Steve Mason / Beta Band


#1

This is nice. Album to follow on December 1st.


#2

name’s a bit close to his former bandmate’s subsequent outfit surely.


#3

oh.


#4

good song though right?


#5

Yep. The Aliens disappeared after one album didn’t they ? doubt he gave the name a second thought.


#6

not sure. think there might have been two.

(easily checkable fact)


#7

Aye, second album was really good too. Not sure why they didn’t carry on, maybe John had gone off to make movies by then.


#8

…and forgot to say…this is really good, cheers for the link!


#9

Still spin both albums periodically - great fun :+1:


#10

I have to say I’m a massive Steve Mason fan dating back to the start of the Beta Band, but this does nothing for me. Treading water.


#11

New Steve Mason album incoming. Really like the singles, currently in session on 6music right now…


#12

@moderators can someone please change this thread title to Steve Mason / Beta Band

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#13

Does that work?


#14

ah lovely. Thanks.


#15

https://twitter.com/SteveMasonKBT/status/1084027904697212928

Got a bit of a shoeing over this. FWIW I don’t think what he said was sexist, but any “gatekeeping” like this deserves a takedown.


#16

Sorry, that page doesn’t exist !

what did he say ?


#17

Just sneering at the fact Sophie Ellis Bextor was presenting something to do with the history of disco.


#18

Looks like he has apologised.


#19

Was that the reason why? I was wondering why he was randomly having a go at her. Seemed like pub talk, but then don’t post it on twitter would be the lesson learnt I guess.


#20

He probably had a run in with her back when she was all serious and snarky when she was in Theaudience and still holds a grudge!

Not sure what’s wrong with her fronting a show about disco though, she’s a good presenter.