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Revisiting old albums

SLA

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Listen to an album you used to love but haven't listened to in ages. Do you still love it or has it not aged well? You can review in one word or write a 2,000 word essay - I'm not the boss of you.

First up for me - The Lemonheads - Come On Feel The Lemonheads


Got to say it still really does it for me. I'm a sucker for those big sunny melodies and I'd still consider going gay for Evan Dando. Takes me right back to those carefree early '90s days.
 

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Seeing your post, it got me to give a listen to this... Free Peace Suite by Dodgy



For me it stands up and is as good now as I remember
 

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Cracking idea for a thread! I hope to post a few things on here, having revisited several old albums recently.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMxy067kbpQhFEUah40QlJnmn8KFJu0st

actually felt quite suited to the current times. Didn't feel dated to me, and loved re-engaging with an album that 20 years ago (just over) I really loved. Brought back some great memories of friends, including one no longer with us.

Definitely stood the test of time. I must not leave it alone too much!
 

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Ah man, now that's an album I gave a LOT of listens to.

It's very much of its time. I liked it more than I thought I would :icon_lol:

Got another 5-6 at least to add here but I'll spread them out, don't want to spam the thread.
 

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Inspired me to look up The Flat Earth by Thomas Dolby which included this gem that I knew every note of :)

 

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Listened to Supertramps live album 'Paris' the other day, felt the need for something a bit mellow......on vinyl too
 

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Van Halen - 1984

It's been a long time since I listened to it but I had a bit of a go when I dropped Hot For Teacher into the lockdown playlist. It's still tremendous.
 

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Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers and Queers

Did not age well.


I also found some old albums in the loft by Poison. Flesh & Blood, Open Up an Say Ahhh and their first one, which I can't think what it's called. I gave them all a brief listen and F&B was fine but the other two were definitely "What was I thinking?" moments!
 

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The Last In Line by Dio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=360xvnsduDg

Teenage me played this record to death when it first came out. I haven't really listened to metal since the end of the '80s so this is a real throwback. Lyrically preposterous with a weird penchant for meteorological phenomena, it'a actually quite fun for the first few tracks but gets a bit samey as it wears on. We Rock and The Last in Line are undeniably great metal tracks though, and I did find myself having a little headbang. RJD does have an amazing voice.
I'll probably never listen to it again, but I can see what a spotty long-haired youth saw in it.
 

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Great idea this SLA... Today's revisited album is Inflammable Material by Stiff Little Finger
Political punk, what's not to like.
Jake Burns grew up in violent times and managed to make political points in his lyrics without making religious ones.
Some absolute belters on here, Suspect Device, Wasted Life, Barbed Wire Love, Johnny Was and Alternative Ulster. White Noise would be frowned upon today I guess but it makes it's point.

 

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The Killers - Hot Fuss

My stepdaughter really likes this album and she's recently got it on vinyl so we decided to put it on last night after dinner. I tell you what - it's aged beautifully. With classics like Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me etc, I had forgot about the other tracks which are anything but filler. There aren't any bad tracks on it IMO.

I remember seeing The Killers just before they released this album when they played the John Peel stage at Glastonbury when I was in my early 20's - they were on the Pyramid Stage 12 months later and everyone knew every word of every track and they oozed charisma on stage.

Such a shame their follow up album was so bad because this really is a classic. It's kind of cool that my kids also like it completely independently from any influence from me or my other half.
 

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The Killers - Hot Fuss

My stepdaughter really likes this album and she's recently got it on vinyl so we decided to put it on last night after dinner. I tell you what - it's aged beautifully. With classics like Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me etc, I had forgot about the other tracks which are anything but filler. There aren't any bad tracks on it IMO.

I remember seeing The Killers just before they released this album when they played the John Peel stage at Glastonbury when I was in my early 20's - they were on the Pyramid Stage 12 months later and everyone knew every word of every track and they oozed charisma on stage.

Such a shame their follow up album was so bad because this really is a classic. It's kind of cool that my kids also like it completely independently from any influence from me or my other half.

Fabulous album that is, not a foot wrong.
 

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And on that note...

Whatever you think of them (I think they're awesome!) you don't get The Killers without these fine gentlemen and in particular their first album:

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_kVaENf6Q&list=PLF1l2zbARL3ceZQ5ZEexpML023sqHidwd

Every track is great with the weakest by far bizarrely being the one they chose for the first single - Planet Earth. Girls on Film is as good as any pop song ever written but my personal faves are 'Night Boat' and 'Anyone Out There'.

John Taylor plays bass as well as anyone and the guitars are heavily influenced by the genius that is Nile Rodgers. Nick Rhodes manages to sound like nobody else! It's very much of it's time and yet still sounds fresh today.
 

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The Killers - Hot Fuss

My stepdaughter really likes this album and she's recently got it on vinyl so we decided to put it on last night after dinner. I tell you what - it's aged beautifully. With classics like Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me etc, I had forgot about the other tracks which are anything but filler. There aren't any bad tracks on it IMO.

I remember seeing The Killers just before they released this album when they played the John Peel stage at Glastonbury when I was in my early 20's - they were on the Pyramid Stage 12 months later and everyone knew every word of every track and they oozed charisma on stage.

Such a shame their follow up album was so bad because this really is a classic. It's kind of cool that my kids also like it completely independently from any influence from me or my other half.

I was in that tent too...rammed it was. Had seen them play the Fleece in Bristol a few weeks earlier supporting Stellastar. The Killers were briefly brilliant.
 

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I'm trying to place the year - was that 2004, and then on the main stage in 2005?
 

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And on that note...

Whatever you think of them (I think they're awesome!) you don't get The Killers without these fine gentlemen and in particular their first album:

Duran Duran - Duran Duran (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_kVaENf6Q&list=PLF1l2zbARL3ceZQ5ZEexpML023sqHidwd

Every track is great with the weakest by far bizarrely being the one they chose for the first single - Planet Earth. Girls on Film is as good as any pop song ever written but my personal faves are 'Night Boat' and 'Anyone Out There'.

John Taylor plays bass as well as anyone and the guitars are heavily influenced by the genius that is Nile Rodgers. Nick Rhodes manages to sound like nobody else! It's very much of it's time and yet still sounds fresh today.

i remember i saw the guy that wrote GoF do a set featuring it at a pub in the late 80s. may have done rio and a couple others as well.
 
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