RIP 2018



  • Time to start a new thread.

    Rick Hall, legend of FAME Studios and the Muscle Shoals sound. Producer of some of the best music ever.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/rick-hall-father-of-muscle-shoals-music-dead-at-85-w514854



  • Jim Anderton RIP



  • @booboo said in RIP 2018:

    Jim Anderton RIP

    It’s apparently wrong to speak ill of the dead so I’ll refrain from pointing out what an amoral prick he was and how he duped the various parties of the alliance into joining purely for their funding capacity and threatened to resign when they made a fuss about how they were treated by him.



  • @jegga But he's a man of integrity!



  • @antipodean said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga But he's a man of integrity!

    The fuck he was.

    I wonder if Pam Corkery will be able to contain herself now? She went into parliament saying she’d take a bullet for him and when she left she loathed him.



  • @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @antipodean said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga But he's a man of integrity!

    The fuck he was.

    I wonder if Pam Corkery will be able to contain herself now? She went into parliament saying she’d take a bullet for him and when she left she loathed him.

    Is Pam Corkery still alive?



  • @mn5 said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @antipodean said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga But he's a man of integrity!

    The fuck he was.

    I wonder if Pam Corkery will be able to contain herself now? She went into parliament saying she’d take a bullet for him and when she left she loathed him.

    Is Pam Corkery still alive?

    Unsurprisingly fallen on hard times since Jabba The Dotcoms money ran out.

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/07/pam_ordered_to_pay_up.html



  • I see Fast Eddie Clarke off of the Motorheads has died. That’s the full set unfortunately. I’ll bet he still has to chase Lemmy to get a round in.



  • 2018 has been pretty kind so far. No one I remotely care about has gone as yet.



  • @mn5 said in RIP 2018:

    2018 has been pretty kind so far. No one I remotely care about has gone as yet.

    Sadly we're only 13 days in



  • @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @booboo said in RIP 2018:

    Jim Anderton RIP

    It’s apparently wrong to speak ill of the dead so I’ll refrain from pointing out what an amoral prick he was and how he duped the various parties of the alliance into joining purely for their funding capacity and threatened to resign when they made a fuss about how they were treated by him.

    I never vote radical left but you are wrong there although it fits with your historic posting, so not surprising.

    I played rugby as a kid for Sydenham, Jim would give the end of year speech. He could hold a room, great sense of humour.



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  • @billy-tell said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @booboo said in RIP 2018:

    Jim Anderton RIP

    It’s apparently wrong to speak ill of the dead so I’ll refrain from pointing out what an amoral prick he was and how he duped the various parties of the alliance into joining purely for their funding capacity and threatened to resign when they made a fuss about how they were treated by him.

    I never vote radical left but you are wrong there although it fits with your historic posting, so not surprising.

    I played rugby as a kid for Sydenham, Jim would give the end of year speech. He could hold a room, great sense of humour.

    Another Sydenham man on the forum! There’s a few of us on here.

    Have also seen him speak, he was very impressive.



  • This is sad, Dolores O’Riordan singer of the cranberries and she was only 46 .

    https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-42696376



  • @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    This is sad, Dolores O’Riordan singer of the cranberries and she was only 46 .

    https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-42696376

    It begins..

    Still remember catching the cranberries at the super top over 20 years ago. Only knew the song Zombie which I’m pretty sure was why 75% of those attending came to hear as well. Trouble is the bastards didn’t play it till last!



  • @virgil said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    This is sad, Dolores O’Riordan singer of the cranberries and she was only 46 .

    https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-42696376

    It begins..

    Still remember catching the cranberries at the super top over 20 years ago. Only knew the song Zombie which I’m pretty sure was why 75% of those attending came to hear as well. Trouble is the bastards didn’t play it till last!

    Unbelievable. I had their first two albums but enjoyed the first. Linger was probably my favourite. Saw them under the Mt Smart Supertop back in the day



  • @virgil said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    This is sad, Dolores O’Riordan singer of the cranberries and she was only 46 .

    https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-42696376

    It begins..

    Still remember catching the cranberries at the super top over 20 years ago. Only knew the song Zombie which I’m pretty sure was why 75% of those attending came to hear as well. Trouble is the bastards didn’t play it till last!

    Probably happens with a lot of artists, a mate went to Steve Earle and some tard near him up the front kept calling out “ play copperhead road “ until he snapped , stopped playing and gave a piece of his mind.
    I love that Radiohead’s singer loathes Creep and all but refuses to sing it as it’s the only song of theirs I like and I think they are hugely overrated.

    Back to the Cranberries, their music still sounds great to me. I’m not sure what she’s been doing lately musically but she had a hell of a voice and 46 is far too young .



