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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Peter-S » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:10 pm

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Daz-RSK wrote:Yes, it's now a shame that only Francis is the original member and Rhino / Andy Bown as long standing members. It starts to feel like Dr Feelgood (no pun intended :D ) Where do you draw the line that are we now seeing a tribute of the former real act ?
Not much after 1980 was worth buying imo, but many fans still like them....

Before he died Rick called the line up 'Quo Lite', so we have every reason to agree :)
Heavy Quo (Frantic Four) was what he liked along with Coghlan and Lancaster.
Rossi was amazing on the FF Tour but he just wasn't really into it :? His facisnation with the more melodic pop tunes has overcome him....
I would love to be able to play like he does, but Rick was and always will be Quo to me!
What's surprised me a little is that Rick's solo album could easily be from 'Quo Lite'. Nothing wrong with it just not what I expected him to go away and do.
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:03 pm

Peter-S wrote:
What's surprised me a little is that Rick's solo album could easily be from 'Quo Lite'. Nothing wrong with it just not what I expected him to go away and do.
I must get around to listening to it...

I just watched the FF on Youtube at Hammersmith 29/3/14 ....Considering they were all 65 and over, still as good as the Live '76 album imo!
You wouldn't know they hadn't all played together since early/mid 80's :cheers:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:50 pm

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:47 pm

Love them. Still buy one now and again from the local tesco express but the modern ones aren't as good with their plastic caps and solid instead of hollow suck through licorice.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:11 pm

Paul G wrote:Love them. Still buy one now and again from the local tesco express but the modern ones aren't as good with their plastic caps and solid instead of hollow suck through licorice.
Smaller too no doubt.....Might have to lookout for one :)

Btw the Morrisons Arctic Roll mentioned earlier in this thread was good, still have another in the freezer :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:27 pm

Ideal for the festive season, Blue Peters tinsel coat hangers :woot:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:03 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Ideal for the festive season, Blue Peters tinsel coat hangers :woot:

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And a pair of Vals knickers :D :sorry:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:05 pm

Remember that Rob yes “ down shep “ I think nokes only died last year .
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:49 am

Now that's a proper kids (and adults for that matter) TV show :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:05 pm

This seems apt with the impending snow which is about to fall.

My school virtually never closed due to the weather, now they close on a whim. The snowflake generation indeed!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Daz-RSK » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:31 pm

Ha ha - that's a good one!!.

The times I had to walk/catch the coach to school in the 1980s when snowing and snowdrifts. It seemed that all vehicles were off the road yet our coach always made it through! How did that happen ?

And when you arrived, there were so many kids and teachers there, they seemed to find it surprising that you found it a struggle to get in - 2 feet of snow wasn't any issue for them.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:22 pm

Thanks Daz. And surely keeping kids off school in bad weather is more dangerous than sending them to school, as they're out playing in the 'dangerous' snow!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:18 pm

We all wanted time off school due to occasional bad weather, but 9 times out of 10 we had to go.
With health and safety and injury claim companies now, is it any wonder people are soft :? Besides that, we were definately tougher back then.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:33 pm

Best day was a school snow day I can never Remember my school shutting .
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:57 am

Seems strange now, but these where standard at one time. The lights have gone out, put another 50p in the meter!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:29 am

Love it yes I still do that joke when we have a power cut . Need £50 note ones now as our electrical bill is mad
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:53 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Love it yes I still do that joke when we have a power cut
Me too Jason :) I hear it quite a bit actually, from a few people.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:25 pm

My grandparents had one of those :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:06 pm

andyd wrote:My grandparents had one of those :D
So did my Nan, it was still in the house when we sold it after she passed away back in 1992.

My sister still has one of the prepayment token systems in her house despite me telling her it would be cheaper to get a gas contract, she's far from skint and doesn't really need it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:28 am

There was a time period once when sportsman were real people who could be themselves, they were exciting, vibrant, and, like most of us, flawed. This seems to have been lost in the current world of sanitisation and well behaved perfection, dare not bring the sport into disrepute, goodness me.

Some might say Higgins had a wasted talent, but he shone above all others on that green table which is why millions loved to watch him, above all others.

Steve Davis was totally brilliant yes, but I mean, who would you rather go on a night out with, Steve Davis or Alex Higgins :)

Bring back real sportsmen I say.

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