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Bruce Springy at Glastonbury

Bonzo3legs 28 Jun 09 - 03:38 PM
breezy 28 Jun 09 - 05:38 PM
McGrath of Harlow 28 Jun 09 - 06:40 PM
gnu 28 Jun 09 - 06:53 PM
Steve Shaw 28 Jun 09 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,Dave MacKenzie 28 Jun 09 - 08:26 PM
Suegorgeous 28 Jun 09 - 08:44 PM
theleveller 29 Jun 09 - 03:33 AM
breezy 29 Jun 09 - 03:48 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 29 Jun 09 - 04:09 AM
Will Fly 29 Jun 09 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Mad Spaniel 29 Jun 09 - 04:46 AM
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Zen 29 Jun 09 - 08:21 AM
Banjiman 29 Jun 09 - 08:34 AM
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Subject: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 03:38 PM

Awful, dire - unbelievably bad.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: breezy
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 05:38 PM

I agree, mind you after spending the evening attending an Eric Bogle concert not many would compare favourably.

The Boss?

tell the Boss to f cough

even my 16 year old son lost interest

waste of time ,space a electricity.

Over rated and over the hill

Gimme a blast of Quo any day

Or the Stones

who says Neil Young can sing

Stick Bob Dylan down with one guitar and ask him to play , get rid of the baggage

bring back Peter Paul and Mary


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 06:40 PM

Just been watching on BBC iplayer, and I couldn't disagree more with both of you.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: gnu
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 06:53 PM

Same here... yesterday, one fan turned out at the Moncton Magnetic Hill Concert to hear Jon Bon Jovi... and about 29,999 fans turned out to hear Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings! They got their own way ta rock and it's good fer yer soul!

Intro act? Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings got more tunes in their finger nails than someone who can't spell his own name right. But, I am sure Jonny boyo sold tickets to middle-aged teen girls... yeeeccch.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 06:57 PM

Energy, talent, audience in palm of hand, a real band playing real instruments, atmosphere... Not my kind o' stuff at all really, but at least I can recognise something bloody good when I see it.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 08:26 PM

Just been watching the highlights and da Boss done ok (so did Quo). Nick Cave was, well, Nick Cave. Don't know what Tom Jones was like - switched channels as a reflex action. Lily Allen lacks edge considering her Dad, and what's the fuss about Bat for Lashes. Oh and Amadou and Mariam were top notch.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 08:44 PM

Bbbbbut......did anyone see Fleet Foxes? how were they??


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: theleveller
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 03:33 AM

Watched it last night. The Boss was absolutely amazing!!!!! Even my cynical 18-year old was impressed. He just wiped the floor with the fat old twats like Crosby, Stills and Nash - haven't those guys looked in a mirror in the last 30 years and realised how embarrassing they are?


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: breezy
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 03:48 AM

They should maybe play folk clubs then


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 04:09 AM

Loads of muscle and not much music.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 04:26 AM

I've never bothered about Springsteen's own particular output, and I've never cared for "stadium" rock, but he puts it across well, he's a showman and he writes some ok rock songs. I DID like his Seeger Sessions Band work - which made me take a closer look at what he'd done overall. I wouldn't go to see him (in his normal mode) myself, but I can appreciate hard work and doing the business.

Really, all that most comments on rock musicians show is the personal taste of the commentator, and this thread is no exception. I have to confess that I have NEVER cared for Dave Crosby and care for him less as I get older. As for saying that old embarassing "twats" like him should play in folk clubs, all I can say is - by the standards of the singing and playing and humour in the "Royal" session at Dungworth on Saturday night (Bradfield weekend), Crosby and his chums would have had a hard time keeping up.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: GUEST,Mad Spaniel
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 04:46 AM

My dad's bigger than your dad!
Just enjoy the music, you mindless zealots


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 05:45 AM

Having a personal preference for a particular type of music or a particular performer is not being a "mindless zealot" - it's simply having a preference. There's no need to try and enjoy the music of someone you've listened to and honestly don't like.

However, making comparisons between one performer and another says more about the person making the comparison - beauty being in the eye of... and all that...


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: GUEST,Mad Spaniel
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 06:42 AM

Then why was this thread started?
I enjoy all types of music from Cajun to Cambodian.
Yes i love Bruce and he does try his utmost to put on a good show not sit in a cold corner of a bar somewhere suffering for their art.
P.s i'm quite often in the other corner muttering into my pint!


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Stu
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 07:00 AM

He was brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Brakn
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 07:21 AM

Top man.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: theleveller
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 07:24 AM

"Then why was this thread started?"

Because Bonzo/Uncle Boko likes to play the troll from time to time and can't get away with it on the Beeb board.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 07:27 AM

I thought David Crosby sang wonderfully, and - as ever - the harmony singing was terrific. Petty we only had one Stephen Stills song i.e "For What it's Worth".


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: LesB
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:04 AM

I thought CS&N were much better than I expected. Dave Crosby's voice was better than ever, Grahan Nash looks too damn fit & sang well, & SS can still play as well as ever.
Sounded pretty good for a bunch of pensioners.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: breezy
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:11 AM

Its mostly banal writing anyway

They dont come anywhere near Eric Bogle's penmanship

its just pop entertainment and the masses are brain washed by media exposure and hype

Now Cliff Richard puts on a really good show

yankee crap is not always for me, my taste is probably more demanding in standards of literacy


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Zen
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:21 AM

CS&N were good. Although I generally don't care too much for "stadium rock" and "rock anthems" I thought Bruce Springsteen's performance was excellent and full of energy.

