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Funkodrom
29-11-2002, 20:22:31
http://www.counterglow.com/article.php?id=lwp3_3)

Scabrous Birdseed
29-11-2002, 20:24:17
Can I be the first to say:-

:lol: :lol: Debbie likes The Gaylads. :lol: :lol:

:p

Funkodrom
29-11-2002, 20:27:06
I really messed The Smiths cover up didn't I. :lol: Still love the song though. Sorry Laz.

Funkodrom
29-11-2002, 20:31:03
Oh Shakey you misunderstood. It wasn't that Nile track that was on the KERRANG! CD, just one that sounded fucking identical!

Provost Harrison
29-11-2002, 20:57:16
Yes, a section of sacrilege with TIALTNGO and me liking the Laz song most out of that section. I don't expect reciprocation on that last point :lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-11-2002, 23:24:12
Snapcase- did you really not know that the Gaylads lyrics was just a bunch of traditional nursery rhymes?

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-11-2002, 23:25:18
Mike- how the hell could you think that Smiths cover sounds like A C Acoustics? You're weird, you are.

Scabrous Birdseed
29-11-2002, 23:32:50
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Snapcase- did you really not know that the Gaylads lyrics was just a bunch of traditional nursery rhymes?

What? I didn't say that. Of course they are. If it had been just random mumbling I would have dismissed it as a novelty record... Point is, this is no more an attempt at humour than, say, "1, 2, 3 Red Light" by The 1910 Fruitgum Company or "Ali Baba" by John Holt... It's just a random selection of lyrics that work well with the song. Sweet, pointless, relatively innocent (though of course heavily calculated...), fun.

Sean
29-11-2002, 23:36:31
Originally posted by Funkodrom
I really messed The Smiths cover up didn't I. :lol: Still love the song though. Sorry Laz.
I liked Debaser’s comment on that one.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-11-2002, 23:36:35
Novelty records don't need to be humourous.

Scabrous Birdseed
29-11-2002, 23:38:52
Novelty records need to be produced with the intention of being something people enjoy mostly by laughing at (or with). This certainly fits into a wider scheme of things, and wasn't particularly "novel" by Rocksteady standards.

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-11-2002, 23:42:43
I laughed at it, but sarcastically. Does that count?

Sean
29-11-2002, 23:44:16
I felt the artists were laughing to themselves after they recorded it. Does that count?

Scabrous Birdseed
29-11-2002, 23:47:17
If they were then it would count, yes. But I don't think they did. It doesn't fit into the psychological profile I'm building up around this case, and certianly serious work was put inot the song. Sublime vocal harmonies.

PosterBoy
30-11-2002, 11:12:38
I count

http://pbskids.org/sesame/images/count_05.gif

Funkodrom
30-11-2002, 12:16:50
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Mike- how the hell could you think that Smiths cover sounds like A C Acoustics? You're weird, you are.

It didn't sound like the one you sent me but it did sound like the one I downloaded. I was listening to them back to back to see if the singer was the same.

The Shaker
30-11-2002, 12:23:52
You're weird you are.

Scabrous Birdseed
30-11-2002, 12:50:52
Oh bollocks, I just realised it's "A.B.C. Rocksteady" not "ABC Rocksteady".

Sean
30-11-2002, 12:53:12
DISASTER!

Scabrous Birdseed
30-11-2002, 12:57:35
Although it does give me the chance to plug The Trojan Rocksteady Box Set again. This is probably the seventh or eight most brilliant track on there, definately a must-but for the price.

PosterBoy
30-11-2002, 13:18:30
Is it free?

Scabrous Birdseed
30-11-2002, 13:34:01
Practically. 20p per song.

PosterBoy
30-11-2002, 13:52:16
Cor Blimey, that's like paying for it on a juke box but being able to keep it.

Sean
30-11-2002, 13:54:20
That’s too cheap not to buy.

The Bursar
30-11-2002, 16:54:27
not worth the petrol really.

PosterBoy
30-11-2002, 20:46:38
not worth the unlistenable shit you get for 20p per track

Sean
01-12-2002, 00:57:46
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Although it does give me the chance to plug The Trojan Rocksteady Box Set again. This is probably the seventh or eight most brilliant track on there, definately a must-but for the price.
I looked for it, but could only find the Bob Marley one.

Scabrous Birdseed
01-12-2002, 01:13:18
I can only find it on-line for 11.99 or 12.50, ie. 25p a track. :(

http://www.recordstore.co.uk/trojan/showdetails.jsp?Product=RS61272:1:24AD732

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000I3KC/ref=sr_aps_music_1_1/202-5329401-6986224

I do have a supplier who'll do 10 ones, but I doubt it'd be worth it.

Sean
01-12-2002, 01:14:15
Online? Sacrilege!

Scabrous Birdseed
01-12-2002, 01:17:49
I can also direct you to 5-6 records shops in Stockholm I know will carry it.

Guy
02-12-2002, 16:21:25
Looking at my reviews, I think my goal for CD2 should be: write more. And I don't just mean repeating the word 'crap' more often, either.


Just curious, did I overstate the hype of Birdland? Nobody on this side of the pond has ever heard of them, but I've read in several places that they were promoted big in the UK before falling on thier faces. Interesting mix of responses to that, makes me wonder what folks would have thought if I'd have put one of their shorter pieces on.


Oh, and the Smiths rule, but only because of how good it feels when you stop listening to them.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-12-2002, 16:26:54
Oh, and that name pretty much confirms the fact that they listen to television, unlikely they'll be big enough Patti Smith fans to name themselves after one of her tracks without owning a couple of Television records at least. Although I really don't need to justify the connection since it's clearly audible.

Debaser
02-12-2002, 17:07:09
I think Birdland were one of those classic British indie hype over content bands, who promised much but failed to deliver. I own a couple of their ep's on vinyl, but I haven't played them since I first got them, about 10 years ago.

Funkodrom
02-12-2002, 17:11:50
Oh, and the Smiths rule, but only because of how good it feels when you stop listening to them.

:beer:

*End Is Forever*
02-12-2002, 17:19:18
I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear...

Debaser
02-12-2002, 18:05:42
You go out on your own,
And you leave on your own,
And you cry,
And you cry and you want to die.

Happy guy.

Funkodrom
02-12-2002, 18:29:03
:vom:

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-12-2002, 19:39:45
Originally posted by Guy

Just curious, did I overstate the hype of Birdland? Nobody on this side of the pond has ever heard of them, but I've read in several places that they were promoted big in the UK before falling on thier faces. Interesting mix of responses to that, makes me wonder what folks would have thought if I'd have put one of their shorter pieces on.


They got an awful lot of music press coverage, but their debut album didn't make as big an impression as was expected. Their cover of "Rock'n'roll nigger" charted but there was criticism in some quarters of the use of the "N" word.

Then they stopped bleaching their hair, the audiences dried up, they were dropped by their label and quietly vanished.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-12-2002, 19:45:40
I've done all the CD2 reviews now. There were some tracks that, even after repeated listens, were just a complete void in my head.

There were a few tracks I really liked, however.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-12-2002, 21:45:36
Actually, that set of reviews is really helpful in cementing the order of the tracks in my head. Thanks.

PosterBoy
03-12-2002, 11:56:57
Originally posted by Debaser
I think Birdland were one of those classic British indie hype over content bands, who promised much but failed to deliver. I own a couple of their ep's on vinyl, but I haven't played them since I first got them, about 10 years ago.

I'm sure a mate of mine liked them, but listening to the track I can't see why. They named themselves after the track or the same name on Horses - Patti Smith.