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bobby svarc on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
I’ve got to cut my toe nails else I would.
17 November 2017
The harbinger of nothing on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
Spot on! There are 7.
Anyone want to have a go at a complete list?
bobby svarc on SubbuteoGo »
dr desperate on SubbuteoGo »
Couldn’t help noticing this on the page below the Four Lads.
EXXO on SubbuteoGo »
Bet your 4 lads shaking are better than Subbuteo’s 1964 effort
(gwarn Mick, show us a close-up of your lads)
The good Dr D has made me an offer I can’t refuse so I’ll be tearful, to say the least.
Paul F on The difference between us and all the other bands…Go »
Have they finished digging Dublin up for those trams yet?
EXXO on The difference between us and all the other bands…Go »
Well it looks like a right arl posh pretentious Portobello hipster overpriced brewdog joint, but paypal iacta est and for one night at least it’ll be our posh pretentious Portobello hipster overpriced brewdog joint. Nutty gizzards, anyone?
Peter Mcornithologist on Mart PoomGo »
Injured his penis whilst playing a 5 a side charity game against Iron Maiden
Once you’ve found the exact right grain of brown sandpaper, I’m sure ‘Mixed Aggregate’ will want to do a feature about it all.
Talking of which, put me in the queue for photos and congratulations on Feb 8th. Getting there well early especially (unless there’s a miracle and I find some from of employment).
dr desperate on KnutsfordGo »
That interview went (in irk the purists, reductio ad absurdum style) “I think every band in the world is good. I’m open minded. I like the Macc Lads LP, and I just love Madonna”.
Me and my so-called mate Bobby Pinace are currently working on producing Subutteo Speedway, utilising the 4 rider Britains Toys speedway aces set. I’m struggling at the moment with the shale mat, but I’ll crack it.
EXXO on KnutsfordGo »
It seems extremely unlikely. There was one interview that mentioned them not unfavourably, but that was at a time when there was maybe a chance that they would have to share a dressing room. Certainly the current Mr. B has no truck with such laddishness and disrespect for the basics (and no, I don’t believe them when they now claim it was some sort of parody of the attitudes they were expressing – it so obviously wasn’t, and there are idiots who still lean on their misogyny and homophobia even today).
dr desperate on The Welly, Hull gig – 10th November 2017Go »
And I spilt my drink over myself while consulting my watch.
Creamcheeseandchives on KnutsfordGo »
Referenced by The Macc Lads in Knutsford Scabby Women.
I seem to recall reading that Nigel was quite a fan. Of the Macc Lads not Knutsford etc etc
EXXO on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
Well I didn’t think it fair on other guessers to mention them, but Gargoyles was the other definite for me (along with Light and Village as already mentioned) because the surprise when they finish with it always lingers long in the memory. So judging by your hint it’ll be a total of about seven, then? So my 50-50, which was Bob Wilson, I’ll move tentatively into the deffoes…that’s 4.
BOBBY SVARC on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
In my other life I saw them open at the Charlotte in 2000 with Irk The Purists and feel pretty sure they ended with it too in the same year. Dunno but they did play it a lot or it seemed so that year
I’ll keep you in suspense a bit longer by revealing how many there are tomorrow, and what they are the next day. Don’t hold me to it though, I might forget. Got a lot on my mind. But I get by.
More haven’t been mentioned than have so far, so keep guessing…
GIpton teenager on The Welly, Hull gig – 10th November 2017Go »
Within 30 seconds of seeing your post though Dr.D. Whoops! there goes my cabbage.
16 November 2017
Mr ed on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
There was a time when Twenty four hour garage people seemed like a regular as a last song, not sure about first though.
parsfan on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
Vatican Broadside? Though I can’t specifically remember it ever being last.
hendrix-tattoo on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
Good call Phyllis.
Without cheating I haven’t a clue, I guess 3 and one of the songs will be off the first L.P.
Phyllis Triggs on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
Trad. Arr. Tune?
You have one of my definite three and two of my maybe four … but AOR is among the Imperial Guard of tunes that is never deployed too early.
My guesses are Bob Wilson, Everthing’s AOR and TLATEOTT….
Yes, ‘Light’ is one of the two I’m sure about, together with a third song that I know has opened once and is often in the encore, and I’m 90% sure it has been last several times, and a fourth that I know has opened once and was recently in the encore, maybe only once, and I don’t think it was last but I’m not totally sure. so if it was a forecast whist shout I’d go 3 at the mo, but that’s minimum three and some others may come to mind…
transit full of keith on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
^ London 2015, sorry.
