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World Chat / Re: "Cover" Versions
« on: Today at 01:16:15 PM »
This answers the question "What happens if you cross Love's "Forever Changes" with The Stranglers?"

Should have been used in Breaking Bad!

« on: August 18, 2018, 11:20:15 PM »

I've been lucky enough to hear this song live several times, so I'm familiar with it's basic structure. I love the way the song, and subsequent verses start, with the acoustic guitar being joined by percussion and a fat bass with more layers of instrumentation (electric guitar and keyboards) building up into and over the chorus.

Many of TV's songs make me smile for various reasons, usually very clever lyrics, but I particularly enjoyed the right hand work on the percussive acoustic guitar around 2.05.

Many thanks for sharing this lovely taster for the album Tim - can't wait for it!

World Chat / Re: Ramones manager found Murdered
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:35:01 PM »
Seymour Stein, the man who signed Madonna: 'My ears got me through': 

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:58:04 PM »
Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul', dies aged 76

« on: August 14, 2018, 11:25:54 PM »
Nice cover!

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:09:23 PM »
Glad you enjoyed at least part of your Blackpool experience this year Gareth! Bloody matey - take it easy in the heat!!!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:40:14 PM »
Saturday 28th July 2018.

Actress and Bishop, Birmingham: TV (Smith) supports TV (The Vapors)!

Tim was invited by the band to support them, and he certainly set about making the most of his 40 minute slot:

Only One Flavour
No Time to be 21
No Control
I Delete
The Lion and the Lamb
Tomahawk Cruise
No Hope Street
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
Land of the Overdose
Gary Gilmour’s Eyes (Very much the “Turning Japanese" of Tim’s career)
Bored Teenagers
One Chord Wonders

Tim was called back to the stage by a huge reception and asks “Have I got time for a quick one? I don’t want to eat into The Vapors set as I want to see them!”

Of course there was:

Runaway Train Driver

And that was that – 10/10 of course.

I took a photo of their set list, so I know that The Vapors played:

Secret Noise
King L
Galleries for Guns
Sundown River
Daylight Titans
The Right Stuff
Cold War
One of my Dreams
Spring Collection
Waiting for the Weekend
Jimmy Jones
Letter to Hiro (No. 11)
Letter from Hiro
Turning Japanese (Very much the “Gary Gilmore's Eyes" of The Vapors' career)
News at Ten


Here Comes The Judge

I never saw The Vapors first time around, so I don’t know what they were like then. Apart from a fantastically energetic new drummer (rest original), their set lacked the power I’d expect from a “Power Pop” band. The audience, with a few pissed exceptions, didn’t really get going until “Jimmy Jones”, and the band finally tapped into this energy with the final third on their set being almost as if it was performed by a different band!

7/10 – would have been 5 for the first two thirds.

Here's the promo video for the gig - I think TV is the one with the blue hair:

TV Chat / Re: New Album 2018
« on: July 21, 2018, 12:29:05 PM »
TV's link from the front page takes you to Amazon and, whisper this, there has been talk previously about a concerted effort to buy from Amazon to obtain a placing in something called "the sales chart".

Just saying...

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TV Chat / Re: New Album 2018
« on: July 20, 2018, 12:57:57 AM »
Cheers Teev - here we come?!

TV Chat / Re: TV Quiz
« on: June 04, 2018, 12:24:52 PM »
That's some impressive data collation Phil! I'd definitely have had a serious go if I wasn't tied down with marking and collating grades - sorry.

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