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Does This Song Suck? Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are

Does This Song Suck? Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are

Everyone's favorite series of Cortex articles returns because Stuff That Sucks will never go away. Today we look at Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are.


"Stuff That Sucks" will always be a part of Shacknews and one of my favorite extensions of that premise is "Does This Song Suck?". Music is a huge part of my life, as you might have guessed from my genre-inspired username, and nothing is more fun than officially declaring if a song definitively sucks or not. Today's submission for group judgement is Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are. Please take a look.

Reasons it might suck:

  • Alright, enough of that. It's clearly all chorus and I won't be a part of it
  • Sounds like something a marijuana user would enjoy
  • Playing in a three-piece band while driving is dangerous
    • You should be more worried about the drummer hitting you with his hi-hat than changing lanes
    • I suppose you could play bass and still get away with driving your car
  • Lyrics probably came up while driving an actual car
    • Then they probably went home to smoke more jazz cabbage and record their in-car jam session before their short term memory loss kicked in
  • Nobody lets you change lanes anymore
    • And you definitely don't thank anyone for anything these days
  • These funky dudes are one toke away from deciding to grow dreads
  • Two short verses, one chorus, and one main riff does not a hit song make
  • Most often, one hit wonders aren't really that great in hindsight

Reasons it might not suck:

  • In 1995, you could jam out with your buds, come up with a little alternative ditty, and achieve moderate success
  • If someone does let you change lanes, you should thank them
    • Whoever they are
  • It's just a smooth, simple, infectious groove
  • When you bring in an organ synth and trumpet solo, you got me
  • Extremely easy to sing-along with
    • Even if you suffer from short term memory loss
  • Almost anyone can relate to a story about a kind citizen in traffic performing a small selfless act
  • It's nice to be recognized for good deeds and to recognize others for the same
  • One hit wonders can be fun nostalgia trips

Also for your consideration, the Spanglish version feat. King Chango:

This version definitely adds a lot of latin flavor to the track, I have to say I'm a fan! I don't know a lot about mid-'90s latin-infused LA-area alternative but this rendition of a one hit wonder I fondly remember from 26 years ago is right up my alley.

With the evidence presented, I beseech thee, Shacknews. Does this song suck? Please give your opinions in the chatty thread below!

From The Chatty
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    February 10, 2021 1:27 PM

    Let's resurrect everyone's favorite spin-off from Stuff That Sucks. I present to you for discussion, Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are

    Read more: Does This Song Suck? Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are

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      February 10, 2021 1:39 PM

      They were a local band for me and they’d do awesome live shows that were much better than their records. So the song sucks compared to their live version, which is otherwise good!

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        February 10, 2021 1:44 PM

        They seem like they would be a really cool local band that would hang out after the show and get some drinks or whatever.

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          February 10, 2021 2:27 PM

          They’d get the whole room to do a conga line with them while the lead singer played the trumpet.

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            February 10, 2021 2:34 PM

            I miss small shows like that. I’ve seen a lot of “bigger” ska bands play the tiniest ballrooms in the Norfolk VA/Va Beach area and those are some of the most fun shows I’ll ever get to experience.

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        February 10, 2021 1:53 PM

        Fascinating! Yeah the song is only okay but they seem like a fun happy group.

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      February 10, 2021 2:42 PM


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      February 10, 2021 3:38 PM

      groove is solid, it's fun, easily meets my does not suck criteria

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      February 10, 2021 3:45 PM

      IMO it isn't great, but doesn't suck. Also seems fitting to me that a CA driver would be so surprised and appreciative of someone letting them change lanes that they would be moved to write a song about it. Fucking CA driving!

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