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Peter Simpson

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Gold - Dc5 - don't think I'd heard that version before
Silver - Them
Bronze BB's 
Tin - Small Faces

here's Herbie with a Curtis Mayfield song

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bonnie bella

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The obligatory Beatles.





Not having one of these, I really can't comment.





Bruce, sounding so Bruce.





Nice dubstep with guitar accompaniment from group called At Dawn We Rage.  






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did the undertones make chart waves around the globe?
a late 70's / 80's burst of dynamic energy from the north of ireland
(they're a bit like derry's ramones,
but more, um, versatile, dare i say
- sadly fizzled out when audiences appeared not to move forward with them
and their, rather beautiful, later singles and albums saw sales slip).
'teenage kicks' rates as one of the finest singles ever released,
but here's a couple of in-theme numbers:


the band continues, happily regrouped and joyous,
but without front man feargal sharkey
who dropped his 80's solo career to move into various music industry stuff,
making quite a name for himself as a non-establishment voice
championing the interests of music and musicians, especially live 
(now quite an established figure, acquiring many awards),
including heading the 'new labour' govt task force the 'live music forum'.

cheers
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Larry Franz

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Roy Orbison can't enjoy the present because he's afraid of what might happen next.

"Running Scared"

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Thanks to a flurry of early voters: Al, John E, Lee, Cindy, kds, Larry, Deb#1, NotJermia, and Peter.
BB’s have scored no Tin; Small Faces, no Gold (so far).

Thanks for video additions...
John E, you are now on Emperor Trump’s list...

Larry, here they are again (and thanks for the Sir Cliff):
    

Cindy, I love that La’s track (used it in a battle)

Tom, here’s another Monkees:


Deb#1, here they are again (good call on George):


bonnie, was The Monkees version (above) not a hit in NZ? Love Tomorrow Never Knows, one of the Fab best. And here's a different Maybe Tomorrow:


paul, sad to say no USA chart action for the Undertones. I recall the name, maybe from Trouser Press (magazine)?

Keep the votes & videos coming.


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Ready steady here are my votes!

Gold: Here Comes The Night- Them

Silver: Here Comes The Night - Beach Boys

Bronze: Here Comes Summer - Dave Clark 5

Tin: Here Comes The Nice - Small Faces



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paul g adsett

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even though he's had many an artist cover his songs,
i doubt yusuf / cat stevens would've anticipated so many acts,
over so many years, recording 'here comes my baby'.
though i can't find an online clip to show,
idiosyncratic partly-brighton band turin brakes released it as a b-side in 2008
(quirky? they've covered 'chim chim cheree', too!).
in an 'everything connects' moment,
they're on the bill at the 'together the people' festival
here in sunny brighton the very day brian wilson plays in september. 
eddie, their bass player, brought his double bass along to the greys pub
last week to play with a very unusual folk singer elle osborne,
who, last year, invited trembling bells to join her for her show here.
 
firstly, here's my chums the mavericks with their 1999 single,
then the original hit 45rpm from 1967 by the tremeloes,
followed by a 1990, nicely jangly romp by the sadly-no-more yo la tengo
and a spiky, power pop, turn of the 70 / 80's version from the jags.
did i hear you say turin brakes?
why, here's an appropriate one 'to pacify' you - 'here comes the moon'.
plus 
(at the risk of unleasing a flurry of jackson 5, springsteen, amy winehouse etc diveos,
though 'back'  is decidedly related, is it not?))
i'll end with another single by them there mavericks chaps:

cheers
 
 
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oh, yes
- the moment i posted my stream of stuff,
with that added 'back'
i remembered that stonking number 1 hit song from 1968
which was played constantly in discotheques
(oh, yes that was what we called 'em then)
that i frequented as an under-age 16 year old
- the swish(ish) kangaroo club upstairs along western rd,
the (now demolished) sweaty starlight rooms on montpelier rd...
get on down to  'baby come back' by the equals
(written by eddie grant for his band).
which instantly brings to mind a great outfit
fronted by andy fairweather-lowe
- here, from 1969,  and not their best number,
but also with disco memories from their earlier hits,
is the poptastic amen corner
(who i first saw december 1967 at the dome, brighton
on a bill with jimi hendrix experience, pink floyd, the nice, the move ... [wink]
 'bringing on back the good times' 
ah,bring 'em on...!



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t, I'm not sure if that Monkees song was a hit here.  Most probably.  I considered posting it, but liked other versions better.

And I love the "Maybe Tomorrow" song you posted.  It's much better than mine.  

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"Fourth of July" is from Sufjan Stevens's extraordinary album Carrie and Lowell (2015).

The video explains that the song is a dialogue between Sufjan and his mother Carrie, who died in 2012. It's the song's refrain that made me think of this week's battle and what comes next.

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Hey looky yonder coming!


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Larry Franz

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Come on everybody! Let's go right now!

Two takes on "C'mon Everybody", the 1958 original by Eddie Cochran and a 1979 cover by the Sex Pistols:





PS:

Ritchie Valens, "Come On, Let's Go", 1958

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Paul, great to see some early Fergal Sharkey.  I remember his No. 1 hit here "A Good Heart" was really nice.



Something a little different with Hypnolovewheel.  (That's a great name for a band or a racehorse, or maybe even a nail polish.)





And The Pixies.





Sultry smooth Swiss guy, Kurt Maloo.





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Just some things - two fave DC 5 songs:


There was a Norman song earlier - so for Darren, he may like this:

Does Turn It Around fit Here comes theme?


Back to your regular scheduled weekly "battle" 

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