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Pub Rock - a virtual compilation ought to include :

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Posted on 2 Jun 2012 18:38:58 BDT
Bands I've seen in pubs would include:

The Vapours (of one-off hit Turning Japanese fame) - The Wooden Bridge, Guildford run by Mick McManus... remember him?

Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance at the Half Moon, Putney

The Stranglers at the Hope & Anchor, Islington

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack (minus Christine McVie) also at The Wooden Bridge

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2012 19:23:11 BDT
Collette says:
Whitesnake "Here I Go Again 1987"
Thin Lizzy "The Boys Are Back In Town"
Guns n Roses "Paradise City"
The Black Crowes "Hard To Handle"
Quireboys "Hey You"

That'd be my £1 well sent!

Posted on 2 Jun 2012 19:50:02 BDT
Blastronaut says:
On the jukebox in the (now derelict, boarded up) boozer on our street...

Since You Been Gone
More Than A Feeling
The Boys Are Back In Town
Don't Fear The Reaper

Can't remember the others; s'bin a long time!

Posted on 2 Jun 2012 21:48:49 BDT
Grimmy says:
An while we're at it, who remembers Larry DeBray, The Bishop's French manager with the green beard....?

Posted on 2 Jun 2012 23:06:00 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Any Sweet tune...for the B sides! Brilliant stuff!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2012 13:00:47 BDT
cheers for the info - I thought Johnny Kidd and the Pirates were 50s rather than 70s...better start taking my pills again

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 15:49:57 BDT
Lez Lee says:
KO73 you don't need your pills - J. Kidd & Co. were '59 − 66 but had a renaissance '76 − 2010. (Wiki)

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 16:34:58 BDT
ah interesting..but sadly I do still need pills...cheers

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 16:57:15 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Good call on the king of pub/neckerchief rock...Ronnie Lane. Must mention good old Albert Lee who is STILL playing pubs in Kent. And for anyone who was on the seventies West London music scene, the legendary Basil's Balls-Up Band.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 15:47:13 BDT
AJ says:
Ill have a butchers at some of these on youtube!

Won't be the same though without a dimpled glass of tetley and a few dollybirds in tight flares, methinks??

BTW does anyone still see dimpled glasses in their local these days??

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 16:06:31 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Dimpled lasses with dimpled asses yes but no glasses I'm afraid.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 16:13:52 BDT
Lez Lee says:
That a nudist pub then BN?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 16:41:58 BDT
AJ says:
Am i right in thinking they were banned??

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 16:53:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jun 2012 16:53:27 BDT
Ravenshead used to make them until about 10 years ago or so. I have a feeling they ceased production around then due to lack of call for them, their design being surpassed by the 'Nonic' glass pint with a classic collar flange! Most pubs still have a few dimpled mugs for the old gits and they can still be bought from specialist makers.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 17:25:37 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Maybe they went because you couldn't stack them when collecting the empties and the handles would make them a problem to fit in the dishwasher?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 17:27:14 BDT
Spacepig says:
Just the job for bouncing off of idiots heads though.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 17:44:06 BDT
Crikey, KO'73 - I think I have a 7" single by Slender Loris somewhere!

Has anyone mentioned the great Brinsley Schwarz yet? They made some fine records & memorably covered EC's classic (WSFA) Love Peace & Understanding, and of course featured Nick Lowe, with some excellent songs.

They transmogrified into the Rumour, to become Graham Parker's superb band that played foil to GP on a slew of fantastic albums.

They (GP & R) gave some of the best live gigs I ever saw; my fave was @ Manchester Palace Theatre with Southside Johnny & Asbury Dukes - still in my likely top 10 all time great gigs amongst the hundreds I must've been to over the past 45+ years -damn near literally brought down the house.

Heard Mark Radcliffe talking about the same gig awhile ago, so I do have a famous witness.


Posted on 4 Jun 2012 19:11:40 BDT
Soundsearcher - wow - I remember their lead singer - Slender Loris - was a character, angular slithery dancer.....didn't know that The Rumour were begat by Brinsley Schwarz - I thought maybe Rockpile....could do with a tree out of that family rock tree bok Peter Frame used to, still might, do....on the subject of Peace Love and Understanding - I'm sure it was Nick Lowe wrote that for Brinsley, and EC was a fan..he used, still does that great song and another Nick Lowe song heart of the City. Saw Costello live in Brum a couple of weeks ago, great show and he did both those songs....creak....rough seas ? ah joints...fifty years of time and gravity will do that to the sturdiest back bones

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 19:12:08 BDT
AJ says:
A line from Wikipedia
"In 1974, pub rock was the hottest scene in London.At that point it seemed that nearly every large pub in London was supplying live music, along with hot snacks and the occasional stripper"

Oh, for a pub rock renaissance!!!

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 19:37:21 BDT
was it just London....

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 20:42:37 BDT
Well, KO '73, I'd recommend this excellent Brinsley best of...

Surrender To The Rhythm

IIRC, the band included not only master songsmith Nick Lowe, but Brinsley (gtr) & Bob Andrews (pno), but not sure if Martin Belmont was also in their ranks before Rumour had him too.

Not really pub rock later on, but GP & Rumour-mongers among us will refer you to absolute classics such as "Pouring It All Out" (great song, great vocals & brilliant clipped guitar fills/mini-solo) and " Fools Gold", a snowballing, slow-burning fireball of a song (work that one out, matey). One of the few great bands of late 70s / early 80s.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 21:27:52 BDT
Sparky says:
For the intellectuals I would have to insist on something from Ian Dury, possibly not quite the right genre but definitely belongs in the pub.
Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll, maybe.

Chas and Dave too, always a good knees up,
I don't care, I don't care, I don't care if he comes round here
I've got my beer in the sideboard here let Mother sort it out if he comes round here... Gertcha, Rabbit, Rabbit, God Bless the Queen Mum....

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 23:14:27 BDT
Brinsley is a world class guitar technician the last I heard. A guy I know got him to service and tweak his Tele and he was most impressed with the results.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2012 07:57:01 BDT
Val H. says:
ko 73

Here's the tree you need:

Posted on 5 Jun 2012 08:27:43 BDT
Mark53 says:
One of the best bands i ever saw in a pub was called AMERICAN TRAIN they came at just the beginning of punk, lots of hair, solo's and thought they'd try their luck in the good ol' U.K but arrived just when this stuff was frowned upon, Shame as they really worked hard for a reaction and finally got it. Anyone know of them? I would love to find out if they ever recorded.
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