. That's pretty cool.

While the halftimes have generally been pretty bad, my vote goes to the Who and the Rolling Stones for worst half time shows. My personal favorite was January 25, 1998 Motown. I wonder why?

Axl Rose can bash whiskey bottles about that rendition last night, but it's not his song, it's Slash's. Axl never even wanted to record the thing, dumb ass.

Pick Six
02-07-2011, 07:43 AM
The "Sweet Child of Mine" part was tolerable, to me. Maybe it was because I was so stunned that Slash popped up. That was really a cool surprise...:thumbsup:

Garcia Bronco
02-07-2011, 07:45 AM
it amuses me that when people play sweet child they try to sound like Axel

Rascal
02-07-2011, 07:46 AM
Seen worse...seen better.

Better than Christina Aguilera's butchering.

Plus I think Fergy > Aguilera (at least that night).

bronco militia
02-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Tom Petty was pretty good a few years ago

crawdad
02-07-2011, 07:56 AM
Absolutely worst half-time show ever. Who told that woman she could sing?

NhocCuteGirlz
02-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Agree, all time low
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DomCasual
02-07-2011, 08:11 AM
I saw that on the news this morning that it was some local guys and they didn't even know if the commercial made it till it showed. That's pretty cool.

While the halftimes have generally been pretty bad, my vote goes to the Who and the Rolling Stones for worst half time shows. My personal favorite was January 25, 1998 Motown. I wonder why?

Axl Rose can bash whiskey bottles about that rendition last night, but it's not his song, it's Slash's. Axl never even wanted to record the thing, dumb ass.

He's a nice kid. He went to the U and USC film school, and ran up a ton of student debt to follow his dream of being a director. Hopefully, this will be a good stepping stone for him to other things (not to mention the million plus dollars to pay off all his debt).

BroncosMT
02-07-2011, 08:26 AM
Wasn't a stellar Superbowl musically.......Aguilera screwing up the national anthem....I don't care how wrapped up in the moment you get....you are a professional and that is one song you should never forget.... and then the HT show was horrible....bad mic's, not sure what it was...but it just wasn't right.....some of the light displays were cool but that was about it.

SouthStndJunkie
02-07-2011, 08:27 AM
I didn't even watch the half time show....half time shows are for making food and going to the bathroom and visiting with the people that are over for the game.

My wife watched it and said it was lame.

mr007
02-07-2011, 08:29 AM
Definitely not the worst - in the past 6 years most of the performances have been worse than this one.

Usher coming down was good - he has a great stage presence and can actually sing and dance. Some of the Tron effects were good and organizing that many people to make those symbols isn't an easy task. Overall, I agree the performance was mediocre - but definitely not the worst ever.

JJG
02-07-2011, 08:29 AM
To me she has always looked like someone at the mid way point of the gender reassignment process when they ran out of money.

QFT. I've always thought the same thing

Kaylore
02-07-2011, 08:56 AM
For me, Fergie will always be Stacey from Kids Incorporated. And so I can never take her seriously.

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Rascal
02-07-2011, 09:01 AM
Have people already forgotten about "The Who" couple of years ago? That was easily worse than this.

oubronco
02-07-2011, 09:08 AM
To me she has always looked like someone at the mid way point of the gender reassignment process when they ran out of money.

when she sings she looks like someone trying to push out a huge turd to me

crawdad
02-07-2011, 09:40 AM
Have people already forgotten about "The Who" couple of years ago? That was easily worse than this.

At least the members of "The Who" had instruments and they could play!

THE719!
02-07-2011, 09:52 AM
well we can all agree that even the richest man in football cant even throw good party.... not to mention not even having all the seats ready for the game

loborugger
02-07-2011, 10:02 AM
U2 put on the only one in recent memory that actually made you forget about the game for that little bit of time, IMO. Everyone else's performance I looked at and it came off as rushed, cheesy, and cheap.

LOL

Well, of course they are gonna be rushed, cheesy, and cheap. What else do you expect? They are putting together an entertainment package that is supposed to last a short period time, it has to appeal to the widest audience possible, and its a sidelight to the main act - which isnt another musical event but instead is a sporting event. Its like a 1970s variety show... which was rushed, cheesy, and cheap.

If I was a professional musician with national name recognition, my initial reaction would be to turn down an offer to play the halftime at anything. For exactly the reason described above. Money is money, but you know the show is gonna blow. And who cares, anyways? Its a time to go grab a beer, take a leak, remind the wife/GF that even thou you havent acknowledge her existence for the last 90 minutes that you still love her, and make sure the kids havent started a small fire somewhere.

When you try to make something that will appeal to everyone, it appeals to no one.

Mr.Meanie
02-07-2011, 10:21 AM
I disagree about the quality of the superbowl commercials.

The guy sucking the other guy's dorito fingers was hilarious, the darth vader one was awesome, and I really liked the Chrysler "Imported from Detroit" spot. Plus, Battle: LA and Cowboys and Aliens looks pretty sweet (please don't suck!). Other funny ones, the Eminem Brisk tea spot, the "epic ride" kia one, the running pug dog in slow motion were good.

Durango
02-07-2011, 10:23 AM
i liked this one.

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I agree. There were several of those commercials that were borderline great, especially the child Darth Vader Volkswagen commercial and the Rosanne Barr Snickers spot.

I also agree that halftime show was God awful. I just think these planners try too hard to create some kind of spectacular and almost always end up with a clownish embarrassment.

Mr.Meanie
02-07-2011, 10:55 AM
Forgot to mention, that Groupon one had me rolling. Not just because of how wrong it was, but how most likely the PC police were going to get their panties all wadded up. Daring, offensive and a gamble by a new and uprising star in business... I love it!

oubronco
02-07-2011, 11:27 AM
The commercial with the beaver was pretty funny as well

Requiem
02-07-2011, 11:54 AM
You could have had Bob fart into a megaphone and got the same ratings as that half-time show did. **** it.

TDmvp
02-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Have people already forgotten about "The Who" couple of years ago? That was easily worse than this.

Dude you are delusional , and I hate The Who ...


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BEP doing Sweet Child of Mine was without a doubt the crappiest thing I have seen in a long long time.They should try singing in key , or auto tune because that was garbage. Least The Who was semi in key and they are in their 70's.

Hell just synchronize the real vocal tracks in if that is the best you can sing live because that was $hit...



Patrick swayze rolled over in his grave I'm sure because they butched I've Had the time of my Life most epically

Hogan11
02-07-2011, 12:23 PM
At least the members of "The Who" had instruments and they could play!

Well, yeah.....they just failed to recognize the scope of the whole halftime performance thing. I read somewhere where they admitted to not even practicing for it.

I'll never forgive the BEP's for soiling Dick Dale's almighty Misirlou and never cared for them before that anyways, so I avoided the halftime show altogether.

Jason in LA
02-07-2011, 01:32 PM
I wonder how many people did not realize that Christina Aguilera messed up on the lyrics of the national athem. You'd probably be surprised.

I didn't notice. Honestly, I don't know a good amount of the words to that song. I was just glad that it was over and they started the game.

oubronco
02-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Dude you are delusional , and I hate The Who ...


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BEP doing Sweet Child of Mine was without a doubt the crappiest thing I have seen in a long long time.They should try singing in key , or auto tune because that was garbage. Least The Who was semi in key and they are in their 70's.

Hell just synchronize the real vocal tracks in if that is the best you can sing live because that was $hit...



Patrick swayze rolled over in his grave I'm sure because they butched I've Had the time of my Life most epically

I can't believe I watched that crap again............damn it

oubronco
02-07-2011, 01:45 PM
I wonder how many people did not realize that Christina Aguilera messed up on the lyrics of the national athem. You'd probably be surprised.

