• This topic has 42 replies, 37 voices, and was last updated 6 days ago by ElVino.
Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 43 total)
  • Wasn’t expecting that.. Rick Astley
  • Premier Icon Kryton57
    Full Member

    Christ. I thought he’d died for a minute there.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
    Full Member

    enjoy The Smiths

    Not possible

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Did he give it up?

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    I don’t understand!
    Would anyone who liked the Smiths want to see or hear that?
    And would anyone who was into Rick **** Astley want to see/hear him do Smiths songs?

    Premier Icon ads678
    Full Member

    Did he give it up

    Never.

    Premier Icon thepurist
    Full Member

    I thought he’d died for a minute there

    Nah he’s never gonna say goodbye.

    Premier Icon MSP
    Full Member

    He is rickrolling both sets of fans, he is a **** comedy genius!

    Premier Icon sirromj
    Full Member

    **** me now I’m thinking of Morrisey singing Abba. Thanks.

    Premier Icon CountZero
    Full Member

    **** me now I’m thinking of Morrisey singing Abba. Thanks.

    Well, ‘The Visitors’ is full of breakup songs, so there could be some interesting versions.
    If only Moz hadn’t turned into such a reactionary jackass.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
    Full Member

    It’s night-night for Rick:

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    Kryton57

    Christ. I thought he’d died for a minute there.

    Apparently not – but I did hear a rumour that Van Morrison has……..

    Premier Icon reeksy
    Free Member

    **** me now I’m thinking of Morrisey singing Abba. Thanks.

    Hmmm… methinks we need a separate thread for unlikely collaborations.

    Ozric Tentacles perform the hits of Kylie Minogue…

    Premier Icon kayak23
    Full Member

    Never gonna…get what I want, this time…

    Premier Icon batfink
    Full Member

    nedrapier
    Full Member
    It’s night-night for Rick:

    That’s my kid’s favorite bed time story / Jackanory

    Mine is anything read by Rosamund Pike

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    Dunno, sometimes singers can surprise.

    Strangely I’ve seen Sonia live a few times and she was very good with a few covers and good entertainment.

    I suppose they get put in a pigeon hole as part of the pop star process.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    I know Rick Astley does a lot of charity gigs, so it’s only fair he tries to help out Morrisey

    Premier Icon kerley
    Free Member

    I know Rick Astley does a lot of charity gigs, so it’s only fair he tries to help out Morrisey

    I think he is beyond help as he has reached that age and gone full right wing nutter as many people do. The Smiths were one of my favourite bands in the 80’s but can’t listen to them now.
    At least Mark E Smith didn’t let me down

    Premier Icon jam-bo
    Full Member

    Disappointed. I expected to be Rick-rolled by that first link.

    Premier Icon nbt
    Full Member

    Well, I saw the ad and thought “WTF?”

    but then I saw this

    If times weren’t weird (like the The Before Times) and I felt ready to go to gigs, I’d go to that

    Premier Icon zilog6128
    Full Member

    Dunno, sometimes singers can surprise.

    I accidentally saw a RA gig once when he supported a Peter Kay show. He’s a far, far better singer than Morrissey plus, crucially, he always comes across as a top bloke. Would much rather watch him perform and/or go for a pint with him 😀

    EDIT:some great quotes in this article! https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/morrissey-rick-astley-blossoms-the-smiths-b1920543.html

    Fans of the English rock band are now tweeting that they’d rather watch Astley perform Smiths songs than “watch Morrissey do anything”.

    Premier Icon lovewookie
    Full Member

    If times weren’t weird (like the The Before Times) and I felt ready to go to gigs, I’d go to that

    definitely this.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
    Full Member

    Mine is anything read by Rosamund Pike

    Mmmm. I don’t mind too much when hers get chosen either!

    Matt Berry, while not quite as sexy, is another favourite.

