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Fotzepolitic  
#1 Posted : 08 October 2018 11:14:42(UTC)
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Think this is in the latest or a recent edition of Classic Pop magazine and it's also available in full online.A really good read this.About the making and release of Electronic in 1991.It really was a fantastic album back then, and still is.One music journalist i recall heralding it as "The greatest album ever made".I've fond memories of this album being released.

Classic Pop- The making of Electronic's first album.
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#2 Posted : 09 October 2018 00:50:13(UTC)
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Great album, almost as good as Spiceworld. They never topped it. Makes me nostalgic, which is strange cos life was even shittier back then than it is now.
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#3 Posted : 09 October 2018 09:03:55(UTC)
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Can't remember if life was shittier or not back in 1991.It's such a long time ago now.Recall playing Electronic a lot, at home and in the car because i was unable to get my hands on much other new music back then, there wasn't the easy access like there is now to any music you can possibly lay your fingertips on.So you either doshed out and gambled £10 for a CD or listened to stuff you already had.


Start of summer 91 was great with the release of the album.Later that year in late August/early September Feel Every Beat was released as a single and i remember buying the 12" and CDs and September that year was a bit of an Indian summer in the UK.

A week or so before the album came out in May that year Bernard was interviewed on Mark Goodier's evening show on Radio 1 and i taped it.Some Distant Memory got played.It was only when i bought the album i was completely taken by surprise by that magnificent ending to the song with the oboe part.It turned out that when it had been played on the radio by Mark Goodier he had faded out the song before the end oboe section.What an incredible and lovely surprise to hear that end section when i first listened to the album.

Saw Electronic at the Martin Hannett memorial thing Cities In The Park in Heaton Park , Manchester in August 1991.Electronic were ok but the definite highlight was the headliners Happy Mondays on the Sunday night.Had a whale of a time in the moshpit that night.Also went to Electronic's show at Wembley Exhibition Hall 1 in December 1991.Not a great gig and only thing i remember really from it was seeing Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton walking down some stairs after the gig.And the fact it was a bloody freezing night.
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#4 Posted : 10 October 2018 07:45:46(UTC)
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I meant my life. I'm a miserable wanker now, then I was a really miserable wanker.
Electronic were never really a live act. I saw the 12.91 show and I had a good time, but in retrospect it was cos I was a megafan and it was my first gig. Technically they were never the greatest show in the flesh.
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Even I had to laugh at the FBG comment, ''Spice' is the greatest album ever made.' Bollocks! It's 'Spiceworld'.

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Bernard is pretty good at creating songs i like. Electronic should be in R and R Hall of Fame in UK ,Bernard solo also for a trifecta.I hate the USA R and R H of F.


Meanwhile Guy Pratt mentioned Peter Hook in an article about David Gilmour playing bass for most of the PF recordings among other things. It was on google today, i am a proto human/ baboon , i have not learned about posting more than words.

Meanwhile NO and PF got in the UK R and R HoF in 2005, NO is not in USA R and R Hof F. Therefore I hereby declare that the USA has a stupid Rock and Roll H of F, and deserves loud Ozzy and Yoko noise duets for the next twenty ceremonies, 3 1/2-4
hours of it ,taped recordings if they die ..If anyone likes O or Y , i do not care ,i don't.
Lastly , there is NO and PF mania going on world wide ,but SW ( spiceworld ), is quiet this side of the pond. .all hail DK(Danny Kirwan), Richard Wright, Syd Barrett, Nick and David, Ian, Bernard ,Stephen and Peter ,too bad for Roger.( in Brazil they called him a babaca(twat) ,so maybe he should write another opera.

We're like kestrels
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#6 Posted : 13 October 2018 01:01:09(UTC)
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Don't exaggerate.
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#7 Posted : 13 October 2018 03:39:10(UTC)
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Meanwhile Guy Pratt mentioned Peter Hook in an article about David Gilmour playing bass for most of the PF recordings among other things. It was on google today, i am a proto human/ baboon , i have not learned about posting more than words.


Here's More Than Words:


And here's the Guy Pratt article. Hook's mention is just above the photo of Pratt with microphone and brown bass. This interview really makes me jealous of people who got paid stupid money to make music back in the 80's: "in my salad days in the '80s, the music business was this ludicrous theme park awash with money. All you had to do was get over the fence, and once you were inside, you were off."

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Bernard is pretty good at creating songs i like. Electronic should be in R and R Hall of Fame in UK ,Bernard solo also for a trifecta.I hate the USA R and R H of F.
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Meanwhile NO and PF got in the UK R and R HoF in 2005, NO is not in USA R and R Hof F. Therefore I hereby declare that the USA has a stupid Rock and Roll H of F,

The whole concept is stupid. NO may be "in" the UK HoF but it only lasted from 2004 to 2006 in the UK. Being in a band shouldn't be about getting official recognition and getting your back slapped. It's about doing what you want to do regardless of what anyone else thinks. It's about about sticking your fingers up to the establishment, not trying to be a part of it. Probably why Keith Richards was so appalled that Mick Jagger accepted hs Knighthood. I'm with Keith!
PS: I uh, went to the 2005 Hall Of Fame thing which was at Alexandra Palace. Clown
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#8 Posted : 14 October 2018 03:04:57(UTC)
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People get into the Hall of Fame just cos they're running out of stars to put in. After the biggies, they got desperate...
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#9 Posted : 16 October 2018 22:10:31(UTC)
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Electronic's first album is one of my favorites and often gets played when I can't decide what to listen to; it's an album to which I don't think I'd ever tire of listening. I even have a Factory UK white label 7" single of "Get the Message" with a handwritten label (as well as a commercial Australian release on 7") which has a mix of that single that was, as I recall, withdrawn before the release at Bernard's request; admittedly, it's actually the version that I prefer. Both Bernard's and Johnny's autobiographies also contain some entertaining, slightly harrowing (and sometimes hilarious) stories around the making and promotion of this album.

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#10 Posted : 16 October 2018 23:58:36(UTC)
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Some good 12" mixes too, and the band must have been involved cos they played 'em live. Fuck tou, London.
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#11 Posted : 17 October 2018 19:41:38(UTC)
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thanks for posting that article! i liked all the Electronic albums, but that first album was on heavy rotation while driving. i always wanted to read more articles about Electronic back in the day, but i hardly saw any. when i read Marr's book, i was hoping he would go more in depth about the Electronic years(and working with the PSB's), but i was a bit disappointed on the lack of stories.
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#12 Posted : 18 October 2018 02:52:37(UTC)
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