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Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by SeattleParrotHead » April 11, 2018 4:21 pm

surfpirate wrote: With Radio Margaritaville and Margaritaville TV Jimmy gives us the opportunity to see or hear almost every single concert for free. I mean what other performer does that?
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by FinsUp6835 » April 11, 2018 7:42 pm

surfpirate wrote:
April 11, 2018 2:24 pm
With Radio Margaritaville and Margaritaville TV Jimmy gives us the opportunity to see or hear almost every single concert. I mean what other performer does that?

That being said, it is also one of the reasons it's so easy to become jaded and cynical about his choice of songs to include in the set lists. We've heard them. Over and over and ....

The jokes and banter are the same with minor variations depending on the venue and city (" ... but it's a real beauty, a [insert-city-here] cutie ..."), but again, we only know that because we get to hear every. single. show.

And we dedicated join a BuffettNews forum fans obviously know a deeper cut of Jimmy's catalog. Me? I seriously want to hear him play "African Friend" live. I've been to somewhere around 100 shows, but never heard it. But .... at any given show with 15 - 20,000 fans, who am I to say "drop Cheeseburger In Paradise" and play a more obscure song for me"? Because also at that show are hundreds perhaps thousands of fans attending their very first show.

And they deserve and want to hear the hits.

Well said and very true.
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by Dweller » May 29, 2018 6:36 am

It's not so much hating Maragritaville, CERTAINLY not hating Jimmy Buffett.

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by bralph » May 29, 2018 8:40 am

There are songs I skip on Spotify or change the channel on XM when they come on, but in concert I don't mind hearing. Of course, mostly those are the SYKBH. There are very few songs that elicit a groan from me in concert, but God's Own Drunk is at the top of that list. The song is just such a bore live, plus it's so long... BLAH!

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by FinsUp6835 » May 29, 2018 9:13 am

bralph wrote:
May 29, 2018 8:40 am
There are songs I skip on Spotify or change the channel on XM when they come on, but in concert I don't mind hearing. Of course, mostly those are the SYKBH. There are very few songs that elicit a groan from me in concert, but God's Own Drunk is at the top of that list. The song is just such a bore live, plus it's so long... BLAH!
God's Own Drunk is a bore? (you have a right to your opinion) but that is a head shake from my end....
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by bralph » May 29, 2018 9:32 am

FinsUp6835 wrote:
May 29, 2018 9:13 am
bralph wrote:
May 29, 2018 8:40 am
There are songs I skip on Spotify or change the channel on XM when they come on, but in concert I don't mind hearing. Of course, mostly those are the SYKBH. There are very few songs that elicit a groan from me in concert, but God's Own Drunk is at the top of that list. The song is just such a bore live, plus it's so long... BLAH!
God's Own Drunk is a bore? (you have a right to your opinion) but that is a head shake from my end....
Yes, a total bore live. You can't dance to it, and it's more spoken-word than singing, so all you can do is sit there for hours waiting for "and I was DRUNK...". BLAH!

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by PirateDeb » May 29, 2018 9:36 am

I thought I dodged a bullet at the Indy show when he didn't play BEG, but then he went and put it in the encore. That is at the top of my list that I wish he would drop.

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Post by FinsUp6835 » May 29, 2018 12:09 pm

bralph wrote:
May 29, 2018 9:32 am
FinsUp6835 wrote:
May 29, 2018 9:13 am
bralph wrote:
May 29, 2018 8:40 am
There are songs I skip on Spotify or change the channel on XM when they come on, but in concert I don't mind hearing. Of course, mostly those are the SYKBH. There are very few songs that elicit a groan from me in concert, but God's Own Drunk is at the top of that list. The song is just such a bore live, plus it's so long... BLAH!
God's Own Drunk is a bore? (you have a right to your opinion) but that is a head shake from my end....
Yes, a total bore live. You can't dance to it, and it's more spoken-word than singing, so all you can do is sit there for hours waiting for "and I was DRUNK...". BLAH!
I disagree. It is storytelling at its finest.
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by boatdrinks84 » June 2, 2018 8:53 pm

I’m going to actually agree on God’s Own Drunk. It’s obviously played for the hardcore fans, but it is an energy killer live since there’s a lot of rambling and no hook. I can listen to that song occasionally, but it drags.

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by Davidkos74 » June 4, 2018 9:45 am

You can flush Cheeseburger, BEG, Why Dont We Get Drunk and Volcano. If I never hear them again I will be fine.

However, he will never do that. I saw Jimmy again on New Years in Nashville and just last week in Cleveland. In both instances, there were a LOT of people sitting through all the great songs (Livingston Saturday Night, Stranded on a Sandbar etc) and they only jumped out of their seats when the SYKBH came on. It is what it is, not everyone is a superfan.

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by snowfinz » July 11, 2018 3:03 pm

Grapefruit Juicy Fruit and Pencil Thin Moustache are the 2 I could happily never hear again. Like others have said there is such a catalog of great songs that could be substituted. I too would love to hear African Friend and Distantly in Love. But as most are saying- the songs likes/dislikes are so different for everyone.
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by kudzukid » July 11, 2018 4:13 pm

Brown-Eyed Girl. Too many great Buffett songs to do this Van Morrison karaoke standard instead.

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by PirateDeb » July 12, 2018 9:37 am

Brown Eyed Girl would my first pick to be thrown out. I too sit down, as someone already mentioned, during the ones that are overplayed. 8)

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by boatdrinks84 » July 14, 2018 8:32 pm

I don’t know that I never want to hear Southern Cross and OPH, but both of those could definitely have use a break.

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by SeattleParrotHead » July 14, 2018 10:55 pm

When he only plays in your town every six years, there are no "overplayed" songs...
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by SMLCHNG » July 14, 2018 11:28 pm

SeattleParrotHead wrote:
July 14, 2018 10:55 pm
When he only plays in your town every six years, there are no "overplayed" songs...
Ditto. Which is why I don't listen to/watch concerts on RM. There are still some I don't love, but it doesn't stop me from going to his shows. We'll probably not go to another because we've been to SO many, the show with the Eagles was great, and nothing will top Red Rocks for us. :D

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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by Uncle John » July 19, 2018 5:44 pm

BEG and Southern Cross are the two most obvious. I’ll echo someone else with Pencil Thin and Grapefruit, although I could take them if they were just a little more infrequent. I’d love to permanently retire License to Chill as well.

Otherwise, as much as I love Back Where I’d Come From when they do it live, I’d like it better if they did a different Mac tune from time to time. The Ass and the Hole, The City, It’s My Job, just to name a few. Yes the latter two get played a lot, but not nearly as often as Back where I Come From. Just mix it up a bit.
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Post by JollyMon66 » July 19, 2018 10:41 pm

Math Suks...and so does this song
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Re: Buffett Songs you just don't want to hear anymore....

Post by SharkysMV1 » July 20, 2018 11:31 am

I have given Southern Cross a free pass after listening to a podcast interview with Peter Mayer. He genuinely enjoys playing it and adding a bit of flavor to the main riff, which is not in the original.

I think BEG would be my choice to be removed. Cheeseburger and Why Don’t We Get Drunk are my “bathroom/beer run songs”. I don’t think he could remove those from the set lists, given how excited the crowd gets.

It’s five o’clock somewhere is nearing BEG status for me.

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