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 Post subject: Rotters Club - Tonight
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:48 pm 
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Quite enjoyed last week's episode and tonight's has Neil's Children appearing on it according to the email I've just received:

"London’s premier art-punks NEILS CHILDREN will be appearing in tonight’s episode of BBC2’s ‘The Rotters Club’. A dramatisation of Jonathan Coe’s acclaimed novel about a group of teenagers growing up in 70’s Birmingham, this evening’s episode finds the central character relocated to London. And in homage to The Yardbirds appearance in Antonioni’s ‘Blow Up’, Neils Children will be playing live when he is baptised into the chaotic thrills to be had at a punk club. "

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Neils Children are actually on telly tonight? thats pretty cool. Do they have a whole scene like in the band bits of The Young Ones or are they just gonna be in the background?


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Well the scene in Blow Up had the main character watching a cutting edge band (at the time - the Yardbirds) for about 2 minutes and the film cutting between the band's performance and the audience's reaction. So I guess it'll be like that.

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Keeping you awake...? :wink: Eat some fruit, ya erm fruit! :D

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Well the scene in Blow Up had the main character watching a cutting edge band (at the time - the Yardbirds) for about 2 minutes and the film cutting between the band's performance and the audience's reaction. So I guess it'll be like that.


That'll be nice, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for that then. Hopefully there wont be any annoying soaps or dramas that clash with it because our telly seems to have a fettish for that shite.


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Neils Children are terrible. I'm dissapointed in you all ;)


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Neils Children are terrible. I'm dissapointed in you all ;)


Bollocks! :wink: They're perhaps the best band in London at the moment.

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Well that was a bit of a disappointment. Neils Children were more or less in the background for a scene that lasted about 3 seconds and their stage name was Concrete (somethings... tits/thighs?). I was expecting more music-based story lines in general really, but underneath all that 70s shit it just seeemed like a bog standard BBC2 drama, not a bad drama but not a very good one either.


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shit programme, shit band


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kane wrote:
shit programme, shit band


What have you got against them? They’re a fantastic band: art-rock and psychedelia combined, and they dress brilliantly. True heirs of the Pistols! Your loss, Citizen!


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I tuned in to the programme half-remembering this thread and expecting an appearance by those cool young things John's Children. It was past my bedtime. :oops:

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Fernando wrote:
I tuned in to the programme half-remembering this thread and expecting an appearance by those cool young things John's Children. It was past my bedtime. :oops:


Arf! John's Children were pretty ancient when they played as Radio Stars in 1977. God knows what they look like now (Phlegmy Toad with a zimmer frame perhaps!). And Marc Bolan been dead for 30 years so I'd hate to see the scene he was in if they had used John's Children! :D


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I actually saw John's Children in 2000, and it was a little like seeing one's dad and uncles cavort onstage. They'd been joined by Boz Boorer and there was a rumour that Rolan Bolan was going to make an appearance, none of which happened. Which is all very well, but it wasn't entertainment.

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"If anyone asks me who this album is by and whether or not it's a masterpiece, I would be able to give them the same answer; Yes"


A role model for us all :D

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kane wrote:
shit programme, shit band


What have you got against them? They’re a fantastic band: art-rock and psychedelia combined, and they dress brilliantly. True heirs of the Pistols! Your loss, Citizen!


I always thought that Sid Vicious was a scruffy nerk.
They were called Concrete Boil(s) and they sounded rubbish, but then I imagine they were acting or something, so one can't really give a fair judgement.

My girlfriend's dad was in the crowd for that Blow Up scene btw. He and his chum had just arrived in London, at the beginning of a road trip around europe, getting pennies busking Dylan songs, when they were approached by somebody asking if they wanted to see The Yardbirds. Being exitable hipster New York anglophiles and fans to boot, their minds were "blown". You can see him in it apparently....ramble ramble....


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Wasn't that impressed with the proggie last night. It was ok but the characters are not that great and laughs are virtually absent - compare it with the other comedy drama, Shameless, for something with rounded sympathetic characters (even if at first they appear unpleasant), a top script and some terrific acting.

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shame really, 'cos the book had me crying with laughter in parts.

still, it was nice to hear some realistic brummie accents for once, instead of the usual caricatured 'we wunna be tugethuuuur' type crap which make my blood boil!

or should i say 'mi blood boyull'...


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