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Best piss take of playing live on TV

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by MrSki, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    I give you the Stranglers with 'No More Heroes' from 1977.

    Top that if you can. ;)

     
  2. Voley

    Voley If you're happy and you know it, fuck off.

    Is it even JJ that sings on that one in the first place? :D
     
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  3. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    No! But I have just realised that this was not from TOTP but a Dutch show TopPop. Still the theme of the thread remains the same. The best piss take of playing live when not.
     
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  4. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    This was their TotP


    Check the audience!
     
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  5. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming



    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    "Load up on drugs and kill your friends" - best opening line ever?
     
  6. Voley

    Voley If you're happy and you know it, fuck off.

    They're on down here this Summer, playing on the beach. Half-tempted but it's thirty quid, no Hugh etc. I did enjoy the current incarnation when I saw them supporting Motorhead though. Hmm. :hmm:
     
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  7. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Looks like they liked to take the piss on so called live telly.

     
  8. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Used to go to all their London gigs as a kid but never seen them without Hugh apart from the two Rainbow gigs when he was banged up down the road in Pentonville.
     
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  9. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    They were shit when I saw them at some festival in 2001. Hth.
     
  10. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    That's the one that sprung to my mind.
     
  11. Voley

    Voley If you're happy and you know it, fuck off.

    I doubt they're anything like as good as that these days - I never saw them first time round- but they still have The Bass, they play everything you'd want them to etc. I had a good jump about to them.
     
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  12. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    There was also the time that Muse all pretended to be each other, swapping instruments/roles etc. on Italian TV and no one noticed...
     
  13. Voley

    Voley If you're happy and you know it, fuck off.

    Anyone heard that record Hugh Cornwell did with John Cooper Clarke? I keep meaning to give that a go.
     
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    gosub ~#

  15. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    April the 3rd & 4th 1980 supported by Joy Division on the 3rd. I think it was their last London gig with Ian Curtis alive who fitted on stage. Also supported by UB40, The Members, Toyah and Jake Burns et al. I remember Ian Dury forgetting the word to Peaches.
     
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  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    this has to win though:
     
  18. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Sorry same tuna and all that but this must make No 1!!!

     
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  19. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    :confused: That's just a video. What am I not understanding?
     
  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    it's their appearance on TOTP in 1992
     
  21. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Yeah & it is a video:confused: Sorry was it a live video?
     
  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    yes, it's a video of their appearance on TOTP
     
  23. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    So it is a live video rather than a piss take of playing live. Thanks for clearing that one up. :):thumbs:
     
  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    no, it's their actual appearance. It was also the longest single to ever get in the charts, at 40 mins, so they were taking the piss all the way.
     
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  25. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    So they played it for 40 minutes on ToTPs ? Their actual appearance being a live video? Where is the piss take in this or am I missing something?

    Why? Who were they taking the piss out of? How long was their masterpiece on totps for?
     
  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    No, TOTP was only half an hour long, so bands only play for 2-3 minutes and instead of miming behind their gear, The Orb just played 'chess' instead. Didn't you watch it?
     
  27. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    No I did not. I stopped watching in about 1983. So playing chess was a piss take of their pre=programed electronic music? Were they taking the piss out of themselves?
     
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    they were taking the piss out of the whole idea of playing live on television, just like The Stranglers were. The actual live Orb experience was immense.
     
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  29. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    If you think so then fair enough but to me it does not look like they were pretending to play live but just create a live video.
     
  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    i don't know why you are having trouble understanding this. they didn't make a video. they are on the TOTP stage at the BBC pretending to play some kind of sci-fi chess. To take the piss out of TOTP, who nearly always made bands mime to their hits to a studio audience. They win the thread by far IMO.
     

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