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    Favorite Carpenters Song, B****es?

    There was like, what, six of them? And they were all written by song writing teams, not actually the Carpenters themselves. And they were kind of popsy/hooky but also pretty schmaltzy and had these dated 70s soft rock horn accompaniments.

    Which only adds up to how good a vocalist Karen Carpenter was. Cuz the songs themselves, with almost anyone else singing them, were mostly forgettable. The girl had amazing pitch...almost perfect...Emilou Harris, Allison Krauss, I can't think of too many others in her ballpark.

    (Southpark you won't know any of this **** so pm me for some linx.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Nm_0pC4FM

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    I still listen to those songs. Such a great voice.

    Favorite is Rainy Days and Mondays.

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    They are re-releasing some of their greatest hits in September.

    They are going to put Karen's picture on the side of the CD case.

    Too soon?

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    Shonen Knifes's version of Top of the World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    There was like, what, six of them? And they were all written by song writing teams, not actually the Carpenters themselves. And they were kind of popsy/hooky but also pretty schmaltzy and had these dated 70s soft rock horn accompaniments.

    Which only adds up to how good a vocalist Karen Carpenter was. Cuz the songs themselves, with almost anyone else singing them, were mostly forgettable. The girl had amazing pitch...almost perfect...Emilou Harris, Allison Krauss, I can't think of too many others in her ballpark.

    (Southpark you won't know any of this **** so pm me for some linx.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Nm_0pC4FM
    You are fukkin kiddin me right? I grew up on this.



    Rainy days Mondays, Don't you remember , and I haven't used google.

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    love the carpenters

    Superstar also my favorite

    perhaps my favorite female vocalist

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    Close to you!

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    When ever I hear a Carpenters' song, I think of my sister and smile.

    Here's an awesome cover of Superstar my fav...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21VecIIdBI

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    Meeting other posters is ghey, but starting a thread about Carpenters isn't?

    6 hits? All written by others? Not hits as sung by others? 70s horn arrangements in songs released in the 70s dated?

    Mods please move to the Dilettantes forum

    Never bought a Carpenters disc but always liked Hurtin Each Other (a hit for The Guess Who) Superstar and In a singalong way Top of the world

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    She's not heavy, She's my sister

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    They are re-releasing some of their greatest hits in September.

    They are going to put Karen's picture on the side of the CD case.

    Too soon?

    _
    At least she would only fit the long way.

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    I never got the allure of their music. Especially during that era (amidst all the phenomenal rock of the 70s), they sounded like Muzak to me, or music designed for parents, rather than us young folk.

    At least karen was a ballsy drummer. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I never got the allure of their music. Especially during that era (amidst all the phenomenal rock of the 70s), they sounded like Muzak to me, or music designed for parents, rather than us young folk.

    At least karen was a ballsy drummer. LOL.
    Am I to assume that you didn't appreciate the magic of Captain and Tenille?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Am I to assume that you didn't appreciate the magic of Captain and Tenille?
    You are correct. sir. Just never dug any of that "easy listening" bubblegum.

    Any time I saw The Carpenters on TV, all I could think about was punching Richard out. (I did want to bang Toni Tennille, though. Before she got chunky.) The guy really bothered me, but not as much as Karen's drum kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    You are correct. sir. Just never dug any of that "easy listening" bubblegum.

    Any time I saw The Carpenters on TV, all I could think about was punching Richard out. (I did want to bang Toni Tennille, though. Before she got chunky.) The guy really bothered me, but not as much as Karen's drum kit.
    Well yeah, not to break out at a keg and bong party in 8th grade, but listen to the lyrics and the voice, great for what they are presenting. Girl died way to young, WOJB chokes me up every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJetfan View Post
    Shonen Knifes's version of Top of the World.
    EXACTLY. If you are a Carpenters fan (or not) and have not listened to the covers album "If I were a Carpenter" that came out in the 90's, its worth a listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    At least she would only fit the long way.
    Dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache 51 View Post
    Well yeah, not to break out at a keg and bong party in 8th grade, but listen to the lyrics and the voice, great for what they are presenting. Girl died way to young, WOJB chokes me up every time.
    No offense meant to anyone who likes the duo. Just not for me on any level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    No offense meant to anyone who likes the duo. Just not for me on any level.
    Me neither, but I have to respect the lyrics.

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