McArthur Park

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  1. peanuts56

    peanuts56 Pianissimo User

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    Second City TV did a really funny skit involving Mac Park. One of the cast was dressed as Richard Harris. I've actually talked with Jimmy Webb about it. Very funny. If you can find it on Youtube, be sure to watch it to the very end.
     
  2. tjcombo

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    Maybe I'm longing for the good ol' days, but. ... I love that a song of symphonic proportions and structure, compared to other popular songs could be made, played and sell records. It was pretentious, overblown as we're Doc's and Maynard versions and just fantastic.

    I don't hear new stuff like that on the radio today.
     
  3. Bochawa!!!

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    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    I can sympathise with those sentiments, except that I don't think Maynard's version is fantastic. Here are a couple of mini-movement tunes from roughly the same era:

    Mason Williams' "Classical Gas".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mREi_Bb85Sk

    John Miles', "Music".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAsvjVx-Mg4
     
  5. jiarby

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    wow! never heard that Chase version before!
     
  6. Peter McNeill

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    We should play it more, bring the Killer Queen next week.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  8. SteveRicks

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    So where is the Chase version? Did I miss something?
     
  9. TrumpetMD

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    You missed it. Bochawa!!! posted a link to it.

    Great thread. I agree that (in a good way) the song is a bit pretentious. The format of the song, the lyrics, the original singer (Richard Harris) are all a bit over the top (again, in a good way). And it was appropriately covered by the "Queen of Disco" and by "The Boss", which is only fitting.

    I always wondered how Richard Harris hit those notes at the end, until I watched the Second City video. ;-)

    Mike
     
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