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King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby Deebank » 06 Jan 2019, 14:13

This looks interesting:

http://kingrockerfilm.com

I can't say that Robert or any of his projects has ever impinged on my life at all - and I don't recall ever hearing any of their Peel sessions - despite them having recorded the most (more that The Fall!?) but as a big fan of another Brummie outsider and 'failed' pop star this looks like it might be a lot of fun, especially given those involved in its creation.
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Re: King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby Rayge » 06 Jan 2019, 15:46

Deebank wrote:I can't say that Robert or any of his projects has ever impinged on my life at all.


Give this one a go - one of the great singles of the 1980s (presumably in an edited version, as I don't think you could fit nine minutes on a 7" without losing dynamic rancge – and there's plenty of that in this joyous song)

In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

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Re: King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby Graham Murakami » 06 Jan 2019, 15:52

I only knew about him and the Nightingales through his links with Ted Chippington: will Ted be in the film?

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Re: King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby Deebank » 06 Jan 2019, 16:48

Rayge wrote:
Deebank wrote:I can't say that Robert or any of his projects has ever impinged on my life at all.


Give this one a go - one of the great singles of the 1980s (presumably in an edited version, as I don't think you could fit nine minutes on a 7" without losing dynamic rancge – and there's plenty of that in this joyous song)




Cheers Ray. I will bend an ear when I’m not on my phone.
He sounded garagey and bit bit Beefheartish on the preview thing I thought.
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Re: King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby Deebank » 06 Jan 2019, 16:50

Graham Murakami wrote:I only knew about him and the Nightingales through his links with Ted Chippington: will Ted be in the film?


Was Chippington mentioned on the film page?
I don’t recall seeing him. You’d think Lee would jump at any opportunity to engage with his hero.

Perhaps he’s one of the ‘and many more’.
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Re: King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby Deebank » 07 Jan 2019, 09:57

Rayge wrote:
Deebank wrote:I can't say that Robert or any of his projects has ever impinged on my life at all.


Give this one a go - one of the great singles of the 1980s (presumably in an edited version, as I don't think you could fit nine minutes on a 7" without losing dynamic rancge – and there's plenty of that in this joyous song)



:? Kind of reminded me of this a bit:



Not at all what I was expecting from the film :lol: I'm not a fan of that horrible brass sound!
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Re: King Rocker - Robert Lloyd

Postby The Prof » 07 Jan 2019, 10:26

Rayge wrote:
Deebank wrote:I can't say that Robert or any of his projects has ever impinged on my life at all.


Give this one a go - one of the great singles of the 1980s (presumably in an edited version, as I don't think you could fit nine minutes on a 7" without losing dynamic rancge – and there's plenty of that in this joyous song)



The short version is great, as are Funeral Stomp and Nothing Matters from around the same era.

The Nightingales did a pretty good single with Vic Godard last year. Hopefully seeing them both again in a few months.