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

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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 beninho on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:16 pm

I'm not a prince fan, I just thought your sweeping statement that he played "schmaltzy, quasi R&B drivel" was wrong, and wanted to give you the chance to find out.


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Post by Davie on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:17 pm

Raspberry Beret
Kiss
Take Me With You
When Doves Cry
Alphabet Street
Sign of the Times
Starfish and Coffee
U Got The Look

and if you want something that wasn't a "hit" try something from the Batdance album (sound track to the Batman movie starring Jack Nicholson) - maybe Electric Chair or Partyman

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Post by MontysMerkin on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:19 pm

Personally, I liked the Diamonds and Pearls album and the Musicology one. Can't say I'm the biggest fan tho.
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Post by super_realist on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:22 pm

Indeed Mac. Surely there is something in his supposedly extensive back catalogue which might have more, how shall we say, universal appeal?

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Post by McLaren on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:38 pm

Davie

Just listened to Rasp berr,y Alphabet street, Starfish and Coffee and sign of the times. They don't quite fit supers description but they were a bit middle of the road. Maybe like a black'er version of the doobie brothers or something.
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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:15 pm

Good job we all have different tastes!

Not a great Prince fan, but that's fine too.

I wonder who's "up there" in years whose death would also be considered death of an icon?

McCartney I suppose, Jagger and possibly Keef, Dylan, Chuck Berry. Townshend perhaps. I'd add Leonard Cohen but don't expect much agreement there. Ray Davies would be close to the top of my list too but as no-one seemed to care much when he got shot a few years ago don't suppose his eventual demise will attract much attention. And Neil Young.

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Post by super_realist on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:18 pm

Trouble with death of famous people is that people get terribly dewey eyed, sentimental and sycophantic about people they didn't really care about when they were alive almost like they are expected to be "moved".

Showbiz deaths don't really put me up and down, and sometimes it's even a relief for someone to be dead so we don't have to put up with them anymore.

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Post by beninho on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:41 pm

Ray Davies, seems to be criminally underated as does Brian Wilson. Maybe it would have helped their reputations had they dies young, like Lennon, Hendrix.

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Post by Davie on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:44 pm

It's certainly true that some people will jump on a bandwagon over some celebrity deaths .. but I don't believe it is true that you need to have known someone personally to be deeply affected by their passing.

Thinking of some of the higher profile deaths in the last 4 months, there have been some that I've thought "Oh that's sad" then not really given it another thought (Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Percy Sledge, Wogan, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey and even Sir George Martin) - but the loss of people like Bowie, Prince and Keith Emerson left me feeling stunned and saddened. No I never met them, I never "knew" them .. but these were people I grew up listening to.

"soundtrack of your youth" is a rather cliched expression but to me it actually meant something .. music being my biggest hobby, music is a massive part of my life.

Super/Mac - is there no one (musician, actor, sportsperson etc) who you would feel genuinely and deeply sad about if they passed?

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Post by super_realist on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:50 pm

The majority of people who die, are old, so there isn't really something to be too sad about because they have had a full and eventful life.

I couldn't care less about Prince/Bowie dying at all, never knew them, never really liked their "work" so I've no reason to feel like it was a loss or in any way tragic.

I doubt there is a famous person I'd genuinely be upset about their death, unless tragically untimely and not self inflicted.

Couldn't have given a toss about Diana when she died either. Really couldn't care less.

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Post by navyblueshorts on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:57 pm

McLaren wrote:Oh christ, It seems he was into Illuminati and chemtrial conspiracies as well.  picard
Who cares? We're talking about his music and his legacy to music. Please stick with the programme...
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Post by pedro on Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:57 pm

You knew the disco was closing when Purple Rain came on.

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Post by McLaren on Thu May 05, 2016 10:46 am

Apparently She is jesper parnevik's daughter.

Peg Parnevik - Ain't No Saint:



Do you like the song?
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Post by beninho on Fri May 13, 2016 9:41 am

The Stone Roses have returned! I'm a bit young for the second summer of love in the late 80s. But some of their songs are really good. This new one, is a bit meh though. Its ok, maybe It needs to grow on me a bit.

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Post by super_realist on Fri May 13, 2016 11:31 am

The lyrics are atrocious in it Beninho I think. Like something a child would come out with, then again, lyrically, they were never particularly interesting.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri May 13, 2016 3:25 pm

Hmm - I'd disagree. I think Squire and Brown in tandem (certainly back in the day) were very good songwriters. Not heard the newbie though

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Post by raycastleunited on Fri May 13, 2016 8:10 pm

I think the tune is great, a really catchy riff, but yes the lyrics are really child like.

