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It's True! Spandau Ballet getting back together!
lucas vigor
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Posted: 2009-03-25 4:20 pm   Permalink

I may be the only Hetero male in the USA who likes this band, so I was happy to read today that they are getting back together. I realize this is probably not a popular band with most people, but they have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. www.spandauballet.com

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-03-25 11:48 pm   Permalink

oh brother.
and you don't like the Beatles?

were you dropped on yer head as a baby?


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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2009-03-26 08:21 am   Permalink

Uh, I know at least one other hetero guy who like Spandau...*



*I'll admit here to being a bit 'o' a virtual luddite. Sorry in advance for the poor quality of the video. I tried to find a program to flip it before posting it, but they all screwed up the sound.
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martiki
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Posted: 2009-03-26 10:40 am   Permalink

I'm both very pleased to hear the news and somewhat mortified that this was taped. Damn intarnets.

Bring on the Spandau!



 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2009-03-26 3:35 pm   Permalink

Are those the same guys that sang, "I bought a ticket to the wo wo world, but now I've come back again" GAG me with a spoon. Puhleeze!

 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2009-03-26 5:16 pm   Permalink

Pretty much the way I feel when I hear "yellow submarine" by the Beatles.

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2009-03-26 5:31 pm   Permalink

With all due respect Lucas...ahh nevermind...

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2009-03-26 9:28 pm   Permalink

Yellow Submarine? Reminds me of "They're Coming To Take Me Away HAHA". But how can you not like "For The Benefit of Mr. Kite" or "Within You Without You" ?? Glass Onion? Savoy Truffle? Sexy Sadie?

 
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Bogielocks
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Posted: 2009-03-26 9:47 pm   Permalink

Spandau Ballet? Isn't that a brand of underwear?

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2009-03-26 10:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-26 08:21, Haole'akamai wrote:
Uh, I know at least one other hetero guy who like Spandau...*



*I'll admit here to being a bit 'o' a virtual luddite. Sorry in advance for the poor quality of the video. I tried to find a program to flip it before posting it, but they all screwed up the sound.




HAHAHAHA! I just saw the video. "Listenin' to MARtin, this is the sou ou ound of my soul" HAHAHAHA! I love Martin; was that Rebecca giggling while filming?


 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2009-03-26 10:10 pm   Permalink

I like 'em too. One of the pop acts from the 80s actually worth seriously revisiting.

But I prefer to remember them like this:







And this:





Instead of this:





Or this:










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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2009-03-26 10:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-26 08:21, Haole'akamai wrote:
Uh, I know at least one other hetero guy who like Spandau...*




I'm sorry Martin, but I believe I can no longer order any more gay drinks from you.
But were still friends.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2009-03-27 11:38 am   Permalink

The wall street stock broker look worked for this band, but the later picture with the full mullets is really embarassing! But, these guys did pretty well with the ladies back then, even with the mullets! As far as the music, well, I won't make excuses for the song "true". It's really naff, but not alone in that any tears for fears song sounds similar. I like the bass player, the raunchy tone he got on his musicman sabre, and for a glorified garage band, these guys managed to craft some excellent sophisto-pop in the same vein as ABC and Level 42.

 
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tiki-riviera
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Posted: 2009-03-27 3:43 pm   Permalink



Another Hetero male who was a fan. I spent some serious time in the backseat of my Mustang with my
high school girlfriend with Spandau playing in the cassette player. Ok, I might be lying a little,
we usually did it in the front seat (bench seat). Wonder if that would still work today???


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2009-03-27 3:51 pm   Permalink

Of course, the lead singer Tony Hadley looks more like James Gandolfini now then the ultra-preppie he was back in the day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UyTePUp4lk&feature=related

But the guy can sing good. I always liked his voice.


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