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Old 02-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Simple Minds

Great band, touring again this year, one show just down the road from me in Lincoln, sold out, don't suppose anyone's got 2 tickets to sell!
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SIMPLE MINDS - "Ghostdancing" - Live Aid 1985 - YouTube

Saw them something like 10-11 yrs ago at a club show, right in front of Jim Kerr (in fact he kicked my hand inadvertently while doing a jig, come to think of it he winked at the wife, maybe the kick wasn't inadvertent), great band, well worth seeing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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I freaking love Simple Minds! Their debut album is phenomenal and often overlooked. The title track, "Reel to Real", is awesome! Real Life is my favorite album though, and Belfast Child is my favorite song.

Wish they'd tour the US... they're on that checklist of "bands I must see before they die." Along with New Order.
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New Gold Dream is one of the best albums of all time.
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It's no doubt the band shrugged off "Don't You (Forget About Me)" for so long and didn't really fully acknowledge it... so much of their material it seems gets overlooked. Yet they don't really have a song that big, so to the average listener that's what they end up being.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
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Sons and Fascination-Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream are two of the most creative and best LPs ever.
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I just do not like these guys nearly as much as I should. It's one of those situations where I actually get a bit sad because I don't like them that much, if that makes sense.

They're not the band I want them to be, is what I'm getting at, I guess.
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I just do not like these guys nearly as much as I should. It's one of those situations where I actually get a bit sad because I don't like them that much, if that makes sense.

They're not the band I want them to be, is what I'm getting at, I guess.
Actually, I feel exactly the same way. I cannot describe or explain it but I know what I mean.

And, even with that, there are a good 6 or 7 of songs of theirs I really adore.

They have great song titles, too, this band.
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I was like that until recently. I decided to take it from the top with their discography, and I got a different perspective for sure. Weird now that worked out.
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I was like that until recently. I decided to take it from the top with their discography, and I got a different perspective for sure. Weird now that worked out.
I did the very same thing about a year ago. Bought all of their albums, started at the beginning, etc.....and while I walked away liking them more than ever, I still didn't like them as much as I wanted or thought I should....which is obviously more about me than anything else, but still.
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I thought Don't Forget About Me was a U2 song for about the first 15 years of my life.
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I thought Don't Forget About Me was a U2 song for about the first 15 years of my life.
Jim Kerr does sound like a jazzier Bono.
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The more obvious example of my feeling this way about a band is Joy Division.

I just cannot love them no matter how much I try.
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I feel they've got the five or six songs I love...

And I both admire and adore Ian Curtis.
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the handful of songs that I like by them I love more than most other music
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