Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by coffeepotman » 09 Nov 2017, 4:28pm

I think I've seen every band that I idolized as a kid, well maybe not the Sweet but just about everybody else. One band I did NOT get to see was The Jam. Anybody here ever see them? I used to sit in my bedroom with the headphones on listening to Sound Effects staring out the window thinking God there has got to more to life than this dreary experience, so I moved up to NYC.

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2017, 4:38pm

coffeepotman wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:28pm
I think I've seen every band that I idolized as a kid, well maybe not the Sweet but just about everybody else. One band I did NOT get to see was The Jam. Anybody here ever see them? I used to sit in my bedroom with the headphones on listening to Sound Effects staring out the window thinking God there has got to more to life than this dreary experience, so I moved up to NYC.
Yep, Reading Festival '78,

Reading University '79

Wembley Arena '82


and Bracknell Sports Centre '80
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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by Heston » 09 Nov 2017, 4:49pm

I picked a great year (1983) to get into the Clash, the Jam and SLF. The Clash actually sacked Mick the same week I bought my first record by them (SISOSIG/STH). I was always late to the party.
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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2017, 4:58pm

Heston wrote:
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I picked a great year (1983) to get into the Clash, the Jam and SLF. The Clash actually sacked Mick the same week I bought my first record by them (SISOSIG/STH). I was always late to the party.
So we finally find out that The Clash sacking Mick had nothing to do with Bernie after all.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Nov 2017, 5:11pm

Heston wrote:
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I picked a great year (1983) to get into the Clash, the Jam and SLF. The Clash actually sacked Mick the same week I bought my first record by them (SISOSIG/STH). I was always late to the party.
Could be worse: my first Clash album (cassette, actually) was CTC (my sister, tho, had a dubbed copy of CR that I listened to).
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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by coffeepotman » 09 Nov 2017, 5:26pm

Marky, I think you and I could be great friends if there wasn't an ocean between us

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by coffeepotman » 09 Nov 2017, 5:28pm

I missed The Clash in 82, I did see The Who that year but Clash were not opening for them, if I remember it was Joan Jett and the B52's. I finally did get to see Clash Mk II in Orlando 84 or 85. Good show but not what I was expecting

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2017, 5:29pm

coffeepotman wrote:
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Marky, I think you and I could be great friends if there wasn't an ocean between us
I can swim. ;)
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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by coffeepotman » 09 Nov 2017, 5:30pm

I saw SLF with Bruce Foxton on bass here in NYC, don't remember when maybe 90 or 91

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2017, 5:33pm

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I saw SLF with Bruce Foxton on bass here in NYC, don't remember when maybe 90 or 91
I first saw them at Friars in Aylesbury most of the tracks are on Hanx!
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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by gkbill » 09 Nov 2017, 6:22pm

Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:38pm
coffeepotman wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:28pm
I think I've seen every band that I idolized as a kid, well maybe not the Sweet but just about everybody else. One band I did NOT get to see was The Jam. Anybody here ever see them? I used to sit in my bedroom with the headphones on listening to Sound Effects staring out the window thinking God there has got to more to life than this dreary experience, so I moved up to NYC.
Yep, Reading Festival '78,

Reading University '79

Wembley Arena '82


and Bracknell Sports Centre '80
Hello,

I saw the Jam at JB Scott's in Albany, NY 2/24/1980 (I am old). Incredible energy, tremendously intense, and solid musically. The place was really sweaty for a February evening in upstate NY. Not a long show but really energetic (I know - I said that already) and they were sharply dressed. Most there kind of knew them (big college radio station crowd) but everyone was really blown away by the show. Great show by a great band.

I have used many parentheses in this post.

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2017, 6:28pm

gkbill wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 6:22pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:38pm
coffeepotman wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:28pm
I think I've seen every band that I idolized as a kid, well maybe not the Sweet but just about everybody else. One band I did NOT get to see was The Jam. Anybody here ever see them? I used to sit in my bedroom with the headphones on listening to Sound Effects staring out the window thinking God there has got to more to life than this dreary experience, so I moved up to NYC.
Yep, Reading Festival '78,

Reading University '79

Wembley Arena '82


and Bracknell Sports Centre '80
Hello,

I saw the Jam at JB Scott's in Albany, NY 2/24/1980 (I am old). Incredible energy, tremendously intense, and solid musically. The place was really sweaty for a February evening in upstate NY. Not a long show but really energetic (I know - I said that already) and they were sharply dressed. Most there kind of knew them (big college radio station crowd) but everyone was really blown away by the show. Great show by a great band.

I have used many parentheses in this post.
Hello mate,

I think they did have great energy and musicianship and they were an incredible band. However if I compare them to The Clash the one thing that is missing is the mayhem and that feeling that at any given moment anything could happen.
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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by 101Walterton » 09 Nov 2017, 6:46pm

Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:38pm
coffeepotman wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:28pm
I think I've seen every band that I idolized as a kid, well maybe not the Sweet but just about everybody else. One band I did NOT get to see was The Jam. Anybody here ever see them? I used to sit in my bedroom with the headphones on listening to Sound Effects staring out the window thinking God there has got to more to life than this dreary experience, so I moved up to NYC.
Yep, Reading Festival '78,

Reading University '79

Wembley Arena '82


and Bracknell Sports Centre '80
I was also at the Bracknell Sports Centre In 1980 with Marky 😊 Great show and great support from The Piranhas.
Clash only once in 82 but saw SLF numerous times 79-82

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by 101Walterton » 09 Nov 2017, 6:49pm

I have seen Madness, The Specials, The Beat many times however my only regret is not seeing the 2 Tone tour 😔

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Re: Is there a live retirement age for musicians?

Post by gkbill » 09 Nov 2017, 7:00pm

Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 6:28pm
gkbill wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 6:22pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:38pm
coffeepotman wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 4:28pm
I think I've seen every band that I idolized as a kid, well maybe not the Sweet but just about everybody else. One band I did NOT get to see was The Jam. Anybody here ever see them? I used to sit in my bedroom with the headphones on listening to Sound Effects staring out the window thinking God there has got to more to life than this dreary experience, so I moved up to NYC.
Yep, Reading Festival '78,

Reading University '79

Wembley Arena '82


and Bracknell Sports Centre '80
Hello,

I saw the Jam at JB Scott's in Albany, NY 2/24/1980 (I am old). Incredible energy, tremendously intense, and solid musically. The place was really sweaty for a February evening in upstate NY. Not a long show but really energetic (I know - I said that already) and they were sharply dressed. Most there kind of knew them (big college radio station crowd) but everyone was really blown away by the show. Great show by a great band.

I have used many parentheses in this post.
Hello mate,

I think they did have great energy and musicianship and they were an incredible band. However if I compare them to The Clash the one thing that is missing is the mayhem and that feeling that at any given moment anything could happen.
Hello,

Agreed. When I saw the Clash on the Pier in NYC, Joe did the "Who's throwing bottles? Now that the lights are up, try throwing one now!" which caught everyone off guard. I've never heard such a loud crowd go silent so quickly.

The support acts for that show were Third World and Kurtis Blow - can't see either opening for the Jam.

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