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Your opinion of Badfinger


What do you think (if you remember) of the group. bad finger??
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:38 PM
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They were good in The Magic Christian.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:43 PM
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Much of their work was outstanding, especially the stuff produced by Todd Rundgren. But pretty much any critique of them (positive or negative) is colored by the band's horrible demise.
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Fantastic stuff. Don't know the story of the band (like I have no idea what their horrible demise is), but juicy power pop.
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Two horrible demises.

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I think of them as the evolutionary link between the Beatles and Wings; even more so than McCartney’s solo work in 1970.
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I love them. They're power pop nobility with an interesting (the Beatles and Apple connection), but utter tragic history. They were scammed hard by their manager which led to the end of the group and maybe two suicides.
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Damn. Looks like I gots some reading to do tonight.
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When I saw the thread title I said "brilliant music, tragic story."

Sounds like I'm in the majority here.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:32 PM
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I think that one suicide is considered a pretty settled question. I was just listening this morning and happened to review their story on wiki, it's worth noting that some of their recorded work in the early 70's was put out in haste, under pressure, and may suffer for it.
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When I saw the thread title I said "brilliant music, tragic story."

Sounds like I'm in the majority here.
Aye; that's pretty much what I thought too.
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I can remember my dad playing a Badfinger record frequently when I was a kid - in particular, Fool And His Money. And I remember enjoying it a lot. He explained to me the connection with the Beatles, which I could hear in the sound. Sometime recently, maybe last year, I was riding in the car with my dad and he played a CD that contained that song. Initially I felt a fond nostalgia for the song. Then after a little while I was like, "God, this song is repetitive. It's the same lyrics and the same melody over and over again." It's very strange, it's like it hit me at that very moment and I haven't been able to really appreciate the song since. It's like there's just something missing, a bridge or a solo or a chord substitution that SHOULD have been placed somewhere, but wasn't.

That's only one song though. Baby Blue has stood the test of time.
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I can remember my dad playing a Badfinger record frequently when I was a kid - in particular, Fool And His Money. And I remember enjoying it a lot. He explained to me the connection with the Beatles, which I could hear in the sound. Sometime recently, maybe last year, I was riding in the car with my dad and he played a CD that contained that song. Initially I felt a fond nostalgia for the song. Then after a little while I was like, "God, this song is repetitive. It's the same lyrics and the same melody over and over again." It's very strange, it's like it hit me at that very moment and I haven't been able to really appreciate the song since. It's like there's just something missing, a bridge or a solo or a chord substitution that SHOULD have been placed somewhere, but wasn't...
You're talking about "Come And Get It" a Paul McCartney song written and produced for Badfinger. Repetitive works for a movie soundtrack.

"Without You" an epic song, and epic recording by Harry Nilsson was originally a Badfinger song written by Pete Ham.

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I can remember my dad playing a Badfinger record frequently when I was a kid - in particular, Fool And His Money. And I remember enjoying it a lot. He explained to me the connection with the Beatles, which I could hear in the sound. Sometime recently, maybe last year, I was riding in the car with my dad and he played a CD that contained that song. Initially I felt a fond nostalgia for the song. Then after a little while I was like, "God, this song is repetitive. It's the same lyrics and the same melody over and over again." It's very strange, it's like it hit me at that very moment and I haven't been able to really appreciate the song since. It's like there's just something missing, a bridge or a solo or a chord substitution that SHOULD have been placed somewhere, but wasn't.

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That song (“Come and Get it”) was originally intended for the Beatles’ Abbey Road; an album with a lot of brief fragmentary songs. It was then repurposed for the soundtrack to The Magic Christian as a linking devise between scenes, so it’s really more of a jingle than an actual song.
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You're talking about "Come And Get It" a Paul McCartney song written and produced for Badfinger. Repetitive works for a movie soundtrack.

"Without You" an epic song, and epic recording by Harry Nilsson was originally a Badfinger song written by Pete Ham.


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I bought "No Dice" on CD decades ago. I always liked "No Matter".
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I always liked "Perfection".
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:18 PM
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Great band. Love them. Criminally under-rated and such a sad history.

2 other thoughts: Hanging yourself would be a shit way to go, and I fucking hate it that Baby Blue was used in that piece of shit drug show. Fucking nearly ruins it.
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Badfinger deserves a hand.
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:53 PM
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Certainly not the best movie of either Steve Martin or Eddie Murphy.

...oops, sorry, that's Bowfinger. Never mind.
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Hanging yourself would be a shit way to go, and I fucking hate it that Baby Blue was used in that piece of shit drug show. Fucking nearly ruins it.
That "piece of shit drug show" is widely considered to be the pinnacle of serialized television writing and acting. Don't know why you had to bash it in this thread for seemingly no reason.
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Great band. Love them. Criminally under-rated and such a sad history.

2 other thoughts: Hanging yourself would be a shit way to go, and I fucking hate it that Baby Blue was used in that piece of shit drug show. Fucking nearly ruins it.
I grew up in the seventies and knew of Badfinger. Never listened much, never bought an album. Years later, I got into some power pop bands, and Badfinger kept coming up. But due to plenty of other musical interests, again, I never bought an album. Cut to twenty years later and I'm watching the end of Breaking Bad, and I hear this amazing song and looked up who recorded it.

Guess whose albums I immediately began checking out? Thank fucking god for whoever picked that song to end the show with! As well as the fact that it seems the royalties issues have been settled, and the remaining members will actually get paid now, which is even more important than my musical happiness.

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That "piece of shit drug show" is widely considered to be the pinnacle of serialized television writing and acting. Don't know why you had to bash it in this thread for seemingly no reason.
And what is your opinion of Badfinger? The Band, the music, the TOPIC OF THE THREAD?
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It really did take me 20+ minutes to compose myself. I let the dogs out, got them back in and into bed, loved on them a little, did the dishes and came back to this. Sheesh!

Hey, Blind Owl and Timeless are great tracks.
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I remember finding out about them.
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That "piece of shit drug show" is widely considered to be the pinnacle of serialized television writing and acting. Don't know why you had to bash it in this thread for seemingly no reason.
Not to mention that not only did the song fit the scene perfectly, it sparked a resurgence of interest in Badfinger which is much deserved. I think I actually still have my vinyl copy of "Magic Christian Music" purchased contemporaneously with the release of the movie and it's absolutely in rotation in my car's USB stick.
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I remember finding out about them.
It made my room a little less lonely.
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What do you think (if you remember) of the group
Boring, dated shite, is what I think. But then, I'm not a huge fan of the later-period Beatles music they were clearly aping, either.
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Some excellent power pop songs.

I still remember coming out of a restaurant with Mrs. J. sometime in the '70s after a terrible lunch, turning on the car radio and hearing "Guess I got what I deserve".
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Some excellent power pop songs.

I still remember coming out of a restaurant with Mrs. J. sometime in the '70s after a terrible lunch, turning on the car radio and hearing "Guess I got what I deserve".
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I bought "No Dice" on CD decades ago. I always liked "No Matter".
That's one of their best albums. I would say that, the follow-up Straight Up and Wish You Were Here are essential to any lovers of power pop. It you're into acts like Big Star, the Raspberries, the Move, Cheap Trick, etc., I think Badfinger is essential in that lineage.
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I was wondering who did that.
One song Bowfinger did not cover.
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