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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted From: 86.186.66.88
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 08:29 am:   

All contributions welcome.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
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Posted From: 86.24.209.217
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 08:45 am:   

Gary, now that's just cruel. <snigger>
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 82.4.19.77
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 09:31 am:   

Bastards!!!!
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted From: 86.178.81.136
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:20 am:   

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Hubert (Hubert)
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Posted From: 178.116.57.3
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:02 am:   

Chris de Burgh is playing the Casino over here, Stevie. 19 September, methinks.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:09 am:   

*sings - Lady In Red*

Oh, how I hate that song. Me and hubby immediately switch off the radio when that comes on (seems to be a favourite on the "golden oldies" type radio station which hubby likes in the car).

You don't really like Chris de Burgh, do you Stevie?

(oh hell, I've got Lady In Red on the brain now )
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:03 pm:   

Must be some other Stevie Walsh... I have no idea what you're all talking about. Chris who?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.45
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:34 pm:   

Don't lie. we all know you're sat at home now listening to Healing Hands and Spaceman came travelling on a loop...
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.39
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:36 pm:   

Tender Hands, not healing hands! thanx for correcting me by text message so it didn't show up on the board
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:49 pm:   

You seem to know a lot about this Chris whatsit, Weber.

Actually I'm listening to 'Baby Take Your Teeth Out' & 'Stevie's Spanking' as it happens.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.51
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:55 pm:   

I only know about him because you kept putting his songs on the jukebox when I met you for a drink that time...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 01:09 pm:   

Actually, I'd forgotten he'd done "A Spaceman Came Travelling" - I don't mind that one as a nice, innocent little ditty. There aren't many SF songs around. The only other one which springs immediately to mind is The Carpenters' "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Earth" or something like that.

Oh, and of course, Bowie's "Starman" - how could I forget that?
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 01:10 pm:   

Stevie, do us a list of top ten SF songs, will you please?
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Huw (Huw)
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Posted From: 61.216.200.38
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 01:17 pm:   

Best thread ever! I wonder if it can hit a hundred posts...

(sorry Stevie)

For SF songs, look no further than Leonard Nemoy and William Shatner. Oh brother....
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.49
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 02:12 pm:   

Stevie, do us a list of top 10 CdB songs.

the one you emailed me would do...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 02:28 pm:   

Awww, you guys are making me feel sorry for Stevie now. I just want to give him a great big hug and smother him in kisses.

There, is that better Stevie?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 03:33 pm:   

Hands off caroline. Stevie's in love with a dead woman. He can't ever be yours...
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Kate (Kathleen)
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Posted From: 86.142.242.169
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 03:49 pm:   

And whatever you do... (Don't do it!) (Don't do it!)
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 04:15 pm:   

That would be lovely, Caroline! You seem to be the only other sane person on this thread.

Top 10 Sci-Fi songs just for you:

1. 'Inca Roads' by Frank Zappa - on 'One Size Fits All' (1975)
2. 'Nothing But Flowers' by Talking Heads - on 'Naked' (1988)
3. 'Big Eyed Beans From Venus' by Captain Beefheart - on 'Clear Spot' (1972)
4. 'I Come From Another Planet, Baby' by Julian Cope - on 'Interpreter' (1996)
5. 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie - on 'Space Oddity' (1969)
6. 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun' by Pink Floyd - on 'A Saucerful Of Secrets' (1968)
7. 'After The Gold Rush' by Neil Young - on 'After The Gold Rush' (1970)
8. 'Mystery Plane' by The Cramps - on 'Songs The Lord Taught Us' (1980)
9. 'Beautiful Zelda' by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - on 'The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse' (1968)
10. 'It Came Out Of The Sky' by Creedence Clearwater Revival - on 'Willy And The Poor Boys' (1969)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted From: 129.11.76.229
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 04:25 pm:   

He's a bleedin list for everything!
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.47
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 04:27 pm:   

But he missed his favourite off that one - A spaceman came travelling
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 09:58 pm:   

>>10. 'It Came Out Of The Sky' by Creedence Clearwater Revival - on 'Willy And The Poor Boys' (1969)<<

Stevie, I love you (in a purely platonic way, of course). I don't know anyone else who would even know that particular track. I used to have all Creedence's albums - had a bit of a crush on John Fogarty when I was a kid.

And how could I forget Zappa, Beefheart and Floyd (sounds like a strange firm of solicitors )?

I must say, Stevie, you produce the best lists I've ever seen.
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John Forth (John)
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Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:20 pm:   

'Nothing But Flowers' by Talking Heads - on 'Naked' (1988)

Excellent choice. A close run thing with Road to Nowhere for my favourite apocalyptic Talking Heads song.

