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Gramercy Riffs
02-02-2005, 13:59:31
Gee.....I can't wait :rolleyes:

Link (http://www.nme.com/news/111263.htm)

King_Ghidra
02-02-2005, 14:01:14
:lol: conversely, some people we know will be terribly excited

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:03:24
AWESOME!!!

Finally some good headliners, about fucking time.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:05:05
That's better than any set of headliners I could have imagined.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:06:27
And even if you don't like Maiden - Foo Fighters and the Pixies are two great acts.

King_Ghidra
02-02-2005, 14:15:13
yeah, fuck bands that are making new music! who needs 'em!

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:20:13
You want new bands - look on the small stages.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:22:54
Anyway, that was a totally ridiculous thing to say.

There are hardly any acts you could say are making "new" music and any that are are likely to have cult followings and not be popular enough to get on the main stage.

I don't imagine there has, or will ever, been a brand new cutting edge act headlining a major festival like this. It'd be economic suicide.

So bearing in mind you get massively popular acts for it's a good thing that this year they have three I like not three I don't like.

*End Is Forever*
02-02-2005, 14:26:43
Foo Fighters were abysmal when they headlined in 2002.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:29:25
Leeds or Reading?

I don't think I was there in 2002 - in New Zealand - but protein said they were amazing.

*End Is Forever*
02-02-2005, 14:35:41
Leeds. They played all the big songs well, but that was it. Might as well have stayed in and listened to the albums. No spark. No crowd interaction. Nothing to stand out at all.

King_Ghidra
02-02-2005, 14:51:52
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Anyway, that was a totally ridiculous thing to say.

so there's no danger you'll take it too seriously then

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 14:53:01
I'm just really hyperactive and excited cause Maiden are playing Reading.

I've been waiting YEARS for this!

Nills Lagerbaak
02-02-2005, 15:05:32
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY W000000000000000000000000T !!!!!!!!!!!1111111111


Sweet as the preverbial nut. Finally a headliner actually woth not staying in your tent and getting wrecked for!

Debaser
02-02-2005, 16:12:33
Yay for the Pixies, who cares if they're not playing anything new when their old songs are so good. (And don't tell me most people who enjoyed Morrissey last year wouldn't have prefered it if he stuck exclusively to Smiths songs.)

Like them or not, you can't really argue that Foo Fighters aren't the prefect festival band. They have loads of big songs that everyone knows, and for a rocky Kerranggg type band they are actually pretty fun. That said I'll still probably watch someone else in a tent.

I fucking hate Iron Maiden. I was saying to Protein a bit earlier how pompous theatrical 80s English metal is probably the worst genre of music ever created. I wont be watching.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 16:20:28
:lol:

You still came to see them at Earl's Court.

I'm sure you got enthusiastic agreement from protein on that you music snob wankers! :beer:

protein
02-02-2005, 16:23:47
Actually at the time I was trying to play him some School for the Gifted which is actually rather excellent for that genre.

You'd love "the pirate song". It seems to have everything you like in it. It rocks, it's metal, it's a song about pirates and it's really well produced even if I say so myself.

Debaser
02-02-2005, 16:26:39
Originally posted by Funkodrom
:lol:

You still came to see them at Earl's Court.


I went to see the mighty Slayer at Earls Court. It was a unhappy coincidence that Iron Maiden happened to be their warm-down act.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 16:27:39
Have S4G got better then? They used to be technically good but boring and formulaic even within a genre where that's very common! Whenever I've seen them they've not been a patch on Maiden sadly. Mind you hardly anything in that genre is, Maiden are one of very few NWOBM bands I like, head and shoulders above the rest. (In My Opinion)

Although last time I talked to The Path he said they'd gone a lot more Maiden so maybe they are better these days.

That said. Nikhil loves S4G.

I think you often confuse mine and Nik's taste which is a bit confusing, we have very limited area of crossover really.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 16:29:59
That was aimed at protein. stupid x post

zmama
02-02-2005, 16:33:59
but still, your love of Iron Maiden should not be encouraged ;)

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 16:35:24
Why not? Who am I hurting?

I just want to listen to music that I like and can have fun to. :beer:

Gramercy Riffs
02-02-2005, 17:05:44
I thought the Foo Fighters were really good at Reading 2002 (if upstaged by Muse, who were on before them. Personally, I would've liked Muse to headline this year)

Never really got into the Pixies, and Iron Maiden isnt really my thing, but such is the beauty of music I guess.

Anyway, if all the usual crowd go this year, I'm sure it'll be good.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 17:09:19
Last year when they'd announced most of the main stage I thought the line-up was rubbish.

When they'd announced the full line-up I thought it was one of the best ever.

In the end I missed loads I wanted to see. Stupid weather and general fuckedupness that happens at festivals.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 17:10:04
I imagine Muse can still play second on one of those days?

Gramercy Riffs
02-02-2005, 17:25:50
Yeah I guess but I think they are a headline band now. Three great albums, brilliant live and great shows (as proven at Glastonbury last year).

There's also a rumour New Order are playing, but again, I don't really see where now :confused:

protein
02-02-2005, 17:27:46
Trust me, you'll love the school for the gifted album when it's finished. So far we've done four songs, one is a ridiculous Iron Maiden style rumpty-tumpty tempo song about pirates, one is a lighters-in-the-air tear jerking solo fest and the others are full on double bass drum trashy metal onslaughts.

When they play at rivermead they are going to have dozens of schoolgirls on stage with them, two full size 17th century replica cannons loaded with pyrotechnics as well as a separate pyrotechnics display.

Funkodrom
02-02-2005, 17:32:28
Originally posted by protein
Trust me, you'll love the school for the gifted album when it's finished. So far we've done four songs, one is a ridiculous Iron Maiden style rumpty-tumpty tempo song about pirates, one is a lighters-in-the-air tear jerking solo fest and the others are full on double bass drum trashy metal onslaughts.

Hmmm... sounds more Nikhil's type of thing than mine still.

Nills Lagerbaak
02-02-2005, 17:38:30
Yeah, I heard some of their stuff ROb had done. No that you can hear Farhan's solos, it's increased my opinion of the 10 fold. The cannons are only gonna inprove things further!

Funkodrom
03-02-2005, 09:08:49
I never really liked him. He's very fast but a bit souless (only my opinion of course).