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Title: Cats in Space
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 01, 2017, 11:10:46 PM
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Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Dan O. on August 13, 2017, 08:17:58 AM
Now I love 80's style "hair metal" as much as the next man, but when your opening number resembles the theme from Baywatch, the set continues with similarly derivative nonsense and your backing vocals are suspiciously rich (i.e. artificially enhanced) for a 5-piece rock band, then you've lost me. Entertaining but ultimately forgettable.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Jim on August 13, 2017, 12:36:09 PM
From where we were sat they looked like the crew of a Klingon bird of prey.
not my pot of darjeeling.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Andy Tuck on August 13, 2017, 03:03:50 PM
Worse act of the weekend, nothing original at all.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Collstoke (Ian) on August 13, 2017, 03:06:12 PM
Not great were they  ???


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: mickf on August 13, 2017, 04:13:25 PM
Absolute twaddle, but I'm sure someone must have liked them, there seemed to be enough loud cheers coming from the front.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: MarkV on August 13, 2017, 04:15:26 PM
second or third division.  Perhaps i have got old and grumpier.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Will S on August 13, 2017, 04:39:23 PM
Glad it's not just me, then.  I might have enjoyed them 30 odd years ago, but all seemed a little stage-y to me.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: PaulT on August 13, 2017, 06:24:53 PM

second or third division.  Perhaps i have got old and grumpier.


Isthmian League. And mid-table at that. Just above Quill.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Ian_ on August 13, 2017, 08:01:37 PM

 Winners of the "How generic can you get??" competition, channelling the spirit of 1983, they were like a tribute band for someone you've never heard of. But at least they didn't take themselves too seriously.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 13, 2017, 08:33:35 PM
Far too loud!


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: David Bean on August 13, 2017, 08:34:52 PM
Didn't do it for me. But you can't like everything, can you?!?


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: David V B on August 13, 2017, 08:57:37 PM
I enjoyed hearing the theme to the Sweeney which they walked on to. But that was it. It was even difficult to sleep to.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Andy on August 14, 2017, 12:33:42 AM
Terrible.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: StephenB on August 14, 2017, 02:06:11 AM
I enjoyed them on a chilled out Spinal Tappy kind of level


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: blagden on August 14, 2017, 05:07:44 AM
How do band's like this and Quill get on the bill when there's so many better alternatives?


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: hendo (Dave) on August 14, 2017, 07:05:29 AM

How do band's like this and Quill get on the bill when there's so many better alternatives?

Cheap?


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: PaulT on August 14, 2017, 07:19:45 AM
Budgie next year then?  ;)



Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Peter H on August 14, 2017, 07:38:20 AM

Worse act of the weekend, nothing original at all.


Our thoughts exactly. And they were far too loud. We only stayed on the field through this and the subsequent Marillion attack in order to ensure we didn't lose  our good spot for the evening.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: flossiefiddler on August 14, 2017, 09:00:45 AM
I enjoyed these a great deal. They would go down a treat in my local rock club. Thought the band were musically very tight and although I didn't know any of the material, I enjoyed what I heard.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 14, 2017, 10:22:01 AM
Think the majority here are in agreement. CIS were unoriginal playing dull commercial soft rock which left me cold :-[


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: mickf on August 14, 2017, 10:28:35 AM
At the end of our row sat a chap all decked out in full Morris dancing gear, quietly sipping a glass of wine while Cats in Space were doing their hair metal thing on the stage. it just made me smile...


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: StephenB on August 14, 2017, 10:31:38 AM
That's Cropredy in a nutshell...


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: tony the roundhead on August 14, 2017, 05:30:41 PM
Hackneyed hard rock, but then again, why not? Nice to hear them do Slade's "How Does It Feel".


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2017, 10:25:47 PM
Sounded OK, but nothing really grabbed me.

