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Thread started 02/14/21 4:48pm

alphastreet

New kids on the block

I could never get into them. Anyone here a fan?
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Reply #1 posted 02/14/21 5:06pm

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I have 2 or 3 of their albums from when they were originally together, including the remix one. My favorite is Face The Music, but it didn't do that well and then they broke up. It was more New Jack Swing than their previous stuff. I don't know that much about the ones when they reunited. I know one has a collab with New Edition. BBD was in a music video from their most recent album from around 2 years ago.

That first Marky Mark album was originally Donnie's solo rap album. The Funky Bunch was his group. Donnie took off his vocals and gave it to Mark because Donnie thought that Mark was eventually going to end up in prison. Donnie figured that Mark doing music was something positive for him to do with his time. I like Jordan's song Give It To You, which was produced by Jam & Lewis. Recently Johnny Gill said that New Edition might be planning to tour with NKOTB.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #2 posted 02/15/21 10:25am

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I do like the remix of Games, and The Right Stuff is kinda cool, but that's about it.

They do have this early 90's sounds which I liked at that age, just don't think their songs were strong enough.

I did buy the cdm of "Give it to you".

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Reply #3 posted 02/15/21 10:48am

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You mean Old Men On The Corner... lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 02/15/21 1:37pm

alphastreet

purplethunder3121 said:

You mean Old Men On The Corner... lol



That’s exactly what they are
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Reply #5 posted 02/15/21 2:36pm

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I dug NKOTB. Sometimes you just want some pop music without all the hidden messages or crypic bullshit. I totally dug "Step by Step,"Tonight" (which was a Beatles-esque song). Their older songs like "Hangin' Tough" and "Right Stuff" were great pop songs.

Call 'em old all ya want, but they're successful, rich, in shape, and have fully embraced their boy band status. They touched with Backstreet Boys a few years ago on a very successful tour. Donnie's married to and banging Jenny McCarthy and is on Blue Bloods, Jonathan finally came out as gay, and as a spokesperson for anxiety (he's had crippling anxiety for years and years). He also studied and was quite well-to-do in real estate. Jordan Knight continues to write and produce music, as does Joey McIntyre. I've no idea what Danny Wood does, but when you look like that all your life you can probably do whatever the fuck you want.

There have been boy bands since the Jackson 5 to New Edition, to Menudo to O-Town, and there will be another slew of them in another few years probably. I think boy bands, and girl groups (from the Supremes to Blaque to Fifth Harmony) provide a relief from rock bands, or grunge, or heavy metal or hip hop or whatever is en vogue at the moment. They're always there, just driving head with pop music, lotta flash, bad costumes, or whatever. And inevitably, someone always comes out as a soloist, and often hits it big. Timberlake, MJ, TuPac, Jordan Knight, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Bobby Brown (plus Bell Biv Devoe, Tresvant, and Johnny Gill), Ricky Martin, Harry Styles, et al.

I still have some Nsync bobbleheads on the fireplace that I bought at Best Buy in 2001 or so. Cuz - why not?

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #6 posted 02/15/21 8:08pm

Purplegarden

Sorry I am just going to have to say hell no.

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These clowns were massive between late 1989 and 1992. My cousin was a year younger than me and was obsessed with them. She went straight from Bros into NKOTB and she had all the albums on record, cassette and CD (She was a spolied princess born in 1977, me 1976) and had dolls of them, books, magazines and all 4 walls and ceilings of her room were littered with images of them. She videos of all the songs and the $40 cassettes they had etc and played them a lot - remember this is very early 90s - so no internet or youtube then.

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If that was not enough, she had to play their music all the time and became incredibly defensive if I mocked them (Which I did a lot - about the only thing we both loved was Madonna). So I am familiar with the songs and to be honest, they were very slight - quite funky beats, but basic patterns, melodies and hooks and quite poor singing and mediocre dancing - they were just a look group and to me not even very handsome - more spotty kids from the poor part of town.

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Even worse is we have an MTV 80s channel here and because of their limits they only play "You've got the right stuff" and at least daily as it was their only true 80s hit (The rest of the songs off that album hit in in early 1990 and then of course Step by Step and Games - why!!!! I am remembering this shit - aaarrgggghhhh!!! mad) Apart from a few Rick Astley songs, Bros and some horrible eurodisco and europop songs, 99% of MTV 80s is awesome and they play a lot of Prince too, but almost no Michael or Madonna except Whose that girl!

