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sideshow bob

The Associates

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Does anybody else appreciate Scottish 80s group The Associates?

For me they released two singles in 82 from the Sulk album that vied for record of the year, for me, [and I don't think that was any mean feat].

Billy Mackensie's voice was amazing and his collaboration with Alan Rankine hit its heights that year before they went there separate ways.

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I hadn't heard of them but then a lot of stuff from the 80's is a bit fuzzy

Not a bad voice at all...

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I keep thinking about The Association, who had a number of hits...but they came a bit earlier

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Thanx for that one Umma, that was a new one for me.

Below is probably the Associates best known hit from 82, recently covered by The Divine Comedy.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lTyb9Jl8y1k

Ah no wonder I don't remember... I was living in Greece in a tent for a good portion of 82.

I can appreciate the vocal similarities with the Divine Comedy. :thumbsup:

I keep thinking about The Association, who had a number of hits...but they came a bit earlier

Never heard of them either. Got a link?

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The only song I know from The Association is "Windy" which I have on an absolutely magical 60s compilation called "The first summer of love". [A 60s compilation head and shoulders above any others I've seen, which also includes the original of "Kites", incidentally, and is well worth owning, so that means it's probably deleted :rolleyes: ]

It goes "Everyone knows she's windy..." and I sing it to my girlfriend everytime she trumps, well, not everytime, obviously, coz that would get pretty annoying, but I can't find it on Youtube at the moment, although I know it has been featured in the past.

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It goes "Everyone knows she's windy..." and I sing it to my girlfriend everytime she trumps, well, not everytime, obviously, coz that would get pretty annoying, but I can't find it on Youtube at the moment, although I know it has been featured in the past.

I think you're in trouble if she reads that :lol:

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I think you're in trouble if she reads that :lol:

Ha ha ha.

You funny bugger, Umma.

I was thinking of trying to get her to join up.

Maybe I should steer her clear of this site after posting that!!

No, what the hell...it happens to us all!

(Some more than others and I'm normally far "windier" than she is).

The Associates other [brilliant] hit was called Club country.

The fault is

I can see no fault in you ...

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I hope she does join... domestic disagreements can be sooo entertaining :D

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I'll ask her if she will accept an e-mail invitation:

In the meantime for Sarah [n the likely event that she does join]:

here's a few words for you...

In lertters of gold

On a snow-white kite

I will write "I love you"

and send it soaring high above you

for all to read.

lyrics from "Kites", original by Simon Dupree, covered by The Associates on this thread!

Edited by sideshow bob

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Bob,

Never mind all this music nonsense...

Don't forget to take the covers of the setee for washing.

...and I don't trump!

x

(like the username?)

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Bob,

Never mind all this music nonsense...

Don't forget to take the covers of the setee for washing.

...and I don't trump!

x

(like the username?)

:lol: Welcome to Beatking, PG

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Awe, thanks Dude. I appreciate it. I've just posted a new topic in the wrong place, will the Mods move it, or should I remove it and try again?

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I'll ask her if she will accept an e-mail invitation:

In the meantime for Sarah [n the likely event that she does join]:

here's a few words for you...

In lertters of gold

On a snow-white kite

I will write "I love you"

and send it soaring high above you

for all to read.

lyrics from "Kites", original by Simon Dupree, covered by The Associates on this thread!

...and here's some words for you Bob:

and I pray, I pray at the sink all day

for a revolution

But seriously:

Don't want nobody...

'Cos baby, it's you, sha la la la la la la.

Was that enough la's?

x

Edited by Pussy Galore

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Ah, you made it at last! Yes, that's plenty of las [la]. I'll say something more in a minute when I've shaken the sleep out of my head.

Pussy Galore? :icon_mad: I'm shocked!

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