  • @jegga Crowded House hated Something so Strong and barely played it. IMHO these so called hated songs made these guys millions of dollars from fans who love them and they should just suck it up and play the farking songs



  • @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga Crowded House hated Something so Strong and barely played it. IMHO these so called hated songs made these guys millions of dollars from fans who love them and they should just suck it up and play the farking songs

    Yep , there’ll come a time when no one gives a fuck about them and they’ll be happy to have an audience . They won’t be so picky then I bet.



  • @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga Crowded House hated Something so Strong and barely played it. IMHO these so called hated songs made these guys millions of dollars from fans who love them and they should just suck it up and play the farking songs

    Yep , there’ll come a time when no one gives a fuck about them and they’ll be happy to have an audience . They won’t be so picky then I bet.

    I noticed Crowded House were perfectly happy to play it during the reunion concert at the Sydney Opera house last year. Sanctimony left when the money and fame dried up perhaps



  • A lot of bands refuse to play popular songs from their catalogue for a variety of reasons. Depending on the band I often prefer them to play more deep cuts than just a greatest hits gig.

    Anyway, RIP Dolores.



  • @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga Crowded House hated Something so Strong and barely played it. IMHO these so called hated songs made these guys millions of dollars from fans who love them and they should just suck it up and play the farking songs

    Yep , there’ll come a time when no one gives a fuck about them and they’ll be happy to have an audience . They won’t be so picky then I bet.

    I noticed Crowded House were perfectly happy to play it during the reunion concert at the Sydney Opera house last year. Sanctimony left when the money and fame dried up perhaps

    Did the money really dry up for Finn? I assume he's doing alright.



  • @nepia said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga Crowded House hated Something so Strong and barely played it. IMHO these so called hated songs made these guys millions of dollars from fans who love them and they should just suck it up and play the farking songs

    Yep , there’ll come a time when no one gives a fuck about them and they’ll be happy to have an audience . They won’t be so picky then I bet.

    I noticed Crowded House were perfectly happy to play it during the reunion concert at the Sydney Opera house last year. Sanctimony left when the money and fame dried up perhaps

    Did the money really dry up for Finn? I assume he's doing alright.

    I'm sure he's doing fine from the royalties alone. He's probably just mellowed over time coz he even seemed to vaguely enjoy it



  • Pretty hard not to hear the Cranberries in any party I went to back in the 90s. Never realised how hot she was.

    I can't bring myself to say anything good about the music or her voice but RIP nonetheless.



  • @nepia said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga Crowded House hated Something so Strong and barely played it. IMHO these so called hated songs made these guys millions of dollars from fans who love them and they should just suck it up and play the farking songs

    Yep , there’ll come a time when no one gives a fuck about them and they’ll be happy to have an audience . They won’t be so picky then I bet.

    I noticed Crowded House were perfectly happy to play it during the reunion concert at the Sydney Opera house last year. Sanctimony left when the money and fame dried up perhaps

    Did the money really dry up for Finn? I assume he's doing alright.

    He probably is with the royalties off two bands and recording studio.

    His brother was in a band with the singer from the Hothouse Flowers .years ago I was listening to him in a radio interview telling this bizarre story about how the hothouse flowers singer got dumped by O’Riordan and he didn’t take it very well and got up on stage drunk singing and wearing a dress she’d left at his house. There was s disparity in size between the two of them and it was not something anyone wanted to see. These days footage of it would be viral in about 30 minutes.



  • @bovidae said in RIP 2018:

    A lot of bands refuse to play popular songs from their catalogue for a variety of reasons. Depending on the band I often prefer them to play more deep cuts than just a greatest hits gig.

    Anyway, RIP Dolores.

    I went to U2 360 a few years back. They played a decent amount of fringe stuff, like Miss Sarajevo, and were quite light on the radio hits. I enjoyed it but my mate was most unhappy about the lack of hits. I'm sure he was representative of a large proportion of the audience who paid a lot of money and wanted to hear the well known stuff



  • @canefan

    I went to the same concert, and that was my one and only U2 concert. I would have liked to hear some of my favourites (e.g., The Unforgettable Fire) but most of the hits were played including “One Tree Hill”.

    The worst part of that concert was having Jay-Z as the opener. Talk about a mismatch.



  • @bovidae said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan

    I went to the same concert, and that was my one and only U2 concert. I would have liked to hear some of my favourites (e.g., The Unforgettable Fire) but most of the hits were played including “One Tree Hill”.

    The worst part of that concert was having Jay-Z as the opener. Talk about a mismatch.

    I remember hearing he was opening for them , thought it was weird. Two very different types of music.





  • @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @bovidae said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan

    I went to the same concert, and that was my one and only U2 concert. I would have liked to hear some of my favourites (e.g., The Unforgettable Fire) but most of the hits were played including “One Tree Hill”.

