Off Topic Hull: City of Culture

Discussion in 'Hull City' started by originallambrettaman, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Barchullona

    Barchullona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    13,585
    Likes Received:
    4,705
    Great singers and the X factor in the same sentence is surely an oxymoron?
     
    #3421
    Polly13 likes this.
  2. Leon T Trout AFC

    Leon T Trout AFC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,751
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    Oh indeed.

    But when I've had the misfortune to hear/see the prog, it has contained technically very able singers.
     
    #3422
  3. Ernie Shackleton

    Ernie Shackleton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    5,161
    Likes Received:
    3,937

    Sophie Ellis Bextor, what shall we text her?



    The greatest of parlour games.




    An example: Hi Sophie. Can I **** your Mum?
     
    #3423
  4. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

    John Ex Aberdeen now E.R. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    10,880
    Likes Received:
    3,609
  5. Bum_Chinned_Crabski

    Bum_Chinned_Crabski Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    19,256
    Likes Received:
    4,717
    Who is the hottest Blue Peter presenter?

    Personally I struggle to look beyond John Leslie.
     
    #3425
  6. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    29,215
    Likes Received:
    10,649
    The Gold Nose of Green Ginger

    Greenginger.org
     
    #3426
  7. Party Hull!

    Party Hull! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,917
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    MES is my hero.

    The only hero.

    Off to see him in Manc in August doing some bizarre performance (without The Fall) about Wyndham Lewis.

    Can't wait. Girlfriend is not so excited.

    Hup!
     
    #3427
  8. Leon T Trout AFC

    Leon T Trout AFC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,751
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    Haven't seen them/him for a long time. Remember once doing Stockport away and a Fall gig on the same night.

    Not everyone's chupa chup, granted, but it seems somewhat benighted to consider his singing ability as something to measure, nevermind compare it.
     
    #3428
  9. Party Hull!

    Party Hull! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,917
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    He's up there with Whitney & Mariah and let that be the end of it.

    No, of course not. Though I think it is possible to be a great vocalist as much as a great singer - an important difference. And for me MES is a great vocalist. No one else like him.

    Well, there have been imitators of the style since, but none have done it with all the numerous ingredients that MES has.

    IMO
     
    #3429
  10. Party Hull!

    Party Hull! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,917
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Further to this, Hull City played at Stockport on 18th August 1998 drawing 2-2.

    The Fall played the same night at the Students Union at Manchester University - details here http://thefall.org/gigography/gig98.html

    Sad though it is to quickly research this, I think I have identified the day in question. This is life.
     
    #3430

  11. Leon T Trout AFC

    Leon T Trout AFC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,751
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    That's the one.

    Literally just a few miles down the road from each other.
     
    #3431
  12. Leon T Trout AFC

    Leon T Trout AFC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,751
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    MES must have been heavily influenced by Beefheart and the likes of early Can but agree, MES is very much his own incarnation and indeed, no one else like him.
     
    #3432
  13. Party Hull!

    Party Hull! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,917
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Without a doubt, certainly.

    I think your Wedding Presents/Pulps and maybe even Arctic Monkeys have taken huge cues from him in terms of an almost spoken word delivery in a regional accent - though none with the same nuance or wit I don't think.

    IMO.
     
    #3433
  14. TIGERSCAVE

    TIGERSCAVE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,436
    Likes Received:
    2,390
    Wasn't he the one that got into lumber...?
     
    #3434
  15. Sir Cheshire Ben

    Sir Cheshire Ben Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2013
    Messages:
    13,490
    Likes Received:
    8,558
    Konnie Huq pushed into second by Helen Skelton.

    Huq's married to Charlie Brooker.
     
    #3435
  16. Ernie Shackleton

    Ernie Shackleton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    5,161
    Likes Received:
    3,937
    Valerie Singleton.

    And her girlfriend.


    Probably.





    I'm just watching.
     
    #3436
  17. Bum_Chinned_Crabski

    Bum_Chinned_Crabski Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    19,256
    Likes Received:
    4,717
    Yeah Huq for me as well, just ahead of Ellis.
     
    #3437
  18. Carmine Galante.

    Carmine Galante. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    10,825
    Likes Received:
    2,919
    Bill is Dead is one of my favourite songs of all time.

    The Wedding Present are one of my favourite ever bands.

    My mate's bird cheated on him with David Gedge. He was fuming to start with, when he found out it was Gedgey she was knocking off he found it all rather amusing.

    True story is that.
     
    #3438
  19. Party Hull!

    Party Hull! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,917
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    I don't own any Wedding Present records but I do like a fair bit of what I've heard.

    Did he stick with her?

    Takes some brassneck that...
     
    #3439
  20. Bum_Chinned_Crabski

    Bum_Chinned_Crabski Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    19,256
    Likes Received:
    4,717
    Our Kid was / is a massive Wedding Present fan, he was in the fan club and got the full set of the 12 heavily limited edition 12" singles released in one year.

    Corduroy is ****ing brilliant.
     
    #3440

Share This Page