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Title: Waterboys
Post by: richardkendell on August 11, 2019, 02:47:43 PM
To be honest I was disappointed.
I have seen them before and enjoyed them hugely but not this time. The early part of the set left me cold and I was wandering away by the time I heard songs I knew and liked. I suspect they suffered a bit from appearing after Gogol, what would ordinarily have seemed upbeat just didn't do so after the previous act.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Albie on August 11, 2019, 02:51:45 PM
I agree with the above. I like them when they do folk, but as a rock act they seem ordinary. Good version of JJF as an encore though.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 11, 2019, 03:37:28 PM
Afraid I disagree entirely! The Waterboys were the highlight of the festival for me (and my two friends with me agree). Loved the set and bought the new album on the back of it. Stand out track for me was “In my Time on Earth” Thought they performed superbly and were a good antidote to the over-the-top antics of Gogol Bordello


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: richardkendell on August 11, 2019, 04:15:12 PM

Afraid I disagree entirely!


Well that's what democracy is about, pity we seem to have forgotten civilized disagreement these days!


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 11, 2019, 04:22:15 PM
Well our little group loved them. Yes recently they have gone really rock, but here they pulled back enough to give variety. Good humor and connected with the audience.

Mike Scott's vocals as great as ever. A joy, 9/10.

 


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 11, 2019, 04:24:17 PM


Afraid I disagree entirely!


Well that's what democracy is about, pity we seem to have forgotten civilized disagreement these days!


Though I was expressing a civilised argument  ???


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: richardkendell on August 11, 2019, 04:27:21 PM
You were, its just any disagreement these days seems to end up in a slanging match. I wasn't being sarcastic, I was expressing a compliment!


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Jim on August 11, 2019, 04:29:09 PM
I heard Nashville and Whole of the moon on the wireless, they sounded great, but the Chas & Dave interlude in moon was cringeworthy


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 11, 2019, 04:30:43 PM

You were, its just any disagreement these days seems to end up in a slanging match. I wasn't being sarcastic, I was expressing a compliment!


OK! I hate the accusative mentality too so try not to call people names in my posts just express my opinions. Thanks for the compliment  ;D


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: David W on August 11, 2019, 05:03:53 PM
Big up for Brother Paul on keyboards, top set.

8/10


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Will S on August 11, 2019, 05:07:06 PM
Well, five years ago I expected to like them and didn't.  This time I wasn't sure what they'd be like, and in fact I enjoyed them much more.  This was a lot more like the set I'd hoped to hear the last time.  A good counterpoint to GB before them.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Wandering Steve on August 11, 2019, 05:27:51 PM
I loved them five years ago and this set was even better.
Absolutely brilliant.
A rockier set which I liked and the backing singers who helped with the vocals made for a much fuller sound and oh my god brother Paul on the organ....
When you look at it they are just a top notch band.
Again as with FT they got the festival,they really looked to enjoy themselves and it’s my opinion they felt a lot more at home this time around and part of the fairport vibe.
I’d love to see them again any time at cropredy
Thanks for a wonderful set.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: johnmitch93 on August 11, 2019, 05:29:23 PM
Waterboys - I will go 7/10.

Good set without being a blinder...


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Nick Reg on August 11, 2019, 06:43:54 PM
Loved them and 11 out of 10 for Brother Paul.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: delfini (Diane) on August 11, 2019, 07:24:04 PM

I heard Nashville and Whole of the moon on the wireless, they sounded great, but the Chas & Dave interlude in moon was cringeworthy


The Chas and Dave bit was hilarious - to me. Mike Scott not taking himself too seriously 😁


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 11, 2019, 07:28:43 PM

Well our little group loved them. Yes recently they have gone really rock, but here they pulled back enough to give variety. Good humor and connected with the audience.

Mike Scott's vocals as great as ever. A joy, 9/10.

 


To be fair, they were really rock well before the folk influences started creeping in on their third and most famously fourth & fifth albums. They sounded great on the radio.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Addie on August 11, 2019, 10:56:28 PM
Third time I've seen them and it never really clicked till this one. Really enjoyed the set, close call between RT and these for act of the weekend for me.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 11, 2019, 10:59:23 PM
Sounded great from my tent if field 2!


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Andy on August 11, 2019, 11:31:01 PM
3/10. The noodling in Nashville was excessive and boring, prompting us to leave the Field.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 11, 2019, 11:35:50 PM
i can't quote right now for some reason but totally agree with Diane!
the Waterboys can be a bit hit and miss in my experience but this set was a hit, and we loved the backing singers!


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: StephenB on August 12, 2019, 02:21:15 AM
No idea why, but i also enjoyed them much more this time than last. I'm starting to think the mood you're in at the time might be a factor...


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Danny_C on August 12, 2019, 02:05:48 PM
This must be the third or fourth time I have heard them and its the first time I have really enjoyed listening to them live.