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Post by McLaren on Fri May 13, 2016 9:23 pm

I prefer this.

One for all and....:

A much better use of the lyric.
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Post by pedro on Sat May 14, 2016 9:55 pm

Royame Uni: Nil point

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Post by JAS on Tue May 31, 2016 7:41 am

Anybody interested in a ticket for Springsteen at Wembley on Sunday, got 2 and my partner can't make it. PM me if interested.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:12 am

Well JAS, did you get there? 3 1/2 hours solid music from The Boss. Not as much as I was expecting from The River album. There was also some feedback at times I thought. Overall, I enjoyed it. Not the car park on the motorway on the way home however.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:31 am

Hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did the four times I saw him, Inw. Always a briliant show . . . . . even when he did songs from The River. Sadly couldn't afford the airfare to take up JAS's kind offer.

Got tickets to see Norah Jones (well, she's here so why not?) and Jason Isbell over the next few months, looking forward to them.

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Post by JAS on Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:11 am

I'm never wrong wrote:Well JAS, did you get there? 3 1/2 hours solid music from The Boss. Not as much as I was expecting from The River album. There was also some feedback at times I thought. Overall, I enjoyed it. Not the car park on the motorway on the way home however.

I did get there INW (after a bit of a parking nightmare), my partner changed her mind in the end and took the other ticket. 2nd time I've seen him, just think it's incredible that a 67 year old can deliver such an intense and long performance, of course he is backed by a superb bunch in the E Street band. I also thought that CC would be irreplaceable but his nephew seems to have done that.

I've been to over 100 gigs (mostly but not exclusively punk) and I honestly don't think there's a better live performer out there. Was lucky to see the Clash 4 times, they also used to give vfm by performing around 2 and a half hours but they were young guys at the time.







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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:33 am

Love The Boss!


1/3 of Canada watched the finale of the 15-night Farewell Tour of the Tragically Hip. Wished I'd've gone, or at least known it was on.

I love most of their stuff - does it get any airtime in GB? Do you like it??

Went to see Norah Jones the other evening. Awful, just awful. No sparkle to her lovely singing voice, no interaction with the audience or her band, who were pretty boring too. Waste of money, Bl00dy Norah.

Missing Butch Walker next week, next up is Jason Isbell which I'm looking forward to.

RIP Toots Thielman


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Post by westisbest on Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:41 am

Springsteen is quality.

Would love to go and see him live.

Been wanting to see him for a while now.

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Post by pedro on Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:51 am

A working class hero. Maybe he'll start campaining with Trump... Whistle

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Post by I'm never wrong on Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:52 am

westisbest wrote:Would love to go and see him live.

Still some cheap tickets available on his current tour. Only about £15. Unfortunately (for you) the concerts are in the US.....

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:58 am

If that 15 pounds was for a ticket at Springsteen's concert this week at the Meadowlands, it was good value - Bruuuce played for 3hr 52 minutes! Record length for a concert of his in the States.

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2016/08/springsteen_nj_concert_2016_review_metlife_photos.html

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:58 am

That was Tuesday Kwini. I saw on the news that beat that record too by playing for just over four hours.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:03 pm

Happy 90th Birthday to Chuck Berry, the headliner on the first concert I ever saw - at the Gaumont in Southampton since you ask - Nashville Teens, Carl Perkins and a pre-release rendering of House of the Rising Sun by the Animals on the same bill. Those were the days! Chuck Berry was electrifying, but never thought he'd reach 90!!

Most recent concert was Jason Isbell last week - a former Drive By Trucker. Discover his music if you don't know him. Fantastic live.

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Post by MontysMerkin on Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:40 pm

Just heard Phil "the thrill" Collins will be touring again. It's just an empty space...
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Post by I'm never wrong on Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:55 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:Just heard Phil "the thrill" Collins will be touring again. It's just an empty space...
But seriously Monty, taking it at face value, it's probably just one more night. Dress will be causal, no jacket required. He's going back to testify so you can see both sides of the story.

