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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I love all of his music. All of it. Which is your favourite?

    'Smalltown Boy' and the Communards' authentic disco classic version of 'Don't Leave Me This Way':

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Oh Lord. We don't event agree on what constitutes a good Jimmy Somerville song.

    I've always had a soft spot for this one:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And I love that one too. "You are my world" is one I sing lustily and loudly when I'm walking.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    I think we need some Proclaimers here somewhere. How about with this recent novelty video?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Lilith __,

    That's brilliant.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    This page? I love this page.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lilith __,

    I think we need some Proclaimers here somewhere. How about with this recent novelty video?

    I had a Scottish girlfriend who hated the Proclaimers: "Scottish people don't even talk that way!" she would say.

    I'm generally inclined to agree. But I do really like that video.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I do really like that video

    It's got David Tennant in it. And a boogieing Ood.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I feel the need to make it clear that the greatest version of 'Don't Leave Me This Way' will always be the original:

    Good Lord.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Lilith __,

    I think we need some Proclaimers here somewhere. How about with this recent novelty video?

    When it comes to David Tennant doing a Dennis Potter, you can’t go past the bizarre majesty that is __Blackpool__…

    .
    Oh, and anyone who says show tunes are stupid can BITE ME in triple time.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Pretty sure all Scottish people hate the Proclaimers.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Sacha,

    Argh! Bad Sacha! No biscuit!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Emma Hart,

    not up there with '500 miles' by any stretch, but well overplayed in its season. plus some easy trainspotter-fodder.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Sacha,

    The brigands will be laying waste to that caravan presently.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Good Lord.

    Which may be the perfect entry to mention the 4 CD boxed set of Tom Moulton remixes of Philadelphia International soul that arrived in the mail today.

    It is - for the next few days at least - the greatest album ever released:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Page 31: it's Roxy'o'clock:



    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    It is - for the next few days at least - the greatest album ever released:

    I'm trying to imagine what the auditions were like. "You have thirty seconds to make at least twenty different plausible orgasm noises or this adorable kitten gets fed to this not-at-all cute puppy. Three, two, one, GO!"

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I feel the need to make it clear that the greatest version of 'Don't Leave Me This Way' will always be the original:

    Oh sure, it's got soul. And it's fantastic, and it's the original. But saying it's the best version is like saying that Gloria Jones' original "Tainted Love" is the best. Gloria had the heart and the authenticity ... but without the icy syncopated synth blips, scungy bass, strangled vocals and whiplike percussion it lacks the gloriously alienated sleaze of the Soft Cell version. It's just not ... tainted enough.

    But speaking of Soft Cell sleaze, this thread would not be complete without this:

    Warning: this is not even remotely SFW (some of my colleagues are still in therapy after seeing it), and it may be triggering, especially for vegetarians and nanosophobes.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    Jenkin, without an s if I recall correctly.

    "Good evening, Citizens ..." Here's Barry, photographed just ten days ago, he was at the Kings Arms to welcome John Cooper Clarke onstage.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Cheers for the Blackpool, Craig.

    Raise you some John Barrowman. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    T Rex

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Seven minutes of "Slow Motion"! Fucking A, Simon!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    "You have thirty seconds to make at least twenty different plausible orgasm noises or this adorable kitten gets fed to this not-at-all cute puppy. Three, two, one, GO!"

    Or - more likely - "The preacher has a vacancy in the choir. Three, two, one, GO!"

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Ultravox. Still got no idea what this song is about, but.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

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