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Reviewed on 1st August 2003.

 
 

And They Walked Away (album sampler)

By The Bandits

Well, at least I only had to suffer five tracks. If these are the best, God preserve me from the others.

The Bandits are a rough house guitar bass and drums crew from Liverpool who would quite like to be the Coral but who haven't mastered their instruments and who didn't go to the compulsory history of beat music courses that are keeping GSCE pass rates up on Merseyside. They just read the Coral's set lists and smoked too much dope.

They have a single called "Two Step Rock" on the sampler that is really good in a drink don't think kind of way. Stranded on its own 7 inch in a 60's Decca paper sleeve it would even count as a lost masterpiece. It's a kind of Animals meets Dave Clarke on a dodgy juke box kind of a tune with fine organ and drum parts and some Jimmy Saville Teen and Twenty Disc Club voices in the background. But the rest is drivel.

Exhibit One is the song "Take it and Run". It has a dreary hoedown sub-cowboy Coral-esque flavour. But the lyrics spell out the general approach in a brazen confession of the whole idle mess "I'm just sittin' here waitin' for my turn to come around now" and "If it comes, I' go'in to take it and run". Exactly, Bandit Boys. Arses, Off, Get, Your, Up. Rearrange. Do something useful with your lives. There are talented creative and exciting musicians out there and they need some space.

Maybe the single should be resurrected for bands like The Bandits. Then they could go down in history with their reputation shining. One great hit and then nothing. As it is, their lack of imagination, style, wit or creativity will be paraded for all to hear. I can only suppose that the use of drugs has gone so deep into the music business that there's no one left who can make sensible judgements any more.

 

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On 31st August 2003 at 12:54 Dave LMS wrote...

That makes 3/3 for reviews that diss The Bandits on this site, and I'd have to say that I foolishly caught their live set sometime somewhere when I was expecting The Beatings (lesson learnt: read the listings closely) and I too was very disappointed - although I had the luxury of leaving and did. Hmmm, anyone any thoughts on why none of us are getting it? Are they really as bad as the reviews suggest? Anyone care?

 

On 31st August 2003 at 14:20 Anonymous 13 wrote...

we're not the only ones ... a quick flip through other web sites has pretty much the same story. They seem to be where they are because they run a club called the Bandwagon where the Coral and other Liverpool bands play.

 

On 31st August 2003 at 22:07 Anonymous 7 wrote...

Pretty appropriately named venue then eh!

 

On 1st September 2003 at 11:15 Anonymous 238 wrote...

Up your arses - get off?

Fair do's! Gonna have to try and find it in the bargain bin at Jumbo and see what all the "fuss" is about. I'll pay no more than 50p though!

 

On 16th September 2003 at 20:55 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

no your not the only ones to review this album, go and look at q mags review [y'know a proper music mag with real reviewer's, not some part time git with an A level] 4 stars 'strong debut from the latest bunch of cosmic scousers' the bbci site also came out very much in favor,and no doubt the nme will too,the bad reviews only seem to be in your jaded head,one wonders just what is behind the slander in your 'little' piece, you may not like the music but i dont care for the way you say it, maybe you should make way for real talent.as for the other smart arse commentors here, yes i do have a few thoughts as to why you dont get it, but i wont stoop to the level of saunders, as for the 50p bargain bin , you will find two step rock at number 35 in this weeks national singles chart ,not bad for a bunch of talentless dopeheads, so get your facts right, you know nothing about this band apart from some 'quick flip' suggest you get off your arse and work as hard as the bandits have to earn their success, which will come!

 

On 16th September 2003 at 21:36 Dave LMS wrote...

if this isn't a proper music mag (ezine, whatever) and doesn't have real reviewers, don't you think everyone else will have noticed this too, and therefore there's no reason for you or anyone to care? i would pick up your example of talent being a band in the top 35 single's chart; there being so many other examples of talent in the charts too i always use the charts as a guide to what is good. it's really hard for fans to look at things in perspective, but three bad reviews here don't make q and bbci in any way more accurate or less accurate, just different. i guess you've ranted at all the other bad reviews too? just chill out you're taking this way too personal. love the bandits and continue to read q and the nme, and listen to the charts, and you'll be happy. we're not real here anyway.

