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Title: Welcome
Post by: Jules on April 26, 2008, 01:28:43 AM
I think it was Tel's suggestion that we open up a board for other bands, seconded by comments from John. So, taking the magic wand firmly in hand and chanting the necessary words "Flibberty on the flim flam gibbet".

KAZZAM!!!

Here you are.

If you want to shout about a particular band or artist not listed here yet, just raise a new topic.

Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Ron S on April 26, 2008, 04:44:40 AM
Jules, good to see the site grow organically. I guess I'm familiar with the format, but never been in on the start of one to see if branch out.

Played Buzzy Linharts Talk About The Morning today.... and Raven doing Razorblades. Does this count?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on April 26, 2008, 09:43:26 AM
Thanks Julian
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on April 27, 2008, 09:39:24 PM
Having requested this site should really put something up, been busy this weekend, otherwise would have posted something sooner. Remembering anything here is not Man or related, tried to think of the albums that have been on the turntable continually over the years and have had some kind of profound effect on me.
Music is subjective, I think I've said before 'one mans beef is another mans poison'.

Tried to think of five albums to name, very difficult to ween down a whole collection, try it and see.

1. Most influential album ever: Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix, people a few years older than me will say Sgt Peppers by the Beatles and maybe rightfully so.
2. Favourite album from the progressive period: In the Land of Grey and Pink - Caravan
3. Favourite Soul Album, Shotgun - Jnr Walker.
4. Group who started off making singles and then made sublime albums, Surfs Up - Beach Boys
5. Favourite Folkish Album: Sir John Alot of Merre Englandes Musyk & ye Green Knyghte - John Renbourn, must be the longest title of any album goes round the whole LP cover. Just managed to get a de-clicked version of this, My LP being some 40years old. If anyone wants a copy just get in touch.

Could have put up so many more albums, had to start somewhere.   
 
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Alan Davies on April 27, 2008, 10:14:00 PM
Here's 5 from my perspective (Man & related stuff excluded). Ask me tomorrow and I'd probably change most of them.

1. First album purchased - Slade Alive. It's still a favourite.
2. Favourite prog album - Family, Bandstand.
3. Most influential album - Led Zep II
4. Favourite live album - Allman Bros, Live at the Fillmore
5. Favourite recent album - Kings of Leon, Because of the Times
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on April 27, 2008, 10:28:27 PM
Forgot to add favourite Live Album.
Maybe one of the first live albums ever and one of my favourites, Happy Trails - Quicksilver Messenger Service. Followed closely by Weld - Neil Young.
And then there's Maximun Darkness, ok I know Non Man related material.

Just thought what about themed LP's  Quadraphenia by the Who knocks the socks off Tommy as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 27, 2008, 10:35:40 PM
Top 10 most played on my iPod (excluding all Man & related):

1. Hookfoot - Movies
2. Eta Carinae - Loa do Mar
3. System of a Down - Spiders
4. Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes (Acoustic version)
5. The Aerovons - World of You
6. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
7. The Plastic Penny - She Does
8. Arnold - Windsor Park
9. Alan Holdsworth - Floppy Hat
10. Unknown - The World in Action theme

Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tony Smith on April 27, 2008, 11:07:11 PM
 Edgar Broughton Band-- the meat album
Nektar- Remember the future
Eric Clapton -461 Ocean boulevard
neutrons Black hole star
joni Mitchell Hejira


im sure i'll be different in the morning!
cheers
tony
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on April 27, 2008, 11:40:52 PM
Tony, Neutons, Black Hole Star, Man related, your going to have to pick another album. Joni Mitchel surely its got to be 'Blue' the best album she ever made.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Nick Ring on April 28, 2008, 09:08:39 AM
  Martin,  you've listed Hookfoot as your top of the list. Are they the old Caleb Quaye band with Fred Gandy.

  My list of stuff
        Back Door -Sheep album,
        Chilli Willi - I'll be Home.
        Dick Heckstall- Smith  -  A Story Ended.
        Horslips - The tain.
        Terry Reed - Seed of Memory. :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tel on April 28, 2008, 12:53:22 PM
Having requested this site should really put something up, been busy this weekend, otherwise would have posted something sooner. Remembering anything here is not Man or related, tried to think of the albums that have been on the turntable continually over the years and have had some kind of profound effect on me.
Music is subjective, I think I've said before 'one mans beef is another mans poison'.

