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zooo

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 8:38am
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I heard this song for the first time recently and was convinced it must be by some 90s Weezer-esque alternative band, until I googled them.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 10:20am [Edited]
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Not sure that this is entirely the right thread to boast of this but, hey, at least the man on the Clapham omnibus (of a certain age at least) may have heard of them, which is more than can be said for the majority of acts mentioned hereon:

I'm off to see a Flanders & Swann tribute act in Guildford tomorrow night.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 10:35am
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 18th July 2019, 10:20 AM

I'm off to see a Flanders & Swann tribute act in Guildford tomorrow night.

Wow! That's the last tribute act I would have thought someone would do. Have you seen them before? And presumably as original with one on piano and one in a wheelchair?

Again, I'd like to know how it went and what you thought of them. :)

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 10:48am
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 18th July 2019, 10:35 AM

Wow! That's the last tribute act I would have thought someone would do. Have you seen them before? And presumably as original with one on piano and one in a wheelchair?

Again, I'd like to know how it went and what you thought of them. :)

No, not seen them before. Just happened to notice it in the theatre's brochure. There's an excerpt of the show at the bottom of this link - there doesn't seem to be a wheelchair involved.

https://flandersandswann.info/tour/

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 12:22pm [Edited]
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 18th July 2019, 11:18 AM

Here's how I remember them with much fondness :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vh-wEXvdW8&list=RD1vh-wEXvdW8&start_radio=1&t=72

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW_zi8n4HDQ&list=RD1vh-wEXvdW8&index=23

Yes, interesting. I bet they daren't do that first one tomorrow night! Clearly recordings do exist then. I've searched in the past for videos/DVDs but to no avail. CDs are available of course.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 12:31pm [Edited]
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 18th July 2019, 10:20 AM

I'm off to see a Flanders & Swann tribute act in Guildford tomorrow night.

What a coincidence! Such an act is performing at my local community centre later this afternoon.

Unfortunately, I can't attend as I'm expecting the gas man.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 1:32pm
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 18th July 2019, 12:31 PM

What a coincidence! Such an act is performing at my local community centre later this afternoon.

Unfortunately, I can't attend as I'm expecting the gas man.

Wasn't he due on Monday morning?

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 1:50pm
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 18th July 2019, 1:32 PM

Wasn't he due on Monday morning?

Brilliant! Laughing out loud

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 2:00pm
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I can't believe people STILL think 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' was originally by Eric Clapton. It was Guns 'n' Roses, DUH!

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Chappers

  • Thursday 18th July 2019, 9:34pm
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Quote: Gordon Bennett @ 17th July 2019, 11:42 PM

Will go to a Manfred Mann's Earth Band concert on Sunday.

I've got tickets to see the other Manfreds in October.

Quote: zooo @ 18th July 2019, 8:38 AM

I heard this song for the first time recently and was convinced it must be by some 90s Weezer-esque alternative band, until I googled them.

I think that's on Odyssy and Oracle (can't remember the actual spelling but I know it's wrong) which is a classic album you have to listen too.

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 20th July 2019, 7:18pm
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 18th July 2019, 10:20 AM


I'm off to see a Flanders & Swann tribute act in Guildford tomorrow night.

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 18th July 2019, 10:35 AM

I'd like to know how it went and what you thought of them. :)

A very entertaining show, lasting 2 hours 10 minutes (including an interval and with two encores), comprising both the songs and the wit of Flanders & Swann with just the right amount of audience participation (joining in 2 or 3 choruses of their most well-known songs). They are taking it to the Edinburgh Festival apparently. It was done as a tribute to Flanders & Swann (with both performers referring to each other by their own names - Tim & Duncan - while referring to Flanders & Swann themselves in the third person) rather than trying to act as the originals - hence the lack of a wheelchair. A format they agreed with the families of both Michael Flanders & Donald Swann as they wanted the focus to be on the original performers rather than on themselves.

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Billy Bunter

  • Sunday 21st July 2019, 9:02pm
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OK all you aficionados of Wilco, Tinariven and The Go Team! Errr you can have your thread back now,

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Gordon Bennett

  • Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 5:49pm
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The Manfred Mann's Earth Band concert on sunday was quite good. But their "support act" Glenn Hughes was even better. This man's in his late 60s but still has a hell of a voice!