Stone Thames

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It's 32 years since this was released so I thought it was time I understood some of the lyrics.

Any help with what these mean?


Blame it on the Haliens (a typo?)
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A.R.C. light a shining (American Red Cross?)
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Trocadero transfer
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I-Beam closet scene (the only I-Beam I've heard of is in construction)


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Trocadero Transfer was an after-hours club in San Francisco - as was, I just learned, I-Beam.

Always loved this song. Not sure why I've never researched the lyrics more fully...

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Great lyric, not sure if Don or Mick's words but bravo.
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Is this like on Facebook where you post your "died of AIDS" actor's name?

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Heston wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 4:51pm
Is this like on Facebook where you post your "died of AIDS" actor's name?

Concrete Nile.
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MarkyJacobs wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 4:17pm
Trocadero Transfer was an after-hours club in San Francisco - as was, I just learned, I-Beam.

Always loved this song. Not sure why I've never researched the lyrics more fully...
Nice! Makes perfect sense :)
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MarkyJacobs wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 4:17pm
Trocadero Transfer was an after-hours club in San Francisco - as was, I just learned, I-Beam.

Always loved this song. Not sure why I've never researched the lyrics more fully...
As Marky J says above and a club with a large gay contingent. The Golden Gate Business Association (San Francisco's Gay business association) had to apply for it's after hours licence. Mainly a disco club until '81 when it started to play more modern rock




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The first song written about AIDS? I can't think of any before it.
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Heston wrote:
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The first song written about AIDS? I can't think of any before it.
Yeah I think it probably is mate.
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Whilst not the first to do so (Soft Cell, anyone?), the song also name-checks the drug ecstasy long before it was a thing in the UK.

Indeed I've heard a story, from the horse's mouth so to speak, of driver Ray's bemusement at certain band members' 'cuddly' behaviour on an early trip to New York.

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MarkyJacobs wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 3:50pm
Whilst not the first to do so (Soft Cell, anyone?), the song also name-checks the drug ecstasy long before it was a thing in the UK.

Indeed I've heard a story, from the horse's mouth so to speak, of driver Ray's bemusement at certain band members' 'cuddly' behaviour on an early trip to New York.
Which song are you referring by Soft Cell. Not "Tainted Love" as that's an old Northern Soul classic by Gloria Jones (Bolan's girlfriend).
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