Tried to think of five albums to name, very difficult to ween down a whole collection, try it and see.

1. Most influential album ever: Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix, people a few years older than me will say Sgt Peppers by the Beatles and maybe rightfully so.
2. Favourite album from the progressive period: In the Land of Grey and Pink - Caravan
3. Favourite Soul Album, Shotgun - Jnr Walker.
4. Group who started off making singles and then made sublime albums, Surfs Up - Beach Boys
5. Favourite Folkish Album: Sir John Alot of Merre Englandes Musyk & ye Green Knyghte - John Renbourn, must be the longest title of any album goes round the whole LP cover. Just managed to get a de-clicked version of this, My LP being some 40years old. If anyone wants a copy just get in touch.

Could have put up so many more albums, had to start somewhere.   
 

It's very difficult to look at Most Influential album Ever without saying Rubber Soul - mainly because it inspired Brian Wilson to produce Pet Sounds. Sgt Pepper (and Revolver for that matter) probably influenced a lot of people but is there any other example where one great album was the direct result of somebody hearing another great album as BW claims and having the desire to better it.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 28, 2008, 01:23:35 PM
Hi Nick R
That Hookfoot is indeed the Caleb Quaye band. Movies is off the (mainly bland) LP called "Hookfoot" and is a fabulous track - a slow burner.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Gavin Crumpton on April 28, 2008, 01:54:25 PM
Although they're fine albums I'm not convinced that either Pet Sounds or Sgt Peppers were really all that influential. They certainly influenced quite a few albums that were released in 1967 & 1968 but beyond that I'm not sure they had a long lasting impact that shaped the music that followed to any great degree.

They certainly didnt change music to the same extent that the first Clash or Pistols albums did for example.

You could even argue the first Take That or Spice Girls album as more influential as they (seemingly) influenced the plethora of boy and girl bands that followed.

Innovative yes, but ultimately probably not as influential as all that.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Nick Ring on April 28, 2008, 02:50:56 PM
  Martin,
             I've got some Hookfoot stuff lucking somewhere, must dig it out.   Incidently, Caleb Quaye  played on that Dick Heckstall- smith album I put in my list. 
          ::)
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 28, 2008, 03:46:58 PM
Hi Nick
I read somewhere that Caleb used to have one of the best record collections in Britain and when he got religion he sold it to Elton John (he was Elton's musical director at the time). I often wonder whether Elton has catalogued what was in it. I'd love to have a trawl through.
I'm lucky to have a copy of Caleb's psychedelic single "Baby, Your Phrasing is Bad".
 ;D
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tel on April 28, 2008, 03:59:48 PM
Although they're fine albums I'm not convinced that either Pet Sounds or Sgt Peppers were really all that influential. They certainly influenced quite a few albums that were released in 1967 & 1968 but beyond that I'm not sure they had a long lasting impact that shaped the music that followed to any great degree.

They certainly didnt change music to the same extent that the first Clash or Pistols albums did for example.

You could even argue the first Take That or Spice Girls album as more influential as they (seemingly) influenced the plethora of boy and girl bands that followed.

Innovative yes, but ultimately probably not as influential as all that.

What is influential and what is just copying?

For instance did The Sex Pistols do anything that The Stooges were'nt doing 8 or 9 years earlier? Did The Clash not just take a mixture of musical styles and combine them? The same really applies to The Beatles, they were 'influenced' by the music that was being bought into Liverpool by (especially) Sailors and again combined these styles. A classic example being the Country influenced guitar solo on All My Loving on With The Beatles. On the same album you had a cover by Chuck Berry sitting side by side with a cover of a Smokey Robinson song.

Were Take That and the Spice Girls the first to do that boy/girl band thing?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Gavin Crumpton on April 28, 2008, 04:27:51 PM
Being different and being influential are very different things. The Pistols and the Clash (and to a lesser extent the other first wave of Punk bands) genuinely influenced the music scene in this country and actually changed it. Trying comparing a copy of NME from 1975 and one from 1977 and that influence and change as a result is plain to see. The Stooges didnt do that.

It also continued to have a long lasting influence through the 80s, 90s and 00's through the likes of Joy Division, Manic Street Preachers, Nirvana, Oasis, The Libertines to name but a few.

Likewise Take That and Spice Girls may not have been the first boy band / girl band but they appeared to open the floodgates in the 1990s for that kind of thing in a way that the Osmonds et al did not.

