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3 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

It’s one of those weird ones, you hear her live and you go away thinking wow this is the next massive massive thing… then the CD doesn’t quite translate.

When she’s picked up a guitar and sung something live I’ve been bowled over. Listen to a recording and nope, not my thing at all.

Which I guess brings us to: great live bands that do disappointing albums.

She is typical of that whole trenche of people making a happy living out of the music industry, playing folk festivals, releasing albums, writing for others… and nobody has heard of them.

I’d have to admit, when my mate said he’d lined up a few weekend sessions with Amy for the kids I didn’t know who that was and couldn’t quite work out why he was so excited. My first thought was that she can’t be that good if she volunteers on Saturdays!

Ha , I clicked the link  and thought it was youtube showing me an advert to start with , eventually realised it was the song  ...  way to mellow me for but not offensive on the ears .

 

 

3 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

It’s one of those weird ones, you hear her live and you go away thinking wow this is the next massive massive thing

I thought that with "Spangled" , who i drunkenly discovered at the isle of Wight .. the song /band probably won't get anywhere , but live they had a real energy , especially the lead singer who was bouncing around all over the stand .. but I'm a sucker for guitar solos  in upbeat songs  

You'll hear if you click the link , they probably should have formed 15 years ago and they would have got far more coverage and airplay ,

 

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16 minutes ago, HKP90 said:

Can I get a judgment on Arctic Monkeys please?

For me their first album was epic. Acerbic, witty, down to earth. Second was OK.

Then they slid off so hard into ambient shoegazing that the city of Sheffield had to spontaneously generate The Reytons as a defence mechanism to do what the Arctic Monkeys should have been doing for the last 10 years. 

absolutely brilliant band

i was 22 when the first album came out and had already seen them live a few times and bought in to the hype, whenever i say something in other threads along the lines of oasis and liam gallagher in particular are still so big because since oasis there's been nothing or no one to take on that mantle for the next generation these guys are about as close as it gets IMO but i dont think they want it, i think their albums have grown and matured in a same way that i have, their lyrics are still incredible, i would put AM as the best album of the last decade, not even close either, the last one was a bit weird but grew on me once id taken the time to properly listen and work out what it was all about, saw them 3 times touring that album including the royal albert hall live album, really good tour, he's still mardy live and they dont put a show on but they're tight and a really good band, helder is a brilliant drummer, i think too many people are put off by his "artistic" nature because artistic is a kind word for he's a bit of dick and then the fact that they're not the band that people want them to be, each album is very different, i would guess that a lot of arctic monkeys fans have a different favourite song, there's a lot too them

foals are probably the only other band from that time period that i have the same kind of love for

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6 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

absolutely brilliant band

i was 22 when the first album came out and had already seen them live a few times and bought in to the hype, whenever i say something in other threads along the lines of oasis and liam gallagher in particular are still so big because since oasis there's been nothing or no one to take on that mantle for the next generation these guys are about as close as it gets IMO but i dont think they want it, i think their albums have grown and matured in a same way that i have, their lyrics are still incredible, i would put AM as the best album of the last decade, not even close either, the last one was a bit weird but grew on me once id taken the time to properly listen and work out what it was all about, saw them 3 times touring that album including the royal albert hall live album, really good tour, he's still mardy live and they dont put a show on but they're tight and a really good band, helder is a brilliant drummer, i think too many people are put off by his "artistic" nature because artistic is a kind word for he's a bit of dick and then the fact that they're not the band that people want them to be, each album is very different, i would guess that a lot of arctic monkeys fans have a different favourite song, there's a lot too them

foals are probably the only other band from that time period that i have the same kind of love for

AM does have some fantastic songs, I will give you that. I tried real hard with the last album, but bounced off it every time. 

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4 minutes ago, HKP90 said:

AM does have some fantastic songs, I will give you that. I tried real hard with the last album, but bounced off it every time. 

id given it about 3 listens and wasnt feeling it all beyond maybe 2 songs and then a mate said to me about as nonchalantly as possible "oh yeah its a concept album about washed up 70s style lounge singers performing in a vegas style hotel and casino thats on the moon" as if to suggest that makes perfect sense...but it kinda of does in a very weird way

 

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My knowledge of Arctic Monkeys is confined entirely to their rendition of The Beatles' "Come Together" at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. I thought they made a very decent fist of it. Beyond that, I know literally nothing of theirs. 

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1 minute ago, villa4europe said:

id given it about 3 listens and wasnt feeling it all beyond maybe 2 songs and then a mate said to me about as nonchalantly as possible "oh yeah its a concept album about washed up 70s style lounge singers performing in a vegas style hotel and casino thats on the moon" as if to suggest that makes perfect sense...but it kinda of does in a very weird way

 

Haha, I might try it again now. 

A similar thing worked with me for the Mars Volta Album 'deloused at the comatorium'. 

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2 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

My knowledge of Arctic Monkeys is confined entirely to their rendition of The Beatles' "Come Together" at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. I thought they made a very decent fist of it. Beyond that, I know literally nothing of theirs. 

Get their first album, lyrics are amazing. They have certainly got better as musicians since then, but the rawness of it kind of adds to the charm.

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2 minutes ago, HKP90 said:

Get their first album, lyrics are amazing. They have certainly got better as musicians since then, but the rawness of it kind of adds to the charm.

i would guess that mooney would be more in to humbug or suck it and see when they slow it down and go a bit deeper

they can be really sharp lyrically, tell some great stories, first album is mainly about nights out in clubs drinking chasing women fighting bouncers and not paying for taxis, that for 22 year old me listening to it at a mates house getting ready for a night in snobs it was just perfect

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18 minutes ago, bickster said:

Big difference though, there's Tyrannosaurus Rex / T-Rex and there's solo Bolan

Yes point is though his death didn't make him more highly regarded, as he already was even if he had his lost his way as a solo artist. 

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20 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

i would guess that mooney would be more in to humbug or suck it and see when they slow it down and go a bit deeper.

Definitely my two favourites by them. I think the songwriting had really developed by that time and they were more confident musicians. Although I do like most of the stuff they've put out tbh.

I also think that Turner's solo stuff for the Submarine soundtrack is very good too.

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