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Title: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on May 18, 2021, 06:29:15 AM
Since most people are primarily into man for the progressive aspect (myself included). I wonder if there are some songs by the man band that are more classic rock or kind of cheesy but are somewhat enjoyable. Any songs?   
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: joan on May 18, 2021, 04:11:45 PM
Deke's Hard way to live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vpSkHIIqZE
Life on the road https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWr3RPxthHM
Rock and roll you out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrnhuYsNyj8
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Mike Cross on May 18, 2021, 04:25:25 PM
The atypical Manillo (from DYLIHN, remastered on Keep On Crinting), everything about it is great.... the long long wandering lead guitar line, the rhythm guitar, the piano, the organ. The version on Undrugged is really good too, but it doesn't have the organ part, and the lead guitar is shorter & not as good.

They played it live a lot between '85 & '14 too. None of those have made enough of an impression for me to remember them  :(

DYLIHN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz6_jgmZYa4&ab_channel=Man-TopicMan-Topic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz6_jgmZYa4&ab_channel=Man-TopicMan-Topic)

KOC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5TBkFkTic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5TBkFkTic)

U: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkSrOCYSaR0&ab_channel=Man-TopicMan-Topic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkSrOCYSaR0&ab_channel=Man-TopicMan-Topic)
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on May 18, 2021, 07:17:10 PM
Manillo is a great track and as much as I like the version on do you like it here now I think the guitar sound is much better on the version on undrugged. I know micky played his sg on the do you like it here version but on the undrugged session he used his 1961 strat. As for guilty pleasures I really like some of the unreleased stuff such as A name and a number,TV dinners,Breaking up once again and last birthday party on rare man.   
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Arjayay on May 18, 2021, 08:34:00 PM
I always had a soft spot for "Daughter of the Fireplace" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwzKLowdOxs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwzKLowdOxs) and saw Charles Shaar Murray https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Shaar_Murray (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Shaar_Murray) play harmonica on it at the Dagenham Roundhouse in August 1974 - strangely enough NME gave the gig a good review
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Rob W on May 18, 2021, 09:39:52 PM
Burn My Working Clothes.

Has to be s classic   ;D
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Jules on May 19, 2021, 12:22:22 AM
My darlin' lives in Tennesee
Way across the sea
And though she's just a country girl
She's got a lot of lovin' just for me
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on May 19, 2021, 05:34:04 AM
Daughter of the fire place was the song that got me into man right after I saw the april 71 beat club performance. I even like rainbow eyes even if its a little cheesy. I dig some of their country songs
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Campbell on May 19, 2021, 09:53:35 PM
Ok ,so doubtless I will get criticized but I love "Stuck Behind the Popemobile" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cEuwx1juMY.
Shock horror,a song with Martin Ace on lead vocal--bound to be a few unfavourable comments.
Here are a few words which I found on the net about this tune
"Stuck Behind the Popemobile is not as bad as the title suggests and has quite a nice arpeggio guitar line ".
I don't know what arpeggio guitar means
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Jules on May 20, 2021, 12:33:34 AM
I don't know what arpeggio guitar means

I think it means it has pegs on the end.  8)
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Rob W on May 20, 2021, 12:53:21 AM
Ok ,so doubtless I will get criticized but I love "Stuck Behind the Popemobile" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cEuwx1juMY.
Shock horror,a song with Martin Ace on lead vocal--bound to be a few unfavourable comments.
Here are a few words which I found on the net about this tune
"Stuck Behind the Popemobile is not as bad as the title suggests and has quite a nice arpeggio guitar line ".
I don't know what arpeggio guitar means

No criticism from me. I've long defended Popemobile. And yes, I love the guitar and will have to take Jules' word  for the pegs on the end. A few naff lyrics but hey ho, it wouldn't be a Martin Ace song otherwise  ;)  ;D

Talking of Jules, my song of note was going to be Country Girl, until Working Clothes sprang to mind and just nicked it at the last corner ( Woodcote back in the day - one for Ollie if reading this)
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on May 20, 2021, 05:52:26 PM
I dig popemobile as well. I dig the opening guitar riff and Micky's solo is really off the hook. As for martin's vocals even though he doesn't stand out compared to Micky/deke he's got some good vocal moments. Love his vocals on even visionaries go blind on the marquee gig in 1983.
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Allan Heron on May 20, 2021, 07:54:02 PM
I dig popemobile as well. I dig the opening guitar riff and Micky's solo is really off the hook. As for martin's vocals even though he doesn't stand out compared to Micky/deke he's got some good vocal moments. Love his vocals on even visionaries go blind on the marquee gig in 1983.

Visionaries is probably Martin's finest song for the band.

Or is it Manillo?

Or is it Popemobile?

Or Miss Kathy?

 ::)
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on May 20, 2021, 11:05:26 PM
Agree it's definitely one of his best efforts. It's too bad there is not a studio version of it although we had some good live versions.
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Rob W on May 21, 2021, 03:08:09 AM
Walrus is a my standout Martin Ace song, by a long way. Great tune and some great wordplay in the lyrics.
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Pete T on May 27, 2021, 08:17:49 PM
Walrus is a my standout Martin Ace song, by a long way. Great tune and some great wordplay in the lyrics.

..oh dear!!..
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on May 27, 2021, 11:55:38 PM
Walrus is a great tune. I'll have to listen to it again to pick up on wordplay but it's catchy.
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Newyorkmanfan on June 16, 2021, 11:59:55 PM
Walrus is pretty good. i dig the rhythm too!
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: Olly Goodwin on October 02, 2021, 06:02:38 PM
Cheesy Classic rock, eh? Some contenders on Twang, surely? Woman, Chimes at Midnight, Fast and Dangerous.... even those latter day live staples, Chinese Cut and "Feather". Those proggers Jethro Tull came out with a song with a riff identical to Martin's dance of the Marsupials. So is this album streaking away down Hangar Straight ( with a nod to Rob W) as the cheesiest classic rock Man album ?

And for those of us who like our members of the Manband to be non cheesy, but deserving of McCartney-esque status as a writer, I'll be heading over to the Half Moon tomorrow, a month late to see him with Man, but just in time to see his solo gig.....
Title: Re: Man band guilty pleasures/underrated songs
Post by: RKaji on October 08, 2021, 11:58:59 AM
I honestly haven't heard much about it, but thank you for sharing and now I'm aware! It was interesting to see and read