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22 hours ago, faraway saint said:

Summary.................KT Tunstall, short (30 min) set, talented musician and good chanter, got the day off to a good start.

The Pretenders...........considering I only knew about a third of their songs the 90 minute set was very good. Chrissie can hold a tune and put on a very good show.

Simple Minds.............only seen around 30 minutes, reason below.

Crux of the matter is people turn up half drunk, and I had a few drinks before and during, but seem hell bent on getting smashed and not giving a feck about anyone else which became increasingly annoying.

Another sign people don't give a feck about anybody else except themselves.

Wouldn't go to an open air/standing only concert again. 

 

 

15 hours ago, Vambo57 said:

After they sorted out some guitar sound problems, the 2nd half of Simple Minds set was excellent. 

We stood in 2 locations in the Silver band area and never saw any bother with drunks at all.

You should have moved elsewhere and enjoyed the show.

Colin he kept standing by a mirror.

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On 3/16/2016 at 11:44 PM, pozbaird said:

Just back from Wolf Alice at the Barrowlands. What a band. Saw them at King Tuts, then the 02 ABC, now the Barras. Next stop the Hydro.

...now they are Mercury Music Prize winners and all over the mainstream media today. Next stop The Hydro, as predicted by yours truly back in 2016 (amongst many others to be fair). I heard their first single in passing when someone in the  ‘Soccer AM’ studio used it to soundtrack a goals clip. I instantly looked up from my cuppa’ thinking ‘who are they, that’s brilliant...’ I texted my mate who likes the same sort of music as me, he’d never heard of them. As I posted on here back at the time - we immediately checked them out, bought their first EPs, saw them in a three-quarters full King Tuts, and we knew, instantly, that these four kids were going to be massive.

It’s the second time in my life this has happened. Sometime around 1979/80, I was in ‘Listen’ across from the Paisley museum, and the young bloke working in the shop suddenly put on a record that made me stop in my tracks and, like Wolf Alice, just go ‘wow who are they’.... it was U2, and the guy in Listen was a young Irish bloke working there for a bit. He told me these young kids were a new Dublin band and he knew one of them. This was one of their very first Irish release singles and he brought it over with him. Like Wolf Alice, I tried to find out who this ‘U2’ were. I bought all their early singles before the debut album ‘Boy’ even came out. First saw them on a university tour at Strathclyde, with the ticket costing £1.75. I knew they were going to be massive. After the university, saw them at Tiffany’s Ballroom, then a bigger venue, then.... well, next stop stadiums and world domination.

I always found it weird, watching U2 at Hampden or somewhere, and thinking back to a half empty Strathclyde University, and that young Irish kid in Listen records... a long time ago, a different world.

Anyway, well done Wolf Alice.

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Dionne Warwick tonight at the Armadillo , more for the wife but DW has been one of the great female vocalists and at 78 can still hold a tune , supported well by Jon Allen who if im honest know zilch about but might find myself downloading a few of his tunes.
I have all four of Jon Allen's albums... Not a weak track among them! He is awesome and deserves a bigger audience.

His latest album, Blue Flame, is one of my albums of the year and a must have for any record collection!

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On 9/10/2018 at 10:53 PM, Vambo57 said:

After they sorted out some guitar sound problems, the 2nd half of Simple Minds set was excellent. 

We stood in 2 locations in the Silver band area and never saw any bother with drunks at all.

You should have moved elsewhere and enjoyed the show.

Colin

I've decided that I may still go to open-air events, but only inside the gold and silver areas.  The drunks really do get in the way of a good time in the main areas..

I don't understand why people load up on drink in advance to avoid paying frstival prices, but end up smashed enough to continue topping up at the bar anyway.

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7 minutes ago, beyond our ken said:

Colin

I've decided that I may still go to open-air events, but only inside the gold and silver areas.  The drunks really do get in the way of a good time in the main areas..

I don't understand why people load up on drink in advance to avoid paying frstival prices, but end up smashed enough to continue topping up at the bar anyway.

Unfortunately the Gold area in Dundee was overflowing with people that you describe.

 

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On 9/18/2018 at 9:05 AM, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

Transclyde have this Paul Rose Band booked for Rothesay this Saturday can't wait 

 

Have never experienced a guitar player like Paul in all my years attending gigs. No wonder he has produced albums and played as a session mucican for The Rolling Stones, The Who , Rory Gallagher Bob Marley and the Wailer. This guy should be playing arenas. Think David Gilmour, Santana, Hendrix all rolled into one. WOW ! 

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6 minutes ago, southside saint said:

The 4 Of Us playing at Clutha Vaults for free on 13 Oct. Given I paid 15 quid to see them at a busy Oran Mor this year, that's a coup for The Clutha.

 

 

Who are the other 3 dudes apart from yourself ?

