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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2580 on: March 11, 2020, 08:29:42 PM »
NME had the prophet of woke writing for them, who died fairly recently

Do you mean Steven Wells? He died in 2009.

On the other hand, it's a bit like Multicoloured Swap Shop vs. TISWAS to me.  With hindsight, you get these people who firmly nailed their colours to one mast or another but everybody I knew used to flick from one to he other, depending on what was on at any given moment.  I certainly had no loyalty to either, and I didn't with NME or MM either, they both got bought every week.

That was certainly the case with me also. Looking back, I enjoyed the writing in MM much more than the output of pretty much everyone else at the NME at that time, with the exception of Sylvia Patterson. (I can strongly recommend her book "I'm Not With The Band", if no one here's read it).

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2581 on: March 11, 2020, 08:32:58 PM »
Do you mean Steven Wells? He died in 2009.

That was certainly the case with me also. Looking back, I enjoyed the writing in MM much more than the output of pretty much everyone else at the NME at that time, with the exception of Sylvia Patterson. (I can strongly recommend her book "I'm Not With The Band", if no one here's read it).

I do mean Swells, yes.  And 2009 still seems like some point in the future to me...

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2582 on: March 11, 2020, 08:34:36 PM »
Who was it that Paul Moody was always championing? Was it Blur? Regular Fries, obv.

I saw Regular Fries in a tent at some festival when absolutely blasted and having lost everyone I went with. I thought they were brilliant, although given the state I was in I'd probably have applauded a bag of chips on the stage. Never heard anything by them since though. Nor have I wanted to.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2583 on: March 11, 2020, 08:49:10 PM »
NME in the eighventies was a great read. The Morley/Penman axis was assuredly pretentious but they challenged and stretched your abilities as readers and it was very in tune with the serious/intense post-punk scene of the time . I lost interest during the whole 'hip-hop wars' era, couldn't be arsed with all that and they lost their way badly.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2584 on: March 12, 2020, 09:39:11 AM »
I saw Regular Fries in a tent at some festival when absolutely blasted and having lost everyone I went with. I thought they were brilliant, although given the state I was in I'd probably have applauded a bag of chips on the stage. Never heard anything by them since though. Nor have I wanted to.

My mate Pat was in 'ver Fries'. I don't think he remembers it as a particularly enjoyable experience.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2585 on: March 12, 2020, 09:51:09 AM »
I am enjoying the Giddy Carousel of Pop podcast as a bit of Chart Music Lite in between marathon 4 hour sessions. It is much more gentle and less in-depth but still fun. A recent episode had David Hepworth on it, someone who I find to be incredibly dull. For someone who has had such an interesting life and met some amazing people, he can't half drone on and kill any anecdotes with a sort of smug drollness that sucks all the fun out of it

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2586 on: March 12, 2020, 10:03:31 AM »
I went from Smash Hits to NME in 84 and rarely strayed into Melody Maker, maybe if one of my favourites was on the cover

stuck with it on and off through the hip hop wars but looking back at that 87-90 period it seems Melody Maker were ahead of the curve

I've since acquired a load of MMs from that era and there's great stuff in there but I'm fairly obsessed anyway with any magazines from the '80s, even the confused NMEs guitar vs house era are fascinating documents

what I'd really like to have a look at are Sounds from the 80s, they weren't trying to be cool, they just covered what they liked

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2587 on: March 12, 2020, 10:46:03 AM »
I was a Smash Hits kid 85-88, then Sounds and NME (88-91), then NME and MM (91-94), then just MM (94-96).
Then THE INTERNET!

MM was definitely funnier in the mid-90s.

There was a specific reason why I stopped reading the NME when I did, but I'm fucked if I can remember what it was.
They must have slagged off 'Regulate' or something...

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2588 on: March 12, 2020, 08:13:59 PM »
I am enjoying the Giddy Carousel of Pop podcast as a bit of Chart Music Lite in between marathon 4 hour sessions. It is much more gentle and less in-depth but still fun. A recent episode had David Hepworth on it, someone who I find to be incredibly dull. For someone who has had such an interesting life and met some amazing people, he can't half drone on and kill any anecdotes with a sort of smug drollness that sucks all the fun out of it

Right?
I quite like the Word Podcast which Hepworth hosts and he's very interesting on that, but this double ep was a bit of a dud.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2589 on: March 13, 2020, 08:51:06 AM »
Aww, I rather like David Hepworth. Perhaps when he's with Mark Ellen there's an Eeyore/Tigger thing where they balance each other out and makes him easier to listen to.