 

On 16th September 2003 at 21:38 Dave LMS wrote...

in fact, i think that sam actually said the single was quite good, so you actually agree with sam, but i haven't re-read the review to find out.

 

On 16th September 2003 at 22:41 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

rant what rant? ok a couple of points;
if this isn't a proper mag whatever, then why do it?
sarcasm, yeah very good.
the point with q was not the opinion, but a proper review not the nasty nosense written here, im not too sure if he did like the single or not[ a career in the nme awaits]
oh and patronising too! very good! top man!!the chart comment was in response to the bargain bin jibe which was really 'cheap'you think i give a toss about the charts?
as for taking things personal, well the sly dig at merseyside did not go unoticed, and no i did'nt rant elsewhere just at you figments.
btw if you left the bandits gig how do you know how bad they were, esp or just the first tune? you will go far as crap muso hacks.
I dont care if you dont like the album the band or merseysiders, you like the rest of the planet have your own opinion, but keep the snide comments out of it

 

On 16th September 2003 at 22:52 Dave LMS wrote...

...you do go on for someone that doesn't care... ( i have no further interest in picking the holes in your last reply, fun as it might have been ) ... ta ra.

 

On 16th September 2003 at 23:02 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

oh please do! you seem so good at picking holes

 

On 18th September 2003 at 10:09 Anonymous 906 wrote...

I think they're a Bandit fan! Calm down! Calm down!

 

On 18th September 2003 at 12:28 Anonymous 13 wrote...

But interested and passionate, which is good. One thing - reviewers in Q and NME are paid to sell stuff, they haven't got our freedom to be wrong. So if four ezines say one thing and Q says the opposite, I know where my trust is. And (single apart) the Bandits are sloppy. If you like sloppy, and many do, then good luck, but think the Blueskins would be a better purchase.

 

On 19th September 2003 at 01:43 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

@katmandu how did you come up with something so very original?
yes its me, capt' anal again,I was hoping you would respond mr[?] saunders, not sure who is paying the q and nme writers to say nice things and sell stuff [not b unique for a start they seem to be asleep as far as promoting the bandits is concerned] they can do quite a good hatchet job as well! and ezines have axes to grind aswell, what I want from a review is something that tells me about the music without snide comments, being big enough to make up my own mind i can choose who and what appeals to me, so my trust is not with any of you people,and I would urge readers to go listen and make their own minds up.
to get back to what really pissed me off enough to get on here was the insults to merseyside, and the sort of drugged up lazy ....... slur on the band,you dont know that and therefore should restrict your comments to the music, but then you did'nt restrict it to the review but went on to do a cosy little hand in hand slag off with the other smartarse dave.
most of what you said about the album ,sorry the half [and not the best half] album that you have, is nonsense in my opinion.
in finnishing, i am not some stupid little fan crying 'cause you insulted my little band,nor am i anything to do with the music business, I am a serious music listener and I believe the bandits to be worthwhile.

 

On 19th September 2003 at 11:02 Anonymous 30 wrote...

As one of Dave and Sam's fellow reviewers I don't always agree with their opinions and I'm sure it goes both ways. But I have to defend Dave as he does a fantastic job offering reviewers such as my self a chance to offer honest opinion on some of the great and not so great material he sends on to us. There's no conspiracy, no let's hate this band or love that one, it's all just honest opinion. If Sam feels The Bandits album is poor then he has every right to say so. To offer a slightly different LMS view - I actually bought "Take it & Run" when it came out and was mildly impressed enough to sign up for a free CD from their website - when it arrived it was terrible, dreary and completely throw away (I have however kept it hoping it will one day be a rarity for the pension collection). I therefore have a fairly indifferent opinion on the band and will take another few listens to make my mind up. What got me about your comments was the fact that as soon as you don't agree with something you immediately divert the subject from the band to the LMS website. You seem to have a lot to say for yourself so why not join Dave's list of reviewers and start providing your own thoughts on the music world. You might find it isn't quite the laugh-a-minute that you think it is!

