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Title: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Paul on September 11, 2010, 08:49:50 AM
Just got my copy of Classic Rock, The Big Red Spark Reviewed by Geoff Barton -

"Three years in the making, The Big Red Spark is a concept album tour de force- and then some. The world's smallest prog band (as Tinyfish like to style themselves) have forged an absolute monster, equal parts deeply involving and massively confusing.
Based on a dream vocalist/guitarist Simon Godfrey once had, TBRS tells the tale of a mysterious machine created from the thoughts of mankind. It could be an euphemism for the Internet; it could be something else entirely. All we know for sure is it's 'an engine of metal that moves like water..'. See what we mean by confusing? All the familiar Tinyfish traits are here, but amped up to the max. Jim Sanders' guitar sounds gigantic; the recurring themes reverberate with chilling precision; the spoken word parts sound like they've been lifted from the script of Blade Runner. Or Brazil. Or Metropolis.. even though it was a silent movie. See? That's the twisted effect Tinyfish have on you.
We've never given a 9/10 rating in the prog column before, so here goes..."

9/10 from classic rock. Blimey, thanks chaps!!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on September 11, 2010, 08:51:17 AM
congrats!!!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 11, 2010, 08:52:29 AM
Geoff Barton knows what he's talking about in his reviews, and he displays that to great effect here.  Hopefully the readers will take note...

Absolutely and totally deserved, of course !


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on September 11, 2010, 08:53:17 AM
CLONK! Sound of jaw hitting floor. Gulp! Blimey! :o

Thanks Mr Barton.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 11, 2010, 09:08:54 AM
There you go, guys, don't say we didn't tell you!

Richly deserved, and not bloody before time.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on September 11, 2010, 09:29:35 AM
Great review but no more than is deserved.  This is the first of many to be sure.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 11, 2010, 09:30:55 AM
To quote a audience member from a couple of years ago.

F#@KING AWESOME.



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Pedro on September 11, 2010, 09:44:32 AM
Well done guys. Richly deserved and totally accurate.
One for the scrapbook, that.

My eye was drawn to the phrase; "a dream vocalist/guitarist Simon Godfrey". 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 11, 2010, 09:50:04 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 11, 2010, 10:42:33 AM
*worships Mr. Barton for evah*

(Plus it went straight into the Reviews section of the new website)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on September 11, 2010, 10:57:39 AM
woohoo!

take that, Wikipedia!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 11, 2010, 11:13:02 AM
Well, they've deleted the artwork again. So I dunno.

But quite frankly, with a review like that, who cares?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on September 11, 2010, 11:16:51 AM
Intriguing


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 11, 2010, 11:29:12 AM
Wikipedia amaze me. Could someone give me an appropriate email address as I would like to have a word with them.  >:(


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 11, 2010, 11:41:49 AM
Blimey! Respect!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: PeterF on September 11, 2010, 11:45:41 AM
In addition -  'Bad Weather Road' is at No.7 on Classic Rock's Jukebox - "Surprisingly mighty and meaty offering from The Big Red Spark, a brand new prog concept album of Floydian proportions.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 11, 2010, 12:12:33 PM
Hello all excellent night last night i really enjoyed myself,i have sat down this afternoon to listen to the new album and read the cd booklet and some of it is  backwards.... talk about trying to confuse me.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on September 11, 2010, 12:14:13 PM
It's not ALL backwards.  The word Big, Red & Spark are the right way round.  I think that I could read the mirror writing, but the colour makes it tough.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 11, 2010, 12:16:08 PM
It's not ALL backwards.  The word Big, Red & Spark are the right way round.  I think that I could read the mirror writing, but the colour makes it tough.

Sorry rob yes not all backwards was me....


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Neil Palfreyman on September 11, 2010, 12:35:23 PM
Congratulations, but nothing more than you deserve. 

Good to see that there are still some reviewers who recognise quality when they hear it. 

...or at least are open to bribery.   ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 11, 2010, 12:40:27 PM
We're too poor to afford a decent bribe. If we were in a South American banana republic, we couldn't even afford to bribe our way out of the bus station.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Neil Palfreyman on September 11, 2010, 12:43:32 PM
...money isn't the only currency for bribery...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 11, 2010, 12:49:58 PM
 ;D @ Neil.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: The Trooper on September 11, 2010, 01:02:01 PM
Great review from Mr Barton. I did say somewhere else on these pages that you should all be really proud of TBRS, I hope you now believe that!

Top drawer fellas!!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 11, 2010, 01:27:47 PM
...money isn't the only currency for bribery...

Are you Catherine in disguise?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 11, 2010, 02:01:10 PM
Great review from Mr Barton. I did say somewhere else on these pages that you should all be really proud of TBRS, I hope you now believe that!

Top drawer fellas!!!
Cheers Craig and indeed everybody here who has stuck with us over these past three years.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on September 11, 2010, 02:27:06 PM
Here's another review on a forum that I've not heard of:

http://rockgrotto.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=098143&action=display&thread=5813 (http://rockgrotto.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=098143&action=display&thread=5813)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 11, 2010, 02:30:22 PM
Is Mouse Rabbit ?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 11, 2010, 02:44:03 PM
I've no idea who this is by, but bless his heart...I should give him the link to the permanent link on my website :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 11, 2010, 02:46:22 PM
If he is not someone on here...then why not ?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 11, 2010, 06:06:27 PM
Okay, I know who Rabbit is - he's a gentleman called Ian who wrote me last week saying how much he enjoyed the podcast. Obviously a man of distinction and taste, as the expression goes....


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on September 11, 2010, 08:57:24 PM
Cheers Craig and indeed everybody here who has stuck with us over these past three years.  ;D

I've only been here for just over one...

A great review, chaps, and it's exactly bang on the money. A positive review from Mr. Barton is praise indeed.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 12, 2010, 09:33:35 AM
I have now reviewed the new album and it is available at http://www.harmoniclizard.com/?q=node/336



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 09:39:22 AM
I have now reviewed the new album and it is available at http://www.harmoniclizard.com/?q=node/336



Come on todders. Only 95/100?!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Pedro on September 12, 2010, 09:46:08 AM
I can't believe that I have just posted the first thing about TBRS on the IQ forum.
I don't go there much and I thought I'd pop-in to see what was being said about it and couldn't believe it when the search box delivered a single reference to it in the CRS gig list and nothing else.

Of course, I've now put that right but I really thought that there were others on here who might have covered that base already....


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 12, 2010, 09:46:21 AM
I have now reviewed the new album and it is available at http://www.harmoniclizard.com/?q=node/336



Come on todders. Only 95/100?!

Lol Bo.  iam trying to remain unbiased here.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 09:58:22 AM
I have now reviewed the new album and it is available at http://www.harmoniclizard.com/?q=node/336



Come on todders. Only 95/100?!

Lol Bo.  iam trying to remain unbiased here.

It also gives the band something to aim for. Getting a perfect 100/100 on their next album.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Pedro on September 12, 2010, 09:59:18 AM
Will reviews still go up to 100 in 2013?

Besides, Simon says on the DVD that he won't be doing another one...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 12, 2010, 10:22:21 AM
Certainly not taking 3 years over it I won't.  :)

Cheers Todders, Your review makes me blush and feel really proud of the other arseho...er musicians in the band.  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 12, 2010, 10:35:37 AM
Certainly not taking 3 years over it I won't.  :)

Cheers Todders, Your review makes me blush and feel really proud of the other arseho...er musicians in the band.  ;)

Simon don`t blush it is a superb album,i hoped it was going to be good but it has surpassed all of my expectations to say the least.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on September 12, 2010, 10:37:51 AM
I can't believe that I have just posted the first thing about TBRS on the IQ forum.
I don't go there much and I thought I'd pop-in to see what was being said about it and couldn't believe it when the search box delivered a single reference to it in the CRS gig list and nothing else.

Of course, I've now put that right but I really thought that there were others on here who might have covered that base already....
You're absolutley right Pedders. I don't frequent many forums but those who do should rave like mad. Tinyfish need as much promotion as they can get.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 12, 2010, 10:49:38 AM
If they do that Nells, it'll only mean you'll have to bake more cakes.  ;)

Oh and has anyone seen the photo of Nellie's mad stare yet?  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 10:51:15 AM
If they do that Nells, it'll only mean you'll have to bake more cakes.  ;)

Oh and has anyone seen the photo of Nellie's mad stare yet?  ;D

yes :)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs650.snc4/61066_426102711330_708751330_5476205_1977634_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 12, 2010, 10:55:14 AM
...money isn't the only currency for bribery...

Are you Catherine in disguise?

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, Rob...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 12, 2010, 12:18:11 PM
I've seen the photo of Nellie's standard look when I see her...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 12:25:36 PM
I've seen the photo of Nellie's standard look when I see her...

And yet you have not turned into stone.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 12, 2010, 12:51:50 PM
I only ever look at it through a reflection off the One Night On Fire badge.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 12, 2010, 01:12:26 PM
...money isn't the only currency for bribery...

Are you Catherine in disguise?

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, Rob...

I read that from Neil, and strangely, I seemed to hear your voice saying it :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 12, 2010, 01:23:06 PM
If they do that Nells, it'll only mean you'll have to bake more cakes.  ;)

Oh and has anyone seen the photo of Nellie's mad stare yet?  ;D

yes :)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs650.snc4/61066_426102711330_708751330_5476205_1977634_n.jpg)

To bring out one of my favourite quotes from Star Trek: "But he is my lover and I have to kill him!"

at about 8:40 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ6SvYY0DJk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ6SvYY0DJk)



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 03:16:09 PM
I love it when Kirk says to Spock "I'm very glad to see you."  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 03:30:11 PM
I love it when Kirk says to Spock "I'm very glad to see you."  :D

(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/38384/star_trek_JPG_595x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlPq8W6W-04)

Best Star Trek moment ever. Click to see it.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 03:47:34 PM
...What in heaven's name was that man wearing?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 03:52:03 PM
...What in heaven's name was that man wearing?

I see you, brother.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on September 12, 2010, 05:07:37 PM
don't be a Herbert.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 12, 2010, 05:35:41 PM
That's the latest style down his way. Wherever that might be.

Interestingly enough, it's the same actor that played the lead singer of The Good Ole Boys in The Blues Brothers

(http://www.kotaraindustries.com/posts/assets_c/charles-napier.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2010, 05:41:13 PM
That's the latest style down his way. Wherever that might be.

Interestingly enough, it's the same actor that played the lead singer of The Good Ole Boys in The Blues Brothers

(http://www.kotaraindustries.com/posts/assets_c/charles-napier.jpg)

I feel like we have had this discussion before.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 12, 2010, 05:43:05 PM
It looks as if the penny dropped with you moments before it did with me.  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 12, 2010, 08:50:39 PM
No review (as yet) but The Big Red Spark has a Progarchives page here (http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=30392).


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 12, 2010, 08:56:31 PM
Crossover Prog, eh?

"Luther, darling, heaven knows - I've never put on *women's* clothes... except for once my mother's camisole..."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248845/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248845/)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 09:59:07 PM
Crossover prog? Does that mean there'll be a special episode where Tinyfish run into members of previous series Freefall?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 12, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
*Shudders at the notion*


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 10:24:38 PM
Last year's CRS Octoberfest was the Christmas special, then?  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Twang on September 13, 2010, 01:53:03 PM
Brilliant and deserving review. Note to George, 'you can now release his family'. ;D Only joking, we only kidknapped his dog, but we did spoil it rotten. ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 13, 2010, 01:54:25 PM
I saw how effectively you dealt with Solstice' dog, so I think reviewers should be suitably afraid !