I didn't notice. Honestly, I don't know a good amount of the words to that song. I was just glad that it was over and they started the game.

She murdered the National Anthem and poeple cheered

Archer81
02-07-2011, 01:50 PM
She murdered the National Anthem and poeple cheered


Somehow Twilight's last gleaming became twilights we were reaming...

Good job, christina.

:Broncos:

Mr.Meanie
02-07-2011, 01:53 PM
Somehow Twilight's last gleaming became twilights we were reaming...

Good job, christina.

:Broncos:

pics or it didn't happen

Pony Boy
02-07-2011, 01:55 PM
I agree. There were several of those commercials that were borderline great, especially the child Darth Vader Volkswagen commercial and the Rosanne Barr Snickers spot.

My wifes car has remote start and I get a kick out of hitting the remote start when some one get too close to the front of the car. Ha!

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 01:55 PM
Nothing beats Ashley Simpson at the Orange Bowl.

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broncocalijohn
02-07-2011, 01:57 PM
WIthout bagging on BEP, No one has mentioned Prince. I thought his and U2s performances were probably the best of the last 10 years. I also had no problem with the Who but as a 40 year old now, I knew who they were.

Pony Boy
02-07-2011, 02:02 PM
Don't say worst till you see this.....

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DomCasual
02-07-2011, 02:03 PM
Don't say worst till you see this.....

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I was just about to post that.

DarkHorse
02-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Worst I've seen.


Butchered a great GnR song on National Television. Absolutely horrendous, goofy, crapfest of whatever they call that stuff they were doing last night.

TDmvp
02-07-2011, 02:04 PM
WIthout bagging on BEP, No one has mentioned Prince. I thought his and U2s performances were probably the best of the last 10 years. I also had no problem with the Who but as a 40 year old now, I knew who they were.

The only halftime show in recent memory that I can think of that was good was the one with Prince. But I usually don't watch the halftime show so I really wouldn't know.


Prince to me was the best in the last ten or so ... And I'm not even a big Prince fan... Prince live and Prince's albums are to totally different things.

His albums are very pop , him live is like watching the 2nd coming of Hendrix .

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Easily the best half show I've seen... Dude sounds pretty much dead on vocally and it's not synced , and he so shreds on a guitar ... And once again , I'm not a big Prince fan. Purple Rain sounds Killer in that...

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 02:06 PM
Seriously, nobody can say "worst ever" until they watch the one PB posted. It's glorious.

Punisher
02-07-2011, 02:25 PM
This

This

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Don't say worst till you see this.....

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Okay, I can't stop watching this. I would LOVE to know the back story for this. And what is Rick Reilly doing there (2nd from the right)?

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Okay, I can't stop watching this. I would LOVE to know the back story for this. And what is Rick Reilly doing there (2nd from the right)?

If that isnt some type of special olympics for music, then it is one of the strangest assemblances of freaktastic human beings ever assembled. The spinning skinny kid and the flaming ogre...you just cant even write that stuff.

Pony Boy
02-07-2011, 02:35 PM
Okay, I can't stop watching this. I would LOVE to know the back story for this. And what is Rick Reilly doing there (2nd from the right)?

I'm gonna go to hell for laughing at that video............it's has to be the special olympics.......ROFL!

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 02:36 PM
If that isnt some type of special olympics for music, then it is one of the strangest assemblances of freaktastic human beings ever assembled. The spinning skinny kid and the flaming ogre...you just cant even write that stuff.

That's the thing. A couple of them seem to be mentally disabled (that's as PC as I could get). A few seem to be just sort of eccentric. Then, a few seem to be just out there as a joke. There's GOT to be a good story there. I love how the guy with the shades can't pronounce his Rs: "Give me a lifetime of pwomises and a world of dweams!"

Pony Boy
02-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Did evey one get the message sent to Obama what a bunch of crap.....

WILL.I.AM SENDS MESSAGE TO OBAMA AT SUPER BOWL 2011 IN HIS SONG {BLACK EYED PEAS}

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bronco militia
02-07-2011, 02:42 PM
That's the thing. A couple of them seem to be mentally disabled (that's as PC as I could get). A few seem to be just sort of eccentric. Then, a few seem to be just out there as a joke. There's GOT to be a good story there. I love how the guy with the shades can't pronounce his Rs: "Give me a lifetime of pwomises and a world of dweams!"

looks like that vid is from soccer match in Europe

TDmvp
02-07-2011, 02:43 PM
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A group of contestants from the Dutch 'Pop Idol" performs for a soccer game halftime show.



As funny as they are comparing bombing on a shoestring budget to bombing at the SB with the funds and tech the BEPs could use is apples oranges ...


There's some back story tho for yas...

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Did evey one get the message sent to Obama what a bunch of crap.....

WILL.I.AM SENDS MESSAGE TO OBAMA AT SUPER BOWL 2011 IN HIS SONG {BLACK EYED PEAS}

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I broke up at that part. I'm not much of a connoisseur of Black-Eyed Peas (it's like a poor man's Applebees, right?); so I didn't really know if he ad-libbed that part, or if it's just part of the song. It turns out, it was ad-libbed? That's hilarious. My 12-year-old son said, "I don't get it. What's so funny?"

High comedy! I wonder if Obama was watching, and said, "Dammit, he's right! Let's go create some JOBS!"

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 02:48 PM
That's the thing. A couple of them seem to be mentally disabled (that's as PC as I could get). A few seem to be just sort of eccentric. Then, a few seem to be just out there as a joke. There's GOT to be a good story there. I love how the guy with the shades can't pronounce his Rs: "Give me a lifetime of pwomises and a world of dweams!"

They should all replace the Jersey Shore cast and be placed in a beach house in LA or something. I would watch that show.

alkemical
02-07-2011, 03:03 PM
Prince to me was the best in the last ten or so ... And I'm not even a big Prince fan... Prince live and Prince's albums are to totally different things.

His albums are very pop , him live is like watching the 2nd coming of Hendrix .

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Easily the best half show I've seen... Dude sounds pretty much dead on vocally and it's not synced , and he so shreds on a guitar ... And once again , I'm not a big Prince fan. Purple Rain sounds Killer in that...

Totally agree with Prince's live vs. studio albums. Just like "the dead".

chadta
02-07-2011, 03:20 PM
I didn't notice. Honestly, I don't know a good amount of the words to that song.

Wow thats terrible dood, my 7 year old caught it, he also knows both the french and english versions of O Canada too.

You can at least find USA on a map tho right ?

Jason in LA
02-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Wow thats terrible dood, my 7 year old caught it, he also knows both the french and english versions of O Canada too.

You can at least find USA on a map tho right ?

College grad thank you very much. I've never sung the song so I've never learned the words. Like I said, you'd be surprised how many Americas don't know the words, and it has nothing to do with education and it certainly isn't un-American to not know the words.

broncosteven
02-07-2011, 03:56 PM
Tom Petty was pretty good a few years ago

This, You stole my thunder.

I was going to go see slash here at the Chicago HOB but they were sold out and I didn't want to pay scalper prices for it so it was nice to see him out there.

I don't get the appeal of the Black Eyed Peas, they suck and suck even more live. I saw them on SNL once and it was terrible. They need to get a band to play live behind them and not sing over taped tracks.

Plus I thought the guy mixing the sound sucked though that is such a big space he probablly couldn't get a good house mix but they should have had a way better board mix to go out over TV.

broncosteven
02-07-2011, 04:01 PM
Also I wish they would charge singers of the national anthem $1000 for every note they add to "their version" of the song. All those miasmia's and extra scales to sound gospel is totally uncalled for in a national anthem.