Paul


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Paula Tindall on August 15, 2017, 10:35:15 PM
Loved them. Made me smile, brought back memories of my teen years. Tight harmonies, all the 70s rock moves done with tongue firmly in cheek.Just good fun, which we could all do with from time to time.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: madsue on August 15, 2017, 10:53:04 PM
Well I liked them ;D


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 16, 2017, 12:36:52 AM

Well I liked them ;D
So did I Sue, but I can see why many wouldn't like them. I like big hair and waaaaaaah style vocals! Great for driving to work and singing along to, but they really did belong in the 1980's.
Enjoyed Slade's "How Does it Feel" especially. Great song.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Keith on August 16, 2017, 01:12:35 PM
Thought they would be fun, so grabbed youngest and dragged them down to the front. Subdued start, but we got more and more into the music until we were both headbanging and having a whale of a time. For everyone who seems to take offence at their presence, well, there are other places to go, things to do, and navels to contemplate. CiS were a bit of loud fun, and we loved them  ;D


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 16, 2017, 01:23:52 PM

Think the majority here are in agreement. CIS were unoriginal playing dull commercial soft rock which left me cold :-[
Majority? Seems quite a few positive comments


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Jim on August 16, 2017, 01:35:40 PM


Think the majority here are in agreement. CIS were unoriginal playing dull commercial soft rock which left me cold :-[
Majority? Seems quite a few positive comments


"few" being the operative word


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 16, 2017, 01:38:21 PM


Think the majority here are in agreement. CIS were unoriginal playing dull commercial soft rock which left me cold :-[
Majority? Seems quite a few positive comments


It was the majority when I wrote my earlier comment. I stick with my earlier view although have to admit that I enjoyed their version of "How Does It Feel?"


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Keith on August 16, 2017, 01:43:28 PM



Think the majority here are in agreement. CIS were unoriginal playing dull commercial soft rock which left me cold :-[
Majority? Seems quite a few positive comments


"few" being the operative word



Well, 7, to be precise  ;D


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bob Barrows on August 16, 2017, 05:23:35 PM
I stick with my earlier view although have to admit that I enjoyed their version of "How Does It Feel?"
There was a song I'm familiar with by The Creation called "How Does it Feel to Feel" - same song?


Edit: Nope, completely different song


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Tasha on August 16, 2017, 06:30:07 PM

Thought they would be fun, so grabbed youngest and dragged them down to the front. Subdued start, but we got more and more into the music until we were both headbanging and having a whale of a time. For everyone who seems to take offence at their presence, well, there are other places to go, things to do, and navels to contemplate. CiS were a bit of loud fun, and we loved them  ;D


My sentiments exactly and hello again Keith!


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Keith on August 16, 2017, 08:49:29 PM


Thought they would be fun, so grabbed youngest and dragged them down to the front. Subdued start, but we got more and more into the music until we were both headbanging and having a whale of a time. For everyone who seems to take offence at their presence, well, there are other places to go, things to do, and navels to contemplate. CiS were a bit of loud fun, and we loved them  ;D


My sentiments exactly and hello again Keith!


Hi!  :D


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: vince42 on August 17, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed them so much so I made the long trek from our usual top of the hill to the CD tent and bought their CD ( No good performance should go unrewarded...) plus I picked up a bargain Incredible String Band CD for £3 - bonus!

Not a highlight perhaps but a good bit of fun on a pleasant saturday afternoon.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 18, 2017, 01:38:34 AM
I will comment although I was not there, when I thought I was going I Googled the bands I had never heard of and they appealed to me, my sort of thing etc. Fast forward and I wasn't there but Danny Bowes played a track of theirs on his radio  show tonight and I thought it did what it said on the tin.....  were they so bad at Cropredy?
Asking for constructive criticism not personal preference.....

Cheers xx ab xxx. .


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: MarkV on August 18, 2017, 07:56:41 AM
another place another time they might have been good. On reflection i think the issue was that there was nothing special, nothing extraordinary, nothing to reach out and grab me.  to me this year had some brilliant acts, fairport, pierce brothers, soh, morris on, as highlights, but not much else reached out in the same way.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Stu Crighton on August 18, 2017, 08:03:38 AM

From where we were sat they looked like the crew of a Klingon bird of prey.
not my pot of darjeeling.