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 13, 2010, 02:32:22 PM
well it was one of my best days ever yesterday on the website, the big spark review was looked at over 266 people yesterday. Hopefully this will transcend into some decent cd sales.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 13, 2010, 04:19:47 PM
I have also added my review to the forum http://www.classicrockforums.com

I wasn`t allowed to include any of your band links of any of mine in the review for some reason,but it all helps.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 13, 2010, 05:10:59 PM
Thanks Todders!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: The Ditch on September 14, 2010, 08:45:14 AM
Greetings Fishies.

Just wanted to add my congratulations on your 9/10 from Classic Rock and apologies for not being able to make the show on friday. I'd really have loved to have been there but when you dont have any holidays left, you dont have any holidays left. Dont worry though, Ill make sure our party is on Friday night too so that you lot know what its like. And Ill make it like in September so youve all used your holidays up and all you can do is find a shop that sells Ex-Pussies called Dutch Felt or something and have your picture taken outside of it. I'll then disable picture upload on our FB page so you cant show the product of your productive nights photoing. All the while, we'll all be rat arsed and laughing and joking and having just the best night ever, while JamesA isnt scribbling in his notepad cos he wont be there as itll be in the North on a Friday night. With Real Ale. And Fags and Chips.

In all seriousness, it seems like you've cracked it with this album and Im f*cking chuffed to bits for you. You're an AWESOME live band, REAL nice guys and you deserve a break, big style. I wish you all the success in the world with this, may all the hard work and the long lonely hours you've put in pay off TENFOLD and am REALLY looking forward to hearing it.

IM SPARKATUS(©)!!! :D

Ditch.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2010, 09:03:27 AM
Buy that man a drink immediately.

Thank you Andy! If you enjoy it half as much as we have - then, er, we've enjoyed it twice as much as you...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 14, 2010, 09:20:13 AM
while JamesA isnt scribbling in his notepad cos he wont be there as itll be in the North on a Friday night. With Chips.

Heck, if I can make it to the blinkin' U S of A to see you lot, then I can make it oop North (providing there really are chips available on the night).


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 14, 2010, 09:20:29 AM
Greetings Fishies.

Just wanted to add my congratulations on your 9/10 from Classic Rock and apologies for not being able to make the show on friday. I'd really have loved to have been there but when you dont have any holidays left, you dont have any holidays left. Dont worry though, Ill make sure our party is on Friday night too so that you lot know what its like. And Ill make it like in September so youve all used your holidays up and all you can do is find a shop that sells Ex-Pussies called Dutch Felt or something and have your picture taken outside of it. I'll then disable picture upload on our FB page so you cant show the product of your productive nights photoing. All the while, we'll all be rat arsed and laughing and joking and having just the best night ever, while JamesA isnt scribbling in his notepad cos he wont be there as itll be in the North on a Friday night. With Real Ale. And Fags and Chips.

In all seriousness, it seems like you've cracked it with this album and Im f*cking chuffed to bits for you. You're an AWESOME live band, REAL nice guys and you deserve a break, big style. I wish you all the success in the world with this, may all the hard work and the long lonely hours you've put in pay off TENFOLD and am REALLY looking forward to hearing it.

IM SPARKATUS(©)!!! :D

Ditch.

Who let that man in here???

I laughed and laughed when I saw that photo you posted on facebook. There's something wrong about you Ditchfield.  :D

As for holidays, I know what you mean sir and that's totally cool. If you have a dayjob and are in a band, it eats up leave like no tomorrow. I hear that bands like Yes used to do gigs in the Midlands and even further North but somehow manage to make it back to london in time to catch a late night act and have a drink at the Marquee club in Soho. What were they driving, a DeLorean???  ???


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 14, 2010, 09:29:39 AM
I hear that bands like Yes used to do gigs in the Midlands and even further North but somehow manage to make it back to london in time to catch a late night act and have a drink at the Marquee club in Soho. What were they driving, a DeLorean???  ???
Doesn't Mr. Bruford cite such behaviour as the reason he started driving himself back and forth for gigs?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 14, 2010, 09:33:54 AM
Just mentioned on facebook.

Classic Rock Presents Prog is kicking off the morning with a blast of Tinyfish's rather good The Big Red Spark.



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: The Ditch on September 14, 2010, 09:43:46 AM

Who let that man in here???

I laughed and laughed when I saw that photo you posted on facebook. There's something wrong about you Ditchfield.  :D


Well so far this week, Ive been called a t*t (apologies for the last expletive Nellie, it was passion not vulgarity), a Lunatic (thanks for that Nellie;)) and had it stated that theres something wrong about me. I love it all, thank you all so much. Si, go have a look at Cotters new pic on his facebook page. teehee.

James, I forgot about RF! We'll put chips on especially since its you, but only after we've all had a scribble in ur notepad.

Ditch


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: The Ditch on September 14, 2010, 09:44:17 AM
Just mentioned on facebook.

Classic Rock Presents Prog is kicking off the morning with a blast of Tinyfish's rather good The Big Red Spark.



allright for some ....


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: The Ditch on September 14, 2010, 09:44:46 AM
Buy that man a drink immediately.

Thank you Andy! If you enjoy it half as much as we have - then, er, we've enjoyed it twice as much as you...

Ill Have a pint please Rob and ur welcome :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on September 14, 2010, 10:53:05 AM
We'll put chips on especially since its you, but only after we've all had a scribble in ur notepad.

Why has no-one suggested this before?! James! At Summer's End, I demand a scribble in your notepad!  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 14, 2010, 11:00:37 AM
I've had one already!  ;)

(a scribble in his notepad, that is)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 14, 2010, 11:23:30 AM
Hen scribbled in my notepad at RoSfest - if you go to my photo albums on MySpace and find the one for RoSfest containing the DeeExpus setlist then you can see what he wrote  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 14, 2010, 12:13:40 PM
Hen scribbled in my notepad at RoSfest - if you go to my photo albums on MySpace and find the one for RoSfest containing the DeeExpus setlist then you can see what he wrote  :D

If you click on the link today it might have loaded by tomorrow afternoon.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 14, 2010, 12:21:59 PM
Hen scribbled in my notepad at RoSfest - if you go to my photo albums on MySpace and find the one for RoSfest containing the DeeExpus setlist then you can see what he wrote  :D

If you click on the link today it might have loaded by tomorrow afternoon.

So go and do it now then  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on September 14, 2010, 01:30:35 PM


Well so far this week, Ive been called a t*t (apologies for the last expletive Nellie, it was passion not vulgarity), a Lunatic (thanks for that Nellie;)) and had it stated that theres something wrong about me. I love it all, thank you all so much. Si, go have a look at Cotters new pic on his facebook page. teehee.


Ditch
You are a lunatic and I feel, as the other me, I have to add little Frost*erisks to peoples' posts wherever possible  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on September 14, 2010, 02:42:03 PM
Just mentioned on facebook.

Classic Rock Presents Prog is kicking off the morning with a blast of Tinyfish's rather good The Big Red Spark.


I may have slightly misled fb by saying that Tinyfish had sold out of TBRS (Until Thursday). Geoff Banks shared the post thinking that you'd sold out of the first run  :D I did explain, but it's all publicity, eh? :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 14, 2010, 02:44:09 PM
So now you're making hot cakes as well...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2010, 03:19:27 PM
Just mentioned on facebook.

Classic Rock Presents Prog is kicking off the morning with a blast of Tinyfish's rather good The Big Red Spark.


I may have slightly misled fb by saying that Tinyfish had sold out of TBRS (Until Thursday). Geoff Banks shared the post thinking that you'd sold out of the first run  :D I did explain, but it's all publicity, eh? :D

No worries, Nellie - if they go to the actual buying page they will get a more accurate picture.

"SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: You've all been so enthusiastic that we've had to order in more CD's! So there may be a day or two's delay receiving your copy of The Big Red Spark - but fear not!"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on September 14, 2010, 05:43:03 PM
Some reviews from my family

Husband (40, Indie Git) Why does that man keep speaking?

Mother (62, Rocking Nan) It sounds quite nice.

Daughter (4, JLS/Aqua fan) Mummy, I don't like it.  Put Frost* on!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2010, 05:47:22 PM
Thank you for my new signature, Ashleaze :-)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 14, 2010, 05:49:04 PM
Ha ! That review says everything you need to know about Frost*  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on September 14, 2010, 06:58:03 PM
Thank you for my new signature, Ashleaze :-)

 ;D You're most welcome


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mark Elliott on September 14, 2010, 10:02:33 PM
Just ordered my copy.
Great review chaps in Classic Rock.
Cheers.
Mark.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 14, 2010, 10:04:54 PM
Thanks Mark! I was pretty gobsmacked by it myself!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: The Ditch on September 15, 2010, 06:11:47 AM


Well so far this week, Ive been called a t*t (apologies for the last expletive Nellie, it was passion not vulgarity), a Lunatic (thanks for that Nellie;)) and had it stated that theres something wrong about me. I love it all, thank you all so much. Si, go have a look at Cotters new pic on his facebook page. teehee.


Ditch
You are a lunatic and I feel, as the other me, I have to add little Frost*erisks to peoples' posts wherever possible  ;D


Im Gettng better ....

Had I realised it was a Frost*erisk and not censorship, I would have been most honoured. :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 15, 2010, 08:24:54 AM
Just ordered my copy.
Great review chaps in Classic Rock.
Cheers.
Mark.
Cheers Mate and thank you.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on September 15, 2010, 11:21:03 AM
I was surprised that Nellie didn't glue a Frost*erisk on the front of Simon's shirt at the launch gig.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 15, 2010, 11:21:49 AM
She's probably drawn one on with Magic Marker under the shirt.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 15, 2010, 12:51:35 PM
I was surprised that Nellie didn't glue a Frost*erisk on the front of Simon's shirt at the launch gig.
But I am a top c- *sounds of Simon being wrestled to the floor by Nellie*


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 15, 2010, 12:58:23 PM
Top C**t!
The most effectual Top C**t!
Who's intellectual

Close friends get to call him T.C.
Providing it's with dignity.

Top C**t!
The indisputable leader of the gang.
He's the boss, he's a pip, he's the championship.
He's the most tip top,
Top C**t.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 15, 2010, 12:59:24 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 15, 2010, 01:22:52 PM
That deserves a T-shirt of it's own.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 15, 2010, 01:26:30 PM
I was surprised that Nellie didn't glue a Frost*erisk on the front of Simon's shirt at the launch gig.
I think that one of my fondest memories of last Friday's gig was the gleeful expression on Simon's face when he came up to Huw and I before the Tinyfish set and said "I just thought I'd better tell you both that when when I go on stage I will be wearing a T-shirt with a very rude word on it, because swearing is clever".

Once said shirt was in view I leaned over and said to The Spoff "can you see what his T-shirt says?" to which he answered, in his best weary censorius voice (the one I should be using as a Good Father) "yes, I'm afraid I can". Thirteen going on thirty-five, I tell you.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 15, 2010, 01:32:36 PM
You raise 'em, you luv 'em, you give them all the tools they need to survive and in return, they end up sticking you in an 'ome, then only visit you once every leap year' A quote from a friend's grandma that never fails to raise a smile. She said it in jest I hasten to add but maybe this is why all my children are songs. 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: MikeEvs on September 15, 2010, 02:44:42 PM
Do I need to censor the shot I have of Simon while he was waiting to on stage, It's quite a tight shot which starts at the wording on your t-shirt and it is very readable


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on September 15, 2010, 03:01:16 PM
Oh please yes, yes, censor them Mike. It'll make everybody who wasn't there that night uncontrollably curious.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on September 15, 2010, 03:10:29 PM
What did it say on your T-shirt Simon, I can't remember... ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 15, 2010, 03:21:45 PM
I think the first word was Tosser


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on September 15, 2010, 03:23:54 PM
I'm just glad my mum decided not to come to the gig after all.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 15, 2010, 07:53:51 PM
Ahh So that was what the felt pens were for!!!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 19, 2010, 03:00:08 PM
It is not a review as such, but you were featured in the Progzilla podcast on 16 September about 15 and a half minutes in.  This is put together by Cliff Pearson and he played I'm Not Crashing and Building The Machine, and introduced it with "A couple of days ago UK band Tinyfish held the launch party for their new album The Big Red Spark which is a sort of loose concept cd.  Sadly I couldn't make the gig but all the reports I have heard have been very positive.  Here are a couple of tracks.  We start with I'm Not Crashing, followed by Building The Machine."


