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Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
This is a simple game, playable in seconds but also liable to send players down epic you-tube worm-holes in search of that half-remembered lyric. Or maybe that's just me...

All you need to do is post a song that is related in some way to the song immediately before it. It could be something straightforward like the same artist, or a word in the title. It could be something unusual, like a feature in the video or an evoked memory of a cherished time. If you think people might miss your association, just mention it in the post.

And so without further ado, here is the first song, one which evokes a cherished memory of my own:

Vicka & Linda Bull: I didn't Know Love Could be Mine

[ 03. July 2017, 01:54: Message edited by: simontoad ]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
I will play: I want to know what love is, by Foreigner - the link being "know love", in case you missed it.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles (natch!)
 
Posted by Og, King of Bashan (# 9562) on :
 
Hold My Hand by the kings of 1990s Southern College rock, Hootie and the Blowfish.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"Blowing in the Wind" by Bob Dylan
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
"The Long and Winding Road" - Beatles again.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
 
Posted by Kitten (# 1179) on :
 
Thunderchild from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds album
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
War, huh, yeah... What is it good for...Absolutely nothing by Edwin Starr
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Tom Lehrer - We will all go together when we go

Association is war. Only Lehrer could rhyme Te Deum with ICBM and make it work [Ultra confused]
 
Posted by Latchkey Kid (# 12444) on :
 
I was Only Nineteen - Redgum
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
7-teen by The Regents
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
7-teen by The Regents
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
 
Posted by Og, King of Bashan (# 9562) on :
 
Angel of Harlem, U2
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Never a huge U2 fan, but I saw them live in I am going to say 1985. They had such fierce energy back then.

U2 Gloria (live 1983)
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
That can surely only be followed with Gloria Gaynor - I will survive .
 
Posted by MaryLouise (# 18697) on :
 
And with that Gloria Gaynor, we're into LGBTI anthems, aren't we?

One of the greatest, Judy Garland singing Over the Rainbow

[ 05. July 2017, 13:05: Message edited by: MaryLouise ]
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Speaking of Judy... "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" by John Fred and His Playboy Band
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby Stills and Nash
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
This is an obscure link, based on the last poster, rather than the suggestion, but I always think of Colin Stetson and Spindrift (and becasue it is pretty awesome, if you haven't heard it)
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Spinning Wheel written by David Clayton-Thomas, sung by Blood, Sweat, & Tears.
 
Posted by Gill H (# 68) on :
 
When Father Papered the Parlour by Billy Williams.

Everyone except Brits of a certain age will struggle to see that connection.

Thanks to a 1970s wallpaper advert, some of us can't hear Spinning Wheel without singing:

"What goes up
Must come down
Super Fresco makes things easy
It's by Graham and Brown"

So the link is wallpaper.

[ 05. July 2017, 22:16: Message edited by: Gill H ]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Too funny and what a brilliant association!


Father Ted: My Lovely Horse
 
Posted by Latchkey Kid (# 12444) on :
 
America: A Horse With No Name
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
The Name Game from 1964, Shirley Ellis. (Using the name "Chuck" was very popular on my school bus!)
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
The Game of Love by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Send The Marines by Tom Lehrer

"We'll give 'am all we got, John Wayne and Randolph Scott..."
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Send in the Clowns by Stephen Sondheim sung by Judy Collins
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Entrance Of The Gladiators

(Connection: Just listen to it)
 
Posted by The Phantom Flan Flinger (# 8891) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Gill H:
When Father Papered the Parlour by Billy Williams.

Everyone except Brits of a certain age will struggle to see that connection.

Thanks to a 1970s wallpaper advert, some of us can't hear Spinning Wheel without singing:

"What goes up
Must come down
Super Fresco makes things easy
It's by Graham and Brown"

So the link is wallpaper.

Glad it's not just me!!!
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (Richard Wagner, of course!)
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
It's got to be Immigrant Song by the awesome Led Zeppelin.
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
Foreigner - "Cold as Ice"
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Another way of saying that is Frozen by Madonna.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
I'd rather hear the Beatles sing Lady Madonna.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
About people involved in the same line of work...

Bob Seger's Fire Down below
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Tom Waites: Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
 
Posted by Latchkey Kid (# 12444) on :
 
Simon and Garfunkel: Silent Night / 7 O'clock News
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
My mate and I developed lyrics about playing golf to this song. I guess you had to be there....

Simon and Garfunkel: 59th St Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Simon and Garfunkel once again: Bridge Over Troubled Water.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Talking Heads, Take Me to the River
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
Patti Smith, Because the Night

( Take me now, take me now...)
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues.

(The first time I heard this I thought it was "Knights in White Satin" which made no sense at all!)
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
... I thought it was "Knights in White Satin" ...

It wasn't just me then ... [Big Grin]

How about A Whiter Shade of Pale, much beloved of the baby-boomers who got married in the 1970s?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Horsing around with the word "pale"...

Johnny Cash: When The Man Comes Around
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"Walk Like a Man" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Love this song but always thought it was amusingly sung in a falsetto.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
How about Sweet Seasons by Carole King?
 
Posted by Kelly Alves (# 2522) on :
 
(Oh, I love that song.)

Candy Girl by New Edition.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Everyday I Write the Book
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - The Banishing Book - I've just got rid of it as an earworm.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Forgot to say that may not be safe for work
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Paperback Writer by the Beatles was the next thing to come to my mind.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
I suppose this goes to Every Day I write the Book by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
And the book is read by Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone).
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Well, Diff'rent Strokes for diff'rent folks.
 
Posted by Gill H (# 68) on :
 
Could have done several songs from Avenue Q sung by 'Gary Coleman' but I went for this one (some strong language):

Schadenfreude
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Gill H:
Could have done several songs from Avenue Q sung by 'Gary Coleman' but I went for this one (some strong language):

Schadenfreude

Walking along the avenue...

I Ran by Flock Of Seagulls
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Going waaay back: Runaway by Del Shannon
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Up Up and Away - The Fifth Dimension.

(I ushered for a couple of their concerts, many years ago -- 1971?)

