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18 hours ago, JWL said:

Revolution - The Beatles?

Your boss were prolific in this area but I don't see Revolution in the list. 

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milky_26
On 18/05/2020 at 16:46, I P Knightley said:

Anyone here up for a new theme?

 

And songs you think fit the pattern of these doozies:

 

Pictures of Lily - The Who

Kodachrome - Paul Simon

Lola - The Kinks

A Day in the Life - The Beatles

 

I'm being mean by only starting with four. There are many more songs both before and since the era of those four and I trust y'all to find some.

 

As before, add another to the list, rather than stating the link.

i have no idea of the connection

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Lemongrab

Not sure if I know either.

 

The Pill - Lorreta Lynn?

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ri Alban

My Generation 

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felix

Good one IP.

Possibly Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles ?

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, Lemongrab said:

Not sure if I know either.

 

The Pill - Lorreta Lynn?

Close enough. My list/theme is a little more geographically specific but this is the right type of song.

 

1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

My Generation 

Definitely but not for the reason you'd probably think of. I'll explain later

 

55 minutes ago, felix said:

Good one IP.

Possibly Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles ?

Heading in the right direction. 

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I P Knightley
21 hours ago, JWL said:

Revolution - The Beatles?

 

2 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

Your boss were prolific in this area but I don't see Revolution in the list. 

Curse my autocorrecting.

 

"Your boys...", John. Your boys were prolific in this area. Revolution is on a bit of a tangent to the main theme, though. 

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Boof
3 hours ago, milky_26 said:

i have no idea of the connection

 

A big nope from me too :mw_confused:

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Lemongrab
1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

Close enough. My list/theme is a little more geographically specific but this is the right type of song.

 

 

Is Leader of The Pack , by The Shangri-Las closer?

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I P Knightley
5 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

 

Is Leader of The Pack , by The Shangri-Las closer?

It is right in the middle of the pack. 

 

There's quite a fascinating selection of songs that make the list.

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ri Alban
2 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

It is right in the middle of the pack. 

 

There's quite a fascinating selection of songs that make the list.

Relax FGTH? 

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I P Knightley
27 minutes ago, Boof said:

 

A big nope from me too :mw_confused:

Absolutely no songs from Rush in the main list and I'd be pretty confident that there are none even tangential. 

 

Since Ri appears to have got the thread, I don't fear a JKB breakdown just yet so will let it run for a while. John might come back with another stab at a Beatles track; there are at least 4 and then Paul McCartney went on to create another couple in his post-Beatles career.

 

Both songs by The Who that fall into the category have been chalked off. Paul Simon's was a one-off as, I believe, was Lola. 

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I P Knightley
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11 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Relax FGTH? 

That would have been the fifth had I given five clues. 

 

But... despite coming out at the same time, Your Love is King by Sade doesn't fall into my category. Check it out.

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Tazio

Eve Of Destruction by Barry McGuire. 

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, Tazio said:

Eve Of Destruction by Barry McGuire. 

A tune for anyone tearing their hair out about the theme? 

 

Definitely one for the list. 

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Boof
1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

A tune for anyone tearing their hair out about the theme? 

 

Definitely one for the list. 

 

Tearing hair out reduces the need for a lockdown haircut!

 

And tearing hair is currently what I'm contemplating...it's still a nope from me.

 

On the up side, I did have a watch of a Your Love is King video on Youtube. Sade is one beautiful woman.

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I P Knightley
20 hours ago, Boof said:

 

Tearing hair out reduces the need for a lockdown haircut!

 

And tearing hair is currently what I'm contemplating...it's still a nope from me.

 

On the up side, I did have a watch of a Your Love is King video on Youtube. Sade is one beautiful woman.

 

On 20/05/2020 at 08:31, milky_26 said:

i have no idea of the connection

Would it help at all if I added a couple more?

 

God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols

When I'm Cleaning Windows - George Formby

 

Both, believe it or not, have something in common with Pictures of Lily!

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milky_26
10 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

 

Would it help at all if I added a couple more?

 

God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols

When I'm Cleaning Windows - George Formby

 

Both, believe it or not, have something in common with Pictures of Lily!

can i have anothe clue? is it in relation to the lyrics?

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JWL
22 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

 

Would it help at all if I added a couple more?

 

God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols

When I'm Cleaning Windows - George Formby

 

Both, believe it or not, have something in common with Pictures of Lily!

