I'm suddenly obsessed with a Judds song from 1985
It's called Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) and while it certainly did not foreshadow the coming of Barack Obama (or anything even remotely progressive for that matter), it is such a lovely song, with an absolutely perfect hook:
[quote]Was a promise really something people kept, and not just something they would say and then forget?
Does anyone remember this song?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/25/2020|
[quote] while it certainly did not foreshadow the coming of Barack Obama
Huh? Talk about a non-sequitur.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/24/2020|
What I meant by that is that is an extremely conservative song.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/24/2020|
OP you need to get all 3 or 4 of the Judd albums from the 80s. Then get some lemonade and find a porch swing or a rocking chair. Then take it all in. That is an excellent classic song. If someone ever came up to me and said they liked the Judd's I would drop my pants and marry them not necessarily in that order. Did lovers really fall in love to stay?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/24/2020|
I do remember the song and I loved it when it came out. It was one of the music videos I'd recorded from TV and was in heavy rotation with the likes of Pat Benatar and Culture Club during my after school hours.
It's a beautiful song about missing the good ol' times when things were simpler. We all know things were rarely better before, and daddies did really go away forever back then as well. The song is about loving the fantasy we all know isn't truly real, but that's country music for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/24/2020|
The good old days for Wynonna were when she could fit in a Winnebago.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/24/2020|
The message behind the song is that they are remembering the days when Ashley wasn't cray-cray.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/24/2020|
This is an old-fashioned country song with twang sounds. For that reason, I like it. If I had to think too hard about the lyrics, I probably wouldn't like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/24/2020|
White Southerners singing about "the good old days" is cringe-worthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/24/2020|
I like the old fashioned country sound up through the early 80s, like this song and Randy Travis's work. Today country is loud drums and 10 guitars.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/24/2020|
If you love the Judds then I think you'll also like K.T. Oslin.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/24/2020|
I never bought Naomi's reason for retiring (hepatitis from a "needle stick from when she was a nurse").
Bitch was shooting smack and getting big cocks up the ass for years before she decided to become respectable.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/24/2020|
R15, if you're interested, watch (on YouTube) Oprah's 4-part (or so) reality show about The Judds. Naomi is insufferable. I hate to throw the word around, but she's a narcissist. IIRC, when they lived in Los Angeles, Naomi used their apartment like a real party pad with all kinds of sketchy people coming in and out. Now, Naomi tried to rewrite history.
Wynonna is the talented one, but Naomi thinks she is the star.
Wynonna is really damaged, was married to a child molestor.
Ashley seems normal compared to the other 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/24/2020|
God, I can't stand Naomi r16. I remember when she "retired" and the Judds did that (televised) final concert, Naomi was constantly trying to cry and no tears would come out. It was so ridiculous. After every song, Naomi needed to remind us she was "retiring". I couldn't wait for Wynonna to go solo so she could finally get the respect for her own talent without her mother riding on her coattails.
That being said, the Judds had some great songs. Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) is one of their best.
Wynonna really has a lovely, expressive voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/24/2020|
Song by hypocrites about nostalgia for a time that never existed.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/24/2020|
I remember when the Judds got big circa '85, and a lot of people couldn't tell whether Naomi or Wynonna was the mother, because Wynonna was so big and matronly.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/25/2020|
When they got big, the Southern guys I knew called them "The Juggs".
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/25/2020|
[quote] I couldn't wait for Wynonna to go solo so she could finally get the respect for her own talent without her mother riding on her coattails.
I think you got that backwards regarding the coattails. As a duo, all media attention was on Naomi.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/25/2020|
The Judds single-handedly brought country music into the modern age. The fact that a mother would publicly accept and promote her lesbian daughter really shook up the Opry.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/25/2020|
"Grampa" ...... Such a DL appropriate song.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/25/2020|
I'm picturing OP twirling around the living room with his French 🐩Poodle, whispering the words in little Yvette's ear.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/25/2020|
[quote]Naomi is insufferable. I hate to throw the word around, but she's a narcissist. IIRC, when they lived in Los Angeles, Naomi used their apartment like a real party pad with all kinds of sketchy people coming in and out. Now, Naomi tried to rewrite history.
I can vouch for this. I was living in Nashville in the 1980s and I watched their rise to fame. I saw more than one interview where Naomi referred to LA as "bimbo-ville" and acted like LA was Sodom & Gommorah. She was smart enough to know that she was playing to a more Conservative crowd and adjusted her act. Also, her onstage personna was that she was so happy to find success as a mother-daughter singing group (references were made to them being like June Carter and Mother Maybelle) but offstage it was well known that Naomi was looking for a sugar daddy so that she could quit and be taken care of in luxury.
In Nashville, I knew some gay stylists and pr people and I wish one of them would write a tell-all book about the Country Music scene. Country Music was never in the spotlight so the gossip and scandals flew under the radar. Things also radically changed when the Opry was moved. When it was downtown in the Ryman, all those stars would hit the bars around the Opry. When it was moved out to Opryland, there were no bars within walking distance so sin was much harder to find.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/25/2020|
"Did families really bow their heads to pray?" - no, it's an obnoxious song.
How about "Were women really told they couldn't work?" "Were black people really treated like second-class citizens?"
The Judds had a great sound when they started but they ruined it with their reactionary nostalgia.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/25/2020|
[quote] The Judds had a great sound when they started but they ruined it with their reactionary nostalgia.
The entire Country Music genre is based on nostalgia.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/25/2020|
As much as I love Wynonna’s voice, I hope OP realizes that every deplorable who hears this song is thinking the good old days were way before Obama was President.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/25/2020|
I love crying Judds. All in one place. Wynonna has one of the all time great blues/pop/country voices. She deserved bigger success.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/25/2020|
Mama he’s lazy.... Lazier than me!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/25/2020|
Oh god please don’t hurt my pussy!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/25/2020|
During their televised farewell concert, it was quite obvious that there was animosity between the two. On Naomi's part in particular.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/25/2020|
[quote]As much as I love Wynonna’s voice, I hope OP realizes that every deplorable who hears this song is thinking the good old days were way before Obama was President.
That was pretty much my point.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/25/2020|