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Kim Bodnia

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  1. Thanks, I should be receiving my package this Friday, according to amazon's estimate. I've read many positive reviews of the album that I'm really looking forward to that first listen.
  2. I ordered both CD and LP, though I haven't received them yet - can't wait to give the album a listen.
  3. I remember some of Gorbachev's Politburo meetings on television, military parades, François Mitterrand, Reagan, Central America guerilla, mostly Cold War stories, Gorbachev was on the cover of several magazines my father read.
  4. Robyn Hitchcock has moved to Nashville. He does a lot of traveling: England, Australia (even South Africa in the last few months) and then across the United States (i.e. Seattle) but his residence for the time being is Nashville where he's writing/recording the album.
  5. Hi, thank you for playing the two songs!
  6. Have you played "When atheists start to pray?" or "Turn up the mains" from his recent albums?
  7. D.O.A. Girl Trouble The Revelons Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
  8. Several musicians, most of whom are Nashville based, will make an appearance on the next Robyn Hitchcock album -for the purpose of this forum I decided to highlight the name of Pat Sansone. Although a few of the album's songs are already streaming in demo mode in several websites, and are being played live in concert by both Hitchcock and Australian singer Emma Swift, little is known of the album, except that it's being finished later in the year and that it's being written and recorded in Nashville, TN with Brendan Benson as producer. This article from early June mentions Sansone as one of the collaborators: "Hitchcock has recruited some Nashville-based musicians, including guitarist Anne McCue, pedal-steel player Russ Pahl and Wilco’s Pat Sansone (who’s a neighbor of Hitchcock’s) to sing harmonies along with (Emma) Swift". http://www.westword.com/music/robyn-hitchcock-lives-in-nashville-but-he-hasnt-gone-twangy-7960901
  9. "Kenneth" is a very powerful song, and "Strange Currences" is beautiful and melodic (the latter sounds like a cut from Automatic for the People) while "Bang a Blame" is cool, pleasant and catchy. Other than those three songs, the rest of the album is either too noisy, distorted or simply disgusting ("tongue" being the worst offender). I'd never consider selling my copy of Monster, it's part of my R.E.M. collection, but please don't ever make me listen to "tongue" again!
  10. It's the one music band that everyone thinks everybody likes. Think of pop soda? The first product that comes to mind is Coca-Cola. Think of jeans, pizza or shampoo? Levi's, Domino's and Head and Shoulders. Remember what they said of computer professionals, that nobody will ever be criticised for purchasing IBM computers or software? So, I think very much the general sentiment is that everyone likes U2 and is more or less the favourite band of almost every regular person out there. That's why Apple felt it correct to put the album in people's download libraries without asking.
  11. vinyl listing on amazon U.K: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Of-Innocence-VINYL-U2/dp/B00NI5RHT6/
  12. Agreed, but I still find it hard to believe, this irrelevancy. This has always been the "one-size-fits-all" band, so much has been spent in marketing, merchandising, touring, and all of a sudden they're total strangers to a sizeable population. Despite disappointing sales of the past few albums, I still expected the U2 brand to continue strong for a few more years. Maybe they're only visible when they tour? Many bands have fallen into oblivion: R.E.M. as an example, but those were never branded as the biggest on the planet, and they never had U2's ambitions, so it shouldn't come as a surprise.
  13. Sorry, I'm just a casual listener who happens to like a couple of albums while those two albums you mention, from what I know, are considered doctrinal by diehard fans. I must confess that I'm a bit perplexed by the "who the heck is U2?" campaign started by teenagers on "social networks". It's hard to believe given that at various points in the past decade, and in the 90s, U2 have been omnipresent and have been considered by everyone "the biggest band on the planet". And yet it's another clear sign that the band is becoming more and more irrelevant and their future legacy is compromised as they fall into the collective oblivion.
  14. On the rare occasions that I play U2 it's either "All that you can't leave behind" or "Zooropa", but nothing else. I gave a couple of listens to this new album but I still prefer ATYCLB, I think it has aged pretty well. But a new U2 album is always good news to folks in the music industry. It means a new cycle of touring and fans buying all sorts of merchandise and special editions.
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