Sunday, 17 April 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Sixteenth Chain

Hello ma pals! Welcome to Week 16 of #Lexieschain. Annuva great week! Keep em comin pals, dis be great fun!

Dis week it woz down to our pal @fizzlebear to make da decishun. So let's see how it went! Here was da entries for dis week:

@Millie_Dog chose Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones. Ian Brown was lead singer of Stone Roses. Sugar is sweet and so are roses (especially the chocolate variety!). If she bangs a drum a lot it could be a drum roll and a drum roll from the Stone Roses could be the Rolling Stones!

@tartan_terriers chose Crossfire by Brandon Flowers cos roses are flowers!

@rettetkaninchen chose Kowalski from Primal Scream. Mani Mounfield left the Stone Roses and joined Primal Scream in 1996. 1997 Primal Scream released a new album and Kowalski made it to 8th place at the UK charts. 8 years before "She bangs the drum" entered the UK Charts.

@marleyterrier  chose In the Evening by Led Zeppelin cos they haz typists' favrit drummer in the band (John Bonham) and he make the earth move at exactly 58 seconds into this song.....She Bangs the Drum......Typist Bangs the Drum.....Mr Bonham Bangs the Drums (the hardest)....

@bvfeyj (Tucker) chose Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend. The Stone Roses first gig (October 23, 1984) was an anti-heroin concert with Pete Townshend at the Moonlight Club in London. 

@Borderpup chose Into Your Arms by the Lemonheads, because the iconic Stone Roses album cover has slices of lemon on it!

And the winner as chosen by @fizzlebear is .... @borderpup (aka Indie) wiv:

The year: 1993
The song: Into Your Arms
Artist: The Lemonheads

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 24 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 15: She Bangs The Drum by The Stone Roses. From Stone Poneys to Stone Roses and I'm sure it's a different drum she's banging!!

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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