If you want to show your chops pick another time, they need to bring in a pro with a big voice who sings it nightly for hockey especially if your going to read the Declaration of Independence and honor our troops.

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 04:13 PM
College grad thank you very much. I've never sung the song so I've never learned the words. Like I said, you'd be surprised how many Americas don't know the words, and it has nothing to do with education and it certainly isn't un-American to not know the words.

I dont know anyone personally who doesnt know the words.

You really should learn the words, man. Its not just our national anthem, but the lyrics are amazing. It gives me chills just thinking of Key writing that in the midst of a war to break free from the grip of an empire. Its the ultimate underdog lyric. Stunning.

DomCasual
02-07-2011, 04:16 PM
Also I wish they would charge singers of the national anthem $1000 for every note they add to "their version" of the song. All those miasmia's and extra scales to sound gospel is totally uncalled for in a national anthem.

If you want to show your chops pick another time, they need to bring in a pro with a big voice who sings it nightly for hockey especially if your going to read the Declaration of Independence and honor our troops.

Not to be a video-posting whore, but that reminds me of this:

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I think it sounds so dumb. The ones that have been best are the one where they just sing it.

Best national anthem ever:

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DomCasual
02-07-2011, 04:18 PM
College grad thank you very much. I've never sung the song so I've never learned the words. Like I said, you'd be surprised how many Americas don't know the words, and it has nothing to do with education and it certainly isn't un-American to not know the words.

This guy didn't know it, either (I was kidding when I apologized about being a video-posting whore - I don't really care all that much):

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broncosteven
02-07-2011, 04:22 PM
College grad thank you very much. I've never sung the song so I've never learned the words. Like I said, you'd be surprised how many Americas don't know the words, and it has nothing to do with education and it certainly isn't un-American to not know the words.

I am not surprised, just sad that people don't care enough about those who fought for our country to be bothered to learn the words to OUR national anthem and sing along.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-07-2011, 04:22 PM
From WWTDD:

The National Anthem is 8 lines long. And it’s not some random collection of flowery words. It’s a story. The American flag was flying above Fort McHenry during fighting with the British in the War of 1812. It was there as the sun went down. As fighting went on it could be seen as the sky was lit up by explosions. At dawn, the flag was still there. Fort McHenry had been defended. It’s really not that tough to understand, or remember.

Quoted for truth

Gort
02-07-2011, 04:23 PM
I dont know anyone personally who doesnt know the words.

You really should learn the words, man. Its not just our national anthem, but the lyrics are amazing. It gives me chills just thinking of Key writing that in the midst of a war to break free from the grip of an empire. Its the ultimate underdog lyric. Stunning.

actually, it was written during the War of 1812. we were already free from Great Britain.

Key was aboard a ship in the Baltimore harbor overlooking the bombardment of Fort McHenry. the words relate to what he observed directly... as he scribbled the verses down on the back of an envelope IIRC.

Miss I.
02-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Okay, not knowing all the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner is not that uncommon..in fact, I just found in Wikipedia, they started a project in 2005 to teach people not only the anthem but the history of it since MOST Americans don't know it. Why this is shocking I don't know exactly, since as a nation we seem more concerned with current events than history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner

"In March 2005, a government-sponsored program, the National Anthem Project (http://www.orangemane.com/wiki/National_Anthem_Project), was launched after a Harris Interactive (http://www.orangemane.com/wiki/Harris_Interactive) poll showed many adults knew neither the lyrics nor the history of the anthem.<SUP id=cite_ref-10 class=reference>[11] (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/#cite_note-10)"</SUP>
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Frankly, I only know the first stanza which is pretty much all that ever gets sung.

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!<SUP>[12</SUP> (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/#cite_note-11)

OABB
02-07-2011, 04:54 PM
actually, it was written during the War of 1812. we were already free from Great Britain.

Key was aboard a ship in the Baltimore harbor overlooking the bombardment of Fort McHenry. the words relate to what he observed directly... as he scribbled the verses down on the back of an envelope IIRC.

Also, the music is from a british drinking song.

Jason in LA
02-07-2011, 04:58 PM
I dont know anyone personally who doesnt know the words.

You really should learn the words, man. Its not just our national anthem, but the lyrics are amazing. It gives me chills just thinking of Key writing that in the midst of a war to break free from the grip of an empire. Its the ultimate underdog lyric. Stunning.

How would you know who knew the song and who didn't? And I'd say that being able to sing along with the song and actually knowing the words are two different things. You should do a test, and it probably would be pretty funny. Ask people you know to perform the song on their own. Like I said, you'd be surprised to see how many people don't know it.

Pony Boy
02-07-2011, 05:05 PM
College grad thank you very much. I've never sung the song so I've never learned the words. Like I said, you'd be surprised how many Americas don't know the words, and it has nothing to do with education and it certainly isn't un-American to not know the words.

Ouch..... I don't think I would have admitted that, I think any kid from the 1st grade up can sing it forwards and backwards kind of like the abc's

Garcia Bronco
02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
It is "un-american" to not know our national anthem. War of 1812 (Technically 1814, Battle of Baltimore). Look it up assholz :)

Then you can also learn about the real September 11th. Google September 11th 1814 (Battle of Plattsburgh, NY)

Kaylore
02-07-2011, 05:10 PM
Wouldn't say it's "un-american" to not know the words, but for someone who is sports fan and here's fifty million times in their life, I would question if you didn't have a learning disability, Jason. Ha!

Garcia Bronco
02-07-2011, 05:12 PM
Wouldn't say it's "un-american" to not know the words, but for someone who is sports fan and here's fifty million times in their life, I would question if you didn't have a learning disability, Jason. Ha!

I think it is; because that person would have no idea where it came from or why it was so important.


edit: maybe it isn't un-american, but it is disrespectful to ALL of our people that defended our country with their lives.

Garcia Bronco
02-07-2011, 05:53 PM
From WWTDD:

The National Anthem is 8 lines long. And itís not some random collection of flowery words. Itís a story. The American flag was flying above Fort McHenry during fighting with the British in the War of 1812. It was there as the sun went down. As fighting went on it could be seen as the sky was lit up by explosions. At dawn, the flag was still there. Fort McHenry had been defended. Itís really not that tough to understand, or remember.

Quoted for truth

the flag was maxe that big to draw the British sea forces to the location of the fort.

Chris
02-07-2011, 06:28 PM
If Fergie sees this thread, she's gonna be really pissed.

http://www.dirtyrottengossip.com/img/celebrity-news-gossip-sex/fergie/fergie-pissed-pants.jpg

That's photoshop.

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 06:29 PM
actually, it was written during the War of 1812. we were already free from Great Britain.

Key was aboard a ship in the Baltimore harbor overlooking the bombardment of Fort McHenry. the words relate to what he observed directly... as he scribbled the verses down on the back of an envelope IIRC.

I should have been more specific. Thanks for clarifying. :thumbsup:

The imagery of the flag holding out the night captures the fear and uncertainty of war, and the plight of our people.

Its a brilliant song (or poem).

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 06:31 PM
How would you know who knew the song and who didn't? And I'd say that being able to sing along with the song and actually knowing the words are two different things. You should do a test, and it probably would be pretty funny. Ask people you know to perform the song on their own. Like I said, you'd be surprised to see how many people don't know it.

Its a failure of our education system that people do not know it.

Its an embarrassing failure.

chadta
02-07-2011, 06:42 PM
it certainly isn't un-American to not know the words.

Really ?

do you guys not play the anthem everyday before school ? We do up here every single day, i just assumed you guys did too.

