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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Manics Go Back to Blackwood Reply with quote

For anyone who is interested this documentary is being shown on BBC One Wales at 10.35pm this evening after the main news

It documents the Manics return to their home town which I assume was before their Radio 2 gig in January broadcast on Radio 2 which I was lucky enough to attend

As far as I can tell it is a Wales only broadcast but of course can be accessed through Sky and other digital services

It should be an interesting programme
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched the programme which I did enjoy but it was a little thin on the actual documentary stuff and mainly contained extracts of the Radio 2 gig which I saw live and most of which was previously shown on the red button

There were a few interesting snippets including the fact that the lads apparently think that they are only the second best band to come out of Wales the first in their view being Badfinger who I didn't even realise were Welsh and of course we were only talking about them recently on another thread here

It made me think just how many superb artists a small country like Wales has produced over the years such as

Amen Corner from Cardiff
The Alarm from Rhyl
Stereophonics from Aberdare
Catatonia from Cardiff
Feeder from Chepstow

And probably many others not to mention Bonnie Tyler Mary Hopkin and Sir Tom Jones
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er...Shakin' Stevens.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure I'd call old Shaky a 'Superb Artist' Schiz but I suppose he's OK if you like that kind of thing

I deliberately didn't include Charlotte Church either for the same reason

Now if you were to mention Dave Edmunds that's an entirely different kettle of fish Very Happy

Or even Shirley Bassey for that matter
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to follow the alarm on tour great band.Mike Peters also sings with big country going to see them in apr
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles: I was only joking when referring to the awful Shakin Stevens. Simply a bad karaoke singer doing appalling cover versions.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Ruddles: I was only joking when referring to the awful Shakin Stevens. Simply a bad karaoke singer doing appalling cover versions.


He played some Rag gigs at my college in Plymouth and he was great! (Used to insist on large volumes of Whisky in his rider though).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin: that might have been before he was famous. I believe he did rock 'n' roll stuff earlier on ('Hot Dog' was pretty good).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Colin: that might have been before he was famous. I believe he did rock 'n' roll stuff earlier on ('Hot Dog' was pretty good).


Yes, it was between 1973 and 1976. I think he got a bit, er (how can I put this delicately?) "up himself" after that! Smile

By the way, did you know that King Crimson's one-time Violinist and Mellotron player, David Cross, who played with the band between 1972 and 1974, went to my college? He was, I have to admit, there before me, but my cousin was in the same class as him in school.

See. It's amazing what you learn on these forums!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone see the Manics on Andrew Marr today? (Sunday 6 March)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hedgehog, I missed that but I did hear the interview on the Dermot O'Leary show yesterday

I don't usually listen as I can't stand the man but on this occasion I made an exception

It was quite an interesting interview
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