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Larry Franz

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We identify people by their clothing, although it's not always a safe thing to do.

From Three Days of the Condor:



These guys had such good-looking clothes (especially compared to a certain American group): The Beatles -- "Please Mr. Postman"
youtube.com/watch?v=Jzy4R8EbWJ4

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Hi, Cindy.

A big beat mix this week. Interestingly, it didn't go the way I would have initially thought I'd vote. Maybe that's because it's been all winter long here and that summery little BB tune feels a little alien. Not literally, of course. We don't even know if aliens exist.


GOLD - Old Roddy. As st kilda mentioned, a version of this was used for The Office, the original series.



Really nice song with Rod sounding just right here and worthy of turning the volume right up. Great stuff, Cindy.


SILVER - ZZ Top. Glad to see Larry back, and that he too enjoyed the energy of this song. I'm good with a bit of ZZ top from time to time. Not sure if they took themselves that seriously.  Always had s funny little soft spot for 'Rough Boy', their equivalent of KISS's "Beth".




BRONZE - TBB. Here they are, a little bright light in a grey, grey world. Almost annoying. I wish it would stop raining ...


TIN - Cake. That's a Cake tin for me. It's a cool enough song, but cheesy. Good luck, brother.


Here's one.



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favourite song?
'handbags and gladrags' but by chris farlowe,
or by composer mike d'abo .
so...
gold: 'all somewhere plonk''
silver: 'handbags at dawn'
bronze: 'stamped address man'
tin: 'let them eat pizza...'

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Al Forsyth

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Following up with Bonnie:

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favourite song?
'handbags and gladrags' but by chris farlowe,


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Larry Franz

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bonnie -- Those silky, shiny green ones are nice. (If it's "a pair of knickers", like "a pair of pants", shouldn't a pair of them have room for four legs?)


I was going to post "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots" by the Cheers (1955) to go with this movie scene, but it's too annoying (although it was a top ten hit for the songwriters Lieber and Stoller).

Large naked guy: "I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle".

[Laughter from the crowd]

Large hairy guy: "You forgot to say please".

youtube.com/watch?v=78_1tqjRLPE


The Four Seasons -- "Rag Doll"
youtube.com/watch?v=kJY83Ehuq1Y

Tommy Tucker -- "Hi-Heel Sneakers" (also from 1964)
youtube.com/watch?v=8bmbSC9c2ys

Sonic Youth -- "Dirty Boots"
youtube.com/watch?v=2IWl_27jgUc

Fleet Foxes -- "Bedouin Dress"
youtube.com/watch?v=87TB7GlJ3ZA

Yo La Tengo -- "Autumn Sweater" and "Little Honda" ("put on a ragged sweatshirt")
youtube.com/watch?v=vtOfYeJFq0k

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My votes

gold :Sharp Dressed Man/ZZ Top.
silver: All Summer Long/BB's.

bronze:Handbags & Gladrags/Rod Stewart.
tin: Short Skirt, Long Jacket/Cake.





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Larry, loving the Little Honda - "put on your ragged sweatshirt".  First gear...  Putting on my riding clothes soon as the little Honda needs to get moving today - perfect riding day. 
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Traveling again. Busy day. Just time to vote.

Gold - All Summer Long/BB's.
Silver - Sharp Dressed Man/ZZ Top.
Bronze - Handbags & Gladrags/Rod Stewart.
Tin - Short Skirt, Long Jacket/Cake.

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A fashionable selection of songs this week. My votes:

Gold -- "Sharp Dressed Man", ZZ Top. Great song by a fun, blues rock group that's been around for a long time. Some of their early stuff is really good (e.g., La Grange, Tush, Pearl Necklace, Tube Snake Boogie, Cheap Sunglasses), but I especially liked some of their 1980s songs that were big in the MTV videos era, especially this one and other hit songs from the Eliminator album (Give Me All Your Lovin', Got Me Under Pressure, Legs) and the follow-up album Afterburner. One thing I find amusing about a group that is known for their long beards is that drummer Frank Beard does not have one. Nice to see these guys in a weekly battle with one of their better songs.

Silver -- "All Summer Long", Beach Boys. I've grown a bit tired of this song after hearing so many times, but it's a summer-evoking classic. I was a particularly good fit as the song used with the end credits in the classic coming-of-age in the early 60s movie, American Graffiti. Captures the seeming innocence of that era before all hell broke loose in the mid-late 60s with Vietnam, race riots and assassinations, peace protests, hippies and Yippees ("and rabbis and Popeye and bye-bye, bye-bye...", Nixon's Silent Majority, women's lib, Charles Manson, landing a man on the moon, etc. "Give Peace A Chance", both then and now.

