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Tom Robinson 4 Weeks, 1 Day ago Karma: 13
I really enjoy Tom Robinson's programmes on BBC6 Music. A great range of music and a wonderfully radio-friendly voice.

I also remember his songs from the late 70s/early 80s.... 2468 Motorway, Up Against The Wall, Glad to Be Gay, Martin... and my favourite of all, War Baby. (I'd forgotten that he'd also written songs with Elton John and Peter Gabriel).

I had never seen him live before, but did so on Thursday.

He's doing a tour of smallish venues with a band, performing his 1978 (?) album Power In The Darkness.

It was absolutely fabulous. A tight band full of energy, with Robinson clearly just as passionate as ever about social justice, changing the words to some songs to reflect the fact that while some things have changed, the basic injustices remain.

I also loved the fact that he balanced the vehemence of his singing and playing with a genuine warmth and almost self-deprecating humour between songs.

What a lovely man.





 
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andrew

Re:Tom Robinson 4 Weeks ago  
Great thread.

I don't like punk music but he is the exception.

Funny when you old punk fans who think they 'still got it' but in reality they look very pathetic.

If Tom came to a venue near me I will try and go.
 
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Rick

Re:Tom Robinson 4 Weeks ago  
Tom was never 'punk'. I loved the album he did with Rundgren.
 
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andrew

Re:Tom Robinson 3 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
Rick wrote:
Tom was never 'punk'. I loved the album he did with Rundgren.

He is considered punk to some people.
 
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Re:Tom Robinson 3 Weeks, 5 Days ago Karma: 49
Yes I would have called him Punk but then I think of Bonjovi as Rock!
 
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andrew

Re:Tom Robinson 3 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
JK2006 wrote:
Yes I would have called him Punk but then I think of Bonjovi as Rock!

Early Bon Jovi is rock but I call the later stuff country.

Never saw the appeal.
 
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