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I watched the "hell or high water" DVD and a thing he said was along the lines of "there is nowhere (here in the UK) for young bands to play and music is suffering" (close to what he said, can't remember exactly) and it is like that here, the music scene is so dull and lifeless, but wouldn't it be nice if some of the greats we watched and brought albums of(those black round thingys, some of us oldies might recall them emoticon ) got together to start venues up and down the UK for young musicians (old ones too) to play at?

I was fortunate enough to see many bands in small venues and you can't beat that feeling

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Yeah, here in Newcastle, all our great, but smaller, music venues have suffered - The Mayfair, The Riverside, The Opera House have all closed down in recent years. The only saving grace is that the Opera House is reopening under new management next week.

Seeing Nazareth playing in the foyer (!) of the huge Newcastle Arena last week was a sad indictment of the decline in smaller musical venues in our city.

Your idea is a good one in principal, but there is probably very little money to be made, and I'd imagine you need an acute business sense to open up a small venue, and keep it going. And hey, a musician just wants to play! emoticon

However, I guess there is an argument to say that musicians could help finance a project. After all, it was Chas Chandler, one time Animals bassist and discoverer of Jimi Hendrix, who conceived and built the Newcastle Arena.


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i believe that quote was from paicey..

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Whoever made the quote it still stands that there is nowhere for bands to play, Guildford had the Live Club and the Guildford festival had a "local hero's" tent which was good (live club especially)

Nazareth, that takes me back, Birmingham town hall £2.50 a ticket, good band.

It would be nice for oldies to start an underground movement getting all forms of rock bands playing instead of the sh*te that comes from programmes like Popeye Doll (Pop Idol?) I can remember when Virgin shops had someone chucked out for asking for a Bay City Rollers single. Music is dying there are no bands to take the place of DP and their kind, that's sad

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quote:

Rahul wrote:
Your idea is a good one in principal, but there is probably very little money to be made, and I'd imagine you need an acute business sense to open up a small venue, and keep it going. And hey, a musician just wants to play! emoticon


If you were a rock billionaire (say, a Jagger or McCartney) you don't need to care about making a profit. Even if a venue ran at a loss of £1million a year, McCartney could still run fifty of them in different UK cities and not notice the change in his bank balance.



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Perhaps, but it's still not happening. So the idea is good, but the concept becoming a reality is still a dream.

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concept becoming a reality is still a dream.

Isn't that a shame though? The greats like DP will never happen again, could you imagine a Young Gillan or Coverdale turning up for a Pop Idol audition? How would someone who ain't that pretty and has the audacity to write their own material be treated by puppet masters like Cowel (the jowels) get treated?

(Sorry, I wonder off topic easily, it's not relevent on a thread about Jon Lord I know)

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quote:

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concept becoming a reality is still a dream.

Isn't that a shame though? The greats like DP will never happen again, could you imagine a Young Gillan or Coverdale turning up for a Pop Idol audition? How would someone who ain't that pretty and has the audacity to write their own material be treated by puppet masters like Cowel (the jowels) get treated?

(Sorry, I wonder off topic easily, it's not relevent on a thread about Jon Lord I know)



Has anyone been watching "The X Factor"? There was a long-haired young guy on that who I thought had a great "rock" voice (the Jim Morrison lookalike). He actually did okay, got through to the final 10 or 15 solo acts.



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concept becoming a reality is still a dream.

could you imagine a Young Gillan or Coverdale turning up for a Pop Idol audition?



This something I've mentioned before, and I think it's a crying shame. Steve Winwood could sing like a 50 year old black bluesman by the time he was 16. Paul Rodgers was only 18 when Free began to make a name for themselves, yet his voice could hold its own with any of the great blues singers.

What now? Either the decent singers don't get the publicity, or by the time you are 17, you're miming some dodgy cover with a boy band on Top of the Pops.

They don't make 'em like they used to.

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They don't make 'em like they used to

They do you know, it's just that they aren't allowed into mainstream music, they are less easy to manipulate unlike the current crop of "clones"

There aren't any real rebels now either, oh sure there are yobs but no one to touch people like Keith Moon and his like, or Ritchie Blackmore (flawed geious he is, I could forgive him anything....well anything but that tash!!!)

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