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 19, 2010, 03:40:03 PM
It is not a review as such, but you were featured in the Progzilla podcast on 16 September about 15 and a half minutes in.  This is put together by Cliff Pearson and he played I'm Not Crashing and Building The Machine, and introduced it with "A couple of days ago UK band Tinyfish held the launch party for their new album The Big Red Spark which is a sort of loose concept cd.  Sadly I couldn't make the gig but all the reports I have heard have been very positive.  Here are a couple of tracks.  We start with I'm Not Crashing, followed by Building The Machine."

I have met Cliff a couple of times now at the Peel and he is a very nice chap.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 19, 2010, 03:44:53 PM
I am guessing he will be the guy in the Progzilla tshirt...and I will say hello next time I see him.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: todders on September 19, 2010, 03:49:38 PM
I keep watching his website for updates but it hasn`t been updated in a while,i see the shows can be listened to via itunes.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on September 19, 2010, 04:14:06 PM
The website is one podcast behind.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bruiser on September 21, 2010, 04:43:52 PM
Just to say congratulations on delivering such a brilliant album guys....I notice in the sleeve notes theres a photo of War of the Worlds.... it's not lost on me that this is another album that has to be heard from start to finish....

Jim's guitar sound is big big big!  Loving it.

Rainland is the mutts.  Has a kind of Vai other-world-liness to it!
I'm not Crashing.  Big Tinyfish anthem.  Awesome.
Building the Machine... Awesome lyrics....loving the orchestral feel!
Big Red Spark - love the bass/guitar riffs in there - feckin awesome!
Wide Awake At Midnight - incredible.

Full kudos to you guys.....if there's any justice in this world you guys should have a brilliant 2010/11 on the back of this.
The Big Red Spark is wonderful!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on September 21, 2010, 05:03:18 PM
Thanks a ton, Bruiser!

Glad you're enjoying it!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Pedro on September 21, 2010, 11:22:59 PM
Might be an idea to get in touch with Classic Roack Mag to populaate their Bands A-Z with something a bit better than :-

Quote
Tinyfish Buyer’s Guides
Sorry, but there are currently no posts to view. But please check back soon! Click here to return to the home page or use the search box to the right.

and

Quote
Posts Tagged ‘Tinyfish’
Classic Rock’s New Release Round-Up
gbarton / Features, News / 10/09/2010 12:29pm This week: Marmite from the Manics, prog-by-numbers from Spock’s Beard, the return of Heart, a tour-de-force from Tinyfish, Journey and Barry Goodreau reisssues – plus the awesome debut from Scottish scuzz-busters The Amorettes! (more…) Basically the blurb for the latest issue of CRPP

Just a thought.... :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on September 21, 2010, 11:28:40 PM
I suspect that page is automatically generated, but it is worth a try.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on September 22, 2010, 06:09:54 AM
Just to say congratulations on delivering such a brilliant album guys....I notice in the sleeve notes theres a photo of War of the Worlds.... it's not lost on me that this is another album that has to be heard from start to finish....

Jim's guitar sound is big big big!  Loving it.

Rainland is the mutts.  Has a kind of Vai other-world-liness to it!
I'm not Crashing.  Big Tinyfish anthem.  Awesome.
Building the Machine... Awesome lyrics....loving the orchestral feel!
Big Red Spark - love the bass/guitar riffs in there - feckin awesome!
Wide Awake At Midnight - incredible.

Full kudos to you guys.....if there's any justice in this world you guys should have a brilliant 2010/11 on the back of this.
The Big Red Spark is wonderful!

Really, just what Rob said. Cheers mate - really glad you like it.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: JohnnyBoyesGuitar on October 03, 2010, 12:10:18 PM
Having just got up and running after my move today was the first time to boot up the new comp installation and listen to the new album proper. 

Wow!   :o

Hat's off* to you Simon/Jim/Paul/Rob/Leon, TBRS is one seriously great piece of work! You can feel the depth of work that has gone into crafting these songs and how it all fits together lyrically and musically. Loved every single minute of the experience. Great production and special mention for Jim: Sir, your geetar is sounding mighty and wonderfully sweet.... great work. 

JBG

* I don't wear a hat but if I did I'd take it off...



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on October 03, 2010, 08:25:32 PM
I don't know if you've seen this review.

http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_10959.html (http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_10959.html)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 03, 2010, 08:28:50 PM
I don't know if you've seen this review.

http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_10959.html (http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_10959.html)


here's a google-traslation:
Quote
Father of Simon Godfrey earned his living as a radio announcer. Now it is understandable why play story-telling uncle Tinyfish at a fairly important role. The story revolves around a machine (The Big Red Spark), which goes back to an idea dreamed of S. Godfrey. If I have understood correctly, Mr.Godfrey dreamed of a machine which has been the catalyst for all future events in the parallel universes or will be. (In the interview, which is ever quite decent as a "stop we needed a story for the album" procedure described). In the first piece of the hero of the story is about to be cranking the sinister machine, from Nietzsche to even have dreamed of. The following items deal with the events / events / ideas that are treated before the beginning held big moment. Even more secrets can be hidden in the CD booklet, like a sight-and patience-testing is designed. Not only that, the very dark characters appear on a black background, no, that was not mysterious enough. The apparently most important statements were also reprinted in mirror image. Was it possible for the ideas a funny idea of how the hordes of fans with a mirror in his hand stretch over the black-black booklet after they have been placed under a 100 watt bulb? For my part, I said, your last secret reserves but for you ... Now the issue is still vordegründig to the music ...

This turns out to my mind much more convincing than the tests given to the concept album is an issue. Starting with a music that I think are symphonic neo prog prog metal excursions into areas such as (this "Neoprogger" can also spirited rock!), Retroprog, Mainstream, Electronic and Classical music on an appealing way made and implemented. Some orchestral passages, among onomatopoeic parts (a pinch of Dark Ambient anyone?), The cryptic little machine to do justice. The well-integrated spoken parts are often accompanied by electronic or orchestral music. The subject is also in accordance with the music tries comparatively dark and mysterious shape. Or I come through the story before only pretending. With a little imagination, the enigmatic history of the music lends an additional fact, cinematic dimension, especially do not save on sound effects for the mental cinema. This is one of those CD's, reveal its many nuances, after a few rounds.

The first edition comes with a DVD. This is what a recent 25-minute interview with the band and found 4 additional songs. Those who had expected to respond to these songs as filmed live footage looks to be disappointed. The 4 pieces are only available as audio recordings. In this present itself as a multifaceted Tinyfish formation between new art rock, neo prog and art pop.

and rated 11/15

 8)



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 03, 2010, 08:33:58 PM
I absolutely agree with the assertion that it is symphonic neo prog prog metal with mental cinema.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on October 04, 2010, 06:43:22 AM
and rated 11/15

 8)

I'm not sure google translation works very well really.  My quick scan suggested (1) the writer is more concerned with the mirror writing on the booklet, and (2) he quite liked it.  I took a wander through their reviews (and there are a lot of them) just to see what scores well and what doesn't. 

As examples: 
Dark Side of the Moon - 12.67
The Wall - 8.20
Foxtrot - 14.43
Lamb Lies Down - 11.20
Duke - 8.00
Milliontown - 9.00
EIMA - 10.00


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 04, 2010, 06:50:23 AM
ranked well above Duke which I TOTALLY AGREE WITH  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 04, 2010, 12:19:15 PM
yea, it seems the translation is a little funky!

I love Duke, but then they obviously have some issues, what with those ratings for Milliontown and EIMA....

;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 04, 2010, 07:48:57 PM
1. Foxtrot - 14.43
2. Dark Side of the Moon - 12.67
3. Lamb Lies Down - 11.20
4. BRS - 11
5. EIMA - 10.00
6. Milliontown - 9.00
7. The Wall - 8.20
8. Duke - 8.00

hmmm interesting ratings - but I see there is another thread re this so I shall peruse that first...




Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 04, 2010, 08:29:47 PM
I have realised I haven't reviewed BRS yet.  Which will it be?  "not my cup of tea", "mildly pleasant background noise" or "better than I expected" or "brilliant - just as I expected"

not my cup of tea - 1-3
pleasant 4-7
better - 8-9
brilliant 10

so applying my new rating method I would come up with

Dark Side of the Moon 10
Milliontown 10
EIMA 9.75 oh 10  ;D
The Wall 8.5
Foxtrot 8
Lamb 7
Duke 5

or something  ???





Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 04, 2010, 08:33:03 PM
I love Duke, I do.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on October 04, 2010, 09:06:06 PM
So do I Mouse.  It's in my top three Genesis albums.  I think that another thread/ poll might be needed here to allow this thread to get back onto topic.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 04, 2010, 09:12:45 PM
Good idea that man.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 04, 2010, 11:28:54 PM
Right, back on topic... Back on topic... Oh yeah, The Big Red Spark is great.  8)  It is quite rare that I don't listen to some (if not all) of it at some point in a day. It really is magnificent.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 05, 2010, 05:34:15 AM
sorry about that, feeling a bit weird last night, rambling and losing train of thought - yeah BRS is great  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 08, 2010, 10:49:19 AM
The classic rock society magazine has a full page review written by Miles.

Quote
The album is a triumph.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 08, 2010, 11:16:41 AM
Awww fanks Miles.  8)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 08, 2010, 12:07:52 PM
I am bringing my copy with me.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 08, 2010, 02:24:26 PM
And I, but by the time I see you guys, Rob will have shown it to you already.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on October 10, 2010, 02:03:52 PM
Completely back on thread, this just seen (apologies if anyone else has already posted a link)...

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=303053


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: ursula on October 10, 2010, 07:30:11 PM
Great review
agree completely
especially with this bit!

 let's tell the band we hope it won't take another three years for them to complete their next masterpiece!
 ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 11, 2010, 05:59:02 PM
Quote
It may be their party, but Tinyfish is clearly disciplined enough to refrain from crashing the festivities for all the rest of us.

That's a great sentence.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 11, 2010, 07:33:29 PM
What's the actual name for "ba-dum tsssch"?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Pedro on October 11, 2010, 08:16:12 PM
"Badum Tish"?

Some seem to want to call it a "rimshot" but given that the sound already contains two of them that seems like a bad name.

http://instantrimshot.com/classic?sound=rimshot


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on October 12, 2010, 06:41:30 PM
The classic rock society magazine has a full page review written by Miles.

Quote
The album is a triumph.
It is also one of their "albums of the month".  A one page review, no less.  I can't recall any other album having a one page review.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 12, 2010, 07:32:34 PM
Yes that's a huge compliment to be sure Rob. Even though Miles and the rest of the guys know us, I know full well that Miles wouldn't print what he said if he didn't mean it.

Thank you CRS.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 15, 2010, 10:29:42 AM
Another couple of comments from the RoSfest mailing list...

