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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I could hear Do It Again on a yacht, but I doubt you'd hear My Old School or Bodhisattva on a yacht.......lol
    Yacht Rock Revue played "My Old School" last Friday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Oh, it's been on the station-in particular "Southern Cross"
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    Quote Originally Posted by klothos View Post
    Buffet has his own "Slacker Hawaiian Shirt Cutoff Jeans" niche...its not Southern Rock to me......Southern Rock to me is just Boogie Rock sang with a Southern accent and often utilizing three guitarists even though only one guitarist could really get the job done most of the time (same thing with two drummers)
    I never really considered him to be Southern Rock either, although there are a few of his individual songs that could be considered that genre. He is more of a singer / songwriter / folk rock guy to my ears with some straight up rock and more than a few country songs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I never really considered him to be Southern Rock either, although there are a few of his individual songs that could be considered that genre. He is more of a singer / songwriter / folk rock guy to my ears with some straight up rock and more than a few country songs as well.
    I like Buffett's music quite a lot, though the "Parrothead" thing and his restaurants and all the commercialism around it make me gag. A lot of his late 1970s material could easily fit into the "Yacht Rock" genre and the genre would be all the better off for it. But I see him coming from more mainstream country rather than any sort of rock. IMHO his main innovation is that he added steel drums and a calypso rhythm to country music. That, and the sitting on the yacht with a drink imagery, and the rest is history.

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    Billy Joel and an incredibly oaky Chardonnay

    I'm gonna be sick!

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    My friends and I called this stuff "wuss rock" back in the day.

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    Yachata-yachta-yachta...

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    I don't think I've ever heard anything from the Buffet dude, tbh...

    soooo, I don't know if he sunds "yacht-y" or not.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    ^ Seriously?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Billy Joel and an incredibly oaky Chardonnay

    I'm gonna be sick!

    I hate Joel's material. It sounds like his entire career was trying to prove he could write Bruce Springsteen-ish "blue collar guy" crap for Broadway. Finally, I guess when he realized Broadway was not going to contact him, and after ABBA made their hit count into a goofy musical comedy, he decided to put together "Billy Joel: The Musical" so everyone can hear songs about absolutely nothing anyone actually cares about all together...
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard anything from the Buffet dude, tbh...

    soooo, I don't know if he sunds "yacht-y" or not.

    Buffet is what happens when the yacht gets repo-ed
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dregsfan View Post
    My friends and I called this stuff "wuss rock" back in the day.
    I used to call half of it "wimpy white guy music" after I heard a deejay call it that one night. And although it is supposed to be mostly harmless, the Sirius channel play that Barry Mardones song "Into the Night", which is actually a very disturbing song, if you pay attention to the lyrics and not the "ocean water against the beach at night" piano music. They also play Dr. Hook, which is like taking the "genre" and drawing a giant dick on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    I don't see Billy Joel as 'yacht rock', with the possible exception of 'Just The Way You Are' his stuff isn't really smooth enough IMHO. Come to think of it, a good deal (Queen, Tom Petty and Boston aside) of what's on this would qualify:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_(soundtrack)

    I have that soundtrack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rune Blackwings View Post
    Buffet is what happens when the yacht gets repo-ed
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rune Blackwings View Post
    Buffet is what happens when the yacht gets repo-ed
    I used to work right next to a Parrothead. She went to see him every time he came to Louisville.

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    For the record, I was jokingly singing “A white sport coat and a pink crustacean” along to Marty Robbins’ hit long before I knew it was a JB album title!
    Confirmed Bachelors: the dramedy hit of 1883...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Billy Joel and an incredibly oaky Chardonnay

    I'm gonna be sick!
    "A bottle of red, a bottle of white...."
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    ^
    Fantastic song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    I used to work right next to a Parrothead. She went to see him every time he came to Louisville.
    Parrotheads make metal fans look like casual listeners. My dad wanted to see Buffet, but was advised against it because of the Parrotheads.
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    "A bottle of red, a bottle of white...."
    ugh!

    Joel I lump in with Springsteen, Seeger and such who sing about stuff nobody cares about and yet get hits off of them. This line was inspired by Joel sitting in an Italian restaurant and the waiter was suggestive selling wine to go with the dinner. I am guessing that if he came to my camera store, he would have been inspired to write a song from when I asked him if he wanted film with his camera purchase. Somewhere on the lost songs of Joel is a song "Would you like that Supersized"....
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rune Blackwings View Post

    Joel I lump in with Springsteen, Seeger and such who sing about stuff that people can relate to and yet get hits off of them.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    :P
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Billy Joel
    There's one Billy Joel record I like, and that's The Nylon Curtain. There's some really good songs on that record. Yeah, Allentown is on there, but so is Goodnight Saigon (probably the best song ever written about the Vietnam War) and Scandinavian Skies, which he said was his homage to Strawberry Fields Forever:




    The stuff he did before his solo career was actually pretty good too. He was in a band called The Hassles, who made two albums in the late 60's. The second one I like a little better than the first one, I think just because it's a little more psychedelic.

    Then after The Hassles broke up, he and I think their drummer put out a record under the group named Atila, which was basically a proto-metal thing, with him singing and playing organ, and apparently no other melodic instruments. Apparently, he's embarrassed by all three of these records, because any time they get reissued he pulls some legal maneuver to get the release pulled from shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard anything from the Buffet dude, tbh...

    soooo, I don't know if he sunds "yacht-y" or not.
    If you've never heard Margaritaville I want to trade lives with you.

    That's the only song of his I know though.

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