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  • nickf
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    I remember hearing Venom’s first album, and going to see them just after they’d released Black Metal. They were (unsurprisingly for a band whose publicity shots showed them looking exceptionally unscary on Whitley Bay beach) more than a bit crap but hey, they came from my home town. I saw them a couple of times and they never got any better.

    Imagine my surprise to find that they’re still going. Presumably no better than they ever were, and after a million lineup changes, but they’re still earning a crust on the nostalgia death-black-stanic metal circuit.

    I was gobsmacked to see that a band of such extraordinarily limited talent continue to make a living out of music. I’d have bet good money that they’d be the very last people to do this.

    So who else are you surprised is still going?

    So who else are you surprised is still going?

    Take That. 🙁

    juan
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    Indochine…U2…Girls aloud…

    The Libertines

    Omd have just released a new album. Not heard of them for time.

    Europe? are Europe still going?

    CharlieMungus – Member
    Europe? are Europe still going?

    Yep. Last album was surprisingly good, actually.

    duntstick
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    Mrs just said ……..Adam Ant

    Still bloody at it!!!!!!!!!
    Website

    nickf
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    Europe are still going

    I think they’re like a like a lot of bands, had a career break, then realised they weren’t going to have solo success and eventually got back together. They still do the festival circuit.

    Redwood? Anyone remember Redwood?

    wildheart
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    Tygers of Pan Tang..Fellow Whitley Bay metallers still going.

    Wedding Present. In fact I have tickets for the up and coming Bizarro tour. Can’t wait!

    billybob
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    Think the Bluetones are still going…

    Dumpy’s rusty nuts?
    Levellers?
    Credit to the nation?

    UncleFred
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    China Crisis are playing in Guernsey in a couple of weeks…

    I’m going to see the Wedding Present on the Bizarro tour too, 19th Nov at the 02 in Bournemouth.

    Then Atari Teenage Riot the next night and Al Murray the night after that.

    Levellers definitely – playing The Duchess in York in the not too distant future.

    New Model Army are currently on their 30th Anniversary tour. Not quite a world tour but certainly a tour of Europe & the Americas

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    just seen the best of suede advertised

    andrewh
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    Buzzcocks.
    And I saw the Worzels a couple of years ago, actually very good.

    Stray are still going, remember when they first started as teenagers and bought their first album. Watched them many times at such illustrious venues as Walthamstow Assembly Hall, they were also the backing band for Kiss when I saw them at the Hammersmith Odeon

    Can also remember Iron Maiden doing one of their numbers, All In Your Mind, probably their best track and bit of a gamble having a 9 minute opener to your first album

    Maiden never went away.

    Phenomenally popular band.

    nickf
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    And don’t let’s forget The UK Subs. Charlie Harper has to be in his 60s now.

    the last band I was in (before the current one) supported the UK Subs once, 20ish years ago

    and Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Madness are also all still going.

    SLF Hanx, my first album

    Boba Fatt
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    Buffalo Tom, pretty much thought they’d packed it in then after a 10 year hiatus they came back with a stonking album

    tbh Bill Janovitz never stopped making music and release a few very good solo albums

    at their best:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSQWH_B5em8[/video]

    Don’t know why, but American streets and houses have always appealed to me

    robido
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    the strawbs are playing in reeth this month. not sure of date

    CountZero
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    I believe Budgie are back doing stuff.

    JA27
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    Strawbs are indeed playing the buck in reeth as is the front man from the stranglers

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    Therapy?… Still knocking out one good album followed by one crap album on their timehonoured routine, and varying from fat to thin, and changing drummers like I change my pants (every 3 years), and playing smaller and smaller venues yet still absolutely fantastic. How many times have the Wildhearts split and reformed in the same time period? :mrgreen:

    “CharlieMungus – Member

    Redwood? Anyone remember Redwood?”

    Well done, now I feel old. Just put on Colourblind and thought “Why did I buy this album? Oh yeah, they suppored A. In 1997.” 🙁

    I saw Therapy when they toured with The Wildhearts 5 years ago, a great night!

    My friend is going to the Troublegum gig in London, wish I was going too.

    george thorogood still kicking ass

    slimtubing
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    Blondie & the Pretenders doing a double bill world tour as we speak, playing NZ later this month.

    nickf
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    Therapy?…..that takes me back. Thing is, they were actually very good.

    Some of the bands mentioned on this thread were terrible from the off, but somehow they’ve kept plugging away regardless.

    anjs
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    “in my sleep I grind my teeth”

    xcgb
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    Redwood? Anyone remember Redwood?

    Charlie I know Redwood!
    They did Guilfest in the summer, but don’t gig much together these days

    PeterPoddy
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    Redwood? Anyone remember Redwood?

    Yep, saw them a couple of times years ago (15+??) and they had some belting tunes. Tried to ‘make it’ and failed I believe….

    That said –

    http://www.geniustwinrecordings.com/redwood/

    🙂

    I might have to dig out the CD if I still have it…

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    Cast are touring again, they’re not bad

    Heh! Redwood! I was at college with Angus.

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    The Clean.
    Choirboys

    xcgb
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    Heh! Redwood! I was at college with Angus.

    Rob Blackham is very active with a few bands, Goldrush being the main one, they regularly play at my local in Gomshall Surrey

    Big Country just announced a 30 th anniversary tour, sadly less the brilliant Stuart Adamson RIP, but who better to replace him IMHO than Mike Peters of The alarm ,Who has been on the road pretty much constantly with The Alarm in various line ups and solo, since early 80s ,he is probably the hardest worker in the industry.

    he is probably the hardest worker in the industry.

    The hardest working man in showbusiness? Oh, I don’t think so.

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