December 01, 2004

Steal a thought…..

Twas a night in late November, and some pretty little RaW chaps (unisex word now, none of this chapess shite) toddled off to the Collie to watch Babyshambles.

The pre-gig tension was soothed by Jimmy dancing his trademark dance which somewhat replicates what I imagine a stoned robots dance, along with the dancing came the continual quoting of lyrics – Bless you Jim, bless you.

Anywho, the support acts were so so, nothing which made me want to purchase (downloads are naughty kids) their tracks on CD form anyway.
So we waited, Jimmy danced, I sang along to Sweet Home Alabama. Then a question came from Mr Christopher Teeven's mouth, a question so thought provoking I will share with you now….

What 5 bands which have now broken up/ had someone peg it/ gone crazy and/ or promised never to play again, would you go back in time to watch?

Here are my top 5, this decision was quite hard, people like Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Hendrix, etc donít count as a band/group so Iíve been able to narrow the field a little

So, in no particular order
1-The Beatles
3-The Travelling Wilburys
4-Led Zeppelin (Rob Plant used to live in the village up from mine)
5-The Seahorses

Bands skirting the top 5 were – The Who, Stone Roses, Take That, the Refreshments, The Kinks

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  1. The original The Specials line up ?

    01 Dec 2004, 02:10

  2. Dave King

    The Smiths.

    01 Dec 2004, 02:12

  3. Dave King

    And Joy Divison, the Clash.

    01 Dec 2004, 02:12

  4. I was just going to say The Clash.


    01 Dec 2004, 02:16

  5. milly

    The Specials, Joy Divison, The Clash, why yes they would be fun to watch.

    I'd go back in time to watch The Smiths as a band they are decent, however the deal clincher would being able to slap Morrissey about the face, shake him quite a lot and go

    "For all that is decent in this world, stop being such a self indulgent, egotistical, and overwhelmingly moaning whelp!!"

    I wonder if he could have had access to blogs he would have packed it all in earlier, damn!

    01 Dec 2004, 02:23

  6. Jebodiah

    1. Led Zeppelin
    2. Led Zeppelin
    3. Led Zeppelin
    4. Led Zeppelin
    5. Steps

    01 Dec 2004, 02:49

  7. Jamie

    Right Said Fred (no idea whether they're still together but they haven't done anything in ages so I assume not)
    B*witched (as above)
    Take That
    Tina and Ike


    01 Dec 2004, 02:53

  8. Dave King

    Don't say that about Morrissey. That's what made him so special. There's nothing better for a good ol' soak in the lake of self-pity.

    01 Dec 2004, 02:59

  9. milly

    I just don't like the guy, so much so that at Glastonbury I stayed in the orange tent charging our phones whilst my ex went to watch him.

    01 Dec 2004, 03:12

  10. milly

    Well done Jamie, I have Right said fred "up" some place, its a genius album of joy and frolics

    Overall a camp choice, well done you, dude you know Tina is coming out for the Ninja Party!!

    01 Dec 2004, 03:27

  11. 1. Queen
    2. The Beatles
    3. Bob Marley & the Wailers (I know I'm cheating)
    4. Nirvana
    5. Dave Matthews Band (I was cheating anyway – thing is they don't seem to be willing to play outside the USA anymore and I'm just not that crazy [yet] to just go there and see their gig)

    01 Dec 2004, 04:11

  12. Pulp.
    Original Manic Street Preachers line up.
    My dad's old college band (for comedy value, he was singer and I have inherited his foghorn voice).

    01 Dec 2004, 09:34

  13. milly

    Pulp are ace live, saw them a few years ago. Yeah the original Manics would have been freakin' ace

    01 Dec 2004, 11:28

  14. Rob Glass


    1) The Beatles
    2) Spice Girls
    3) All Saints
    4) 5ive
    5) Queen

    I think they would be all great live – still. Obviously seeing them in their prime would be better so time travel must be involved.

    01 Dec 2004, 16:41

  15. milly

    All saints? Really!?! Or it that because they were pretty ladies?

    02 Dec 2004, 01:08

  16. Talia


    I think in no particular order

    Spice Girls
    Blur round about 2000 time.

    02 Dec 2004, 17:31

  17. I came up with:
    The Beatles
    The Clash
    The Specials
    The Smiths
    then either Jimi Hendrix or Johnny Cash but as you've conveniently excluded them then
    Queens of the Stone Age but Teevs reckons they're still going so I dunno…
    The Libertines? I've seen them already so I guess that'd exclude them so
    Blur, I suppose – around the time of 'Blur'

    03 Dec 2004, 11:20

  18. Ricky

    Again, obvious choices here (except for the pistols, why hasn't anyone else mentioned them yet?!)

    The Smiths
    The Who
    Sex Pistols

    Others: Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, The Velvet Underground, The Cure & The Jam & The Clash in 1979, maybe Abba….

    Re: Blur, Pulp, Spice Girls – surely we're all old enough to have been able to see them live in their heday if we'd wanted to, thus making them ineligible? Or am I missing the point? I certainly saw Blur and Pulp a few times anyway…

    06 Dec 2004, 14:18

  19. The Travelling Wilburys! What a great choice. So great there is no way I would ever have thought about it. But what a great night that wold be!

    10 Feb 2005, 12:07

  20. dannii

    4.all saints
    5.the spice girls original line up

    ha yeah as if!!

    1.led zeppelin
    2.led zeppelin
    3.led zeppelin
    4.led zeppelin
    5…..lets guess who it could be ummm….led zeppelin!!!
    Yah xx

    01 Feb 2006, 14:12

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