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by StanInBlack
09 Jul 2020, 20:52
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: James Dean Bradfield
Replies: 30
Views: 2687

Re: James Dean Bradfield

What amazes me is they're a band perhaps in their Autumn years that can still bang out a decent album. And I don't mean just rock n roll, they're still pretty experimental. Jim Yeah, definitely agree with this. I get more out of their post-Richey work than I do the first three albums these days. I ...
by StanInBlack
09 Jul 2020, 10:32
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: James Dean Bradfield
Replies: 30
Views: 2687

Re: James Dean Bradfield

jason wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 00:54 I thought the last one Resistance is futile was even better.
At this point I'd rank Resistance is Futile alongside Postcards from a Young Man - the sort of sweeping, dramatic rock album they can do in their sleep, whereas Futurology was more out on a limb and better for it.
by StanInBlack
08 Jul 2020, 20:09
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: James Dean Bradfield
Replies: 30
Views: 2687

Re: James Dean Bradfield

"Futurology" remains one of their finest releases, it's very early '80s Simple Minds in places - think stuff like "I Travel" and "Theme for Great Cities" ...
by StanInBlack
08 Jul 2020, 19:34
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Tubeway Army
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Tubeway Army

"O.D. Receiver" has pretty much the same riff as "Bitching"
by StanInBlack
27 Jun 2020, 22:25
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Music related vids making you lol created during lockdown?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

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 m...
by StanInBlack
26 Jun 2020, 18:33
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 7083

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: 36
Views: 2594

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 & ...
by StanInBlack
20 Jun 2020, 17:30
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Tubeway Army
Replies: 6
Views: 836

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: 36
Views: 2594

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 ...
by StanInBlack
10 Jun 2020, 20:21
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Best MUSIC books read
Replies: 36
Views: 2594

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: 36
Views: 2594

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.