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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 12:25am On Oct 08
Blues Traveler - Run-Around (1994).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ousaiByU1ko
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 12:54am On Oct 08
I remember when this album was released and Dr Fox was counting down the UK top 10 and he got to number one and said,

"***** is number one, but you know that it won't be next week. Oasis have got a new album out next week".

And sure enough, every single from this album got to number one back to back, beginning with this song.


Oasis - All Around The World (1997).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdT8ixdxPX4
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 1:02am On Oct 08
All my people right here right now, do you know what I mean? Yeah, yeah!


Oasis - D'you Know What I Mean? (1997).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjwRIjrC4io
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 1:14am On Oct 08
OMG! How could I forget this!


Van Halen - You Really Got Me (1978).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8WHA3WWz0
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 5:13am On Oct 08
Think about this, this song came just before Smells Like Teen Spirit in my 2005 playlist and the next song that I'll post came after Teen Spirit. Just think about that.


Bruce Springsteen rails against the USA.



Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA (1984).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZD4ezDbbu4
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 5:15am On Oct 08
Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill a yellow man.

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 5:18am On Oct 08
Man I terrorised people with this song in 2001-2003. They would have called LASEPA on me if I did that today.


Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (2001).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDl9ZMfj6aE
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 5:25am On Oct 08
That's true! I haven't heard this crazy song since that computer died. It came after Smooth Criminal.

Check out the lyrics and the video grin


Presidents of the United States of America - Peaches (1995).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw5NOYjvlSQ
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 6:53am On Oct 08
I had every single song from this fantastic album. I had them on an audio tape in the 1990s and then on that Windows Media Player playlist in the 2000s.


I'll be back with the great Alanis tonight, but finally this morning, let's all come together and


Hootie and the Blowfish - Hold My Hand (1994).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoW3bqnr7tw
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 3:26pm On Oct 08
1994 and 1995 were great years for music. They produced outstanding albums like Crazy, Sexy, Cool by TLC, II by Boyz II Men, What's The Story Morning Glory? by Oasis, Cracked Rear View by Hootie and the Blowfish and this spectacular album, Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette.

Those years also formed part of the campaign period ahead of the 1996 US presidential election and the Republican candidate, Bob Dole and his wife, Elizabeth Dole, attacked hip hop music during their campaign. They complained about the use of vulgar swear words and depiction of violence in rap music and one of their regular targets was 2Pac Shakur. The criticism became so much that 2Pac had to respond in the lyrics of his song How Do You Want It. He rapped,

Mistaking me for Bill Clinton, Mister Bob Dole?
You're too old to understand the way the game's told

One of the rappers, I can't remember if it was 2Pac, also complained that there was a bit of racism in the criticism. Why are they criticising rap music and not rock music? Have you heard Alanis Morissette?

Well, listen to her.

The rage in this song gave me enormous amounts of energy back then.

Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know (1995).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPcyTyilmYY

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 3:33pm On Oct 08
naptu2:
You Oughta Know was of course the smash hit and it was my favourite initially, but


This song (I've remembered its name) eventually became my favourite. You Oughta Know is pure fire, but I think this song is much richer.


This song got to number 1 when it was released, but can you believe that it came back to the charts 1 year after it was released and got to number 1 again. Just listen to the harmonica solo!


Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feet (1995).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iuO49jbovg
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:03pm On Oct 08
I had planned to post some songs from the 1990s, but then I went to exercise on the bridge and a lot of classic songs flooded my head while I was exercising, so I'm going to post them next.


naptu2:
I think I'm going to go mad tonight. Do you know what's happened?

The wonderful thing about having playlists and mix tapes is that you remember all the songs once you hear one song. I went to the bridge this evening and so many classic songs were pouring into my head. It also led to a realisation. The realisation that I might not be able to post all the songs that were on that playlist on this thread.


Man! Just check out the songs!
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:07pm On Oct 08
This isn't the video that I had in that playlist, but it'll have to do for now.


This is what pops into people's minds when you say "rock song".


George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone (1982).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kUVGPtT51A
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:13pm On Oct 08
Every human being knows this song.


