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Topic: Mostly Autumn to support Bryan Adams
Posted By: Kotro
Subject: Mostly Autumn to support Bryan Adams
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 16:44
NOTE: This is not an announcement.
 
It has been confirmed that Celtic proggers Mostly Autumn will be in charge of supporting Bryan Adams on his concert at Murrayfield Stadium (somewhere in Scotchland, I guess - pardon my ignorance LOL) on Saturday July 21st.
 
The band seem very fired up for the event, claiming it will be "biggest gig of the band's career to date". It is understanble, opening for an international superstar while hardly being known in York.
 
Mostly Autumn have been under fire for diverting from the straight path of prog lately. However, will they be acessible enough for the type of audience who pay to see Bryan Adams? They are schedueld to play 75 minutes of their work, that while being not the most adventurous and demanding progressive rock, will probably have some moments confusing for the brains of some of the audience.
 
Could it be a success for them? Could it be good for modern takes on progressive rock as whole, a band like MA perform to an audience mostly used to mainstream music? Or are they in risk of being boo'ed throughout the show? Confused


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Posted By: chessman
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 16:52
Personally, I think they will go down quite well. I am one of those who loved their first four albums, but haven't been so keen on their later stuff.
Nevertheless, they are very talented, and I think they could do really well, if the audience gives them a decent chance.
Of course, Bryan Adams has a big following, and some fans won't be interested in the support act, whoever it is. I suspect that, even if it was Rush supporting their Canadian compatriot, they wouldn't go down well with some fans. But others may be more receptive. Having Heather Findley and Angela Goldthorpe there should attract some attention, apart from the music! And Fish may be in the wings, watching his wife. He'll stand no nonsense!
It will at least be some exposure for MA, and that is what they are probably excited about. They have nothing to lose. (Imo of course!)


Posted By: Anthony
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 16:54
I'm very proud of my fave band, and hope they'll gain a lot of new fans.

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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 19:15
Er, Fish and Heather Findlay split up a couple of weeks ago, so he probably won't be there.

In my view, Bryan Adams should be supporting them.


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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 19:29
I've heard rumors that Meshuggah will be opening for Mariah Carey....

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Posted By: Trademark
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:03
^^ Sign me up for that one


Posted By: el bŲthy
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:14
Originally posted by Hercules

Er, Fish and Heather Findlay split up a couple of weeks ago, so he probably won't be there.



but they were my favorite prog couple... who will feel the void in my soul nowŅ?


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Posted By: Fragile
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:26

Mostly Autumn are a very talented band but whether this is wise will prove to be another matter.Their new album has some very good songs on it but i do prefer their earlier works.


Posted By: BroSpence
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:35
There was the whole King Crimson opening up for Tool thing.  Granted they're moderately related, but Tool has a pretty big fanbase with juvenille dipsh*ts, and heavy metalers and others so it would seem odd that one of the founding groups of progressive rock would open for them but I guess Fripp prefered openning.  At least thats what he told me....errr the audience I was in. 

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Posted By: puma
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:23
well that's just a mean judgment to make. Think of all the juvenile dipsh*ts who listened to King Crimson in 1971.

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Posted By: Someo Therguy
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:28
I hope nobody takes this the wrong way, but it's quite often us prog fans  who are the biggest snobs and the last to give anyone a fair chance. Sadly, I saw Ambrosia booed off the stage when they opened for Rush in Phoenix years ago.
 
Regarding MA with BA, I think the audience will be quite pleasently surprised. Adams appeals to a more adult contemporary crowd these days and I think (in most venues) MA's sophisticated, intelligent, and quite beutiful song writing will be very well received. I'm certain they will make many new fans, and I congratulate them for landing such a high exposure gig. All the best.


Posted By: explodingjosh
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:44
Originally posted by puma

well that's just a mean judgment to make. Think of all the juvenile dipsh*ts who listened to King Crimson in 1971.


BURN! LOL I would have killed to see that show.



I would love to see two this come out of this:
1) Mostly Autumn remains proggy.
2) Mostly Autumn is well received.

I haven't even heard their music... and I didn't put much thought into this comment as it is very generic, but I felt bad for commenting without some sort of contribution to the thread, so...


Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:59

My goodness, scary thoughts what with progbands opening for POP giants, so letís have some fun (thatís a prog tradition) with a few nightmare scenarios:

On stage,

Dream Theater opening for Celine Dion

The Flower Kings opening for Cher

IQ warming up the crowd for Shakira (Yipes!)

Magma warming up for Madonna (now, THATís Kinky!)

Brand X opening for Justin Timberlake

Fish starts off the Pink show (stop giggling!)

The Watch kicks off Tim McGraw (spaghetti country, anyone?)

Hawkwind opens for Dolly Parton (Damn! talk about Space Ritual!)



Posted By: prog4evr
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 23:15
Originally posted by Hercules


In my view, Bryan Adams should be supporting them.
Ain't it the truth!  Got that right...


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Posted By: Harkmark
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 04:48
Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...


