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Jul 15 2017 16:19

I didn't hate them. They were nice enough lads but I just didn't rate them. I saw Warsaw at the Electric Circus up in Collyhurst, can't remember who was top billing. The Drones or the Buzzcocks maybe. Anyway, Warsaw were comparatively poor. If I remember rightly, I think the bass player had chalk marks or something all up his fretboard as some sort of "press here" guide. Bottom support band, I recall, was a band called The Worst. The clue was in the name (without any irony) but I don't remember Warsaw being much better. A few months later I saw the newly named Joy Division supported by a band called The Curbed (or was it The Curbs) at Bolton Tech playing to about 20-30 people. I found JD's music tedious and dreary (yes, I know that was the point). Still, JD were actually better than the support but as the Curbed might have been the worst band I've ever seen in my life, then that's not really saying much. I'm sure JD improved later on but I'd stopped listening by then and what had been a vibrant Manchester punk scene was all getting a bit too pretentious.

For the record, I don't know anything about One Direction t-shirts and I didn't like Depeche Mode either... but then I don't think I ever saw them play (thankfully).

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Jul 15 2017 16:53
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I didn't hate them. They were nice enough lads but I just didn't rate them. I saw Warsaw at the Electric Circus up in Collyhurst, can't remember who was top billing. The Drones or the Buzzcocks maybe. Anyway, Warsaw were comparatively poor. If I remember rightly, I think the bass player had chalk marks or something all up his fretboard as some sort of "press here" guide. Bottom support band, I recall, was a band called The Worst. The clue was in the name (without any irony) but I don't remember Warsaw being much better. A few months later I saw the newly named Joy Division supported by a band called The Curbed (or was it The Curbs) at Bolton Tech playing to about 20-30 people. I found JD's music tedious and dreary (yes, I know that was the point). Still, JD were actually better than the support but as the Curbed might have been the worst band I've ever seen in my life, then that's not really saying much. I'm sure JD improved later on but I'd stopped listening by then and what had been a vibrant Manchester punk scene was all getting a bit too pretentious.

For the record, I don't know anything about One Direction t-shirts and I didn't like Depeche Mode either... but then I don't think I ever saw them play (thankfully).

Fair enough. I actually prefer their live performances to the studio albums (sometimes), though there are some fairly awful live recordings of them. You know you're a highly valued person within the JD fan scene if you indeed saw both Warsaw and JD live (somewhat of a JD fan myself, have the So this is Permanence collection of lyrics, photos and so on); I only came to know them through the wonders of the internet. I thought Depeche Mode's Violator has some nice tracks on it; cover art is neat-looking as well. What do you think of New Order then?

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Jul 15 2017 16:59
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Love old New Order (as in before the departure of Hook); haven't given much attention to their newer stuff. Nothing tops their former group JD in my opinion (which you'd be surprised that some people don't know about), though they dealt in different genres, punk and post-punk instead of new wave and synth. Curtis was a great lyricist and authored some pretty profound songs.

Joy Division were an awesome, gifted band- how anyone can listen to Dead Souls ,for example, or Shadowplay and not agree is strange.

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Jul 15 2017 17:13

Like I say, I lost interest in the ĺate 70s punk/post-punk scene and ended up playing in blues and soul bands round Salford. Later I left Manchester and never really followed any of them bands or their spin offs after that so can't really say much more.

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Jul 18 2017 18:25

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Jul 24 2017 16:01

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Jul 30 2017 23:02

beautiful. If you like that, then you'll probably like Ice Cube's newest "Good Cop Bad Cop"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSKRLZSzCXA

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Jul 31 2017 15:46
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beautiful. If you like that, then you'll probably like Ice Cube's newest "Good Cop Bad Cop"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSKRLZSzCXA

Powerful.

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Jul 31 2017 23:52

been jamming random Viking and black metal bands. tricky territory. lots of pagan bands, black metal bands, and Viking metal bands are idiot racists. I do love me some nice bouncy folk melodies tho

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Jul 31 2017 23:55

love some desmond dekker

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Aug 1 2017 10:24
Thunaraz wrote:
been jamming random Viking and black metal bands. tricky territory. lots of pagan bands, black metal bands, and Viking metal bands are idiot racists. I do love me some nice bouncy folk melodies tho

Yeah, some dodgy characters in that scene and also a fair amount of homophobes too from what I hear.

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Aug 1 2017 11:11

The Real Thing - Chip Taylor

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Aug 23 2017 03:48

Run The Jewels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCNzOQ2Ok8s

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