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Thank God it's over - The Simon Fuller Story

 
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unclebuck



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Thank God it's over - The Simon Fuller Story Reply with quote

At last it's finished and we don't have to listen to those diabolical trailers every few minutes.
Even Chris Evans was making waspish comments this week about having to play the trail.
I don't know much about Simon Fuller (apparently he was something to do with The Spice Girls and David Beckham? - wow!) , but that trailer convinced me that I never want to...... the sort of radio that makes you consider moving to a cave somewhere remote.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely agree - why does the current Radio 2 seek to make such big deals out of people who are really no more than a minor and passing blip in the context of the last 60 years of popular music Rolling Eyes
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those trails were awful. I knew who he was but why do we need to hear about him? They are really scraping the barrel with these documentary series.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say he is quite a significant pop culture figure, and worthy of a documentary series. Whether this was done well, I'm not sure, but Radio 2 have run series on Berry Gordy and Alan McGee (for instance) so why not Fuller?
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Colin



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Fuller played an important role in the development of pop music and it's quite reasonable that he should be profiled regardless of our thoughts on the likes of The Spice Girls.

That said, I too got sick of hearing the trails, and I only listen for a couple of hours each day!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's an age thing, but I think Berry Gordy far more worthy of a series as Motown music is and IMHO will always be far superior to anything Simon Fuller was involved in.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the four-part Berry Gordy series on MiniDisc - and I discovered them only the other day. They date from the late 90s, I recall. Must transfer them!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great when you re-discover things like that isn't it Colin!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
It's great when you re-discover things like that isn't it Colin!

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It's much better when I discover them while my wife isn't around. "Do you really need to keep all this junk?" is what I normally get!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think one can compare Fuller with the likes of Berry Gordy or Alan McGee

Gordy was a major player in influencing a whole genre and generation of music and McGee set up Creation Records which again set the tone for the whole Britpop era

Compared to this what has Fuller actually achieved in the world of music - answer very little

Like Simon Cowell he's an astute businessman who managed to turn five girls who couldn't sing into the biggest act in the world for a couple of years

Well done to him for achieving that but it really has nothing to do with musical ability or artistic talent Sad Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Maybe it's an age thing, but I think Berry Gordy far more worthy of a series as Motown music is and IMHO will always be far superior to anything Simon Fuller was involved in.
On the other hand,Helen, it could be a 'taste' thing. Wink Very Happy
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