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TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:39:07 AM »
So, the Gig in Siegen was the Best TV Gig in Siegen so far  ;D

How many times did he play in Siegen? Was it the first gig there?   ;)

World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:38:00 AM »

Although Robert Smith says he hopes the Cure never truly fit in with the cultural landscape, he is very aware of just how unusual the group’s success has been over the past four decades. “One of the lovely things about the band is that we’re able to headline Glastonbury, play Hyde Park, and be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we’re still considered to be slightly weird and outsider kind of band,” he tells Rolling Stone on a call from England. “It’s a perfect position to be in.”

When was the last time you had hope?
There was a brief moment in the late Seventies, before Ronnie [Reagan] and Maggie [Thatcher], that you thought, “Hey, maybe the world is moving in the right direction very, very slowly. And honestly, since the Cure started, it’s been a relentless downward slide as far as I can see. I have no idea. I can see the reasons why, and I’ve read books and articles about why, but it’s very sad that kind of the hope that was around [the moon landing] is over. The technology and space race has had much more to do with the military-industrial complex than most people perhaps understand.

Do you feel artists should be more political nowadays?
I don’t think there’s a rule. Some artists are very good at it. It requires a number of different things. One is the music that you make has to reinforce where you’re going with what you’re saying. And from a young age, I’ve always held what could be considered a socialist viewpoint on the world. That’s why I wail against inequality. What’s wrong with the world is essentially inequality. But it isn’t reflected in what I want the Cure to be. I wanted the Cure to be something that I could escape into.
Behind the scenes, the Cure has always been politically active but usually pretty anonymously. It suits the way the band works, and everyone is much more comfortable with that rather than me being overt. They despair sometimes when I’ve had a few beers and I’ve done shows and I start spouting off. They’re like, “Please, don’t start.” Because once I start, it’s very hard to stop. I think it’s a great thing to be able to get up in front of people and convince people of what’s right and what’s wrong, although that depends on who you think is right and who is wrong.

Do you think much about where the Cure fit in in 2019?
I hope the Cure don’t fit in in 2019. I don’t think the Cure have ever fitted in, so no, it doesn’t bother me at all. I’m overwhelmed by the love that the band gets as we play around the world this year.

World Chat / Re: Iggy Pop
« on: October 17, 2019, 05:36:22 PM »
26 days left to listen
Mary Anne is live at Maida Vale for a special show with the legendary Iggy Pop. The Godfather of Punk joins us for an extended live session from the BBC's iconic London studios.

TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: October 14, 2019, 04:39:09 PM »
Just announced, TVOM! gigs at the "Pitcher" in Duesseldorf just before Xmas (bloody Xmas)!

Freitag, 20.12.19
feat. TV Smith & Vom Ritchie

Samstag, 21.12.19
feat. TV Smith & Vom Ritchie

Sonntag, 22.12.19
feat. TV Smith & Vom Ritchie
(found on FB, where else...?)

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: October 12, 2019, 06:44:16 PM »
Robert Forster, a prolific character actor who was nominated for an Oscar for Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” and appeared in more than 100 films, died Friday in Los Angeles of brain cancer. He was 78.

Tarantino created the bail bondsman character Max Cherry with Forster in mind, and the role netted him his first Academy Award nomination.

Most recently Forster reprised his “Breaking Bad” role as Ed in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which was released Friday, and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and in “Werewolf.”

David Lynch cast the actor with a distinctive weathered look in “Mulholland Dr.” and in the rebooted “Twin Peaks” as Sheriff Frank Truman.

Isn't it great to go out and see a young band punkrockin' their shoes off? Well quite literally, as the first thing the singer of "Hands Off Gretel" did last night when she came on stage, was taking her shoes off (and she wore 2 different socks!)... The bass player, on the other hand, had nice boots on!  8)
Hadn't been to "Club Bastion" in Kirchheim/Teck for a while, I was way too early and it took a while until the band started.

First there was a house announcer, who wanted to make a short speech - well it was longer than anticipated, but at least he had the good news that The Dickies will return to the "Bastion" next year (I saw them here twice and once in a pub nearby).

The club is in an old tower/fortress and I was upstairs on the "balcony", good for taking photos. The band rocked it well, the songs are good (a bit "generic" of course), the singer has charisma and the players are good (especially Becky Baldwin on bass)!

World Chat / Re: Alice Cooper
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:40:25 AM »
The Stranglers with old black eyes Alice Cooper, Birmingham 2019 (pic Helen W)

World Chat / Re: The Waterboys
« on: October 10, 2019, 09:49:58 AM »
“I think I’ve gotten to a place where I can move between different styles of music very easily, and I’ve got a band of around me who can do the same,” says Scott by phone from his hotel room in Philadelphia, his light Scottish accent testimony to his hometown of Edinburgh. “So it feels natural to work with different styles.

