EDWYN COLLINS is seriously ill in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage (...back in 2005; he's much better now).

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Get well soon, Edwyn!

http://www.nme.com/news/111515.htm

Andy Jay, Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

not good

Sven Bastard (blueski), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

:-(

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh fuck

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shit

Madchen (Madchen), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He'll be OK.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He'll be OK.
well that depends on how 'heavy' the haemorrhage was. my supervisor was struck by one and it took him several years to recover, more or less. still has a hard time concentrating and having conversations in a group of people. never managed to get back to his old job (science). on the other hand i know of a person who made a full recovery within half a year.
regardless, i wish him the best of luck.

willem (willem), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"He was out for the count and when he awoke he was laughing uncontrollably as one might at a joke."

Well, let's hope so anyway.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

: ((((((((((

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Jesus! I hope he's OK!

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Sorry - that wasn't really medical opinion, just hopefulness.

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh feh. :-(((((

nathalie doing a soft foot shuffle (stevie nixed), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I hope he gets through this with no major problems.

Leon the Fatboy (Ex Leon), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Let's hope for a 'post-brain hemmorage musical output TS: Edwyn Collins vs. Paul Kantner' thread in a short time.

Jeff Wright (JeffW1858), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm betting that Edwyn takes him pretty easily.

Still, hope he makes a full recovery. This is really bumming me out.

Hutlock (Hutlock), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I wonder what brought it on?

Michael White (Hereward), Thursday, 24 February 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This is terrible news! Just when I read about being ill I was listening to an interview with Collins that I did last year that I coincidentally was planning to re-run on Monday. He is one of the nicest, smartest, and funniest and lovelies people I have ever interviewed! Hope he recovers. :-(

Hanna (Hanna), Thursday, 24 February 2005 18:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

about *him* being ill

Hanna (Hanna), Thursday, 24 February 2005 18:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was going through old tapes last night and came across Hope & Despair which I haven't listened to in far too long. Weird when things like that happen.

Get well soon to one of my first, and longest-standing, musical heroes.

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 24 February 2005 20:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I found the 12" single I own of his (I forget which one though) last night. He's gotta make full recovery.

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Thursday, 24 February 2005 20:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that is shitty news. here's to a speedy recovery.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Thursday, 24 February 2005 20:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

from the Beeb...


Singer Edwyn Collins 'very ill'
Edwyn Collins
A Girl Like You was a hit at the height of Britpop
Singer Edwyn Collins, known for fronting 1980s band Orange Juice and his 1990s solo success, is seriously ill after a brain haemorrhage.

He was taken ill on Sunday night, his wife Grace wrote on his website.

"He is being well looked after in hospital. When there is more to report, I'll let you all know," she wrote.

Edinburgh-born Collins, 45, led Orange Juice to a number three UK hit with Rip It Up in 1983. Solo single A Girl Like You reached number four in 1995.

Global hit

A spokesperson added that doctors were trying to stabilise his condition.

Collins was a leading figure on the alternative Scottish scene in the late 1970s and 1980s, forming his first band, Nu-Sonics, aged 17.

They became Orange Juice, who were independent favourites and briefly broke into the mainstream with Rip It Up.


The band Orange Juice

Edwyn Collins' solo pop path
He pursued a solo career with mixed results until A Girl Like You, at the height of Britpop, which was a top 10 hit in seven countries and reached the top 40 in the US.

In 1999, he created and starred in Channel 4 sitcom West Heath Yard, which featured cameo performances from Jarvis Cocker, Natalie Imbruglia and Alan McGee.

He surfaced again as a guest on Rolf Harris' album after being impressed by the Australian icon's rendition of A Girl Like You.

He had recently turned to producing new bands including Sons and Daughters, The Cribs and Little Barrie.

A compilation of his early songs, The Glasgow School, is due to be released in May.

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wife? for some reason i thought he was gay.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OMG OMG ... I interviewed him twice in my student days and could barely stop shaking, he was such a hero. "Simply Thrilled Honey" was my song of a generation, the fanzine I never started and the word phrase I cherished the most. And gigs too - Burberries in Brum in 88 and the 'Riot' gig on the NME stage at Reading when he refused to leave the stage.

Get well soon and fully Edwyn !!

darren (darren), Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Good grief! This is dreadful. My own brain recently fucked up, and I fondly remember listening to "Heather's On Fire" and "YKHYLF" A LOT while convalescing. Shit! Shit! Shit!

"He was out for the count and when he awoke he was laughing uncontrollably as one might at a joke."

Fingers and toes crossed. : (

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the 'Riot' gig on the NME stage at Reading when he refused to leave the stage.

