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Author Topic: The Boy EP (03) All Comers  (Read 5972 times)

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2024, 11:57:39 AM »
And song is so great that nobody seems to be disturbed by the fact that the main lead parts are played by folkies and not by MK's lead.

He is still playing along with the folkies and does have a solo of his own.

I feel this song could easily have come straight from the Get Lucky era.
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2024, 01:49:05 PM »
I wonder when they will publish the whole movie.
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2024, 02:17:53 PM »
What a great track this song would have been a killer live!!

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2024, 02:35:04 PM »
I wonder when they will publish the whole movie.

Around the time that digital download will be available?

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2024, 05:03:12 PM »
And song is so great that nobody seems to be disturbed by the fact that the main lead parts are played by folkies and not by MK's lead.

Doesn't bother me - great song/arrangement...
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2024, 10:13:26 PM »
I've listened to this song several times and I have to say it's super!!  Beautiful sound and, even if it has a folk appeal, the sound of the guitar makes it wonderful, thanks also to a fast rhythm.  Absolutely gorgeous!!!  :D

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2024, 09:28:48 PM »
I always come back to this masterpiece of a song.  Once I start listening I can hardly stop.  This is the MK sound I love so much.  It doesn't get any better.
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2024, 09:32:28 PM »
I wonder when they will publish the whole movie.

Again we saw all three videos as one at the album launch in London. There were great snippets of the band talking and laughing together in between songs.
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2024, 09:33:30 PM »
And song is so great that nobody seems to be disturbed by the fact that the main lead parts are played by folkies and not by MK's lead.

He is still playing along with the folkies and does have a solo of his own.

I feel this song could easily have come straight from the Get Lucky era.

And a nice typical MK solo too with the trademark reasonably fast few notes in places!
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2024, 09:34:28 PM »
I always come back to this masterpiece of a song.  Once I start listening I can hardly stop.  This is the MK sound I love so much.  It doesn't get any better.

The sound of the MK Sig Strat - quite beautiful!
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2024, 08:08:56 AM »
That song is my perfect opener for a three-day-residence of MK at the Royal Albert Hall. One can dream, eh? ;-)
Btw, Mr. Gilmour will be there in October.
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2024, 10:14:26 AM »
That song is my perfect opener for a three-day-residence of MK at the Royal Albert Hall. One can dream, eh? ;-)
Btw, Mr. Gilmour will be there in October.
6 date residence noted for Mr G!
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2024, 05:46:39 AM »
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This song is just so incredibly good. It ticks boxes from almost every release since 1996 and onwards.

Agreed - it has a lot of energy and some very classic MK guitar work along with the violin which sounds straight out of his first few solo albums. The lyrics flow so well and are top-notch too. A great song and definitely one of my favorites from the new album and EP

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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2024, 11:06:29 AM »
I read on Wikipedia that the show is Australian thing but on the following link you find it says it's born in England, which is natural to believe so. Anyone who can tell more about its history in England, is it still alive today?
https://boxing.fandom.com/wiki/Tent_boxing
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Re: The Boy EP (03) All Comers
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2024, 11:36:46 AM »
It's the British 'Boxing Booths' that Mark tells about in 'All Comers'

Boxing booths

Fairground booths were an important part of boxing in Britain and enabled many aspiring professionals to hone their skills against a wide assortment of challengers.


The booth fighters typically signed up for several months and travelled with the booth from town to town. They were given food and lodgings and paid a small wage for their services. The bulk of their income (small though it was) was earned through ‘nobbings’, coins thrown into the ring by spectators as a show of appreciation after they had fought.


When the booth arrived at a new location it was the boxers’ job to erect the ring, tent and platform, to be dismantled later and loaded onto a lorry when the booth departed. They were also called upon to second other boxers or time-keep when not in action themselves.



The booth in action

Hughes's boxing boothHughes's boxing booth.
The blare of a trumpet or banging of a drum summoned an expectant crowd to the boxing booth in readiness for a new ‘house’, meaning a new set of fights. The booth boxers stood on a platform in front of an ornately decorated facade, often depicting ring heroes of yesteryear. A man called the ‘barker’ or ‘spieler’ introduced each fighter, told the crowd something of his record and reputation then, dangling a pair of well-worn boxing gloves, called for a challenger from the crowd, to whom the gloves would be thrown. If the challenger lasted three rounds, he would win a small monetary prize.


Challengers were sometimes unskilled young men looking to impress friends or girlfriends or sailors or soldiers who had imbibed too much ale. Such an opponent usually needed to be ‘carried’ by the booth fighter, so the crowd had a worthwhile spectacle. Additionally, however, when the local fighting men got wind that a booth was in town, they would turn up to test their skill against the booth boxers, and thereby much experience was gained.


If no challengers were found for a particular boxer, there was usually a ‘plant’ hidden within the crowd, who’d challenge the said fighter and the pair would perform a staged fight or ‘gee’ fight, unbeknown to most onlookers. Once the challengers had been found, the crowd filed inside a marquee, paying an admittance fee as they passed, then that set of contests got underway.


The booth fighters were obliged to take on ‘all comers’, which often meant conceding age and weight. The booths were a nursery for fledgling boxers but also attracted well-established pros, who would use the booth to remain in shape, pass on their knowledge to the younger boxers and pick up fights in the various towns and districts they visited.


Champions such as Freddie Mills, Benny Lynch, Tommy Farr, Joe Beckett, Jim Driscoll and Jimmy Wilde were products of boxing booths; but sadly the booth tradition began to die out after the BBB of C passed a rule barring its license-holders from performing on booths. There are no active booths in Britain today.
https://www.boxinghistory.org.uk/boxingbooths.html



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