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#11911 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 19:55:00 Landed
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Hi Everyone!
Very nice to be here. Lets talk about my new album or any other stuff. Please feel entirely free!
B

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#11912 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:07:00 Re: Landed
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Hi there Billy,

Really great to see you here... laugh

Rob

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#11913 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:41:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, welcome to the Forum! laugh

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#11914 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:46:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, welcome, and i look forward to your input and enlightenment on the many threads concerning your good self..

All the best Davy B..

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#11915 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:15:00 Re: Landed
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Hello Billy...the samples from Still Movement on your web site have certainly whetted my appetite for the album. Bring it on!

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#11916 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:16:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy
Welcome to the forum smile

I have never heard any of your solo music.
Which one of your CD's would you recommend as a good introduction to your music?

Hope to see you here again soon
Best wishes
Adi

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#11917 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:33:00 Re: Landed
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I guess somebody had to ask so let me be the first!

Most people in here have read your views on the Live Aid DVD. Given its impending release, what are your opinions on the subject now?

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#11918 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:58:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!
Your new album sounds great...I'm really looking forward to it laugh

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#11919 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 22:29:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!

I enjoy what I've heard of your solo work, and look forward to hearing your new album. excited

Mrs. X

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#11920 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 23:30:00 Re: Landed
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R E S P E C T ! bemused

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#11921 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 00:23:00 Re: Landed
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TOUCH DOWN !!!!

The maestro arrives, as Porky Pig said he would.
Very reliable source Billy. Nudge, Nudge wink wink

Porkies !! ME.....NEVER !!!!

Let the party begin...............

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#11922 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 01:01:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, thanks for joining us.

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#11923 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 02:27:00 Re: Landed
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Helloo Billy.

Nice to hear from you. smile Whats your take on the tribute band thing then? There have been others of course, but how do you feel about a tribute band taking the UV stuff out on the road? And, have you bought a copy of Midge's book? laugh

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#11924 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 02:48:00 Re: Landed
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Greetings from Finland Billy.

Been your fan for ages, and itīs unbelievable you showed up. Thatīs the spirit. laugh

Hope to see you often here.

ari

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#11925 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 03:35:00 Re: Landed
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Hello Billy!

Great to see you on this site. I bought the Pieces of the Puzzle in the past and there is some great stuff on it! Have you any plans to make a gig in the not too far future? Would be very interesting to see you playing your fiddle on stage again!

Welcome here, Billy.

Regards, Shadow Man

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#11926 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 03:39:00 Re: Landed
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From Russia with love. smile

*waves*

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#11927 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 04:49:00 Re: Landed
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Cool,the pig was right !!! Hi Billy ! Nice to have you on board.Thats half the group,wheres the rest wink
All the best
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#11928 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:17:00 Re: Landed
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Hi!! smile

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#11929 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:20:00 Re: Landed
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Wanna play me viola solos for me Bill? confused2

Ermmm....because i cant play them meself!! eek & need to cheat by using samples!!! banghead

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#11930 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 08:33:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!

It`s just MEGAGREAT you`re here!!!

