"walk this way" is a dumb ass song and it's cultural moment

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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:54 pm

is fading in the rearview

who agrees?
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Postby Happy and Healthy! » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:56 pm

The moment when rap and rock finally consummated their love
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Postby normal forest » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:57 pm

I haven’t thought about this song in decades

How does it go again
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:58 pm

Debbie wrote:The moment when rap and rock finally consummated their love


there's absolutely no way. it's literally like a fluke and everybody afterwards was like "ohh... that's when rap and rock got a along!" or something

it's not actually a good song
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Postby Lil Gugger » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Hey mickafiddle muhka wicha shuffle hoocha muhh bugga shugga may faayyye...
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:00 pm

in 2020 this is the quaintest thing imaginable. my god, guitars and rappers???
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Postby fester » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:01 pm

i liked it when i was a kid just because of the video
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Postby Chyet » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:02 pm

don't care much about this song but always though "Back in the Saddle" was kinda snubbed. slaps.
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:03 pm

hey diddle diddle

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Postby OLD SAINT RIXX » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 pm

Chyet wrote:don't care much about this song but always though "Back in the Saddle" was kinda snubbed. slaps.

damn this is sick
i never realized how indebted johnny whitney was to steven tyler lol
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Postby butter » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:08 pm

People talk about it like it was really important for rap, but I recall it doing more for reviving Aerosmith's career than making rap popular. I feel like MTV didn't really start playing a lot of rap music until like gangsta rap.
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Postby paused anime for this » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:09 pm

That song is so last generation. I don't love it. I don't love it very much. 
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:11 pm

i mostly made this thread because this song is still seen as "important" and it's absolutely not. also butter's post sums it up. it gave relevance to aerosmiths career, not run dmcs.
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:11 pm

i thought this song was exclusively cared about by VH1 talking heads
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 pm

fester wrote:i liked it when i was a kid just because of the video


yeah, mainly because I couldn't believe how weird looking Steven Tyler was.
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 pm

it's the suspense that gets me wrote:i thought this song was exclusively cared about by VH1 talking heads


they just performed it at the grammys idk
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm

i wanted to get the record, but it was called "raising hell" so my mom wouldn't let me.
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm

but i think watching vh1 as a young lad seared it into my head that this was important somehow
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Postby normal forest » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm

If you think about it, Aerosmith is a really lame name for a band
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Postby fester » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:15 pm

Julius Sumner Miller wrote:
fester wrote:i liked it when i was a kid just because of the video


yeah, mainly because I couldn't believe how weird looking Steven Tyler was.


yes my interests were centered on:

1. smashing through a wall which is awesome
2. who is that weird looking guy doing all the yelling
3. these run dmc guys seem cool
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:16 pm

could we give beastie boys the mantle for first doing rap rock as an actual cohesive thing
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:19 pm

Chyet wrote:don't care much about this song but always though "Back in the Saddle" was kinda snubbed. slaps.

Rocks is a pretty sweet album.

Last Child is my jam.

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Postby fester » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:19 pm

blondie's rapture is the first time i can think of a rock band doing anything to put rap into their music, but that song is more disco than rock and it's also gross cultural appropriation and it sucks
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:21 pm

fester wrote:blondie's rapture is the first time i can think of a rock band doing anything to put rap into their music, but that song is more disco than rock and it's also gross cultural appropriation and it sucks


yeah i agree. i actually like that song despite it's cringey elements, but it's not a rock song.

i think the beastie boys did it right as guys who played guitars initially and then did rap and then combined the guitars with the rap, because they were already experienced in both fields.
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:23 pm

Grumby wrote:but i think watching vh1 as a young lad seared it into my head that this was important somehow

No one other than VH1 talking heads think it's anything other than a novelty song
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:24 pm

Eyeball Kid wrote:
Grumby wrote:but i think watching vh1 as a young lad seared it into my head that this was important somehow

No one other than VH1 talking heads think it's anything other than a novelty song


bro they just performed it at the grammys??? in 2020
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Postby FourLegsGood » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:24 pm

fester wrote:blondie's rapture is the first time i can think of a rock band doing anything to put rap into their music, but that song is more disco than rock and it's also gross cultural appropriation and it sucks

Always found "Rapture" really enjoyable before the rapping starts at which point it turns into the worst song ever
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Postby snuggle » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm

Overrated just like Aerosmith
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Postby Grumby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm

it's not just vh1 talking heads, it's the dated heads of a crumbling music industry
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Postby snuggle » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm

Without this song there would be no Judgement Night soundtrack
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