Jun 00

Tom was, quite literally, amazed, on reading my last posting …

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Please be aware that, while I genuinely like some Tull stuff, I certainly don’t rate them particularly highly in the great scheme of things (their version of “The Dambusters March” is literally unlistenable). I’m well aware that they’re the least fashionable band in the world and will probably remain so forever (I don’t think they’d benefit even from a major Prog revival should it happen, so erratic and wilful is Ian Anderson’s exaggerated troubadour shtick that was critically despised even then). But I do feel that the influence of punk so as to exclude virtually everything in the preceding few years has become overt, and it was partially a genuine expression of historical interest and partially an act of sheer, wilful subversion. At a time when Freaky Trigger is giving ample space to destructions of contemporary sacred cows, I thought I’d turn it round, to praise a band whose awfulness is now pretty much taken as read, to question the orthodoxy.

And I think it’s worked as such.


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    pˆnk s lord sükråt cunctør on 8 Sep 2006 #

    kudos to the BeeKompany for reviving this old-skool FT post of Robin’s!!

    (i edited slightly to remove the ENTIRE paragraph from the heading, which looked untidy)

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    Admin on 8 Sep 2006 #

    now do i mark that as spam and leave mark’s comment looking out of place?

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    pˆnk s lord sükråt cunctør on 8 Sep 2006 #

    haha sorry — you can edit my comment thusly if you want:

    kudos to the BeeKompany [whose spam had to be deleted — admin] for reviving…

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    Marcello Carlin on 14 Aug 2007 #

    this spammer’s name looks uncomfortably close to that of a leading broadsheet music writer what is the seamy underbelly WE MUST BE TOLD julia bradbury reports

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    Alan on 14 Aug 2007 #

    er sorry marcello – i marked that as spam without looking at the thread. god knows why certain posts, there are about half-a-dozen, here on FT are so doggedly spammed. some weird freak of google algorithm?

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    Marcello Carlin on 14 Aug 2007 #

    In truth it wasn’t worth keeping. I’m sure Pink Floyd’s management have something to do with it all.

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    Coawcoato on 8 Oct 2011 #

    в соседней ветке видел вопрос по магии. ответить не могу – ветка тема закрыта. обращайтесь к александру цынь он поможет в проблемах. сам лично обращался. сам был в шоке. все действительно раболта ет

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