Is it true that he said from the stage at this show, "I know that's you, Bobby Gillespie -- shut the fuck up!"

(I'm not trying to make light of the serious situation, just want to get some good vibes going with the good wishes for recovery.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hahaha! If he did, that's fantastic!

Get better soon, Edywn!



By the way, how is Marc Almond doing after his really nasty accident?

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Thursday, 24 February 2005 23:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

horrible news, I hope he'll be ok. :(

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 25 February 2005 13:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I sorely wanted to be Edwyn Collins when I was in my teens. naturally i wish him a full and speedy recovery.

Ian, Marc Almond has made an amazing recovery, by the sounds of things: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,,1396320,00.html

Japanese Giraffe (Japanese Giraffe), Friday, 25 February 2005 13:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Poor old soul... :(

Adam Faithless (Adam Faithless), Friday, 25 February 2005 14:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1396280,00.html

Recent Marc Almond interview (he's on the mend!!!!)

Kim Tortoise, Friday, 25 February 2005 14:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"the 'Riot' gig on the NME stage at Reading when he refused to leave the stage."

Sorry to shatter any illusions but there was no "riot" and actually Edwyn did leave the stage very dutifully, having only been allowed time to perform a couple of numbers because the tossers managing the (second) stage had allowed so many earlier acts to overrun.

Consequently quite a few of us refused to leave the tent and started shaking the central tent poles and loosening the guide ropes and generally threatening to pull the thing down; but when it became apparent that Edwyn had gone and there was no chance of geting hom back and that all we were actually doing was running up a nice big overtime payment for the incompetent twats who'd caused the situation in the first place, we all just gave up and went home.

"Is it true that he said from the stage at this show, "I know that's you, Bobby Gillespie -- shut the fuck up!""

I don't think so; it would certainly have been an extremely strange thing for him to have said, since the band that was playing on the main stage at the time was James.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 25 February 2005 15:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bobby might have been going "boo let's riot and that" stage right...

MarkG, Friday, 25 February 2005 15:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wife? for some reason i thought he was gay

The film clip for the magic piper of love may have lead you to believe that.

the other kate (ffs!) (papa november), Friday, 25 February 2005 15:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Some of the "riot" footage is on the Phantasmagoria video that Edwyn released about a decade back. I mean, the whole set is there, but it doesn't really show a "riot" at the end or whatever, though the incident is clearly there. There's even a disclaimer on the sleeve for you not to tell the "shock ending" to your friends, if I remember right...

And I still want to grow up and be Edwyn Collins.

Hutlock (Hutlock), Friday, 25 February 2005 16:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I once went to a record signing he did in Inverness when Hellbent on Compromise came out, and I was the only person that turned up. Poor guy, all that way, and one sad lassie with the entire Orange Juice back catalogue for him to sign :)

ailsa (ailsa), Friday, 25 February 2005 18:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I remember seeing him on Conan O'Brien and he was telling a story about a gig gone horribly wrong where he wound up kicking a bouncer in the testicles.

I heard about this this morning on the radio and they should really be ashamed of themselves. This is basically what I heard : "Edwyn Collins was hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage. You may remember his '95 hit 'A Girl like You' even though he probably doesn't anymore." What an asinine thing to say.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 25 February 2005 21:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I saw Orange Juice and Jonathan Richman at the Hammersmith Odeon in '84. He was great. I hope he recovers.

Michael White (Hereward), Friday, 25 February 2005 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i am hearing that the prognosis is v. v. grim.

mark p (Mark P), Saturday, 26 February 2005 18:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

:-( Yeeps.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 26 February 2005 18:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://www.undercover.com.au/news/2005/feb05/20050227_edwyncollins.html

Edwyn Collins Remains In Serious Condition

by Paul Cashmere

27 February 2005

Scottish singer Edwyn Collins is fighting for his life after suffering from a brain hemorrhage last weekend (February 20).

One week after Collins was taken to hospital his condition has not improved.

Collins is best known for the 1995 hit single 'A Girl Like You'. Before breaking out as a solo artist he was the lead singer of Scottish band Orange Juice. Orange Juice disbanded in 1984.

He was born in Edinburgh in 1959. He lives in London with his wife Grace who is updating fans at his website.

Collins latest work was as producer for the debut album by Little Barrie.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Sunday, 27 February 2005 03:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Update on website:

Edwyn had an emergency operation on Friday 25th Febuary.

He has come through it as well as can be hoped for and is continuing to fight.
Thank you for all the loving thoughts.

D> D>, Tuesday, 1 March 2005 12:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

:(

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 12:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

For serious

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 12:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He has come through it as well as can be hoped for and is continuing to fight.
Thank you for all the loving thoughts.

