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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    The first episode of the new and final series of This Country was quite good but not amazingly so, but I loved the way that they wrote the death of Slugs, reflecting the actual death of the actor who played him, Michael Sleggs, into the script as a tribute. Very touching.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Fussbudget View Post
    Proper LOL at Cosmic Thing being WOM's B-52's album of choice.
    NO....no no no. That's not what I meant. I meant that it's a solid album, end to end. Seriously, not a weak spot on it. But the eponymous first album for fave.

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  • Fussbudget
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    Proper LOL at Cosmic Thing being WOM's B-52's album of choice. The first 3 albums and Mesopotamia are solid gold.

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  • hobbes
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    Saw the Sonic the Hedgehog film with the cub yesterday.
    it’s as by-the-numbers as you’d expect.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    Funplex isn't one of them, but five of the seven went platinum or gold in the US.
    I'll stand by Cosmic Thing as an entire album, any day of the week. Five of seven does surprise me, though. I'd have gone 2, maybe 3 of 7.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post

    They were supremely talented as musicians and as a band. They get short shrift because they had a sense of humour.
    I watched the doc on Colin Hay recently and it revealed to me that M@W were actually much more popular than I recall. They were the first rock band I liked and a few other kids I knew sort of liked them, but in school, they seemed sort of fringe and alternative because that was the era of Thriller. Also, their career on top was very short. Part of their problem, apparently was that Business As Usual came out late in the US so Cargo came out here very soon after. It’s better to let a bit more time between albums. Then they fired the rhythm section and made one more record that didn’t really do well.

    I think about 10 of their songs are really good. That’s a good rate for three albums.

    When I was 12, I thought they were all good.

    Last edited by Hot Pepsi; 19-02-2020, 17:55.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    My experience may be coloured by having lived with a huge fan of The B-52s for a few years but they're quite a well known band with at least a compilation album's worth of significant songs over the 12/13 years they were really active.

    Whereas Men at Work have a AA sided single's worth.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Funplex isn't one of them, but five of the seven went platinum or gold in the US.

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  • WOM
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    I thought most people would have known the follow-up to Business As Usual, but not much at all after that. The B-52s is a weird one. I can't even imagine wanting to preview some of those albums on iTunes, much less invest time and money in them.

    [I mean 'Funplex'? Hitting the brief a bit hard, there.]

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  • pebblethefish
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    It;s not as weird as the "The B52s had seven albums, not just those two sings you've heard of". but it's still weird.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    They did three albums.
    They were supremely talented as musicians and as a band. They get short shrift because they had a sense of humour.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Edit: Japan, of course, were the best. But I doubt they’ll get a doco.
    No disrespect, of course, but I'm fucked if I can get my head around why Japan were even the slightest bit popular. Beyond 'Polaroids', which was middling at best.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by pebblethefish View Post

    Sorry, WHAT?? Are you trying to tell me Men at Work did more than one song?
    They did three albums.

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  • Simon G
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    The wife and I are one episode away from completing The Stranger - we've loved it but I'm concerned by what I've read about the conclusion (no spoilers, just people disappointed in it).

    Last night, whilst ironing, I also watched Uncut Gems which I thought was fantastic. Adam Sandler is clearly playing his best role and he plays it perfectly. It's quite breathless as the film just doesn't rest for the whole 2 and a bit hours of it's running time.

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  • Wouter D
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    It's just Overkill.

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  • Sits
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    Who Can It Be Now?

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  • pebblethefish
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    I may try to see that.

    Duran Duran are the only 80’s band that I liked way more during the 80’s than I do now. Even with the nostalgia, they just don’t do anything for me for some reason, whereas I still have Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, Real Life, and a bunch of other MTV favorites on my playlist.
    Sorry, WHAT?? Are you trying to tell me Men at Work did more than one song?

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  • danielmak
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    I hadn't read about the John Hughes influence on Sex Education until the last page of that scene but the girls ending up in detention was right out of the Breakfast Club.

    I'm into the second season of a binge of Dexter. It's crazy how bad the show looks in terms of cinematography and the writing feels like something crafted for Lifetime Movie Network made for TV movie ("Step Mom Stalker" and the like) but I'm enjoying the general premise of a serial killer working as a crime scene detective. So, I'll stick with it while there's nothing else fighting for my viewing attention other than football.

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  • Sits
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    DD’s early singles are fun. Hungry Like the Wolf has made it into my 25yo daughter’s oldies playlist.

    Edit: Japan, of course, were the best. But I doubt they’ll get a doco.

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  • Foot of Astaire's
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    I may try to see that.

    Duran Duran are the only 80’s band that I liked way more during the 80’s than I do now. Even with the nostalgia, they just don’t do anything for me for some reason, whereas I still have Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, Real Life, and a bunch of other MTV favorites on my playlist.
    It's the opposite for me. I wasn't mad keen on them in the 80s but I thought the Wedding Album and Astronaut were great and made me appreciate their earlier stuff more.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I may try to see that.

    Duran Duran are the only 80’s band that I liked way more during the 80’s than I do now. Even with the nostalgia, they just don’t do anything for me for some reason, whereas I still have Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, Real Life, and a bunch of other MTV favorites on my playlist.

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  • hobbes
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    Subtitle: The Long and Winding Rio-d.

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  • Foot of Astaire's
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    Is there something I should know? The Duran Duran documentary gave a good insight into the bands history and a reminder of some of the cracking tunes they've produced over the years.

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  • hobbes
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    I think Freestyles has gotten Star Trek mixed up with original Battlestar Galactica

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Picard didn’t dislike Data. WTH are you talking about?

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