And now I will listen to the brandnew tracks on your site!!! smile

All the best wink
JesperDK

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#11931 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 23:17:00 Re: Landed
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Thanks for all the greetings!
The responce to my new samples are very positive. I am happy.
I still feel the same about the Live Aid DVD. Typically there are a lot of unanswered questions which makes it very undermining for musicians that gave there talent for nothing. Midge would only meet me if I signed the contract ( he said that in a letter from Berenice his manager at the very last minute) where as I said to him in a letter that I would sign if he answered these few questions I had like "What do you think of the ethics behind a Company ( Warners) making money fot themselves & there shareholders out of this Live Aid Charity GIG & are the production companies making the programmes about the event doing it to make money for themselves or are they giving a percentage to charith". I just wanted a reply in writing. I gave him two weeks to reply. There was no mention from the lawyer John Kennedy that Midge was on holiday.There allways has been a feeling from Midge that because it is for charity he cannot be questioned. A bit of a dangerous area to get in to for self promoting pop musicians. Charity Fascism. I noticed, and felt very aggrieved, that Midge and the Management company had started promoting Midge Ure above Ultravox from 1982. Ultravox performed to help starving people. This seems to escape Midges attention when he does interviews because at the time ( and even now ) Bob & Midge enjoyed the power they had over the famous acts and definately got a kick out of seeing them scurrying and hustling into position, lineing up so to speak, to be a part of Band Aid & Live Aid. Bob had been in the wilderness for two years and Midge mistakenly felt he had Ultravox in his pocket and so it seemed the perfect time, as the world thought the sun shone out of his a--e hole, to put the boot in and drop us like a brick. Ultravox were never thanked for the performance it was more like we were lucky to be invited and what great free promotion you all got! It,s the pop muscians version of human nature. Irish and Scottish style. They wanted to be loved, the most, more than anyone else, by the English establishment.
1984 was a strange year. What a swing to the exreme right, It had a lot to do with the Aids scare. Guilt about all the decadent partying from that time. I first met Bob in that year. It was at Midges party,s. Midge & Annabel Giles, Bob & Paula used to sit in the kitchen all night. Bob loudly rubbished Ultravox in front of me many times, saying we were burnt out and finished. Midge agreed like he was not a member of the group. When the party,s eventually got in to full swing Bob got the knives out on me saying I was a wreck! Bob openly told Midge to quit the band and do something else. Midge was laying him self open so as to be used by Bob, who was pretty powerful in his mouthy way, as Bob new that Midge lacked confidence in his own talent. Bob knew Midge wanted to be successful in his own right, without Ultravox, but because he was,nt a song writer was afraid of making the move. Midge chose to discuss it with Bob and Chris Cross and not with the Band. As well as the fantastic work Band Aid/Live Aid did for charity, and I applaud that, the Band Aid project gave him the confidence to s--t on Ultravox the group that made him.

I orderd it from Amazon. I have to have it though, don,t I!!

The one to get started on my music:- PUSH then STILL MOVEMENT and then go right back to Transportation and up to present time.
I have allso ordered Midge,s book. I,ll get it on the 11th.
B

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#11932 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 23:51:00 Re: Landed
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Very candid Billy. The stuff about Bob Geldof is kind of shocking. I've had views on that guy for a long time but I won't express them on here. I might get accused of something myself. All I will say is I thought his wedding guest list was interesting... As you say though, you can't knock what Live Aid was all about.

Your website is great by the way. I really appreciate the amount of detail on there. It makes a refreshing change to read about an artist's ideas and thought processes in putting a piece of music together. It makes a real difference to the enjoyment of music for me to have an insight into this stuff. Not with lyrics mind you, I don't like being told what they're all about because I make up my own meanings!

The Ultravox 'stuff' is a real shame for people like me who grew up loving the music and continued to love it in adult life. There are only two bands from the late 70s and early 80s that I would love to see back together (at least once) and there's about zero probability of that happening with either of them (one of them is Ultravox of course). However, the music is still there and will never go away and for that I'm grateful. It was and will always be extremely important music for me.

Anyway, thanks again for dropping by.

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#11933 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:03:00 Re: Landed
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Gosh.

In some respects its refreshing to read honest opinions from someone in the band (just as we've had with Warren over the years). It makes a change from the sanitised versions the public generally here when bands are no longer together.

Ironic that Geldof could accuse Ultravox of being washed up when Boomtown Rats were well past their sell by date and had been for years at that point. icky

2 things are certain:-

Midge did get his high profile from being in Ultravox, and

Ultravox left a great legacy of music and musicianship that all members of the band should be proud of.

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#11934 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:31:00 Re: Landed
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You can also add this:

Midge's solo career has never scaled the heights of Ultravox (unless you compare it to U-Vox...).

