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The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old, We're Old Skool.

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Baby Clyde, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Calling all you PJ pensioners.

    I thought that we should have our own area, free from Gaga stans and Britney appreciation. Somewhere that singing is more important that dance routines and playing your own instrument isn't frowned upon.

    It's a well known PJ 'fact' that pop music was invented by the Spice Girls in 1997. This thread is here to challenge this absurd fallacy (We all know it was created by the New Romantics around 1981) and shine a much needed light on a time before hair flipping was a noted talent.

    This safe haven was prompted by the disappearance of the 'Q&A' thread which has been merged into the main 'Pop and Justice' forum (A place that is like kryptonite to me). I can't wade through that quagmire everytime I want to know how to make iTunes work properly or find an obscure track I can't remember.

    This is our very own sanctuary. An oasis in the desert. A port in the storm. An 'Abbey Road Sessions' after the horror of 'Aphrodite'.

    You can all start of by helping me out. I'm going through a very stressful time in my life. After 28 years I've finally come to the conclusion that this is no longer my favourite song of the 80's........

    [video=youtube;YlXtrnh-Ejo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlXtrnh-Ejo[/video]

    It came on my iPod at the gym the other day and suddenly didn't sound as fantastic as it always had before. This has shaken me immensely. As we were told many years ago there are not many things in life you can be sure of but this has been a constant in my life since I was 10 years old.

    I feel my foundations crumbling. I'm no longer sure of anything.

    I need suggestions for a new favourite asap. I know I can count on my PJ Oldies to come to my aid.

    HELP!!!
     
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  2. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    Love and Pride popped up on telly the other day and it never ceases to give me a bit of a buzz. Well, I'm not very good at giving recommendations but this would be one of mine -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yrxsuMGdDY
     
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  3. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    HA!!!

    Amazing. Not quite what I was looking for though.
     
  4. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    Only 2 posts in and already giving me so much joy!

    Strangely last week I had a similar situation with my "default favourite song of all time" except in reverse. After not really listening to it for eons I've got it on repeat again. There are so few songs that I could happily listen to on repeat and never get bored and even fewer that were not by Madonna.

    [video=youtube;k2C5TjS2sh4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2C5TjS2sh4[/video]
     
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    Some others I will never tired of:
    [video=youtube;Vbg7YoXiKn0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0[/video]
    [video=youtube;r9_HrktOwrk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9_HrktOwrk[/video]
    [video=youtube;wsA7rdZelLc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsA7rdZelLc[/video]
    [video=youtube;q53e-IWTSTc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53e-IWTSTc[/video]
    [video=youtube;2Js_WUsXpxg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Js_WUsXpxg[/video]
    [video=youtube;_AmkmqYEarw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AmkmqYEarw[/video]
     
  6. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    This is just going to be a playhouse for PJ's Team-80s fanatics, isn't it?! For your information, pop wasn't invented in 1981, but during the bubblegum pop boom of 1972. It was just better produced in the 80s, and those records are probably easier on the ears for today's pop enthusiasts. And of course, unlike Paul Young, I don't want to tear your playhouse down.
     
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    A few of my 80s favourites:

    Hue and Cry: Labour of Love
    Fuzzbox: Pink Sunshine
    Mike Oldfield: Moonlight Shadow
    Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
    Yazoo: Only You
     
  8. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    YES!!!


    Inform us Mr Moon. Unlike newer PJ members we're always open to new (Old) ideas.

    Actually I tend to think modern pop was invented somewhere around here...........

    [video=youtube;S2alZrNstGU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2alZrNstGU[/video]
     
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    Oooooooo you can't mention some of these gems without providing links!

    I shall highlight these two in particular:

    [video=youtube;B_72Y9L7DAk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_72Y9L7DAk[/video]
    [video=youtube;IQ31jQjNpQc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ31jQjNpQc[/video]
     
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    Actually looking at the SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PJOPS CONTEST there is still a hell of a lot even I need to learn about music pre-Spice Girls.
     
  11. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    Which is the whole point of the contest.

    Check your PM's.
     
  12. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    I did. I was being on message!
     
  13. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    Ooooh Huzzah for this thread! At 37 I guess I'm a pop pensioner now! Anything from 88-90 and 95-2002 I'm almost guaranteed to love (or at least know- which is a blessing these days)!
     
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    HA!!!

    I see what you mean :-)
     
  15. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    At Wembley in 2009, before the Girls Aloud concert. some people were chanting Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep. And it got me thinking, that there maybe is a continuity between that early 70s stuff and GA that you don't have with even earlier music.

    Tamla Motown definitely ushered in a new era with acts like The Marvelettes in first years of the 60s. To me maybe Sam Cooke was the first pop star, before that, in that his music was hipper than the entertainment music prevalent then, but still not as heavy as Jazz or Rhythm'n'Blues or anything like that. The transition from the double bass to the electric bass-guitar is probably important here.
     
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    'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep' is a song that I unashamedly love. It's the closest I would come to calling something a guilty pleasure.
     
  17. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old, Were Old Skool.

    Frank Sinatra was the first pop star in the modern sense

    [video=youtube;Kq_wus1KL6Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq_wus1KL6Q[/video]
     
  18. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old, Were Old Skool.

    Poor Baby Clyde, getting the date wrong in old age.
     
  19. Re: The PJ Oldies Youth Club - We're Not Old Were Old Skool.

    Is anyone else quite mystified what happened between 91-94? Did you do a Harold from Neighbours and suffer total amnesia?
     
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