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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2020
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:18:52 PM »
What's a 'gig'?

A distant memory... but I remember them fondly, last time I saw a TV gig is way too long ago now...  :'(

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2020
« on: July 29, 2020, 08:10:11 AM »
TV informs via FB (& on the website):
The wait for a gig is finally over! The Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool has been granted permission to stage four nights of gigs over the period when Rebellion was due to take place, with me playing on the Thursday 6th and Saturday 8th, and Arturo Bassick on the Friday and Sunday. These will be seated table service gigs following the current guidelines and strictly limited to 70 people per night, advance tickets only.

World Chat / Re: Iggy Pop
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:21:37 AM »

The Stooges were far from top of the bill – the festival’s big draws were the reformed Traffic, or, if you preferred your music “heavy”, Mountain and Grand Funk Railroad, both riding high on the back of gold-selling debut albums. Perhaps the filmmakers were attracted by the buzz around the band in spring 1970. Their eponymous debut album had been a critical and commercial flop, but a certain media momentum was now building thanks to a new line-up featuring saxophonist Steve Mackay and the songs they had written for their second album, Fun House. Rolling Stone, Creem and even Entertainment World ran big features on the band. Perhaps they were just looking for something visually arresting and had heard the stories about what happened at Stooges shows: their frontman diving into the crowd, or swinging from the ceiling, or pouring hot wax over his chest.

World Chat / Re: The Damned to launch 'The Damned Show'
« on: July 16, 2020, 08:34:08 AM »
The Damned Show EP#29 - Monty's Melodies pt4 "The Dog" instrumental

Official Video for Jeepster, interpreted by Joan Jett.
From the forthcoming album 'AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex' out Sept 4th.

World Chat / Re: The Boys
« on: July 13, 2020, 02:27:00 PM »

...playing all over the world with The Boys but left in 2011 after the band had a “massive fight”.

“It was a huge fight… full on fisticuffs! It had been bubbling up for a very long time and I’m not pointing fingers or blaming anyone because it takes two to Tango, but it got to the point were before every tour I’d be steeling myself for the bickering to come – it was all unplanned and very painful and very sad.”

Over the years Reid’s written songs that have eluded to the breakup of The Boys including ‘All Fall Down’ that appeared on the first Duncan Reid and The Big Heads album, Little Big Head, and the other was ‘Not The Kind of Guy Girls Hug‘ – on their second album.

“The split took me years to get over, ” Reid admits. “But it was around the time of the third Big Heads album ‘Bombs Away’, and we were playing a gig and the crowd was singing the words of my song back to me and I thought ‘Wow having that fight with The Boys is probably the best thing that happened to me!”

“If that didn’t happen I would still be with The Boys and travelling around the world and everything would be so easy. But it did happen and it forced me to do something which has led to four albums that I am very proud of and has lead me to be in the best band that I have ever played in and I’ve ended up in a really good place where I wouldn’t otherwise have been.

World Of TUTS / Re: Vom Ritchie thread
« on: July 10, 2020, 08:45:29 AM »

Fred's All Request Rock Show with his special Guest Stephen G Ritchie (Vom) joining him throughout the Show to talk about three of the Bands he is working with and playing their music too!

Our morning routines have changed. More energetic types may have been bouncing out of bed for a virtual PE lesson, and domestic deities are shuffling into the kitchen to inspect their sourdough starters. Me, I’ve been waking up each morning to check yesterday’s weather in Los Angeles.

In mid-May David Lynch activated a YouTube channel (David Lynch Theater) for the express purpose, it seems, of keeping Angelenos up to date with the local weather forecast. It’s the revival of an old habit: he used his website for the same purpose back in the early 2000s. In clips just a few seconds long, the director, artist, musician and now YouTuber can be seen seated at his desk, with curls of steam rising from his coffee cup, delivering a weather forecast (in fahrenheit and celsius), pausing only to turn his head and gaze out of the window, as he assesses the stage of the morning cloud formation. True to form, his forecasts are generally optimistic. The clouds will burn away, the mercury will rise and there will be “sunshine all the way”. He concludes with a salute, and the instruction to “have a great day”.

