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aging_rocker

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oh ffs! ... it was the official video for 'Horror Head' ... which may have been the first song I heard by them.
I posted the official videos for 'Fait Accompli' & 'Missing Link'...FFS indeed!
Still a great-sounding band. I remember the anticipation for the release of the 'Doppelgänger' album.

It was a great time for music and festivals were still pretty cheap and still ... how do I put this? ... they were still in the realm of the 'underground'. It's not like today where you see 'normal' people at festivals, it was still basically a weird collection of indie kids, old punks, hippies and assorted weirdos stomping around in doc martens. 😆 .. you weren't going to bump into your neighbour and her kids or anything and 99% of the bands were only found in the pages of Sounds and NME...
I confess to being one of those assorted weirdos. 😵‍💫

You should have seen what the festivals were like in the 70s & 80s then - especially the free ones. :cool:

I last went to Glastonbury in the early 80s, and was horrified at the 'commercialism' of it even back then. I recall that Mrs R commented at the time that it seemed to be 'full of shop assistants from Essex'...(no offence intended to either retail operatives or folks from Essex)
 

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I posted the official videos for 'Fait Accompli' & 'Missing Link'...FFS indeed!
Still a great-sounding band. I remember the anticipation for the release of the 'Doppelgänger' album.


I confess to being one of those assorted weirdos. 😵‍💫

You should have seen what the festivals were like in the 70s & 80s then - especially the free ones. :cool:

I last went to Glastonbury in the early 80s, and was horrified at the 'commercialism' of it even back then. I recall that Mrs R commented at the time that it seemed to be 'full of shop assistants from Essex'...(no offence intended to either retail operatives or folks from Essex)

I obviously mean it with affection, I felt very at home among the assorted weirdos. ;)

yeah... and look where we are now, it's gone from 'retail operatives' to a jolly out for the middle class, glamping and prices that only they can afford.
 

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I had friends that really liked them ... it was probably a bit too laid back for me at the time.

I did listen to a lot of music on Creation but I was more into Swervedriver and Teenage Fanclub. I was a fan of bands like Leatherface, Snuff and Senseless Things in 91 too.

... and like you said before, you could only afford so many albums. 😃
Have you listened to their first album? Some laid back as you say but it still stands up well.

Anyway. Perfect example of things that I must now go and listen to (Leatherface and Snuff hat is, not Teenage Fanclub, who I have absolutely adored ever since back then!)
 

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I discovered Radiohead only about 4 years ago and they are now one of my favorite bands. Never really liked Creep, so I had tuned them out in the past. In Rainbows is my favorite album right now, but will give Pablo Honey some critical listening over the next few weeks. I saw them live at Madison Square Garden a few years ago. One of my favorite concerts ever.
In Rainbows is incredible isn’t it?

I wouldn’t compare Pablo Honey with their later efforts.
It’s just a really good, fun debut in its own right with a great sound.
 

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Smile (a comp of Ride's first two EPs) was nearly my personal soundtrack for 1990. Seeing Ride and Lush on their double billed tour was an early 90s highlight!
Ah yes Smile has some great songs, Chelsea Girl, Drive Blind etc.
I must give it a listen again.

Saw them in 91, can’t remember who the support was but definitely wasn’t Lush or anyone I’d heard of!
 

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I also love PH.

That said, The Bends might be my favourite. Not as experimental as later ones, but damn do I love that album.
The Bends is just one of the great guitar band albums of all time in my opinion.

I love their later stuff but I’m so glad that they made The Bends before delving into the more experimental stuff.
 

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How about My Bloody Valentine? It took me a while to dig them.
Yeah I love them as well needless to say!
I took a few listens of Loveless to really get the measure of them but was absolutely blown away by that sound from the word go.
I’m talking about me as an 18 year old back in 1991, of course!!
 

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Have you listened to their first album? Some laid back as you say but it still stands up well.

Anyway. Perfect example of things that I must now go and listen to (Leatherface and Snuff hat is, not Teenage Fanclub, who I have absolutely adored ever since back then!)

Both were playing punk rock, when punk rock had yet to become fashionable again. :)

Leatherface - Mush



Snuff - Snuff said....

 




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