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Disappointing news regarding Mickey/Mouse Saxon

Discussion in 'Saxon' started by jmillion, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. jmillion

    jmillion Middle Manager

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    Blabbermouth just posted this regarding the trademark dispute between Saxon and the Mickey/Mouse Saxon.

    CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

    :rolleyes:I can't believe this crap.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Black Lagoon

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    Fuckin' hell that is fuckin crap! I am angry as fuck about this.

    There is only one Saxon and that is the one led by Biff Byford. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    I wonder were that leaves Biff and the boys.:confused: :(
     
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    What a load of crap! The only good thing is that O/D are still gonna stick with O/D Saxon and not go by the name of just Saxon. What a bloody nightmare that would be!
     
  4. jmillion

    jmillion Middle Manager

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    If O/D Saxon won the right be be Saxon I'd have sh*t myself. It's still lame.

    Ratt won this case over Stephen Pearcy because he was trying to be "Ratt: Featuring Stephen Pearcy" but I think Oliver/Dawson Saxon might prove to be different enough to keep from being illegal.

    I'd be fine with that if that's how gigs were advertised and they called themselves Oliver/Dawson Saxon on stage, but they don't.

    Fuckers.
     
  5. Black Lagoon

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    I did actually read it wrong and thought they were going to be called SAXON and not sticking to Mickey/Mouse Saxon. It still sucks though as Biff IS Saxon.
    Wonder if Dobby was Slipping the judge one!
     
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    WHAT A BUNCH OF WANKERS. IT IS THIS SIMPLE.IF SAXON IS NAME FOR THE ORIGANAL MEMBERS.WHY THE FUCK DID THEY USE THE NAME WHEN PETE GILL LEFT. OH YOU AT THE TOP THEN AND DIDNT HAVE THE BALLS TO CHANGE THEN DID YOU CUNTS. GRRRRRRRRR THIS HAS PISSED ME OFF BIG TIME.:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  7. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    I just hope i don't end up being conned into seeing a Biff-less Saxon in future... :s
     
  8. saxonfan

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    It may be petty,but if you want to get back at Oliver you can post negative reviews at Amazon.com regarding his cd.If we can save some innocent fan money from buying crap like this,so be it.
     
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    Olivers CD 'End of an Era' is, quite surprisingly, not too bad really. What we should be doing is hammering the god awful shite that is Re:Landed and while were on the subject, anyone heard Dobbys solo effort 'Pandemonium Circus' yet? if so, whats it like? (Don't tell me, 13 tracks of uninspired bass solos??)
     
  10. Twisted Tony

    Twisted Tony Old School Metalhead

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    What a bunch of BULLSHIT!!! Fuck 'em! I'll never buy anything even remotely related to anything they do!
     
  11. Saracen84

    Saracen84 New Metal Member

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    It's too bad you're all stricktly a bunch of blind 'Biff Worshippers'. No denying Biff is a great singer, but HE'S NOT Saxon ! Saxon is a collaboration of talented artists, and if it wasn't for Oliver / Dawson / Byford / Quinn / Gill in the first place, there wouldn't be all those great early Saxon albums, nor would the road have been paved by those first albums for the future through the 80s, 90s to the present. All the songs you guys keep on spouting off as your fave's were written by Oliver / Dawson WITH Byford, so 'Twisted Tony', you'd better trash all the old albums as well, and you 'saxonfan', perhaps you ain't !. Ya gotta know, that if Biff wasn't such a controlling egomaniac, and thinking it's HE who is Saxon, the departure of past members might not have happened in the first place.
    Oliver's solo album has some good stuff on it, but as he even writes in the liner notes '' like all guitarists, I have compositions and personal favourites which never see the light because of the style of band you're associated with '', so , for those of you who think his solo album is trying to compete with Biff's Saxon, you've lost the point of it all !
    As for Dawson's solo CD, it's a collection of demos from after he originally got kicked from Saxon in the mid-80's. They'd been on the shelf for years. It's definately worth picking up.
    But, be clear, I am a dedicated Saxon fan since 1982, I have all the old stuff, the 'new' Biff stuff, as well as the O/D stuff, the SOB album and the solo albums. (Just like for eg. I still buy the 'new' Judas Priest stuff, have the old stuff, and the Halford solo stuff (Fight, Two, etc), and the Tipton solo. ) I am more open minded than some of you apparently are and I appreciate ALL the musicians and what they write. So quit your bitching and give it ALL a listen. Sure, if it wasn't for Biff, there'd be no Saxon as we know it, but if it wasn't for Oliver / Dawson, there'd be no Saxon either. Next time you listen to Denim And Leather, Power And THe Glory, Wheels Of Steel, Solid Ball Of Rock, etc, etc.. just remember that !!
     
