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On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:01 pm
by nowmedical
Sometimes when I listen to On My Own I think it is Bacharach perfection ... and the next time it sounds like plop. Why is this?

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:20 pm
by steveo_1965
I know as a songwriter(not famous) I have written some things in hindsight that turn out to be 'not so great"(to me)..and I understand that when people criticize, that they don't realize how difficult it is to write...but I'm not big on this song.....

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:42 pm
by An Enormous BB Fan
OMG! It's one of my all-time favorites -- of Burt's or anyone's. I put it -- musically speaking -- on the level of pop genius. I will never tire of listening to it. If it weren't a #1 song for Michael and Patti, then it certainly was close. A monster hit song, I would say.

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:42 pm
by blueonblue
IMHO Michael McDonald was far better on this wonderful track.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w30gPQ4JmU4

'blue'

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:27 am
by An Enormous BB Fan
Also, a great song, blue. The intro alone pulls you right in. Burt's genius for composing such original and wonderful music will always astound me. Especially when you listen to the total shit that songwriters(?) get away with now.

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:27 pm
by nowmedical
Agreed, this is fine stuff. How did Burt manage to write so many truly special - but different - songs? No-one else comes close. PS Blue you never sent me that one!

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:39 pm
by blueonblue
nowmedical wrote:Agreed, this is fine stuff. How did Burt manage to write so many truly special - but different - songs? No-one else comes close. PS Blue you never sent me that one!


Your wish is my command.......it's on it's way. :)

'blue'

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:58 am
by nowmedical
Thanks, another one to add to my vaults. Much appreciated.

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:19 pm
by kyleburke
It's one of many songs from Burt's "dumbed down to be marketable" period. Many are truly sublime, but they're more hooks than fully-formed songs -
Burt restraining himself but unable not to be a genius! Another that just blows me away is "Take Good Care of You and Me".

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:55 pm
by ron hertel
.... Think one would have to include "Love Power" on that list - right?

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:17 am
by Peter Greenhill