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by Mallard No. 22
25 Mar 2019, 07:40
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Upcoming Mansun reissues
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Upcoming Mansun reissues

Good luck to him. Many other 90s acts are having a second wind in recent times.
by Mallard No. 22
22 Mar 2019, 06:09
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: France yellow vest protests
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: France yellow vest protests

I don't think that politicians from any party, in any country, are comfortable about 'Brexit'. They see themselves as the power that decides things. It has pulled the rug from under their feet - they didn't expect the UK electorate to vote out. The EU will want the French protests kept quiet - they ...
by Mallard No. 22
22 Mar 2019, 05:58
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Talk Talk Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 18545

Re: Talk Talk Thread

Yes and I thank Talk Talk leading me onto Blur and the indie scene as I bought the best of Talk Talk in 1990 (my first time I discovered them) and it led me away from mainstream pop (I bought Jive Bunny in 1989!)... A lot of people bought Jive Bunny in 1989, and their records got played to death on...
by Mallard No. 22
15 Mar 2019, 06:10
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Beach Boys Thread
Replies: 188
Views: 66129

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Yes, the amount of records he played on was quite something.

They were playing some on BBC 6Music yesterday. At the time I was listening, these included the 'Batman' TV theme, and 5th Dimension 'Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In'.
by Mallard No. 22
15 Mar 2019, 05:59
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: RIP Keith Flint
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: RIP Keith Flint

James blunt's tweet was brilliant. Ouch!! https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesBlunt/status/1102642930207113216 Yes, I didn't care for James Blunt's hit singles (apart from one) but that it is an enlightening quote from him. He represented 'shopping mall' music which is probably why the Gallaghers, Damo...
by Mallard No. 22
09 Mar 2019, 07:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon in Face
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Damon in Face

Yes, all very valid points.
by Mallard No. 22
09 Mar 2019, 06:59
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: RIP Keith Flint
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: RIP Keith Flint

A really sad day. I remember 'Charly' being released whilst I was at college and starting the whole 'Toytown Techno' scene - of course, nothing else came near it (apart from 'Summers Magic). :? I don't think I've heard the genre name 'Toytown Techno' before - was it used at the time? However, I lik...
by Mallard No. 22
09 Mar 2019, 06:53
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: RIP Keith Flint
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: RIP Keith Flint

Well, in theory I was more into EMF, Blur, Primal Scream, The Shamen etc in that period, but I also bought the first two Prodigy albums. I liked them, and they remain evocative of their period. 'Charly' was interesting, but by and large a typical rave record, but the immediacy of the single 'Everybo...
by Mallard No. 22
09 Mar 2019, 06:51
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Talk Talk Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 18545

Re: Talk Talk Thread

Good points Sledge Hammer - I also think their music was at the wrong time in the later 80s.

The melodic, thoughtful songs would have fitted in better with e.g. the mid 90s-early 2000s.
by Mallard No. 22
09 Mar 2019, 06:44
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The return of SLEEPER!
Replies: 14
Views: 2647

Re: The return of SLEEPER!

I liked them a lot. The singles were immediate for the time, though the album tracks could be a less invigorating listen - as dparrot mentions, they could slip into a kind of generic indie, but so did many other acts. As with Neal Zeal, I overlooked the third album - indie/Britpop was taking a sudde...
by Mallard No. 22
02 Mar 2019, 06:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon in Face
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Damon in Face

I must admit it passed me by at the time, even though I was following Blur's musical activities.

It is notable that Damon was not a front person of the project, which retrospectively seems unusual.
by Mallard No. 22
02 Mar 2019, 06:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Fighting with My Family Soundtrack featuring Graham Coxon released
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: Fighting with My Family Soundtrack featuring Graham Coxon released

Caitlin - you must have been waiting years for this.... :D
by Mallard No. 22
02 Mar 2019, 06:40
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Talk Talk Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 18545

Re: Talk Talk Thread

Yes I never bought the albums, but I liked the best known hit singles. And they have had a longevity - you still hear them now. The band always struck me as on the cusp of greater things. Again, was it a case of the indifferent late 80s music scene being wrong for them? Though they also had a litigi...
by Mallard No. 22
02 Mar 2019, 06:35
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Monkees Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 16710

Re: Monkees Thread

Sadly, it sounds like a lingering, unpleasant illness that Peter suffered. Over the years, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith have struck me as a bit less showbiz than Jones or Dolenz, though this didn't necessarily show in the original TV series. I do like The Monkees - although they were not The Beatl...
by Mallard No. 22
22 Feb 2019, 06:46
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Monkees Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 16710

Re: Monkees Thread

Sorry to hear this - I understand he had been ill for some time.

R.I.P. Peter Tork.