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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:13 am
by Gordon Moore
No problem with posting links, but it is nice to be warned if folks are aware of language etc. My sensitive nature can cope with the odd expletive, but when I hear any music (esp gangsta rap type stuff) that starts using it, I switch off immediately, and that includes K'Naan. I can understand it having a proper context, but I still don't like it.

So thanks Nikki for being aware of my sensitive nature :-)

Re: A bit of fairy dust - the Trogg tapes

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 12:18 am
by nikki akinjinmi
judith wrote:I'm having hysterics over here. I thought you were talking about "Wild Thing" or something. I have since been clued in to the Trogg tapes. What I've heard has had me laughing out loud.


Judith I was crying with laughter when I heard it. I was trying hard not to laugh, but it is funny. At first I thought it was a big wind-up. In fact as I write the memory of it makes me laugh. My colleagues and I couldn't contain ourselves - some of us were crying with laughter.

Gordon Moore wrote:So thanks Nikki for being aware of my sensitive nature :-)


That's alright Gordon.

Although I have a feeling that perhaps I should have left the link, and just provided a warning about the content. It's a hard one to judge, really - as it is in my opinion very funny (for all the wrong reasons, or the right reasons, depending on one's view)

Anyway for those people who want to check it out - it's the infamous Troggs tape.

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 10:54 pm
by garth cartwright
sorry, haven't looked at this since I posted: kevin seemed to suggest that the Monkeys selling 300,000 CDs in a week and winning a Brit means they are good. Studying the charts I'd say it proves the opposite - look at Robbie Williams and Oasis (4.5 million of their dire 2nd album sold in the UK alone). Charlie champions the Monkeys? Good, we almost never agree on rock/pop/rap so let's keep it that way. mediocre minor indie band with a lyricist who has copped a lot from John Cooper Clarke. and the Shadow Puppets are a dire imitation of stuff Scott Walker did better 40 yrs ago.

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:38 am
by Adam Blake
You're on a roll with this and the Joy Division stuff, Garth. Might I suggest a quick survey of the modern pop landscape with thumbnail sketches of the main protagonists a la Garth? You're one of the only music writers left (perhaps the only one) who can still make me laugh.

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:31 am
by Joe Cushley
Just to amplify a point that's already been alluded to. When I was hawking Seasick Steve around record labels between 2004-2006, I was told by two of the largest independents that they couldn't work out who would buy a blues record by an ageing ex-hobo... Nearly 100, 000 sales later...

I was played U2's first EP by this older friend back in the late '70s. He told me they were going to be enormous. I thought he was talking absolute rubbish. I also saw a very early Oasis gig. I thought they were utterly terrible. No charisma or songs. 6 months later they were the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band In The World...

OK. We're all right 98% of the time. It's that 2% chance that keeps people believing.

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 3:55 pm
by Gordon Moore
Joe Cushley wrote:I was played U2's first EP by this older friend back in the late '70s. He told me they were going to be enormous. I thought he was talking absolute rubbish. I also saw a very early Oasis gig. I thought they were utterly terrible. No charisma or songs. 6 months later they were the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band In The World...


I'd just add that I personally, just my opinion mind, thought that Queen's first album was sensational and I thought they might do okay. They did, pity they lost the energy and inventiveness of the first album. Now how many bands can we say that about, oh we've been there...

XTC...

well, I just wanted to say it.
:-()