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« Reply #5535 on: Apr 18th, 2014, 2:07pm »

Hmm, maybe I'll try out Desolation Rose and if I like it, I'll think about going. Sound of Contact is pretty palatable, and I really do like *some* Flower Kings songs, so I feel it could end up being a great evening.

I notice the venue website says 11pm finish - reckon that's accurate, Nov? I would rather not be getting the post-11pm trains, since they are over an hour and a half and some involve *shudder* replacement bus services...!
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« Reply #5536 on: Apr 18th, 2014, 6:09pm »

on Apr 18th, 2014, 11:46am, SteveHammond wrote:
I'll see TFK and Sound of Contact at Leamington but will also very much enjoy seeing "the old farts" play 3 whole albums in Birmingham wink. Each to their own but there are plenty of Yes songs on those albums that I haven't heard played live for a long while; that I'm really looking forward to hearing.

I love Yes Steve (well, the classic line-ups that made the 3 albums that they are playing on this tour wink ) and my comment was tongue-in-cheek.

If Jon and Rick were in the band it would be a more difficult decision for me who to go and see but with things as they are, The Flower Kings when hands down wink

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« Reply #5537 on: Apr 18th, 2014, 6:12pm »

on Apr 18th, 2014, 11:53am, TheEllanory wrote:
I'm somewhat narked as I would love to see TFK and also Sound of Contact. However, I'd already booked tickets for Yes at the RAH (last June!) before I knew TFK were playing on the 8th, and I'm also booked up on the night of the 9th so won't be able to catch them in Leamington.

I am absolutely amazed that TFK's promoters have booked TFK to play in London the same night as Yes are in town. The one group who they are most similar to and most influenced by. It's astounding undecided


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« Reply #5538 on: Apr 18th, 2014, 6:16pm »

on Apr 18th, 2014, 2:07pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Hmm, maybe I'll try out Desolation Rose and if I like it, I'll think about going. Sound of Contact is pretty palatable, and I really do like *some* Flower Kings songs, so I feel it could end up being a great evening.

I must admit that I prefer the earlier TFK albums but Desolation Rose has had a great reaction amongst most fans. There are still moments of what I love most about them but I am not so keen on the harder edge on the latest album. Probably a good one to start with if you are planning to go and see them though wink


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I notice the venue website says 11pm finish - reckon that's accurate, Nov? I would rather not be getting the post-11pm trains, since they are over an hour and a half and some involve *shudder* replacement bus services...!

The prog gigs at venues such as Islington Academy and The Forum tend to finish early so that they can clear out the venue and have some kind of club night afterwards so 11pm is probably pretty accurate wink
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« Reply #5539 on: Apr 24th, 2014, 2:49pm »

on Apr 18th, 2014, 6:16pm, Nov wrote:
I must admit that I prefer the earlier TFK albums but Desolation Rose has had a great reaction amongst most fans. There are still moments of what I love most about them but I am not so keen on the harder edge on the latest album. Probably a good one to start with if you are planning to go and see them though wink


I have spent the best part of the week listening to this, To put it mildly I just don't get it at all. Was going to see them at Leamington but now having serious doubts.
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« Reply #5540 on: Apr 24th, 2014, 3:19pm »

on Apr 24th, 2014, 2:49pm, garyt wrote:


I have spent the best part of the week listening to this, To put it mildly I just don't get it at all. Was going to see them at Leamington but now having serious doubts.


As I've mentioned many times regarding TFK: I insist you watch the Meet The Flower Kings DVD before passing judgment on this band. For that matter, any of their live DVDs is wonderful, but the one that got me into the band was MTFK (see links below). This is just one song from the DVD.

Stardust We Are
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe1dICRUltE

Part II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CheCkAM3gVQ

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« Reply #5541 on: Apr 24th, 2014, 3:41pm »

Totally agree with Dave on this: All TFK's dvds are top notch, with fantastic performances. One of the very best live bands out there. wink
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« Reply #5542 on: Apr 25th, 2014, 03:18am »

on Apr 24th, 2014, 3:41pm, Chessman wrote:
Totally agree with Dave on this: All TFK's dvds are top notch, with fantastic performances. One of the very best live bands out there. wink

Definitely.

Don't let the latest album put you off because they are playing lots of older stuff as well.

Mind you, Fraser and Gooner aren't at all keen on the more recent stuff and are going to see Yes instead cry


I am going to be totally honest here and say that I am not as bonkers about TFK as I used to be undecided I like some tracks and sections on the more recent albums but the reality is that I just don't feel compelled to play the post Paradox Hotel albums as much is the earlier stuff. I can't put my finger on why I don't enjoy the recent stuff so much but it is a hard thing to admit.

My love seems to have been seeping over to Big Big Train in the past year or two in the same way that it seeped from Spock's Beard to TFK when Neal left The Beard.

Looking forward to the gig of course though smiley
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« Reply #5543 on: Apr 25th, 2014, 04:09am »

on Apr 25th, 2014, 03:18am, Nov wrote:
I am going to be totally honest here and say that I am not as bonkers about TFK as I used to be undecided


shocked shocked shocked Shock quote of the year! grin
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« Reply #5544 on: Apr 25th, 2014, 04:18am »

on Apr 25th, 2014, 03:18am, Nov wrote:
Definitely.

