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Colin Salter

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2008, 04:03:39 PM »
And technically and biologically, George Jones is of course Micky Jones's Man ... I'll get my coat.

A propos of nothing, does anyone know what the f*** Pete Tonsend was singing about when he sang Don't Let Go the Coat?

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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2008, 05:00:33 PM »
hiya Oric-you've been busy today. Bored or something? Anyway, Firstly I'd like to say that this is Man and they ,as has been pointed out, are merely carrying on the great Man tradition. As has been said by others, The 70's Man bands never seemed to carry the same line up from one album to the next let alone the great period of stability from 83 to 2000's. I am , however, upset by the wrangling between the band members and for either side to tell us more will merely add to the denials, counter denials and other needless controversy. Let's wait for Deke's definitive version in his next book.(if you ever read this, get a move on Deke!) To be controversial and at the risk of upsetting everyone much as I love Deke to me Man is/was Mr Micheal Jones esq. He it was who was in every incarnation of Man. Other people came and went(and came back again and went again and then, just to pass the time, came back....AGAIN) As Oric says what we don't want is a Wishbone Ash Fleetwood Mac etc etc etc scenario where the row over who gets the name or who is entitled ruins the legacy of whilst not the greatest , one of the most loved and adored bands in the world. Let's get the rows sorted, get the new album out and for both new bands get the music going (especially up here to the Land that Man forgot)

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2008, 06:03:07 PM »
There's only one answer to who has ownership of the name Man.
Both groups need to get onto Harry Hills TV Burp and just before the interval enter from different doorways....you know what I'm going to say......FFFFFIGHT!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2008, 06:16:52 PM »
There's only one answer to who has ownership of the name Man.
Both groups need to get onto Harry Hills TV Burp and just before the interval enter from different doorways....you know what I'm going to say......FFFFFIGHT!!!!!!!!!
I go and change my picture to the Buddha and he says FFFFFFight!!!!!!

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2008, 06:54:28 PM »
Bloody hell! I go away for one night and look what happens!!
Shades of Dave Brock and Nik Turner... let's hope that it doesn't get too contentious.
Man wouldn't be Man without this sort of news every now and again but I feel this is too fundamental.

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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2008, 07:25:59 PM »
Bloody hell! I go away for one night and look what happens!!

So it's your fault, I knew you'd be to blame.......well someones got to be.
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Mike Burgess

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2008, 08:21:09 PM »
Oh Dear Oh Dear! In that case , good luck to Martin and Josh Too.
Really don't know what to think now, except best wishes all round.
Hopefully something more solid in the way of an explanation about future plans will appear here from the horses mouths soon.

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« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2008, 09:39:44 PM »
Personally I don't give a sh!t what happened or who said what. They are all brilliant musicians who have given me enourmous pleasure since 1973. I'll be intending to see however many bands emerge out of this, whatever they are called.
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2008, 09:56:58 PM »
Personally I don't give a sh!t what happened or who said what. They are all brilliant musicians who have given me enourmous pleasure since 1973. I'll be intending to see however many bands emerge out of this, whatever they are called.
Alan, Can only agree with you about the musicianship of the people involved in Man past, all of the highest quality and that's why we love them.
The question is....how many bands can emerge from this.....been into Julians memorabilia site under logos and as long as every future Man band promises to stick to one logo....we can have up to ten.....that could be interesting.
I suppose an argument would then ensue between the parties involved as to who should have which logo.....
The best logo for me is the Rick Griffin logo from the Maximum Darkness LP....not even going to suggest who carry's that into the future....I've enough enemies already.
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2008, 11:51:58 PM »
Good luck -look forward to seeing you in April.

and happy christmas!

JohnnyS (first post!)

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2008, 12:08:31 AM »
great start, hey?

that'll teach me to read all the way through to the end of a thread.

This is all a shame, if only on the basis that the gig they played in the pissing rain at the rhythm festival was one of the most powerful performances by any band I've ever seen - only bummer was that the rain delayed start, meaning no spunk.

whatever will come out of it will be great, I'm sure. Just wish Phil was part of it too - whichever of the two halves.

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2008, 03:22:54 AM »
Bloody hell! I go away for one night and look what happens!!
Shades of Dave Brock and Nik Turner... let's hope that it doesn't get too contentious.
Man wouldn't be Man without this sort of news every now and again but I feel this is too fundamental.

Too fundamental indeed - I can't help but think this is an occasion where that the band(s) should be allowed their own time and thoughts rather than us all piling in and praising or damning. Let's just see what happens and then decide whether we like it or not!!
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mikes

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2008, 04:04:21 PM »
 ???

Yeah, great.

A couple of days off and then ... Carry on, George and Bob! Carry on, Martin and Josh! Carry on, Phil! Please think about you fans - we want to listen to some of the old and some of the new tunes. If you have to play in seperate groups, do if you must. But do it, for f.cks sake!!!

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2008, 05:09:08 PM »
I've been on holiday for the past couple of weeks and intending to finalise my arrangements for the Swansea Xmas bash when I came back....but only to discover this train wreck of a thread.

Very disappointed (not least as the new album looks as if it will remain in the vaults) but moreso for the manner in which this all seems to have happened.  We're all used to the fact that we've been dealing with a version of the Manband that no longer contains any original members of the band but the changes have been evolutionary and have seemed to be a natural conclusion to the community feel that the band has always encompassed.  However, these latest changes seems to knock this for six.

Will I be interested to hear the output from the individual members?  Undoubtedly.   Do either of the outfits being discussed remain worthy of the use of the Manband name?  I'm not sure that they do. 

All I can say is that I was very pleased to be able to see the band with Phil earlier this year at Milkwood Jam and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Just a shame that the undoubted potential of that concert isn't going to be able to be transferred to the new music being played by that same line-up in future.
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« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2008, 10:44:23 PM »
Does the fact this thread has lain undisturbed for a week mean that
(a) everyone's said what needed to be said or
(b) we are past caring?

Maybe that's a poll!  :o