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Mick Jones, Carbon/Silicon, BAD and cetera.
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Kory » 03 Sep 2017, 9:16pm

Marky Dread wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 7:27pm
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03 Sep 2017, 3:50pm
Whilst not the first to do so (Soft Cell, anyone?), the song also name-checks the drug ecstasy long before it was a thing in the UK.

Indeed I've heard a story, from the horse's mouth so to speak, of driver Ray's bemusement at certain band members' 'cuddly' behaviour on an early trip to New York.
Which song are you referring by Soft Cell. Not "Tainted Love" as that's an old Northern Soul classic by Gloria Jones (Bolan's girlfriend).
Found this, could be what he meant: https://www.google.com/amp/s/witchesbre ... -muse/amp/
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 03 Sep 2017, 10:00pm

So not really a lyric as such?

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 03 Sep 2017, 10:05pm

Although (from Memorabillia):

"I say call me the baby, the good time lady,
Just look at me and it's easy to see why they call me Cindy Ecstasy."

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Marky Dread » 04 Sep 2017, 12:52am

Kory wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 9:16pm
Marky Dread wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 7:27pm
MarkyJacobs wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 3:50pm
Whilst not the first to do so (Soft Cell, anyone?), the song also name-checks the drug ecstasy long before it was a thing in the UK.

Indeed I've heard a story, from the horse's mouth so to speak, of driver Ray's bemusement at certain band members' 'cuddly' behaviour on an early trip to New York.
Which song are you referring by Soft Cell. Not "Tainted Love" as that's an old Northern Soul classic by Gloria Jones (Bolan's girlfriend).
Found this, could be what he meant: https://www.google.com/amp/s/witchesbre ... -muse/amp/
Yeah I think Marky J confused me by starting to talk about E. I thought he was referring to Heston's earlier question about Aids.
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 04 Sep 2017, 2:03am

"Heard the news about the scare
In the underwear
Population's getting thin
Forget the bomb, it's cardinal sin..."

Absolute genius lyrics.

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Marky Dread » 04 Sep 2017, 10:28am

MarkyJacobs wrote:
04 Sep 2017, 2:03am
"Heard the news about the scare
In the underwear
Population's getting thin
Forget the bomb, it's cardinal sin..."

Absolute genius lyrics.
"Iron undies back in style" yeah it has some fantastic lyrics.
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by oliver » 04 Sep 2017, 8:18pm

Carnal sin, not cardinal sin isn't it?

My favourite lines are:
Save the rose reject romance
Mick Jones don't drop his pants

and

Handsome is as handsome does
I did it everywhere
Before the current era, I didn't have a care
Putting a little stick about. Putting the frighteners on flash little twerps

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 05 Sep 2017, 5:06am

oliver wrote:
04 Sep 2017, 8:18pm
Carnal sin, not cardinal sin isn't it?
Yes. Even better!

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 05 Sep 2017, 11:47am

Maybe the 'cocaine and ecstasy' line was actually meant in the same way as I would have heard it as a 16 year-old with little knowledge of drugs. By which I mean a reference to a single drug (cocaine) and associated sexual pleasure (ecstasy).

I wouldn't have thought so. Doesn't really matter, I guess.

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Heston » 05 Sep 2017, 11:56am

MarkyJacobs wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 11:47am
Maybe the 'cocaine and ecstasy' line was actually meant in the same way as I would have heard it as a 16 year-old with little knowledge of drugs. By which I mean a reference to a single drug (cocaine) and associated sexual pleasure (ecstasy).

I wouldn't have thought so. Doesn't really matter, I guess.
Nah, anyone familiar with the New York club scene would have been hip to Ecstasy by then.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 05 Sep 2017, 1:04pm

Kind of related... I've sometimes wondered if Mick's friendship with DJ Paul Oakenfold pre-dated the time of the BAD II tour with U2. Oakenfold would have been UK A&R for Def Jam when The Bottom Line came out on that label?

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 05 Sep 2017, 5:04pm

I guess no-one will know but Teddy B? There was talk of a visit to a Stussy warehouse? But that would definitely have been in the BAD II days...

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Kory » 05 Sep 2017, 5:17pm

MarkyJacobs wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 5:04pm
I guess no-one will know but Teddy B? There was talk of a visit to a Stussy warehouse? But that would definitely have been in the BAD II days...
Maybe Teddy IS Oakenfold...
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 05 Sep 2017, 6:01pm

Kory wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 5:17pm
Maybe Teddy IS Oakenfold...
It would be interesting if he was. But I'm sure Teddy said he visited (the Stussy warehouse) with Mick and Oakenfold...

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Kory » 05 Sep 2017, 6:52pm

MarkyJacobs wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 6:01pm
Kory wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 5:17pm
Maybe Teddy IS Oakenfold...
It would be interesting if he was. But I'm sure Teddy said he visited (the Stussy warehouse) with Mick and Oakenfold...
Smokescreen!

Oakscreen?
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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