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The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:20 am
by Jamie Renton
Any version of "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding" would have done the trick but, for authenticity's sake (cos we all like a bit of authenticity round here, right?), I've gone for Brinsley Schwarz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkuEBHMCOyY

I'll think of some more later. Please feel free to add your own pub rockin' favourites as well

Mine's a pint of bitter etc etc

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:36 am
by AndyM
I was hoping to put up a link to Derek Dull and the Slide-Rules' epochal We're 'Blokes With Side Partings and Lots of John Mayall Albums Who Look Like They've Come Round to Read the Meter', but inexplicably it's not on YouTube.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:58 pm
by Rob Hall

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:07 pm
by Rob Hall
And live from the Centurion, Deptford High Street (with Gladys taking time off from pulling pints to do the intro):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lp_e4wUnz4

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:21 pm
by Jamie Renton
Dr Feelgood - Roxette (the comments underneath regarding David Hepworth and Mark Ellen's into are worth a look)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaybV46MA6E

Graham Parker - Back to Schooldays (as featured on the first Honky Tonk compilation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZi2YXTy00M

Kilburn & the High Roads - Rough Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6C8NNbqcG4

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:30 pm
by john poole
The 101ers - Keys to your Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9hBmf5-qg8

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:25 pm
by Chris P
I thought quality pub-rock was by definition, theatrically or in reality, indecent, shady, seedy or disreputable

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:09 pm
by Adam Blake
Andy, I don't know which pubs you used to hear music in but the stereotype you mock so spitefully has never actually existed - at least as far as I know, but then again I am 18 months younger than you and possibly had my nose glued to the pub window when you and your buddies were inside, baying for Derek to encore...

Rob, thank you for remembering that Roogalator record, which I always liked.

Here's one of my favourites, from a skinny speedfreak who kept his harps in a pint of lager. He turned me on to Little Walter (before doing six years for trying to rob a post office with a toy gun) so my gratitude to him is boundless:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTKTIOSEE-4

The best ever Beatles cover (no arguments please):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkkJlskSJAI

Just like a 60s punk band, they only made one great record, but it is a corker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NrhE4FtqSc

And much as I enjoyed "I Want Candy", this is still the best Count Bishops record for my money and a virtual definition of "Decent Pub Rock":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_i306jOudQ

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:51 pm
by kevin
Amazorblades - Common Truth (Recently covered by Paolo Nutini)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwTlVyqjX0I

B side Messaround

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

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:59 pm
by AndyM
Adam Blake wrote:Andy, I don't know which pubs you used to hear music in but the stereotype you mock so spitefully has never actually existed - at least as far as I know, but then again I am 18 months younger than you and possibly had my nose glued to the pub window when you and your buddies were inside, baying for Derek to encore...


Calm down dear. I always avoided pubs with live music, preferring ones with good jukeboxes where I could hear proper hits made by successful musicians.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:04 pm
by MartinOwen
I enjoyed Bontemps Roulez in the Kennsington on a few occassions - anyway here is Steve Van-Zeller reliving his youth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ygjKTgdpQ

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:07 pm
by MartinOwen
And of course Buster Crabbe...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQa_BRRpacs

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:10 pm
by Kari Salonen
In this remote corner pub rock became known through the leading rock monthly of the era - its editors were all fans of Nick Lowe etc, so everything released by Stiff or Chiswick got attention.

As for indecent, shady and seedy, how about Stack Waddy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCR4gEeD4f8

But the one I thought of adding was Kursaal Flyers. Back then I thought, what an odd name. I only learned the meaning of Kursaal years later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzMHpo--njc

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:24 pm
by MartinOwen
...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRcyGZyh85k

and there was a night in 1973 at the Greyhound when Bob Marley performed. Came over for the Radio 1 in Concert at the Paris Theatre I think.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:31 pm
by will vine
I STILL miss KOKOMO the most of all but I can't seem to post anything of theirs.

I loved CLOVER http://youtu.be/0Bw0_QfLvMg

One of the best gigs I remember, and definitely not on Youtube, Archie Leggert's 747.

ACE were good, FBI, CHILLI WILLI......... and I used to see SHAKIN' STEVENS regularly down at The Torrington too. Happy Daze!