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Rizla

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« Reply #810 on: April 17, 2021, 08:38:05 PM »
I really hope Taylor is present when a Nicky Campbell episode is finally covered. That unearned smugness is long overdue a DLT-style evisceration.

Didn't Campbell get mentioned at some point, with one of the hosts opining they suspected him to be "on the side of the angels", or am I thinking of another podcast? Either way, and as irksome a presence as he may have been[1], it's a tad harsh lumping him in with the likes of Travis, fair's fair.

 1. And always was - "an irritating little shit", according to my Granddad, who was his secondary school art teacher.

Brundle-Fly

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« Reply #811 on: April 18, 2021, 01:11:08 AM »
Taylor doesn't seem to have much of an online presence.

Maybe get in touch with Al on Facebook and Twitter to ask if Taylor is receptive to the idea? Al is normally very approachable. I'd like to see Taylor write something about British television.

I suggested this very thing back in August, funnily enough.

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The audiobook* I'd like to hear from Taylor would be an analysis of 20th-century terrestrial television during the 50s/60s/70s/80s before satellite dishes came along. There would be individual chapters on drama, comedy, news, science, music etc. It could be called Taylor Parkes' Aerial View. Would you read that?

To be honest, I read books by any of them. Stubbsy's tome is very good.



*I say audiobook because you have to have his dour tones for the full Parkes effect. Like the way, he emphasises any alternative with a pronounced 'OR'

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« Reply #812 on: April 18, 2021, 02:20:04 AM »
Didn't Campbell get mentioned at some point, with one of the hosts opining they suspected him to be "on the side of the angels", or am I thinking of another podcast? Either way, and as irksome a presence as he may have been[1], it's a tad harsh lumping him in with the likes of Travis, fair's fair.
 1. And always was - "an irritating little shit", according to my Granddad, who was his secondary school art teacher.

I refuse to be fair to Nicky Campbell. I'd offer him a cigarette and punch him in the jaw instead of lighting it. I'd push him over while a mate leant down behind him. I'd pay a desperate tattoo artist to kidnap him and turn him Liberal Democrat yellow so everybody could see his true colours. I'd pretend to recognise him in the street and say "I'm thrilled to meet you, Mr. Leslie". I'd write 'CUNT' on a banana and stick it in the exhaust pipe of his poncy car. I'd lock him in a shipping container and play the Bombalurina album at top volume until he confessed to masterminding 9/11 during his mid-morning phone-in stint at 5 Live.

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« Reply #813 on: April 23, 2021, 11:54:00 AM »
Another great episode of CM, even though the episode of TOTP in question was a bit of a stinker. Nothing else to add to DLT's leering and seediness other than how cringingly gross it was, even on an audio medium. And cars can fuck off, too.

Was surprised at the lukewarm response to Enola Gay, a truly brilliant single which still goes down incredibly well all ages whenever I drop it in a DJ set.

D.I.S.C.O is one of my very earliest memories and it's a song that I'll always have a fondness for, even if it's extremely unlikely I'll ever put it on and listen to it out of choice. Never realised there was another Kelly Marie disco tune (and  fucking loooovvveeee Feels Like I'm In Love) so will be sure to keep an eye for that one on 7"/12".

Always great to hear Kate Bush - Army of Dreamers is only two minutes long? Good grief.

Having bought Barbra Streisand's Guilty album last year, I found myself agreeing with Taylor's monologue in defence of Woman In Love.

Now it's the long, long wait until the next episode.

boki

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« Reply #814 on: April 23, 2021, 03:08:18 PM »
Was surprised at the lukewarm response to Enola Gay, a truly brilliant single which still goes down incredibly well all ages whenever I drop it in a DJ set.

I think it's just a bit of a Marmite song. I've always found it annoying in a way I can't quite quantify.  It's objectively very well done and that, but... 

It's him, isn't it?  Must be.

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« Reply #815 on: April 24, 2021, 12:15:59 AM »
It's him, isn't it?  Must be.

He does have the face of Keith Harris.

THE FACE OF KEITH HARRIS!

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« Reply #816 on: April 24, 2021, 12:41:04 AM »
THE FACE OF KEITH HARRIS

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« Reply #817 on: April 28, 2021, 02:35:48 PM »
I don't mind Andy mccluskey, he was good in the Synth Pop Britannia doc but the only OMD record I have is Souvenir which the other lad sings.

Army Dreamers is a few seconds under 3 minutes.

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« Reply #818 on: April 28, 2021, 03:19:46 PM »

Army Dreamers is a few seconds under 3 minutes.

The single version is even longer than 3 minutes since it fades out early on the album. Taylor didn't do his homework on this occasion.

Brundle-Fly

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« Reply #819 on: April 28, 2021, 05:25:28 PM »
I'm with Al on Army Dreamers. One of my favourites by KB but then I'm always a sucker for a pop song in waltz time.

BTW, what was the meaning behind the Air Supply/ Patrick Troughton in-joke Taylor mumbles purely for the Whovian loser massive? The other Matthew Waterhouse in-joke he makes sounded a bit iffy. Was this alluding to that old Doctor Who producer come predator?

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« Reply #820 on: April 28, 2021, 06:11:49 PM »
I'm with Al on Army Dreamers. One of my favourites by KB but then I'm always a sucker for a pop song in waltz time.

