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King Of Bongo
King Of Bongo

Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Dec 2002
Total posts: 522
Posted:just went to see his gig in madrid and thought I should come back and start the "manu chao is my idol thread".

mama was queen of the mambo...


knackered and off to bed!

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Yep I saw him 'bout 2 weeks ago and it was craaaazy. I'd seldom seen so much energy at a gig before. Everyone was going balistic. Kinda dissappointed I don't have any spanish though cause I'd say it'd be even cooler if I'd known what he was singing about.

Twas mad the way it'd go from reggae, to mad screaming crazy guitary type stuff and the way all the lights'd go out and you'd think it's over and them boooom explosion again

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fairy girl
Location: Dorset, UK
Member Since: 12th Aug 2003
Total posts: 14
I saw Manu Chao at Glasto last year and was totally blown away by him!! Was the Sunday afternoon I think, right after the world cup final, and it was beautiful sunshine. Danced for hours, I didn't think he was ever going to stop lol!!
Would defo recommend to anyone to see him live as it's such a wicked experience!!

dont dream it.....be it!

Flower fairy
Location: London
Member Since: 25th Mar 2003
Total posts: 98

You guys are sooooo lucky!!!!!

Manu Chao Rocks!!!!!!

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remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:You guys are so lucky! A friend played me King Of The Bongo a coupla months back and I just had to hear more!

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you are nice woman.




Location: Poland
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 29
Posted:yeah you're very lucky to see him "live"!!!
i've got only cd but..
today isn't the end of the world, so i'm waiting for him in my world area:))))

in the meantime ... and

peace and rhythm
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faery em
Location: London
Member Since: 16th May 2002
Total posts: 259
Posted:yep, saw manu at the brixton academy just over a year ago.

its a very different experience live than on the cd's (as it should be with good music). i thought it was strangely more punky

i understand the french & english - the other day i got a friend of mine to translate some of the spanish & portugese - much of it is quite sad.
its great to have big issues talked about in acsessible fun manners (hold on - i did a massive theatre project on that!!)

rock on manu chao

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Cinnamon Girl
Location: Hfx, NS, Canada
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2003
Total posts: 191
Posted:Hmm, I was surprised when I heard the french bit in King of the bongo, it seemed a little depressing and out of place..


King Of Bongo
King Of Bongo

Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Dec 2002
Total posts: 522
Posted:common mistake my friend, the "sad bit" is actually a different song, but the way the album is mixed and the exact same "ping" beat thing make people believe its the same song!

im such a geek.

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:quote: im such a geek.
nah, you are the King of Bongo. And if you are anything like the song that makes you lovely fun funky and very sexy.

*revisits Manu Chao in her housemate's music collection*

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