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by JohnS
18 Apr 2021, 9:16pm
Forum: Shouting Street
Topic: Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War, Palladium, NYC, NY 11-11-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War, Palladium, NYC, NY 11-11-1989

Thanks for this one, Sparky. I'm enjoying revisiting the Joe & LRW era - great setlists and audiences who were pleased to see Joe on stage again. This is a valuable addition to the collection - good sound and a great vibe from the crowd.
by JohnS
12 Apr 2021, 3:27pm
Forum: Capital Radio
Topic: Deutscher Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 274

Re: Deutscher Poll

Sorry Olaf, I am abstaining from voting cos I can't decide. They all seem to put some effort into what is after all a marketing exercise, and they all sound good. I had no idea the Man in Black was also Die Mann in Schwarz. I would go for the Beatles, purely cos of their pre-fame links to Germany, b...
by JohnS
10 Apr 2021, 10:35am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Inferior GEER
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Inferior GEER

We bought that as an xmas present for my lizzy fanatic brother along with a copy of the Songs While I'm Away dvd. He thinks the box set is pretty amazing but wasn't bowled over by the doc which i haven't got around to watching yet. The doc is the same as the one I posted a link to on Page 3. As som...
by JohnS
09 Apr 2021, 3:28pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1740

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

ClashCityHammer. wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 1:17pm
If memory serves it was widely regarded as particularly difficult to spell.
One of the record dealers advertising in the NME classified ads listed it as 'Sand & Easter' !
by JohnS
09 Apr 2021, 4:54am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?
Replies: 167
Views: 1740

Re: What was the consensus surrounding Sandanista after its release in 81' amongst the Clash fanbase?

I'm curious about this. Was there a huge backlash? Seems like most people embraced it. Those who were more close minded probably got off board with them after LC anyhow. Still I could see S! being hugely jarring just the same. I know for me personally it took years of fandom and maturity for me to ...
by JohnS
08 Apr 2021, 8:27pm
Forum: Capital Radio
Topic: The Specials
Replies: 205
Views: 33875

Re: The Specials

I got sent this link yesterday. Thought of Wally instantly. it still gives me a bit of a jolt when older threads get revived and his posts show up, like he's still there. That avatar of his pops still up on pages all the time. The number and variety of his posts show how much he enjoyed this place....
by JohnS
08 Apr 2021, 4:36am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Inferior GEER
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Inferior GEER

While we're on the subject of Thin Lizzy, this BBC doc 'Bad Reputation' from 2011 is good.

by JohnS
07 Apr 2021, 11:25am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Article on Gerald's CTC remix
Replies: 26
Views: 954

Re: Article on Gerald's CTC remix

That's a really good piece - I echo Olaf's comments :mrgreen: . Thanks!
by JohnS
07 Apr 2021, 11:10am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: clash images washed up on the internet's seashore
Replies: 1646
Views: 250603

Re: clash images washed up on the internet's seashore

Two snippets from Smash Hits magazine: Joe producing the Little Roosters album and penning the liner notes for Lee Dorsey comp; plus Ray Lowry book. . . 4795487202_3acfd2ab7a_o.jpg 4617740928_e2739b4d66_o.jpg Cool, never knew about the Lee Dorsey sleeve notes. Love Lee Dorsey also. I'd forgotten ab...
by JohnS
05 Apr 2021, 6:58am
Forum: Shouting Street
Topic: Dark Horse releases - 'Assembly' 2LP
Replies: 114
Views: 7357

Re: Dark Horse releases - 'Assembly' 2LP

I recommend the book Perfecting Sound Forever, which has a great chapter on the Loudness Wars that birthed brickwalling as well as a proper good run through the history of recorded sound. Brilliant book, I wish I knew where my copy was. 'Perfecting Sound Forever' - NOT for ever, in your house :mrgr...
by JohnS
03 Apr 2021, 11:36am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Inferior GEER
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Inferior GEER

gkbill wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 11:29am
Hello,
NWOBHM?
Sorry, = 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal'
A common phrase in the UK music papers in the early 1980s.
As the name suggests, referring to the likes of Iron Maiden, Saxon, Samson, Girlschool, Def Leppard, Tygers of Pantang, Vardis... blimey I remember more of that lot than I thought!
by JohnS
03 Apr 2021, 11:32am
Forum: The Right Profile
Topic: Happy birthday White Man!
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Happy birthday White Man!

6 points, or 6 pints?
Happy Birthday either way!
by JohnS
03 Apr 2021, 9:48am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: What did the Clash think of Joy Division/the Post Punk Scene
Replies: 51
Views: 1557

Re: What did the Clash think of Joy Division/the Post Punk Scene

I think the Clash just ploughed on doing whatever they wanted to do, without consciously trying to ape a 'scene' like the post punk stuff (which despite the variety of music and styles, was pretty much a music scene of its own) I can't imagine them 'doing a Joy Division / Wire / Gang of 4 / (etc)' t...
by JohnS
03 Apr 2021, 8:11am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Inferior GEER
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Inferior GEER

The old school metal fans I know can't stand the Clash, either. See them as posers banging on about stuff nobody cares about. Well, I can see their point! The 'where is the dividing line between punk and metal' debate will go on for ever. Never Mind The Bollocks, minus the vocals, is a Steppenwolf ...