when was BCB last great?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

??

it's STILL great!
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about a year ago
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about two years ago
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about five years ago
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about ten years ago
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it was NEVER great!
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 21 Dec 2015, 00:01

Rayge wrote:
dgs wrote:BCB has always been great, it changes and it evolves but it never loses something, the relationships.

back in 2000, these were the folks that contributed to the BCB album project, a roll call as it were. We need more of these things these days, galvanised the community and wore colours on sleeves.


None of this makes any sense to me. Was there a BCB in 2000?


No there wasn't.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby dgs » 21 Dec 2015, 00:06

Tangibly perhaps not but in spirit, who knows?

the key thing is its always been a moving feast and who is to say today is any worse than then it first became a board. It was an is a bunch of folks, that will change but evolve.

One thing that is for sure is that some folks taste in music remains shite, however many years down the line.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Neige » 21 Dec 2015, 09:52

Rayge wrote:
dgs wrote:BCB has always been great, it changes and it evolves but it never loses something, the relationships.

back in 2000, these were the folks that contributed to the BCB album project, a roll call as it were. We need more of these things these days, galvanised the community and wore colours on sleeves.


None of this makes any sense to me. Was there a BCB in 2000? And what is that list supposed to represent?


It was in 2005, more likely... and the list (untagged and therefore not very informative, it must be said) represents the contributions to a BCB sampler. The song was supposed to be the essence of each member's individual taste - I sent in Andy Partridge's "History of Rock'n'Roll in 20 Seconds" from the Morgan Fisher's Miniatures album, IIRC.

This reminds me of the handful of tribute albums done by the musically creative members of BCB, I only have a White Album (with lavish artwork by Mychael from Berlin, another long gone pillar of the community. :|), I also remember a VU and Nico and I'm sure there were others .
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Neige » 21 Dec 2015, 10:39

Neige wrote:... I sent in Andy Partridge's "History of Rock'n'Roll in 20 Seconds" from the Morgan Fisher's Miniatures album, IIRC.


Still brilliant as ever:



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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Moleskin » 21 Dec 2015, 12:53

Neige wrote:
Rayge wrote:
dgs wrote:BCB has always been great, it changes and it evolves but it never loses something, the relationships.

back in 2000, these were the folks that contributed to the BCB album project, a roll call as it were. We need more of these things these days, galvanised the community and wore colours on sleeves.


None of this makes any sense to me. Was there a BCB in 2000? And what is that list supposed to represent?


It was in 2005, more likely... and the list (untagged and therefore not very informative, it must be said) represents the contributions to a BCB sampler. The song was supposed to be the essence of each member's individual taste - I sent in Andy Partridge's "History of Rock'n'Roll in 20 Seconds" from the Morgan Fisher's Miniatures album, IIRC.

This reminds me of the handful of tribute albums done by the musically creative members of BCB, I only have a White Album (with lavish artwork by Mychael from Berlin, another long gone pillar of the community. :|), I also remember a VU and Nico and I'm sure there were others .


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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Moleskin » 21 Dec 2015, 13:02

The projects were great fun (probably more so for participants than anyone else). You haven't lived till you've heard Quaco's "Revolution No 9"!

There've also been a couple of photo projects, a picture a day for a month kind of thing.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Samoan » 21 Dec 2015, 15:02

Moleskin wrote:There've also been a couple of photo projects, a picture a day for a month kind of thing.

I really enjoyed that one !

Wasn't there also a project where everyone simultaneously took a photo of any scene in their home at precisely 9 pm on a Saturday evening ?
It was fairly impromptu and everyone was rushing around, plumping up their cushions like when you've got company calling. Sensi managed to get her hand into her shot, pointing to their sitting room clock bang on 9pm

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Cosmic Thang » 21 Dec 2015, 15:20

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 21 Dec 2015, 15:24

Samoan wrote:
Moleskin wrote:There've also been a couple of photo projects, a picture a day for a month kind of thing.

I really enjoyed that one !

Wasn't there also a project where everyone simultaneously took a photo of any scene in their home at precisely 9 pm on a Saturday evening ?
It was fairly impromptu and everyone was rushing around, plumping up their cushions like when you've got company calling. Sensi managed to get her hand into her shot, pointing to their sitting room clock bang on 9pm


I always loved that kind of thing. Pics of fridges, videod monologues.

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Jeemo » 21 Dec 2015, 18:33

Through the Keyhole was great as well.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Hugh » 21 Dec 2015, 21:10

Jeemo wrote:Through the Keyhole was great as well.


I had loads of fun with that.

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby The Prof » 21 Dec 2015, 21:35

Do it again!

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Hugh » 21 Dec 2015, 21:38

Haven't the time these days.

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Jeemo » 21 Dec 2015, 22:42

Bastard missed me out.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby hippopotamus » 22 Dec 2015, 23:35

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 19 Feb 2018, 14:57

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 19 Feb 2018, 16:09

Cosmic Thang wrote:Image


Can we find the attribution on this? It's listed as a stock Getty image on several sites. I want to know who the photographer is.

Similar era:

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Butch Manly » 19 Feb 2018, 16:31

Through the Keyhole???

I don't fucking remember that at all.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Feb 2018, 16:35

In answer to the original question, perhaps the In The Jungle Groove sync listen was the last time it was legitimately great
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Butch Manly » 19 Feb 2018, 16:40

I love a good sync listen.
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