Re: Life Cycle of Amazing Music (Score: 1)
posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 05:59 PM (#55367
For me, the quintessential song of this sort was by Melanie, and called "Brand New Key". Came out in 1971 or 72, the the stations played it three times and hour, 24/7. I don't know who she was sleeping with, but it worked.
At first it was a hip little song, then it became annoying, then I despised the song, the writer and the artist and would plug my ears and shout "NAH!NAH!NAH!" whenever it played on the radio.
Then, in about 2001, I came across it, before downloading free MP3s was judged to be illegal. Napster days. I downloaded the song, listened to it once, and deleted it and have never played it again. That small taste was enough to remind me of the sonic nausea of thirty years before.
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