I find it fantastic that Midge took career advice in 1984 from someone who hadn't had a hit single since 1982, and is not considered either a good solo artist or even a good songwriter. Mind, Sir Bob is/was an opinionated tw*t, so would do you expect? banghead

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#11935 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:57:00 Re: Landed
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You don't know the power of the darkside of the Force. I must obey my Master...
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Just Kidding! I won't bash anyone here in this forum, especially not when he's absent.

Not much time at the moment, I'll post something more convenient later smile .

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#11936 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 03:46:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy

It's so great to have you join in here. I think Flip summed it up well - "refreshing", so do share more perspectives on the good + not so good of your times with the band.

For you it must have been quite a journey - coming from a new wave band through the heady days of 81 / 82 / 83 + then through the change in direction + the demise of the band.

Your contribution to Gary Numan's "On Broadway" live is till one of the most moving pieces of music I've heard so a big thank you.

AK

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#11937 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 04:04:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy
Nice to "see" you here. Loved the sound of your electric viola, for me it's what gave Ultravox their distintive sound. I agree with your comments about Live aid. At the time in my opinion it made a lot of bands very rich especially Queen. It will be nice to hear some more revelations about certain going's on behind the scenes. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

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#11938 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 04:46:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy.
Just like to say because of Ultravox and your contribution in particular, I took up the hobby! of playing synths. It's cost me loads of money over the years but who cares I love me toys.
On the Bob Geldof/Midge issue nothing suprises me, I reckon most people could relate to this type of situation in their own workplace. Sometimes I wonder how the Media works it seems if Bob farts it is seen as a saintly act.
Finally 'Spongebobsquarepants,' great or what.

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#11939 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 05:17:00 Re: Landed
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Ultravox were never thanked for the performance it was more like we were lucky to be invited and what great free promotion you all got!
Well Billy id like to say Thanks for the years of good music you and ultravox gave us all not only the live aid performance!
What was your personal favourite ultravox track and why?
Cheers
Smiler

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#11940 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 05:20:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!
That's very interesting. How did You manage to go on with Ultravox after all this? And what do You think of U-Vox now? Most of us here do not like the album at all. When Geldof said Ultravox was burnt out, did he mean that You have done everything that could be done by releasing four (or seven) great albums with different styles, or did he want to say that "Lament" was not good?
If he meant that You have done everything that could be done and we now compare U-Vox with all the other, previous stuff I think there's a bit of truth in there. I hope You understand what I want to say, it's not so easy to express myself in this case.
Do You still have contact to the musicians of "Revelation" and "Ingenuity"?
And may I ask what Synths You used on "Majestic"?
You write that Midge wasn't a songwriter. I think he has written some very good songs, e.g. "Guns and Arrows". Maybe there was some time to grow... smile .

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Originally written by Si_W
I find it fantastic that Midge took career advice in 1984 from someone who hadn't had a hit single since 1982, and is not considered either a good solo artist or even a good songwriter.
Maybe he told him how he should NOT do it wink .

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Originally written by Flip Martian
Midge did get his high profile from being in Ultravox,
Wasn't he quite popular from Slik (well, I just mean popular) and Visage (and here I also mean respected)?
When they were on TOTP with "Sleepwalk", the tv-presenter mentions "Midge Ure" ("a very clever young man from Scotland") at least as often as the name "Ultravox".
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Originally posted by Nisky:
Just like to say because of Ultravox and your contribution in particular, I took up the hobby! of playing synths. It's cost me loads of money over the years but who cares I love me toys.
Well, I exactly know what You mean! I wrote this on my homepage:
With seventeen I stopped learning the guitar and started playing keyboard. The influences for this decision were bands like 'The Human League' (mainly their first albums), 'Depeche Mode' and the world's best band, 'Ultravox'. (I was seventeen in 1995 by the way).

