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  Topic: Terry on Jackson 5, Ska, Touring, Encore, Trump
Imani

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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:34 pm   Subject: Terry on Jackson 5, Ska, Touring, Encore, Trump
Enjoyed that. Cheers, Harry.
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:42 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o

"I Only Have Eyes for You" is a popular romantic love song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin, wr ...
  Topic: NITE KLUB (live at 100 Club)
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: NITE KLUB (live at 100 Club)
Most obvious thing is most people just mellow with age. I'll just throw this into the pot.

Only guessing here but perhaps they simply realise that some things can't be changed simply by singing at ...
  Topic: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Imani

Replies: 10
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:49 pm   Subject: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Yes, I remember even at the time the sleeve for that album seemed wrong.

Changing the subject... I saw in the Evening Standard that Chesterton Estate agents are selling a house that Suggs once liv ...
  Topic: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
I didn't like Rise and Fall at the time of it's release, but it has grown on me over the years. Blue Skinned Beast is one of my favourite Madness tracks.

They really need to get a new sleeve sorte ...
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:59 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
True, those first 3 UB40 singles did well, and the album did too. And you are right, the public did still have to buy into them. I always remember Peter Powell playing a band called Rouen to death,but ...
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
Views: 895

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:30 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
lt may have been fixed, but it was good wasnt it ? l always remember the Smiths, as big as they were, they struggled to reach the top 10, surely that was one of the fixes ? The big labels not really w ...
  Topic: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:26 pm   Subject: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Mad not Mad was always a big let down to me, l think Mike Barson leaving killed the group really. His imput was sorely missed on the album. They tried to polish themselves up too much, and make an adu ...
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
Views: 895

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:54 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Could you imagine anyone wishing to put the time and effort into a 2019 version of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles ? I just read that the last edition was in 2006. I'm genuinely surprised t ...
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:44 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
So true what Bowie says. And as you say, even more so nowadays. Its a shame, but its a sad state that music is in.

Also as a pioneer of the use of the internet to distribute music back in the 90s, ...
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
Views: 895

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:49 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
I used to avidly listen to the top 40, recording it on my cassette player, listening to it back, deciding which singles to buy. Loved the album chart too, l even used to listen to Paul Gambaccini and ...
  Topic: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:42 pm   Subject: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
'Song in Red' is also pretty good.
What a 4 Track e.p that album would have made!

Yes I forgot about Song In Red, that's another good one. On the whole the album isn't as over-produced as Mad Not ...
  Topic: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
Imani

Replies: 10
Views: 967

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:56 am   Subject: "Nightmare, Nightmare"
One of the stronger tracks on that album. I think Beat The Bride and I Pronounce You are much better.
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
Views: 895

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Those were the days. People used to have an interest in the charts.

Who would go to that effort nowadays??

It may still go on. I know that about five years ago, it was possible to 'buy social ...
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:48 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Nice one, Wally and Pledge! Sorry for the delay in responding.
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
Views: 895

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:42 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
From the same time period, last year I read the the memoir of Thomas Dolby, titled 'The Speed of Sound'. I'm not a 'fan' as such, though I like the singles he did, and found his incorporating of cutti ...
  Topic: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Imani

Replies: 13
Views: 895

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: World In Action - 'The Chart Busters'
Following from a point raised by Trojan on another thread...I recall watching this back in 1980. IMDB description follows:

'Investigating allegations that the pop music charts are controlled not by ...
  Topic: Encore - the new LP due in February
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:10 pm   Subject: Encore - the new LP due in February


I read a book written by Dennis Mundy who used to be a & r at Polydor and worked with The Jam and Style Council. He pointed out that this pattern of sales was often a feature of Style Council ...
  Topic: Encore - the new LP due in February
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:20 am   Subject: Encore - the new LP due in February
It often happens with certain artists when, due to their large fanbase, a release will chart very highly early on but unless a single (or the general buzz) catches on with other record buyers, the cha ...
  Topic: Encore - the new LP due in February
Imani

Replies: 95
Views: 15597

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:14 am   Subject: Encore - the new LP due in February
It often happens with certain artists when, due to their large fanbase, a release will chart very highly early on but unless a single (or the general buzz) catches on with other record buyers, the cha ...
 
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