Author Topic: A NEW BEGINNING......  (Read 93761 times)

Gavin Crumpton

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2008, 11:08:03 AM »

I think we're all arriving at the same crossroads now, whatever our initial thoughts and loyalties were:


Couldnt disagree more. Most people I've spoken to about this do not think Martin is the person to carry the Man name forward and it is clear that he has lost the goodwill of a lot of people close to the band and of a lot of the fans too.

In George and Martin's statements they have both said they intend to continue as Man. It is far from certain what will happen with the name but the legal right to the name will not just rest on Martin having been in the band longer.

This has still got some way to run before it will be clear who if anyone will use the Man name so I'm not sure any of us are in a position at the moment to prejudge the outcome of all this and what will happen in 2009.

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #106 on: December 30, 2008, 01:07:11 PM »
All this obsessing over who gets to use the Man name seems rather irrelevant to me. Isn't it the muisic that matters? Whatever label you choose to put on the tin, it's the contents that really matter.

To put the argument to bed, maybe neither side should take the name on, and just let it rest in peace. If anyone is looking for a new name, I can't help thinking the New Bystanders has a nice ring to it.


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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2008, 01:24:08 PM »
How about the Drive-By Standers?

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2008, 02:31:07 PM »
In the circumstances, how about 'Half Man Half Biscuit'?

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Nick Ring

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2008, 03:45:23 PM »
  Well said, Gav.

Colin Salter

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #110 on: December 30, 2008, 04:37:03 PM »
Well said all of us! It would be a shame if a divided band divided us fans as well.

Rob the Organ

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #111 on: December 30, 2008, 07:07:58 PM »

To put the argument to bed, maybe neither side should take the name on, and just let it rest in peace.

Quite. Well, that's what almost all of my mates that like Man but don't post here have said. True, they also said it after Micky retired but a couple of them did have the decency to come out this year in the spirit of the 40th Anniversary and see the Martin/Phil/George band and did enjoy it. But they are saying it again now, and I have to admit there is scant argument against them. It might be the best solution, and enable all to just get on with their music and entertain us.

My wife says it too :o, so there is no point in me arguing about it. Not at home anyway. ;D

In the circumstances, how about 'Half Man Half Biscuit'?
This would open the set nicely:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfW-uhp_JB8&feature=related

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Michael Heatley

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #112 on: December 30, 2008, 11:40:06 PM »
I haven't seen teeth like that since Jaws, Rob!

BTW what was that bass he was toting?

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #113 on: December 31, 2008, 01:46:44 AM »
I haven't seen teeth like that since Jaws, Rob!

BTW what was that bass he was toting?

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Rob the Organ

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #114 on: December 31, 2008, 02:03:16 AM »
I haven't seen teeth like that since Jaws, Rob!


In the Brinsleys he was overshadowed by Bob Andrews who had a fine set.

Best "hanging them out to dry" and just winner of the "eating a Cox's through a Slazenger" trophy has to be Robin Trower's cover portrait on the Live album.

That said, the late Bob Grant of On The Buses will forever be the champion, RIP.

Michael Heatley

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #115 on: December 31, 2008, 04:31:22 PM »
Thanks Ron - but that doesn't narrow it down that much, does it?  ;D

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #116 on: December 31, 2008, 05:59:04 PM »
All this obsessing over who gets to use the Man name seems rather irrelevant to me. Isn't it the muisic that matters? Whatever label you choose to put on the tin, it's the contents that really matter.

Absolutely. The point was made quite a few posts ago.

Anyway, I'm going to dream the New Year in with:-

George, Bob, Tweke, Will and Clive









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« Reply #117 on: December 31, 2008, 06:03:40 PM »
Thanks Ron - but that doesn't narrow it down that much, does it?  ;D

I'm sure there is a database of gretsch guitars somewhere... It was just a clue to send you off on a quest.. nice guitar innit?
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #118 on: December 31, 2008, 06:37:56 PM »
Anyway, I'm going to dream the New Year in with:-

George, Bob, Tweke, Will and Clive

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #119 on: December 31, 2008, 07:39:23 PM »
Ron - I jest because he had a lot of basses in a lot of pictures on that album! I did appreciate the original answer.  ;D

In fact I bought the reissue which, amusingly, folds out into a crucifix shape (Jesus Of Cool).

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