British public school musicians/bands who aren't insufferable shits

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Postby Positive Passion » 04 Dec 2018, 23:07

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Don't you all go to either public or private school? what other option is there and wouldn't the problem be private school kids?


You see these English idiots, for some reason I'm yet to be arsed finding out, called private schools "public" schools. In Australia the fee paying schools are "private" and the Govt run ones are "public".

yeah its the same thing here. Had a feeling it was backwards in the Uk.
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They are called "public" schools because they are established and run by members of the public, rather than being run by the government. So the UK has state schools and public schools. Public schools are often called independent schools, again because they are not run by the government. But yes, public schools are privately owned and state schools are publicly owned.

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Postby Jeemo » 04 Dec 2018, 23:14

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Postby The Modernist » 05 Dec 2018, 00:16

Shane McGowan

I'd also nominate Nick Drake, even though Rayge hates him!

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Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 05 Dec 2018, 00:39

I hate the guy’s music but James Blunt is funny as fuck on Twitter and seems to be a decent sort.

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Postby Jeemo » 05 Dec 2018, 05:54

Chris Squire.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Dec 2018, 08:32

I think all of Genesis were public school. Some of Queen too.
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Postby The Modernist » 05 Dec 2018, 08:34

Diamond Dog wrote:I think all of Genesis were public school. Some of Queen too.


See the thread title DD! :)

Although I must say Brian May always comes across as a really nice guy.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Dec 2018, 08:56

The Modernist wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I think all of Genesis were public school. Some of Queen too.


See the thread title DD! :)

Although I must say Brian May always comes across as a really nice guy.


lol... I did think about that. I was thinking Peter Gabriel & Steve Hackett....

Maybe 10Cc were too?
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Postby Deebank » 05 Dec 2018, 10:00

I thought Steve Hackett's origins were humble (lower middle class London state school) and Phil Collins went to stage school didn't he? I suppose that's a private education of sorts.
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Postby PENK » 05 Dec 2018, 11:11

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Dec 2018, 11:22

PENK wrote:Jimmy Pursey opened the batting for Harrow, and was also a prefect I believe.

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Postby yomptepi » 05 Dec 2018, 12:01

Deebank wrote:Erm, Joe Strummer

Jerry Dammers

Or does it have to be a whole band of them?


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Postby driftin » 05 Dec 2018, 12:04

I went to a grammar school with Felix Buxton a few years ahead of me (I think I entered the school a year before he left) and he went on to form Basement Jaxx with his mate. They're chart-topping house and big beat and probably not your thing at all but they're miles better than the dirgey brit-pop anthems which infected the airwaves at the time.

For what it's worth, I went to two public schools, had mandatory music lessons where I learned (and have now forgotten) classical music theory, a few instruments of the orchestra, and how to sing in a choir. I was surrounded by people with aspirations of using all of this knowledge and skill to form rock bands and they were all fond of brit-pop like The Verve, Stereophonics, and Travis. I found it all deadly dull however I do have good memories of constantly changing my teacher's name Dr. Underwood to Underworld with my friends and referring to him as "the twisted choirmaster" to the tune of The Prodigy's “Firestarter”. That was more my thing and that is what I still carry with me to this day in one way or another.

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Postby Deebank » 05 Dec 2018, 13:30

driftin wrote:I went to a grammar school with Felix Buxton a few years ahead of me (I think I entered the school a year before he left) and he went on to form Basement Jaxx with his mate. They're chart-topping house and big beat and probably not your thing at all but they're miles better than the dirgey brit-pop anthems which infected the airwaves at the time.


When I was young and cool(er) I had a middle aged boss who was trying to impress me by namedropping Basement Jaxx. I told him straight faced "It's pronounced Yax". "Is it?" he said looking confused and embarrassed. :lol:

I like to think he still refers to them that way.
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Postby Goat Boy » 05 Dec 2018, 13:31

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