Sunday, 10 June 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Seventy-Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 75 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Kelso to choose. Last week It's My Life by Talk Talk. Let's see wot happened this week!

This week I choose a linky by Duran Duran - their hit single “My Own Way” which has a similar title/ theme to last week’s winning linky “It’s My Life”.  Also the group Talk Talk who sung last week’s linky are linked to Duran Duran. They were initialled associated with the New Romantic movement & compared with Duran Duran, as both bands’ name was a single word repeated, had Roxy Music-inspired musical direction, had same record label EMI and producer (Colin Thurston). When Duran Duran were on tour in late 1981 Talk Talk were a supporting act.

I try again for the chain, last week's winner was It's My Life by TalkTalk I listened to it many times and I keep thinking as it starts the tune from Moon River by Henry Mancini keeps popping into my head. Why not they are both songs of longing, The version I like best is Louis Armstrong.

My linky this week is “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Procol Harum. Howzat you say? Well Talk Talk is not only the name of a band but a telekommunikashuns companee. Annuver is Virgin. In dis songy there is a mention of “virgins” (*sings* of 16 vestal virgins leaving for the coast ....). Their first album was self titled “Procol Harum” and Talk Talk also had a self titled record. Also to be topical since it’s the Jubilee week, this record was declared joint winner of best British pop single 1952 – 1977 at the Brit Awards as part of Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee.

Last week @kelsoterrier did win wif a song called "It's My Life" byTalk, Talk. A good choice ob anuvver excellent linky from Kelso! Mommy being bery old, she remember anuvver song called "it's My Life" and she played it for me. Me liked it and fink it be a good linky cuz it da same name but a completely different song by somebody else altogether, so me does say... "It's My Life" by Eric Burdon & The Animals! (How can you not like & pick a song by a group called The Animals?? Arrrrrrooooo!)

My suggestion: Hunter from Portishead's Third. Paul Webb and Lee Harris from Talk Talk worked already in the middle of the 90ies with Beth Gibbons. In these days Portishead released there first album which got a big success. Portishead last album is their Third. And their best! Beth voice sounds heavenly at Hunter.

I had a fort for dis week's chain .... I choose 'Reward' by Teardrop Explodes, because Ian McCulloch did start off in a band wiv Julian Cope, who later went on to form Teardrop Explodes, and Echo & The Bunnymen did make their debut as a support act for them. Also, this song has one of the best opening lines we know of!!

Good songy Kelso, so, the song 'it's my life' was used in a Grand Theft Auto game and appeared on Flash FM radio station. Queen did sing a song called Flash about Mr Flash Gordon. From here I say that Gordon Sumner is Mr Sting's real name and he do be In The Police. So I choose their song 'Bring on the Night' as my linky dis week.

Mr Kelso did it again last week & wears the silver spurs of victory. Last week we had Talk Talk, who were originally inspired by Roxy Music. However, Talk Talk themselves later inspired a whole host of other bands from Elbow to The Verve to Portishead to Radiohead with their critically acclaimed Spirit of Eden album. Another such band provides my linky song: "Rabbit in your Headlights" by Unkle featuring Thom Yorke(of Radiohead). It samples the percussion from Talk Talk's song "New Grass" & Hollis from Talk Talk also played on the record.

So we dus be saying *high paws* to da cleva Kelso wid his selecshun fur last week's chainy. Now den, wots a paw to link from Rabbits to Talk Talk.... hee hee we says well why not da - Talking Heads and der songy wot do be called 'And She Was'. da world was mooving and she was right der wid it and she was...hey hey hey........ 

We see dat Kelso was chosin a song by Talk Talk. That did remind us that there is a internet company wot share the same name, Talk Talk. That did get us to finking about ow marvellous it is that all us anipals can communicate using the wonders of the web and wot a clever find that syence is. Therefore we do be finking abut an old song called She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas `dolby.. 

Ok …… Talk Talk with It's My Life … Talk Talk also done the song . Life's What You Make It. The Divine Comedy did an acoustic version of Life's What You Make It so I chooses The Divine Comedy with National Express which is also a song about takin a look at life.

An the winner dis week .... as chosen by @kelsoterrier  ..... dus be  ........ @patchdacat wiv Duran Duran and My Own Way. Yay! Annuva great win ma pal on a roll i fink!

So 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 Patch.

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 June 2012. Sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title!  

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #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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