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the breakfast club



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: guilty pleasures Reply with quote

hello everyone
well hands up mine are the sugababes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myguilty pleasure used to be The Wombles in the days Mike Batt was writing and producing their stuff
Probably explains why I'm obsessed with recycling
I'm still thinking about the position today
I confess I did used to like Girls Aloud until the whole Cheryl Cole thing got out of control
I used to be a male groupie when the GoGos were around in the early 80s
and apparently I can be seen on one of their album covers (Just about!)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine is Mantovani.

Actually I'm not guilty about that at all. Fabulous orchestral arrangements, and I like the dance stuff he did in 1930s, Victor Silvester too.

Let me think of another one.

Harry Secombe.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

showwaddywaddy Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Showaddywaddy were remarkable for being a seven-piece which made the noise of a trio Smile

Mantovani was just a bit too sickly sweet and lush for my ear, apart for the arrangements for Charmaine and Stardust. The powerhouse that was Ted Heath was more to my liking. Edmundo Ros as well.

In the 1970s I bought a lot of James Last LPs.
I've still got them.

There's nothing wrong with Girls Aloud and the Sugababes, so long as you don't have to watch them and read about their private lives. Upbeat, catchy pop, excellent production: Push The Button, Red Dress, Sound of the Underground, The Promise - they'll still be played twenty years from now.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Showaddywaddy were remarkable for being a seven-piece which made the noise of a trio Smile

Mantovani was just a bit too sickly sweet and lush for my ear, apart for the arrangements for Charmaine and Stardust. The powerhouse that was Ted Heath was more to my liking. Edmundo Ros as well.

In the 1970s I bought a lot of James Last LPs.
I've still got them.


There's nothing wrong with Girls Aloud and the Sugababes, so long as you don't have to watch them and read about their private lives. Upbeat, catchy pop, excellent production: Push The Button, Red Dress, Sound of the Underground, The Promise - they'll still be played twenty years from now.
You might enjoy this Radio 4 programme then,Ron...

Uncool Britannia
The James Last Years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00skpbn
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
mine is Mantovani.


Any mention of Mantovani prompts memories of the scene in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" where the inmates are all dancing with each other and being overseen by Nurse Ratchett from her booth.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Guilty Pleasures Reply with quote

ColinB, I saw that film recently and noticed the Mantovani tune!

It's also the same tune used on The Fast Show when Ken and Kenneth harrass the customers in the clothes shop.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
RockitRon wrote:


In the 1970s I bought a lot of James Last LPs.
I've still got them.


You might enjoy this Radio 4 programme then,Ron...

Uncool Britannia
The James Last Years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00skpbn


Yes, very interesting, and, behind the sneering and tongue-in-cheek narrative which always goes with any profile of him, some very valid points.

By coincidence the Three-In-A-Row on this morning's SOTS featured guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, who played in Last's orchestra during the 1970s. In fact he employed a lot of top pop, rock and jazz session musicians and singers.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once owned not one but TWO Nolan sisters LP's!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two singles would be acceptable but LPs??? go stand in the corner for the rest of the evening! Laughing

Although a former Hippy, underground fan, cool Zappa type... Cool I happily confess to liking several iffy acts we used to see on Top of the Pops.. such as Bucks Fizz, Dollar and Lynsey D'Paul...


and Bananarama, Go Go's, Bangles, and of course Pan's People...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a huge GoGos fan and used to follow them round all over Europe but I don't ever remember them being on Top of the Pops
I once briefly spoke to Jane Wiedlin when they were recording the Runaway Horses album in Leval Studios in France
Also I am apparently featured on the cover of the greatest hits album Into The Valley of the GoGos
They were great times and I always wanted a daughter so I could name her after Belinda Carlisle but I ended up with two sons one of whom is named after James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers
Also a fantasic band and British!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just Googling to see if I could see the cover but couldn't find it.. I did find "Return to the Valley of the Go Gos"
But, I didn't realise one of my favourite songs - "Rush Hour" was recorded by Jane Wiedlin of the Go Gos... just watched the video.. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Rush Hour is a great track I think from 1987
Sad that Jane Wiedlin never really did much after that whereas Belinda went on to great things
I've seen Belinda live no less than 46 times and that's just in Britain so I think I can be regarded as a real fan
Charlotte Caffey was also worthy of note and one of the best keyboard players I have ever seen and I say that as a clasically trained pianist
And Gina Shoek was a better drummer than most men around at that time!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm worried.

I listened to Aled Jones playing Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" this morning and I have to admit it wasn't half bad. Nice song, good Latin rhthym, (Santana might be proud of it), and tells a lively story.

Am I becoming a Manilow appreciator in my old age?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about the only song he ever sings that has any life in it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AgProv wrote:
I'm worried.

I listened to Aled Jones playing Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" this morning and I have to admit it wasn't half bad. Nice song, good Latin rhthym, (Santana might be proud of it), and tells a lively story.

Am I becoming a Manilow appreciator in my old age?
I love this song by him and I don't mind admitting it.... Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boQeJGP9UAo
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

couldn't think of any when this thread came up but a couple have popped into my head.

Neil Diamond has a bit a bad name credibility wise during the jump suit era but me a mate and his mum had a great time about 10 years ago at the NEC watching him, and the album 12 songs he did with Rick Rubin is a great album, but you can't beat a bit of crackling rose, love on the rocks or sweet caroline Embarassed

Also I have watched the Eurovision every year since I was very small, me and friends text each other about the songs during it, my OH thinks it's quite odd.
Can I just say I like it because it's terrible not because I thinks it's a great musical spectical. Honest
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Guilty Pleasures Reply with quote

Can I nominate the Goodies?

Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me/The Inbetweenies was one of the first singles I ever got given for Christmas!
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