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Ian M wrote:Well, she might be an Arsenal girl, but that's not Highbury!
I'm trying to think who wore the number 7 shirt for Arsenal in those days - Peter Marinello?
Has this site turned into Shoot?
Hugh Weldon wrote:Marinello was one of the short-lived 'new George Bests' who probably wore No 9. He arrived at Highbury in a blaze of publicity and disappeared back into Scottish obscurity not long afterwards.
I wrote:'We had the Beatles and Dylan', goes the mantra, 'and all they've got is Coldpay and Dido' - forgetting that we also have Radiohead, the White Stripes, Basement Jaxx, Timbaland, Rufus Wainwright, Outkast, the Prodigy, Four Tet[...]
howard male wrote:most of the music we loved and grew up with, is essentially the same as the music of the 20-Somethings. So, for me anyway, it's very easy to dismiss bands who seem to have nothing new to say, or even a new way of saying it.
There was world of difference between Glenn Miller (my father's favourite) and T.Rex (my favourite) yet they were separated by only 30 years. But it's only production values that separate T.Rex from any number of modern, kit-drum and guitar-based bands, another 30 years on. So how can we oldies be expected to respect these silly boys who seem fixated on the past, rather than finding new avenues, both instrumentally and stylistically, to take their music up?
matt m wrote:Actually, as a 30something, I'm most often struck by how conservative most of the music made by young people is. Thousands of wannabe James Blunts, Damien Rices, Didos etc etc For me, the fact that the NME write about bands such as Razorlight with anything other than ridicule is baffling, when it was the NME (and John Peel) that turned me onto things like Public Enemy, My Bloody Valentine and Extreme Noise Terror when I was growing up.
joel wrote:Why the obsession with novelty and "innovation"?
Nigel w wrote:As for Wolves , Dominic (you and Robert Plant) - aren't they running away with the Championship at the moment? Nailed down certs for promotion to the premiership and a return to the glory days of Dougan et al?
Dominic wrote:As a Wolves fan I don't really know that much about football.
uiwangmike wrote:Dominic wrote:As a Wolves fan I don't really know that much about football.
Are you old enough to remember Peter Knowles?
"I love songs that fade. There's always that sense that they could have gone on forever..." [...]
"Yeah, I know what you mean. I love the end of 'Get It On' when the sax starts soloing. You're not even aware there's a sax on the track until that moment..."
A slow melody from somewhere might be heard at the same time as a percussive line that sounds like African folk music, but there's also a piano from a contemporary chamber ensemble and some surrealist groaning filtered through a lot of distortion and reverb.
Chris Potts wrote:this was briefly the Henry Cow thread, right ?
here's the first review of the new Cow box set along with a still from the - as yet seen by hardly anyone - DVD, at the bottom of the (long) page.
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