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by VinceRaven
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Pinera
Replies: 36
Views: 7257

Re: Mike Pinera

I reread some stuff and it seems that Mike and at least some of the others were indeed anticipating a Zipper tour. If that really is the case, does he have any thoughts as to what that tour might have looked like and what songs from Zipper did he think might have made an appearance? And would any ot...
by VinceRaven
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

I've fired off a few requests. Will follow pitkin88's example and start a thread if I get lucky.
by VinceRaven
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Pinera
Replies: 36
Views: 7257

Re: Mike Pinera

A question about the Tom Snyder appearance would be good as well, though I can't think of anything specific at the moment.
by VinceRaven
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Pinera
Replies: 36
Views: 7257

Re: Mike Pinera

Great work! Well done. I could fire off questions all day. Some of these probably overlap a bit, so apologies for that. How often does Mike get asked about this period? Does he still encounter a passion for it or does it rarely come up? How different was the atmosphere between the studio recordings ...
by VinceRaven
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

pitkin88 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:55 pm
I just messaged Mike Pinera on Facebook. Anyone else game to see if we can track down some people?
Let's do it
by VinceRaven
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

By online I mean Skype, Facetime or some similar gizmo.
by VinceRaven
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

If Anyone wants to try and do interviews with any of these guys I'm happy to post up the results with the other interviews. Just saying.... :) And now is a very good time to do it. I know a guy who writes books on movies and has been trying to pin down two extremely high profile musicians to talk a...
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

Totally agree with the point that we're paying the price for Alice being one of the most popular people in the industry. Nobody wants to embarrass, shame or upset him, which is understandable and commendable. That combined with the very bad feelings he still so clearly has about that period means we...
by VinceRaven
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

Reproduction 'For Britain Only" 12" in the vinyl box? Zipper advert in good quality There's also some demos from the period that should be in the archives. Not sure if there are any unreleased songs, but there are demos of some of the album songs. You could put together a really nice set if there w...
by VinceRaven
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

Re: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

Reproduction 'For Britain Only" 12" in the vinyl box? Zipper advert in good quality There's also some demos from the period that should be in the archives. Not sure if there are any unreleased songs, but there are demos of some of the album songs. You could put together a really nice set if there w...
by VinceRaven
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 8299

The Blackout Box - Wishful Thinking

Unless someone on here wins a colossal amount of lottery money, this has no chance of ever happening. However, if such a thing ever did see the light, what could be in it? The obvious things would be the four albums remastered plus the El Paso and Glasgow Apollo gigs. On DVD or Blu-ray (Haha!) the C...
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Veronica's Sake
Replies: 18
Views: 7256

Re: For Veronica's Sake

I don't suppose a live version of For Veronica's Sake or Jackknife Johnny ever made it onto a bootleg did they?
by VinceRaven
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202
Replies: 106
Views: 12970

Re: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202

Have to say the album cover is really weak. I'm guessing it is a gatefold which makes me wonder what the inside will be like. I agree with you (shock horror!) If it's NOT a gatefold sleeve with some really cool photos inside I will be very disappointed, as I was with the Texas '73 RSD vinyl sleeve....
by VinceRaven
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202
Replies: 106
Views: 12970

Re: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202

Have to say the album cover is really weak. I'm guessing it is a gatefold which makes me wonder what the inside will be like. It's a fair bet there won't be any photos of Alice or the band, which would be disappointing. Some shots from that era, especially at the Apollo itself, would be fantastic. ...
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202
Replies: 106
Views: 12970

Re: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202

Would be great to have an album package which included some stories and pictures from the gig as a lot happened that night in that legendary venue. The atmosphere as Alice started was superb and one of the best I'd experienced there. It was quickly followed by the shock for many of seeing the new A...
by VinceRaven
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202
Replies: 106
Views: 12970

Re: Live at Glasgow '82 - 2lp RSD 20202

I normally avoid the Record Store Day stampede but I'll be making every effort to get this.
by VinceRaven
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 65 Quid For an Autograph!
Replies: 49
Views: 13710

Re: 65 Quid For an Autograph!

Si wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:40 pm
VinceRaven wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Had it pointed out to me that Alice wasn't in Edinburgh in 1987. Must have been 1988 then!
Watch this space for further updates.
April 1st 1988... you sure it wasn't Bill Crowe? :rotfl:
Superb! Yes, must have been him.
by VinceRaven
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 65 Quid For an Autograph!
Replies: 49
Views: 13710

Re: 65 Quid For an Autograph!

Had it pointed out to me that Alice wasn't in Edinburgh in 1987. Must have been 1988 then!

Watch this space for further updates.
by VinceRaven
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 65 Quid For an Autograph!
Replies: 49
Views: 13710

Re: 65 Quid For an Autograph!

Just realised I remembered this wrong. It was actually 1987 I met Alice in Edinburgh.
by VinceRaven
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 65 Quid For an Autograph!
Replies: 49
Views: 13710

Re: 65 Quid For an Autograph!

I got killer signed when I met him in Edinburgh in 1986 and fistful of Alice when I met him in 1997. Both times I pretended to be there on official business. The folly of youth. I would like to point out that you are not just paying for an autograph but also to meet your idol and have a quick chat ...