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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:26am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 7:54am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 6:08am
Neat twist to conventional thinking about Abbey Road being the purposeful swan song: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... rnsey-road
Interesting interview and not that surprising they were still considering something more. But you can hear from John when he makes the back handed comment regards to George's song writing that the writing was on the wall.
You mean Paul's comment about George (it's baffling how petty and sniping Paul could be toward George, like he felt he had to keep the youngest one in his place). But yeah, it had run its course. I maintain that what sets the Beatles apart favourably from their peers at the time (Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, most prominently) is that they quit before the rot set in. Leave while the audience is calling for more, not when they're throwing tomatoes or yawning.
Ahh yes Paul not John. Yes agreed regards the winding up of the band. I think Paul Weller did the same with The Jam.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 8:45am
by Dr. Medulla
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
I think Paul Weller did the same with The Jam.
It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 8:51am
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:45am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
I think Paul Weller did the same with The Jam.
It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.
I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 9:05am
by Dr. Medulla
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:51am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:45am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
I think Paul Weller did the same with The Jam.
It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.
I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.
Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:51am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:45am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
I think Paul Weller did the same with The Jam.
It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.
I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.
Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
by Dr. Medulla
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:51am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:45am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
I think Paul Weller did the same with The Jam.
It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.
I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.
Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 10:29am
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:51am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:45am

It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.
I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.
Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
Definitely bound to be more bands. What I'm saying is Weller has no need to retread former glories. Sure if he reformed The Jam they would make a lot of money. I don't think he's friends with Rick Buckler though so that wouldn't help. Weller makes plenty from his own solo career and still plays some Jam tunes live. It's not like many others who have reformed to pay off mortgages and kids college fees etc. I don't blame any old band from reforming and making money as it makes good financial sense. If Paul Weller wasn't making money from his very successful solo career where his shows sell out etc then maybe the lure would be different.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 10:50am
by Dr. Medulla
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:51am


I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.
Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
Definitely bound to be more bands. What I'm saying is Weller has no need to retread former glories. Sure if he reformed The Jam they would make a lot of money. I don't think he's friends with Rick Buckler though so that wouldn't help. Weller makes plenty from his own solo career and still plays some Jam tunes live. It's not like many others who have reformed to pay off mortgages and kids college fees etc. I don't blame any old band from reforming and making money as it makes good financial sense. If Paul Weller wasn't making money from his very successful solo career where his shows sell out etc then maybe the lure would be different.
Heh, I'm suggesting he's idealistic; you're saying he's just happily loaded. You're so cynical. ;)

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 10:58am
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am


Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
Definitely bound to be more bands. What I'm saying is Weller has no need to retread former glories. Sure if he reformed The Jam they would make a lot of money. I don't think he's friends with Rick Buckler though so that wouldn't help. Weller makes plenty from his own solo career and still plays some Jam tunes live. It's not like many others who have reformed to pay off mortgages and kids college fees etc. I don't blame any old band from reforming and making money as it makes good financial sense. If Paul Weller wasn't making money from his very successful solo career where his shows sell out etc then maybe the lure would be different.
Heh, I'm suggesting he's idealistic; you're saying he's just happily loaded. You're so cynical. ;)
Artistically satisfied with his new product. I'll take being a cynic. :mrgreen:

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 12:30pm
by Heston
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am


Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
Definitely bound to be more bands. What I'm saying is Weller has no need to retread former glories. Sure if he reformed The Jam they would make a lot of money. I don't think he's friends with Rick Buckler though so that wouldn't help. Weller makes plenty from his own solo career and still plays some Jam tunes live. It's not like many others who have reformed to pay off mortgages and kids college fees etc. I don't blame any old band from reforming and making money as it makes good financial sense. If Paul Weller wasn't making money from his very successful solo career where his shows sell out etc then maybe the lure would be different.
Heh, I'm suggesting he's idealistic; you're saying he's just happily loaded. You're so cynical. ;)
He's a stubborn bugger as well. His career hit the doldrums in the early 90s and he was playing very small clubs. He could have cleaned up with The Jam back then but resisted.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 12:49pm
by Dr. Medulla
Heston wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:30pm
He's a stubborn bugger as well. His career hit the doldrums in the early 90s and he was playing very small clubs. He could have cleaned up with The Jam back then but resisted.
Maybe re. cleaning up. The nostalgia payday circuit wasn't as lucrative as it is now, but the timing would have been good, with the dominance of Britpop.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 12:53pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:51am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 8:45am

It's rather remarkable that with decades-later reunions becoming rather predictable, that Weller hasn't done some 40th anniversary kind of Jam reunion tour, even tho they'd all make an obscene amount of dough from it.
I think Paul makes enough from reissues etc. Plus there is "From the Jam" with Bruce Foxton playing all the old Jam favourites. Paul plays a smattering of Jam tracks in his live set.
Certainly, but that hasn't stopped other bands from getting together again, doing a world nostalgia tour and pocketing a few million in the bank. The lure of a shit ton of cash for a few months of work is rarely resisted.
You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
I think the Smiths are a good example here.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 12:53pm
by Marky Dread
Heston wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:13am


You were not talking about "other bands" you were talking about Paul Weller. Plus many of those "other bands" you mention do not have members whose career has spanned 4 decades with anywhere close to PWs success.
Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
Definitely bound to be more bands. What I'm saying is Weller has no need to retread former glories. Sure if he reformed The Jam they would make a lot of money. I don't think he's friends with Rick Buckler though so that wouldn't help. Weller makes plenty from his own solo career and still plays some Jam tunes live. It's not like many others who have reformed to pay off mortgages and kids college fees etc. I don't blame any old band from reforming and making money as it makes good financial sense. If Paul Weller wasn't making money from his very successful solo career where his shows sell out etc then maybe the lure would be different.
Heh, I'm suggesting he's idealistic; you're saying he's just happily loaded. You're so cynical. ;)
He's a stubborn bugger as well. His career hit the doldrums in the early 90s and he was playing very small clubs. He could have cleaned up with The Jam back then but resisted.
Wasn't short of money though mate.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 1:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:53pm
I think the Smiths are a good example here.
Oh yeah, that's an excellent one. And the payday there would be massive, but I can't imagine the trepidation all involved would have being in each other's company for however many months.

Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 1:12pm
by Heston
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:53pm
Heston wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 9:42am


Sorry, I thought it was implied when I mentioned how predictable reunion tours are now that I was comparing him to his old peers. The only other band that I can think of that has resisted so obviously is ABBA (there are more, I know, but that's the one that sticks in my mind besides the Jam).
Definitely bound to be more bands. What I'm saying is Weller has no need to retread former glories. Sure if he reformed The Jam they would make a lot of money. I don't think he's friends with Rick Buckler though so that wouldn't help. Weller makes plenty from his own solo career and still plays some Jam tunes live. It's not like many others who have reformed to pay off mortgages and kids college fees etc. I don't blame any old band from reforming and making money as it makes good financial sense. If Paul Weller wasn't making money from his very successful solo career where his shows sell out etc then maybe the lure would be different.
Heh, I'm suggesting he's idealistic; you're saying he's just happily loaded. You're so cynical. ;)
He's a stubborn bugger as well. His career hit the doldrums in the early 90s and he was playing very small clubs. He could have cleaned up with The Jam back then but resisted.
Wasn't short of money though mate.
True mate. I've heard he has struggled financially recently though, he sold the publishing for his Jam stuff apparently. I think that's the reason they keep popping up in adverts recently. He has about 34 kids to support, maybe that's why he's skint.