They just seemed to be far more engaged and actually interacted with the audience, not something I have seen them do before.  I was quite happy with the rockier elements even though I was not familiar with this facet of them.  The stuff I did know was excellently played and it was a great way to finish of the evening.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on August 13, 2019, 08:13:44 AM

i can't quote right now for some reason but totally agree with Diane!
the Waterboys can be a bit hit and miss in my experience but this set was a hit, and we loved the backing singers!


The backing singers (and a lot of the set) made me think that Mike has finally added "Street Legal" to his Dylan cd's


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 13, 2019, 11:56:22 AM
Mike can sometimes have a bit of a sense of humour failure but this was not one of those times  ;D


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on August 13, 2019, 11:57:58 AM

Mike can sometimes have a bit of a sense of humour failure but this was not one of those times  ;D


Though maybe I will never hear ‘’The ‘ole of the moon’ quite the same, again!


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Tony Pim on August 13, 2019, 06:16:22 PM
 Loved the set, the backing singers, everything. Best Thursday ever for me or was Hackett/Waterboys better


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 13, 2019, 06:26:58 PM
i couldn't get the friday off work one year and had to miss Squeeze  :-\


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Tony Pim on August 13, 2019, 06:34:25 PM
Love everything they do (well just about) I thought they got the set bang on good mix of old and new. Backing singers brilliant not sure I’ve had a better Thursday in my life let alone at Cropredy !


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Albie on August 14, 2019, 12:57:35 AM

 Loved the set, the backing singers, everything. Best Thursday ever for me or was Hackett/Waterboys better


I would say for me it was Leatherat, Pauline Black, and Quo. Despite the torrential rain. 2010 that was, and I think the Friday was even better.


Title: Re: The Waterboys
Post by: PhilipK on August 14, 2019, 04:32:14 PM
I've seen The Waterboys (and Mike Scott solo) a few times, and I thought that this was one of the best sets they've played - perfect festival music, and great to see MS is such a good mood. I liked the way he parodied The Whole Of The Moon (which is a fantastic song, but can be a bit full-on) and was really impressed that, despite a huge back catalogue of his own work, he decided to end the set with a crowd-pleasing cover.



Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on August 15, 2019, 03:21:40 AM
I wasn't in the field to listen to them the last time, so I stayed this time and thought they were very good. Nothing like they sound on the one album I've got, but its a very old one (with Whole of the Moon on it) so I guess I'm just used to them sounding younger ;-)

That's twice they've been at Cropredy in the rain now :-/


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Paul on August 18, 2019, 05:29:14 PM
I love the Waterboys. I admit this was probably not the best set I had seen, but I enjoyed it. Loved Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Oh. Thought finsihing with the cover was inspired, and the pulled it off.

Paul


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: davidmjs on August 18, 2019, 08:46:22 PM

I love the Waterboys. I admit this was probably not the best set I had seen, but I enjoyed it. Loved Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Oh. Thought finsihing with the cover was inspired, and the pulled it off.

Paul



What was the cover?


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 18, 2019, 08:53:41 PM


I love the Waterboys. I admit this was probably not the best set I had seen, but I enjoyed it. Loved Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Oh. Thought finsihing with the cover was inspired, and the pulled it off.

Paul



What was the cover?


"Jumping Jack Flash"


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: JennyB on August 19, 2019, 10:55:34 AM
It was a gas.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: PeterJ on August 19, 2019, 02:28:28 PM
Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: davidmjs on August 19, 2019, 06:04:02 PM

Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


is this Wickham (again), or somebody else?


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 19, 2019, 06:36:16 PM


Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


is this Wickham (again), or somebody else?


Steve Wickham.

As an aside. Do I remember Anthony Thistlethwaite playing with RT one year, or have I made it up?  :)


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Nick on August 20, 2019, 09:53:25 AM



Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


is this Wickham (again), or somebody else?


Steve Wickham.

As an aside. Do I remember Anthony Thistlethwaite playing with RT one year, or have I made it up?  :)



Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.




Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Col D on August 30, 2019, 04:12:01 PM


Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.


That was 1991, they did North Country Girl from Maart's first solo album.


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 30, 2019, 05:36:22 PM



Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.


That was 1991, they did North Country Girl from Maart's first solo album.


That’s tonight’s ear worm sorted then...


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Jules Gray on August 30, 2019, 06:53:51 PM



Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.


That was 1991, they did North Country Girl from Maart's first solo album.


Isn't that on the bonus disc for Free Reed's Unconventional box?

Jules


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: RobertD on August 31, 2019, 05:19:24 AM




Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.


That was 1991, they did North Country Girl from Maart's first solo album.


Isn't that on the bonus disc for Free Reed's Unconventional box?

Jules


Yep!


Title: Re: Waterboys
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 01, 2019, 11:37:37 AM
Playing live on Michael Ball BBC Radio Two between now and 1pm.