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By charla
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Does HMV stock Gary Glitter CD's? You do feel bad for the other members of the band because all they did will always be tarnished by him.
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By Topher
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I read a truly upsetting passage in the paper the other day that said that these women were Lostprophets fans and that they abused their babies and made them available for abuse by him at his behest. I simply don't have words for people like him - it is beyond comprehension, beyond awful. It doesn't, as some have suggested, turn me in favour of capital punishment, but clearly he should never be allowed out of prison. As for banning the sale of his records, it sits a little uneasily with me - if HMV decide they don't want to stock them, that's a decision for them and one that it's hard to be critical of, but I would suggest that most people won't be buying them any more anyway. I certainly won't be playing the two albums I own somewhere ever again, it wouldn't feel right.

I hear what people are saying about feeling sorry for the band mates, but I'm sure if they are decent people, they will understand why people are likely to take that stance. There is no suggestion, as far as I know, that they knew anything and there's nothing stopping them starting a new band individually or together.

As a side note, does anyone know if Gary Glitter is actually in prison at the moment?
By JayE
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bmstinton93 wrote:All Lostprophets music removed from sale by HMV. I'm not sure I agree with this as a huge music fan.

Thoughts?


I think it's a good thing, from what I've heard of the story it's absolutely sick, people like him don't deserve to wander planet earth anymore. Flithy scum bag.
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By Nicola_Red
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Topher wrote:I read a truly upsetting passage in the paper the other day that said that these women were Lostprophets fans and that they abused their babies and made them available for abuse by him at his behest.


There was an interesting article on the BBC site which contained some analysis by people from the National Crime Agency and Wales' specialist investigations team:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25108690

In the article, they mention that he groomed the women to commit abuse. We tend to think of grooming as something that only happens to young kids, but in fact one can groom anyone for any purpose. I suspect he used sex, drugs, money and a lavish lifestyle to lure them in. Not that that explains why they didn't have that natural parental instinct to protect their children - but it does go some way to understanding their part in the abuse. I think knowing the nature of crack cocaine as a drug also helps - as someone I know said, it "lets the monster out of the cage" in a way that some other drugs don't. I also know there are rumours in the metal community that he's allegedly the father of one of the abused children, but I have no idea if there's any truth in that.
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By The Deadly
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I think you should try listening to even shittier band. Become a fan of the Vamps and watch as a queue of mildly attractive, slightly overweight girls arrive at your door.
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By Bonanzoid
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This lot are currently giving me wowsers in my trousers. They've a fantastic first album, and decent 2nd too. Very talented bunch of musicians. Y'know, if you're in to this sort of thing.

By bmstinton93
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The Deadly wrote:I think you should try listening to even shittier band. Become a fan of the Vamps and watch as a queue of mildly attractive, slightly overweight girls arrive at your door.


I have actually already seen them live, when they were supporting Mcfly earlier in the year and they were pretty good. My ex flatmates bandmate also used to be in a band with one of them I believe.
By JayE
#501435
Today I bought Kings of Leon's Album 'Youth and Young Manhood' from 2003. Absolutely awesome stuff, I never really liked Kings of Leon but they've really grown on me.
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By Nicola_Red
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I have the Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones CD on my wishlist but didn't get it for Christmas - hoping someone buys it me for my birthday! I've heard a sample online and really liked it.
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By Bruvva
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I still quite like the Chvrches album but part of me can't help thinking it could easily have been recorded in 1986.
By bmstinton93
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Nicola_Red wrote:I have the Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones CD on my wishlist but didn't get it for Christmas - hoping someone buys it me for my birthday! I've heard a sample online and really liked it.



I have it. It is an ace album. Very impressed by it.
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By Bonanzoid
#501637
Mainly thanks to Fifa, I've been rather enjoying this chirpy band. Not my usual cup of tea, but very catchy and likeable.

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By dimtimjim
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I've decided to start listening to TCMS podcasts again... Although highly amusing and making me actually LOL, it does make me quite nostalgic and reminds me how much of a loss the daily Moyles radio show still is.

Still on 2005 ones at moment, so some old references and out dated guests etc, but still such great radio; funny stuff.
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By dimtimjim
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Umm... 'cos I'm listening to it with my ears, just like I would music...!!

how do you listen to music, does it vary from how you listen to other stuff?!!!!!

plonker.
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By dimtimjim
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JayE wrote:Still not music though...


Not you as well. Ruddy kids...

Yes JayE, its not technically music, but as I'm listening to it instead of the music which I have recently been enjoying, I took this as the relevant thread to comment upon it.

Sincere apologies if you deem my choice unsuitable, but in reality; who gives a *?!! This place is slowly dying it's death, I had a mildly relevant reference to the CHRIS MOYLES forum, so posted it. Sorry...
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By Nicola_Red
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JayE wrote:Still not music though...


dimtimjim wrote:This place is slowly dying it's death, I had a mildly relevant reference to the CHRIS MOYLES forum


Both true.
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By dimtimjim
#501648
Yeah Nic..! Ban 'em!! :wink:
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By Johnny 1989
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I've really got back into Queen this month, after seeing We Will Rock You at the Dominion I decided to upload all their albums to my phone. Freddie Mercury's voice is still a delight to hear, shame he's no longer with us, would have been interesting to see where he/Queen would have gone had he not passed away, they were always know for experimenting with their sound so it'd been interesting to see what the 90's & 00's would have bought from them.