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Author:  Julie Travis [ Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:57 am ]
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Well, I'm jealous of you having seen Hugh in the band AND for having a bootleg of the gig - would love to hear it again.

The Rainbow gig featured Ian Dury, Jake Burns, Toyah, Billy Idol, Robert Smith.... and of course J J Burnel's wonderful bass guitar style. Nuff said!

Author:  Julie Travis [ Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:16 pm ]
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Is it just me or has this Board been rather quiet of late?

Anyway, have been listening to a couple of singles that I haven't heard in decades:

The Cramps - Garbageman

David Bowie - Port of Amsterdam

Both quite phenomenal in different ways.

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:30 am ]
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It has been quiet. I tend to look for new posts everyday but haven't really had much to contribute

The Cramps are one of my favourite bands, and Garbageman is a great song. Was lucky enough to see them three times around the A Date With Elvis/Stay Sick period and they were fantastic. I've never listened to much Bowie and haven't heard this song. I'll need to check it out.

I've been listening to the new album by the French Canadian, Couer de Pirate: a bit more poppy than her usual chanson stuff.

I also saw PiL last month.

Author:  Julie Travis [ Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:17 am ]
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The Bowie track is the b-side to ‘Sorrow’. Hadn’t heard it since my parents played it on their little Bush record player when I was a child. It’s a folk song (written, I think, by a Breton bloke) but I find Bowie’s version even more desolate than the original. I feel I should investigate Bowie in more detail, but once you start with something like that, you've got a big mission on your hands!

Never saw the Cramps live (a big regret, almost as much as not having seen Crass), but (and forgive me if I've mentioned this before) went to a signing session by them. Much more educational than being at school.

PiL are constantly interesting, even though I only really know their early couple of albums and I have a lot of respect for John Lydon – I’m sure they’d be quite something live. I have a bootleg lp of their first gig, which is amusing, to say the least, but I’ve never seen them in the flesh.

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:28 am ]
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I don't listen to PiL much but as you say they are always interesting and I have a lot of respect for Lydon. It was the first time I'd seen him, so going to the gig was a no brainer. Really enjoyed it - you could see the passion he had for the music and there was a lot of love headed towards the stage, particularly during the encore ("Public Image Ltd" followed by "Rise").

And I agree about the Bowie thing (there are certain tracks I really like - the obvious ones - but to dig further would be archaeological!)

Author:  Julie Travis [ Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:49 am ]
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And now would be an appropriate time to say I've been listening to Bowie's 'Blackstar' (single rather than album) for a while now. Quite mind-altering, I've found, and the video is lovely/arty/strange.

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:10 am ]
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I still haven't really listened to much Bowie other than the obvious singles and I doubt this will change.

Currently listening to a couple of Couer de Pirate albums: "Trauma" which is an album over cover versions that accompanies (apparently) a Canadian TV show of the same name, and "Roses" which was out last year. I really enjoyed her style.

And I'm revisiting The Damned's "Machine Gun Etiquette".

Author:  Ian H [ Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:04 pm ]
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Haven't bought much this year but did buy Steve Mason's latest album and I am going to see him later this month in Edinburgh, and also bought the new Esperanza Spalding album which is sublime.

Just bought the new Steven Wilson album and a rather strange album by "Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5", very strange.

Author:  Julie Travis [ Sat May 07, 2016 9:04 am ]
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Strange is good!

Have heard Steve Mason a few times on Radio 6 Music. Bit of a '70's vibe about him, I think. That's not a judgement, by the way! I suspect I quite like what I've heard...

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