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Musical Annoyances

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Calling a group a band when they don't play instruments

Artists who are embarrassed or won't play any of their biggest hits because they want to "move on" - they're the songs that made you famous and probably very rich, idiots!!!

Artists who bring out "new" versions of there biggests hits to milk the cash cow and are more often than not poor reworkings or over produced.

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Artists who are embarrassed or won't play any of their biggest hits because they want to "move on" - they're the songs that made you famous and probably very rich, idiots!!!

I've been in several bands over the years, none of them particularly "made it" but believe me, you get a tad tired of playing the same old numbers after a few years. I know Phil Lynott said he never wanted to hear Whiskey in the Jar again, never mind play it.

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I've been in several bands over the years, none of them particularly "made it" but believe me, you get a tad tired of playing the same old numbers after a few years. I know Phil Lynott said he never wanted to hear Whiskey in the Jar again, never mind play it.

What a burden. And there's everyone else having to go to work to buy tickets to watch them hating it. We were discussing this very subject last night as it happens.

Fact is, bands get popular by certain songs. They can't then moan that the very thing that saved them from being yet another 'almost was' is tiresome: even if it is to them.

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I know Phil Lynott said he never wanted to hear Whiskey in the Jar again, never mind play it.

he is not alone

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he is not alone

I have you down as more of a Clancy Brothers man.

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I know Phil Lynott said he never wanted to hear Whiskey in the Jar again, never mind play it.

I thought it was Whiskey in the Giro. :blink:

There's an annoyance, singers who can't pronounce words correctly.

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I'm no musician, so I will bow to the greater insight of those who are. However, there must be ways of re-working a number to keep it 'fresh'. Some of the best known numbers have been around for years and have appeared as blues/jazz/rock/acoustic/vocal/big band, etc.

I could understand leaving it alone for a year or two, but 'never again' is a long, long time.

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I always wonder how the Killers feel about playing Mr Brightside at every concert. Maybe they are great full for having a song that is so popular.

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What a burden. And there's everyone else having to go to work to buy tickets to watch them hating it. We were discussing this very subject last night as it happens.

Fact is, bands get popular by certain songs. They can't then moan that the very thing that saved them from being yet another 'almost was' is tiresome: even if it is to them.

Well yes they can, and if they're any good they'll have new, fresh stuff just as good or better than their "classics"

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Well yes they can, and if they're any good they'll have new, fresh stuff just as good or better than their "classics"

Disagree. You go to see a band to hear the music you know and love. Sure, one or two new numbers are welcome 'this ones off the new lp...etc' but not playing their 'classics' is a rip off imo. If they want to get all pretensious about it, fine start another band; we've come to hear ' x y & z'

Gigs are not the place for showing how fed up you are of your back catalogue, they are a celebration of existing work. If you're bored with it, there's umpteen others waiting to take your place.

Case in point: my Mrs is a bit of a Squeeze fan. At Leeds O2 last night I noticed they are playing in Dec and asked her if she wanted to go. Is it unreasonable to expect them to play their old stuff and not just a set of new material?

I am always, but always , checking out new bands and don't believe in just playing 'greatest hits' LPs but gigs are different for established artists.

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synthesizers

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Queen.

Overblown, pompous, vapid drivel.

I saw them live once. :blush:

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Queen.

Overblown, pompous, vapid drivel.

I saw them live once. :blush:

aye

emotionally sterile

singer who sounded like he was being strangled.

Dedcent rhythm section though

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rock star biographies/autobiographies

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I have you down as more of a Clancy Brothers man.

no. its just I never want to hear Whiskey in the Jar again,

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I have you down as more of a Clancy Brothers man.

I'd say J's more of a Foster and Allen man. ;)

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I've been in several bands over the years, none of them particularly "made it" but believe me, you get a tad tired of playing the same old numbers after a few years. I know Phil Lynott said he never wanted to hear Whiskey in the Jar again, never mind play it.

Probably explains why they didn't play it live. I first saw them as early as '75 and they'd already stopped playing it by then.

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Liz Green every afternoon on Radio Leeds. She knows absolutely knack all about music. She once interviewed Terry Uttley of Smokie for an hour, during which she constantly referred to his instrument as a "bass" guitar ... pronounced as in "sea bass"!!

Please shunt her off to some all-talk show, then I won't bother listening to that either.

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Liz Green every afternoon on Radio Leeds. She knows absolutely knack all about music. She once interviewed Terry Uttley of Smokie for an hour, during which she constantly referred to his instrument as a "bass" guitar ... pronounced as in "sea bass"!!

Please shunt her off to some all-talk show, then I won't bother listening to that either.

That sums up Leeds/Bradford music.

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That sums up Leeds/Bradford music.

He plays a cheeky lob from the bass line and................................... :)

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That sums up Leeds/Bradford music.

Isn't that a contradiction?

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Isn't that a contradiction?

Normally, you would think so. However, Leeds Bradford isn't normal. It's a bit like St George Illawarra.

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Some disturbing suggestions on this thread.

Mine are: ska, modern R&B, boy bands, key changes when a song doesn't need one and brass instruments.

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