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kengeo



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Pick Of The Pops 16th Oct Reply with quote

Was looking forward to the 1980 chart, but what the heck was that version of OMD's Enola Gay he played?

It sounded like a poor budget rerecording, doesn't anybody check the output first?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes to me it sounded like an oversynthesised cover version
Not a patch on the original even though I'm a great fan of the synthesiser in the right place
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not into 80s music really, but even I could tell that it sounded a bit limp.

I have to say that the chart rundown that Dale read at the end contained some really naff rubbish.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Pick Of The Pops 16 Oct Reply with quote

The day after, Johnnie Walker played a version of You Can Get It If You Really Want that bore no relation to the Desmond Dekker original I remember from the 'Harder They Come' soundtrack.

Has Philip Swern been getting CDs from service stations?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't catch the show, but as The Harder They Come OST was the featured album did any other tracks sound sus?

Interestingly the POTP's track listing doesn't give the source of the music played, but other show's seem to give the album the tracks are lifted from.

Apart from the current Cee Lo Green single that is, the single its taken from seems to be called something else!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm almost certain that the recording of Enola Gay used was from the second of three Peel Sessions the band did for Radio 1 between 1979 and 1983. The CD isn't generally available at present - it's only listed on Amazon's US site through their third party market
http://www.amazon.com/Peel-Sessions-1979-1983-Omd/dp/B00004RCAN
but you can download it from itunes.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kengeo wrote:

Apart from the current Cee Lo Green single that is, the single its taken from seems to be called something else!


Naturally enough, there are two versions of the track available. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Naturally enough, there are two versions of the track available


But the radio version seems to lack the impact of the original! But just imagine it somehow hitting the R2 airwaves, I can see the Daily Mail headline now!

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I'm almost certain that the recording of Enola Gay used was from the second of three Peel Sessions


But why would a show that is chart based play such an obscure recording??
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because Phil "The Collector" Swern loves to justify the daft label and show off the dregs, I mean, rarities in the nether reaches of his cellar at least once in every SOTS or POTP. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Pick Of The Pops 16th Oct Reply with quote

The other tracks from The Harder They Come seemed okay apart from the Desmond Dekker track.

Phil Swern's 'The Collector' alias always makes me think of 'I assassin - the collector!' in Marillion's 'Assassing'!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil Swern was also Bob Harris' producer on his weekend show for a long while. To Bob he was always known as 'super swern'.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I'm almost certain that the recording of Enola Gay used was from the second of three Peel Sessions the band did for Radio 1 between 1979 and 1983. The CD isn't generally available at present - it's only listed on Amazon's US site through their third party market
http://www.amazon.com/Peel-Sessions-1979-1983-Omd/dp/B00004RCAN
but you can download it from itunes.


Your right Ron...they played the session recently on 6 Music and i recorded it....thats where its from

Jim
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