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Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:04 pm
by dirty leeds
Some fucker from XL Recordings has just emailed me asking for permission to use one of our covers from the early '90s in a book that [label boss] Richard Russell is writing about them. [We did a label piece about them and there's a group shot of XL artists/people on the front of the mag.]
Now Richard Russell is one of the two guys [Damon Albarn being the other] who completely fucked up Bobby Womack's last album on earth.

... But anyway, I decide to rise above that, be nice and give them the OK to do it.
She writes back to me saying thanks 'but I'll have to send out the paperwork on this'.
Fuck that. They ask for a favour and now they're telling me exactly how I will be doing it.
I just wrote back saying as Editor and co-owner I already gave my permission in writing. They can either take it or leave it.
Fucking paperwork. Cheeky cunts.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:07 pm
by Professor Weeto
dirty leeds wrote:Some fucker from XL Recordings has just emailed me asking for permission to use one of our covers from the early '90s in a book that [label boss] Richard Russell is writing about them. [We did a label piece about them and there's a group shot of XL artists/people on the front of the mag.]
Now Richard Russell is one of the two guys [Damon Albarn being the other] who completely fucked up Bobby Womack's last album on earth.

... But anyway, I decide to rise above that, be nice and give them the OK to do it.
She writes back to me saying thanks 'but I'll have to send out the paperwork on this'.
Fuck that. They ask for a favour and now they're telling me exactly how I will be doing it.
I just wrote back saying as Editor and co-owner I already gave my permission in writing. They can either take it or leave it.
Fucking paperwork. Cheeky cunts.


Ah, the sense of entitlement of record labels. Some things never change.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:50 pm
by Blackwhite
I'm betting you don't have a General Counsel.



I'm betting they do.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 pm
by dirty leeds
Fuckers can kiss my Private Parts.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:32 pm
by Blackwhite
Only once they've done the paperwork, else the liabilities are horrific.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:09 am
by Terre Harte II
Not sure what possessed me to link this, but Bill Wyman’s doom-laden, dirty bass on “Gimme Shelter” from Altamont is not only amazing to listen to, it’s also the perfect tone for the doomed occasion. So heavy. Everyone else is choice here as well. Would love to hear this released in better fidelity someday.


Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:48 am
by Devi
Cant find an appropriate existing thread, but I applaud this effort.


Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:24 pm
by dirty leeds
So Diddy reckons black music hasn't been given due respect by The Grammys - it's mostly not on the televised bit. He's right.
A shame his own music is such fucking shite, though, innit.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:25 pm
by Blackwhite
Devi wrote:Cant find an appropriate existing thread, but I applaud this effort.


Koppable. Top work.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:16 pm
by Blackwhite
Not an ex white but seriously WTF


Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:29 pm
by Mustafaster

Impeachment en Regalia.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:43 pm
by Blackwhite
That's uncannily similar.

(I'll give you Peaches, even I quite like that one, that album really.)

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:56 am
by eric olthwaite
Mary-Anne Hobbs just played this on R6M



God I miss MES.

Dirty Music

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:05 pm
by Tommy
That album is a bit of a mess but the one after it ‘The Unutterable’ is a bit of a forgotten classic (at least the first side is, which is not uncommon for Fall albums). ‘Cyber Insekt’ to ‘Dr Bucks' Letter’ is the best run in that decade or so.

There’s another Fallen Women show coming up later this year, I can’t recommend it enough as a night out. MES would have probably hated the concept but it’s always a good time.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:22 pm
by eric olthwaite
There’s just something brilliantly pure about all of The Fall’s 50s/60s covers. It’s the guitar band reduced to the most basic possible form.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:10 am
by Dods
https://trib.al/GF62foY
Terry George? That Terry George?

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:21 am
by Blackwhite
Six posts up, Dods.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:42 am
by Dods
Blackwhite wrote:Six posts up, Dods.

Ah yes. :?
In my defence this does have a bit more detail!

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:16 pm
by eric olthwaite
Just booked tickets for a concert at the Philharmonie in Berlin as the building’s been on my bucket list for years. We had a choice of two nights but my financial director advised that we shouldn’t be going for the Stravinsky option at 100€ a pop, so we’ve booked the much cheaper unreserved seats one the next night: Strauss’ Also Spake Zarathustra op.30.

I’m a little concerned that this might occupy the same position in German popular consciousness as Elgar for Brits. Best polish up the jackboots; it’s a good job Mrs O and I can pass for fairly Teutonic looking.

Re: Dirty Music

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:18 am
by welshwhite
Mrs welshwhite for the last few weeks has been digging deep into her family tree. Found out she's a relative of the American singer Norah Jones and they've been in constant touch for about a week on Facebook and Messenger.
I don't mind her as a singer but my Mrs plays her songs just a tad too much since she found out.

Norah has offered us both to visit her at the end of May and that's where a problem could start.
If we fail to get an automatic promotion spot the first playoff game is the 25th of May and my Mrs will not fly on her own.

Come on Leeds, do it for Mrs welshwhite and Norah.