Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Currently residing in the where are they now ? file.....

43 Comments:

Blogger Spearbabe said...

I have to say, that is one of my fave film's Spinal Tap, and that line & their face's crack's me up every time!! :)



Artie Fufkin xx

7:05 pm  
Blogger funfoxymad1 said...

The big question is did you buy them ???
They look like they need a good home :)
Sparkle in the Rain my Fav album
Speed your Love to Me
Waterfront etc

PS LGS I forgot to ask you about the Live SM I'll need to buy it so I can screetch at Alive and Kicking LOL

What's it called again since an ex pinched it, it's well I dumped him LOL

xx

7:07 pm  
Blogger FlimShim said...

are those records in the Queens Royal Museum of Pop and Rock, behind a cage never to be stolen?

He didn't buy them, eees got 50 gold ones.

Flim

7:24 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

You could be right there Flimshim!! :)

7:27 pm  
Blogger FlimShim said...

hello cleveland, listen to the flower people, sir dennis eaton hogg.... its up there as maybe one of the best. And nice to see Derek has a good sense of silly humor.

7:59 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

The flower people.. Brilliant, Derek Small's mouthing the word's.."we love you"...

Alway's put's a smile on my face!!

Don't even get me started on Nigel Tuffnell!!

Sex Farm... what a song!! :)

8:04 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

No quotes about pitchfork's and hay please!!!

8:04 pm  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

Believe it or not, I have one of Nigel Tuffnel's plectrums. I've always got it with me at gigs...so for a small fee.... It has Spinal Tap on one side and Nigel Tuffnel on the other.

Shit Sandwich

8:58 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

Your gonna have to give me a look at it now Derek!!

Next time eh? and I don't believe you would part with it!!

give yer a quid for it !! :)

9:26 pm  
Blogger funfoxymad1 said...

Here taking of plectrums chuck me one of your old ones Derek
I have one given to me by Charlie B and Steve (I want to marry you) Stevens from Billy Idol (sorry just quivering now swoon)LOL
I'm starting a collection in my purse well there's never any money in it LOL
3 weeks and counting any surprises this time round???

xx

10:42 pm  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

I'll show you mine..if you show me yours....

Derek

8:32 am  
Blogger Lastgirlstanding said...

FFL, there was a live album called Live In The City Of Lights, but you'll also find Alive And Kicking on Once Upon A Time.. Sparkle In The Rain and The Crossing are both in my vinyl collection here..

8:51 am  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

You did say for a small fee!!

Show me at Dunfermline :)

10:03 am  
Blogger FlimShim said...

Derek,
that song "white hot day" was great off that album..how much of that album was lillywhite?
Flim

3:44 pm  
Blogger funfoxymad1 said...

Hi
Yeah it's live in the City of Lights I'll need to get it my stuff is all vinyl even my H2O LOL :)

Anyway eye still black and I was ment to be out shaking my thing this weekend but cement canny even disguise this LOL so i'm off to a barbie to get drunk Sunday cause were on strike Monday

Derek me and spearbabe want a swatch at your plectrum! :)

LOL
xx

6:55 pm  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

The over all sound was Steve Lillywhite, the songs and parts were all ours. We were actually pretty good you know.

8:45 pm  
Blogger coldgraysky said...

derek, i always felt lillywhite did the minds wrong on that album...especially you. he mixed you down. took the spine right out of the music. it's true white hot day is brilliant. as we can hear your work. is it true that alaex sadkin was going to do the album? should have stuck with peter walsh.

10:26 pm  
Blogger coldgraysky said...

any details on the USA east coast tour???

10:27 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

Interesting.....

10:44 pm  
Blogger FlimShim said...

thanks for that piece Derek, i saw you guys on the support for that album, in a small club in jersey. you did some old and new, nice mix. nice treats for your fans. you were slapping away, no blood letting from the hands of the bass player however.
Flim

10:57 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

Where about's are you Flimshim?

11:05 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

It's good the guy's still have big support out there :)

11:06 pm  
Blogger Spektakl said...

Wow, two great albums in a same photo. Those bloody bass lines of "Sparkle in the rain" are amazing, as all the music. And that Big Country album is great, too!

Maybe they are in the "where are they now" row, but they're still there... :)

7:19 am  
Blogger FlimShim said...