    Premier Icon orangespyderman
    Full Member

    I accidentally saw a RA gig once when he supported a Peter Kay show. He’s a far, far better singer than Morrissey plus, crucially, he always comes across as a top bloke. Would much rather watch him perform and/or go for a pint with him 😀

    I came here to say the same thing, except I haven’t seen him live. I’ve heard him play some sets on the radio a few times, including some unusual cover songs and it’s always pretty enjoyable, he sings well and absolutely seems to love all sorts of music and comes across as an unassuming nice guy. I’d go to see him in a gig even if he were to play Smiths covers… 🙂

    Premier Icon kayak23
    Full Member

    pretty enjoyable, he sings well and absolutely seems to love all sorts of music and comes across as an unassuming nice guy.

    Sounds like a cabaret act. 😴

    Premier Icon wbo
    Free Member

    Heard an interview with him about this. He’s an enormous Smiths fan and has always wanted to do this , and from what I’ve heard I think it would be very, very good.

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Full Member

    Looks fun and he seems like a top bloke, but I’ll hold out for him to do The Pastels or Felt.

    Never really liked The Smiths.

    Premier Icon northernmatt
    Full Member

    Rick Astley with the Foo Fighters doing Never Gonna Give You Up is a good find on Youtube. As others have said, seems a nice bloke.

    And also have others have said, Morrissey is an arsehole.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
    Full Member

    I’ve seen Blossoms live, personality and good material are overdue.

    Premier Icon Stainypants
    Full Member

    I’m going if I can get a ticket. It will be fun and surreal, like the last night of Bludot one year with Steve Davis playing deep house, looking like he may have taken something pharmaceutical. It might not even sure he was playing the records but I’ll never forget it.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
    Free Member

    I love the band Blossoms, I’ve seen Rick Astley live, he was brilliant. I’ve made curtains for Johnny Marr, what’ts not to like.

    Premier Icon llama
    Full Member

    Looks and sounds better than Morrissey tbh

    Premier Icon espressoal
    Free Member

    Looks like the sort of thing you get on the stage of a booze cruise channel ferry.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
    Full Member

    Sold out within maybe 5 seconds. I am a regular buyer of tickets in high demand (For my own use, before anyone asks!) and that was crazy!

    Premier Icon fossy
    Full Member

    Damn, they went on sale this morning for Albert Hall Manchester.

    I’ve seen him at 80’s music concerts, and he’s a really fun bloke. We were all there in the ‘piddling’ rain, and he came on, saw everyone was soaked, so chucked a jug of water all over himself. Said, well if your all soaked, I need to be too.

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Sold out within maybe 5 seconds

    Black Lace should reform and tour… maybe with Mr. Blobby as support. There’s obviously a big market for novelty acts.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
    Full Member

    I don’t agree that it’s a “novelty” and certainly not anywhere as desperate as Black Lace.

    Singer who is a big fan of the original band and has a good voice – decides to perform a small set of gigs covering their songs. More a bit of a passion project.

    I’m not an Astley fan, but the man can actually sing. I was trying to get tickets purely because a set made up entirely of Smiths songs done well would make a great night.

    Johnny Marr performs a few of them in his live set and does a pretty good job – and certainly better than Morrisey himself. I’ve seen him a couple of times in the last 15 years and he just bellows the vocals now. I wouldn’t give him my money any more anyway – not in the last 5 years certainly.

    Premier Icon brads
    Free Member

    I had Rick Astley hair at my wedding.

    Big fan.

    Smiths, not big fan.

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
    Full Member

    Big fan of The Smiths (Hence the username) and Mr Astley.
    Bring it on.

    They should reform with Rick as the frontman, can you imagine how pissed off Hauptmann Morrissey would be at that?

    Premier Icon Pyro
    Full Member

    I don’t understand!
    Would anyone who liked the Smiths want to see or hear that?
    And would anyone who was into Rick **** Astley want to see/hear him do Smiths songs?

    FTFY 😉

    (Less facetiously: He can’t sing them any worse than Morrissey did, as has been proved but various other covers over the years…)

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 43 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.