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Author Topic: Song Question for the Mature Listener ??? 80s number??  (Read 15746 times)
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« Reply #375 on: July 23, 2015, 05:53:33 pm »

I probably should have phrased it, "Mnemonic of uncovered vision" - "an uncovered vision" could be a bit misleading.

The word "of" is important, but could be replaced with "from" or "by," and would then also appear in the answer.

Another hint is that the band is a British synthpop band from the early 1980s who have (apparently) reformed more recently.
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« Reply #376 on: July 23, 2015, 07:27:32 pm »

Is it..
Blancmange 'I've Seen The Word'
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« Reply #377 on: July 23, 2015, 07:28:32 pm »

Hmm..  Expletive of dumbfounded mind

Where "of" can be replaced by "from" or "by"  Grin
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« Reply #378 on: July 23, 2015, 09:47:00 pm »

Piphilology by Speksov?  Grin
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« Reply #379 on: July 23, 2015, 10:13:36 pm »

Blinded by the light  - manfred mann   and  Bruce Springsteen
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« Reply #380 on: July 23, 2015, 10:22:52 pm »

 

 I can see clearly now  - Jimmy Cliff and numerous covers
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« Reply #381 on: July 23, 2015, 10:51:00 pm »

Once more: "Mnemonic" of/by/from "uncovered vision."
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« Reply #382 on: July 24, 2015, 11:02:51 am »

Uh-oh.

"Mnemonic of an uncovered vision."

Somebody please help me here...

Did I introduce this clue? I can't find my post anywhere, if I did so.

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« Reply #383 on: July 26, 2015, 06:02:39 pm »

  I can see clearly now  - Jimmy Cliff and numerous covers
Blinded by the light  - manfred mann   and  Bruce Springsteen

Wrong way round - "uncovered vision" is the clue for the band.

Think about what a mnemonic is for.
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« Reply #384 on: December 17, 2015, 12:01:40 pm »

I had wondered what happened to this thread.  Today someone asked me a question:
What could be considered to be the coolest song ever written about a fish... in the late 70s (though the sing really was not actually talking about the fish)?
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« Reply #385 on: December 17, 2015, 01:21:33 pm »

I had wondered what happened to this thread.  Today someone asked me a question:
What could be considered to be the coolest song ever written about a fish... in the late 70s (though the sing really was not actually talking about the fish)?

There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis - Kirsty MacColl?
But that was 1981.

Rock Lobster - The B52's
Lot's of fish in that and it was 1979.
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« Reply #386 on: December 18, 2015, 03:10:04 am »

I had wondered what happened to this thread.  Today someone asked me a question:
What could be considered to be the coolest song ever written about a fish... in the late 70s (though the sing really was not actually talking about the fish)?

There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis - Kirsty MacColl?
But that was 1981.

Rock Lobster - The B52's
Lot's of fish in that and it was 1979.

Ney.  It's a bit earlier than that.  Note that lobster, while being sea life /seafood,  is not the same as fish....While the song title suggests a type of fish,  it was actually written about a type of man. The song was also known for having a "galloping" guitar riff.
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« Reply #387 on: December 18, 2015, 01:11:52 pm »

Cod Save The Queen?  Smiley
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« Reply #388 on: December 19, 2015, 10:45:32 am »

Cod Save The Queen?  Smiley

Let me see....

Cod save the Queen
At the Piscine Canteen
They served you as patron
at the Chip Shop station

No.  Nope. Not quite  Grin Wrong type of fish.  Pick a more aggressive one.
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« Reply #389 on: December 19, 2015, 12:39:15 pm »

My first thought was barracuda, but it turns out that the song I was thinking of was actually Summer Fun by the Barracudas.
While looking for it I came across a track by Heart that was called Barracuda, but as it was off their lackluster second album rather than their classic first album it doesn't seem to fit the term 'coolest'. I'll keep thinking on it...

The Barracudas ::: Summer Fun.
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« Reply #390 on: December 19, 2015, 05:53:49 pm »

Oh, but Sir Henry! It may be the coolest song of the two, but question was about a song named after the fish, I never said anything about the band's name!

Barracuda by Hart in 1977, is the right answer

Heart - Barracuda (1977)

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Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that the song was about Heart's anger towards Mushroom Records' attempted publicity stunt involving her and her sister Nancy Wilson in a made-up incestuous affair. The song particularly focuses on Ann's rage towards a man who came up to her after a concert asking how her "lover" was. She initially thought he was talking about her boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher. After he revealed he was talking about her sister Nancy, Ann became angry and went back to her hotel room to write the original lyrics of the song.

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« Reply #391 on: December 20, 2015, 10:44:06 am »



 That is an interesting little aside  of rock trivia.  It may have sold  a few extra seats  and records. They were pretty hot chicks back in the day .
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« Reply #392 on: December 20, 2015, 11:44:02 am »

so we are up and rolling again !

One of the hippest songs  ever.  It has real  street cred.   Recorded in  76  and became a relative hit  for a US band,  walking into  the charts  in  77,   the UK and Europe. Not a punk song but became a   cult  favourite in the punk scene.  It is an English language song  though includes a non English spoken part.

 The late lead singer  went on to change his last  name  to match the band; after it was  repeatedly assumed the band  was named after him . In his solo career he was more popular in Europe that the US.
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« Reply #393 on: December 22, 2015, 04:53:49 am »



The band and singer never had a number one hit   but remained popular on the cult blues  circuit  with covers and originals;  and   have had songs used on movie soundtracks . This included an old standard  cover with Bon Jovi.

In mid career the vocalist had a  major car accident  and  for several years would stroll on stage  with a cane and  use a bar stool  to sit on. 

Drive yourself crazy  guessing .
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