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#11941 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 05:24:00 Re: Landed
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Is Still Movement completely instrumental, Billy? I do recall reading that you had recorded some vocals by your daughter...or did I dream that?

What are you listening to these days? Other threads have mentioned that Hopes and Fears by Keane and Hot Fuss by the Killers sound a little Ultravox-like. What do you reckon?

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#11942 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 07:03:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy,
The samples sound very promising. The CD cover is great laugh

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#11943 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 19:09:00 Re: Landed
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nils:

Wasn't he quite popular from Slik (well, I just mean popular) and Visage (and here I also mean respected)?
When they were on TOTP with "Sleepwalk", the tv-presenter mentions "Midge Ure" ("a very clever young man from Scotland") at least as often as the name "Ultravox".
Nils - from memory, he was kinda "known" as someone who had been around on the scene for a few years. Slik in the UK were almost "1 hit wonders" - not popular over any length of time. His next band Rich Kids were seen as a bit of a "punk supergroup" but weren't widely popular. The public face of Visage was really Steve Strange when they first hit with Fade To Grey - by which time Ultravox Mk 2 were off and running. He wasn't completely unknown before Ultravox, but Ultravox boosted Midge's profile many times over.

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#11944 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 19:31:00 Re: Landed
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Thanks, Flip!

But on the other hand we can also say (I think) that Midge also made Ultravox successful. Not because he was already popular, but because of his charisma, his voice, his look and his unique guitar style. Sadly I'm no "witness" of that time, so I don't know that. But I can imagine it.

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#11945 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 21:31:00 Re: Landed
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Thank you for that very candid view on the Live Aid issue, Billy, and for your perspective on how the meltdown inside the band at that time began to happen.

I found the comments about the Irish/Scottish need to be accepted by the English Eshtablishment very perceptive, and, from my own memories and experiences of that time, that view is something I have debated with various people over the years.
Being of English/Irish/Scottish extraction, it something that I am aware of. I think that Band Aid and Live Aid was done with courage and all the best intent in the world, but somewhere along the way it started leaving me with some doubts about some peoples integrity.

Might explain why, after those kitchen table conversations, we got Uillean pipes and The Cheiftans on U-Vox. Did you struggle with that? Or was it an experience as a musician you enjoyed?

As for Midge's book, a compare and contrast with Bob's orginal autobiography 'Is that it' might be an interesting exercise. I re read it not long after Paula's death and found it a very sad read.

I listened to 'The Closer I Get To You' seven times over in the car this morning, whilst driving down a long single track road in the foothills with the sun shining,, and it was Fan-bloody-tastic!

Thanks for all those fan-bloody-tastic gigs way back then, lots of good memories!!!

Hope life has been good to you, and will check out the new album.

Samantha.

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#11946 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 21:48:00 Re: Landed
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Well, well, that's the first time I've ever hung on to every word of a post on this forum.....need a stiff drinkie now boy.......gulp....AAAH, that's better. smile

Not wishing to recreate a sh*t-slinging session again regarding Billy Currie on this forum, but it was obvious to all who had some common sense that there was a lot of foundation and reason [not excuse] for Billy's recent comments on his website regarding the LIVE AID dvd release. Even Billy's comments above may annoy, shock, stagger certain people on this forum but I'm glad he's put his ten pence worth in the mixer. There's lots of contrasting opinions, accusations etc and whether or not anything becomes of this is another matter. Again, I'm as happy as anyone that Billy did appear and speak up. Now, not trying ti lick William's arse or nowt a must say that I personally have always thought Billy was more talented as a musician than Midge ever was.
Don't get me wrang tho'.....av got plenty o' time for 'Some' of Midge's tunies, but not many.

A great popular 'Misconception'. The opinion that a 'Frontman' is the most popular and talented band member....no thanks !!!

