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International Women’s Day…2 posts British Pie Week…………….107 posts.
What do we think?
Heart says shite Head says quite
Cor, I love it. My current favourite spice.
Anyone else got one they love?
Been listening to some old B movie stuff in the last few days after Nowhere Girl was posted on the Non-Hit Wonders thread and you know what , they had an album out last year. This is the opening track and it couldn’t be more catchy in an analogue synth kind of way if it tried. I like it! They’re UK Darkwave legends I’ll have you know.
Like a few on this site I was in a band at school. We played covers of course, all the usual ones. Smoke on the Water, My Wonan from Tokyo, Paranoid, Keep yourself Alive. None more cliched but great fun. We were heavy metal right, heavy bloody metal.
And yet…for a two week period in 1982 we went Jazz Funk. For the life of me I don’t know why ( I hated Shakatak of course) I suspect our keyboard player (and original singer) was behind it. He was the musical “genius” behind us, in the early days of the band working out my bass lines and the guitarist’s parts. His fault then .So for a fortnight I was trying to come up with funky trebly bass lines to our original compositions and hating it….I just wanted to rock!
Thankfully the white sock XR3 phase didn’t last long….we didn’t play our new oeuvre live and we went back to what we did best….though secretly I wish tapes of those songs did exist!
Any other bands with startling or short lived about turns?
Surprised it’s not been discussed here…all over the BBC news. Anyway, here’s their best song…..
Off their second and final album….Vendetta
I pooped my pants!
Had a bug, bit full of wind, let wind out.
Wasn’t expecting it but it was actually strangely enjoyable if you ignored the smell. Warming at least.
Happy Christmas one and all!
This week at school (Junior) we had a Pop Project. Good fun it was, music over the decades and music of the British Isles.
A picture of the Beatles appeared on the screen, John Lennon to be precise. “Children , does anyone know who this is ?”
” Is it Eddie Murphy?”
A good friend sent me this via Classic Rock.
I’m not a huge Rush fan but three or four of their 80’s albums still do it for me. Subdivisions has me playing Air Keyboards like a good un whereas Limelight is just a corker.
They were, will never be cool and my none more hip friends don’t get it but I love 80’s Rush! Great photo with mullets and a Steinberger too!
Distrust remained apparently but no mention of Joyce and Rourke.
India by The Psychedelic Furs
It starts quietly so turn it up….
Any other band out there who never improved on their first
It’s been a lovely late summer week up here in the North of England, hot days and warm nights. But tonight it’s changed, dark early and a distinct chill now the sun has gone.
I loathe this time of year. More and more so each year. The onset of Autumn and Winter. Drear and gloom. Yes we’ ll have some bright clear winter days which are welcome and beautiful and I know a lot of people enjoy the dark nights and Autumn colours. But I feel hopeless as the nights draw in and I know what’s coming.
Partly inspired by Archie’s None Eightsier and KFD’s spurned songwriter posts, does any one have any recollection of this lot?
The Europeans ( who all surely voted to remain) never quite made it. I had their album “Recurring Dreams” and it was somehow of its time. Featuring a pre Marillion Steve Hogarth in Tucker Boots and a band of fellow muso’s with all the 80’s gear they should really have been bigger but yet the songs didn’t quite have the requisite hooks. Or something.
Anyhow…This is ” You don’t want me (in your life)”. Boo hoo Steve, go Prog.
First off I was in Sicily looking at some impressive ruins before meeting a bunch of lads who I played footie with, scoring a last minute header that bounced in off the bar.
Next thing I know I’m on a bus in London and looking out of the window at the bus stop I see Bryan Ferry sat there with 3 or 4 boxes of Scalextric, at least one of which was a track extension pack.
I haven’t a clue, I’m not a Roxy Music fan though I did go to Sicily about 10 years ago and there is an old box of Scalextric in the garage somewhere.
But inspired by Jim Cain’ s honest post I thought I’d try and ignore my usual British middle class prudey boots reticence and put this out there …after all I’m anonymous here aren’t I?
Just over nine years ago my wife and I adopted two young brothers. It has been a really hard , sometimes brutally hard experience. especially the first four or five years. It has only really been the last year or two that we’ve begun, as my wife said, to feel like a family. The boys are pretty well settled now, doing ok at school and we do have a real laugh as well as some difficult times still.
Five years ago the boys birth mum had another boy with a different dad, their half brother. We told them the news and they were OK with it, didn’t actually ask many questions. On Friday my wife got a call from our old social worker ( not heard from her in five or six years) saying that the boy had been taken into care and would we consider adopting him, you’ve got 48 hours to think about it.
I was at work when my wife called me with » Continue Reading.
My randomising iPod played Free Money by Patti Smith earlier today. I chuntered on about how I’d tried to like early Patti Smith but just couldn’t despite knowing I should. mike h loves the track. Basically, give me commercial poppy Patti any day over that tinny whiny nonsense. Dancing Barefoot, c’mon, that’s a song and a half!
So, which side are you ? People have the Power or Piss Factory?
No red snappers for me.
Just wanted to be on stage and look towards my sound engineer and point my finger upwards for more volume in my monitor.
Gareth Southgate appears to be front runner .
Doesn’t do it for me I have to say and I can’t see any outstanding candidates.
Will we turn it round? Do we care?
Myself and best mate are off for a select mini jolly boys in a few weekends and I know very little about Britain’s second city.
We’re both 50 and like our curries, decent ale and fancy continental pilsners. Somewhere to watch the world go by and sup something tasty sound before heading off for a late supper would be ideal…I’ve got a vague impression of canals and a lot of restored industrial waterways rather than mid 70’s concrete but I could be completely wrong. And I guess a pub/bar with good music would be on the wish list..I suppose we’re 80’s indie kids (think Smiths/Chameleons/The Church/chiming guitars)
Over to you people.
Does any kind soul know what to do? I understand rice could be important . I currently just have the apple icon on the screen when I put it in its dock though the background display looks a bit dull.
Thanks in advance .
…what one track would you play them?
Here’s Bondi’s finest, The Church with a cracking live version of Tantalized. With Orchestra and everything.
On Uncle Wheaty”s Ultravox thread I asked fentonsteve a quite reasonable question about the bass sound on Reap the Wild Wind.
My wife enquired what I was doing and when I explained she said (and you need to adopt a sneery tone here) “Well, as long as it’s important.”