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  1. OK, the FINAL STANDINGS for this particular segment of NAME THAT TUNE...... Tommy Tunes & co. - 8.5 points AnneG - 2 Sterling - 2 Jump Man - 1 CubFanMike - .5 Nobody - 5.5 Tommy Tunes, you have won the right to once again take over this illustrious thread for the time being!!!!!! I'm not going anywhere; I just need a bit of time off from running this thread. I expect to continue to participate....
  2. OK, you got it with your 2nd guess...Chuck Berry's "Downbound Train", IMO one of his very best songs, and one of his very best sets of lyrics.
  3. Nope, it's not the Savoy Brown song.....
  4. OK, here's Tuesday's tune.....yet another elitist set of lyrics to torture Tony C. with...... Hint: One of this artist's very best songs, but not one of their best known ones.....and they have MANY well-known ones, trust me..... The boiler was filled with a lot of beer, The devil himself was the engineer, The passengers were mostly a motley crew, Some were foreigners, and others he knew, Rich men and broad-clothed beggars in rags, Handsome young ladies and wicked old hags... Name that tune.... Aside to Tommy T. - You now have more points than I did when you relinquished the reins of this thread.....ready to take it over again?
  5. Downtown Washington, DC. It looks like Ray D. will be hitting most major cities - NY, Boston, Philly, etc.
  6. OK, one point for the TTMM team and g****e. Ray Davies is just starting a tour of the US in early March...and I have tickets for his show at the 930 Club on 3/20..... Aside to Tony C. - So...if I've gotten this right, The Troggs and Kinks are for "elitists"...while, let's say, Eric Carmen or the Raspberries are mainstream???? Funny, I thought the former 2 bands (especially The Kinks) had more Top 40 singles over the years than Eric & our boys.....Oh well, there's no pleasing some people.
  7. Monday's tune - Hint - the author of this tune is getting ready to tour the US for the first time in years...and I have tickets to see him/her/them in March. Friday evenings, people get together, Hiding from the weather, Tea and toasted, buttered currant buns, Can't compensate for lack of sun, Because the summer's all gone..... Name that tune and artist.....
  8. OK, I seem to be (pardon the expression) playing with myself here mostly.......Sunday's song was by The Troggs, "Feels Like A Woman" ('72 single on Pye) - possibly their most lascivious one....and that's taking in a lot of territory, with "I Can't Control Myself", "Give It To Me", "Strange Movies", "Summertime", and other songs that found singer Reg Presley grunting and groaning. Clue? - They were on Little Steven's Underground Garage New Year's bash on 12/31... Stay tuned for Monday's tune....
  9. Another hint - This UK band was recently seen on American television.....within the past 6 weeks or so.
  10. Ira - No, you are not alone in your assessment of the Beach Boys' cover of "Rock & Roll Music"....it was pretty awful! I always thought that the next song on "15 Big Ones", "It's Okay" could have been a big hit if pushed properly. Regarding your original post above, about some of the Beatles/Lennon covers. Agree that the Beatles did the definitive "Twist & Shout" and "Rock & Roll Music", but I personally prefer Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" (even more manic than Beatles' cover) and Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" to the Fab Four's takes. Perhaps if John had been singing on "Roll Over", instead of George.....
  11. Great news!!! At the risk of being greedy, I hope it's at least a 2 disk set which includes the entire show.....(or better yet, the whole show plus bonus tracks from the other shows of somgs they didn't do that night in LA.....just a bonus EP of live Beatles covers would be nice..)
  12. Phil (from last night's post) - No, it wasn't Bryan Adams, it was Bob Segarini. Sunday's tune, hopefully, won't be as difficult to get as Saturday's.....the artist, at least, is much better known, and had several Top 40 hits in the 60's/70's. Thisw particular artist/band is still around today. Today's tune - I never thought you was groovy, You looked to me like a child, I never dreamed you could move me, But now you're driving me wild (chorus) You've got the face of an angel, And there's love in your eyes, Now I know only too well, That's it's just a disguise (chorus) Name that tune.....
  13. Matt - I haven't seen the new ICE issue yet, but I read about the Wackers' re-issues the other day on the web site of Not Lame Records (www.notlame.com).....and it kinda triggered me to use a Segarini song in yesterday's NAME THAT TUNE thread. I've had the Wackers albums for years, waiting forever for them to come out on CD.....it's about time!
  14. Hmmm....wonder what happened to the TTMM team today? Oh well, this has dragged on long enough today. Saturday's tune was Bob Segarini's "Gotta Have Pop", the title track to the Canadian power popster's 1978 album (released on CD in '96). A bit obscure, perhaps, but I thought one of the Canadians or power poppers on this board would get it....Segarini was in Roxy, The Wackers, the Dudes, and probably several other bands in the 70's/80's, one of which (Dudes?) also had several members of April Wine. Bob S. has been referred to as the Nick Lowe of Canada by some. I'm not sure what he's doing nowadays, but he was a DJ in Canada for a bit in the 90's. If anyone knows what he's up to, please chime in..... Tomorrow - another tune......
