Friday, August 3, 2012

But the music was Shocking!

'Its like going back to the 1970's: How the crunch means we will all move house less

‘It is like in the Sixties and Seventies when people didn’t move that much. You bought something that was suitable for the long term. It may be a question of moving to a less fashionable area, or preparing for a long-term investment by extending or improving.

Posted by happy mondays @ 05:20 PM (2010 views)
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7 thoughts on “But the music was Shocking!

  • “How the crunch means we will all move house less”

    Apart, that is, from the 17% of private sector households (about 4 million) who rent. They, of course, will be shunted around on average once a year especially by Letting Agents using retaliatory eviction techniques to blackmail contract renewal fees out of them.

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  • The other day I was counting that I had modes 22 times in the last 23 years. Mostly not out of choice, may I add.

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  • ‘You bought something that was suitable for the long term’, says it all really. A lot of people only move once or twice, if more do that it equals less stamp duty, less estate agents commission and less commission for mortgage advisors. Whatever you do try to avoid buying a shoebox house or postage stamp flat unless you live in London.

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  • I have the same number as khards, 22 different addresses in 23 years. Many of the moves not out of choice, most of my friends have got similar housing histories.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Khards, Fubar, that’s good going. I managed nearly ten years at my last address but one. Apart from that, 9 addresses (including one squat) in 18 years.

    As to seventies music, it was brilliant. Heavy metal, prog rock, glam rock, disco, punk etc. Things didn’t grind to a halt until the early 1980s since when precious little has happened.

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  • Thank fecking Christ for that. Does this mean that 2+ decades of pass-the-parcel madness is coming to an end? If only the madness of prices would also come to an end.

    @5 you’re mostly right but acid house was pretty important. Every post-war year ending in 7 saw a musical innovation
    1947 – blues boom
    1957 – rock n roll
    1967 – psychedelia
    1977 – punk
    1987 – acid house

    And then it stopped. I suppose you could weakly argue 1997 – drum n bass but that is more of a sub genre of everything started by house music.

    If, as Bob Dylan said, “every chord has been played” then is it now true that “every sound has been made”?

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Sneaker, funny you should say seven years. I reckon it goes in six year periods

    1947 – 52- Blues boom (same as yours)
    1953 – 58 Elvis etc
    1959 – 64 More groups coming on scene, English groups
    1965 – 70 Hippies, Motown, early heavy metal
    1971 – 76 Glam rock, prog rock, reggae, ABBA
    1977 – 82 Punk, mods, ska revival, NWOBHM
    1983 – 89 Rap music. Things sort of ground to a halt at that stage. madonna, prince. That’s about it.
    1989 – 94 Acid house, rave music, Happy Mondays
    1995 – 2000 Brit pop and Gina G had a great song in Eurovision. U2 finally started being good.
    2001 – 06 White Stripes, not much else.
    2007 – 12 not much to report yet –
    2013 – 18 Something new will turn up.

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