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by StanInBlack
27 Jun 2020, 22:25
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Music related vids making you lol created during lockdown?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Music related vids making you lol created during lockdown?

In the Court of the Crimson King and Red are both top tier prog albums, IMO. The former is probably the first "classic" of the genre and was ahead of the pack with it being released in 1969. The breakdown in the middle of "21st Century Schizoid Man" is some absolutely top notch musicianship. Red, on...
by StanInBlack
26 Jun 2020, 18:33
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

I don't know if I'm alone in this but I'm sick to death of this non stop stuff about race , slavery etc It's a conversation that needs to be had because too many people want to stick their head in the sand about it. What is next , omitting politically incorrect songs from future CD versions of old ...
by StanInBlack
20 Jun 2020, 17:48
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Best MUSIC books read
Replies: 35
Views: 832

Re: Best MUSIC books read

JJ threw beer at him didn’t he? Probably gave him a slap or two. I’d have thought Savage would have forgiven JJ after 40 years but he still keeps on erasing em from punk/ new wave history. Naughty Mr Savage, he certainly takes after his surname. Yep some of those old journos back in the 70’s & 80’s...
by StanInBlack
20 Jun 2020, 17:30
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Tubeway Army
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Tubeway Army

I like almost everything Numan released on Beggars Banquet, pretty much. Everything from the first Tubeway Army album up until Dance is essential, in my humble opinion, and think I, Assassin and Warriors have their moments, although they're not for everyone. I find his work from 1984-1992 painfully ...
by StanInBlack
20 Jun 2020, 00:25
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Best MUSIC books read
Replies: 35
Views: 832

Re: Best MUSIC books read

Once he's got the "bullying misogynists" schtick out of the way, he goes onto claim that because The Stranglers sold more records they were somehow more musically conservative than the likes of The Pistols, which is nonsense. I like the idea that the stranglers appealed more to the 1970s housewife ...
by StanInBlack
10 Jun 2020, 20:21
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Best MUSIC books read
Replies: 35
Views: 832

Re: Best MUSIC books read

Punk rock an oral history by John Rob. Fantastically put together with just about everyone of note in the first wave U.K. punk scene contributing one way or another. I think this is better than the Jon Savage book by a long way. Love the John Robb book, does that Savage nobjockey ever mention The S...
by StanInBlack
09 Jun 2020, 20:28
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Best MUSIC books read
Replies: 35
Views: 832

Re: Best MUSIC books read

Boody wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 11:37
Punk rock an oral history by John Rob. Fantastically put together with just about everyone of note in the first wave U.K. punk scene contributing one way or another.
I think this is better than the Jon Savage book by a long way.
by StanInBlack
09 Jun 2020, 19:38
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE
Replies: 159
Views: 20389

Re: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

toilerinblack wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 21:07
I could list a hundred things why it was better when paul left
Go on, then...
by StanInBlack
31 May 2020, 11:37
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: Best song on Ten
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

Re: Best song on Ten

Someone Like You is a good song, but Never to Look Back is head and shoulders above anything else on the album. It's interesting, given that he wasn't contributing much, that JJ arguably wrote the 2 best songs of that period, in Never to Look Back & Instead of This. I'd argue that during the 10 era...
by StanInBlack
31 May 2020, 11:27
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE
Replies: 159
Views: 20389

Re: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

Suite XVI definitely wasn't as successful as Norfolk Coast in the commercial sense, but generally the fans and even the critics liked it, whereas almost everything from "Retro Rockets" onwards has had a cooler reception.
by StanInBlack
21 May 2020, 21:10
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: Best song on Ten
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

Re: Best song on Ten

Someone Like You over the overrated Never to Look Back