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Two of my favourites are Whisky in the Jar done by Metallica and the Temper Trap’s version of Dancing in the Dark. 

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I once saw a Leonard  Cohen performance. The entire set played was lifeless. 

He sang Bird on a Wire and must have realised how dire the performance was because he sang it again and it was still dire.

 

 

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Funky Town by Psuedo Echo :t:

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On 3/13/2021 at 1:32 PM, Bagpuss said:

Two of my favourites are Whisky in the Jar done by Metallica and the Temper Trap’s version of Dancing in the Dark. 

saw Temper Trap at UEA a few years ago, very good live

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Wonderwall by Mike Flowers Pops. A musical emetic.

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3 hours ago, stevehone said:

saw Temper Trap at UEA a few years ago, very good live

Yep saw them about ten years ago at Shepherd’s Bush, really good. 

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On 3/11/2021 at 1:33 PM, Humphrey Appleby said:

The Wedding Present have had a few members down the years, but I don't think you could ever put them in the goth category... :D

Talking about bands who've had lots of members, Mark E. Smith (who had an estimated 66 members in The Fall over 42 years) managed to butcher Captain Beefheart's Dropout Boogie during his legendary (for being inebriated) Glastonbury 2015 performance... ~29 minutes into the set... :D

He did at least sober up enough to get through "Theme From Sparta FC" later in the set, which some might (vaguely) recognise from BBC Final Score. 

Yeah, good point, Hussey formed The Mission, not The Wedding Present, after sisters of mercy, all Leeds bands when I was there!

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8 minutes ago, DC2 said:

Yeah, good point, Hussey formed The Mission, not The Wedding Present, after sisters of mercy, all Leeds bands when I was there!

Leeds indeed, although I see someone mentioned Sleeper. Their guitarist is now in the Wedding Present and Louise Wener has also been collaborating with them recently. 

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23 hours ago, Mr. Clemens said:

 

I once saw a Leonard  Cohen performance. The entire set played was lifeless. 

 

 

 

What exactly were you expecting from a Leonard Cohen performance?

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3 hours ago, norbold said:

What exactly were you expecting from a Leonard Cohen performance?

 

 

Inspiration :)

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Mr. Clemens said:

 

 

Inspiration :)

 

 

 

And yet you’re still here.  :D

Wasn’t suicide in his repertoire?

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On 3/15/2021 at 7:39 PM, DC2 said:

And yet you’re still here.  :D

Wasn’t suicide in his repertoire?

 

Quite the opposite.

The suicide tag came from a song called Dress Rehearsal Rag on Songs of Love and Hate.

It was about someone who intended suicide but didn't do it, the inference being there was no intention of suicide in the first place

'The cameras pan to the stand in stunt man - Dress Rehearsal Rag'

 

The rest of the songs on the album are inspirational especially Last Years Man

Listen to the album Recent Songs - for me the best thing he ever did

 

 

Edited by Mr. Clemens

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3 hours ago, Blupanther said:

No one covered Heroes quite like Motorhead. I met Lemmy a few times, and he certainly had an 'interesting' lifestyle...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J06yQb4lbPk

 

Or their live version of the Holland - Dozier - Holland track 'Leaving Here'. One of my very few claims to fame is buying him a drink when he came into the Mulberry Tree behind the Ipswich Gaumont after the gig on either the Bomber or Ace of Spades tour, a claim I no doubt share with thousands! Not sure what he said in conversation as my ears were ringing and did for days. If I'd known then what I know now I'd have asked for a contribution towards the hearing aids I now have to wear!

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