THIS IS NOT A POLL. List your top 3 or so.
1) 1981 The Who Deeside Leisure Centre
I was 18, my first big concert. I got there about 3 hours before the doors opened and there were about 5 people in front of me. When the doors opened I scampered to the rail Pete’s side and did not move throughout Nine Below Zero’s set until The Who came on. In those days I drank nothing at concerts so a bathroom break wasn’t necessary.
So I was right in front of Pete, who seemed to be in a foul mood, he was probably pretty drunk and was slashing his horribly distorted guitar with great venom. Of course it was great, but after a few songs I decided to move back a little as it was a bit too crazy for me right at the front. Was still very very loud though. Enjoyed the show, but my ears were ringing on leaving. Outside there had been some Mod/Rocker thing going on and there were cars with smashed windows.
I made it home, but literally I could hardly hear for a week afterwards. I truly believe my hearing was » Continue Reading.
5 CDs, 2 vinyl singles etc.
This looks like a pretty great version of their best album *
As @Colin-H showed us a few weeks ago Northern Ireland seems to be moving into a halfway house between being part of the UK and part of a united Ireland in the post Brexit era.
Nicola Sturgeon is promising another independence vote for Scotland in the near future with polls currently in her favour.
Wales has never had much stomach for independence, but recent polls put those in favour up to an all time high of 33% (up from 22%) a year ago. Should it be left at some point in a rump with England then there could be more clamour for it.
Most here are English, what do they think about this. Don’t care or unhappy to see the end of a centuries long union? For the Celts, who prefers status quo or has an appetite for the promised land of independence?
Guess we don’t say RIP in this case, but obviously a music legend.
See this thread here:
A total of 60 releases were mentioned officially (a number of others unofficially).
Results in comments.
Believe it was well regarded by some here. One of the main sources apparently made it all up!
Hammersmith Odeon 1975 (the much better 2nd show), maybe some Afterworders were there?
I will do this to remove Lodestone’s Load, if, mods, it could be a sticky under his poll then that would be nice.
Vote for your favourite archive/box set release of 2020.
Name 3 only. 3 pts for no, 1, 2 for no. 2 and 1 pt for no. 3
Voting deadline Dec 24th 11.59pm UK time
Results will be available by 31st if I can do so.
He has lost his ex wife, his daughter, daughter’s boyfriend and now son in the last few years. What an absolute tragedy.
I am not a fan of the royal family, but I have enjoyed this expensive, very well made series in the past.
Watched the first episode of the new season and found it pretty poor. I thought previous seasons were better, particularly the re-creation of huge historical events in recent British history like the abdication. However it seems to be turning into a soap opera with vacuous and shallow caricatures, and for me much less riveting. “Diana” in the first episode was inhabited with pretty much every cliche imaginable (Thatcher too).
Maybe it was always like this, but I am now more familiar with the historical events portrayed and it is clearly a work of fantasy and at least 90% of it is made up. That’s fine, but I think the first 2 seasons were much better (with a different cast).
Any other thoughts, positive or negative?
Harvest at 17, shock!
Loses libel case about assault on wife.
Has died at the grand age of 90
Presume someone here will be reviewing the boxset later this week?
So, arguably my two favourite artists are releasing brand new albums today, Bruce Springsteen and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco would actually be the fave). Exciting day!
Will probably not be comparable to 22 Nov 1968 when The White Album and The Kinks Are The Village Prservation Society (both in my top 10 of all time) were released, but we have to be thankful for what we get these days.
Also released today:
Thin Lizzy box set Gorillaz new album John Prine box set Lemonheads reissue A Beastie Boys compilations (and probably several “Yes” live albums)
Anyone doing this? I am thinking about it. So far so good! (8 hours in).
Yes, another list, but I think an interesting one. Certainly more diverse than the one we came up with a few months ago.
Coming soon (allegedly)
Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 track listing:
* = previously unreleased song # = new unreleased version
Disc 1 (1972-1973)
Everybody’s Alone Letter From ‘Nam * Monday Morning # The Bridge # Time Fades Away # Come Along and Say You Will * Goodbye Christmas on the Shore * Last Trip to Tulsa The Loner # Sweet Joni * Yonder Stands the Sinner L.A. (Story) L.A. # Human Highway &#
Disc 2 (1973)
Tuscaloosa Here We Go in the Years After the Gold Rush Out on the Weekend Harvest Old Man Heart of Gold Time Fades Away Lookout Joe New Mama Alabama Don’t Be Denied
Disc 3 (1973)
Tonight’s the Night Speakin’ Out Jam # Everybody’s Alone # Tired Eyes Tonight’s the Night Mellow My Mind World on a String Speakin’ Out Raised on Robbery (Joni Mitchell song) * Roll Another Number New Mama Albuquerque Tonight’s the Night Part II
Disc 4 (1973)
Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live Tonight’s the Night Mellow My Mind World on a String Speakin’ Out Albuquerque New Mama Roll Another Number Tired Eyes Tonight’s the Night Part II Walk On The Losing End #
Disc 5 (1974)
Walk On Winterlong Walk On Bad » Continue Reading.
… is the Covid-19 virus weakening?
UK now has same levels of positive tests as in April, at that time more than 600 people were dying on a daily basis, last time I checked it was around 5 now. So 100 times less dangerous!!??
This could be down to increased testing and less vulnerable groups of people now having it, but viruses do mutate and change over time, sometimes becoming less likely to cause serious illness. They want to survive and if all those carrying it die then they will die too.
Unlike Van, I am not advocating lifting all restrictions just yet, but I wonder if there will come a time when we become more comfortable that it is amongst us and just accept it. Hopefully when a vaccine is also available.
… on his covid skepticism.
Makes a change from him moaning about other artists and record companies ripping him off I suppose.
Love is the King.
Vinyl well on top for physical media, but sales generally dismal.
Very sad news. 2020 sucks.