 

On 19th September 2003 at 12:45 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

thats no good you really must call them sam and dave!
look for the last time im not compaining about the opinion, just its tone ok? i get sick to death of that kind of sort of 'sloppy' nonsense about any band, it tells me nothing apart from the fact that you dont like it, to be fair I've seen that promo 5 track version christ knows what the lable is doing sending out a stunted version of it, and the free cd is just a waste of time too [some of their older singles are fetching big bucks so do hang on to it]not sure where i diverted the subject btw ???? the soul men did sort of gang up to have a second go at the bandits tho, you end there with the classic
'if you think you can do better' many you guys should make albums!

 

On 19th September 2003 at 13:16 Anonymous 906 wrote...

The comments were a bit harsh I thought. I've listened to their CD and thought it was pretty mint! I couldn't see what the putting down was all about.

 

On 20th September 2003 at 18:17 Anonymous 13 wrote...

aaairbourne writes: "i get sick to death of that kind of sort of 'sloppy' nonsense about any band, it tells me nothing apart from the fact that you dont like it"

Just to clarify. I wrote that The Bandits were lazy musicians and that drugs had something to do with their music being promoted beyond their local scene. These two ideas came from a) the music - it's a bit loose and itcontains lines about sitting waiting for the chance to come, to "take the money and run" and b) their publicity material, which draws attention to them skinning up very large joints. Those small things confirmed what my personal reaction told me, that they were OK local musicians for an audience of stoned friends, but that to get a national audience they might be expected to create something a bit less like a pale version of the Coral. I checked after I had written the piece and was quite surprised to find there were several people I didn't know and who I hadn't read before who had pretty much the same view.

To get more meaning out of a review you have to read a bit more carefully. The context of other reviews makes a difference. You might notice that I tend to expect more from nationally promoted pro bands than I do from part-timers who play mostly local gigs. Have you read my reviews of fellow Liverpuddlians Ella Guru? And didn't you notice that I did like The Bandits' single? Far from telling you nothing, I think I packed quite a lot of things into the review - perhaps you just reacted more to the negative stuff (quite understandable if you're a fan).

Q and NME journalists are paid by EMAP by the way. EMAP is part of one of the big mnedia companies who also own record labels. Their job is not to praise or diss specific bands, but to maintain a generally upbeat and positive climate for music that is being currently plugged. Ezine writer have the freedom to be wrong and the perfect get out that you paid nothing to read it so you can't ask for your money back. But you can join the conversation and tell us what you think. Which you have done - which is good.

I agree that th ereviews was "a bit harsh". That's what it was intended to be. Not unfairly harsh or dishonestly harsh - just "a bit harsh".

 

On 22nd September 2003 at 00:11 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

the animals meets dave clarke, etc dodgy juke box blar blar,decca sleave rhubarb rhubarb??????????? , yeah really packed full of info! meaningless even if you did like it, I mean, I was'nt too sure if you did or not, as for the stoner bit I've never listened to anything stoned ,so with a very clear head I can tell you take it and run is about waiting for a taxi, yes the music is a bit loose , and?, lazy musicians! , I do know something of the band , and I can tell you that they have worked so hard since forming in 2000,they are far from lazy, all they have now is down to their own efforts,little or no promotion, even with two top 40 singles. Its my opinion that they have created a fine and worthy album[as I now have a copy] for someone of the standard of John Leckie to get involved with out a fee, oh sod this! I'm not going to defend them to you, you know nothing about them, their mindset, work ethic, drug habits or anything else, other people can make their own minds up, as I have

 

On 22nd September 2003 at 10:14 Anonymous 13 wrote...

"you know nothing about them, their mindset, work ethic, drug habits or anything else".

So what is their music about then? What is their publicity material for? The song you mention might have been inspired by waiting for a taxi, but the words express something more. I've no problem with you not liking the review and I can understand you really liking The Bandits. But we seem to have reached the end of any fun there might be in discussing it.

 

On 22nd September 2003 at 10:35 Anonymous 30 wrote...

Actually airbored I do make albums - 5 in the past with one on the way and I'm happy to stand by all of them!

 

On 22nd September 2003 at 21:24 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

@ sam there was fun in all this? so next time just comment on the music [all i was asking for]without the little snide remark about merseyside etc
@ instrick .ok lets have a listen to them then, and I'll pass comment

 

On 22nd September 2003 at 21:25 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

lol at 'airbored' least a did get 'airhead'

 

On 22nd September 2003 at 21:26 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

arghhh feckin typos

 

On 23rd September 2003 at 10:16 Anonymous 13 wrote...

