Ruddy Yurts RIP

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Santino, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    He hasn't posted on this thread or ever mentioned ry
     
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  2. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

    I thought he'd come across one in an auction lot he'd bought. Maybe mistaken.
     
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  3. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    There's something about that in one of Adam Curtis' documentary series. He made a link between that, and big business, and the roots of the conflict itself! Can't remember how it all tied up, but it was bloody clever stuff. Cool music underneath it all too (not Ruddy, but still).
     
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  4. existentialist

    existentialist # #A52A2A

    Didn't he have some kind of Rwandan heritage, or connection?
     
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i see from his biography (Austen Jenkins, Ruddy Yurts: banging the midnight drum: the authorised biography (New York: Green Goblin, 2009)) that he was part-owner of a tea plantation in rwanda
     
  6. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    I don't think so. It was weirder than that. Something about the stamp manufacturing process over there using cobalt, and Yurts himself (who had of course been ripped off left right and centre by printers and publishers over the years) insisting on a denser print than usual, which in turn tipped the local mining scene into crisis; militia poured in trying to cash in, etc. Curtis managed to tie in the early expansion of IKEA, and contemporary dental practices, but I must admit that bit sort of washed over me.
     
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  7. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Every time I see this thread at the top on New Posts, I think ‘Shit, has Ruddy Yurts died?’
     
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  8. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    With four albums already released posthumously it sometimes seems like he's still around.
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    so do i, and look at the book of that title that his long-term lover Shelagh McKenna put together about their fifteen-year relationship.
     
  10. existentialist

    existentialist # #A52A2A

    And, as we approach the anniversary of Ruddy's (alleged, according to some) demise, which as ever falls on a Saturday, I wonder what events to mark his going to the Great 32 Bar Coda In The Sky posters will be participating in this weekend?
     
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  11. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    There should at least be some events at Glasto.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    there will be some flash mobs mass puking in honour of the yurts' 1997 throwing up over paul mccartney and heather mills.
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I wish people would stop going on about Ruddy Yurts. Celebrity musician x dies and people go on and on in a way they never did when musician x was alive. Where was all this adoration in 93?
     
  14. existentialist

    existentialist # #A52A2A

    It was there - it just wasn't mainstream. I guess, if Yurts really had hit the big time, we'd be up to our ears in the Great Unwashed going on about how they'd known him before he was famous, yada, blerk. As it is, it's just a small band of cognoscenti and acolytes, hem hem hem banging on about him.

    Perhaps his relative obscurity has encouraged that, who knows?
     
  15. existentialist

    existentialist # #A52A2A

    I never found out who he was supposed to be aiming for in that incident. There was talk of some kind of bassoon/wooden leg confusion and consequent bad feeling, but...meh.
     
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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    people have come to blows over the question, let's not fight here.
     
  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Large Chilean contingent reported to be there so I wouldn't be suprised if one of the myriad yurts impersonators had travelled over for a gig
     
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  18. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Unfair. Most of us on this thread are true aficionados, and were listening to him when he was still performing in that golfing outfit (for some reason) and billing himself under his full name*

    *Hazmat Rudolph O'Shaunessey von Yerhertzinger, as I'm sure I don't need to remind you - a nice demonstration of his mixed ethnic heritage, but a nightmare in the days when you still had to cut-n-paste all your posters by hand...
     
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  19. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

    Shona and Steve Symons are old school Yurts fans and I think there's a tribute planned, as in most years, at West Holts.
     
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  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i dont know, i find this revisionist adoration in bad taste.

    er, no there shouldnt. though i hear that in recent years since his death a tradition has emerged that at midnight on saturday people in the glamping field sing 'Under The Red Canvas'. I guess you have to be there
     
  21. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    come on. If you had the money Yurts would have played at a secret gig for the suadi princes. Maybe even did. He may have drawn the line at Sun City but its revisionism to pretend he would not have played glastonbury. Yurts had many mouths to feed.
     
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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    oh yeah, him playing it is one thing - glastonbury punters pretending to love his work now is another
     
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  23. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Agustin Sofá, aka Rubicundo Yurtez, is playing the Bier Keller in Bracknell on Saturday afternoon. £6 on the door.
     
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  24. existentialist

    existentialist # #A52A2A

    I suppose that explains his talent for playing multiple bassoons at once...
     
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  25. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    This is available for download this week and on CD and vinyl from Monday:
    yurts-bactriandeer.jpg
     
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  26. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

    Fucking A! Cheers for that Santino. :thumbs:
     
  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I can't imagine any true fan is going to business with a digital download or a CD

    more money for the Yurt's family I suppose
     
  28. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    This is one of those typical 'I know Glastonbury better than those who actually go' type bores. For your information there's been a Yurts-inspired micro-venue in Shangri-La for the past five festivals (you need to wear centre-creased trousers to get in); Fat White Family did an unforgettable cover of Smother My Reed a few years ago, which I was lucky enough to stumble across; and on the Pyramid stage, no-one can deny that the Rolling Stones spent a large part of their 2013 set trying (unsuccessfully for the most part) to ape his legendary playing style and stage presence.
    While the man may be gone, his legacy is alive and kicking at Glasto, as witnessed by the stench of (sadly cheap imitation) Hog's Hair tobacco all up around the Stone Circle.
     
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its a spirited defence, but ultimately youre just wrong - its all part of a score-cool-points cult-creation...the fact Fat White Family covered Smother My Reed proves my point: desperation to be in on the hipster-love fest..."oh yeah, we always loved Ruddy" bullshit
     
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  30. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I bet they didn't do the full 16 minutes either, just the radio friendly 4 minutes around 8.5 mins in
     

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