tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post115628107331623289..comments2008-12-04T21:17:32.887ZComments on Bad Librarianship Now!: 'I used to have a band, and now I don't'Mark Kardwellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671mark@badlibrarianship.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-1156542653990820912006-08-25T22:50:00.000+01:002006-08-25T22:50:00.000+01:00I haven't heard "Born In Chicago" - was it on a tr...I haven't heard "Born In Chicago" - was it on a tribute album or somesuch?<BR/><BR/>I liked "Bam Thwok" at the time, maybe just out of curiosity value, though.Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-1156527819780019662006-08-25T18:43:00.000+01:002006-08-25T18:43:00.000+01:00well if any more material is like "born in chicago...well if any more material is like "born in chicago" and "bam thwok" it probably won't be worth buying. the middle bits of those songs were shit.geoffhttp://www.midulsterracing.co.uknoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-1156515952969163642006-08-25T15:25:00.000+01:002006-08-25T15:25:00.000+01:00Good idea that - and with Thompson being such an I...Good idea that - and with Thompson being such an Iggy fan, you'd have thought he'd have figured that out.<BR/><BR/>I think the touring started as just a bit of fun, and a well deserved big payday. And then they proceeded to scratch the arse out of it. Bad move - they should have rested after the first summer, worked on an album, then went back to the lucrative festival circuit as an ongoing concern whenever the material was ready. That second summer seemed to be the undoing of them.Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-1156510669123572342006-08-25T13:57:00.000+01:002006-08-25T13:57:00.000+01:00releasing the purple tape was a <i>good</i> move. ...releasing the purple tape was a <I>good</I> move. doing a tour for the cash <I>wasn't</I>!<BR/><BR/>they aimed big with the tour for "trompe le monde", but by the time they had hit the road, they had less than half of the songs completed, and only half-filled the venues - a stadium tour for a non-stadium band.<BR/><BR/>they proved me wrong with the success of their "greatest hits"-style tour. but i'd claim that if frank black had done what iggy had done - do an album with his seminal band on a few tracks - and <I>then</I> do the tour, it would have made them feel like they were a <I>working</I> band, rather than put them under the pressure to make them <I>seem</I> that way as the article suggests.geoffhttp://www.midulsterracing.co.uknoreply@blogger.com