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Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2021, 11:47:22 AM »
As if that poster wasn't already pure deso, zooming in reveals there's a band listed called Good Mixer. Fuck everything.

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2021, 12:48:27 PM »
So, okay, I guess you can say it's not the Boo Radleys and they've cynically used the name to ensure some sort of audience,  but I'm still interested in hearing what they produce.

Of course, none of this would be an issue for me at all if they called themselves Sice and the Boo Men, or whatever. But from that account, they clearly started making music and specifically didn’t contact Martin. So to then go on and use his legacy for their own gain looks very grubby to me.

Still, if you got the band you like back then enjoy it. I always hated Kingsize. The great thing about the Boos is that everyone’s personal top 10 probably looks completely different to another’s. It’s just a shame that it’s not that legacy that’s being celebrated.

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Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2021, 05:46:12 PM »
I think it's shame you can't walk into a barber's and ask to go 'full Sice' - the whole lot off, no stubble - without them not having a clue.

Flouncer

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Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2021, 01:50:25 AM »
Of course, none of this would be an issue for me at all if they called themselves Sice and the Boo Men, or whatever.

They should've called themselves Sicey-Wicey and His Boo-Boo Boys.

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2021, 08:26:01 AM »
It’s more their You’re Gorgeous, the unexpected giant hit that killed their credibility. You’ve done a good job of explaining why.  REM can leave SHP off a hits album and easily get away with it.  aside from REM already being being fairly massive in the long run with a larger back catalogue, It’s more of a popular mistep in their eyes, rather than being an albatross like Wake Up Boo, their only proper hit.

My friend got speaking to the drummer in a bar in Manchester once and he was really bitter about Wake Up, saying how it had ruined the band and spoilt everything. Guess the royalties are nice though.

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #65 on: July 23, 2021, 09:06:52 AM »
Wake Up Boo wasn't an accidental hit though.
Martin specifically wrote it as pop song that was upbeat and get loads of airplay so it would get it the charts.
The other singles from the album, Find The Answer Within and It's Lulu, were similarly cynical attempts at being hits, which is why they sound so different to the rest of the songs on Wake Up.

There must have been plenty of people, new to the band, who bought the album based on those 3 songs and were surprised at how the rest of the album sounded.
I think the non-singles work perfectly in showing where the Boos were at between Giant Steps and C'mon Kids.

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Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2021, 09:48:08 AM »
Giant Steps was my favourite ever record back in the day. I can't listen to it now, 25+ years later, because I've now heard pretty much everything they're trying to pastiche and it just grates so badly. Also the fucking CHEEK of calling it Giant Steps. Damn.

Everything's Alright For Ever and the Every Heaven ep are still bangers though.

Wonder how much my copy of Ichabod and I is worth now.

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #67 on: July 23, 2021, 10:35:43 AM »
Wonder how much my copy of Ichabod and I is worth now.

About £30 in tip top condition.

PaulTMA

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Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2021, 11:00:17 AM »
The one thing that stands out for me is Sice saying that Martin was under pressure from Creation to make a 'pop' album and he took it very seriously, unlike Slowdive who ignored the same demand and then split up as soon as their album came out.  Trying to think of who else released an album on Creation around then, the Fanclub definitely made their most pop album and for the next couple of albums they managed to come up with a lot of singles and potential singles, even if only one was a 'hit' (cos it was the first new product and came on 2 x CDs which fans snapped up ahead of the album).

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2021, 03:09:20 PM »
They should've called themselves Sicey-Wicey and His Boo-Boo Boys.

'baldy bastard and his fucking twats'

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2021, 04:36:15 PM »
Imagine demanding that Slowdive make a pop album. McGee with his finger on the pulse of reality yet again.

Probably explains why the third Ride album is so poor.

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2021, 06:58:57 PM »
Surprised Manfred Mann didn't sue the Boos for lifting the chorus off this song:

https://youtu.be/v0xmzT-5pYs?t=40

Re: Boo Radleys reform
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2021, 07:19:26 PM »
Which is worse? It’s Lulu or Free Huey?

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