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Started by Nice Relaxing Poo, June 16, 2020, 04:25:33 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on June 17, 2020, 04:58:30 PMBalaam & The Angel's fan following was called... and I'm spoilering this to build up anticipation because it's truly the most cringeworthiest fan-following name ever... they were called... get ready for this... Spoiler alertThe Sperm Bank[close].
Quote from: kngen on June 17, 2020, 01:22:37 PMApparently their little game was to form a kind of human barrier at the front of the stage at NMA gigs, leaving a big gap, and if anyone unsuspectingly wandered into said gap, they steam in and kick the shit out of them - with those bloody big wooden clogs, too, which were de rigeur among those silly sods.
Quote from: momatt on June 17, 2020, 04:42:33 PMgood grief, there's something completely cringe-inducing about a fanbase giving themselves a name.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on June 17, 2020, 04:35:53 PMHow did The Vikings respond to World In Motion? Too commercial for their tastes or were they shouting along EN-GER-LAND! at the top of their voices when it was performed at the concerts? Did the band perform it live?
Quote from: momatt on June 17, 2020, 04:42:33 PMgood grief, there's something completely cringe-inducing about a fanbase giving themselves a name.That'd put me off almost any band I think.
Quote from: Captain Crunch on June 17, 2020, 09:03:37 PM*coughs, blushes and tries to hide massive BOHAB tattoo*
Quote from: buzby on June 17, 2020, 10:41:43 PMAt least in New Order's case the name was given to them by the band's head roadie.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on June 17, 2020, 07:18:19 PMI once gave a lift home to a member of Balaam & The Angel in 1988. Carry on.
Quote from: kngen on June 17, 2020, 01:22:37 PMTo the point of violence. An old friend of mine was one of those green kitbag/hitch-around-the-country-following-bands types, and he had nothing good to say about NMA's following (back when they were 'the Militia'). Apparently their little game was to form a kind of human barrier at the front of the stage at NMA gigs, leaving a big gap, and if anyone unsuspectingly wandered into said gap, they steam in and kick the shit out of them - with those bloody big wooden clogs, too, which were de rigeur among those silly sods.I know the Levellers had a big swathe of dreadlocked Ruperts following them about - can't remember what their name was, something cringe-inducing, no doubt. I remember marvelling at them all singing 'There's only one way of life. and that's your own' without a hint of irony - one big mass of wafty, tiedye breeks, dreadlocks and those weird itchy-looking, multicoloured hooded tops that appear to be made out of rafia.
Quote from: Captain Poodle Basher on June 18, 2020, 03:11:30 PMThe Levellers, I had a sort-of run-in with their followers back in the 1990s. Their website tells me it was April 1992 which sounds about right. I was passing the venue when I was mobbed by a bunch of their followers who had managed to come over to Ireland to see them but didn't have the wherewithal to purchase a ticket. I declined to give them money and got spat at and called an "IRA bastard" they didn't half stink either. I wasn't alone as, for the rest of that week, the city centre was plagued with English crusties aggressively begging for money to get back home while cursing us all for being "Paddy bastards".
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on June 18, 2020, 04:26:40 PMSlightly off topic, I recall Cardiacs gigs starting to get more popular and often hijacked by groups of crusties/grebos by the very end of the eighties. Moshing down the front became just that bit too aggressive when numbers like Burn Your House Brown got blasted out. It wasn't in the spirit of Cardiacs and I nearly lost a tooth so stopped going in the end; especially after Sarah Smith left. I sill regret that.Cardiacs fans are a certain breed. Most of them post on CaB. I wonder what that says?
Quote from: PaulTMA on June 18, 2020, 05:21:31 PMI like Cardiacs but their online fanbase has this tendency where they all of the go around all the different music forums using the same usernames talking about how they should have been the biggest and most respected band in the world
Quote from: popcorn on June 17, 2020, 04:56:57 PMAre they called Marillionaires?
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on June 18, 2020, 06:12:28 PMSome XTC fans are a little bit like that. (. . .) if they suddenly became massive, they'd be probably carping about that.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on June 18, 2020, 06:12:28 PMThey were never going to be as big as The Police for various reasons.
Quote from: icehaven on June 18, 2020, 07:56:17 PMThe Manics had (have?) an extremely extreme following, just dunno how organised we were really. I had a penfriend I met through the NME that I met up with at a few gigs, but most of my other Manics friends I just knew in normal life. I don't know if there ever was an 'army' as such but if there was I missed it somehow despite being a stupidly obsessive fan.
Quote from: Rev+ on June 19, 2020, 12:31:38 AMNever really got the same sense of organisation or solidarity from Manics fans. They'd all be there with their leopardskin and boas, but would have bought their tickets separately and would fuck off home in ones or twos at the end, having not really interacted with each other. Kind of fitting in a way, but in another way it's not much different to everyone being handed a glowstick on the way in.The one dedicated band of followers that has always mystified me - and I've a feeling I must have mentioned this before on here - was the squad that devoted themselves to the Dublin band 'Power of Dreams' in the early 90s. I'm not saying they were shit, just that they were standard-issue indie at the time, and I never got why this mob followed them to every date up and down the country when they came over to England. Green German army surplus jackets, obviously.
Quote from: SweetPomPoms on June 19, 2020, 01:23:31 PMPrince.I'd forgotten how scarily obsessive they were until the Revolution played Shepherd's Bush a couple of years ago and they all came out of the woodwork.
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