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Best spoken word tracks

Postby never/ever » 16 Mar 2021, 11:33

If I am honest, it's not my favourite style but sometimes I do hear a good narration in a song....like these two.





Any good ones you can remember?
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Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Mar 2021, 11:35

Can't think of any, except perhaps Bus Driver's Prayer, by Ian Dury & the Blockheads.

Eric Burdon & the Animals had a couple of strained ones that killed two otherwise fine albums.
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Postby Rorschach » 16 Mar 2021, 13:26

I'm trying to remember a spoken word record I like and I can't think of one. All i can think of at the moment are Desiderata and Deck of Cards and no-one wants to think about them!
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby yomptepi » 16 Mar 2021, 16:43

GoogaMooga wrote:Can't think of any, except perhaps Bus Driver's Prayer, by Ian Dury & the Blockheads.

Eric Burdon & the Animals had a couple of strained ones that killed two otherwise fine albums.


Here's one.

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Positive Passion » 16 Mar 2021, 17:01

My top pick would be Big Joe and Phantom 309, by Tom Waits, on Nighthawks at the diner.

I have always liked Reminisce pt 2 by Dexy's Midnight Runners, on Don't stand me down.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Mar 2021, 17:18

Donovan's "Atlantis" is almost spoken word throughout. That would be my pick.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby slightbreeze » 16 Mar 2021, 17:19

Surprised that no one has mentioned Telly Savalas yet ;)

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Mar 2021, 02:22

Rorschach wrote:All i can think of at the moment are Desiderata and Deck of Cards




Apparently the Soft Boys did a parody of "Deck Of Cards", but I've never heard it!
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Postby pcqgod » 17 Mar 2021, 05:03

I've always loved the spoken word bit at the end of this instrumental.

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Mar 2021, 07:49

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Postby C » 17 Mar 2021, 08:21



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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Mar 2021, 08:49

^ Ginger had another "protest recitation" on the Masters Of Reality album he did - about how Americans can't make a proper cup of tea.

Personally, I prefer this:


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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 09:39

Of course!

I love this track.



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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby never/ever » 17 Mar 2021, 09:40

Charlie O. wrote:
Rorschach wrote:All i can think of at the moment are Desiderata and Deck of Cards




Apparently the Soft Boys did a parody of "Deck Of Cards", but I've never heard it!


Very good!
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Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 09:44

And this is magnificent.

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 09:44

never/ever wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
Rorschach wrote:All i can think of at the moment are Desiderata and Deck of Cards




Apparently the Soft Boys did a parody of "Deck Of Cards", but I've never heard it!


Very good!


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