Discussion in 'SMB' started by mini-x2, Nov 8, 2011.
On 6 Music now, I'd forgotten how awful they truly were.
Originally garnered interest due to Mark Rossiter(?) Moz impersonation, but then people realised they weren't actually any good.
You might get a few bites from the ubers though.
They had 2 excellent songs. The rest was pretty dull. Great Morrissey impression, though.
Thought Patrick Duff did a better Morrissey impersonation mesell likes.
I think Sandboy will be along to disagree somewhat strongly (for the record I quite liked them)
At the end of the day the singer couldn't pull off Mozesque ishegayness. Couple of decent songs on the first album mind.
Id forgot all about them until 20 seconds ago.
Fighting Fit, and As Good As it Gets are pretty good songs.
Don't mind a bit of Gene actually.
Fighting Fit is a great song, even better if you can listen to it without wanting to smash the singer in the gob.
One of my favourite bands! Along with My Life Story
In the 2nd division of Britpop they fell well behind their rivals, Shed 7, Marion. the longpigs and the Bluetones. Only Gay Dad kept them off the bottom spot.
Written off very early and incorrectly as a poor Smiths cover act. Shame, they had several songs worthy of Moz himself imho. Where Are They Now, Olympian, Fighting Fit, Sleep Well Tonight. Never had the success they deserved.
heard Steve Lamacq play Speak To Me Someone earlier myself, reminded me just how good they were
way better live than on record btw
Saw them four times mid-nineties. Never failed to be brilliant.
lets hope they jump on the reuniting bandwagon and fill the Riverside again
I've still got the ticket for that one knocking about somewhere. £7.50 iirc, those were the days.
At least My Life Story had one good song like.
Oddly enough, me too. Saw MLS into double figures I think (just about every venue in London) - Shillingford was a great frontman Used to go and see Cud a lot in the early 90s cos of Mike Dunphy, the guitarist, from Lanchester, and the first time I saw MLS it was supporting Cud. Saw them all over after that.
Never saw them live unfortunately but I've got a couple of live albums - sounds like he had a bit of wit about him
That is a GREAT record.
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