Sunday, 20 February 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Eighth Link

Hello once again ma pals! Welcome to Week 8 of #Lexieschain. I dus ope you still enjoyin da game. We got a few new players dis week and some great entries again! Dis week it woz down to our pal @bvfeyj (Tucker) to make da decishun. So let's see what we got!

@I_Am_Fuzzy chose Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles. Why? From Aretha Franklin to Franklin Roosevelt to his wife, Eleanor, to Eleanor Rigby.

@Tartan_Terriers chose Slow by Rumer. Why? Cos she also sang a song called Aretha, she sang about having Aretha in the morning high in her headphones and walking to school.

@MaggieTKat chose Green Onions covered by King Curtis. Why? It hit the charts in 1967. King Curtis was one of the personnel on Aretha's Lady Soul album. Green Onions has that same Detroit feel as Chain of Fools with the Memphis back beat.

@indykitty chose Ship of Fools by Erasure. Why? Because there is a lot of fools in the world!

@ bvfeyj (Tucker) chose Lulu To Sir with Love.Why? Aretha Franklin Chain of Fools was from 1967 but it did not make da Billboard top 100 chart for 1967 and da number one song dere for 1967 was To Sir with Love by Lulu.

@Millie_Dog chose Prisoner of Love by Foreigner. Why? Because prisoners traditionally were in chains and love is often described as foolish (also foreigners are sometimes perceived as fools if they have an accent).

@Marleyterrier chose Mustang Sally by The Commitments. Why? Because they was also singing Chain of Fools in dat movie and soundtrack was played non-stop by typist during his first year livin on his own in London. He even went to see play at Hammy Odeon. Woofs.

@Kelsoterrier chose Suicide is Painless by Manic Street Preachers . Why? Because "Chain Of Fools" is an unauthorised rewrite of the gospel song "Pains Of Life". In the original song the chorus "Pain Pain Pain" is echoed as "Chain Chain Chain" in the Franklin recording. So the Franklin song is painless, just like suicide according to my song choice.

@Borderpup chose Love Changes Everything by Climie Fisher. Why? Cos Simon Climie co-wrote I Knew You Were Waiting (for me) which was a big hit for Aretha Franklin and George Michael.

@DJLadyLexie chose Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by The Blues Brothers. Why?Arethan Franklin sang Think in The Blues Brothers Movie and Jake and Elwood was in the video of dat. Jake and Elwood sang this song wot dus be in da movie too!

And the winner ...... as chosen by @bvfeyj and suggested by ...... @Marleyterrier ....... is ........ Mustang Sally by The Commitments.

The year: 1991 (original in 1965)
The song: Mustang Sally
Artist: The Commitments (Wilson Pickett)

Pals, is time to get your finkin caps on again n send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week. So dat mean you @Marleyterrier!

So, it's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 27 February 2011.

Ere dus be recap of da links in our chain so far. It's not a very long chain yet but I am sure it will grow an grow:

Week 7: Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin. Aretha like Chuck Berry is in da Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and as da song says - she is just a link in your chain!

Week 6: Johnny B.Goode by Chuck Berry. Down Under on Business as Usual album; another track on the Men At Work album is Be Good Johnny a reference to my link.

Week 5: Down Under - Men At Work (Let's Dance video is set in Australia, the land Down Under. David Bowie and Men at Work have both been involved in "sampling" scandals - Men at Work "stole" flute riff in Down Under from children's song and Vanilla Ice "stole" riff from Bowie & Mercury's Under Pressure).

Week 4: Let's Dance - David Bowie (David Bowie Let's Dance album title/track title same as Eurythmics Sweet Dreams track from Sweet Dreams album/track title and also released 1983).

Week 3: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (Dave Stewart produced Feargal Sharkey's (from The Undertones) solo album. He was in the Eurythmics).

Week 2: Teenage Kicks - The Undertones (John Peel was the first UK DJ to play T-Rex songs on the radio. John Peel's favourite record was Teenage Kicks).

Week 1: Ride a White Swan - T-Rex

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da awsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you!

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