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Their big singles were alright actually.
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TOPIC: Their big singles were alright actually.

posted 06-11-2012 19:44
And they were quite good live too - I saw them on two consecutive nights on the Fine Art Of Surfacing tour in '79 at the Liverpool Empire a good time was had by all. I think Geldof references those concerts in Liverpool in his autobiography - Is That It? as realising it was the highpoint of the band's career.
posted 06-11-2012 23:50
Bored of Education wrote:
See, I am not sure about that. He is a loudmouth and has some curmudgeonly aspects but is he really a serious fucking wanker? There may be something that I have forgotten but is he really on the lines of Adele/Sting/Bono/Morrisey?


No, he's not as bad as Sting or Bono, because that level of dickheadness is almost impossible to achieve without actually murdering or raping somebody. He is, however, an obnoxious gobshite.


Oh, come on. He is a singer. 95% of singers are obnoxious gobshites. I say this as an obnoxious gobshite singer. Most singers aren't singers because they have got good voices, they are singers due to the desire to be onstage and the inability to play an instrument.

At least, Geldof did something with his obnoxious gobshiteness.
posted 07-11-2012 00:47
Bored of Education wrote:
Oh, come on. He is a singer. 95% of singers are obnoxious gobshites. I say this as an obnoxious gobshite singer. Most singers aren't singers because they have got good voices, they are singers due to the desire to be onstage and the inability to play an instrument.

At least, Geldof did something with his obnoxious gobshiteness.


95 per cent, eh?
posted 07-11-2012 12:10
Successful bands usually have a singer who has charisma despite no obvious vocal talent. Morrissey and Bono have that quality even though their singing makes me want to puke.

Other examples: The Doors, Rolling Stones, The Clash

Exceptions: Them, The Beatles, The Beach Boys...any harmony group...the charisma is definitely backed by oodles of talent.
Last Edit: 07-11-2012 12:11:49 by satchmo76.
posted 07-11-2012 20:41
Apart from the fact that I lumped myself in there in the present tense, I meant vocalists who don't play other instruments. Having said that, there are some vocalists who play instruments who are obnoxious gobshites as well


95% of singers are obnoxious gobshites.

95 per cent, eh?


Too low?
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posted 09-11-2012 19:35
Bored of Education wrote:
an audible debt to classic American rock

Hmmm. The Clash were also 'guilty' of this - and they were bloody great.


Not as good as the Rats.

Geldof, unfortunately, is a serious fucking wanker.


See, I am not sure about that. He is a loudmouth and has some curmudgeonly aspects but is he really a serious fucking wanker? There may be something that I have forgotten but is he really on the lines of Adele/Sting/Bono/Morrisey?

For goodness sake, have a look at his daughters' names...
posted 09-11-2012 23:38
Good point, well made, he's a a serious fucking wanker
posted 10-11-2012 11:39
I suspect that that was more Paula's doing. After all, the pattern continued with Hutchence's daughter.

This mightn't necessarily rule SFW-dom out, however.
posted 10-11-2012 13:01
Does Adele really deserve to be bracketed with Bono, Morrissey and Sting? Even if she is potentially that awful (is she?), the comparison seems to belittle the consistency and longevity of the big three.

I mean, the bloke from Babylon Zoo was an utter twat, but one couldn't rank him alongside figures who have performed at the SFW heights across four or five different decades.
posted 10-11-2012 15:01
It's the tax thing
posted 10-11-2012 15:06
I'd somehow missed that at the time. You're right; she does qualify for fast tracking.
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posted 11-11-2012 13:03
She paid her tax, which means she's paid for more hospitals, schools etc. than etc., she just moaned about it, but I have never known anyone, of any political persuasion, be overjoyed at paying taxes.

She didn't offshore it or quietly do a Compass Point, unlike many a popstar who doesn't get flak.
posted 11-11-2012 13:29
Presumably she'll be recording in a tax dodge dot on the map next time.
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posted 11-11-2012 14:26
I don't presume, but if she does, she'll be doing the same as many OTF favourites. Until then, all she's done is complain, and pay up.
posted 11-11-2012 14:32
The most all this qualifies Adele for is "gobshite" status, really. She was asked a question, and answered it honestly.

In the same situation I might have said something similar.
posted 11-11-2012 14:37
Yeah, it's easy to dislike Adele because of the massive gap between the hype and the actual quality of her music. She might buy into the hype a bit, but that's what pop stars do. She's certainly not in the league of Bono though.
posted 11-11-2012 16:16
No, really, her music's crap but I am happy to damn her for
"most state schools are shit, and I've gotta give you, like, four million quid – are you having a laugh? "
and
"I hate to think where I'd have ended up if I hadn't gone to The Brit School. It's quite inspiring to be around 700 kids who want to be something - rather than 700 kids who just wanna get pregnant so they get their own flat”.
posted 11-11-2012 17:02
The Brit School is tax-payer funded isn't it?
posted 12-11-2012 10:22
Adele's not crap, but then again nor is she (artistically) worthy of the colossal, overblown hype that follows her every move. But then, every now and again in pop culture, this does happen to someone (shall we say) 'less likely'.

I think her comments were naive and misguided at worst. If she's saying that state education in the UK needs a serious looking at, well I'd not disagree with that. However, I'm not sure she is saying that - so 'take advice from elsewhere' would be my suggestion to her management.
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posted 12-11-2012 10:38

You got me begging you for mercy
You got me begging down on my knees
I said you got me begging begging you for mercy
You got me begging


Fuck off, squeaky, and don't let the door hit your arse on the way out if you want to piss off somewhere less taxy.
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