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Re: Enduring love affairs

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby Deebank » 08 Oct 2018, 14:49

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Re: Enduring love affairs

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HEN wrote:Liverpool - Love, Beefheart


Pink Floyd too.

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Re: Enduring love affairs

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Roxy Music were particularly popular in Sheffield in the 70s apparently.

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby zoomboogity » 08 Oct 2018, 15:51

GoogaMooga wrote:"Enduring love affair" should be taken with a grain of salt - I wrote it because it sounds good. But yes, in their heyday the DC5 were more successful than even the Beatles Stateside, however brief a moment it was. Dave Clarke owned the catalog, and did not exploit it very well after the break-up. And he totally missed the boat in the age of CD.


1) Misleading thread titles are not helpful to discussion.
2) The DC5 were never more popular than The Beatles in the US.

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Oct 2018, 15:55

zoomboogity wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:"Enduring love affair" should be taken with a grain of salt - I wrote it because it sounds good. But yes, in their heyday the DC5 were more successful than even the Beatles Stateside, however brief a moment it was. Dave Clarke owned the catalog, and did not exploit it very well after the break-up. And he totally missed the boat in the age of CD.


1) Misleading thread titles are not helpful to discussion.
2) The DC5 were never more popular than The Beatles in the US.

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Oct 2018, 16:11

Okay, DC5 appeared on Ed Sullivan 18 times - more than any other British Invasion group. In 1964, they were the Beatles' biggest rival. But the Beatles did better on the charts, I'll concede.
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Oct 2018, 16:12

zoomboogity wrote:America barely remembered the Dave Clark 5 after the 1960s. I've never heard them on oldies radio. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who even recognizes one of their songs if they heard it. They're all but forgotten here.


What Zoomboogity says.

I'm always slightly amazed how much UKers seem to love Springsteen when they barely acknowledge guys like Seger, Petty or John Cougar Mellencamp.
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby Jeemo » 08 Oct 2018, 16:33

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zoomboogity wrote:America barely remembered the Dave Clark 5 after the 1960s. I've never heard them on oldies radio. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who even recognizes one of their songs if they heard it. They're all but forgotten here.


What Zoomboogity says.

I'm always slightly amazed how much UKers seem to love Springsteen when they barely acknowledge guys like Seger, Petty or John Cougar Mellencamp.


Springsteen would tour the Uk on a regular basis. The others didnt. Same with Cheap Trick, very sporadic touring the Uk.
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby clive gash » 08 Oct 2018, 17:03

The Modernist wrote:
HEN wrote:Liverpool - Love, Beefheart


Pink Floyd too.


And Zappa.
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby DEEPLANK » 08 Oct 2018, 19:18

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Oct 2018, 19:43

sloopjohnc wrote:
zoomboogity wrote:America barely remembered the Dave Clark 5 after the 1960s. I've never heard them on oldies radio. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who even recognizes one of their songs if they heard it. They're all but forgotten here.


What Zoomboogity says.

I'm always slightly amazed how much UKers seem to love Springsteen when they barely acknowledge guys like Seger, Petty or John Cougar Mellencamp.


Guess which one has been on the cover of the NME more?
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby PENK » 08 Oct 2018, 19:46

Matt Wilson wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
zoomboogity wrote:America barely remembered the Dave Clark 5 after the 1960s. I've never heard them on oldies radio. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who even recognizes one of their songs if they heard it. They're all but forgotten here.


What Zoomboogity says.

I'm always slightly amazed how much UKers seem to love Springsteen when they barely acknowledge guys like Seger, Petty or John Cougar Mellencamp.


Guess which one has been on the cover of the NME more?


I don't think it's just the UK - in Sweden, Springsteen is a superstar but nobody knows who Seger or Mellencamp are. But are you guys really suggesting that they are anywhere near the same artistic level as Springsteen?

And do they come anywhere near matching his popularity in the States, for that matter?
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Oct 2018, 19:52

As an enduring legacy, no, but Seger had tons of top 40 hits (I counted 18) in the US, and tons more which charted in the top 100. Mellencamp had even more than that.
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby DEEPLANK » 08 Oct 2018, 19:53

So fuck?
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Oct 2018, 19:57

Time for another NME list thread, John?
goat boy wrote:For so long now Matt has BCB defined himself as being in opposition to Coan. He’s the Batman to their Joker but they can't deal with Batman ditching the gothic gloom of Gotham for Paris in the spring.

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Oct 2018, 19:58

Mellencamp and Seger over Springsteen, any day. Hard to believe that Bruce's two main influences were Spector and Chuck Berry. I have zero interest in the man except for the Sandy song, which the Hollies covered.
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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Oct 2018, 20:00

Here, I'll start it off for ya:

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goat boy wrote:For so long now Matt has BCB defined himself as being in opposition to Coan. He’s the Batman to their Joker but they can't deal with Batman ditching the gothic gloom of Gotham for Paris in the spring.

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Re: Enduring love affairs

Postby DEEPLANK » 08 Oct 2018, 20:01

You have business elsewhere!
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