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14 days ago
Alfie2
Great band. Looking forward to it. & not yet been to the new location of Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, but enjoyed my visits to its previous base in Shoreditch.
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30 days ago
Alfie2
Ten that come to mind: Xenon - China Sky Breathless - Happy Ending From the Fire - Tears Cried in the Rain Ellen Shipley - Lost Without Your Love Urban Tale - House of Blues Le Roux - I Won't Be Staying Unruly Child - Tell Another Lie Jimmy Davis & Junction - Just Having Touched Michael Stanley Band - The Damage is Done Bonemachine - Shadows
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5 weeks ago
Alfie2
I've always liked the first DSS album, less so the others. Overall though I much preferred Touch's music to DSS.
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5 weeks ago
Alfie2
Glad you enjoyed it, Don. He's a very emotive storyteller.
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5 weeks ago
Alfie2
Michael McDermott - Butterfly, from his new album 'Willow Springs' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIC9JGrT19M
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5 weeks ago
Alfie2
I enjoy the majority of the albums on Dave's list, but there's others I like even more. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order), my list would be something like: SPYS - s/t Journey - Escape Balance - In for the Count Airplay - s/t Giant - Last of the Runaways Michael Bolton - Everybody's Crazy Fortune - s/t Zappacosta - s/t Trillion - Clear Approach Foreigner - 4
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7 weeks ago
Alfie2
Agreed, it's an excellent album and one of my favourites this year. Tim Christensen can do little wrong IMO. Love his solo albums (Superior, in particular) & the Damn Crystals album also. Always look forward to whatever he does.
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2 months ago
Alfie2
Was also at Wembley on Sunday. Fantastic gig.
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3 months ago
Alfie2
The Posies are great. Enjoying the new album.
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4 months ago
Alfie2
Not sure if you're aware that '31 Days' was Shogun's 2nd album. There was a s/t album issued the year before in '86. Should you not have heard it, it's on youtube at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNbXmdwzujQ My interest in them at the time was as a result of Chinatown's Danny Gwilym being in the band, rather than the link with Tokyo Blade, and I saw them play a gig at the
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4 months ago
Alfie2
Also saw them support Honeymoon Suite on the Racing After Midnight tour, outdoor at Canada's Wonderland. Also a few years later in Toronto, when they headlined and were supported by Harem Scarem, before Mood Swings was released. Of Haywire's albums, I particularly enjoy 'Don't Just Stand There' and 'Nuthouse'. Interested to see what they can come up with in 2016.
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4 months ago
Alfie2
My top 5, in order, would be: Ark - Burn the Sun Vagabond - s/t Masterplan - Aeronautics Millenium - Hourglass Jorn - Worldchanger
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4 months ago
Alfie2
Agree regarding Rise. I still play it frequently, excellent album. I hope they achieve the amount required for Heterotopia, though its currently looking unlikely.
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4 months ago
Alfie2
I enjoy the debut, but agree with Carl that Clear Approach is better. Love Thom Griffin's vocals, and each of the songs. Also, the 5 tracks they've released intermittently over the past few years are excellent. Wish they'd be able to speed up the process and record a full album. Great music though, which can be listened to at the link below. http://www.trillion-music.us/index.htm
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5 months ago
Alfie2
Very sad news, RIP. Guitarist on the classic Airborne album, maybe my favourite of all time.
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5 months ago
Alfie2
Just saw A-ha for the 3rd time last Saturday. Great band.
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5 months ago
Alfie2
Saga & Styx - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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5 months ago
Alfie2
I've always thought that there's also some great tracks on "There for None to See", the album they were promoting when I first saw them play live.
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5 months ago
Alfie2
I was at the Resonance Festival (prog rock) 18 months ago at the Bedford pub in Balham, London. John Mitchell played an enjoyable set early on Friday evening and towards the end invited Nathan James onto the stage. He then sang what I thought was an excellent version of Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar. I was certainly very impressed. Having said that, I agree with much of what has been
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5 months ago
Alfie2
After mentioning Company of Strangers I found this on youtube from 2014; BELIEVE by Simon Hussey and Jef Scott (from Company Of Strangers) The first single off the new album " THE MONO PILOTS". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EiG2Z2xomw I'm not sure what happened to "The Mono Pilots" album.
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5 months ago
Alfie2
It's a great album. Remember seeing James Reyne play an acoustic gig at the Borderline in London some time after this. Thought it a shame that Company of Strangers never released more music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4faxQN9dE
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5 months ago
Alfie2
I've always enjoyed Pilot's music, & David Paton's vocals in particular. My favourite album of theirs is Morin Heights, which included the track below (Canada): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC1y4TAV1Pc Also enjoyed his vocals on the 2 albums by Japanese band Beagle Hat, particularly the 1st one "Magical Hat" released in 2006. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5keIiSl-VkU
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7 months ago
Alfie2
Saw them once, at the Marquee in London, when they were promoting "Listen Like Thieves". Recall it being excellent, and they were a great live band. Enjoyed their albums up to "Kick", less so their later albums. I'll have to revisit "Elegantly Wasted" given the comments above.
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7 months ago
Alfie2
I remember buying a few of their albums, Attitudes as mentioned being the best, but I can't claim to have listened to any of them for years. Will have to have another listen some time. The one track I have returned to is "Room in Your Life" from "V". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY89ikL7d3I
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9 months ago
Alfie2
1957 Tail Fin Fiasco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw1VgoTvslw
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10 months ago
Alfie2
Great band. Saw them support Saga in London, & then play a smaller gig a few years later. Would be good if there's more new music to come from them.
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10 months ago
Alfie2
Russia & Force 10 are both excellent, & quirky at times. Russia is the better of the two for me.
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11 months ago
Alfie2
In my experience "professional" is usually any camera with a detachable lens, failing to distinguish between professional and enthusiast. A relaxed approach as before would be welcome, though I've no idea if this will be the case.
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11 months ago
Alfie2
Indeed - a photo I took at Firefest a few years ago.
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11 months ago
Alfie2
Great track. Love Pugwash.
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