[ 10. July 2017, 02:22: Message edited by: Pigwidgeon ]
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (first movement)

[ 10. July 2017, 05:18: Message edited by: Lyda*Rose ]
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Could see that one coming. And you could probably guess my next move: Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
But "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" by Billy Joel
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Rock? How about Rach? His Piano Concerto no.2 to be specific.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Mostly because I think it's an absolutely delightful tune...

Lover's Concerto by The Supremes

(I think that might be the first time I have ever described something as "delightful". Gonna try not to make a habit of this.)
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
No way does Rach equal Rock!

Billy don't be a hero by Paper Lace.

Not one of the greatest songs, although it does manage to get a sort of rhyme for the word 'fiancee'
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
[obvious link alert ON]

Heroes by the late, great David Bowie.
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Savoy Truffle by The Beatles.

Link - Think chocolates.
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
A few links together (can you work them out?) gets me to Stand By Me by Ben E King.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
You don't have to stand by me. Stand in the place where you are.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Sit Down by James.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Or you can always go Downtown with Petula Clark.
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
To A Town Called Malice by The Jam?
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
"And I hope this jam is gonna last". We be all Jammin' together ere where.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Bob Marley: Redemption Songs
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"Sunday" by Bobby Read

Uh, another Bob doing some nice, smooth jazz.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon - Queen
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
The clergy song : Easy like Sunday Morning by the Commodores.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Let's get this week going. After Sunday comes Monday Monday. (The Mamas and the Papas)

[ 12. July 2017, 14:25: Message edited by: mousethief ]
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
And on to Ruby Tuesday with the Rolling Stones.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And if you really like Tuesday: "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) by the Moody Blues.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I can hear the soft breathing of the girl that I love on Wednesday Morning, [at] 3am. Simon and Garfunkel.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Donovan:Jersey Thursday
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Friday night and the lights are low... when your're a Dancing Queen (ABBA)
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Elton John
 
Posted by Latchkey Kid (# 12444) on :
 
Rather obvious is Street Fighting Man by The Rolling Stones.
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Is that Where the Streets Have No Name ? (U2)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Phil Ochs: Talking Birmingham Jam

"Well I've seen travel in many ways. I've been in cars and old subways. But in Birmingham some people chose to fly down the street from a fire hose."
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Subway's no way for a good man to go down. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by Elton John.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Sometimes it comes to this... "They're Coming to Take Me Away".
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Who's coming to take you away? Eli's Coming (Three Dog Night)
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Had a dog and his name was "Old Blue" sung by Joan Baez
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
I suppose it may be told in The Story of the Blues (part 1) by Wah
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Which brings us to the story of your Red Right Ankle by The Decemberists.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Gout Song
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
The Gout Song

That's truly awful. Never let an MD write your song lyrics.

It leads me, however, to:

The Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu by Johnny Rivers
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
The River by Springsteen
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Shirley Caesar: Jordan River
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
River Man by Nick Drake.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Nowhere Man by some guys known as The Beatles.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"Nowhere to Run" By Martha Reeve and the Vadellas. How about wearing some boots made for walking?
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Nowhere to run? Nonsense! You Run to Me! by the Bee Gees.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Joan Armatrading: Me Myself I

[ 14. July 2017, 04:58: Message edited by: simontoad ]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Joan Armatrading - Water with the Wine

[ 14. July 2017, 06:37: Message edited by: Curiosity killed ... ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Bruce Cockburn, Water Into Wine
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
What sort of wine? UB40 thinks it should be Red Red Wine.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
British Labourite anthem The Red Flag
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Leon Rosselson - Battle Hymn of the New Socialist

(because I'm seeing him tonight)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
So much for all your highbrow Marxist ways...

Your Woman by White Town
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harem.

Are we going through all of colo(u)rs now?
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
It could be anything by Paleman, but I have chosen Etch - the video might give you some ideas.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Jethro Tull: Bungle in the Jungle
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Jungle Love by Steve Miller
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Band: I Shall be Released from The Last Waltz
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Lotta directions you can go there, 'cuz you got everyone from Neil Diamond to Bob Dylan to Ron Wood pitching in, all put to celluloid by none other than Martin Scorsese.

But I'm gonna go with...

You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr

[ 16. July 2017, 07:22: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Not so sweet: "Sixteen Tons" by Johnny Cash
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Another angle on mining from Sweet Honey in the Rock: More than a Paycheck
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Hmm. Cash, paycheck...

Money(That's what I want) by the Flying Lizards
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Dare I go there .....
Yes: Wannabe by the Spice Girls.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And sometimes you just have to declare "I Want to Be Sedated" Young@ Heart version.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Sedated by Mother's Little Helper (Rolling Stones)
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Can we go from one drugs connection to another? Lucy in the SKy with Diamonds By the Beatles
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
And how about the song that was written to spoof that song? Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) by John Fred and his Playboys
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Judy Garland: Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

I'm claiming my dog Newfie as a descendant of Toto.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Somewhere, My Love (aka Lara's Theme) from Doctor Zhivago, composed by Maurice Jarre.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Perhaps the Somewhere is Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin) Yuri and Lara probably would have enjoyed that more than the landlocked frozen Russian winter.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
How about Under the Sea instead?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
I'd like to be...

Octopus' Garden by The Beatles
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I never promised you a rose garden, Lynn Anderson.
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
Come into the Garden, Maud
Some of Tennyson's poem set to music and much-loved by the sub-species known as "bathroom tenor".
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
The "bathroom tenor" had better watch out, because She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (Beatles again)
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And then the singer slept in the bath amidst good "Norwegian Wood" also by the Beatles.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Eddie Floyd is going to Knock on Wood. I wonder if it's Norwegian?
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
Which leads us neatly to Knock-knock, who's there? which took Mary Hopkin to 2nd place in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Did I beat Zappa to posting his idol's Knocking on Heaven's Door?
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
To get to the door you need to climb "The Stairway to Heaven" (by Led Zeppelin)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Hindenburg by the Williamson Playboys

(Yes, I'm aware this probably doesn't survive outside of You Tube)
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Danger! High Voltage by Electric Six
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
And that's a Sign that the Five Man Electrical Band might understand.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
And that's a Sign that the Five Man Electrical Band might understand.

Though they might not like...


"...NO PARKING, TOW AWAY ZONE..."