Thought that was Kiss!


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Stu Crighton on August 18, 2017, 08:09:14 AM
I liked this group, they all have a good musical pedigree and didn't take themselves too seriously, they are what they are. While Cropredy is obsessively a "Folk Festival" the eclectic mix of bands is what really makes it for me and encourages the wide range of age groups attending. Perhaps the best thing about them was their name but I liked them, my son in law and my daughter liked them and so did my 2 year old grandson! Lets Rock!


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 18, 2017, 12:52:46 PM

I will comment although I was not there, when I thought I was going I Googled the bands I had never heard of and they appealed to me, my sort of thing etc. Fast forward and I wasn't there but Danny Bowes played a track of theirs on his radio  show tonight and I thought it did what it said on the tin.....  were they so bad at Cropredy?
Asking for constructive criticism not personal preference.....

Cheers xx ab xxx. .
Abby - you and I are both partial to a bit of rock so I know you would have enjoyed them. Yes they stepped straight out of the 1980s and I wouldn't have been remotely surprised for them to have been joined by David Coverdale or Jon Bon Jovi in ****dex and poodle perm, but they were good musicians playing decent rock music  8)


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: David W on August 18, 2017, 01:50:08 PM

I liked this group, they all have a good musical pedigree and didn't take themselves too seriously, they are what they are. While Cropredy is obsessively a "Folk Festival" the eclectic mix of bands is what really makes it for me and encourages the wide range of age groups attending. Perhaps the best thing about them was their name but I liked them, my son in law and my daughter liked them and so did my 2 year old grandson! Lets Rock!


I have never been aware of Cropredy having been obsessively anything.

DW


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 18, 2017, 03:02:15 PM


I will comment although I was not there, when I thought I was going I Googled the bands I had never heard of and they appealed to me, my sort of thing etc. Fast forward and I wasn't there but Danny Bowes played a track of theirs on his radio  show tonight and I thought it did what it said on the tin.....  were they so bad at Cropredy?
Asking for constructive criticism not personal preference.....

Cheers xx ab xxx. .
Abby - you and I are both partial to a bit of rock so I know you would have enjoyed them. Yes they stepped straight out of the 1980s and I wouldn't have been remotely surprised for them to have been joined by David Coverdale or Jon Bon Jovi in ****dex and poodle perm, but they were good musicians playing decent rock music  8)



That's what I figured......nice to hear them on the wireless. Played by an original poodle cock rocker!


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: mickf on August 18, 2017, 07:00:48 PM
I'm sure they're all nice lads who love their mums, but I thought they were incredibly average. Sorry, but nothing about them stood out for me.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 18, 2017, 07:47:09 PM

I'm sure they're all nice lads who love their mums, but I thought they were incredibly average. Sorry, but nothing about them stood out for me.


Afraid that was my view as well despite the fact that I too love rock music although my tastes cover virtually everything from classical to punk and everything in between (although roots, folk & blues top the rankings)


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: David W on August 18, 2017, 10:50:19 PM
I fear I may have dozed off, probably my fault rather than theirs.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Mike Tamlin on August 19, 2017, 02:56:32 PM
really liked 'em ... but I am a bit biased towards '80's rock truth be told ...   ;D


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: johnmitch93 on August 19, 2017, 03:01:52 PM
Liked 'em a lot. Not taking it too seriously and playing really well.


Title: Re: Cats in Space
Post by: Stu Crighton on August 20, 2017, 01:41:08 AM


I liked this group, they all have a good musical pedigree and didn't take themselves too seriously, they are what they are. While Cropredy is obsessively a "Folk Festival" the eclectic mix of bands is what really makes it for me and encourages the wide range of age groups attending. Perhaps the best thing about them was their name but I liked them, my son in law and my daughter liked them and so did my 2 year old grandson! Lets Rock!


I have never been aware of Cropredy having been obsessively anything.

DW
Thanks David I am guilty of a typo I meant obstensively; just meant mainstream folk. My bad as they say.