Posted By: Wilcey
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:04
Well, I am amazed, I saw Bryan Adams at Wembley Stadium in '91 (ok snigger all you like but it WAS fun!) He was supported there by Squeeze and Extreme.... having seen the kinda crowd he pulls, I just don't see the Mostlies getting 'em jumin' in their seats to be honest!



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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:15
^ Would have been worth it just for Squeeze - as long as Jools Holland was with them. Cant think of a Bryan Adams song I like..


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:19
I can think of loads of Bryan Adams songs I like.
Mostly Autumn on the other hand................not one.


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Posted By: Anthony
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:32
Originally posted by Harkmark

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
The band manages themselves, so changing management will not happen! Also, I guess that when you're watching "The Wall live in Berlin"-DVD, you always skip "Empty spaces" and "Young Lust"?


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Posted By: Harkmark
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:41
Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by Harkmark

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
The band manages themselves, so changing management will not happen! Also, I guess that when you're watching "The Wall live in Berlin"-DVD, you always skip "Empty spaces" and "Young Lust"?


Ok. At least they know what they are doing then.
As for the rest of your comment, I don't know what you are talking about.


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:42
Originally posted by Harkmark

Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by Harkmark

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
The band manages themselves, so changing management will not happen! Also, I guess that when you're watching "The Wall live in Berlin"-DVD, you always skip "Empty spaces" and "Young Lust"?


Ok. At least they know what they are doing then.
As for the rest of your comment, I don't know what you are talking about.
 
I do...and I think Bryans Adams choice as the singer/guitsrist on Young Lust is inspired.


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Posted By: A B Negative
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:43
Originally posted by Harkmark

I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
No, that's snobbery.
 
My friend is going to the gig at Murrayfield, he's a fan of both Mostly Autumn and Bryan Adams. In fact, it was through him that I first heard MA. I ended up going to see MA with him when they started their show with a set of Pink Floyd covers before doing their own material, a great gig.


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Posted By: Norbert
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:49
Originally posted by tszirmay

My goodness, scary thoughts what with progbands opening for POP giants, so letís have some fun (thatís a prog tradition) with a few nightmare scenarios:

On stage,

Dream Theater opening for Celine Dion

The Flower Kings opening for Cher

IQ warming up the crowd for Shakira (Yipes!)

Magma warming up for Madonna (now, THATís Kinky!)

Brand X opening for Justin Timberlake

Fish starts off the Pink show (stop giggling!)

The Watch kicks off Tim McGraw (spaghetti country, anyone?)

Hawkwind opens for Dolly Parton (Damn! talk about Space Ritual!)

 
Or Sleepytime Gorilla Museum opening for Michael Bolton...
 


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Posted By: Harkmark
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 06:02
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Harkmark

Originally posted by Anthony

Originally posted by Harkmark

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
The band manages themselves, so changing management will not happen! Also, I guess that when you're watching "The Wall live in Berlin"-DVD, you always skip "Empty spaces" and "Young Lust"?


Ok. At least they know what they are doing then.
As for the rest of your comment, I don't know what you are talking about.
 
I do...and I think Bryans Adams choice as the singer/guitsrist on Young Lust is inspired.


I have "Live in Pompeii". That'll do it for me. And it's not because of Bryan Adams.


Posted By: clarke2001
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 12:03
Originally posted by Harkmark

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...


Without any deeper elaboration of your statement, it just look childish.
Why not?




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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 12:19
Anyone who doesn't at least like Evergreen has absolutely no taste, no soul. So Mr Snow Dog, you're clearly a lost cause.

They have done more great songs than almost any other band I can think of. There are very few I don't like except Pocket Watch and Science and Machinery. (And that's not just because I work with Iain Jennings, their former keyboard player!)


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Posted By: kerberos
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 12:28
Quick geography lesson: Murrayfield is in Edinburgh and the home of Scottish rugby..  As for Mostly Autumn, i haven't got round to listening to them although being an Events Steward, there's a good chance i will be there.   You say Bryan Adams will be there too?


Posted By: The T
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 13:48
Originally posted by Norbert

Originally posted by tszirmay

My goodness, scary thoughts what with progbands opening for POP giants, so letís have some fun (thatís a prog tradition) with a few nightmare scenarios:

On stage,

Dream Theater opening for Celine Dion

The Flower Kings opening for Cher

IQ warming up the crowd for Shakira (Yipes!)

Magma warming up for Madonna (now, THATís Kinky!)

Brand X opening for Justin Timberlake

Fish starts off the Pink show (stop giggling!)

The Watch kicks off Tim McGraw (spaghetti country, anyone?)

Hawkwind opens for Dolly Parton (Damn! talk about Space Ritual!)

 
Or Sleepytime Gorilla Museum opening for Michael Bolton...
 
 
I still think that the possibility of Meshuggah opening for Mariah Carey and Death opening for Barbra Streisand are more intersting...


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Posted By: Floydian42
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 14:19
Originally posted by The T

Originally posted by Norbert

Originally posted by tszirmay

My goodness, scary thoughts what with progbands opening for POP giants, so letís have some fun (thatís a prog tradition) with a few nightmare scenarios:

On stage,

Dream Theater opening for Celine Dion

The Flower Kings opening for Cher

IQ warming up the crowd for Shakira (Yipes!)

