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Re: Name that tune

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Doesn't seem to be any takers - a slightly cryptic clue then : - Think wildly charismatic British ex-PM. :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:

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Not Gordon Brown then :-)

Saying that, its very close to "Golden Brown" ...
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Wolfmiester wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Not Gordon Brown then :-)

Saying that, its very close to "Golden Brown" ...
It is indeed - let me point out that my remark about Gordon Brown was my ham-fisted attempt at irony :D :D

Wolfie - you're up.

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Fancy that :D
Your clue worked!

This was on the radio just now...

"Marconi plays the mamba"
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Built this City on Rock and Roll - Starship ?

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We built this city (on rock and roll)... (can't remember who by but it's name that tune, not name that band ;-)
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Correct sir (s) !!
Jefferson Starship
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OK then - here goes :

"Like a cat in a bath, waiting to drown"

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Er....isn't it my go?? ;-)
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plummy wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:32 pm
Er....isn't it my go?? ;-)
No it isn't - I answered correctly before you did.

"Like a cat in a bath, waiting to drown"


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Any clues Paul?
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Wolfmiester wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:41 am
Any clues Paul?
First line :

"All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love"

90's UK band.

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Any more clues? Or further lyrics?
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Paul Victory wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:23 pm
Any more clues? Or further lyrics?
Its a Wigan band formed in 1990 - the lead singer(who now has a successful solo career) performed an acoustic set at the IOW festival last year when he had to go on early because Jess Glynne was too drunk to perform!!

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I have a hunch the band might be The Verve with Richard Ashcroft as the front man. The only song I can think of by them was Bitter Sweet Symphony?
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plummy wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:39 pm
I have a hunch the band might be The Verve with Richard Ashcroft as the front man. The only song I can think of by them was Bitter Sweet Symphony?
Thank you Plummy - a lightbulb has gone on in my still marshmallow/mashed potato brain. Right group, wrong song.

Could it be The drugs don't work?

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Jill - you have got it(with a bit of assistance from Dave :) [-X [-X )

You're up.

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Thank you Paul.

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Hi Jill. Since we continue to shelter at home the following statement is untrue!

"Don't Fear The Reaper".

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Peter, well done on coming up with the correct answer and quickly too.

The song title was incidental and chosen at random from my iPod rowing playlist.

I was watching a detective series recently on BBC iPlayer, called Cormoran Strike and the song formed part of the soundtrack played during an episode. It’s been years since I last heard the song and I have now added it to my iPod playlist.

Time for you to put on your thinking cap.

I hope that you will continue to stay safe and well.

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Thanks Jill. As I said, we are not doing much, in hopes of staying safe and well. I hope you, and everyone reading this, also stay safe and well.

We do have a cruise planned, for December 2021!!! :shock: :?: Meanwhile,

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I love those lyrics! But I don't recall ever hearing them and I haven't a clue who wrote them or who performed them or what the name of the song is, though.
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Hi Paul. I did not check before I posted, but luckily the song was popular all around the world, peaking on the Irish charts at number 3, which was a bit higher than in the US or GB.

Not bad for a singer from New Jersey singing about baseball!

"I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool boy"

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Hi Peter

Probably Bruce Springsteen in that case. Can't place the lyrics.
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Or Bon Jovi ...
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