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crosses the generation gap
on 31 August 2006
I bought this not knowing who Simon Webbe was, that he'd been in Blue(whose LP's I have!).
I read some of the reviews on here, and being a 'music fan' thought I'd give it a try - I like all kind of stuff - except rap - although some rap is tuneful and delivered well.
I didn't get round to playing it much, doing other things. I was walking round a shop and one of the tracks (2) was playing. I said to my niece (aged 10 - me 52), 'oh I really like this, I wonder who it is(!), I wouldn't mind buying it(!)' 'You've already got it Uncle John' she said (she has a little trawl through my music every now and then and had come across it and liked it - but had said nothing). When we got home she dug it out and put it on - it wasn't off all night. Then she told me he was in Blue, and instantly I realised I recognised those dulcet tones. This is a blinder of an LP. There is a lot of dross around these days - I know I've bought most of it! But there's also a lot of talent and good music. Don't just dismiss me as some owld man who knows nowt. My collection spans the 1920's to the present day - my hay days being the 60's/70's - and amongst my faves are: Pink Floyd,Hawkwind,Melanie(Safka),Rusty Springboard, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Sanatana...etc.For me, there is no right or wrong in music - whatever I or you think about it doesn't matter to some extent, it's art. Of course we can have all the so called music officionados saying this bit or that bit wasn't right - my view is, 'If you like it BUY IT, if you don't know it and buy it and find you don't like it, be cool and put it down to experience - you will have broadened your mind, emptied your pocket a bit, but hey! We're all here for such a short while - experience what you can, and as in the words of Sad Sweet Dreamer - 'it's just one of those things you put down to experience' And in the words of the 60's music programme - I'd give it 5!