O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby SimonB » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:28 pm

dublin white 69 wrote:
Dods wrote:For Leeds bands you also missed
Chumbawumba
The Mekons
Utah Saints
WhitesnakeSoft Cell :?



I didn't Whitesnake were from Leeds,I always thought Coverdale was a geordie,or at least from up that way.

I only got see the Snake just the once,in the Queens Hall in '82,it was my first indoor gig,my only other gig had been Queen at Elland Road.
Anyways it was in December,and it was fucking freezing,so I had my "winter coat" on,had nowhere to leave it,so had to wear all through the gig.10,000 sweaties going fucking mental,meant my coat was stuck to me,and when I came out,it was like walking into a deep freeze,fucking great show though :mrgreen:
Only ever seen Whitesnake at festivals, usually a great show :mrgreen:
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby WHITETHROUGH » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:08 pm

Talking of Yorkshire bands.....Be Bop Deluxe who were from Wakey....and were quite big during the mid 70's....well around theses parts they were.

Here they are appearing on that classic programme......Pop Quiz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT1HAo53224


....they don’t make programmes like that anymore! :oops:
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Mustafaster » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:49 pm

Be Bop Delux!
Saw them when I was about 16 in a boozer on an estate in some bloody awful estate round Seacroft way. Bloody stunning they were.Bill Nelson is Yoorkshire's 3rd best guitarist of all time.
Number two is John McCaughlin.
Number 1 is the finest guitarist in the world ( so long as Jeff Beck isn't include, he's the Universe's No 1 as any fule kno)
is Allan Holdsworth.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Man Called Sun » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:49 pm

Me dad bangs on about Be Bop Delux quite a bit.

When The Music first got signed, I asked the DJ to play em at the Cockpit, and she refused, she gave me all this shit about how they hate Leeds and wish they weren't from here blah blah blah. Which is bollocks. Later on, Kaiser Chiefs got the opposite reaction, naturally. I saw Peanut in there dancing to one of their songs once.

After The Music, the second best band Leeds has ever produced has to be Forward Russia, have none of you heard em?

www.myspace.com/forwardrussia
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby JordanB » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:08 pm

Chubby, them on the first page are where a few of the Met buildings are now. Fucking awful, why didn't they use material that wasn't going to rust with the first sight of rain! :mrgreen:

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:37 pm

Mustafaster wrote:Be Bop Delux!
Saw them when I was about 16 in a boozer on an estate in some bloody awful estate round Seacroft way. Bloody stunning they were.Bill Nelson is Yoorkshire's 3rd best guitarist of all time.
Number two is John McCaughlin.
Number 1 is the finest guitarist in the world ( so long as Jeff Beck isn't include, he's the Universe's No 1 as any fule kno)
is Allan Holdsworth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWG8uKaFyfA


Wanker

No-one's had Age of Chance on the list of Leeds bands yet, I think.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby motorheadache » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:37 pm

Dods wrote:For Leeds bands you also missed
Chumbawumba
The Mekons
Utah Saints
Whitesnake
Soft Cell :?



You also missed the brilliant Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby thechubbyone » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:21 pm

motorheadache wrote:
Dods wrote:For Leeds bands you also missed
Chumbawumba
The Mekons
Utah Saints
Whitesnake
Soft Cell :?



You also missed the brilliant Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
paul southern?

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:49 pm

Man Called Sun wrote:When The Music first got signed, I asked the DJ to play em at the Cockpit, and she refused, she gave me all this shit about how they hate Leeds and wish they weren't from here blah blah blah. Which is bollocks.


To be fair, Welcome To The North (the song, not the album) doesn't exactly fly the banner for their roots, does it?

Man Called Sun wrote:After The Music, the second best band Leeds has ever produced has to be Forward Russia, have none of you heard em?
www.myspace.com/forwardrussia


RIP ¡Forward, Russia! :(

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:00 pm

the flying pig wrote:
thechubbyone wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:Aren't the Cribs from Leeds? They're much loved by the trendy NME scene.

Wakey rather than Leeds. Even went to the same school as me.


to be fair a goodly proportion of the 'manchester' bands you hear about are from oldham etc.


Yeah, I think it's a general difference in mentality between the Rose counties: Yorkshire people identify more with their immediate locality rather than gravitating towards the big city. The Cribs in particular have been very forthright in the past about their roots being in Wakefield rather than Leeds, despite being quite disparaging about Wakefield on record. I think it's a typical example of the general Yorkshire attitude in which they're very keen to avoid being miscategorised as a Leeds band.

Back on the subject of architecture, I think the rusty building is excellent. I much prefer bold to bland and I think that building will become a distinctive feature of Leeds.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby dublin white 69 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:02 am

WHITETHROUGH wrote:Talking of Yorkshire bands.....Be Bop Deluxe who were from Wakey....and were quite big during the mid 70's....well around theses parts they were.

Here they are appearing on that classic programme......Pop Quiz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT1HAo53224


....they don’t make programmes like that anymore! :oops:


I used to love Be Bop Deluxe, Live! In The Air Age,is one of my favourite albums of all time.My older brother had this and I had to sneak it from his room when he went out to listen to it.
Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape is fucking stunning,I used to air guitar ,air keyboard,and air bass to this like a fucking madman,quality song,I looked like someone who should have been wearing a helmet when they go shopping,but I didn't give a fuck!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjiArdooBi4
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby alienbumnote » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:18 am

motorheadache wrote:
Dods wrote:For Leeds bands you also missed
Chumbawumba
The Mekons
Utah Saints
Whitesnake
Soft Cell :?



You also missed the brilliant Red Lorry Yellow Lorry


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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby thechubbyone » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Perhaps a bit of an Allianz Arena rip off, but I reckon the plans for the new arena look pretty good
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby dublin white 69 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:10 am

thechubbyone wrote:Perhaps a bit of an Allianz Arena rip off, but I reckon the plans for the new arena look pretty good
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All very nice,but we all know it will end up looking like Quarry Hill Flats...................
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:59 am

Where's it gonna be?

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Disco Dan » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:22 am

gazurtoids wrote:Where's it gonna be?


It's just off Clay Pit Lane, wedged between the inner ring road and the merrion centre, behind the grosvenor casino/stick or twist wetherspoons.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:24 am

Eh. That's a lot more central than I was expecting.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby thechubbyone » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:27 am

It's in a classy spot.

Quite pleasingly they're going for a theatre style layout rather than an open arena like Sheffield which is awful for gigs.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:38 am

thechubbyone wrote:It's in a classy spot.

Quite pleasingly they're going for a theatre style layout rather than an open arena like Sheffield which is awful for gigs.


I just hope it doesn't suffer by comparison with the Merrion Centre.


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