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Don't know about semi-disco, but certainly MM's writing was more pop and less hard rock. That and his voice are what I believe propelled the Doobies to their pinnacle of success in the late 70's. Some prefer the Johnston era, some the McDonald era. I like both roughly equally, but they are definitely different styles.
 

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I do agree that the Doobies swerved toward a certain kind of more MOR pop as McDonald's influence grew. I do not prefer many of his penned hits - for instance when the song Minute By Minute comes on in any format, I will change the program. Quickly.
 

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I do agree that the Doobies swerved toward a certain kind of more MOR pop as McDonald's influence grew. I do not prefer many of his penned hits - for instance when the song Minute By Minute comes on in any format, I will change the program. Quickly.
To be honest, I am the exact same way. It's possible, with a wonderful multi-channel version of such McDonald sung tunes...I'd appreciate more.
 

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I do agree that the Doobies swerved toward a certain kind of more MOR pop as McDonald's influence grew. I do not prefer many of his penned hits - for instance when the song Minute By Minute comes on in any format, I will change the program. Quickly.
That's so funny. It's my second favorite DB song after "Another Park, Another Sunday".
 

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I think McDonald gets too much of the blame. Pat Simmons was still there and many great acts from the 70s struggled in the 80s. It was a strange time. McCartney was "So Bad", Stevie Wonder plagiarized his own material from back when he was still inspired. Hall and Oates went from being the epitome of blue eyed Philly soul to the epitome of synthesized, drum machined MTV drivel. Heart fell even farther even faster. Plus, Tom Johnston's solo albums give no indication that they would have fared any better under his helm.
 

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That's so funny. It's my second favorite DB song after "Another Park, Another Sunday".
LOVE Another Park, Another Sunday! I also love Takin' It To The Streets, It Keeps You Runnin, and quite alot of Livin' On The Fault Line, which no one talks much about. Saw the Doobies several times with McDonald, as well as the New York Rock & Soul Revue and the Dukes of September with "White Lightning" McDonald & Donald Fagan among others. So I am no McDonald hater. But I find Minute By Minute to be very repetitious, and I have never been a big fan of repetition in music. That bears repeating.... I have never been a big fan of repetition in music.
 

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I feel that way about "Real Love". It seemed like it was time to hang it up after that, even though it was a top 5 hit. Minute by Minute just has such a think groove though. Very soulful.
 

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I feel like there must be more Scheiner mixes of Doobie music out there somewhere... judging by how fantastic "The Captain and Me" sounds, these are my Holy Grail surround albums! (I have no inside information, just wishful thinking :) )
 

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I feel like there must be more Scheiner mixes of Doobie music out there somewhere... judging by how fantastic "The Captain and Me" sounds, these are my Holy Grail surround albums! (I have no inside information, just wishful thinking :) )
there was a WEA DVD-A pre-order for "Minute By Minute" back in the day (circa 2001) 😢

edit: some discussion of this kind of (torture) here;


edit: some other titles here just to really rub the salt in (Todd Rundgren, Warren Zevon, Jean-Luc Ponty, David Sanborn, Crosby Stills & Nash, Little Feat.. ugh.. 🙄

 

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there was a WEA DVD-A pre-order for "Minute By Minute" back in the day (circa 2001) 😢

edit: some discussion of this kind of (torture) here;


edit: some other titles here just to really rub the salt in (Todd Rundgren, Warren Zevon, Jean-Luc Ponty, David Sanborn, Crosby Stills & Nash, Little Feat.. ugh.. 🙄

Zevon! That would be awesome.
 

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