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ElyDave

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2018, 10:55:42 pm »
Whipping Post was an Allman Brothers tune. It became a ritual to request it from any band. So Zappa obliged. Has anyone mentioned the Velvet Underground, or Henry Cow?

I take back my previous - of course it's on my Allman Brothers Disc, not to be confused with Gallows Pole
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2018, 11:00:57 pm »
The thing about Pink Floyd is that the Syd era was so radically different from the disgruntled outpourings of Roger Waters that they might just as well have been two different bands.

My first exposure to Floyd was seeing Another Brick In The Wall on TOTP. They were definitely not ‘cool’ by then.

The Barrett era stuff was probably cool if you liked it in 1967 but I only discovered it later, as a teen in the 80s, at a time when my genuinely cool peers were into stuff like The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cocteau Twins and The Jesus & Mary Chain. This probably disqualifies me from having any opinion on what is or isn’t cool. Although to be fair, I was still five years off being born in 1967.


Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2018, 11:01:40 pm »
Hey all you hepcats, check out the cool new sounds of yacf...

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2018, 12:37:48 am »
Whipping Post was an Allman Brothers tune. It became a ritual to request it from any band. So Zappa obliged. Has anyone mentioned the Velvet Underground, or Henry Cow?

I fuckin' love the Velvet Underground, me.  Only yesterday DJ Random played me a live version of "Sister Ray" clocking in at > 35'.  This made me happy.

Don't understand the attraction of the Jibbly Wibbly Jesus And Mary Chain, though, and Nirvana were vastly inferior to the Pixies.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2018, 08:56:41 am »
Can't make it through more than one Rolling Stones song though.

Burn the heretic! Any fool knows Exile is the best rock album ever.

Ladles & jellyspoons! Allow me to present the only band in history to have a leadsinger who has made a 50+ year career out of not being able to sing!

And, in the red corner, their lead guitarist - who actually mostly plays rhythm - a man so fucking lazy that fans mistake his ICBA for 'laid back' & 'minimalist'.

With added Jack Daniels. And out of date marshmallows.

No thanks...
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2018, 10:01:29 am »
In the 1990s - Primal Scream.
Not overly audacious
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2018, 10:15:43 am »
The Smiths - winey adolescent rubbish. Johnny Marr is a pretty good guitarist though.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.  I can probably deliver a poor recollection of Red Right Hand and that one he did with Kylie on Murder Ballads.  Anything else, not so much.

Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention  ::-)

Radiohead

I never really got Nirvana.

You've all been watching my Tune Association feed, haven't you?  All we need now is for someone to mention Nine Inch Nails.

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2018, 12:20:52 am »
Nine Inch Nails  ;D
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2018, 01:07:16 am »
Can't make it through more than one Rolling Stones song though.

Burn the heretic! Any fool knows Exile is the best rock album ever.

Ladles & jellyspoons! Allow me to present the only band in history to have a leadsinger who has made a 50+ year career out of not being able to sing!

And, in the red corner, their lead guitarist - who actually mostly plays rhythm - a man so fucking lazy that fans mistake his ICBA for 'laid back' & 'minimalist'.

With added Jack Daniels. And out of date marshmallows.

No thanks...

Yebbut the Stones wanted to spend the night with you while the poxy Beatles only wanted to hold your hand :demon:
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2018, 06:22:33 pm »
Glad the Ramones have been mentioned. I can’t stand them but I thought I was the only one. Is it just their punk pioneer status that people like them for or do they actually listen to those terrible songs?

I never really got Nirvana. I kind of understood why they were cool but the music did nothing for me. I had a friend who was very into them from the early days. She tried to drag me along to a gig at a tiny venue, just a few months before Teen Spirit catapulted them to megastardom. I turned it down. One of those gigs that would earn you much cred for being able to say ‘I was there’ but... meh.

Indeed, the Ramones are dull as dishwater and I've never met anyone who actually listens to them.

I actually liked Nirvana though but they weren't half as clever as they thought they were. The Smiths did a couple of catchy songs, but like the Morrissey stuff, it pretty much soon overwhelmed your whimsy threshold. I like Radiohead though, so there. I'm not sure Pink Floyd can be cool as my dad forever fucking goes on about them.

I have no idea with the Rolling Stones are popular or why people still think it's cool to spend their annual salary to see them. I never got it, they did a couple of a moderately OK songs, even after several decades not enough to fill a greatest hits album, mostly anodyne pub rock.

