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what do you think of this these days?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Nov 2017, 01:27

You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Nov 2017, 02:39

I like it though I prefer their other single Little Suzie's On The Up.

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Postby Dayodead » 13 Nov 2017, 04:02

Hadn't heard this until now and give a giant Meh now that I have....And this guy makes Thom Yorke look attractive...

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Re: what do you think of this these days?

Postby Positive Passion » 13 Nov 2017, 06:27

Never really liked it and still don't.

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Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 13 Nov 2017, 08:49

Love it.

That cheesy synth solo (keyboard set to 'trumpet fanfare' setting) is one of the greatest things ever.
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Postby Jumper K » 13 Nov 2017, 09:05

Its all a bit Wheeltappers and Shunters isn't it?

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Postby LMG » 13 Nov 2017, 10:00

The old 'man with bad intentions adds a narcotic substance to a stranger's drink in a pub' gag.

Always makes me chortle.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Nov 2017, 10:14

It's drippy shit, isn't it?
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Postby never/ever » 13 Nov 2017, 10:52

Very much so.
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Postby Rayge » 13 Nov 2017, 11:03

Never heard the record, nor seen the video before. If I have anything to do with it, I'll never repeat either experience.
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Postby Rayge » 13 Nov 2017, 11:04

Dr. E. PLATE wrote:That cheesy synth solo (keyboard set to 'trumpet fanfare' setting) is one of the greatest things ever.

You're either mad, trolling, or have led a desperately unrewarding life.
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Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 13 Nov 2017, 11:27

It’s bold, it’s ridiculous. It’s stirring.

Stick with yer scratchy 50s B-sides, Ray. Sometimes the smell of the unfamiliar is frightening.
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Postby The Modernist » 13 Nov 2017, 11:29

Comical little geezer.

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Postby Rayge » 13 Nov 2017, 12:14

Dr. E. PLATE wrote:It’s bold, it’s ridiculous. It’s stirring.

Stick with yer scratchy 50s B-sides, Ray. Sometimes the smell of the unfamiliar is frightening.


It may have been stirring to a 9-year old in 1982, and maybe I wouldn't have minded it much if I heard it then, but now, which is the question asked, I find the song faintly pitiful, and the video wretchedly, horridly embarrassing.

And it was precisely the stench of overfamiliarity, of recycled dogshit from previous generations of losers, and the putrescent lack of imagination, flair and point* that had been applied to it, that made me dismiss it in the first place. Mind you, there are millions of worse crimes in the history of records, probably would have given it 3.5/10 if I'd heard it in a cup.

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Postby Moleskin » 13 Nov 2017, 13:55

I think as little of it now as I did then. Although it's not quite as dreadful as his (solo) follow-up.
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Re: what do you think of this these days?

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 13 Nov 2017, 14:42

These days? I wasn't even aware of its existence in 'those days'. It's an odd one, isn't it? Sort of like synth pub rock or something. It's not awful, and kinda reminds me of early Ariel Pink when he was just singing along to backing tracks.
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Postby Deebank » 13 Nov 2017, 15:22

It has the whiff of old proggers cashing-in on the synth pop boom, like The Korgis but nowhere near as good.
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Re: what do you think of this these days?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Nov 2017, 01:28

I got to thinking about this as I caught Jim Diamond on TOTP2 when we were in the UK. I hadn't heard it for years and in my head, my memory was that it was actually quite graceful and not unlike something Peter Gabrielish.
I was somewhat off the mark but there is still something about the song that keeps my interest. The video is quite shocking though, I didn't remember that at all!
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Nov 2017, 09:35

That intro is great, you expect a man in a brown corduroy jacket and yellow tie to start reading the news in a regional accent.

I was going to say I'd never heard it before, but that chorus is really familiar. It sounds like a lost Simply Red track.
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Postby Dr. E. PLATE » 15 Nov 2017, 10:50

Darkness_Fish wrote:That intro is great, you expect a man in a brown corduroy jacket and yellow tie to start reading the news in a regional accent.


:lol:

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