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^A lot of truth in there.

Punk/New wave was a breathe of fresh air, but in fact it was more about getting rid of some stale old farts than bringing too much new.

I did go on buying the next 15 or so albums by Elvis Costello, but by the 1990s I found myself listening to 1960s/70s soul dance music and stuff from the early 70s that I had missed (mostly the likes of the Allman Brothers).  

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Most people cherish the music of their teens, no matter what decade it was. I can still hear me old man telling me, "Call this music, in my day..............."  He loved Elvis, skiffle, rock 'n' roll etc, so I imagine that his parents were telling him the same thing. But I also loved, loved the 90's Britpop. Some truly great music,bands and fashion. Really miss those days and I was 30 back then.

True, it does feel like the Victorian era again, with the haves and have nots, the divide is greater than ever. Whether the youth of today take an interest in politics is hard to say. I know that my son (just finishing his 2nd year in 6th Form) studied Russia and Germany for 2 years and has made him a socialist at heart. We've had some interesting conversations!

As for the quality music today???  Maybe that's down to the stations choice of music? Radio 6 is a must though.  The music of the mid 70's were full of anger and resentment (The Clash, Stranglers, Billy Bragg to name but 3) where as now, there's just apathy.

 

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Sea foot   

Been a sh## year all round so far with Victoria Wood yesterday. What a talent she was. 

Just heard the band "Wire" playing live on Radio 6 and saying they were wondering if they'll still be around when they tour the way this year has gone.

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Yep, horrible year, David Bowie, Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Prince to name just a few.  I lost my dad January this year after a sudden battle with cancer too.  Can't wait for 2017 already!

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All too quickly my heroes are dying! When B B King died last year, at least he was 89 and was still playing live, so had had a good innings, but Prince was only a year older than me!!! Devastated.

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Saw Prince live once. Threw the mic high into the air, spun like a ballet dancer across the stage, went into a knee slide and caught the mic in time to catch the next note. It made Roger Daltry's whirling of the mic on a lead then catching it look a bit tame. There are no modern artists alive that can match the brilliance and genius of Bowie and Prince.

A little mention as well to Country music legend Merle Haggard who died a few weeks back. Country fans will know what a big loss that was. 

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What a bloody **** year this is , we're crap , and everyone you liked and enjoyed is dying. Roll on 2017.

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14 hours ago, NoblyBobly said:

Saw Prince live once. Threw the mic high into the air, spun like a ballet dancer across the stage, went into a knee slide and caught the mic in time to catch the next note. It made Roger Daltry's whirling of the mic on a lead then catching it look a bit tame. There are no modern artists alive that can match the brilliance and genius of Bowie and Prince.

I always thought Prince was the counterpoint to Madonna.  One was sexual in a very male way while remaining undoubtedly hetereosexual, while Prince did the reverse, being very feminine and heterosexual at once.
(Michael Jackson had the sexuality of a 14 year old ....  I'd better not continue there). 

7 hours ago, Mark Kelly said:

What a bloody **** year this is , we're crap , and everyone you liked and enjoyed is dying. Roll on 2017.

Sure - but just think how much better the radio is this year as a result, and these guys become legends much the sooner.

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The Rolling Stones, The Who (what's left of them) Stevie Wonder, Elton John & Co must be waking up in the morning and feeling their pulses to make sure they are still with us. 

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