The Champs - Tequila (1958).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H6amDbAwlY
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 8:18pm On Oct 08
I gave my neighbours hell with this song grin


Carlos Santana - Oye Como Va (1970).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ATTjg7tpE
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 9:24am On Oct 09
Everybody knows this song.


War - Low Rider (1975).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMkwuz0iXQg
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 9:28am On Oct 09
O, of course everybody knows this.

I. Can't. Get. No. Sat-is-faction.


The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction (1965).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIPxlFzDi0
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 10:44am On Oct 09
naptu2:
OK, this particular song, I have to write the lyrics in full because the lyrics. . .

(You already know the next song by now if you know Alanis Morissette grin)

Please read all the words and get the meaning.


An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well isn't this nice..."
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic...don't you think
A little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out


I had the unplugged version of this. It was just her and her guitar.


Alanis Morissette - Ironic (1995)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 2:28pm On Oct 09
naptu2:
Falling of hand.

This group had two fantastic songs, one of which was used in a Batman movie and I had been hyping them to my friends. Then the group was invited to perform at the Grammy Awards ceremony and I saw it as a chance to show them off to my friends, but they got on stage and performed an obscure and rubbish song and I was so disappointed.

This is one of the two fantastic songs.


No Doubt - Just A Girl (1995).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzOOQfhPFg
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by SegFault: 2:34pm On Oct 09
naptu2:
Let's go mad.

Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the anthem.

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg
Yes oh, "with the lights out its less dangerous"
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by SegFault: 2:39pm On Oct 09
naptu2:
Joseph1832 Do you remember Tour of Duty? It was shown on NTA2 Channel 5 from c1990-1993. This was its theme tune.


I ensured that my niece fell in love with this song in 2005, but not this version, that was Vanessa Carlton's cover version.


The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black (1966).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg
Though the sitar player in this song can't match up to George Harrison, still love it anyway.
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:42pm On Oct 09
naptu2:
Do you know how much that guitar costs? Look at the way he threw it!

I forgot to mention that George Harrison's son, Dhanni, is also on stage playing with them.

Note, Prince did not rehearse this with them before the performance, that's why he kept looking at Tom Petty like, "Should I stop now?", but what he was doing was so magical that they let him continue.


naptu2 post=44929301:
Guitar kings.

Prince was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. There was a tribute to the Beatles' George Harrison at that same ceremony and some of the greatest guitarists came on stage to perform While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Prince stole the show.

On stage: Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lyne, PRINCE, etc.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:51pm On Oct 09
naptu2:
Part 3

Movies

There were some movies that I watched in the 1970s and ‘80s that I hated with every fibre of my being. Most of these movies got you emotionally involved in their lead characters and took you on great emotional highs, only for the lead character to die in very tragic and gut wrenching circumstances. The only excuse for these movies was that most of them were biopics.

That movie called The Buddy Holly Story (1978) was eventually banned from my house and we laid a curse on anyone that would make the mistake of bringing it to our house again. After defeating adversity in the shape of country music, black music and his girlfriend’s aunt and after going through the breakup of his band and overcoming the fear of performing alone and just when the band was about to reunite, the damned movie ended the way it did. Gosh, it was heart-breaking!

Everybody was talking about this upcoming movie called La Bamba in 1987, so I went down to Cosmo and got the movie (we were members of Cosmo and VideoMart in the mid and late 1980s). The movie was wonderful. . . until I saw Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper in it. At that point I knew how the movie would end. At least I had time to prepare my mind for the way it would end. Maybe that’s why I don’t hate the film (it could also be because I love the song).

In 1990 we saw an amazing preview of a movie. We were in the mood for a good action film and this preview was all action. So we sent someone to Glowe and got the movie. It was called La Femme Nikita. O my God, was that movie terrible or what! That movie was incredibly boring. I was already sleeping 30 minutes into it. The movie was subsequently banned in my house.

Then there was “Young Joe, The Forgotten Kennedy (1977). The NTA repeatedly tortured us with this movie in the early 1980s. I couldn’t get over the explosion and I kept asking myself, “What would you do if you know that you are in a plane that’s going to explode and there’s nothing you can do about it and nowhere to run?”