His episode of The Giddy Carousel of Pop must be about the fourth time I’ve heard David Hepworth express amazement at the palaver of Smash Hits readers taking out their notepaper, writing a letter, posting it and so on, compared with people nowadays who unthinkingly fire off a tweet. I don’t begrudge him having a “bit” to fall back on in interviews, but he always calls it Friends Forever notepaper, not Forever Friends!
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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2590 on: March 18, 2020, 07:28:29 PM »
Al's just posted on the Patreon page that there's a new episode incoming shortly. If ever I needed a lovely long episode of this it's now.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2591 on: March 18, 2020, 07:31:04 PM »
10 hours minimum please!

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2592 on: March 18, 2020, 07:48:26 PM »
AYYYYYUP,  you Pop-Crazed Youngsters,

Again, apologies for leaving you hanging, but rest assured that;

1) We're all good

2) We're watching Stranglers videos, to ensure we're washing our hands on a regular basis

3) The next episode has been recorded and is currently being edited

4) We're having a think about what we can do to KICK THE TRUTH TO THE POP-CRAZED YOUTH while we're all on lockdown and can't do our usual jobs of work

5) We're really, really, REALLY appreciating your patronage right about now.

Sit tight and listen keenly, while we drop you a brand new musical commentary biscuit.

- Al

PS: https://youtu.be/SSjWbO89d6o


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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2594 on: March 18, 2020, 08:12:58 PM »


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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2595 on: March 19, 2020, 01:19:11 PM »

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2596 on: March 26, 2020, 02:59:12 PM »
Some tentative indications on social media of new CMP incoming - 8pm tonight?

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2597 on: March 26, 2020, 03:13:06 PM »
This has become the equivalent of the Brucie threads for me - every time there's a new post I think it might be a new episode.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2598 on: March 26, 2020, 03:44:52 PM »
Some tentative indications on social media of new CMP incoming - 8pm tonight?

I don't think it is. I think it is in support of the NHS clap tonight at 8pm.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2599 on: March 27, 2020, 05:56:11 PM »
New one on the Patreon! 1982, Sarah and Neil.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2600 on: March 27, 2020, 06:10:50 PM »
Excellent, I was thinking earlier today it was Neil and Sarah's turn.

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2601 on: March 27, 2020, 07:31:19 PM »
"Slip some coin down that groin"

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2602 on: March 27, 2020, 07:55:54 PM »
We need this glorious podcast now more than ever. Cheers, Al and co!

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2603 on: March 27, 2020, 08:28:29 PM »
Cool. Neil and Sarah the most upbeat combo, too!

Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2604 on: March 27, 2020, 08:29:35 PM »
Some good egg has done an A to Z of Chart Music

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17nHuE5PtP4OaYbq76yT0B00ZZ5hv3ismr-26idmmKo0/mobilebasic

Thanks for posting this.  It made me realise that I need to start listening to Chart Music again from the beginning. Again. For the second time this year.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2605 on: March 27, 2020, 09:09:53 PM »
We need this glorious podcast now more than ever. Cheers, Al and co!

Hear hear!

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2606 on: March 28, 2020, 12:31:49 AM »
First 20 minutes - absolute tonic. Hoorah!

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2607 on: March 28, 2020, 03:36:06 AM »
Fuck, if this isn't currently welcome.  Cheers Al.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2608 on: March 28, 2020, 02:33:49 PM »
Loving the dissection of the Bat Out of Hell video.

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Re: Chart Music Podcast
« Reply #2609 on: March 28, 2020, 10:59:06 PM »
Dead Ringer for Love?

I love it whenever the gang have an enthusiastic discussion about something which, in a more cynical podcast, would be lazily sneered at. Dead Ringer for Love is great, for all the reasons described by Sarah, Neil and Al. It's an awesome tune, the video is fun, there's just so much to like about it.

Meat Loaf has curled out some malodorous shite in his time - and don't get me started on his records, eh readers?! - but Dead Ringer is a joyous banger.

As much as I love a good, funny, justified CM coat-down, you can't beat those moments where they just go, "Yeah, this is mint, isn't it? And here's why..."

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