This wasn't quite as awkward as I'd expected from what I'd heard. Still funny though
20 years on I would agree but at the time the BBC was still clinging on to its Reithian values and auntie knew best as far as things like this were concerned. Hence broadcasters like Gloria who were loved by the heirachy at the BBC for being prim and proper etc were seen as being a beacon for correctness.
I reckon IA realised this and, to be fair, Gloria fell right into his trap.
It's still a puzzle as to how John Peel was able to retain his programme right up to his passing.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
JTull 007: I'll need to get mine dusted off with a feather duster just like in '75.
Jul 9, 2014 18:43:57 GMT
jackinthegreen: Don't think I've ever seen anything played from this (brilliant) album, maybe Skating Away.....but nothing else springs to mind... I would love to have heard the title track, War Child, live in the seventies when Ian had an awesome voice
Jul 9, 2014 22:35:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Haven't heard Homo E for days....not once since APP/Viagra landed at my door.
Jul 9, 2014 23:12:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I just keep starting at 'Foot of Our Stairs' for the new part and listen till the end !
Jul 9, 2014 23:24:17 GMT
JTull 007: Show me a good man and I'll show you the door. The last hymn is sung and the Devil cries..."More!"
Jul 10, 2014 1:38:39 GMT
maddogfagin: The tiny ant leaves his tiny ant drops in the sand, and makes his home inside a rusty watering can, occasionally going out to look for bread and jam.
Jul 10, 2014 16:59:29 GMT
tootull: There was / a rush along the Fulham Road. There was / a hush in the Passion Play.
Jul 10, 2014 21:07:15 GMT
Jack-knife Barber: Got my extended APP today,the book takes some reading and presents deeper than prevously know insights into early life of the band and it really is worth it as a collector. The 5.1 remix is beautifully done even on a simple 2 channel stereo.
Jul 10, 2014 21:17:47 GMT
treeborn: When I heard the extra verses the hairs on my arms all stood up,honestly,it was such a revelation.
Jul 11, 2014 19:28:10 GMT
steelmonkey: Can someone force Ian to write more extra verses? more More MORE !!!!!! ( cried the devil)
Jul 11, 2014 21:20:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Should think all extra verses are under lock and key or in a bank vault somewhere.
Jul 12, 2014 8:58:30 GMT
nonrabbit: What a great idea adding to existing songs well some of them anyway.
Jul 12, 2014 11:58:15 GMT
steelmonkey: But not more Stitches in Time, okay ?
Jul 12, 2014 16:54:17 GMT
steelmonkey: Remind me, why didn't I listen to APP almost every day BEFORE the re-issue ?
Jul 13, 2014 21:22:49 GMT