The Story of Huey Lewis Is Not a Tragedy

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:28 am    Post subject: The Story of Huey Lewis Is Not a Tragedy


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“I just think Huey brings to mind a better time.” -Jimmy Kimmel


https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a30783979/huey-lewis-weather-hearing-menieres-disease-interview/?utm_source=pocket-newtab


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He shakes it off. “You wanna go on a sortie?”

Huey sizes me up and grabs some cold-weather gear out of his mudroom, and suddenly I’m bouncing around a Montana ranch in an ATV wearing Huey Lewis’s snow pants.


As we bob around the duck blinds, over the irrigation ditches, he points out a bald eagle in a tree, a herd of whitetail deer bounding past. He’s content here. This is entertainment for Huey now that he can’t hear television or music.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 am    Post subject:

Damn that’s rough. Always liked Huey and the news. Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject:

One cannot think of the BTTF franchise without thinking of Huey Lewis and the News.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:41 am    Post subject:

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One cannot think of the BTTF franchise without thinking of Huey Lewis and the News.


or the Showtime Lakers era.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject:

It's hard to think of the 80's without thinking of their sound. Should be in the Rock N Roll HOF.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
GTL wrote:
One cannot think of the BTTF franchise without thinking of Huey Lewis and the News.


or the Showtime Lakers era.

"I Love L.A."


Last night the wife and I were going through random YouTube videos of people recording home videos around the cities of Los Angeles back in the early to mid 80's, and here we are the next morning and I'm watching the music video for I Love LA from '83, and the fact that it was nearly 40 years ago is mind boggling. For my 13 year old nephew, the 80's are to him what the 50's were to me when I was his age.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:00 am    Post subject:

GTL wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
GTL wrote:
One cannot think of the BTTF franchise without thinking of Huey Lewis and the News.


or the Showtime Lakers era.

"I Love L.A."


Last night the wife and I were going through random YouTube videos of people recording home videos around the cities of Los Angeles back in the early to mid 80's, and here we are the next morning and I'm watching the music video for I Love LA from '83, and the fact that it was nearly 40 years ago is mind boggling. For my 13 year old nephew, the 80's are to him what the 50's were to me when I was his age.


Aging is so strange.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:18 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Damn that’s rough. Always liked Huey and the news. Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.


Agreed.

And why is there plastic sheeting spread all over my living room floor?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
GTL wrote:
One cannot think of the BTTF franchise without thinking of Huey Lewis and the News.


or the Showtime Lakers era.

"I Love L.A."


Huey was a fan then. https://youtu.be/iryoXduEUqg?t=623
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:34 pm    Post subject:

Hector the Pup wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Damn that’s rough. Always liked Huey and the news. Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.


Agreed.

And why is there plastic sheeting spread all over my living room floor?


Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
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Personally, I preferred CMB.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject:

Do you like Phil Collins?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject:

Sussudio
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:45 pm    Post subject:

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My two favorite Huey Lewis and the News songs.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:11 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
Do you like Phil Collins?


I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:44 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
Do you like Phil Collins?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:04 pm    Post subject:

Getting old sucks.

My dad has a literal shoebox of meds he goes through everyday.

Not looking forward to it.
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Getting old sucks.


It's better than the alternative.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:43 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
C M B wrote:
Do you like Phil Collins?


I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.


DON'T JUST STARE AT IT, EAT IT!

I remember not being a fan of both Sussudio and Hip To Be Square when they were new. I like Sussudio more now, but Hip has never been a fave. Power of Love and I Wanna New Drug are my faves of his big era. Happy To Be Stuck With You was a good'n with a hot chic in the video. Generally enjoyed Phil's stuff even as a youngster save for Can't Hurry Love cover and Another Day In Paradise. Easy Lover, In Too Deep, Against All Odds (sh movie even with prime Bridges and James Woods), I Don't Care Anymore, Land Of Confusion with those ugly muppets that were popular back then, In The Air Tonight is forever a classic. Favorite artsy era Genesis song was Abacab.

Look at this chemistry between the Phils!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:11 pm    Post subject:

I like music, just...they're...Huey's too black sounding for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject:

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I like music, just...they're...Huey's too black sounding for me.


Just saw Ford v Ferrari. Reunion with Bateman and McDermott. Long time coming. One of my fave Craig lines was his nearly-disinterested Ed query with Ed on a 1st name basis.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:04 am    Post subject:

Where does Peter Gabriel fit in this convo? Former Genesis member. Pulled a Phil and got big solo, too. Loved his voice, distinctive, lot of range, had a smashed trumpet quality in the back of his throat.

You had Sledgehammer (which could've been an AP song, but it would've been TOO obvious if used in the Paul Allen whacking scene). In Your Eyes, everyone likes that song. Reminds everyone of Cusak. Digging In The Dirt is a quality darker song in the vain of In The Air Tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0C3DHp36zc
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jonnybravo wrote:
C M B wrote:
Do you like Phil Collins?


I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.


Can you do his phone confession to his would-be lawyer? I'd like to see you get around that one. Maybe a bleep here or there.

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