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Post by Davie on Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:20 pm

First topic message reminder :

Mac started a really good thread today and while I'm not as fussy about things going off topic as some people, it does seem a shame to drown out Mac's thread with music chat - so I think we'll have a music corner for us golfers (in addition to the forum-wide music section)

I know Kwini is keen on his music, often throwing musical references into his ballwasher topics (I remember one of his last efforts on the old site being entitled The Boys Are Back In Town, and the conversation going off into Thin Lizzy territory!

S_R (on the other thread) made a reference to "hating the Beatles" - discuss! Whistle

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Post by I'm never wrong on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi Kwini. I "found him" when a UK radio DJ said that The River album was number one in America and I bought the album on a whim. Best thing I ever did. Seen him several times, always gives value, even starting concerts before advertised time! He said in July next year he will have been playing music for fifty years.

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Post by puligny on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:31 pm

RIP JJ Cale. Songs will be with us forever. Thank you.

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Post by JAS on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:39 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:never wrong:
I'm a huge Springsteen fan, seen him in the 70's, 80's and 90's! Now just from afar and sans Clarence.
Does anyone offer better value in a live show? Not in my experience.

in a word...No

In several words, the guy is amazing, huge quality back catalogue and an equally huge influence on other artists. A few people wont make the connection but Mick Jones of the Clash is a huge fan and of all the punk bands, they were the ones who always gave that 2 & a half hour+ performance.... something none of the other punk bands did and something Jones maintains he picked up on from being a Springsteen fan.

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Post by JAS on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:40 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:never wrong:
I'm a huge Springsteen fan, seen him in the 70's, 80's and 90's! Now just from afar and sans Clarence.
Does anyone offer better value in a live show? Not in my experience.

in a word...No

In several words, the guy is amazing, huge quality back catalogue and an equally huge influence on other artists. A few people wont make the connection but Mick Jones of the Clash is a huge fan and of all the punk bands, they were the ones who always gave that 2 & a half hour+ performance.... something none of the other punk bands did and something Jones maintains he picked up on from being a Springsteen fan.

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Post by Diggers on Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:54 pm

I know a lit of people love the Boss and fair play, each to their own, but Id rather eat my own live than sit through two hours of his music.
Philadelphia is a good song...and that's it for me really.

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Post by Davie on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:05 pm

I know quite a few bands that play epic sets like Stringbean does. They don't have the crass jingoism that he has either

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Post by navyblueshorts on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:58 pm

I didn't think Springsteen was particularly jingoistic...
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Post by puligny on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:02 pm

Surely the point is Springsteen doesn't need to try so hard nowadays - but he does! Speaks volumes for the man IMHO!

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:08 pm

Agree nbs, except for Born In The USA (which I don't think is in his top 200 tracks) it's been much more about "Jersey", girls and the working man.


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Post by Davie on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:08 pm

navyblueshorts wrote:I didn't think Springsteen was particularly jingoistic...

He's New Joisey through and through and that's enough for this Brit. Can any of us really identify with interminable songs about small town Americana?

And just listen to Born in the USA (OK I know that it's actually a little anti-American but must people don't realize that and to a casual listener it is just as dull as the chants of USA, USA, USA at any sporting event they turn up at)

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Post by Diggers on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:10 pm

I thought Born In The USA was actually an anti war song, not pro American. Maybe there months got a bit lost over the past 30 years or so.
Either way its carp.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:20 pm

Davie,
Some of us much prefer "small town Americana" to the big town version . . . . . . !

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Post by navyblueshorts on Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:35 am

Born in the USA was entirely anti-war. I get the impression that Springsteen is proud to be American but doesn't think the USA is anywhere near perfect. I'd hardly call that jingoistic.
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Post by JAS on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:00 am

navyblueshorts wrote:Born in the USA was entirely anti-war. I get the impression that Springsteen is proud to be American but doesn't think the USA is anywhere near perfect. I'd hardly call that jingoistic.

Just about sums it up perfectly on all counts Navy

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Post by McLaren on Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:56 pm

Davie

Do you still do the radio show?