(BTW, I remember that as being from Sesame Street, not The Electric Company, though more than one You Tuber attributes it to the latter)
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Cars by Gary Numan.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Aaaand back to the core. Drive My Car by the Fab Four.
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
The Cars. Drive.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
There are cars and then there are cars. And then there is "The Little Nash Rambler (beep-beep!)" by the Playmates.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
"If you're on the highway and Road Runner goes..."
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Is the Road Runner on the Ventura Highway? by (in?) America
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Is that the same as AC/DC's Highway to Hell?
 
Posted by St. Gwladys (# 14504) on :
 
Which could be found by driving like a "BAT OUT OF HELL"
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Bats always remind me of Ozzy Osbourne, so I have to go for Black Sabbath and Paranoid.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Does the Black Magic Woman (Carlos Santana) observe the Black Sabbath?
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Do you need to Paint It Black ? (Stones)
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
Do the brothers needs a Revolution that will not be televised, even if it is streamed on youtube?

(Gil Scott-Heron)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gil Scott Heron: Winter in America I was only marginally aware of this artist, and shall explore further. Thanks for making the association!
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Born in the USA - Springsteen
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Son of My Father - Giorgio
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Clearly leads to Father Abraham by some psychotic, Childrens-leader-hating individual who I hate with a passion you cannot even imagine.

(I have no idea who it is by. I am not going to delve any further into this abomination of a song to find out)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
George Michael: Father Figure Double Association [Cool] [Cool]

One of the comments about the Giorgio song was "I don't have a clue why I like this song" [Killing me]
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
Please sell no more drink to my Father

Those of you unfamiliar with this fine music-hall standard (made popular in the UK by Elsa Lanchester) may appreciate the chorus:
Please sell no more drink to my Father
It makes him so strange and so wild
Heed the prayer of my heart-broken Mother
And pity the poor drunkard's child.

 
Posted by Kitten (# 1179) on :
 
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes

Words by Ben Jonson

[ 19. July 2017, 15:00: Message edited by: Kitten ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
What, These Eyes? Guess Who?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
What, These Eyes? Guess Who?

"Who me?"
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Tell me who the f*** are you?
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Or as the Spice Girls put it more politely: Who Do You Think You Are?
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Perhaps in response: I Am, I Said (Neil Diamond)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
I say, I say, I say...

My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan

[ 19. July 2017, 17:14: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Old Man River - Paul Robeson, just because
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I think about that old man in the middle of the night when I go walking in my sleep.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg: God's Footballer I love Billy when he's in these gentle moods.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
The lightning seeds and David Baddiel with Three Lions

(I hope you appreciate these earworms)
 
Posted by Kitten (# 1179) on :
 
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Tighter and Tighter by Alive and Kicking
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Also by Tommy James...

Sweet Cherry Wine
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And more fruit "The Lemon Tree" by Will Holt, sung by Peter, Paul, and Mary.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Subtle connection; you might have to think about this one a bit...

Lemon Tree by Fools Garden
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
If we're still doing fruit, John Prine recommends, among other things, feeding up on peaches during your Spanish Pipedream where you also blow-up your TV and try to find Jesus.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Habanera (Love is a Rebellious Bird) from Bizet's Carmen set in southern Spain.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Speaking of habanera, an habañero is a Red Hot Chili Pepper.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
You might even say it's Hot, Hot, Hot.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Indeed it is, in the summertime. (Mungo Jerry)
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Are you saying it's summertime summertime sum sum summertime?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Thanks! Now I know what this was based on...

Ken-L Ration Burger Time
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Did you say Time?
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
Time, you say (The Timelords - Doctorin' the Tardis)
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
"Time" you say?

You say yes (and I say no) - Fab Four again.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
No. No. Just no no no no no no. Zombies.
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Another one with lots of No no no, no no, no nonono...


Nobody But Me
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Nobody? Paul Simon
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Somebody ... to love (Queen)
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Queen Eleanor's Confession - whenever I see I post from Stercus Taurus, his sig sends this song, in the Fay Hield and Hurricane Party version (which is not online), running through my head.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Gee, I think she's swell. As do the Turtles.
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Oh, the Turtles! Their songs always made me so Happy.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
How is the weather?

It's raining again.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Eeek! Rain? We might as well be dead. Fab Four again.
 
Posted by Piglet (# 11803) on :
 
Couldn't resist Here Comes the Rain Again by the Eurythmics.

I was working in the hotel where they stayed when they made the video. (claim to fame [Big Grin] )
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Here comes the most widely played opera music ever.
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
... after which, they say I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
After which they will honeymoon at Niagara Falls.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
If we're allowed instrumental pieces that brings me to Pat Metheny's As Falls Witchita, So Falls Witchita Falls all 20 minutes of it.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
This calls for the rather handsome Glen Campbell singing Wichita Lineman.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
(I used Beethoven's Ninth)

Onward...

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell
ETA: DOH!

[ 23. July 2017, 06:51: Message edited by: Lyda*Rose ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Great Minds!

ETA: Beethoven's 9th has words!

[ 23. July 2017, 06:55: Message edited by: mousethief ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
On the line theme, let's Drag it with Tommy James.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
All the mention of the rain, sunshine and snow in Draggin' the Line brings me to Weather Report's Birdland

(it's draggin' the line, not diggin' it, dang it)

[ 23. July 2017, 07:05: Message edited by: Curiosity killed ... ]
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
From Birdland to Ignoreland by R.E.M.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
...to this land: "This Land Is Made for You and Me" by Woody Guthrie
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
And the parody...

(I hadn't heard this one since about forty years ago, sung to me by another kid in a church basement.)
 
Posted by Mamacita (# 3659) on :
 
Charming man. Has a Shotgun.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Hey little sister...
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Clearly we need to go to A Black version
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
One of the comments under that track: practically Taylor Swift at this point.

