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Darren J. Ray

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My Little Angel (William Shakespeare - 1974)



Clair (Gilbert O’Sullivan - 1972)


Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight (Spın̈al Tap - 2009) (re-recording of song originally on 1974 album Intravenus de Milo)


Hey Little Tomboy (The Beach Boys - 1978)



For copying and pasting purposes:

My Little Angel (William Shakespeare)
Clair (Gilbert O’Sullivan)
Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight (Spın̈al Tap)
Hey Little Tomboy (The Beach Boys)


Happy listening.

Some of you may not have heard a couple of these before, so please feel free to deliberate all week before casting your votes (and comments).

No theme, so please don’t look for one.

And please, try not to tie your votes. Four songs – how hard can it be?

I’ll be back with the results next Monday.

 

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Gold - Spinal Tap - I never thought I'd give a gold to a fake band, but hey, they had some good songs. 

Silver - The Beach Boys - Decent song, but IMO not one of MIU's better moments.  

Bronze - Shakespeare

Tin - GOS 
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For those of us unfamiliar with Shakespeare:

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William Shakespeare (19 November 1948 – 5 October 2010) was the stage name of Australian Glam rock singer John Stanley Cave, also known as John Cabe or Billy Shake. He had two Australian hit singles, "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You" which peaked at No. 2 on the Kent Music Report in 1974 and "My Little Angel" which peaked at No. 1 in 1975.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare_(singer)

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Fairly easy, except the #2 v. #3 battle.

1)  "Hey, Little Tomboy"

better here than it is on the 'Adult Child' album.  such is not always the case, as those who love the 'Lost Wilson/Paley' bootlegs know well.  But it's the case here and it's so obvious why, I'm not going to say it.  MIU has a nice cover photo.  I also like some of the songs on it, "My Diane" being my favorite.


4)  the self-parodying metal band 'Spinal Tap' "tonight I'm gonna rock you"

  if kds can't tell the difference (between metal serious songs and metal parody songs) does that mean that all metal is parody?   I think it DOES.

and to the hard part: which wimpy Brit is better...

2)  "My Little Angel" by William Shakespeare


but people are going to say it's only because I have not heard this as much as the Gilbert O. Sullivan tune, and those people would be right.

3).  "Claire" by Gilbert O, rather than &, Sullivan
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Originally Posted by John B
Fairly easy, except the #2 v. #3 battle.

1)  "Hey, Little Tomboy"

better here than it is on the 'Adult Child' album.  such is not always the case, as those who love the 'Lost Wilson/Paley' bootlegs know well.  But it's the case here and it's so obvious why, I'm not going to say it.  MIU has a nice cover photo.  I also like some of the songs on it, "My Diane" being my favorite.


4)  the self-parodying metal band 'Spinal Tap' "tonight I'm gonna rock you"

  if kds can't tell the difference (between metal serious songs and metal parody songs) does that mean that all metal is parody?   I think it DOES.



I can definitely tell the difference, and never said that I couldn't.  

However, I do think it's sad that the material Spinal Tap released is better than most mainstream hard rock / metal that has come out of the States in the last quarter century.  
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kds has a BIG night tomorrow.  It's the bestest night ever all year for heavy metal fans.  they are so very scary.  boo.  they eat live bats, those metal fans.  that's what I hear. 

I do know there are Aussies on this site, and they might take offense at me saying 'Brits'.   so I apologize for that.  careless whispers, I mean careless writing, my bad.   like when kds and his friends have the same costume!   that would be embarrassing as...well, what if your 'love gun' doesn't pop when you shake it at your jr. high school friend?   he'll be sure to say you're really not back in black, as a black dog who will make you scream and don't ask him what he thinks of you, girls, ha ha. 

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John

Yep, you've got us metal fans pegged alright.  Well.....maybe if you were talking about the metal fans in Norway.  
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Speaking of metal, Spinal Tap is probably most well known for their metal music, such as their controversial album Smell the Glove that they released when famed documentary maker Marty DeBergi was filming them back in the early 80s.   

But, they started out as a much different band, one that tried to compete with the British Invasion in the early 60s



Much like The Beatles and The Stones, as the 60s wore on, the Tap experimented with more pyschadelic music.  

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GOLD: Spinal Tap
I love the movie but, like Kds, I never thought I would give this a gold.

SILVER: Beach Boys
Way creepy. Doesn't deserve a tin.

BRONZE: Gilbert
Pretty bad.

TIN: Shakespeare
Ugh.

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Speaking of metal, Spinal Tap is probably most well known for their metal music, such as their controversial album Smell the Glove that they released when famed documentary maker Marty DeBergi was filming them back in the early 80s.   

But, they started out as a much different band, one that tried to compete with the British Invasion in the early 60s



Much like The Beatles and The Stones, as the 60s wore on, the Tap experimented with more pyschadelic music.  


Don't forget Big Bottom!😂
I almost played Gimme Some Money in a gig!😂😂😂

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Don't forget Big Bottom!😂 I almost played Gimme Some Money in a gig!😂😂😂


Big Bottom is great. 

Though, as we near the celebration of Samhain, I can't help but think of this ST masterpiece.  

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thanks to kds for NOT pointing out that my own least favorite band of all-time, U2, began life pretending to be, not a metal band but a punk one.  

if he had said that, my own middle school age kids would've sad 'wrecked'. 

or 'kds is SAVAGE'.


that's how they talk, now, these middle school kids! 
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thanks to kds for NOT pointing out that my own least favorite band of all-time, U2, began life pretending to be, not a metal band but a punk one.  

if he had said that, my own middle school age kids would've sad 'wrecked'. 

or 'kds is SAVAGE'.


that's how they talk, now, these middle school kids! 


Ha.  If U2 is punk then Poison is heavy metal.  

I actually used to really like U2, but I hardly ever listen to their 80s material anymore.  
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Well, I'm not sure, not being a fan of U2 (or Creed), but I think this means you need to repent, kds...
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Well, I'm not sure, not being a fan of U2 (or Creed), but I think this means you need to repent, kds...


I may find myself listening to U2's 80s output again one day.  But they're one of those bands that I kinda checked out on after hearing their songs too many times.   But, I find Bono insufferable, and the majority of their recent material to be almost unlistenable.  

Creed on the other hand I never thought were good.  They were the first in the grunge lite movement of the late 90s / early 00s that still plagues active rock today.  It's sort of like the grunge version of "hair metal," except it seems to have more staying power for some reason.  
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