Totally sad. Did an instore with them a week or so before the Philly gig where he collapsed - was a nice fella. Fine drummer too.
― mr.raffles, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:38 (five years ago) link
Yeah, a damn shame. He was just the drummer for the band, great player, a little flair, never steamrolled over the band but worked with everyone just so.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:18 (five years ago) link
At first I was like "that's sad" and now it keeps nagging at me and I'm starting to get really down about his death. Gonna listen to some more Charlatans and work through it, I guess. Rest in piece.
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:45 (five years ago) link
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:46 (five years ago) link
Yeah it's really sad, I've read a few things now from people that met him and said he was a great guy.
I decided to throw on a few of their albums today. Started with Between 10th and 11th and will go for the self titled next (probably my favourite) The first five albums are a great and totally underrated run of albums.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:55 (five years ago) link
Up to Our Hips and the s/t are my favorites, and Between 10th and 11th is up there as well, but I've never spent as much time with Some Friendly. I'm doing that now.
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:57 (five years ago) link
I find Some Friendly a bit more dated in places but still a really enjoyable album. It's all about Sonic and Sprosten Green at the end, two of my favourite songs of theirs.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:03 (five years ago) link
always been partial to Us & Us Only, some great drum parts on there
― joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:06 (five years ago) link
Kinda love this photo of him.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:15 (five years ago) link
― piscesx, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 17:35 (five years ago) link
Yes! I should have added earlier Wonderland is another one of their great albums and A Man Needs to be Told is the highlight, it should have been a huge hit for them.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:07 (five years ago) link
this is sad news, RIP.
going to play their self titled tomorrow, my favorite of theirs. just counted and i actually own nine albums and a few singles by them.
― Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 05:39 (five years ago) link
the new album is dope.
― mr.raffles, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:05 (four years ago) link
God, I didn't hear a whisper about the album. Was just revisiting "Oh Vanity" (which is utterly great) and then found Modern Nature sitting on Spotify, like a forgotten Christmas present that suddenly turns up mid-year. Did anyone in the US write anything at all about this?
― dlp9001, Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:09 (three years ago) link
Tried to but my various pitches were turned down. Tim Burgess ended up following me on Twitter a while back -- very flattered, not sure why he did! -- so I've followed him in return and it seems like they've had a very good year of it.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:17 (three years ago) link
Can't stop won't stop
The Charlatans have released their new single "Plastic Machinery," available now for download and streaming. The song is from the band's thirteenth album entitled Different Days, due out May 26, 2017 via BMG. Co-produced by Jim Spencer, the album was recorded at the band’s studio in Cheshire and features contributions from an array of friends... from Paul Weller and Johnny Marr to crime writer Ian Rankin and writer/actress Sharon Horgan.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 20:06 (two years ago) link
Fuckin' hell, this band are still going!?
― ...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 21:14 (two years ago) link
The longest time they've ever been between albums has been three years. Most times it's been two, sometimes one.
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 21:20 (two years ago) link
as you can see from the above pic i'm seeing these lads tonight. i have not paid any attention to them since the 90s ended. i just did some research and they now have 13 albums, that blows my mind. that they somehow have kept it together and are still releasing new music every few years. i have seen them in the past and had a blast dancing my ass off, so i'm hoping for a fun show tonight as one of my old friend talked me into going to the heart of Los Angeles tonight.
― Bee OK, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:24 (nine months ago) link
I met a boyfriend because of Up to Our Hips. I am old. Take pics.
― Yerac, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:29 (nine months ago) link
i had a blast for a band that is just okay. my friend was joking that the band was really tight but they need a new singer, cracked me up. the audiencewas great as we were all there trying to relive the early 90s all over again. "Sproston Green" is still the best song they have done. i do wish they played more from The Charlatans as "Just When You Thinkin; Things Over" was an obvious highlight and stood out.
― Bee OK, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:53 (nine months ago) link
i looked these guys up and did you know that they now have 13 albums? good for them for keeping it going.
Yeah I am surprised they have that many albums as well.
― Yerac, Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:04 (nine months ago) link
Their last couple albums are pretty decent...
― afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:08 (nine months ago) link
The great survivors of their scene, really. Would have seen them last Saturday but other stuff came up.
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 September 2018 03:32 (nine months ago) link