A posting by Tony Fletcher regarding the Ocean Rain show

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A posting by Tony Fletcher regarding the Ocean Rain show

Postby Mr. Brian » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:24 am

As most of you know, Tony is the author of the EatB bio "Never Stop"

http://www.ijamming.net/?p=802

Not entirely sure what I make of this. Ocean Rain, released in 1984, is, hands down, one of the greatest albums ever made. Echo and the Bunnymen at the Albert Hall in 1983 was, hands down, one of the greatest concerts of all time. (Oddly enough, I was listening to an audience tape of this just the other week.) The idea of seeing the two re-connected, complete with full orchestra, is tantalizing to say the least. But we are all over twenty years older and, as per The Who, not only have Echo & The Bunnymen lost their drummer and bass player over the years, but the lead singer struggles for the high notes – of which Ocean Rain has many.

From a publicity/project/professional/performance/promotion point of view – i.e., from the Bunnymen’s point of view - I can’t fault this announcement. From the personal perspective – i.e., that of this particular old fan - I’m going to hold off on tickets for the time being. At least until I decide if it’s worth the air fare.

I’m interested to know how other Bunnymen fans feel about this. I’m going to leave the Comments section open underneath to see if, in this one case, it will prove spam-proof. Otherwise, see you in the Pub.
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Postby Fish Hook Girl » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:05 am

You know, Tony Fletcher comes across, to me, as a bit pompous, petty and jealous. And a bit of an ass.

But that's just me, reading his blog. YAWN.
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Postby Frank The Bunny » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:09 am

Fish Hook Girl wrote:You know, Tony Fletcher comes across, to me, as a bit pompous, petty and jealous. And a bit of an ass.

But that's just me, reading his blog. YAWN.

He is a pompous ass. But in this case, he's right.
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Postby moondance » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:25 am

I've read his book on Keith Moon. He is long winded. A big book about nothing actually but I think he's entirely too pessimistic on this one. His loss.
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Postby Dr Cheese » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:37 am

moondance wrote: I think he's entirely too pessimistic on this one.

As opposed to the massive over-optimism here and elsewhere.
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Postby JackT » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:48 am

Dr Cheese wrote:As opposed to the massive over-optimism here and elsewhere.


We're called fans.
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Postby Jikan Myshkin » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:44 am

mmmm you can just taste the bitterness of the sour grapes, yum yum
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