Skunk Anansie headlined the main stage at Glastonbry in 1999 (the other headliners were REM and Manic Street Preachers).
Skunk Anansie were popular in 1999. That's all. It would be crazy if Crazy Frog was the headliner... ;)
Also, looking at that line-up, it seems Fun Lovin' Criminals were one below the headliner on the main stage, warming up for Skunk Anansie.
Credit to the Nation
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
These days they'd bump Bob to the top of the bill automatically surely, but here he is playing second fiddle to Sonic Youth, very amusing.
Oh, crazy music trivia, this is oft told but blows my mind every time: Elliott Smith backstage at the Oscars was coforted and calmed down by Celine Dion, he wouldn't hear a bad word about her after that! Odd times indeed.
Worryingly, I mainly saw the bands who now I don't even recall a song by.
I'd be very happy with this - as long as Chumbawumba only did one song
but the annoying thing is I was there that year and can only remember seeing Credit to the Nation out of that lot.
Yeah, thanks Matty we'll bear that in mind. Someone else who can thank Nirvana for his (brief) career
Matty who attacked Dave Simpson? Blaggers was on the Stop Racism tour with the Manics and Credit to the Nation
more of call it what you want, the credit to the nation song that sampled nirvana
You couldn't move for anti fascist musicians called Matthew in the 90s
And the fucking Corrs.
On the other hand, hwo good was Mogwai into Mercury Rev into Tindersticks on the other stage? Very good indeed, I shoukd knwo for I was there.
its a shame whats happened to the other stage over the last five or so years
And The Corrs did a good music. At least their singles were good.
Probably you're too hipster to accept that.
Is this a bad thing?
are they shite?
in a way that takes me by surprise every time. like i always assume i think they're shit, but whenever i hear them i'm like omfg this is GREAT.
last night. it took a lot of convincing and he was hysterical with laughter for some time. it is very, very funny.
I think most people were expecting another, surprise headliner (probably RHCP), to be announced on the day.
he was doing a handstand in the nude before the encore
I saw Bauhaus lead singer Pete Murphy actually have a wank on stage. Ah, happy days
Was Roger Damen, John Frodsham, Dick Charlesworth, Charlie Barnes, Tubby Hayes, Ken Colyer, Clyde Valley Stompers
Ken Colyer warming up for Tubby Hayes? Mental!
or so the legend goes.
in the bogs / backstage in TJs apparently.
given that it's the nearest major city to Seattle?
not that good.
His style of playing involves down tuning the strings 2 or 3 half-steps and doing mediocre slapping and overly-hard finger picking to get the "rattling sound." Plus, he's got so many effects running through that if he just turned them all off his sound would sound similar to a dieing squirrel being hit with a crowbar.
was a number one single in France and Belgium
Didn't Chapterhouse have a number one single in Portugal?
Used to live above a shop on brook street in Chester.my dad said he met him on numerous occasions.once tried to bum my mum apparently.only found this out last week
He famously lived in Brook Street in London, next door to Handel (though not concurrently).
was it the original or the remix that was played on the radio?
Nobody gave a ahit about either version here. It was the third single off that album, charted at 24 or something. Were any of their other songs popular in Russia?
That's how Pat Smear was playing on her first two solo albums. Incredible. I can imagine only briefly, but possibly longer than Courtney Love was supposedly in Faith No More (after they removed Chuck Mosely they used to basically throw the mic into the audience and play, this is probably why Courtney can claim to have sung with them, fleetingly).
Belinda Carlisle is sexy
... Cowboy Town
genuinely. her history is quite fucked up and then she makes this fantastic pop music.
Old enough to have seen Germs show with Belinda. Yep.
Get a gig as the house band on the on Cape May/Delaware Ferry. The wrens later get fired after performing the Pixies’ “debaser” to the mostly senior citizen crowd.