Bronze -- "Short Skirt, Long Jacket", Cake. I'm not real familiar with much of their music, but this song grew on me. I liked the Lou Reed/Velvet Underground vibe, the R&B bass riffs, and the horn accents. I should check out their music more thoroughly. 

Tin -- "Handbags to Gladrags", Rod Stewart. Despite his many hits over lots of years, I've never been a huge Rod Stewart fan. This early nugget from his debut solo album (An Old Raincoat...) is certrainly decent enough but not to the level of this week's other songs. 

A bit of Steely Dan sartorial advice:


and a bit of James Brown's early 70s fashion advice:


and more early 70s fashion advice, this time from Clapton's brief incarnation as part of Derek & the Dominos:


Finally, one of my favorite contemporary southern rock groups of the 21st century, the Drive-By Truckers, whose songs are often filled with biting social commentary and irony:



Thanks, Cindy!
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Larry Franz

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The original that didn't chart and the cover that did (perhaps changing "the" to "a" made the difference?):

Shorty Long -- "Devil With The Blue Dress On" (1964)
youtube.com/watch?v=jaZ3pxgvfhY

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels -- "Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly" (1966) 
youtube.com/watch?v=RAClxmXqX0M


A couple from our team:

"Cotton Fields" (he had a hat on)
youtube.com/watch?v=PomVdp3noLU

"Marcella" (live) (she had sandals on, but probably not huarache sandals or the ones that take care of your feet)
youtube.com/watch?v=xGneNJrGbxg

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paul g adsett

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a talent from portsmouth, who grew out of new wave.
joe jackson.
an early number, title track of his 1979 album.
sounding steely dan-like at times
(reflecting influences that might've scuppered his cred at the time,
if anyone noticed...).
he certainly did 'look sharp!'
but, much as i like and follow his music,
all periods,
and seen some great concerts,
regard him as an exceptional composer and performer
his bleating on about the rights of cigarette smokers really got down my throat...


and a mellow, funky number from the superb album
'slave to the rhythm' by grace jones
produced by the wonderful trevor horn
(sounding slightly herbie hancockish here).
she's not unfamiliar with catwalks over the years.
she played an open air gig in town the other weekend
as part of brighton's pride festivities
- the distinctive, heavy sounds permeated the neighbourhood and beyond.
(did anyone add the kinks'dedicated follower of fashion'
or bowie's obvious number?)

but enough of passing fads,
may i introduce a couple of songs i grew up with?
both are definitely 'on topic'
in an 'everything connects' fashion,
as one's outer appearance does impact on how people see you...
here's danny kaye...



which suddenly reminds me as i'm typign,
of a woman with a great talent,
somewhat more than a little unpredictable
(much like ms jones above) and vulnerable,
but, when strong is very very strong: 
'i will live by my own policies
i will sleep with a clear conscience
i will sleep in peace
maybe it sounds mean
but i really don't think so
you asked for the truth
and i told you

through their own words
they will be exposed
they've got a severe case of...'


we're back home after best part of a week at our annual outing to deepest rural england,
 the village of cropredy in oxfordshire,
where folk rockers fairport convention hold their annual festival
(we've been there every year for 35+ years - over half a lifetime!
and it's fab).
here's a pertinent steve tilston number from their set 3 years back,
from an album of 1985 'jewel in the crown'
(the last one to include maartin allcock,
 who passed away but a few weeks after joining fairport onstage last year,
for a farewell performance - much emotion!)


we're off on our travels overseas, again,
tomorrow morning,
so limited internettythingy,
but will attempt to keep in touch).
cheers





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Darren J. Ray

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Safe travels, Paul. 
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Cindy Hood

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Voting is now closed.  

Be back shortly with the tallies.

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The final scores for What To Wear are:

GOLD - All Summer Long by the Beach Boys.
Gold:  8;  Silver 4;  Bronze:  1;  Tin:  0 = 46 pts.
 
SILVER - Handbags & Gladrags by Rod Stewart,
Gold:  2;  Silver:  6;  Bronze:  2;  Tin:  3 = 33 pts.
 
BRONZE:  Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top.
Gold:  2;  Silver:  3;  Bronze:  2;  Tin:  6 = 27 pts.
 
TIN:  Short Skirt, Long Jacket by Cake.
Gold:  1;  Silver:  0;  Bronze:  8;  Tin:  4 = 24 pts.
 
13 voters brings it to 130 overall pts.  

Thank you to all who participated in this contest!

Cindy



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