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Are you old enough to remember when "the Church" said it was okay to like the Carpenters?

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P.S. I love the Carpenters and miss Karen so much. RIP.
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I don't remember the church saying anything about the Carpenters. I did go to a Carpenters concert at BYU in the late '70s because the young woman I was dating was a huge fan. It was a good concert, but the best thing about it was that Steve Martin was the warm-up act. It was the days of King Tut, cat toys, and speaking French. :lol:
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 4:43 pm
I don't remember the church saying anything about the Carpenters. I did go to a Carpenters concert at BYU in the late '70s because the young woman I was dating was a huge fan. It was a good concert, but the best thing about it was that Steve Martin was the warm-up act. It was the days of King Tut, cat toys, and speaking French. :lol:
I was puzzled thinking I had never heard church authorities recommending specific popular culture. Then I thought the Carpenters fit a style which Mormon culture gravitates to. That would be like the strong attachment to Sound of Music. Some cultural things just seem to link to Mormon taste or desires.

Then I realized Bill4long is referring to the church as that body of all Mormons who share taste. Yes I can see the church approving of the Carpenters. I would not hold that against the Carpenters.
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huckelberry wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:42 pm
Res Ipsa wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 4:43 pm
I don't remember the church saying anything about the Carpenters. I did go to a Carpenters concert at BYU in the late '70s because the young woman I was dating was a huge fan. It was a good concert, but the best thing about it was that Steve Martin was the warm-up act. It was the days of King Tut, cat toys, and speaking French. :lol:
I was puzzled thinking I had never heard church authorities recommending specific popular culture. Then I thought the Carpenters fit a style which Mormon culture gravitates to. That would be like the strong attachment to Sound of Music. Some cultural things just seem to link to Mormon taste or desires.

Then I realized Bill4long is referring to the church as that body of all Mormons who share taste. Yes I can see the church approving of the Carpenters. I would not hold that against the Carpenters.
Makes sense. They were never my style of music, but I wouldn't hold even the official seal of approval from the prophet against them. :lol:
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bill4long wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:08 am
Are you old enough to remember when "the Church" said it was okay to like the Carpenters?
The church never said that.
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Many vocal coaches consider Karen the greatest recording artist of all time. I use to come home from high school, lay on my parents bed and listen to the album SUPERSTAR. I have listened to Only Yesterday, countless times listening to her hit those low notes at the beginning.
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yellowstone123 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2023 1:06 am
Many vocal coaches consider Karen the greatest recording artist of all time. I use to come home from high school, lay on my parents bed and listen to the album SUPERSTAR. I have listened to Yesterday, Once More countless times listening to her hit those low notes at the beginning.
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Yea, Karen was super special but she had her struggles too. It was Only Yesterday that I loved.
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yellowstone123 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2023 3:34 am
Yea, Karen was super special but she had her struggles too. It was Only Yesterday that I loved.
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I want to thank bill4long for this thread. Because of it I listened to a bunch of Carpenters songs today, and I was amazed at how many old songs that I remembered turned out to be theirs. I hadn't realised, at the time. I guess I thought that Karen Carpenter's voice was just how songs were supposed to sound.

Perhaps it's just my age—their songs were already kind of oldies when I first heard them—but Yesterday Once More is the one that I remembered most, and replayed several times.
I was a teenager before it was cool.
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