Worst Of These Mid-Late 90s UK Bands?

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But he didn't like the Bluetones

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 21:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

disliking the bluetones and not hating them as much as you hate reef/OCS/stereophonics are not the same thing. I can't imagine a world with reef in it where someone hates the bluetones more. perhaps if there were a ranking systems rather than an OPO situation, it might have been different. but hey, that's polls for you. if a thread with 300+ answers doesn't explain stuff, maybe polls aren't the way to settle this shit?

ailsa, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 21:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

^ ignore grammatical errors there, my abilities in that area disappeared along with my will to live somewhere upthread.

ailsa, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 21:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

I actually thought Bluetones were worse than Reef. Each to their own I guess.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

But presumably you thought someone else was worse still. you didn't vote for them, why assume someone else is going to?

ailsa, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you understand how polling even works?

ailsa, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

obviously not :)

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 5 June 2008 13:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Actually I've just been reminded why I hated The Bluetones. They were on the cover of Raw Magazine when it changed from an open minded Heavy Rock/Alternative/Metal mag to a full on Britpop mag. I loved that magazine and it lasted about 2 or 3 issues tops because of that change, and The Bluetones symbolizes the whole thing for me just like Limp Bizkit on the cover of the last Melody Maker does for others.
Obviously that's just for me though and no reason why anyone else should have voted Bluetones.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 5 June 2008 13:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

You guys just dont hate britpop as much as americans hate nu-metal.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 9 June 2008 23:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

ocs were robbed

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

no. no they really really really really really fucking weren't.

stereophonics never recorded a fun, silly, 7-minute rave-up like 'get away'. they sucked precisely 100% of the time.

kell surprise (country matters), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

i agree that OCS sucked precisely 100% of the time.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

i forgot Dom hated Space so much. Whatever happened to Space? they've been forgotten more than the others.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Surely someone on ILM liked Space?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

louis?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

space allowed their keyboardist to write precisely one song ('Piggies') and it was by 10,000 miles the best thing they did, hence they suuuuuuuck (and yeah, their main body of work is craven)

kell surprise (country matters), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

wonder if they will be doing the chicken in the basket clubs in 20 years time

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

following in the footsteps of gerry and the pacemakers

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

I confess to liking Space at the time. Some of their songs anyway. Dark Clouds for sure. You and Me Against The World is on an old mixtape that's still in my car so I must've enjoyed it at one point. I also recall being annoyed that I could never find their second album. On reflection that seems like a lucky situation.

everything, Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

I cant even remember them having a second album. The singles must have bombed. I do remember one of the band leaving though.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

the second album had 'diary of a wimp' on it which i really liked

i'm the unban spaceman (electricsound), Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

dont recall that at all

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Every single one of those bands on that list were absolute turgid clunkers.

I scanned down the list in ten seconds and they were all there.

Copper Girl by 3 Colours Red was a good song though. Sorry

Fer Ark, Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think with the exception of seahorses (who are one of the worst groups of all time) and longpigs (who i've never heard), all these bands have one song (or more) i like. in most cases it's only one though.

i'm the unban spaceman (electricsound), Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kula Shaker -- as indefensibly silly as they were -- were WAY better than most of these crappy bands, and Gene's debut was great.

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

funnily enough esoj, i thought love is the law by the seahorses was good (everything else was crap).
I actually saw the seahorses at the glasgow garage before the single was out. Love Is the Law was the only song anyone had heard.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

tbh i can't remember how it goes!

alex otm about gene, love that first album

i'm the unban spaceman (electricsound), Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

it sounded like it was off the second coming. I love that album but if you didnt then you wont care for love is the law.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 October 2009 23:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

space allowed their keyboardist to write precisely one song ('Piggies')

didn't he get one techno-noodle whoosh-out per album too? I liked Space at the time. They had the schoolkid whose mum let the Teardrop Explodes rehearse in her house in 'em.

New Wavves (sic), Friday, 2 October 2009 02:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 12:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

i found the 1st space cd single "neighbourhood" that i got for 50p from Impulse Records in Hamilton. I barely remember it. I mostly rememember female of the species and that horrid track with catatonia.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 16:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

the ballad of tom jones is funny if you're 13!

kell surprise (country matters), Friday, 2 October 2009 16:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

im glad i wasnt 13!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 16:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Worst Of These Mid-Late 90s UK Bands?

Just wanted to point out that shortly after this sequence of posts I encountered a British counterpart at work who was at this Glastonbury appearance and proclaimed it to be the greatest concert experience of his life; it took everything I had not to laugh in his face what with my memory of this clip.

a misunderstanding of Hip-Hop and contracts (HI DERE), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

the seahorses vocalist was by far the worst in britpop

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

mind you, the worst singing in that clip is the drummer

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha the chorus on that Glastonbury link is still fucking hysterical

a misunderstanding of Hip-Hop and contracts (HI DERE), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah and the worst part is by the drummer. I thought it was chris helme until i realised he had stopped and it was the drummer who was even more out of tune.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

hahaha I am having the exact same reaction I had the first time I played this; WHY IS IT STILL GOING

a misunderstanding of Hip-Hop and contracts (HI DERE), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

so you can hear the solo!!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 17:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

The drummer out of Space died recently, i think. (he was the Teardrops anecdote guy wasn't he?)
heard Catatonia's Road Rage on the radio today, somewhat surprisingly.

j.o.n.a, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

who on earth was playing that?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 2 October 2009 23:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

every now and then I stumble across or search out this thread and listen to that wretched Seahorses video

it is always hilarious, and then tedious

do not wake the dragon (DJP), Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

you talking about ilx?

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink


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