I understand that Taylor Swift is also a recording artist.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Glee Cast: Here Comes the Sun I think this might be a crime against humanity.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
One of the sexiest songs I've ever heard: "Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite" by John Dowland, keeping in mind that "come" had the same sexual meaning in the sixteenth century that it has now.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Ya make a dead man...
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I wonder where the Rolling Stones got that line from? Maybe Bessie Jackson.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Oh my God, I think I'd better turn the heater down
[Hot and Hormonal]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Archie Roach: Love in the Morning
 
Posted by Wet Kipper (# 1654) on :
 
Love on the Rocks, Neil Diamond
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Neil Innes: The Idiot Song

(Possibly offensive to the mentally challenged, though it could be argued he's riffing on the Holy Fool archetype)

[ 24. July 2017, 11:56: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Deny by The Clash
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Sharif don't like The Clash. But he does like to rock the Casbah.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Then you can kick back (having sent your camel to bed) inder the stars around "Midnight at the Oasis".
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Oasis told me She's Electric.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
We're gonna turn it on...
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stetson:
We're gonna turn it on...

Boy did they like their green screen!

Still, you turn me on, ELP.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Of course you turn me on, I'm a radio . Doesn't work otherwise.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
You had better do as you are told. You better listen to the Radio.
 
Posted by Sipech (# 16870) on :
 
Hang on! Wasn't it the case that video killed the radio star?
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
But then Radio stars much be dead by now...
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Tell, you can turn on the radio and sing with the singer in the band.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Well, Mama probably hadn't planned for her boy to land "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone".
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Or in the pages of a Blueboy magazine.

(somewhat risque)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
From She Bop to simply She: Charles Aznavour
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
From She to She. (Monkees)
 
Posted by Leorning Cniht (# 17564) on :
 
She bangs - Ricky Martin
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
She bangs what? A gong?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
T-Rex, Rex T.

Rex Tillerson's Fracking Song
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Country AND Comic Blues Brothers: Stand By Your Man
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Or, just stand.
 
Posted by churchgeek (# 5557) on :
 
But -- but -- you didn't stand by me!

Train in Vain
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Train in the Rain

Maybe not in vain. By the inimitable Bruce Cockburn
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
Maybe its a Runaway Train
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Run away, turn away...

Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Or just Turn, Turn, Turn by Pete Seeger.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
OT Associations! Boney M: Rivers of Babylon
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And back to Babylon by Don McLean's route.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Manfred Mann misheard the lyrics, but interpolates ol' Don in Road to Babylon.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Is there a Dead Skunk in the middle of that road? (Loudon Wainwright)
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
If it's stinking to heaven, are we Knocking on Heaven's Door with Bob Dylan.

(I immediately thought of weird connections with Loudon Wainwright III, because he's performing here tomorrow night and my links are to other people on the bill.)

[ 29. July 2017, 06:50: Message edited by: Curiosity killed ... ]
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
But does heaven hear you knocking?
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
This one's for Dave Edmunds Fitzgerald.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
A somewhat less accurate story about death and destruction in the Great Lakes area
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Let's stay by the Great Lakes then.
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
May I add resurrection allegory to lake.

The Mary Ellen Carter -Stan Rogers

quote:
Rise again, rise again; though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again

(One of my favourite songs)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Skipping the allegory...

"Did he, did he, did he...?"
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg and Wilco: Christ for President Topical [Smile]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I hear Jesus just left Chicago.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Jesus walks in Idaho according to the Oyster Band in Everywhere I Go
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Doesn't He take the bus?

(I hate to bring this atrocity into the thread -- even the title is grammatically wrong!)
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
According to Paul Simon it's Take the Bus, Gus as one of the 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Doesn't He take the bus?

(I hate to bring this atrocity into the thread -- even the title is grammatically wrong!)

Yeah. At least Kingsley Amis' exercise in celestial lese-majeste had enough theological background to acknowledge the Incarnation, while saying that it was not as big a deal as traditionally thought. Joan Osborne sings as if no one had ever thought of the idea of God becoming "one of us".

And the really sad thing is there probably are Christians out there who thought the song was blasphemous for suggesting God could ever be a person on Earth.

(This post is not meant as an entrant into the game.)

[ 31. July 2017, 08:58: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Osborn's song was actually written by a Christian (guy from Mister Mister or the Hooters, forget which) and the point was to get people to think about the idea of the incarnation.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Neil Young: Soldier

I always saw this song as incarnational, so much so that I once gave a sermon on it. Pity the congregation that must suffer a person in formation [Smile] I formed my way out of ministry, to be clear.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And then there's Buffy Saint Marie's Universal Soldier.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Couldn't find any other English-language songs mentioning that one particular Indian religion, so this will have to do.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Elvis Presley covering Sweet Caroline

I'm claiming double association: sweet and a cover version [Yipee]
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
There is only one Caroline
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Perhaps. But there is a Carolina in the pines.
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
But is it a Lonesome pine ?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
From the blue ridge Mountains of Virginia to The Hills of West Virginia by Phil Ochs
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Where you can Meet Virginia.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Might you meet Virginia in St. Louis?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Well, this lyricist was from St. Louis, but you weren't likely to meet him there.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
This guy lived in St. Louis too! Although for a short time. But during that time, apparently, he cut this piano roll.
 
Posted by Lamb Chopped (# 5528) on :
 
(Yep, we've been to his house and listened to his player piano. Very cool, kid was inspired to grow up and come back to help out)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Ahh, the theme from Sting! This is The Russians
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
How about not just Russians but Russians and Americans?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
David O'Doherty: Very Mild Superpowers
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
The Kinks: Superman
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Donovan: Sunshine Superman
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Sunshine on My Shoulders can make me cry, especially if I forget my SPF lotion.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Just a few minutes ago I was listening to Sunshine of Your Love.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Leslie Gore sang of Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows. Then she came out as gay. Hmm.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
The awfulness of this song is somewhat mitigated by the presence of Debbie Harry. How she manages to sell a totally convincing come-hither look to a non-living object is truly amazing.

(And screw you, Paul Williams)

[ 05. August 2017, 08:24: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
A Belgian frog, I claim.

Stromae: Formidable
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Picking up on the meteorological connection with that formidable song.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
And speaking of parks...
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
All my connections with McArthur Park link to Priscilla Queen of the Desert - so I Will Survive seems suitable for the cake.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Another one of those esoteric connections...
 
Posted by balaam (# 4543) on :
 
I try to play this game.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Try, Try, Try from Fly, Fly, Fly by the late great Larry Norman.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Galilee is also mentioned here...

