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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:28 pm

Another chance to see the wonderful Robert Wyatt performance of Shipbuilding on The Old Grey Whistle Test selection this evening. It was on in that series of highlights a while back. Very nice indeed. I love seeing his little leg waggle madly as he sings so intensely with his eyes closed. Nice piano too. was Elvis ever on the OGWT, do we know? Maybe he was on tonight's! I left it taping, knowing the Smiths were on. Don't think I've seen that. And there's The Importance Of being Morrissey on C4 on Sunday, and Lloyd Cole's on the Wossie radio show on Saturday (with a new LP to plug).

80s heaven revisited! Absurd the way that decade gets dissed when there so many good things coming out.

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Postby stormwarning » Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:34 pm

80s heaven revisited! Absurd the way that decade gets dissed when there so many good things coming


Couldn't agree more Otis. I didn't contribute to the 80's thread, but some of my very favourite albums were made in the 80's. Orange Juice, Win, Bunnymen, The The, Scritti, The Fall, Rip Rig & Panic/Float Up CP, Smiths, ACR, Redskins, Shriekback, The Jam, Specials, Joy Division etc etc etc. Even James were cool in those days.

I copied a load of my 80's Vinyl tracks to CD last year, and made a 2-CD compilation called "The 80's for Groovy F*ckers". I defy anybody not to love it. I'm not one to say "Oh, things were so much better in the 80's" because I don't believe that at all, but the non-mainstream Indie music coming out of the UK at that time was as good as anything produced before or since.

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:00 am

I'm soooo looking forward to the Morrissey docu. Isn't it the first tv interview he's done in like, 10 years?
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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:57 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:... was Elvis ever on the OGWT, do we know?


He was definitely on in 1986, when EC&As played 2 or 3 songs from B&C. EC placed the KoA crown on Andy Kershaw's head as he introduced them!
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Postby stormwarning » Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:31 am

Wow I remember that ! Thanks for the memory, I think I have a video somewhere in my mum's loft....
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Postby martinfoyle » Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:22 am

He was definitely on in 1986, when EC&As played 2 or 3 songs from B&C. EC placed the KoA crown on Andy Kershaw's head as he introduced them![/quote]

The audio of these performances can be found on the Four Eyes One Vision boot cdr.

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Postby Jackson Doofster » Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:14 pm

I seem to recall that two of them were 'Hope you're Happy' and 'Uncomplicated' - what was the other ?
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Postby martinfoyle » Sun Jun 08, 2003 5:31 pm

Jackson Doofster wrote:I seem to recall that two of them were 'Hope you're Happy' and 'Uncomplicated' - what was the other ?


Leave My Kitten Alone, which he also did a few days previously in Dublin at Self Aid.


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