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GubGub (Al)
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« Reply #220 on: August 15, 2019, 01:19:04 PM »




Agree with all you said. Thinking about 80’s bands though maybe that’s an area that could possibly be explored more? As we’ve talked about before Bridg we’ve both seen Tears for Fears recently who would provide a superb show for Cropredy. As would the likes of ABC, Marc Almond, Blancmange and possibly China Crisis, Heaven 17, Human League etc etc...there’s plenty such bands stlll around....just a thought  


There were a lot of decent 80s / 90s bands still touring in their own right and not just a part of nostalgia weekends, I would add OMD, Echo and the Bunnymen, Paul Young, Billy Ocean, Simple Minds, The Pretenders, The Lightning Seeds, Paul Heaton,

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OMD are terrific live, particularly doing a hits set but judging by the ticket prices on their own 2019 tour, they may be beyond Cropredy's budget. They were certainly beyond mine.  Sad
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« Reply #221 on: August 15, 2019, 03:01:05 PM »

How about some funk - get Nile Rogers and Chic! Awwww - Freak Out!!  Afro  Cool  Grin
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« Reply #222 on: August 15, 2019, 03:36:40 PM »

Or some good old blues! I’m seeing both The Blues Band (with Paul Jones, Dave Kelly et al) and Nine Below Zero (Denis Greaves, Mark Feltham etc) locally again this year. Both bands are still terrific live and would put on great sets I reckon
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« Reply #223 on: August 15, 2019, 03:57:45 PM »


Or some good old blues! I’m seeing both The Blues Band (with Paul Jones, Dave Kelly et al) and Nine Below Zero (Denis Greaves, Mark Feltham etc) locally again this year. Both bands are still terrific live and would put on great sets I reckon


This is an appalling admission of ignorance but I had no idea that Denis Greaves was in Nine Below Zero. Somewhere in my collection I have a Denis Greaves & the Truth album which I bought mostly because it was produced by Andy Piercy from After The Fire.
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« Reply #224 on: August 15, 2019, 04:09:28 PM »



Or some good old blues! I’m seeing both The Blues Band (with Paul Jones, Dave Kelly et al) and Nine Below Zero (Denis Greaves, Mark Feltham etc) locally again this year. Both bands are still terrific live and would put on great sets I reckon


This is an appalling admission of ignorance but I had no idea that Denis Greaves was in Nine Below Zero. Somewhere in my collection I have a Denis Greaves & the Truth album which I bought mostly because it was produced by Andy Piercy from After The Fire.


I believe Denis and Mark were founder members of the band...at least both were in the band when I first saw them way back in 1979! Oh that makes me feel old - 40 years ago OMG! (as the kids say!)
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« Reply #225 on: August 15, 2019, 04:12:11 PM »




Or some good old blues! I’m seeing both The Blues Band (with Paul Jones, Dave Kelly et al) and Nine Below Zero (Denis Greaves, Mark Feltham etc) locally again this year. Both bands are still terrific live and would put on great sets I reckon


This is an appalling admission of ignorance but I had no idea that Denis Greaves was in Nine Below Zero. Somewhere in my collection I have a Denis Greaves & the Truth album which I bought mostly because it was produced by Andy Piercy from After The Fire.


I believe Denis and Mark were founder members of the band...at least both were in the band when I first saw them way back in 1979! Oh that makes me feel old - 40 years ago OMG! (as the kids say!)


Same year I first saw After the Fire, at the Marquee in Wardour Street. My first ever gig.
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« Reply #226 on: August 15, 2019, 05:16:00 PM »

OK, so we'd collectively like some folk-rock, some rockin' blooz, a sprinkling of prog (Gong?), a dash of Cajun, a sunsplash of reggae, a couple of up and coming bands/performers, a big (80s?) name eg OMD.  How about maybe some African hi-life and a proper boppin' Balkan band?

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« Reply #227 on: August 15, 2019, 05:24:14 PM »

Just please please no country and no electric hip hop, or people who can only sing with their voices squeezed through a Stephen Hawking machine...
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« Reply #228 on: August 15, 2019, 05:48:26 PM »


OK, so we'd collectively like some folk-rock, some rockin' blooz, a sprinkling of prog (Gong?), a dash of Cajun, a sunsplash of reggae, a couple of up and coming bands/performers, a big (80s?) name eg OMD.  How about maybe some African hi-life and a proper boppin' Balkan band?




