But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 24, 2010 09:13

My mind went blank after starting this thread, but I'll add Ride's 'Grasshopper'.


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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by linus » Tue Aug 24, 2010 09:26

humblebee wrote:I dunno Andy - maybe the dirty eggy plate symbolises that sad, anticlimactic feeling about the 70s pretty well!
ah, you see, I should've thought on... very nicely done, pete

as well as being anti-climactic I like to think of the seventies as heavy with foreboding at what's to follow, but that's with the benefit of hindsight, obviously

I do remember being the only kid in my class who wasn't planning to 'vote' for thatcher in our pretend election in 1979, much to the teacher's delight and the derision of my classmates
humblebee wrote:That's a beautiful bit of writing, by the way, in case you hadn't realised.
I hadn't, that's very kind of you to say

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humblebee wrote:Alan Parker wrote loads of things that were used as TV themes, didn't he? Wasn't the Grange Hill music his?
I had to check but the theme tune to grange hill is by alan hawkshaw, it's called 'chicken man' and was also the theme tune to 'give us a clue' for a couple of series

both hawkshaw and parker did write lots and lots for telly

hawkshaw wrote the countdown clock music, by the way

parker (I've discovered) was in the band blue mink, played electric guitar on donovan's 'hurdy gurdy man' and lead guitar on the walker brothers 'no regrets'

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 24, 2010 09:47

fogofideas wrote:I had to check but the theme tune to grange hill is by alan hawkshaw, it's called 'chicken man' and was also the theme tune to 'give us a clue' for a couple of series

both hawkshaw and parker did write lots and lots for telly

hawkshaw wrote the countdown clock music, by the way

parker (I've discovered) was in the band blue mink, played electric guitar on donovan's 'hurdy gurdy man' and lead guitar on the walker brothers 'no regrets'
Ah, OK. Getting me Alans mixed up again. I'm sure I've heard of Alan Parker from somewhere else, mind...

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by DefenderOfPants » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:00

there are a lot of songs that i wish were instrumentals.

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Post by anders » Tue Aug 24, 2010 17:04

I forgot!:



FELT!

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by tonieee » Tue Aug 24, 2010 18:22

fogofideas wrote:I do remember being the only kid in my class who wasn't planning to 'vote' for thatcher in our pretend election in 1979, much to the teacher's delight and the derision of my classmates
I remember my friend dreaming up a set of increasingly ludicrous scenarios under which I would have to vote for Thatcher and when I finally relented and said that under that situation I would vote for her he went and told my Dad that I'd said I'd vote for Thatcher. I ran away and hid because I thought he would be really angry with me!

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by sweepingthenation » Tue Aug 24, 2010 18:28

aorta wrote:I think the name of the schools programme was My World because I have the same track that I downloaded off a tv theme song site ages ago labeled only as 'my-world'. This was before the Go! Team record came out, so I guess that's where the name came from. I never knew it was used for another show or even what the real title was. Lovely tune.
Go!s main man Ian Parton found the track the same way, back when TV Cream had a big wodge of telly-taped themes on before the PRS got onto them, and he actually emailed them to see if they could help track down details of the original for licensing reasons.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by aorta » Tue Aug 24, 2010 19:16

Yeah I downloaded a bunch of stuff off TV Cream before it all got taken down. Joe 90, Robin's Nest, Sorry!, and Van der Valk all had good theme songs.
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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by westgatestreet » Tue Aug 24, 2010 20:18

Fleetwood Mac - Albatros
Simon Turner - Dark Melt. Well, I would consider it being an instrumental track although there are some vocals towards the end of it... But it's great. Very, um, visual.

And then there is a great Animals That Swim song that I heard ages ago, but I never found out which song it was. Lots of trumpets in this one.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by westgatestreet » Tue Aug 24, 2010 20:54

I just thought: Two of my favourite Saint Etienne songs are actually instrumentals.
"Urban Clearway" and "The Way We Live Now".

Friends Of Dean Martinez recorded some nice instrumentals. I like their version of "Tennessee Waltz", although I think I still prefer Patti Page's version.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by northernlight » Tue Aug 24, 2010 22:35

westgatestreet wrote:I just thought: Two of my favourite Saint Etienne songs are actually instrumentals.
"Urban Clearway" and "The Way We Live Now".
Tiger Bay is easily my favourite album of theirs.

Instrumentals that spring to mind are pretty old songs!

Egyptian Reggae - Jonathan Richman
Hallogallo - Neu!
Magic Fly - Space

All very different styles of music too.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by linus » Tue Aug 24, 2010 23:42

'loving is good' by the upsetters, the b-side to susan cadogan's 'hurt so good'

another piece of music that means so much to me



I think it's sublime

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by northernlight » Wed Aug 25, 2010 00:01

fogofideas wrote:'loving is good' by the upsetters, the b-side to susan cadogan's 'hurt so good'
A classic song - will check out the b-side that you mentioned.

edit: it is the instrumental of the a-side - you are right - it is indeed sublime.

Whilst on that type of music, this is another instrumental that I also think is a bit of a classic:

Liquidator - Harry J All Stars

When looking it up on youtubre just now, have found out that it has apparently been 'adopted' by Chelsea FC. Ick.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by westgatestreet » Wed Aug 25, 2010 07:42

northernlight wrote: Magic Fly - Space
oh yes.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:09

westgatestreet wrote:
That tune is forever tainted.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by westgatestreet » Wed Aug 25, 2010 13:03

humblebee wrote: That tune is forever tainted.
Good pop tunes will survive all human beings, let's say it like that.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by La-Di-Da » Wed Aug 25, 2010 23:31

The Fucking Champs!
Awesome metal without the horribly annoying METAL GRRRSNARLSHRIEK over the top.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by tompony » Thu Aug 26, 2010 08:34

Good call. "Policenauts" is my favourite Fucking Champs song.

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Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Post by linus » Thu Aug 26, 2010 09:16

La-Di-Da wrote:The Fucking Champs!
Awesome metal without the horribly annoying METAL GRRRSNARLSHRIEK over the top.
but the 'GRRRAJAGGGHHKKKA URGH URGH GKRRRRRRRKKR UR' is the best bit

the fucking champs are bit too brian may for me, that sort of widdly weeeeeeeeee guitar sound makes me feel a bit sick

I have a single by them when they were the plain old champs and I dig that, it's a split with the tight bros from way back when which is one of my favourite band names of all time

'swing' by fitz of depression is a cool instro too and in a similar vein

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