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    TP Question

    If TP was a true 'born again' bible based Christian, or even a liturgical religious protestant Anglican, I doubt that he would have wanted to be buried in a SRL Shrine referential to some Indian yogi. He probably was brought up as a believer of the Christian message though, but somewhere along the line other influencers came along to dilute his faith into something more 'alternative.' That influencer was possibly GH and possibly Dylan too. What all this means is that he never did truly grasp the true Christian 'good news' message if he was disheartened with it, or he attributed Christianity with the sort of distorted motivational messages propogated by American stadium church preachers or the false religiosity of many who do claim to be Christian but are really wolves in sheep's clothing'. Why he didn't just stick to the bible, I'll never know. I suppose it's not fashionable to be a true Christian with some highly successful entertainers, many of whom do dabble or commit to alternative cults, oesoteric belief systems. He seemed like a good person to me. Maybe, partly he was unwilling to repent of drug taking (cigs, illegal. fentanyl, weed), the very substances that helped kill him off prematurely or would have killed him off if he hadn't died when he did from cardiac arrest. Something I find very sad when he could have lived to enjoy his life with his family for many years, and embarked on new musical interests away from the grind of touring.
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    Desert Island Disc

    Ok folks, a Mafia Don's henchman is holding a gun to your head, forcing you onto your knees and demanding that you chuck away your entire TP and associated collection, bar one song....or else What is that song that saves your life. Your favourite one.. Mine is still MJLD
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    Truth is that any forum has different personalities contributing, each expressing themselves in different ways. Rude and balshy to one reader is outgoing and expressive to another. Shyness to one person is being mousy and boring to another. It's all a matter of interpretation. One man's meat...an all that. As long as no one is breaking the law, defaming or slandering or libeling a personality, or trolling or flaming contributors to disrupt a topic entirely then I fail to see why one person should concede to another's posting style. We are all different, aren't we, and all have interesting and boring things to say and different ways of saying it. If you don't like what you read, just skip it and move on, I say, don't try to gang up and suppress. That's really the best way. Sorry if I offended anyone with my rather outspoken remarks about Stevie. It's just the way I am about a lot of things. I admire Stevie's songwriting and some of her older performances, I just don't like ganging up and ousting someone - and what has happened in FM is precisely that, as far as I can see. To do it to LB is, in my mind, pretty inexcusable, particularly when he has been such a huge part of her success and her reason for being in the band in the first place.
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    A big question

    Couldn't agree more. It's about time we realised that musicians and songwriters - no matter how famous and rich they are - are human beings, not demi-Gods who are entitled to have their feet kissed at every turn and no one can be seen to be criticising or commenting on any aspect of their lives when they are clearly flawed, damaged and even plain nasty characters (even if their work is good). Not knowing him at all, but having read about him so far I would not believe that of TP, but he was rather cavalier with his health, let's face it, but probably a nice guy and kind with it. So the nasty label probably doesn't apply. But none of us really knew him unless you actually had face to face dealings with him. Fans from the audience are always kidding themselves if they assume they 'know' someone they've never met. Bob Dylan was bang on with that one when he said that of fans: why should I want to meet them in person when they don't really know me. Isn't that true of any musician? I suspect there are always a few fans, on her and other fanzine forums, that would have swooned at the prospect of touching the hem of TP's trousers though in a rather sickly display of sycophancy. Frankly, I am not of that kind - not with any personality or anyone whether they are in the public eye or not.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    If Stevie is going to approve or allow to be written a 'warts and all' biography on the failings and shortcomings of her band-mates, who are hardly likely to approve or even agree to what she has said about them (LB possibly) aren't we at least entitled to examine her actions too in the light of what is written about? She out there in the public arena, so there is a cost to that - people talking about their life and personal aspects of it too, if they choose to comment on it themselves let alone sing songs about it and make money off it. The whole FM story is about conflict, drama and bad feeling - so why shouldn't we comment on it too - as long as what we have to say is likely to be or is true rather than flagrant misrepresentations and lies. Not sure why anyone want to to take a more reverential stance on this. Actions speak louder than words, I would say: even when we're dealing with writers and poets - no matter how good they are.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    (Oh, deary me....The FM drama never ends... Why is he entitled to any share at all? He wasn't fired unfairly, despite the 'Rumours' at the point of departure. I think he decided 'to go his own way' didn't he, because he felt the others had a different perspective than him on when and how the tour should be conducted. STEVIE KICKS.. ...but having read the report now, which I hadn't when I wrote the above comments (assuming what is reported is true) I hope he successfully sues the pants of them. LB is Fleetwood Mac and without him its more like Fleetwood Crap. Sorry MC and NF don't make up for LB's departure at all - not because they aren't any good. They are. It's just that they're not a good fit - or not as good a fit. LB's contribution to Wave 2 of the band is immeasurable and his influence permeates throughout to make FM what it is today. Half of Stevie's songs wouldn't have got off the ground had it not been for his interventions to make then into something worth listening to. And lets not also forget that her career wouldn't have seen the light of day had LB not insisted she join FM with him, when he was asked and not her (initially). This is the way she repays him. Even her solo career lends its success to her innate 'sex appeal' - half her fans have no objectivity where she is concerned. Had she got a face like a back of a Greyhound bus she wouldn't have got far there either. Her songwriting skills are good - let's face it - but her performances erratic in her younger, drug fuelled days. She doesn't owe LB her entire life but, let's face it, SN is far too 'up her own arse' for her own good. She has that horrible 'I want it so I'm going to get it' entitled attitude which I hate so much. She tried that on with TP sneaking into his house, inviting herself to be a Heartbreaker. Luckily he told her to sling 'er 'ook. She also fuelled his first wife with drugs - and she had mental health problems. Bad influence springs to mind. Not only is she - the middle aged 'mumsy' looking female that she is - a very 'bland and ordinary' vocal talent these days, having lost that wonderful raspy throaty quality it used to have, she has clearly let fame and greed go to her head (instead of Cocaine). If someone offered me a LB ticket or a FM ticket, with its present incarnation (Mike Campbell or not), I would still take the LB ticket. HIs guitar playing is first rate - go listen if you haven't heard it - and i also think he's been treated like dirt over the years by the present backstabbing FM composite.
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    Desert Island Disc

