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sarramkrop 05.06.2007 09:35 AM

Why The Action Swingers rock
 
It's all in this song that've uploaded from The Complete London Toe Rag Sessions cd. Enjoy:

I Don't Wanna Be This Way
http://www.badongo.com/file/2966199

demonrail666 05.06.2007 09:56 AM

One of the greatest live acts i've seen. Their first album may as well be welded into my CD player.

sarramkrop 05.06.2007 10:42 AM

Today i'm more of a 'Quit While You're Ahead' man. Do you know their Courtney Love song?

MellySingsDoom 05.06.2007 10:43 AM

I'm listening to this right now. Awesome tunage, and naturally....

 


...excellent guitar riff.

demonrail666 05.06.2007 10:43 AM

Yeah, that's a great one. I have a live version of it and the studio version on More Fast Numbers.

PAULYBEE2656 05.06.2007 11:51 AM

havent heard em in ages. id download but badongo aint accessible by me for the last few weeks for some strange reason......

sarramkrop 05.07.2007 06:49 PM

Studio version of the same song. I prefer the solo on this one:
http://www.badongo.com/file/2980484

I'll get round to uploading some of the stuff Bob Bert plays on, at one point.

DJ Rick 05.07.2007 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarramkrop
Today i'm more of a 'Quit While You're Ahead' man.


Me, too! "Miserable Life" is my favorite song on that. It gets stuck in my head a lot, even if it's been months since last listen.

sarramkrop 05.08.2007 03:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ Rick
Me, too! "Miserable Life" is my favorite song on that. It gets stuck in my head a lot, even if it's been months since last listen.


That's my favourite song on it too. Those guitars totally slay.

sarramkrop 07.27.2009 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demonrail666
Yeah, that's a great one. I have a live version of it and the studio version on More Fast Numbers.


Do you happen to have any of their live shows for download? I can find very, very little online?

stu666 07.27.2009 02:55 PM

i only have this, if you want it let me know.

Action Swingers
Peel session BBC
22 03 1992

(flac)

sarramkrop 07.27.2009 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stu666
i only have this, if you want it let me know.

Action Swingers
Peel session BBC
22 03 1992

(flac)


I have that one already, but thank you stu.

demonrail666 07.27.2009 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarramkrop
Do you happen to have any of their live shows for download? I can find very, very little online?


I don't. I saw them at the Garage and at what was then the old Camden Palace. I don't know of any bootlegs of either of them - or of any gigs besides the one on the official live cd. Ned Hayden seems pretty pro-active about that kind of thing, making a real effort to hunt down and block any Action Swingers stuff he finds on the net.

PAULYBEE2656 07.28.2009 07:36 AM

wow... this is an old thread.. badongo is mentioned.. how 2006 of ye all!

infinitemusic 07.28.2009 08:04 PM

Hey, could someone upload one of these albums? I was only able to find one song online.

Genteel Death 04.05.2011 06:56 PM

I'm posting this mainly for the benefit of demonrail666, and also to serve as a reminder that the Action Swingers RULE! Ned Hayden is the ''D Diggler'' on the title of this (old) thread and defending himself. You might recognise someone else too. Anyway, some funny and interesting comments from certain posters from the Goner forum and loads of aggro of the punk kind.
http://www.goner-records.com/board/i...=4&topic=24141

demonrail666 04.06.2011 04:07 PM

Haha, what a great read. I've met a couple of people who've had dealings with Ned Hayden. I think he has a bit of reputation for being 'difficult'.

It's unusual for AS stuff to survive on youtube long so I stopped looking. Just found these though. Just studio stuff but anyway, for those that still haven't heard them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgF_ZTmdqa0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQr6qQgD5qY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4MYyn8Rw0M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO0ASI3e8Dk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1OR8yOsh6k

PAULYBEE2656 04.07.2011 08:44 AM

action swingers do indeed rule and are still held in great esteem by bob and julie. love em....

Genteel Death 10.09.2012 12:49 AM

Total Punk are putting out a 7'' of ''Miserable Life'' b/w ''Losing My Cool'' around xmas, apparently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=u7lCgQ7Bx2s

Genteel Death 11.10.2012 05:16 AM

From AS's FB page:

''Will be releasing the Action Swingers back catalog digitally beginning in the new year. First up will be the Complete London Toe Rag Sessions and Decimation Blvd followed by Quit While You're Ahead and the first album. An album of previously unreleased tracks is also in the works as well as a DVD featuring live shows and the I Don't Wanna Be This Way video shot by Richard Kern.''


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