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    A sad day

    Sad to see the passing of Mike Nesmith, Steve Bronski and Mensi today.

    As a big fan of the angelic upstarts the latter saddens me most. A band who released some absolute classic singles and a few brilliant albums. Hard to count how many times I'd seen them live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by degenerated View Post
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    Sad to see the passing of Mike Nesmith, Steve Bronski and Mensi today.

    As a big fan of the angelic upstarts the latter saddens me most. A band who released some absolute classic singles and a few brilliant albums. Hard to count how many times I'd seen them live.

    https://youtu.be/owrVQebWCtc
    Last time that I saw Mensi he had shed about three stones and more and looked in as good shape as he had been for a while. I knew that he had been struggling with Covid but this is a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTHERNHIBBY View Post
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    Last time that I saw Mensi he had shed about three stones and more and looked in as good shape as he had been for a while. I knew that he had been struggling with Covid but this is a surprise.
    He looked fit as a fiddle last time I saw them at the liquid rooms. He'd been in hospital with COVID for a few weeks and finally succumbed to it today.

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    He looked fit as a fiddle last time I saw them at the liquid rooms. He'd been in hospital with COVID for a few weeks and finally succumbed to it today.
    Former band member Tony Feedback sadly also lost his life to covid 😔

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridge hibs View Post
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    Former band member Tony Feedback sadly also lost his life to covid
    Yeah, saw that earlier in the week. Didn't realise it was Covid as well though.

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    Yeah, saw that earlier in the week. Didn't realise it was Covid as well though.
    Yeah I read it on wiki and another site, passed away Feb 21

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    I honestly had no idea, up until yesterday, that the guy who founded Bronski beat was actually called Bronski.

    I wasn't particularly a fan (not saying I disliked their music) but you heard their songs everywhere when I was a kid, so his passing gives me pause for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridge hibs View Post
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    Yeah I read it on wiki and another site, passed away Feb 21
    He was in mod revival band Long Tall Shorty, who were pretty decent. Sure he did some gigs with Charlie Harper and The Urban Dogs and was also in Sham 69 for a spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_M View Post
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    I honestly had no idea, up until yesterday, that the guy who founded Bronski beat was actually called Bronski.

    I wasn't particularly a fan (not saying I disliked their music) but you heard their songs everywhere when I was a kid, so his passing gives me pause for thought.
    I could be wrong, but I think he actually changed his name to Bronski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    I could be wrong, but I think he actually changed his name to Bronski.

    Ah, then ignore my previous comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by degenerated View Post
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    He was in mod revival band Long Tall Shorty, who were pretty decent. Sure he did some gigs with Charlie Harper and The Urban Dogs and was also in Sham 69 for a spell.
    5 years ago this month since Micky Fitz from the Business died too, 40 + years they have been on the go, albeit with different incarnations, think Micky was a mainstay though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridge hibs View Post
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    5 years ago this month since Micky Fitz from the Business died too, 40 + years they have been on the go, albeit with different incarnations, think Micky was a mainstay though
    I really liked them as well. Saw them many times and it was always a good gig. Although Suburban Rebels is my favourite album I've been listening to welcome to the real world quite a bit recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    I could be wrong, but I think he actually changed his name to Bronski.
    Yep.

    Scored for both sides today. Legend.

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    I really liked them as well. Saw them many times and it was always a good gig. Although Suburban Rebels is my favourite album I've been listening to welcome to the real world quite a bit recently.
    Yeah, still listen to Suburban Rebels to this day, timeless mate. Still like some Blitz too on my playlist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridge hibs View Post
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    Yeah, still listen to Suburban Rebels to this day, timeless mate. Still like some Blitz too on my playlist
    Same her but only up to new age, that second album was a howler. I've still got the all out attack ep and voice of a generation album that still get well played.

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    Same her but only up to new age, that second album was a howler. I've still got the all out attack ep and voice of a generation album that still get well played.
    Voice of a Generation is class, another I listen to often, agree though they did go a bit poppy and weird

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