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I have been a big fan of iron Maiden for 35 years and they have never disappointed live. Unlike a lot of established bands they do not rely on past glories, most of the set was from the excellent latest “Book of souls” album, similar to download last year. Most old favourites are omitted, but not “ The number of the beast” and “Iron Maiden”. They were in fine form and their energy level has not diminished with age and they have no plans to call it a day soon. The stage show and pyrotechnics, largely based on the ancient Mayan civilisation, were something special. You really get your monies worth. It was good to see a lot of young people in the audience, showing classic rock still lives in.
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Sailed across the Milky Way
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I discovered her Little Dreamer album (2008) I tihink from one of those, if you liked that, you might like this recommendations on Amazon. I loved that. She appeared in the film 'An Education' as the nightclub singer, loved that. She produced an EP in 2013 - Wretched Body - I didn't get on with that at all. Spotted her doing a bit on a charity CD and got that. I even heard her being played on a trip to Wickes one day.
I spotted adverts for gigs occasionally, but they were always down south. Spotted this and persuaded two friends to go with me to hear her. I was a little apprehensive that she might not be as good as I hopes she would be.
I learned three things last night.
1. I've been mispronouncing her name. It's Row and in noise not a line.
2. She's the daughter of a preacher and when she told him she didn't like the church music because it was too high or too low for her, introduced her to Mahalia Jackson.
3. I should not have worried. She was wonderful. She has a voice that reaches right into me and, live, it was even better.
She's touring fight now. So, look out for her.
I did not really think i would enjoy it as much as i did. The 80's passed me by a bit as i was only very young and the bands i like where not there (The Smiths, The Cure etc etc) but i knew alot of the songs played. Highlight for me was 'From the Jam' which is original Jam member Bruce Foxton playing the Jam's greatest hits. Absolutely awesome, they kicked ass and sounded just like the real thing. Nick Hayward was also very good and Human League.
Ouch, my head hurts.
they probably wouldn't fill venues on their own but as a collective, fans do flog to it as they get VFM,
behind all that fluffy hair, powder puff, lip gloss and boys try to look like girls shit, there's some good stuff,
maybe of interest to you, i sometimes go in Youtube and these 80's revival gigs are huge in Germany and Russia and such like,have indulge a lot on these full concerts and go ''oh yeah, i remember that''.
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Kind of puts my experience in the shade. I would have appreciated a bit of shade yesterday - i sweated my nuts off.George Hincapie wrote:Mrs Hincapie and I saw the Stone Roses at Wembley last night. Very good.
Stone Roses would certainly be one to remember.
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I love The Bends and OK Computer but imo it goes downhill fast from there. The music is interesting but i find the singing on the later stuff just grates on me and i find it unemotional.
Best of what I've seen were The Pretenders, and Elbow were their usual wonderful selves.