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minstrel Sep 30th, 2010 06:02 PM

American Woman/No Sugar Tonight? Pick one song! NST was paired with New Mother Nature! But I have to agree; Bachman (with Cummings) was/were the ultimate Canadian songwriter(s) of that era, if not all time (IMHO)

SINC Sep 30th, 2010 06:27 PM

The top "Canadian" single is "American" Woman? Spare me. I love the song but there is nothing Canadian about it and is the most ridiculous title they could have chosen. Had they picked the top Canadian "group" it works, but not this way.

hhk Sep 30th, 2010 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by SINC (Post 1014371)
The top "Canadian" single is "American" Woman? Spare me. I love the song but there is nothing Canadian about it and is the most ridiculous title they could have chosen. Had they picked the top Canadian "group" it works, but not this way.

I think it's a great Canadian song. I always thought it referred to the way American culture and media tries to dominate us.

...
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes
...

says it all. Love the song. Very, very Canadian.

And I'm a big fan of Randy Bachman. The only reason I bought TunedIn Radio for my iPhone is to record his CBC show.

BigDL Sep 30th, 2010 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by SINC (Post 1014371)
The top "Canadian" single is "American" Woman? Spare me. I love the song but there is nothing Canadian about it and is the most ridiculous title they could have chosen. Had they picked the top Canadian "group" it works, but not this way.

I laughed when people (Lenny Kravitz) in the Excited States perform the song and their Excited listeners go nuts on the Chorus. :D

I had much the same reaction as Grandaddy Ronny rocking out the Republicans to Springsteen's "Born In The USA."

hhk Sep 30th, 2010 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDL (Post 1014381)
I laughed when people (Lenny Kravitz) in the Excited States perform the song and their Excited listeners go nuts on the Chorus. :D

I had much the same reaction as Grandaddy Ronny rocking out the Republicans to Springsteen's "Born In The USA."

How about Mellencamp's Pink Houses? Didn't either Bush or Reagan want to use that for their campaign?

screature Sep 30th, 2010 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by hhk (Post 1014396)
How about Mellencamp's Pink Houses? Didn't either Bush or Reagan want to use that for their campaign?

Seriously... ? :confused: What does this have to do with the topic? Are just being a political troll? If If am mistaken in my assumption/question then forgive me, but I don't understand the relevance of your post to the thread.

This thread is about Canadian songs and artists isn't it? :confused:

screature Sep 30th, 2010 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SINC (Post 1014371)
The top "Canadian" single is "American" Woman? Spare me. I love the song but there is nothing Canadian about it and is the most ridiculous title they could have chosen. Had they picked the top Canadian "group" it works, but not this way.

I have to agree with hhk on this... it is a very Canadian song in that it would never have been written by an American artist or at least if it had it would have never reached the heights in the charts it did. For Americans it was possible for it to be be popular because it wasn't written by an American but from a foreigner's perspective.

I don't think it was a ridiculous title at all written from a male rock star perspective...

"America Woman" is analogous to Eve in the Garden of Eden trying to seduce the male to evil ways (as was the liberal political perspective of the time re: America and its foreign and domestic policies)... This would fit right within Randy Bachman's Mormon beliefs I think the title makes perfect sense.

irontree Sep 30th, 2010 09:12 PM

Wow I'm surprised that Rush placed so low!!

hhk Oct 1st, 2010 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by screature (Post 1014409)
Seriously... ? :confused: What does this have to do with the topic? Are just being a political troll? If If am mistaken in my assumption/question then forgive me, but I don't understand the relevance of your post to the thread.

This thread is about Canadian songs and artists isn't it? :confused:

Umm well, BigDL mentioned that Ronald Reagan used Born in the USA without really listening to the lyrics and I one-upped it with the Mellencamp example. Okay? Geez don't make me explain all my posts to you.

How that could be perceived as trolling is beyond me.

screature Oct 1st, 2010 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by hhk (Post 1014478)
Umm well, BigDL mentioned that Ronald Reagan used Born in the USA without really listening to the lyrics and I one-upped it with the Mellencamp example. Okay? Geez don't make me explain all my posts to you.

How that could be perceived as trolling is beyond me.

Indeed, my bad. Sorry. :o


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