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They were just a boy group and their music was pure bubblegum, I never cared for Marky Mark either - just fake wanna be tough white boy pap. And yet I got fully into Milli Vanilli and Color Me Badd (At least their music had some substance and all of us guilty pleasures will admit "Baby don't forget my number" and "I wanna sex u up" were great songs regardless who was singing them.

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Of course all was atoned, when I got straight into Prince and the NPG in late 91 and suddenly we had two music crazed teenagers in the family. My cousin did not mind it and thought it was great I got obsessed with an act as well.

I got plenty good loving for ya baby
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Reply #7 posted 02/16/21 7:17am

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I remember making a "copy" of a friend's NKOTB tape of Hangin' Tough by putting two boomboxes together and hitting play on one, record on another lol but I don't remember really listening to it much

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #8 posted 02/16/21 7:30am

POOK

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POOK THOUGHT KID SING

HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS!

BUT IT ABOUT CHRISTMAS

P o o |/,
P o o |\
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Reply #9 posted 02/16/21 11:02am

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POOK said:

POOK THOUGHT KID SING HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS! BUT IT ABOUT CHRISTMAS

falloff

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #10 posted 02/16/21 1:49pm

alphastreet

Purplegarden said:

Sorry I am just going to have to say hell no.


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These clowns were massive between late 1989 and 1992. My cousin was a year younger than me and was obsessed with them. She went straight from Bros into NKOTB and she had all the albums on record, cassette and CD (She was a spolied princess born in 1977, me 1976) and had dolls of them, books, magazines and all 4 walls and ceilings of her room were littered with images of them. She videos of all the songs and the $40 cassettes they had etc and played them a lot - remember this is very early 90s - so no internet or youtube then.


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If that was not enough, she had to play their music all the time and became incredibly defensive if I mocked them (Which I did a lot - about the only thing we both loved was Madonna). So I am familiar with the songs and to be honest, they were very slight - quite funky beats, but basic patterns, melodies and hooks and quite poor singing and mediocre dancing - they were just a look group and to me not even very handsome - more spotty kids from the poor part of town.


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Even worse is we have an MTV 80s channel here and because of their limits they only play "You've got the right stuff" and at least daily as it was their only true 80s hit (The rest of the songs off that album hit in in early 1990 and then of course Step by Step and Games - why!!!! I am remembering this shit - aaarrgggghhhh!!! mad) Apart from a few Rick Astley songs, Bros and some horrible eurodisco and europop songs, 99% of MTV 80s is awesome and they play a lot of Prince too, but almost no Michael or Madonna except Whose that girl!


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They were just a boy group and their music was pure bubblegum, I never cared for Marky Mark either - just fake wanna be tough white boy pap. And yet I got fully into Milli Vanilli and Color Me Badd (At least their music had some substance and all of us guilty pleasures will admit "Baby don't forget my number" and "I wanna sex u up" were great songs regardless who was singing them.


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Of course all was atoned, when I got straight into Prince and the NPG in late 91 and suddenly we had two music crazed teenagers in the family. My cousin did not mind it and thought it was great I got obsessed with an act as well.



Cool story, I had a friend who’s entire room was covered in Backstreet Boys posters so I would hear all about them too and thought they were overrated though they have catchy tunes.
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Reply #11 posted 02/16/21 3:10pm

Marrk

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Shit.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #12 posted 02/16/21 3:12pm

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Marrk said:

Shit.


yeahthat
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Reply #13 posted 02/16/21 6:13pm

RJOrion

talentless, wack, culture vultures
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Reply #14 posted 02/17/21 8:59am

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New Skids on my Cock.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #15 posted 02/17/21 9:41am

RJOrion

MickyDolenz said:

I have 2 or 3 of their albums from when they were originally together, including the remix one. My favorite is Face The Music, but it didn't do that well and then they broke up. It was more New Jack Swing than their previous stuff. I don't know that much about the ones when they reunited. I know one has a collab with New Edition. BBD was in a music video from their most recent album from around 2 years ago.

That first Marky Mark album was originally Donnie's solo rap album. The Funky Bunch was his group. Donnie took off his vocals and gave it to Mark because Donnie thought that Mark was eventually going to end up in prison. Donnie figured that Mark doing music was something positive for him to do with his time. I like Jordan's song Give It To You, which was produced by Jam & Lewis. Recently Johnny Gill said that New Edition might be planning to tour with NKOTB.




