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« Reply #60 on: Aug 26th, 2010, 5:27pm »

Macy Gray - " I wore goggles when you are not here"

Tip: Don't look at her singing; it'll sound funnier!

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« Reply #61 on: Aug 26th, 2010, 5:34pm »

I just managed to keep awake long enough to reach that line!
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« Reply #62 on: Aug 26th, 2010, 5:38pm »

on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:34pm, tambourine wrote:
I just managed to keep awake long enough to reach that line!

grin grin grin I nearly said it was almost a minute in but I couldn't be arsed! grin grin grin

Anyway, for everyone else, it's about 50 seconds in! grin
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« Reply #63 on: Aug 27th, 2010, 03:18am »

Back in the early 80s, when I first got into Genesis, I bought their back-catalogue on cassette. It was easier for me, I had a Walkman, so I could listen to them on the move.
However, most of the cassette re-issues were of really poor quality. Abacab was fine, with a nice foldy-out insert, with photos and lyrics, but anything prior to that seemed to have done on the cheap, with a flimsy one sheet insert, and not much info beyond the running order.
I remember the main piccy on 'The Lamb ...' insert was the one looking down the row of arches, with a figure in the background, and a guy in a hat and trench-coat in the foreground. For years I thought that was the front cover of 'The Lamb ...'
So, where's this heading ? Well, the recordings weren't of absolute tip-top quality, and without any lyrics to pore over, I often had no idea what the hell the words were.

Funnily enough, the one lyric that really confused the hell out of me was one I could understand, but misunderstood -

From 'A Trick of the Tail' -

Beast that can talk read the sign.

Is what I heard. So I kept thinking 'What sign; what does the sign say; it's not been mentioned before; if the beast read it, it must mean something; Why won't they tell me what it says ?!!'

Of course, the subtle placement of inverted commas changes that line completely. As I found out when I finally bought 'ATotT' on vinyl, a few years later.

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« Reply #64 on: Aug 27th, 2010, 07:54am »

on May 23rd, 2007, 4:33pm, Floraltie wrote:
For many years, I was convinced that there was a line in 'The return of the giant hogweed' that proclaimed that 'Mighty hogweed is a..b!tch', when it actually states, (as you all probably know) 'Mighty hogweed is avenged'

The very first time I heard NURSERY CRYME I heard the line as "Fighting hogweeds is a b!tch."
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« Reply #65 on: Aug 27th, 2010, 07:56am »

on Feb 16th, 2008, 1:34pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Just been chatting to Cavalcanti about Supper's Ready and it appears he thought the lyrics were "666 is the number below"

The first time I heard FOXTROT (same day & same way as NURSERY CRYME -- on scratchy vinyl), I heard that line as "666 is the number alone."
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« Reply #66 on: Aug 27th, 2010, 07:58am »

on Aug 27th, 2010, 03:18am, Dokstrict 9 wrote:
Back in the early 80s, when I first got into Genesis, I bought their back-catalogue on cassette. It was easier for me, I had a Walkman, so I could listen to them on the move.
However, most of the cassette re-issues were of really poor quality. Abacab was fine, with a nice foldy-out insert, with photos and lyrics, but anything prior to that seemed to have done on the cheap, with a flimsy one sheet insert, and not much info beyond the running order.
I remember the main piccy on 'The Lamb ...' insert was the one looking down the row of arches, with a figure in the background, and a guy in a hat and trench-coat in the foreground. For years I thought that was the front cover of 'The Lamb ...'


Slightly off topic, but similar things happened with the cassette version of Voyage of the acolyte! The pic showed mainly the ghostly figure, but mirror-image, and side one was actually side 2, while side 2 was side 1!

I expect the mastering engineer frequently wiped his elbow with Andrex smiley!
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« Reply #67 on: Aug 28th, 2010, 04:38am »

'There is an extended run off on side 2'

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« Reply #68 on: Aug 29th, 2010, 09:48am »

on Aug 27th, 2010, 07:56am, onetwothree wrote:
The first time I heard FOXTROT (same day & same way as NURSERY CRYME -- on scratchy vinyl), I heard that line as "666 is the number alone."


I actually heard "666 is the number of the Lord"! Very apocalyptic.
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« Reply #69 on: Aug 29th, 2010, 09:48am »

on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:27pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Macy Gray - " I wore goggles when you are not here"

Tip: Don't look at her singing; it'll sound funnier!



laugh laugh laugh laugh

I fell about laughing when I heard it!
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« Reply #70 on: Aug 29th, 2010, 5:41pm »

on Aug 29th, 2010, 09:48am, Merryman72 wrote:
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I fell about laughing when I heard it!


So did my late friend (bless her soul) and her daughter when they heard it playing in a clothes shop after I'd told them the previous night in the pub what I thought it was! grin
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« Reply #71 on: Aug 30th, 2010, 08:00am »

Terence Trent D`Arby...a `Crock of Dog Shit`

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Uz-dPANDY#t=1m0s
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« Reply #72 on: Aug 30th, 2010, 10:03am »

on Aug 30th, 2010, 08:00am, martintea wrote:
Terence Trent D`Arby...a `Crock of Dog Shit`

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Uz-dPANDY#t=1m0s


Are you SURE you've misheard that? Sounds about right to me! smiley
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« Reply #73 on: Aug 30th, 2010, 11:13am »

Not really 'misheard', but thanks to a friend who put the idea in my head, I now only ever hear this song as 'Bald Headed Woman' -

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« Reply #74 on: Aug 30th, 2010, 5:00pm »

I'm mentioned in this one by the Young Rascals! About 2 minutes in it sounds like, "Life would be ecstacy, you and me and Lesley" grin grin

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