“And I also think that they all sound like the Waterboys anyway,” says Scott, who with the Waterboys will play shows in Santa Ana on Sunday, Oct. 13 and Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 15. “There are certain constants like my voice, the way I play guitar and piano. The way that some of the people I’ve worked with — Steve (Wickham) on his fiddle or Brother Paul and his keys — play and sound.”

The Waterboys’ new album arrived at the end of May, two years after the 2017 double album “Out Of All This Blue,” a fertile period of music-making for Scott that he attributes in part to his role as father to a 6-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son.

“I have two young children and since that I kind of learned how to work much faster,” Scott says. “And also, because I’m always telling them stories and making up songs for them, it means that the wheels of my creativity are constantly running. It’s a very small jump from making up a song about a cartoon character for my daughter to writing a regular song for the Waterboys.

“So I find it very easy to be creative now,” he says. “I’m switched on all the time and whenever I get to my studio, which is every day for a few hours at least, there’s always something happening.”

“I think since I wrote my book (the 2012 memoir “Adventures of a Waterboy”) I’ve got a very peaceful relationship with my own history,” Scott says. “And I like looking back at those times and trying to capture their flavor in a song.” ...

“I’ve never believed that God or spirituality was an angry guy hurlin’ thunderbolts and judging everything that I did,” he says. “I spent decades trying to escape from those illusions or those human delusions. To me, spirituality is an experience of lovingness and of self-acceptance, and in that encounter in ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn,’ those two good creatures meet their God, and they are loved. Very beautiful indeed.”

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: October 06, 2019, 12:12:48 PM »
R.I.P. Ginger Baker

One of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music, Ginger Baker, has died at the age of 80. Often called the first superstar rock drummer, Baker brought in a myriad of new influences to the form from jazz to African drumming and fully explored the possibilities of drumming – bringing it forward from the mere backbeat of his predecessors. ...

Perhaps best known for his work in Cream – with the trio being the first virtuoso rock groups formed of great players to push forward the boundaries he also had along and varied careers that saw him play with PiL, of all bands, and many other projects.

TV Live / Re: Setlists
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:29:28 PM »
Seeing Johnson & Trump are like "brothers", is it time to play "Atlantic Tunnel" a time or two?  :P

TV Songs / Re: TV covering Urban Voodoo Machine
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:28:02 PM »
I was thinking that as Paul is appearing with TV they would sing it.

Sounds reasonable!  8)

World Chat / Re: The Damned - Pledge album.
« on: October 05, 2019, 12:00:37 PM »

TV Songs / Re: TV covering Urban Voodoo Machine
« on: October 05, 2019, 11:59:02 AM »
Bound to appear at the Halloween gig..

Or maybe closer to the end of the year? Alongside Xmas Bloody Xmas...  ;)

TV Songs / TV covering Urban Voodoo Machine
« on: October 04, 2019, 06:06:35 PM »
Found this on FB (in case the pic disappears, here's part of the text "these 15 tracks entail Urban Voodoo Machine songs covered by various artists ranging from TV Smith to Ledfoot and Big Boy Bloater"):

A quick google research brought me more details! It's one of my fave songs by UVM!!  :D

(Compiled and mastered by Alex McGowan at Space Eko East Studio, London)

 1 Orphan’s Lament – THE GREAT MALARKEY
 2 Killer Sound – JIM JONES
 4 High Jeopardy Thing – DR WILL & THE WIZARDS
 5 Bucket Of Blood – SON OF DAVE
 6 Rusty Water & Coffin Nails – TIGRE BLANCO
 7 Emptiness – LEDFOOT
 8 Captain Of A Sinking Ship – BIG BOY BLOATER
 11 Cheers For The Tears – THE BROADWAY TWISTERS
 12 Alone In The City – VIC RUGGIERO & JORY KINJO
13 Goodbye To Another Year – TV SMITH
14 Loretta’s Revenge – KATHARINE BLAKE
 15 Theme From The Urban Voodoo Machine – LOS PLANTRONICS

 16 Heroin (Put My Brothers In The Ground) – THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE feat. Wilko Johnson
 17 Dirty Water – THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE feat. The Inmates Peter Gunn & Tony Oliver

 All songs written by Paul-Ronney Angel except 4 & 10 written by Paul-Ronney Angel & Nick Marsh and 17 by Ed Cobb.

It fits their live show (they played Ramones songs, then a few of their own, then Ramones songs...), the songs were okay, I guess they're what you'd call "generic" (though not in a league with the aforementioned).
Here is one of 'em:

This is the vid from the support band:

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