Mannheim Steamroller...ugh!!!

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  1. Alf S

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    I cringe every time I hear their Christmas tunes on the radio...Their "music" reminds me of those terrible 70's and 80's TV show themesongs like Knight Rider etc..
    Make it stop!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I like it. [​IMG]
     
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    I can live with Mannheim Steamroller. What I can't deal with is Stevie Nicks' horrible rendition of "Silent Night." [​IMG]
     
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    Speaking of '70s, Did you know that Mannheim Steamroller is C.W. McCall?
     
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    Hey, hey!!![​IMG]
    Let's leave Knight Rider out of this, okay???
    Thanks.[​IMG]
     
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    WHHHHAT?
    The Knight Rider theme song is Silent Night ???
    Boy, I don't remember that...:b
    I like the MHS Christmas music. In moderation, just like any other group.[​IMG]
    Happy Holidays !
     
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    Yes my brother and I are firm opposers of Manheim Steamroller. I hate when their stuff comes on the radio. That's a dumb name to begin with, and their music is just so bleh! (imo) [​IMG]
     
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    I love Manheim Steamroller... in fact I'm sure I'm not the only one :-D
     
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    Not all Mannheim Steamroller music is like their Christmas albums, though they did reach their creative apex in the 1970s with the first three "Fresh Aire" albums. I like all their Christmas albums except for "Extraordinaire," which didn't match the previous ones... [​IMG]
    Their best Christmas arrangements aren't even the selections played on the radio. I like their Renaissance and Baroque style arrangements the most ... and it's a far cry from the slightly "cheesy" '70s synth stuff...
     
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    I cringe whenever I hear "Deck the Halls," which might be the only Mannheim Steamroller song I've ever heard, thank goodness. The first time I heard it was a few years ago during the intermission of a Christmas choral concert, and I was thinking, "What IS this?!" I heard it earlier this week but didn't cringe as much...methinks it might be growing on me...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I can't take Mannheim Steamroller Christmas songs either. Every time I hear one, I think of the line the first time the King heard a Mozart opera in Amadeus -- too many notes. Those Mannheim Steamroller Christmas songs are way overdone. Just my $0.02.
     
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    the music they did in the 70s and early 80s...was much different. but I'll take Allan Holdsworth or Matching Mole anyday![​IMG]
     
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    Mannheim Steamroller have a special place in my heart - I use their early recordings as hi-fi test recordings. The reason? I can listen to them without the slightest fear of being distracted by the 'music'.

    In fairness to them, they're bland, inoffensive middle of the road. Not my idea of fun listening, but I don't expect that MS fans would like what I listen to either.
     
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    Funny thread. I remember 6 years ago my girlfriend got me a MS Cd of Christmas music for Christmas. I had never heard them before and only knew they were some kind of jazz band. Good thing I didn't listen to it until I was out of sight. I'm afraid I wouldn't have been able to hold back my disdain.
     
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    I'm heading down to my Mom's for Christmas next week. I just know that at some point "Deck The Halls" will come burbling out of the speakers, followed by however many discs the changer will hold. Urg.

    I swear to God the first time I heard it I thought it was Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

    Ryan
     
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    Try "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from thier live DVD or CD (same performance) turned up very loud. It's also on thier first Chritmas CD, but it's better live.

    The sound is clean and I really like this version of the song.

    My $.02

    - Mike
     

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