Book it - Im there!

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« Reply #229 on: August 15, 2019, 05:50:48 PM »


Just please please no country and no electric hip hop, or people who can only sing with their voices squeezed through a Stephen Hawking machine...


I'm vetoing the no country rule. Steve Earle would be great for example. Or Lucinda Williams.
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« Reply #230 on: August 15, 2019, 06:11:35 PM »



Just please please no country and no electric hip hop, or people who can only sing with their voices squeezed through a Stephen Hawking machine...


I'm vetoing the no country rule. Steve Earle would be great for example. Or Lucinda Williams.


EmmyLou Harris and Rodney Crowell were great when they did it, although they were lumbered with even worse weather than Frank Turner and played to a very sparse crowd.
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« Reply #231 on: August 15, 2019, 06:11:52 PM »



Just please please no country and no electric hip hop, or people who can only sing with their voices squeezed through a Stephen Hawking machine...


I'm vetoing the no country rule. Steve Earle would be great for example. Or Lucinda Williams.


There's country and there's country. On one side are Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks, etc.  On t'other are Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, etc.  There are some straddling the line, such as maybe Kacey Musgraves.  If an artist is played regularly on the radio in Nashville, it's a good sign they're too country for Cropredy.  Wink
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« Reply #232 on: August 15, 2019, 06:37:31 PM »

Dixie Chicks and/or Willie Nelson definitely for me although I understand Willie has been poorly lately (his version of You Were Always On My Mind ranks in my top 5 songs of all time)
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« Reply #233 on: August 15, 2019, 06:43:11 PM »




Just please please no country and no electric hip hop, or people who can only sing with their voices squeezed through a Stephen Hawking machine...


I'm vetoing the no country rule. Steve Earle would be great for example. Or Lucinda Williams.


There's country and there's country. On one side are Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks, etc.  On t'other are Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, etc.  There are some straddling the line, such as maybe Kacey Musgraves.  If an artist is played regularly on the radio in Nashville, it's a good sign they're too country for Cropredy.  Wink


This right here! Hot Club Of Cowtown would go down a storm for example. And if they were still around, BR5-49 would be a blast.
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« Reply #234 on: August 15, 2019, 06:57:43 PM »

Is it me, or has this thread AND the Lots of Room thread turned into ‘Who we’d like to see at Cropredy’?

Maybe we should start a thread on that, so that we can have some more general chats about this year’s Cropredy.
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« Reply #235 on: August 15, 2019, 07:39:42 PM »


Is it me, or has this thread AND the Lots of Room thread turned into ‘Who we’d like to see at Cropredy’?

Maybe we should start a thread on that, so that we can have some more general chats about this year’s Cropredy.
It has! I love these discussions, it shows just how diverse TAW is - and hopefully we all have at least one band in common!
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« Reply #236 on: August 15, 2019, 07:47:12 PM »



Is it me, or has this thread AND the Lots of Room thread turned into ‘Who we’d like to see at Cropredy’?

Maybe we should start a thread on that, so that we can have some more general chats about this year’s Cropredy.
It has! I love these discussions, it shows just how diverse TAW is - and hopefully we all have at least one band in common!


 Grin well, hope it’s THAT one...those Saturday headliners y’know.
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« Reply #237 on: August 15, 2019, 08:03:10 PM »

"Maybe we should start a thread on that, so that we can have some more general chats about this year’s Cropredy."

Or just copy and paste the one from last year, or the year before..🤐  😉
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« Reply #238 on: August 15, 2019, 08:31:07 PM »


"Maybe we should start a thread on that, so that we can have some more general chats about this year’s Cropredy."

Or just copy and paste the one from last year, or the year before..🤐  😉


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« Reply #239 on: August 15, 2019, 11:06:15 PM »


 Can't recall if they actually headlined but Hayseed Dixie were great!

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They should have headlined but didn't. I think, but might be getting mixed up, that UB40 headlined that night - I lasted 20 minutes. I obviously wasn't feelin' irie.  Roll Eyes
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