On a first visit to Midge's chatroom the other night I found it occupied by seven guests, all ladies <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> The pig joins in and immediately felt like a thorn atween sivven rose buds shocked The subject matter was suddenly Billy vs Midge vs TALENT. On waiting my turn and then giving my opinion [ as above, biased towards Billy] I was strangely challenged with an air of anger by one young damsel who fired the opening salvo.....

"Well, has Billy Currie had a solo number one hit like Midge has, I THINK NOT. No way is he more talented than Midge"

To which I replied.......

"So then, your opinion leads me to think that a person who has a number one hit is more talented than a person who hasn't had a one, yes ???
Well, if that's the case, JOE DOLCE has had a number one hit, ULTRAVOX never did [and we all know why <img border="0" alt="[Pissed]" title="" src="graemlins/pissed.gif" /> ] My point being....does that make JOE DOLCE more talented than ULTRAVOX ??/

I THINK NOT I rest my case wink

Finally, there's no particular message about what I've just said. Only, the world revolves on opinions and differences. You can't please everyone all the time eh. Some people will agree with Billy's comments, others may not.
One things for sure though, it makes bluddy gud readin......

HEY BILLY, WIPE THOSE CUBAN HEELS ON THE RED CARPET SQUIRE wink

Keep it up sunna !!!! <img border="0" alt="[Angel]" title="" src="graemlins/angel.gif" />

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#11947 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 00:02:00 Re: Landed
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What's the point of pitting one person up against another anyway? (And no, I'm not accusing anyone of doing so.) To me, the whole "Billy vs. Midge" thing is pointless. Every single member of Ultravox, from 1976 to 1984, was/is talented in their own right. No one single member is better than another. I am not taking anyone's side or defending Midge's merit. I'm only stating an opinion.

Piggie: I definitely agree that whether or not someone hits Number One, doesn't necessarily dictate how talented they are. The Joe Dolce farce proved it. A lot of crappy songs go to Number One!!

Mrs. X

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#11948 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 01:10:00 Re: Landed
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ok, ya dvd is on the way Mrs Film Star lurve

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#11949 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 03:25:00 Re: Landed
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
<strong>ok, ya dvd is on the way Mrs Film Star shock Where's me paddle?! :p

Erm...thanks! I actually thought it already was on its way, but OK, I'll look out for it. smile

Mistress X

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#11950 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 13:10:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Bill! Glad to see you on here! I think I only owned 1 Boomtown Rat album in my life, and that is because a College Professor was not into his Punk/New Wave roots anymore. He got into religion, and felt that stuff should just be thrown out, or given to someone who missed out on some great music, because Pittsburgh is horrible in the music scene and everything else it tries to do.

Anyway, all my Ultravox albums were bought at Peaches records and tapes, National Record Mart, or at Eide's which has loads of imports you can't stop dreaming about.

Gee there Bob. Ultravox washed up huh? Why is it I have ALL THEIR STUFF AND ONLY HAVE 1 OF YOURS? And Bob, your record didn't die of over-play either.

It's probably in the basement. Probably. I have no reason to look, but if one ULTRAVOX CD goes missing...WELL IT HAS TO BE FOUND! I don't care if it gets to be 4:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, I need that CD!

The CD's get played now, and the vinyl sits happily in the corner as nice as can be. The cover art is the old-skool BIG size. At the time, they smelled pretty damn good! Remember in a record store? You go in, and the smell of new cellophane, vinyl and cardboard was like an aphrodesiac? Which is why you went in with one record in mind and came out with 5.

Not only that, you could BUY an album you had no idea about, and see if you liked it? Well that happened with ULTRAVOX! that was in Peaches records and tapes, and because of the cool neon, I asked for it at Christmas, but my Aunt shopped downtown, so I got Vienna the new album at the time along with 3 Into 1.

With the Christmas money I went back and bought ULTRAVOX. That never happened with any Boomtown Rat album. It was ok...I don't like Mondays, the song my mom hated, and a few others, but Kraftwerk, what was that like? Again Peaches introduced me and my brother to Kraftwerk without ever hearing a note from them. It was a great red and black cover that's all.

