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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Mar 2017, 12:47am

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I saw SLF last night and they played Safe As Houses for the first time in 30 years. It was akin to a religious experience for me.
Probably at exactly the same time I heard it for the first time in 30 years. Spooky!

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Mar 2017, 12:53am

Back To Front to me sounds like a generic SLF song. It is so similar to 2/3 other songs as if it was a fake like those Pistols songs that surfaced on various boots.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Heston » 26 Mar 2017, 6:45am

101Walterton wrote:
26 Mar 2017, 12:53am
Back To Front to me sounds like a generic SLF song. It is so similar to 2/3 other songs as if it was a fake like those Pistols songs that surfaced on various boots.
I really like Back To Front. Mr Fire Coal Man on the b side was brilliant too.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by muppet hi fi » 26 Mar 2017, 9:19pm

Heston wrote:
26 Mar 2017, 6:45am
101Walterton wrote:
26 Mar 2017, 12:53am
Back To Front to me sounds like a generic SLF song. It is so similar to 2/3 other songs as if it was a fake like those Pistols songs that surfaced on various boots.
I really like Back To Front. Mr Fire Coal Man on the b side was brilliant too.
Me too, both tracks. I think with 'Nobody's Heroes' they started turning into what they ultimately became on 'Go For It' - a perfect power pop band, full of ideas and super catchy melodies.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Marky Dread » 27 Mar 2017, 8:40am

muppet hi fi wrote:
26 Mar 2017, 9:19pm
Heston wrote:
26 Mar 2017, 6:45am
101Walterton wrote:
26 Mar 2017, 12:53am
Back To Front to me sounds like a generic SLF song. It is so similar to 2/3 other songs as if it was a fake like those Pistols songs that surfaced on various boots.
I really like Back To Front. Mr Fire Coal Man on the b side was brilliant too.
Me too, both tracks. I think with 'Nobody's Heroes' they started turning into what they ultimately became on 'Go For It' - a perfect power pop band, full of ideas and super catchy melodies.
Agreed.
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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Heston » 27 Mar 2017, 12:28pm

What would people's choices be for great SLF songs from their second run? I love Johnny 7, No Surrender, Each Dollar a Bullet and My Ever Changing Moral Stance.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Marky Dread » 27 Mar 2017, 12:40pm

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What would people's choices be for great SLF songs from their second run? I love Johnny 7, No Surrender, Each Dollar a Bullet and My Ever Changing Moral Stance.
I like those you've mentioned and these : Beirut Moon, Last Train from the Wasteland, Strummerville, Still Burning, When We Were Young.
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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Heston » 27 Mar 2017, 2:04pm

Marky Dread wrote:
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Heston wrote:
27 Mar 2017, 12:28pm
What would people's choices be for great SLF songs from their second run? I love Johnny 7, No Surrender, Each Dollar a Bullet and My Ever Changing Moral Stance.
I like those you've mentioned and these : Beirut Moon, Last Train from the Wasteland, Strummerville, Still Burning, When We Were Young.
Cheers Marky, I was thinking of knocking up a comp of their best later songs. I kind of lost interest after Flags and Emblems but I'm thinking there must be some more diamonds among the rough. I rather enjoyed When We Were Young at the gig the other night.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Heston » 27 Mar 2017, 2:04pm

Oh, and Harp and Stand Up and Shout were pretty good too.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Marky Dread » 27 Mar 2017, 2:10pm

Heston wrote:
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Oh, and Harp and Stand Up and Shout were pretty good too.
Yeah you can make a pretty decent comp out of those latter tracks.
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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by 101Walterton » 27 Mar 2017, 2:16pm

Thanks for the tips Boys I don't really know any of the songs post the original break up.
Is there a comp of the second incarnation?

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Heston » 27 Mar 2017, 2:27pm

101Walterton wrote:
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Thanks for the tips Boys I don't really know any of the songs post the original break up.
Is there a comp of the second incarnation?
I don't think so. Maybe together, on this board, we could make one. Let's see if any more suggestions come in and we'll see what we can knock up.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Flex » 27 Mar 2017, 2:43pm

Lotta good material from '91 on.

Flags and Emblems:

Each Dollar a Bullet
Beirut Moon
Die and Burn
No Surrender

Get a Life:

Get a Life
No Laughing Matter
Forensic Evidence
Harp
The Night the Wall Came Down

Tinderbox:

You Never Hear the One That Hits You
A River Flowing
I Could Be Happy Yesterday
My Ever Changing Moral Stance
The Message
Dust in My Eye
Roaring Boys

Hope Street:

Hope Street
Tantalize
What Does it Take?
Last Train from the Wasteland

Guitar and Drum:

Guitar and Drum
Strummerville
Dead Man Walking
Empty Sky
Can't Get Away with That
Be True to Yourself
Who Died and Made You Elvis
Protect and Serve

No Going Back:

Liar's Club
My Dark Places
One Man Island
Good Luck with That
Trail of Tears
Full Steam Backwards
When We Were Young
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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Marky Dread » 27 Mar 2017, 3:54pm

Flex wrote:
27 Mar 2017, 2:43pm
Lotta good material from '91 on.

Flags and Emblems:

Each Dollar a Bullet
Beirut Moon
Die and Burn
No Surrender

Get a Life:

Get a Life
No Laughing Matter
Forensic Evidence
Harp
The Night the Wall Came Down

Tinderbox:

You Never Hear the One That Hits You
A River Flowing
I Could Be Happy Yesterday
My Ever Changing Moral Stance
The Message
Dust in My Eye
Roaring Boys

Hope Street:

Hope Street
Tantalize
What Does it Take?
Last Train from the Wasteland

Guitar and Drum:

Guitar and Drum
Strummerville
Dead Man Walking
Empty Sky
Can't Get Away with That
Be True to Yourself
Who Died and Made You Elvis
Protect and Serve

No Going Back:

Liar's Club
My Dark Places
One Man Island
Good Luck with That
Trail of Tears
Full Steam Backwards
When We Were Young
I like all on that list but "The Message" I'm not too enamoured by their cover of that. It feels a little too forced and obvious.
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Re: Heston's Best'uns - SLF

Post by Heston » 27 Mar 2017, 4:00pm

Marky Dread wrote:
27 Mar 2017, 3:54pm
Flex wrote:
27 Mar 2017, 2:43pm
Lotta good material from '91 on.

Flags and Emblems:

Each Dollar a Bullet
Beirut Moon
Die and Burn
No Surrender

Get a Life:

Get a Life
No Laughing Matter
Forensic Evidence
Harp
The Night the Wall Came Down

Tinderbox:

You Never Hear the One That Hits You
A River Flowing
I Could Be Happy Yesterday
My Ever Changing Moral Stance
The Message
Dust in My Eye
Roaring Boys

Hope Street:

Hope Street
Tantalize
What Does it Take?
Last Train from the Wasteland

Guitar and Drum:

Guitar and Drum
Strummerville
Dead Man Walking
Empty Sky
Can't Get Away with That
Be True to Yourself
Who Died and Made You Elvis
Protect and Serve

No Going Back:

Liar's Club
My Dark Places
One Man Island
Good Luck with That
Trail of Tears
Full Steam Backwards
When We Were Young
I like all on that list but "The Message" I'm not too enamoured by their cover of that. It feels a little too forced and obvious.
It's a bit cringeworthy, as is their cover of No sleep Til Brooklyn (Belfast).
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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