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About Shankly

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  1. New album from Big Big Train - 'Grimspound' is wonderful. Beautifully played prog rock with evocative lyrics. Great band with a guest vocal spot from original Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble.
  2. I saw them a few times back in the 70s, including the Liverpool Stadium gig that Space Ritual was partly recorded at. They were a great experience live.
  3. It'd be 'Going to California'. When I was at school, back in the 70's there was one cool kid who had a copy of this - bootlegs were virtually unobtainable in those days. We all borrowed and taped it and played it over and over. It seem weird now when virtually every Zep bootleg is now available at the click of a mouse! i can't believe anyone would 'not care to' listen to Zeppelin bootlegs. Despite the brilliance of the studio albums, Zeppelin were primarily a live band and are sadly under represented in official live releases. Luckily, many superb concerts were preserved for posterity by bo
  4. My top 10 1. Blood ceremony- Blood ceremony 2. Half Man half Biscuit - CSI Ambleside 3. Skiltron - Beheading the liars 4. Black Stone Cherry - Folklore and superstition 5. The Hold Steady - Stay positive 6. Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God 7. Emmylou Harris - All I intended to be 8. Battlelore - The last alliance 9. Sabaton - The art of war 10.Elvis Costello - Momofuku
  5. The Gabriel era Genesis is the only Genesis really worth listening to. The first 2 post Gabriel albums are just about bearable, but after that... You have to listen to Supper's Ready from Foxtrot. It's simply stunning. Incidentally, if you ever get the chance, go to see The Musical Box, the Genesis tribute band. It's the nearest you'll ever get to seeing the real thing unless a time machine is invented! Peter Gabriel has said he's taken his kids to see them, so they'd know what he used to be like. Genesis also gave them copies of the slides they used as backdrops for added authenticity
  6. Go for the early stuff by Wishbone Ash - especially 'Argus' - that's an amazing album
  7. I've only recently started getting into black metal/ death metal (and I'm 52!). I must admit I find it hard to distinguish between all of the different metal genres, so probably a lot of the stuff I've been listening to isn't strictly black metal - I suppose I lean more towards the folk metal stuff really. I found the vocals hard to get used to at first, although I don't mind it so much now (although I still prefer 'clean' vocals). I've been listening to... Candlemass Cruachan Bal Sagorth Drudkh Summoning Battlelore Turisas Korpiklaani Satyricon Skyclad Skiltron Graveland amo
  8. Yes - it's bollocks! the thought that they'd go to that much effort for a fake is ludicrous. the landings were tracked by amateur astronomers all over the world - they couldn't all be in on the conspiracy. have a look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_e...o_Moon_landings
  9. Apart from England, Scotland and Wales Soviet Union Italy Germany France Belgium that's it...
  10. The service at the Cenotaph yesterday was extremely moving, especially the presence of the last 3 British surviving servicemen from WW1. From MOD website The three last surviving British veterans from World War I were among political leaders, Service personnel, veterans and members of the public commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the end of World War I, today, Tuesday 11 November 2008.On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918, the guns of the western front fell silent. Six hours earlier the Armistice Treaty had been signed by the Allies and Germany in a rail
  11. I'd incude the use of the word literally, when one doesn't mean literally. 'I did it literally millions of times' Number 8 is simply bad English.
  12. A girl is in a bar and she starts talking to a bloke who is wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a tractor on it. They get on well and he takes her back to his house. There is a tractor parked outside and when she goes in, there are posters of tractors on the walls and model tractors everywhere. He has back copies of 'What tractor weekly' on the coffee table. They go to bed and when he undresses he has a big tattoo of a tractor on his chest. Despite all of this, the relationship continues and eventually he asks her to marry him. She agrees, but on the condition that he gets rid of all of the tr
  13. Shankly


    I remember that day like it was yesterday - my Grandfather, (who saw his first Liverpool game before the first world war) - paid for me to go to Rome as a 21st birthday present (giving my age away there). There were about 25,000 Liverpool fans in Rome that day and we took over the city. What a great day.
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    I had the good luck to meet the great man himself many years ago. The conversation went thus: Me: 'Can I have your autograph please Mr Shankly?' BS: 'Aye son' Not one of the great exchanges, I admit, but it meant the world to a 12 year old boy!
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