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Boomer Anthems: Foreigner – I want to know what love is

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  • Sid V July 19, 2022, 6:44 PM

    One of the best songs of the 80s. Incredible vocal performance.

    Foreigner still not in the rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame if you can believe it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Snakepit Kansas July 20, 2022, 10:29 AM

      Alarmingly, RnR Hall of Fame is much like a Nobel Peace Prize. It has lost most of its prestige. Better off having your face printed on a milk carton.

  • Asbestos In Obstetrics July 19, 2022, 7:00 PM

    Feels like the first time is still enjoyable all these listens later.
    Older brothers had me rocking and rolling to the vinyl LP with the great cover foldouts before kindergarten.
    O/T-Any word on the Hoover Dam?
    Vital infrastructure that is almost 100 years old is a construct of the white male patriarchy and this covidiot safety uber alles society could never rebuild or build a replacement!
    It is important this vital infrastructure.

  • tim July 19, 2022, 7:49 PM

    Lou Gramm, pride of Rochester, NY.

  • Terry July 19, 2022, 8:01 PM

    Just beautiful. The musical performance and the video.

  • Rene July 19, 2022, 11:11 PM

    39 years ago Penelope showed me what love can be.

    Now I’ve known what love is for all of the 38 years we’ve been married.

    • ghostsniper July 20, 2022, 4:24 AM

      38 here too.

  • ghostsniper July 20, 2022, 4:24 AM

    Go into someone’s crib and note the stick standing in the corner.
    Grab it up and light into this:


    It’s a black beauty! (Frampton)

  • Jack July 20, 2022, 3:38 PM

    I always thought that song was one of the most spineless, soy boy pleas to ever come from a man’s mouth. What kind of man goes around singing pussified shit like that?

    I wanna know what love is…..
    I want you to show me……
    I wanna feel what love is….
    I know you can show me…..(hey)

    Good grief son, grow a pair. You sing like a little bitch.

    • Vanderleun July 20, 2022, 3:56 PM

      Got Foreigner laid over and over and over and over again by women neither you nor I could ever hope to bed. I know that because it happened to me. Oh, did I mention they were global rock stars for decades? I think I just did.

      • Jack July 20, 2022, 5:54 PM

        Well, I’ll think about conceding then. If getting laid over and over again is the goal then the women were largely comprised of star fuckers…groupies….who, I promise you, didn’t save themselves for the boys of Foreigner. Lots of dicks stirred those honey pots and I will tell you here and now, straight up that I didn’t have a song writing bone in me but I got laid by some stunning beauties so much when I was young I felt guilty about it.

        So, I thought about conceding while writing that but I decided that would be foolish. Foreigner’s fame, money, sex, drugs, rock and roll and all that shit aside, that song is still gay, gay, gay. Don’t think so, imagine that singer looking you dead in your eye while he’s crooning.

        • Vanderleun July 20, 2022, 9:33 PM

          I don’t know. I always played it when entertaining women for its effect on them. Like all men I was a cad when it came to classic, shall we say, “dick moves.”

          Later I thought of it with more religious implications.

          • Jack July 21, 2022, 6:26 AM

            Most of my honest friends played the same game for the same reasons and many of those friends were women. Noticeably, the girls LP collections were smaller than those of the men because they knew that most guys didn’t need music to get them into the mood.

            I’ve thought about that kind of thing for years, trying I suppose, to determine and understand the drivers behind it. Chemically and hormonally I get it and I know that some souls are far more driven by those elements than others but the reasons for my brazen and certainly conscious and defiant immoral aspect of it took me a while to begin to understand.

            But now I do understand and I’ve pleaded guilty before my Savior. And like all who have done likewise I live under a state of Grace.

    • Estoy_Listo July 20, 2022, 8:41 PM

      This was the song and Foreigner was one of the groups that put me off rock for a very long time. But to each his own.

  • pbird July 20, 2022, 4:00 PM

    I had thought they were generally laughed about as chick bait. So I listened. Much better than I thought. Jack has a point sort of. But you have to consider what the goal is. lol I remain amused.

    • ghostsniper July 20, 2022, 5:35 PM

      Better version – with actual people.

      • pbird July 22, 2022, 8:18 AM

        Yes, thank you. So seductive.

      • Vanderleun July 22, 2022, 1:47 PM

        Different Foreigner song — Waiting for a Girl Like You — but it leads me to a better story about that song.