Fun? I can't think of any other reason to suffer the kind of abuse that goes on in here. But seriously, If reviewers only wrote about the music there would be very little written. We are talking about very basic primitive music with little variety - that's the joy and challenge of popular music. Context, personality, influences, style, ambitions, cultural and personal integrity ... these are the things that make bands popular, unpopular, respected, reviled and all the rest. The musically rich performers tend to be unsuccessful commercially and deeply unfashionable. And The Bandits are very definitely not musically rich. Judged on music alone their promo EP would be totally eclipsed by hundreds of other recordings over the last thirty years. Compared to near-competitors whose music is available in the same CD racks in that laid back guitar rock'n'roll with a keyboard bluesy territory then the likes of The Band, Little Feat and Ry Cooder piss on them from a very great height. Even compared to the Coral they have less variety and less precision in the performance. The Bandits will do well because they are the kind of people who audiences connect with - not because they are quality musicians or specially gifted songwriters (which, on the evidence of the promo, they are not)

 

On 23rd September 2003 at 21:38 Dave LMS wrote...

airbourne - please don't copy press releases / other magazine reviews to this website. they have been deleted. if you have a comment of your own you are more than welcome to speak your mind. nothing cut'n'pasted from other sources please! thank you.

 

On 23rd September 2003 at 23:01 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

ok point taken , but for anyone wanting a balanced review try 'AngryApe'[i wont post the addy] tells it like it is and dont resort to gimick riden journalism in the manner of sam saunders, frankly music and art critics are a waste of space and skin, if people cant make their own minds up then god help them, who set these little gods up to pour down scourn on a band? me i'll settle for little or nothing written, anyone with the drive and inclination should be able to make the music they want without the self appointed arbeiters of taste and talent mocking their skills etc,I take onboard music from many sources from monteverdi to the pixies,
but I cant play a note or read the damn stuff, but i know what connects with my head and my heart, there are many 'quality' musicians who couldnt do either if their life depended on it.
nobody said the bandits were going to change the world, and if they do connect with their audiences then that is exactly was any artist is suppost to do,not all music or art is about showing off your 'great'skills something many muso's would do well to remember.
you have made the bandits out to be workshy dopehead chancers who picked up their instruments a couple of months ago and set out to make a quick buck on the back the corals success and the bandwagon,you also made what i perceive to be a slur on their education and that of the people of merseyside which was what got up my back in the first place, tell me if i have got it wrong!

 

On 24th September 2003 at 10:52 Anonymous 13 wrote...

I think you have to distinguish between the author's intentions, the text on the page and the reaction of the reader. Or between the musician's intentions, the sounds produced and the audience's response. The links between these three stages are not direct and not predictable. My response to music cannot be expected to have a firm and predictable relation to the music itself, let alone the intentions or character of the musicians. My response to your comment is to wonder if you understand this, and whether you see the irony I notice in what I take to be a fairly crude distortion of what I originally wrote. You cannot be wrong if you are telling me about your response, but I believe you are on weaker grounds if you are suggesting that, as a fact, I "made the bandits out to be workshy dopehead chancers who picked up their instruments a couple of months ago and set out to make a quick buck on the back the corals success and the bandwagon". Those are your words and not mine. They express your reaction to what I said, but hey aren't what I said and they are certainly not ideas I intended to express. I wrote what I wrote, not something else. If you read a sub-text, it's your own. That's perfectly valid, but you have to recognise it as your own, not mine.

 

On 24th September 2003 at 20:17 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

very clever well side stepped, have you ever considered politics?

 

On 25th September 2003 at 15:44 Anonymous 13 wrote...

I just read the AngryApe review. It includes the lines "heartfelt anthems that are as equally as important, if not more than the other current Scouse bands." Grammar to compete with your own, I'd say.

