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    Does anybody know which ticket site usually sells the tickets in the UK? All the usual suspects. Ticketmaster, Ticketline, Eventim, Seetickets Ticketmaster normally transfers most ofits allocation to its sister site "Get me In!" Instant inflation!
  2. I'm saving my money for The Definitive Bruce Springsteen. The Very Best Definitive Greatest Essential Hits Volume 1 compilation can't be too far away.
  3. Was reading all the posts on Sound Quality for the Box Set yesterday and due to these decided to take the plunge (Like others have multiple copies already so previously had no interest in buying) Tip was to get the Vinyl Box Set from Amazon Germany due to favourable Euro/sterling Exchange Rate. Turned out to be £115 on Amazon UK and £100 on Amazon Germany so placed order with Germany. This morning the price for the Vinyl Box has dropped to £85.74 on Amazon UK! Fortunately managed to cancel the German order. at £85.74 for the box set plus what appears to be a very high quality book compared to perhaps £18-£20 for individual albums and maybe £25 plus for The River it might be better to go for the Box. Also for those still considering the CD Box Set HMV has it at £30.
  4. John Prine - Where to start?

    Nice John Prine reference in this song by Zoe Muth – “If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?) It was cold Thursday night in January When I first met you at the bar We’d been smoking our cigarettes with the heater on Listening to Elvis in my car Well the place was pretty empty I worked on my second rum and Pepsi Just longing for the sound of a sad country song When you moved a little closer I had no intention of saying “no sir” Then you asked my for a quarter That’s when it all went wrong Chorus: You know I’m a jukebox honey But I ain’t got much money Said you had song that you wanted to hear so I gave my change to you When I heard that jukebox start I knew the cupid’s dart had missed its mark If I can’t trust you with a quarter how can I trust you with my heart? It was still another week til payday And I had a big old pile of laundry to do I’d been saving my quarters for a wash and dry But like a fool I gave them all to you Well they say a decent man is hard to find When your taste in music is as good as mine And I just could not ignore what I already knew When you said you’d never heard of John Prine Well I knew right away you weren’t worth my time And I’m sorry to say hon before we’d begun We were already through Chorus: You can call me stubborn you can call me a snob You can even call me downright mean But I’ve got the finest record collection That you’ve ever seen
  5. Your Favourite Albums of 2014?

    Again in no particular order my top 5 Rosanne Cash - River and the Thread King Creosote - From Scotland with Love Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home Men they Couldn't Hang - The Defiant Zoe Muth - World of Strangers
  6. Downloads go Live

    Given these amazing set-lists Bruce (and Mr Landau) needs to have mercy on our wallets and let us download single tracks. Maybe this will come at the end of the tour. Imagine a Flynn style compilation of all the tracks played .....................
  7. and Limerick's most well known song .............. The Limerick Rake, Lyrics And Guitar Chords. 1890s. Traditional, Recorded By The Dubliners, The Pogues and Christy Moore with Planxty. The singer is Shane MacGowan I am a young fellow that's easy and bold, In Castletown Conners I'm very well known; In Newcastle West I spent many a note With Kitty and Molly and Mary.My parents rebuked me for being such a rake And spending my time in such frolicsome ways, But I ne've could forget the good nature of Jane, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. My parents, they reared me to shake and to sow, To plough and to harrow, to reap and to mow; But my heart was too airy to drop it so low, I set out on a high speculation. On paper and parchment they taught me to write And in Euclid and grammar they opened my eyes, But in multiplication, in truth, I was bright, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. To quarrel for riches I ne'er was inclined, For the greatest of misers must leave them behind; I'll purchase a cow that will never run dry And I'll milk her by twisting her horn. John Damer of Shronel had plenty of gold And Devonshire's treasure was twenty times more, But he's laid on his back among nettles and stones, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. If I chance for to go to the market at Croom, With a cock in my hat and my pipes in full tune, I am welcome at once and brought up to a room Where Bacchus is sporting with Venus. There's Peggy and Jane from the town of Bruree, And Biddy from Bruff and we all on the spree, Such a combing of locks as there was about me, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. There's some say I'm foolish, there's more say I'm wise, For love of the women I'm sure 'tis no crime; For the son of King David had ten hundred wives And his wisdom is highly recorded. I'll till a good garden and live at my ease And the women and children can partake of the same, If there's war in the cabin, themselves are to blame, Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se. And now for the future I mean to be wise, And I'll send for the women that treated me kind; And I'll marry them all on the morrow, by and by If the clergy agree to the bargain. And when I'm on my back and my soul is at peace The women will crowd for to cry at my wake, And their sons and their daughters will utter their prayers To the Lord for the sake of their father.
  8. Mott the Hoople - Yes!!

    Yes but Queen were virtually unknown at the time (1973) and the tour played in halls with a few thousand capacity. So just how old are these guys now. First rock gig I ever went to was Mott at the Liverpool Stadium in 1972. I was 13 years old at the time. I'm 54 next week. Will they still be alive in November? I saw them at the old Greens Playhouse (Later the Apollo) in Glasgow when Queen were support - at that time they had had their first hit single Seven Seas of Rye - not sure if the spelling is correct. Also not sure if there were many arenas at the time either. Rod Stewart & The Faces and later Rod solo,Neil Young, The Jam, Dire Straits on the Making Movies tour were playing The Apollo and/Or Edinburgh Playhouse. Capacity would be in the 3,000 to 5,000 range.Even in 1974 3 years after Topping the UK and USA singles and album charts simultaneously Rod (and the Faces ) played 3 nights at the Lewisham Odeon! In those days tours really were tours. Wembley would have existed at the time but don't think the MEN Arena,LG Arena in Birmingham would have and there was nothing of significant size in Scotland. Seem to recall lots of tours played Bingley Hall in Stafford but don't know what size that was. Mott will be no spring chickens! Ian Hunter wasn't that young even at his commercial peak but has been gigging regularly ever since. Mick Ralphs was with Bad Company on a recent reunion tour. The Hammersmith shows got brilliant reviews and they have great material.
  9. Mott the Hoople - Yes!!

    They were big enough at one point to have Queen as their support act ! O2 presale has 4th level blanked out so wonder whether this area will only be used if there is a high level of early sales. In 2009 they sold out 5 nights at the Hammersmith Apollo so they still have a decent fanbase. Swithering between Newcastle and Glasgow with the former slight favourite as its a Saturday night.
  10. Mott the Hoople - Yes!!

    Original band reform for 5 UK dates this autumn ! 2013 Tickets Mott The Hoople Announce UK Tour Dates in November 2013 The band will be returning to the UK in November 2013 for five dates only: Mon 11th Nov 2013 – Birmingham, England – Symphony Wed 13th Nov 2013 – Glasgow, Scotland – Clyde Auditorium Sat 16th Nov 2013 – Newcastle, England – City Hall Sun 17th Nov 2013 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo Mon 18th Nov 2013 – London, England – The O2 The shows will feature original members Verden Allen (keyboards/vocals), Ian Hunter (vocals/guitar / piano), Mick Ralphs (guitar/vocals) and Overend Watts (bass/vocals). Due to ill health, original drummer Dale Griffin will be substituted by Martin Chambers (The Pretenders). All tickets are priced £40, except London, which is £45 – subject to booking fee and available through Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am GMT Friday 26th April 2013. Pre-sale tickets for fans who come through this website will go on sale at 9am GMT Thursday 25th April 2013. The pre-sale ticket links will be posted on this page on or before that time.