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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2008, 04:26:07 PM »

I hate "Got My Mind Set On You", too. I much prefer Weird Al's sendup-- you must play "This song's just six words long". Hilarious.

However, the rest of Cloud 9 is wonderful. Since it closes with GMMSOY you can easily avoid it.  
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2008, 07:14:06 AM »

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I hate "Got My Mind Set On You", too. I much prefer Weird Al's sendup-- you must play "This song's just six words long". Hilarious.

However, the rest of Cloud 9 is wonderful. Since it closes with GMMSOY you can easily avoid it.  


I just listened to a clip of "This Song's..." on allmusic.com; that is funny.  I gotta find the whole thing.

I avoided "Cloud 9" just because I couldn't stand "Got My Mind Set On You"; maybe I should actually listen to it now and see if I like it!
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« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2008, 01:48:21 PM »

I've generally been able to find it on YouTube with a search. The quality of those videos vary, but you can look away and at least hear all the clever lyrics. One of his best, I thought.

He also spoofed "Taxman" with "Pacman"- in that case do try to find the actual Al video, because the graphics are pretty funny. George liked Al's work (of course); I can imagine them accidentally meeting in a restaurant after Al did his spoof, and Al sliding under the table to hide. :)
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2008, 07:36:02 AM »

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According to All Music Guide his worst album is "Gone Troppo". It received 1 of 5 stars! (afraid4). Is really that bad?

I just listened to it today, for the first time in a long time.  I don't think it's bad, it's just average.  All the songs share the same mellow mood, with lots of harmonized slide guitars, but there's nothing really remarkable about any of them.  

The only exceptions would be "Wake Up My Love', since that's the song with the most synths, and "Circles", which has a "bluesy" (for lack of a better word) feel to it.
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« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2008, 12:28:39 AM »

Electronic Sound is by far the worst to me. If I knew albums like that could sell, I'd be rich along time ago.
The only other major turn off was the "George Harrison" album, something I don't like about perms.
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2008, 08:31:36 PM »

 ??)  Well, in my most humble opinion, there is no such thing.  LOL.  I find something fantastic about each and every one of George's albums.  
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2008, 08:54:56 PM »

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something I don't like about perms.

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They had these, too: poor buggers.  ;D
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« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2008, 08:24:37 PM »

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The only other major turn off was the "George Harrison" album, something I don't like about perms.
Fortunately, you don't have to listen to the perm to enjoy the music. But I understand. I never liked the cover to the "Brainwashed" album, so I have to sort of avert my eyes when I play it.

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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2008, 04:25:26 PM »

I really don't think Gone Troppo is as bad as peoplesay it is. I mean not his best, but I like a few songs on it like Dream Away is so fun and Cirlces is good and Mystical One.
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #69 on: October 31, 2008, 04:54:13 PM »

Live in Japan because it's dull. Otherwise, it'd have been Dark Horse.
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« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2008, 08:49:07 PM »

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I really don't think Gone Troppo is as bad as peoplesay it is. I mean not his best, but I like a few songs on it like Dream Away is so fun and Cirlces is good and Mystical One.

Agree with you. I think the album is good and I like to listen to it from time to time. But Cloud 9 is fantastic for me, I just love it! And the more I listened to it the more I loved it. Now I adore it! It is one of the best albums for me of all, I never get tired of it, I get into it more and more, opening every sound.
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2008, 09:07:05 PM »

I think the worst album by George is "Extra Texture" because I think it's really dull, his voice may sound bad in Dark Horse but the songs themselves aren't bad. I've heard George himself considered Extra Texture to be his worst album.

By the way, Somewhere In England is one of my favorite George albums and I can't understand why many people here don't like it (The rejected tracks are pretty good too).
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2008, 02:22:47 AM »

I just listened to 'Gone Troppo' again the other day to see if my opinion may have changed.

Nope, it still sucks.

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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2008, 07:23:30 AM »

Some time back I won 33 1/3 in a quiz on another forum. Whilst I much appreciated the prize donated by the forum admin, it is an earth shatteringly poor and badly written album. I chose it because so many people seem to rate it highly, but I realised I was on to a loser as soon as the slap bass kicked in on the first track. Tell me what is supposed to be good about this album?
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2008, 04:09:42 PM »

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Some time back I won 33 1/3 in a quiz on another forum. Whilst I much appreciated the prize donated by the forum admin, it is an earth shatteringly poor and badly written album. Tell me what is supposed to be good about this album?

I like it for "This Song" and Crackerbox Palace" particularly, and also "True Love" and "Pure Smokey." "Beautiful Girl" just might be an old mid-sixties Beatles leftover, and "Dear One" is an interesting idea. Most of the rest is filler, and yeah, I'm probably too soft on him because he's an ex-Beatle. But there you are.  ;D

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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #75 on: November 21, 2008, 08:35:29 AM »

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Some time back I won 33 1/3 in a quiz on another forum. Whilst I much appreciated the prize donated by the forum admin, it is an earth shatteringly poor and badly written album. I chose it because so many people seem to rate it highly, but I realised I was on to a loser as soon as the slap bass kicked in on the first track. Tell me what is supposed to be good about this album?

You had better picked RAM.  ;D
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Re: George's Worst Album
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2009, 09:51:32 PM »

I think Living in the Material world sucks worst than 33 1/3 Only one hit or good song on the Living in the Material World Album is Give me love Give Peace on Earth
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« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2009, 05:13:11 AM »

Somewhere in England, I think George subconsciously sabotaged it because the record company made him change the original.  After "All Those Years Ago" nothing good until "Save The World " Dark Horse & Extra Texture are way better in terms of songwriting and Gone Troppo is a fun, loose album.
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« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2009, 05:25:34 AM »

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Some time back I won 33 1/3 in a quiz on another forum. Whilst I much appreciated the prize donated by the forum admin, it is an earth shatteringly poor and badly written album. I chose it because so many people seem to rate it highly, but I realised I was on to a loser as soon as the slap bass kicked in on the first track. Tell me what is supposed to be good about this album?

Are you kidding?!  "Woman Don't You Cry For Me" kicks ass.  "This Song" is the funniest parody of the My Sweet Lord affair. "See Yourself" and "It's What You Value" are philosophies we all should follow.  "Learning How to Love You" is one of his best all-time ballads with a great acoustic guitar solo.

(Also, pre-MTV wonderfully produced videos of This Song and Crackerbox Palace at his home on F.P.H.O.T.)
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« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2009, 07:48:41 AM »

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Are you kidding?!  

No! Even if you like it I don't know how you could possibly think it was THAT good.
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