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Old 13th November 2010, 09:54 AM
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A nice, in depth review of Signing Off, all be it from a guy who seems to ignore anything poignant or political released after LOL series, but hey ho, ya cant win 'em all!

They have made it their Album Of The Week!

Album Of The Week: UB40 – Signing Off | M Is For Music
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Old 13th November 2010, 10:03 AM
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Looks good, just going for breakfast and I'll get stuck into it later. There really have been some phenomenal reviews for this album, and this look like another one.

It's all good.

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Old 13th November 2010, 11:04 AM
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how fooking dare he have a go at jimmy , the bell end ,
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Old 13th November 2010, 11:18 AM
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Nice read, cheers Juici x

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Old 13th November 2010, 12:40 PM
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Is the article true Jim,did you not use drums after lol1? You cheat lol
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Old 13th November 2010, 02:37 PM
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Did you not spot the hologram projection in front of a huge drum machine at the Dome OL?
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Bloody hell...Dr Jim will not be happy!
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Old 13th November 2010, 03:22 PM
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OK. Lets put this one to rest. I know I get some stick for using machines, but it's a bit like shooting the messenger.
The reason I used machines in the second half of the eighties and onwards was simple. That's where the music went. Reggae didn't stop in the seventies. It continued to develop. As studio sequencing developed it was adopted very quickly by Jamaican producers. From the eighties onwards almost everything made in JA was made that way. Classic reggae tunes like John Holt's Roumers of war, most of the output of crooners like Berris Hammond and all of Stevie and Cleevey's output [which dominated reggae for years and gave birth to dancehall].
We didn't stop listening to reggae when we started the band. And we weren't a nostalgia band just sticking to one era. I was just doing what my hero's were doing. Never felt like cheating because I had to reproduce the sound live, and I'm not a machine. So, in a way I was making my own life harder. Having to reproduce a machine style. Every other reggae record used machines so why shouldn't we? We were following the development of the music, just like we did in the seventies.
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Old 13th November 2010, 03:43 PM
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OK. Lets put this one to rest. I know I get some stick for using machines, but it's a bit like shooting the messenger.
The reason I used machines in the second half of the eighties and onwards was simple. That's where the music went. Reggae didn't stop in the seventies. It continued to develop. As studio sequencing developed it was adopted very quickly by Jamaican producers. From the eighties onwards almost everything made in JA was made that way. Classic reggae tunes like John Holt's Roumers of war, most of the output of crooners like Berris Hammond and all of Stevie and Cleevey's output [which dominated reggae for years and gave birth to dancehall].
We didn't stop listening to reggae when we started the band. And we weren't a nostalgia band just sticking to one era. I was just doing what my hero's were doing. Never felt like cheating because I had to reproduce the sound live, and I'm not a machine. So, in a way I was making my own life harder. Having to reproduce a machine style. Every other reggae record used machines so why shouldn't we? We were following the development of the music, just like we did in the seventies.

what he said... and....dare I suggest many many great records were made on drum machines, you have to remember the machine doesn't decide what going to be played the drummer does, its just a tool, not a short cut , not an easy way to compose, they actually made it harder for the other musicians as we had to keep up with the machine rather than a sympathetic human that moves with you and as JB said, you cant stay in the past, its all about going somewhere new, not standing still, you have to move with the times, at least we were never slaves to the machines as all the guys actually play..
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Old 13th November 2010, 04:05 PM
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some folks would have us back in the dark ages before the wheel...numbskull...

hello it's called progress.....

never mind the BS....here's UB40....
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