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R_Soul

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  1. I would reply but, as you didn't even bother to acknowledge my reply to your Beatles' Question thread, I won't bother with this one. r-sole
  2. Gillian - most people posting on this site are on the other side of the pond. I don't think they've heard of The Manics. So, I will join you in looking forward to their next release.
  3. I think "Give Peace A Chance" was pretty influential. And Lennon's other tour-de-force, "Imagine", has also had a lot of impact throughout the world as a song for peace.
  4. Basically, even from their very first single, "Love Me Do", The Beatles themselves decided which would be their 'official singles'. In the case of "Love Me Do", this was even released at the insistence of The Beatles in place of a non-original "How Do You Do It" which was being foisted upon them. The only occasion I can remember where pressure was placed by the 'industry' was the release of "Strawberry Fields Forever"/"Penny Lane". The Beatles had intended to stick these on the album that became "Sgt Pepper", but Capital wanted some new product (as it had been 6 months since the group's prev
  5. He is David Gilmour. We also got Elvis Costello somewhere here.
  6. The first album in my collection was "Rubber Soul" [....like my name "R Soul"]. It was a Christmas present. The first album I bought for myself (at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of release) was "Sgt. Pepper" - meaning that I was one of the first people in the world to buy it. It was downhill from then on.
  7. I am a huge Beatles' fan, and I think "Let It Be ...Naked" is the biggest disappointment I have ever experienced in 40 years of buying Beatles' records. The fact that it is a CD gave those responsible the opportunity to put more onto it, or take the project to a completely different level. Great that "Don't Let Me Down" is included but, last year, I downloaded 48 tracks from the internet from a bootleg called "The Black Album". This, amongst many other gems, includes the excellent "Suzy Parker" (or "Suzy's Parlour" as it also referred to) which, alone, would have made "Let It Be...Naked" a
  8. Yes, but you also thought that Liverpool was in London! [Tee hee!]
  9. I think this has turned into one of the most amusing threads ever! So funny! A raw nerve has certainly been touched!! I would love to add my two-penneth-worth to it, but I think it would be interpreted as further xenophobia. Anyway, about the original post, the only song (that hasn't already been mentioned) I can think of about Liverpool...I mean London ...is "Last Night In Soho" by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. [A British group from the 60's]
  10. Derrrr...I thought the thread was about CULT favourites[?] If you read my earlier post on this thread, you will see that I am quite aware of Roxy Music - their good stuff (with Eno) and their popular, commercial stuff.
  11. Basically, the music on its own is rubbish. However...at the right club with the right crowd and the right drugs it can be awesome. I discovered how awesome it can be with these other ingredients in 1991 at a couple of gay clubs in London, and then I kept on checking it out nearly every weekend until 1995. Then my boss wanted me to do some serious work overseas, so I stopped. I managed to get off the merry-go-round with my brain intact, inspite of downing a cocktail of ecstacy, speed, acid and coke (and the occassional spliff)! However, not everybody handled the drugs as well as I did and
  12. Well, Seraphim asked for bands that made good music!
  13. For me: "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" by The Smiths and "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane
  14. As a Beatle fan, the best and worst solo projects from each member are: John: Best: "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band"; Worst: "The Wedding Album" Paul: Best: "Band On The Run"; Worst: "Give My Regards To Broadstreet" George: Best "Cloud 9"; Worst: "Electronic Sound" Ringo: Best "Ringo"; Worst: "Ringo The 4th" ============================================ Aside from The Beatles, I really loved Frank Black's first two post-Pixies albums. AND, I have just bought - and am thoroughly enjoying - Graham Coxon (ex-Blur)'s latest solo offering, "Happiness In Magazines". It's great, and
  15. I don't have Siren, Avalon or Boys and Girls and I wouldn't describe my collection as "uniteresting" or "generic". Anyway, cult opinion would dictate that Roxy were better PRE-Siren!
  16. Careful, Scott. Has this been proved yet? Don't get me wrong. I'm not a fan and certainly do not condone what he has been accused of but, if not proven, this could be construed as libelous.
  17. On the basis that Lennon, McCartney and Harrison were already the nucleus of the group that became The Beatles (and they were already writing songs together) before Stuart's and Pete's temporary membership, I would say this comment is a load of jibberish. Or maybe it was intended as a "joke"[?] ::
  18. The thing about Stuart was that he COULDN'T play bass. Realising his own shortcomings (and being in love with a German girl called Astrid) was why he didn't pursue a career in music and stayed in Germany when The Beatles returned to Liverpool. Pete Best was not on any commercially available Beatles' records during the group's lifetime after they got their record deal. The inclusion of "Love Me Do" (with Best on drums) on the Anthology 1 album shows his timing to be abyssmal and others were vindicated in getting rid of him in favour of the one and only "Billy Shears". George Martin con
  19. You are SO right! I remembered about Jack playing with Ringo and I just checked out the booklet with the 25th anniversary copy of "Band On The Run" and it says ...what you said. And, sure, everyone knows that Clapton played with George and John. So...GREAT piece of trivia.
  20. Can you be more specific - e.g. which members of Cream have played on Paul's albums? And which solo-Beatles'albums have Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker played on? I've got them all, I just can't be bothered to go through them to check it out!
  21. The thing with Blur's drummer is true. I didn't look at his knob though (and I'm sure he didn't look at mine), but he did sit next to me afterwards (actually slightly away from Damon and Alex) and we chatted about what Blur were doing in Madrid and about the football match (which England were losing...and then lost [...tee hee! ...as I am part Italian, so I support gli azzurri]) Now, about your idea of a post about stars genitals, well I have another link to football and urinals! Many years ago, I went to see Tottenham Hotspurs training at Cheshunt in Hertfordhire (England!) and after the
  22. Hmmm... I was just listening to "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" and its B-side "Old Brown Shoe". The bass is incredible yet again. In fact, McCartney was absolutely peerless as a bassist. So, anything by The Beatles, with Paul playing bass, just check it out. In the same way that other drummers rate Ringo as a great drummer, so McCartney is sited by other bassists as innovative. I believe he was the first bassist to use his instrument as lead guitar.
  23. Paul, CUTE??? What, even now??? As regards being the "better writer", Paul is/was always technically a better writer than John, but John's stuff was generally more "groundbreaking"/more "edgy" [Tomorrow Never Knows, Strawberry Fields, Walrus, Revolution No. 9...etc...etc...etc...] However, in drumming up support for Paul, Beatle fans should remember that, without him, there probably wouldn't have been any Beatles albums after Sgt. Pepper. [i know, I voted for George!]
  24. THREE, if you count Paul (re. the "Paul Is Dead" nonsense...)
  25. I voted for George. It's difficult now, because of the passing of time and because of the passing away of John and George but when they were an active 4-piece, I always loved George's stuff and always thought he was under-rated as a musician and composer. I love them all, of course. Incidentally, Stuart wasn't kicked out of the band. He decided to stay in Germany with his girlfriend.
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