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sod Led Zep, its all about the Penguin Cafe Orchestra at the Union Chapel!
i'm with you, big guy...
Quite right, Rob. Who really gives a toss about another be-muleted bunch of '70s rockers making a comeback. Just how shit is that gonna be, and can you imagine the 'surprise' collaborations? My bet's on Johnny Borrell, Lily Allen and Dave Grohl, each taking a verse of Stairway to Heaven, with another randome like Slash coming in to butcher the lead guitar bit. It makes me tired just thinking about it. And have you seen the rest of the line-up: Foreigner, Paulo Nutella, Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings - I mean, Jesus...The only '70s rockers I want to see making a comeback are The Muppets House Band.
What I don't get is why so many people are excited when Page and Plant have been colaborated often in recent years. Is John Paul Jones really that big a draw?
Nic: Now, Foreigner... There's a band!Gatz: The thing that I can't understand is the Led Zeppelin people will be paying - at least - £125 to see isn't even the same band. They're thinking of a band of young guys that existed in the early 1970s, not these 35 years older versions. They want to be a part of something that simply doesn't exist anymore.
I blame Almost Famous. And Rob, Foreigner? No more, pleeease - I Want To Know What You're Going On About? All this soft rock brings back bad memories of my schooldays, being the only Erasure-loving kid in a yard full of Kiss, Led Zep, Whitesnake and Def Leppard fans. It tended to be the less-'hard' stuff like Rainbow and Foreigner my mates would listen to, whilst wearing their 'Iron Maiden' t-shirts and convincing themselves their hair would eventually clean itself if they went long enoufh without washing it.
You know the promoters will be thinking they'll be able to sell the email addresses as a mailing list for a million quid (forgetting that at least half of the addresses will be pseudonymous duplicates; and you could advertise to most of the people who've applied by driving a truck with a slogan emblazoned on it through the West Midlands, carpet-bombing America's farm belt with leaflets, hijacking the German TV schedules during the 'big breasted frauleins at midnight' slot and giving every tout outside a UK venue a flyer).
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