Don't let the latest album put you off because they are playing lots of older stuff as well.

Mind you, Fraser and Gooner aren't at all keen on the more recent stuff and are going to see Yes instead cry


I am going to be totally honest here and say that I am not as bonkers about TFK as I used to be undecided I like some tracks and sections on the more recent albums but the reality is that I just don't feel compelled to play the post Paradox Hotel albums as much is the earlier stuff. I can't put my finger on why I don't enjoy the recent stuff so much but it is a hard thing to admit.

My love seems to have been seeping over to Big Big Train in the past year or two in the same way that it seeped from Spock's Beard to TFK when Neal left The Beard.

Looking forward to the gig of course though smiley



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« Reply #5545 on: May 4th, 2014, 10:09pm »

on Apr 25th, 2014, 03:18am, Nov wrote:
I am going to be totally honest here and say that I am not as bonkers about TFK as I used to be undecided I like some tracks and sections on the more recent albums but the reality is that I just don't feel compelled to play the post Paradox Hotel albums as much is the earlier stuff. I can't put my finger on why I don't enjoy the recent stuff so much but it is a hard thing to admit.

My love seems to have been seeping over to Big Big Train in the past year or two in the same way that it seeped from Spock's Beard to TFK when Neal left The Beard.


Wow! shocked

Never thought I'd see you say those words Nov. I'm sorry to hear you aren't enjoying the newer material as much, although I can understand. Personally I love Desolation Rose, but it is a different beast compared to, say, Flower Power. I rather like the energy in their new music though. It feels more immediate, I suppose. smiley

Resurrected Judas has to be one of the best shorter songs they've ever done. For me, somehow it perfectly captures that same autumnal feeling of Tony Banks' compositions in mid-period Genesis.

Still, if you're going to lean towards another band now, you could do a lot worse than Big Big Train. Those guys just keep getting better and better. smiley
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« Reply #5546 on: May 5th, 2014, 03:19am »

on May 4th, 2014, 10:09pm, Carpet Crawler wrote:
Wow! shocked

Never thought I'd see you say those words Nov. I'm sorry to hear you aren't enjoying the newer material as much, although I can understand. Personally I love Desolation Rose, but it is a different beast compared to, say, Flower Power. I rather like the energy in their new music though. It feels more immediate, I suppose. smiley

Resurrected Judas has to be one of the best shorter songs they've ever done. For me, somehow it perfectly captures that same autumnal feeling of Tony Banks' compositions in mid-period Genesis.

Still, if you're going to lean towards another band now, you could do a lot worse than Big Big Train. Those guys just keep getting better and better. smiley

Well, I don't just love one band at a time but it's really strange for me: When it comes to my favourite bands it really is close to the same feeling of love as for a partner - I really do throw myself in completely. This is probably why I have spent the last 10 years sending Flower Kings compilations around the world - because I want other people to see and feel what it is I love about them. It was the same with Spock's Beard until Neal left. I was forever spreading the word about them until 2001 and when he left it was the most upset I have been for any music-related split cry

I would say that the love has only faded slightly but it's that same slight struggle to love the new stuff as it is to love a partner when you know things have changed somehow.

* boy, I am really opening up here aren't I? * cheesy

Anyway, I am looking forward to the concert on Thursday and meeting up with Nikki and Oz. It's not quite the same buzz as it has been in the past but it'll still be fantastic wink smiley

On the other hand, the buzz and anticipation for any forthcoming BBT concerts is quite incredible smiley

LONG LIVE TFK cheesy
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on Apr 25th, 2014, 04:18am, Paloma wrote:
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I always give Radiohead a chance Paloma wink

I have actually bought "In Rainbows" smiley

By the way, you might well be interested in what Charlotte Church is up to these days - she as a massive Radiohead fan and it shows:



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« Reply #5548 on: May 9th, 2014, 5:17pm »

on May 5th, 2014, 03:31am, Nov wrote:
I always give Radiohead a chance Paloma wink

I have actually bought "In Rainbows" smiley

By the way, you might well be interested in what Charlotte Church is up to these days - she as a massive Radiohead fan and it shows:



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Good that you bought In Rainbows, to me one of their best albums.
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« Reply #5549 on: May 11th, 2014, 06:13am »

Not sure if this is the right place for this but I thought that Friday's gig at Leamington was excellent. I loved the older TFK songs and quite liked the new songs, which, for a first listening, was a pleasant surprise.

Sound of Contact played almost all of their album, which went down very well with the 500-600 audience. The icing on the cake, for me, at least, was the TFK encore:

Soon
Echoes
Cinema Show

with the SOC guitarist playing guitar on Echoes and then singing on Cinema Show, with Simon Collins joining them at the end, so we had double drums grin.

What an incredible concert, for a bargain 20. I've begun to realise that I far prefer TFK live to just hearing their records, so I bought the De Boerderij DVD, after the show.
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