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What redeeming value is found in the song "Muskrat Love?"  Discuss among yourselves.

Date: 2008-10-18 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When one is 14 years old, it's a great song for doing yard-work to.

Date: 2008-10-18 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My car broke down between Interstate 5 and San Francisco back about 1977, and while I waited for help to arrive - which took a LONG time, lemme tell ya - I was able to pull in two radio stations at once. One played "Muskrat Love" and the other played "Baby I Love Your Way" so I got to hear them simultaneously.

I wouldn't say it was a life-changing experience, but it's stuck with me for thirty-plus years.

Date: 2008-10-18 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It doesn't count as torture under the Geneva Conventions, but it's at least as effective as waterboarding.

Date: 2008-10-19 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

yeah even the mention of it was pretty cruel [ profile] sapphirescarlet

Date: 2008-10-20 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Couldn't resist.

Heard it on XM this weekend, and insisted it be turned off IMMEDIATELY upon hearing the first bars. Then learned Brent had never heard it! So we turned it back on, because NO ONE should be exempt. NO. ONE.

Date: 2008-10-20 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
what kind of bubble did he grow up in that did not include C&T in some fashion be it the tv show, the incessant air play they got during that time and grocery store muzak crap.

I am almost jealous

Date: 2008-10-20 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He was six in 1976, and obsessed with Elvis and Kiss. His parents were staunch gospel listeners, so there ya go.

Date: 2008-10-20 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ah ok my mom was a big fan of the "lite rock" so I got me a heapin helping!

Date: 2008-10-21 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Me, too. Plus a lot of 70's country. Which is still WAAAAY better than current country.

Date: 2008-10-19 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And not as cruel as anything by Air Supply.

Re: Dammit Jeff!!

Date: 2008-10-20 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aaaaaagggghhhh! The horror, the horror.....

Date: 2008-10-18 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2008-10-19 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
it serves as a grim monolithic reminder to songwriters that they should NEVER EVER WRITE A SONG LIKE THAT.

On a completely different note, since the Captain and Tennille's version is the one that most people know, I should mention that the Captain and Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" inspired me to start writing songs because I thought, "I can write a song better than that piece of shit," at age 15 or 16 or however old I was.

Date: 2008-10-20 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Despite understanding that point of view, I LOVED that song. I also loved their show, because I found Darryl Dragon quite amusing.

Date: 2008-10-19 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I remember reading that Someone In The Know apparently considered it inapproprite to be performed for the the Queen & Prince Phillip.

Date: 2008-10-20 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well huzzah for that anyway!

Date: 2008-10-19 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It has NO redeeming value. In fact, it has made canoeing a scary experience for me. I fear seeing one of the swimming rodents, because if I do, I'll hear the damn song in my head fro a minimum of 48 hours. In fact, you mentioning it has started it going.

Date: 2008-10-20 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooops. Sorry!

It was on XM this weekend, and is INSISTED upon hearing the first notes that we turn it off. Then I learned that Brent had never heard it, sooooo BACK on! I'm not going to live THAT nightmare alone!

Date: 2008-10-20 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That song is for slow dancing, in which the dance is all, not the music. This song is sensual and the lyrics are... what? ... cute, maybe. Yeah, cute.

I shall not apologize. I like Muskrat Love, though it's not my favorites C&T song. (I also like Air Supply.) Lest that put you off, I also like Elliot Smith, Antony & The Johnsons, The Beatles, Belle & Sebastian and an odd assortment of lots of others (thanks to [ profile] feartheotter) including (probably too much) Cantopop. Oh, and classical music, particularly Baroque music.

And BTW, I friended you.

Date: 2008-10-20 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So I see. You are a sap my dear. And I'll welcome you despite it, because I think we will be an interesting contract and perhaps compliment to one another. :-D


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