 

On 25th September 2003 at 22:30 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

you'd say too much you arrogant pedantic ass, you now stoop to dissin' peoples grammar,is that all you have to say about it? I think that just about sums you up, her review pisses on your's from a great height to quote from your colourful English, which I have to tell you is not perfect.
Those that read all this, will judge for themselves the type of person that you are, and the meaning of your review no matter how you bend your words.
Just another point,in one of your comments you suggest that The Blueskins are a better buy, who just 'appen to come from Yorkshire! oh dear.

 

On 25th September 2003 at 23:19 Anonymous 13 wrote...

with abuse removed, I return the observation and bid you farewell.

 

On 26th September 2003 at 00:08 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

no abuse just an observation

 

On 26th September 2003 at 00:12 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

and I bid a good riddence to you and your snotty little project here.

 

On 26th September 2003 at 22:08 Dave LMS wrote...

Sorry to continue what has come to such a friendly conclusion, but I just wanted to add my thoughts. Initially, and I know you will come back and say it ain't so Airbourne, but you come across very much as a close fan of the band and not as the general fan of music that you wish to portray. I think your views come across as blinkered. I know you'll deny this, and I ackowledge your right to say I'm wrong. I also think you're a little hypocritical in dismissing all media, and such like: "frankly music and art critics are a waste of space and skin" - yet when you find a review that favours a band you like then its ok and something to look up to, yet anything else to the contrary is not relevant to the extent you almost attempt to argue their right not to express this contrary view. I have a copy of the single, and I rather like it. I like it a lot. I dislike the B-sides. I saw this band live and I have to say that having read the two reviews of the album, Sam's review better meets my own reaction to their music. That doesn't mean Sam is 'right'. It doesn't mean other reviewers are 'right'. It just means the music affected them differently, I personally side with Sam on this one, but I'm not right either. This is one I think that should just be let lie, I believe we all have the right to express an opinion, and your contribution has been welcome but my comments on this subject, now I come to finish them, is that I disgree with your stance.

 

On 27th September 2003 at 20:27 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

Look dave i'm going to have to say this one more time, because you all seem to have swept aside my original complaint in the rush to justify Sam's review, I do not care one jot if he, you or anyone else dislikes the album, we all have our subjective viewpoint, what I did'nt care for was the snide and smug manner in which he did it, as for my sideswipe at critic's in general this may be a little harsh, but it is my view that any review should be informative first and formost, in order to give the reader a feel for the genre etc ,then to give your opinion.
Sam started by dissing their skills, now you are all i suspect musicians, yes? I am not, but I am a music fan, not the blinkered one you have just called me, right now Im listening to Phillip Glass's Anknarten before that can future days, my collection includes vast amounts of soul, blues, jazz, etc, I see no boundry or limit in music, I have no problem with their playing it's a loose skiffle sort of thing for the most part, but their made out to be totally skilless which is just not true.
there is then a little jibe at merseyside, btw sam just what is a CSGE? dont you ever proof read?
but he liked the single two step rock, but the discription of dave clarke and the animals is way off, it's more golden earring's radar love meets the who, jimmy saville teen and twenty disc club ?????[hell sam how old are you?]i dont have a clue what that means.
I posted the other review because i felt it to be a better more balanced review, you may have noticed that it wasnt all good, i could have found more glowing ones.
I'm glad you liked the single but all the same if you had not, I have found much to like in the bandits music,and i admire the way they have made their own breaks, not just sitting there waiting for their time to come around now,[it's only a song sam] but by getting 'up arses off their' to book the club, book the bands, make the posters,play the gig, and make the bandwagon the success it is, no body else did it for them , but sam calls them an idle mess.
Im not sure when you saw them Dave, but they have progressed greatly they have toured with Oasis, who think highly of them, and won over many other friends, you will even find Alvin Lee playing on the album,because he wanted to btw.
all bands can put out crap b sides for many reasons, but the b side of the 7" is very good.
I could go on and on about all this but I am going to let it lie.
but in ending I do think you should look at the way that you talk about people, and not be so sneering.

 

On 27th September 2003 at 21:28 Dave LMS wrote...

...likewise, good bye
This message was last edited on 28/09/03 10.30:16

 

On 27th September 2003 at 23:20 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

you see, you just dont wanna hear it do you? I admit I came in on the bounce a bit angry a bit arsey, all I tried to do was give you a bit of it back, maybe I can be big enough to say I that was wrong of me, msg boards can quickly turn into flaming sessions, but please take onboard what I am saying. it is also intersting to note that one of the few msg's from your readship came out it favour of the bandits, have a nice day! good bye.

