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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:13 am

postalblue wrote: I'm honoured to be in that comp.
Postal Blue do a lovely Josef's Gone.

Hate to sound like an obvious, twee wimp, but I actually cried when I heard the first of the cover versions on this...made me fell like I wasn't a failure in life after all! And could maybe write some alright songs...(To be honest, I then thought I could write some cracking songs!)

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by richpassivity » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:10 am

Phil, sorry to be a nerdy fan here but I was listening to the 'I Wanna Punk Rock' comp CD of Step Forward singles last night & am I right in thinking that THE JUNE BRIDES covered THE CORTINAS' 'Television Families' live?
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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:35 am

richpassivity wrote:Phil, sorry to be a nerdy fan here but I was listening to the 'I Wanna Punk Rock' comp CD of Step Forward singles last night & am I right in thinking that THE JUNE BRIDES covered THE CORTINAS' 'Television Families' live?
Yeah! We did a rockin' version live. That, "Enemies" and "Suzy is a Headbanger" were our preferrred punk rock covers.

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:38 am

philjunebride wrote: Postal Blue do a lovely Josef's Gone.
The Manic Street Preachers also do a version of "Josef's Gone" - not on the tribute album. Their versions is actually called "Motorcycle Emptiness"! They totally stole the chords...I would sue, but I kind of borrowed Josef's Gone from Roxy Music ("Pyjamarama") and Josef K in the first place ;-)
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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by richpassivity » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:41 am

philjunebride wrote:
The Manic Street Preachers also do a version of "Josef's Gone" - not on the tribute album. Their versions is actually called "Motorcycle Emtiness"! They totally stole the chords...I would sue, but I kind of borrowed Josef's Gone from Roxy Music ("Pyjamarama") and Josef K in the first place ;-)
You couldn't sue your celebrity fans Phil! ;)
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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by postalblue » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:01 pm

philjunebride wrote: The Manic Street Preachers also do a version of "Josef's Gone" - not on the tribute album. Their versions is actually called "Motorcycle Emptiness"! They totally stole the chords...I would sue, but I kind of borrowed Josef's Gone from Roxy Music ("Pyjamarama") and Josef K in the first place ;-)
REM covered "I Fall" too. At least the riff. I forget which song they did it on now.

I'm kind of doing the same thing right now with a new song. It has bits that remind me uncomfortably of "Comfort". I hope you don't sue me.;-)

Btw, although I love "Josef's Gone", my first choice for the comp was "In The Rain", but it was already taken.
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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:07 pm

postalblue wrote:
I'm kind of doing the same thing right now with a new song. It has bits that remind me uncomfortably of "Comfort". I hope you don't sue me.;-)
"Every sound, from each transmission, is stored away to be re-written".

I can't really sue anyone for plagiarism after having confessed my own sins in that one!

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:24 pm

Couple of mentions of "Comfort" here, so I thought I'd put up this 1985 live version on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP8hpnd_XXE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

(Don't know how to embed it in the message?)

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by postalblue » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:17 pm

philjunebride wrote: "Every sound, from each transmission, is stored away to be re-written".

I can't really sue anyone for plagiarism after having confessed my own sins in that one!
I've done it plenty of times myself too. One can't help it. There are only 7 notes to go around after all.

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:29 pm

Thought it might be funny to show some of the reviews I don't usually mention.

I must have rhinoceros skin to still be doing this:

Melody Maker "Every Conversation" single review: "A cockney music hall cock up...The sooner this cohort of mocking cacophony start pushing prams instead of piffle the better"

Sounds, "No Place Called Home", single review: "Unspeakably, frustratingly WET. They couldn't break out of a wet paper bag with a Kalashnikov"

Sounds, "Waiting for a Change", single review: "A few minutes of Dukes of Hazzard car chase music and a piteous whine"

Melody Maker live Phil Wilson 1986 review: "The effect was of a shambling Eagles: bewildered, bewildering and above all, sad."

NME, June Brides live review 1995: "They poineered that "14 year old boy who still wets his bed" vocal style, presumably went blind from having all that sand kicked in their faces and retired. Lead singer Phil Wilson has a screw down haircut, simpering Lennon style glasses and, no doubt, the words "punch me" taped secretly to his back by the classroom bully."

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by Martijn » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:07 pm

Wow. Why do people take the NME so seriously then. Or perhaps all those reviewers were just true indiepoppers in disguise and the words they used were immediately recognised by fellow indiepoppers as code-language for 'buy all their records'?

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:13 pm

Martijn wrote: Or perhaps all those reviewers were just true indiepoppers in disguise and the words they used were immediately recognised by fellow indiepoppers as code-language for 'buy all their records'?
Or perhaps they were just nasty bastards!

Boy, I've suffered for my art ;-)

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by Sootyzilla » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:17 pm

Reviews like that were one of the reasons anyone with any sense stopped taking the inkies seriously.
As wrong as it was to do,
Those eyes were made to look into.

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by postalblue » Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:04 pm

No one with any common sense has ever taken them seriously. I haven't read a music magazine since 1992.
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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by richpassivity » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:03 pm

philjunebride wrote:
richpassivity wrote:Phil, sorry to be a nerdy fan here but I was listening to the 'I Wanna Punk Rock' comp CD of Step Forward singles last night & am I right in thinking that THE JUNE BRIDES covered THE CORTINAS' 'Television Families' live?
Yeah! We did a rockin' version live. That, "Enemies" and "Suzy is a Headbanger" were our preferrred punk rock covers.
Ah right. Didn't know you used to do 'Suzy Is A Headbanger'
I love the "Oh Brian!" false start to 'Enemies' on the LP!
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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by linus » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:29 pm

I remember james brown (not that one) reviewing 'waiting for a change' in the NME and saying if you slowed it down to 33rpm it sounded like nick cave

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:45 pm

richpassivity wrote: Ah right. Didn't know you used to do 'Suzy Is A Headbanger'
There's actually a live video of Suzy, which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhfVDMJj_A" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sadly, I don't have one of Television Families...

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Post by philjunebride » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:56 pm

linus wrote:I remember james brown (not that one) reviewing 'waiting for a change' in the NME and saying if you slowed it down to 33rpm it sounded like nick cave
Think that actually comes from the Shaun Phillips Sounds review quoted above. The full thing said:

"Waiting for a Change" sounds like a Caribbean Eddie Cochran ditty sung by a pissed up Nick Cave impersonater at 33rpm. Buy it today, but ignore the clerical error that has resulted in 45rpm being printed on the record. I made the mistake of playing it at the wrong speed and was treated (?) to a few minutes of Dukes of Hazzard car chase music and a piteous whine."

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by linus » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:53 pm

ah! the memory! the tricks it plays!

and where's shaun phillips now?

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Re: Phil Wilson/The June Brides

Post by philjunebride » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:59 pm

linus wrote:
and where's shaun phillips now?
Associate Features Editor of The Times, I believe. And I'm unemployed!

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