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Old 09-03-2010, 09:55 PM
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Default Rick Astley anyone?

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:44 PM
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If its good its good! I knew Rick years ago and he was a truly great and humble guy. A great voice and, despite being a victim of the "bad-pop" 1980s I have always thought he was good. He recorded with some great guys who remain fairly anonymous on his earlier recordings. He did some demos in LA with Jeff Porcaro and others. My favorite tune was always this one:

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Love the voice. I remember years ago David Letterman asked, "Who is the little guy with the booming voice?" He can project without screaming.
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I do a couple of Rick Astley's tunes when I do my solo act, I love that guys voice, and the audiences seem to dig it. At least they all get up to dance, anyway.

He's like spam in a way. People say they hate that stuff, but somebody's eating it because it still sells!
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:07 AM
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I did like this guys voice but i must say his pop songs were never that great, but one song that always remember all the words to was Never Gonna Give You Up.. (maybe shouldn`t have admitted to that one)
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I do a couple of Rick Astley's tunes when I do my solo act, I love that guys voice, and the audiences seem to dig it. At least they all get up to dance, anyway.

He's like spam in a way. People say they hate that stuff, but somebody's eating it because it still sells!
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:23 AM
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Funny ... I'm sure I can hear drums, bass and keys on that track but I can't see them.

Oh well, I guess they don't matter ...
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:02 AM
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:58 AM
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Isn't it time to change that avitar? We neen some new (yes, I said NEW) picks!
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:07 AM
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I do a couple of Rick Astley's tunes when I do my solo act, I love that guys voice, and the audiences seem to dig it. At least they all get up to dance, anyway.

He's like spam in a way. People say they hate that stuff, but somebody's eating it because it still sells!
And sell it does. Wow
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Wheres the band?.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:29 PM
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While I may be older than both of your avatar gals put together I'm still feeling very frumpy by comparison!

Yeah Homeularis - where's the band??
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Love the drum break which starts at 3:05.

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Yeah, good tune, & certainly at the quality end of the RA spectrum. Agreed on the change in drum vibe. I do like it when a song is 2/3rds reserved, then resolved with a snappy back beat. Nice lift.
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Yeah, good tune, & certainly at the quality end of the RA spectrum. Agreed on the change in drum vibe. I do like it when a song is 2/3rds reserved, then resolved with a snappy back beat. Nice lift.
I missed that link. Much better - a band that is both seen and heard. Drumming is super-crisp with great tone and, dare I say it, he's a real hottie (sorry, he gave me no choice).

It's the kind of song my band would cover ... if it had been written 50 years earlier :)
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dare I say it, he's a real hottie (sorry, he gave me no choice).
Ok Pol, think I've got a handle on your taste. This guy reminds me of Peter Cox (Go West)
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I've somehow missed this thread. A fact for which I should have been eternally grateful.
But no, I decided to look.........

I'm going to bed now......too stunned to speak.

The horror, Drummerworld. The sheer horror!
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:01 PM
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I've somehow missed this thread. A fact for which I should have been eternally grateful.
But no, I decided to look.........

I'm going to bed now......too stunned to speak.

The horror, Drummerworld. The sheer horror!
Next week, I'll post a metal version of "Pinky & Perky", & a deep blues cut of "The Wombles". Actually, especially for you Pocket; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz2eiaP3yug
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Ok Pol, think I've got a handle on your taste. This guy reminds me of Peter Cox (Go West)
I don't know of Peter West, Andy ... but basically, if a person is male, half my age, isn't shaped like an obelisk and doesn't dribble then I'll probably be thinking "eye candy" :)
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I don't know of Peter West, Andy ... but basically, if a person is male, half my age, isn't shaped like an obelisk and doesn't dribble then I'll probably be thinking "eye candy" :)
Peter Cox (Go West), c'mon Pol, get with it. One of the greatest male pop voices of the 80's, and another cool money beat application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9s9vmrJkV8&ob=av2n
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Peter Cox (Go West), c'mon Pol, get with it. One of the greatest male pop voices of the 80's, and another cool money beat application http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9s9vmrJkV8&ob=av2n
Andy, I'm so out of date I don't play music less than 40 years old ... but I do remember that clip. Good pickup - Peter Cox does look a lot like RA's drummer! Great look but I normally end up with men who are more like this ...

That song link stunk BTW, right up there (ie. down there) with the initial RA link, despite the pumpin' money beat :)
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Andy, I'm so out of date I don't play music less than 40 years old ... but I do remember that clip. Good pickup - Peter Cox does look a lot like RA's drummer! Great look but I normally end up with men who are more like this ...

That song link stunk BTW, right up there (ie. down there) with the initial RA link, despite the pumpin' money beat :)
Argghh, got that damn oops page broken message. I'm assuming the image wasn't exactly steamy!
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:57 PM
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It is actually appropriate that this thread is on Drummerworld. The story I have been told is Rick Astley got his break when a record company became interested in his band and came to see them play in Manchester. The A & R guy told them that he loved the band but hated the singer, and could any other member of the band sing. The drummer said he could sing and demonstrated his talent to the A & R guy. The band was then promptly forgotten and the drummer signed and groomed. Rick was the drummer for the band, which if my memory serves my right, was called FBI.

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It is actually appropriate that this thread is on Drummerworld. The story I have been told is Rick Astley got his break when a record company became interested in his band and came to see them play in Manchester. The A & R guy told them that he loved the band but hated the singer, and could any other member of the band sing. The drummer said he could sing and demonstrated his talent to the A & R guy. The band was then promptly forgotten and the drummer signed and groomed. Rick was the drummer for the band, which if my memory serves my right, was called FBI.

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Now that is interesting. Where did you hear that? I wonder if there's anything recorded of Rick on drums?
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:28 PM
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Now that is interesting. Where did you hear that? I wonder if there's anything recorded of Rick on drums?
I heard Phil Collins played drums in the early days too. They also got rid of that hack singer they had too. ;)
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I got a great live video (!!) recording of Rick singing live with a load of great Muso's at a Princes trust gig sometime in the 90's... he's great - always loved the guy they called "the white-man with the black-man's voice" one of those acs that would sound great with a modern contemporary sound behind his vocal, I think.

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Now that is interesting. Where did you hear that? I wonder if there's anything recorded of Rick on drums?
Its been a while but I was told that story by a guy called Tops Henderson who is Rick's manager and one of the owners of a small label under the Sony umbrella (Phonogenic). Tops was a road manager for years and is well known and well respected in the industry as a straight shooter. He has been managing Rick since the early days of his career.

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I heard this on BBC breakfast a couple of months ago and remember thinking it was a really good song. Unfortunately we missed him in Hull last weekend because we were in Sheffield :(
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I heard Phil Collins played drums in the early days too. They also got rid of that hack singer they had too. ;)
Oh yeah. That Peter Gabriel no-talent! :) When he left Genesis, so did I. No, I lie - I liked Trick of the Tail. It was when they finally decided to build a nest egg for old age that I lost interest ... no, I'm lying again because Abacab was a fantastic track.

No offence to Rick, who is a fine singer, but if you put "gh-" in front of his name ... :)
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