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  1. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOHNNYAITCH View Post
    Not a duo I have heard of..what have they done?
    Very good at blowing your pipes and clearing your organ.

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    Ah..that sort of duo

    Actually I remember years ago a band called Sky (serious musicians) doing a single based on it..it is awesome as were Sky

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_(band)

    n 1980, Sky recorded and released their second album, Sky 2 - a double album that built upon its predecessor's success (becoming the tenth highest selling album in Britain that year). The album included Monkman's side-long rock suite "FIFO" (a piece inspired by computer processing, stands for "First In, First Out") and four classical pieces including three established chamber music pieces (played entirely straight) and the band's souped-up electric treatment of Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor". The latter was released as a single (under the name "Toccata") and reached number 5 in the national pop charts, giving the band the opportunity of performing on Top Of The Pops.

  4. #93
    Got Nick Cave and Primal Scream new albums for my birthday last week.

    Both really good! First foray into Nick Cave. Will definitely be getting more of his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh up nah View Post
    Got Nick Cave and Primal Scream new albums for my birthday last week.

    Both really good! First foray into Nick Cave. Will definitely be getting more of his stuff.
    I'm a big fan of Nick Cave, I have loads of his stuff!!

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    The German 80's synth-pop trio ALPHAVILLE - their album Forever young is superb, especially the hit single 'Big In Japan' and 'Summer in Berlin'.

    'Big In Japan' were actually a group themselves in Liverpool around 1978/79, who all went on to have fairly successful careers with other bands, most notably Holly Johnson of FGTH.

    Alphaville liked this fairly unknown Liverpool band, and decided to write a song named after them, and it became a massive hit in 1984 in a dozen or more countries (No 1 in some countries including Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, and No 8 in UK) at exactly the same time as FGTH were at No 1 in the UK with Relax.

    Big In Japan has extremely dark but touchingly subtle lyrics, which have been the subject of much argument, eventually the lead singer Marian Gold revealed that they told the story of a friend of his who fell in love with a girl who got involved with drugs (heroin) at Zoo Station in (West) Berlin, a notorious
    hard drugs meeting place.

    The girl had to become a prostitute to support ther habit, and forced her boyfriend to do the same - he becomes a heroin addict then has to support it by prostitution) then she dumped him, and he reflects on the experience. Not for the fainthearted, but a truly incredible single.

    The cold winter in verse one is the emotional coldness of hard drug usage, the crystal bits of snowflake are the drugs, and 'you did what you did to me' refers to the girl trapping then dumping her boyfriend.'I will wait here for my man tonight' is a clever but disturbing pun on male prostitution/ obtaining heroin and pays its dues to the Velevt Underground (Lou Reed)'s 'Waiting for the Man' - 'the man' being slang for a drug dealer.

    'Shall I stay here at the Zoo' refers to Zoological Garten rail station. Some have suggested that the 'Big In Japan' refers to a sexual racist slur on Japanese men, as well as a nod to the Liverpool group from the late 70s. The singer finds it 'easy when you are Big In Japan'.

    The rest is up for debate, though the video on YouTube is exceptional and well worth seeing too.


    Lyrics to BIG IN JAPAN by Alphaville

    Winter's cityside
    Crystal bits of snowflakes
    All around my head and in the wind
    I had no illusions
    That I'd ever find a glimpse
    Of summer's heatwaves in your eyes
    You did what you did to me
    Now it's history, I see
    Here's my comeback on the road again
    Things will happen while they can
    I will wait here for my man tonight
    It's easy when you're big in Japan

    Aah when you're big in Japan-tonight
    Big in Japan-be-tight
    Big in Japan ooh the eastern sea's so blue
    Big in Japan-alright
    Pay! - Then I'll sleep by your side
    Things are easy when you're big in Japan
    Oh when you're big in Japan

    Neon on my naked skin, passing silhouettes
    Of strange illuminated mannequins
    Shall I stay here at the zoo
    Or should I go and change my point of view
    For other ugly scenes
    You did what you did to me
    Now it's history I see
    Here's my comeback on the road again
    Things will happen while they can
    I will wait here for my man tonight
    It's easy when you're big in Japan

    Aah when you're big in Japan-tonight
    Big in Japan-be-tight
    Big in Japan ooh the eastern sea's so blue
    Big in Japan-alright, pay!
    Then I'll sleep by your side
    Things are easy when you're big in Japan

    Songwriters: MARIAN GOLD, FRANK MERTENS, BERNHARD LLOYD

    If all that is a bit heavy, 'Summer in Berlin' and the rest of the album are much more uplifting and optimistic.
    Last edited by davidatpreston; 20-01-17 at 06:37 PM.

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    Neil Young - On The Beach (1974.

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