As ever though with these kinds of discussions I think peoples viewpoints tend to be skewed  to a large extent by they grew up with. There's nothing new under the sun and everything is influenced to some degree by something that has gone before.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tony Smith on April 28, 2008, 07:45:21 PM
OK i withdraw Black hole Star ( but its one of my top five albums still) in its place goes....Bob Dylan Desire, and  John,   Blue meybe or meybe not  Joni Mitchells best/greatest album  But for me Hejira   does it,  its a great album and it reminds me of a really great time of my life!
cheers
tony ;D
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Nick Ring on April 28, 2008, 09:46:11 PM
  Being of a sh*t stirring personality here's something to get you're teeth into.  Not Man related but this is the general discussion bit thiongy whatsit dofa.
  http://www.touched.co.uk/press/rjnote.html       All about da Blues. ;) ;)
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 28, 2008, 09:57:32 PM
That is fascinating and totally believable too.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on April 28, 2008, 10:16:57 PM
Nick R, this is just what we need, have to teach computer dullards like myself how to upload music to this site. People can then make their own mind up on the music.

Tony, Another advantage of this site is coming across music by like minded people. Just checked my Joni Mitchell albums and I have'nt got Hejira so will be buying it pronto. Liking your choice of music.
It was your good self that got me into Nektar and agree with you, Remember the Future superb album and I believe it was their first, stand to be corrected though.

 
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tony Smith on April 28, 2008, 11:10:44 PM
John, Journey to the center of the eye was the first i think , another wonderfull album , which i think Roye may well play the whole thing on tour one day
 if you want a copy of Hejira i can do that for you, and if you like it you can buy the original, and if you dont nothing lost!
cheers
tony
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on April 28, 2008, 11:39:25 PM
Hi Tony, I will take you up on that offer, I will put my email address on the Manboard and we can get in contact, no idea how to do on this site. Anything I can do for you just let me know. Many Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Jules on April 29, 2008, 12:22:40 AM
Nektar. Hugely underated in this country, loved in Germany. They've had something of a chequered career lately, and seem to be challenging Man for the 'most lineups in four years' title. I have high hopes for 'Book Of Days' which should be on general release in May (thankfully I narrowly avoided the temptation to pre-order the elusive deluxe edition).

I've a full Nektar discography in the Manband Archive music section, under Family and Friends. That's in chronological sequence.

If Remember The Future hits the spot for you, I'd recommend A Tab In The Ocean (avoid the American pop remix) and Recycled, followed by Down To Earth, and the superb Sounds Like This. Journey To The Centre Of The Eye was indeed the debut album and, whilst it has some great music on it the production wasn't particularly kind to my ears, sounding a little strident and distorted.

In my view the later albums, after Recycled, showed something of a decline, but the 'Nearfest Live' and 'Pure' releases are strong evidence that Roye and the variable band can still cut the mustard on stage.

By the way, I reckon Pete Tuck could make a good showing as a 'Mo'' Moore lookalike. Just need a 'tash and bass Pete......
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Jules on April 29, 2008, 12:27:40 AM
I will put my email address on the Manboard and we can get in contact, no idea how to do on this site.

No need to do anything John - the little e-mail icon to the left of messages in the Forum contains a suitable link.

For anyone wishing to hide their e-mail addresses by default, just access your Profile via the menu above.
Title: Interesting website
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 04, 2008, 11:45:15 AM
I often enjoy a stroll down memory lane with this site.
It needs a bit of fleshing out from our particular collective point of view.
The entry for Gentle Giant is particularly Cymru-centric. I'm sure the Shulman brothers might grin wryly.

www.link2wales.co.uk/South/A.htm
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Rob W on May 04, 2008, 01:10:04 PM
Re: Nektar. It was Neil Fore, all those years ago, who recorded for me a couple of Nektar albums (Tab & Journey). I couldn't stop paying them fo ages. Made me think that all this talk about Man & QMS, I heards loads more similarities betwen Man & Nektar, some, seemingly blatant. Some of the best music I've ever heard. Made up for Neil nicking my rare Man tapes I'd lent him............well not quite making up for it....... >:(
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Allan Heron on May 04, 2008, 01:42:32 PM
Made up for Neil nicking my rare Man tapes I'd lent him............well not quite making up for it....... >:(

