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#1122641 - 01/17/17 02:19 AM Any fans of Fountains of Wayne?  
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You have to let your guard down a little and allow yourself to enjoy good pop music.

In my opinion this group is one of the best power pop bands of all time.

They don't get a lot of credit, and they are basically known for one song which I hate called "Stacey's mom"

But these guys knew how to write catchy pop songs, I mean they are really good at it.

They were active mostly in the 90's early 2000's at a time when fun wasn't cool, melody wasn't cool, grunge was the
happening thing

But Listen to some of these tunes, they have a clear influence from the Beatles...who doesn't, but I think they are great, very underrated band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw3WY94is38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq8ZzZDjTd4

Beatles hey?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox2ABdZhovQ

More beatles hey?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuL1iM6Fz0g




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#1122642 - 01/17/17 02:23 AM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Always a tinge of reality In their tunes, fun stuff. They wrote from suburban points of view

Bikers do get the chicks, God only knows why!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JmPV4bIYQlc

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#1122656 - 01/17/17 03:47 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Absolutely, I bought into their work early on, but have not kept up with what Adam and company are up to these days.

#1122660 - 01/17/17 05:15 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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I don't think they record any more. Last album was in 2011. I've been listening to them more and more lately, good band to study if you want to write catchy pop rock songs.

So many great songs
This one always reminds me of uncle johns band by the dead, although much more popish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1A1cmIlsyk

And you know your lyrics are good when there is always a lyric video of your songs somewhere on yiutube


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#1122682 - 01/18/17 04:01 AM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Hi Ben,

Their self-titled debut album was in constant rotation at the Nashville Tower Records late in my stint there from '93 to '96..

This song I have a perfect memory of, and has to be one of my ten favorite songs, ever ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE0-z6f7pmU

If I was to teach a course in writing catchy pop songs, this one would definitely be an example. Great story-telling, great music, unforgettable hooks..

Mike


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#1122685 - 01/18/17 04:41 AM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Ben,

Their self-titled debut album was in constant rotation at the Nashville Tower Records late in my stint there from '93 to '96..

This song I have a perfect memory of, and has to be one of my ten favorite songs, ever ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE0-z6f7pmU

If I was to teach a course in writing catchy pop songs, this one would definitely be an example. Great story-telling, great music, unforgettable hooks..

Mike



See, I never thought about them much and that song for me didn't rise up to even the weakest of the Beatles. I'd put The Rembrandts and others a notch above FOW.


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#1122686 - 01/18/17 04:55 AM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Ben,

Their self-titled debut album was in constant rotation at the Nashville Tower Records late in my stint there from '93 to '96..

This song I have a perfect memory of, and has to be one of my ten favorite songs, ever ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE0-z6f7pmU

If I was to teach a course in writing catchy pop songs, this one would definitely be an example. Great story-telling, great music, unforgettable hooks..

Mike



I was just listening to that album about 20 minutes ago, with my guitar and writing chord progressions

I like that one too, but I tell ya, radiation vibe from that album gets me every time, killer song

Yeah they can tell a story too,mehich is hard to do in a pop format...

Dig this story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YvP8EZ4BGE

#1122687 - 01/18/17 04:58 AM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Originally Posted by BenJones
Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Hi Ben,

Their self-titled debut album was in constant rotation at the Nashville Tower Records late in my stint there from '93 to '96..

This song I have a perfect memory of, and has to be one of my ten favorite songs, ever ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE0-z6f7pmU

If I was to teach a course in writing catchy pop songs, this one would definitely be an example. Great story-telling, great music, unforgettable hooks..

Mike



I was just listening to that album about 20 minutes ago, with my guitar and writing chord progressions

I like that one too, but I tell ya, radiation vibe from that album gets me every time, killer song

Yeah they can tell a story too,mehich is hard to do in a pop format...

Dig this story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YvP8EZ4BGE


I don't think they were quite there yet on that album, but they got better and better as time went on.

Beatles are a very high bar, doubt they ever reached that, in fact I know they haven't, but hey. I think they are extremely overlooked.
Ironically the one song I can't stand is their biggest hit of all Stacey's mom which just annoys me

But we're all hit and miss

#1122695 - 01/18/17 02:04 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Well,
Never heard of The Fountains of Wayne but I do like THE FOUNTAINS OF ROME. Also THE PINES OF ROME, by Respighi


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#1122698 - 01/18/17 02:54 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Haha Ray. They got the name from a defunct outdoor ornament store.

If I had thought of that name, I probably pull have hated it in the beginning, but I like the name now

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#1122699 - 01/18/17 02:56 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Don't get caught in the HOOK. There might be 5 try to avoid them all

Oops wrong link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_qvNKhEEjo

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#1122701 - 01/18/17 03:03 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Seems like this one coulda been a country song lyrically if it wanted to be one.

Nother good pop story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-BfCkftl0w

#1122704 - 01/18/17 03:26 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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Hi Ben:

I can't say I'm a fan but I sure enjoyed "Sick Day" and reading the comments of others. I do my best to keep from comparing a group or an artist with other groups or artists... but when all is "said and done"... as humans, we all tend to do it.

In the era of "grunge"... they picked a tough time to "open an act" (form a band)... but I can see where Zaneski is coming from... and they certainly write and perform catchy songs.

Thanks for sharing. ----Dave

#1122715 - 01/18/17 04:27 PM Re: Any fans of Fountains of Wayne? [Re: BenJones]  
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I'd heard of them Ben, but never really caught them the first go around...so thanks for shining the spot light on them...Sick Day is a catchy tune..Stacey's Mom is a hoot...will try and catch u on some of the others


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