  15. Not knowing Sir Paul personally, I'd also be inclined to cut him some slack, but.....I've also read repeatedly over the years that he's always been extremely competitive about things like awards, who's pulling in the biggest crowds or making the most money, etc. So it wouldn't surprise me in the least if the story's true at face value. Our musical Gods are also ultimately human, with the same foibles as the rest of us. This kind of drive in PMcC is likely what's still keeping him at close to the top of his game at his age....and I don't think there's really anything wrong with that. One thing I remember reading about Paul years ago was when the 3 remaining Beatles were in NYC at the same time to finish one of the Anthology unfinished tracks. Speculation was running wild as to whether they'd reunite and play Letterman or the Tonight show, etc. I rememer one wag in the press stating that this was quite possible, because the only things that usually dragged Macca out of his castle were either (1) money or (2) awards....and this appeared to be neither, so it must be "serious".
  16. James - Does J.J. Cale also look like an itinerant farmer?....cause he, not EC, wrote "Cocaine"
  17. While I was just posting on this board,the postman knocked on my door. He had a package with a return address of "Bernie Hogya"......Hot damn!!!! I'm now sitting here, admiring my winnings (EC-signed copy of Tonight! and a used Wally B setlist). Bernie - Once again, thanks for putting these cool items up for sale. P.S. I know at least one gentleman who would have topped the $1,600+ winning bid for the lyrics, had you put up an EC-signed copy of "Go All The Way" or "Overnight Sensation" or "I Wanna Be With You"....or...(HINT for next auction...)
  18. At my age (between 54 and 56), the answer's obvious....thru "Go All The Way" on the radio. For me, it was a signal that great powerful pop/rock music (as per my all-time favorite period, the British Invasion of '64-'66) was perhaps returning. As much as I've grown to appreciate Eric's solo material (especially since joining this board), frankly, I wouldn't be here if my intro had been "All By Myself".....still not one of my favorite songs of his.....just my 2 cents.
  19. Actually, I rather enjoyed their May 2005 London shows via audience bootleg recordings....however, when the DVD came out and I got to also watch them.... Well, the MSG shows in Oct. sold out in minutes at ridiculous ticket prices.....and, while EC certainly doesn't need the money (but see my comments below), Jack & Ginger could probably use it. I tried to get tickets myself...but, when I got shut out, I flew to LA and saw the Raspberrie instead....and I'm sure I had a much better time than had I driven to NYC for a MSG show.... Clapton, in a recent interview, when asked why he continues to perform, the interviewer implying that he's set for life financially, stated that he has to keep on in order to maintain his family's current lifestyle. Poor babies.......
  20. Another hint - The artist in question became a DJ in the 90's, and was in several 70's/80's bands.
  21. OK, here's Saturday's tune....before I get snowed under (If DC really gets a foot of snow, the city will be closed for a week!). This tune is from a former power pop icon who's one of our Northern neighbors, and frankly, I don't know what he/she/they have been doing lately....but the lyrics really fit this thread - We were dancingg in the afternoon, Listening to records on the radio, But we can't understand the words I remember when I was a boy, Boy, I could recall every phrase and line, Of every song I ever heard Name that tune......
  22. The Cowsills CD (and frankly, the ONLY one) to get is "Global", which they made in the 90's. It's eons removed from their 60's/70's cornball schtick....great melodic power pop. It's almost impossible to find, though. BTW, Susan C's solo CD which just came out is also quite good.
  23. While perusing my CD collection, looking for bizarre oddities to use in the NAME THAT TUNE thread, I ran across this classic from 1999 that I'd forgotten about - "Leave Stockholm" by Gabba, a UK band that does mostly Abba songs, Ramones-style, along with hybrid half-Abba, half-Ramones songs. While this may strike some as totally off the wall, the combination works pretty well. The Ramones' more melodic pop side really isn't that far removed from Abba's, although the production differences are miles (or countries) apart. They're a 5 piece band, Ramones-type lineup with an additional female singer (the male singer's name, BTW, is Bjoey). The stripped down power chord approach really works well on some songs like "Waterloo", while it doesn't on others....and some are just plain bizarre (combining "Mama Mia", "We're A Happy Family", and "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" in one song...or morphing "Honey Honey" into "Gabba Gabba"). 11 cuts, 24 minutes.....and still available via the band's website. (www.gabba.co.uk). It appears they're finally working on a follow-up album. Not for everybody, BUT enjoyable and funny as Hell!!!
  24. Yep....the TTMM team pulls further ahead. Regarding my hints....when The Move released the single in '65 or '66, their idiot manager Tony Secunda thought it would be funny to put a faked photo of Prime Minister Harold Wilson in bed with a woman he was allegedly having an affair with on the picture sleeve. The PM was not amused, suing the band, the record company, their manager, etc. He won the lawsuit, and all royalties from "Flowers In The Rain" ended up going to Wilson's favorite charity. Wilson died in the 90's, but I think that charity is still collecting occasional royalties to this day from the song. Roy Wood's Army, an 11-12 piece big band featuring 9 young ladies on horns, played 4 shows at the Village Underground in NYC in March 2002. He's rearranged all of the old Move songs and Wizzard/solo tunes for the horns. Roy was in great voice and all 4 of the shows were excellent (and a couple were widely bootlegged). They played all songs you mentioned above, as well as their biggest chart hit, Blackberry Way, California Man, Fire Brigade, Ballpark Incident, etc. The original ELO was essentially The Move (at that point, the trio of Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan) plus strings. Wood split after their first LP and formed Wizzard with ex-Move bassist Rick Price - more of a 50's-oriented sound. A pity that Roy never made the money that Lynne did...IMO, he's probably the more talented of the two. Until tomorrow's tune......
  25. Here's another hint - the lawsuit had nothing to do with the song itself - it wasn't a case of swiping the melody or lyrics. It had to do with the 45's picture sleeve....
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