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RIP, Andrew Gold

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Technically, Gold had two hits, too: "Thank You For Being a Friend" and "Lonely Boy."
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Don't hate on the "Edmund Fitzgerald". Lightfoot's greatest feat.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Dupree was seen outside Titan Sports offices holding a sign that said, "Will Write Songs for Wrestlers for Food"
  4. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    I coulda been one of those. Minus the beard (can't grow one), hit (never had anything resembling one) and sensitivity (am a prick).
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The song he played on was Juice Newton's Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me. Not a bad song, really. And the guitar in that song is obviously reminiscent of his playing on Linda Ronstadt's 70s songs.
  6. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie...that song meant a lot to me when I was a little kid. But "Sundown" is another story.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    As far as 70s singer-songwriters go, there was some godawful cheese but also some damn good ones. Jim Croce (RIP) comes to mind.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Lonley Boy is a great song and was playing in the background when Amber Waves was not doing what is best for her child. If it is good enough for Sean Penn's brother and Paul Anderson, it should be good enough for all of us.
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I like both 'Lonely Boy' and 'Shannon'. Maybe because I grew up in that decade, I've got a softer spot for tunes like that, but as cheesy as they may have been, they were way more often than not very listenable, hummable and memorable. Nick Gilder, Walter Egan, Brewer and Shipley, even Terry Jacks fit that bill.

    There are the exceptions. Never liked David Gates and Bread, for example. And 'Wildfire' either. Guess I more partial to odes about dead dogs than dead horses.
  10. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I think the lyrics of "Lonely Boy" are very whiny, however it is a catchy melody and I love the bridge.
  11. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Speaking of 70's cheese, the first time I watched the Yacht Rock shorts I have to admit I laughed my ass off. God damn that's smooooth.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    One Toke Over the Line and Magnet and Steel rawked
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