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    Re: Name Your Top 5 Classic Films

    1) The Wicker Man
    2) Witchfinder General
    3) Deathstalker 2
    4) Pulp Fiction
    5) The Life of Brian
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    Re: Any gamers here?

    Similar background to the OP.
    Started with a Speccy 48k, then the 128k, then Amiga and now an Xbox One, on which I've lost whole weekends playing Elite Dangerous. Have recently treated myself to a...
  3. Thread: Cover Songs.

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    Re: Cover Songs.

    " Seasons In The sun that Terry Jacks originally did in the 70s."

    That was itself a cover! The original was "Le Moribund" by Jacques Brel in 1961.
    The first English cover was by Rod McEwan in...
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    Re: Tell us a joke

    I met this Dutch girl last week. She was wearing inflatable shoes.

    Anyway, I rang her yesterday for a date but unfortunately she'd popped her clogs.
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    Re: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    Two other catchphrases I remember were "You bet your sweet bippy." and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls".
    I recall the latter mainly because my parents had a massive, two-volume edition of...
  6. Thread: Paul Darrow

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    Re: Paul Darrow

    Desperately sad news.

    That's another icon from my youth no longer with us.

    Time to binge-watch Blakes 7 once again.
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    Re: Driving experience days

    Yes. Got to drive a Porsche, Nissan GTR and Aston Martin DB7.
    Great fun, but over far too quickly. The Aston was the least powerful of the three, but was my favourite. The Nissan was downright...
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    Re: What was your first mobile phone?

    Was an Ericsson GA318, which I got free on PAYG as a special offer for switching credit cards. Would have been around 1997/98.

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    Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    Good call for Rhodes - was there in July 2017, during the earthquake, which was quite an experience!

    For sheer beauty though. I reckon Rhodes is pipped by Santorini :

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    Dick Dale RIP

    Dick Dale, the king of the surfing guitar sound and a true pioneer of the Fender Stratocaster has died aged 81.
    His unique sound - playing rather like a mandolin or bazooki and often riffing on just...
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    Re: Disappointing SECOND albums ..

    King Crimson's "In the Wake of Poseidon" was nowhere near as good as their classic first album "In the Court of the Crimson King."
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    Re: Disappointing SECOND albums ..

    Mike Oldfield's Hergest Ridge was a bit of a disappointment after Tubular Bells.
  13. Thread: Krautrock

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    Re: Krautrock

    Will have to check out Yello.
    For some more recent German rock, which blends heavy metal with electronic, I recommend the bizarrely-named We Butter The Bread With Butter.
    Try this one:...
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    Re: Stan and ollie

    Really enjoyed it. Laugh-out-loud funny and poignant in equal measure.
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    Re: Rugby League thread

    I think they should make scrums contested once more.
    At present, they are farcical.
    In the England v All Blacks match at the weekend, England won a scrum against the head, but the referee wouldn't...
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    Re: TV Shows Only You Seem To Remember

    Anyone else remember Dead Head?
    A very noir-ish four part thriller originally shown on BBC 2 in 1986, but has never been repeated.
    The end-music - a creepy vocoder version of Pussycat Pussycat,...
  17. Thread: Cover Songs.

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    Re: Cover Songs.

    Not normally a fan of covers, but I reckon Disturbed absolutely nailed the Sound of Silence:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
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    Re: Best Computer Game Of All Time And Why?

    Took a break from Elite Dangerous around a week back to have a go at The Witcher 3 (on Xbox one).
    Many reviews describe it as a contender for the greatest game ever and, whilst Elite is still my...
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    Re: Eurovision contest

    "with Israel though - that the matter is same as with Football"

    Which is why Israel, despite being a Middle Eastern country, is obliged to compete in the European group for the World Cup...
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    Re: Eurovision contest

    Neither is Canada, Armenia or Morocco.
    As long as they're members of the Eurovision Broadcasting Union though, any country is eligible to participate in the contest.
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    Re: Eurovision contest

    Agreed that Israel's song was the catchiest and, in the post Harvey Weinstein world lyrics about not treating women like toys captured the Zeitgeist perfectly. Thought Denmark's (Viking/ Game of...
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    Re: Hi can anyone help its doing my head in!

    Sounds vaguely like something from the series "Shadows" , which featured historical ghosts, time slips and such like.
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    Re: Your top 5 crushes...

    Jenny Agutter by a mile.
    but also honourable mentions for Leslie Judd, Susie Quattro, Sally Carr and Susan Stranks!
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    Re: Trying to find an advert

    Rings a very faint bell. Could it be a Shell advert? They went through a period of using motorbike icons, like Steve McQueen in the Great Escape (he would have made that jump if he'd filled up with...
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    Re: Soft Cell and Marc Almond

    Can't say I was ever a fan, but he devoted an entire album to covers of Jacques Brel songs, so he obviously had some good taste!
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