"Although I have to admit after repeated listenings, I have no idea what The Big Red Spark is and what the storyline means. It's like Bladerunner meets William Gibson meets Fireside Theatre.  Never boring, you just kind of get lost in the story and immediately want to hear it again. Great stuff.   
Frank

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Hello Andy, I finally received my copy of the new Tinyfish CD. It is most excellent. Definitely in my top three for the year. Would love to hear these guys play The Big Red Spark, in it's entirety at Rosfest.

Larry"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 15, 2010, 10:42:11 AM
I raise a glass to Frank and Larry :-)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 15, 2010, 10:49:58 AM
I'm still waiting for a comment from Mo  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: mattstevens on October 15, 2010, 07:20:59 PM
Purchased the CD today - looking forward to it :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2010, 09:04:57 PM
Cheers Matt you are a star sir.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 17, 2010, 04:48:35 PM
A german review (http://www.musikreviews.de/reviews/2010/Tinyfish/The-Big-Red-Spark/) gives it 12/15 :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 17, 2010, 06:58:31 PM
A german review (http://www.musikreviews.de/reviews/2010/Tinyfish/The-Big-Red-Spark/) gives it 12/15 :)

my favorite line from the Google translated version:

Quote
CONCLUSION: prog with Schmackes and melody.

:D

though this is too good not to quote, too!

Quote
The bonus DVD consists of a relaxed interview in the recording studio and four additional audio tracks. With tinyfish to present four grown men (which all look like, but not for rock musicians),


 8)



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 17, 2010, 07:09:10 PM
Where did they find the four grown men  ???


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 17, 2010, 07:19:53 PM
They've missed out Mike Varty. Or maybe they thought it was still Paul...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 17, 2010, 07:25:32 PM
I think this counts as a review...just came up on the RoSfest mailing list.

"Hear another track from the new TINYFISH album "THE BIG RED SPARK"each hour Monday, October 18th, on ProgPositivity Radio!

http://www.progpositivity.com - click on "Listen Now".

If Tinyfish's 2010 album "The Big Red Spark" doesn't rekindle the flame of at least one or two wonderous science fiction moments from your childhood, quickly have someone check your pulse! Schedule diagnostic tests! Better yet, call an ambulance for immediate medical attention. On second thought, forget it. If this album didn't move you, you're probably already dead.

From the earliest moments of the spoken word sequence from the album's opening song "The Loose Ends", willing prog travelers are immediately swept into a musical tale as amazing as it is mysterious. For it is in this very first song that we meet a tired, wistful professor, a man haunted by impending horrors of his own creation. What is this single wish that he's granted to everyone? What is the foreboding significance of his allusion to Nietzsche's morbid musings about all living things, once perfected, culminating in death wishes? (I won't spoil the story for you. Buy thealbum and enjoy the ride! If at first, the dreamlike fantasy eludes you, enjoy a second listen. Allow the subtlety, the flow and the intricacy of the design to make itself known. Then cheat like I did and read up on the back-story at tinyfish dot org!)

I honestly don't believe I am overstating matters in the least when I say that the thespian spoken word elements of this album rival those of the greatest concept albums of all time and simply are not to be missed. Listen and see if you don't agree.

Strictly speaking, this isn't the most progressive album on the block. Saga's 1980's appropriation of Rush-like progginess is a good reference point. The songwriting, musicianship, editing and production, however, are consistently excellent throughout. Arrangements are effectively varied. The albums songs are sonically interesting even as they remain safely tethered to hummable and memorable melodies. Simon Godfrey's vocals are impeccable.

Concept albums tend to fail miserably whenever bands wander from singular devotion to the story they are trying to tell. Tinyfish wisely avoids the temptation to integrate superfluous, distracting or disjointed compositions into the narrative. It may be their party, but Tinyfish is clearly disciplined enough to refrain from crashing the festivities for all the rest of us.

"The Big Red Spark" was three years in the making, and it was worth every moment of the wait. If, however, we are granted the one wish, let's tell the band we hope it won't take another three years for them to complete their next masterpiece!

Pick up your copy at:

http://www.tinyfish.org/music/album_bigredspark.htm

Mark Stephens

ProgPositivity - The Best Prog and Fusion - Positively!"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 17, 2010, 08:34:32 PM
i think he liked it  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 17, 2010, 08:39:53 PM
If it keeps going like this I think a lot of people will be questioning why they are not at RoSfest...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 17, 2010, 10:29:12 PM
If it keeps going like this I think a lot of people will be questioning why they are not at RoSfest...

To quote Michael Palin in "A Fish Called Wanda": "Good."


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Trace on October 25, 2010, 06:27:40 AM
Not quite sure if it's been mentioned elsewhere, but a 'duo' review of TBRS has just appeared on the DPRP site. I''ve not read it all, but both reviewers gave it 9 out of 10, so I think they liked it.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 11:16:38 AM
You are right Trace. The link was posted on this thread:


http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=1527.15 (http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=1527.15)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Trace on October 25, 2010, 11:55:42 AM
That's the problem when I haven't applied the required lateral thinking and expect the review info to be in the review thread - silly me.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 11:59:13 AM
I know how you feel Trace, sometimes the threads on this site take on a life of their own. It's my belief that somewhere buried deep inside this labyrinth is the meaning of life.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Trace on October 25, 2010, 12:03:25 PM
The meaning of life is a doddle compared to keeping up with the Fishtank.
On a different subject (well everybody else veers off-topic wildly) - I've only just watched the BRS DVD - very interesting. Good job it wasn't mentioned about 3 months of drum editting  - everybody would have thought you (Simon) were truly bonkers.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 25, 2010, 12:11:47 PM
How could we possibly arrive at that notion?? ;D ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 25, 2010, 12:16:16 PM
...whereas here,we all know that Simon is truly bonkers... we don't just think it.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 25, 2010, 12:34:12 PM
The meaning of life is a doddle compared to keeping up with the Fishtank.
On a different subject (well everybody else veers off-topic wildly) - I've only just watched the BRS DVD - very interesting. Good job it wasn't mentioned about 3 months of drum editting  - everybody would have thought you (Simon) were truly bonkers.
You should have seen the footage that didn't get used!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 25, 2010, 12:37:16 PM
The meaning of life is a doddle compared to keeping up with the Fishtank.
On a different subject (well everybody else veers off-topic wildly) - I've only just watched the BRS DVD - very interesting. Good job it wasn't mentioned about 3 months of drum editting  - everybody would have thought you (Simon) were truly bonkers.
You should have seen the footage that didn't get used!

you tease.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Trace on October 25, 2010, 12:42:00 PM
When can we expect the out-takes DVD?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 25, 2010, 01:03:43 PM
I know how you feel Trace, sometimes the threads on this site take on a life of their own. It's my belief that somewhere buried deep inside this labyrinth is the meaning of life.

Now you know you shouldn't bait me like that...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 01:46:33 PM
Looking at my father and running on the notion that we all turn into our our parents eventually, I have but a few useful years left before I start wearing a tinfoil hat and telling everybody that the Kaiser wants to steal my string.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 25, 2010, 02:48:58 PM
So the time until I start muting the tv when adverts or trailers come on is short...

...hang on, I already do that.

AAAAAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 03:58:52 PM
This review just in from the Prog Achives:  ;D

Review by chopper
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

Three years in the making, this was threatening to become the band's "Chinese Democracy". Now it's here, was it worth the wait? Without a doubt, yes - this is the prog album of the year. Most of the album is taken up by The Big Red Spark suite - a concept about a "machine to fulfil mankind's greatest wish...". The suite starts off with the machine about to be switched on, the rest of the album is a flashback leading up to this event.

Musically the albums sounds more like the Tinyfish debut than "Curious Things" and most of the Tinyfish trademarks are there - the multi-layered guitars and vocals, the little bits you don't heard at first but that become apparent on repeated listens and, of course, the spoken word sections. This time Rob Ramsey is joined by Simon Godfrey's father, amongst others. I find myself being reminded of "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" here (not a bad thing) - a concept suite interspersed with talking, although the talking here makes more sense than Stanley Unwin. Am I alone in also being reminded of "Lost"?

Between most of the normal Tinyfish songs, we have instrumental and talking numbers, the best of these being the wonderful orchestral piece "Building the Machine" which, as Simon himself admits, sounds like something from "Peter and the Wolf". The title track itself has been played at 'fishes gigs for a couple of years and we finally get to hear the recorded version. And very good it is too. The Floyd-like "Weak Machine" is possibly my favourite track of the suite, and "The Loose Ends II" rounds the whole thing of with a reprise of the opening track. I haven't gone into much detail of the overall concept, you need to listen and read a bit about it on the Tinyfish web site but you can still enjoy a brilliant suite of songs. And there's more

"Wide Awake at Midnight" is a ten minute epic already heard on the "One Night on Fire" DVD. On the bonus DVD, along with an interesting band interview, there are 4 additional tracks. "The Sarcasm Never Stops", the soulful (potential hit single?) "Ride" which features the excellent guest vocals of Geoff Wootton, "Eat the Ashes", (all 3 of which are also on the "One Night on Fire" DVD) and the gentle "Let's Get Invisible".

So here we have it. This is the first prog album to be rated 9 out of 10 in Classic Rock (by Geoff Barton no less) and it fully deserves all 9 of those marks. Tinyfish continue to raise the bar of modern prog and this one sets the standard for others to follow.


http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3014 (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3014)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 04:04:45 PM
I know how you feel Trace, sometimes the threads on this site take on a life of their own. It's my belief that somewhere buried deep inside this labyrinth is the meaning of life.

JamesA is not the meaning of life.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 04:05:42 PM
This review just in from the Prog Achives:  ;D



So just how much are you paying these people?  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2010, 04:08:35 PM
This one is also quite good. 8/10. (http://www.progressia.net/en/chroniques/2786-tinyfish-the-big-red-spark)

Self-proclaimed "tiniest progressive rock band of the world", these Britons, in addition to be funny, push more this unusual stylistic exercise: giving up keyboards, according to them too cliché and caricatural, confining progressive (and neo-progressive in this case) music to a series of an overmuch a bit predictable. At the exact opposite of the current offer! Tinyfish offers thus a prog short of influences from the seventies. It is audacious and it works terrifically well.

After a first eponymous disc, the EP Curious Thing which was not transcendant at all in terms of melodies, the vision of the demanding expert probably bumped into the very good DVD recorded at Katowice (Poland), One Night on Fire. Technical emphasis, twirling songs, little dreamlike incursions supported by a spoken voice which the intonations seem to come from Freaks... Everything was gathered in order that this band comes from cheerful amateurs to a promising band.

The Big Red Spark could be Tinyfish's The Masquerade Overture: an artistic achievement, a flagship album in the discography of the band. The concept that fits it enjoys pleasant alternations between dark and meditative moments, and unceasing whirlies led by their undeniable sense of narration. Moreover the theme is distracting: it is about a machine that grants all wishes of humanity, and the protagonists which are quickly stuck in the paradoxes and deficiencies that confers this apparent freedom.

Musicaly, these torments are perfectly pictured by a vigorous guitar far from being too heavy, alongside vocal effusions that we have not heard since the early years of Marillion. Besides, it is hard to not think of Fugazi listening The Big Red Spark so much those universes are similar. Tinyfish is a band that deserved to be known for its true worth. Consider it done. From now on they wriggle with talent and virtuosity in the major bowl.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 04:12:44 PM
...Everything was gathered in order that this band comes from cheerful amateurs to a promising band....Musicaly, these torments are perfectly pictured by a vigorous guitar far from being too heavy, alongside vocal effusions that we have not heard since the early years of Marillion. Besides, it is hard to not think of Fugazi listening The Big Red Spark so much those universes are similar.