Not a man to hold a grudge then  :D   That must about eight years surely
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Rob W on May 04, 2008, 02:14:41 PM
My name is Rob, not surely   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 05, 2008, 06:44:18 PM
It's that time of the year, another years subscription to Record Collector, can't think of the last time I bought anything through this medium since signing up to ebay... do like their reviews though.
Have the choice of a free CD for one years subscription:
Mott the Hoople - Fairfield Halls Live 1970
Linda Hoyle - Pieces of Me
Stackridge - Purple Spaceships over Yatton, Best of
Stone the Crows - Live in Montreux 1972
Gillan - The Gillan Tapes Vol 1
Dave Davies - Bug
Blue Oyster Cult - Bad Channels OST
Atomic Rooster - Homework
What should I go for?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tony Smith on May 05, 2008, 07:23:28 PM
if it were me .i would go for the mott the hopple cd.
cheers
tony
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Allan Heron on May 05, 2008, 07:38:18 PM
if it were me .i would go for the mott the hopple cd.
cheers
tony

Agreement from the Paisley jury  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 05, 2008, 07:44:04 PM
Tony, May go for this, have memories of them being a decent band before they went all Glam Rock, I particularly remember an album with a cover in the style of artist M.C. Escher, haven't got a clue to the name of the album, crocodiles coming off the page, I think. Remember one of my mates having this and it never being off the turntable.
Many Thanks for the CD going to give it a few plays before I make my mind up as to whether it's better than the album Blue, on initial playing its very good.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 05, 2008, 07:46:32 PM
Phew, tough one. If forced to choose it would probably be the Mott, especially if it has Thunderbuck Ram on it.
I like the articles listing the top 40 or 50 collectibles in Record Collector.
The forum should compile the top 40 collectibles to celebrate Man's 40th and get it published.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tel on May 05, 2008, 08:09:01 PM
It's their first album - Mott The Hoople. There were four Island Albums Nott The Hoople, Wildlife, Mad Shadows and Brain Capers. Tghunderbuck Ram is the opening track on Mad Shadows.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 05, 2008, 08:12:50 PM
There's a better mix of Thunderbuck Ram on Bumpers.
The first LP is available as two pink label versions; the first one was a mistake with the wrong tracks which was quickly withdrawn and then the correct release.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 05, 2008, 08:27:57 PM
Many thanks Tel, I think this part of the new forum is going to cost me a fortune, going to have to get that Mott the Hoople first album now.

Martin, I have Bumpers, going to put Thunder Buck Ram on right now....looks like it's going to be Mott for the free CD.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 05, 2008, 08:55:07 PM
Martin, Are you talking about Bumpers and the rarity of that track. My album cost me 29 shillings and 11 old pence, which at the time equated to the pay from a morning and evening paper round and part of a weekend milk round... times were hard back then.
The number on my Bumpers LP is IDP 1, please tell me its the rare one.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 05, 2008, 08:58:51 PM
Hi John
Sorry, the rare one is the first LP ILPS 9108 with the A side matrix ILPS + 9108 + A
No retirement to the Bahamas today...
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tel on May 05, 2008, 10:06:21 PM
Martin, Are you talking about Bumpers and the rarity of that track. My album cost me 29 shillings and 11 old pence, which at the time equated to the pay from a morning and evening paper round and part of a weekend milk round... times were hard back then.
The number on my Bumpers LP is IDP 1, please tell me its the rare one.

Ahh those four great Island samplers - You Can All Join In, Nice Enough To Eat, Bumpers and El Pea. Great albums all of them.

Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 06, 2008, 08:18:42 PM
If anyone missed the albums Tel lists and has an interest in the music, a compilation 3xCD was issued in 2005, Strangely Strange but oddly Normal an Island Anthology 1967-1972 and has some of the tracks from these albums and also a history of Island Records booklet.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Rob the Organ on May 07, 2008, 06:02:18 PM
I think that the first three Mott The Hoople LPs are all first class examples of Anglo-Americana. Shame they didn't sell!

For me, a good potted 20-minute retrospective of this would be "Backsliding Fearlessly" and "At The Crossroads" from the first one; "Thunderbuck Ram", "No Wheels To Ride" and "Walking With a Mountain" from "Mad Shadows" and then "Original Mixed Up Kid" from "Wildlife". Great Dylanesque feel from Hunter, with matching "Al Kooper" type organ from Verden Allen.

Then they did "Brain Capers" which I don't like at all, and were lost completely to glam rock thereafter.

