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by StanInBlack
12 Feb 2020, 20:32
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Andy Gill RIP
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Andy Gill RIP

Sad news,the reason know announcement on Stranglers site is JJ and Dave hated the album and its production,a torrid time for the band,even Dave nearly quit around that time,patchy album with some good songs but also the worst Stranglers song ever IMHO the dire "Miss you",my god they had got to a lo...
by StanInBlack
03 Feb 2020, 20:43
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Andy Gill RIP
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Andy Gill RIP

He seems to have had quite the career, not only did he work on one of the least favoured Stranglers albums, but he also worked on the Red Hot Chili Peppers debut album(!) and then much later on with The Futureheads.

I agree with John Robb when he refers to Gang of Four as overrated, though.
by StanInBlack
16 Oct 2019, 21:33
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?

I've got a Rush track in my car, and it's great, a nice long song, good melody, but then there's a drum solo in the middle and it just goes on that little bit too long, and I have a genuine sense of relief when the rest of them come back from their fag break and kick back in. Sounds like the live v...
by StanInBlack
16 Oct 2019, 21:27
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?

Incredibly overacted? Seriously? Yes, seriously! Moon was frustratingly inconsistent as a drummer, but when he was on form he was superb. I don't think he ever got a great sound on record until the Who's Next/Quadrophenia era, and feel his best playing was actually on late '60s/early '70s live reco...
by StanInBlack
14 Oct 2019, 19:18
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?

Pretty much every progressive rock drummer of the early '70s - including Phil Collins - could outplay Ginger, whose playing I always found incredibly lumpen. Give me Mitch Mitchell's playing any day of the week. Ginger considered himself to be a jazz drummer, but he's third rate in that field at bes...
by StanInBlack
12 Oct 2019, 19:33
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: Ginger Baker RIP-possibly the greatest drummer ever?

Incredibly overrated drummer and nowhere near as great as he thought he was, and a massive cunt as a person to boot.
by StanInBlack
20 Jul 2018, 01:01
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: ultravox 1978
Replies: 12
Views: 4199

Re: ultravox 1978

Please don't share download links to studio albums - Jim may be fine with bootlegs, but making studio albums available here to download is a definite no-no. As a result, I've removed the links and Jim has also been made aware.
by StanInBlack
20 Jul 2018, 00:57
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: ultravox 1978
Replies: 12
Views: 4199

Re: ultravox 1978

'Brilliant' may have been decent if whittled down to 8 or 9 tracks, but it's nowhere near their stuff 1976-1984.
by StanInBlack
19 Jul 2018, 16:30
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: ultravox 1978
Replies: 12
Views: 4199

Re: ultravox 1978

You're really not missing much!
by StanInBlack
28 Feb 2018, 21:49
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Damned I'm alright Jack & the Beanstalk album
Replies: 18
Views: 3856

Re: Damned I'm alright Jack & the Beanstalk album

I won't go near anything after Phantasmagoria.
by StanInBlack
16 May 2017, 18:00
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Reading War and Peace
Replies: 99
Views: 13541

Re: Reading War and Peace

"Frank Fountain" :smt005 :smt005