SB,
flimshim here, up here in northern New Jersey, USA.

"up here in the north of england"
guess who?

thanks for all the first hand info from yourself and FFM & FW

1:06 pm  
Blogger coldgraysky said...

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3:08 pm  
Blogger coldgraysky said...

flim, are you a musician?

3:11 pm  
Blogger FlimShim said...

yes, i played the tuba & cello, but then switch to bass after i saw Mr. Forbes & Geddy Lee in concert in 84, because the tuba and cello became uncool.. they were not on the same bill. me thinks it was 84.

4:41 pm  
Blogger coldgraysky said...

yeah, i remember hearing theme for great cities in the summer of 81. no kidding, it was one of those moments when you hear something that changes how you understand music, breaking convention and inspiring. can't help but wonder what keeps derek and mick out of simple minds. shame. i have been having fun playing along with changeling lately. another awesome riff, killer groove! down hear in baltimore, by the way.

6:23 pm  
Blogger smart car..unwise person said...

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6:42 pm  
Blogger smart car..unwise person said...

Ah....can't believe these great vinyls have no home to go to. Need to ask - when are FGM coming `doon south`? Saw Minds in a tent in Chichester 2 weeks ago...finally in my home city! Unbelievable gig and kept pinching myself that they were there. Any chance of FGM coming to play in a tent in my garden? Will supply beer and fags and cucumber sandwiches.

6:46 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

Flimshim that's great to hear, but you have me a little confused! ha ha.. were you speaking in code there? LOL..

Great to see you here anyway!

11:59 pm  
Blogger FlimShim said...

good morn, spearbabe
i got bombed last night, bad boy
a bit of silly blog code, i suppose
Flim

1:00 pm  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

Yes. We did meet up with Alex Sadkin in South Thoresby in Lincolnshire, where we were writing for 'Sparkle in the Rain' Pity he's not with us anymore, he was a nice guy. I really like Pete Walsh and Steve Lillywhite, and enjoyed working with them so much. East coast of the U.S. will be after Thanksgiving. Dates should include Boston, Washington, Philadelphia and N.Y.C. We will announce the dates on the 4GM site.

7:55 pm  
Blogger Spearbabe said...

Mmmmmmm, that's very tempting......

8:52 pm  
Blogger FlimShim said...

Derek, not for 4GM this fall, but you know where you had some rabid fans...i'm sure you know, Canada... they went ape monkey crazy for minds and big country.
Flim

9:30 pm  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

We are starting the tour in Toronto then Montreal....how d'ya like them apples?

Derek

9:47 pm  
Blogger funfoxymad1 said...

Hi All
My aunt stays in Calgary I'll get her and her pets (she's a vet LOL) to pop down and watch the gig

Had a great nite in Dunfermline yesterday at our friends house.
2 litres Bacardi later (well I was there all day) those house measures are a killer so no driving for me today LOL

Have a good day
xx

10:26 am  
Blogger FlimShim said...

Derek,
you'll be well rec'vd there i'm sure. you'll be treated like kings, red carpets , everything.
Foxy , 2 liters, thats a hell of a night.
Flim

12:18 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Hope that's not Bury market? Although that's where I bought my favourite Cd from, Sons and Fascination, many moons ago.

Fave Spinal Tap moment was when they were trying to barbershop Heartbreak Hotel at Elvis's grave. Classic.

btw talking of harmonising, have you any memories of when Bono joined you on stage at the 85 Barrowland gigs?
cheer
Dave

9:14 am  
Blogger Derek Forbes said...

Even funnier, real life happening at Elvis's grave was when, my mate Ray McVeigh was there with Steve Jones from the Pistols, when they were in the Professionals together, and Jonesy got his cock out in front of the grave, when it was surrounded by weeping old ladies, and had his photograph taken....classic punk stuff

7:05 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

lol excellent

12:30 pm  
Blogger The Walrus said...

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5:19 am  
Blogger The Walrus said...

I remember growing up on governors island in new york city. my living room window looked out on the statue of liberty and my bedroom window looked out on the world traid center. I chilled out to my red light at 13 years old listen over and over again to SPARKLE IN THE RAIN. Wonderful.

5:22 am  

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