I like this.  A different and interesting view.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2010, 04:15:27 PM
My favourite line from this review was:

From now on they wriggle with talent and virtuosity in the major bowl.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 25, 2010, 04:17:17 PM
The Big Red Spark could be Tinyfish's The Masquerade Overture

Damning with faint praise? ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 04:19:05 PM
As much as I love The Masquerade I preferred to think of it being like Fugazi


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2010, 04:19:32 PM
Not sure if this review has been posted (can't be bothered to check :).

4.5/6 from Rock Report. (http://www.rockreport.be/review.asp?id=2978)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2010, 04:22:14 PM
Two german reviews here. 11/15 and 12/15. (http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/index.php?albumId=10959&content=review)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 25, 2010, 04:32:10 PM
I apologise for our previous album not being transcendant enough :D

and the second German guy has compared us to Galahad (Empires Never Last), Frost* and... wait for it... Coldplay!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 25, 2010, 05:02:27 PM
My favourite line from this review was:

From now on they wriggle with talent and virtuosity in the major bowl.

that was my favorite, too!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 25, 2010, 05:04:11 PM
I know how you feel Trace, sometimes the threads on this site take on a life of their own. It's my belief that somewhere buried deep inside this labyrinth is the meaning of life.

JamesA is not the meaning of life.

I just thought about this, and decided that from my point of view I really am.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on October 25, 2010, 05:06:51 PM
The excellent reviews are coming in thick and fast.  I hope that this translates into a good number of album sales.  

I don't see the similarity to Frost* myself.  Certainly not Galahad, and I wouldn't know about Coldplay.



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 05:25:03 PM
I've never really heard much of Frost in our music either but I can't deny that I consider it a compliment when people make the comparison.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 25, 2010, 05:31:50 PM
I have to say I think it is a lazy comparison, but if it sells some cds then what the heck.

I think that you are like Galahad in that you are different to them.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 06:01:15 PM
I think that you are like Galahad in that you are different to them.
That thought is going to keep me up late tonight.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2010, 06:07:25 PM
and the second German guy has compared us to Galahad (Empires Never Last), Frost* and... wait for it... Coldplay!

Proving that ashleaze has been right in being a Coldplay fan all along. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtfNI6P7zDo)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 06:34:21 PM
google translate has confused me

"However, lead us to other Tinyfish musical soundscapes, which are characterized, apart from the large share of more melodic snotty-rock, electronic and spherical-pop sounds."

what is melodic snotty rock?  ;D

As for Galahad, Frost* n Coldplay - the only similarities between the four is that I like all of them.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 25, 2010, 06:40:00 PM
Arrrrrrrre you the reviewer in disguise? Are you the re-vieweeeer in disguise?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 06:42:37 PM
I would have given more than 11/15 or 12/15 if it was me.  More likely 13/15  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2010, 06:53:45 PM
Tell it like it is Sarah.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 07:19:15 PM
Should you put some of these reviews on the website?  I know Geoff 9/10 is on there and you probably want that as the first one but you should make that one not look like it is a fluke...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 25, 2010, 07:48:35 PM
Will do. I will cull some sound bites and post them.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 25, 2010, 07:58:17 PM
Will do. I will cull some sound bites and post them.

You should take the '12' from the German review and one of the 'out of 10's from one of the others  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 25, 2010, 10:34:31 PM
google translate has confused me

"However, lead us to other Tinyfish musical soundscapes, which are characterized, apart from the large share of more melodic snotty-rock, electronic and spherical-pop sounds."

what is melodic snotty rock?  ;D

As for Galahad, Frost* n Coldplay - the only similarities between the four is that I like all of them.

Melodic snotty rock! Genius! That's summed you up perfectly! (did they know about Leon's Swine Flu?)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2010, 08:40:33 AM
Someone must have leaked it Catherine.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 26, 2010, 11:40:46 AM
Heh. Leaked.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2010, 11:42:23 AM
You are a man after my own heart Mouse.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 26, 2010, 11:44:18 AM
I shudder to think what happens when a mouse is after the heart of a trampolining elephant.

(http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/demolition-gone-wrong-in-China_immeuble_begles18.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 26, 2010, 11:46:50 AM
Once I have it, will I aquire the powers of a Godfrey?  :o


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on October 26, 2010, 12:39:41 PM
Someone must have leaked it Catherine.

Didn't Leon say he leaked when he had Swine Flu ?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on October 26, 2010, 01:09:53 PM
Are all these reviews going on the wiki page?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2010, 01:14:20 PM
A question for Wilf and Bo as I believe they are the custodians of all things TinyWiki.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 26, 2010, 01:26:50 PM
Are all these reviews going on the wiki page?

I hope that's not going as in leaking...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ginfress on October 26, 2010, 02:01:27 PM
On my own blog (will apear on Todders site as well) : http://bit.ly/aa6u3H (http://bit.ly/aa6u3H)

cheers!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2010, 02:08:09 PM
Here's a propper link to the Prog Archives review (courtesy of ProgPositivity - Thank you sir  :))

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=303053 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=303053)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 26, 2010, 02:13:56 PM
On my own blog (will apear on Todders site as well) : http://bit.ly/aa6u3H (http://bit.ly/aa6u3H)

cheers!

ooo coo ur i mean to say gosh

Thank you from the bottom of our progressive little hearts...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 29, 2010, 04:56:05 PM
Not a review as such, but it made me smile...

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/lasers-edge/634744-new-tinyfish.html (http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/lasers-edge/634744-new-tinyfish.html)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Paul on October 29, 2010, 04:58:59 PM
Brilliant, the Stinky Tinyfish album. Obviously not Bangin' enough for the metalheads!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 29, 2010, 05:06:11 PM
stinky and snotty  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2010, 05:14:57 PM
But they like the new one! Bangin' Metal!  ;D  \m/


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: MikeEvs on October 29, 2010, 05:20:00 PM
I have an account on that forum  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on October 29, 2010, 05:35:01 PM
Someone in Florida thinks that Tinyfish is an amazing live band.  Is this another Tinyfish or is the band moonlighting in Florida? 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2010, 05:37:31 PM
Thanks to extensions to the southern part of the Northern Line, Florida is now in Zone 6.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2010, 07:07:55 PM
Still excludes Hull, though.  ::)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on October 29, 2010, 07:42:19 PM
A Marillion fan who likes Less Is More thinks the first album stunk = excellent first album  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: benb on October 30, 2010, 06:38:19 AM
Thanks to extensions to the southern part of the Northern Line, Florida is now in Zone 6.

I think i was on that section while trying to find The Luminaire gig ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 30, 2010, 08:09:09 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on October 30, 2010, 03:59:19 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1051/5128370535_810a1dc342.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5128370535/)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 30, 2010, 04:00:12 PM
heh


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on October 30, 2010, 11:34:25 PM
brilliant Bo!  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on October 31, 2010, 08:36:41 PM
I always stand like that when I fart.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on October 31, 2010, 08:45:53 PM
heh heh heh


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on October 31, 2010, 08:51:46 PM
I always stand like that when I fart.

Although your expression is usually more nonchalant.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on November 11, 2010, 11:32:32 PM
An Italian review. (http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://altprogcore.blogspot.com/2010/11/tinyfish-big-red-spark-2010.html&ei=OHzcTJmJFcG6hAedrdjQAg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ7gEwAjgK&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bbig%2Bred%2Bspark%2Breview%2Btinyfish%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26sa%3DN%26tbo%3D1%26rls%3Den%26prmdo%3D1%26tbs%3Dqdr:w)

They like it.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on November 12, 2010, 12:41:09 AM
although he wishes I would shut up occasionally :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on November 12, 2010, 09:38:43 AM
He likes Jim guitar work which is nice because so do I.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on November 14, 2010, 06:26:14 PM
Short and sweet:

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=65476 (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=65476)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on November 14, 2010, 07:12:33 PM
Short and sweet:

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=65476 (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=65476)

Always nice to know what Tony James and Martin Degville have to say about an album.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on November 14, 2010, 09:30:24 PM
The main part of the review is very complimentary too. Thank you Mr Herring.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on November 14, 2010, 09:48:13 PM
I like this part the best:
Quote
That being said, the musicians never allow their technical skill to get in the way of the songs and the concepts therein.
That's what I most like about Tinyfish.  The song comes first.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on November 14, 2010, 09:53:46 PM
You're not going to like the new Tinyfish EP 'Up Our Own Arse In 9/8' then.  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on November 14, 2010, 10:11:03 PM
And that's the other thing that I like about Tinyfish - you don't take yourselves too seriously.   :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on November 14, 2010, 10:15:25 PM
You're not going to like the new Tinyfish EP 'Up Our Own Arse In 9/8' then.  ;)

It is a ballad right?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on November 14, 2010, 10:20:36 PM
You're not going to like the new Tinyfish EP 'Up Our Own Arse In 9/8' then.  ;)

It is a ballad right?

heh

 a dark ballad, about things that just don't come out right.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on November 15, 2010, 07:45:42 AM
It's a sequel to "Lick My Love Pump"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on November 15, 2010, 08:53:36 AM
Short and sweet:

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=65476 (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=65476)

It seems we renamed the album half way through the review! And I hope that everyone here takes no offence at being described as "Meager" (sic).


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on November 15, 2010, 09:03:23 AM
I like this part the best:
Quote
That being said, the musicians never allow their technical skill to get in the way of the songs and the concepts therein.
That's what I most like about Tinyfish.  The song comes first.

This is true, Rob, but I interpreted his sentence a different way :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on November 21, 2010, 07:52:34 PM
The fabulously named Jerry Lucky likes us here:

http://www.jerrylucky.com/reviews%20s-t_047.htm (http://www.jerrylucky.com/reviews%20s-t_047.htm)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2010, 07:57:49 PM
Quote
I’m reminded of Victorian England but in a modern Steam Punk vision.

That makes me smile.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on November 22, 2010, 10:39:08 AM
Interestingly I think it's the first time that someone has picked up on the Steampunk elements. We had initially planned to make the album much more Victorian-esque (Rob wrote and recorded a lot more spoken word bits than we eventually included on the album) but in the end we dialled it down in favour of a more cohesive narrative.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on November 22, 2010, 10:49:11 AM
Plus Stephen Fry has a stranglehold on the audiobook market :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 22, 2010, 11:49:27 AM
Try to muscle in and he'll cut ya.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on November 22, 2010, 03:45:32 PM
Try to muscle in and he'll cut ya.

With his razor-sharp wit.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on November 22, 2010, 07:19:59 PM
How would Rob's spoken word sections sound if Stephen Fry read them? Not disturbing enough, I reckon. You want to feel uncomfortable listening to TBRS, not drift into a happy dreamstate.

...Or do you?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 26, 2010, 11:04:51 AM
yes you do.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: chopper on November 26, 2010, 12:29:10 PM
Well "Ride" came up on my MP3 player on the way to work this morning, that's quite dreamlike.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on December 13, 2010, 09:53:24 AM
A new review on the progarchives. (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=351156)

Quote
Conclusion:

The Big Red Spark has often been considered one of the best prog albums from 2010, and after many dedicated listens, it's not hard to understand why. This strikingly original concept album with poignant lyrics and unforgettable music is enough to satisfy almost any listener. I was tempted to play my 5 star card here, but for now I'll go with a conservative 4.5 star rating. This is surely an essential modern prog album - long live Tinyfish!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on December 13, 2010, 09:57:47 AM
Another top review. Well done, sirs.  :)

Just a thought, but has anyone sent a copy of TBRS to the BBC? They do reviews and such, and lots of people read them. You never know, they might really like it...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on December 13, 2010, 09:58:55 AM
A polish one. (http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://www.mlwz.ceti.pl/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26task%3Dview%26id%3D5720%26Itemid%3D26&ei=K-wFTfk3gcCzBvD_1PUJ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC8Q7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtinyfish%2B%2522big%2Bred%2Bspark%2522%2Breview%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26sa%3DX%26tbo%3D1%26rls%3Den%26tbs%3Dqdr:w%26prmd%3Div)

Not as flattering.


