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Posted: Mar 19, 2007 10:56 pm | Edited by: dutch hercules
 
is he the lamest entertainer to watch or what..? i just saw a special on KR and he was walkin around on stage and looked like he drunk on Keystone Light..looked like he had a leg fulla piss. I dig his old stuff tho...Somethins Burnin!
Posted: Mar 19, 2007 11:25 pm
 
Never been a big KR fan. Kind of thought his music was " pussified " country. He's like the male version of Barbara Mandrell. Not as bad as Ronnie Milsap, but close.















And "The Gambler" sucks ass.
Posted: Mar 19, 2007 11:34 pm | Edited by: Rumpleforeskin
 
Legend has it that the psychedelic guitar break on " Just Dropped In to See What My Condition My Condition Was In"( admit it ,you love it) was played by none other than Glenn Campbell. What with being the lead singer on "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius( I refer you to the Nuggets album), Ole Wichital Lineman has some pretty good psychedelic rock credentials...................but yeah, Kenny Rogers eats.
Posted: Mar 19, 2007 11:39 pm
 
Oh yeah ,I forgot to add that Glen Campbell plays guitar on "Pet Sounds" and a couple of the Monkees albums too.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 12:08 am
 
I LOVE that Wichita Lineman record. I had it when I was a kid...Little Green Apples, etc.
And, while we're at Glen Campbell...he played with Bobbie Gentry. THAT record is in my top 20 for sure. I'm still trying to find a playable copy of it. "Here's your one chance Fancy, don't let me down"...(DUH DUH DUH DA DUH)

Ruby (Don't take your love) was a great song. But, otherwise...sucks.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 12:43 am
 
Glenn Campbell did some great guitar work( killer session guitarist), and he did play with the Beach Boys for about a six month period. Didn't know about the Monkees stuff. That man can lay down some killer riffs AND he got to fuck Tanya Tucker in her prime. He's okay in my book. I bet Kenny Rogers didn't get no TT poon-tang.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 12:57 am
 
Glen Campbell also did Galveston.. ooo, what a sdad song that is.. tears me up...

Kenny Rogers used the bathroom at a convenience store where my friend worked.. sprayed his whizz all over the friggin' room... geezuz, get that man a diaper!
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 1:18 am
 
I love what I call the Glen Campbell "geographic trilogy" (all written by Jimmy Webb):

Wichita Lineman
Galveston
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 7:12 am
 
kenny did pick some cool songs for his first couple records. ruby don't take your love to town and ruben james are fucking great. the words to ruby are a amazing: "and if i could walk i get my gun and put her in the ground, oh ruby don't take your love to town." after that though, all very down hill for sure. glenn campbell wichita lineman is one of the most amazingly produced records i've ever heard in my life. every detail is perfect. i know it's style is not for everbody, but the way they did it couldn't get any better. tony joe's version of that and little green apples always makes me smile too. that black and white album is one of my treasures of music that makes me smile and be happy for no other reason.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 11:33 am
 
From the Confessional: " But You Know I Love You" by The First Edition was one of the first singles I ever bought. The very first was either "Atlantis" by Donovan or "Games People Play" by Joe South.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 1:31 pm
 
WHAT???? MAN... Kenny Rogers is AWESOME! He is Kenny Fucking Rogers, get it? You're not Kenny Rogers. Why you gotta bash on somebody who has the balls to be Kenny Rogers? He's probably a really nice guy too.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 2:17 pm | Edited by: krakhaus
 
WHAT???? MAN... Kenny Rogers is AWESOME! He is Kenny Fucking Rogers, get it? You're not Kenny Rogers. Why you gotta bash on somebody who has the balls to be Kenny Rogers? He's probably a really nice guy too.





Your answer

I thought that too until I saw the special mentioned by Dutch Herc that started this thread. I was thinking exactly what he was, but I still like a few tunes and the whole "mystique". Leg full of piss indeed...I wondered why he was limping.

