Monday, September 12, 2005

A small music poll

Does anyone actually like Anthony and The Johnsons?

Answers please.


Blogger Robert A. Swipe said...


Haven't heard them. The last new band I heard was the Roaring Boys back in 1985 and I didn't much like them. Rory Storm and the Hurricanes - now, there was a proper group. You could have a proper toe tap to them...and you could hear the words. Couldn't make head nor tail of 'em, but at least you could hear 'em. And that Matt Monro - I liked him. Used to work on the buses with my uncle George did Matt Monro. The singing busdriver they called him. Wonderful voice - sang like an angel he did. Marvellous range - better than Ol' blue eyes himself. They don't make 'em like that any more. I met him once, Matt Monro, when I was a kiddie.

Absolute Bastard he was.

I get the impression, Rockingest of all Mothers, that you are not a fan of this here up and coming pop group combo called Anthony and the wotsits. Why is this so?? Is it the whacky voice? Or the podgy face?

Yours and c


3:16 pm  
Blogger Paulie said...

As you know, RM, I don't normally like profanities. And particularly ones that have misogenistic (sp?) overtones. But A and the Js are a bunch of See-You-Next-Tuesdays. Of the first order.

I hate him and his stupid poxy voice. It is, of course, a judgement based on a solid materialistic reasoning. If you need me to explain it to you, you probably aren't clever enough to understand it.

Does that answer your question? Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any clarifications on this.


7:42 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

Was just wondering as I really couldn't work out what all the fuss was about? Personally, I think they are pretty shite - I mean - why listen to music that makes you feel like ending it all - not just because the singing is SO bad but the endless drone of depressed sounding vocals coupled with dirge-like musical drone.... Give me The Walker Brothers any day - at least even if some of it is depressing it is well-orchestrated (in the musical sense that is).

10:44 pm  
Blogger Paulie said...

I'm with you on The Walker Brothers.

Changing the subject completely, did you see Mr Pursey on Newsnight? Following in Pete Docherty's footsteps and being even less impressive.

He was given the opportunity to put he world to rights and he ducked it.

4:02 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

No I didn't but I saw he made page 9 of The Independent last week - the Politics page no less. I mean, please! More of a shambles than babyshambles I would say.....

5:12 pm  
Anonymous Ivan said...

Was idly scanning the Observer Travel Skiing supplement (which is strange because I never have). In a little bit about Celebs who Ski, there was J. Rotten - who was listed as a 'real estate trader living in California' who is addicted to snowboarding.
All togehter now ...
'Riiiiiiight. Now.
I am an antichrist,
I am an anar-chist,
Don't know what I want
But I know how to get it.'

11:57 am  
Blogger Robert A. Swipe said...


Robert Swipe Show in 'Bigger than "A Hazy Day Today"' shock -

Currently 3,325 hits plays 3,037...

This is what happens when you don't post for several months at a time.....Come on State Co-ordinator - fingers out!!!

Love on ya,


p.s. I quite like Anthony's Bryan Ferry gargles with Billy Holiday tones, meself.....

11:23 am  
Blogger Spinsterella said...

Does anybody actually like Anthony and the Johnsons? Well I certainly don't.

Worse than Rufus Fucking Wainwright.

2:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony and the Johnsons
Absolutely unique, heart tugging music that is brave, different, honest and so incredibly musical. It makes the hairs on my head stand up and I have reccommended to anyone who has good taste in music

10:56 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

Anonymous - you are entitled to your faceless opinion but sir/madam - you are talking out of where Anthony and his Johnson's sing! Backside!

10:09 pm  

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