Magma warming up for Madonna (now, THATís Kinky!)

Brand X opening for Justin Timberlake

Fish starts off the Pink show (stop giggling!)

The Watch kicks off Tim McGraw (spaghetti country, anyone?)

Hawkwind opens for Dolly Parton (Damn! talk about Space Ritual!)

 
Or Sleepytime Gorilla Museum opening for Michael Bolton...
 
 
I still think that the possibility of Meshuggah opening for Mariah Carey and Death opening for Barbra Streisand are more intersting...


Or Opeth starting for Hilary Duff.





Well, my thoughts on it are that it'll only worsen the prog look for a bunch of pop fans who don't give a rats ass about anything prog, or reasonably complex for that matter will spread the word that this band and there kind of music sucks, and persuaded by friends a lot of people will just hate prog. Oh well.

But uhh... good for Mostly Autumn, it'll get them a quick buck and certainly won't hurt there fans view of them in any way.


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Posted By: Harkmark
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 18:18
Originally posted by clarke2001

Originally posted by Harkmark

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...


Without any deeper elaboration of your statement, it just look childish.
Why not?




The statement is not childish, but arrogant, generalizing and not very thoughtful. Arrogance is needed when it comes to Bryan Adams. Thoughtfulness is in this case not a necessary trait of an argument. I prefer oblivion...


Posted By: BroSpence
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 20:25
Originally posted by puma

well that's just a mean judgment to make. Think of all the juvenile dipsh*ts who listened to King Crimson in 1971.


I didn't say all Tool's fans were juvenile dipsh*ts, but that is the stereotypical group.  I mean I love Tool a lot, but have you ever been around a large group of Tool fans?  It can be quite amusing, but at the same time, some of those people are in their late 20s acting like 13 year olds.  Its like a Beavis and Butthead festival or something. 


Posted By: Vince
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 20:42
I personally think that the Bryan Adams fans will be either uninterested by Mostly Autumn, or pleasantly surprised... I always thought MA was a very pop-oriented prog, i.e., they are among the most accessible prog bands...

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Posted By: Hyperborea
Date Posted: June 22 2007 at 23:25
Imagine the pathetic and awfull Celine Dion being upstaged by a worse act than her.....Dream Theater.

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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: July 10 2007 at 16:57
Nothing can be any worse. I mean that, really. It embarasses me to be Canadian and even worse from the same province as this waste of a carbon unit.

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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: July 10 2007 at 23:45
Originally posted by Hercules

.........And that's not just because I work with Iain Jennings, their former keyboard player!
 
Can you tell us what Mr. Jennings is doing now (probably in a separate thread)?
After his departure from MA it seems we lost his traces.
 


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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: July 10 2007 at 23:48
Bryan Adams made a good choice, thanks to him.
But after MA set he really risks to find himself in the shadow of supporting band.


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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: July 12 2007 at 12:24
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

Nothing can be any worse. I mean that, really. It embarasses me to be Canadian and even worse from the same province as this waste of a carbon unit.

Ah, c'mon ... so he's popular. Compared to too many other "rock" stars, he's kept out of the celeb mags, delivers the goods for his fans on a consistent basis for a period of 20 plus years, has never really followed trends, and basically just put out enjoyable (if you like this type of music) stuff. In fact, he's a classic canadian - i.e. nice. So I find it hard to see what in blazers you see in him that would make you hate him. Oh, I know, he's more successful than your pet band Big%20smile


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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: July 12 2007 at 12:25
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

Nothing can be any worse. I mean that, really. It embarasses me to be Canadian and even worse from the same province as this waste of a carbon unit.

Ah, c'mon ... so he's popular. Compared to too many other "rock" stars, he's kept out of the celeb mags, delivers the goods for his fans on a consistent basis for a period of 20 plus years, has never really followed trends, and basically just put out enjoyable (if you like this type of music) stuff. In fact, he's a classic canadian - i.e. nice. So I find it hard to see what in blazers you see in him that would make you hate him. Oh, I know, he's more successful than your pet band Big%20smile


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: July 13 2007 at 16:41
Originally posted by debrewguy

Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

Nothing can be any worse. I mean that, really. It embarasses me to be Canadian and even worse from the same province as this waste of a carbon unit.

Ah, c'mon ... so he's popular. Compared to too many other "rock" stars, he's kept out of the celeb mags, delivers the goods for his fans on a consistent basis for a period of 20 plus years, has never really followed trends, and basically just put out enjoyable (if you like this type of music) stuff. In fact, he's a classic canadian - i.e. nice. So I find it hard to see what in blazers you see in him that would make you hate him. Oh, I know, he's more successful than your pet band Big%20smile
I wasn`t refering to Byan Adams. I can handle him. I was refering to that witch Cťline Dion who couldn`t sing her way  out of a wet sogy paper bag even if she had a loaded shotgun held to her head. ( look at the post just above mine )


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