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Richard Ashcroft

Post by Starfish » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:07 pm

Oh, dear God.
Disappeared up his own arse 20 years ago, now he's back with a new album featuring "the best collection of songs I've ever written". (uh-huh...)
And this was him on BBC Breakfast TV this morning https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertain ... er-tv-sofa , when he claimed he was "the only living, breathing, songwriter at the top of the charts".

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Laz69 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:22 pm

A tiresome bore... and no where near as talented as he thinks he is. Totally fanny.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Shinesalight » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:25 pm

I'll tell you what....the more I see and hear of him the more I think we backed the right horse. :roll:
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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Pat Garrett » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:38 pm

Shinesalight wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:25 pm
I'll tell you what....the more I see and hear of him the more I think we backed the right horse. :roll:
Ha, indeed.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by moop » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:10 pm

I dare anyone to try and make it all the way through this interview :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZREGznXfviA

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by spzretent » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:24 pm

He must have one helluva publicist.
He has been irrelevant longer than he was ever any good.
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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Starfish » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:28 pm

moop wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:10 pm
I dare anyone to try and make it all the way through this interview :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZREGznXfviA
Jesus. I managed 3 our of the 41 minutes. :cry: :(
He still has a lot of fans, though, judging by the comments below (and the fawning interviewer)

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by spacemanrich » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:52 pm

Not even bother with the interview. He's shite.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by BzaInSpace » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 pm

I'm more concerned that his album immediately appeared on the shelves of my nearest local music store (a fucking Walmart/ASDA monstrosity) yet And Nothing Hurt didn't, despite hitting the Top 10 in the Scottish music charts.

I feel bad for Richard though. His heart's in the right place.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by runaway » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:26 am

“I can be in Tokyo one day... Buenos Aires the next”
He a fucking flight attendant now?
Tosser.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Laz69 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:59 am

runaway wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:26 am
“I can be in Tokyo one day... Buenos Aires the next”
He a fucking flight attendant now?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by clewsr » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:30 am

this is also quite an amusing read https://www.gigwise.com/features/328618 ... mYPJiB08xw

Together with dropping a packet of white powder on the studio floor on Soccer AM. Classy.

For Kate spotters, she gets the briefest of cameos in his Surprised by the Joy Video. If you can sit through it that long.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by angelsighs » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:08 am

I used to think Ashcroft's antics were largely down to him knowing how to sell an album (give a few soundbites, etc) but now I'm starting to think it's a combination of Class As and a massive ego (perhaps to the point of some kind of narcissistic disorder)

how on earth can he put together yet another acoustic ballad (using G, C and D) and think 'oh yeah, I've taken it to another level. no one else is doing what I do'.

can't deny he's still got a fanbase though, the album has sold well and the tour is sold out too. different strokes for different folks I guess.

one of the songs on the new album (Birds Fly) is a reworking of one of the Urban Hymns demos. it's still a bit MOR but not bad.

he's gone full David Brent in that gigwise interview!
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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by johnnyboy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:52 am

I'm a massive fan.....

....of Norman Records weekly emails.

Richard Ashcroft. The best thing we can say about it is that he’s successfully made sound come out.

Now that's a review.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Aquarian-Time » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:59 pm

We rehearse at Si Jones place sometimes (as well as place in Macclesfield which is great), he never ever mentions the Verve, he talks about Nick sometimes(they are supposedly getting together with Pete to do something, don't hold your breadth though), doesn't get drawn into slanging matches and it generally all round nice chap. None of this posturing, I am, I have be'en, I know him, I went there bullshit. Likewise Nick is similar if not a little more eccentric in his mannerisms.
Meanwhile this absolute baffoon Ashcroft is showing all the tell tale signs of coked up desperado, in need of love and attention and people telling him how good he is and unfortunately despite the blandness of his latest shite, there are plenty of these people

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by niamhm » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:04 pm

Dickie seems to have split the opinions here :lol:, been playing it all week, I like it, AOR, cock, bland, blah blah blah ... so shoot me.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by eelnekwah » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 am

Haha MC

That's the video I drag up whenever I come across an RA fanatic.
Pure class in so many wrong ways
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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by sunray » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Imagine Ashcroft and Liam Gallagher in the same room together :x

Probably having a coked-up argument over who'd get to chow down on Ian Brown's knob (not in a gay way obviously) if he were to walk in at any point.
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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by Martin L » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:42 am

From Soccer Am....

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by freddiehubbard » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:14 am

URGH ... he seems to have become such a dickhead but...

i'm at pains to type this but i'm enjoying 5 tunes on this effort. have avoided listening to anything by him since Alone With Everybody (which I reckon is a pretty fine record) apart from UNOS which I let my ears gawp at out of curiosity (shite obvs). 5 tunes a verging on enjoyable - Man In Motion is a bit of an earworm atm. who'd a thunk it?

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by angelsighs » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am

same here, will readily admit to enjoying some of his tunes. AWE is solid, and there's some other good songs scattered around. funnily enough some of the AWE B sides are pretty good.

he decided to go a more traditional songwriter route and that's fine. by definition an artist's solo work should be a bit different to his band. I can see how the ego has got out of control though, and he really has written a lot of shite.

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by freddiehubbard » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:17 pm

angelsighs wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am
funnily enough some of the AWE B sides are pretty good.
XXYY is a classic tune, no doubt

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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by angelsighs » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:52 pm

freddiehubbard wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:17 pm
angelsighs wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am
funnily enough some of the AWE B sides are pretty good.
XXYY is a classic tune, no doubt
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Re: Richard Ashcroft

Post by TheWarmth » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:50 pm

I find him absolutely unbearable these days, but I do think Alone With Everybody (and it's excellent b-sides) was a good solo effort. I remember getting a copy of the second one, Human Conditions, and being disappointed. Haven't latched onto anything since then. I still love The Verve, though.

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