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Markoid
Markoid
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Edited Feb 14, 2017, 13:39
Alive Rock Stars
Feb 14, 2017, 13:08
The RIP stuff is quite frankly depressing, and full of middle aged neurosis. Some people are amazingly still alive and somewhat still here! One of the best songwriters ever. Add more and be positive!

Shane - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPA_XuxUx3M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-3CxYV3BqY
Kid Calamity
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Alice Cooper
Feb 14, 2017, 13:45
69 years old this year, Alice is now a clean living survivor. He's touring later this year - and has been recording, in recent years, with members of his original band. I hope it's good. He's also quite active posting stories of the odd things going on in the world on Facebook.

I saw him in his less cool and edgy years, sadly. A couple of times: 1981-86 kinda time. I'm still undecided about whether I want to fork out a big wadge of cash to see him in a horrible oversized venue, this coming autumn. But, in his day... wow, he was banging out some incredible music.

Under My Wheels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gha79UZVRk0

Schools Out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx8Xg6jQdxg
Markoid
Markoid
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Re: Iggy
Feb 14, 2017, 13:55
Yeah man! Iggy is still alive too, and made a superb album with Josh Homme.

Iggy Pop - Gardenia (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc14wfcaKBk
Andfurthermoreagain
Andfurthermoreagain
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Edited Feb 14, 2017, 14:08
Re: Alice Cooper
Feb 14, 2017, 14:07
Kid Calamity wrote:
69 years old this year, Alice is now a clean living survivor. He's touring later this year - and has been recording, in recent years, with members of his original band. I hope it's good. He's also quite active posting stories of the odd things going on in the world on Facebook.

I saw him in his less cool and edgy years, sadly. A couple of times: 1981-86 kinda time. I'm still undecided about whether I want to fork out a big wadge of cash to see him in a horrible oversized venue, this coming autumn. But, in his day... wow, he was banging out some incredible music.

Under My Wheels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gha79UZVRk0

Schools Out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx8Xg6jQdxg



I too hope the rumoured work he's doing with the original band (sans Glen unfortunately) does produce something of worth. Michael Bruce wrote some great tunes in that lineup and Dennis Dunaway's basslines, well let's just say they astound, confound and appall me all at the same time - appall only because just when I think I've worked one out, I notice some weird glissando swoop or octave jump that I hadn't picked up on and realise I'll have to work it all out again using a different location on the fretboard. I'm about halfway through Halo of Flies and keep coming unstuck.
And yep, love that clip of Under My Wheels - any clips of the original lineup, along with early clips of Roxy, man, so early in the glam game, these guys must have looked like they came from another planet (baby). But that's what rock stars should be - alien, unworldly, transported!

Edit - and this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8vBDET3kbI

Outta sight and outta place! We live in paltry times.....
Kid Calamity
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Re: Iggy
Feb 14, 2017, 14:09
I've never seen Iggy live. How did that happen?

Whilst in New York, a few months back, I was sorely tempted to see a talk he was part of, discussing life drawing. He'd turned up at a few sessions as a surprise guest model, and the resulting drawings by the artists formed the basis of a book. It wasn't a cheap night out, needless to say - and we chose to do something else that night.
Andfurthermoreagain
Andfurthermoreagain
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Re: George Clinton
Feb 14, 2017, 14:16
Out of the big three funk names - Clinton, James Brown, Sly Stone - with Brown sadly passed and Sly artistically and arguably out of the game for all intents and purposes, at least we still have George around and about.
About two thirds of the way through his autobiography and its a great read - the work ethic alone, by the end of his first full P-Funk decade he'd masterminded upwards of 40 albums.
Markoid
Markoid
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Edited Feb 14, 2017, 14:16
Re: Iggy
Feb 14, 2017, 14:16
Kid Calamity wrote:
I've never seen Iggy live. How did that happen?

Whilst in New York, a few months back, I was sorely tempted to see a talk he was part of, discussing life drawing. He'd turned up at a few sessions as a surprise guest model, and the resulting drawings by the artists formed the basis of a book. It wasn't a cheap night out, needless to say - and we chose to do something else that night.


No idea. Iggy and The Stooges at Hammersmith doing Funhouse was one of best sonic experiences ever, however.
Markoid
Markoid
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Edited Feb 14, 2017, 14:23
Re: Johnny Cash
Feb 14, 2017, 14:20
I saw Johnny Cash at Shepherds' Bush Empire a few years back. Fucking amazing for an old fella!
Markoid
Markoid
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Re: Neil Young
Feb 14, 2017, 14:24
Neil Young is alive and kicking too. Very much alive!
Popel Vooje
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Re: George Clinton
Feb 14, 2017, 14:25
Andfurthermoreagain wrote:
Out of the big three funk names - Clinton, James Brown, Sly Stone - with Brown sadly passed and Sly artistically and arguably out of the game for all intents and purposes, at least we still have George around and about.
About two thirds of the way through his autobiography and its a great read - the work ethic alone, by the end of his first full P-Funk decade he'd masterminded upwards of 40 albums.


And he's playing London in May. Going to try and book tix for that now, having never seen him before...
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