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#1 ZOK

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

Oh man, this is so worthy of its own thread.

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Watch this amazing programme, then pin your Yacht Rock favourites to the mast.

Mad props going out to my men esar and Ben 'Filthy Oven' Isaacs.
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#2 larrydavidsanger

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:58 PM

I've a friend who's mad into all this stuff, he's got a framed LP on his wall of Donald Fagan's The Nightfly and is massively into Steely Dan. All I know is Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin'" is a stone cold classic. Are the Doobie Brothers considered Yacht Rock? Long Train Running is another great track
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#3 esar

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:35 PM

Ah yeah, this is the topic the music folder was invented for!
Larrydavidsanger, imo The Doobie Brothers are the quintessential yacht rock band.

Right then, where to start? I think i'll go for a bit of Boz Scaggs to kick things off:

Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
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#4 Rex Grossman

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:55 PM

Never speak ill of my oven.


Also, go to this: http://www.getcloser...f the Gods/878/

My boss is one of the people behind it, but his wife's just had a baby so won't be DJing there for a few months.
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#5 Calashnikov

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:11 PM

Ah yeah, this is the topic the music folder was invented for!
Larrydavidsanger, imo The Doobie Brothers are the quintessential yacht rock band.

Right then, where to start? I think i'll go for a bit of Boz Scaggs to kick things off:

Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

Oh, dopeness. That's been sampled in one of MF Doom's instrumentals.

Is Yacht Rock pretty much another name for blue-eyed soul?
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#6 Stanley

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:15 PM

Cab we have a definitive list please? Yacht Rock though, I like it.
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#7 esar

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

Is Yacht Rock pretty much another name for blue-eyed soul?


Although I think there is some crossover between the genres there is a difference, i'd say people like Bobby Caldwell and Average White band are much more blue-eyed soul whereas Yacht Rock is more bands like The Eagles, Chicago etc.
But I think it is a very open term and can encompass any artist you'd play on your own personal yacht while sipping on a Martini.

I'll try and do a list when i'm not so busy at work.
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#8 Art Vandelay

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

Can you put Christopher Cross in there? I think I just did.
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#9 ZOK

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

Cab we have a definitive list please?


Basically, it's 'What A Fool Believes', plus this:

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And some other stuff, of course!
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:00 PM

Can you put Christopher Cross in there? I think I just did.


I watched 'Arthur' tonight for the first time in my life in honour of this thread. 'Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)' is like a Yacht Rock bookend to that movie.
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#11 acidbearboy

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:24 PM


Ace - How Long
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#12 ZOK

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:28 PM

Nice one, abb!

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#13 esar

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:04 PM

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#14 esar

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

Sea Level - King Grand

Sea Level - Fifty Four

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#15 biglime

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

What a fool Believes, man.

WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES.

WHAT A FOOOOOL BELIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVES
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#16 ZOK

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:26 PM

Oh yes, they've got it! Wonderful stuff.

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The first track reminded me a bit of Atlantic Avenue by the Average White Band for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcV0WixEShA
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#17 ZOK

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

As I've already posted, most Steely Dan is Yacht Rock, but I'm posting a link to this one just on the off chance someone hasn't heard it before, and if you strain your ears you can hear Michael McDonald's amazing backing vocals soaring through the crappy youtube quality.

Bad Sneakers
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#18 K

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:58 PM

Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow

Is this Yacht Rock? I don't know. But I DO know that it's awesome.
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#19 ZOK

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:44 PM

Smooth proto-Yacht Rock!

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#20 esar

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:37 AM

Raft Rock
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#21 ZOK

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:05 AM

Mild Caribbean sounding Yacht Rock!

Marina Del Rey - Marc Jordan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAlTaTb7vQs

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#22 esar

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:22 AM

Loving the steel drums in that, I think it could be the yachtest rock song i've ever heard.

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#23 ZOK

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:24 AM

I really want a copy of it, but his Greatest Hits cd on Amazon is 25!
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#24 biglime

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:49 AM

Zok, this thread is a beautiful thing.
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#25 spanky debrest

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:56 AM

Yes, a heartfelt thanks to you all for this.
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#26 biglime

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:04 AM

Rundgren - It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference

Imagine just chillin' on the deck with this playing.

Rundgren, man. He masters every fucking genre. He is Godd, no doubt.
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#27 Tequila

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:22 AM

It's a great series of comedy sketches, but a truly divine sub-genre of music.

I keep forgettin'... how awesome Michael McDonald is.

Look at those eyes. Look deep. You could swim in them!




Keep the fire, guys.
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#28 ZOK

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:25 AM

If I could grow a proper beard, I would totally rock the Michael McDonald look. Check him out:

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Timeless.
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#29 Tequila

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:28 AM

He's great in The Thing, too. Doesn't sing though. Shame.
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#30 Stanley

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

That's the coolest looking man I've ever seen. I've downloaded every song in this thread so far, and they're all on my party compilation. Perfect for the first hour or so whilst people arrive. If only the party was actually on a yacht.
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