Just a quick head up. This was recorded a few years ago but with only limited availability. It is now generally available.
This is the best live album I've heard in years — the sound quality is studio quality but with the energy of a live performance. As Scott says in the sleeve notes this was a band flying by the seat of its pants.
It was recorded a xmas so there are a couple fo xmas tunes — just to warn any other miserable bastards like me out there.
walkingdecay: I can't look at pictures of that smirking slug without wanting to throw.
Jun 28, 2020 13:31:40 GMT
ocarolan: ..up? or rotten tomatoes Pete? Or both? Probably the latter is best.
Jun 28, 2020 21:32:39 GMT
curmudgeon: The use of the nickname "Bubbles" made me think of Matt Lucas' character "Bubbles DeVere" and seeing our great leader doing (a) pressup after having a baby (poor woman!) there seems to be a connection somehow: "Bubbles Johnson? Bubbles DePfeffel?
Jun 29, 2020 12:46:24 GMT
walkingdecay: Clinical Support Bubbles in the event of an accidental press up that isn't fake?
Jun 30, 2020 11:46:39 GMT
NewDave: Boris Johnson seems to think he is a cross between Churchill and F D Roosevelt. Funny. When I look at him I see the bastard lovechild of Benny Hill and Harold Shipman.
Jun 30, 2020 17:19:27 GMT
walkingdecay: Hah! My wife says Roosevelt would be so affronted by the self-comparison he would beat Johnson into a heap of blubber with one of his walking sticks.
Jun 30, 2020 20:16:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Speaking of Benny he was a big fan of bluegrass and turned up at a lot of Bill Monroe gigs. There was one rule with him if you wrote gags though: never try to sell him any material because he'd refuse it and then blatantly steal it.
Jun 30, 2020 20:24:33 GMT
NewDave: I think he's a Hogarth for our times. But yeah, they're a bit grim. He's developing a symbolic language all his own. Steve McFadden's (Phil Mitchell from Eastenders) looks of disgust and resignation are a joy and manatees are meant to by symbols of hope
Jul 1, 2020 9:35:06 GMT
NewDave: Searching for the hidden Cilla Black can bring hours of entertainment. Or maybe that's just me.
Jul 1, 2020 9:35:41 GMT
walkingdecay: Maybe there's a hidden Cilla Black in everyone.
Jul 1, 2020 20:27:20 GMT
NewDave: Unleash your inner Cilla? The Personal Growth Weekend that's a lorra lorra laughs.
Jul 2, 2020 10:28:07 GMT
walkingdecay: Sadly the long awaited release of Homegrown hasn't granted us a vital missing piece of the Neil Young puzzle after all. I suspect Neil gets all his puzzle pieces from different boxes anyway.
Jul 2, 2020 20:33:04 GMT
walkingdecay: I still have a 'Release Potatoland' badge. Worth at least a million quid, I reckon.
Jul 2, 2020 20:36:51 GMT
NewDave: Johnson's greatest is achievement is making that blithe, insouciant lightweight Cameron seem statesmanlike. That LBC interview. Holy Cow!
Jul 3, 2020 9:05:04 GMT
walkingdecay: One of the weird things about that stupid virus is that symptoms reappear weeks later. Last week I felt like housebricks had replaced key joints of my body; now I find I can't taste anything again.
Jul 4, 2020 7:32:19 GMT
ocarolan: Housebricks for knees? There is mortar this virus than first appears! But sorry to hear that Pete - hope you will recover soon - all the best to you and Mrs Decay - stay safe.
Jul 4, 2020 9:46:16 GMT
walkingdecay: "mortar..." I like it!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:08 GMT