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sheridan

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1380 on: 13 August, 2020, 10:02:35 AM »
I remember another interview where they said that Oasis's Wonderwall changed everything for them. They realised their limitations - they could never write a song as pure as that so all they could do was plod on.

Personally, I never liked Oasis much.

I haven’t seen that interview, but that sounds like them taking the mick.

They are a completely different sort of band to Oasis IMO.

Agreed, one is a Beatles tribute act while the other has social and political commentary in their works.


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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1381 on: 13 August, 2020, 10:04:34 AM »
Not long after,  I tracked down the cover version they did of "Suicide Is Painless."  An outstanding piece to my mind.  As a massive fan of MASH it was the closest I could come at the time to reliving those days.

... and now that we are completely off topic.   :o

That was part of a charity album wasn't it?  Also had somebody cover a Human League song.  Can't remember which charity it was though.

I have recently come across a video for a different charity album - Tom Jones and New Model Army covering Gimme Shelter for (surprise) Shelter.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1382 on: 13 August, 2020, 12:34:37 PM »
I remember another interview where they said that Oasis's Wonderwall changed everything for them. They realised their limitations - they could never write a song as pure as that so all they could do was plod on.

Personally, I never liked Oasis much.

I haven’t seen that interview, but that sounds like them taking the mick.

They are a completely different sort of band to Oasis IMO.

Agreed, one is a Beatles tribute act while the other has social and political commentary in their works.


#insert joke here.

And one was arguably the biggest band in the UK between 1996 and 1998/9 and the other is Oasis. 😉

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1383 on: 13 August, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »
All you Oasis knockers are missing out on a truely great act. The main problem with them is nothing to do with the music, it is because i) They were HUGE and ii) Liam was always a bit of an idiot.

If they had sold barely any records and had faded into obscurity they would be considered as cool as Big Star or the Velvet Underground.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1384 on: 13 August, 2020, 02:24:53 PM »
I’m only joshing, I actually like Oasis (upto Be Here Now anyway), but I love the Manic Street Preachers.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1385 on: 13 August, 2020, 10:07:04 PM »
I remember another interview where they said that Oasis's Wonderwall changed everything for them. They realised their limitations - they could never write a song as pure as that so all they could do was plod on.

Personally, I never liked Oasis much.

I haven’t seen that interview, but that sounds like them taking the mick.

They are a completely different sort of band to Oasis IMO.

They definitely weren't taking the mick... they were very much (sorry, I'm going to do it again) 4RALE. I think they were either supporting Oasis or playing the same festival when they made this realisation, apparently.   Personally I'd take Motorcycle Emptiness over Wonderwall any day.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1386 on: 17 August, 2020, 07:26:24 PM »
With all the madness going on in Belarus, I've just learned that Kolya is a short form of Nikolai (which is the name of Lukashenko's son).  All that time reading Dante I thought it was just some kind of generic pet name like 'darling'.
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« Reply #1387 on: 20 August, 2020, 02:52:01 PM »
All that time reading Dante I thought it was just some kind of generic pet name like 'darling'.

Ditto, that's gas.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1388 on: 09 September, 2020, 02:44:27 PM »
Also, it isn't too many years since I realised Jacob got the name Sardini because he stuffs things.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1389 on: 09 September, 2020, 04:29:01 PM »
Also, it isn't too many years since I realised Jacob got the name Sardini because he stuffs things.

I don't remember when I realised the surname alluded to "packed like sardines" but it was nowhere near the original publication...

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1390 on: 09 September, 2020, 08:44:53 PM »
Also, it isn't too many years since I realised Jacob got the name Sardini because he stuffs things.

I don't remember when I realised the surname alluded to "packed like sardines" but it was nowhere near the original publication...

Think it was only on a second read of the Olympics one - every other nation's taxidermy champion was called something like 'Korperstopfer'.

Look and learn, 90s Garth Ennis.  Judges Traktorfaktori and Brylkreem indeed.
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