If so where can we listen to it?
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Post by Davie on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:00 pm

No not done that for a couple of years now. The station was US based if you recall and closed down due to lack of funds

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:53 am

If you could have any singers voice who would you choose? (I would suggest Nat King Cole for Super so he could melt the ladies)
Think it would be Tony Bennet, Julio Englasias, or Willie Nelson for me!
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Post by JAS on Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:48 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:If you could have any singers voice who would you choose? (I would suggest Nat King Cole for Super so he could melt the ladies)
Think it would be Tony Bennet, Julio Englasias, or Willie Nelson for me!
Ooh..tough one as my tastes are as diverse as Johnny Cash to Johnny Rotten

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:54 pm

Love Johnny Cashs last release - Hurt? lovely and sad and the video really makes your soul ache. Life (as previously mentioned) is a rotter.
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Post by super_realist on Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:06 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:Love Johnny Cashs last release - Hurt? lovely and sad and the video really makes your soul ache. Life (as previously mentioned) is a rotter.
That wasn't a Johnny Cash song, he covered a Nine Inch Nail song.



Worst voice ever though has to be Bob Dylan. Just awful.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:13 pm

super_realist wrote:
MontysMerkin wrote:Love Johnny Cashs last release - Hurt? lovely and sad and the video really makes your soul ache. Life (as previously mentioned) is a rotter.
Worst voice ever though has to be Bob Dylan. Just awful.
Yeah he sounds more like George Formby to me.
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Post by McLaren on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:01 pm

I would like to have the voice of Eddie Vedder.
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Post by beninho on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:14 pm

Eddie Vedder has a cracking voice, though Brandon Flowers is just superb. But Dave Grohl, nicest man in rocknroll and a great voice.

That Johnny cash song pissess over the original. Covers better then the original? Muse - Feeling good.

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Post by JAS on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Must admit I loved Hot Fuss when it first came out, still one of my must play every now and again albums but as time's gone by I have found Flowers increasingly irritating. OK maybe not not as much as Bonio who has gone stratospherically irritating and more or less soured me off U2's music completely which I used to love.

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Post by beninho on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:28 pm

Gone are my days of reading the music press and interviews with singers, I base it on the first 2 killers alums being superb, and Crossfire a great single. But when i saw them at the 02 a couple of years back he just didnt miss a line, his voice was perfect.

Still not as good a show as when The Foo Fighters played Wembley. WOW!

I am getting a bit out of touch with music now though, but really like the rudimental songs, and Macklemore.

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Post by super_realist on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:29 pm

I'd probably go for Bryan Ferry.

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Post by JAS on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:47 pm

Anyway, to get back to Monty's question....who's voice? I'd take Michael Hutchence's voice. Not sure if it was just the voice, charisma probably played a big part. But with Hutchence's voice none of us would have any problems pulling in Aberdeen Wink

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Post by navyblueshorts on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:54 pm

Paul Rodgers would be near the top of the list for me.
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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:00 pm

JAS wrote:Anyway, to get back to Monty's question....who's voice?  I'd take Michael Hutchence's voice. Not sure if it was just the voice, charisma probably played a big part. But with Hutchence's voice none of us would have any problems pulling in Aberdeen Wink
Anyone who dies playing the flute solo is alright by me ;0)
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Post by Davie on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:06 pm

I would have chosen someone like Paul Young - one of the greatest voices I've heard - or a more controversial choice, though I hated Wet Wet Wet, I always thought Marty Pellow had a great voice

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:11 pm

I wish I had Leonard Cohen's voice . . . . . . .

(Agree about Paul Young.)

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:18 pm

Davie wrote:I would have chosen someone like Paul Young - one of the greatest voices I've heard - or a more controversial choice, though I hated Wet Wet Wet, I always thought Marty Pellow had a great voice
Next you'll be saying Mick bloody Hucknall!
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Post by Davie on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:19 pm

Mick Hucknall had a good voice too. But he was ginger

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Post by MontysMerkin on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:21 pm

That was his only redeeming feature (got my lolly sucked a few times thanks to him. By girls.)
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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:05 pm

Bad day for the Velvet Undergound - Lou Reed Walks on the Wild Side for the last time.

