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Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby Rayge » 10 Jan 2019, 17:48

Answer as many or as few as you want - song title, and/or songwriter or if you're feeling really frisky, the performer I had in mind when I chose it. Or don't answer any, sneer and shrug or fulminate, I don't mind. I'll leave it for a week before confirming or denying any answers or offering clues
I've grouped them into three date categories to help. All of them are things I like and have publicly enthused over or entered in cups, so no prog :) , and are mostly singles (album tracks with no single release are tagged with an asterisk).

No prizes: have fun (or not - your call)

A - AnteBeatolian

1 Down by the shore an orchestra's playing / And even the palms seem to be swaying

2 He was blowing it out, really knocking ’em dead, / Playing rock and roll music through the horn in his head

3 He hit a chord that rocked the spinnet / and disappeared into the infinite

4 The hens won't lay, we can't make hay / We work all day, we get no pay! / We're all miserable, so miserable

5 From Natchez to Mobile, / From Memphis to St. Joe

6 We headed for jail in a dazed condition/ They booked each one of us on suspicion

7 I read in the papers that there were robbers / With flashlights that shine in the dark

8 Me all alone with jug of rum / Me stand and wait for boat to come

9 He drove his car to the racing grounds / He was the youngest driver there

10 Don't be too quick to pity me / Don't salve my heart with sympathy

11 One magic moment, and my heart seemed to know / That love said "Hello !" / Though no a word was spoken

12if we go out on dates, / We go in a box on roller skates


B - Golden Years 1963-76

1 Work and slave, slave and work, / Work and slave for what?

2 I placed my hand right over where my heart once used to be

3 He grew up on the sidewalk, he grew up running free.

4 I can't stand this laughter / I can't stand this fun

5 Be you Italian, Jewish, Black or Mex / I can make the most virile of men forget their sex

6 Do the bop, sugar, flop til you blow your top/ Now you stomp, flip flop and you shake your mop

7 Something warm running in my eyes / but I still found my baby somehow that night

8 Come with me / And we shall run across the sky / And illuminate the night

9 The PTA and all of the mothers / Say he ought to look like the others.

10 She's got stars in her eyes and knots on her knees, / Her crazy grass shift really sways in the breeze

11 This is a fine mess I got myself in / And let me tell you, baby you ain't helpin'

12 * Five boys standing on the banks of the river / Waiting for the virgin snow

13 * Molly's gone to Blaze's / Boylan's crotch amazes

14 * The conversation sparkles / As their wits are dipped in wine

15 * Insects are evil thoughts, thought of by selfish men

16 * We're communicators with a cybernetic style, / We're too young to die with our phasers set on 'Smile'

C Punk and Post

1 Their dicks droop like lilacs

2 * Whimpering with joy as Mr Death / Receives his blue-eyed boy / Surrender unto Caesar or to God, / It makes no odds

3 * Racetrack riff-raff of gin house mothers / Purposeless pickpockets, pigsty lodgers

4 Outside fat women struggle up the hill / Bright red cardigans over printed dresses / Handbags ruthlessly under the arm

5 They'd like to buy the O Level single / or Read about Seymour, / But they're not pressed in red / So they buy The Lurkers instead

6 So impatient that your war be fought / Iron Lady with your stone heart / So eager that the lesson be taught

7 And if things don't change I bet you'll scream / And then they'll just get worse

8 Those who came before me lived through their vocations / From the past until completion, they'll turn away no more

9 *What ever happened to the radio, / And where did all the fun songs go?

10 No language, just sound, that's all we need know / To synchronise love to the beat of the show

11 When I see your eyes arrive / They explode like two bugs on glass

12 Seven brothers on their way from Avalon / Seven sisters shooting skyways for the sun
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

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Re: Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby Jeemo » 10 Jan 2019, 17:58

punk post 2

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Jan 2019, 18:04

A9 Tell Laura I love her
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Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Jan 2019, 18:39

B15. The Velvet Underground - The Ocean

C5. Television Personalities - Part-Time Punks
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Re: Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby Deebank » 10 Jan 2019, 18:43

I only know Rain of Crystal Spires by Felt

And Blue Monday and Transmission.

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Re: Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby the masked man » 10 Jan 2019, 18:47

4 in post-punk is Ooh Look There Goes Concorde Again,.

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Postby the masked man » 10 Jan 2019, 18:48

And 5 is Part Time Punks by the Television Personalities.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jan 2019, 19:50

Post-punk 3 are those unctuous prattling pecksniffs, The Badger Boys. By The Dancing Did.
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Re: Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby pcqgod » 10 Jan 2019, 20:00

Pretty sure A8 is "Louie, Louie."
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Postby Muskrat » 10 Jan 2019, 20:09

[2 He was blowing it out, really knocking ’em dead, / Playing rock and roll music through the horn in his head
Purple People Eater/Sheb Wooley

5 From Natchez to Mobile, / From Memphis to St. Joe
Blues in the Night

8 Me all alone with jug of rum / Me stand and wait for boat to come
Louie, Louie

9 He drove his car to the racing grounds / He was the youngest driver there

Tell Laura I Love Her -- Ricky Valence?

B - Golden Years 1963-76

9 The PTA and all of the mothers / Say he ought to look like the others.
Home of the Brave/Bonnie and the Treasures
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Re: Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby bobzilla77 » 10 Jan 2019, 21:20

A8 = Havana Moon

I caught the Part Time Punks one too, otherwise I'm stuck.
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Re: Bumper Lyrics Quiz

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Jan 2019, 04:17

A - AnteBeatolian

2 He was blowing it out, really knocking ’em dead, / Playing rock and roll music through the horn in his head

Sheb Wooley - "The Purple People Eater"


4 The hens won't lay, we can't make hay / We work all day, we get no pay! / We're all miserable, so miserable

Has to be "Misery Farm" by, er, whoever it was that did that and "Jollity Farm"


5 From Natchez to Mobile, / From Memphis to St. Joe

Johnny Mercer - "Blues In The Night"


6 We headed for jail in a dazed condition/ They booked each one of us on suspicion

Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five - "Saturday Night Fish Fry"


8 Me all alone with jug of rum / Me stand and wait for boat to come

Chuck Berry - "Havana Moon"


12 if we go out on dates, / We go in a box on roller skates

The Coasters - "What About Us"



B - Golden Years 1963-76

5 Be you Italian, Jewish, Black or Mex / I can make the most virile of men forget their sex

James Brown - "King Heroin"


13 * Molly's gone to Blaze's / Boylan's crotch amazes

Jeff Airplane - "reJoyce"


15 * Insects are evil thoughts, thought of by selfish men

The Velvet Underground - "Ocean"




C Punk and Post

10 No language, just sound, that's all we need know / To synchronise love to the beat of the show

Joy Division - "Transmission"
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Postby The Slider » 11 Jan 2019, 07:25

A7 is How Much is that doggie in the window?
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Postby The Fish » 12 Jan 2019, 08:32

B16 is Spirit - Bionic Unit
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