World Chat / Re: Music Documentaries
« on: July 08, 2020, 01:03:04 PM »
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s next project is a Showtime documentary about New York Dolls frontman David Johansen.

The as-yet-untitled doc will cover the many facets of Johansen’s career — from his childhood in Staten Island to fronting the flamboyant ’70s-era New York Dolls to his evolution into Buster Poindexter, to his blues work with the Harry Smiths in the ’90s to the present day.

“I’ve known David Johansen for decades, and his music has been a touchstone ever since I listened to the Dolls when I was making ‘Mean Streets,’ ” Scorsese said in a statement. “Then and now, David’s music captures the energy and excitement of New York City.

World Chat / Re: Rat Scabies solo album PHD
« on: July 08, 2020, 09:20:42 AM »

Scabies, who turns 65 (!) in July is not slowing down. In fact, he is maybe more active than in his early days. His latest, a superduo called The Sinclairs, is Scabies and the formable Jesse Budd (known also as Billy Shinbone), frontman of veteran psychedelic-folk group Flipron. They transformed a few jam sessions into a surf music lover’s dream, a 10-song rumble-seat ride called Sparkle (Cleopatra Records). The album, released in May, is described in their official press release as “Easy Listening made difficult.” The description is apt.

From the opening Ventures-esque “La Venta,” and the mesmerizing Santo & Johnny-like “Sleep Walk,” to the ’60s alien soundtrack-styled “Dodgems and Twin Peak-psych echoes of “Lipstick Rumble,” Scabies and Shinbone stretch their chops and make one hip and entertaining road-trip album.

Scabies has stayed super-active since his 1995 exit from The Damned. A list of impressive collaborations includes Chris Constantinou and the Mutants, and he has a new band with Constantinou called One Thousand Motels. Other bands include The Gin Goblins, Professor and the Madmen (with Alfie Agnew and Sean Elliot of DI and former Damned bass player Paul Gray).

Tucson Weekly: How are you and your family weathering the virus?

Rat Scabies: I find the whole thing incredibly unique actually, and also divisive because on the one hand I absolutely feel for the people, their losses, the sickness that’s going around. But at the same time, I look at the panic knee-jerk reactions of governments. I am wondering how they are handling it.

The other thing is, I quite enjoy a lot of it. I’m liking the clean air, the lack of noise, the lack of cars, and the lack of people. The pubs are open, so I really don’t mind it too much. It’s very ecological at the moment, isn’t it?

Did you ever think of this sort of Ventures meets Twin Peaks feel, to make it a soundtrack for a movie?

Funny enough you should say that, we’ve got an invitation, and we’re working on it. I don’t want to sour it but what the idea is they run movies with us playing the soundtrack live in the cinema just like in the good old days. So, that’s an idea we are talking about and I find quite exciting.

World Chat / Re: Obituaries
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:00:07 AM »
R.I.P. Ennio Morricone

Not long ago I re-watched "Once upon a time in the west"; the music drove tears to my eyes and kept playing in my head for days after...

Morricone, who was simply known as "Maestro" in his home town of Rome, scored more than 500 films over seven decades.

Yet he remains best known for the haunting melodies he wrote for the trilogy of 1960s westerns Sergio Leone made with the then little-known Eastwood.

Leone called the composer's contributions "indispensable" and would have him write the score before shooting so he could design his shots around Morricone's contributions.

World Chat / Re: The Damned to launch 'The Damned Show'
« on: July 04, 2020, 05:35:48 PM »
Wonder if the wait for a Vanian episode will last as long as the wait for a new forum...  ;D

What's a single?

Me. Send pic if interested.   ;D  :P

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