BTW, what was the meaning behind the Air Supply/ Patrick Troughton in-joke Taylor mumbles purely for the Whovian loser massive? The other Matthew Waterhouse in-joke he makes sounded a bit iffy. Was this alluding to that old Doctor Who producer come predator?

In the "Wheel In Space" there is a flub from Troughton when he mentions turning on the sexual air supply.

With Adric I think he merely had an erection while suspended in a web by The Master.

Brundle-Fly

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« Reply #821 on: April 28, 2021, 09:56:08 PM »
Ha! Thanks Tramp.

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« Reply #822 on: April 28, 2021, 09:59:10 PM »


Is that a tissue compression eliminator in your pocket are you just pleased to see me?

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« Reply #823 on: April 28, 2021, 10:25:31 PM »
Well, The Master is undeniably well fit.

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« Reply #824 on: April 29, 2021, 12:41:12 PM »
Master baiter

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« Reply #825 on: April 30, 2021, 06:43:59 AM »
It does hit close to home, I agree. As a washed-up middle-aged journalist myself, I relate to Taylor's grimly amusing tales of living alone with a cat while watching episodes of obscure German '70s pop shows in the regrets-fueled dead of night. He always makes me laugh whenever he describes his miserable life; catharsis, I suppose.
Have you been spying on me? Again!

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« Reply #826 on: April 30, 2021, 06:49:57 AM »
They're a great singles band at the very least.

Great or crap. Only the Pet Shop Boys have swung so much between singles I've absolutely loved and absolutely hated. Incidentally, I've interviewed McCluskey a couple of times and he reckons his dancing is on the beat and just not random flailing. So now you know.

Jockice

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« Reply #827 on: April 30, 2021, 06:54:16 AM »
I've alway thought dazzle ships was the 80s "kid A" or much discussed CaB band mansuns "six"

Yes! It's always been near the top of my most underrated albums ever list. I think it's great, even though a relation of mine who like me was a fan of their earlier stuff, describes it as 'the beginning of the end.'

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« Reply #828 on: April 30, 2021, 09:33:54 AM »
Souvenir is a shimming beauty of a song that stands head and shoulders above the rest of their output. I like some of their other songs but that really is the pinnacle of their icy, haunting style of that period

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« Reply #829 on: April 30, 2021, 10:49:28 AM »
Yes! It's always been near the top of my most underrated albums ever list. I think it's great, even though a relation of mine who like me was a fan of their earlier stuff, describes it as 'the beginning of the end.'

If they had released Telegraph as the first single then i think it would have been a big hit.

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« Reply #830 on: April 30, 2021, 07:23:54 PM »

If live music ever makes a return to Plague Island (proper live music), I highly recommend catching OMD live. I saw them a few years back and they were excellent. They did all the big singles and, as far as I can remember, there was no "Here's one from our latest album" that we all hate to hear from legacy acts.

As for McCluskey's dancing - Yeah, it was somewhere between Vic Reeves and Ian Curtis  but he kept it up for two solid hours which is pretty good going for a 60 year old.

Brundle-Fly

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« Reply #831 on: April 30, 2021, 08:29:53 PM »
there was no "Here's one from our latest album" that we all hate to hear from legacy acts.

Depends on how much one is a fan of the legacy act, I suppose? Personally, I sometimes prefer hearing the new material more than the old hits.

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« Reply #832 on: May 01, 2021, 12:08:42 AM »
CMP people, I'm putting this out here because I feel *you know*.  I'm putting this out here also because the last few CMPs have Quo-heavy.  Y'know, I used to think the greatest thing in Pop was the Quo vs Scooter, and in some ways, I stand by that.  See for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0DTm_bWEjs

But then, on finding one of my go-to tracks to decompress after a heavy snooker session, I stumbled across Maddy vs Rossi and it lifted my heart with joy.  And I mean that, all around:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVsEJytTP2U

Quo vs...well, who needs the Marvel Comics Universe, when we have the CMP universe! Two Man Sound versus...who? (Not - The Who).



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« Reply #833 on: May 01, 2021, 12:38:19 AM »
The official Quo Youtube site is blocked in the US for some reason.

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« Reply #834 on: May 01, 2021, 01:43:21 AM »
Rubbish TOTP article which fails to mention the CMP.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/30/chart-music-top-of-the-pops-nostalgia

Two mentions of it in the comments though. Cabbers?

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« Reply #835 on: May 01, 2021, 08:49:09 AM »
Two mentions of it in the comments though. Cabbers?

One of them was me. I've not posted on the Guardian website for years but I'll do it for Chart Music.

Brundle-Fly

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« Reply #836 on: May 01, 2021, 10:17:26 AM »
Opening line. 'For many of us, it was the soundtrack to our childhood'

God, I hate that expression with a passion.

 File alongside: 'It was the decade taste forgot', 'What were we thinking?' ' What's not to fucking like? and 'No, right to be that good'

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« Reply #837 on: May 01, 2021, 10:24:48 AM »
Rubbish TOTP article which fails to mention the CMP.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/30/chart-music-top-of-the-pops-nostalgia

Two mentions of it in the comments though. Cabbers?

The first thing I did when I saw the article was to search it for ‘podcast’ (nothing) and then ‘needham’ (nothing too). Read the article then, it was toss, and straight to the comments and search for chart music. Pleased to see the 6 or so references at least a couple must be cabbers.

Fancy doing an article about TOTP today and not including, or even  knowing about CM.

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« Reply #838 on: May 01, 2021, 11:53:47 AM »
They don't even know what year they're repeating.

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