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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Tunes so awful you have to switch off..... Reply with quote

It happens only rarely to me, but I'm afraid the current offering from Rod Stewart is one of the most rank pieces of garbage I have heard for many moons......it's like a Status Quo impersonation with bag-pipes added for good measure.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, its pretty awful, though some of the tracks off what I presume is a current album are not bad. Having said that, he's not done much since the mid 80s, and much of that was pretty dire (Baby Jane etc.).

In fact, he should have retired some time ago. He's just a parody of himself.
The same applies to Status Quo and Elton John whose output in the last 30 or even 40 years has bordered on the embarrassing. Sadly its not 1972 anymore.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife's a real fan of Rod's and together we've seen him many, many times since the 1970s. In fact, she's seen him twice this year and I've seen him once - at the NEC Arena.

I will admit that choices of singles are always naff, but as a live performer he is still great. Retire? From single releases maybe but live gigs - definitely not. They're great parties!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bum cringer, is Rod's latest offering. He hasn't released anything of note, since 1971/72. I adored him then, as an impressionable 16 year old. All the lads wanted to be him. Then he went all Hollywood, and lost whatever mojo he had.

A few minutes ago, before I clapped eyes on this thread, Ken played The Killing Of Georgie...one of the most irritating records known to man. Evry time he sings " A victim of these gay days, it seems..", I immediately think of Larry Grayson.

That said, I really enjoyed the Imagine documentary on him, a few months ago...mainly for the early footage of Rod with the Bluesbreakers.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Then he went all Hollywood, and lost whatever mojo he had.


Not on stage he hasn't! I'm damned if I know where he gets his energy from.

oldraver wrote:
A few minutes ago, before I clapped eyes on this thread, Ken played The Killing Of Georgie...one of the most irritating records known to man.


I love that song (based on a real life friend). In fact, I turned the volume up when listening in the car earlier!

oldraver wrote:
That said, I really enjoyed the Imagine documentary on him, a few months ago...mainly for the early footage of Rod with the Bluesbreakers.


Yes, I thought he provided a very good insight into the singer.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...you switched Ken Bruce back on. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
So...you switched Ken Bruce back on. Very Happy


Indeed! I left the office, jumped into the car, the radio was on and there he was.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's probably had himself cloned, like Chris Evans has. I always check the back seats in my car, just in case one of them sneak in while my guard was down.

I apologise for my error earlier. I should have said Steampacket, and not Bluesbreakers, which of course, is John Mayall. Senior moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally I'm quite happy listening to most music but I really can't stand Enrique Iglesias with his oh so emotional voice, especially on that song "Hero". Sadly another one of Gary Bones favourite artists.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could only get Smooth on the car set yesterday evening and their all time top 500 was being played (repeat i believe) - most of it listenable, but then at about 1950 the DJ said " that was the last of the chart for tonight, so I have time for one I like(???) - Sade" - then the wailing started - turned off - sounded like a cat being castrated........the horror. Didn't the DJ realise why it was not in their top 500. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All through 2013 I had to turn the radio off when that ghastly Get Lucky was played. The most tedious and boring song since Hey Jude and that's saying something. Any of those singers who think screeching equals emotion, especially Celine Dion (is she sponsored by Paracetamol manufacturers?) and that nonsense about Skyscrapers. Anything to do with Britain's Got Strictly No Celebrity X Factor. 90% of the stupid playlist.

Slightly off topic but the constant repetitive advertising

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
All through 2013 I had to turn the radio off when that ghastly Get Lucky was played.


Me too. That's one of the primary reasons why I started to turn my back on R2 through the last year. Utterly annoying tat.

Number Six wrote:
The most tedious and boring song since Hey Jude and that's saying something.
I've always loved Hey Jude from the day it was first released but when I hear it now I can't help thinking of Paul McCartney slaughtering it as the Olympics show.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's me. I'm not a fan of singalong and for someone who was always an admirer of L & M's lyrics I just think this is abominably lazy. After two mediocre verses you sing "La" eleven times follows by "Hey Jude". Repeat for a month! Then again, my other two most disliked songs are extremely popular so it's probably a good job my only experience in radio was building the desks.

Love the avatar (?) Colin. Takes me back fifty years
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
Love the avatar (?) Colin. Takes me back fifty years


Yes, I got it at the ABC Cinema in Plymouth, where I used to attend the anarchic kids' film session on Saturday mornings. I can't remember a single film I ever saw there but I can remember having a good time lobbing stuff down from the circle onto the poor suckers in the stalls!!!

A week or two before I got the badge (which I recently found in a box of my stuff when preparing my parents' stuff for a house move), The Beatles played at the same venue. My mum wouldn't let me go because she reckoned my mate Stuart and I wouldn't hear anything because of all the screaming by those silly girls in the audience!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine came from the ABC in Hove. The only things I can remember were Laurel and Hardy, something called the Little Rascals (I think) and the spectacularly unfunny Three Stooges, the poor Manager (Captain Mainwaring's brother in a dinner suit) and trying fairly unsuccessfully to get some early back row action.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update - I'm afraid Rod's subsequent offering (something about a Beautiful Morning) is now getting the same response from me.