Put Your Hand In The Hand
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Well, if we're talking about hands... I Want to Hold Your Hand.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
From the same show...

Let's Spend [Some Time] Together
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Oh, well, if we're trawling the Ed Sullivan show, Don't be Cruel.
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
If you're going to spend some time, why not be a big spender ?

Oh no, cross post! I'll try again in a minute....

[ 05. August 2017, 19:59: Message edited by: Jemima the 9th ]
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Sometimes, apparently, one has to be Cruel to be Kind
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
That song sounds so sixties for 1979! Speaking of 60s and "kind", there's a kind of hush, Herman's Hermits opine.
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Yes, it is pretty 60sish!

So, onto Hush by Kula Shaker Not exactly what one might term a megahit, but the sound of my student clubbing days...[gazes wistfully into middle distance]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I like the Deep Purple version better. Not that these guys tried very hard to be different from DP.

Not Shaker but Chaka as in Khan. Tell me something good, will you?
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
"Tell me that you love me", says Chaka Khan. Dusty Springfield says You don't have to say you love me
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Christie McVie, on the other hand, insists that you Say You Love Me.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Fleetwood Mac: Tusk
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
The Fleet Foxes - Montezuma
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Horrible Histories: Pachacuti
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Great choice!
But Dick Turpin is still the best HH song.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
I love the Dick Turpin song, but my candidate for the best is William Wallace
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
In line with the general theme, but mostly just because I really like the way it sounds...

Scotland The Brave
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Brave Sir Robin
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
The song that I disliked so much I broke the knob off of my car radio: Rockin' Robin with Michael Jackson et al.
[Mad]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Never did like MJ's preadolescent voice. So irritating.

Stormy Monday with Robben Ford is much more pleasant.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Free Nelson Mandela

(from Robben Island)
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Free Paul Rodgers.

(from Middlesbrough)

[ 07. August 2017, 15:49: Message edited by: mousethief ]
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
I want to break free
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Breaking Up is Hard to Do.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Come and I Will Sing You
from the album "The Hard and the Easy"
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
"I will serenade you..."
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Three dog night, you say? Well 3 is the magic number of dogs.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
I don't know that there is a number for a Black Magic Woman.
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
One wonders if Black Magic Woman is distantly related to Devil Woman ?
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Which leads to the Rolling Stones and Sympathy for the Devil
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
"Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands, and sealed his fate."

Oh, so in other words, you WERE there.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Yes. Yes, I was. And as I recall, he never said a mumblin' word.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
What Did Jesus Say? - The Jubilaires
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Whatever he said is alright with me.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
But is it all right now?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gillian Welch: Everything is Free
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
So then what was Frida complaining about?
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
The Flying Lizards want Money - I love the way these lines are delivered:
"the best things in life are free,
but you can give them to the birds and bees"
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
That is a great version of the song. But I quite like this one too "Think I'll buy me a football team"
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Bruce Springsteen thinks a Pink Cadillac is better than money.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
My God, they look so young!

The Stray Cats: Look at that Cadillac
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Ol' Bruce seems to have mixed feelings about Cadillac Ranch.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
David Essex also wanted Jimmy (James) Dean to Rock on (this video has a slide show of James Dean stills).
 
Posted by balaam (# 4543) on :
 
Jackie thought she was James Dean for a day in this Lou Reed song.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
A song for rebels with serious causes:

Luke Kelly: The Rising of the Moon
 
Posted by Schroedinger's cat (# 64) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
Jackie thought she was James Dean for a day in this Lou Reed song.

This was the song that I almost had in my head, but couldn't quite get to the name!
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
That moon on the rise is a bad one, sez CCM.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
The Man in the Moon must be out of his mind, according to The Full English
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Yeah, he hit my eye like a big pizza pie.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Did someone say pie?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
This dirge is likely sung in the dark.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
Which leads me to the Russian Contakion of the Departed
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Oh, those Russians.
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Clever take-off by The Barron Knights
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
I'm leaving on a jet plane (this version by John Denver)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Ain't got time to take a fast train?
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Is The City of New Orleans a fast train?
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
No, but Elizabeth Cotten's Freight Train is.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Pete Seeger: Casey Jones
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Further on the subject of labour strife...
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Further along the disease line.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Guess I'll make it an epidemiological hat trick...

Saturday Night Fever
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Saturday gives me the blues.
 
Posted by balaam (# 4543) on :
 
There are other thngs you can do on a Saturday
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Or you could just go to the Park.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
But I ain't got nobody.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
A cat named Frankenstein
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Did someone say Frankenstein?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Maybe the cute little dropout?
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Well, the zoo is where it's all happening, so there's that.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
There are lots of Animals at the zoo -- practically a carnival of them.

(I really wanted the version with Itzhak Perlman narrating, but the complete work isn't available on Youtube. [Frown] )
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
There are lots of Animals at the zoo -- practically a carnival of them.

(I really wanted the version with Itzhak Perlman narrating, but the complete work isn't available on Youtube. [Frown] )

That's truly dreadful. I wanted to see the xylophonist more; she at least had a cute haircut.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And even a fantastic parade of truly eccentric animals.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Indeed, those eccentric animals can be quite something.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Another esoteric connection from yours truly...

House At Pooh Corner by Loggins And Messina
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
There's Pooh Corner, then there's the one where you watch all the girls go by.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Round Every Corner - Petula Clark
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
There's people around every corner, and what do they smile and say?

(I wonder what it was like being in a crowd having to pretend the singer is singing when he's lip-synching?)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
This one sorta "styx" in my mind...

Don't Pay The Ferryman by Chris De Burgh
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Did someone say Styx?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Yep. Styx and Stones.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
And ya know everybody must get, well you know.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I hate how you can't get real Beatles recordings on YouTube anymore. Dammit.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
And ya know everybody must get, well you know.

But then they run the risk of missing it.
 
Posted by Chorister (# 473) on :
 
Missing you
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
In the simple present tense...

Miss You - The Stones
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Here it goes from Miss to "Mrs. Robinson."
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
What's my link?
 
Posted by balaam (# 4543) on :
 
From Joe to Babe.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Babe? Well, I Got You, Babe.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Boy, at some point she got her teeth done.

