Why didn't Foxy Shazam blow up? • Page 5

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by mikalcheuk, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. JRGComedy

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    They have like 80 CD copies of the self-titled on sale for $3.99 at Amoeba
     
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  2. mattylikesfilms

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  4. chewbacca110

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    Come back, please.
     
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  5. irthesteve

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  6. Fox83

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    Probably the catchiest of what he's released up to this point. Production feels a bit stale still, but this seems like an improvement.
     
  7. irthesteve

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    agreed
     
  8. abw123

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    I don't understand AT ALL what his plan is with this solo album. Seems like he's been talking about it for years, songs trickle out, he goes quiet on social media..........the whole thing is odd
     
  9. irthesteve

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    The plan is that he isn't getting a hit song so he is re-jiggering the album/EP. It's obvious that the first few singles were hoping to take off, at least a little, then they didn't
     
  10. abw123

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    Ugh. Not a fan of the previously released solo stuff. This is slightly better. Miss Foxy.
     
  11. Lex

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    The new song has me feeling more hopeful, but totally agree that it's not nearly as good as Foxy.
     
  12. Fox83

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  13. mattylikesfilms

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    Solid interview piece. Now I am gonna put on Foxy's self-titled.
     
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  14. irthesteve

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    Very interesting, but not entirely surprising, that he is kinda moving past the "Madville" era
     
  15. vidiviciveni

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    I wonder what makes a dude that talented, with a successful formula that seems to be working for him and the band, decide to go solo and put out a watered down version of what everyone popular is already doing

    Guy has a freakish voice and a fantastic stage presence - use those things to be unique brah
     
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  16. Joe4th

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    Foxy really wasn't all that successful
    People want to do different things, nothing wrong with that
     
  17. abw123

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    Not sure if you guys are familiar with The Struts, but they are doing a pretty similar version of what Foxy did (Queen-like vocals, glam rock, big choruses, etc), without the crazy stage show/eating cigarettes of course, and they are doing really well - they're not huge yet, but they are sorta headed that way I think.

    Kinda feel like Foxy could've had the same ascension if they had stuck with it. Those 2 albums, the self-titled and Welcome to The Church, are so so great. Thought they really lost the plot with Gonzo. I dig The Struts a great deal but it bums me out for Foxy/Eric because I think this was their niche and they missed the boat.
     
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  18. irthesteve

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    the only Struts song I have heard is Body Talks and I don't like it
     
  19. I saw them open for Senses Fail once. They were funny but I don’t remember the music all that much
     
  20. abw123

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    Probably their worst song.
     
  21. clockwise

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    Gonzo is their best album, sorry not sorry.
     
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  22. JRGComedy

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    Hmmmm
     
  23. irthesteve

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    what has happened in your life to make you this way?!?
     
  24. JRGComedy

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    Their self-titled is such a masterpiece of arrangement and construction that I'm not really sure I see the argument for any of their other albums being better than it
     
  25. irthesteve

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    Foxy Shazam > Introducing > Church of Rock N Roll > Gonzo/Flamingo
     
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