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Macarthur Park Love It or Loath It

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Garrett, May 17, 2004.

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  1. I Like It.

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  2. I Love It.

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  3. I Never Gave It A Second Thought.

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  4. I Loath It.

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  5. I Loath It But There Are Worse Song Out There.

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  1. Garrett

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    I was reading the other day that this song that was originally sung by the late Richard Harris was described as the worst of all time.
     
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    Myself, I think its pretty damned okay - mind you, donna summers is the de facto version!
     
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    Donna Summers version is one of only two I have heard and I like them both. The other had a Saxaphone player taking the lyric part and getting the same note as DS sings....incredible.
     
  4. Garrett

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    Which one did you ever hear first, the Donna Summer version or Richard Harris? which could have bearings on it. I prefer the Richard Harris of the two as it is not pop and I the instrumental break is just fantastic even before I started liking the rest of the record.

    Karakus30 was the version you was on about by Stan Kenton?
     
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    I really dont know. I just had a look on AMG and the only name that stood out was Monk Higgins, as my mate was into jazz/funk at the time it would make some form of sense. Doesnt look like I get get a sample to listen to :( . For all I know it might have been a trumpet or trombone (we didnt have flash hi fi gear back then), but it was definitely brass.

    It must have been pretty good as it left a definite impression on me after all these years and at that time I was into Genesis etc, I suppose there was a bit of a cross over with King Crimson and Back door....hands up who remembers Back door.......... :rolleyes: thought so ;)
     
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    I can't remember which one I heard first but I remember the first few times I heard richard harris singing it, I did'nt think too much of it then later on, I realized something - RICHARD HARRIS - wait, it can't be THE RICHARD HARRIS - the actor and you know what ? it was!
    On realizing this, I took a renewed interest in it and thought, for a famous actor and hellraiser :beer: , the guy can sing - check out the high notes!
     
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    The version by The Four Tops is fantastic too!

    Probably the greatest song about baking a cake ever written :laugh:
     
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    I have childhood memories the Donna Summer version on TOTP with Pans People dressed up as trees with one of them actually leaving an actual cake out in the actual rain!!!

    :rotfl:

    Pure class!
     
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    Mmmmmm dancing literally to the word of the song :nono: , when actually the cake was metaphorical. :rolleyes:
     
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    Anybody who wants to listen to the original version by Richard Harris click on this link. here.

    Then choose ‘Listen Again’ you will have to skip a fair bit as it was the last record played you can keep an up date roughly where you are with the play list.
    Oh the link is good but a new list of records will be up in a week’s time from today.
     
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    MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left the cake out in the rain
    I don't think that I can take it
    'Cause it took so long to bake it
    And I'll never have that recipe again
    Oh, no!
     
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    they play it at the variety club nottingham every week (ds) version and it gets us all in the mood for some bingo comedy and a STRIPPER!!!!!
     
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    Me! Colin Hodgkinson bass, Ron Aspery saxes and some guy Hicks on the drums.
    Phil

    Got no views on MacArthur Park though.
     

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