From Sonny to Sunny.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Sunny? You want Sunshine?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Cream: Toad
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Toad -> Frog
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Frogs may not think it's easy to be green, but Onions don't seem to have a problem with it.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Mmm! I love onions!
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Some of us prefer something colder and sweeter.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Did someone say Rocky?
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Or perhaps just a Rock.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Rock Me.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Old Crow Medicine Show: Rock me Momma like a Wagon Wheel
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"I Was Born Under a Wanderin' Star" Wheels keep you moving.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Go-Betweens: Lee Remick
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Go now.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Mental as Anything: If you leave me can I come too?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Mental as anything? I guess after that business with your dog...
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Paul Clayton: Boney was a Warrior
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
He tried to hold them back but they were stronger...
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gimme Gimme Gimme

The song is the opening bit of this episode of the wonderful eponymous sitcom starring Kathy Burke and some random bloke. I don't know who recorded it, so I'm going to say The BBC Singers.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Gimme Shelter
 
Posted by Chelley (# 11322) on :
 
Jumpin Jack Flash

(It's been a while and took me so long to remember how to do the link that I missed my first song choice window!)

[ 23. August 2017, 12:44: Message edited by: Chelley ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Flash.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Flash Mob
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Mob boss.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
The Boss
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
The other Bruce.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
I thought you meant this Bruce...
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
From one ballad to another
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Phil Ochs: The Ballad of Joe Hill
 
Posted by Chelley (# 11322) on :
 
Is it a monster

(What's that coming over the hill?)

[ 24. August 2017, 19:21: Message edited by: Chelley ]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Rocky Horror Cast: Hot Patootie Bless My Soul
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
I really love that Rock and Roll, girl.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Welch and Rawlings: I want to Sing that Rock & Roll
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Well, that works for me, because I love rock 'n' roll.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
B52's: Rock Lobster
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
I took a wild guess that there would, somewhere in the world, be a band with this name...

The Crustaceans - Lynx Tail
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Well the Lynx is wild, not feral. But it's a cat.
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
The Cat Came Back - (apparently available on Spotify and Amazon, but I am not linking those on my phone).
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Jefferson Airplane - Comin' Back To Me
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Could be an airplane, could be a jet plane.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
River of Jordan from Airplane/Flying High
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
DO call her Shirley.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Does she know the girl from Ipanema?
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Maybe the girl from Ipanema can give some tips to Georgie Girl.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
That was on my mind. Or something like it.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Theme from Carter Country

(Sounds more jazzy than down-home)
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Carter is also the Unstoppable Sex Machine, you know. Sheriff Fat Man
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Sorry -- I Shot the Sheriff.

(No, not Joe Arpaio, however...)

[ 27. August 2017, 23:03: Message edited by: Pigwidgeon ]
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
With a shotgun?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Warren Zevon: Lawyers Guns and Money
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
That's what I want.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: One More Dollar
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
One more night.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
ALL through the night
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
A Hard Day's Night
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Houston, we have a problem: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall . [Votive]
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Further east, it was a Rainy Night in Georgia.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Eruption: I Can't Stand the Rain
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
And yet, here it comes again.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
John Fogerty saw it coming.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Tom Waits: Diamonds on My Windshield
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes.

[spelling? sheesh!]

[ 29. August 2017, 03:19: Message edited by: mousethief ]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Bowie: Diamond Dogs
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Dogs of War
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
War? What's that good for?
 
Posted by whitebait (# 7740) on :
 
Nothing Compares 2 U
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy

Jimmy Somerville has the same haircut.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Lyrics connection.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Hunters & Collectors: The Slab

The connection here is with the lyrics, as this video was shot in Melbourne in the 1980's, and everything about it (including the song and the band) reminds me of what I was doing back then.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Speaking of 80s hometown nostalgia...

Rick Moranis singing Turning Japanese in the Edmonton river valley

From one of the seasons of SCTV filmed in Edmonton.
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Cue Kyu.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Sad and sky filled
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
By an artist named Vincent...
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
This is a song by people living in Alice Springs, written and recorded by them in the town. Alice is the link...

BushMob Crew: Know Your Rights
 
Posted by la vie en rouge (# 10688) on :
 
You gotta fight for your right to party
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Phil Ochs: What are you Fighting for?
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
And it's 1, 2, 3, what are we fighting 4?
 
Posted by balaam (# 4543) on :
 
2 4 6 8 motorway
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Paul Kelly: From St Kilda to Kings Cross
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Paul Simon (and Garfunkle) taking the bus up the New Jersey turnpike from Pittsburg with Kathy.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Anyone who's driven on the New Jersey Turnpike knows that it's the Highway to Hell.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Then it's clearly the expresway to your heart. (nothing personal)

[ 03. September 2017, 06:44: Message edited by: mousethief ]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Yothu Tindi: Superhighway
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Yothu Yindi ... doh
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Supercalifragilisticexpialodocious
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
You can do magic!
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
So could Puff!
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Beatles: The Magical Mystery Tour
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
The King's Singers - Madrigal History Tour
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Squeeze - King George Street.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Another song about someone leaving their regular abode(though for considerably less sympathetic reasons)...

The Way - Fastball
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Tom Jones: Delilah

I post this because the previous song reminded me of it, really really really reminded me of it [Smile]
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Yeah, now that you mention it...

"But where were they going without ever knowing the way?"

"I felt the knife in my hand, and she laughed no more."

They do scan pretty closely.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
Tom Jones: Delilah


The same basic set-up, but with a happy ending...
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Easy then to see things... like correct street numbers...
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Shades of gray? I prefer A Whiter Shade.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
"I'm a real gone pale-face and that's no illusion..."
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg: Accident Waiting to Happen
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Well yeah, shit happens even to the Supremes.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Peanut Butter Conspiracy: It's a Happening Thing
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
There's something happening here...
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
The Happening - The Supremes
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross - My Mistake (was to love you)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Windows Error Remix

(slightly vulgar text; double click)

[ 11. September 2017, 14:36: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
Problems with windows go waaay back.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Bob Dylan would like you to go away from his window too.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Bob Dylan: Gotta Serve Somebody
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Do You Want Somebody to Love? - Jefferson Airplane
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Can anybody find me somebody to love?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg: A Lover Sings
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Sing Sing Sing
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Paul Kelly: Rally Round the Drum
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Paul Kelly with Vicka Bull: My Man's got a Cold
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
A person can develop a cold.
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
A person can develop film.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg: Must I paint you a picture?
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Would that be Pictures of You?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Were those pictures taken on Kodachrome?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Paul Simon: Homeless
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
A song that I've always thought implied a non-domiciled condition...

