So how good is Jilted John?

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So how good is Jilted John?

Postby pcqgod » 09 Sep 2020, 18:32

Are we talking one good single? One good album? Essential artist with rich and varied discography?
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Sep 2020, 19:30

One hit wonder as far as I know, made a couple of albums.

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Re: So how good is Jilted John?

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Sep 2020, 20:11

More success as Shuttleworth, of course, but I find his schtick dull and uninteresting. I usually change stations if his radio show appears on say BBC radio 7 as was.

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Postby Rayge » 09 Sep 2020, 21:46

I enjoyed it all, but there really isn't a lot of it, just one rather wonderful album and three singles largely, maybe totally, taken from it. Basically Fellows is a Northern English comic actor who dabbles in music, lots of deadpan recitation and surreal whimsy. If you like that sort of thing, he's damn good at it. By far the best thing he's done musically was the 1980 powerpop single he did as Going Red, Some Boys c/w Tune Kevin's Strings

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Postby LMG » 09 Sep 2020, 23:48

More of an influence on prog than one might imagine...

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Postby The Slider » 10 Sep 2020, 08:05

Sam and I went to see him do a show as Graham Fellows a year or two ago.
It was kind of a one man (occasional guitarist popping out to back him up_) trot through his life.
Very engaging.
He IS Shuttleworth - just dialled down a bit.

The JJ album is a bit of a one trick pony. It doesn't bear repeated listening, if you ask me.
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Postby Deebank » 10 Sep 2020, 09:57

Wasn't the JJ LP produced by Martin Hannett? Or did he play bass on it? Or both?

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Sep 2020, 14:01

I was very taken with all things JJ at the time but don’t revisit it often.
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Re: So how good is Jilted John?

Postby pcqgod » 10 Sep 2020, 16:48

Rayge wrote:I enjoyed it all, but there really isn't a lot of it, just one rather wonderful album and three singles largely, maybe totally, taken from it. Basically Fellows is a Northern English comic actor who dabbles in music, lots of deadpan recitation and surreal whimsy. If you like that sort of thing, he's damn good at it. By far the best thing he's done musically was the 1980 powerpop single he did as Going Red, Some Boys c/w Tune Kevin's Strings



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Re: So how good is Jilted John?

Postby pcqgod » 10 Sep 2020, 16:49

LMG wrote:More of an influence on prog than one might imagine...




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