 

On 7th October 2003 at 23:55 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

yeah me again,
for a clear and accurate review try the one www.manchestermusic.co.uk

 

On 8th October 2003 at 07:38 Anonymous 13 wrote...

Says pretty much the same as me - but takes longer. You say "accurate" I say "more diplomatic". Either way, it's not a ringing endorsement of an indiffernt set of tunes. Either way they're reviewing the whole album, I reviewed the sampler. And, I note, they have nothing particularly positive to say about it. Given your illiterate, illogical and misspelt postings references to "clear and accurate" are a little hard to take.

 

On 8th October 2003 at 23:04 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

so a 'great debut'and 'a compelling piece of music'is negative? it's not remotely like what you said, do you only read every other line of anything?
and that response just about sums you up my friend,you think you are so bloody clever with your snide smarter than thou spewings, it must be so hard having to live with all us pond life illiterate! how dare you, misspelt yeah I can see one in your post above,as a so called writer you should do a little more proof reading and as for illogical,I don't profess to be a writer,and given that you do, the utter twaddle that you come out is very hard to take, for or against, the review of the Bandits is one of the most stupid pieces of pseudo journalistic claptrap I have seen, and your are a nasty piece of work to boot,
I take back the little olive branch I waved at you, and stick it in your eye.

 

On 8th October 2003 at 23:55 Anonymous 251 wrote...

EVERTON!! EVERTON !! EVERTON !!

 

On 9th October 2003 at 07:41 Anonymous 13 wrote...

 

On 9th October 2003 at 19:23 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

not sure wtf everton has to do with 'owt but it seems to have made shitehawk laugh, small things etc etc This message was last edited on 11/10/03 15.23:45

 

On 15th October 2003 at 11:57 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

I saw the Bandits live last night, they played the new Carling Academy 2, the first time I've seen them outside of the Zanzibar club, packed house and they blew the place away, not my subjective view, I could see the whole room from my high vantage point, the crowd was going mental, so who gives a flying fuck about your poxy, poncey arsed view of music?, so go take your perfect English and shove it along with all your quality, musicaly rich sad little oxymoron of a site [is the 'H' missing there?]

 

On 15th October 2003 at 12:14 Anonymous 31 wrote...

Fella. Last night I saw Motorhead blow the doors off Leeds Uni. At the same venue just over a year ago, I saw Whigfield have a similar effect on the audience.

 

On 15th October 2003 at 12:31 Anonymous 1201 wrote...

Frankly, I listened some of The Bandit's tracks and I've never heard anything more dull. I know for sure I'm in a better band, and I don't think that's saying very much at all. This is my opinion, and Mr. airbourne, if you don't like it - swivel on it!


And by the way, Sam S consistently writes better, more balanced reviews than any journalistic publication. You'll also find that many of the Leeds bands take poor reviews with good grace, and you're not even in The Bandits... although they could probably recruit ANOTHER superflous member...

And i'm in a band with a scouser and I live in Newcastle so don't you dare accuse me of Yorkshire bias!

 

On 15th October 2003 at 20:30 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

well if you stupid fuckers ever took the time to see wot my complaint was [no not portnoyes, thats sam's] it was not that he ripped the bandits music, do you think i give a shit? whatever you say about sam he is snide and arrogant.
so you're in a better band 'MR' jeffwotever well whoopyfuckindoo, every tit in a band is better than some other band, and if you are so much better get out there and prove it,the bandits did but it seems they are lazy stoners, better is subjective,as is dull, so take that opinion and stick it.
@ chris, you went to see motorhead and whigfield? well that speaks volumes, and if those people had a good night, then thats great too .
People have said they are only getting attention because they are from Liverpool, well that works against most scouse bands,and this site says its because they take drugs and have something to do with the bandwagon club, well how bloody stupid is that? yeah they have been damn lucky, but there was no way I was going to take that crap from sam.
The Bandits have some high profile fans in the music business, not that their opinion is more valid than yours or mine, but dont call them dull ,cause they aint, end of.

