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I'm in a rock band

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BBC2 have a new series on Saturday nights which has been pretty good so far. Last weekend they featured guitarists and next week it's drummers. Hopefully we will see certain band members during the series although so far new wave/punk/pub rock has been represented by Dr Feelgoods Wilco, Steve and Andy from The Police, the Clash's (oh fuck I forget his name...! not a Clash fan yasee!), Siouxzie Sioux and the guys from Joy Division. Anyone else seen it? Best series on music for years if ya ask me - some very amusing anecdotes and good footage of some good performers. 8)
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Might be worth a watch , surely better than the puerile , sterile shite that passes on X Factor etc . I too can't think of who from the Clash it might be - I know who it isn't - won't get into a Clash arguement ( gave up on them when London Calling came out ) - might be Mick Jones , but probably Topper Headon .
Maybe they will be looking for characters rather than some easily manipulated puppet ( ie X Factor - which I never watch - but they seem that way )

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It really is quite a good watch - seen both so far. Good to hear some 'tales' straight from the horse's mouths.

Don't think any Strangs will make it into the 'band' tho.
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Yes really enjoyed it. Very interesting............though its a bit of a shock to see how old some of the interviewees look :shock: Ginger Baker looks about 90, lived life to the full I guess.
Some great footage in there too, I particularly liked Richie Blackmores exploding speaker stack.........."the roadies put 8 times too much petrol in it!"
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Not bad at all shame there's all those Yanks in it but then I guess they can flog it across the pond as well.

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Oh, it is mick jones by the way and it is a cool show. But I like the manga style animation there was between the interviews.
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relentless71 wrote:Oh, it is mick jones by the way and it is a cool show. But I like the manga style animation there was between the interviews.
Not seen the second one yet but the first was great, inc that animation which looks brill, as does all the footage of various rock icons. The programme missed a few great frontmen but still, it was a great viewing. Respect for the dead and all that, but Ian Curtis wasn't a legendary frontman, and I love Joy Div.
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