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Kamala The Simp

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Happy 20th Anniversary to an album that goes into the Supermarket Music Hall of Fame.

Also I feel like this is the last boomer era dad rock album. Either this or Bruce Springsteen's The Rising.
 

Valeyard

Burn
My mom loved that album. Loved Clapton in general. All I got was a really lame, but very fruitful, intro to BB King.

Last boomer album has to be one of the Rod Stewart albums of him singing standards, which rears its head in the form of Christmas super market music.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
The Songs From The Great American Songbook album really kind of falls into category of mom music to me, which is really kind of a subcategory of boomer music. Very few dads enjoy Rod Stewart post 1974 or so.
 

Valeyard

Burn
Most people I know who enjoy latter Rod Stewart are men, actually. They skip from around '74 up to the Great American Songbook, however. The moms clung to their Phil Collins, Amy Grant, and Enya.

Every parent, teacher, and general 40ish adult at the time seemed to have a copy of Santana's Supernatural.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
It's opposite in my experience. "I miss Rod Stewart when he used to rock" was a semi-frequent topic of discussion with my dad and his friends.

Come to think of it, Idk anyone who enjoyed the GAS series even though they're last boomer albums to go platinum. I think they're made exclusively as background music for boomers cocktail parties. I was low key amazed there were only five of them (plus a classic rock and classic R&B sequel). Still way too many but I would have guessed 10+. It certainly felt like that many.
 

Valeyard

Burn
It hit the older crowd at the same time Steely Dan's Two Against Nature came out. I chose to die on the Steely Dan hill while, to this day, muzak versions of "Smooth" and "Maria Maria" dominate the market airwaves every summer.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
I mostly remember the "Steely Dan? They're still around!?" talk when Two Against Nature beat The Marshall Mathers LP at the 2001 Grammys.
 

Valeyard

Burn
I think that's how I learned who they even were. Got the album, it was just very well produced blandness. "Cousin Dupree" needs more market love. Catchy, but the incest aspect might get in the way of people buying cheese.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster

Spaceman Spiff

Integral Poster
Groovin' to "Here Comes Your Man" in Giant today. Kind of a missed opportunity they didn't play "Gigantic".
 
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Fall of Epic

Epic Reine
Grocery shopping the other day and some of the stockers were grooving to "Walking on Sunshine". These kids didn't look a day over 20.
 

BUTT

Kreese
The grocery store near my work plays a lot of New Order. I heard the Shep Pettibone remix of "True Faith" last week, and "Bizarre Love Triangle" recently, but I've also heard the lesser-known 2005 tracks "Krafty" and "Waiting for the Siren's Call." They use the In-Store Audio Network so it's not like there's some hipster putting together the store playlist but it's an outlier among the likes of OneRepublic and Eddie Money.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
Radio programmers still pissed that Matt Dillon squandered his post Crash comeback by doing a bad comedy with Owen Wilson, I guess.
 

Valeyard

Burn
I didn't know until now there was lighthearted beef with Fagen and Owen Wilson about that, although I would bet a million dollars Fagen was legitimately pissed.
 

Valeyard

Burn
Covid has kept me away from "Do They Know It's Christmas?" according to my sister. Thank god. I haven't physically been in a store in two or so months, so it's nice to know I avoided the bane of my holiday existence.
 
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