My dear old thing you really deserve it!
This is an example of why I will always love UFO.
Enjoy, or not, and share your favourites.
Too many preening middle order glory hunters and no decent batsmen to accompany Cook and bat at 3.
Bring back Joss Butler at least and drop the extra Spinner.
I was wrong.
Deep in the mists of time on here and the original word blog I was an avid promoter/defender of Styx and received much piss taking.
Having just re-visited them on Spotify i will now admit i was wrong…apart from the Paradise theatre album.
I bow to the greater wisdom of The Massive on all things AOR!
A great Test Match.
Full details here (the album not my new job!)
I was a fan in the 1980s and also liked the Travelling Wilburys stuff as well.
Then I just lost interest. Have I missed out in the later years?
Southern Accents is my favourite album alongside the double live album from the 1980s Pack up the Plantation..
I am sure many of the Massive are aware of this but if you were not…
Both bands developed amazingly over the time from their first successful release to their publicly acclaimed zenith.
Love Me Do to Sgt Pepper
I Will Follow to the Joshua Tree
And the winner is…
Written by my local pub owner in response to a positive review of a roast dinner someone has enjoyed yesterday.
Maybe pub owners are the new Guardians of our language instead of Greengrocers!
I love UFO but at some point they need to let it go…
That song aside, what do the many fans on here make of the remaining original members of the classic line up (Mogg and Raymond)?
They certainly have different hairdressers and haircuts!
Def Leppard did this with Slang in the 1990s.
It was quickly revered.
I was born in 1965 and started appreciating music from 1978/9 as an art form.
Today I was thinking about the majority of what i recall as music I would go back to and it is mainly from 1978-1989. Particularly 1979-1984.
Blondie, ELO, AC/DC. The Smiths, XTC, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Squeeze, The Police, Kate Bush…all albums from those artists as an example fully lodged in my brain.
I could probably survive on re-listening to those bands and never need new music.
It is the sensible option
And if you are…why?
I didn’t laugh but it reminded me of the 1990s humour of The Day Today as a guide to what you will see.
A great version of the many variations of the band from the early 2000s.
I have never seen these guys work before and it is very funny.
Much more on their website. The candidates debate is a classic.
I’ll start with Lone Justice and Wheels.
Me and the better half own a couple of buy to let houses two doors down from us and this weekend we are hosting a dinner party for two young couples in their 20s who have rented from us for the last 6 months and look like staying for a long time (we are nice landlords!).
What should we do for entertainment I was asked. No problem leave it to me I said…kids these days love vinyl.
Off to Amazon to buy a £100 bluetooth turntable i can link to my sound bar near the TV and happy days will follow as i now have an excuse to get all the old vinlys down from the loft as I become an “old git of wonder” on Saturday night for a captive audience who WILL listen (one months notice after the contracts run out!!).
I have a vast Waterboys collection to impress them with. Where should I start?
I propose “Rags”.