Quote
In one sentence: "The Big Red Spark" is not a bad album, but it is not a knock.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 13, 2010, 10:03:58 AM
A polish one. (http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://www.mlwz.ceti.pl/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26task%3Dview%26id%3D5720%26Itemid%3D26&ei=K-wFTfk3gcCzBvD_1PUJ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC8Q7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtinyfish%2B%2522big%2Bred%2Bspark%2522%2Breview%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26sa%3DX%26tbo%3D1%26rls%3Den%26tbs%3Dqdr:w%26prmd%3Div)

Not as flattering.


Quote
In one sentence: "The Big Red Spark" is not a bad album, but it is not a knock.

I'm not sure I want to be a knock.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 13, 2010, 10:04:41 AM
Another top review. Well done, sirs.  :)

Just a thought, but has anyone sent a copy of TBRS to the BBC? They do reviews and such, and lots of people read them. You never know, they might really like it...

Don't suppose you have a contact point, Mouse?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on December 13, 2010, 10:06:43 AM
So...one review written by Simon and the other by Leon...guess which is which  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on December 13, 2010, 10:10:30 AM
Another top review. Well done, sirs.  :)

Just a thought, but has anyone sent a copy of TBRS to the BBC? They do reviews and such, and lots of people read them. You never know, they might really like it...

Don't suppose you have a contact point, Mouse?

Try this one Rob. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/introducing/form/recommend-music/)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on December 15, 2010, 11:55:01 PM
Now even the Belgians are reviewing the album. (http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://damusic.be/cd/tinyfish/the-big-red-spark&ei=5lMJTY6BGo-7hAe4yNmEDw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtinyfish%2Bthe%2Bbig%2Bred%2Bspark%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26sa%3DX%26tbo%3D1%26rls%3Den-GB%26channel%3Dsuggest%26tbs%3Dqdr:d%26prmd%3Div)

Quote
It is a metaphor for what happens when a bad idea out of hand and madness as the norm.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2010, 09:57:22 AM
By George, I think they've got it!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Ash on December 16, 2010, 10:10:49 AM
oh - is that what it is about?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on December 16, 2010, 10:20:59 AM
He's lying.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on December 16, 2010, 10:21:16 AM
Or is he  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2010, 10:28:25 AM
There is an aspect of TBRS which is about ideas you can't get out of your head.

e.g. imagine if instead of having the tune to some Fish song stuck in your head, the idea that's stuck in your head is telling you how to build some huge red machine...?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on December 16, 2010, 10:46:50 AM
Is the huge red machine called Grendel ?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 10:57:24 AM
Could be.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 16, 2010, 11:00:36 AM
Yes James. Yes it is.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 16, 2010, 11:19:47 AM
Oh bother - I'd always imagined it was Bertha

(http://www.thechestnut.com/bertha/bertha1.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 11:26:35 AM
You have a knack for plundering good childhood programmes UB.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 11:39:04 AM
This might be the Belgian review Bo might have been referring to.

http://www.damusic.be/cd/tinyfish/the-big-red-spark (http://www.damusic.be/cd/tinyfish/the-big-red-spark)

No translation as of yet but this is courtesy of Christoph from DA Music. Christoph contacted me to say that he loved the album and puts us at No 4 in his top 20 best albums of 2010 which is very nice of him.   :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on December 16, 2010, 11:50:45 AM
Well, that depends on whether the top 3 are Anathema, Oceansize and Pure Reason Revolution  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on December 16, 2010, 01:45:22 PM
Oh bother - I'd always imagined it was Bertha

(http://www.thechestnut.com/bertha/bertha1.jpg)

Ah yes, straight from my childhood.  :)

Speaking of that, I was up late watching The Trap Door on YouTube again last night.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 01:59:33 PM
I love Trap Door. Especially the Hemmingway-esque last episode 'Bye Bye Berk'


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on December 16, 2010, 02:48:44 PM
This might be the Belgian review Bo might have been referring to.

http://www.damusic.be/cd/tinyfish/the-big-red-spark (http://www.damusic.be/cd/tinyfish/the-big-red-spark)

No translation as of yet but this is courtesy of Christoph from DA Music. Christoph contacted me to say that he loved the album and puts us at No 4 in his top 20 best albums of 2010 which is very nice of him.   :)

This was the review yes, there was a link in my original post :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2010, 03:41:55 PM
Sorry Bo, I must have missed it *places glasses once again in front of my poor peepers*


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 17, 2010, 01:54:56 PM
One (courtesy of David Robinson of F2) from French Wibsite Progressive Area.

http://www.progressive-area.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1752&Itemid=2> &task=view&id=1752&Itemid=2 (http://www.progressive-area.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1752&Itemid=2> &task=view&id=1752&Itemid=2)

One choice quote:

“The Big Red Spark” is essential and one of the best albums that I've heard this year."

 ;D - Thank you Progressive Area!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 17, 2010, 02:03:21 PM
A very late (but always appreciated) review of our debut album all the way from Uraguay coutesty of Marcelo Rey and 45 RPM magazine. Thanks guys!

http://www.45rpm.com.uy/201011/18.html (http://www.45rpm.com.uy/201011/18.html)

It does make a small mention to TBRS so I thought I'd slip it in here.  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 17, 2010, 02:57:25 PM
and a short but glowing mention of our debut album on a Russian site (I assume)

http://progrockplazerna.blogspot.com/2010/12/tinyfish-tinyfish.html (http://progrockplazerna.blogspot.com/2010/12/tinyfish-tinyfish.html)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 23, 2010, 02:28:43 PM
We are reviewed on the front page of liveprog.com!

www.liveprog.com (http://www.liveprog.com)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 23, 2010, 03:58:25 PM
We've made the top five (alongside some familiar faces) at DA Music (thank you Christoph).  :)

http://www.damusic.be/achtergrond/big-big-train/christoph-lintermans (http://www.damusic.be/achtergrond/big-big-train/christoph-lintermans)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on December 23, 2010, 04:04:36 PM
That's certainly some good company and good to see Dec nab the number three slot.  :)  I've never heard of the chaps in fifth, though. I wonder what they're like.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 23, 2010, 04:09:37 PM
Areknames are an Italian band - quite VdGG/Canterbury influenced.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 23, 2010, 04:13:03 PM
That's certainly some good company and good to see Dec nab the number three slot.  :)  I've never heard of the chaps in fifth, though. I wonder what they're like.

Yes, but they think Dec is short for December! Nearly peed myself laughing when I saw that. Mr December Burke!  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 23, 2010, 04:24:31 PM
He goes by many names it would seem.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 24, 2010, 09:26:05 AM
From the Rosfest list - we made Jeff Eberwein's "Surprises of the Year" list...

"Tinyfish, The Big Red Spark.  This album surprised me because it seemed suddenly to come out of nowhere, which is, after all, the best definition of the word "surprise" that I can supply.  I had heard of Tinyfish prior to this release, certainly, and they were on my radar as a band that was worth keeping an eye on.  But not until they were announced for RoSfest did I finally spring for The Big Red Spark, and boy am I glad I did.  This is what a progressive album should sound like, quite frankly.  I like concept albums as much as the next prog fan, but honestly, they sometimes have a tendency to be a bit tedious and a little, well, wobbly (Spock's Beard's Snow, par example).  Not so this album.  It is an enjoyable listen all the way through, and my anticipation for seeing these guys live next spring has increased exponentially."

surprise, certainly, it's not like we had anyone telling anyone or anything :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 24, 2010, 11:25:42 AM
That was nice of them. Thank you Mr Eberwein.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 30, 2010, 08:35:11 AM
We've been nominated in the category of "Best Foreign Record" - because it's an Italian prog site :-)

So has Guy - hurrah!

http://www.progawards.it/Progawards/index.php?page=panobfr (http://www.progawards.it/Progawards/index.php?page=panobfr)

I have written back to them thanking them.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on December 30, 2010, 08:37:28 AM
Ooooh, that's one of the good ones to be in - they spread the word a lot, loads of communications and stuff.

Well done !


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on December 30, 2010, 08:40:40 AM
Cool!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on December 30, 2010, 12:04:20 PM
Dec's been nominated in the Best Production category.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on December 30, 2010, 01:04:10 PM
It's great to see all these artists getting recognised in some way for their superb work.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 30, 2010, 01:21:17 PM
I guess it'll please Dec that they have put him forward for that because I know he worked like buggery to sort out the re-mixed version.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on December 30, 2010, 02:35:34 PM
I guess it'll please Dec that they have put him forward for that because I know he worked like buggery to sort out the re-mixed version.
I hope it's for the remixed version.  I must fremember to get one of those.

It's great to see all these artists getting recognised in some way for their superb work.  :)
Agents of Mercy got a nomination as well.

It is not necessarily a select group - have you seen who their latest member is?   ;) 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on December 30, 2010, 02:38:21 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on January 18, 2011, 10:41:55 PM
This just in from Facebook from Cliff 'Progzilla' Pearson:

Hi Simon. Just thought I'd let you know that I've released the end of year top ten Progzilla podcast and 'The Big Red Spark' is at number three! B->


I've said thank you and smiled a lot at the news.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 19, 2011, 09:44:06 AM
I like Cliff's show a lot.

However, he's put TBRS two places too low! ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on January 19, 2011, 09:56:49 AM
That's a pint I owe you sir.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on January 19, 2011, 12:23:25 PM
I like Cliff's show a lot.

However, he's put TBRS two places too low! ;D

I agree.  CRPP have the new magazine with readers' poll coming out next week.  I'd be interested to see where TBRS comes in this list.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on January 24, 2011, 07:01:21 PM
I have distributed the two copies of TBRS.

My friend Nigel (who fronts a band called Rusted Warrior) said he thought it was really very good indeed.  He said he's listened to it a few times and it reminds him a bit of War of the Worlds.  He also reported that he needs to listen more carefully to follow the story line (which means that he at least knows that there is a story line).  We then spoke about F2 and if a bigger label might pick it up.

My friend Jo played it to some of her colleagues (they're all visiting from Sydney).  She said that it reminds her of War of the Worlds but she needs to listen to it more carefully.  One of the other people told me that they are really impressed with the production. 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on January 24, 2011, 10:27:26 PM
That's great news Rob. Thanks for playing it to 'em and for their feedback.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Trace on February 05, 2011, 01:57:22 PM
The International Prog Rock Show http://progrockshow.blogspot.com (http://progrockshow.blogspot.com)
have just played their two best of 2010 shows.
I've only listened to a few bits of these shows in the past, so I don't really know the format except the two presenters each compile a personal list, which are as follows:

Franks Choices:
1. District 97 - Hybrid Child
2. Spock's Beard - X
3. Delusion Squared - Delusion Squared
4. Unitopia - Artificial
5. Mystery - One Among The Living
6. Anima Mundi - The Way
7. Mindgames - MMX
8. Moon Safari - Lover's End
9. Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark
10. Galleon - In The Wake Of The Moon
11. Dave Kulju - Notes In The Margin
12. Wolfspring - Wolfspring
13. Amplifier - Octopus
14. K2 - Black Garden
15. Glass Hammer - If
16. Big Big Train - Far Skies Deep Time
17. Nine Stones Close - Traces
18. Lunatic Soul - Lunatic Soul II
19. Karantaka - The Gathering Light
20. Persephone's Dream - Pan: An Urban Pastoral


Ricks Choices:
1. K2 - Black Garden
2. Wolfspring - Wolfspring
3. Big Big Train - Far Skies Deep Time
4. Interspheres - Interspheres/Athmospheres
5. Kaipa - In The Wake Of Evolution
6. Amplifier - Octopus
7. Unitopia - Artificial
8. Mystery - One Among The Living
9. The Watch - Planet Earth
10. Mindgames - MMX
11. Spocks Beard - X
12. Agents Of Mercy - Dramarama
13. Haken - Aquarius
14. The Black Noodle Project - Ready To Go
15. Motorpsycho - Heavy Metal Fruit
16. Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark
17. Lunatic Soul - Lunatic Soul II
18. Caerptree - Nymph
19. Moon Safari - Lover's End
20. CloverSeeds - The Opening

The Shows are downloading at the moment. If I ever get a chance to listen to them, I'll post their comments about TBRS.





Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2011, 11:24:57 PM
Thank you sir.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on February 06, 2011, 08:54:24 PM
Another fabulous review from the very eloquent Dave Franklin of Green Man Productions. Any feedback on his site is greatly appreciated.
http://greenmanmusicreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/apocalypse-dreams-big-red-spark-by.html (http://greenmanmusicreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/apocalypse-dreams-big-red-spark-by.html)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on February 07, 2011, 12:12:31 AM
Cor, that's a very good review and no mistake. I also really enjoy the thoughtful and evocative way this gent writes his blog. A real treat to read.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on February 07, 2011, 08:59:49 AM
The review is dead - long live the review.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Trace on February 08, 2011, 06:28:17 PM
re. The International Prog Rock Show:
I managed to listen to half of the 2011 best 20-11 rundown show last night when Rick had TBRS in at number 16. Both presenters said the album was excellent, but any further discussion was overtaken by the question of whether the big Big Train release was a real album or not.
Hopefully the'll say more in the other show when Frank placed TBRS at number 9 in his choices.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2011, 07:59:19 PM
That's really cool news, thanks for letting us know sir.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on March 14, 2011, 09:11:10 PM
This one is from Belgium. (http://www.musicinbelgium.net/pl/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=4770)



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on March 14, 2011, 10:22:52 PM
Ooh, they seem to like it. Cheers for the heads up Bo.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 14, 2011, 10:31:03 PM
La voix de Simon Godfrey est intense.

Apparently ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on March 14, 2011, 10:34:20 PM
That's French for 'not as good as him out of IQ'


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2011, 01:24:41 AM
Ou est la voix de Simon Godfrey?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on March 15, 2011, 07:00:55 AM
That's French for 'not as good as him out of IQ'

I thought it meant: Bring me the head of Simon Godfrey.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 15, 2011, 11:00:59 AM
Ou est la voix de Simon Godfrey?

La voix de Simon Godfrey est sur le bureau de mon oncle.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on March 15, 2011, 11:08:07 AM
Le singe est dans l'abre. C'est tres important.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2011, 11:58:01 AM
Le singe est dans l'abre.

As well you know!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on March 15, 2011, 11:58:43 AM
Le grand singe rouge.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 15, 2011, 12:54:40 PM
Garcon! Ou sont mes pantoufles?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2011, 01:13:21 PM
Pendant les grandes vacances j'ai mangé la plume de ma tante.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on March 15, 2011, 01:13:31 PM
C'est interessant que pantoufles sont 'slippers', mais pantoufler est le verbe 'to leave the Civil Service to work in the private sector'.

Vraiment.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Fogeyspasm on March 15, 2011, 03:52:22 PM
Whats all this "foreignish?"
Have i stumbled onto the wrong forum
WWW.Petitspoissons/allprogisevil/buyviagrafromme/isyourtoolbigenough.com :o


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on March 20, 2011, 06:52:12 PM
Not a review, but TBRS crept into the top 25 albums on the DPRP chart -> http://www.dprp.net/dprpoll/2010/ (http://www.dprp.net/dprpoll/2010/).


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 20, 2011, 07:45:57 PM
...and Robert John Godfrey came in as 2nd best keyboard player whereas Jem was 9th =.

Go figure!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on March 20, 2011, 08:00:40 PM
Yes - stupid or what. 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on March 20, 2011, 10:17:09 PM
Nice to see us making the top 25. Very happy about that.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 20, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
Yes - stupid or what. 

Yes aren't stupid at all, Rob, they're one of my favourite bands. At least, they were until they turned into their own tribute act...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on March 20, 2011, 10:52:34 PM
Albums
1. Spock's Beard
4. Unitopia
6. Moon Safari
8. Agents of Mercy
21. Guy Manning
25. Tinyfish
Frost*, Dec Burke, Jump, Also Eden got mentions.

Track
1. Spock's Beard (Jaws of Heaven).
4. Manning (Charlestown)
23. Frost* (The Dividing Line)

Tinyfish - 4 tracks got mentions.

Additionally, Simon got mentions in the singer & drumming categories; Jim for guitar & Paul for bass. 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on March 20, 2011, 10:58:15 PM
Thanks for the heads up Rob. Nice to see Guy, Jim and Paulos getting name checked. Not before time in my opinion but then again, I am biased.  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on March 20, 2011, 11:04:31 PM
These are the same voters who put Agents of Mercy in the top 10 - faint praise if I ever I tried to ignore it  ;) :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on March 21, 2011, 03:18:26 PM
I'm sorry, but they completely lost me with that piano/vocal 'improv' at Summer's End. How more people weren't in fits of laughter, I do not know.  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on March 21, 2011, 05:21:35 PM
That vocalist was #4 in the vocalists vote.  It reminded me of James' report of Neil's statement - I remember what I don't like about this singer - he can't sing.

So, Jim and Paul each received two votes.  Out of interest I wandered through the list to look to see if Steve Rothery was nominated - indeed he got a single vote.



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 15, 2011, 11:10:42 AM
Nice review from the redoubtable Charlie O'Mara here (http://www.silhobbit.com/mambo/content/view/795/109/).


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on May 15, 2011, 01:06:14 PM
Thanks for the link Wilf.

I've got such a lot of time for Silhobbit. Prog as a genre is better for having Charlie O'Mara and his unique take on prog. There are entirely too many sites that take both the music and themselves way too seriously and thankfully his attitude and prose style are both funny and refreshing.

More power to you.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on May 15, 2011, 01:07:53 PM
Quick! Hire Richard Burton!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 13, 2011, 06:00:48 PM
My colleague's review of TBRS;

"Really enjoyed that"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on June 14, 2011, 05:49:06 AM
My colleague's review of TBRS;

"Really enjoyed that"

Then he should buy a copy so he can enjoy it again at his leisure.  :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 06:21:46 AM
I'm working on him ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 09:12:32 AM
My colleague's review of TBRS;

"Really enjoyed that"
You couldn't really ask for a better review could you?  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 09:21:51 AM
You couldn't really ask for a better review could you?  ;D
What's particularly nice is that Mike is twenty-two years old, and a dance DJ. None of the music he plays in the office is at all rock-based, and he isn't backwards in coming forwards to tell me when he doesn't like what I'm playing.

I also played him the Contamination mix of The Big Red Spark, Simon - he thinks it would fit in to one of his 'chilled' sets perfectly :)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 09:27:11 AM
You couldn't really ask for a better review could you?  ;D
What's particularly nice is that Mike is twenty-two years old, and a dance DJ. None of the music he plays in the office is at all rock-based, and he isn't backwards in coming forwards to tell me when he doesn't like what I'm playing.

I also played him the Contamination mix of The Big Red Spark, Simon - he thinks it would fit in to one of his 'chilled' sets perfectly :)
Well that is very encouraging news. Glad he didn't barf at the Contamination mix either.  :D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 14, 2011, 09:28:48 AM
Woah! Even more brownie points for him and you, Wilf!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 14, 2011, 09:36:59 AM
More evidence of the fact that Tinyfish isn't merely a 'prog' band - maybe not even primarily...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 14, 2011, 09:56:01 AM
More evidence of the fact that Tinyfish isn't merely a 'prog' band - maybe not even primarily...

I like to think of us as a 'good' band rather than a 'prog' band...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 09:58:30 AM
More evidence of the fact that Tinyfish isn't merely a 'prog' band - maybe not even primarily...

I like to think of us as a 'good' band rather than a 'prog' band...
I'm not going another step untill you say that we're Heavy Metal...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 14, 2011, 10:01:55 AM
Sorry about that Simon, your image of Bad News got replaced by a naked woman having sex with a large plush bunny rabbit. No I'm not making it up.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 14, 2011, 10:14:41 AM
 :D I was looking for a photo like that in point of fact. I'm only sorry I got Bad News.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 20, 2011, 01:54:19 PM
We have a new review of the album after RoSFest:

http://www.progressiveworld.net/html/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=5221 (http://www.progressiveworld.net/html/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=5221)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on June 20, 2011, 02:11:21 PM
That is a very fine review.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on June 20, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Let's hear it for Stephanie Sollow! Thank you Stephanie! Top review.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 20, 2011, 02:15:38 PM
Seconded; what a corking review. It's nice to see a person that has taken the time to absorb the album and noted the particular strengths of each member of the band. It's always good to see Robert's lyrics get a strong mention too. In many ways, TBRS has been the album where our Mr Ramsay's lyrics really came of age.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 20, 2011, 02:21:00 PM
Even if she spelled my name wrongly :-)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 20, 2011, 02:21:33 PM
Excellent review - 50 hits and counting.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 20, 2011, 02:38:28 PM
It is a lovely, lovely review. Not only does she like it - she gets it.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on June 20, 2011, 02:53:57 PM
She has a review of RoSFest as well - except Friday because she was not well - James gets a mention.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 20, 2011, 02:54:30 PM
Is that why she wasn't well?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: RobH on June 20, 2011, 02:58:02 PM
The RoSFest review also mentions Tinyfish forum.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 20, 2011, 02:58:42 PM
But I didn't do anything other than on the Friday...did I ?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on June 22, 2011, 12:22:31 AM
That was an excellent review. As Robert said, she gets it. Liking it alone is great and all, but it's great to see that someone has given it some real attention, an effort to understand what it is. I loved how she said calling something "'progressive rock' is as descriptive, I suppose, as saying 'bread'". Brilliant.

Now, how about she join the forum?  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 22, 2011, 07:43:46 AM
I think she has already.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: nightowl on June 23, 2011, 01:55:57 AM
Yes, just last night I subscribed with confirmation coming today. Thanks to Tim Lawrie who advised me of the comments here on my review. And so, thanks for the nice words here about my nice words there.  :)

I did fix the name typo; my apologies on that, Robert. Blame it on my old eyes.  :-[

I missed Friday at RF, yes; I got very, but not deathly, ill that Thursday night, so we rescheduled the flight and flew out on Friday... arriving at 11:30pm  at BWI. After some snafus at Avis, we arrived at our hotel around 2am Saturday.  :(

Steph, Progressiveworld.net


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on June 23, 2011, 02:56:16 AM
welcome, Steph!!  sorry about the bug, you missed a blinder of a Friday night!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 23, 2011, 05:03:59 AM
Welcome, Steph !  I once got Robert's name wrong in a review too.  I think he is still preparing to forgive to me  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on June 23, 2011, 06:25:04 AM
Welcome, Steph !  I once got Robert's name wrong in a review too.  I think he is still preparing to forgive to me  ;D

I've know Rob for a million years and I still get it wrong too!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 23, 2011, 06:46:30 AM
Welcome, Steph !  I once got Robert's name wrong in a review too.  I think he is still preparing to forgive to me  ;D
Yes, but you called him Wayne.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 08:33:21 AM
Welcome, Steph !  I once got Robert's name wrong in a review too.  I think he is still preparing to forgive to me  ;D
Yes, but you called him Wayne.

