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World Of TUTS / Re: New forum announcement
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:13:42 PM »
Agree with Fred et al, would be great to be able to look back on the older stuff whilst being part of a brave new dawn. Stay safe chaps x

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:49:46 PM »
really enjoyed the Menninblack at Lincoln only one of this tour I got to. New song was pretty cool, some really random songs chosen, first time I have ever heard them do Dont bring Harry and Bear Cage live is epic great they included it, Usually Lincoln is early in the March tour but following the trip abroad and being about half way through they were on fire. Did not enjoy the support at all

Ah Fred so bitter! Hugh chose to go, get over it. The menninblack kick arse and always will (although those weird PR years took a bit of dealing with). Happy to go along any time they play cos you never know when they wont again. See you Monday! Remember Babylon is Burning......

World Of TUTS / Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« on: November 02, 2016, 08:38:13 PM »
So sad. Lovely man, met him at a TV gig with Fred and discovered that we had been at the same gigs in Great Yarmouth, Damned, Stranglers, The Jam many decades ago. Always a pleasure to meet up with, full of enthusiasm and kindness

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: March 28, 2016, 01:38:06 PM »
Cheers Uli hadn't seen those. I went to Nottingham and Leeds and enjoyed both a lot! Princess of the Streets in Leeds was epic, love JJ on vocals and he really went for it.   Norfolk Coast now (post PR) is a real joy and really flies. I always enjoy Relentless live and all the stuff new and old takes on an enhanced dimension  particularly when the band look like they are loving it! JJs bass banging in Leeds must have shifted foundations the whole place shook

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:29:38 PM »
I expected the black & white tour to be fairly epic and at Rock City on Monday night it was. Very weird to see the album I listened to it all those years ago over and over again played live now and sounding so spot on,  then straight into a real mix of some of the rest of their stuff starting with Grip. On the night In the shadows was standout for me as was relentless. the banging of the bass prior to NMH  intro shook the place to its foundations talk about feel it live! Oh and the Alarm were enjoyable too and seemed to really enjoy themselves,  respect to Mike Peters for getting out there and doing something about the disease he is suffering from

World Chat / Re: Stranglers 'Black And White Tour' 2016.
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:31:03 PM »
Bet you couldn't do that for the Alarm Fred. or could you? (I wouldn't know if you did anyway). I remember a merry drive to Sheffield Leadmill ,where we linked loads of Stranglers tracks, simple pleasures! when did your Mike Peters aversion get so serious? I have seen him at least 3 times with you?!
Black and White in Yarmouth Alan top gig! that and The Damned at the stars and Garters and The Jam at the ABC I think, etched on me memory happy days on the Norfolk Coast.

World Chat / Re: Stranglers 'Black And White Tour' 2016.
« on: September 12, 2015, 12:32:08 PM »
Fred Uli is right and you are just Bitching!! specially about the half of them bit contentious or what !!

World Chat / Re: Stranglers 'Black And White Tour' 2016.
« on: September 11, 2015, 06:21:15 PM »
get the wanker sign ready Fred I think you should come to Rock City!!! you know how you will enjoy moaning about the support!

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: August 09, 2015, 12:07:04 PM »
Good bit of footage from the Stranglers at the Belladrum Festival last night. Even a little interview with JJ. BBC Alba on the watch again thing now.

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: July 15, 2015, 12:34:55 AM »
Fibbers in York Monday twas great! only about 500 people, sweating hot and I reckon Baz probably lost a stone, JJ  cool as always. It would be a great venue for TV!  I went onto Bazs side on a sort of raised bit where there is a bar and although I only saw Dave when he went on and off stage and didn't see Jim at all I don't think I could have handled the barrier last night. Plus excellent view of JJ & Baz!

Good security guy stood in front of me and I complained and he moved! I did thank him at the end. similar set list to March they are having a real laugh it appears much jocularity and messing about between JJ and Baz. Norfolk Coast, Relentless and NMH were stand out for me but there wasn't a duff one really. Epic five minutes and something better change. Golden Brown and Peaches got a well received outing but the mix of the newer stuff was also well received and there was I would say almost 50/50 older younger audience. Sell out gig unsurprisingly.

World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:28:28 PM »
picked up live x cert and decades apart at a boot sale last week. v happy as I cant find my vinyl X Cert and hadn't heard Decades apart which for me is enhanced by it being the foursome we have now rather than the format during the 90s and up to Norfolk Coast which I agree is a great step up from the 90s albums. Also love Suite XVI maybe more than Giants

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:15:33 PM »
quite like that option Fred but will probably go and see The Stranglers in July in York  instead

World Chat / Re: Stranglers
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:09:27 PM »
Leeds date would be do able for me and is tempting but will the Stranglers get to play a full set? Don't remember what happened when they were 'special guests' with UB40. Dilemma

Cheers Rockula and Fred, will see if I can find that version of Grip  without destroying the internet! or falling into a vat of apple

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