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by Chairman Ralph
23 Jan 2023, 2:25pm
Forum: Sound of the Sinners
Topic: Wanted: WAKE UP Miner's Benefit EP+Booklet (1987)
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Wanted: WAKE UP Miner's Benefit EP+Booklet (1987)

I would like a copy of it my self. I've got a couple of copies of Wake Up fanzine in my archive but unfortunately not this one. It's on YouTube with a link to the booklet. The booklet is available to read and share but I can't download it either. Yes. that's the one, all right. I don't really under...
by Chairman Ralph
22 Jan 2023, 5:52pm
Forum: Sound of the Sinners
Topic: Wanted: WAKE UP Miner's Benefit EP+Booklet (1987)
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Wanted: WAKE UP Miner's Benefit EP+Booklet (1987)

WAKE UP NO. 8.jpg Back with another (potentially) big ask: does anybody have a copy of this EP that they could upload? I've spotted one copy on eBay for $40, which is way too much for my blood. Also, there was a 40-page booklet that came with it -- I'd really be interested in getting ahold of that,...
by Chairman Ralph
03 Jan 2023, 2:45pm
Forum: Capital Radio
Topic: RIP Terry Hall
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: RIP Terry Hall

As much as any ska fan would have loved a straight up sequel to the first album, I really respect Dammers' push from the Bad Manners cliché. And I love Bad Manners. Some band members said, as a criticism, that they were going from With the Beatles to Sgt Pepper's without doing Rubber Soul. What a g...
by Chairman Ralph
03 Jan 2023, 2:19am
Forum: Capital Radio
Topic: Replacements Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Replacements Poll

I voted for Don't Tell A Soul. I love the way the songs sound on the Dead Man's Pop release. Haven't heard that release, but wouldn't be hard to see it as a vast improvement --as I've written elsewhere, DTAS has great songs that are just strangled by production gloop. All those hot and trendy touch...
by Chairman Ralph
02 Jan 2023, 9:47pm
Forum: Capital Radio
Topic: RIP Terry Hall
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: RIP Terry Hall

Great clips -- great quality! And, of course, you can't beat those songs, though I think they were still finding ways to stay relevant. I loved their reworking of Prince Buster's Ten Commandments -- that was truly an inspired stroke! So was their last album, Protest Songs: 1924-2012 . Here are some ...
by Chairman Ralph
25 Nov 2022, 12:13am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: RIP Keith Levene
Replies: 69
Views: 3456

Re: RIP Keith Levene

Hello, Thanks! I'm listening now. The sound is pretty good - it's very good early PIL sound. Great, glad it worked out! Now that you've heard it, I think you can imagine why I felt so let down by what happened a couple years later. Though, in a sense, the triumph of Album more than made up for that...
by Chairman Ralph
25 Nov 2022, 12:10am
Forum: Lost in the Supermarket
Topic: Waking Up rip?
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Waking Up rip?

Does anyone have a good quality rip of 'Waking Up'? I tried playing my vinyl copy and it's pretty knackered and am wary about looking for another copy. I looked for a cd, but couldn't see a copy available. I bought it when it came out originally, though I haven't played it in a long time. There see...
by Chairman Ralph
23 Nov 2022, 9:56pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: RIP Keith Levene
Replies: 69
Views: 3456

Re: RIP Keith Levene

Hello, I'm curious about the Live in Pasadena bootleg you mentioned. Is that easily found? Is it PIL or Keith Levene or some other concoction? Thanks! Sure! This show features the post-Wobble era lineup, so -- you have John, and Keith, plus Wobble's successor, Peter Jones, and the ubiquitous Martin...
by Chairman Ralph
23 Nov 2022, 5:13pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: RIP Keith Levene
Replies: 69
Views: 3456

Re: RIP Keith Levene

It doesn't matter- the point of art is to capture magic, which is by definition ephemeral. And Keith Levene's baffling sonic wizardry will linger on, drifting the electronic highways and by-ways like a phantasm . I think you really nailed it right there. In some ways, I don't think he fulfilled his...
by Chairman Ralph
07 Nov 2022, 4:43am
Forum: Just Play Music!
Topic: The "Rush" enigma
Replies: 47
Views: 2349

Re: The "Rush" enigma

I actually first heard that song on a bootleg tape that a friend of mine brought back from a UK trip -- so hearing that insane middle part was definitely a mindblowing experience! But it clicked with me right away. It's catchy and direct, one of Mick's best post-Clash moments, for sure. That one was...
by Chairman Ralph
19 Oct 2022, 7:57pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Top 5 Clash concerts of all time
Replies: 44
Views: 6984

Re: Top 5 Clash concerts of all time

I definitely agree that Top 10-20 would help fill a lot of those gaps. The band played upward of 300 to 400 concerts, so condensing them into a top 5 is very tricky. My top 5 would consist of: 1) Mont de Marsan, 1977-08-05. I think their longest '77 concert, with some fantastic performances, includ...
by Chairman Ralph
19 Oct 2022, 6:10pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Top 5 Clash concerts of all time
Replies: 44
Views: 6984

Re: Top 5 Clash concerts of all time

I think Cleveland 79 has my favorite Joe rants even if they are generally nonsensical as opposed to belligerent. Not to be too obnoxious, but I think we've concluded that the bass smash occurred the night before. Still, the greater point stands that the 9/21 show is tremendous. Hey, I'll take eithe...
by Chairman Ralph
19 Oct 2022, 4:06pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Top 5 Clash concerts of all time
Replies: 44
Views: 6984

Re: Top 5 Clash concerts of all time

Yeah I always loved Joe's rants. They were present through all the years thankfully, one of my favorite boots is the 1977 St. Albans recording. Right after Pressure Drop, Mick's guitar was having some problems so Joe was having some very enlightening conversation with the audience, consisting of "i...
by Chairman Ralph
14 Oct 2022, 1:45am
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Clash busking in Edinburgh
Replies: 126
Views: 5324

Re: Clash busking in Edinburgh

Thank you mate, but i would Like to Know if Joe or Nick Sheppard left one or more interviews about the recording of Cut The Crap...no one of them have talked about it? Nick, Vince and Pete have all addressed the topic, at various intervals -- starting with my efforts, back in '93-'94, long before t...
by Chairman Ralph
29 Sep 2022, 11:24pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Clash busking in Edinburgh
Replies: 126
Views: 5324

Re: Clash busking in Edinburgh

They seem to be having fun. Though Joe's dancing leaves a lot to be desired. As JohnS says definitely got the Vince Taylor and the Playboys feel. Yeah, Joe would never leave James Brown worrying about his day job, in that department -- but it's wonderful to see him, so unselfconscious, just feeding...