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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by Heston » 15 Sep 2018, 9:43pm

101Walterton wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 9:29pm
Heston wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 7:55am
dave202 wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 6:36am
Heston wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 5:36pm
101Walterton wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 4:06pm
New Weller album True Meanings out tomorrow to buy you time.
However any Weller doubters needn’t bother you will hate it.
I've heard one song and it was horrible crooning shite. His solo career has mostly been pretty crap.
I'd always thought the best of Paul's solo career would make a pretty good compilation, then I started looking at his output. 14 solo albums, including one of covers, over almost three decades. 6 live albums - milking that a bit, and a bit more if you include the live one that was part of the 2cd 'Modern Classics' set, and 2cd 'At The Beeb'. 1 soundtrack - that surprised me, never heard of it and no intention of finding out unless someone convinces me it's some sort of Holy Grail.
But here's the worst part. 5 compilation albums, including a 3cd set and a 4cd set which has Jam and Style Council too.
I stand by my belief that he's worth a pretty good compilation, but he hasn't half taken the piss with a pretty meagre and piss-poor output since 1990.
He was live from his home studio on Radio 2 yesterday and it was like listening to Val Doonican. "Has My Fire Really Gone Out?" Weller once asked. Yes mate, it has.
Weller has had some great ballads along the way but they usually sound better when hidden amongst a typical Weller album. English Rose, Shadow of the Sun and Long Long Road of his last album.
But I can’t defend a whole album of it.
What I heard was indefensible.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by 101Walterton » 15 Sep 2018, 9:45pm

Heston wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 9:43pm
101Walterton wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 9:29pm
Heston wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 7:55am
dave202 wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 6:36am
Heston wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 5:36pm


I've heard one song and it was horrible crooning shite. His solo career has mostly been pretty crap.
I'd always thought the best of Paul's solo career would make a pretty good compilation, then I started looking at his output. 14 solo albums, including one of covers, over almost three decades. 6 live albums - milking that a bit, and a bit more if you include the live one that was part of the 2cd 'Modern Classics' set, and 2cd 'At The Beeb'. 1 soundtrack - that surprised me, never heard of it and no intention of finding out unless someone convinces me it's some sort of Holy Grail.
But here's the worst part. 5 compilation albums, including a 3cd set and a 4cd set which has Jam and Style Council too.
I stand by my belief that he's worth a pretty good compilation, but he hasn't half taken the piss with a pretty meagre and piss-poor output since 1990.
He was live from his home studio on Radio 2 yesterday and it was like listening to Val Doonican. "Has My Fire Really Gone Out?" Weller once asked. Yes mate, it has.
Weller has had some great ballads along the way but they usually sound better when hidden amongst a typical Weller album. English Rose, Shadow of the Sun and Long Long Road of his last album.
But I can’t defend a whole album of it.
What I heard was indefensible.
I heard bits of all the tracks in lead up to release and with trepidation I listened to the whole thing yesterday all the way through 😞 Have to agree with my little cousin on this one 😂

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by dave202 » 16 Sep 2018, 8:46am

Marky Dread wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 10:45am
dave202 wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 6:36am
Heston wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 5:36pm
101Walterton wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 4:06pm
New Weller album True Meanings out tomorrow to buy you time.
However any Weller doubters needn’t bother you will hate it.
I've heard one song and it was horrible crooning shite. His solo career has mostly been pretty crap.
I'd always thought the best of Paul's solo career would make a pretty good compilation, then I started looking at his output. 14 solo albums, including one of covers, over almost three decades. 6 live albums - milking that a bit, and a bit more if you include the live one that was part of the 2cd 'Modern Classics' set, and 2cd 'At The Beeb'. 1 soundtrack - that surprised me, never heard of it and no intention of finding out unless someone convinces me it's some sort of Holy Grail.
But here's the worst part. 5 compilation albums, including a 3cd set and a 4cd set which has Jam and Style Council too.
I stand by my belief that he's worth a pretty good compilation, but he hasn't half taken the piss with a pretty meagre and piss-poor output since 1990.
More Jam compilations than you can mention. His past gets regurgitated at an alarming rate. Paul has said he can't afford to stop touring/releasing due to the amount of children he now has (7). That soundtrack is no holy grail but it sure is different it's mostly experimental instrumental tracks. Just 2 tracks out of the 7 sound like Paul Weller solo album fare. The lead off track is 21 mins 30 secs long.
I agree with the Jam compilations. I thought Live! and Extras were great, but more often than not it's just rehashes. Even the 5cd box had an album of 'extras' that didn't make extras. I might try to listen to the soundtrack though, just to hear something different.

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by msza2 » 18 Sep 2018, 11:22am

Slickgonzalez wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 3:47pm
Joe's website says Sept 28 and Amazon says Oct 5...
lol yeah I guess I was 10 days early. Tried to find it this morning...

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by Marky Dread » 18 Sep 2018, 12:24pm

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Yalla yalla!
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Post by laxman » 18 Sep 2018, 1:37pm

Marky Dread wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 12:24pm
laxman wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 11:46am
Yalla yalla!
Looks good, doesn't it? Not convinced by the "posted by Joe Strummer" bit though!

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by Marky Dread » 18 Sep 2018, 5:19pm

laxman wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 1:37pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 12:24pm
laxman wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 11:46am
Yalla yalla!
Looks good, doesn't it? Not convinced by the "posted by Joe Strummer" bit though!
Looks excellent. Into the future with Joe. :approve:
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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by JohnS » 19 Sep 2018, 3:22am

Yeah it looks great - I especially like the replica 'Antipodean issue' driving license at the end!
A nice touch for 101w !! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by 101Walterton » 19 Sep 2018, 4:46am

Is that the usual version of Rockin World from South Park CD?

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by 101Walterton » 19 Sep 2018, 4:49am

JohnS wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 3:22am
Yeah it looks great - I especially like the replica 'Antipodean issue' driving license at the end!
A nice touch for 101w !! :mrgreen:
Haha had to watch a few times to work that out 😊

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by Heston » 19 Sep 2018, 5:38am

101Walterton wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 4:46am
Is that the usual version of Rockin World from South Park CD?
Yes. It hopefully won't have the voiceover at the end.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by matedog » 19 Sep 2018, 9:50am

Heston wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 5:38am
101Walterton wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 4:46am
Is that the usual version of Rockin World from South Park CD?
Yes. It hopefully won't have the voiceover at the end.
The box set version is on Spotify now. It cuts off immediately at the end. It still has Isaac Hayes' vocals which are kinda cool, but also kinda take away from the song.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by 101Walterton » 21 Sep 2018, 7:18pm

Yay got the email to say mine has been shipped!!!
Should be here by Xmas :disshame:

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Re: NEW JOE STRUMMER ANTHOLOGY?

Post by Heston » 21 Sep 2018, 7:25pm

101Walterton wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 7:18pm
Yay got the email to say mine has been shipped!!!
Should be here by Xmas :disshame:

Yeah but you get Xmas about 3 months earlier than us.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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