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sbj54



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:24 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

You've got to hand to to E**** J*** - he did sign AH and Radiator to R***** Records in the 1970s.  That apart, I loved his music in the 70s and 80s, and saw and heard several live performances at which he seemed to be the business.  Then I saw him on TV do a live solo set at the piano in the late 90s - and also at the Diamond Jubilee gig four years ago.  Well, he wasn't miming...but I'll leave it at that.
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Aaron Kosminsky



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I didn't like EJ even in the 70s or 80s, apart from the Don't Shoot Me album which had a couple of good singles on it. Then came Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting, a risible attempt to buy into the Boot Boy subculture which was unquestionably the most unfortunate aspect of the early 70s.

I saw him performing a set on TV in 1976 and he looked fat, middle aged, and bald - which you can't hold against him but so did the music. That same week, Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder review was also televised and I remember physically trembling. The contrast between the two performers was remarkable.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but although I agree a lot of his later work has been disappointing, I personally think that Elton John produced a string of classic albums in the 70s that have stood the test of time.

I also have a lot of time for Springsteen - sorry to disagree with other expressed sentiments. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree with Mick above.  A further thought - bearing in mind that Bruce Springsteen has always been happy to appear on stage with other big names as well as cover a wealth of non-original songs in concert, if only Alan Hull had lived longer, I could perfectly well see the two of them performing live together and trading verses on 'Run For Home', 'We Can Swing Together', or any other Lindisfarne song you like to name.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys, we'll need to differ on this. I'm hardly qualified to offer a serious critique of either of these two internationally acclaimed superstars, I only intend to say that neither of them grabs me. If this was what music was and all that music was, I wouldn't bother to have a CD player.

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