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dooce

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Found this on The Word website - which I used to regard as a reasonably sensible publication....

It's not clear exactly who transformed the saxophone from a bit-part actor during the '60s and '70s into the centre-stage spotlight-hogger it became in the 1980s, all overwrought vibrato and audacious bends up to the note. But it's someone's fault. The sax solo quickly became inescapable - invariably blaring at disproportionate volume, often too long and frequently breaking the mood. Baker Street and Careless Whisper are the classic examples, but every other track on early Now That's What I Call Music compilations seems to have one - T'Pau's China In Your Hand, Tina Turner's Simply The Best... Need we go on?

http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/40noises-3

It's no 25 they object to apparently.

I suggest a campaign of hate-mail and threats to never buy one of their ridiculous magazines

SAX POWER - YOH!!
 

old git

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I hate you, Wyver.

Keep reminding me of how old I am.

BTW Dooce, don't you think we've had enough riots already this year?
 

allansto

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sounds like a pretty nerdie mag to me but Ive never seen one or read one
I wonder I they have ever tried to play sax
they should walk a mile in a horn players shoes before judgement.
 

Jules

Formerly known as "nachoman"
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they should walk a mile in a horn players shoes before judgement.
Never criticize a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes- because then you've got a good head start and he's got nothing on his feet!
 

Rock Lobster

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At the risk of stating the bleedin obvious, if sax solo's are appearing more and more on songs, perhaps it is because lots of people like them.
Odd though, I dont know anyone who when prompted doesn't like a sax in songs, especially on Baker Street.
(These people have not heard me squeaking about of course).
 

gladsaxisme

Try Hard Die Hard
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never criticize a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes- because then you've got a good head start and he's got nothing on his feet!
love it:))):))):))) can't believe I've not heard that one before
 

SaxinNZ

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Found this on The Word website - which I used to regard as a reasonably sensible publication....

It's not clear exactly who transformed the saxophone from a bit-part actor during the '60s and '70s into the centre-stage spotlight-hogger it became in the 1980s, all overwrought vibrato and audacious bends up to the note. But it's someone's fault. The sax solo quickly became inescapable - invariably blaring at disproportionate volume, often too long and frequently breaking the mood. Baker Street and Careless Whisper are the classic examples, but every other track on early Now That's What I Call Music compilations seems to have one - T'Pau's China In Your Hand, Tina Turner's Simply The Best... Need we go on?

http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/40noises-3

It's no 25 they object to apparently.

I suggest a campaign of hate-mail and threats to never buy one of their ridiculous magazines

SAX POWER - YOH!!
I dont believe it..... me thinks it is someones idea of a joke. How could anyone not like axe's????
 
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