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3 minutes ago, Tabasco Kid said:

The Jam. A remarkable band...

 

The Kinks...

 

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The Smiths. A mate taped me the debut album - I was underwhelmed, couldn't see the fuss. Then I heard this song - sheer poetry. Loved the Smiths/Morrissey ever since.
 

 

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The Jam and The Smiths were superb.

The Kinks were good but for all of Ray's clever songwriting I found their musical palette very limited; all their songs sounded very similar.  Something that a friend pointed out about my Dead Kennedy's Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables album and I had to concede that it did all sound the same.

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19 hours ago, TheBlueCat said:

The Chameleons:

 

Band I'll never tire of listening to, John Lever the drummer died recently but Chameleons Vox are touring, saw them for the first time a couple of years ago and playing at the Fleece in Bristol in May I think, must go again. 

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50 minutes ago, onlyme said:

Band I'll never tire of listening to, John Lever the drummer died recently but Chameleons Vox are touring, saw them for the first time a couple of years ago and playing at the Fleece in Bristol in May I think, must go again. 

I saw them tour here in Toronto a couple of years back having never managed to catch them live in the UK. They played the whole of Script of the Bridge and sounded awesome. Great gig with a brilliant atmosphere too - it's surprising how many fans of British 80s guitar bands there are in Toronto!

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30 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

I saw them tour here in Toronto a couple of years back having never managed to catch them live in the UK. They played the whole of Script of the Bridge and sounded awesome. Great gig with a brilliant atmosphere too - it's surprising how many fans of British 80s guitar bands there are in Toronto!

Nice one, I suppose indie maintained a pretty strong influence in US/Canada and so the exposure encouraged a lot of UK bands to promote themselves and tour across the pond..   

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6 hours ago, onlyme said:

Nice one, I suppose indie maintained a pretty strong influence in US/Canada and so the exposure encouraged a lot of UK bands to promote themselves and tour across the pond..   

I think so, and there's also the scale - 350 million Yanks is a big audience. I've also been struck by how closely the UK and Canadian music scenes seem to have been bound up in the past. When I was living the US I'd often mention well known British acts and get blank looks from people whereas, in Toronto, everyone knows who they are. 

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Depeche Mode? They even have guitars now and everything. 

 

 

Bloody predictive text had that as depends more at first (I'll have to have a Google, i might have uncovered a secret super group)

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On 17/04/2017 at 21:19, THE MAJOR said:

LED ZEPPELIN.

Gods of rock.

My cousin had the original vinyls, I borrowed them when I was 13 and just getting into wider musical experiences. They fucking blew my mind. At the time there was your standard heavy metal (iron maiden, sabbath).  I taped all the albums and listened to them non-stop.

He also had the original Hendrix Electric Ladyland double album - the one with all the naked 70s women on it. Another outstanding contribution to my musical education.

 

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Anyone for Half Man Half Biscuit?

Peel absolutely loved them, I've liked them for quite a while - but really disappointingly haven't seen them live, something I hope to put right sooner rather than later.

 

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10 minutes ago, JFK said:

Anyone for Half Man Half Biscuit?

Peel absolutely loved them, I've liked them for quite a while - but really disappointingly haven't seen them live, something I hope to put right sooner rather than later.

 

Yep, saw them at Gloucester leisure centre, mid 80's ish. Hawaiian shirts, shorts and all. 

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3 minutes ago, onlyme said:

Yep, saw them at Gloucester leisure centre, mid 80's ish. Hawaiian shirts, shorts and all. 

Their gigs look really good fun. Especially fans with their Joy Division oven gloves !

 

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1 minute ago, JFK said:

Their gigs look really good fun. Especially fans with their Joy Division oven gloves !

 

I vaguely remember more things flying through the air than normal, and they certainly weren't knickers. 

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57 minutes ago, JFK said:

Anyone for Half Man Half Biscuit?

Peel absolutely loved them, I've liked them for quite a while - but really disappointingly haven't seen them live, something I hope to put right sooner rather than later.

 

Lyrical geniuses.

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17 minutes ago, Tabasco Kid said:

Lyrical geniuses.

They are so fucking witty. I love them. Really obscure and well-written :)

 

38 minutes ago, onlyme said:

I vaguely remember more things flying through the air than normal, and they certainly weren't knickers. 

That would be the Joy Division oven gloves :)  

something very surreal about seeing a load of fans with oven gloves , and the infamous fan wearing a dukla prague away kit! That's pure fucking genius.

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1 hour ago, JFK said:

Anyone for Half Man Half Biscuit?

Peel absolutely loved them, I've liked them for quite a while - but really disappointingly haven't seen them live, something I hope to put right sooner rather than later.

 

Fucking hell, it's Fred Titmus!

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