Sunday, 10 April 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Fifteenth Chain

Hello ma pals! Welcome to Week 15 of #Lexieschain. Annuva great week! Keep em comin pals, dis be great fun!

Dis week it woz down to our pal ...Tucker (aka bvfeyj) to make da decishun. So let's see how it went! Here was da entries for dis week:

@I_am_Fuzzy chose Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division. Why? Their singer Ian Curtis was born exactly 10 years after Linda Ronstadt.

@fizzlebear chose She Bangs The Drum by The Stone Roses Why? From Stone Poneys to Stone Roses and I'm sure it's a different drum she's banging!!

@tartan_terriers chose In my arms by Teddy Thompson. Why? Cos Teddy an Linda Ronstadt are both on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack, also Teddys mum, Linda Thompson is a close friend of Linda Ronstadt.

@bvfeyj (Tucker) chose Doctor, My Eyes by Jackson Browne. Why? Cuz he toured wif Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell when he was promoting da album Jackson Browne dat da song was from and Linda Ronstadt recorded some ob his songs for her albums. Also it was his first major hit dat he recorded like Different Drum was for Linda Ronstadt.

@diamondbertie chose Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkins Why? Coz of somfink I said bout the linky last week.

@kelsoterrier chose Distant Drums by Jim Reeves. Why? Because of the obvious similarity of the song titles and also because Linda Ronstadt and Jim Reeves also had other similar sounding hit singles with Bill Bayou (Jim Reeves) and Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt).

@borderpup chose a stonking great hit! Hotel California by the Eagles. Why? Because, like Linda Ronstadt who sang with the Stone Poneys, they started their career at the Troubador Club in LA. Simples. ;-)

so da the winner ...... as chosen by @bffeyj (Tucker) and suggested by ...... @fizzlebear ....... is ........ She Bangs The Drum by The Stone Roses! Yay!! Well done ma pal!

The year: 1989
The song: She Bangs The Drum
Artist: The Stone Roses

Pals, is time again 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 as you probly know by now. So dat mean you Fizzlebear!

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 17 April 2011. Pals I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew, so double-check wiv me bout dat.

Ere dus be recap of da links in our chain so far. Is gettin longer all da time! An also I will tell you dat there is linky from da BBC website to our chain! Woofhoo!!! Ow eggstin is dat?

Week 14: Different Drum by The Stone Poneys. Mike Nesmith was a member ob da Monkees and he wrote Different Drum which became a hit for da Stone Poneys and launched Linda Rondstat's solo career.

Week 13: Randy Scouse Git by The Monkees. Harry Nilsson wrote the moosical The Point starring Micky Dolenz who was in The Monkees and wrote dis song!

Week 12: Everbody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson because Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas died in a flat rented by Harry Nilsson.

Week 11: Before da Lovin' Spoonful John Sebastian was in a group called da Mugwumps. Also in da Mugwumps was Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty who became part of The Mamas and The Papas. Dey first hit song was California Dreamin' which duz also be bout daydreaming!

Week 10: Daydream by The Lovin' Spoonful. Whatever Lola Wants is from the broadway musical, Damn Yankees. One of the main characters in the musical is called Joe Hardy and he gets a nickname in the musical of 'Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO' (MO as in Missouri). That nickname is a reference to the real 'Shoeless Joe Jackson', the famous baseball player. The movie Field of Dreams was based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. 'Daydream' by The Lovin' Spoonful was on the movie soundtrack.

Week 9: Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets by Della Reeves. Mustang Sally is supposedly based on Della Reeves wanting a new Mustang. The character of Mustang Sally did exactly what she pleased. The character of Lola, from the musical Damn Yankees, is another woman who gets exactly what she wants.

Week 8: Mustang Sally by The Commitments (not original). Because they was also singing Chain of Fools in dat movie and soundtrack.

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 pawsome 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! Fanx for playin!

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