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« Reply #3495 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 19:25:43 »

Always avoided Ride for some reason. Can't think why.

If you like Shoegaze then Slowdive are superb, for that reason the Reading roots are forgiven.  Smiley

Just listened to their album and really liked it - slowdive that is.
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« Reply #3496 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 19:56:05 »

Always avoided Ride for some reason. Can't think why.

If you like Shoegaze then Slowdive are superb, for that reason the Reading roots are forgiven.  Smiley

It always bugged me that Swindon never produced a decent band during that era.
Oxford,Reading and Bristol all produced era defining acts yet we had to live on former glories of XTC.
Mind you,we had the best football team at the time so it didn't really matter  Cool
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« Reply #3497 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 20:32:54 »

2 words.  Billie Piper.
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« Reply #3498 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 21:50:30 »

XTC are a better band than anything Oxford has produced in my opinion. Partridge and Moulding were a fantastic songwriting duo.
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« Reply #3499 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 22:40:15 »

Saw Ride on Monday at their hometown gig at the New Theatre.

Awesome,in the traditional sense of the word.
They still make an incredible noise with out losing sight of a good tune.
It's been a while since I've heard a wah wah pedal too.
Last time I saw them was Reading Festival in 1992 and I'd say they were better now.
The band all look pretty much the same as they did then,apart from Mark Gardner who has completely lost all his flowing locks.
Andy Bell signed off by saying "we're the Shoegaze Beatles,Goodnight"

I was there too...it was some night, wah wah indeed.

However, I don't think I've ever been to a gig with such a peculiarly defined demographic:  I'd say 95% were between 45-50...it was a giant Zodiac 1991 reunion, and all the better for it.
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« Reply #3500 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 23:16:49 »

I saw them last year at the Anson Rooms in Bristol.  You are right, it was a very specific demographic.  I saw 2 members of my old band, 3 people I used to go to gigs with and get pissed with between 1988 and 1994, one of the people I worked with at a restaurant in Bath from 92 - 94 and 3 girlfriends of our old band.  One of which is now my wife.
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« Reply #3501 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 23:47:04 »

2 words.  Billie Piper.

I've got 2 words to say to that  Cheesy
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« Reply #3502 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 23:49:12 »

XTC are a better band than anything Oxford has produced in my opinion. Partridge and Moulding were a fantastic songwriting duo.

Don't get me wrong,I love XTC.
Not as much as I love the Dukes of Stratosphere mind.
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« Reply #3503 on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 23:55:08 »

I was there too...it was some night, wah wah indeed.

However, I don't think I've ever been to a gig with such a peculiarly defined demographic:  I'd say 95% were between 45-50...it was a giant Zodiac 1991 reunion, and all the better for it.

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I was surprised to see so few young people there,as I thought Ride were quite an  influential band.
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« Reply #3504 on: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 00:51:19 »

Saw smith street band in London tonight. Great band for lovers of sweaty, guitar driven music with platitude and cliche lite lyrics. Very good gig, and even if pretty much every Aussie in London was there
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« Reply #3505 on: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 00:52:59 »

They even have a song which ends with the refrain 'things get better but they never get good', which is probably the most fitting summary of being a Swindon fan I could ever write
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« Reply #3506 on: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 22:34:27 »

I saw them last year at the Anson Rooms in Bristol.  You are right, it was a very specific demographic.  I saw 2 members of my old band, 3 people I used to go to gigs with and get pissed with between 1988 and 1994, one of the people I worked with at a restaurant in Bath from 92 - 94 and 3 girlfriends of our old band.  One of which is now my wife.

In fact thinking about it, the Ride demographic was so precise that our little group of three were all born within two months of each other - clearly the League Cup spring of 1969 bred a fine vintage.
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« Reply #3507 on: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:40:48 »

Off to Hatfield house tomorrow. Levellers, show of hands, Kate rusby and a few others. Not seen levellers. Should be a decent day out. Good line up for 35
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« Reply #3508 on: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 17:59:33 »

I got the drunkest I ever got in my life there, at a tudor banquest, the last thing I remember is coming out of the big wooden door with massive steel studs on - urgggggggggggggggggggh - mead
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« Reply #3509 on: Friday, July 21, 2017, 11:50:28 »

Not to my taste at all but some of you may like to know The Script are playing at the Oasis on the 25th August.

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