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Wolter wrote:
16 Oct 2020, 3:42pm
Inder wrote:
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Here's a question about those loopy CR b-sides — how would you describe Cool Confusion to someone?

First person to do the Bhindi Bhagee bit will be ejected into space.
“Imagine if someone who had never heard rocksteady or Devo was asked to imagine Devo doing a rocksteady song.”
That's a mean trick—I'd want to hear "Cool Confusion" based on the possibilities.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Oct 2020, 4:09pm
Wolter wrote:
16 Oct 2020, 3:42pm
Inder wrote:
16 Oct 2020, 2:54pm
Here's a question about those loopy CR b-sides — how would you describe Cool Confusion to someone?

First person to do the Bhindi Bhagee bit will be ejected into space.
“Imagine if someone who had never heard rocksteady or Devo was asked to imagine Devo doing a rocksteady song.”
That's a mean trick—I'd want to hear "Cool Confusion" based on the possibilities.
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That's actually perfect. I had "A comedy song set in a submarine."

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Inder wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 11:14am
That's actually perfect. I had "A comedy song set in a submarine."
You would be hard pushed to get a submarine in a car park.
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Well. :lol:
"London Calling",the album, reduced to its lowest possible denominator,as it truly deserves.Just the opening phrase repeated for the duration of the original album,saving us from their psuedo politacal claptrap and faux reggae nonsence for at least one hour, until your "i'm a Punk Rocker" bore mate turns up that is. This represents all the persons who got stuck in 1978 at the death knoll of Punk Rock,alongside the Clash.Silly boys.
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Marky Dread wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 11:55am
Inder wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 11:14am
That's actually perfect. I had "A comedy song set in a submarine."
You would be hard pushed to get a submarine in a car park.
When I was about 6 or 7 there was a mock-up Polaris submarine in a car park in my city centre and I was able to go inside. OK, it was a mock-up, but at my age at the time it seemed so real, and yes, it was government propaganda as CND was building its profile in the mid 60s, although I was ignorant of all that. Even at such a tender age I did think there was something fundamentaly wrong with letting a kid believe he could launch a nuclear attack upon the Soviet Bloc from outside the Olympia swimming pool in Dundee. Almost as absurd as Cool Confusion. Cold War Confusion?

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dave202 wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 10:07am
Marky Dread wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 11:55am
Inder wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 11:14am
That's actually perfect. I had "A comedy song set in a submarine."
You would be hard pushed to get a submarine in a car park.
When I was about 6 or 7 there was a mock-up Polaris submarine in a car park in my city centre and I was able to go inside. OK, it was a mock-up, but at my age at the time it seemed so real, and yes, it was government propaganda as CND was building its profile in the mid 60s, although I was ignorant of all that. Even at such a tender age I did think there was something fundamentaly wrong with letting a kid believe he could launch a nuclear attack upon the Soviet Bloc from outside the Olympia swimming pool in Dundee. Almost as absurd as Cool Confusion. Cold War Confusion?
Haha. Inder I take it back it would seem anything is possible now. :mrgreen:
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So I was doing the housework earlier had the vacuum cleaner on and I was playing some James Brown very loudly. It occurred to me afterwards that I had been Hooverpowered by funk.
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Marky Dread wrote:
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So I was doing the housework earlier had the vacuum cleaner on and I was playing some James Brown very loudly. It occurred to me afterwards that I had been Hooverpowered by funk.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 6:21am
Well. :lol:
"London Calling",the album, reduced to its lowest possible denominator,as it truly deserves.Just the opening phrase repeated for the duration of the original album,saving us from their psuedo politacal claptrap and faux reggae nonsence for at least one hour, until your "i'm a Punk Rocker" bore mate turns up that is. This represents all the persons who got stuck in 1978 at the death knoll of Punk Rock,alongside the Clash.Silly boys.
Maybe Joe hopped the curb and ran over his toes in 1977.

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I've had Cool Confusion in my head all weekend — does anyone have the alt version? It's the one where the snare pops in every now and then, IIRC.

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Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 11:09am
I've had Cool Confusion in my head all weekend — does anyone have the alt version? It's the one where the snare pops in every now and then, IIRC.
The alt. Version has Joe saying "Cool" at the start and extra heavier guitar from Mick. I'll upload shortly.
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Cheers, Marky. 😎

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Inder wrote:
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Cheers, Marky. 😎
Here ya go mate.

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Danke, Shane.

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