Bottle Of Wine - The Fireballs

(though I guess he does have a bed)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gillian Welch - Tennessee

Association is with booze, as the chorus runs in part:

It's beefsteak when I'm working
and whiskey when I'm dry

There's various other references to booze, in the the context of the temptations of the flesh.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Long distance information get me Memphis...
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Or just dial the Operator.

(Is there such a thing anymore? There certainly aren't telephone dials.)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
I wonder if Ray in L.A. is the same guy as Billy Joel's friend who moved out there?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Beatles: A Day in the Life
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
I read the news today, oh boy...
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg: It Says Here

A song that skewers the right-wing press in Britain, over and over again. My favourite skewer:

Could it be an infringement of the freedom of the press to print pictures of women in states of undress?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Thematic connection...

Dirty Laundry - Don Henley

(Interesting video. You have to question how effective a satire really is, when the supposed targets of the satire so gleefully take the ball and run with it.)

[ 22. September 2017, 16:59: Message edited by: Stetson ]
 
Posted by la vie en rouge (# 10688) on :
 
Connection: 1930s headgear.

Which has never been worked quite as successfully by anyone as by Michael Jackson in Smooth Criminal

(It's the long version; Greatest. Pop. Video. Ever. Made. and more than worth ten minutes of anyone's life [Big Grin] )
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Tom Waites: Romeo is Bleeding

Romeo has been quite naughty.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Garbage: #1 Crush (Romeo & Juliet version

I really don't know why this version got canned. I loved it.

[ 24. September 2017, 01:29: Message edited by: simontoad ]
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Pursuant to the theme of romantic subservience...

The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Ollie Olsen: Win/Lose from Dogs in Space

I seem to be on a soundtracks thing.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
From another Australian soundtrack...

Skinhead from Romper Stomper

(Double-click, as possibly NSFW. Normally I wouldn't post a neo-nazi song, but I'm pretty sure that one was made up for the movie, which is anti-nazi.)
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Next you'll be saying that Springtime for Hitler isn't seriously pro-Nazi.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Mel Brooks: The Inquisition
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
More politically incorrect(and rightly so) Spaniards...
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: Cortez the Killer

These two have been my favorite musicians for a good long while now. I'm starting to think this is it for my music taste from here to eternity. Anyway, I love their version of the Neil Young classic.
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
Dancer Romancer by The Burning Hell.

Another 2 person band, singing about misfortune.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Echoes of Zion: Atlanta's Tragic Monday
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
From a tragic Monday to a much less serious Manic one
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Or perhaps Monday Monday.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Easybeats: Friday on My Mind
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Pixies: Where is my mind
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
The Game Of Love ~ Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Bending minds leads to Madness: I like Driving in my Car
 
Posted by mousethief (# 953) on :
 
Whether driving or parked, I feel safest of all in cars.
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Don't keep asking me Y Reg.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Alexei Sayle: Ullo John Got a New Motor
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gang Show: Crest of a Wave

Link is Sayling.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
The Headstones - Smile And Wave
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Is Bette Midler's The Rose made of stone?
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Black Sorrows: Harley and Rose
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Matt Monro - Born free.

Connection - Don Black.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
The Specials: Free Nelson Mandela
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing

I don't mind Jimi's vocal, but I do quite like this solo version.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Howling Wolf: Little Red Rooster
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
The Seekers "Red Rubber Ball" (The song is good. Sorry about the dorky animation. [Roll Eyes] )
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Ray Charles - I got a woman

A good Pentecostal boy, just like The Killer [Snigger]
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Bess, You Is My Woman Now - George and Ira Gershwin
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Ella & Louis: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
 
Posted by Golden Key (# 1468) on :
 
"The Thing", by Phil Harris.

Novelty song. Lyrics on the left side. Music sample on top. Recordings of it from the Dr. Demento radio show are on the right.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Wild Thing - The Troggs
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One)
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Simple Minds - Speed your Love to me

(Because Iggy starts the best music show on Australian TV - rage - and this song ends it).
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Simple Gifts (Shaker Hymn)
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
That's a lovely song.

Alison Krauss/Gillian Welch: I'll Fly Away
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
The best version of that song is from the TV show Treme.
Which leads my mind inevitably to ...
John Butler Trio - Gov did nothing
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Nothing's gonna change my love for you
(Truly awful song, I'm sorry.)
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Sweet of you to apologise*

Nirvana - All Apologies

*on a thread which recently featured Midler's 'The Rose', which is an abomination, I don't think you have much to apologise for.

[ 27. October 2017, 01:49: Message edited by: Dark Knight ]
 
Posted by no prophet's flag is set so... (# 15560) on :
 
Nothing to apologize for when you're wearing your Famous Blue Raincoat, nor sorry for linking to the Jennifer Warnes version from the album of the same name, written by the great Leonard Cohen.
 
Posted by Lyda*Rose (# 4544) on :
 
"Love Is Blue" was a favorite of mine in middle school.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Tom Waites: Blue Valentines
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Bob Dylan - It's all over now, Baby Blue
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Au contraire. It ain't over til it's over
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Over There: WW1 US Recruitment Song
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water.
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Rod Stewart - Sailing
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Kenneth McKellar - Song of the Clyde.
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Paul Warfield - Old Man River
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry & The Pacemakers
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Roxy Music: Love is the Drug

My fave Brian Ferry song. Also the song which led me to believe he was Russian, for some reason. I believed that for at least a year. [Ultra confused]

[ 07. November 2017, 05:56: Message edited by: simontoad ]
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
Somewhat less benign than love...

Laryssa Campbell - Cocaine Blues
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gillian Welch: My Morphine

Seems opiate problems are not new...
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
I'll assume the audial connection is obvious to anyone who listened to My Morphine...

