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Scabrous Birdseed
08-09-2002, 23:01:05
I finally thought of a really good musician whose first name is "Chris".

Funkodrom
08-09-2002, 23:01:36
When are you going to post his name?

Provost Harrison
08-09-2002, 23:02:05
:lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-09-2002, 20:41:04
Heard the Chris Bell album yet?

Provost Harrison
09-09-2002, 23:18:51
So who in the name of buggery is Chris Bell. I was thinking of the bloke from Erasure, but that is Andy Bell :lol:

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2002, 09:15:59
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Heard the Chris Bell album yet?

Nope. It's on my "to buy" list.

Funkodrom
10-09-2002, 09:16:54
How do you know he's good then?

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2002, 09:31:35
Er, he used to be in a band, which was good.

Funkodrom
10-09-2002, 09:55:33
Which band? It's not a memorable name.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2002, 10:03:19
Big Star. Though only for the first album.

Funkodrom
10-09-2002, 10:05:09
I hope they were better than their name.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-09-2002, 18:51:32
They were. They did an album full of great pop sheens, followed it with gloriously ragged album of guitar pop, then committed deliberate career suicide with a vandalised album of brain-damaged and depressing songs. I liked the third one best.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-09-2002, 19:04:16
They were. They did an album of beautifully poppy Memphis soul takeoffs, followed it with an album of deconstructed post-beatlesian guitar pop, then committed unintentional career suicide with a boring, self-indulgent album vainly trying to add to the near-perfect formula of the second album by adding oh-so-chic depressing noise. I liked the second one best.

Provost Harrison
10-09-2002, 21:10:36
beatlesbian guitar pop?

Provost Harrison
10-09-2002, 21:11:23
LOL, beatles-ian...:lol: that'll teach me to read more closely :lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-09-2002, 21:45:34
Interesting. By "adding to the formula of the second album" you actually meant "making songs that had absolutely nothing in common with the second album".

And it was deliberate. Read the CD booklet.

Scabrous Birdseed
11-09-2002, 20:27:08
Sure the shit was deliberate. Since what killed them wasn't the production but the shoddy song material (as usual with pretentious wank projects), that's totally irrelevant.

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-09-2002, 21:39:08
Yet it's still hailed as a great album...

Scabrous Birdseed
12-09-2002, 11:21:35
...by wankers.

Funkodrom
12-09-2002, 12:28:42
I thought you didn't like it?

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-09-2002, 16:11:43
We should do a LWP duel on the subject. Each pick our 6 favourite Big Star songs (with at least one off each album) and let the public decide.

Scabrous Birdseed
12-09-2002, 17:08:30
I'm up for that. :)

Provost Harrison
12-09-2002, 19:49:35
Hmmm...I love these pissing contests, they give me a dose of laughter each day :lol:

Carry on!

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-09-2002, 20:40:19
Right. I pick "Betsy the typewriter", "A nice mug of tea", "Olives", "Oliver smells", "Na na na you've got AIDS" and "Not going to bed". Burn your chosen 6 on a CD, send it to me and we'll appoint some independent judges.

Sean
12-09-2002, 20:43:51
Ooh, I like Kanga Roo.

Scabrous Birdseed
12-09-2002, 20:44:12
Er, if they know who picked what they could be easily biased. I suggest you edit that post.

Sean
12-09-2002, 20:45:14
Forum nazi :mad:.

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-09-2002, 20:50:30
Happy now?

Scabrous Birdseed
12-09-2002, 20:54:56
But you've picked all my favourite songs!!! "Olives" is a classic!!!

Er, since you've got the albums, couldn't I just tell you which ones I want?

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-09-2002, 21:19:03
Good point. In my defence, I've been up since 2.30 AM.