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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Glastonbury 2013 Reply with quote

I nearly didn't watch the Stones last night having seen them live last in 1982 I thought it might be a disappointment. I was wrong. Whilst Jagger's voice is not as good as it was, as an event it was spectacular. Shame the BBC could only show an hour. Great to see Mick Taylor again. Incidentally caught part of a set by Haim earlier on. They did a good version of "Oh Well".

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only saw about 45 minutes, but wasn't that impressed. Maybe I'm getting old Wink but then their average age is 69 apparently.

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PS I too saw them in June 82 in St James' Park Newcastle!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The start (Miss You) was a bit underwhelming, and I wondered whether the BBC had made the sound so poor on purpose, to deter people from recording it, but they perked up after that.
Charlie looked as though he was on Thunderbirds, worked by strings.
It was very short - I'm not sure that Mark Radcliffe's exclamation was in jest as he tried so virulently to assert afterwards.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wondered that as well Ron. Radcliffe is getting a bit beefy as well!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glastonbury 2103?! How come I haven't had my letter from Her Maj yet!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree on the naff sound to start with.

I have to laugh at Keef, he only seems to play a chord every minute or so and likes to pose whilst doing it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is probably the worst Glastonbury line up I can ever remember

The Stones were boring and didn't look like they were putting any real effort into it so I turned off half way through and went to bed - I agree with Helen on that point

How on earth can Mumford and Sons be remotely considered as the headline act for tonight - it doesn't say much for the rest of the 'also rans' Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that Mark Radcliffe's comment ('what an anti-climax') was totally in jest, it's his dry sense of humour. At least he was reasonably sober this time. A few years ago he was so addled he could hardly talk properly.

As for the Stones, it was two hours of brilliance.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I'm sure that Mark Radcliffe's comment ('what an anti-climax') was totally in jest, it's his dry sense of humour. At least he was reasonably sober this time. A few years ago he was so addled he could hardly talk properly.

As for the Stones, it was two hours of brilliance.


2 hours, were you there ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:


The Stones were boring and didn't look like they were putting any real effort into it so I turned off half way through and went to bed - I agree with Helen on that point


Mick was putting plenty of effort in but yes I agree they were nothing special, overrated at best I thought.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought they were terrible, but it was well filmed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I'm sure that Mark Radcliffe's comment ('what an anti-climax') was totally in jest,

I agree, S'man.

Schizoidman wrote:
As for the Stones, it was two hours of brilliance.


I only saw about an hour of The Stones on my TV Wink and loved every minute of their set ...wish we could have seen it in it's entirety but seeing some of it was better than seeing none of it at all .
Mick Jagger was just fantastic ..what a front man! he's still got the moves.... I was clapping and smiling throughout. I loved his choice of clothing ESPECIALLY the feathered cape he had on at one stage.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Stones were brilliant. Pity we never got to see the whole set, but hey...not too shabby for a bunch of septugenarians, with a back catalogue to die for. Can't wait for Hyde Park.

Mick gives everything, and is still the consummate frontman, and still not equalled after all these years. Lucky he wasn't putting any effort into his performance, otherwise my telly would have combusted. Love Charlie's drumming, too. Keef's still standing (just), and Bobby Keys is still blowing up a storm. Great to see Mick Taylor take a bow at the end, and Ronnie's doing well, given the young age of his new bride.

I enjoyed the Arctic Monkeys set on Friday. Alex Turner's singing and playing shows heavy signs of Hawley's influence, and Josh Homme. His between songs patter could do with a brush up, though. I didn't watch the Mumfords do their song...thought Nick Cave would have made a good festival closer. I saw ONE Ed Harcourt song, nothing from Lucinda Williams, as the Beeb is fixated in the main, with R1 here today, gone tomorrow fodder.

Oh..Portishead were quite brilliant. And Chic, even though I'm not overly fond of disco music. Nile Rodgers is so glad to be alive, and it shows.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:


His between songs patter could do with a brush up, though. .