My experience runs to only 5 gigs, all since 2015 but in that time I’m fairly sure Light at the End of the Tunnel has been both first and last. First song in Lincoln in 2016 and last perhaps Cambridge 2016 or London 2017? Top work on the spreadsheet by the way …
30 hours, not bad.
dr desperate on Lesley JuddGo »
And Lesley taking longer going down than going up at the Bishop Rock lighthouse in 1975 [4:42].
gipton teenager on SubbuteoGo »
As a Rugby League fan, I was excited when one of my mates got the Subbuteo version decades ago. I am still angry today about that lost afternoon which I will never get back. I do remember playing a football game called “Shoot”, which was essentially Tiddleywinks with a giant goalkeeper in the 60s. It sounds crap, but days slipped by in the skillful manipulation of plastic discs representing the likes of Bobby Tambling, Johnny Giles Terry Venables etc.
I notice BBC Worldwide have blocked that YouTube clip of Lesley (post 3 above). In compensation, here’s Katy Hill competing in C4’s The Games.
BOBBY SVARC on Pre-Gig ChatGo »
Taking Bilston to Bilston, is that a biscuit first?
Paul f on Wim van HanegemGo »
Dutch footballers of the 1970s had brillliant names – the only comparable group of international sportsmen were 1970s Formula 1 drivers.
GORDON BURNS on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
I’m always hoping for Arthur’s Farm one day. They’ve played 1966 a couple of times lately.
Bow (or Bough) taken, but not left on the passenger seat!
I’m glad you appreciate the joy I bring. It filled me with joy to see it completed. I shall wear my Silver Biscuit and feel spartan and monastic.
I’ve been working on some stats but thought I’d test the memory of fellow Biscuiteers first. No cheating now.
So… How many of yous lot know which (and how many) songs have been both first and last in the setlist?
Brumbiscuit on Mugabe governmentGo »
I’m waiting to hear from my Zim-in-exile mate to let me have her insights into what’s going on.
Will the army relax control once the dust settles?
15 November 2017
dr desperate on Beware of the band who type out their set listsGo »
Cream cheese and chives on Wim van HanegemGo »
Very left footed and wore love beads. The ones he wore were around his neck and not inserted into certain dark places (as far as I know).At least, when a friend and I tried to recreate the look when we played football as Europhile 11 year olds, my sister’s beads went around our necks.
I suspect he would have been strongly in the Dutch smokers’ camp headed up by Cruyff. Dutch footballers of the 70s tended to look like they were extras from Serpico. We had Keith Newton, Larry Lloyd and Paul Madeley. They had Johnny Repp, Ruud Krol and Wim van .
What was the name of the Dutch keeper who seemed to wear rugby boots-Jongblod? Then of course there was the brilliantly named-and difficult to spell Dick Naninga.
Cream cheese and chives on Lesley JuddGo »
I have very vivid memories of Lesley Judd coming down from some lighthouse or another on a rope slide of some sort and screaming,’Grab me!’ to the gathered crew of the pitching small craft who waited below. The boat nearly overturned in the resulting rush to the side by the roll necked ruffians.
EXXO on Spending their life in William Hill’sGo »
Pity no EBRs in the Duchess of Westminster race today, but I bet Nigel (T-D) has a pulled up in this last at Bangor-on-Dee now.
Trump Ton on SubbuteoGo »
Worst birthday present contender was ‘Subbuteo Sounds’ which I’d hankered after for months. I don’t know what I was expecting but was basically a cassette with crowd ( 3 or 4 guys ) chants and referees whistles. The chants contained such classics as S U B B U T E O ….SUBBUTEO !
It goes without saying that the excited roars never coincided with the action and that corners were celebrated, despite rarely leading to a goal
bobby svarc on Spending their life in William Hill’sGo »
Biscuit 3.35 Exeter
Let the light from the floodlight shine on me!
TRANSIT FULL OF KEITH on Hear the word ‘aplomb’ being usedGo »
It turns out you can also use the word “aplomb” when you’re definitely, definitely not carrying out a military coup against the Mugabe government (qv).
‘Zokko!’ was late 60s, ‘Outa-Space!’ was 1973; IMDb lists him appearing as ‘Magical Magician’ on the former but not on the latter.
He was a guest on ‘Crackerjack!’ (consults watch).
Paul F on SubbuteoGo »
A mate of mine had the Subbuteo Rugby – a truly dreadful effort.
BOBBY SVARC on SubbuteoGo »
Another up to date card would read; “During the night some Eastern Europeans have been fishing illegally with sea hooks attached to 90lb breaking strain line and have took all of the carp, miss a go”.
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