Creeping ever closer to 100 posts for this thread...
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Hubert (Hubert)
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Posted From: 178.116.57.3
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:46 pm:   

"Vermillion Sands" by The Buggles. Their Adventures in Modern Recording album is very Ballardesque in its imagery. And from their first: "Living in the Plastic Age", with the great line "They send the heart police to put you under cardiac arrest".
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:39 am:   

Thank you, Caroline, as I said your sanity is beyond reproach.

I have all the Creedence albums on remastered CD. One of the greatest bodies of raw pop/rock tracks ever recorded imo. John Fogarty had an ability to turn out short sharp effortlessly catchy tunes that rivalled Ray Davies for a while. Their music is immortal.

Great track, John, with Johnny Marr guesting on guitar - as I'm sure you knew. There has always been a somewhat bleak sci-fi influence in David Byrne's lyrics and paranoid persona: 'Life During Wartime', 'Air', 'Moon Rocks', 'Road To Nowhere', 'Radiohead', 'Mommy, Daddy, You And I', 'The Dream Police', etc...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 01:11 pm:   

>>as I said your sanity is beyond reproach.<<

I know. I know. That's what the voices in my head keep telling me.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 02:22 pm:   

Just thought i'd remind people
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 03:34 pm:   

Bastard!
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Tony (Tony)
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Posted From: 86.153.144.61
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 03:40 pm:   

'Zappa, Beefheart and Floyd' Be great to see their names crop up in something by Dickens.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 04:45 pm:   

I have the early demo tapes of Frank & Don mucking about when they were teenagers, including the creation of the Captain Beefheart persona - intergalactic hero of the universe - and Frank's first attempt at a mini rock-opera, 'I Was A Teenage Malt Shop'. Magical stuff.

To think two such iconoclastic musical geniuses just happened to be best mates/rivals at school!
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 12:47 am:   

Lest we forget...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted From: 86.176.127.208
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 01:05 am:   

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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 82.4.19.77
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 02:06 am:   

What mighty musical taste from little acorns may spring... or something like that.

Can any of us be blamed for the tastes of our fumbling childhood? My earliest memory of falling in love with "music" was 'Lily The Pink' by Scaffold - still superior to CdB's entire recorded output.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 86.148.241.163
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 02:17 am:   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZUs5ltgqZI

This is where Stevie really gets his relationship advice from
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - 06:01 pm:   

Bump.

A few new peeps on here who might not realise...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:28 am:   

List time, just for you, Weber:

1. Frank Zappa (& The Mothers Of Invention)
2. Talking Heads (David Byrne, The Tom Tom Club, Jerry Harrison, The Heads)
3. The Fall (Mark E. Smith)
4. Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes, Brain Donor)
5. Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)
6. Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield, & Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Stills Young Band)
7. Bob Dylan (the greatest songwriter who has ever lived)
8. Captain Beefheart (& The Magic Band)
9. The Kinks (Ray Davies - greatest pop song writer who has ever lived)
10. XTC (The Dukes Of Stratosphear)

...

10,978. Chris De Burgh

...

25,712. Daniel O'Donnell

...


34,527. Robbie Williams

etc...
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 217.212.230.151
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:37 am:   

That's a list of how many times a week if listens to their music...
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 217.212.230.151
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:39 am:   

*He listens! Ducking predictive text
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted From: 86.185.225.55
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:48 am:   

I've got to say, Stevie, I'd rather listen to Robbie Williams than Daniel O'Donnell!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 12:18 pm:   

I'd rather not listen to anyone below about the 1,000 mark, Mick.

Daniel O'Donnell can be unintentionally hilarious, as you'll know if you've ever heard 'Pretty Little Snowflake' or seen his chat show (yes, seriously), whereas, the thought of Robbie Williams besmirching the name of Frank Sinatra in that fucking atrocious "duet" version of 'It Was A Very Good Year' (the single greatest crime ever committed against popular music) tends to send me into a psychotic rage. I take my music very seriously...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 12:38 pm:   

So do I, but I've seen footage of Williams live and he can definitely hold a crowd in the palm of his hand. I saw him in the flesh at Live8 but he struggled a bit there... His 'American Songbook' stuff sounds like a horrible idea and I've heard none of it.
A friend is a huge fan of Daniel O'Donnell but apart from Cliff Richard and Il Divo she doesn't seem that interested in music (pretty obvious from that selection)...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 01:13 pm:   

