"HAR": Top Favourite Song

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What is your top favourite song on "HAR"?

Mr. Shoes
1
5%
Heads Are Rolling
2
9%
Need A Little Loving
2
9%
Change In The Weather
0
No votes
Domino
1
5%
Speechless
3
14%
Bloody Sunday
3
14%
The Sound Of The Bell
0
No votes
You're Leaving Me
0
No votes
Heaven For The Holidays
2
9%
Life On The Balcony
8
36%
 
Total votes: 22

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"HAR": Top Favourite Song

Post by [email protected] » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:23 am

I have "HAR" on a third place on my CB album ranking. It is kind of a "Baby Book Early" featuring many short strong songs and who knows what would have happened commercially, had "HAR" been released one year earlier as the follow-up instead of "TDTECF".

My guess is that "Life On The Balcony" will win this poll but my personal top favourite is "Bloody Sunday".

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Post by Leo camoose » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:20 am

Titel Track for Me! :P :P :P

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Post by al » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:36 am

Went for Need A Little Loving on this one. Slamer is smokin'...

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Post by DJWheels » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:48 am

I don't know what it is about their choices for ending an album, but it always works great - and is always one of the most memorable songs.

Life On the Balcony....

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Post by jam » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:56 am

Speechless. No doubt about it. The Em7 - Gm/B - D/A - G/D (I believe) chord progression around "Are caught up in the traffic / Getting lost on their way" is as brilliant as anything Lennon/McCartney ever wrote IYAM. Lyrics are great, too.

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Post by L.A.Fan » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:05 am

Title track for me also. It's what drew me to the album in the first place so many years ago!!
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"HAR": Top Favourite Song

Post by Robin_Shadowes » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:29 am

Life On The Balcony.
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Post by bertrand » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:58 am

Once again Jam ,I must confess that I fully agree with you.. :!:
(so you win another "pastis" :D )
"Speechless" is one of the nicest love song I 've ever heard.
"I'm not responsible,I' ve met my full moon..". Lol Mason at his best...I like it!
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Post by cockatootoo » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:34 pm

This album in particular offers no clear cut favorite for me - "Sound of the Bell" is weakest link (IMO), other than that every song is pretty strong in its own right. I guess I'll go for "Heaven for the Holidays" but it's a tough choice as usual...

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Post by MartinS » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:02 pm

Life on the balcony always gives me goose bumps, it's just soo good...

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Post by rito » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:20 am

"Need a little loving" - for the guitar work alone. It surely is not City Boy's best song, but oh, how I love the guitar-solo!

I always wonder how this album would have been if Mutt Lange still were on board.

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Post by Geir » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:10 am

...I'll be yet another one to add substance to Mikael's prediction here: Besides being the elegantly disguised melancholy monster that it is, I seemingly never really get over the effect "Life on the Balcony" has as it rounds off the collection of songs that make up "Heads Are Rolling". It gets me every time on some level or other.

That said, though, "Heads Are Rolling", the long player, always resonated well with me: The upcoming week, for instance, there is enough pressure on me professionally and otherwise to make the title track's threatening atmosphere seem pretty apt. Furthermore, tomorrow will see me attending a computer course with a particular someone who, I suspect, will inspire a bit of "Need a Little Loving"-like nervousness within yours truly. Once the course is over, I also gather that I might be feeling a little "Domino"-ishly in the shadow now [she's] gone, you know, though I'll no doubt get up again "At the Sound of the Bell" Tuesday morning and the rest of the week. Not to mention the fact that I'm writing this on yet another Sunday, altogether too well captured already sometime 1980, but still uncannily up to speed on how this particular forumster feels at the time of writing. ...And that's just this week - it's been going on for years already!

Above all, I suppose I love what wonderful songwriters "Heads Are Rolling" revealed City Boy to be!

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Post by Andy H » Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:56 pm

Geir,

I hope things go ok for you this week. I have a week like that lined up for myself as well - a great start is arranging a meeting for 6:30 tomorrow evening, completely forgetting that it is my wife's birthday. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by Andy H » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:00 pm

Mr Shoes for me. Though again, this is a tough choice. HAR was the second CB album I heard, bought just after I started college in 1985. It has a strong resonance for me which probably papers over the cracks of some of the weaker songs. For example, I really like Sound of the Bell - I know Matt has commented on this song before...

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Post by 1after2 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:06 pm

Speechless it is for me.
Simple yet brilliant love song, one of the best I know.
Other favorite tunes on this album are Bloody Sunday, Life on the Balcony, You're Leaving Me, Domino.
The rest ain't bad either :wink:
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