Author Topic: Man at The Inn At Lathones  (Read 36430 times)

raygun

  • Guest
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2009, 05:53:53 PM »
Photographs of this gig on flick r look for Manband or Lathones

Davey

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 718
  • Karma: +30/-3
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2009, 08:16:27 PM »
thanks for the review...that's the one i wanted to go to!-peace...

Mark Davies

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 883
  • Karma: +6/-1
    • Man & Deke Leonard Photo Album
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2009, 08:31:31 PM »
Photographs of this gig on flick r look for Manband or Lathones

I see pics when I search for manband & lathones, but none of our boys. Am I doing something wrong? Just thick? Please advise....

AlanK

  • Guest
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2009, 09:44:58 PM »
Twenty four hours later and I'm still smiling.

I went to Lathones last night hopeful that recent reviews had not just been posted by nostalgic fans looking at the band through rose tinted spectacles. However, I was really impressed with the performance the lads put on. 

From the first bars of The Price to the final notes of Conflict of Interest the band played with attack, cohesion and no little creativity. The song mix gave a great balance of material though the decades and everyone seemed on top form and up for the occasion.  Phil played with terrific enthusiasm  -and skill, of course, James produced  some great guitar work, Martin & Josh sang their hearts out and along with Ren? kept the whole thing tight and together.

The venue was a real find. To be seated in the front row, just a few feet from the guys was fantastic and I just hope that the band manage a trip back up to Scotland in the not too distant future. The last time I'd seen them was in Turriff, of all places, in 1994, so hopefully the next gig won't be 15 years hence!

Go and see this version of Man. You definitely won?t regret it




Colin Salter

  • Guest
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2009, 10:49:38 PM »
Hello and welcome, AlanK. Sorry we didn't meet and get to chat last night - I was a couple of rows behind you. Good, wasn't it!

Allan Heron

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4337
  • Karma: +56/-33
    • It's Just My View
It's Just My View

Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST........

lloydie

  • Guest
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2009, 10:00:02 AM »
Nice to see the tour ending on a high note with lots of positive comments.Roll on next tour etc :)

Mark Davies

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 883
  • Karma: +6/-1
    • Man & Deke Leonard Photo Album
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2009, 11:45:23 AM »
Photographs of this gig on flick r look for Manband or Lathones

I see pics when I search for manband & lathones, but none of our boys. Am I doing something wrong? Just thick? Please advise....

OK, I see them today -some sort of timing thing no doubt. Good stuff! Thanks.

Mark Davies

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 883
  • Karma: +6/-1
    • Man & Deke Leonard Photo Album
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2009, 11:47:00 AM »
Photographs of this gig on flick r look for Manband or Lathones

I see pics when I search for manband & lathones, but none of our boys. Am I doing something wrong? Just thick? Please advise....

OK, I see them today -some sort of timing thing no doubt. Good stuff! Thanks.

This takes you straight to them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43467638@N07/

George Jones

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 962
  • Karma: +111/-1
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009, 01:58:33 PM »
I just read this...............?

The vocal arrangements are particularly strong now, better than they?ve been the last few times I?ve seen the band, when inevitably Micky?s and Deke?s voices had lost much of their power.

That's a matter of opinion.

Don't mean to come across as bitter, but leave my Dad out of it.  In his last days with the band he played and sung as good as I've ever seen.  I've been....and played at a lot of MAN gigs.

I think that comment is uncalled for....your opinion, but uncalled for.

The manband will never see his like again, and that breaks my heart.


Rob W

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4091
  • Karma: +1088/-1080
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2009, 03:11:27 PM »
This is difficult because I think my opinions are well known, even though privately, they are even stronger than I have intimated on this board. But, I don't shy away, and I hope George does not mind me saying, whereas I understand his feelings, surely this was Allan giving a personal opinion which some may agree with, others may not, hence permissable in a review.

I think Allan's choice of word "inevitably" is the key word. Quite simply a case of age. I'm sure Deke would accept he couldn't sing eg Romain in the 80's/90's with the same growl as he did in the 70's,  and MJ would accept that he couldn't hit the high notes in eg C'mon in the 80's'90's as he did in the 70's. Ironically, in my opinion, I feel though MJ's singing did improve post 80's, I loved it.

I also think we all know, Allan usually speaks the most sense and will look at things absolutely impartially, which incidentally, is why he's such a complete and utter b*st*rd. :)

Maybe Allan had no need to mention Deke or MJ at all? Possibly, but whatever our individual views, this band is still Man, and it is fair to make a comparison.

I would though say from a personal point of view, I'm not happy with references to GJ and Bob having been "ejected" from the band. Very emotional and sort of gives credence to the actions of Martin Ace.

Although I now have absolutely no interest in Man whilst Martin Ace is with the band (or until, hopefully, but doubtfully, differences could be settled - stranger things have happened), I would always welcome reading or listening to Allan's views.

     

Peter Steventon

  • Guest
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2009, 03:20:45 PM »
Think you will find Rob it wasnt Allan who said it.   

Allan Heron

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4337
  • Karma: +56/-33
    • It's Just My View
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2009, 03:41:47 PM »
Think you will find Rob it wasnt Allan who said it.    
..but I am a complete and utter b*st*rd  :D

I did use the "e" word though, which I thought was a more accurate description than to suggest it was merely due to the stereotypical "musical differences"
« Last Edit: October 13, 2009, 03:44:45 PM by Allan Heron »
It's Just My View

Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST........

Rob W

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4091
  • Karma: +1088/-1080
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2009, 03:43:32 PM »
Think you will find Rob it wasnt Allan who said it.   

That's what comes of trying to do a million things at once. Yes, it was oric who mentioned the Deke/MJ bit, but I still stand by what I put in the post.


Colin Salter

  • Guest
Re: Man at The Inn At Lathones
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2009, 03:54:59 PM »
Yes, the remarks about the vocals are from my review, not Allan's. I meant no offence to anyone, and it goes without saying that the Manband will never see the like of Micky and Deke again. But I stand by my opinion that the last few times I saw the band, in the early 2000s, the range, power and pitch of the vocals had suffered from the simple ravages of time and age (and also I think perhaps from the gigs being too damn loud in small spaces).

It's a different matter being in the studio, and the depth and maturity of the vocals on Endangered Species are as magnificent in their own way as Micky's spine-tingling falsetto on Back Into the Future's C'mon or the younger Deke's savage growls on his early solo albums.

There certainly was no suggestion in my review that Micky's PLAYING was in any way diminished towards the end of his time with the band, and as far as I'm concerned the reverse is true: he was exploring astonishing new areas in his improvisation, and playing better than ever. No question.

We need to get to a point here where we can all stop being so damn sensitive about everything. There's not a reader or contributor to this board who thinks Micky Jones was anything other than a heaven-sent angel of the voice and guitar, without whom the Manband would simply not exist. We all miss him terribly and cherish the memory of his playing and singing. That doesn't mean, I hope, that we can't either discuss his work or listen to other singers and guitarists and enjoy their contributions.