Mark Wahlberg's racist punk ass should have gone to jail for a long time for his multiple racially motivated violent attacks
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Reply #16 posted 02/18/21 6:18pm

MickyDolenz

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purplethunder3121 said:

You mean Old Men On The Corner... lol

They ride to end of the road with Boyz II Men & Nelly and creep with TLC & MC Scat Kat razz


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #17 posted 02/18/21 6:24pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #18 posted 02/18/21 6:42pm

alphastreet

I considered going to see boyz ii men and Paula, but did not want to sit through new kids and spend all that money. Really don’t like them, not even casually
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Reply #19 posted 02/18/21 7:04pm

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alphastreet said:

I considered going to see boyz ii men and Paula, but did not want to sit through new kids and spend all that money. Really don’t like them, not even casually

You don't wanna see Magnum PI's son? lol


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #20 posted 02/18/21 10:51pm

alphastreet

Who?
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Reply #21 posted 02/19/21 8:57am

domainator2010

I knew of them in 1989, those were the days before American music videos came to India! I used to Love "I'll be loving you", that was the era when I was just trying out "my own" music, then 1990 came and all the songs. I used to Love "Tonight", again, and love it to this day, but even I knew that the other songs sucked. Cover Girl was such a simple, cliched tune - "When I look through the pages of a magazine, your pretty face is the prettiest I've seen" - come on, that's not a lyric. Hangin Tough was sucky too, just some drumbeats and stuff, no song. I'd no idea WHY these guys were supposed to be so famous and such celebrities n all (of course, nobody'd heard of them *here*). That's the last I remember of them, really.

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Reply #22 posted 02/19/21 9:04am

domainator2010

I heard a joke on MTV sometime, that their fans were called "Blockheads" lol

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Reply #23 posted 02/19/21 9:05am

domainator2010

Btw, those posters just got me thinking - whose posters do TODAY'S kids put up on the wall? Do they have pictures of computers up there, then? lol

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Reply #24 posted 02/19/21 9:07am

domainator2010

RJOrion said:

MickyDolenz said:

I have 2 or 3 of their albums from when they were originally together, including the remix one. My favorite is Face The Music, but it didn't do that well and then they broke up. It was more New Jack Swing than their previous stuff. I don't know that much about the ones when they reunited. I know one has a collab with New Edition. BBD was in a music video from their most recent album from around 2 years ago.

That first Marky Mark album was originally Donnie's solo rap album. The Funky Bunch was his group. Donnie took off his vocals and gave it to Mark because Donnie thought that Mark was eventually going to end up in prison. Donnie figured that Mark doing music was something positive for him to do with his time. I like Jordan's song Give It To You, which was produced by Jam & Lewis. Recently Johnny Gill said that New Edition might be planning to tour with NKOTB.

Mark Wahlberg's racist punk ass should have gone to jail for a long time for his multiple racially motivated violent attacks


I saw the movie "Ted" few weeks back, it was quite entertaining - I didn't know that ^. I was planning to watch "Ted 2" - maybe I won't now. (It's a feat of CGI, no matter what.)

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Reply #25 posted 02/19/21 9:09am

domainator2010

Btw, how come Boyz II Men are still called that? Shouldn't they by now be just "Men"? (a problem that would have occurred to me while NAMING the group, had I been there!)

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Reply #26 posted 02/19/21 11:38am

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domainator2010 said:

RJOrion said:

Mark Wahlberg's racist punk ass should have gone to jail for a long time for his multiple racially motivated violent attacks


... I didn't know that ^. I was planning to watch "Ted 2" - maybe I won't now. (It's a feat of CGI, no matter what.)


Mark's homophobic and racist nuances still come around once in a while. He's a hardcore Catholic and all religiousy. He's always been homophobic, but it almost seems worse now. I'm surprised he's not been called out on his more by now.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #27 posted 02/19/21 3:21pm

alphastreet

I thought mark apologized for his behaviour

I liked him in the Netflix film spencer confidential
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Reply #28 posted 02/19/21 9:41pm

domainator2010

TrivialPursuit said:

domainator2010 said:


... I didn't know that ^. I was planning to watch "Ted 2" - maybe I won't now. (It's a feat of CGI, no matter what.)


Mark's homophobic and racist nuances still come around once in a while. He's a hardcore Catholic and all religiousy. He's always been homophobic, but it almost seems worse now. I'm surprised he's not been called out on his more by now.


Kind of....incongruous to wannabe a *rap* guy, of all things, and then be racist! lol Like, why emulate/steal from people you don't like? (I DID love the piano on Good Vibrations, this is true (which was, of course, played by a black guy. The singing too.)

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Reply #29 posted 02/19/21 9:42pm

domainator2010

What does being homophobic have to do with being racist?

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