I'm off to see Elvis Costello next week - only been waiting 35 years to see him Live. Will it have been worth the wait.
Saw his Missus just a month ago and have to say she was very disappointing; fingers crossed it doesn't run in the family.

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Post by oldshanker on Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:52 pm

Shame - he inhabited an admittedly short, but somewhat explosive period of my life.

Kwini - I saw Elvis Costello in Liverpool in 1977/8 (?) He was absolutely electrifying then if a little bit scary!

Really hope he hasn't lost that edge.............but
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Post by kwinigolfer on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:21 pm

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Thanks shanker, looking forward to it! Was hoping Diana would do one or two of Elvis's, but nooooo!

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Post by super_realist on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:17 am

Got stuck on a call to a call centre the other day. Realised how much I despise Elton John.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:31 am

Or Phyllis as Rod Stewart calls him Laugh 
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:20 am

Only time I saw Elton John play he announced his retirement from concert gigs.
That was in 1977 when Rod Stewart used to call him Sharon.
Still amazing to think Sharon's cousin played in a Cup Final.

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Post by McLaren on Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:55 am

Rod stewart is a plonker. Does anyone other than daily express readers listen to his music?
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Post by MontysMerkin on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:08 pm

McLaren wrote:Rod stewart is a plonker.  Does anyone listen to his music?
There fixed it for you. Kenny Everett is a better Rod Stewart than Rod Stewart.
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Post by super_realist on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:29 pm

McLaren wrote:Rod stewart is a plonker.  Does anyone other than daily express readers listen to his music?
Is he not socialist enough for you Mac?

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Post by McLaren on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Ehh?

Are you a rod stewart fan boy or something?
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Post by raycastleunited on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:59 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:That was his only redeeming feature (got my lolly sucked a few times thanks to him. By girls.)
Would be useful to get some clarification on this point.

Either, Mick is a mate of yours and walked up to girls and asked them to suck your lolly.

Or, you are a Mick Hucknall impersonator. Are you following his current look or do you go for the classic ginger dreadlocks?

Both scenarios are slightly disturbing Shocked

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Post by super_realist on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:00 pm

McLaren wrote:Ehh?

Are you a rod stewart fan boy or something?
Nah, not at all, but I prefer more of Rod's back catalogue than Elton John's, which is Rocket Man apart, total garbage.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:04 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
MontysMerkin wrote:That was his only redeeming feature (got my lolly sucked a few times thanks to him. By girls.)
Would be useful to get some clarification on this point.

Either, Mick is a mate of yours and walked up to girls and asked them to suck your lolly.

Or, you are a Mick Hucknall impersonator. Are you following his current look or do you go for the classic ginger dreadlocks?

Both scenarios are slightly disturbing Shocked
Not dreadlocks no, but am a strawberry blonde. At the time he was the only (barely) acceptable face of ginnerism and so allowed us other red nutted beauties to get a look in.
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Post by raycastleunited on Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:50 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:
raycastleunited wrote:
MontysMerkin wrote:That was his only redeeming feature (got my lolly sucked a few times thanks to him. By girls.)
Would be useful to get some clarification on this point.

Either, Mick is a mate of yours and walked up to girls and asked them to suck your lolly.

Or, you are a Mick Hucknall impersonator. Are you following his current look or do you go for the classic ginger dreadlocks?

Both scenarios are slightly disturbing Shocked
Not dreadlocks no, but am a strawberry blonde. At the time he was the only (barely) acceptable face of ginnerism and so allowed us other red nutted beauties to get a look in.
Lucky for you Ron Weasley came along!

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Post by MontysMerkin on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:07 pm

Yep he's helped out no end. Mind you as I am now 40 something I really am just pleased to still be breathing and hair colour is no longer a problem for me. A lot of my contemporaries seem to be going for the 'monk' look although not seemingly religious.
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Post by EmmDee57 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:15 pm

Anyone listened to The Temperance Movement? Their self titled album is so good. Well worth a listen.

Also, the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, has the potential to be a classic. Bit different sound to before, more upbeat and almost disco-esque.

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