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Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 14:11
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Posted By Servalan
'Are Friends Electric?' may well be one of 1979's...

'Are Friends Electric?' may well be one of 1979's turning points (and a great track), but it's pushing it to say Numan was an innovator: he trod ground that Bowie (especially), Ultravox, the Human...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 14:04
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
Great to see the positive response on here to...

Great to see the positive response on here to 'Gangsters' - a pivotal moment in 1979's music and the start of a major musical movement. :cool:

At the other end of the scale, why on earth did someone...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 14:01
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
All very true. Disco never died in the UK - the...

All very true.

Disco never died in the UK - the 'Disco sucks' campaign meant absolutely nothing over here - and the music just evolved, just as it had been evolving between 1974 and 1979 (as...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 13:47
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
It has to be said that WEA's, ahem, aggressive...

It has to be said that WEA's, ahem, aggressive marketing strategy did have some impressive results - did anyone else notice the chart countdown on the TOTP before last, where four of the Top 5 were...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2014, 13:44
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Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
BIB - Deacon certainly hung out with Edwards, but...

BIB - Deacon certainly hung out with Edwards, but both Edwards and Nile Rodgers were less amused by 'Another One Bites The Dust' than you suggest from everything I've read, both in Rodgers'...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-07-2014, 15:02
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
If there are no pending court cases by the end of...

If there are no pending court cases by the end of the DLT trial - whichever way it goes - I don't understand why there can't be a series of compilations of the performances that have been skipped, at...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-07-2014, 08:28
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
BIB1 - precisely my point and why I don't...

BIB1 - precisely my point and why I don't believe 'Death Disco' was subject to chart hyping. It's just too extreme to ever be a massive hit and the fact that it sustained the chart run it did is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-06-2014, 14:47
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
Given that Virgin were busy trying to recoup what...

Given that Virgin were busy trying to recoup what they lost from the Sex Pistols' split by setting up Sid Vicious as a comedy punk with a line in cover versions and milking The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-06-2014, 14:41
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
I think I'm right in saying that marks the first...

I think I'm right in saying that marks the first time the Banshees appeared in the TOTP studio, despite having landed two chart singles previously. It must also be one of the last television...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-06-2014, 14:35
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
'Another Girl, Another Planet' is indeed a...

'Another Girl, Another Planet' is indeed a classic - even now - and while many people know it, it's never landed a chart placing comparable with its quality and probably never will now.

Having...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-06-2014, 14:10
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
BIB1 - that was Tiswas, surely? The show The...

BIB1 - that was Tiswas, surely? The show The Clash appeared on, even though they refused to do TOTP

BIB2 - Janet Kay featured on Lindy Layton's pointless cover, because Layton herself couldn't hit...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 20:02
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
Thank you for that - I had totally forgotten ...

Thank you for that - I had totally forgotten :blush:

Popscene is right: 'Rock The Casbah' was never featured on TOTP.

Quite where the refusing to appear on TOTP came from is debatable, but I'd...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 13:44
Replies: 8,338
Views: 458,184
Posted By Servalan
This hits the nail of the head. P*ssing off...

This hits the nail of the head.

P*ssing off Sarah Phelps really isn't a smart move at all. Glad she has taken to Twitter ahead of an official statement as it means the BBC is now obliged to come up...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-06-2014, 13:37
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
I doubt The Clash could have actually refused...

I doubt The Clash could have actually refused permission - it wasn't in their contract, just a well-publicised stance the group took but if one of their singles had been used for either the chart...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-05-2014, 11:28
Replies: 7,127
Views: 389,745
Posted By Servalan
Not this year it wasn't

Not this year it wasn't
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-05-2014, 11:12
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Views: 389,745
Posted By Servalan
BIB - 'burned off'?! BBC One doesn't have...

BIB - 'burned off'?!

BBC One doesn't have sufficient drama to 'burn off' - plus if that's being burned off, does the same apply for Happy Valley, which is (rightly) attracting rave reviews and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-05-2014, 19:08
Replies: 1,256
Views: 163,267
Posted By Servalan
The Daily Heil is desperate for any pathetic...

The Daily Heil is desperate for any pathetic excuse to attack the BBC and so went with feeble comments from Mediawatch, spawned by sixties 'moral' crusader Mary Whitehouse.

The overwhelming praise...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-05-2014, 11:16
Replies: 7,127
Views: 389,745
Posted By Servalan
I wouldn't have said Peter Bowker was necessarily...

I wouldn't have said Peter Bowker was necessarily a niche writer - and BBC One should not be commissioning niche drama at all - but I do get the sense that TPTB at both the BBC and ITV have lost...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-05-2014, 11:27
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
Dunno about 'Starman', but he definitely did...

Dunno about 'Starman', but he definitely did 'Golden Years'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-ZtpYfNq74

:o:o:o:o:o
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-05-2014, 17:29
Replies: 7,127
Views: 389,745
Posted By Servalan
I would argue that one of the reasons some people...

I would argue that one of the reasons some people have picked up on the violence in Happy Valley is because it was promoted as a Sally Wainwright series whilst being quite different in tone to Scott...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-05-2014, 09:41
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
:confused: 'Sunday Girl' in French - the whole...

:confused:

'Sunday Girl' in French - the whole song (except the title, obviously!) - was a bonus track on the 12" single but the album version is the same as the A-side of the 7" and 12"...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-05-2014, 12:32
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
'Dance Away' may have been their comeback hit -...

'Dance Away' may have been their comeback hit - but it wasn't their comeback single that was the more new wave-ish 'Trash', the first single off Manifesto, which barely scraped the Top 40 earlier...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-05-2014, 23:34
Replies: 8,193
Views: 432,725
Posted By Servalan
I don't think that's correct at all. 'Punk' was...

I don't think that's correct at all.

'Punk' was the original term used for the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones - and, however strange it may appear in hindsight, The Jam, the Stranglers, Adam &...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-05-2014, 12:21
Replies: 7,127
Views: 389,745
Posted By Servalan
All subjective, of course - but at least BBC...

All subjective, of course - but at least BBC Breakfast doesn't have the ghosts of breakfast TV past being recycled for no good reason
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-05-2014, 12:00
Replies: 1,256
Views: 163,267
Posted By Servalan
I'd say Ripper Street and Silent Witness are way...

I'd say Ripper Street and Silent Witness are way more graphic, and sometimes gratuitously so, than Happy Valley was. Sure, there were some dark moments, but the writing had some humanity to it, and...
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