 

On 16th October 2003 at 00:11 Anonymous 251 wrote...

Yeah but you are.

 

On 16th October 2003 at 00:21 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

oh that hurt! dopey twat

 

On 16th October 2003 at 00:45 Anonymous 251 wrote...

Drugs on the brain.

 

On 16th October 2003 at 01:02 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

behold! the new oscar wilde

 

On 16th October 2003 at 07:40 Dave LMS wrote...

"this site says its because they take drugs" - I intend to keep out of your main argument, because frankly I have no idea what your point is any more, but on this comment... if you can remember back through your discussion with Sam, I think you'll find he told you that it is the band who promote themselves as active drug takers as a way to promote themselves to music fans who probably think that this is cool. I think Sam said it was mentioned throughout their press literature. On that subject, The Blueskins are promoted by their label in a similar way. When you promote yourself as such, you have to expect that people writing about you will pick up on it.
"and have something to do with the bandwagon club" I thought that was an opinion expressed on this forum, not the review itself? I could be wrong, but if it wasn't mentioned in the review it's hardly 'this site' in the same way as 'this site' would not wish to associate itself with your opinions either. This message was last edited on 16/10/03 7.45:52

 

On 16th October 2003 at 09:46 Anonymous 31 wrote...

"you went to see motorhead and whigfield? well that speaks volumes"

I work at the Uni, loading PA and gear for bands.

Do some reviews yourself if you don't like what you read.

 

On 16th October 2003 at 21:20 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

@dave, that bandwagon comment came from mr samwise himself, do you not wish to associate his comments with 'this site' then? you folks profess to have some knowledge of the music game,it should be clear that the bullshit the these stupid record lables churn out is just that, the press are also at fault for the constant dope smoking strapline, the go on about it like kids that have just learnt to say fuck, and sam in fact put forward the blueskins as a better option, and even their name is a drug ref'.
as to my point, well this has become a bit like picking at a scab, and childishly i cant leave it alone, and there is something about the way some of you ppl responded which gets right up my nose, you feel the same about me i suppose,
@chis, dont talk shite fella

 

On 16th October 2003 at 23:40 Anonymous 251 wrote...

What do mean "Chris don't talk shite?"

What shite did you think he was talking? He only spoke two sentences! One was a recommendation. The other a true statement.

 

On 17th October 2003 at 01:42 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

well fuck me you can read!

 

On 17th October 2003 at 14:32 Anonymous 906 wrote...

Yeah Mike. You can!! You can like...read!!
And don't ever forget it!!
Grrrr!!!This message was last edited on 17/10/03 14.58:54

 

On 18th October 2003 at 13:47 Anonymous 291 wrote...

You big bloody reading bastard. thats's reading as in books, not reading as in the piss-poor southern festival. Anyway, airbourne, you're a cunt, knob off.

 

On 18th October 2003 at 17:43 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

well at least a cunt has a use, wots your fuckin reason for being, mr neil?
funny how every wanker becomes a hardcase on a msg board aint it?

 

On 18th October 2003 at 23:04 Anonymous 251 wrote...

You're just a fucking cunt mate. You just think Chris is bulshitting don't you then suddenly realise maybe not everyone is a complete twat like you and people do have lives and jobs and that he does work at the venue so you realise you're wrong and instead of apologising and being man enough to admit to a mistake you carry on being the complete utter cunt that you are. Well fuck off. I have never heard the Bandits but because of you're ramblings you have put me off them completely.

 

On 19th October 2003 at 15:12 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

well if im a cunt then i'm in good company with some of you lot, ok your right mike , i am sorry chris,maybe like a few more here i should find out a little more before i open my mouth,it's too easy to do, as for the dont talk shite remark, that was aimed @ the 'write your own reviews' line which is hardly the point.
mike if you are dumb enough to be put off anything by comments on a msg board, then how much of a cunt does that make you?

 

On 19th October 2003 at 19:44 Anonymous 251 wrote...

Well from what I have heard The Bandits are just a bunch of stoners with a bunch of stoner fans and that just ain't my thang.

 

On 19th October 2003 at 22:16 Anonymous 1073 wrote...

don't leave you with much to listen to then does it?

 
 
 

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