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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mellowinman, May 20, 2018.
I don't like the song.
But you did a fine job with the cover non the less.
I like the part of the video where it fades from you to the lady playing piano, looks like she's got your head for a moment.
Oh I like this.
Suits your voice really well.
I actually spoke briefly to Bob last week, he was slightly lost looking for a boarding gate at the airport.
Seemed like a nice guy, despite being a bit rushed. (Airports tend to do that to most people...I was a bit surprised he'd no special treatment, though)
I said I wished I'd brought all my old Rats records to work so he could've signed them.
He asked if I didn't have any of his newer stuff, and I said in all honesty I thought it was awful.
His wife (I think) burst out laughing...not sure he was as amused.
One of my greatest Christmases ever; I already owned The Fine Art of Surfacing on vinyl, and this was the days of record stores; my friend Jackie bought me A Tonic for the Troops. Rat Trap and I Never Loved Eva Braun are two of the best songs I have ever heard by anybody. I'm a huge fan. Haven't listened to any Bob in a very long time, so I can't comment on his newer stuff, but the Rats? As inspired a band as I ever experienced.
Sadly I've never seen them live...I was too busy gigging around Ireland myself during their heyday.
I can greatly recommend a dvd, Live at The Hammersmith Odeon 1978.
Definitely one of Ireland's greatest bands.
Nice cover! I always liked that song, practiced playing along on keys when I was a kid.
Years later learned about the meaning of the song.
The song is brilliant, credit where it's due but I really really don't like Bob Geldolf. I had the mispleasure of meeting him and the Rats in the 70s a couple of times. He's done some good stuff with fund raising for Africa, again credit where it's due. How did such a tawt write such a good song is beyond me
The video above is far better than the original too, mind you it could be performed by Pinky and Perky and I'd still of said that But I do like it
Care to share the story of how he pooped in your corn flakes?
Seems like an intense fellow. I loved him since he played Pink in Floyd's The Wall, but I never met him.
Pissed on my chips more like
It was just the attitude of them (not all) trying to be working class punks and pleading poverty just to fit in with the rest of the bands at gigs but sporting expensive gear daddy had bought them. Sounds very trivial but I just hated his attitude, on the other hand the keyboard player (the real talent) was quite a nice guy. I'm sure I have blown this out of all proportion but that's the way I feel
nice work mellow!
What's truly depressing that a song written almost 40 years ago about a school shooting is just as relevant today...
My claim to fame...I was working at my college radio station in Atlanta when the Boomtown Rats came in to be interviewed.
After the interview there was a story that came over our teletype about a school shooting that the girl blamed on not liking Mondays.
Geldof took a copy of the story with him and the rest is history
What's truly depressing is that when the song was written, it was considered an unusual event.
If you watch the ending, I got a little emotional when it was fading. That is NOT fake.
I was really impressed those vocals were really good and it happens to be one of my favorite songs. I didn't know the story behind the song so that was depressing.
These bangles still look good after all these decades.