WRONG SONG: ROCK 1970-1975

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  • Rob Bannister

    Another error from the same John Fogerty compilation, "Who'll Stop the Rain" is indicated as John Fogerty in ROCK 1970-75, it should be Creedence Clearwater Revival.  It is the same version that appears on the original album COSMO'S FACYORY.   Come on, you guys can do better than this!!!!

  • Rob Bannister

    Ig you want to see some really screwed up playlisting, wait until you see "70's Slow Dances."  For starters, some of the songs are from the 60's, and many of the numbers are far from slow dance songs and aren't even danceable at all!!!!  Clearly, the person who did that list doesn't know music, but regardless, you'd think folks running this site would have the basic Billboard chart books, use AMG, or even Wikipedia to confirm their selections are accurate.

  • Rob Bannister

    I suspect a lot of these lists are prepared by people who weren't even born when lots of the music was performed; however, for an outfit that's making money, they absolutely should at very least use some professional sources to verify when songs were released or charted.  Some of the errors are just plain embarrassing.  Another question is why do they use such weird versions of some songs?  Is that to bore down and see who really knows the obscure works or is it just carelessness not knowing which versions are more authentic.  It's crazy how often deejay mixes and other muttations of other works come up. They also pick a lot of songs that only exist from expanded content from remasted albums - like every bonus song from the first couple Band albums and BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER.

  • Rob Bannister

    The interviews from rereleased albums are a JOKE!!!   Likewise the live tracks that only play the spoken introduction. I guess for some fans that's something they would recognize, but this should focus on songs. I don't mind album tracks if the category demands it but not add-ons to the original album from rereleased CD's.  The dance, dub, and house mixes of familiar songs is terrible and tasteless. I can't stand deejays mutlilating the artists' original work. Keep it in the clubs with the people who like that stuff.

  • Rob Bannister

    The interviews from rereleased albums are a JOKE!!!   Likewise the live tracks that only play the spoken introduction. I guess for some fans that's something they would recognize, but this should focus on songs. I don't mind album tracks if the category demands it but not add-ons to the original album from rereleased CD's.  The dance, dub, and house mixes of familiar songs is terrible and tasteless. I can't stand deejays mutlilating the artists' original work. Keep it in the clubs with the people who like that stuff.

  • Rob Bannister

    The interviews from rereleased albums are a JOKE!!!   Likewise the live tracks that only play the spoken introduction. I guess for some fans that's something they would recognize, but this should focus on songs. I don't mind album tracks if the category demands it but not add-ons to the original album from rereleased CD's.  The dance, dub, and house mixes of familiar songs is terrible and tasteless. I can't stand deejays mutlilating the artists' original work. Keep it in the clubs with the people who like that stuff.

  • Rob Bannister

    Hey Tom, I've been called far worse things than Barrett, but I agree with you totally on a serious need for quality control for Song Pop.  Okay, I am a compulsive music collector and spent some time as a deejay for hire, but so many of these errors are so amateurish.  Even though my knowledge of some forms of music is pretty sharp, if I'm preparing something for public eyes, if I have the slightest doubt, I'll confirm my selections against a good authoritative source, but some of these are absolutely embarrassing. I like having progressively more difficult selections as one moves up the scale on various playlists but grabbing music that never amounted to anything (13th Floor Elevators), tracks that were never on the original album, and some of the other concerns we've cited just doesn't fly!!!   The basic concept of the game is very cool, but at times the sloppy off-the-wall errors makes the whole thing rather senseless.

  • Rob Bannister

    To build good playlists, as you'd work through the stars, the early ones would be easy with a couple whoppers put in for the experts and they'd get progressively more difficult as the contest advances, all genuine singles and album cuts. All songs should be true representatives of their category.  If you've seen some of the country lists, it's obvious the person compiling them really doesn't listen to country music. All kinds of rock tracks bleed in that aren't even ones most would consider country rock; however, the 70's Slow Dance has to be the most ridiculous one I've played so far. 

  • Rob Bannister

    Ooops again, David Bowie's "Changes" is in the Rock 1975-1980 list.  It came out in 1971. D'oh!

  • Rob Bannister

    ONE MORE PUNCTUATION TO MY QUALITY CONCERNS:  I completed two challenges this week that were from the MOTOWN playlist. Nothing could be more painfully obvious that the people who approve these playlists simply ae not knowlegeable music people. TWO BOBBY DARIN SONGS WERE INCLUDED IN MOTOWN.  How more obviously stupid can you get?  This is total incompetence. This isn't missing a date by a couple years or mistaking similar songs or performers. Well, if Bobby Darin was MOTOWN, I suppose Frank Sinatra did surf music.  I don't know how much longer my enthusiasm for this game will continue when I see pure hack work like this.

  • Rob Bannister

    Wow, Tom, your music knowledge is immense.  You do agree, however, that his classic hits have no place on a Motown list.  If they could find his Motown material, that would be another matter if they wanted to be super arcane and trivial. .

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