Discussion in 'The Games Room' started by Benchista, Nov 19, 2010.
That confirms who I thought it was but it's not on either of the albums I have.
That goes for me too.
Track three of the album "Hejira" released in 1976, the song?
"Furry sings the blues". The artist...Joni Mitchell.
Toodle pip! Andrew
Must be Nana Mouskouri then!
Damn! How did you know????????
The prize goes to Andrew (unless he cheated of course, in which case it's a slap with a wet haddock for you melad!)
One of the three Joni Mitchell albums I own!
Easy one: "Maggie comes fleet foot face full of black soot"
Pip pip! Andrew
Very easy: it's His Bobness - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Told you it was easy, should've asked about the "jeweled sceptre"!
Back to you Tim.
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
I think I might know but I'm not in a rush to answer though there can't be that many bands from there.
I could be rushing it but is it Rush?
it is, so let's have a title. The album is from the 80s to narrow it down just a tad!
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"
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.
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".
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.
Time for clues?
Released on Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss' A&M label.
The song was not sung by the band's principal singer.
Hmmm, saying it's on A&M is hardly a clue. Just how many records have been issued on that label during its existence?
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.
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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