Technically Williams is the better "artist" than O'Donnell (although this is like comparing the potency of different stenches) and my listing is purely a personal reaction to the man and his music. I simply can't abide Williams whereas I think O'Donnell is merely a talentless buffoon. I can't believe we're even having this discussion!!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 01:43 pm:   

Where does Jethro Tull come in your list, Stevie? I'm a bit disappointed not to see them in your top 10.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 03:02 pm:   

Jethro Tull are one of my fav prog rock bands of the 70s, Caroline, and would def be in the Top 100. I think Ian Anderson is very underrated as a songwriter and saw them live in the Ulster Hall in Belfast back in the 80s. They were fantastic!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 03:09 pm:   

As for Williams' ability to "hold a crowd in the palm of his hand". I blame mass hysteria.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 03:32 pm:   

As for Williams' ability to "hold a crowd in the palm of his hand". I blame mass hysteria.

I think he has the makings of a showman, in a good way. Trouble is, I think it all went to his head a long time back. He co-wrote a lot of his own stuff, though, which is more than some folk have done (including Sinatra !).
However, I'm not a fan of his at all so no, I can't believe we're discussing this either. Back to my Brotherhood of Man collection...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 03:33 pm:   

...oh no hang on, Caroline's borrowed that...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 04:13 pm:   

No one can match Sinatra for interpretation of a song, Mick. I'm a huge fan and have all of his Capitol albums and the best of the later stuff.

I was a passenger in a car once when Williams supposed "duet" with the great man came on the radio and I swear I thought it was a joke, someone's idea of a sick wind-up... until the chilling reality sank in and I had one of those moments of staring into a dark void of despair for the human race while another little bit of my soul died. That's why he's 34,527th in my rankings, just behind Mr Blobby.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 04:19 pm:   

No one can match Sinatra for interpretation of a song, Mick.

I know, Stevie - I were teasing, I were!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 04:38 pm:   

Mick said:
"Back to my Brotherhood of Man collection...
...oh no hang on, Caroline's borrowed that..."

Shhhhh, Mick, you promised you wouldn't tell anybody our little secret.
* sings: "save all your kisses for me, save all your kisses for me, so long, baby, so long" *

Stevie: "Jethro Tull ... saw them live in the Ulster Hall in Belfast back in the 80s. They were fantastic!"

I saw them at Harrogate Royal Hall the week before last - I'm still grinning from ear to ear. It's their "Thick as a Brick" anniversary tour. Performed the whole of TAAB in the first half complete with theatrics (first time it's been performed live since the seventies), and then the newly-penned TAAB2 in the second half (must be the first "concept album" released in a long time - looks at what might have happened to Gerald Bostock in the last 40 years). Wonderful stuff!
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 04:53 pm:   

I only ever saw Tull once, at the Royal Albert Hall back in the late 'seventies. I recall enjoying it but not knowing much about them at the time I couldn't say what they played.
Just had a look at "setlist.fm" but can't even find mention of the band playing the RAH much less what they played.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 04:54 pm:   

Ah - 1980...
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 06:02 pm:   

Thank you for the BOM lyrics Caroline - i had Save all your kisses as an earworm for about an hour...

Out of desparation I deliberately started humming Star Trekkin by The Firm to get rid of it. "There's Klingons on the starboard bow starboard bow starboard bow, there's klingons on the starboard bow, scrape 'em off Jim!"

Also, considering that no one here had mentioned Daniel O'donnell previously, I think Stevie bringing him into the debate is a clear guilty consience showing. You can be sure that in the front row of every D O'D concert you'll find Stevie throwing his underwear at the veteran Irish entertainer...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 07:09 pm:   

Try this one instead, Weber (in keeping with the thread title):

"Lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek"

Is that better?

Is it just me, or does that song make anyone else here want to throw up?
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 07:18 pm:   

It's not just you, Caroline!
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Craig (Craig)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 08:53 pm:   

Stevie: did you ever get a chance to pick this up?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/dec/21/lost-captain-beefheart-album-bat-cha in-puller

It's awesome, of course; comes with a great long booklet. A must for the Beefheartophile!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 82.18.174.156
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 10:51 pm:   

Christ!! I had no idea this had been released!

Thanks, Craig. This is the notorious lost studio album from 1976 that was recorded on the back of his Zappa collaboration, 'Bongo Fury', and led to the two of them irrevocably falling out after having been such close friends. I have got to get this!! And I still haven't tracked down a copy of 'Lick My Decals Off, Baby' either. This shall be corrected post-haste.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:27 pm:   

I read about this on a music forum some time back. Be interesting to the the early versions of some of the songs.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted From: 92.40.254.182
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 12:40 am:   

Uhm. Back to de Burgh. When I was working as a painter and decorator, if his song High On Emotion was played on the radio - you work as a painter and decorator, I'm afraid Radio One's all you get to listen to, and so it did appear every now and again - we'd sing along at the top of our voices, but wittily change the lyrics to 'High on Emulsion'. Zany days.