A good shout for those Island samplers, though. Great stuff from Traffic, Fairport, Free, Tull...who can forget Heavy Jelly's "I Keep Singing That Same Old Song"? For different reasons, who can eradicate "Gungamai" by Quintessence. Most pretentious award must surely go to If for "I'm Reaching Out On All Sides". I remember wanting to throw up at the lyric "I want it said when I am gone...he moved the world just one step on". Oh, please.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Allan Heron on May 07, 2008, 06:34:39 PM
Then they did "Brain Capers" which I don't like at all, and were lost completely to glam rock thereafter.

Oy, that's my favourite MTH album.   What's not to like about an album with "Death May Be Your Santa Claus", "The Journey", "The Moon Upstairs" and an excellent version of "Darkness, Darkness".   The other stuff's not too bad either with probably only Second Love being in any way off the pace
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 07, 2008, 06:44:12 PM
I only have the first 2 MTH LPs so I thought "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" was an album by Second Hand who did the excellent LP "Reality".
Aaah. Heavy Jelly. I still find it diificult to choose between the single mix and the sampler mix. Written by Skip Bifferty's bass player I've been told.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Allan Heron on May 07, 2008, 07:04:02 PM
.......I thought "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" was an album by Second Hand........

It is!! 
Title: Spilling errers
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 08, 2008, 07:05:36 PM
I've had an interview today. The firm sent me their trade brochures to help me know a little bit about them and I found spelling or grammar errors in all but one.
Which made reading Record Collector thrilling when they namecheck DWEEZIL ZAPPER, the son of the famous Frank Zapper...

Doesn't anybody proof read anymore?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 08, 2008, 08:28:18 PM
Martin, Hope you didn't relay the failings of the company in your interview, methinks you might not have got the job. Failing that there's always an opening in the mechanic's trade, any good at repairing head caskets, think it's something to do with the doing's underneath the bonnet of a car. Apply to Rob's auto traders, dealers in dodgy cars.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: John Bannon on May 08, 2008, 08:32:08 PM
Martin, (spelling bee champion 1975) Before you pick me up on it Gasket is spelt with a G, sorry sir.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 08, 2008, 10:07:30 PM
Whoops! I did give them the brochures back with the problems highlighted....
It seemed to go quite well so I hope your observation is pessimistic  :-\
I once had an interview in Eindhoven and spotted a mistake on a pc monitor as I was shown around and they offered me the job  ???
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Ron S on May 14, 2008, 11:45:39 PM
Whoops! I did give them the brochures back with the problems highlighted....
It seemed to go quite well so I hope your observation is pessimistic  :-\
I once had an interview in Eindhoven and spotted a mistake on a pc monitor as I was shown around and they offered me the job  ???

My day job is called "product development". What it means is I am the guy who puts the content onto the product pages on our site. www.comfortchannel.com (http://www.comfortchannel.com). Since I'm the last person left here with this title, I have the chore of both building new pages and rebuilding old, out of date ones too. I don't know which is the worse for spelling. The vendors info sheets and websites have some of the worst examples of writing. Spelling isn't even the worst of it. The funny thing is, most other resellers like ourselves, just cut and past what ever the vendor sends, so I see these errors repeated all across the web. As for our old pages, someone once had the idea you needed to end every sentence with an exclamation point!!!! So much of what I'm redoing is the most convoluted, meaningless garbage you have ever read. My favorite was the "Swine and Cheze Basketts" we were offering. And to make it just a little worse, there were never any standards for content on our pages. Some days I land on a page to update a price, and just can not believe what I've found. Crap images, broken code, and prices that are so out of date our profit margin is not worth counting.