And it was during sex.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 23, 2011, 08:50:07 AM
Thank you for weaponising that mental image Robert.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 09:04:05 AM
Remember: creepy AND disturbing.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on June 23, 2011, 09:05:57 AM
There is a line.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on June 23, 2011, 09:52:37 AM
Welcome, Steph !  I once got Robert's name wrong in a review too.  I think he is still preparing to forgive to me  ;D
Yes, but you called him Wayne.

And it was during sex.

Qualifier: I said "Get out of my room Wayne - I'm having sex...". No telling if I was alone or not though.

Good old Mr. Collier - sneaks into my head at the most inopportune moments.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on June 23, 2011, 09:57:17 AM

Qualifier: I said "Get out of my room Wayne - I'm having sex...". No telling if I was alone or not though.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/3801675504_859c27bcb9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/3801675504/)

I have my suspicions ...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 23, 2011, 09:59:45 AM
 :-\


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Jim on June 23, 2011, 10:01:49 AM
I have my suspicions ...

Yeah, well, you know. It was 2009, we were young...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 23, 2011, 10:11:39 AM
I wonder if we have got into the Guinness Book of Records for the most lies on one forum page...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 23, 2011, 10:12:04 AM
Welcome, Steph !  I once got Robert's name wrong in a review too.  I think he is still preparing to forgive to me  ;D
Yes, but you called him Wayne.

And it was during sex.
Who with?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 23, 2011, 10:37:05 AM
I wonder if we have got into the Guinness Book of Records for the most lies on one forum page...
Yes, we have.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 23, 2011, 10:49:59 AM
This statement is a lie.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on June 23, 2011, 12:36:19 PM
all this talk of sex.


I think I'll go make breakfast.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2011, 01:07:53 PM
At least you're not going to mate breakfast.

Welcome, Steph! I did warn you it was a bit mad in here...  :)


Title: Re: Re: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on June 24, 2011, 05:50:54 AM
At least you're not going to mate breakfast.

Welcome, Steph! I did warn you it was a bit mad in here...  :)

Lies, all lies, I tell you. I have been off my medication for months and still quite sane.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 08:03:21 AM
Lies, all lies, I tell you. I have been off my medication for months and still quite sane.

"Still" "quite" "sane" ??!? Yeah, right...  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 08:18:21 AM
We are sane.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 24, 2011, 08:35:47 AM
I demand a second opinion  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 09:06:30 AM
We are also sane.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 09:10:37 AM
Is that the Royal "we", James? Delusional as well, are we?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 09:19:33 AM
It's both of us.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 09:21:40 AM
Dissociative personality disorder, then.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 24, 2011, 09:21:47 AM
We are normal and we want our freedom
We are normal and we dig Bert Weedon


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 09:23:07 AM
Dissociative personality disorder, then.
That's not a nice thing to say about Spambot - he's sad now.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 24, 2011, 09:25:06 AM
Which proves that he's not dissociative at least.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Dawn on June 24, 2011, 09:59:01 AM
Keep up this kind of talk and I can log on from work! 


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 10:39:58 AM
Dissociative personality disorder, then.
That's not a nice thing to say about Spambot - he's sad now.

Referring to yourself in the third person is never a good sign, either.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 10:51:42 AM
There isn't a third person - that would be ludicrous.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 12:41:48 PM
That's the trouble with lawyers - they don't understand basic grammar.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 01:06:08 PM
Nope, we only utilise the complex.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 02:22:39 PM
And they use words like "utilise" and "facilitate" cos they want people to think that they are clever...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on June 24, 2011, 02:35:42 PM
I just took the Royal Wee...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 02:38:13 PM
And they use words like "utilise" and "facilitate" cos they want people to think that they are clever...
To know that they are clever.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2011, 02:46:02 PM
It's more a case of ostentatiously inserting a multiple-syllable word (thereby demonstrating that you're a pompous and excessively verbose git who writes to obfuscate rather than to clarify) when there is a perfectly usable single-syllable word.

It's people like you who bring the Campaign for Plain English out in a rash.

I refer you to this site (http://www3.hants.gov.uk/logos/cx-logos-corporatestandards/cx-logos-styleguide/cx-logos-plainenglish/cx-logos-tone.htm)...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 24, 2011, 02:47:11 PM
I used the word "excoriate" last week.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 24, 2011, 02:48:28 PM
I use the word 'execrable' quite a lot.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on June 24, 2011, 02:54:02 PM
single-syllable word.
Pity you could not find just one word for that.

The Campaign for Plain English is all well and good until it hits upon something which is not simple and straightforward.

Oh, and I'd have gone for "perfectly usable" so as not to include unnecessary wordage  ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 24, 2011, 02:57:34 PM
I refer you to this site (http://www3.hants.gov.uk/logos/cx-logos-corporatestandards/cx-logos-styleguide/cx-logos-plainenglish/cx-logos-tone.htm)...
That's just in Hampshire, though.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 24, 2011, 02:59:51 PM
I refer you to this site (http://www3.hants.gov.uk/logos/cx-logos-corporatestandards/cx-logos-styleguide/cx-logos-plainenglish/cx-logos-tone.htm)...
That's just in Hampshire, though.

Is there a bit at the bottom about writing in crayon?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 24, 2011, 03:04:26 PM
"Use ink only, via a nib if possible"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on June 24, 2011, 03:07:34 PM
I use the word 'boobies' on a semi-regual basis.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2011, 05:11:59 PM
Bum.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 24, 2011, 05:13:36 PM
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5284f98b-c5a3-2241.jpg)

Mr. Badger never uses long words.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on June 24, 2011, 06:05:10 PM
I use the word 'boobies' on a semi-regual basis.

BOOBIES!!!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Dawn on June 26, 2011, 07:14:26 AM
I use the word 'boobies' on a semi-regual basis.

Those are British policemen, right?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on June 26, 2011, 07:24:43 AM
I use the word 'boobies' on a semi-regual basis.

Those are British policemen, right?

Exxxxxxxcellent. I will steal that.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Dawn on June 26, 2011, 08:03:46 AM
I use the word 'boobies' on a semi-regual basis.

Those are British policemen, right?

Exxxxxxxcellent. I will steal that.

Is...that good or bad?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: ursula on June 26, 2011, 12:03:17 PM
I use the word 'boobies' on a semi-regual basis.

Those are British policemen, right?

Exxxxxxxcellent. I will steal that.

Is...that good or bad?


Ohhh simply naughty......
and then only if there's a bobby around.... ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2011, 12:56:03 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Dawn on June 26, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
Ahhh...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on July 09, 2011, 10:49:03 AM
I just looked on Amazon and TBRS available is on import for £30.98 !!!!  :o :o

There are some other sellers at lower prices ie ProgRock but this seems odd


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 09, 2011, 10:57:37 AM
I just looked on Amazon and TBRS available is on import for £30.98 !!!!  :o :o
Blimey, where are they importing it from, Papua New Guinea?

I understand the band will sell it to you at very reasonable prices from their site on the world wide Internet! ;)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on July 09, 2011, 11:26:37 AM
Still, it doesn't help, does it? Someone may prefer buying from Amazon because it's more familiar, they're cautious about where they use their card on the 'net, or whatever. Instead of selling as an independent seller via Amazon, can't F2 supply them with their own stock that they can sell at a normal, far more reasonable price?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 09, 2011, 11:52:30 AM
That's crazy talk, Mouse!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2011, 11:53:41 AM
I know. Amazon are less than reasonable in that respect. You can however buy it for a tenner through Amazon if you purchase via their 'other sellers' list. F2 (or progrock.co.uk) is there.



Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 19, 2011, 02:11:15 PM
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/5284f98b-c5a3-2241.jpg)

Mr. Badger never uses long words.

Mr Badger pales into insignificance now.

Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present:

Hydrothermal Worm!

(http://www.fei.com/uploadedImages/Images/Image_Gallery/IM_20100225_Crassous_3_PhC-C_lg.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on July 19, 2011, 02:20:57 PM
that's MR. Hydrothermal Worm to you.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 19, 2011, 02:28:23 PM
Mr. Badger could beat H. Worm Esq. in a fight. He kicks the arse of all invertebrates. Or he would if they had arsed.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2011, 03:15:06 PM
(http://www.fei.com/uploadedImages/Images/Image_Gallery/IM_20100225_Crassous_3_PhC-C_lg.jpg)

That's just a screenshot from that rubbish film Dune.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on July 19, 2011, 03:19:13 PM
I thought it was the latest from the Rupert Murdoch Select Committee.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 19, 2011, 03:26:37 PM
They should have had Mr. B. asking the questions. Nothing focusses the mind better than fifteen pounds of gut-crunching badger fury threatening to off you if you tell lies.

Incidentally, Mr. Badger is getting a little worried that you're all getting the wrong idea about him. So here's a picture taken in a more mellow mood:

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/d99e862e-a1f6-8704.jpg)

Everyone say "ahhhh". No, really...I'd advise that you do...


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2011, 03:44:15 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  :o


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: A James on July 19, 2011, 03:57:37 PM
(http://blog.web-media.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ah-bisto.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Nellie on July 19, 2011, 05:36:33 PM
Is that worm made of uncooked pastry?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: roger on July 19, 2011, 06:54:42 PM
awwwww.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on July 20, 2011, 09:08:24 AM
Is that worm made of uncooked pastry?

Bleurgghhh....


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on July 20, 2011, 09:11:58 AM
This one terrifies me more...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Candiru_Pic1.jpg)


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 20, 2011, 09:48:54 AM
Is that the legendary Amazon fish that swims into places that chaps would rather it didn't swim into?


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on July 20, 2011, 09:53:15 AM
Is that the legendary Amazon fish that swims into places that chaps would rather it didn't swim into?

Yes. And ladies too, apparently  :o


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 20, 2011, 10:10:19 AM
Eeek - I'm going back to using play.com then.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Robert on July 20, 2011, 10:15:28 AM
"Yeah, we named ourselves after that fish that swims up dicks"


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on July 20, 2011, 10:36:06 AM
"Yeah, we named ourselves after that fish that swims up dicks"

I hadn't made that connection, but, yes, you did !


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Simon on July 20, 2011, 10:36:28 AM
"Yeah, we named ourselves after that fish that swims up dicks"

Add that to the list of slogans we need to consider for the next album press pack Robert.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 20, 2011, 11:21:56 AM
Is that the legendary Amazon fish that swims into places that chaps would rather it didn't swim into?
The South American Willy Fish!


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 20, 2011, 11:26:03 AM
Yep, that's the one!  ;D


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on July 20, 2011, 08:00:58 PM
Is that the legendary Amazon fish that swims into places that chaps would rather it didn't swim into?
The South American Willy Fish!

This totally gives the movie Free Willy a whole new meaning.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2011, 11:38:09 AM
Many new meanings were given to Free Willy a loooong time ago.


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: hoboslobo on July 24, 2011, 09:10:03 PM
Many new meanings were given to Free Willy a loooong time ago.

[Freud]Tell me about your childhood, Mr. Mouse.[/Freud]


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Mouse on July 24, 2011, 09:58:02 PM
No way is the inventor of psychiatry going to turn 'innocent and childish humour' into 'harbouring homosexual desires'. Not again.  >:(


Title: Re: Big Red Spark Reviews
Post by: Bert on July 25, 2011, 09:55:50 AM
No way is the inventor of psychiatry going to turn 'innocent and childish humour' into 'harbouring homosexual desires'. Not again.  >:(

No, it's usually about your Mother  :D