I'm sure everybodies seen this site but just in case:

http://www.menwholooklikekennyrogers.com/
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 2:33 pm
 
Glenn Campbell did some great guitar work( killer session guitarist), and he did play with the Beach Boys for about a six month period. Didn't know about the Monkees stuff

Supposedly the Beach Boys offered to make him a full-time touring member but he declined b/c he was making $100K/year doing session work (remember this is 1965) and the touring would interfere with his golfing.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 2:37 pm
 
It's too bad that near the end of his life ,poor John Entwistle aquired the Kenny Rogers look.
Anyway ,Kenny Rogers does have a fringe connection to being cool in that his brother Naylon 's record label ,International Artists, had on their roster ,the 13th Floor Elevators, Red Krayola and Bubble Puppy. Of course IA also ripped off those same bands so that they wallowed in obscurity during their active careers.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 2:57 pm
 
Didn't Kenny pick his own chicken last in a blind taste test on Letterman years ago?
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 3:45 pm
 
Don't forget Mr. Roasters upped the bizarre ante with "Coward Of The County" complete with the verse about gang rape.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 3:56 pm
 
Supposedly the Beach Boys offered to make him a full-time touring member

Glenn did play a tour with the Beach Boys. I heard him say (in an interview) that it was completely insane.... girls ripping their clothes & stuff. It was too wild for Glenn and after the tour he moved on.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 5:38 pm
 
A good number of 60's records done in California has Glen Campbell on guitar. He also played with the Shindig house band for a while.


The First Edition stuff is kinda cool but Rogers solo stuff is a good example of country music's sharp decline starting in the late 70's.
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 5:42 pm
 
I love what I call the Glen Campbell "geographic trilogy" (all written by Jimmy Webb):

Wichita Lineman
Galveston
By the Time I Get to Phoenix



also, the bad seed where he talks about leaving little rock for florida (i think it's jacksonville)
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 6:14 pm
 
why y'all gotta be roasting kenny?
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 6:21 pm
 
I got a buddy says his cousin (a female) used to date ol' Kenny.

She dumped him for an ex-NASCAR driver and, consequently, Kenny left a series of filthy, nasty, abusive messages on her answering machine.

I tried to coax buddy in to scoring a copy of said tape but he said it was "evidence" in a pending legal action.

(I can't vouch for the rest but I did visit the cousin's and the ex-NASCAR driver's swank pad in Dallas.)
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 6:28 pm
 
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 6:41 pm
 
I'm Kennih Rogers, BITCH!
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 8:15 pm
 
Wasn't the cheapest ticket for his gig at the casino at least 55 bucks?


"One day while he was workin the gatlin boys came callin
They took turns at becky.... there was three of them!

Tommy opened up the door and saw his becky cryin
The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand
He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddys picture
As his tears fell on his daddys face, he heard these words again."

All together now
Posted: Mar 20, 2007 9:31 pm
 
I think of glen more as an outsider and, simultaneously, a fixer, a cross between jimmy dale G's outside convention stance and keitel's character in Pulp Fiction: he was with the monkees and BB but many many more: I think he can be found on some Phil S sides and certainly with some lee Hazelwood/ Nancy S things, miniature gems all. but I think rockers hazily remember him for atrocious rhinestone the most and that would be a huge mistake: that's like summing up rod the nod's career with his pink disco pants period or saying gee jagger is no Motown singer. gee we all make mistakes—I married this motherfucker named mindy. so? that Galveston song tears me up too but his Wichita L is the saddest song I know—yes it's sad by everyone—thank you mr why am I not in the fucking hall of fame jimmy webb and that idiot billy joel is—but Campbell's version is the loneliest, the most wind swept and barren of connected spaces. his solo LPs from the late 60's—I have 4?—are all good, real good. in retrospect, he's sort of a Dwight yoakum character, just without the songwriting chops.

I'd rather date a bush daughter or marry mindy again or see the Yankees win a world series than listen to one GD moment of Kenny rogers.
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