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« Reply #5600 on: Friday 20 November 2020, 02:53:24 PM »
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« Reply #5601 on: Friday 20 November 2020, 07:48:27 PM »
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« Reply #5602 on: Friday 20 November 2020, 10:09:46 PM »
Doesn't he continue to insist it's his real hair :lol:
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« Reply #5603 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 09:03:06 PM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?
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« Reply #5604 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 09:04:12 PM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?
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« Reply #5605 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 09:11:33 PM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?

It's not really what you've asked but I think I read that The Killers were absolutely huge over here but not that popular in USA despite being from there

Might have changed since the 2000s though

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« Reply #5606 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 09:13:56 PM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

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« Reply #5607 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 09:16:24 PM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?

Just about every 90s Britpop song except Wonderwall.

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« Reply #5608 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 09:25:18 PM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?

Always found it strange that one of my favourite bands, Dexys Midnight Runners are regarded as a novelty one hit wonder group in the States.

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« Reply #5609 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:08:21 AM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?

Always found it strange that one of my favourite bands, Dexys Midnight Runners are regarded as a novelty one hit wonder group in the States.

Likewise Madness - only Our House ever did anything over here. Although tbf there are probably an awful lot of Brits who think of Dexys as a one hit wonder.
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« Reply #5610 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:15:22 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

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« Reply #5611 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:18:29 AM »
For example, I don't think Journey ever impinged much on my consciousness until I got to the US, but they seem to be worshipped by far more people than should be allowed in a civil society.
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« Reply #5612 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:24:37 AM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?

Always found it strange that one of my favourite bands, Dexys Midnight Runners are regarded as a novelty one hit wonder group in the States.

Likewise Madness - only Our House ever did anything over here. Although tbf there are probably an awful lot of Brits who think of Dexys as a one hit wonder.

I recall seeing Madness quite a bit on MTV and Night Tracks. I remember the videos for Our House, Welcome to the House of Fun, and Night Boat to Cairo from when I was a kid. I thought they were staples on Night Tracks, as well as bands like Men at Work for a couple of years. Granted they disappeared in the U.S. after about 1985.

Status Quo is another one of those bands that was big everywhere but here.
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« Reply #5613 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:30:54 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.

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« Reply #5614 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:32:13 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.

Seriously? Cum on Feel the Noize? Infinitely better than the Quiet Riot cover.
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« Reply #5615 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:33:00 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.

Seriously? Cum on Feel the Noize? Infinitely better than the Quiet Riot cover.

Seriously! Lead singer in Slade has such a great rock voice.

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« Reply #5616 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:36:22 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.

Seriously? Cum on Feel the Noize? Infinitely better than the Quiet Riot cover.

Seriously! Lead singer in Slade has such a great rock voice.

I've heard that they were one of the best live bands to see back in the day.
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« Reply #5617 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:38:38 AM »
:lol: I wouldn't be shocked.

Holy s*** I'm in love with this guy's voice.

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« Reply #5618 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:42:22 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.
Barring an obscure Stewart Lee joke involving Noddy Holder I'd never heard of them either. :lol: I don't think they landed much on these shores.

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« Reply #5619 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:44:08 AM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.
Barring an obscure Stewart Lee joke involving Noddy Holder I'd never heard of them either. :lol: I don't think they landed much on these shores.

they had a minor hit with Run Runaway. But I honestly don't remember anything else as a kid.
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« Reply #5620 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 04:33:44 AM »
Is there many really iconic British/Irish songs which are basically completely unknown in America?
The Stranglers "No more heroes" maybe ?
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« Reply #5621 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 04:58:34 AM »
:lol: I wouldn't be shocked.

Holy s*** I'm in love with this guy's voice.

Have you heard his speaking voice yet?
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« Reply #5622 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 08:23:10 AM »
For example, I don't think Journey ever impinged much on my consciousness until I got to the US, but they seem to be worshipped by far more people than should be allowed in a civil society.

For US bands who didn't get big abroad, there's the Grateful Dead too.  Actually, did they even make it big in the US outside of California?

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« Reply #5623 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 01:09:14 PM »
For example, I don't think Journey ever impinged much on my consciousness until I got to the US, but they seem to be worshipped by far more people than should be allowed in a civil society.

For US bands who didn't get big abroad, there's the Grateful Dead too.  Actually, did they even make it big in the US outside of California?

I think we at least understood some of the significance of the Grateful Dead. I struggle to understand any of the significance of Journey.
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« Reply #5624 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 01:24:55 PM »
It's probably true across all senses tbh, from auld ballads and songs about WWI/II to huge 80s/90s hits, absolutely tons of them I'd reckon

Yup. Absolutely tons of Xmas songs too, which is particularly tough to take over here given that there's some horrible, horrible songs on the radio. "Do You See What I See?" makes me puke in my mouth, and I cannot tell you how much I miss hearing "Stop The Cavalry" on the radio.

Also my American wife, who is pretty knowledgeable about music but unfortunately extremely knowledgeable about 80s poodle rock, wasn't aware that "Cum On Feel The Noize" wasn't actually by Quiet Riot. And I suspect she's spent more time in the Black Country than most English people. It's surprisingly easy to assume that we have a more broadly shared cultural palette than we actually do.

:lol: I'd never ever heard of Slade until just right now.
Barring an obscure Stewart Lee joke involving Noddy Holder I'd never heard of them either. :lol: I don't think they landed much on these shores.



He's an absolute icon in all fairness. Slade make about half a million each year from 'Merry Xmas Everybody' iirc which isnt half bad considering they're only known here.