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O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Shezeboss ()
Date: September 9, 2018 14:52

One of the true genious of music (Songwriter, Singer, Musician). In comparaison, McCartney or Elton are just waste of time. "Himself" or "Back to front" are two masterpieces of the seventies. And he goes on till today with so much great albums. Why wait for him to leave us to begin talkin' about him. I do love him.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 9, 2018 15:35

Yeah, "Alone Again Naturally" always tops "Gimme Shelter".

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 9, 2018 15:36

Lay down the crack pipe ......

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: KeithNacho ()
Date: September 9, 2018 15:37

What's in a kiss..... rivals with Angie

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: September 9, 2018 15:42

he's naturally alone again....

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: September 9, 2018 15:56

He probably lost a lot of his fan base with nonsense like this.

I may be old fashioned
So what if I am
I'm not any different
To any other man
I'm not one of those
Who look for blood from a stone
But I believe
A woman's place is in the home.

Now I'm not one to kid you
You know it's not my style
I wouldn't want to hurt you
Not even for a while
I'm all for a woman
Who can make it on her own
But I believe
A woman's place is in the home.
Ooh baby I believe, I do
A woman's place is in the home.

Wonder what would have happened
Had a woman flattened
Rocky Marciano's nose
Would there have been
A change of views
Would women no longer be used
The way they seem
To think they're being

I know what you're thinking
And you've every right to moan
But I believe, yes indeed, I do,
A woman's place is in the home.
Ooh baby I believe, I do
A woman's place is in the home

[www.youtube.com]


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: RoughJusticeOnYa ()
Date: September 9, 2018 16:31

Quote
Deltics
He probably lost a lot of his fan base with nonsense like this.

I may be old fashioned
So what if I am
I'm not any different
To any other man
I'm not one of those
Who look for blood from a stone
But I believe
A woman's place is in the home.

Now I'm not one to kid you
You know it's not my style
I wouldn't want to hurt you
Not even for a while
I'm all for a woman
Who can make it on her own
But I believe
A woman's place is in the home.
Ooh baby I believe, I do
A woman's place is in the home.

Wonder what would have happened
Had a woman flattened
Rocky Marciano's nose
Would there have been
A change of views
Would women no longer be used
The way they seem
To think they're being

I know what you're thinking
And you've every right to moan
But I believe, yes indeed, I do,
A woman's place is in the home.
Ooh baby I believe, I do
A woman's place is in the home

[www.youtube.com]

Ouch.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: noughties ()
Date: September 9, 2018 16:44

To me he was definetely 70s sounding, just like a counter reaction to what had been going on before, a thing I didn`t like. However, that`s not a water proof explanation. I like Roxy Music, and you could say the same about them. That said, has Gilbert O` been as good as Elton John, considering his whole production?

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: September 9, 2018 17:39

Quote
RoughJusticeOnYa
Quote
Deltics
He probably lost a lot of his fan base with nonsense like this.

I may be old fashioned
So what if I am
I'm not any different
To any other man
I'm not one of those
Who look for blood from a stone
But I believe
A woman's place is in the home.

Now I'm not one to kid you
You know it's not my style
I wouldn't want to hurt you
Not even for a while
I'm all for a woman
Who can make it on her own
But I believe
A woman's place is in the home.
Ooh baby I believe, I do
A woman's place is in the home.

Wonder what would have happened
Had a woman flattened
Rocky Marciano's nose
Would there have been
A change of views
Would women no longer be used
The way they seem
To think they're being

I know what you're thinking
And you've every right to moan
But I believe, yes indeed, I do,
A woman's place is in the home.
Ooh baby I believe, I do
A woman's place is in the home

[www.youtube.com]

Ouch.


