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Tracy Chapman

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  • 16-01-2021 2:10am
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    Registered Users Posts: 494 ✭✭


    People forget her songs. Superb as they are.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭VeVeX


    Was never a fan. Completely overrated by Irish people, like David Gray.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 139 ✭✭Pcgamer


    Shes no Biggie or 2pac.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,337 ✭✭✭✭jimmycrackcorm


    David Soul, who never killed any of the Hutch gang.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,863 ✭✭✭RobAMerc


    Mulbert wrote: »
    People forget her songs.

    Not I


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid


    Very talented artist but apparently painfully shy. I love a lot of her stuff. 💕


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  • Registered Users Posts: 494 ✭✭Mulbert


    About 20 years ahead of herself in reverse!


  • Registered Users Posts: 494 ✭✭Mulbert


    If only she had sang a few tunes with bodycount and ice t ,
    bitch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    I thought Charlie Chaplin for some reason


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭bilbot79


    Ah she's a superb musician now


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,191 ✭✭✭✭Shanotheslayer


    She's got a fast car


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭Cerveza


    She's got a fast car

    She had in her hole, a e10 with a big box.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,442 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure


    Mmmm fast car


  • Registered Users Posts: 161 ✭✭Lauras Law


    I remember being very young when she released Fast Car and thinking she was actually the guy from Kenan & Kel


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 10,516 Mod ✭✭✭✭humberklog


    Mulbert wrote: »
    About 20 years ahead of herself in reverse!

    So a 90's Joan Armatrading?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭chrissb8


    VeVeX wrote: »
    Was never a fan. Completely overrated by Irish people, like David Gray.

    White ladder is nothing short of perfect. Nothing overrated about David Gray.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,949 ✭✭✭6541


    Has she really got a fast car ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 aslanroars


    saw her live in the Baggett inn.think within 2 weeks she was number 1 in UK.later that year she played with hothouse flowers deacon blue in the rds .


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,442 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure


    Lauras Law wrote: »
    I remember being very young when she released Fast Car and thinking she was actually the guy from Kenan & Kel

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/back-on-track-1.219960
    Tracy Chapman zoomed into the Top 10 with her debut single, Fast Car, in July 1988...

    Fast-forward to 1998, and Tracy Chapman's debut album is back in the Irish charts - no one knows why

    Theory one is that Tracy Chapman was made available on mid-price earlier this year, making it a more attractive buy. But that hardly explains its huge resurgence - loads of old albums are available at mid-price, but you don't see them hanging round the Irish Top 10 for 18 weeks. And besides, why would thousands of Irish punters wait around for 10 years just for the price of a CD to come down? We might be divils for the fags and drink, but we're definitely not mean, are we?

    Theory two puts the blame squarely on the shoulders of Boyzone, who covered one of the songs on Tracy Chapman. When the Boyz topped the charts with their version of Baby Can I Hold You?, goes the logic, everybody rushed out to buy the original, shooting Chapman's debut album back into the charts. Yeah, right. Next they'll be telling us that Boyzone revived the career of The Bee Gees, or that Radiohead rescued Joe Dolan from certain obscurity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭Alfred123


    chrissb8 wrote: »
    White ladder is nothing short of perfect. Nothing overrated about David Gray.

    I'd say he's overrated by compares with some great artists that were seriously underrated

    Loudon Wainwright 3rd wrote some genius song melodies and lyrics esp 70's, 80's. He's more famous for fathering son, Rufus.
    Loudon hardly saw light of day in Ireland. Yet, he was arguably up there with Waits and Dylan

    Joan Armatrading (already mentioned) was a far more capable artist than T Chapman. Compare 'down to zero' with 'fast car'

    I know 'the mob', the 'lowest common denominator' vote with their money and create the Number Ones. But it doesnt always make em right

    Of course, you cannot blame folk for their musical taste but it hurts to see really gifted artists overlooked for fairly mediocre stuff


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,277 ✭✭✭Your Face


    I'm not a fan but she was ahead of her time, she really set a template for the future singer/songwriter genre.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,503 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    chrissb8 wrote: »
    White ladder is nothing short of perfect. Nothing overrated about David Gray.

    Can't stand him myself


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,951 ✭✭✭duffman13


    chrissb8 wrote: »
    White ladder is nothing short of perfect. Nothing overrated about David Gray.

    As albums go, its absolutely brilliant! He never hit the heights again but that album was excellent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭Cerveza


    6541 wrote: »
    Has she really got a fast car ?

    She has a pcp Dacia duster with 4wd sticker on the boot lid.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,432 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Mod:

    Moving to the Music Forum, reminder to read local charter before posting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,823 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    Fast Car never appears on 80s compilations. Not at the time or since.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 sunnib


    I like her. We listened to her often when my kids were small. Reminds me..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭chrissb8


    Alfred123 wrote: »
    I'd say he's overrated by compares with some great artists that were seriously underrated

    Loudon Wainwright 3rd wrote some genius song melodies and lyrics esp 70's, 80's. He's more famous for fathering son, Rufus.
    Loudon hardly saw light of day in Ireland. Yet, he was arguably up there with Waits and Dylan

    Joan Armatrading (already mentioned) was a far more capable artist than T Chapman. Compare 'down to zero' with 'fast car'

    I know 'the mob', the 'lowest common denominator' vote with their money and create the Number Ones. But it doesnt always make em right

    Of course, you cannot blame folk for their musical taste but it hurts to see really gifted artists overlooked for fairly mediocre stuff

    It's not a competition. When I hear people talk like this I wonder if they're even music fans. You can certainly like one more than the other, fair enough.

    But to belittle or say one is not important because XYZ did this or that is fairly reductive.

    Just gives a sense that one is trying to extol their music taste as superior to another.

    This years love, Babylon, sail away are master pieces and will be covered by probably many artists you will come to love in the future. Songs like that in of themselves are great as stand alone without having to be compared.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭Alfred123


    chrissb8 wrote: »
    But to belittle or say one is not important because XYZ did this or that is fairly reductive.

    Just gives a sense that one is trying to extol their music taste as superior to another.

    This years love, Babylon, sail away are master pieces and will be covered by probably many artists you will come to love in the future. Songs like that in of themselves are great as stand alone without having to be compared.

    You seem to be the one here extolling their music 'babylon' 'sail away' .. as being superior. 'Masterpieces', you say ..

    No harm in that. Its your opinion. I am simply expressing mine

    I hope you don't mind me not ever wanting to hear these songs again

    Sorry if it offends. But there it is.

    In fact, if that Gray fellow comes on the tranny again, I swear, i'll fling it at the wall
    Lols


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 27,190 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious


    aslanroars wrote:
    saw her live in the Baggett inn.think within 2 weeks she was number 1 in UK.later that year she played with hothouse flowers deacon blue in the rds .


    I saw her there too. Wasn't it a free gig? I think it was April '88. I remember the shock in the room when she asked people not to smoke. Different times.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭lalababa


    Tracy chapman sounded a bit like a fella. Songs were very catchy and unusual for the mainstream music media at the time, same with David Grey.
    I'd like to hear TC sing some of DG s songs and vice versa.
    Captain beef heart was streets ahead of TC of course and much underated... don't you know..😬


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