In a similar vein, Oasis and anything those tedious Gallagher brothers do. Utterly mediocre pub music, the sort that makes you leave the pub and go find somewhere better.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2018, 06:33:07 pm »
Let’s just summarise this as "Pretty much anything that was promoted by the late great John Peel".


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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2018, 09:00:36 pm »
not bands, but 2 cd's that were cool to own (but were shite IMHO)

Trout Mask Replica .... Captain Beefheart

WTF is that about .... I imported the cd and paid a lot for it after reading a review

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The Beatles .... White Albumn

same as above .... good money wasted
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I still have both cd's and I doubt that I will ever listen to them again
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2018, 09:16:20 pm »
Trout Mask Replica .... Captain Beefheart
Still one of my favourite albums that gets listened to pretty regularly.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2018, 09:27:58 pm »
Trout Mask Replica .... Captain Beefheart
Still one of my favourite albums that gets listened to pretty regularly.

And I could say the same about the White Album.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2018, 09:44:26 pm »
not bands, but 2 cd's that were cool to own (but were shite IMHO)

Trout Mask Replica .... Captain Beefheart

WTF is that about .... I imported the cd and paid a lot for it after reading a review

..........................................................

The Beatles .... White Albumn

same as above .... good money wasted
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I still have both cd's and I doubt that I will ever listen to them again

Ah, and i'd heard your version of Orange Claw Hammer killed at the open mic night down the Dog and Duck ;D

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2018, 10:16:45 pm »
Trout Mask Replica .... Captain Beefheart
Still one of my favourite albums that gets listened to pretty regularly.

I still regularly listen to Strictly Personal.  Seems Beefheart wasn't happy with it.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2018, 11:33:58 pm »
Can't make it through more than one Rolling Stones song though.

Burn the heretic! Any fool knows Exile is the best rock album ever.

I fell asleep during a Moaning Groans gig. Trufax.

The only other time I got near this was in a Tangerine Dream gig.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2018, 11:38:20 pm »
I have no idea with the Rolling Stones are popular or why people still think it's cool to spend their annual salary to see them. I never got it, they did a couple of a moderately OK songs, even after several decades not enough to fill a greatest hits album, mostly anodyne pub rock.

This.

Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2018, 04:25:31 am »
Ramones are awesome. Just don't take them serious.

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2018, 06:56:17 am »
Can't make it through more than one Rolling Stones song though.

Burn the heretic! Any fool knows Exile is the best rock album ever.

I fell asleep during a Moaning Groans gig. Trufax.

The only other time I got near this was in a Tangerine Dream gig.

Miss von Brandenburg fell asleep at the Hawkwind 30th Anniversary gig, during the bit with Lemmy in it.  Although it was an all-nighter.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2018, 12:57:28 pm »


I rebut the Smiths. Great band. People who don’t like them probably think Boner of U2 is a genius.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2018, 12:53:16 pm »
Nine Inch Nails  ;D
I like Nine Inch Nails, as in, actually listen to the albums.  Used to (pre-spotify) have 3 NiN albums loaded on my phone.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2018, 10:30:16 pm »
I dislike the Smiths and I think Bongo is a twat.

I'm inclined to agree about Bongo. One of my few "before they were famous" stories recounts how I saw U2 supporting Echo & The Bunnymen at The Lyceum in the early '80s and he was being such a pratt that he was on the receiving end of a large number of plastic 'glasses'. Off stage, he is clearly committed to the various causes that he promotes and I have no issue with them, but I can see how he can irritate people.

Conversely, I saw the band's bass player, Adam Clayton, being interviewed on another TV programme recently (having never heard him get a word in edgeways before) and he came across as articulate, thoughtful and very down to earth.  As they say, it's the quiet ones you have to watch.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2018, 06:36:40 pm »
I stood behind Bonio in the queue in a record store (in Madison, Wisconsin; nope I couldn't see what he was buying). He wore sunglasses indoors and everyone, me included, was way too cool to acknowledge him. I like to think this annoyed him more than a little.

To be honest, he's no worse than many others. It's probably better that he has a cause than doesn't, but equally you've got to expect to be judged on the standards you set for others. And wearing sunglasses indoors is always twattish.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2018, 06:54:31 pm »
Nine Inch Nails  ;D
I like Nine Inch Nails, as in, actually listen to the albums.  Used to (pre-spotify) have 3 NiN albums loaded on my phone.
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