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Old 08-11-2005, 02:52 AM   #41
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So while they toured Europe extensively in the late 1990's, the effort in the U.S. is an 'F' as far as I'm concerned. Through bad management and a series of boneheaded decisions, the band missed chances to break the US market and build a lasting fanbase. A real shame since few 1990's catalogues are superior.
I won't debate the facts about James cos I don't know them. I will say however that not every band in the universe wants to crack America. I realise here on a U2 fanbase (if ever a band existed to want to take over America and base almost their whole career there, it was U2! ) people may not be aware.

Some bands don't want world domination.* They are happy to have some "cult" status and some immediacy with their fans. I think how lucky I was to be able to chat with Billy Bragg and Grant Lee Phillips after their gigs and have a drink. They enjoy that interaction with their fans too. A band like U2's status, it's completely impossible.

Maybe James realised that they didn't want it either. Who knows? This is all complete speculation.

PS I would add REM to that category. Peter Buck has said it himself.
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:38 PM   #42
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Don't Wait That Long is my favoritest James song of all.

And I think we could get Manic Street Preachers to write a prologue (to history? ) for that book.
Great, I dont have that song on the CD I just bought.


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Old 08-14-2005, 12:27 AM   #43
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Great, I dont have that song on the CD I just bought.


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Check the trampoline mix.

And I'm glad somebody got my joke!

Glad you picked up the best of. It's a worthy purchase.
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Fond of them based on what little I've heard. Here the big one - on music video shows at least - was 'Just like Fred Astaire'.
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Check the trampoline mix.

Ok, I'm an idiot. Listened to this entire mix over again today. You were right, that song is beautiful. Loved it.
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