Sunday, 27 October 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Forty Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 145 of #lexieschain. The chainy is still goin strong and you still avin fun I hopes even if we has had a sad time recently. 

Last week the winner was Clapton wiv Red Rooster by The Rollin Stones. Well, let us see what we dun this week.

Last weeks winner was Clapton Terrier with the Rolling Stones singing Little Red Rooster, I thought of keeping the rural/bucolic theme and hit upon The Wurzels singing The Pheasant Pluckers Son, I defy anyone listening to it and not smiling.

Da winning linky last week woz “Little Red Rooster”. A Rhode Island Red is a little red rooster. Rhode Island is the setting for da show “Family Guy”. From an episode called “ Brian Wallows and Peter’s Swallows” Brian da dog sings “You Got A Lot To See” wot won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Music & Lyrics” and dis be my linky

Congrats to Clapton ! Well done pal for the winning link last week " Little Red Rooster " Of course my brain saw "Little Red Corvette" right away. This 1983 song by Prince was playing on Stevie Nick's car radio & did inspire her to write "Stand Back". She called Prince, played the song for him & him came to the studio & recorded the track with her playing the synthesizer. He was not credited on album but was with the US Copyright Division as co author. So this what my brain been playing all week. The little rooster was crossing the road when Prince came speeding up in his little red corvette and Stevie be screaming "Stand Back" Oh my!

Red Rooster hmmmm … well a rooster is a red-blooded chicken who protects his territory and watches over his harem err I mean hens. He pretty much fancies himself as a manly kind of guy and likes to make sure everyone knows he da man! Well, dat got me finking bowt songs about manly chickens, of which there can be only one. So I chooses The Best Dressed Chicken in Town by Dr Alimantado.

Pawently Red Rooster has nuffin to do wiv chickens n lots to do wiv male libido n da tendency of some men to er wander. Another much recorded song which tells a tale of adultery n hence is our linky is "Dark End of the Street", performed ere by Ry Cooder(who played slide guitar on Stones LPs) n his Chicken Street LP band

Hmm, how to link to Rolling Stones & Little Red Rooster. Well how about a song with a music video that has been likened to Oliver STONE'S (as in Rolling!) classic Vietnam War film Platoon. Oh, and did I mention the song is called...wait for it....Rooster! So that is my link...Rooster by Alice In Chains.

Just a short and sweet (that might not be the right word) link from me this week. The cleverest knitted dog in the whole wide world won with The Stones' Little Red Rooster last week giving me the perfect opportunity to search the archives for another "rooster" song that wasn't just about life on the farmyard; my link shall be Rooster by Alice in Chains.

Another week flies by. So how to tempt Clapton to select mine as a winning entry. Well just about everyone seems to have done a version of Little Red Rooster from the Jesus and Mary Chain to the Grateful Dead. My eye was caught though by the fact that Sam Cooke had covered it. That took me to a very fine song by Sam Cooke which is Change is Gonna Come which has a powerful message of hope which we all need in our lives so that's my suggestion Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke.

Furst of all a verree well dun to dat Clapton on his winning choice by da Rolling Stones, cockadooodledooo, hee hee. Now our linky dus be simples but dis wot we did come up wid.... We did get to thinking of things wot was 'Little' and den wot was 'Red' and den we thorts of da songy by Prince, Little Red Corvette! We dus know it don't have da rooster in it but we thort Prince dus act a little bit like one...BOL! Vroom Vroomm.


Well done! Let's see, "Little Red Rooster" was written by Howlin' Wolf. AND the Rolling Stones got their name from a Muddy Waters chart. So, we are hitting the Chicago Chess performers! I thought I'd take a look at the fruitful career ofHowlin' Wolf, and select a cover. Both the Stones and my artists recorded in the 60's, one from across the Pond and one from LA. You guessed it! The Doors with "Back Door Man"!

An da winner .............. as chosen by @claptonterrier  ... dus be ..... @smcheetham. Yay brilliant linky Stella!!! So it mean you dus be choosin next week. 

Ere wot CT said: Hello Miss Lexie….we have looked very carefully through all the entries and listened to all the songs…..I was very tempted to pick the Ry Cooder song because typist particularly likes that song and quite by chance we had been listening to some Ry Cooder this afternoon…however, there was one simple standout choice and that is why this week the winner is entry no. 8 by Sam Cooke with  Change is Gonna Come…surely one of the most beautiful songs of all time…well done to the Chainer who picked that one…

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 3rd November 2013 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh 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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