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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Point taken, Tony, but a typo on the XL page that said reissue mistakenly led me to believe that the record had been pirated. I'm now satisfied that's not the case. At the time I mad e my accusations, I felt they were justified.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
It takes a big man to admit he's made a mistake, so I'm gonna have to be big about this... Ifm satisfied that I've wrongly accused Sam at Retrospect Records of doing anything illegal or untoward. It seems to me that he is, as he claims, licensing collectible and obscure recordings from the artists concerned and, by selling limited numbers of these reissues, enabling a better royalty rate to be
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
My God, how arrogant can you get? I have no issue at all with what you do with your business, good luck to you and all that you do...as long as it's legitimate. If it is, as you claim it is, then there's no problem. As for your assertion that the XL listing had a typo - I don't believe you. Now, if that's slanderous...well then I'm guilty of slander. Have your people call my people, OK? Glad yo
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Slander? How do you figure that one out?.... If you only have one copy, then that's OK isn't it? Strange, though, that the word reissue has disappeared from the end of the first line of the XL listing - it was there yesterday. I'm curious what terms MCA granted you on the TKO 'Let It Roll' album or what Gary at GB records - who owns the Starz catalogue - asked from you for the Starz release you
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Funny, that. The guys from XL have never heard of you and have no idea how and why you are selling their CD from your site. Can they expect a cheque any time soon? ...thought not. I will be officially releasing the XL album with bonus tracks in early to mid 2006, so could you please curtail your illegal activities with immediate effect? We wouldn't want it to get messy, would we?
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Hi Guys. Yep, the Shogun '31 Days' disc is still on the cards. More as and when I have it... BTW, on the Rock Candy issue, Derek & Dante are old muckers and it's great to have 'em on board (can never have too many reissue labels!) but I have to agree that their distribution is appaling!
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
So, so sad to hear about this. Little Jeff & Big Gordon where an institution. Jeff was a great character and the world is a much, much sadder place now he's not in it. Keep on rockin', wee man...
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Well, um.....no, not really.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I can only assume there were two bands going by the name Electric Boys around that time, then, because the band I was working with was a lot of things....dull wasn't one of them, I can assure you. The phrase 'fanny magnets' may well have been coined to describe this very band...and they brought most of the totty with them from Sweden!! As for the canonisation remark, it wasn’t actually meant f
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
The cool thing to have done, then, would have been to either negotiate rights back from Warners to release the album - wouldn't be easy, I can tell you! - or offered to oversee a re-release though them. This option is ultimately unlikely to satisfy anyone.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I would likewise stand up for Georg - this is not his style at all and he has obviously been shafted like everybody else. Problem is, he's been left holding the baby....
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
A worthwhile post, Chris, but you have to take into account costs on these things. For instance, we as a label put M.ILL.ION out on four UK shows with Schenker last December, and we only flew them from Sweden. Those four shows cost us £5000...and for what? It didn't result in any more album sales, very little press...not really money well spent, I have to say. And this will be a consideration
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Yeah, it's sad and everything the way anyone's death is sad. But I would advise a little caution before the canonisation gets under way... I dealt with Chris fairly regularly in the late eighties / early nineties during which time he was at the beginning of a bit of downward spiral that continued unabated for the rest of his career. As well as his radio thing and unofficial interview discs he wa
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Kiss were only a cartoon band anyway ..only too pleased to be able to oblige.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Saw it twice this weekend - don't ask!! - and, whilst it's all up on the screen and you will be absolutely awe struck at what you're seeing, it's typical Spielberg in as much as it's totally over cooked. Why he feels the need to draw in all of the holocaust style references I don't know...and there is just so much that never featured in the book. George Pal's original fifties movie was much close
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
As many of you will know, I'm London born and bred and now based in Tokyo. I arrived home from a business meeting yesterday afternoon and received a call from an ex pat friend here to turn BBC World on "...now!!@ To be 6000 miles away from the country of your birth and loved ones whilst it is humbled this way live on satellite TV is an obscenity. To have watched the twin towers go down the
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Well said, Tony. The key is to constantly push the envelope. Creativity recognises no borders or limits.
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I can fully understand your displeasure at this happening, Tony, and I'm personally grateful that this has come to light as I was just about to buy this disc. One thing I'm a little unclear about is whether you actually knew this disc was out there. If you didn't, then whether it's by fans for fans or not, it is a bootleg and should be treated as such. If you did know - and this is not meant in
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
109. Jellyfish
Jellyfish...? Thou shalt not take the Lords Thy Masters name in vain...
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I have loved Spocks Beard for many a moon and, yes, the spirit of what once was lived on in them big time. I say ‘lived’ because I am unable to come to grips with either the Beard or Neal's work since his departure. For me, that chemistry has been altered beyond repair. I happen to know for a fact that Mike Portnoy balks at DT being classified as Prog - he's just not comfortable with that ta
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Hi Russ. Hope to have them available in the autumn, possibly one a month September through November. Lots of extras planned...
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I actually began talking to Ron about releasing 'Lay Down The Law', but apparently Mike Varney owns it and he is preparing a release for the near future.
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I'm gonna guess that you never saw 'The Gift', with - coincidentally - Keanu and Cate Blanchett. Katy Holmes was excellent in what probably amounted to her first really 'adult' role...
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
OK, hold on a second whilst I position my cat right amongst the pidgeons.. Right, I'm ready now... In certain circles, I would have to say that I'm well known to be, for want of a better turn of phrase, a Prog fascist. To my mind, little or possibly none of what's been mentioned thus far in this thread can be labelled Progressive. The argument runs as follows: Progressive music was all about p
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Might be able to help with Keel's 'The Final Frontier' soon-ish. First, A Steeler anthology, then hopefully a Keel anthology and then 'The Final Frontier'... Watch this space....
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Saw it last night here in Tokyo - absolutely mind boggling! Finally, we can get the taste of the old franchise out of our mouths and look forward to a new one. BTW, did you know that they made five Bat mobiles at a cost of £1,000.000 a knock? How cool is that car, though?
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
117. Re: WTF?
Yep, I take on board everything you say, Dave, and Angelina Jolie herself coated in honey and promising me the night of my life in exchange for one more post could not get me to comment on this again....ever ...So, that's one down and only another 96 you'll have to deal with!
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I have no agenda at all other than the right agenda - on the other hand, you've been posting little but very pro Z comments from day one, which would signify you, have a very strong agenda of your own. Put simply, I'd like to see everybody in court on this matter so it can be laid to rest once and for all. If the artists in question are unable to fund that action directly - maybe in part because
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Yeah, possibly. That being said, charity begins at home, Marcel. Who knows, if you, Tommy and whoever else is owed money made some of that money back...well, you could then donate it to other charitable causes should you so choose. ...Like I said, just a thought.
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17 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Here's an idea! How about all of the artists who have a grievance with Z records playing a show - or even a series of shows - with the sole intention of earning money to either pay back some of what they feel they're owed or possibly to fund proceedings of some sort? This way, anybody that wants to support the acts legitimately can. There could also be a Live Aid style record that everybody cou
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