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    So what does this mean for Biff/Quinn? Do they have to stop using the name saxon or can they advertise as Biff/Quinn Saxon?
     
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    Twisted Tony Old School Metalhead

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    I given the SOB album a listen and I think it SUCKS!!!! And I am pretty open minded about what I listen to 'Saracen84'. The SOB songs that I heard weren't anything special.

    I just think that the judgement SUCKS! Biff and Paul have kept Saxon going all these years. They've put alot more blood, sweat and tears into it's legacy. Oliver and Dawson may have been their at the beginning, but they got kicked out or left for their own reasons. To come out now and try and take the name away is an injustice to the fans.

    Sorry everyone, we won the court case so forget about Biff and those other guys. The name is ours now.

    Yeah I know it's not going to be like that, but that's pretty much how it sounds.

    That is just fucking BULLSHIT!
     
  14. CONQUISTADOR

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    Lets all just forget about 0\D (overdose) and concentrate on the real deal. All the dudes using this board and all Saxon's other real fans know who to see and who's CD's to buy. I for one can't wait until the Astoria gig(complete with Biff's Bubdgie) and wouldn't knowingly pay to see the overdose even if the beer was free!

    Cheers
     
  15. Lord S

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    If they want a connection to Saxon why not call the band Wheels of Steel or something?

    And to be honest i saw OD with Dio and whilst musically it was cool their singer is terrible
     
  16. dragonmaiden

    dragonmaiden Lady of the Vale Forlorn

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    I've never posted on this forum before but have read this thread with interest having been a Saxon fan for the last 20 odd years or so. I have to totally agree with Conquistador here.....just ignore the Mickey/Mouse Saxon....love that :lol: ......true fans will not be duped into going to see 'em...buy their CD's etc. Let's concentrate on the real McCoy!!

    BTW Twisted Tony ....I agree with you on the SOB album....it's pants!!
     
  17. Eagle

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    OD Saxon played in Hull last wednesday and in our local newspaper they were down as 'Legendary Rockers Saxon'

    I never went along to this gig (I can't justify supporting imposters) but in some respects I wish I had just to see what reception they received.
     
  18. jmillion

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    See? Now that's what they should NOT be able to get away with. It's a lie, plain & simple. How could Saxon not be able to protect their name is beyond me... *sigh*. I guess it's best to ignore them. Real fans know who Saxon is.
     
  19. ianmetalhead

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    Grrrrrrrrrr what a load of crap i think it shud be up to the fans to decide who is the real saxon and there is only one real saxon and thats biffs saxon. id have more respect for o/d saxon if they made up there own name and leave the saxon one alone id even prob buy there cds. But now no way go take a running jump very high.
    what we need now from biffs saxon is a killer new album just to give the O/d twats a lesson on how its really done.

    biffs saxon has my support 100 per cent all the way keep on rockin
     
  20. saxon747

    saxon747 Moderator/Webmaster

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    As far as I am aware this ruling only applies in the UK where OD have the name trademarked.

    For other countries to follow suit they would have to trademark the name in every country, a small fortune will be needed here, so Europe and USA etc will get (Biffs) SAXON billed as SAXON.

    I think most people are right here - All the true fans know what the real deal is, in any case if a new fan sees OD Saxon and decides to buy some new stuff - what they gonna buy - HMT, KG, Metalhead, UTB, the new DVD etc? So (Biffs) Saxon will benefit anyway !!!!!!!!!!!

    Funny this - I had a guy call me to buy a Killing Ground T-Shirt as he wanted to wear the latest shirt to his first "Saxon gig". I told him that the show he was going to was a cover version with old members but he did not care! Seems (Biffs) SAXON will benefit from the deal in the long term.
     

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