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Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-04-2014, 13:17
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Posted By Servalan
Interesting case study - and truth be told, pop...

Interesting case study - and truth be told, pop music is littered with groups who wanted to break free from the writing/production teams who made them successful (the Rubettes would be another case...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-04-2014, 09:51
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Posted By Servalan
The plot thickens ;-) That wouldn't be that...

The plot thickens ;-)

That wouldn't be that much of a surprise: WEA led the way in the UK with picture discs and they were the company's preferred marketing tool in 1979 (as discussed previously...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 17:20
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Views: 480,952
Posted By Servalan
It would take a lower rating than that for a...

It would take a lower rating than that for a story about Emmerdale to even stand a chance of grabbing a headline of its own. It's either overlooked or deliberately excluded and would need to have...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 13:27
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Posted By Servalan
Indeed. ITV should be worried. I know it's...

Indeed. ITV should be worried. I know it's Easter, but even so, after the Killer Cameron bounce of last year, that's not a good place to be. Emmerdale's only saving grace is that its ratings don't...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 12:23
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Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
Slade succeeded where Sweet didn't partly because...

Slade succeeded where Sweet didn't partly because of the good fortune of being adopted by the heavy metal crowd post-Reading in 1980, partly because they never had credibility issues with songs being...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 12:08
Replies: 4,814
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Posted By Servalan
BIB - I meant 'clearly' the joys of...

BIB - I meant 'clearly' the joys of auto-spellcheck! :blush:
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-04-2014, 10:05
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Posted By Servalan
As you quite rightly say, nostalgia is on the...

As you quite rightly say, nostalgia is on the wane by 1979, with the fortunes of those groups you mention all in decline.

As I recall, all those re-releases Rich has singled out came from the same...
Forum: Music 15-04-2014, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Servalan
Did you avoid Britpop for a reason?! Pulp |...

Did you avoid Britpop for a reason?!

Pulp | Disco 2000/Common People
Suede | Trash/The Beautiful Ones
The Charlatans | The Only One I Know
EMF | Unbelievable
Blur | Girls And Boys
The Shamen | Move...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-04-2014, 12:46
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Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
I can quite believe Sweet turned down 'Dyna-mite'...

I can quite believe Sweet turned down 'Dyna-mite' - and they were quite right to. They were pushing their rock sound ever more during 1973 and it's hard to imagine how they could have done that with...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-04-2014, 12:24
Replies: 8,422
Views: 480,952
Posted By Servalan
Prey is being hyped to the high heavens, probably...

Prey is being hyped to the high heavens, probably because the new drama team at ITV need a bona fide smash hit to distract everyone from the string of flops they're responsible for. Unlikely it will...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-04-2014, 08:56
Replies: 210
Views: 20,815
Posted By Servalan
That anomaly probably arises from the production...

That anomaly probably arises from the production having been filmed in Ireland ;-)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2014, 19:49
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
BIB - not sure I'd agree. Chinnichap may have...

BIB - not sure I'd agree. Chinnichap may have been the hit factory of their day, and may have produced Mud - but they didn't produce Sweet, they only wrote songs for them so, while they may have...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2014, 17:15
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
Smokie were always massive in Germany - much...

Smokie were always massive in Germany - much bigger than they were here, I think.

As for their demise, did they go the same way as Mud, desperate to free themselves of Chinnichap, and it all...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2014, 17:06
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
Yes, the NF/BM skinheads did indeed try and page...

Yes, the NF/BM skinheads did indeed try and page Madness, but given that 2Tone was founded on racial unity, it wouldn't be that difficult to turn their audience against far right fans. Sham 69 never...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2014, 16:17
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Posted By Servalan
Sham 69 were in a lot of trouble by 1979: their...

Sham 69 were in a lot of trouble by 1979: their gigs were routinely infiltrated by the National Front/British Movement (the EDL of the time) and would descend into chaos.

So Polydor would have found...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-04-2014, 16:05
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
BIB1 - I'd say Racey's image was pretty clear -...

BIB1 - I'd say Racey's image was pretty clear - but unfortunately too close to other groups whose chart fortunes were in decline by 1979 (Showaddywaddy) or had plummeted altogether (Mud). Both groups...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-04-2014, 10:55
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
Stock footage of rabbits!

Stock footage of rabbits!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-04-2014, 11:23
Replies: 8,422
Views: 480,952
Posted By Servalan
Another instance of weak ratings reflecting a...

Another instance of weak ratings reflecting a weak story about an unsympathetic character that's gone on way too long Emmerdale has become very patchy and this is a prime example of where it's...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-04-2014, 15:00
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Servalan
Your hatred has clearly blinded you to the facts:...

Your hatred has clearly blinded you to the facts: Silk wasn't 'dumped', the writer decided he didn't want to continue with the show and felt he had told all the stories he had to tell.

And yes, OP,...
Forum: Music 07-04-2014, 21:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,682
Posted By Servalan
Or, in this case, no influence...

Or, in this case, no influence whatsoever.

Otherwise Eminem might've cleaned up his act.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-04-2014, 14:19
Replies: 8,422
Views: 480,952
Posted By Servalan
I must confess to being pleasantly surprised with...

I must confess to being pleasantly surprised with The Crimson Field. I had expected it to be tonally wide of the mark, with way too much gore and grimness (trademarks of BBC London drama) and instead...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-04-2014, 14:14
Replies: 8,422
Views: 480,952
Posted By Servalan
That's a massive kick in the teeth for Emmerdale,...

That's a massive kick in the teeth for Emmerdale, given that it was outranking EastEnders at one point last year - especially as Holby City last year was like watching paint dry (only less...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-04-2014, 11:18
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
I take your point, but isn't that an example of...

I take your point, but isn't that an example of extremes, rather than across-the-board diversity?

1979's charts contain disco, punk, reggae, MOR, country, new wave, heavy metal, 2Tone, hip hop,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-04-2014, 21:20
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
BIB - could it be new executive producer Andi...

BIB - could it be new executive producer Andi Peters, perhaps ? ;-):o
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-04-2014, 21:19
Replies: 4,814
Views: 244,044
Posted By Servalan
Were there many brilliant disco singles in 1975?...

Were there many brilliant disco singles in 1975? Sure - but, despite their success, disco didn't dominate in that year as an identifiable trend in the way it did in 1978/1979, when it crossed over to...
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