    Bullets go faster than canes lol. Choose or ....end up in ditch.
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    Question About "American Girl"

    Ha, ha I have lots of favourite TP songs and just a handful of 'not keens', from what I've heard so far. I have a lot more to get through being a TP&THB novice of three months or so. My favourite - this week - a song I can't seem to get out of my head is 'Shadow of a Doubt'. Really catchy and just hits the right spot.
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    Question About "American Girl"

    I'm not a great fan of this song either, so 'yer' not alone.
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    A big question

    Don't be so petty
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    Damn the Torpedoes

    Hi all. I have now bought and listened to the album. I really only have one thing to say.. I'm so glad TP went bankrupt .........Love all the songs, but I've heard a few of them already from the Anthology. Louisiana Rain is probably my least favorite but I am keen to listen to more. Next on the list anyone?
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    To all you Peterans out there....

    As veteran fans, can you help me out, here. Now i've heard the Anthology, I've got a pretty good idea of what TP&TH and his solo efforts constituted his most well known work. Now I am ready to sample some of his other music. Which album would you recommend I start with? Or doesn't it matter what album I buy first. But maybe there is. If someone was asking me this question of Kate Bush's music (an artist of extraordinary talent), I would not recommend The Dreaming (who some diehard fans consider her best album). I just wonder if there is a 'The Dreaming' equivalent I should leave out before hearing some of his other works. Over to you....:)
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    Anyone seen this?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6256415/Stevie-Nicks-70-nominated-Rock-Roll-Hall-Fame.html
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    An American Treasure (2018) - Reviews & Ponderings

    I think that is the point. For something like this, it would be nice to reflect back and remember the good and happy times TP gave fans and feel snuggly warm and satisfied that he has left such a wonderful legacy - an all enduring artistic presence that no longer feels painful albeit it a little sobering that he can't do more live shows or make new music. The feeling fans should get is one of comfort and joy, overwhelmingly, not the raw emotion of having just lost an artist very recently to the point that you start sobbing through the songs. I think the timing stinks! It's almost as though they expect TP to be forgotten, so they need to get in there quick and release everything he's ever done to ensure it won't. A 10th anniversary would have been a befitting way to release these types of nostalgia compilations. Just my twopenneth.
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    Thoughts on Hypnotic Eye...TPATH's best record!

    Try 'weeks'
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    Do you drink Coffee?

    I take my coffee as follows: At Home: Daily Cafetiere : black, strong and no sugar. Everyday pre-ground French roast (two mugs for beakfast), or freshly ground beans for special treats and guests. Italian perculator : espresso with hot skimmed milk added to make a latte. Out of Home : Monmouths, Southwark: good, smooth tasting properly made Italian cappuccino. Probably the best in town, with a higher price to match. Never: Instant 'muck' Anything fancy with strange coffee chain names, e.g., Frappuccino - with whipped cream, syrups and other additions to make what looks like an ice cream sundae replicate with an odd name like .
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    Old & new interviews with Tom & the Heartbreakers

    Sometimes the cup tastes better though
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    Thoughts on Hypnotic Eye...TPATH's best record!

