Yacht Rock

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu May 24, 2018 10:46 am

So I'm either eating data or taking time to find or curate playlists and download them to my phone (I don't currently pay for Spotify so it would have to be Amazon Music for me) vs starting my car and hitting a button. That's it.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu May 24, 2018 10:46 am

brian like, gets it, man
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by A_B » Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 am

Confession: I don't really know what Yacht rock is. I just assume it's Sailing Away on loop.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu May 24, 2018 10:48 am

Gonna go post some scotch reviews to the bourbon thread.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by sancarlos » Thu May 24, 2018 2:57 pm

Basically, it's lite rock from the 1970's.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Thursday noon eastern, channel 70.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by tennbengal » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:31 am

A glimmer of hope, in this troubled world.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:27 am

tennbengal wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:31 am
A glimmer of hope, in this troubled world.
Had to double check that wasn't the quote from the end of Willy Wonka.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by tennbengal » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:28 am

rass wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:27 am
tennbengal wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:31 am
A glimmer of hope, in this troubled world.
Had to double check that wasn't the quote from the end of Willy Wonka.
It was meant to be a passing reference to that quote, yes.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 am

Less than 24 hours in and already with the Peter Frampton bullshit. You're one James Taylor song away from losing your preset status Yacht Rock...
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:32 am

Setup the preset myself yesterday. Felt good. Got some "Baker Street" right away, which, eh...but I can live with it.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:13 pm

Moved to channel 30 and DMB fans are *pissed*.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by teeteebee » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:23 pm

rass wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Moved to channel 30 and DMB fans are *pissed*.
Thanks. Had to go to 311 on mobile app to get it but in the car channel 70 became the Love channel. Thought it was gone. Will update presets tomorrow!
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am

Gone. Rod Stewart radio on the way to channel 30.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by GoodKarma » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:32 am

rass wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am
Gone. Rod Stewart radio on the way to channel 30.
Still available on the mobile app.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:36 am

Doesn't help luddites like me who just want to cruise home from work in their station wagons and unwind with a little bit of YR on preset #4.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by GoodKarma » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 pm

My only complaint about the channel is the too-frequent playing of Georgie Porgie by Toto. Not sure why that song exists.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm

GoodKarma wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 pm
My only complaint about the channel is the too-frequent playing of Georgie Porgie by Toto. Not sure why that song exists.
That's the worst song on regular rotation on the channel for sure. Answering Machine by Rupert Holmes is not too far behind though.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by tennbengal » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:23 pm

rass wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:36 am
Doesn't help luddites like me who just want to cruise home from work in their station wagons and unwind with a little bit of YR on preset #4.
Word.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Joe K » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:12 pm

GoodKarma wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 pm
My only complaint about the channel is the too-frequent playing of Georgie Porgie by Toto. Not sure why that song exists.
That song exists so that Jeezy could sample it in a rap song that contains the all-time great lyric: “War erry day in the streets. It’s like Libya./ Will I get shot in the head? It’s like trivia.”

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by GoodKarma » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:28 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm
GoodKarma wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 pm
My only complaint about the channel is the too-frequent playing of Georgie Porgie by Toto. Not sure why that song exists.
That's the worst song on regular rotation on the channel for sure. Answering Machine by Rupert Holmes is not too far behind though.
FWIW, right now at 3:27pm MDT the damn song is on again...
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:51 pm

On channel 4 this week...
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by bfj » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:38 am

Magnet and Steel by Walter Egan. Thank you Yacht Rock.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by sancarlos » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:04 pm

Has anybody every said anything so romantic to his girl as "you are a magnet, and I am steel."
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by bfj » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:39 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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Has anybody every said anything so romantic to his girl as "you are a magnet, and I am steel."
I asked my wife for a mouth hug last night.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:55 pm

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:37 am

Is that supposed to be like what it sounds like when you say "Yeah, I'm gonna be there" really fast?
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Wed May 22, 2019 11:18 am

Not sure if anyone watches Documentary Now but if you like documentaries and satire, you should be. At the very least, watch the last two episodes of S1. Two parter about a band that had 1 great album then couldn't deal with it. Sort of a Behind The Music spoof, except these guys basically birthed Yacht Rock.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Wed May 22, 2019 11:27 am

Thanks for the bump/reminder:



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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Shirley » Wed May 22, 2019 11:28 am

Jerloma wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:18 am
Not sure if anyone watches Documentary Now but if you like documentaries and satire, you should be. At the very least, watch the last two episodes of S1. Two parter about a band that had 1 great album then couldn't deal with it. Sort of a Behind The Music spoof, except these guys basically birthed Yacht Rock.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Thu May 23, 2019 12:35 pm

The Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify this week is Yacht Rock heavy (though not Yacht Rock specific).

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu May 23, 2019 1:18 pm

brian wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 12:35 pm
(though not Yacht Rock specific).
One James fucking Taylor song is one too many...
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Johnnie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:31 pm

My girlfriend and roommate, both younger than me, love Yacht Rock. They'll tell Alexa to play it and off it goes.

But I'm asking this honestly...is this not just what we called "easy listening" in the 80s and 90s. I swear to God this is what my mom listened to on Magic 106.7 Boston when I was growing up.

Unless Alexa is playing the wrong stuff, then I'm totally off.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Shirley » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:31 pm
My girlfriend and roommate, both younger than me, love Yacht Rock. They'll tell Alexa to play it and off it goes.

But I'm asking this honestly...is this not just what we called "easy listening" in the 80s and 90s. I swear to God this is what my mom listened to on Magic 106.7 Boston when I was growing up.

Unless Alexa is playing the wrong stuff, then I'm totally off.
Yeah, it pretty much is. You've heard it in dentist waiting rooms for decades.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Johnnie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:49 pm

Shirley wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:31 pm
My girlfriend and roommate, both younger than me, love Yacht Rock. They'll tell Alexa to play it and off it goes.

But I'm asking this honestly...is this not just what we called "easy listening" in the 80s and 90s. I swear to God this is what my mom listened to on Magic 106.7 Boston when I was growing up.

Unless Alexa is playing the wrong stuff, then I'm totally off.
Yeah, it pretty much is. You've heard it in dentist waiting rooms for decades.
Ok, cool. I thought that by it having the name Yacht Rock it alluded to something specific and different within another genre of music I was completely unaware of.

Then all I'm hearing is Michael McDonald, Chaka Khan, and other stuff rappers have been "sampling" since forever ago and I'm like "Oh, this is Yacht Rock? Huh."
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Calling it a subset of easy listening would not be unfair. But not all 70s/80s easy listening music is yacht rock.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by EnochRoot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:20 pm

It’s branded Yacht Rock because it gains cred..a hipness..that way. Calling it Soft Rock / Adult Contemporary will just get your ass beat by the smallest guy in the room. (O;

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm



Just because it’s my wife’s Jersey Shore theme song and our vacation is almost over.

(I was disappointingly unable to wrangle a picture of both my car stereo on YR and the sign for the local Yacht Club. About the worst thing to happen this week, so I’m ok)
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by EnochRoot » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:56 pm

Seeing Christopher Cross slinging that Fender double neck reminds me of Jimmy Page rocking that double Gibson. Same 12 string up top, too.

Mellow is the man who knows what he's been missing
Many, many men can't see the open road
Well it's not far back to sanity, at least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

There’s got to be a way to mash Sailing with a Zeppelin song.

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