Hello pals! Welcome to Week 92 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Briar to choose. Last time was Squeeze wiv Tempted. Let's see wot happened this week!
I see Briar did be chosen Tempted by Squeeze larst week and the full line of the chorus is "tempted by the fruit of another"….so we has set our minds to wot sort of musical froot we mite be tempted by…..Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock?….no…..Rasberry Beret by Prince?….no….U2's Lemon?…..no…i fink we will ave to settle for wotchin to KT Tunstall's Black Horse under its Cherry Tree.
Chainy needed to follow from “Tempted” by Squeeze. Need to fink hard cos everyfur gettin too cleva by half at dis game. Temptation iz da Devil’s work (allegedly) so my linky for dis week do be “Devil Woman” by Cliff Richard from 1976 which iz bowt the time Squeeze came to prominence in da UK (akordin to sources more cleva than me)
While I was pondering on last week’s linky “Tempted” the phrase “lead us not into temptation” from The Lord’s Prayer flitted into my furry head. So moving on from that I choose “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison as my linky this week.
We hab brilliant linky from Briar wif “Tempted” by band called Squeeze. Since me did not know dem me did look up and found to me amazement dat dey comes from place called Deptford in SE London, which also where da band Dire Straits did start out around da same time. So me does choose song by Dire Straits set in dat same locale “way on down south in London town” which also was dere first hit record in boaf UK & US. It one ob mom’s faborite songs so she picked dis one, but me did pick da version wif Eric Clapton performed at da Nelson Mandela 70th birfday tribute concert cuz it was da best libe version me found (and dat eben link back to da Specials wif dere anti-apartheid song named for Nelson Mandela!) So wifout further ado here be Dire Straits wif Eric Clapton performing “Sultans of Swing”!
Wow Briar you do be on a brilliant winning streak. Dis week I do look at the links between Squeeze and Mr Elvis Costello. Elvis Costello did co-produce the Squeeze album East Side Story and sing backing vocals on 'Tempted'. This song is about being unfaithful, either from the perspective of the person who cheated or the person who was cheated on. My linky is 'High Fidelity' by Elvis Costello. This song relates to a man who wishes to be faithful to one woman who won't be with him. (I think so anyway--hooman emotions being so weird n all-and me just a straightforward doggie!)
Last week was the wonderful Squeeze, one of mum's fave bands, wiv Tempted. Squeeze had hits wiv different singers, and Paul Carrack sang lead on Tempted. He has had a long career boaf solo and wiv bands. One very famous band he was in was the 'supergroup' Mike & the Mechanics, where he sang lead on their biggest hits. There were many very talented members of the band, and one of the original members, the late Paul Young sang lead on 'A Beggar on a Beach of Gold', and this is the song we choose for our linky.
Well dun to da Briar wot be so cleva AGAIN w da choicy of Tempted *claps paws*! So and cause dese paws dus rilly dus like Elvis Costello wot produced da songy last week we is going w one of his oldy but goodies 'I want you'. Why? Cause da songy last week was called 'Tempted' and if you dus be tempted you must be wanting sumfink pretty much likes we dus wen we is thinking bowt snorsages...
Tempted by the fruit of another …. that is a line from Tempted wot Briar done from Squeeze. Hmmm so temptation is da feme and erm …. Fruit! A song about fruit and temptation. Ok well here goes. On da album called the Red Shoes, Kate Bush does be tempted by the bootiful red shoes wot will make her dance and dance. So that she can rid herself of the curse of the red shoes, she finds out that she must sing and sing and eat the music! A line from dat song is split him open, like a pomegranit! So is ma song for dis week Eat The Music – Kate Bush.
An the winner dis week .... as chosen by @wonderwinger ..... dus be ........ Tucker @bvfeyj annuva great linky. Yay! Well done ma pal.
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 21 October 2012. Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title!
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