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Steve Harley RIP

Postby Nervous Ned » 17 Mar 2024, 11:42

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I was just reading an interview with him too. Was still touring and in good spirits!
Never a big fan ... but I do rather like The Psychomodo.

No age at all reslly.

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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby C » 17 Mar 2024, 11:50

Come Up and See me

[Again, never a big fan but]

RIP



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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby robertff » 17 Mar 2024, 12:17

Ditto

A shame.

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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby ChrisB » 17 Mar 2024, 12:50

Oh dear, another one from our generation :( RIP, Steve, have a lot of time for your first couple of albums

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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby Neige » 17 Mar 2024, 15:17

ChrisB wrote:Oh dear, another one from our generation :( RIP, Steve, have a lot of time for your first couple of albums


Yep, me too, especially Sebastian, Mr. Soft, Hideaway, Tumbling Down.

Never liked his big hit much myself.

Anyway, RIP Steve, thanks for the music (and for decorating it with Jean-Paul Crocker's fiddle)
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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby LMG » 19 Mar 2024, 20:12

Very sad news.

I have been a great fan of his for decades. The first three albums are superb. Then things got weird. Timeless Flight was a strange mix of Dylan and that thing Bowie did on 'Andy Warhol'.

The next one, Love's A Prima Donna reminds me of a 10CC album, there are even elements of Godley and Creme's Consequences project - strange speeded up spoken word interludes, an orchestral instrumental, styles veering off in opposing directions. A frustrating album, with many flashes of brilliance.

Harley then went solo, and the albums were more straight forward and less interesting.

I saw him live four times. Once in 1979 at the start of his solo career, although I have the memory that the one-off show a the Hammersmith Odeon was billed as a Cockney Rebel reunion. I saw a new version of Cockney Rebel in Brighton in the 80s, and then a decade ago Johnny Slider and I went to see the first two albums played with returning members and an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. A breath-taking show, that is how I will remember him.



A further show at the Indigo in the O2 the following year spotlighted the third album, The Best Years Of Our Lives, which featured That Hit. This was also very enjoyable.

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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby mudshark » 20 Mar 2024, 10:04

Seems like he was a good guy. And "Make Me Smile" will be heard for many decades more. Deservedly. It's an Evergreen.
He was ill for a while, right?
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Re: Steve Harley RIP

Postby The Slider » 20 Mar 2024, 11:24

LMG wrote:I saw him live four times. Once in 1979 at the start of his solo career, although I have the memory that the one-off show a the Hammersmith Odeon was billed as a Cockney Rebel reunion. I saw a new version of Cockney Rebel in Brighton in the 80s, and then a decade ago Johnny Slider and I went to see the first two albums played with returning members and an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. A breath-taking show, that is how I will remember him.


Were you not at the Best Years show at the Indigo too?
I'm sure it was you and me and JC

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