TS: "Fresh" vs. "Misled"

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When Kool & the Gang's Emergency album felt like it owned the charts, my girlfriend and I would idly wonder: which of these songs is more awesome? "Fresh" felt like the more complex single, something really special, but "Misled" has this awesome shift in the syncopation of the vocal vs. the beat that's just so delicious, and that guitar which ought to have become iconic alongside the billy squier riffs of the same period

Poll Results

OptionVotes
fresh 6
misled 0


she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 4 February 2018 01:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Fresh imo, but both are great.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 01:34 (three months ago) Permalink

followed, on the album, by one of the weirdest lyrics ever to chart:

I often pray before I lay down by your side.
and if you receive your calling before I awake,
could I make it through the night?

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 4 February 2018 01:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Maybe she's an on-call plumber.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 01:39 (three months ago) Permalink

"Misled" is one of the greatest singles of the eighties.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 4 February 2018 02:06 (three months ago) Permalink

She’s as heavy / as a Chevy / Miss Lead

... (Eazy), Sunday, 4 February 2018 05:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Don't be misled!

brimstead, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:15 (three months ago) Permalink

ah I loved this album, as a kid, when it was released.
hard to choose between these two... I may have to listen to the album again, it's been a long time !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 08:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Sad for Misled but can't promise I wouldn't have voted Fresh had I noticed this poll. How good were kool & the gang tho

i know kore-eda (or something), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Not very cool with "Cherish" the next single.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:59 (three months ago) Permalink

"Fresh" by a hair ("Misled" docked for the ending of the video).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 01:43 (three months ago) Permalink

docked? bonused!

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:00 (three months ago) Permalink

how did i miss this poll :(

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:01 (three months ago) Permalink

album could be polled honestly. it's a fucking great album.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i.... think i would've voted for "fresh"? but "misled" is so undeniably cool

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:06 (three months ago) Permalink

that guitar!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I would have voted for Misled

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:50 (three months ago) Permalink

So yeah, "Fresh" is more funky and catchy. I don't like the "rock guitar" too much on "Misled".
As for "Cherish" it's corny but I still enjoy it !
that album was pretty short, wasn't it ? By today's standards, it's an EP !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 09:36 (three months ago) Permalink


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