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World Chat / Re: The Clash
« on: August 25, 2016, 07:49:57 AM »
Final sell-out:

Just can't see TV's set being accompanied by foie gras and a named champagne even if  “The joy in savouring a masterfully crafted champagne while listening to a piece of music allows one to travel down direct pathways to the emotions,”

But as Mick Jones says: “Some festivals are all VIP this and access-all-areas. On Krug Island everyone is equal. You can go anywhere, meet anyone, do anything.”....... at a price

Still haven't seen "The Men...", but certainly want to!

Went for Kink's this week at the Theatre.... saw Kinky Boots one night, which was great fun, followed by the Kinks Biopic Sunny Afternoon which was excellent and somehow managed to convey a real sense of rock'n'roll. Mind you for the kinks we were sitting right at the front, where they had organised it like a Club, so we sat at a table beneath the stage and it was very loud when the guitars rocked.

Apparently the Kinks show is closing in London so recommend catching it - (we got our tickets amazingly cheap) or maybe see it when in goes on 'tour' after the West End closes.

World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: August 16, 2016, 04:26:18 PM »
No but he mentioned that he was selling the album through his new record shop so I asked him to bring it up with him. Just as well as I don't think it was available there otherwise - big opportunity missed by Lurkers GLM!

World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:41:29 PM »
No via Tony, I didn't see Esso there.

Great album, I can thoroughly recommend it.

World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: August 16, 2016, 12:50:56 PM »
The new Lurkers GLM album acquired in Blackpool - really good!

World Chat / Re: Sham 69
« on: August 13, 2016, 10:32:01 AM »
Sham delivered the good the last couple of Rebellions I saw them play - very impressive!

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2016
« on: August 13, 2016, 10:30:37 AM »
Glad to hear Leonard's is not too serious!

Bloody hell was I pissed, I could have sworn I saw more of the Fuckwits than that!

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2016
« on: August 11, 2016, 06:17:55 PM »
except for Jilted John - hat's off for him:

Interesting stuff on Jilted John, Rabid Records, Martin Hannett andf John Shuttleworth...

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2016
« on: August 11, 2016, 04:17:05 PM »
For those who lack Facebook a few pics...

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2016
« on: August 11, 2016, 04:01:44 PM »
Perhaps he can give one of us a lift to see over the crowd?

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2016
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:27:40 AM »
Just about recovered - musically the best Rebellion yet, great to see so many friends once again although sadly some notable absentees (hopefully to be corrected next year!)

Addictive Philosophy a new band to me who I really enjoyed great fun ska influenced experimental punk   
Pete Bentham & the Dinner Ladies; always enjoy his Kitchencore and he certainly seems to be building an audience
Pears; fantastic hardcore punk, actually a lot more hardcore than I suspected but certainly cleared any lingering cobwebs. First hearing of the weekend of 'Judy is a Punk'
CJ Ramone; first time for me in the once-off outdoor stage area. Enjoyable but really a tribute act but good to get a second outing of the day for  'Judy is a Punk'...
Flag; what can I say? It was Flag in the sunshine
Don Letts interview; he roamed the stage and covered ground he has been over many time before, but a great listen
TV Smith; on the big Ballroom stage. Sadly before, and after the gig never had a chance to chat to Tim, he was always so busy! Another stand-out show, first solo, and then with Leigh followed by Attila joining them and finally a fourth guy whose name escapes me but I remember seeing last year as well. Just a great show, with all the old favourites plus a new song 'No Hope Street'. How does TV keep it so fresh year after year?
The Descendants; really looking forward to this bunch but after 3 songs I realised I was bored and would probably enjoy the Dickies more...
The Dickies; great fun, but no Leonard! It seems he is in hospital... so they do a variety of Dickies songs with members apparently from the audience, some good, and some who should never be allowed near a mic.. Entertaining but not what I was expecting

Fuckwits; OK but cannot remember much about their set...
Wonk Unit; wonderful fun in the sunshine, and after ahem too many pints with some new German friends, found myself dancing in the pit
Reagan Youth; excellent
Brix Smith interview; marriage to Mark E Smith did not sound too attractive; how did he pull her?!
Peter Hook interview; he came across really well and seems to get on with everyone other than New Order... great insights
Brix Smith & the Extricated; one of the highlights of the weekend, much better than expected. Great band and as well as her own stuff some Fall gems
Notsensibles; still in love with Maggie it seems
Weirdos; one of my 'must see' bands and they didn't disappoint
Romanas; great fun and the last airing of 'Judy is a punk' that I heard
Exploited; thought I would watch them for a change and they were pretty damn good
Buzzcocks; just caught the last songs but this year the sound was amazing and 'Never fallen in Love..'; 'I Don't Mind', 'Orgasm Addict' and finally 'Oh Shit' sounded stunning

Spunk Volcano; fun but no where near as good as Dirtbox...
Graham Fellows interview, not funny but interesting interesting insights into the Manchester scene and Rabid records
B Bang Cider with Vom on drums; marvellous
Jilted John; worth it just for that song
London; recharged my batteries comfortably sitting watching in the Ballroom
Major Accident; joined Gareth for them, and they did a great set to a surprisingly young and enthusiastic crowd
Ruts DC; what can I say? The new songs fitted seamlessly with the old, a special gig
Spizz; just caught Captain Kirk at the end and had a bop
Glitter Band; the saxophonist looked like Young Mr Grace but they had me dancing great end to the night

Dirtbox Disco; in the sunshine a large crowd and loads of laughs
Louise Distras saw them with Chris. She was great as ever but the band did not seem to add anything to the songs; a solo gig with band accompaniment
Here & Now; went for a couple of songs stayed for the lot. Does that make me a hippy?
Slaughter & the Dogs; enjoyable but..... guitar could have been higher in the mix and I wasn't wholly convinced
Adicts; just a great theatrical way to end the weekend
SLF; caught the last song; 'Alternative Ulster and it sounded great!

Maybe next year I might drink a little less, and saw a few less bands.... maybe

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2017
« on: August 11, 2016, 09:40:17 AM »
I think the seats upstairs at the Empress are now up for all gigs in there, plus this year there was the Ballroom which has loads of seats, although I think that may not be in the line up next year.

TV Live / Re: Rebellion 2016
« on: August 08, 2016, 06:42:52 PM »
But whilst I gather my thoughts here's a TV gem from the evening..

Plus there was a new song; 'No Hope Street' - is that the right title? Very good whatever it is called!

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