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Post by navyblueshorts on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:06 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:
MontysMerkin wrote:Just heard Phil "the thrill" Collins will be touring again. It's just an empty space...
But seriously Monty, taking it at face value, it's probably just one more night. Dress will be causal, no jacket required. He's going back to testify so you can see both sides of the story.
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Post by navyblueshorts on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:07 pm

Actually, not that much of a fan, especially of his solo stuff. Pretty good in Genesis (before they became Phil's backing band) and was always an outstanding drummer.
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Post by MontysMerkin on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:36 pm

I'm loving the cheesy ballads! If you ever played GTA3 or 4 there was a mission to go to one of his gigs where he did the old da da dum da dum and you had to whisk him away in his stretch limo. Tough level...
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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:37 pm

Better at being Buster Edwards than being a solo singer . . . . . . . .

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:03 pm

No Pete Burns eulogies chaps?

you spin me round round baby right round like a record baby round round right round

his ode to a Super and Mac argument on here Very Happy

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Post by kwinigolfer on Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:13 am

Very very sad to read of Leonard Cohen's death.
Remarkable life, amazing poet/writer and entertainer (yes, really).
Not sure of the circumstances, but mostly likely a reaction to Tuesday's election.
Montreal will be in mourning.

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Post by super_realist on Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:26 am

kwinigolfer wrote:Very very sad to read of Leonard Cohen's death.
Remarkable life, amazing poet/writer and entertainer (yes, really).
Not sure of the circumstances, but mostly likely a reaction to Tuesday's election.
Montreal will be in mourning.

Terrible singer though, like Dylan, voice like the drone of a bagpipe. Awful.

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Post by pedro on Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:43 am

As with Dylan, I think you have to be from a certain generation to appreciate the music. Cohen did some ok tunes, but the mumbling cigarette smoking semi intellectual unshaved image that both he and Dylan personify has never really appealed to me.

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Post by Be_the_ball on Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:58 pm

Just heard the news that Rick Parfitt has passed away aged just 68, very sad to hear! A mate of mine's dad is a big Quo fan. 2016 has been a really Poopie year for losing talented musicians.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:37 pm

Another one Down The Dustpipe.
Agree Btb. A bit of a puzzle that they never became popular over here, doubt if I've ever heard a single track of theirs except in GB&I.


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Post by Diggers on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:51 pm

Kwini, surely the surprise is they became popular anywhere? Only kidding, well mainly kidding. I had the "pleasure" of watching them play live at Hyde Park, they were supporting the Beach Boys. Fair to say both bands were past their sell by, and this was about 15 years ago. Still a decent gig though.

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Post by Be_the_ball on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:22 pm

They definitely had (coughs) a unique sound. Probably because most of their songs consisted of the same riff. But they definitely had achieved a bit of a cult status (no pun intended). They were like everyone's favourite mate's dad. In fact my mates dad was also a big fan of The Moody Blues, even named his son Justin. (I always remind him of this when he's giving out about people calling their kids "Shakira"). Although he does have a point, Shakira doesn't really work as a childs name in rural Ireland...

But again, The Quo were loved by many and it is sad.

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Post by super_realist on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:57 pm

Here's a unique take on all the deaths in 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJQwbJOj2pg

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Post by Diggers on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:10 pm

How goes it Super? Whereabouts are you these days?

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Post by super_realist on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:50 pm

Still in Aberdeen Digs, possibility of moving back to be Mac's neighbour soon though.

How's things in teaching?

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Post by Diggers on Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:12 pm

Yeah good, hard work, but to be honest not as hard as I thought it would be. Probably due to my laziness. You still in the fossil fuel industry?

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Post by super_realist on Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:33 pm

Just about, it's been a rocky ride, but it's picking up a little. Keeping my options open.

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Post by Davie on Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:50 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Another one Down The Dustpipe.
Agree Btb. A bit of a puzzle that they never became popular over here, doubt if I've ever heard a single track of theirs except in GB&I.


Maybe because ZZ Top had that market cornered over there

Always annoys me when people refer to Quo just being a 3 chord trick; they were far more than that and all consummate musicians

I do agree they maybe carried on too long - I saw them almost 20 years ago and they'd turned into some sort of chicken-in-a-basket cabaret band - but at their peak there was few who could touch them

I remember about 3-4 years ago they got the original "frantic four" back together - and their first rehearsal together was put in YouTube and they were AWFUL - but like all true pros, by the time they had rehearsed together a few more times and went on the road, they turned the clocks back 35 years and were awesome

Ironic that Rick was finally taken from us from a "severe infection" after a shoulder injury. Not 6 months ago he was thought to be dead for 3 minutes after a massive heart attack. I'm sure the dodgy ticker didn't help him fight the infection, but ended up a very non rock and roll way to go

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