What's the aural equivalent of rose-tinted spectacles?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by BrianT, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    Ever had one of those moments where you haven't heard a piece of music for years, and then it comes on the radio and you think "Oh good, this is is going to be brilliant" and you turn the volume up...
    ...and it's not nearly as good as you remember? Or worse, it's complete rubbish, and your children (who are politely listening 'cos you said it would be good) look at you with pity, wearing "the old man's completely lost it" expressions.

    So the question is "How should we describe this sort of thing?". It's not rose-tinted spectacles, 'cos you're not looking at something...
    Any ideas?
  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    nightingale earphones?
  3. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Adjudicator's ear trumpets? :biggrin:
  4. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Soft fluffy earmuffs.
  5. MartinT

    MartinT Member

    Inadequately-cleaned hearing aids?

  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    cobwebbed ears? :rolleyes:
  7. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    So something you thought was brilliant at the time, but is actually complete rubbish....

    Stock, Aitkin and Waterman? :-?
  8. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    The earphones of education?
    Acquisition of taste?
    Wisdom of old age?
    Senility? ;)
  9. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    A Gold-Plated ear trumpet ?

    But I do like..
  10. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    Er, nearly, right decade anyway - it was actually M/A/R/R/S and Pump up the Volume if my failing memory serves me correctly.
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - mind you, Pump Up The Volume was played solidy in clubs and always got people up on the dancefloor during that era ... and then came aceeeeed!

    p.s., did you know that M/A/R/R/S were successfully sued in Great Britain by Stock Aitken Waterman for the use of a 7 second vocal element taken from the latter's Roadblock and used in the single's early pressings?
  12. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    ...and another thing.

    At the time it was released, I remember thinking the soundtrack to Chariots of Fire was absolutely awesome. We borrowed the DVD from the library recently, but when we sat down to watch it, instead of being awesome, the music was just awesomely cheesy.
    Pass me those rose-tinted earmuffs.
  13. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Its been a while since it was used here, but I can only say one thing to that, Brassneck...



    I remember going through some old stuff the other year, and finding an old S'Express tape (yes... a tape, anyone remember those?) from circa 1989. When it came out I couldn't get enough of that album, so I thought I'd play it for old times sake. What a load of junk! Although some of the DJ style introductions between the tracks were worth listening to for comedy value alone - espectially the one courtesy of a certain Mr Tim Westwood. Hilarious.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2006

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