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Started by Shadrack22 on Oct 2, 2018 9:20:57 PM
Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise

To what extent did Phil Collins’ 1989 single Another Day in Paradise represent a heartfelt cry against the inequalities of the Thatcher years?

She calls out to the man on the street/'Sir, can you help me?/It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep,/Is there somewhere you can tell me?'

levelgaze - 02 Oct 2018 21:28:24 (#1 of 125)

As much as Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was a decisive blow against (second wave) Feminism?

Jacob_Richter - 02 Oct 2018 21:28:41 (#2 of 125)

The well known Tory Phil Collins?

waxwing - 02 Oct 2018 21:30:52 (#3 of 125)

I remember there was a big fuss about what a hypocrite he was. I'm guessing he didn't donate his royalties to Shelter.

Tadagee - 02 Oct 2018 21:33:49 (#4 of 125)

To be fair he probably did think twice.

Once: 'Shall I give him some money?'

Twice: 'Nah, fuck it'

thisonehasalittlehat - 02 Oct 2018 21:35:36 (#5 of 125)

I really think Phil Collins was the character walking by but thinking twice to mollify his own wretched conscience. I think the conflict is leaking out of the song.

thisonehasalittlehat - 02 Oct 2018 21:36:18 (#6 of 125)

It's like: I'm a cunt but I'm less so than you think because I feel bad about it

waxwing - 02 Oct 2018 22:04:14 (#7 of 125)

Phil has since spoken about his 30 years' hell of being branded a Tory cunt.

thisonehasalittlehat - 02 Oct 2018 22:07:02 (#8 of 125)

The right time was thirty years ago.

Pentecost - 02 Oct 2018 22:10:23 (#9 of 125)

How could you complain about experiencing thirty years of hell if you had avoided it in year one?

carterbrandon - 02 Oct 2018 23:07:43 (#10 of 125)

Don't forget Phil's uncompromising, excoriating, call-to-battle protest song 'Both sides of the story'.

downbuzz - 03 Oct 2018 04:02:55 (#11 of 125)

I liked Easy Lover.

TinyMcOtter - 03 Oct 2018 04:12:20 (#12 of 125)

Thanks for the ear worm. I hate that song.

machiavelli - 03 Oct 2018 06:13:35 (#13 of 125)

This song is shit. Mainly because it's a dreary dirge with an irritating "he does this, she does this, he does that, she says this" structure. His talent was clearly decaying.

Dance into the light showed that the descent was steep. You can wear my fucking hat indeed.

downbuzz - 03 Oct 2018 06:18:36 (#14 of 125)

Easy Lover was a cowboy I met in Berlin.

TinyMcOtter - 03 Oct 2018 06:19:18 (#15 of 125)

He speaks highly of you. Allegedly.

downbuzz - 03 Oct 2018 06:23:20 (#16 of 125)

Before he was Tory cunt he was Nicest Man in Pop. (PC I mean)

downbuzz - 03 Oct 2018 06:26:11 (#17 of 125)

My mum was a big fan of Groovy Kind of Love, so much so I felt compelled to buy her a hits collection. I thought she might like the other songs but she thought it was all shit apart from that one.

Peacock - 03 Oct 2018 06:28:34 (#18 of 125)

I can’t dance by Genesis is rather catchy and I like the Cadbury’s in the air tonight advert.

Phil’s a bitter man these days.

darkhorse - 03 Oct 2018 06:29:38 (#19 of 125)

"We all think black R&B artists know what they're talking about. The first time I was aware of it was when I watched a documentary on Ice-T. This smug UK journalist looking at his record collection said, 'What's with all the Phil Collins stuff?' He said, 'Don't mess with my Phil.' I remember thinking, 'My God!' You feel like ringing people up and saying, 'Are you watching this?!'"

downbuzz - 03 Oct 2018 06:45:06 (#20 of 125)

Funnily I was listening to Eminem's Stan today and he of course namechecks Phil in that.

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