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Old 02-11-2018, 09:23
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It was Manics, Billy Idol and Bon Jovi, if I remember it well...
Your memory serves you well, but you missed out Little Angels who came on first. I think it went...

Little Angels
Manics
Billy Idol
Bon Jovi

... in that order.

The first time I'd ever seen the Manics. I'd gone with my (now ex) wife to see Bon Jovi there and was pleasantly surprised by the Manics. Put them on the back burner for two or three years till Richey disappeared then started following them a little more closely. Far from being a super fan, compared to some on here, but will be going to see them for the fifth time next year in Bath.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:36
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The first time I'd ever seen the Manics. I'd gone with my (now ex) wife to see Bon Jovi there and was pleasantly surprised by the Manics. Put them on the back burner for two or three years till Richey disappeared then started following them a little more closely. Far from being a super fan, compared to some on here, but will be going to see them for the fifth time next year in Bath.
I like your "once a decade" MSP visits on your signature how have you perceived the band changing in that time?
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Old 02-11-2018, 13:42
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I think nearly everyone on this forum can predict the entire Set List easily with maybe a 1 or 2 errors, I mean truth be told the 80's Rock acts are like today's crowds of the last 15 yrs, just boring dead statues at gigs with no interaction to the music.

GNR last year was a crowd worthy to be in Hospital Beds. Moshing is like a pastime, I know we're all getting older but you can still enjoy it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 18:10
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if someone chooses to just stand and watch a gig (or sit) doesn't mean they're not enjoying it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 19:14
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I like your "once a decade" MSP visits on your signature how have you perceived the band changing in that time?


Okay, good question which can be answered quite quickly in general terms but might need to be more detailed for complete satisfaction.

Generally speaking, I like the post-Richey stuff rather than the with-Richey stuff. I think they have clearly mellowed, for want of a better word, and if they hadn't, I doubt I would enjoy their music as much as I do now.

For example, if I were to pick out an Ultimate Manics Gig set list for a bit of fun, there would be one from GT (Motorcycle Emptiness), one from GATS (La Tristesse), one from THB (This Is Yesterday) and the rest would then be from the more modern albums. Some of their stuff I've never listened to at all (Lifeblood and JFPL) and maybe never will.....

It was the albums of the late nineties that drew me in for sure. Yet a combination of work, four kids and a lack of money have restricted my opportunities to go and see them. Whether the fact that I have a little more money these days has helped me see them what will be three times in five years is a moot point but I certainly enjoy their music these days. I'm the same age as the boys so I've probably mellowed with them a little too which helps....

TL;DR - the Manics have changed into something I find far easier to listen to and enjoy. Long may it last...
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Old 02-11-2018, 21:37
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Okay, good question which can be answered quite quickly in general terms but might need to be more detailed for complete satisfaction.

Generally speaking, I like the post-Richey stuff rather than the with-Richey stuff. I think they have clearly mellowed, for want of a better word, and if they hadn't, I doubt I would enjoy their music as much as I do now.

For example, if I were to pick out an Ultimate Manics Gig set list for a bit of fun, there would be one from GT (Motorcycle Emptiness), one from GATS (La Tristesse), one from THB (This Is Yesterday) and the rest would then be from the more modern albums. Some of their stuff I've never listened to at all (Lifeblood and JFPL) and maybe never will.....

It was the albums of the late nineties that drew me in for sure. Yet a combination of work, four kids and a lack of money have restricted my opportunities to go and see them. Whether the fact that I have a little more money these days has helped me see them what will be three times in five years is a moot point but I certainly enjoy their music these days. I'm the same age as the boys so I've probably mellowed with them a little too which helps....

TL;DR - the Manics have changed into something I find far easier to listen to and enjoy. Long may it last...
From what you've said I really think you should give Lifeblood a try. There's multiple ways to listen to it for free nowadays (or you can pick up a CD for hardly anything). Just the way you say you like the mellow side... it's arguably the most 'mellow' album they've ever made (maybe alongside Rewind the Film), and for me is a much greater album than it seems from hearing the singles or really any of the tracks out of the context of the whole album.

I mean you might hate it, but those who love it (like me) tend to really love it.

In fact I'm going to to go listen to it again right now.
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Old 02-11-2018, 22:55
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Hey this could be great news, legend has it that last time they supported them the shame they felt led directly to the change in direction from GATS to THB.

Something about a shite gig and hearing Jon Bon Jovi thank "the maniacs" on the radio in the van on the trip out of Milton Keynes
Thanked the Maniacs I hope that's true. Is that why Nicky offered one of his photos up to advertise the tour?

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I just saw this poster...



Whatever that mic stand is doing looks really painful to me, but it might be an extreme way to hit those high notes.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:31
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Not gonna pretend otherwise. Red Dead Redemption 2 has got me in the mood for some of this.

https://youtu.be/8J4uqngyA4U

https://youtu.be/4jdOTSVM4gI
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Old 03-11-2018, 16:10
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Not gonna pretend otherwise. Red Dead Redemption 2 has got me in the mood for some of this.

https://youtu.be/8J4uqngyA4U

https://youtu.be/4jdOTSVM4gI
I know what you mean, because the first time in RDR2 I knocked into someone by accident and was instantly wanted for assault I reflected upon Rockstar games and exclaimed "ALLLLLLLLLWAYYYYS!!!"

Also the game's initials are an anagram of R2D2, which I hope I've already established has a solid, festive link to Bon Jovi.
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Old 04-11-2018, 14:02
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Sambora is a great guitarist. Very underrated and it's a shame he's associated with a band who base their songs around the various ways you can get 'dry, why, try, lie and die' to rhyme'.

Understand why some of their stuff appeals though. They always produce terrific melodies and that would not be lost on James. The one time Jon Bon was challenged with writing a song about a story with some depth was when he wrote perhaps his best song, Blaze of Glory. If only he had something more to write about, because he certainly has the talent to do quality stuff, he just hasn't had much of a purpose besides getting girls to go to his gigs.
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Old 05-11-2018, 13:05
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if someone chooses to just stand and watch a gig (or sit) doesn't mean they're not enjoying it.
100% agree with that, I'm not saying its not wrong
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Old 05-11-2018, 15:49
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Come back when the MSP can write a Christmas song with as much sheer raunch as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mput_1lVYus
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Old 05-11-2018, 18:04
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Please don't let them write a Christmas song

Who cares what fans think of Bon Jovi they can bring an audience to the Manics that quite clearly won't be filled with already Manics fans and so the result can only be good. Hopefully.

Livin' on a Prayer's not bad and I have a genuine love of Wild is the Wind. That be it like but did once carry a poster of Jon Bon on me wall...alongside George Michael. Obviously. Ah the Manics are no bad fit - the na na naaaahs in Hold Me Like a Heaven will find their true home in a Bon Jovi stadium
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Come back when the MSP can write a Christmas song with as much sheer raunch as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mput_1lVYus
Better yet, come back when either MSP or Bon Jovi can
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWQYyP2RWVY
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:49
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Dublin sold out in 10 minutes apparently.

Second show announced.

https://www.joe.ie/music/bon-jovi-an...-demand-647225

At least it's not Garth Brooks, I suppose...
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