Joined: Mar. 2008
||Posted: July 27 2011, 00:30
|Quote (Ugo @ July 26 2011, 17:56)|
|Quote (nightspore @ July 26 2011, 07:55)|
|I wonder how Lol Creme signs his name these days. The word "lol" put at the end of a message could give completely the wrong impression! |
Maybe he doesn't sign himself as Lol at all. After all his name is Laurence.
Back on topic... well, yes, mimed elements in supposedly "live" performances have always bothered me quite a lot. But then, with Mike O., it was the man himself who got myself used to those, at least regarding him... ever since he had lots and lots and lots of miming in the TBII Edimburgh performance. Everyone could see that Mr. J. G. Sinclair was miming the Caveman part - everyone could see that even there, at the live performance. My guess is that no-one cared even there, because the music was so good.
By the way, at the start of the Uncut video, above, the timing of the Tubularish theme is awful - completely messed up by everyone, including Mike. And his guitar is flat for most of the performance. But at least the bells are real... so real that the percussionist gets the tune wrong.
Years ago I read the "biography" of 10CC, and at that stage the true name of Lol wasn't even known, as he hated it so much...
Returning to the topic: I don't mind if the music is mimed, as long as the images are relevant and complement it.