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sonicl 05.18.2007 03:08 AM

Seven Ages of Rock documentary starts 19 May
 
BBC2, Saturday evenings, 9.10 pm - 10.10 pm, for seven weeks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/sevenages/

king_buzzo 05.18.2007 03:10 AM

Cool thanks, I'm going to try to watch this.

fishmonkey 05.18.2007 04:05 AM

yeah, saw this advertised last night on TV, it looks good.

Toilet & Bowels 05.18.2007 03:45 PM

let's hope they deliver

demonrail666 05.18.2007 04:27 PM

The BBC tends to do quite a good job with things like that.

Hip Priest 05.18.2007 04:35 PM

I'd been determined all week to remember about this, but I had actually forgotten. So thanks for the reminder.

We saw a trailer last Saturday. It looks decent.

sarramkrop 05.18.2007 04:43 PM

I expext it to be mainly rubbish. The Velvet Underground bit has only got footage from the psyciatric convention, for example.

demonrail666 05.18.2007 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarramkrop
I expext it to be mainly rubbish. The Velvet Underground bit has only got footage from the psyciatric convention, for example.


How will they sleep at night? The shame of it!

auto-aim 05.18.2007 05:11 PM

I'm looking forward to it... though it'll basically be a refresher of rock history.... with loads of clips of paul morley talking about how much more clued into it than everyone else at the time.

sarramkrop 05.18.2007 05:13 PM

Yeah, right.

MellySingsDoom 05.18.2007 05:21 PM

A series on rock that manages to ignore Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard etc from the off? Hmmm....The Sabbaff episode should be good, hopefully.

demonrail666 05.18.2007 05:34 PM

Don't get me wrong, I like Sabbath, a lot, but I'm starting to find their recent over-exposure on TV shows a bit annoying. Obviously it's a result of the whole Osbournes phenomenon but they do seem to have eclipsed almost every other area of British metal - much of which, like Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, is arguably far more influential.

Not saying they don't deserve the recognition, but a bit of balance would be quite nice too.

MellySingsDoom 05.18.2007 05:42 PM

^^^Maiden may get a mention, but not Judas Priest, or any of the other NWOBHM lot. They'd NEVER mention Venom either - another highly influential band. Perhaps you're right, maybe there should be a moratorium on not mentioning Ozzy et al for a bit.

demonrail666 05.18.2007 05:48 PM

I think he deserves to be mentioned, but he has sort of become (alongside possibly Lemmy) some kind of spokesperson for an entire genre. Re-writing history, the swines!

MellySingsDoom 05.18.2007 05:51 PM

"History is written by the victors" (MellySingsDoom)
"What-eva" (those damn impudent young people of today)

demonrail666 05.18.2007 05:56 PM

I shall not rest until Diamond Head receive their just recognition.

MellySingsDoom 05.18.2007 05:59 PM

demonrail666 lifts the sword of NWOBHM, and leads the tribes of bullet-belted denin-clad Uruk Hai to the Royal Standard in Walthamstow, where a Saxon tribute band are playing, as they do every week.

demonrail666 05.18.2007 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MellySingsDoom
demonrail666 lifts the sword of NWOBHM, and leads the tribes of bullet-belted denin-clad Uruk Hai to the Royal Standard in Walthamstow, where a Saxon tribute band are playing, as they do every week.


Christ, it's a dirty job but someone has to do it I suppose.

Now, what did I do with that Sweet Savage cassette?

Toilet & Bowels 05.18.2007 06:20 PM

black sabbath are over exposed these days are they?

demonrail666 05.18.2007 06:29 PM

I'd say so, yeah.


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