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  1. Thread: Cover Songs.

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    Re: Cover Songs.

    " Seasons In The sun that Terry Jacks originally did in the 70s."

    That was itself a cover! The original was "Le Moribund" by Jacques Brel in 1961.
    The first English cover was by Rod McEwan in...
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    Re: Tell us a joke

    I met this Dutch girl last week. She was wearing inflatable shoes.

    Anyway, I rang her yesterday for a date but unfortunately she'd popped her clogs.
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    Re: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    Two other catchphrases I remember were "You bet your sweet bippy." and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls".
    I recall the latter mainly because my parents had a massive, two-volume edition of...
  4. Thread: Paul Darrow

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    Re: Paul Darrow

    Desperately sad news.

    That's another icon from my youth no longer with us.

    Time to binge-watch Blakes 7 once again.
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    Re: Driving experience days

    Yes. Got to drive a Porsche, Nissan GTR and Aston Martin DB7.
    Great fun, but over far too quickly. The Aston was the least powerful of the three, but was my favourite. The Nissan was downright...
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    Re: What was your first mobile phone?

    Was an Ericsson GA318, which I got free on PAYG as a special offer for switching credit cards. Would have been around 1997/98.

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    Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    Good call for Rhodes - was there in July 2017, during the earthquake, which was quite an experience!

    For sheer beauty though. I reckon Rhodes is pipped by Santorini :

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    Dick Dale RIP

    Dick Dale, the king of the surfing guitar sound and a true pioneer of the Fender Stratocaster has died aged 81.
    His unique sound - playing rather like a mandolin or bazooki and often riffing on just...
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    Re: Disappointing SECOND albums ..

    King Crimson's "In the Wake of Poseidon" was nowhere near as good as their classic first album "In the Court of the Crimson King."
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    Re: Disappointing SECOND albums ..

    Mike Oldfield's Hergest Ridge was a bit of a disappointment after Tubular Bells.
  11. Thread: Krautrock

    by Cartimand
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    Re: Krautrock

    Will have to check out Yello.
    For some more recent German rock, which blends heavy metal with electronic, I recommend the bizarrely-named We Butter The Bread With Butter.
    Try this one:...
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    Re: Stan and ollie

    Really enjoyed it. Laugh-out-loud funny and poignant in equal measure.
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    Re: Rugby League thread

    I think they should make scrums contested once more.
    At present, they are farcical.
    In the England v All Blacks match at the weekend, England won a scrum against the head, but the referee wouldn't...
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    Re: TV Shows Only You Seem To Remember

    Anyone else remember Dead Head?
    A very noir-ish four part thriller originally shown on BBC 2 in 1986, but has never been repeated.
    The end-music - a creepy vocoder version of Pussycat Pussycat,...
  15. Thread: Cover Songs.

    by Cartimand
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    Re: Cover Songs.

    Not normally a fan of covers, but I reckon Disturbed absolutely nailed the Sound of Silence:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
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    Re: Best Computer Game Of All Time And Why?

    Took a break from Elite Dangerous around a week back to have a go at The Witcher 3 (on Xbox one).
    Many reviews describe it as a contender for the greatest game ever and, whilst Elite is still my...
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    Re: Eurovision contest

    "with Israel though - that the matter is same as with Football"

    Which is why Israel, despite being a Middle Eastern country, is obliged to compete in the European group for the World Cup...
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    Re: Eurovision contest

    Neither is Canada, Armenia or Morocco.
    As long as they're members of the Eurovision Broadcasting Union though, any country is eligible to participate in the contest.
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    Re: Eurovision contest

    Agreed that Israel's song was the catchiest and, in the post Harvey Weinstein world lyrics about not treating women like toys captured the Zeitgeist perfectly. Thought Denmark's (Viking/ Game of...
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    Re: Hi can anyone help its doing my head in!

    Sounds vaguely like something from the series "Shadows" , which featured historical ghosts, time slips and such like.
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    Re: Your top 5 crushes...

    Jenny Agutter by a mile.
    but also honourable mentions for Leslie Judd, Susie Quattro, Sally Carr and Susan Stranks!
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    Re: Trying to find an advert

    Rings a very faint bell. Could it be a Shell advert? They went through a period of using motorbike icons, like Steve McQueen in the Great Escape (he would have made that jump if he'd filled up with...
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    Re: Soft Cell and Marc Almond

    Can't say I was ever a fan, but he devoted an entire album to covers of Jacques Brel songs, so he obviously had some good taste!
  24. Thread: Pike

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    Re: Pike

    Well remembered! I can picture Mainwaring now calling him a "stupid boy" at the end of the episode.
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    Re: Advent Internet

    Before the Internet, hackers still existed, but they would hack the phone network.
    By emulating the clicks, clunks and whistling sounds of old dial up phone exchanges, the hackers (or Phone Phreaks)...
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