Joseph P. Kennedy Jnr (1915-1944) was the eldest son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Snr. Both of his grandfathers were politicians, as was his father. Joe Jnr attended Harvard College, the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School. Joseph Kennedy Snr was determined that at least one of his children would become the first Catholic president of the United States and so he trained Joe Jnr for the presidency right from when he was a young child (Joe Jnr visited Germany on behalf of his father and spoke highly of Adolf Hitler). The military remains the best place to get the best management training and so Joe Kennedy ensured that his sons enlisted in the armed forces.

Joe Kennedy Jnr enlisted in the navy before he could graduate from Harvard Law School and he became a US Navy pilot. He was based in Britain and he piloted land based bombers on missions over Europe during World War 2. He had completed 25 combat missions and was eligible to return to the US, but he volunteered for top secret missions in Operation Aphrodite.

Operation Aphrodite was a US Army Air Corps secret operation that utilised radio controlled planes (drones) to attack Nazi targets in Europe. The bomb-laden planes could not safely take off on their own, so a crew of two would pilot the plane through its take off routine and until it got to 2,000 feet, then they would arm the detonators and activate the radio control system and then parachute from the plane while the plane was remotely guided to crash into the target.

Kennedy’s plane, along with 3 other planes (one of which was filming the mission), took off from an RAF airbase at 6pm on August 12, 1944. Their mission was to attack German submarine pens in the North Sea. The plane completed its first remote controlled turn at 2,000 feet near the North Sea coast and Kennedy and his partner removed the safety pin, thereby arming the bombs. Kennedy radioed a coded message to base (to indicate that the bombs had been armed), but two minutes later, before the agreed time for the crew to bail out of the plane, the bombs suddenly exploded, killing Kennedy and his co-pilot. Their bodies were never recovered.


naptu2:
From the soundtrack of the smash hit 1987 movie "La Bamba" (starring Lou Diamond Philips as Richie Valens)


Los Lobos - La Bamba (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLAWPrCUQQ0

naptu2:


I rented the movie from Cosmo Video Club (on Cameron Road Ikoyi) back then and the video was shown after the end credits. It also seemed like MTV and NTA2 Channel 5 could not stop showing the song, which was great cos I love the song.

And then in 1989 came Tandi Guarana and they covered the song in the advert for that soft drink.

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 6:57pm On Oct 09
naptu2:
Was this their biggest hit? I'm not sure, but it was either this or One Bad Apple.

Did you know that One Bad Apple was originally written for the Jacksons? Yes, it's true. It was written for the Jacksons, but the song writer eventually decided to give it to the Osmonds. Michael Jackson told Donny Osmond that they almost recorded it, but they had to chose between it and ABC and they eventually chose ABC. (Maybe I'm crazy, but I do remember hearing the Jacksons perform One Bad Apple. I wonder where that memory came from).

(Michael and Donny were friends for many years).


They had different configurations and I think this was the most successful configuration when it came to releasing albums.

There were the Osmonds, made up of Alan, Wayne, Merril, Jay and Donny (Donny was not an original member, but he joined them when he was old enough and he became the lead singer).

There were Donny and Marie (this was the most successful configuration on TV).

Then there was Jimmy. Jimmy had many hits as a solo artiste (right from when he was 5 years old) and he was the troublemaker on the Donny and Marie Show.


I think that this song became a hit because nobody thought that they could do it. This was a nice, peaceful, clean mormon family and nobody thought that they could do a rock song like this. Everybody thought that they could only do bubblegum music and children's music.


Jay was the leader singer on this (which was unusual) and Donny played the organ with that crazy horses sound (Donny had just hit puberty and his voice was changing, so he didn't sing lead here).


The Osmonds - Crazy Horses (1972)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXcj8dFOd1E
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 1:24am On Oct 10
This song did not make much impact initially, but then Fat Boy Slim (Norman Cooke) remixed it and the remix got to number 1.