 

H Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings

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Lemongrab

Too Drunk to Fcuk - Dead Kennedys

Smack my Bitch up -The Prodigy

Anything by the Lostprophets

Edited by Lemongrab
cannae spell

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, JWL said:

 

H Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings

You've got it.

1 hour ago, Lemongrab said:

Too Drunk to Fcuk - Dead Kennedys

Smack my Bitch up -The Prodigy

Anything by the Lostprophets

Funnily, only the Dead Kennedys are specifically on the list but I think it goes without saying that the others are a given.

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Boof
1 hour ago, Boof said:

Invisible Sun - Police? 

 

Ahem...?

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, Boof said:

Invisible Sun - Police? 

Yes, indeed. Although, at the time, I didn't realise it was the case. 

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I P Knightley
1 hour ago, milky_26 said:

can i have anothe clue? is it in relation to the lyrics?

Probably in a roundabout way, it would be due to lyrics but, as I say, Sade used similar lyrics in a very similar context to Frankie Goes To Hollywood but her record didn't make the list. 

 

If George Formby was doing his thing today and recorded When I'm Cleaning Windows or My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock, they would certainly not make the list. Likewise with most that have been identified so far; definitely the ones from the sixties. 

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I P Knightley
5 minutes ago, Boof said:

 

Ahem...?

Sorry. I was on my lunch break. Came back to a notification where I'd been quoted and it took me past your very wonderful and wholly correct submission. 

 

Feel better now? 😷

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Boof
10 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

Sorry. I was on my lunch break. Came back to a notification where I'd been quoted and it took me past your very wonderful and wholly correct submission. 

 

Feel better now? 😷

 

Much :lol: 

 

That link was kinda swimming through my head but for some of them it was Whaaaat??? Whyyyy????? Until I Googled it...

 

Was surprised at my submission as well.

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John Findlay

My ding a ling, Chuck Berry?

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I P Knightley
2 hours ago, John Findlay said:

My ding a ling, Chuck Berry?

It's not on the list I'm looking at but I'm sure it's in the broader sphere.

 

To put anyone out of their misery - if they're still paying attention - I started with a list of songs that were banned by the BBC when, or shortly after, they were released. 

 

Paul Simon for having the brand name "Kodachrome" breaching the BBC's product placement/advertising guidelines. Likewise for Lola, which originally mentioned Coca Cola (later changed to Cherry Cola).

 

The Beatles were banned for a number of songs interpreted as referencing drug taking. 

 

My Generation was banned not because the "f-f-f-fade away" was a clear dodge of them intending to say, "**** the Hibs" but because the stammering could have been interpreted as mocking people with stammers (or, it may have been that it was an imitation of a young being off his chops on pills.)

 

FGTH's Relax was famously banned when Mike Read, Mike Read, 275 and 285, Mike Read, Mike Read Nashnul Radio One took offence to the line "When you want to come." I think this was only months after Sade had been singing, "Touch me (your love is king); I'm coming (your love is king)". Perhaps the suits at the BBC didn't know that girls could do such a thing? 

 

The Pill wasn't banned by the BBC but I don't think it would have crossed their radar to even think about banning it. Not a big C&W operation, the beeb. It was banned in the states, though. 

 

The records say that Invisible Sun was banned but the only way I'd have ever heard it was on BBC radio so I don't know what's going on there. 

 

Walk Like an Egyptian was widely played when released but was one of a list of songs blacklisted during the Gulf War. If I'd let that nomination pass, I'd have had to accept Waterloo by Abba. That would have added to the confusion. 

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1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

FGTH's Relax was famously banned when Mike Read, Mike Read, 275 and 285, Mike Read, Mike Read Nashnul Radio One took offence to the line "When you want to come." I think this was only months after Sade had been singing, "Touch me (your love is king); I'm coming (your love is king)". Perhaps the suits at the BBC didn't know that girls could do such a thing? 

 

I remember lying in my bed in a Bruntsfield flat thinking about heading along to Napier when I heard this event happen. My thoughts then were 'What a !'

 

My thoughts haven't changed much over the years. Other than now to consider him a UKIP (formerly Tory) .

 

 

What the actual ****?

 

Where's the asterisks gone? I assumed would be replaced by asterisks...not just a blank space.

 

For the record, I consider Mike Read to be an onanist.

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1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

The records say that Invisible Sun was banned but the only way I'd have ever heard it was on BBC radio so I don't know what's going on there. 

 

Hold on, IP - I may have blundered in suggesting that one.

 

According to Wikipedia it was their accompanying video that was BBC-banned.