As I'm not familiar with the results of brain haemorrhage, I don't know what this means. I only hope he recovers. :-(

nathalie barefoot in the head (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 12:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4311119.stm

Singer Edwyn Collins has undergone emergency brain surgery after suffering a haemorrhage last month.

The 45-year-old Scottish musician's wife Grace Maxwell said the former Orange Juice frontman was recovering and is "as well as can be hoped for".

Collins, who also had success as a solo artist, is in a London hospital while his condition is being stabilised.

Ms Maxwell, also Collins' manager, added in a message posted on his website he was "continuing to fight".

'Loving thoughts'

She also thanked fans and well-wishers for their "loving thoughts", and said she would keep them informed of any developments in the singer's condition.

Collins' biggest hit with Orange Juice was Rip It Up in 1983, which reached number three, and in 1995 he scored a big solo hit with A Girl Like You.

On BBC 6 Music's radio show Roundtable on 18 February, Collins said he had recently been ill.

"I suddenly got a horrible sense of vertigo, the room started spinning around and I started puking up," he said.

But he put it down to food poisoning at the time, adding: "I'm two days into recuperation and I should be fine."

Global hit

Collins was a leading figure on the alternative Scottish scene in the late 1970s and 1980s, forming his first band, Nu-Sonics, aged 17.

They became Orange Juice, who were independent favourites and briefly broke into the mainstream with Rip It Up.


The band Orange Juice

Edwyn Collins' pop path

He pursued a solo career with mixed results until A Girl Like You, at the height of Britpop, which was a top 10 hit in seven countries and reached the top 40 in the US.

In 1999, he created and starred in Channel 4 sitcom West Heath Yard, which featured cameo performances from Jarvis Cocker, Natalie Imbruglia and Alan McGee.

He surfaced again as a guest on Rolf Harris' album after being impressed by the Australian icon's rendition of A Girl Like You.

He had recently turned to producing new bands including Sons and Daughters, The Cribs and Little Barrie.

A compilation of his early songs, The Glasgow School, is due to be released in May.

Andy Jay, Wednesday, 2 March 2005 13:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Dying Day" is one of my all time favorite songs. I really hope that his is still far away.

Maxwell von Bismarck (maxwell von bismarck), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 22:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm taking some meagre solace in the fact that surgery is still considered a worthwhile endeavour. :(

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Thursday, 3 March 2005 09:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In 1999, he created and starred in Channel 4 sitcom West Heath Yard, which featured cameo performances from Jarvis Cocker, Natalie Imbruglia and Alan McGee.

I didn't know that. Was this good, was it?

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Thursday, 3 March 2005 12:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Never heard of it! Hope Edwyn is getting better.

Some Dadaismus Implied (Dada), Thursday, 3 March 2005 13:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

fantastic indeed, thanks for the info.

willem (willem), Thursday, 13 October 2005 14:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wow, great news.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 13 October 2005 16:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

According to the Daily Record:

"FORMER Orange Juice star Edwyn Collins is back in the studio - eight months after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Collins, 46, also contracted the MRSA bug in hospital. But he's now putting the finishing touches to his next album. The singer still has little movement in his right arm and has communication problems."

A month ago the Record told us:

"SINGER Edwyn Collins has a "love-hate relationship" with his recovery from a double brain haemorrhage, his wife has revealed.

Grace Maxwell admitted that the ex-Orange Juice frontman, 46, is still having problems speaking and using his right arm.

But the Scot, who had a smash hit with A Girl Like You in 1995, is determined to overcome his "communication problems".

Grace said: "Edwyn continues to have a love-hate relationship with his recovery schedule.

"He wants his old life of Reilly back immediately, but appreciates that without all the hard work he wouldn't be improving so well.

"To give you an idea - Edwyn walks further and with better style all the time. His right arm still doesn't work at all but we live in hope as his intensive therapy continues.

"Perhaps the most frustrating things are his communication problems.

"Edwyn has expressive dysphasia, which affects his ability to find the things he wishes to say and his reading andwriting.

"To begin with, all this was gone, so you can imagine how hard he has worked to get to the level he has, which is amazing.

"He still seems nowhere near his potential but this is scary stuff for this incredible man.

"He's taking none of this lying down. In his own words, 'I can't accept it, I won't accept it."' Last month, guitarist Edwyn was allowed home after six months in a London hospital following brain surgery."

Momus (Momus), Thursday, 13 October 2005 18:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I wonder what brought it on?
-- Michael White (Sanmichel...), February 24th, 2005 9:25 AM. (Hereward)

i'm wayyyy late to this thread but I thought this innocent-enough question may have had some implications (as brain hemorrhages go hand-in-hand with some nasty habits).

