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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by NorfolkWhite » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:44 am

Caught these guys while on holiday recently, Mrs NW even got herself a signed cd afterwards! - the classical vocals were beautiful....I can take or leave the Coldplay bit but it did work.....


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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 pm

Apologies, as a 'Ballboy' I haven't waded through the preceding 1444 pages of this thread, but thought it would be interesting to hear peoples first, best, worst and last concerts. So anyway here's mine:

First - The Skids (Lincoln Drill Hall) 1979

Best - very difficult choice this one, but I'd have to go for The Pogues (Brixton Academy) 1990

Worst - it's got to be Texas, who were support to Simple Minds (at the old Cardiff Arms Park) in 1989 - they were utter garbage. Running them close however, are The Style Council, who played some CND concert at Brockwell Park, Brixton in 1992/93 (that we only went to, because as impoverished students it was a free bus to London for the day)

Last - tribute bands I know can be great, crap or anywhere inbetween, but a few months ago a few months ago we went to see a Led Zep tribute band called Whole Lotta Led at a small local venue called the Globe (Cardiff) and they were fantastic - 2 sets, played a selection of Zep classics (with the odd left field song thrown in amongst) and then IV in full (in track order) for the second part. Well worth £16.50 for >2.5 hrs. If they are on in a club/pub near you I'd recommend them !

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by 1964white » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:06 pm

Come back to you on the worst ???

First - Free
Best - Wishbone Ash, Supertramp, Van Morrison, Santana, Smiths, U2/(early), Morrissey, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Who.....could add more !
Worst -
Last - Wally

Not the worst

Most disappointed - The Killers plus my soul hero who was shot to pieces with drugs Marvin Gaye

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by gessa » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:20 pm

First Steve Gibbons Band - Birmingham Odean 1977

Best Extremely difficult, so will go for most enjoyable - King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Manchester Ritz 2016

Worst The Who - Birmingham NEC 1981.

Last Mark Lanegan Band - Dec 2017 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall.

Next The Dead South This Saturday -The Soundhouse Leicester

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by 1964white » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 pm

gessa wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:20 pm

Worst The Who - Birmingham NEC 1981.
Past their best by 1981

Enjoy Dead South mate :tup:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by gessa » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:30 pm

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Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Past their best by 1981

Enjoy Dead South mate :tup:
They certainly were mate, Townsend tried to make it a 1 man show and Daltrey sang like a horse with laryngitis.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by 1964white » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:34 pm

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They certainly were mate, Townsend tried to make it a 1 man show and Daltrey sang like a horse with laryngitis.
Yes sadly Daltrey lost his voice

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by faaip » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:19 pm

The more she releases the more I fall in love, this is sooooo good



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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by faaip » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:20 pm

That's who I want to see live more than anyone else right now

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by hector » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:43 am

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Apologies, as a 'Ballboy' I haven't waded through the preceding 1444 pages of this thread, but thought it would be interesting to hear peoples first, best, worst and last concerts. So anyway here's mine:

First - The Skids (Lincoln Drill Hall) 1979

Best - very difficult choice this one, but I'd have to go for The Pogues (Brixton Academy) 1990

Worst - it's got to be Texas, who were support to Simple Minds (at the old Cardiff Arms Park) in 1989 - they were utter garbage. Running them close however, are The Style Council, who played some CND concert at Brockwell Park, Brixton in 1992/93 (that we only went to, because as impoverished students it was a free bus to London for the day)

Last - tribute bands I know can be great, crap or anywhere inbetween, but a few months ago a few months ago we went to see a Led Zep tribute band called Whole Lotta Led at a small local venue called the Globe (Cardiff) and they were fantastic - 2 sets, played a selection of Zep classics (with the odd left field song thrown in amongst) and then IV in full (in track order) for the second part. Well worth £16.50 for >2.5 hrs. If they are on in a club/pub near you I'd recommend them !
!st Knebworth 1979 Chas and Dave, Commander Cody, Tod Rungren and Utopia, New Barbarians, Led Zeppelin

best: Slade I think
Worst: Alvin Stardust (70's weekend Butlins)
Best Surprise: Swinging blue jeans, Desmond Dekker, (Showaddywaddy were also there) but I was back stage security so had to see them.......

Tributes: I saw Whole lotta led about 12 years ago, they were fantastic then too... Also Fred Zeppelin, and Think Floyd all were good...
:tup: “Always ensure it is an original HECTOR post and not a cheap immitation” :wink:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by faaip » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 am

hector wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:43 am
!st Knebworth 1979 Chas and Dave, Commander Cody, Tod Rungren and Utopia, New Barbarians, Led Zeppelin

best: Slade I think
Worst: Alvin Stardust (70's weekend Butlins)
Best Surprise: Swinging blue jeans, Desmond Dekker, (Showaddywaddy were also there) but I was back stage security so had to see them.......

Tributes: I saw Whole lotta led about 12 years ago, they were fantastic then too... Also Fred Zeppelin, and Think Floyd all were good...

Other half was there, close enough to see the clip on Pages guitar apparently. Had to wear their crash helmets due to tin can bombardment...

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 am

First - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Bradford around 86/87 - saw him again recently on his solo acoustic tour, still love his music.

