Rock and Pop questions

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Rock and Pop questions

Postby Thang-y » 18 Mar 2017, 09:35

Put all your rock and pop questions here.

Looking for answers - conspiracy theories and artists impressions welcome.

Here's mine: just what is a green manalishi?
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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 18 Mar 2017, 09:42

Thang-y wrote:Just what is a green manalishi?



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As Green explained in a 1996 interview with Mojo, the song is about the evils of money: the Green Manalishi was the devil manifested as a wad of cash. Green explained: "I had a dream where I woke up and I couldn't move, literally immobile on the bed. I had to fight to get back into my body. I had this message that came to me while I was like this, saying that I was separate from people like shop assistants, and I saw a picture of a female shop assistant and a wad of pound notes, and there was this other message saying,
'You're not what you used to be. You think you're better than them. You used to be an everyday person like a shop assistant, just a regular working person.' I had been separated from it because I had too much money. So I thought, How can I change that?"
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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Phil T » 18 Mar 2017, 09:42

Thang-y wrote:Put all your rock and pop questions here.

Looking for answers - conspiracy theories and artists impressions welcome.

Here's mine: just what is a green manalishi?


Dunno, but it has a two-pronged crown.
:)

I've always wanted to know what "illegal legs" were, as in Costello's 'Watching The Detectives': "red dogs under illegal legs...".

Also, can anyone see the real Roger Daltrey... can they... CAN THEY?

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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Hugh » 18 Mar 2017, 11:25

I've always assumed that dogs is slang for feet - there is a Tony Hancock film where he complains about his feet being sore and says: "My dogs are barking". I just thought that illegal legs suggested that they looked so good they should be outlawed.

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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby jimboo » 18 Mar 2017, 12:00

In Dylans senor , what is a magnetic field ?

What is a morry thou in the stranglers get a grip song ?
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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 18 Mar 2017, 12:04

jimboo wrote:What is a morry thou in the stranglers get a grip song ?


Morry Thou is short for a Morris Minor 1000cc.

So Hugh didn't have the money to buy a cheap car.
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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Phil T » 18 Mar 2017, 12:10

Hugh wrote:I've always assumed that dogs is slang for feet - there is a Tony Hancock film where he complains about his feet being sore and says: "My dogs are barking". I just thought that illegal legs suggested that they looked so good they should be outlawed.


I got the dogs reference, but I sort of assumed - rightly or wrongly - that 'illegal legs' was also a play on 'illegal arms'.

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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Hugh » 18 Mar 2017, 12:19

Mr costello is playing in Edinburgh tonight and I'm not going. This makes me unhappy.

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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Phil T » 18 Mar 2017, 13:47

Hugh wrote:Mr costello is playing in Edinburgh tonight and I'm not going. This makes me unhappy.


You have my sympathy. The last time I saw him and The Imposters live was in Sheffield, Feb 2005. He was brilliant!

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Re: Rock and Pop questions

Postby Thang-y » 18 Mar 2017, 15:32

Thank you Tom. I was also up for more creative responses but in fact that's an interesting answer and I hadn't known it.


Phil T wrote:Also, can anyone see the real Roger Daltrey... can they... CAN THEY?


Exactly. Lots of women have seen a lot of him, but have they seen the real man. I doubt it.
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