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Re: The Waterboys
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2012, 10:38:22 AM »
Sounds like an interesting read! Must watch out for the UK version, which should turn up on german amazon.  :)

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Mike Scott's long awaited musical memoir, Adventures Of A Waterboy, is published in a beautiful hardback edition by Lilliput Press of Dublin on 6th June. Paperback publication, through UK publisher Jawbone Press, will follow in August. Adventures Of A Waterboy was written between 2008 and 2010 and runs to 272 pages. It's an eye-opening account of Mike's life in music; serious, funny, profound, whimsical and enigmatic, with blow-by-blow descriptions of his days in teenage garage bands, the rise of The Waterboys, his exploits with Steve Wickham and the rest of the gang in the west of Ireland, and much, much more.
http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2012, 08:13:01 PM »
Mini-docu about The Waterboys "Irish reunion".
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When Mike, Steve and Anto played for the Strange Boat charity in Spiddal last month, film-maker Myles O'Reilly of Arbutus Yarns was there.
http://arbutusyarns.net/2012/10/14/the-waterboys-spiddal-reunion/
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2012, 01:16:11 PM »
Interview about the book, the album etc.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaYzitB7DSQ
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 07:29:24 PM »
3 songs live at Radio KEXP (incl. 1 new song):
http://youtu.be/hJ53zFSimMc
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2013, 02:06:53 PM »
Nice review (wish I could see one of those gigs re-living the days of "Fisherman's Blues", but no German dates so far...):
http://edboxall.co.uk/2013/12/18/the-waterboys-at-the-de-la-warr/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/live-music-reviews/10527688/Waterboys-Hammersmith-Apollo-review.html
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2014, 03:56:10 PM »
Interview:
http://caughtinthecarousel.com/ive-felt-calling-highest-nature-interview-mike-scott-waterboys/

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Please join Caught in the Carousel this week as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Waterboys’ second album, 1984′s classic, A Pagan Place, and the work and singular achievement of frontman and songwriter, Mike Scott.
http://caughtinthecarousel.com/waterboys-week-caught-carousel-june-2-june-6-2014/
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2014, 02:38:41 PM »
New album "Modern Blues" announced for January 2015:
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http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/waterboys-news.php

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The Waterboys' long-awaited new album Modern Blues will be released on January 19th. The album was recorded in Nashville, produced by Mike Scott and mixed by the great Bob Clearmountain. Modern Blues is an electric, soulful, bold, freewheeling rock'n'roll record with a skinful of killer new songs, some of which have been premiered live over the past few years. Ralph Salmins, a mainstay on drums for the past four years, appears alongside the talismanic Steve Wickham, who weaves a dizzying fuzz fiddle spell on several tracks. Fresh to the ranks are Memphis keyboard player “Brother” Paul Brown and David Hood, legendary bassist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Additional lead guitars are played by 2013 US Waterboy Jay Barclay and Austin soul guitarist Zach Ernst. Guest backing vocalists include southern soul legend Don Bryant. The album cover is a green man photograph titled The King Of Weeds, by New York artists Kahn and Selesnick. Modern Blues will be accompanied by a worldwide tour and details will be announced soon.

Track listing:

1. Destinies Entwined 5.45
2. November Tale 5.18
3. Still A Freak 3.59
4. I Can See Elvis 5.47
5. The Girl Who Slept For Scotland 4.56
6. Rosalind (You Married The Wrong Guy) 5.09
7. Beautiful Now 3.58
8. Nearest Thing To Hip 5.42
9. Long Strange Golden Road 10.23
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2014, 04:53:18 PM »
"November Tale" can be listened here:
https://soundcloud.com/waterboysband/november-tale/s-yabcK

Gotta say I think I heard better stuff by that band, but I'll buy the album and hope it'll grow on me...
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2015, 11:37:21 AM »
Live on Letterman:
https://youtu.be/16cWUna8QZg

European tour dates will be in Sept/Oct, I think I might go to Frankfurt or Munich...
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« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2015, 11:30:03 AM »
Nice article about David Hood, current bass player (who, according to Mike Scott, played on more good albums as the rest of them had hot meals...):
http://www.timesdaily.com/news/local/hood-in-last-and-longest-leg-of-waterboys-tour/article_987cc36f-1e6f-59f9-921c-b7f96d48ded3.html

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The Waterboys are playing 59 shows in Europe, with stops in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The longest stop will be a four-night stay in Dublin in early November, where Scott and Wickham live. Hood said many of the band’s family members will be in Dublin for those shows.

Hood has played on countless recording sessions since the 1960s. One of his recent sessions was with Klaus Voormann, who befriended the Beatles during their pre-star days in Hamburg, Germany. Voormann is a bassist and artist. He designed the cover of the Beatles’ 1966 “Revolver” album, and recorded extensively with John Lennon, Ringo Starr and others.

Not only do rock stars have fans, they are fans of other stars.

“When Mike found out I know Klaus, he insisted I call him and invite him to the Munich (Germany) show,” Hood said.

Well I've no idea if he was there...
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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2017, 09:59:16 AM »
Surprising news to me, a new album already (there'd always been several years between their studio releases since the 90s)!

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The Waterboys will release their brand-new studio double album Out Of All This Blue on September 8 2017; their first for BMG Records, with whom they recently signed.

Produced by Mike Scott and recorded in Dublin and Tokyo, Out Of All This Blue will be available on Double CD and Double Vinyl, pluse Deluxe Triple CD (including Bonus Tracks) and Deluxe Triple Vinyl (including Bonus Tracks) and Digital.

Out Of All This Blue is The Waterboys most exploratory recording yet, comprising 23 songs with Mike Scott's trademark sharp lyrics set to pop music with echoes of classic R&B, country, soul and funk and underpinned by modern hiphop production values and rhythms. String & brass sections were arranged and conducted by Try Pollard of The Spacebomb Collective. Mike Scott says of the record: "Out Of All This Blue is 2/3 love and romance, 1/3 stories and observations. I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a double album, and lucky for me - and I hope the listener - the songs just kept coming, and in pop colours."

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