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Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:33 pm
by Rob Hall
Not forgetting the Electric Bluebirds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvbOEsN066s

They used to do a great cover of this Mickey Jupp song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E83UP0wIgs

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:14 pm
by MartinOwen
AndyM wrote:[ good jukeboxes where I could hear proper hits made by successful musicians.


These must have been few and far between- the juke boxes in my neck of the woods had Gary Glitter and the Osmonds -and for the rest of the scene it was overblown Wakeman et al....

I think the reason why pub rock was important was this was an antidote to all that - it was back to schooldays. (I had stopped walking around with the Beano album under my arm by this time).

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:32 pm
by Rob Hall
MartinOwen wrote:(I had stopped walking around with the Beano album under my arm by this time).

Ha! How post-hipster cool would it be to have hair past your collar, a don't-care attitude to facial hair, flares, desert boots, an old great coat (OK, in the light of climate change, maybe any long coat would do) ... and a copy of the Beano album under your arm?

I feel a pitch the fashion editor of the Guardian coming on.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:39 pm
by AndyM
MartinOwen wrote:
AndyM wrote:[ good jukeboxes where I could hear proper hits made by successful musicians.


These must have been few and far between- the juke boxes in my neck of the woods had Gary Glitter and the Osmonds -and for the rest of the scene it was overblown Wakeman et al....



My 20p pieces summoned up KC & the Sunshine Band and the Detroit Emeralds. Though I wouldn't have been averse to a bit of Gary Glitter.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:34 am
by john poole
Mickey Jupp with Legend in 1971 - 'Cross Country'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP_j9GULWQo

From the only LP I own on the Vertigo label.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:14 am
by Rob Hall
Rob Hall wrote:Not forgetting the Electric Bluebirds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvbOEsN066s

They used to do a great cover of this Mickey Jupp song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E83UP0wIgs


I suspect that my memory may be playing tricks. Perhaps it was The Realists who covered 'Switchboard Susan'? Norman's pal Paul Astles would know, as he was in both bands. Here's the Realists:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXLeH-jaNwE

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 pm
by Jamie Renton
For something I only started to get a reaction from our grumpy chum in Brighton (and how gloriously he took the bait) this thread's really developed a life of its own.

Eddie and the Hot Rods - Teenage Depression (1976)
Bare bones rock n roll that brims with personality and offered a very welcome contrast to all the anodyne, production-line disco we were hearing at the time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moe4DkZy5Ds

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:54 pm
by uiwangmike
MartinOwen wrote:
AndyM wrote:[ good jukeboxes where I could hear proper hits made by successful musicians.


These must have been few and far between- the juke boxes in my neck of the woods had Gary Glitter and the Osmonds -and for the rest of the scene it was overblown Wakeman et al....

In 1967 (I think it was) I bought for 2 shillings (or was it 1 and 6?) a worn-out jukebox copy of I Love my Dog by Cat Stevens in a cafe in Porthmadog. I was partial to the B-side, Portobello Road. I may still have it somewhere.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:43 pm
by AndyM
uiwangmike wrote:In 1967 (I think it was) I bought for 2 shillings (or was it 1 and 6?) a worn-out jukebox copy of I Love my Dog by Cat Stevens in a cafe in Porthmadog. I was partial to the B-side, Portobello Road. I may still have it somewhere.


Ah, the joys of the ex-jukebox single! In the mid-70s you could buy them in certain newsagents, usually in lurid sleeves labelled 'STAR HITS'. Half the price, or less, of new singles and usually hit the shops when their jukebox 'shelf life' was up. I still have some, not in too bad nick, which perhaps means they weren't top choices in Lewisham boozers. 'Both Ends Burning' by Roxy Music was virtually pristine.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:45 pm
by AndyM
Jamie Renton wrote:For something I only started to get a reaction from our grumpy chum in Brighton


Grumpy ? Firstly, I crack more gags around here than most, and secondly, that adjective might reside more comfortably in Notting Hill.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:57 pm
by Jamie Renton
Apologies. I should have defined my terms more precisely. I was referring specifically to grumpiness at the very mention of pub rock.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:10 pm
by AndyM
Even my original jibe at pub rock was made jokily (though not frivolously).

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:18 pm
by Jamie Renton
Jokiness and grumpiness are far from mutually exclusive. Some of my favourite comedians (Groucho Marx and Peter Cook, to name but two) combined both qualities throughout their careers.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:26 pm
by AndyM
Les Dawson too.

Re: The Decent Pub Rock Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:52 pm
by Jamie Renton
Tony Hancock as well.

And moving away from comedians per se, John Peel.