Monday, 27 April 2015

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Twenty First Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 221 #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Skye wiv Tide is High from Blondie. Let's see wot we gots dis week:

Last weeks winner was Skye with a song by possibly the best New York punk band ever, Blondie. Blondie's breakthrough album was Parallel Lines and on the cover the band members were all wearing black and white. The White Stripes (like parallel lines) were also a band who wore a limited colour palette. So this week I've chosen The White Stripes with We're Going to be Friends. Because we are all Lexieschain friends.

Larst week pal Skye winned wiv da linky The Tide Is High by Blondie wot woz a hit in 1980.
When da tide is in yoo gets lotsa boys n girls at da beach paddling n swimmin n fings like surfin if dere be big waves. So I gonna go wiv a songy by da Beachboys as my linky Surfing USA (cos Syke be in da USA).

We did a bit of research on The Tide is High and discovered that it was written a long time ago by Jamaican producer, Duke Reid who was known as The Trojan. Trojan records was named after him and brought Jamaican music to the UK. Their first hit was 'Wonderful World, Beautiful People' by Jimmy Cliff. Here he is in a live performance from 1970.

Well done with Blondie and the tide is high. That song was written by a rocksteady artist John Holt. Since Blondie covered Holt's song, I thought I would feature Holt covering "if I were a carpenter".

We loves Blondie! Mum had same hair as Debbie Harry in the 80's or tried to (funnily enough she just looked like she bin dragged frew hedge backwards). One of mum favourite songs dus be Rapture which, hincidentally, was the first pop song to hit the charts wot had rap in it! The song was also covered by Grand Master Flash who is mentioned in Rapture. So we gonna give you GMF and the Furious Five wiv White Lines.

Hello Miss Lexie…last week Miss Skye chose a song linked to the band Atomic Kitten and sung by Blondie…this week we have found a song to link both those things together…and our choice is Black Cat by Janet Jackson….see what I did there?

Well done @skye613 for winning last weeks chain with "The Tide Is High" by Blondie.  Da lyrics for the song says  "Every girl wants you to be her man.  But I'll wait my dear till it's my turn."  Errrr So my choice this week, as ably demonstrated by that feminist icon. Lisa Simpson in her cover of the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin song, is "Sisters are doing it for themselves".

An da winner as chosen by Skye be ............................Terence! Yay! Well done me pal. You choosin next week.

Ere wot Skye said: What great linky tunes this week. This is always the hardest part of the Chain. Well done all pals. But linking the tide to the waves & surfing won this pups vote! Link #2

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 3rd May 2015 (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 and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

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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