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  1. Musical Tastes

    You were talking a language I cannot understand until you mentioned Mazzy Star. Always loved that track and only recently purchased the CD 'So tonight that I might see'. Has some great stuff on it especially 'Into Dust'. She has an amazing voice.
  2. Musical Tastes

    An album should always be judged as a whole body of work, otherwise you should be judging individual songs on their own merit. Clearly that is why Pink Floyd make it so far up these lists and they have never been a singles band with the exception of 'The Wall' being the only 'hit' I can remember. Never understood why people like Floyd though personally. Bores me to tears. They are so popular here in the US that just every music buff I tell is surprised that I really don't like them. As for Oasis albums 'Definitely Maybe' is much better than 'What's the Story' and not because I heard it first but because the songs are raw and what 'rock n roll' is meant to be about. What's the Story has some great tunes but is very produced and that is not what a bunch of lads like Oasis should ever have become. As for 'Cast no shadow' it's dreary as hell, and 'Roll with it' is pretty awful too. I have fond memories of being in pubs in London years ago where someone would put several songs from that album (the good ones mind) and all 200 people packed in the place would sing along in unison. Mad for it. Anyway I checked out the list and quite frankly it's bollocks that The Stone Roses aren't number one. That is my completely impartial analysis. Other than that I have always felt that The Jesus and Mary Chain's seminal debut album 'Psychocandy' should be in an all-time top 10 as it is pure energy and visceral music that wasn't duplicated until Nirvana released 'Nevermind'. I am probably on my own though. I watched some Libertines stuff online and they're nothing compared to the early J&MC. These lists are always so concentrated on the last ten years. I remember Pulp's 'Different Class' being high on the lists a decade ago but down at number 65 now No way will The Strokes or Arcade Fire be on anything 10 years from now. I've always quite liked the Beach Boys for what they are, pure pop with some nice harmonies and the classic 'Good Vibrations' so I tired of seeing 'Pet Sounds' so high up these rankings without having ever heard it. I popped down to WHSmith and purcahsed it, went home preparing for a Sgt. Pepper type moment and was completely disappointed. Anybody like Mazzy Star?
  3. Musical Tastes

    Syncopation not ideal for your pole dancing, gronks? You don't even like The Liquidator? Bob Marley was an incredible talent.
  4. Musical Tastes

    Oh how I wish I was!! The greatest live band of all-time, none other than the immortal Cud, are playing there. My sister is there camping out with the Infadels apparently. I love Glastonbury. Anyone going better be there already. Missing a lot if not.
  5. Frank Arnesen

    I don't really see that there is a lot of evidence that he is the best at his job yet. Name one player he has brought along who has been a major benefit to CFC yet besides Mikel. Arnesen's history is of being a divisive influence in a team. He created problems with Hiddink, he is creating problems with Jose. He needs to be helping prepare the ship for the future, not steering it in the present.
  6. Arsenal AND Chelsea? Are you sure?

  7. Musical Tastes

    My sister sent me a couple of CDs from Blighty recently. 'The Infadels' which I really like. She knows someone in the band so I have no idea if they are well known or not She also sent a band named 'The Rapture' who I thought were just dreadful. Sounded like a cross between Public Image, Radiohead, Pigbag, early Cure, and the whining of a slaughterhouse. Some people really need to have their heads examined.
  8. Musical Tastes

    I loved Carter! Only got to see them live once though which was a shame. Great gig, and supported by the very under-rated 'The Family Cat' who I loved as much and saw several times live. Was at the end of a tour. Bobcat going on about how he couldn't wait to finally change his underpants after 6 weeks on the road. I often think of Carter when we play West Ham since Frank's 'You Fat Bar-Steward' chant was always a favourite at Carter gigs. "What do you think of the show so far? RUBBISH" Apparently Australia was fond of 'The Family Cat' and there were no less than three good tribute bands down under. 'Tell 'Em We're Surfin' is still one of my all-time favroutie albums. Oh they don't make bands like they used to. Who the hell are these Libertines anyway?
  9. Salomon Kalou

    And once Robben toughens up he might get to spend a lot less time in the physio room. Imagine if Wisey was still captain what he'd be saying to him? Kalou is still a young developing player with a lot of promise. Gullit saw enough of him to call him a diamond in the rough and we are beginning to see some of his quality. He is settling very well considering his age and after next season I expect he will be a key player. His early season form suggested he had a poor first touch in front of goal but that no longer appears to be an issue. I look forward to cheering him on for many years to come.
  10. Musical Tastes

    Is that the band who did 'Still in Holloywood' back in the mid 80s? Excellent song but don't remember anything else they did.
  11. New Kits

    Just as long as we don't ever have a shirt that looks as bad as the current Mancs one. It looks like it is something a local radio station might give away free at the exciting opening of a new grocery store.
  12. New Kits

    I hope not like the Barca one... that is truly horrible. They look like Stewards.
  13. Michael Essien

    And how! as they say in Tintin books. Spot on, Rob. I think Essien's best performance of the season so far (and Drogba's too) was at home to Barcelona. Essien made Xavi and Deco both completely irrelevant to the game. He was strolling the length of the pitch with the ball at his feet at will. He's always been good since we bought him but this season he has been consistently great.
  14. Musical Tastes

    Damn I never knew that about his father. A colleague of mine here used to live near him. I think he still lives in Arlington or Alexandria just outside of Washington D.C. He's had a rough and tumble life for sure. How was he live, Harry? I should've known an erudite man such as yourself would like Gil :) I have yet to see him live. I never really appreciated John Coltrane until I listened to Gil. He is also an author, bought one of his books a while back but haven't started it yet.
  15. Musical Tastes

    BB90, I listen to the Rachmaninov on a theme from Paganini a lot (The South Bank Show music if that is still running). I also listen to Handel and Pachelbel a lot. Handel actually lived and worked for many years somewhere in NW London, I forget where but not far from Canon's Park area I think. I am a big fan of The Doors. Ray Manzarek the keyboardist was classically trained, John Densmore the drummer trained in Jazz, while Robbie Krieger the guitar player trained in the Spanish style (hence Spanish Caravan). I had a good friend years ago (who got me into CFC) who trained on the piano and organ. He could improvise the most amazing Boogie-woogie jazz on the piano. I took lessons for 10 years but can't remember one thing. I took violin for a few years - my teacher was a buddy of the violin player from Dexy's Mignight Runners hahaha.