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I love the commitments. It got me into soul music.
when I hear The Commitments versions of soul classics on the radio it really annoys me that they never play the originals.
I don't like any of Roddy Doyle's stuff and he should have set The Commitments in the 60's. a lot of it more about his own generation than the world I grew up in.
 

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Fair enough. I would only listen to the originals now but I actually think the commitments covers are pretty good.
 

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when I hear The Commitments versions of soul classics on the radio it really annoys me that they never play the originals.
I don't like any of Roddy Doyle's stuff and he should have set The Commitments in the 60's. a lot of it more about his own generation than the world I grew up in.
Who’s playing the commitments versions now - haven’t heard them in ages
 

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WTF?
Alan Parker? let's cancel him!
great opportunity to purge The Commitments - white appropriation of 60's black pop culture.

anyone remember KING KURT? this video from 1983 (on Stiff Records) is in much the same vein. a total career ender.
The King Kurt guy briefly addresses that in this rather good article. Personally I feel he needs to be seen,on his knees,weeping,self- flagellating, and ultimately committing sepuko on live prime time tv.

 

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The King Kurt guy briefly addresses that in this rather good article. Personally I feel he needs to be seen,on his knees,weeping,self- flagellating, and ultimately committing sepuko on live prime time tv.

Yeah. That era was a bit before my time but I remember reading an interview with a skateboarder in 1987 who liked Guana Batz and King Kurt. By the time I was a teen a few years later the Psychobilly scene was long gone.
The Cramps were possibly the most popular American band in the 1980's UK indie scene and the whole thing couldn't have existed without them.

This thread has gone far off track
 

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I was reading this thing about the psychology of playing extremely innocuous shitty pastel versions of tunes, particularly classical tunes, in public spaces. They were saying it appears it's difficult to muster up and maintain aggressive behaviour with this shite getting piped in, and it leads to a measurable decrease in vandalism and various anti-social type stuff.

So yeah, maybe the sound pollution is a conspiracy to keep you in line.
 

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It amused me to read that Roddy Doyle loathed "Mustang Sally" because for years, wherever he went people wild sing it at him
 

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I'd say she gets well paid by most folks standards. it was her own choice to make some extra cash. she could have chose far better ways of presenting positive women scientist vibes to children than a Barbie doll.
did she ask how much the people making them were going to get paid?!
Hmmm. The vast majority of consumer goods are made by poor people in shitty conditions. For a fella who's always going on about kids' rights you're pouring a lot of scorn on something just because it's a toy
 

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