    Fabulous, well considered in-depth review - but one I am yet unable to agree or disagree with. Now I want to get the album
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    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    Support by the band or family probably doesnt come into it. Signed artists' outpourings, unfortunately, are a commodity to be objectified like any other product for sale. To ask the family or band whether they mind, or consent, is not a legal requirement and it rather is like asking a cow whether it minds if their milk is sold to a supermarket.
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    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    Tbh, wasn't TP himself somewhat guilty of promoting a 'best of' approach to his live concerts? Nearly all of them for the most parts bar one or two unique inclusions, had the usually staple offerings you associate with an Anthology, Greatest hits approach. I assume he did that because the audience expected to hear all the better known songs he's associated with. I agree that the usually flurry of posthumous record releases, on any musician that has recently died, does smack of financial exploitation - let's coin it in whilst we can mentality. It really doesn't matter who is behind it - those close to Tom or the record company. I find all of it a bit hasty (if those to TP) tacky (record companies). That's why I will be buying the whole TP&TH and MC albums, not this kind of compilation.
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    A big question

    I find that a lot of forum rules are hardly ever kept, least of all by the moderators themselves who are often more abusive and selective of contributors who they favour for the 'chop' or not, as the case may be.
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    A big question

    I think Annakim posts on instagram. Odd that she's not involved in the American Treasure project. She seemed quite vocal putting out press releases when her father died. Artists I find tend not to post on fanzine forums. Although Doogie White (lead singer) did post on the Deep Purple forum. I was there too - for four years - causing havoc and mayhem on every thread...eventually getting banned. I think my analytical skills on the tuning of the late Jon Lord's Hammond middle C key got a bit too much for them - NOT. The fun for me joining it was that I was never really a fan of DP at all, I just knew of them from years back when Ian Gillan was lead singer and my brother was a fan. The fisticuffs that raged on the Ritchie forum between two camps were the best : those fans who liked him only as the macho hard rocker Stratman who should stick to heavy rock -v- those who had moved on and liked the Candice infused more feminine appeal melodic renaissance direction he'd gone in. This was a war worse than anything you've seen in the middle east. Ha, ha. You lot are far too nice, friendly and inclusive.
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    Damn the Torpedoes

    Rush?
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    Damn the Torpedoes

    I will give a proper overview, blow by blow track account, chord by chord, semi quaver by semi quaver analysis in due course At present I need to listen to it a few more times to do that. One thing I can say is that I found the album easy to get into and like too - mainly because there are only nine tracks to listen to and because it helps that I know about five of the more well known TP live staple tracks already because they were on the Anthology. One obvious observation: it does smack of the emergence of raw, 'young' talent. I don't mean that in a patronising way. It sounds like the compositional outpourings of someone much younger than someone getting on for thirty at the time of its release - in 1979 (TP was born in 1950 and I believe he wrote it around 1977 - making him late 20s), which is pretty old really - in pop star terms for someone with a contract (just - well, until he ripped it up) able to write good music and starting to make it big. David Bowie, by contrast, was 25 when he released Ziggy Stardust...Kate Bush was only 26 when she released Hounds of Love, which was and still considered her best work. In fact I think The Dreaming is and she was only 22 then. I guess I'll have to wait for later albums to hear some of the stuff that sounds like it was written by a near thirty year old. That's middle aged - in rock star terms. Old some might say. You see, that could be my problem, I am probably only scratching the surface so far. If I listen to it more times I might see hidden depths to it - worthy of a more maturer older talent than he was. What I'm hearing right now is just fun classic rock obviously influenced by many of the 60s greats without sounding too much like them (thank goodness), fun....galloping tracks and a bit of country music tagged on the end. All of the songs are memorable and some have been swirling around my brain all day - and not the old die hards from the Anthology either. Tell Me is one such track. Swirling around my brain, when I have pressing work-based things to concentrate on, like an annoying wasp at a picnic - only I don't want to swat it away, let alone whack it with a rolled up newspaper. I don't agree that the album sounds dated though, like I read in one review of the album. I don't think it does at all - unless you believe that 60s music is dated instead of timeless. In fact, I would say that TP music tends to sound pretty timeless. Perhaps that ability - to write ageless songs - is worthy of someone older. Ziggy Stardust certainly does sound ..well, very stuck in the 70s. Perhaps the message to end on is that timeless music can be written by anyone of any age - as long as they have the ability.
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    To all you Peterans out there....

    Yes, some say that claiming to dislike the Beatles is blasphemy.
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