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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:25 pm

Nope.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Pruitt » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:55 pm

Is Yacht Rock a specifically American phenomenon?
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:00 pm

rass wrote:Nope.
What if Toto had recorded it instead of the BeeGees?
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:09 pm

Jerloma wrote:
rass wrote:Nope.
What if Toto had recorded it instead of the BeeGees?
And it wasn't on the definitive album of the Disco era? Sure.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:35 am

In our time of need...

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Anyone wanna see a 6 and a half minute version of Rosanna with a full orchestra? Of course you do.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by sancarlos » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:28 pm

rass wrote:In our time of need...

I prefer The Bridge.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:16 pm

Jerloma wrote:Anyone wanna see a 6 and a half minute version of Rosanna with a full orchestra? Of course you do.
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Re: Yacht Rock

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Gunpowder » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:46 pm

When Mike McD jumps on the track around the 2 minute mark, it's fuckin' bedlam in here.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Gunpowder » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:52 pm

Hahahahaah what is this Thundercat channel
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:42 am

Toto's Bobby Kimball is 70 today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:33 pm

Robbie Dupree has some highly-questionable stage presence, yes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRJ_vDt4srk
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:53 pm

I bet there wasn't even an audience.

(He's about the same these days. Maybe moves a little less, hair isn't as cool).
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Shirley » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:20 pm

Why do I feel like my teeth are about to be scraped?
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Fri May 05, 2017 5:57 pm

The new Beatles channel, premiering later this month on channel 18, sounds pretty permanent and has me a bit worried about my smooth summer companion.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Fri May 05, 2017 6:45 pm

rass wrote:The new Beatles channel, premiering later this month on channel 18, sounds pretty permanent and has me a bit worried about my smooth summer companion.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Mon May 08, 2017 11:40 am



I guess I panicked.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:34 am

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:02 am

I liked the new bumper I heard yesterday, "welcome to SiriusXM Yacht Rock, where the morals are loose and maritime laws are looser" (or something like that) with this playing in the background:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9TXjIadhq0
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:34 am

Seriously though, Benny...leave her alone.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:39 am

She's just 16 years old!
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by tennbengal » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:47 am

I can't find it on my XM. It isn't on Channel 17 like it is supposed to be, something called Love remains in that spot. Sad.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by tennbengal » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:51 am

rass wrote:I liked the new bumper I heard yesterday, "welcome to SiriusXM Yacht Rock, where the morals are loose and maritime laws are looser" (or something like that) with this playing in the background:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9TXjIadhq0
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Post by rass » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:52 am

tennbengal wrote:I can't find it on my XM. It isn't on Channel 17 like it is supposed to be, something called Love remains in that spot. Sad.
That's it. They haven't updated the station name yet for some reason.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by tennbengal » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:55 am

rass wrote:
tennbengal wrote:I can't find it on my XM. It isn't on Channel 17 like it is supposed to be, something called Love remains in that spot. Sad.
That's it. They haven't updated the station name yet for some reason.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:44 pm

Amie. No! Not yacht rock!
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by A_B » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:55 pm

rass wrote:Amie. No! Not yacht rock!

Agreed. But Vince is still the truth.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:01 pm

Dammit AB, this is serious!
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by A_B » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:06 pm

rass wrote:Dammit AB, this is serious!





Agreed.

But what you wanna do?

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Jerloma » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:19 pm

rass wrote:Dammit AB, this is serious!
Jesus fuck, man. It's 2017...start acting like it. Don't you have pandora and bluetooth?

In the meantime...here.

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:19 am

Sail my own yacht? Not smooth.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:43 pm

brian wrote:So I've been thinking a lot for some reason about the Mount Rushmore of yacht rock.

Here's my opinion.

Michael McDonald(obvs)
Kenny Loggins
Christopher Cross
Rupert Holmes (who I hate but I gotta be realistic)

I'll more or less not argue the first three guys.
Upon a year or so of reflection and prayer I'm gonna amend this to:

Michael McDonald
Kenny Loggins
Christopher Cross
Boz Scaggs
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by Gunpowder » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:05 pm

I'm probably putting Gordon Lightfoot in my 4th spot. Or maybe Ambrosia.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:21 pm

^^^^
I got jumped. I love Gordo, don't think he qualifies. I'm assuming we're doing solo artists. If not may need to rethink all four slots, and yeah, Ambrosia is smoooooooth.



Fourth one is tough. Steal Away is a personal alltime fave, but Dupree needs another hit. He plays Hot Rod Hearts as his second song in his allotted stage time at the Yacht Rock revue concerts, but I can't recall hearing that on the radio. Would like to see more than one hit (that hurts Rupert, too, because Answering Machine is dumb).

For Scaggs, Lowdown is a classic of the genre. I guess Jojo qualifies as YR, too (I know S/XM plays it, but I obviously take issue with some of their choices).

It might be a little too rocking for some, but I think Thunder Island is a perfect YR song, but again does Jay Ferguson have another hit?

One guy who does get multiple tracks played is Bertie Higgins, but I'm not he's a match in stature with the others we have agreed on.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:27 pm

My GF got a new car last weekend, and it came with XM radio for a year, so I programmed in Yacht Rock for her.

Just how many times a day does "Sailing" by Christopher Cross get played?

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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Lido Shuffle for Boz too. It's a little peppier than a lot of YR songs, but still qualifies.

I also took into account that he's basically been making YR songs for his entire career, which I think you have to give him points for.
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by brian » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:29 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:My GF got a new car last weekend, and it came with XM radio for a year, so I programmed in Yacht Rock for her.

Just how many times a day does "Sailing" by Christopher Cross get played?
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:39 pm

brian wrote:
DaveInSeattle wrote:My GF got a new car last weekend, and it came with XM radio for a year, so I programmed in Yacht Rock for her.

Just how many times a day does "Sailing" by Christopher Cross get played?
Not enough?
Right? If anyone should appreciate that song.

Unless it's all a lie and the canvas *can't* do miracles...
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Re: Yacht Rock

Post by rass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:39 pm

brian wrote:Lido Shuffle for Boz too. It's a little peppier than a lot of YR songs, but still qualifies.

I also took into account that he's basically been making YR songs for his entire career, which I think you have to give him points for.
I was discounting Lido, even though I love that song.
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