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78th versus Strathclyde

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Post by Gordy88 on Tue 24 Jun - 11:24:02

Are you talking band or pipe corps?

78th are a good band, but thinking back to the mid to late 80's, the SP pipe corps was pretty devastating, although certainly from the results the drum corps was not so dominant.

Scoring was different then too, with points making prizes, different format nowadays.

What the SPPB of the 80's should have is the knowledge that they have helped drive the quality of bands up as a whole, (as FM have latterly done), and are to some extent responible for the quality we hear at majors today

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Post by Admin on Tue 24 Jun - 16:44:30

Gordy88 wrote:Are you talking band or pipe corps?

78th are a good band, but thinking back to the mid to late 80's, the SP pipe corps was pretty devastating, although certainly from the results the drum corps was not so dominant.

Scoring was different then too, with points making prizes, different format nowadays.

What the SPPB of the 80's should have is the knowledge that they have helped drive the quality of bands up as a whole, (as FM have latterly done), and are to some extent responible for the quality we hear at majors today

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Yeah no argument there Gordy, but i do feel the 78ths pushed it a bit further, I remeber beeing in the Corn Exchange in Leith about 84/85 for the 1st ever pre worlds concert before the weegies stole it and it was packed to the rafters. the whole place was buzzing and after the concert all you heard were folks asking where they get the music for clumsy lover and all the rest of the kitchen stuff it gave a lot of people a renewed energy to get the head down n practice more. Like all other music it needs to be taken to the extreme and reeled back in to get somewhere in the middle thats enjoyable to the majority. I honestly feel they gave it the kick up the arse it needed at the time even with bands like dysart etc

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Post by Redneck on Tue 24 Jun - 22:50:50

Spot on m8. Pint

@Gordy, I never once disputed the Glasgow Police,( not getting at you or anyone here ), nor their influence, av always been 'n still am a close follower of the police, av built up a good friendship wi some a the guys in the band, past 'n present, but.....my point is the 78th's pipe corp AND the band overall in the year they won..on that day 78th were better than the police. IMO

These are only my views, I try to call it as I see / hear it, not as I want it...credit should be given when it's due.
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Post by Redneck on Tue 24 Jun - 22:59:35

Admin wrote: Yeah no argument there Gordy, but i do feel the 78ths pushed it a bit further, I remeber beeing in the Corn Exchange in Leith about 84/85 for the 1st ever pre worlds concert before the weegies stole it and it was packed to the rafters. the whole place was buzzing and after the concert all you heard were folks asking where they get the music for clumsy lover and all the rest of the kitchen stuff it gave a lot of people a renewed energy to get the head down n practice more. Like all other music it needs to be taken to the extreme and reeled back in to get somewhere in the middle thats enjoyable to the majority. I honestly feel they gave it the kick up the arse it needed at the time even with bands like dysart etc

Good summary, also, the concert was filled wi the great tunes ie:_ 6/8 selections...MSR's, ect, ect, ect.
The opening first half of the concert was indeed very traditional, second half all hell broke loose..........200mph piping solo's and the winning medley for that year.........one of the best concerts av ever been at, superb sound ( ABW Sinclairs big grin ), great piping and a very entertaining performance, music for all tastes, even you Stormy m8....... big grin hide ignore wasntme Braveheart
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