 

"The music video for "Invisible Sun" features a collection of video clips taken from the conflict in Northern Ireland. Owing to its subject matter, it was banned by the BBC."

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I P Knightley
2 hours ago, Boof said:

 

Hold on, IP - I may have blundered in suggesting that one.

 

According to Wikipedia it was their accompanying video that was BBC-banned.

 

"The music video for "Invisible Sun" features a collection of video clips taken from the conflict in Northern Ireland. Owing to its subject matter, it was banned by the BBC."

That explains it. I'd quickly googled and seen "ban" so gave you a thumbs up but had that nagging suspicion that I'd heard it on Radio 1 very often while it was in the charts. I didn't think it was that great a song but The Police were at their absolute peak so they were getting maximum airplay. Hunners o' listens. 

 

Agree with you on Mike Read anaw. Tosspot then; tosspot now and tosspot all the way in between. 

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JWL
On 22/05/2020 at 15:54, I P Knightley said:

That explains it. I'd quickly googled and seen "ban" so gave you a thumbs up but had that nagging suspicion that I'd heard it on Radio 1 very often while it was in the charts. I didn't think it was that great a song but The Police were at their absolute peak so they were getting maximum airplay. Hunners o' listens. 

 

Agree with you on Mike Read anaw. Tosspot then; tosspot now and tosspot all the way in between. 

 

In total agreement with regards to Mike Read; toss up between him and Noel Edmonds as to who is the biggest tosspot. Anyway, dead easy this one. Connection revealed later but if you know, feel free to add to the list.

 

1. Our Lips Are Sealed - Fun Boy Three.

2. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs

3. Venus In Furs - Velvet Underground

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felix
12 minutes ago, JWL said:

 

In total agreement with regards to Mike Read; toss up between him and Noel Edmonds as to who is the biggest tosspot. Anyway, dead easy this one. Connection revealed later but if you know, feel free to add to the list.

 

1. Our Lips Are Sealed - Fun Boy Three.

2. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs

3. Venus In Furs - Velvet Underground

Another good one JWL.

White Stripes - Seven Nation Army  ? 

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JWL
17 minutes ago, felix said:

Another good one JWL.

White Stripes - Seven Nation Army  ? 

 

Yep, and a memory inducing call at that.

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ri Alban

Friggin' in the riggin'? 

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Boof

Carpenters - Please Mister Postman?

 

And if so...

 

Bangles - Manic Monday? 

 

 

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JWL
49 minutes ago, Boof said:

Carpenters - Please Mister Postman?

 

And if so...

 

Bangles - Manic Monday? 

 

 

 

Both can be added to the list.

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Tazio

Savages - The Answer

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I P Knightley
4 hours ago, JWL said:

 

In total agreement with regards to Mike Read; toss up between him and Noel Edmonds as to who is the biggest tosspot. Anyway, dead easy this one. Connection revealed later but if you know, feel free to add to the list.

 

1. Our Lips Are Sealed - Fun Boy Three.

2. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs

3. Venus In Furs - Velvet Underground

I'm stumped. For the time being...

 

It's out specifically those artists or do covers/originals count as well? 

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Tazio
6 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

I'm stumped. For the time being...

 

It's out specifically those artists or do covers/originals count as well? 

Those artists specifically. Assuming I’m right. 

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JWL
12 minutes ago, I P Knightley said:

I'm stumped. For the time being...

 

It's out specifically those artists or do covers/originals count as well? 

 

Just those artists.

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Tazio
6 minutes ago, JWL said:

 

Just those artists.

So was I right?

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Boof

May I have a go?

 

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand

Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

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Boof
33 minutes ago, Boof said:

May I have a go?

 

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand

Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

 

 

By which I meant have a go at setting a question...so...the three songs above have something in common. Can  you add to the list?

 

Sadly, but not all that surprisingly, no Rush :( 

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felix
12 hours ago, Boof said:

May I have a go?

 

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand

Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

 

Leona Lewis - A Moment Like This. :thumbsup:

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fancy a brew
12 hours ago, Boof said:

May I have a go?

 

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand

Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah

 

Benny Hill - Ernie( The fastest milkman in the west)

:527:

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Tazio

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink. 

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Boof

All three above fit the bill.

 

So if I'd said 'here's an easy one' - at least it would've been true this time :lol: 

 

Edit - sorry chaps, didn't quote you to let you know you're correct. @felix @fancy a brew @Tazio

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Lemongrab

Do they know it's Christmas?

 

Edit: Sorry, by Band Aids

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