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great show. was that all self written songs ?

over the years it's striking how many English and European hardcore punks
(and grinders) of the 1980's era have mentioned being SWEET fans.

e.g. Bill Steer, one of the EXTREME NOISE TERROR guys, several key figures in
the early 80's Swedish scene etc.

Daz Russell who promoted early NAPALM DEATH, E.N.T. DOOM, SACRILEGE,
BOLT THROWER gigs (among many others) at the Mermaid in Birmingham in
mid 1980's, now runs the Rebellion punk festival in Blackpool.
Russell had Andy Scott's version play there a few years ago.
i think they were the only band of the pre punk era on the bill.
 

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i once pointed out that the singer of RIGHT SAID FRED was banned from
wearing Kylie-esque hot pants on TOTP in early 90's but no one stopped
Steve doing that in the 70's.

Blockbuster, Hellraiser and Ballroom Blitz was one hell of a trilogy of hits.
 

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i once pointed out that the singer of RIGHT SAID FRED was banned from
wearing Kylie-esque hot pants on TOTP in early 90's but no one stopped
Steve doing that in the 70's.

Blockbuster, Hellraiser and Ballroom Blitz was one hell of a trilogy of hits.
I think it was still relatively a wild west in British pop music until the mid-late 80s or so, it hadn't been playlisted to death. I believe the theory is that the BBC still saw themselves as having a mandate of just reflecting what the youth liked (as opposed to telling them) and they weren't bothered about having to understand it as well so all sorts of mad stuff got though. You still get the odd thing happening as late as the mid-90s (Firestarter!) but few and far between.

I reckon in the USA that had already been killed off by the mid 60s.
 

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I think it was still relatively a wild west in British pop music until the mid-late 80s or so, it hadn't been playlisted to death. I believe the theory is that the BBC still saw themselves as having a mandate of just reflecting what the youth liked (as opposed to telling them) and they weren't bothered about having to understand it as well so all sorts of mad stuff got though. You still get the odd thing happening as late as the mid-90s (Firestarter!) but few and far between.

I reckon in the USA that had already been killed off by the mid 60s.
Lee Abrams probably had a lot to do with that. he sold playlists to radio stations
which created the Album Orientated Rock format which eventually mellowed out into
AOR (Adult Orientated Rock).
this meant stations across the USA were playing the same music...

prior to that you had loads of wonderful 60's one hit wonders that got big regionally first like -

96 Tears, Psychotic Reaction, Pushing to Hard etc. just to name a few garage rock classics.

you seem like a major student of pop music Lili, so you probably more about this than I do.
 

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yeah, 96 Tears was an example that came to mind!

and all that one-off doo-wop and related stuff in the 50's - Too Know him is to Love Him, Stay, Let the Good Times Roll etc.

I don't know anything about Lee Abrams, sounds like there's a good story there. I see some people talking nostalgically online about AOR playlists these days though, when you'd hear album tracks on the radio...

Annie Mac's show on BBC Radio One is still a fucking million miles ahead of the radio we get at the same time here
No doubt, I haven't a clue about modern Irish radio.
 

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Album-oriented rock - Wikipedia

having had a quick read of this it seems it wasn't all Lee's fault other people had
the same idea at the same time.

even KROQ which started as a tiny punk orientated station ended up selling play lists
to alternative stations when it got big.

definitely this very tight formatting didn't help new artists come through and favoured the
biggies like the Eagles, Led Zep, Stones, Mac etc. and bands that sounded like them e.g. Aerosmith
it certainly goes a long way to explaining why punk and new wave weren't as big in the US.

i first heard of Lee Abrams in an interview with Billy Zoom (ex guitarist of X) he's an
RnR / pre 1967 purist who hates the hippy/ prog era.
 

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Kay Carroll, former manager of The Fall from the early years. Think she was going out with MES for a while.
Great footage of her on the phone to Tony Wilson here
 

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Tony Dunne (1941 - 8 June 2020)

was announced last night that Dublin born Man United left back has passed away.
Tony started at Shels, moving to United in 1960.
at United (1960-1973) he won a European Cup, two League Championships and an FA Cup.
Tony won 33 caps between 1962-75.
he later played for Bolton (1973-79) and in the States.

despite playing 535 matches for Man Utd, I always got the impression that Tony never
got his dues. he never received a testimonial and kept a low profile after football.

expect GIles to lead the tributes in the Irish media - he's lost a lot of mates recently.

Former Ireland and Man Utd star Tony Dunne passes away (RTE link)

Tony Dunne - Wikipedia
 

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Eusebio Velez (1935 - 16 June 2020)
Basque cyclist who was a regular top 10 finisher in the Vuelta Espana in 1960's.
Riding for Kas (whose ultra strong squads dominated Spanish cycling) and later Fagor.
Velez twice finished on podium in the Vuelta: 2nd in 1966 when Kas took a clean sweep
of the podium with Francisco Gabica winning and 3rd in 1968 when Gimondi won.
In the 70's Velez was a director sportif with Kas.

Eusebio Vélez - detailed palmares @ pro cycling stats

Eusebio Velez - Spanish wiki
 

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