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Who Was Better?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Allentown and Saigon were good songs. Nothing about them feels forced.

    Still packs an emotional punch.

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    1980-83 Islanders or 1984-88 Oilers?
  3. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I don't follow hockey, but I know enough to know this one. Oilers, easy unless Billy Smith was going to beat up their top 4 forwards.
  4. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Oilers, primarily because they won The Cup again in '94 as The New York Rangers.
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  5. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    One of the knocks on S
    since everyone is going oilers, I will take islanders because they were a much more balanced team and, completely off memory , seemed to have less player turnover. The first oilers squad and the last one with Gretzky were different teams almost. The 1990 team was even more different.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it's a criticism of Joel or a complement that he's able to write songs that seemed targeted to the times. To me, 52nd St. was his best. But it was always stirring to see him have local Vietnam Vets singing the chorus of Goodnight Saigon live.
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I've been sick of anything on Greatest Hits for a long time. I never liked some of his "classics" like NY State of Mind or Just the Way You Are. I think Turnstiles & Glasshouses are him at his best and that We Didn't Start the Fire might be the worst pop song of all time, which says a lot.
  8. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    OK, the first question on this was preposterous. Let's get a better G&R comparison.

    Guns & Roses or Nirvana?
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Empty Garden
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  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Foreigner or Aerosmith?
  11. YourFace

    YourFace New Member

    Musically, Guns ‘n Roses.

    Lyrically, Nirvana.

    In terms of cultural impact, a tie.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Always liked Nikita and this one from 80s and beyond Elton. Always wished I saw the Elton and Joel combined shows - this sounds like an late 80s Joel Song.

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