My son was in pre kindergarten, and 4 years old, when he could first sing most of what he called " the Canada song" way off key, but he got most of the words, and all of them by the end of the year. Hes picked up the Star Spangled banner just by watching playoff hockey. Being a flyer fan hes getting pretty good with god bless America too.

Im also very proud to say that he has a bit of an understanding of what the anthems are about, and he will never have to be told to stand and take his friggin hat off.

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I get chills watching this, that might be becasue of playoff hockey tho

HILife
02-07-2011, 06:44 PM
Music was crap and performance was a bit too much. A simple rendition of Guile's theme would have been appropriate for the occasion, since it fits in well with anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nl6f6gWJ6k

Wow, this makes me want to dust off some Street Fighter II

Two of my favorite going head to head.
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DomCasual
02-07-2011, 08:10 PM
So, what have we learned in this thread?

1) The sexual predator (Townsend) > the Black-eyed Peas.

2) Jason is probably a commie bastard.

3) The retarded(?) kids > the Black-eyed Peas.

What else?

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 08:12 PM
So, what have we learned in this thread?

1) The sexual predator (Townsend) > the Black-eyed Peas.

2) Jason is probably a commie bastard.

3) The retarded(?) kids > the Black-eyed Peas.

What else?

4) Canada's education system kicks ours' butt when it comes to teaching a national anthem.

TDmvp
02-07-2011, 08:27 PM
That's photoshop.

Actually no it's not ...

http://gossip.commongate.com/post/The_Secret_of_Fergie_s_Pee-Pants_Revealed_

http://www.askmen.com/celebs/entertainment-news/fergie/fergie-pee-confession.html

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Fergie-7553.html

broncosteven
02-07-2011, 08:45 PM
So, what have we learned in this thread?

1) The sexual predator (Townsend) > the Black-eyed Peas.

2) Jason is probably a commie bastard.

3) The retarded(?) kids > the Black-eyed Peas.

What else?

4) Christina Agulaira has about 4 months of bang-abilty left.

epicSocialism4tw
02-07-2011, 09:10 PM
Actually no it's not ...

http://gossip.commongate.com/post/The_Secret_of_Fergie_s_Pee-Pants_Revealed_

http://www.askmen.com/celebs/entertainment-news/fergie/fergie-pee-confession.html

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Fergie-7553.html

5) Fergie peed on herself on stage.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
02-07-2011, 10:00 PM
5) Fergie peed on herself on stage.

Is that such a great idea. It could have caused a short in that outfit and she'd have an orange-afro. Well, ok maybe I could live with that.

Jason in LA
02-07-2011, 10:12 PM
Wow, you guys are funny. ;D

Ouch..... I don't think I would have admitted that, I think any kid from the 1st grade up can sing it forwards and backwards kind of like the abc's

Let me rephrase my point. I have sung the national anthem. At many sporting events I’ll sing along, but to me that’s not really singing the song. There has never been a time when the PA guy said, “Lets all rise as Jason in LA sings the National Anthem.”

Since I’ve never been given the task to sing it on my own, or with a group, I’ve never sat down with the lyrics and memorized them.

Wouldn't say it's "un-american" to not know the words, but for someone who is sports fan and here's fifty million times in their life, I would question if you didn't have a learning disability, Jason. Ha!

Everybody has a different way of learning things. I’ve heard the national anthem many times, and even sing along with the parts that I know, but I don’t know it word for word.

Most of my favorite songs, and ones that I’ve heard a million times, I couldn’t tell you the words to them. I know the hook lines and key phrases, but I couldn’t sing or rap most of them word for word. Some people pick up on songs quickly. I don’t.

When I was joining my fraternity we had to learn poems, greetings, and a few marching songs. We had to learn Invictus and If and all kind of other stuff. When they taught us stuff on the spot I’d never get it right while the other guys in the group would pick up on it quickly. But then I’d go home, study and practice it, and then I’d be able to say it perfect. We all learn stuff in different ways.

Now that I’m in, and we bring in new members, when they recite the information, it’s easy to tell who knows it and who doesn’t. As a group anybody can stumble their way through a song or poem, as long as somebody in the group knows it and keeps everybody on track. But have them do it one by one and the person who seemed to know it all of a sudden can’t do it anymore.

Its a failure of our education system that people do not know it.

Its an embarrassing failure.

Really ?

do you guys not play the anthem everyday before school ? We do up here every single day, i just assumed you guys did too.



I can’t speak for other schools and other school districts, but while I was in school it was never taught. I went to a Catholic school for elementary (I’m not Catholic). We learned the pledge of allegiance and recited that daily before we went to class in the morning, and some prayers. Through Jr. high school we did the pledge of allegiance in the morning, but we didn’t do it in high school. We never did the national anthem.

I just finished a meeting with two guys, one a doctor who graduated back in the 60s, and the other is in grad school at USC. The doctor said that they learned the national anthem in school. They had to memorize it. The grad student said that he didn’t know the words and was never required to learn it. He’s like me in that he stands up and takes his cap off and all that, but since he never had to learn it, he doesn’t know it word for word. The doctor did agree with me that there are a boat load of people who do not know it word for word and at the Super Bowl party that he was at, he and his wife were the only two that notice the mistake in the song.

Riley
02-07-2011, 10:16 PM
Worst halftime show ever?


YES. Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Jason in LA
02-07-2011, 10:18 PM
Okay, not knowing all the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner is not that uncommon..in fact, I just found in Wikipedia, they started a project in 2005 to teach people not only the anthem but the history of it since MOST Americans don't know it. Why this is shocking I don't know exactly, since as a nation we seem more concerned with current events than history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner

"In March 2005, a government-sponsored program, the National Anthem Project (http://www.orangemane.com/wiki/National_Anthem_Project), was launched after a Harris Interactive (http://www.orangemane.com/wiki/Harris_Interactive) poll showed many adults knew neither the lyrics nor the history of the anthem.<SUP id=cite_ref-10 class=reference>[11] (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/#cite_note-10)"</SUP>
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See, told yall it is not uncommon for people not to know it. Funny thing, on the line that says "And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air," I always think of the Naked Gun. "Bunch of bombs in the air."

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Dr. Broncenstein
02-07-2011, 10:23 PM
5) Fergie peed on herself on stage.

6. Ghetto yodeling is worse than autotune.

TDmvp
02-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Jason in L.A. I think they are mostly being sarcastic , But I'll play devil's advocate for a moment and say they are being serious and if so they are being to rough on you.

I think pretty much all of us could write the words the anthem if we was just sitting there in a room or something with no presser and unlimited time. But singing on the spot in front of the world is two totally different things.

It is also very easy to just blank for a moment and just not know it when you need to even tho you know something by heart.

I say this as someone who has written the lyrics for like 48 original songs since I was 20 and hell sometimes I blank on stuff I wrote. You know it , but for a moment you are butter.

Most major acts/singers now use prompters of some sort normally that you can't see from the crowd ... I used to just load all my lyrics into a laptop and use it as a prompter.

Sometimes I'm bad about not knowing the first sentence to my own songs for some reason but as soon as I see it I know the rest of the song... Retarded I know.


I myself knew the anthem by the time I was like 8 or younger just because I used to love baseball and when you went to or watched as many games as I did it just kinda was ingrained in you... And it ended IN THE HOME OF THE REDS (brave) , because I had season tickets then and that's how it went in Cincinnati Hilarious!


But I actually doubt Jason if he really tried couldn't write the lyrics to the anthem... It's in there somewhere , the brain just needs a moment LOL ...

Jason in LA
02-07-2011, 10:44 PM
So, what have we learned in this thread?

