So near and yet so far in semis at Euro 96
So near and yet so far in semis at Euro 96
Who’s Next/Lifehouse 4-LP set – E50 on Amazon.de
Exile on Main St (Half-speed) – E20 on Amazon.fr
What does it sound like?:
One of the great things about the early 70s was that acts who normally lurked in the “underground” racks of your local record emporium would have the odd (as in occasional) hit. Once in a while, you’d even get to see a real outlier like King Crimson on TOTP, whose appearance for Cat Food was odd in the other widely accepted sense of the word as well.
Having joined Crimso and the Stones at Hyde Park in July 69 and subsequently scored two sizeable top 30 hits (Weaver’s Answer and In My Own Time), Family were amongst the more promising and popular of those bands. They’d even achieved a fair degree of notoriety when immortalized as Relation, the band whose Bacchanalian shenanigans were central to the plot of Jenny Fabian and Johnny (Tutti Frutti) Byrne’s Groupie.
Widely regarded as first among equals from their run of seven consistently moreish albums, Bandstand came, like its predecessors, Anyway and Fearless, in a stunning cover. In this case an almost 1:1 scale die-cut recreation of a 1950s Bush TV set. Even in an era where elaborate album sleeves were a familiar sight, the original Bandstand » Continue Reading.
Try and catch the windscreen
The universal hard shoulder
Cosmic steering wheels
Link to story below in case the one in the box doesn’t work
Cometh the hour, cometh @fentonsteve (and thanks in advance for your help0
Finally decided to get shot of my aging Sony 5.1 system and upgrade to Atmos.
Checked prices and am torn between two four-speaker 5.12 sound Samsung systems= the (930C and 990C – the former is slightly less expensive than the latter but has – IIRC – four less speakers.
FWIW, will also be using a Sony multi-region player – probably the MX700 or MX800
As you know more about this sort of thing than I ever will, your input will be greatly appreciated
Apocalypse Now Then – Steve Coogan IS Jimmy Savile; The Reckononing BBC iPlayer
It used to be a long standing joke in Hollywood that if you wanted to be in with a shout of an Oscar, you needed to play a physically or mentally challenged/handicapped person. Tom Cruise certainly thought so – he hedged his bets by playing both – Ron Kovacs in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July and Dustin Hoffman’s autistic brother in Barry Levinson’s Rain Man.
With the TV schedules and streaming menus cut-throat-deep in true crime blood and guts, UK luvvies seem more interested in playing real life killers or their victims. In the last couple of years alone we’ve had Des (David Tennant as Dennis Nielsen); The Sixth Commandment (Eanna Hardwick as murderer, Ben Field and Timothy Spall as victim Peter Farqhuar); Four Lives (Stephen Merchant as Stephen Port); and now The Reckoning (Steven Coogan as Jimmy Savile). And that list is far, far far from being exhaustive.
Of course the biggest bugbear with using actual murderers as prime time entertainment is the issue of the victims’ loved ones’ feelings. At least three of the murderers mentioned above are still alive, and » Continue Reading.
Writer of the wonderful Green, Green Rocky Road and close friend of Bob Dylan (he Drove the LARSHM to see Woody Guthrie on his deathbed) who performed at MLK’s Freedom March on Washington.
Having not qualified for the three (artist, promoter and sponsor) pre-sales, up bright and early to grab a Chris Stapleton ticket this morning.
Logged to the TM website on at 9.45 and, having spent the next 15 minutes in some new feature called “The Waiting Room” (The Waiting for Fucking Godot Room more like), ended up about 850th in the queue.
No worries, 3 Arena is a 13,000-seat venue and aside from U2, I’ve never ever had problems getting tickets for gigs there before – even when the shows in question have had multiple pre-sales.
At exactly 10:03, I get to the front of the queue to be told they had no regular E56 – E98 tickets left – not even single strays dotted around the arena. What they were able to offer me was an array of E280 Platinum tickets.