He could have done with taking a few hints from Rodriguez who even told a few jokes and some (his own?) wise sayings inbetween his songs ..... Cool near the end he said he self medicates and sometimes over prescribes and boy did it show ... Laughing ... didn't detract from his set though and apart from singing his best known song Sugar Man he surprised me with versions of Love Me Or Leave Me and Unchained Melody....worth a look if you missed it just to see him at work ...well work is probably the wrong word to use for Rodriguez ...he just does his thing Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always enjoy the Beeb's coverage of Glastonbury.
I think it's particularly great that music there has become so cross-generational.
There's music at either end of the spectrum that is only enjoyed by people of a certain age (their target audience), but there is huge, healthy bulk of popular music in the middle that is listened to and enjoyed by all.
'Old folk' listen to modern bands, without turning up their noses, and young folk listen to old bands.
That's exactly how it ought to be.....I love it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is certainly true Uncle

My 20 year old son is now really getting into early to mid seventies heavy rock and much prefers it to much current music which many of his contemporaries like

We had quite a long talk about the subject a few nights ago and he told me that he thought that 'Circle of Hands' from the Uriah Heep 1974 Album 'Demons and Wizards' was the greatest rock track he had ever heard - and actually I agreed with him Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
I always enjoy the Beeb's coverage of Glastonbury.
I think it's particularly great that music there has become so cross-generational.
There's music at either end of the spectrum that is only enjoyed by people of a certain age (their target audience), but there is huge, healthy bulk of popular music in the middle that is listened to and enjoyed by all.
'Old folk' listen to modern bands, without turning up their noses, and young folk listen old bands.
Thst's exactly how it ought to be.....I love it.


I enjoy the Beebs coverage of the music, I'm not keen on the rest of the waffle, there's too much of it..
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
oldraver wrote:


His between songs patter could do with a brush up, though. .

He could have done with taking a few hints from Rodriguez who even told a few jokes and some (his own?) wise sayings inbetween his songs ..... Cool near the end he said he self medicates and sometimes over prescribes and boy did it show ... Laughing ... didn't detract from his set though and apart from singing his best known song Sugar Man he surprised me with versions of Love Me Or Leave Me and Unchained Melody....worth a look if you missed it just to see him at work ...well work is probably the wrong word to use for Rodriguez ...he just does his thing Cool

Sugar Man

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ej58q9/acts/a6zdgw#p01c3ctf


Blimey! He was like a Cheech and Chong creation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAiZ8zY1Ghs

I caught Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds online. Fabulous set.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01c8ky2/Glastonbury_2013_Nick_Cave_and_The_Bad_Seeds_Glastonbury_2013/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:


Blimey! He was like a Cheech and Chong creation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAiZ8zY1Ghs

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Spot on!.....I thought,for a minute, I was watching Rodriguez all over again.
oldraver wrote:

I caught Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds online. Fabulous set.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01c8ky2/Glastonbury_2013_Nick_Cave_and_The_Bad_Seeds_Glastonbury_2013/

Thanks for the link,raver ...I heard he was good.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
That is certainly true Uncle

My 20 year old son is now really getting into early to mid seventies heavy rock....
We had quite a long talk about the subject a few nights ago and he told me that he thought that 'Circle of Hands' from the Uriah Heep 1974 Album 'Demons and Wizards' was the greatest rock track he had ever heard - and actually I agreed with him Very Happy


Well there's a thing, Ruddles...
In the 1970s, when I were now't but a lad, I was walking down a road in a village where I had never been before (or since), when I heard music coming from an open bedroom window. It was so striking that I stopped in my tracks and sat on their garden wall and listened right to the end, at which point I shouted up to the bedroom to ask what the music was. A disembodied voice (I never did see a face) replied 'Demons and Wizards by Uriah Heep'.
I have never heard it since, but I've been meaning to get that album for nearly 40 years.
Thanks to your reminder, I will now try again!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really glad to note that I have a fellow 'Heep' fan on here

I think that the band was at its peak around the time of Demons and Wizards but the following Album 'The Magician's Birthday' is also excellent and keyboards player Ken Hensley released a couple of solo albums in the mid seventies called 'Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf' and 'Eager To Please' both of which are superb

I've seen the band live more than fifty times including an appearance at Buckley Tivoli only a couple of months ago and whilst they're still very good and play all the old stuff in my view you just cannot better the original seventies lineup Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a postscript to the whole 'Heep' thing it was interesting to hear the contestant on 'Popmaster' a few days ago who recounted his experience of meeting Heep's drummer Lee Kerslake in a club in Majorca and getting up on stage and singing with him - for a drummer Mr Kerslake was actually quite good on backing vocals - don't know about the Popmaster guy though Smile
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