Oh, the horror........
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest unlistenable tune....
by someone called American Authors.
I hope their nibs break.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest tune to qualify is some hideous row from Dolly Parton that seems to be played every few minutes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well for me at present it has to be the dreadful version of 'God Only Knows' in aid of Children In Need and the latest dire version of 'Do they Know It's Christmas

I've nothing against the charities concerned but really - two classic tracks ruined in the space of less than one month Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles I feel the same way, both spoiled. At least JV played the original God Only Knows early this/or maybe late last week. The Band Aid track is dire (sorry that was someone else's catchphrase Wink ).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with all of you. How they could ruin a Beach Boys classic, god only knows.

The original Band Aid song from 1984 was a great tune, wonderfully produced. The current one is just bland, with bland people.

And as for that Dolly Parton rubbish.....

Anyway, I'm off to BBC4 to see Pink Floyd, proper music.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Anyway, I'm off to BBC4 to see Pink Floyd, proper music.


....which was preceded by a programme in which I had a hand (and am named in the closing credits)! Proper amplifiers!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
Schizoidman wrote:
Anyway, I'm off to BBC4 to see Pink Floyd, proper music.


....which was preceded by a programme in which I had a hand (and am named in the closing credits)! Proper amplifiers!


I recorded that so I will look for you in the closing credits!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was quite enjoying the Sara Cox breakfast show this morning when she played the Dolly Parton noise.... sorry, but it had to go.

I was quite enjoying Paddy O'Connell standing in for JV a few minutes ago, when (yes you've guessed it) dear old Dolly was given another spin....goodbye Paddy.

It's a bit like having the smoke alarms going off every hour or so.

She sings like Marge Simpson. It'll be on again in a minute. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on the playlist so they will be flogging it to death Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
I recorded that so I will look for you in the closing credits!


Did you see my name? For your information, the archive interview clips with the man himself, Jim Marshall, featured in the programme are taken from the only complete interview with him in existence and guess who not only conducted the interview (in Dec 1986) but who also owns the rights? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
Angela W wrote:
I recorded that so I will look for you in the closing credits!


Did you see my name? For your information, the archive interview clips with the man himself, Jim Marshall, featured in the programme are taken from the only complete interview with him in existence and guess who not only conducted the interview (in Dec 1986) but who also owns the rights? Smile


I take it not Chris Evans on this occasion Colin Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Colin wrote:
Angela W wrote:
I recorded that so I will look for you in the closing credits!


Did you see my name? For your information, the archive interview clips with the man himself, Jim Marshall, featured in the programme are taken from the only complete interview with him in existence and guess who not only conducted the interview (in Dec 1986) but who also owns the rights? Smile


I take it not Chris Evans on this occasion Colin Laughing


He was in shorts and at primary school at that time, wasn't he?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
Colin wrote:
Angela W wrote:
I recorded that so I will look for you in the closing credits!


Did you see my name? For your information, the archive interview clips with the man himself, Jim Marshall, featured in the programme are taken from the only complete interview with him in existence and guess who not only conducted the interview (in Dec 1986) but who also owns the rights? Smile


I take it not Chris Evans on this occasion Colin Laughing


He was in shorts and at primary school at that time, wasn't he?


And sadly living very near here Rolling Eyes It's a fairly frightening thought to picture him in short trousers - perhaps he missed his big chance to be a rock star with AC/DC Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
Angela W wrote:
I recorded that so I will look for you in the closing credits!


Did you see my name? For your information, the archive interview clips with the man himself, Jim Marshall, featured in the programme are taken from the only complete interview with him in existence and guess who not only conducted the interview (in Dec 1986) but who also owns the rights? Smile


Yes I did thanks. This was really interesting programme, nice to see something that started off in a shop, British made and still is.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles: Evans comes from Warrington but does he still live there? I used to live in Sunningdale in Berkshire and he lived/lives just a mile away. (Wasn't I lucky?).
I was worried about the adverse effect the cretin would have on house prices, so moved away.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Ruddles: Evans comes from Warrington but does he still live there? I used to live in Sunningdale in Berkshire and he lived/lives just a mile away. (Wasn't I lucky?).
I was worried about the adverse effect the cretin would have on house prices, so moved away.

AFAIK, he still lives in Berkshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He lives on a gated estate in an exclusive corner of Berks. Quite an appropriate shortening of a county name, eh? Smile
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Colin wrote:
He lives on a gated estate in an exclusive corner of Berks. Quite an appropriate shortening of a county name, eh? Smile


Yes, I was thinking that as I read down to your post!! Laughing
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Angela W wrote:
Colin wrote:
He lives on a gated estate in an exclusive corner of Berks. Quite an appropriate shortening of a county name, eh? Smile


Yes, I was thinking that as I read down to your post!! Laughing


Funnily enough Angela the link occurred to me only as I was typing the word "Berks"!
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Colin wrote:
Angela W wrote:
Colin wrote:
He lives on a gated estate in an exclusive corner of Berks. Quite an appropriate shortening of a county name, eh? Smile


Yes, I was thinking that as I read down to your post!! Laughing


Funnily enough Angela the link occurred to me only as I was typing the word "Berks"!


I can understand that!! Laughing
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