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30th May 2001, 18:52
Who sings this song?

I spend most of my money on beer and women; the rest I just waste.

30th May 2001, 19:09
Electric Avenue By Eddy Grant, was a "hit parade chart topper" in the 1980's. Is this the song you mean?

30th May 2001, 19:38
Yeah, that's the right song, but you're talking about the original artist. There's a new version available now, but I can't remember the singer. :)

I spend most of my money on beer and women; the rest I just waste.

30th May 2001, 19:57
I am informed by someone who knows about these things that the new artist is Eddie Grant, remixed for the best of album he's just put out

30th May 2001, 20:14
Ah ok, lol. I guess it shows what I know :) Thanks.

I spend most of my money on beer and women; the rest I just waste.

30th May 2001, 20:55
The original artist was also Eddie Grant. It was a big hit in the early eighties - it's just been remixed and re-released this year.

Other songs with the word 'Electric' in the title...

Together in Electric Dreams Phil Oakey
Are Friends Electric? Gary Numan
Electric Youth Debbie Gibson

oh and of course, the British Electric Foundation who are connected to Phil Oakey since they were all in The Human League in its original incarnation.

(c)2001 foggy's music trivia :)

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Stiff Lil' Fingers
30th May 2001, 23:18
Bit of trivia......Electric Avenue (named after the eponymous Brixton street) was also where that nail bomb went off last year (?) set by the same guy who bombed the Admiral Duncan in Soho.

Hersham Boy
30th May 2001, 23:31
Along with:

Theme from "Electric Blue I" Various (Afroed) Artists
Theme from "Electric Blue II" Various (Afroed) Artists
Theme from "Electric Blue III" Various (Afroed) Artists
Theme from "Electric Blue IV" Various (Afroed) Artists
Theme from "Electric Blue V" Various (Afroed) Artists

... and so on.

Not forgetting Electric Ladyland, the Hendrix album, and The Electric Light Orchestra - finest 70's UK export ever known.


I'm in the hi-fidelity first class traveling set and I think I need a Lear jet

Big Red ' L '
31st May 2001, 02:16
Not forgetting 'Electricity ' by 80s New romantics 'OMD ' who also wrote a song about a telephone box(think it was called 'Red frame white light') in a place called Meols (on the Wirral, Merseyside....) which is where they lived.....


Its not the fall that kills you...Its the sudden stop.....

31st May 2001, 02:45
new remix of "curiosity killed the cat"
"electricity killed the cat"

31st May 2001, 23:38
Far more information than I ever needed.

1st Jun 2001, 00:51
Speaking of OMD, didn't they sing:

"ENOLA GAY, you should've stayed at home yesterday."

E..G.. was the name of the B-29 which dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima.

Any other offers for aircraft names/types in song titles?

1st Jun 2001, 01:25
If you allow spacecraft, how about Telstar by the Tornadoes?

1st Jun 2001, 01:29
Sure, EGAC:-

"Rule Britannia" :)

Windy Militant
1st Jun 2001, 20:03
"Bye bye Miss American pie" Name of the Beechcraft that Buddy Holley, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens took to the rock n roll hall of fame.

Stiff Lil' Fingers
1st Jun 2001, 20:14
747(Strangers in the night) by Saxon

'We've got a 747 coming out of the night duh duh da duh'

3rd Jun 2001, 15:41
"Blackbird" - The Beatles
"Love Missile F-111" - Sigue Sigue Sputnik
"Just an Ilyushin" - Imagination (sorry I couldn't resist that one).
"Freddie Laker (Concorde and Eurobus)" - Jean-Jacques Burnel

3rd Jun 2001, 16:55
Excellent response, trivia fans!

Let's turn it around now and see how many artists with aircraft names we can find. I'll start the ball rolling with:

The Eagles
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters (No, I haven't made it up!)

Over to you.

3rd Jun 2001, 17:32
A few more then...

"The Chieftans"
"The Electra Strings"
"Joan Jett"
"Huey Lewis and the news"
"The Lightning Seeds"
"The B-52s"
"Shed Seven" :)

3rd Jun 2001, 21:08
The Barracudas.

Windy Militant
5th Jun 2001, 17:30
Susan Vega.
The Tornadoes.
The Sopwith Camels.
Hurricane Smith.
Johny and the Hurricanes.
The Skyliners.
The Meteors
The Green Hornets (alas no more)

edited as every time I hit submit I think of another s*dding band

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6th Jun 2001, 01:38
Don't forget 'Jefferson Aeroplane'

6th Jun 2001, 15:05
Jump Jet and the Blackheads
Bill Haley and the Comets
Harrier Belafonte :)

6th Jun 2001, 17:14
How 'bout:
Belfast Child - Simple Minds
Apache - The Shadows
Duchess - The Stranglers
Phantom of the Opera
Yakkety Yak
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf

And didn't Chubby Brown sing something about a Fokker??? :)

Self Loading Freight
6th Jun 2001, 21:41
Before the electricity thread goes flat, don't forget

Electricity -- Captain Beefheart (hogwhimperingly good)

Electricity -- Pet Shop Boys
Electricity -- Moby
Electricity -- Suede
Electricity -- NoFX
Electricity -- Beastie Boys
Electricity -- Spiritualized

and, cheating a little because I love it so much,

St Elmo's Fire -- Brian Eno

I once put a compilation tape together of songs called Electricity. It was electric.

And the Electric Prunes were on there somewhere.

R (together in electric dreams)

6th Jun 2001, 22:33
Wasn't St Elmos Fire by the Mullet wonder John Farnham....

i'll get me coat.

7th Jun 2001, 04:56
pil -
I think the one you mean was by John Parr - another notorious mullett, who was popular in the U.S. but rightfully disowned by his native Britain.
Although we all seem to share the dislike of said hairstyle, I think we can join together and forgive Bruce Foxton from The Jam (and lately Stiff Little Fingers) for his dodgy barnet, as he's a top geezer.