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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2018, 07:24:12 pm »
On my wall at university I used to have a large dayglo poster advertising the Enid. It was for a gig which got cancelled. I was given it during freshers week and I for a while it was the only poster I had. Disguised the pinky-grey walls a bit. I had that poster for at least ten years (it was large and served to protect all my other ones when rolled up).
I have never hear anything by the Enid.
Does that count?
Should I search on Youtube?

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2018, 07:36:16 pm »
I saw The Enid once, at the Astoria (RIP) in Charing Cross Road.  They were the support act for whichever band John Wetton was in that week.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2018, 11:18:23 am »
I saw the Enid.  It was a four hour gig IIRC, since they played a regular set, then went on to play the whole of their new triple album.

Meanwhile, I nominate Hawkwind.  An interesting bunch of folks, but musically....
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2018, 11:24:46 am »
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2018, 11:28:41 am »
I saw the Enid.  It was a four hour gig IIRC, since they played a regular set, then went on to play the whole of their new triple album.

Oh god yes dull dull dull. I saw them live in about 1983. Not sure they were ever cool though.

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Meanwhile, I nominate Hawkwind.  An interesting bunch of folks, but musically....

I disagree on this one. Hawkwind were really good, fantastic driving beat and influential on other bands. Great live as well. Stonehenge dawn 1984 sticks in my memory.
I do admit there records went downhill starting with Choose Your Masques (1982) and I really haven't bothered with anything they have done at all since about 1985.
I still listen to the CDs from the 70s and early 80s though, especially the Bob Calvert stuff.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2018, 11:13:48 pm »
I don't think it was ever cool to like The Enid whether you listened to them or not.

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2018, 12:02:40 am »
Trout Mask Replica .... Captain Beefheart
Still one of my favourite albums that gets listened to pretty regularly.

Ditto

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2018, 12:03:46 am »
Can't make it through more than one Rolling Stones song though.

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I fell asleep during a Moaning Groans gig. Trufax.

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

I fell asleep at a Black Sabbath gig (I also fell asleep at Knebworth when Zep were playing - only a few minutes though)

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2018, 12:05:17 am »
No-one's mentioned Tom Waits yet - but then he gets regular play in the Windy house

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2018, 12:09:19 am »
I saw the Enid.  It was a four hour gig IIRC, since they played a regular set, then went on to play the whole of their new triple album.

Oh god yes dull dull dull. I saw them live in about 1983. Not sure they were ever cool though.

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Meanwhile, I nominate Hawkwind.  An interesting bunch of folks, but musically....

I disagree on this one. Hawkwind were really good, fantastic driving beat and influential on other bands. Great live as well. Stonehenge dawn 1984 sticks in my memory.
I do admit there records went downhill starting with Choose Your Masques (1982) and I really haven't bothered with anything they have done at all since about 1985.
I still listen to the CDs from the 70s and early 80s though, especially the Bob Calvert stuff.

Another +1 for Hawkwind - great band - selling out for the'new 'orchestral' tour

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2018, 12:21:44 am »
Hawkwind have had a lot of different sounds over the years - take your pick :-)

I saw them at the Capitol in FurryBootToon in the early 80's and thought they were great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2018, 12:46:23 am »
No-one's mentioned Tom Waits yet - but then he gets regular play in the Windy house
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2018, 07:10:59 am »
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2018, 02:10:15 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.

I fell asleep at a Black Sabbath gig (I also fell asleep at Knebworth when Zep were playing - only a few minutes though)
I fell asleep at a Who gig.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2018, 07:25:39 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.

I fell asleep at a Black Sabbath gig (I also fell asleep at Knebworth when Zep were playing - only a few minutes though)
I fell asleep at a Who gig.

I fell asleep during several AC/DC gigs.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2018, 07:27:32 pm »
Think we need a 'gigs you've fallen asleep at' thread

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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2018, 01:14:39 pm »
I'll say it then: Tom Waits.  Dreadful, dreary, self-important pish.

Also Tangerine Dream.
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Re: Bands it was cool to like without actually having to listen to
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2018, 01:45:29 pm »
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Heh. I once included 'Declare Independence' in a mix for the office stereo...

https://youtu.be/4z7NN4n8CTY

Suffice to say it didn't stay on for the full duration of the track.