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Doc Neeson – Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?

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  1. No Way, G… f….., F… Off
    How Classic was the chorus added by the crowds watching.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Yeah they were a great band that I say play more than once , in fact I vividly rememberer seeing them at “Cloudland” in Brisbane where they really rocked the joint

  3. Jeff G. says:

    Bunch of overrated hippies with all the musical talent of a cow’s back side. Had three good songs and one of those was a cover. Was no great loss to Australian music when they broke up.

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    Jeff is spot on. If you listen to the Angel’s so-called ‘music’ (and there was more than enough of it being played on the ABC radio yesterday), it’s all much the same – a fast repeated beat with no variation and no melody. Almost synthetic rock. Case in point, their cover of ‘Don’t let me be misunderstood’ is played way too fast and is not a patch on the Animal’s original (nor is Doc’s voice a patch on Eric Burdon’s). Still, they obviously got the bogans of the 70s & 80s going. So did ACDC.

  5. Ray Dixon says:

    I should add that the Animal’s version of ‘Don’t let me be misunderstood’ was also a cover (of Nina Simone’s original) but a bloody good one. I remember hearing Burdon describe how he once went to a Nina Simone show and waited for her back stage. He started telling her how grateful he was that her song had made them famous, to which Simone replied “Who the fuck are you?”

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Did you ever see them play live Jeff?

    Some how I think that you don’t understand that music is something played where the artist(s) connects with their audience rather than just being a commodity that is sold to make money.

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    Of course they connected with their audience, Iain. With their fans. The ones who liked their music and went to their concerts by choice. You know, the bogans. It’s a big market mate.

  8. Iain Hall says:

    Ray when I was going to see bands the people going to the Angels were anything but “bogan” because they had a wider appeal than that, even so what is wrong with Bogans?

  9. Ray Dixon says:

    I’d suggest their main appeal was to bogans, Iain. Did you join in the “No way, get f*cked, f*ck off” chorus? That’d make you a bogan mate (no offence meant).

  10. Ray Dixon says:

    what is wrong with Bogans?

    I’ll take your question as rhetorical.

  11. Iain Hall says:

    Within our many tribes in this country Bogans certainly don’t rate at the bottom in my eyes Ray They may often be rather poorly educated, they certainly do lack a lot of the social graces that the latte sippers are totally in love with but when the rubber hits the road or in times of trouble they will pitch in and do the right thing.Heck you are betraying the Labor party (who must surely have the vote of most bogans) actively dissing Bogan culture 😉

  12. Jeff G. says:

    Did you ever see them play live Jeff?

    No Iain. But I’ve never seen Justin Beiber or One Direction live either, and don’t need to, to know that they are crap. And they can pull a much bigger crowd of screaming imbeciles than The Angels ever could.

    Don’t get me wrong, the Angels were a good pub rock band. But that’s all they were. They didn’t break any ground with their music, like Billy Thorpe or Cold Chisel or even Brian Cadd. And Doc Neeson was a mediocre singer at best.

    BTW Ray, the cover I was referring to was We Gotta Get Outa This Place, which was in the charts in the 80s I think. They might have covered Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, not sure.

    what is wrong with Bogans?

    On the other thread you are posting vids taking the piss out of bogans and telling us we need more Peta Credlin children than young bogans. So I think you have answered your own question.

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    Oh yeah, Jeff, they covered that one too – another Animals song. And the Angels’ version of that was also played too fast, losing it’s identity and distinctive rythmn.

    Btw, Iain, the bogans of Western Sydney are the ones who voted Labor out. Some of them even got elected for the Coalition. Female bogans too like that one who said the boat people were clogging up the freeways – how’s she going in Parliament? Just zinging it, I guess.

  14. Ray Dixon says:

    Correction, they didn’t cover ‘DLMBM’, it was the other Animals song, as you pointed out, ‘We gotta get out of this place’. I confused the two because the Animals put those songs out fairly close together and they’re not dissimilar. Same opinion of the Angels version though.

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