Yeah. This competes with this album track by Paul Revere and the Raiders:

[www.youtube.com]

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: September 9, 2018 19:31

That's why hes alone again naturally.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: September 9, 2018 19:41

"Alone Again Naturally" is memorable, but Gilbert O'Sullivan is pretty much a one-hit wonder for a reason, diehard fans excepted. However, Paul Revere and The Raiders' rewrite of "Alley Oop" isn't the equivalent of saying women belong in the home. "Leslie can" is a deliberately cheeky song written about a real-life housekeeper they employed (who was a much older matronly woman) with lyrics that are meant to sound suggestive in an innocent sixties way ("Makes me feel so good I start to get up"). Harmless fluff similar to Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 9, 2018 19:45

two hit wonder...

You're a bad dog, get down

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: RoughJusticeOnYa ()
Date: September 9, 2018 19:52

I kinda liked several of his songs, when I was a kid (my father played G a lot at home) - still like ‘em, as a matter of fact.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 9, 2018 19:58

Not to be confused with the even older theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan ...
The Pirates of Penzance, others

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: September 9, 2018 20:00

Don't know any of his other tunes, but Alone Again was a HUGE hit (I remember even my mom liked it), and based on that alone he has his place...somewhere...

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Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: tomcasagranda ()
Date: September 9, 2018 20:29

I prefer The Mikado

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: stonehearted ()
Date: September 9, 2018 20:56

The epitome -- or "e(motional) pity me"? -- of the "weepy seventies".

If you've ever collected or even listened to a batch of hits from the first half of that decade, then you won't forget him.

Oh, but only if one could...

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: RoughJusticeOnYa ()
Date: September 9, 2018 22:30

Quote
stonehearted
The epitome -- or "e(motional) pity me"? -- of the "weepy seventies".

If you've ever collected or even listened to a batch of hits from the first half of that decade, then you won't forget him.

Oh, but only if one could...

smoking smiley

I hear ya...

Still, even while hidding myself behind the childhood years I was in when I first listened to his stuff, I honestly think tracks (apart from the ones already mentioned) like Nothing Rhymed and (yes; éven) Matrimony are actually really great songs - and to me, that will never change.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: GuessWho ()
Date: September 10, 2018 01:06

Quote
schillid
two hit wonder...

You're a bad dog, get down

In the UK he had about 10 hits.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 10, 2018 01:09

To help us remember Gilbert should have given out free sardines with every release....



ROCKMAN

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: babyblue ()
Date: September 10, 2018 01:18

He's a good singer. He's had 6 #1 songs world wide, most people might not know.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-09-10 01:22 by babyblue.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: September 10, 2018 01:43

Always loved this tune....................
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Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: September 10, 2018 02:11

Only remember him for 'Alone Again' in the States. And 'Clare'? Was that him.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Jah Paul ()
Date: September 10, 2018 02:48

Quote
24FPS
Only remember him for 'Alone Again' in the States. And 'Clare'? Was that him.

Yes, 'Clair' came out in late '72 and was one of the first singles I ever bought (age 7)...I always associate that song with happy times with my family during the holidays that year.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 10, 2018 03:16

Wow, never heard of him before!

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: September 10, 2018 03:53

Get Down (1973) was a great AM-radio single. Very McCartney-like. Great record.

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 10, 2018 04:14

Wow, never heard of him before!

WHAT !!!!! …. where do you live DGA ????".... Warrnambool ??????



ROCKMAN

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 10, 2018 07:19

Quote
Rockman
Wow, never heard of him before!

WHAT !!!!! …. where do you live DGA ????".... Warrnambool ??????

I live near Vancouver!

Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: September 10, 2018 12:51

Quote
schillid
two hit wonder...

You're a bad dog, get down

Three hit wonder and probably his best, at least melody-wise - Nothing Rhymed.




Re: O.T. Gilbert O'sullivan, why is he forgotten ?
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: September 10, 2018 13:21

Get Down and Alone Again Naturally is all I remember from that time.

Never knew about "A woman's place is in the home". That's too embarrassing.

But please explain the part of the "true genious" and classifying Paul McCartney's and Elton John's oeuvre as "waste".

d.f

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