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Initial post: 4 Mar 2014 22:21:54 GMT
One Dire Act Son - aren't they just amazing?
Which other British acts richly deserve a **it Award?

Posted on 6 Mar 2014 09:16:10 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
They sure are a phenomenal array of talent the like which we've never seen in the history of music and their success is richly deserved. Meanwhile back in the real world Simon Cowell should be pegged out in a desert and covered in honey waiting to be nibbled to death by swarms of locusts. 1D justify the old adage that children should not only be not heard but also not seen, at least they're 25. Thanks to my own I've been subjected to dreck like Olly Murs.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 09:59:32 GMT
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Brass Neck says:
It's only dreck because you're old. Did you never like bands and artists as a kid that were clearly aimed at the pop market but which the older you wouldn't care to hear again? For me it was Mud, G**y G*****r, and Suzy Quattro - great when I was 13/14, wouldn't give them the time of day now. Of course you might wish to be disingenuous and claim to have been born with great musical taste ....... aye, tell that t'kids o' today and they won't believe yer!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 10:24:17 GMT
dinny forget showaddywaddy, whose 1st 2 singles were stomping magnificence, and whose attire inspired me to buy my first pair of suede creepers, oh, how i wanted a drape suit!
and i think that's why we look back at early to mid 70s pop with such fondness. they dressed so ridiculously, a trend which continued well into the 80s. now, it's impossible to tell your current fave boyband from any number of street corner youths. and maybe that's what simon cowell et al are shooting for.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 10:33:04 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Whatever. I still think all these X Factor clones are uninspired dreck yet I have time for some current pop acts. Just think these days the girls are mostly doing it way better. As a teen in the 80s I liked synth pop and bands like ABC, Duran Duran etc....and still do. Over the last decade all the male pop acts / boy bands are indistinguishable from one another.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 10:43:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2014 12:24:49 GMT
RedAlFire says:
I was working security on Supersonic (remember that) back in the early 70's tech, my dad was head of fire and security there (London Weekend Television), met Showaddywaddy and they were a right good bunch of lads. In fact most of the acts were, even (shock horror) Bay City Rollers - it was their manager Tam Paton who wasn't!

The best part though was sharing a lift with Sally James on a few occasions, she was a royal pain but wow the movement of her superstructure in the lift made up for it! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 11:23:03 GMT
Not really Brass, all the acts I bought in my youth I still enjoy today - didn't buy cr@p in the first place!

Posted on 6 Mar 2014 12:16:01 GMT
TheFoe says:
The problem with pop bands/groups today as far as I can see, is the lacklustre efforts that go into making top 10 hits. For instance, in the 80's/90's you had groups like Wham, A-ha, Take That etc. Their first handful of singles were punchy, get up and dance, hedonistic pieces of pop. As they got older the bpm slowed down as you would expect. Their song choices didn't feel the need to satisfy the teen market, and what singles were/are produced, are probably more what they want to do rather than satisfying the record companies need to release something commercial. Groups like 1D seem to bypass the feel good pop, and prefer to start their careers recording ultra safe ballads. I feel sorry for teens today, as all the excitement in pop songs has vanished.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 12:20:33 GMT
exactly, foe, they're churned out with all the fun and danger of a young val doonican, or edgy like the new seekers.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 12:25:44 GMT
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RedAlFire says:
Val Doonican...think Foe said jumpING not jumpERS tech!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 12:27:45 GMT

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 12:32:32 GMT
RedAlFire says:
....causing Cardigan arrest perhaps? :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 12:36:01 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Spot on Foe. Back in the 70s and 80s pop bands looked the part, whether the Rollers in their tartan clobber or Spandau Ballet in their erm..tartan clobber. They looked like popstars, not like Gap shop assistants eerrm. sorry I mean retail consultants. ID are just today's Westlife, looking bland and sound blander, knocking out identikit, unmemorable ballads for the MILF market.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 13:09:57 GMT
Brass Neck says:
As I was typing I had in mind the inevitable counterclaim from your good self of unwaveringly impeccable musical taste.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 13:15:33 GMT
Never like to disappoint ;-)

Posted on 6 Mar 2014 19:47:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2014 19:48:55 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
I wonder if Benjamin Button was into the likes of The Grateful Dead and Max Bygraves at birth but grew into the more immature stuff later in life. Interesting idea...........Well interesting to me. The Benjamin Button Britt Awards. I'd accept an invitation.

Posted on 6 Mar 2014 22:43:55 GMT
I was surprised to see the Brit Awards go back to 1977. And even more surprised to see that the best British album of 1977 was awarded to Sgt Pepper (better 10 years late than never?) and best British male singer was... Cliff (by weird coincidence the year after The Edge got it on with Bono).
The Brits are a strange brew. In 2011 for example you have Justin Bieber alongside Arcade Fire. Makes you wonder what are the eligibility criteria to be on the selection panel.
2007 saw Oasis get their gold watch award (Outstanding Contribution to Music Now Kindly FOff And Disappear).
Robbie Williams been at the Brits a while but reappears every few years like Halleys comet so his talent is clearly not yet spent.
1982 saw John Lennon get his gold watch award. By then his talent clearly was spent.
1997 a special year for visuals - Trainspotting (sound track) versus Spice Girls (video). No contest eh girls?
Talking of cunning stunts, Bowie pulled off one this year 30 years after winning Best Male Solo Artist. Does that make him great? Only if you like Bowie I guess.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 22:48:02 GMT
on a minor point, justin, lennon had been deid for 2 years in 1982 :)

Posted on 6 Mar 2014 23:29:09 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I think that's what he meant, tech ;-)
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