The wrens’ first tour’s first show is in Omaha, Nebraska playing to an overwhelming five-person crowd that includes Robb, Conor, and Todd of the as-yet-unfounded Saddle Creek label/scene (Conor and Todd of Bright Eyes and the Faint respectively). The wrens and the creek become friends, and over the next few years play many shows together, have many sleepovers, and later issue a split 7" w/ Park Ave on their Saddle Creek label.
Halfway into first tour supporting Secaucus, the wrens are told that if they do not sign their new fairly-high-dollar recording contract, all promotion for Secaucus will be stopped. The wrens, frowning on strong-arm tactics, do not re-sign and as promised, all promotion (including support for a pending tour of Europe with Brainiac) is pulled. The head of the record company, infuriated, commences layoffs of involved record company personnel and vows that “the next band to walk through that door will be made famous - at any cost”. The next band through the door is Creed. Grass Records becomes Wind Up Records. Creed becomes famous at any cost.
Kept Ultravox - Vienna off Number 1.
That's an ace ace ace song.
were in The Tornados and The Outlaws together
Because one of them was a session musician for a track that got sampled.
This anecdote is better when I can more than vaguely remember it.
which Eminem sampled for My Name Is
Helped negotiate the release of 2000 Sudanese slaves in 2001
and bummed chasingabee's mum
as said dad (Dave) told me in the car as he and his second wife (Barbara, Elvis obsessive, bit racist) gave me a lift to my niece's non-denominational naming ceremony.
apparently, Dave's mum regularly put loaves of bread and pints of milk with some other stuff in a passed-out Lemmy's coat pockets, including this one time when Lemmy was wasted and semi-conscious in Stockport bus station.
(this is totally believable, though. what's unbelievable is that Lemmy still hasn't thanked Dave's dear old mum!!1!).
Once had sex on top of a photo booth at Chester train station.
...still not playing bass" :D
when Stellastarr* sold out the Electric Ballroom.
Was great actually. Stellastarr* at their brief height.
New Orleans House of Blues 2004 the bill was:
Sadly I was only 16 and unable to get into the venue but I still have the poster.
'Yellow' had just started getting airplay and I got offered £80 for my ticket outside.
were both born on the same day
or share the same birthday I mean
That Kings of Leon's first UK gig was in a pub in High Wycombe whose main claim to fame is all day strippers
That Elastica's first gig was supporting Trumans Water at the Windsor Old Trout (twas there)
The White Horse had pretty decent sound.
explains a lot...
^my attempt at a Borrell meme
i'm left utterly cold by them but they were huge
this years latest green day wannabes who'll have vanished by next summer.
They gave the first Fall Out Boy album and absolute panning and said they'd never amount to anything.
Alien Ant Farms ANThology and Taproot's first album
mentions both Oasis and the Gallagher brothers.
Also there is not a single week without seeing something about Oasis on their Facebook page.
3.5 million people showed up.
18 different live music events have had over a million atendees. 5 of them were Jean Michel Jarre shows.
PS: I have all major JMJ concerts on video
That song was pretty catchy. I don't care about the rest.
and every time I write it now I still sing it into my head.
I went through to Edinburgh to see them play The Venue. Was told at the door the gig had been cancelled because they'd only sold six tickets.
I was there and dont remember thinking it was strange at the time when I really should have
at 300k a pop, that means around 1 in every 40 of the UK population owns a copy.
That must be insane now.
1 in 20 nearly.
would've outsold probably the biggest British band of the last twenty years?
Soundgarden, Faith No More, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Motorhead and Brian May.
With Kula Shaker playing before them. Dark times.
Which is of course awesome.
Neil Young was due to play before Winwood and pulled out too, which is why Kula Shaker stepped in.
is the star of a reality television programme about a cake shop
is a wonderful show. If you've ever wanted to see a reality show about a group of very pleasant artists/musicians/stoners having a nice time together and making spectacular cakes, this is the show for you.
(especially the production)
Just because is a pop song, doesn't mean it's bad by default. Game over.