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Discussion in 'The Games Room' started by Benchista, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    That confirms who I thought it was but it's not on either of the albums I have.
     
  2. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    That goes for me too.
     
  3. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    Track three of the album "Hejira" released in 1976, the song?
    "Furry sings the blues". The artist...Joni Mitchell.

    Toodle pip! Andrew
     
  4. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Must be Nana Mouskouri then! :D
     
  5. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    Damn! How did you know???????? :D
     
  6. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    The prize goes to Andrew (unless he cheated of course, in which case it's a slap with a wet haddock for you melad!) ;)
     
  7. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    One of the three Joni Mitchell albums I own!

    Easy one: "Maggie comes fleet foot face full of black soot"

    Pip pip! Andrew
     
  8. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Very easy: it's His Bobness - Subterranean Homesick Blues
     
  9. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    Told you it was easy, should've asked about the "jeweled sceptre"!

    Back to you Tim.

    Andrew
     
  10. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Right - a bit harder this time

    "In the high school halls
    In the shopping malls
    Conform or be cast out"

    Your clue is a band from Jack's part of the world
     
  11. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    I think I might know but I'm not in a rush to answer though there can't be that many bands from there.

    Andrew
     
  12. turbulentwheat

    turbulentwheat Well-Known Member

    I could be rushing it but is it Rush?
     
  13. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    it is, so let's have a title. The album is from the 80s to narrow it down just a tad! ;)
     
  14. Kettering_Jeremy

    Kettering_Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Used to have this on vinyl.

    Band - Rush

    Album - Signals

    Song - Subdivisions

    How about this one? Not very representative but certainly their biggest hit.

    "My life was half as clear
    Now I've got the power"
     
  15. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Yes, well done Jeremy.

    As for yours, I didn't recognise it so did the "G" thang. Funnily enough I was listening to this group's earliest (I think) recordings a couple of evenings ago, done with someone else along for the ride, which weren't issued at the time.
     
  16. Kettering_Jeremy

    Kettering_Jeremy Well-Known Member

    The person "along for the ride" so to speak died in tragic circumstances some years later.

    A much later album by the band took its name from the song written in tribute to her. That album was called "Ringing down the years".
     
  17. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Quite so. I didn't want to name the person in question as it'd give the game away a bit. Suffice to say she's one of my favourite singers.
     
  18. Kettering_Jeremy

    Kettering_Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Time for clues?

    Released on Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss' A&M label.

    The song was not sung by the band's principal singer.
     
  19. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Hmmm, saying it's on A&M is hardly a clue. Just how many records have been issued on that label during its existence? :D

    The group in question have this year (during the last few months I think) had a pair of CDs put out compiling their various BBC recordings. The track in question features on both discs.
     
  20. Kettering_Jeremy

    Kettering_Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Sorry Tim - not very good at this.

    The band hails from an affluent part of west London close to Twickenham.

    They started in 1964, and in various forms continued right up to 1980. In recent years they have got together to record new material, and appear at a number of festivals.

    The lead vocalist on this song went on to form a band that carried his name in its title, and which subsequently became "The Monks" of "Nice legs, shame about the face" fame.

    At the time of this song's release as a single there were a number of calls from establishment figures to have it banned.
     

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