1) The sexual predator (Townsend) > the Black-eyed Peas.

2) Jason is probably a commie bastard.

3) The retarded(?) kids > the Black-eyed Peas.

What else?

Well, I don't know the words to Lift Every Voice and Sing either.

(That may have gone over a few people's heads. ;D)

maher_tyler
02-07-2011, 11:34 PM
They all suck. I can't remember a good one. Who do you prefer, The Who?

Nothing like geriatric rockers.

I really liked Tom Petty i think when the Colts played the Bears! Then again, i'm a Petty fan...

cutthemdown
02-08-2011, 02:25 AM
How would you know who knew the song and who didn't? And I'd say that being able to sing along with the song and actually knowing the words are two different things. You should do a test, and it probably would be pretty funny. Ask people you know to perform the song on their own. Like I said, you'd be surprised to see how many people don't know it.

even the singers themselves forget.

cutthemdown
02-08-2011, 02:27 AM
I really liked Tom Petty i think when the Colts played the Bears! Then again, i'm a Petty fan...

No he was just way better. It's a fact that not all superstars are good musicians. Gloria Estefan and her crew did good I think, at least I dont remember people saying it sucked.

Put a band like Tower of Power out there and you will get a good show. Put a band like the foo fighters and i bet you would get a good show. You know bands that actually rehearse and dont just record.

epicSocialism4tw
02-08-2011, 03:18 AM
No he was just way better. It's a fact that not all superstars are good musicians. Gloria Estefan and her crew did good I think, at least I dont remember people saying it sucked.

Put a band like Tower of Power out there and you will get a good show. Put a band like the foo fighters and i bet you would get a good show. You know bands that actually rehearse and dont just record.

Recipe for a good performance:

1) You have to have a live band. Even if this is Aretha Franklin with a classic voice, you need to have the live band behind her to make it come off as more than karaoke. Karaoke = unprofessional and cheap.

2) I like the idea of having modern acts on as a showcase. Why havent these guys had Dave Matthews on yet? Carter Beauford himself is a show. Everyone knows their songs and they are a fantastic live band. Other modern-ish acts with some hits behind them that would put on a great performance: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg with Dr. Dre, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Usher (with a band), etc. Coldplay would be a popular choice.

If it was me, I would have on modern artists to try to revive the music industry...bands like The Strokes, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Animal Collective, MGMT, etc. We all know none of that is happening though.

Kaylore
02-08-2011, 06:31 AM
ROFL! Page six of this thread is good stuff.

Llama, there is the possibility that bands like "Dave" turn this down because they are going to get criticized regardless. I wouldn't be surprised if some groups said no. It's also probably hard for a lot of bands to pas the vetting process since the executives are going to try and find the most squeaky clean group they can.

Beantown Bronco
02-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Other modern-ish acts with some hits behind them that would put on a great performance: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg with Dr. Dre, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Usher (with a band), etc. Coldplay would be a popular choice.

Smashing Pumpkins?!?

Their lead singer is easily in the top 10 of all time for guys who sound the absolute worst live vs recorded. He's TERRIBLE live.

Garcia Bronco
02-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Prince was great
Paul McCartney was great
Tom Petty amd the HB was great as well.

Beantown Bronco
02-08-2011, 07:28 AM
Here's my vote for the singer of next year's SB National Anthem:

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epicSocialism4tw
02-08-2011, 10:31 AM
Smashing Pumpkins?!?

Their lead singer is easily in the top 10 of all time for guys who sound the absolute worst live vs recorded. He's TERRIBLE live.

You have no idea what you're talking about.

Corgan is fantastic live and his guitar sound would fill up a stadium. The guy is one of the best performers out there, is well known, and has enough hits to play to keep the average musically uneducated fan engaged.

If they're willing to use a band who raps with auto tune, Corgan has nothing to worry about.

chadta
02-08-2011, 10:34 AM
I remember seeing green day in a little club here in town back in the day, they were pretty good, what about them ?

Flex Gunmetal
02-08-2011, 10:37 AM
lulz in this thread.
The show was terrible. It's sad, BEP was a very promising group on the verge back in the day. They used to be great hip hop, till fergie and all the pop garbage in the mid/early 2000's came along.

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Premier is the truth.
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Kim Hill. Classic.
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Kind of embarrassed that one of my all time fav hip hop songs is old school BEP. This last one is from when hip hop was alive. Groups like BEP killed it.

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epicSocialism4tw
02-08-2011, 10:38 AM
I remember seeing green day in a little club here in town back in the day, they were pretty good, what about them ?

They're so politically-oriented that they dont seem to fit the occasion, but they have the popularity and the catalogue of popular hits to qualify otherwise.

Tombstone RJ
02-08-2011, 10:53 AM
You have no idea what you're talking about.

Corgan is fantastic live and his guitar sound would fill up a stadium. The guy is one of the best performers out there, is well known, and has enough hits to play to keep the average musically uneducated fan engaged.

If they're willing to use a band who raps with auto tune, Corgan has nothing to worry about.

sorry, billy corgan's voice is like a caustic shrill that grates on your ears. It's good with a power riff a lot of guitar/bass/drums behind him ala Ozzy but if he gets away from that sound, his vocals are exposed and extremely limited. Unfortunately, the mega success for the Pumpkins has allowed him to broaden his musical portfolio and leave behind that classic Pumpkins sound that reverberated with power and purpose.

I'd only pay to see Corgan live if it was a small venue and if he had an absolutely fantastic band behind him, and all they played were songs from Gish and Siamese Dream.

epicSocialism4tw
02-08-2011, 11:03 AM
sorry, billy corgan's voice is like a caustic shrill that grates on your ears. It's good with a power riff a lot of guitar/bass/drums behind him ala Ozzy but if he gets away from that sound, his vocals are exposed and extremely limited. Unfortunately, the mega success for the Pumpkins has allowed him to broaden his musical portfolio and leave behind that classic Pumpkins sound that reverberated with power and purpose.

I'd only pay to see Corgan live if it was a small venue and if he had an absolutely fantastic band behind him, and all they played were songs from Gish and Siamese Dream.

I saw the Pumpkins twice this year. They have finally replaced Iha with someone who can really play, and their 19-year old prodigy of a drummer is fantastic. Some of their newer material is excellent. Check out "As Rome Burns", and "United States". Fantastic.

As for Corgan, he has matured alot, and you are right in saying that his voice is alot like Ozzys. But thats not the only thing that makes a live performance memorable. His guitar playing and the rest of the Pumpkins make for a great live show.

broncosteven
02-08-2011, 06:39 PM
I remember seeing green day in a little club here in town back in the day, they were pretty good, what about them ?

Them or the cast from the Broadway hit American idiot.

After posting that I think the Jersey Boys show should be a no brainer for the NFL. Good song book that has stood the test of time portrayed in a new format.

I would like to see that rather than a long in the tooth Oldies band. Alt-rock band, or Up with People.

Beantown Bronco
02-09-2011, 07:29 AM
I'd rather see R.E.M give it a go than most of the bands listed here.

Tombstone RJ
02-09-2011, 09:15 AM
Why not the B-52's also, get that campy-fun-for-all sound going!!

Kaylore
02-09-2011, 09:15 AM
sorry, billy corgan's voice is like a caustic shrill that grates on your ears. It's good with a power riff a lot of guitar/bass/drums behind him ala Ozzy but if he gets away from that sound, his vocals are exposed and extremely limited. Unfortunately, the mega success for the Pumpkins has allowed him to broaden his musical portfolio and leave behind that classic Pumpkins sound that reverberated with power and purpose.

