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I've seen Otoke Beaver a few times and they''re brilliant live...

 

La Femme are pretty good too....

 

 

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I absolutely LOVE this!  The wee guy is class!

 

 

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On 28/01/2019 at 14:25, ubit said:

who  can  forget this? I much prefer the original to the English translated version

 

 

One of my favourite ever rock records. Killer. Saw them a couple of times,  they were ace. 
 

How about these? 

 

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On 31/01/2019 at 00:54, Rich said:

The German lyrics are rrrrreally weird if you translate them.

If you have some time for me
Then I will sing a song for you
About ninety-nine balloons
On their way to the horizon
Do you think of me now?
Then I will sing a song for you
About ninety-nine balloons
And that such a thing comes from such a thing

Ninety-nine balloons
On their way to the horizon
Were taken for UFOs from space
Hence, a general sent
A squadron after them
To give the alarm
But there on the horizon
Were just ninety-nine balloons

Ninety-nine jet fighters
Each was a great warrior
Regarded themselves as Captain Kirk
There was a great display of fireworks
The neighbors didn't understand
And soon felt offended
Then they shot at the horizon
At ninety-nine balloons

Ninety-nine ministers of war
Matches and petrol canisters
Regarded themselves as clever people
Already on the scent of fat quarry
They shouted, "War," and wanted power
Man, who would have thought
That someday it would come this far
Because of ninety-nine balloons

99 years of war
Left no place for winners
War ministers don't exist anymore
And not one jet
Today I stroll around
See the world in ruins
I've found a balloon
I think about you and let it fly

Did Jon Anderson have a hand in those? 😂

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The lead guitarist's a robot samurai from the future - what's not to like?

 

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A band I like, Volbeat, are Danish. One of their songs, For Evigt has the verses in English and the choruses in Danish. There is an all-English version but I prefer the English/Danish version.

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29 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

A band I like, Volbeat, are Danish. One of their songs, For Evigt has the verses in English and the choruses in Danish. There is an all-English version but I prefer the English/Danish version.

I love Volbeat. Everything and anything they do.

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France has quite a big reggae scene, and I listen to Tiken Jah  Fakoly in particular, sometimes he sings in african and french and sometimes in English, his music is superb 

 

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1 hour ago, Vinny said:

The lead guitarist's a robot samurai from the future - what's not to like?

 

Not by the same management of Babymetal by any chance?

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1 hour ago, ubit said:

Not by the same management of Babymetal by any chance?

No idea, but George Lynch is behind the curtain of this, if that's of any help.

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I may have posted this video on another thread so sorry if it is a repeat.  I don't understand the words but the emotion Trijntje puts into the song reduced fellow singer, Tino Martin, to bits!  All the people in the video are huge stars in the Netherlands and can sell out stadiums at the drop of a hat.

 

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I love this track. An old one but a cracker.

 

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How about a bit of Scots Gaelic, Breton (and a Eurovision entry! Yes, that’s the same singer and she’s not French, she’s from Shetland!) and a selection of French?

 

 

 

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Karen Matheson isn't from Shetland, she is from my home town Oban. more specifically a place called Taynuilt

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12 hours ago, sbrag said:

I love this track. An old one but a cracker.

 

Like that a lot. I think French is my favourite musical language (despite a lack of understanding)!

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15 hours ago, ubit said:

Karen Matheson isn't from Shetland, she is from my home town Oban. more specifically a place called Taynuilt

Ah, yes. Good point. Got confused. However, she’s definitely NOT  either French or, more specifically, Breton! ;)

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Swedish proggers Opeth (who are probably my favourite current band) released most recent album in Swedish & English versions - I definitely prefer the Swedish version. Despite having no idea what Akerfeldt's on about...

 

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Some stuff from the vaults (well, my car, anyway!)

Were this lot just too obvious?

 

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