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Started by oelewapper on Feb 22, 2015 12:31:52 PM

Fog on the Tyne

Is all mine

All mine.

Fog on the Tyne

Is all


6to24characters - 22 Feb 2015 13:42:23 (#1 of 31)

Do you believe

The clear white light

Is going to guide us on?

SlasherBindman - 22 Feb 2015 13:43:54 (#2 of 31)

They were heralded by the music press as the Beatles for the 1970s.

tasselhoff - 22 Feb 2015 13:44:16 (#3 of 31)

But it's all right

Lady Eleanor

I bought their live double album a few years ago. It's still great to listen to

frantastic - 22 Feb 2015 13:45:56 (#4 of 31)

Alan Hull was a great songwriter.

Eligelis - 22 Feb 2015 13:46:21 (#5 of 31)

I've travelled the

Land, with a guitar in

My hand, and all the

Whille looking for

Some fun. I've made some

Mistakes, had

My share of the breaks, seen the boys on

The make and on the


Eligelis - 22 Feb 2015 13:48:05 (#6 of 31)

They used to come to aldershot on a regular basis in the 80s, and I saw them whenever I could. I also managed to get to see one of their legendary Christmas shows at the Newcastle City Hall in 1986.

SlasherBindman - 22 Feb 2015 13:52:26 (#7 of 31)

I saw Alan Hull playing in a folk club in 1984. He had very strong views on politics and the miners' strike, was very left-wing.

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RosyLovelady - 22 Feb 2015 15:00:01 (#9 of 31)

Filth! Mods please ban this ruffian.

carterbrandon - 22 Feb 2015 16:17:41 (#10 of 31)

I saw them at a standing-only gig at Liverpool University, the night Liverpool won the European Cup. The gig was delayed until after both audience and band had seen the match. As it was the comeback tour, they played all the hits. It was brilliant.

Even they have said it was the best one outside those Newcastle Xmas ones they used to do.

halfnelson - 22 Feb 2015 16:36:27 (#11 of 31)

One of theirs I particularly love is "Nights" (from 1982's Sleepless Nights album), partly because it's so atypical for them, and partly because it's a gorgeous bit of pop. The video has them pissing about on the funfair at Whitley Bay.

Ray Jackson recently formed a version with him and some of the later members, but he's now decided to retire and Rod Clements has rejoined.

gordonthemoron - 22 Feb 2015 17:17:31 (#12 of 31)

Meet me on the corner

When the lights are going down

And I'll be there

SlasherBindman - 22 Feb 2015 17:27:12 (#13 of 31)

The first three albums are the best. Alan Hull had the storyteller's eye for detail and an empathy for society's misfits and unfortunates.

SGM1A1 - 22 Feb 2015 20:45:34 (#14 of 31)

Nicely Out Of Tune is my favourite album but my favourite song may be United States Of Mind from Alan Hull's solo album Pipedream

Billy Mitchell sang a lovely version when I saw them about 15 years ago

quattrobhoy - 22 Feb 2015 21:21:02 (#15 of 31)

I recall seeing Lindisfarne blown off the stage, at Glasgow Green's Playhouse (in Feb 73), by an excellent emergent Genesis, who were support. Lindisfarne reacted so badly that, as headliners, they kept the house lights on while they played.

My appreciation of Lindisfarne was somewhat diminished by the experience, while my enjoyment of Genesis - who we'd primarily come to see for the first time - was enhanced.

Genesis returned eight months later, as headliners, but had to call off the gig because of a life-threatening electrical issue, returning to play a superb set the following week.

SlasherBindman - 24 Feb 2015 16:13:19 (#16 of 31)

An anecdote:

"X wrote a song that Alan Hull heard him sing. He approached X and said he'd like to record it. X was understandably pleased and agreed. Hull made some slight changes and the song was credited and published as by Hull / X, Hull taking the major credit and royalties. X was then up against Hull's legal team. I don't think that he ever received due satisfaction, and was very bitter about it - understandably."

NoSleep - 24 Feb 2015 16:36:08 (#17 of 31)

Fog on the Tyne, it's now mine?

oelewapper - 24 Feb 2015 16:45:42 (#18 of 31)

Was X Paul Gascoigne?

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SlasherBindman - 24 Feb 2015 18:15:16 (#20 of 31)


Hadaway and shite, bonny lad!

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