Life's too short to hate anyone, but i'm not a fan of Mr dB.

His new album, Storeyteller, or something, is a quid in Asda.
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Craig (Craig)
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 02:35 am:   

Do get the CD, Stevie. That booklet alone is practically a book in itself, which I've yet to get to, but've been meaning to.... I'm unaware of that whole backstory, but I do know that these songs must have been released in some form, somewhere, because I've heard this album before, probably even own it somewhere - I knew all these songs already - maybe there was a pirate version floating around for a long time. It's a great album! (So is Lick My Decals Off, Baby!)
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
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Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 11:26 am:   

This newly released version is the one Beefheart worked on with Zappa & Herb Cohen immediately after the 'Bongo Fury' collaboration album and was praised by Frank as the Captain's finest work since 'Trout Mask Replica' (but he would say that). Apparently they fell out over royalties or something and the material couldn't be released because of the protracted legal battle that followed, or some such crap, and it sadly led to an irrevocable split and much bad feeling between Frank & Don, that was never patched up in their lifetimes. Beefheart then went on to re-record much of the material for his 1978 album, 'Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)', which is great in itself but reputedly much different from and inferior to the 1976 'Bat Chain Puller'.

It's the old story of rock star egos clashing and friendships being destroyed because of professional pride but at least we can now hear the album as originally envisioned and judge if Zappa's opinion of it was justified.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.145.217.47
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 03:15 pm:   

I was arrested for non-payment on the boat over to the Isle of Mann at the weekend and it's all Chris de Burgh's fault.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.150.135.253
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 01:45 am:   

Just in case anyone's wondering where Stevie is at the moment, he's taking a few days sabbatical from the interweb so he can listen to all his Chris De Burgh and daniel O'Donnell CDs.
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.116.61.103
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 04:19 pm:   

I'm sure he's a closet Roger Whittaker fan as well. Not to mention Val Doonican.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 06:02 pm:   

Nothing closetted about Stevie's love for the becardiganned one. His most treasured DVDs are a box set of the entire run of the Val Doonican show.

The one where Val and Roger did a duet is his absolute favourite though. He watches it 3 times a day at least.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 06:44 pm:   

It's surely unfair to malign the listmeister in his absence.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 31.53.147.187
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 12:28 am:   

It's alright. I've told him we're doing it.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.184.108.202
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 12:32 am:   

Some Stevie news

He is alive and well and living in the Mojave desert where it hardly ever rains. He's in a teepee making daily sacrifices of Gila monsters to the sun gods. And the kitten scratches on his hands arms neck leg and neck make him look like a hard c*** so he's fitting in well with the natives. He just tells them he's been wrestling satan up the arroyo and they give him a by ball. It's not perfect but it's a good life.

He's also worked out that as the bat guano is too hard to smoke, he's letting it dry out and powdering it so he can snort it through rolled up bat wings. There's nothing like snorting a bit of bat shit.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.184.108.202
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 12:33 am:   

Oh and Craig, he found your joke on the other thread really funny when I told him about it.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 01:24 am:   

What was the joke? I tell so many, and they're always so uproariously funny, that it's hard to keep track.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.184.108.202
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 01:40 am:   

the one proto decided to tell you off for because he thought it was in poor taste.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 01:47 am:   

Oh. Well, Weber, let's not kick up any more mulch, when that throbbing thread that shall go nameless here, is still a kind of sore spot.... I'll just accept I was insensitive, and chalk it up to, er—insensitivity.

Hey. Let's all of us start today, loving each other with open arms and warm hearts and kind words. Cue: Kumbaya.

You think you can do that, too, Weber? You bleeding ninny, you?
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 213.106.77.123
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2012 - 06:56 pm:   

Since it's Stevie's birthday, it seemed appropriate to give him (or at least this thread) the bumps. :-)
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:51 pm:   

Will you never let it lie ffs!!

