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 clive gash » 19 Feb 2018, 18:14

It was certainly a sort of high point.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby The Modernist » 19 Feb 2018, 18:27

Goat Boy wrote:In answer to the original question, perhaps the In The Jungle Groove sync listen was the last time it was legitimately great


Surely not better than The Honeybus sync listens.

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Feb 2018, 18:41

Its highs were higher
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby The Prof » 19 Feb 2018, 18:54

take5_d_shorterer wrote:
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.



I was curious too because it looks like a Bert Hardy, but it's actually by a photographer called Haywood Magee

Don't know much about him other than there was a 'thing' going round facebook a while ago about a WW2 paratrooper that took 'selfies' as he jumped out of the plane.

https://mashable.com/2016/09/24/paratro ... GuqR2s4Oqo

That was he. He worked for Picture Post but doesn't have a Wikipedia page.

Here's a link to a Guardian article correctly crediting the image

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/ ... others-not

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 19 Feb 2018, 20:32

Thanks.

Have not heard of Magee either.

Here's another image.

Image

It's not that Waterloo, but the one near Birmingham Cathedral.

The caption reads

A couple talking by the floodlit cathedral tower in Birmingham. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6979 - The Best And The Worst Of British Cities 4 - Birmingham - pub. 1954


You've got to wonder whether Davies knew this stuff.

Because the UK didn't appear as a major cultural force in pop music until the 1960s, I don't think most people in the States comprehend the role that 1950s played in the stuff that was produced in the 1960s, but the influence has got to be profound.


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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Dr Markus » 20 Feb 2018, 12:26

Probably the very early days with the original line up.

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby The Modernist » 05 Mar 2018, 20:19

It's sad what's happened to it. It feels very jaded, cynical and snipey these days. A lot of the warmth has gone from the board.

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby never/ever » 05 Mar 2018, 20:30

I'm fed up with the trolls and the in-fighting spilling over on different threads.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Quaco » 05 Mar 2018, 20:33

I'm fed up with non-Gentle Giant-related material. It's just gotten to be a drag.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Jumper K » 05 Mar 2018, 20:44

I think it’s a lot better these days. Just a few more wankers to get rid of then perfect!

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2018, 21:04

Yeah, come to think of it, I haven't seen Sloop in quite some time.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby clive gash » 05 Mar 2018, 21:32

Sarcastic bastard
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Mar 2018, 09:06

The Modernist wrote:A lot of the warmth has gone from the board.

That happened when it went digital. When we used to just chalk up messages on that blackboard near Oswaldtwistle, it had real feeling and depth.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Mar 2018, 09:07

But the obvious answer is: when we started pretending we knew what each picture of a spice or herb was.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Mar 2018, 09:51

Saturday September 29, 2007 12:31 am.

Precisely.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby clive gash » 06 Mar 2018, 10:27

Testiclegate.
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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby caramba » 06 Mar 2018, 11:20

On 11 December 2015 at 08:06

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Re: when was BCB last great?

Postby Dr Markus » 06 Mar 2018, 12:57

When people stopped posting about the greatness of Radiohead.
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