Much as I like CS, he’s hardly filling seats at Taylor Swift levels and no way am I paying that kind of money to see him. So chalking my ticket-free morning up to experience, I consoled myself with the thought that there’ll probably be unwanted tickets going on Toutless.ie nearer the time.
Out of curiosity, I » Continue Reading.
On my way to meet a friend in a Dame Street pub a couple of hundred yards past Dublin’s Olympia Theatre where Monday night’s Dexys gig was taking place, who should be coming the other way but the COEHM himself. Conservatively dressed by his dandyish standards, Mr. R’s most flamboyant piece of schmutter is an impressively hirsute Faux fur coat whose like I have only ever seen twice before. (On Mike Winters in Coventry Precinct in and Lionel Blair in Hull Uni Students’ Union more than 40 years ago in case you’re asking.)
Resisting the urge to stop our Kev and ask him exactly how many Faux had to die to make said outerwear, I give him a knowing smile and respectful nod of the head which he graciously returns before continuing on his way.
A couple of hours later, the voluminous fur coat has joined the longshoreman beany and donkey jacket of the Geno Years, the early-80s raggle-taggle dungarees and that frock from the Reading Festival in the storeroom of Mr Benn’s local fancy dress emporium. Tonight, Kev hits the stage wearing a bum-freezer red jacket, capacious matching trews and a striped Breton T-shirt. All topped off » Continue Reading.
90 – not a bad innings for a super spy. Hope it wasn’t THRUSH
RIPMr McCallum and thanks for brightening up this and many other AWers’ childhoods
“They think it’s all over….”
Former RAF pilot Kenneth Wolstenholme’s inimitable lead up to Geoff Hurst’s third goal on that glorious, long-ago Wembley day are probably the five most famous words in the history of English football.
Of course, the intervening 57 years of hurt show that it’s far from over. Sadly, given England’s habit of choking in the knockout stages of big tournaments and current manager Gareth Southgate’s lack of tactical nous, nor is it likely to be over any time soon.
The latest writer to step in the time machine and travel back to join the other “people on the pitch” on Saturday July 30, 1966 is the reliably entertaining Duncan Hamilton (Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough, Harold Larwood). Problem is, as DH himself points out early on in this absorbing and hugely enjoyable book, pretty much every one of the 100,000 plus attendees and participants at Wembley that day have pretty much strip-mined the match of every possible insight:
“No game that has been staged in this country – and very few that have been staged elsewhere – have been picked apart and then put together again » Continue Reading.
A sort of bastard love child or Mousey’s youngster’s vocabulary thread in which we can mess with young minds by using phrases so ancient only someone over 70 who spent his/her every waking hour could hope to understand them
Drunkenness is always a good place to start with this sort of thing.
Given that so few people now wear hats while out and about, “Tighter than Dick’s hatband” might be a good candidate to replace pissed when down the pub (assuming the Tories haven’t wiped them all out)
Newly expanded version of Bandstand – arguably the boys’ finest 45 minutes. Still have the vinyl in the original vintage TV die-cut cover.
For a band that didn’t sell records in the scullions, they sure came up with some very innovative and I would image eye-waveringly expensive covers – Anyway and Fearless being two further examples
Despite having bought my first Wilco album as far back as 1996 (Being There if you really want to know), Friday night at Dublin’s wonderful Olympia Theatre was only my second chance to see them. Unfortunately, two days before their previous Dublin gig (Iveagh Gardens in July 2016 with Lucinda Williams supporting), I got sidelined with a horrible dose of gastroenteritis. Despite the torrential rain that day doing its best to outdo a torrential outpouring of altogether browner kind some 90 miles away, the band apparently delivered a stonking 26-song set. Colour me well pissed off.