Of course there will always be the begrudgers.

Zen


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:34 AM

Missed CSN and unfortunately Y (The man's a genius, who else could have written "Old Shep" and have been taken seriously?).

I thought Springsteen was great at what he does.

Breezy, you want to hear good songwriting? Listen to Springsteen's "The River" it's got that Boglesque hopelessness down to a tee! I would agree that not all his songs tug the heartstrings in the same way..... but that is not the point of stadium rock is it?

Paul


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:37 AM

Watching bits & bobs of Glasto over the weekend I just kept thinking how lucky I was not to be there to be subjected to this dreary parade of increasingly tedious geriatric old farts going through the motions in some sick perversion of the 60's myth. Neil Young?? As I keep saying to my wife (born 1974 and an ardent Neil Young fan) I was born in 1961 - I'm too young for Neil Young! Coming of musical age circa 74-77 precluded any appreciation of such sixties throw-backs; too much else to get excited about, but always with reverence to my true cultural heritage!

Anyway - back in 1984, if they'd televised Glasto back then, we would have been treated to the full-on majesty that was Fela Kuti and Egypt 80:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4AA6EuZe-k

I saw Fairport at Glasto in 1984 too, quite the saddest pastiche of music I've ever witnessed, especially with Swarb chastising the audience for not dancing like they did fifteen years earlier! At least I think it was Swarb; he was in my dream the other night and was something like 15 foot high.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: GREEN WELLIES
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 08:56 AM

I take it you're not a fan then Breezy ?

Spring's music is great, especially if you're driving.

I suppose if people want to go, can afford it, and enjoy it then it sounds OK to me. Personally I dont do camping and mud, not when there are perfectly good hotels to be had.

Husband want to go next year (oh god!) I've asked if I can just have the ticket money and go shopping.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Anne Lister
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 09:16 AM

Just back from Glastonbury. Didn't see Springsteen - or any of the headliners apart from a bit of the Specials - because I hate big crowds and anyway unless you were up to the stage you saw it on screens and might as well have seen it on telly at home. Did hear Fairport (from outside the marquee), who sounded good, and Ray Davies (ditto, ditto). Did catch Eliza Carthy, who was great, and Edward II, who were excellent ...and Mitch Benn, and Arthur Smith, and We Are Klang, who were very, very funny.
I'd be reluctant to do Glastonbury again, though, as a performer, because of the complete lack of consideration I had as a performer. Probably a new thread....


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 04:26 PM

How was Rolf Harris anyway?


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 03:43 PM

"How was Rolf Harris anyway?"

Probably great, but there'll still be the usual crop of Mudcat moaning whingeing buggers complaining he's not a very good wobble-board player, or that the third leg's a false one and not a real leg at all, or that they're too young to remember him when he was famous, or ...............I give up.

And The Boss was up to his usual high standard, which is streets ahead of whoever is the latest faddy-trendy-silly-hairstyle-strange-accent-pimply-faced-here-today-gone-tomorrow craze.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 04:02 PM

Rolf Harris caused a serious nuisance this year. For some reason they put him on the Jazz/World stage instead of the Pyramid(main). Which resulted in nearly the entire audience at the festival trying to trek from the main stage(and elsewhere) to Jazz, which resulted in the most atrocious congestion. Tastes may change over the years, but dear old Rolf is still the most compelling crowd puller, especially as he covers all age groups(everybody who has ever been a child, basically).


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 04:34 PM

I like BruceS, or rather, I used to buy his records and listen to him a lot when I was a student about 30 years ago (and I bought a couple of his recent CDs too, like the post-9/11 The Rising, which is haunting) but I did think his sound over the telly sounded very muddy compared with others. (I don't like that "BROOOOOSSSS!" thing his fans yell, like booing).

Status Quo is a band I've never consciously bought anything of, or sat down to listen to (though they were often on the radio and played at school dances when I was a teenager) but I thought their set sounded crisp and tight and a lot of rollicking good fun. I still have no desire to buy any of their stuff, mind.

A bit like Iggy Pop at Glastonbury a couple of years ago... I've never bought any of their stuff either, but their televised set was mesmerising: they looked like a pumped-up bunch of maniacal old paedophiles who'd just broken out of the maximum-security facility they were supposed to be banged up in until they died.

Neil Young is a law unto himself, rolling and rambling and rocking in all directions wherever he pleases over his 30 albums or whatever it is, sometimes magnificent, sometimes offering "A Piece Of Crap". I saw him live in 1976 in a basketball stadium in South Carolina with Steve "Long May You Run" Stills, great stuff. An amazing "Southern Man". There was some kind of a temp power cut and he did space-seed-dream "After The Goldrush" solo on a piano... luckily I was only about 20 feet from him, the people at the back can't have heard much.

For those who didn't check into Anne Lister's thread on the travails of being a lowly solo non-headliner performer, here's the link to some of my photos of the magical twinkly short city in the cow fields from the top of Glastonbury Tor on Sunday night.


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Subject: RE: Bruce Springy at Glastonbury
From: evansakes
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 04:38 PM

Ref the "atrocious congestion" experienced en route to see Rolf Harris on the Jazz/World stage.

Could you have been hampered by the fascinating witches who put the scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the Court of King Caractacus....?

No doubt there were just passing by....


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