Cult Labs

Go Back   Cult Labs > Entertainment > Music

Like Tree112Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 27th November 2019, 10:53 AM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Basically he meant what he said, just saying it in a softer approach on Instagram.

In a way I'm surprised you still bother with The Who, Susan seeing as there are only two of them left. It doesn't bother me that you do, i'm all in favour of bands carrying on to keep the name and music alive but you have certainly taken exception in the past to other bands performing when original members dwindle.

It's not a dig at you, but a genuine question.
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 27th November 2019, 01:52 PM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Back in the ol' smoke
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
In a way I'm surprised you still bother with The Who, Susan seeing as there are only two of them left. It doesn't bother me that you do, i'm all in favour of bands carrying on to keep the name and music alive but you have certainly taken exception in the past to other bands performing when original members dwindle.

It's not a dig at you, but a genuine question.
Well, we have had our ups-and-downs in the past!

I liked them as a four piece, and as a live act no other band came close to them, but I think their last two albums were very hit-and-miss. 'The Who By Numbers' is (with the exception of the quirky 'Squeeze Box') a very dark album, while 'Who Are You' has three great songs - 'Sister Disco', 'Guitar And Pen' and the title track - but other than those is a very mediocre album

I thought TED (Townshend, Entwistle and Daltrey) were an incredible live act, but the two albums they released - 'Face Dances' and 'It's Hard' - were abysmal

Now we have TD (or maybe it's DT) and I thought their only (to date) album 'Endless Wire' was unmemorable. To be honest, I forget the last time I played it. From what I have heard from the new album, however, it seems like a return to greatness, and I am looking forward to listening to it

I do think that the name 'The Who' should be retired. It certainly isn't the same band anymore, but I admire anyone who can keep going after 50+ years in the music business and continue to sell out arenas and stadiums
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 27th November 2019, 04:20 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Nice reply, Susan.

I'm happy for them or would be if i was a fan, for them to still use The Who name.

I don't want 'our' bands to disappear. I think it's quite sad really.

I'd even be pleased if Mickey and Phil got say, Biff Byford or Dee Snider in to sing some unreleased songs written by Lemmy and called themselves Motorhead. I'd know the circumstances and fully understand the hows and whys and if it brought more coffers into the band and Lemmy's estate then that's no problem for me as i have a choice of buying or not buying as i do with every release.

I find it a little frustrating that Thin Lizzy's latest incarnation featuring several former members and singer Ricky Warwick decided to change their name from Thin Lizzy to Black Star Riders for recording purposes. It's the same people making the same music but the name change means they pay smaller venues and sell a smaller amount of records than if they were called Thin Lizzy, when especially live, they play the same songs as they would with Lizzy anyway.

I don't know, perhaps it's complicated in a lawsuit sort of way as Thin Lizzy do play live but it's a different line up to BSR's which is odd. Their last tour featured Troy Sanders from Mastodon and Priest's Scott Travis on drums.
Susan Foreman and nosferatu42 like this.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 1st December 2019, 09:40 AM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Back in the ol' smoke
Default

Hammersmith Underground station

nosferatu42 likes this.
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 4th December 2019, 01:09 PM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Back in the ol' smoke
Default

Two men with wildly different styles

John and Lemmy

nosferatu42 likes this.
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 8th December 2019, 10:28 AM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Back in the ol' smoke
Default

Well, the new album has been released to great acclaim

It's available in a number of different formats:

The standard CD, with 11 tracks:
1. All This Music Must Fade
2. Ball and Chain
3. I Don't Wanna Get Wise
4. Detour
5. Beads On One String
6. Hero Ground Zero
7. Street Song
8. I'll Be Back
9. Break the News
10. Rockin' in Rage
11. She Rocked My World

The Deluxe CD, which contains an extra 3 tracks:
12. This Gun Will Misfire
13. Got Nothing To Prove
14. Danny And My Ponies

The standard vinyl version, with the same 11 tracks as the standard CD

A picture disc of the vinyl version


A vinyl version which is numbered and limited to 5,000 copies and includes the standard LP and also a cream coloured vinyl containing 8 'greatest hits':
1. Baba O'Riley
2. My Generation
3. Who Are You
4. Behind Blue Eyes
5. Pinball Wizard
6. Won't Get Fooled Again (Single Edit)
7. The Seeker
8. Eminence Front

And (what looks like) a German release, with the album spread over two coloured vinyl releases, and a bonus 10" release containing an additional song - the demo of something called 'Sand'

nosferatu42 likes this.
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 8th December 2019, 01:48 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Just listened to All This Music Must Fade, Ball and Chain, Rockin' in Rage and She Rocked My World.

It's unmistakably The Who and very good. Daltrey's voice sounds as good as ever to me, age makes him sound angrier.

Think i'll get it on my next supermarket trip.
Susan Foreman and nosferatu42 like this.
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 8th December 2019, 03:46 PM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Back in the ol' smoke
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
Think i'll get it on my next supermarket trip.
Good luck with that!

Now HMV has gone, neither Purley nor Croydon have a specialised record/DVD shop, so I have to rely on Tesco (in P.) or Sainsburys (in C.) for any new releases

Both are abysmal, and unless you want 'Queen Greatest Hits' or Christmas albums, they have noting on offer at the moment

I went into both, looking for the Who album and also the new Kylie live CD / DVD, and I came out disappointed
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 8th December 2019, 04:06 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Susan Foreman View Post
Good luck with that!

Now HMV has gone, neither Purley nor Croydon have a specialised record/DVD shop, so I have to rely on Tesco (in P.) or Sainsburys (in C.) for any new releases

Both are abysmal, and unless you want 'Queen Greatest Hits' or Christmas albums, they have noting on offer at the moment

I went into both, looking for the Who album and also the new Kylie live CD / DVD, and I came out disappointed
Asda have it. I think i saw it in Sainsburys on Friday but i'm not 100% as i wasn't looking for it at the time.

Yeah i agree though, it is poor. I went looking for the Kylie dvd/cd and ended up having to order it from Amazon.
Susan Foreman likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 9th December 2019, 08:21 PM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Back in the ol' smoke
Default

Must be some kind of record (pardon the pun)

The Who on course for first UK Number 1 in almost 50 years with their twelfth studio album WHO | Official Charts

"The Who could claim their first UK Number 1 album in almost half a century on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend lead today’s Official Chart Update with WHO, the legendary group’s first collection of new material since 2006’s Endless Wire. The Who’s twelfth studio album is ahead of the nearest competition – Robbie Williams’ The Christmas Present (2) – by just under 6,000 chart sales.

The Who’s first and only other UK Number 1 album is Who’s Next, released in September 1971."
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
Reply  

Like this? Share it using the links below!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Our goal is to keep Cult Labs friendly. If you feel discouraged from posting by certain members' behaviour then you can e-mail us in complete confidence.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All forum posts are contributed by members of the site; Cult Labs cannot take responsibility for all content posted on the site. If you have an issue with content posted on the site please click the 'report post' button.
Copyright © 2014 Cult Laboratories Ltd. All rights reserved.