I was a gurgling babe in arms when I used to shake my arms to CdeB. Now it's shaking my willy at Lady Gaga. I rest my case!
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
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Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 213.106.77.123
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 01:04 pm:   

This is considered an improvement?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.212.231.79
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 01:16 pm:   

Methinks he doth protest too much. I bet he gets his woman to dress in red when they in dancing just so he can sing that song to her. I still blame SdB for that time i got arrested on the isle of mann ferry. I was only taking his advice
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 213.106.77.123
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 01:53 pm:   

You were shaking your willy at Lady Gaga on the Isle of Man ferry?
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 03:32 pm:   

He stowed away in a lifeboat, Simon.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.134.108.96
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 06:52 pm:   

bumpety bump
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 212.183.128.131
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 05:11 am:   

That old chestnut again!

My current Top 10 musical artists:

1. Frank Zappa
2. Talking Heads
3. The Fall
4. Julian Cope
5. The Kinks
6. XTC
7. Lou Reed
8. Neil Young
9. Bob Dylan
10. Miles Davis

For the record...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 05:12 pm:   

and...

11. Captain Beefheart
12. Joni Mitchell
13. Durutti Column
14. The Stranglers
15. Prince
16. Tom Waits
17. Leonard Cohen
18. Pink Floyd
19. The Bevis Frond
20. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

etc...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.179.211.24
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 05:35 pm:   

The Frond needs to go a little higher, Stevie!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 212.183.128.126
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:26 pm:   

You're only the third person I've ever met who even knows who the Frond is, Mick!
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 05:01 am:   

Mine would be, currently (and in order): The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Captain Beefheart, Simple Minds, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Lennon/Ono (in their various incarnations, together and alone), Neil Young, Eurythmics.

... and I've never heard of The Bevis Frond!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 11:08 am:   

The Bevis Frond consists of one unfeasibly talented singer/songwriter, virtuoso guitarist, bass player, drummer and keyboardist called Nick Saloman, from Walthamstow. Think a kind of English psychedically flavoured classic rock equivalent of Prince, without the dancing, and you're halfway there. Brilliant stuff!

21. Manic Street Preachers
22. The Flaming Lips
23. David Bowie
24. Horslips
25. The Beatles
26. The Rolling Stones
27. Pere Ubu
28. The Cramps
29. The Magnetic Fields
30. The Catherine Wheel

and so on...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.168.137.18
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 06:18 pm:   

I love the Frond, me! I have eight albums and a twelve inch single on vinyl and three other albums on CD. Favourite is New River Head...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 212.183.128.126
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 06:23 pm:   

One of the great unsung geniuses of British rock, Mick! I have several of the reissued CDs and there isn't a bad track on any of them.
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 178.116.59.128
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 07:14 pm:   

I saw the Manic Street Preachers once, in 1994, when they supported the newly revamped Suede. Gawd, what a din that was. Deafening. The Suede concert, on the other hand, was one of the best I've ever witnessed.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.134.105.107
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 08:05 pm:   

I've seen the Manics a few times and really loved them. One time I was stood chatting to a guy in the bar before their set, and when they went on stage, I realised I'd been talking to the bass player...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 04:06 pm:   

and...

31. Hood
32. John Coltrane
33. The Who
34. Soft Machine
35. Robert Wyatt
36. The Jazz Butcher
37. Robyn Hitchcock
38. The Cure
39. Broadcast
40. Add N To (X)

etc...
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 2.124.93.187
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:06 pm:   

Suddenly realised that no-one has updated this in over a year! Now that just can't be right...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 85.255.235.15
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:22 pm:   

You just wouldn't let it lie!!

That Top 40 has pretty much stayed the same and I'm very proud of it. The rest is damn lies!
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 2.124.93.187
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 02:15 pm:   

Ha!

Cate and I have been discovering the world of The Mighty Boosh recently (late to every party, that's us) which did include the memorable line: 'Chris de Burgh! Love your work... if it was on fire in a bin.'
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.29.1
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 03:12 pm:   

I love 'The Mighty Boosh'. It's as weird as it is hilarious and the best TV show of its kind since 'The League Of Gentlemen'. I have all the DVDs. Howard Moon cracks me up!
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 94.6.229.150
Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:23 am:   

My goodness, it's been just over two years since anyone updated this thread! We can't have that now, can we?
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 5.68.170.9
Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 12:48 pm:   

Feck sake!! Good to see you, Simon, but I fear from your post that you are unwell. Chris who? Anything I can do to help just say, man. These delusions can be the first sign of premature Alzheimers. I pray not.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 94.6.229.150
Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 03:16 pm:   

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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 94.4.192.228
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 03:03 pm:   

And almost a year to the day later...
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.181.136.165
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 - 07:27 am:   

The cheeryness of this thread's title noe feels painfully sad given how abandoned this place is. It's ripe for haunting.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 90.212.236.186
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 01:37 am:   

Thought I'd give the thread a boost for old times' sake... :-)

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