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« Nov 10, 2017 23:43:36 GMT via mobile »
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A band that most of us on Oasis Forum absolutely loved back in 2003/04. But now we're all older, with water under the bridge and Mahoney going veggie, what's your take on them?

I went back to the debut for the first time in years and found myself loving it. Think it stands up really well. They were well ahead of their time, completely out of step with their contemporaries. Then there was the fact they were a bunch of shy teenage jakes from Leeds, fronted by a guy who clearly had issues, it's no wonder they didn't quite reach the heights they deserved. A 10/10 live band on their day.

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« Nov 11, 2017 6:12:39 GMT via mobile »
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To think this thread will get the love MGMT didn't...

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« Nov 11, 2017 8:32:55 GMT »
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i revisited it a while back and remember thinking the opposite and that it had dated quite badly. could be a decent idea for a thread series though now we're all old and middle aged. revisit albums from our youths when we were all young full of spunk and i had a bit of hair left.

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« Nov 11, 2017 10:05:03 GMT via mobile »
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The second album was a bit of a turkey, even if the singles were alright. I have no desire to give the third album another go

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« Nov 12, 2017 22:46:48 GMT via mobile »
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Saw them at Blackpool Ballroom and once met them at another gig around the same time, pretty sure it was The Hives, but being young and naive and slightly too mad4it for my own good, the only thing I could think to ask them aside from getting a £5 note signed was - "do you like Oasis?"



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« Nov 14, 2017 12:21:53 GMT »
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Had the debut blasting last week while i went for a walk. It stands the test of time for me, the only tune on it I've never really been a fan of was 'Getaway'.

Talking of revisiting records from our youth I've also been listening to the Twang's debut quite a bit.

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« Nov 15, 2017 6:29:40 GMT »
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The Music were such a big deal for me. I remember seeing the original version of Take The Long Road on MTV2 & thinking that this was going to the new Stone Roses. I was gutted to find out that the single was only available on Vinyl & not Cd, who the fuck did only vinyl releases in 2001? I got all the old demos like Rose Walk Winter Garden from AUDIO-GALAXY and they saw me through until they put out more music. Anyway I had tickets for my second ever gig for the Oasis Noise & Confusion tour at Shepherd's bush & was so excited when they were added as support. Rob came out in an Argentina shirt and they were booed before they'd even plugged in. I remember they got pints thrown at them & heckled between songs & the more hostile the PAKER MONKEYS became the more furious Rob Harvey seemed to dance. I thought they were just fucking brilliant... Noel Gallagher called them the worst band to ever support Oasis shortly after.

Was so excited when the Fuck Me EP came out as well as the couple of singles prior to the record, would finish work & be buzzing to go to HMV to pick them up. The album came out of course I loved it, though even then I knew it wasn't the classic that I wanted it to be. Still I played the fuck out of it & saw them every time they played TCOTU, they were always a great live act.

The second album had its moments, though they went for a harder sound rather than a more dance-orientated groove which put me off a bit. Saw them a few times on that tour & they were still great yet I lost a bit of interest by then. I'd got into all the cool American bands a year or two late so was into that & then the Stands and all them scouse acts came along which I was obsessed with by then so I wasn't too bothered about the Music any longer.

Never did give Strength In Numbers the time of day, I remember there being a few good tunes on there but I wasn't too interest by then. Though did see them play the Barfly, ULU & then their last TCOTU gig at Brixton which were all fantastic. I must have seen them over ten times & I can't remember ever seeing them do a bad gig.

A funny story, when Harvey joined the Streets I added him on facebook. He was making these whiny teenage-emo posts on a daily basis so I replied with something probably along the lines of "stop fucking moaning" & he sent me this huge private message telling me how "real" he is & how hard he works... I actually felt a little bad so didn't even reply :D He deleted me a few days later.

Last time I saw him was in a tent with about 20 people with JP when he did his The DOT project with Mike Skinner, Skinner looked like he wanted to die throughout :D

The biggest story though is how STOCKY acquired a CD of rare & unreleased tracks by them & made me a copy that he said he'd post to me when he got a chance. For years he made his excuses over MSN to me "I've no stamps", "I think it's under my bed, I'll find it when I get the time". I'm still waiting you cunt.


I did have a listen to their early stuff a few years back, I'm not so sure they hold up greatm though I still think they made some outstanding tracks & the era that arrived were pretty much unlike any other act about. I've got fond memories of them for sure.

This blast of nostalgia has reminded me of THE RAIN BAND who I saw support the Music a couple of times. They'd probably have been huge had they came out same time as Kasabian


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« Nov 15, 2017 7:43:03 GMT »
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Good post Karl. No one has put that much effort into analysing a band's entire career since Swedish supremo hp*Hustveit quit the forum in 2004.