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On 9/22/2018 at 10:02 AM, pozbaird said:

Sometime around 1979/80, I was in ‘Listen’ across from the Paisley museum, and the young bloke working in the shop suddenly put on a record that made me stop in my tracks and, like Wolf Alice, just go ‘wow who are they’.... it was U2, and the guy in Listen was a young Irish bloke working there for a bit. He told me these young kids were a new Dublin band and he knew one of them. This was one of their very first Irish release singles and he brought it over with him. Like Wolf Alice, I tried to find out who this ‘U2’ were. I bought all their early singles before the debut album ‘Boy’ even came out. First saw them on a university tour at Strathclyde, with the ticket costing £1.75. I knew they were going to be massive. After the university, saw them at Tiffany’s Ballroom, then a bigger venue, then.... well, next stop stadiums and world domination.

With me it was seeing them on TOGWT. I was still at school and the following day walked from Merksworth to Listen and bought "Boy".

I had received an unconditional acceptance to do Chemistry at Strathclyde when they played there but, because I wasn't technically a student they wouldn't sell me any tickets.  I did get to see them at Tiffany's though (small world Poz) when they were supported by The Alarm.

That gig was the first time they played "Sunday Bloody Sunday" at a gig.

Here is that gig at Tiffany's...

Next gig for me is Killing Joke at the Barrowlands next month.

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On ‎9‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 10:02 AM, pozbaird said:

...now they are Mercury Music Prize winners and all over the mainstream media today. Next stop The Hydro, as predicted by yours truly back in 2016 (amongst many others to be fair). I heard their first single in passing when someone in the  ‘Soccer AM’ studio used it to soundtrack a goals clip. I instantly looked up from my cuppa’ thinking ‘who are they, that’s brilliant...’ I texted my mate who likes the same sort of music as me, he’d never heard of them. As I posted on here back at the time - we immediately checked them out, bought their first EPs, saw them in a three-quarters full King Tuts, and we knew, instantly, that these four kids were going to be massive.

It’s the second time in my life this has happened. Sometime around 1979/80, I was in ‘Listen’ across from the Paisley museum, and the young bloke working in the shop suddenly put on a record that made me stop in my tracks and, like Wolf Alice, just go ‘wow who are they’.... it was U2, and the guy in Listen was a young Irish bloke working there for a bit. He told me these young kids were a new Dublin band and he knew one of them. This was one of their very first Irish release singles and he brought it over with him. Like Wolf Alice, I tried to find out who this ‘U2’ were. I bought all their early singles before the debut album ‘Boy’ even came out. First saw them on a university tour at Strathclyde, with the ticket costing £1.75. I knew they were going to be massive. After the university, saw them at Tiffany’s Ballroom, then a bigger venue, then.... well, next stop stadiums and world domination.

I always found it weird, watching U2 at Hampden or somewhere, and thinking back to a half empty Strathclyde University, and that young Irish kid in Listen records... a long time ago, a different world.

Anyway, well done Wolf Alice.

Saw Wolf Alice play on Sunday Brunch (Channel 4) of all places in 2015.

Bought their first album as a result.

Second album bought on day of release.

So many different types of tunes in their repertoire.

Anyway,going to see The Skids/Big Country concert in Barrowlands on December 21st.

Last time I saw Big Country in Barrowlands was June 1986.:ph34r:

Also, got Chvrches at The Hydro in February.

 

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4 minutes ago, FTOF said:

Saw Wolf Alice play on Sunday Brunch (Channel 4) of all places in 2015.

Bought their first album as a result.

Second album bought on day of release.

So many different types of tunes in their repertoire.

 

 

I saw George Ezra on Sunday Brunch before he became "popular", bought downloaded his album and the rest is history.

Seen a lot of artists on this show, they always perform live and, even though plenty are not my cup of tea, always impressed if they give a good performance,

The music snobs will be having a meltdown. :wink:

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14 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

I saw George Ezra on Sunday Brunch before he became "popular", bought downloaded his album and the rest is history.

Seen a lot of artists on this show, they always perform live and, even though plenty are not my cup of tea, always impressed if they give a good performance,

The music snobs will be having a meltdown. :wink:

Indeed.

No hiding behind fakery on that show. Backing music usually stripped back to the bare minimum.

Also picked up a couple of albums as a result of the video clips they play during commercial breaks.

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On the strength of @pozbaird's post, I downloaded both Wolf Alice albums  and have just listened to them back to back.

While there are some great songs (such as Bros, Silk and Don't Delete the Kisses) I found a lot of it to be pretty derivative.

I know that is a criticism aimed at a lot of new music but in this case the band have clearly been big fans of 4AD records because you can hear bits of Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Chapterhouse and Birthday Party while Space and Time is suspiciously similar to Chocolate by Snow Patrol.

I enjoyed it despite that, it's much better than, say, The Dubliners, Brendan Shine or the Wolfetones.

 

 

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19 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

With me it was seeing them on TOGWT. I was still at school and the following day walked from Merksworth to Listen and bought "Boy".

I had received an unconditional acceptance to do Chemistry at Strathclyde when they played there but, because I wasn't technically a student they wouldn't sell me any tickets.  I did get to see them at Tiffany's though (small world Poz) when they were supported by The Alarm.

That gig was the first time they played "Sunday Bloody Sunday" at a gig.

Here is that gig at Tiffany's...

Next gig for me is Killing Joke at the Barrowlands next month.

I forgot how good an album October was

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