The song is dedicated to Asha Bhosle.


naptu2:


♫There's dancing
Behind movie scenes
Behind the movie scenes
Sadi Rani

She's the one that keeps the dream alive
From the morning
Past the evening
To the end of the light

Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45


And dancing
Behind movie scenes
Behind those movie scenes
Asha Bhosle


She's the one that keeps the dream alive
From the morning
Past the evening
To the end of the light

Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45

Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom
Mine's on the 45


And singing
Illuminate the main streets
And the cinema aisles
We don't care bout no
Gov't warnings, 'bout their promotion of a simple life And the dams they're building

Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45

Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom
Mine's on the 45


Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45


Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom

I'm singin', and dancin'
And singin' and dancin'


Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom
Mine's on the RPM♪

naptu2:
This is the magic of the internet.

All I remembered was, "*** full of Asha on the microphone" and the Internet found it for me.

Lots of 45rpm records and then. . .


"Brimful of Asha on the 45, it's a brimful of Asha on the 45".

"Everybody needs a bossom for a pillow, everybody needs a bossom.

Everybody needs a bossom for a pillow, everybody needs a bossom.

I'm talking 45".


Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha (1997).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LBnMRWeV-E

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 6:57am On Oct 10
The beginning of this song (the organ music) reminds me of Pop Muzik by M-Pop.


naptu2:
One of the best rock n roll songs. At a point in time, this and Labamba were my favourite rock songs. I used to play that riff on the guitar. The song also has one of the most unique beginnings (the organ music).

This was the song that introduced me to George Michael the solo artiste (I already knew him from WHAM and Wake Me Up).



George Michael - Faith (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cs3Pvmmv0E

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 7:35am On Oct 10
naptu2:
This song was very often played on Radio Nigeria and the NTA. It also reminds me of a strange encounter I had a few years ago.


I was walking down the driveway (near the hall) when I saw Mrs Cecilia Ngurube walking towards me. Wow! She was the host of quite a few shows on the NTA (including the Under 5s) between c1979-1985.

What was strange was that she was staring at me as if she knew me.

She stopped right in front of me and told me that she was certain that she knew me, but couldn't remember how she knew me. This was very strange. Usually, I should be telling the star that I knew her, not the other way round.

"Was I a guest on one of her shows?", she asked.
No, I was never a guest on any of her shows, I replied.


Was I one of her students at Kings College?

Nope I was never her student.

She then asked me for my name and I told her.

"Oooh!", she exclaimed. She then offered her condolences on the death of Old Man (even though he had been dead for more than 20 years) and asked about Old Girl (she had passed on almost 10 years ago).

And that was how I met the legend.


This song was the signature tune of the Under 5s, which was probably her most popular tv show. It was also often played on Saturday mornings on RN2

Carlos Santana - Let The Children Play (1976).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8_WLmXFYrY
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 10:36am On Oct 10
This song was initially made famous by the movie Rocky 3. It was made even more popular by the World Wrestling Federation's Hulk Hogan who used it as his theme song.


Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (1982).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4

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Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 10:49am On Oct 10
I'm going to post two videos of this song. The first video was in my 2005 playlist. It's of a live performance and WHAT WAS FREDDIE MERCURY WEARING! grin

There were two rock concerts that NTA Channel 10 usually showed as musical interludes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. One was a Jimi Hendrix concert and the other was a concert by Queen. I thought that Freddie Mercury was a demon back then because he wore a hat that had horns on it and you could barely see him because of all the lights and smoke on stage.

The second video is the original video for the song.

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (1980).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVIbCvfkO3E



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 4:00pm On Oct 10
Every band that has ever existed has covered this song and this is one of my favourite versions.

Lou-ieya Lou-ieya, oh no! We gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!


Motorhead - Louie Louie (1978).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDP7_h4wkgw
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 7:44am On Oct 11
naptu2:
"In your head, in your head, they are fighting.
With their tanks and their bombs and their bombs and their guns,
In your head, they are crying.


In your heeeaaaad, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie"

naptu2:
THIS. IS. MUSIC.

Always and eternally great music. (It was very brave of them to do this song during the IRA era when bombs were going off everywhere).


R.I.P Dolores O'Riordan


The Cranberries - Zombie (1994).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts
Re: Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer Aged 65 by naptu2: 7:53am On Oct 11
naptu2:
Hey!


Rrroad rrrrage!



Catatonia - Road Rage (1998).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_bL0EqlDEk

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