I'd only pay to see Corgan live if it was a small venue and if he had an absolutely fantastic band behind him, and all they played were songs from Gish and Siamese Dream.

Yeah Corgan is on my list of top five worst voices of all time. He's ahead of Eddie Vedder, but behind Stevie Nicks in suck.

TheReverend
02-09-2011, 09:22 AM
Yeah Corgan is on my list of top five worst voices of all time. He's ahead of Eddie Vedder, but behind Stevie Nicks in suck.

Rofl, so true. Toss in Kurt Kobain and you have "Why did people like this ****?" list

Dr. Broncenstein
02-09-2011, 09:35 AM
Rofl, so true. Toss in Kurt Kobain and you have "Why did people like this ****?" list

Possibly because it brought about the end of this travesty:

http://hardrockhideout.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/warrant.jpg?w=450&h=314

Nirvana sucks but it was a breath of fresh air in comparison to Warrant.

TheReverend
02-09-2011, 09:47 AM
Possibly because it brought about the end of this travesty:

http://hardrockhideout.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/warrant.jpg?w=450&h=314

Nirvana sucks but it was a breath of fresh air in comparison to Warrant.

I'll never understand why Pearl Jam and Nirvana were the two to break out so hugely from the Seattle grunge scene when better bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains didn't (they were very successful, but not nearly on that level).

jhns
02-09-2011, 09:52 AM
I'll never understand why Pearl Jam and Nirvana were the two to break out so hugely from the Seattle grunge scene when better bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains didn't (they were very successful, but not nearly on that level).

Because Nirvana is better.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-09-2011, 09:54 AM
I'll never understand why Pearl Jam and Nirvana were the two to break out so hugely from the Seattle grunge scene when better bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains didn't (they were very successful, but not nearly on that level).

MTV. They still played music videos then.

I still rock out to Soundgarden. At the time I thought I liked all the others as well, but they don't agree with me anymore.

Flex Gunmetal
02-09-2011, 10:05 AM
I'll never understand why Pearl Jam and Nirvana were the two to break out so hugely from the Seattle grunge scene when better bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains didn't (they were very successful, but not nearly on that level).

They did to an extent. I think Pearl Jam had like 3 albums out by the time Black Hole Sun came around. Soundgarden was a little behind the curve. And Cornell had a number of other projects before and during Soundgarden. In the super early 90's, 3 of the members of Pearl Jam (including EV) and Cornell were in a band called Temple of The Dog that only released on album.
AiC has always had a decent following, I loved Staley's writing and voice (RIP).
I just think Nirvana had more appealing hits, and PJ had a larger body of work before the whole scene died out.

Edit: All those bands have a pretty different sound too, especially when you consider STP's success at the same time.
I miss me some 90's.

alkemical
02-09-2011, 10:11 AM
I'll never understand why Pearl Jam and Nirvana were the two to break out so hugely from the Seattle grunge scene when better bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains didn't (they were very successful, but not nearly on that level).

Marketing partially. When I lived in SEA, I found that bands like AIC had more "credit" than outside of the city.

That being said, Nirvana did have some talent.

DomCasual
02-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah Corgan is on my list of top five worst voices of all time. He's ahead of Eddie Vedder, but behind Stevie Nicks in suck.

Stevie Nicks? STEVIE NICKS?

Give me a place and time, and I will meet you. I am going to have to kick your ass now. I'm sorry. There is no other way.

I love Fleetwood Mac. There's some personal history there (Rumours was out right around when my mom died, so I remember listening to it with her - one of my few memories of her), but I still love the band. I even love most of what Stevie Nicks did as a solo artist.

Seriously, I hate to do it, but I might also have to eat your children.

TheReverend
02-09-2011, 10:26 AM
They did to an extent. I think Pearl Jam had like 3 albums out by the time Black Hole Sun came around. Soundgarden was a little behind the curve. And Cornell had a number of other projects before and during Soundgarden. In the super early 90's, 3 of the members of Pearl Jam (including EV) and Cornell were in a band called Temple of The Dog that only released on album.
AiC has always had a decent following, I loved Staley's writing and voice (RIP).
I just think Nirvana had more appealing hits, and PJ had a larger body of work before the whole scene died out.

Edit: All those bands have a pretty different sound too, especially when you consider STP's success at the same time.
I miss me some 90's.

Your facts are way off. Soundgarden was around long before PJ. They just didnt enter the mainstream until Superunknown in the mid 90s whereas Pearl Jam hit the ground running with Ten.

Flex Gunmetal
02-09-2011, 10:42 AM
Your facts are way off. Soundgarden was around long before PJ. They just didnt enter the mainstream until Superunknown in the mid 90s whereas Pearl Jam hit the ground running with Ten.

lol that was my point. PJ had popular albums out by the time BHS came out (94). I never said SG wasn't around.

ZachKC
02-09-2011, 10:44 AM
Prince killed it a few years back. That was a kick ass halftime show.

ZachKC
02-09-2011, 10:47 AM
BEPs didn't used to be so poppy.

They had a few decent hip hop songs.

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TheReverend
02-09-2011, 10:56 AM
lol that was my point. PJ had popular albums out by the time BHS came out (94). I never said SG wasn't around.

Definitely didn't get that from the earlier post, but okay.

Flex Gunmetal
02-09-2011, 11:06 AM
Definitely didn't get that from the earlier post, but okay.
:/
I think Pearl Jam had like 3 albums out by the time Black Hole Sun came around.

epicSocialism4tw
02-09-2011, 11:11 AM
Soundgarden's Superunknown tour was the first concert I ever went to. It was the last time you could see them in a small venue. They were very good.

Kim Thayil the guitar player is the most interesting element of Soundgarden. His tone was unique.

I wouldnt say that they were anywhere near the live powerhouse that Smashing Pumpkins are though.

DomCasual
02-09-2011, 11:14 AM
:/

TheReverand is pretty much dumber than a box of hammers packed in dirt. Sometimes, he doesn't get things a quickly as some of us. Little known fact is that he's the long-haired guy (sans shades) in that Netherlands halftime video posted earlier. He doesn't get quite the attention as the twirling third-guy-from-the-left; but his voice is throaty and distinctive, I think.

Flex Gunmetal
02-09-2011, 11:19 AM
TheReverand is pretty much dumber than a box of hammers packed in dirt. Sometimes, he doesn't get things a quickly as some of us. Little known fact is that he's the long-haired guy (sans shades) in that Netherlands halftime video posted earlier. He doesn't get quite the attention as the twirling third-guy-from-the-left; but his voice is throaty and distinctive, I think.

Nah. Revs good ppl.

DomCasual
02-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Nah. Revs good ppl.

HEY, NOW WAIT JUST A MINUTE! I never said he wasn't good people. What in the hell are you getting at? I just said he was dumber than a box of hammers packed in dirt!

Seriously, I get really angry when people on here try and stir stuff up. Not good people? That's putting words in my mouth. I don't rip on people like TheRev. I also don't rip on kids that ride the short bus. I just don't go there. OF COURSE, TheRev is good people! He's one of the nicest little guys you'll ever meet. Quit trying to put words into my mouth.

Arkie
02-09-2011, 11:42 AM
I heard on the radio this morning that BEP are #1 on itunes because of the SB exposure. ???

ZachKC
02-09-2011, 11:43 AM
I heard on the radio this morning that BEP are #1 on itunes because of the SB exposure. ???

Of course it is. Sales for all of those artists go through the roof when they do those shows.

Flex Gunmetal
02-09-2011, 11:43 AM
HEY, NOW WAIT JUST A MINUTE! I never said he wasn't good people. What in the hell are you getting at? I just said he was dumber than a box of hammers packed in dirt!

