Sunday, 30 October 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Forty-Third Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 43 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Miriam and Bunnies (@rettetkaninchen) to choose da winner. So, last week da winning link was We Gotta Get Outta This Place from Lindenberg and Burdon! Let's see wot ideas come in dis week:

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
Dis week me linky is "Sie Liebt Dich" (She Loves You) by The Beatles. Why? 'Cuz last week's song was sung in German so me decided to stick wif dat and because boaf da Rolling Stones and Eric Burdon & da Animals was big in da early 60s as were da Beatles. Dey was all part ob da *British Invasion" but before dey came to US or eben made it in da UK da Beatles spended lots ob time in Hamburg, Germany playing in da clubs. Mom say it not get any better dan early Beatles and we habn't had a Beatles linky yet.

Ok, this week all I need to do is find a link to Udo Lindenberg & Eric Burdon "Verdammt wir müssen raus aus dem Dreck / We Gotta Get Out of This Place" easy, BOL! Ok well Lindenberg sounds like Hindenburg which everyone knows was the name ov the big balloon that was involved in the disaster when it blew up in 1937 killing 35 people. A song about balloons with a German connection then led me to Nena (who were a German pop/rock band) with 99 Luftballons (later released as an English version titled 99 Red Balloons). The song is about a nuclear war resulting from the release of 99 balloons and if that happened you would definitely be saying "we gotta get out of this place" ;-) So Nena and 99 Luftballons iz my linky.

Da linky I dun is is Udo Lindenberg did a song called Sonderzug nach Pankow with da music from Chatanooga Choo Choo so I pick Chatannooga Choo Choo – Andrew Sisters.

Randy Newman wrote a song for Eric Burden and the Animals titled "Momma told me not to Come", released finally in 1967. Newman accompanied by Ry Cooder also recorded the song but the most famous is by the Three Dog Night.

i'd got two ideas, so i was undecided whether to go for (a) alan price who was the keyboard player with 'the animals' was featured in bob dylan's 1965 documentry film 'don't look back', so i could choose a bob dylan track...OR...(b) after leaving the animals, the bass player chas chandler who plays the opening riff on (the original version of) 'we gotta get out of this place' brought jimi hendrix to london village & became his manager, so i could choose a hendrix track....mmm, what shall i choose? *DING* a + b = jimi hendrix with the bob dylan song 'all along the watchtower' !!

According to ma reesearch, "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" woz kept off da number one slot by The Beatles and "Help!".. Mum does reckon its about time for a song from da Fab Four!

So den when wee we dus think abowt dis and thawt we wuld be silly and dus go wid da Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody cus animal dus play da drums and well we jus thawt it wus funnee. Mum dus sayz we shuld be serious but pfft ta dat so we sayz animal is playing da drums and hey da Muppets is famous like dem Animals wot wrote and sung da songy last week so we dus says dey is equally famoos too! hee hee...

Linky needed to follow on from “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” by Lindenberg & Burdon. This was previously recorded by The Animals. They also had a big Number 1 hit with “House of the Rising Sun” which is a folk song from the United States. Alan Price of The Animals claimed that the song was originally a 16th century folk song about a Soho brothel and that the English emigrants took the song to America where it was adapted to its New Orleans setting. A Brothel is certainly a place you’ d want to get out of if you wandered in by mistake so I’m choosing this song as my linky. *flops down in armchair suffering from brain strain*

Da winner .. as chosen by ... Miriam ... dus be ...... oh gawd ... not again!!! It's me wiv ... Chatanooga Choo Choo - Andrew Sisters. Pfffttttt!!!I sorry!!  Miriam said "I chose it becoz Lindenberg took the melody of a funny song to transform it into a political song. He wasn't allowed to perform it in former Eastern Germany. But the people in GDR played it at home and it grew their will to run free. Nowdays the song turned to be a happy song which brings lots of fun like the original US-version".

So, is time again get your finkin caps on an 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 and dat means you .... me!!

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 6 November 2011. I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew, so double-check wiv me bout dat. Errr ... oh and sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heeheee.

As a look on da right to see all of da links in our chain. Is gettin longer all da time!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Ohmygosh, that @i_am_fuzzy is a musical genius! His explanation made me dizzy @.@
    I had to BOL at @bunnersandharvs suggestion though!