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« Nov 15, 2017 9:27:58 GMT via mobile »
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« Nov 15, 2017 13:13:08 GMT »
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« Nov 15, 2017 13:18:59 GMT »
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A funny story, when Harvey joined the Streets I added him on facebook. He was making these whiny teenage-emo posts on a daily basis so I replied with something probably along the lines of "stop fucking moaning" & he sent me this huge private message telling me how "real" he is & how hard he works... I actually felt a little bad so didn't even reply :D He deleted me a few days later.


He suffered quite badly with mental illness, didn't he? There was a campaign a little while back that both he and Bill Ryder-Jones were involved with where they spoke, quite candidly, about their issues. There was a short video with them discussing it as well.

I think I liked the idea of the Music more than the actual music. I had all those early singles on CD as it was obviously around that time where all these new bands were coming along. I liked the way they had that uniformed aesthetic, the swirly cover image on all those singles (and album) looked great, I did really like 'The People' as well.

Was also excited to see them support Oasis at those Noise and Confusion gigs until I realised they weren't supporting on the night I was going, we had 'The Burn' who were robustly forgettable and faded into obscurity. I never did see the Music live.

By the time the Music's album came out, I was already well into the Strokes & had seen them live and that sort of music was just sitting with me a lot more comfortably, the more Stone Rosey elements of the Music was not really my bag as I've never really been into that sort thing that much and once the Libertines and The Coral came into my life, the Music just sounded too much like a dated version of the 90's, and I never bothered again.

Plus, those fucking jeans are unforgivable.


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« Nov 15, 2017 15:56:41 GMT »
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I can't remember the last time I actually made it to an indie night, but it should be compulsory for The People to be on the playlist for all of them. One of the best singles of that era, by anyone.

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« Nov 15, 2017 16:14:05 GMT »
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I'd pay at least £7 to watch Rhino & ROD Harvey attempting to pull off Rob's dance moves to The People circa 2005.

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« Nov 15, 2017 21:04:06 GMT »
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You'd need to have Ross Forgan asleep in the corner for full period effect.

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« Nov 15, 2017 21:44:05 GMT via mobile »
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The biggest story though is how STOCKY acquired a CD of rare & unreleased tracks by them & made me a copy that he said he'd post to me when he got a chance. For years he made his excuses over MSN to me "I've no stamps", "I think it's under my bed, I'll find it when I get the time". I'm still waiting you cunt.


Fucks SAKE Stocky. I really want to hear this now. I don't care if the tracks have been on available on YouTube for years. I want a CD-R of unreleased Music tracks, and I want one now!

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« Nov 16, 2017 19:31:59 GMT »
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A funny story, when Harvey joined the Streets I added him on facebook. He was making these whiny teenage-emo posts on a daily basis so I replied with something probably along the lines of "stop fucking moaning" & he sent me this huge private message telling me how "real" he is & how hard he works... I actually felt a little bad so didn't even reply :D He deleted me a few days later.
He suffered quite badly with mental illness, didn't he? There was a campaign a little while back that both he and Bill Ryder-Jones were involved with where they spoke, quite candidly, about their issues. There was a short video with them discussing it as well.

I think I liked the idea of the Music more than the actual music. I had all those early singles on CD as it was obviously around that time where all these new bands were coming along. I liked the way they had that uniformed aesthetic, the swirly cover image on all those singles (and album) looked great, I did really like 'The People' as well.

Was also excited to see them support Oasis at those Noise and Confusion gigs until I realised they weren't supporting on the night I was going, we had 'The Burn' who were robustly forgettable and faded into obscurity. I never did see the Music live.

By the time the Music's album came out, I was already well into the Strokes & had seen them live and that sort of music was just sitting with me a lot more comfortably, the more Stone Rosey elements of the Music was not really my bag as I've never really been into that sort thing that much and once the Libertines and The Coral came into my life, the Music just sounded too much like a dated version of the 90's, and I never bothered again.

Plus, those fucking jeans are unforgivable.



Speaking of mental illness, please tell me it ain't true about Mahoney going veggie?!

Poor cunt.

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Titchjuicy m8 I think that post has been lagging since 2014.

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« Nov 17, 2017 8:21:40 GMT »
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Jesus, I've only received abuse in almost every thread for the past 4 years for it.

Rod, wait until he finds out about your mini-train!

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Jesus, I've only received abuse in almost every thread for the past 4 years for it.

Rod, wait until he finds out about your mini-train!


Typical veggie response.


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« Nov 17, 2017 19:37:12 GMT »
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Jesus, I've only received abuse in almost every thread for the past 4 years for it.

Rod, wait until he finds out about your mini-train!



No harm in dragging it out though eh

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