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01 Aug 2006 01:58 PM
    Was listening to the Ian Dempsey breakfast show this morning and he played the new Rags single. It is top drawer which is really surprising because before this they were a band that I never rated. Trying to find the single online but it is seriously good. anyone else heard it?
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    01 Aug 2006 02:00 PM
    haven't heard it, but there are few other decent tracks on their myspace http://www.myspace.com/therags
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    01 Aug 2006 02:04 PM
    Cool - thanks for that. The video is on there for it, half way down the page. Song is two minutes long. Absolutely class - in my opinion of course. Might go see them in Whelan's.
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    01 Aug 2006 02:10 PM
    Cool video aswell......should get some airplay on Channel 6 pretty soon. Glad to see the band coming back with decent new tunes, after the previous split rumours.
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    01 Aug 2006 02:12 PM
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    Cool video aswell......should get some airplay on Channel 6 pretty soon. Glad to see the band coming back with decent new tunes, after the previous split rumours.
    Gar is Rag spelt backwards!
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    01 Aug 2006 02:34 PM
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    01 Aug 2006 02:49 PM
    yep, thats the one.
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    01 Aug 2006 05:12 PM
    Awful,turgid, retrograde sub-Coral/Oasis rubbish. The lead singer has copied wholesale his slightly arrogant swagger and vocal style from Liam Gallagher. No-one does this anymore. Well maybe apart from that chap that fronts Kasabian. The video is even worse: looks like a final year project from some spotty student on one of those 'Video and Media Production' courses. And a bad one at that. The only enjoyment to be gained from this video is to have a game of spot-the-cliche: the white boards with snippets of the lyrics a la the iconic Bob Dylan video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ; passing landscape/houses filmed from a vehicle of some sort (very easily done, always effective when you have run out of ideas, or had none in the first place);Rooftop setting for band performance; grainy Hi8 film-stock. Boring.
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    01 Aug 2006 05:46 PM
    Not exactly my cup of tea either, but no need to lose the Rag.
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    01 Aug 2006 06:01 PM
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    Not exactly my cup of tea either, but no need to lose the Rag.
    I know but such a spectacular lack of any kind of originality irks me deeply. It's a bit like...raising...a...red....Rag...to...a....bull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    01 Aug 2006 07:14 PM
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    Awful,turgid, retrograde sub-Coral/Oasis rubbish. The lead singer has copied wholesale his slightly arrogant swagger and vocal style from Liam Gallagher. No-one does this anymore. Well maybe apart from that chap that fronts Kasabian. The video is even worse: looks like a final year project from some spotty student on one of those 'Video and Media Production' courses. And a bad one at that. The only enjoyment to be gained from this video is to have a game of spot-the-cliche: the white boards with snippets of the lyrics a la the iconic Bob Dylan video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ; passing landscape/houses filmed from a vehicle of some sort (very easily done, always effective when you have run out of ideas, or had none in the first place);Rooftop setting for band performance; grainy Hi8 film-stock. Boring.
    Tell us what you really think then! I like it. All a matter of choice really Antistar.
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    01 Aug 2006 07:59 PM
    Good video.Average song.Terrible swagger....
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    01 Aug 2006 08:06 PM
    iv seen them 3 times live and everytime i had to leave early cus the lead singer has anoyed me so much ,terrible live ,he wants to be a mix between moser and johnny rotten but ends up just being stupid looking ..also everytime he introduces one of there songs youd swear its was the secound coming of christ ,razors and ropes is average and so is the i just wanted to kill the queen which gets a great roar from the crowd when he anonces the title but then they play it and ts well .... nothing .monsters and i has a great a hook and when i heard the ep they sounded better but very like morrisey ..not a bad thing but ......
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    01 Aug 2006 10:30 PM
    Such a difference of opinion. Might have to go and see them! For nothing else to see the singer!
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    02 Aug 2006 09:22 AM
    The Eyebrowy lads did a great video for one of the songs last year. Dont think its on the site anymore though.
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    02 Aug 2006 09:40 AM
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    Awful,turgid, retrograde sub-Coral/Oasis rubbish. The lead singer has copied wholesale his slightly arrogant swagger and vocal style from Liam Gallagher. No-one does this anymore. Well maybe apart from that chap that fronts Kasabian. The video is even worse: looks like a final year project from some spotty student on one of those 'Video and Media Production' courses. And a bad one at that. The only enjoyment to be gained from this video is to have a game of spot-the-cliche: the white boards with snippets of the lyrics a la the iconic Bob Dylan video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ; passing landscape/houses filmed from a vehicle of some sort (very easily done, always effective when you have run out of ideas, or had none in the first place);Rooftop setting for band performance; grainy Hi8 film-stock. Boring.
    jesus antistar, do you like ANY irish bands? this is your umpteenth rant about them.
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    02 Aug 2006 09:40 AM
    i had the me and the moon ep... ...it was ok... this song is ok, too... it's the kind of song you're more than happy to listen to if it comes on a daytime radio show whilst your driving your car... i won't be buying it and i won't be listening to it at home where i get to choose what i listen to
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    02 Aug 2006 10:26 AM
    If anything at least they are provoking debate. Heard the song again this morning and you're right - its a great song to hear on the radio.
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    02 Aug 2006 11:06 AM
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    Awful,turgid, retrograde sub-Coral/Oasis rubbish. The lead singer has copied wholesale his slightly arrogant swagger and vocal style from Liam Gallagher. No-one does this anymore. Well maybe apart from that chap that fronts Kasabian. The video is even worse: looks like a final year project from some spotty student on one of those 'Video and Media Production' courses. And a bad one at that. The only enjoyment to be gained from this video is to have a game of spot-the-cliche: the white boards with snippets of the lyrics a la the iconic Bob Dylan video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ; passing landscape/houses filmed from a vehicle of some sort (very easily done, always effective when you have run out of ideas, or had none in the first place);Rooftop setting for band performance; grainy Hi8 film-stock. Boring.
    jesus antistar, do you like ANY irish bands? this is your umpteenth rant about them.
    To be honest I find most Irish bands quite dull, highly derivative and sorely lacking in imagination. But there are a few I like: Director, NeoSupervital, Galway's The Ghostwood Project are the best thing I've seen in ages...Republic Of Loose but I think they should ease off sucking Vodafone's corporate cock, (keeps them off the dole, I suppose). Love Ten Speed Racer but now sadly defunct as are Tycho Brahe (I think), another great Irish band. I think in this country we are too quick to 'big-up' bands that are very mediocre. I'm just being truthful by saying about 80 percent of Irish acts are pretty hopeless.Like The Rags.
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    02 Aug 2006 11:24 AM
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    Originally posted by Antistar
    Awful,turgid, retrograde sub-Coral/Oasis rubbish. The lead singer has copied wholesale his slightly arrogant swagger and vocal style from Liam Gallagher. No-one does this anymore. Well maybe apart from that chap that fronts Kasabian. The video is even worse: looks like a final year project from some spotty student on one of those 'Video and Media Production' courses. And a bad one at that. The only enjoyment to be gained from this video is to have a game of spot-the-cliche: the white boards with snippets of the lyrics a la the iconic Bob Dylan video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ; passing landscape/houses filmed from a vehicle of some sort (very easily done, always effective when you have run out of ideas, or had none in the first place);Rooftop setting for band performance; grainy Hi8 film-stock. Boring.
    Oh dear, it's hard to disagree with this. Turgid is the word.
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