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 13 October 2005 18:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yes, like genetic hypertension.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 13 October 2005 18:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

(potentially) good news, folks. this, from Edwyn's son Will, as posted on dad's MySpace bulletin:

Date: 12 Jun 2007, 18:43
Subject plans for later
Body: hi will here im hardly on my dads myspace but my dad wants to tell everyone that theres alot going on this year for my dad. first thing my dads album home again is planned to come out this year he also is dying to do a gig he has been rehearsing like mad and believe me every day i hear him singing like mad i hear blue boy, girl like you and some of his new songs every day help only joking its great to hear him sing so hopefully he will do a gig this year he has also been in the studio working on his equipment seeing if he can still rock out.He has been at a few gigs in the last few months including the cribs little barrie and my mates licotine what a party animal
he has got the band back together including paul cook and andy hackett.He has been working on his health his strumming hand is still in a bad shape but he is still a blue boy in his heart well thats all for now but if you want to know any more info on his album or his idea on his gig vist HIS NEW INTERNETSITE.Thats right we have finally editing his website after to make it fresh and styllish it will be there in the next 48 hours like the other top british band websites wow bet thats made you gasp anyway thats all for now if you have any questions message me or my dad and hopefully we will get back to you on any questions bye for now kick out the jams

CharlieNo4, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 08:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6925973.stm

Pop singer Edwyn Collins is returning to music as he continues to recover from a life-threatening illness.

The 47-year-old, best known for A Girl Like You, releases a new single, You'll Never Know, on 10 September.

It is followed a week later by Home Again - the album he was working on when he fell ill in February 2005.

The ex-Orange Juice singer suffered two brain haemorrhages and spent six months in hospital after a surgical scar became infected with the MRSA bug.

The illness affected his movement and speech, but Edinburgh-born Collins was determined to return to the studio.

"I'm learning to live again," the singer wrote on his website.

"I'm very pleased with the album and songs. I'm getting there and I feel grateful at last."

The Scottish star says he is currently rehearsing with a band and hopes to return to the stage later this year.

"I sing every day," he wrote. "It's important for me. Music, it's everything to me."

Solo Career

Collins was a leading figure on the alternative Scottish scene in the late 1970s and 1980s, forming his first band, Nu-Sonics, aged 17.

They became Orange Juice, who were independent favourites and briefly broke into the mainstream with Rip It Up in 1983.

He went on to pursue a solo career, making an impact with A Girl Like You, a top 10 hit in seven countries in 1995.

Collins, who is based in London, has also produced records for bands like Sons and Daughters, The Cribs and Little Barrie.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

"He was out for the count and when he awoke he was laughing uncontrollably as one might at a joke."

...falling and laughing...

(sorry)

filthy dylan, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wow -- this is so great to hear. It sounds like he's still in rough shape, tho...

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 21:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

really good news.

Hamildan, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 22:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://music.guardian.co.uk/rock/story/0,,2150203,00.html

dad a, Friday, 17 August 2007 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good 4 him!

Mark G, Friday, 17 August 2007 14:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I used to serve Edwyn Collins occasionally when I worked in Oxfam in West Hampstead. I was always too shy to actually say anything to him though! He was pleasant. Used to buy secondhand books.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 17 August 2007 14:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Glad to hear he's doing OK.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 17 August 2007 14:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm still really loving watching him with Orange Juice on the Old Grey Whistle Test doing "Rip It Up.." They got a really interesting synth sound different than the record.

Good for him, indeed.

Bimble, Saturday, 18 August 2007 03:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I have got a spare ticket for tomorrow night's concert in case anyone wants it. It costs fourteen pounds, which is ten pounds ticket plus four pounds booking nonsense. The concert is at DINGWALLS in Camden on London's Trendy Northern Line. If you want it, please email me, or answer here. I will check back later.

It would involve meeting me outside, but as it is standing only, you don't have to sit next to me all night or anything, although as I am going on my own I would be quite glad of some company, if only to make me look less of a SAD OLD GIT.

I think it will be a good concert. I mean, we weren't expecting this upthread.

PJ Miller, Saturday, 27 October 2007 11:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

PJ Miller, Saturday, 27 October 2007 11:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/01/review.edwyn/index.html

This sounds like it was amazing.

HI DERE, Thursday, 1 May 2008 19:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

You said it. (New hero: Roddy Frame.)

Collins described how hard it was to cope with dysphasia, which means he struggles to find words. "I'm fighting to get language back," he said, adding that, "I used to have all the beautiful words but they've gone now."