Best - I'm going to cheat and have more than one - Nick Cave back end of last year is fresh in my mind and there were just no low points, the whole location / experience added to it - a performer truly at the top of his game. Second one is a festival gig - James Yorkston at Greenman 2011, made me understand what going to festivals is all about, the feel good factor around the stage was almost tangible, he was up against someone pretty big on the main stage which meant it was a die hard bunch of fans, truly engaging.

Worst - Going to cross over to most disappointing here, Paul Weller at the RAH a couple of years back for one of the TCT gigs, his amp blew up as he strummed his first chord and seemed like he didn't want to be there after that. Evening was not wasted though as Johnny Marr was on first and did a load of Smiths covers mingled in with his own stuff and was superb.

Last - Bottomless Coffee Band, saw them on holiday recently - link in post above.

Next - No dedicated band gig tickets but we are going to Greenman festival again in August.

p.s. On the 'best' front I've just remebered James at Thetford Forest a few years back, hadn't seen them for a while but they played a great set including my favourite track "Johnny Yen" which doesn't tend to get much of an airing, so a real treat. Tim Booth is a great performer.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:00 am

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Apologies, as a 'Ballboy' I haven't waded through the preceding 1444 pages of this thread, but thought it would be interesting to hear peoples first, best, worst and last concerts. So anyway here's mine:

First - The Skids (Lincoln Drill Hall) 1979

Best - very difficult choice this one, but I'd have to go for The Pogues (Brixton Academy) 1990

Worst - it's got to be Texas, who were support to Simple Minds (at the old Cardiff Arms Park) in 1989 - they were utter garbage. Running them close however, are The Style Council, who played some CND concert at Brockwell Park, Brixton in 1992/93 (that we only went to, because as impoverished students it was a free bus to London for the day)

Last - tribute bands I know can be great, crap or anywhere inbetween, but a few months ago a few months ago we went to see a Led Zep tribute band called Whole Lotta Led at a small local venue called the Globe (Cardiff) and they were fantastic - 2 sets, played a selection of Zep classics (with the odd left field song thrown in amongst) and then IV in full (in track order) for the second part. Well worth £16.50 for >2.5 hrs. If they are on in a club/pub near you I'd recommend them !
I saw the Pogues at Reading Festival in 1989, if there was a category for "maddest" that would certainly be up near the top of the list!

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by gessa » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am

hector wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:43 am
!st Knebworth 1979 Chas and Dave, Commander Cody, Tod Rungren and Utopia, New Barbarians, Led Zeppelin

best: Slade I think
Worst: Alvin Stardust (70's weekend Butlins)
Best Surprise: Swinging blue jeans, Desmond Dekker, (Showaddywaddy were also there) but I was back stage security so had to see them.......

Tributes: I saw Whole lotta led about 12 years ago, they were fantastic then too... Also Fred Zeppelin, and Think Floyd all were good...
I was at Knebworth too, did the first weekend, which was supposed to be the better of the 2 shows, support acts weren't great.

Slade Reading Festival when they stepped in last minute to replace Ozzy, as got to be one of if not the best festival performances ever, mind Rory Gallagher on the Friday was up there, great weekend that was.

Fred Zeppelin are very very good.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by gessa » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:39 am

NorfolkWhite wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 am
First - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Bradford around 86/87 - saw him again recently on his solo acoustic tour, still love his music.

Best - I'm going to cheat and have more than one - Nick Cave back end of last year is fresh in my mind and there were just no low points, the whole location / experience added to it - a performer truly at the top of his game. Second one is a festival gig - James Yorkston at Greenman 2011, made me understand what going to festivals is all about, the feel good factor around the stage was almost tangible, he was up against someone pretty big on the main stage which meant it was a die hard bunch of fans, truly engaging.

Worst - Going to cross over to most disappointing here, Paul Weller at the RAH a couple of years back for one of the TCT gigs, his amp blew up as he strummed his first chord and seemed like he didn't want to be there after that. Evening was not wasted though as Johnny Marr was on first and did a load of Smiths covers mingled in with his own stuff and was superb.

Last - Bottomless Coffee Band, saw them on holiday recently - link in post above.

Next - No dedicated band gig tickets but we are going to Greenman festival again in August.

p.s. On the 'best' front I've just remebered James at Thetford Forest a few years back, hadn't seen them for a while but they played a great set including my favourite track "Johnny Yen" which doesn't tend to get much of an airing, so a real treat. Tim Booth is a great performer.
Must have seen James a dozen times now and they never disappoint.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by 1964white » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:49 am

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Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
I was at Knebworth too, did the first weekend, which was supposed to be the better of the 2 shows, support acts weren't great.

Slade did Reading Festival when they stepped in last minute to replace Ozzy, has got to be one of if not the best festival performances ever, mind Rory Gallagher on the Friday was up there, great weekend that was.

Fred Zeppelin are very very good.
Slade were one of great live bands in their day :tup:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:01 am

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Must have seen James a dozen times now and they never disappoint.
Saw them a fair few times in the early days - once tripped over to Blackpool where they played at the Empress Ballroom IIRC, Tim Booth is a great front man.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by gessa » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm

faaip wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:19 pm
The more she releases the more I fall in love, this is sooooo good


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Re: The Music Discussion Thread

Post by gessa » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm






Liking these at the moment.

Elliot Smith, Barr Brothers and Beirut feel to them.

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