Seriously, I get really angry when people on here try and stir stuff up. Not good people? That's putting words in my mouth. I don't rip on people like TheRev. I also don't rip on kids that ride the short bus. I just don't go there. OF COURSE, TheRev is good people! He's one of the nicest little guys you'll ever meet. Quit trying to put words into my mouth.
Lulz

Hogan11
02-09-2011, 01:48 PM
Stevie Nicks? STEVIE NICKS?

Give me a place and time, and I will meet you. I am going to have to kick your ass now. I'm sorry. There is no other way.

I love Fleetwood Mac. There's some personal history there (Rumours was out right around when my mom died, so I remember listening to it with her - one of my few memories of her), but I still love the band. I even love most of what Stevie Nicks did as a solo artist.

Seriously, I hate to do it, but I might also have to eat your children.

Sorry Dom, but Stevie Nicks always sounded like a lamb caught in a fence, her vocalizations were irritating to say the least (Standing in a line...I would crrrryyyyyyaye,aye,aye,baaaaaaaahhhhhhhh)

Christie McVie always kicked her ass in Mac

errand
02-09-2011, 03:59 PM
my idea about holding the Lingerie Football League championship game as the halftime entertainment at the SB is sounding better and better. At least you wouldn't have to wait for the field to be covered/cleared

TheReverend
02-09-2011, 04:59 PM
TheReverand is pretty much dumber than a box of hammers packed in dirt. Sometimes, he doesn't get things a quickly as some of us. Little known fact is that he's the long-haired guy (sans shades) in that Netherlands halftime video posted earlier. He doesn't get quite the attention as the twirling third-guy-from-the-left; but his voice is throaty and distinctive, I think.

HEY, NOW WAIT JUST A MINUTE! I never said he wasn't good people. What in the hell are you getting at? I just said he was dumber than a box of hammers packed in dirt!

Seriously, I get really angry when people on here try and stir stuff up. Not good people? That's putting words in my mouth. I don't rip on people like TheRev. I also don't rip on kids that ride the short bus. I just don't go there. OF COURSE, TheRev is good people! He's one of the nicest little guys you'll ever meet. Quit trying to put words into my mouth.


This was fantastic work.

Nah. Revs good ppl.

Sorry, my friend. Another trolled by Dom victim.

I think Pearl Jam had like 3 albums out by the time Black Hole Sun came around.

Yeah, but I was saying that I'm surprised they weren't the breakout band instead of Pearl Jam. Early Soundgarden had a pretty similar sound to pre phaggy time Pearl Jam. I was always pretty mad that Pearl Jam got the big stage and Soundgarden couldn't break out until Superunknown and even then to a lesser extent.

broncosteven
02-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Sorry Dom, but Stevie Nicks always sounded like a lamb caught in a fence, her vocalizations were irritating to say the least (Standing in a line...I would crrrryyyyyyaye,aye,aye,baaaaaaaahhhhhhhh)

Christie McVie always kicked her ass in Mac

Is this scarcasm?

I skip the McVie songs. Oh Daddy is like nails on a chalk board but maybe that is more the arrangement than the actual song.

Nicks on Rumors kicked ass.

One of the greatest pop songs ever is Dreams and Golddust woman is a great song that could have been better.

McVie is a great backup singer and her and Lindsay's voices meshed well but she was lucky to be in that band.

Hogan11
02-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Is this scarcasm?

I skip the McVie songs. Oh Daddy is like nails on a chalk board but maybe that is more the arrangement than the actual song.

Nicks on Rumors kicked ass.

One of the greatest pop songs ever is Dreams and Golddust woman is a great song that could have been better.

McVie is a great backup singer and her and Lindsay's voices meshed well but she was lucky to be in that band.

Nope, not sarcasm at all....I hated Nicks vocals and the way she sang the end of each line like she was running her finger over her adams apple. If it's Rumors you wanna talk about, nothing on it beats "You Make Loving Fun" or "Don't Stop" IMHO. McVie's songs were the strongest on the self-titled album that came before Rumors as well. Just MO of course, but as beaten into the ground as those albums are, her songs remain the freshest and the strongest of the lot.

broncosteven
02-09-2011, 05:20 PM
They did to an extent. I think Pearl Jam had like 3 albums out by the time Black Hole Sun came around. Soundgarden was a little behind the curve. And Cornell had a number of other projects before and during Soundgarden. In the super early 90's, 3 of the members of Pearl Jam (including EV) and Cornell were in a band called Temple of The Dog that only released on album.
AiC has always had a decent following, I loved Staley's writing and voice (RIP).
I just think Nirvana had more appealing hits, and PJ had a larger body of work before the whole scene died out.

Edit: All those bands have a pretty different sound too, especially when you consider STP's success at the same time.
I miss me some 90's.

There is a reason that scene died out...IT F'ing SUCKED! Grunge was terrible, I don't consider Peal Jam's 10 a grunge album though. They would solo and had nice tone and were a tight band.

I bought and still have SG's 1st album relesed in 1989, I thought it was more punk, I only bought it because they were supposed to be the next big thing it sucked. The only reason I still have it is because one of the song's is "Full on Kevins Mom" which was about one of their mom's I think.

But SG was around before PJ and they had a record out before PJ formed with Vetter.

I never got into SG, but I give their guitarist credit for trying different tunings and sounds at least they didn't just pick up Fender Jazzcasters and stand around in cashmere sweaters mumbling.

broncosteven
02-09-2011, 05:25 PM
Nope, not sarcasm at all....I hated Nicks vocals and the way she sang the end of each line like she was running her finger over her adams apple. If it's Rumors you wanna talk about, nothing on it beats "You Make Loving Fun" or "Don't Stop" IMHO. McVie's songs were the strongest on the self-titled album that came before Rumors as well. Just MO of course, but as beaten into the ground as those albums are, her songs remain the freshest and the strongest of the lot.

I agree her voice got worse the older she got but she was still good (and actually hot) during Rumors. I will listen to "You make loving fun" every now and then, it has a great groove and base line but I much prefer the Nicks stuff. Sara and Riannon(sp) are solid songs also.

Hogan11
02-09-2011, 05:33 PM
There is a reason that scene died out...IT F'ing SUCKED! Grunge was terrible, I don't consider Peal Jam's 10 a grunge album though. They would solo and had nice tone and were a tight band.

I bought and still have SG's 1st album relesed in 1989, I thought it was more punk, I only bought it because they were supposed to be the next big thing it sucked. The only reason I still have it is because one of the song's is "Full on Kevins Mom" which was about one of their mom's I think.

But SG was around before PJ and they had a record out before PJ formed with Vetter.

I never got into SG, but I give their guitarist credit for trying different tunings and sounds at least they didn't just pick up Fender Jazzcasters and stand around in cashmere sweaters mumbling.

I'll take grunge over hair metal any day of the week.

Never liked Soundgarden because I never liked CC's vocals, he also ruins the Temple Of The Dog set with his histrionic wail.

I lost interest in Pearl Jam after Vitology....an album that I considered to be an unlistenable disaster.

To get back to topic, I honestly thought the BEP's are now the perfect thing for the halftime show. Really, Rock is no longer "popular music" anyways, one look at the charts will show one that. They want mass appeal and watered down, dance pop & rap rules the day. Besides, I like knowing in advance when not to waste my time and when to avoid a train wreck.

Hogan11
02-09-2011, 05:34 PM
I agree her voice got worse the older she got but she was still good (and actually hot) during Rumors. I will listen to "You make loving fun" every now and then, it has a great groove and base line but I much prefer the Nicks stuff. Sara and Riannon(sp) are solid songs also.