Heartwrenching.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 May 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

A book with a happy ending?

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/richmedia/images/cover.gif

DJ Angoreinhardt (Billy Dods), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hmm, what happened there?

http://img.tesco.com/pi/Books/L/92/9780091929992.jpg

DJ Angoreinhardt (Billy Dods), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Not finished reading it yet but it's a lovely book.

Edwyn's own "Some British Birds" even more so - I admit it combines four interests of mine, succinctly.

djh, Saturday, 27 June 2009 21:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Terrific feature.

willem, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Story in this month's Mojo was really nice, too.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:52 (six years ago) Permalink

cool! thanks for posting that link. the bbc doc about edwyn totally made me cry, especially the scenes with his wife and him playing guitar. eesh.

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

What BBC doc? Link, por favor?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 18 November 2010 01:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Ah, thank you for linking that. Will watch tonight.

willem, Thursday, 18 November 2010 06:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Really really wish I could have found room for post-OJ EC in this, re the box:
http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-10-01/music/orange-juice-for-everyone

dow, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 21:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Damn! Sorry for the typo It came out today, not Oct. 10
http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-12-01/music/orange-juice-for-everyone

dow, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 22:01 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

OK, this might have been put somewhere already 'cos it's old but it's new to me. So great to see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBPwNtIlTRs

Ned Trifle (Notinmyname), Thursday, 9 June 2011 14:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I wonder if we should have some amendment to the title of this thread because I know that every time I see it revived I think 'oh no!'...(even tho i have just revived it).

Ned Trifle (Notinmyname), Thursday, 9 June 2011 14:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Better?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 June 2011 14:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Much better!

i can't, i won't (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 9 June 2011 16:49 (six years ago) Permalink

I was at that TFC/Edwyn gig and it was easily one of the best I've ever seen.

Colin Allstations (PaulTMA), Thursday, 9 June 2011 16:58 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Via Klive Humberstone of In the Nursery just now on FB:

Just bumped into Edwyn Collins in Town. How bizarre and how lovely. He's in Sheffield to 'jam' with Richard Hawley (hope that's not supposed to be a secret!). Had a brilliant chat.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:10 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Not sure if many people round here still keep up with his solo stuff, his last album was terrific and his new one is out next week. It's streaming right now if anyone wants a listen.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/mar/18/edwyn-collins-understated-stream

I just love this man. I saw him in Leeds in 2010 and it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen. He did a few of the old Orange Juice classics and a great selection from his solo years including my personal favourite, Make Me Feel Again from Gorgeous George.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:53 (four years ago) Permalink

"A Girl Like You" was such a terrible song that it killed my interest in him stone dead and retroactively tainted Orange Juice forever.

poking pocong (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:02 (four years ago) Permalink

oh for the love of

that would be a fecal matter (electricsound), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Seriously? You're missing out on so many great songs. The Orange Juice stuff still sounds great today, just forget A Girl Like You exists.

New album is fantastic, up there with his best solo work.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:10 (four years ago) Permalink

an album of nothing but farts would not diminish one second of the heather's on fire or ostrich churchyard

that would be a fecal matter (electricsound), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:11 (four years ago) Permalink

believe me guys i loved Orange Juice a long way back but all i think of when i hear is name now is that turgid 60s hackjob

poking pocong (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:21 (four years ago) Permalink

anyway just an observation, hope he keeps on keeping on and avoids jamming with people

poking pocong (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:24 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Britishers, the documentary is on film4 on tuesday night:

http://www.film4.com/reviews/2014/the-possibilities-are-endless

koogs, Saturday, 12 December 2015 18:12 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I lieu of a proper Edwyn Collins general discussion topic, I am upping this one to extol the brilliant all-over-the-place-ness of his 1997 weird pop mini-masterpiece I'm Not Following You.

He sandwiches so much into fifty-five minutes, it's great.

Austin, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah it is his best non-Orange Juice album imo. Quite close to Texas Fever in its execution. Brilliant production - experimental in the best way: guitars going off all over the place, flashes of feedback or weird noises coming in but its all about the great songs (great anti-britpop song in there too). Don't really like Mark E. Smith's song but otherwise it's really, really good.

everything, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:41 (one week ago) Permalink

ah thanks for the bump, will check.

Ludo, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, I love that it was basically his follow-up to 'A Girl Like You.' Such open defiance of even remotely caring about continuing with that momentum.

Austin, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink

He casually declares his independence or openly dismisses the idea of being marketed alongside the other bands of the time in maybe half the songs here! Very amusingly worded too! haha.

everything, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Doing your own thing and not caring about money or success is the theme of the album.

everything, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:05 (one week ago) Permalink


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