The Lonely Goatherd
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Ah well, if we're on to the work of Julie Andrews,
A spoonful of sugar
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
I'll see your Spoonful of Sugar and raise you Sugar Sugar by The Archies (in reality a group of session musicians using multi-track recording).
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
I prefer the Rolling Stones' Brown Sugar.
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Ike & Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High because I once read that Mick Jagger based his dance moves on Tina Turner's.
 
Posted by John3000 (# 18786) on :
 
Jimmy Somerville - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

I've always liked that video which seems to be a cheesy celebration of humanity [Yipee]
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
It is indeed, a feat of cheesy magnificence. Love it. [Big Grin]
From Jimmy Somerville to Green Day - St Jimmy
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Cold Chisel: Cheap Wine

For lead singer Jimmy Barnes.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Is that cheap wine Red Red Wine?
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Is that cheap wine Red Red Wine?

Definitely not as strong as the Red Army
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Phil Ochs: I aint Marching Anymore

So many songs to choose from. It took me an hour to settle on this reaction to the previous.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
Phil Ochs: I aint Marching Anymore

So many songs to choose from. It took me an hour to settle on this reaction to the previous.

[And very appropriate for Veterans/Remembrance Day.]
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
Phil Ochs: I aint Marching Anymore

So many songs to choose from. It took me an hour to settle on this reaction to the previous.

[And very appropriate for Veterans/Remembrance Day.]
[I can't help but notice, though, that he avoids discomforting his liberal audience by omitting any reference to Hitler in his condemnation of World War II.]
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
I know what the King would say to all this commentary, rather than playing the game.

Elvis Presley - A Little less conversation
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Talking Heads: Stay up Late
 
Posted by WatchingGodWork (# 18866) on :
 
After Midnight, Eric Clapton
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Abba - Gimme gimme gimme (a man after midnight)
 
Posted by Stetson (# 9597) on :
 
ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Primal Scream - Rocks because the first time I heard it on the radio, I honestly thought it was ZZ Top. (Tenuous, moi? [Biased] )
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
D-Generation: Things of Stone and Wood Melbourne Cliches

A parody song, rock/stone...
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (of course!)
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
In which Sir Bob asks "How does it feel?" which is the first line of New Order's Blue Monday
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
lol, nice associating there.

Duke Ellington: Memphis Blues
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Forgive me for breaking the chain, but the song I'm associating with today, the day the Australian population voted resoundingly for marriage equality
[Smile]

Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Love will find a way.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Billy Bragg Sexuality
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Yay Australia! [Axe murder] [Big Grin]

From one Bill to a pair of Bills.
Billy Bragg & Bill Bailey - Unisex Chip Shop

(Contains the immortal first line "I used to buy my chips from an oppressive chip shop regime". Genius.) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
A newer one from Our Billy, same old theme sadly.

Billy Bragg: Saffiya Smiles
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Gilbert O'Sullivan - I've never been short of a smile .
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Short People - Randy Newman
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Shane Nicholson - Short Fuse
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Who wears short shorts? The Purple People Eater (Sheb Wooley)
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Prince - Purple Rain
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Gotta love the Swedes.

Stockholm Academic Mens Choir: It's Raining Men
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
It also rains in Africa (Toto).

That's the original, but I like this version (be sure your volume is up a little at the beginning).
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
For another chorale arrangement with rhythms (and their Swedish Folk Song is worth checking out too), there's Bah'ari Gibb (so annoyed they were sold out when they played London recently).
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Bahari Gibb was obviously Barry Gibb's name when he was following the Maharishi in the early 1970's.
Bee Gees: I've Just Got to get a Message to You
 
Posted by balaam (# 4543) on :
 
Would that message be, like The Police one, in a bottle? Busked on the streets of London.
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
NWA - Fuck tha Police
 
Posted by Curiosity killed ... (# 11770) on :
 
The Clash - I Fought the Law
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Judas Priest: Breaking the Law
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Pierce the Veil - King for a Day for another bank based video.
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
Rammstein - Ich Will

ETF: terrible German spelling

[ 04. December 2017, 13:54: Message edited by: Dark Knight ]
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Ich Liebe Dich
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
That's not what I heard ...
Puddle of Mudd - She Hates Me
[Killing me]
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
[Killing me]
(I hate) Everything About You - Ugly Kid Joe
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Well, if She Hates Me... She Loves You (The Beatles, of course).

Sorry for the cross-post!

[ 05. December 2017, 13:32: Message edited by: Pigwidgeon ]
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
and she's leaving home.
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by jrw:
and she's leaving home.

Then she must be Homeward Bound.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Paul Kelly: Leaps and Bounds
 
Posted by jrw (# 18045) on :
 
Time to get Christmassy.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Sweet: Fox on the Run
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen
 
Posted by L'organist (# 17338) on :
 
Run, rabbit run, rabbit run, run, run as performed by Flanagan and Allen
 
Posted by Pigwidgeon (# 10192) on :
 
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Airplane!: River of Jordan
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Jordan Bellowhead.
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Shirley Caesar: Jordan River
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
Down in the river to pray Alison Krauss
 
Posted by simontoad (# 18096) on :
 
Springsteen: The River
 
Posted by Dark Knight (# 9415) on :
 
No one does working class angst/coming of age/ realising the world is a really tough place for most of us better than the Boss. [Overused]

Well - except maybe this bloke:

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - Working Class Hero
 
Posted by Jemima the 9th (# 15106) on :
 
When it comes to class observations, there's always the mighty JC.
Pulp - Common People
 
Posted by Gill H (# 68) on :
 
Which, as an 80s teen, leads me to:

Love of the Common People - Paul Young

(And yes, I know it's a cover.)
 
Posted by SvitlanaV2 (# 16967) on :
 
That song talks about the challenges of family life, which is a fruitful source of material for pop music.

It brings to mind Level 42's Running in the Family.
 
Posted by sharkshooter (# 1589) on :
 
Family? We are Family!
 
Posted by Gill H (# 68) on :
 
But maybe not quite like this family:

When You're An Addams
 
Posted by SvitlanaV2 (# 16967) on :
 
Ah, the Addams family and Souxsie and the Banshees both had an influence on the goth subculture.
 


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