With Jeff, Nels and the boys riding on the back of their best album in years and universally ecstatic reviews from their recent UK shows, mine weren’t the only expectations that were reaching stratospheric levels. Thankfully for me and the other 1,600-odd Wilcophiles crammed into the Olympia those expectations weren’t just met, they were comfortably surpassed. A lot of the credit for this must go to multi-instrumentalist, Pat Sansone, bassist, John Stirrat, keyboardist, Glen Kotche and bassist, Michael Jorgenson, who work tirelessly away in providing the launchpad from which Jeff and Nels take flight.
There are gigs where from the very first » Continue Reading.
A sort of logical follow up to/bastard love child of Twang’s Oliver Anthony thread…
Seems to have been going on since the early 30s when Happy Days are Here Again became a sort of unofficial theme song for FDR’s first election campaign.
Most famous example of someone (deliberately?) misinterpreting and using a song for their own ends would have been Ronnie R’s use of Born in the USA in 1984. Might have been better off getting Neil Young (who famously supported him at the time) to knock him off a tune or two
Despite later recanting his love of Ronnie, NY’s Rocking in the Free World has been used by quite a few candidates – DT being perhaps the most egregious example
Any other AWers have any thoughts or examples?
Former Spooky Tooth member and George Harrison collaborator, Probably best known for writing Dream Weaver and Better By You, Better Than Me; Judas Priest’s cover of which landed them in a spot of bother…
The Yorkshire farmer’s son whose development into a nuclear physicist in the US was tracked in seven year increments in Michael Apted’s magnificent Documentary series Seven Up
Aside from Dishy RIshi’s risible claims re Ms Swfit, David Cameron famously “loved” the Smiths.
Any more for any more – as songs are way too easy, suggest we stick to politicians and acts (this being the AW, would imagine this requirement will go out of the window as fast as a Tory government promise
Jacob Rees Mogg – Gryphon (“dig that crazy Crumhorn, Sixtus!”)
Nadine Dorries – Madness (“‘I’m Mad Nad for the Nutty Boys, me!”)
Dianne Abbott – The High Numbers (“Hang about. something about this doesn’t quite add up!”)
Lynne Truss – The Who
Sure I’m not the only poster here who watched the grab and grapple game every Saturday or read Simon Garfield’s wonderful book about the phenomenon, The Wrestling
Whatever else you could say about it, the whole thing was hugely good fun and made all the more so by the antics of wrestlers like Les Kellet (apparently a horrible, horrible person according to Garfiield), Mike McManus, Giant Haystacks and the late Mr. Street.
Ordered to throw a fight against Jimmy So Vile, AS gave the necrophiliac nonce such a pounding he apparently gave up the fight game for good thereafter.
Only one I can think of who’s still around is Kendo Nagasaki although I’m perfectly happy to sit corrected
In case the link in the box doesn’t work – something of a regular occurrence in the Obits section, here’s the Guardian obit again
£10 a pop if you can find a copy.
Oddly seems to be getting more coverage in Ireland than the UK
And yes I did use the box
A terrible week has just got even worse with the news that 2DD creator Simon Carlyle has died at the age of just 48
If you’ve not seen the show, give it a watch in his honor, it is up there with Still Game
Did put in the box but have added here in case it doesn’t show
Few weeks back the Share a deal site had the 3 LP 45 rpm version of Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde for £19 at the the dodgers (the Jeff Bezos rather than the deramdaze branch).
Went on the site, was amazed to see they still had 10 copies left and immediately ordered one. The next day, checked the status of my order only to learn the album (which I had subsequently seen selling for just shy of £150 on other retailers0 was out of stock and they didn’t know if it was coming back in.
Pretty much gave up on getting a copy only to receive an email today saying that my £19 copy of a triple album AUK is now listing at £146 was on its way
Kinks keyboard player for many years/
RIP Mr G
Did use the box but it doesn’t seem to work so here’s the link again
Hector Salmanaca in Breaking Bad and many, many more
This is huge news.
Announcement coming up right about now