    The worst part of that concert was having Jay-Z as the opener. Talk about a mismatch.

    I remember hearing he was opening for them , thought it was weird. Two very different types of music.

    Didn't Kanye West open for them on a previous tour? Weird



  • @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.



  • @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @bovidae said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan

    I went to the same concert, and that was my one and only U2 concert. I would have liked to hear some of my favourites (e.g., The Unforgettable Fire) but most of the hits were played including “One Tree Hill”.

    The worst part of that concert was having Jay-Z as the opener. Talk about a mismatch.

    I remember hearing he was opening for them , thought it was weird. Two very different types of music.

    Didn't Kanye West open for them on a previous tour? Weird

    I think in many places Kanye West opening for them is fine - in Auckland not so much. I went to one of the concerts at Mt Smart and thought Kanye was great (not knowing much of his music going in) but most of the crowd around me were going obnoxiously out of their way to show how much they didn't like him (and I bet most of them, like me hadn't really heard much of their stuff).

    I can't actually remember what U2 was like but then I wasn't a huge fan, just went along as everyone else was going.



  • @crazy-horse said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.

    I expect I won't hear it on Saturday when he plays with Liam in Oxford, but that's OK.

    The cultural cringe is strong on the Fern. Is there any Kiwi musician that the majority don't hate?



  • @smudge said in RIP 2018:

    @crazy-horse said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.

    I expect I won't hear it on Saturday when he plays with Liam in Oxford, but that's OK.

    The cultural cringe is strong on the Fern. Is there any Kiwi musician that the majority don't hate?

    That sounds pretty cool , post a review.



  • @crazy-horse said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.

    I can't provide evidence but seem to remember reading it. I was in the front row at the Dunedin town hall and when we asked them to play it Neil looked like we'd kicked his cat. They are still my favourite my kiwi band by far, they opened for REM at Western Springs in the early 90s and stole the show. If they play a tour in NZ again I'll be there



  • @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @smudge said in RIP 2018:

    @crazy-horse said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.

    I expect I won't hear it on Saturday when he plays with Liam in Oxford, but that's OK.

    The cultural cringe is strong on the Fern. Is there any Kiwi musician that the majority don't hate?

    That sounds pretty cool , post a review.

    I'm flying down from Wellington for it, so my bias as a massive Neil Finn fan and Liam Finn fan is now laid bare for all to see.

    I was weighing up the Paekakariki show on Wednesday but it sold out very quickly - this show had too, but my friend already had sorted tickets so that worked out nicely.



  • @smudge said in RIP 2018:

    @crazy-horse said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.

    I expect I won't hear it on Saturday when he plays with Liam in Oxford, but that's OK.

    The cultural cringe is strong on the Fern. Is there any Kiwi musician that the majority don't hate?

    Lorde
    Tiki Tane
    Exponents

    I'll happily bottle any fluffybunny that doesn't love the Dudes, Dragon and Shihad though....



  • @smudge said in RIP 2018:

    @crazy-horse said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan I have been a fan of Neil Finn since day one and him hating Something So Strong is a new one on me. I have lost count of the number of his concerts that I have been to and more often than not that song was played. The band hated the video though, they thought it looked more like a tooth paste ad.

    I expect I won't hear it on Saturday when he plays with Liam in Oxford, but that's OK.

    The cultural cringe is strong on the Fern. Is there any Kiwi musician that the majority don't hate?

    What makes you think we hate them?



  • @nepia said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan said in RIP 2018:

    @jegga said in RIP 2018:

    @bovidae said in RIP 2018:

    @canefan

    I went to the same concert, and that was my one and only U2 concert. I would have liked to hear some of my favourites (e.g., The Unforgettable Fire) but most of the hits were played including “One Tree Hill”.

    The worst part of that concert was having Jay-Z as the opener. Talk about a mismatch.

    I remember hearing he was opening for them , thought it was weird. Two very different types of music.

    Didn't Kanye West open for them on a previous tour? Weird

    I think in many places Kanye West opening for them is fine - in Auckland not so much. I went to one of the concerts at Mt Smart and thought Kanye was great (not knowing much of his music going in) but most of the crowd around me were going obnoxiously out of their way to show how much they didn't like him (and I bet most of them, like me hadn't really heard much of their stuff).

    I can't actually remember what U2 was like but then I wasn't a huge fan, just went along as everyone else was going.

    I went to mountain rock mostly to see Dragon live because I thought it might be the last time they played together with both brothers. Got stuck next to some fuckwit who was giving them the bird with both hands while chanting “ Aussie piston wristed gibbons” , Ffs .
    They were great once I moved away from him though .



  • @smudge I hope they make it up to Brisbane so I can see them. Liam and Elroy are talented and it should be bloody entertaining watching them with their old man.


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