Gary Numan's CARS was on radio, and that was a great song! But radio was on his side. By accident, a Hard Rock station played White China and I knew it was Ultravox. Even pulled the car over at Keener's hardware store to listen to see if I was right.

So the all powerful Bob, when it came to your record bin, it didn't mean that much to me!

As for the stuff I have Revelation and Ingenuity:

Revelation has good songs. I played it last night, and True Believer has to be one of my fave songs on it.

Ingenuity was the closest thing to Trance Techno, and likeable all the way around. Great song.
Do more Techno!

Now if my brother uses the tapes I gave him of my stuff, maybe something good will come from it. Mini samples that I played with, and some snippets of game play from various settings on my phone. My phone has some great sounds! Does anyone here ever sample their phone and make a full song from it? Just wondering. smile

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#11951 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 20:18:00 Re: Landed
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No,
But the new phone my colleague at work got delivered on friday had quite a good sequencer on it!

And you can make calls from it too...wonderful!

Billy- I'm pretty sure you're the reason many of us on this site took up synths or joined bands- Thank You.

laugh Nige laugh

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#11952 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 00:19:00 Re: Landed
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Nice to see your landing. smile I heard your sound grom your new album. I hear the sounds I like smile
But I am very sad because of the realtionships between all od you from Ultravox. I believed that "maby you meet again to make what made the best". But I lost my faith. cry
All the Best smile
Sly

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#11953 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 01:12:00 Re: Landed
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welcome billy,great to see another ultravox member landing so to speak
now where did i put that ladbrokes list of an ultravox reunion gig odds lol

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#11954 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 07:17:00 Re: Landed
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Welcome, Mr. Currie. A genuine honour to have you participate on the Forum.

Most Respectfully -

Volglory

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#11955 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:42:00 Re: Landed
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#11956 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 00:26:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy,

Just took a listen to the samples from your new album.

Excellent, especially Apocrypha and Stately.
They have that 'Heroic' quality to them!
Did you play any Viola this time around?

Look forward to getting the album.

Ps. Ever considered collaborating with Warren again? smile

laugh Nige laugh

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#11957 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 07:36:00 Re: Landed
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Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
On a first visit to Midge's chatroom the other night I found it occupied by seven guests, all ladies <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> The pig joins in and immediately felt like a thorn atween sivven rose buds shocked The subject matter was suddenly Billy vs Midge vs TALENT. On waiting my turn and then giving my opinion [ as above, biased towards Billy] I was strangely challenged with an air of anger by one young damsel who fired the opening salvo.....

"Well, has Billy Currie had a solo number one hit like Midge has, I THINK NOT. No way is he more talented than Midge"

To which I replied.......

"So then, your opinion leads me to think that a person who has a number one hit is more talented than a person who hasn't had a one, yes ???
Well, if that's the case, JOE DOLCE has had a number one hit, ULTRAVOX never did [and we all know why <img border="0" alt="[Pissed]" title="" src="graemlins/pissed.gif" /> ] My point being....does that make JOE DOLCE more talented than ULTRAVOX ??/

[b]I THINK NOT
I rest my case wink [/b]
well, I've just read the chatroom transcript, and it wasn't QUITE like that, was it!!!

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#11958 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:10:00 Re: Landed
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No it wasn't, you're quite right.
Seemed my opinion on the subject wasn't welcomed which is why I finished it off here. Didn't think you'd be so bothered to trawl through all the transcripts to check it out though.

Aaah, never mind frown

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#11959 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 16:52:00 Re: Landed
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Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
No it wasn't, you're quite right.
Seemed my opinion on the subject wasn't welcomed which is why I finished it off here. Didn't think you'd be so bothered to trawl through all the transcripts to check it out though.

Aaah, never mind frown
NEVER underestimate my tenacity!

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#11960 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 18:44:00 Re: Landed
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