Well.....nobody ever said she wasn't hot then ;)

epicSocialism4tw
02-09-2011, 06:33 PM
I'll take grunge over hair metal any day of the week.

Never liked Soundgarden because I never liked CC's vocals, he also ruins the Temple Of The Dog set with his histrionic wail.

I lost interest in Pearl Jam after Vitology....an album that I considered to be an unlistenable disaster.


I agree with all three of these points. Though I think that Thayil's guitar work is very interesting.

After Vitalogy, Pearl Jam basically became a parody of themselves. I suspect that this was in large part becaue Dave Abruzzese was no longer in the band.

DomCasual
02-09-2011, 06:38 PM
Sorry Dom, but Stevie Nicks always sounded like a lamb caught in a fence, her vocalizations were irritating to say the least (Standing in a line...I would crrrryyyyyyaye,aye,aye,baaaaaaaahhhhhhhh)

Christie McVie always kicked her ass in Mac

I love McVie, too. She doesn't do anything with them anymore, though. They still do the occasional events, but she doesn't participate. Part of what I like about Stevie Nicks is how unusual her voice is. I can see why it might grate on some people, but it works with Fleetwood Mac.

I've always liked them. I watched something the other night about them (Behind the Music, or one of those types of things), and was trying to explain to my son why I liked them so much. He pretty much thought they sucked, too. But I even like the albums they did throughout the 80's and 90's, after Rumours.

DomCasual
02-09-2011, 06:42 PM
Sorry, my friend. Another trolled by Dom victim.


:) Trolled is a little harsh. I like to think that the Internet isn't always the most effective medium to accurately portray my effervescent personality. Consequently, people sometimes take me more seriously than I intend.

I actually got a chuckle myself from calling you "one of the nicest little guys you'll ever meet." :)

Hogan11
02-09-2011, 07:00 PM
I love McVie, too. She doesn't do anything with them anymore, though. They still do the occasional events, but she doesn't participate. Part of what I like about Stevie Nicks is how unusual her voice is. I can see why it might grate on some people, but it works with Fleetwood Mac.

I've always liked them. I watched something the other night about them (Behind the Music, or one of those types of things), and was trying to explain to my son why I liked them so much. He pretty much thought they sucked, too. But I even like the albums they did throughout the 80's and 90's, after Rumours.

Well, I never thought they sucked or anything (quite the contrary), just never really cared for Nicks vocals. The mid 70's albums were great, but they're also beaten to death. Like the first Boston album, you can hear these albums without hearing them at all...know what I mean?

If your son can't get into that period of Mac, play him "Oh Well"....that usually brings the unbelievers around.

broncosteven
02-09-2011, 07:47 PM
I love McVie, too. She doesn't do anything with them anymore, though. They still do the occasional events, but she doesn't participate. Part of what I like about Stevie Nicks is how unusual her voice is. I can see why it might grate on some people, but it works with Fleetwood Mac.

I've always liked them. I watched something the other night about them (Behind the Music, or one of those types of things), and was trying to explain to my son why I liked them so much. He pretty much thought they sucked, too. But I even like the albums they did throughout the 80's and 90's, after Rumours.

Plus he didn't experience the phenomena around the release of Rumors back in '77. That (and any Eagles album) was the Thriller of the late 70's. If you grew up with it and lived through it you likely have strong memories. Kinda like the '77 Broncos.

Bronco Vixen
02-09-2011, 11:32 PM
I heard on the radio this morning that BEP are #1 on itunes because of the SB exposure. ???

Outstanding. A truer indictment of the current state of living things on this planet with so-called "developed" cortices could not be found.

Per usual, Magary nailed it:
"Guns Ní Peas Is Where The Trajectory Of Man Began Its Steady Decline"
http://deadspin.com/#!rantyrants/5754095

cutthemdown
02-10-2011, 12:29 AM
Recipe for a good performance:

1) You have to have a live band. Even if this is Aretha Franklin with a classic voice, you need to have the live band behind her to make it come off as more than karaoke. Karaoke = unprofessional and cheap.

2) I like the idea of having modern acts on as a showcase. Why havent these guys had Dave Matthews on yet? Carter Beauford himself is a show. Everyone knows their songs and they are a fantastic live band. Other modern-ish acts with some hits behind them that would put on a great performance: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg with Dr. Dre, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Usher (with a band), etc. Coldplay would be a popular choice.

If it was me, I would have on modern artists to try to revive the music industry...bands like The Strokes, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Animal Collective, MGMT, etc. We all know none of that is happening though.


He's not a favorite of mine, I like old school stuff full of horns, but I bet a guy like John Mayer would have killed it. He's got Steve Jordan playing drums in his band and a bunch of other ringers at every spot.

cutthemdown
02-10-2011, 12:31 AM
Its really hard to play a live stadium show without the sound set up right. It's really doomed to be mediocre at best.

How about just let some daredevil jump a shark tank? :)

TDmvp
02-10-2011, 05:21 AM
3 Doors Down or Foo Fighters should be given a shot at the Super Bowl HT show.

They appeal to a large span of age groups , perform well live and actually have talent because they rehearse and write material. Compared to how most hip hop stuff is put together.

Drunk Monkey
02-10-2011, 09:33 AM
Its really hard to play a live stadium show without the sound set up right. It's really doomed to be mediocre at best.

How about just let some daredevil jump a shark tank? :)

I am all for that. More shark tanks translates to better show.

DomCasual
02-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Well, I never thought they sucked or anything (quite the contrary), just never really cared for Nicks vocals. The mid 70's albums were great, but they're also beaten to death. Like the first Boston album, you can hear these albums without hearing them at all...know what I mean?

If your son can't get into that period of Mac, play him "Oh Well"....that usually brings the unbelievers around.

Some of the most iconic voices aren't pure, great voices.

A disclaimer - I can't read a note of music. I can't define what is a technically great voice, versus one that is average, versus one that is horrible (horrible, I can actually mostly define, now that I think of it).

That said, Johnny Cash sounds like he's drunk and mumbling a lot of his songs. Bob Dylan sounds completely stoned in most of his songs (it's hard to imagine that he's used drugs, but still). Did Janis Joplin gargle battery acid, at some point?

McVie's songs have their own unique sound. Her voice is even a little different - any song she sings, you know immediately it's her that's singing. Same with Lindsey Buckingham - I don't know of anyone that sounds quite like him.

Man, I just love that band. But as another disclaimer, I like a lot of what people may think is awful music from that era. I was seven when my mom died. I remember her listening to Neil Diamond, Bread, ELO, Wings, Seals & Crofts, and even the Bee Gees. Heck, one of my favorite songs of all-time is Afternoon Delight by the Starland Vocal Band. We went camping the summer before she died, and that song was on the radio a lot. As years have gone by, and people have (justifiably) made fun of that song, I have totally and shamelessly OWNED my love of it. That's what I love about music. Almost nothing else can stimulate memories like music.

Just looking at Billboard's Hot 100 from that year, songs that jump out at me from some of those camping trips, picnics, errands, etc - times we'd just have the radio on (some of these songs are truly craptacular - but I love every one of them):

Gary Wright - Love is alive
Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
Captain and Tenille - Shop Around
England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
Peter Frampton - Baby, I Love Your Way
Doobie Brothers - Takin' It to the Streets
Maxine Nightengale - Right Back Where We Started From
Queen - You're my Best Friend
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

There are too many to keep going. Chicago came out with X and XI right in there. Dr. Hook was popular that year. Heck, there was even Barry Manilow, ABBA, Heart, and Hall & Oates. I can belt out Barry Manilow to this day - again, shamelessly.

Sorry, that was a good bit of rambling.