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Orange Juice

Post by Tomb » Tue Oct 28, 2008 07:11

Seeing as there isn't a thread about them I will start with the news that the original line up is getting back together to collect an award. See here for more. I wonder if they will play any songs at some point?

I first got into the band whilst still at school *gulp* . I will admit I am not trendy enough to say it was during their Postcard years (I am old but not that old) and remember getting my hands on Rip It Up and being gutted that the version of Flesh of My Flesh didn't sound like the version in the charts! Still the reissue on CD rectified that. I began seeking their older stuff out when I first got a job in 1985! Should have waited 20 years for the Glasgow School really.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by PurpleHippo » Tue Oct 28, 2008 08:04

I am old, if you want proof visit my blog, and I got into them while still at school.
I remember buying Falling And Laughing for about 80p and wishing I'd bought
another dozen copies when I saw the price it was fetching ten years later.

Saw Mr.Collins live about a year ago. He had to be helped onstage and though
his speech was slurred when he sang it was as if he was gripped by something
divine, there was no impediment whatsoever. It was a great gig. And I think
a few tears were shed.
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by madcat » Tue Oct 28, 2008 14:33

That's good news, and a lovely story there PurpleHippo. I do hope they manage to play together for a bit. It'd be ace to see them have a crack at "Blue Boy".

As a minor aside, Orange Juice can safely be filed under indie pop, I reckon. Mr. Collins kinda arguably invented it.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by PurpleHippo » Tue Oct 28, 2008 19:45

When Edwyn played he did Blue Boy, Falling And Laughing and Poor Old Soul.

The support was Subway Sect who I had seen nearly 30 years previous when
they supported the Buzzcocks in Hammersmith, London.
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Rocker » Tue Oct 28, 2008 22:19

Only saw the original line up once. Would love to see them again!!!
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Damian » Wed Oct 29, 2008 08:27

I love Orange Juice. Especially - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, but Texas Fever is also a good record. Never quite got on with Rip It Up.

There's a nice youtube video of Edwyn doing Blueboy at The Social in Nottingham. I'd link to it, but work seems to have banned it.

I'd love to see them play a couple of songs, but I don't think I'd like a full reunion tour. I'd also like some of the old postcard singles; I've got album vinyls, but they're so pricey.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by richpassivity » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:59

One of my biggest regrets (with hindsight) is that I didn't go & see ORANGE JUICE support THE UNDERTONES in Southampton in 1980 as my pocket money wouldn't stretch to it!
I liked 'Rip It Up' when it got into the charts in 1983 - especially because the musical & lyrical homage to BUZZCOCKS' 'Boredom' appealed to my punk rock sensibilities.
When I got 'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' around 1985 it really blew me away & it is still one of my favourite albums of all time - 'Felicity' & 'Dying Day' especially still give me goosebumps
Didn't really hear the Postcard stuff until the 'Glasgow School' CD came out & as amazing as it is I still prefer 'YCHYLF'.
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by soft revolution » Wed Oct 29, 2008 20:32

PurpleHippo wrote:Saw Mr.Collins live about a year ago. He had to be helped onstage and though
his speech was slurred when he sang it was as if he was gripped by something
divine, there was no impediment whatsoever. It was a great gig. And I think
a few tears were shed.
With Roddi Frame! Edwyn was amazing when he played in Birmingham earlier this year - he's an absolute hero.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by PurpleHippo » Sat Nov 01, 2008 08:18

When I was at school I used to write my single of the week on the blackboard
in the morning. One morning I chalked up Poor Old Soul and one boy refused
to believe that there was a band called Orange Juice.
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by richpassivity » Mon Nov 03, 2008 22:17

PurpleHippo wrote:When I was at school I used to write my single of the week on the blackboard
in the morning. One morning I chalked up Poor Old Soul and one boy refused
to believe that there was a band called Orange Juice.
Similar story to me in that at my first job in the mid-80s i worked in an office where they were quite relaxed about dress & I used to wear band t-shirts to work. One woman couldn't believe there was a band called SHOP ASSISTANTS & whenever music came up she would always ask me "are you still listening to THE SHOP KEEPERS?" :)
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Soul Stylist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 07:45

Great band, lovely chap!

We had Edwyn djing at our club in Brighton a few weeks ago, a really charming & inspirational guy, played some mighty fine tunes also.

I also can't unfortunately say i got into them that early, first thing i bought was 'Rip it up' when it hit the charts early 8ts, done plenty of catching up since.

"Three cheers for our side" is my current fave.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Wheatabeat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:15

Edwyn is playing in Buxton on Friday 13th February apparently. Do any other Anoraks fancy that? I've never seen him and he's certainly on my list of bands I need to see live before I die (ugh, this sounds horribly NME doesn't it?)

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by linus » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:39

I think I'd be up for that, I might be able to persuade JamieC maybe... I've been to Buxton before... but I've no idea how close it is to Nottingham (where I is at now)

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Wheatabeat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 18:10

Its not too far from Nottingham. If you're driving I'd imagine you could do it within 40 minutes.
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Re: Orange Juice

Post by mkgleeds » Thu Jul 30, 2009 15:18

Edwyn will apparently be singing a few songs at Waterstones in Piccadilly on Mon 3rd Aug at 7 - as part of the promotion for this book.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by shaved head thrills » Thu Jul 30, 2009 18:43

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Rimbaud » Fri Jul 31, 2009 04:15

That's one beautiful looking book.

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by Marshall » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:28

mkgleeds wrote:
Edwyn will apparently be singing a few songs at Waterstones in Piccadilly on Mon 3rd Aug at 7 - as part of the promotion for this book.
I shall be attending this

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Re: Orange Juice

Post by brogues » Fri Jul 31, 2009 13:09

You should definitely go! I went to the Glasgow signing last night and Grace was as endearingly waggish in person as she appeared in that lovely BBC Scotland documentary. Edwyn sang a capella bits of 'Poor Old Soul', 'A Girl Like You' etc.. It's the only signing I've ever attended and I'm really glad I did. Edwyn said he had written 10 "simple" songs that combined Northern Soul and punk rock. Sounds tops!

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Norman Blake was behind me in the queue to get his book signed. We were right at the back so had to wait over an hour. I thought it was very sweet and commendable of him to wait patiently in line like the rest of us and not act the star and try skip to the front. By all accounts, though, he's a genuinely lovely chap so that woulda been wayyy outta character. Can't wait to read the book, now!

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