And you know me, give me a problem to solve, and I'm as happy as can be. Doesn't matter what it is, I'll fix it. Needless to say, the management like me, and just leave me alone to do what ever it is I do... and then they give me other peoples jobs, because they can't be bothered to replace the people who quit. I think they've put themselves in an awkward position, since I'm the only one who knows how to do several of the functions here (maintain our Amazon and eBay stores, and our content on our other site zEarth.com) Most of which I've had to learn on my own, since no one could train me.  I just had to drag the young IT boy away from his "silly things cats do" site to point out our database had some serious problems.  :o
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tony Smith on May 15, 2008, 07:48:14 AM
I have no problem with spelling!!
cheers
tony :o
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 15, 2008, 09:11:11 AM
My previous job was in Intellectual Property - patents. These are legal documents that protect individual and corporate property and you would not believe the number of errors published, sometimes on purpose.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Colin Salter on May 15, 2008, 11:38:25 AM
Why on purpose, Martin?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Andrew P on May 15, 2008, 02:10:03 PM
There used to be a subject taught in schools called "use of English" which covered all aspects of proper writting, speeling, gramerr, sintax, unneccessesseccary Capitalisation and all points South ::). People in our firm seek me out to give their press releases the once over, and I'm forever finding examples of pure Croydonese masquerading as English. In a perverse way, weeding out Capitalisation and rogue apostrophe's brightens up a dull day ;D
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 15, 2008, 03:29:42 PM
Mistakes are put into patents on purpose to make them more complicated to understand and hence easier to infringe, even when the concept is illogical or inconsistent.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Dave Bardsley on May 16, 2008, 02:00:52 PM
Another use of the deliberate mistake is to stop plagerism. I have used it in specification documents so that if/when someone copies it we can demonstrate they infringed our copyright.  And it worked. 

That still doesn't explain the reasoning behind Tony's spellgin... ;D
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Mark Davies on May 17, 2008, 09:22:48 AM
Erm.... plagiarism. Glass houses and all that.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Rob the Organ on May 19, 2008, 01:53:38 AM
Then they did "Brain Capers" which I don't like at all, and were lost completely to glam rock thereafter.

Oy, that's my favourite MTH album.   What's not to like about an album with "Death May Be Your Santa Claus", "The Journey", "The Moon Upstairs" and an excellent version of "Darkness, Darkness".   The other stuff's not too bad either with probably only Second Love being in any way off the pace

I just like the Americana of the other three. "No Wheels To Ride" was always my favourite. I am well aware that most MTH diehards rate Brain Capers very highly and I would rate it higher than any post-Island stuff, but..well..it's not my cup of tea. "Darkness, Darkness" IS good though, I'll agree with that.

For me, when they did the Dylan/Band bit they were interesting - in the same way as I like the Americana of Cochise, the Helps and the Brinsleys - but as a straight rock band MTH don't excite me.

Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Mike Morgan on May 19, 2008, 02:14:51 PM
Ordnance survey also place errors when generating cartograpic representations of a landcscape.

I'd go for the Stackridge CD - bought it last year and had wonderful  memories from the Patti in the 70s come flooding back.  Dustbin lids, rhubarb. Marvelous. Also bought the DVD which is very good, but they seem to be trying a little to hard to do the whimsy / twee thing.

It's all gone a bit quiet from Gremany of late, hasn't it?
Title: Euro 2008
Post by: Martin Daughton on June 09, 2008, 10:09:41 PM
Does anybody else think that Gatuso looks like an Italian Micky Jones?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Tony Smith on June 09, 2008, 10:15:13 PM
who?
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2008, 11:19:08 PM
Ordnance survey also place errors when generating cartograpic representations of a landcscape.
..not as bad as Trail magazine, one of their routes sent walkers down a sheer face of Ben Nevis..
Title: Re: Euro 2008
Post by: mikes on June 18, 2008, 08:29:52 PM
Does anybody else think that Gatuso looks like an Italian Micky Jones?

F*ck, no!!! Don't get ridiculous!!!  :D

All the hair and the beard can't cover that there is no hidden intelligence left!
Have you seen Micky playing an encore in his underpants???
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Pete T on June 12, 2013, 12:47:44 AM
..no ones posted here for nearly over five years..
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Akeno-Pool on June 25, 2016, 12:18:48 AM
No. It's only a couple of weeks, actually.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Barry Island on June 26, 2016, 11:38:02 PM
This thread is on fire!
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Dekes Left Sock on May 12, 2017, 10:04:35 AM
Hi All,

I'm new here. Better three months late than one minute early, as Deke might say.

I may well be the only member who never saw Man play, although I did see the Flying Aces at what was the Black Prince in around '78. As a result of this lunacy, I now recognise that there is a huge void in my life, which can never be filled. I've been busy catching up with Deke's writings, which rival those of Ian Hunter, although are much funnier!

At the moment, I can't get Map of India out of my head...not that I'm trying!

Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Colin Salter on May 12, 2017, 11:00:33 AM
Well it's good to have you on, Mr Sock, as the left foot said to the ... er ... sock.
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Michael Heatley on May 12, 2017, 12:01:33 PM
Glad you chose Man instead of the Hosiers...
Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Dekes Left Sock on May 12, 2017, 01:19:14 PM
 :)