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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1560 on: January 05, 2019, 06:32:17 PM »
Got a Tweet from Al, and they're very aware of this thread!

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1561 on: January 05, 2019, 07:00:55 PM »

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1562 on: January 14, 2019, 05:02:19 PM »
I'm a little bit behind with these, but just got to the bit where Simon Price goes through the reasons he doesn't like Elton John - and am puzzled: he says that he never really noticed that Elton John was bald, and in any case would never really have considered mere baldness to be odd in a popstar. He says "Perhaps because he had too much else going on (specs, shoes etc)".

But everyone (including me because the grown ups I knew told me) knew that the glasses, hat, boa, boots, were affected specifically to distract the eye from his slapheadedness.

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« Reply #1563 on: Yesterday at 12:32:08 PM »
I'm a little bit behind with these, but just got to the bit where Simon Price goes through the reasons he doesn't like Elton John - and am puzzled: he says that he never really noticed that Elton John was bald, and in any case would never really have considered mere baldness to be odd in a popstar. He says "Perhaps because he had too much else going on (specs, shoes etc)".

But everyone (including me because the grown ups I knew told me) knew that the glasses, hat, boa, boots, were affected specifically to distract the eye from his slapheadedness.

I much preferred Taylor’s take on Elton; that he basically is awkward to like because he has nothing to say and is so clearly ill at ease with being a popstar.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1564 on: Yesterday at 01:37:12 PM »
It's odd that Elton was absolutely huge in the USA in the mid-70s (much bigger than in the UK) unless you see him a British Liberace, or Barry Manilow, who was lucky that he was able to jump on the Bowie bandwagon (Rocket Man being a recycle of Space Oddity, etc).

IMHO he also did some great tunes - I'm Still Standing, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - but his fame rests on the cringe-making stuff like Your Song and Daniel.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1565 on: Yesterday at 01:53:13 PM »
It's odd that Elton was absolutely huge in the USA in the mid-70s (much bigger than in the UK) unless you see him a British Liberace, or Barry Manilow, who was lucky that he was able to jump on the Bowie bandwagon (Rocket Man being a recycle of Space Oddity, etc).

IMHO he also did some great tunes - I'm Still Standing, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - but his fame rests on the cringe-making stuff like Your Song and Daniel.

Fucking amazing song.

Went see him on his last tour, mainly to hear him play Rocket Man before one of us died.
He played a fucking awful 10 minute jazzed up version of it. REALLY fucking awful.
Followed by "Now I'd like to play a couple off the new album"*, so I fucked off.
The cunt's dead to me now.

*it's amazing how loud the sound of a few thousand people groaning is

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1566 on: Today at 11:15:04 AM »
Elton nearly ruined a Prince gig we went to with an interminable duet on the Long and Winding Road.

Horrible warble his voice was.

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« Reply #1567 on: Today at 11:30:02 AM »
Elton nearly ruined a Prince gig we went to with an interminable duet on the Long and Winding Road.

Horrible warble his voice was.

I was at that show! You're not kidding; me and my wife still occasionally break into awful, howling, club versions of TLAWR to make each other laugh. He needed a teleprompter for the lyrics too, the twat.

That said, I got tickets to see him at the O2 in November and am actually looking forward to it, so who's the real twat?

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #1568 on: Today at 11:38:50 AM »
I saw Elton John at the O2 in 2006 and it's still one of the best shows I've ever been to. All the hits (with one new one for a piss break) and after every song (to my memory) he stood up and punched the air.

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« Reply #1569 on: Today at 01:08:29 PM »
That is good to hear. That's exactly what I'm after from the show (minus the new song. And the air-punching, which I can take-or-leave to be honest).

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« Reply #1570 on: Today at 03:31:44 PM »
That is good to hear. That's exactly what I'm after from the show (minus the new song. And the air-punching, which I can take-or-leave to be honest).

He was wearing an earring that was shaped like a graffito cock and balls too.

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« Reply #1571 on: Today at 03:51:05 PM »
Graffito cocks are my favourite sort so I am buzzing for this.