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3 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Most songs by AC/DC...

I disagree. Most people would assume "Big Balls" is quite unambiguously referring to the size of Bon' Scott's testicles, whereas if you read the lyrics carefully, it's actually a celebration of joyous high society occasions involving revelry and dancing. :)

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27 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

I disagree. Most people would assume "Big Balls" is quite unambiguously referring to the size of Bon' Scott's testicles, whereas if you read the lyrics carefully, it's actually a celebration of joyous high society occasions involving revelry and dancing. :)

Err... exactlerly my point, just as 'Sink the Pink' is clearly about snooker whatever smutty minds think 🙂

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I can honestly say i have no idea what any song is about. Never really listen to the lyrics.

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How about the song in this advert from the 1980s?

Bet I'm not the only person who fell off their chair ROTFLMAO the first time they saw this on TV...

http://www.britsetarchive.com/adverts/m/makeroommushrooms.html

Funky riff too, transcribed for Bass 🙂

G|---------------------------------------

D|-9---9-----------12----------------

A|---------12-10---------------------

E|--------------------------10\3------

Edited by Stub Mandrel

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Supposedly Iggy Pop's China Girl isn't actually about heroin, as I'd assumed for many years, but a woman, Kuelan Nguyen.

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On 09/03/2019 at 07:18, BreadBin said:

Mylo's Drop The Pressure contains a quite clear sample of Motherf*ckers Gonna Drop The Pressure, and was played to death in the day.

 

I have often listened to this and thought am I hearing this right. I’m not sure if it’s  f*ckers or something else. Can’t believe they let that one go. It repeats endlessly!

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On 08/03/2019 at 15:20, Barking Spiders said:

Contrary to popular belief  Elvis Costello's Pump It Up isn't about  certain advice to lonely men and their 'partners' 

Is it not about his well known love of cycling and the often needed roadside repairs?

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48 minutes ago, ubit said:

I have often listened to this and thought am I hearing this right. I’m not sure if it’s  f*ckers or something else. Can’t believe they let that one go. It repeats endlessly!

It absolutely 100% is! Warning - link contains swears.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Mylo-drop-the-pressure-lyrics

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Without my walking stick, I'd go insane
I can't look my best, I feel undressed without my cane
Must have my walking stick 'cause it may rain
When it pours, can't be outdoors without my cane

If I ever left my house without my walking stick
Well, it would be something I could never explain
Oh, the thing that makes me click on lover's lane
Would go for naught if I were caught without my cane

Be, bop, bop, de, la, dum, be, bop, a, da, bum
Re, bop, be, a, rop, a, de, bop
Rump, a, de, dum, ra, da, da, de

Re, bop, bop, la, da, dum, re, bop, be, de, a
Rop, a, de, bum, rop, a, de, bum
Deet, de, de, a, ra, da, da, dum

If I ever left my house without my walking stick
Well, it would be something I could never explain
Oh, the thing that makes me click on lovers lane
Would go for naught if I were caught without my cane

 

Louis had served his time learning his craft working in a resident band on a steam powered paddleship up and down the Mississippi . 

Imagine this song in the context of a bar band on a Hamburg to Amsterdam ferry  Or Steely Dan .

:secret:

The Ellington tune Satin Doll might refer to gin - which was illegal during the Prohibition , but I suspect Louis was just singing a pop song about 'caine here.

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12 minutes ago, Lfalex v1.1 said:

The central theme of "Luka" by Suzanne Vega is Child Abuse.

I think you'd have to be pretty unobservant to miss that.

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Just now, BreadBin said:

I think you'd have to be pretty unobservant to miss that.

Some people seem to think it's about a ditsy woman who walks into doors...

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