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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#81  Postby Paul » Jun 12, 2011 5:12 pm

Been watching the 1976 Top of The Pops on BBC4, each week they're showing the equivalent week's edition from 1976.
Some absolute dross, a lot of instantly forgettable flops, but a few songs that bring back some happy memories of the era, studying(?) for my 'A' levels, like

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d4QY7UusFw[/youtube]

and one of the last appearances by Pan's People before being replaced by Ruby Flipper

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCNWRQVrPsg[/youtube]
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#82  Postby Dries van Tonder » Jun 12, 2011 5:48 pm

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#83  Postby THWOTH » Jun 12, 2011 6:22 pm

Dries van Tonder wrote:http://youtu.be/BB0DU4DoPP4

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#84  Postby iii » Jun 12, 2011 6:26 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uD8DlxwHsE[/youtube]
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#85  Postby THWOTH » Jun 12, 2011 9:15 pm

I used to house-share with a guy who was clinically obsessive about Santana. He even had a perm and grew a little goatee to look like his hero. At a certain point in the proceedings this album would come out and he'd amuse us by miming the vocals and the guitar parts. Oh how we laughed, the more so because he was increadibly earnest. Whenever I hear Santana I think of this album cover - usually with some torn up rizlas and broken cigarettes scattered across it. :oops:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdmevPWZTRg[/youtube]

The guy ended up working at Wilko. He got married to a work colleague, an ample woman 20 years his senior, with kids his age! I went to the wedding - she didn't seem the Santana type to me, but it takes all sorts I suppose.
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#86  Postby Animavore » Jun 12, 2011 9:23 pm

The song which lead me to buy my first album on cassette (none of my friend's older brothers had it to record on cassette :tehe: )


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg[/youtube]
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#87  Postby Fallible » Jun 12, 2011 9:36 pm

Whoever posted that Return to Innocence by Enigma has just brought back my first year after graduating. I lived in a squalid flat unfit for human habitation with crystalline mould growing on the inside walls (my stereo shorted out due to all the moisture in the air), garden chairs in the kitchen which served as a living room and nothing but a curtain separating off my bedroom from the rest of the flat. I shared with some mates, and some random bloke who no one ever saw, but who regularly came swanning in at 2 or 3 am, whereupon he would put that damn record on full blast EVERY TIME. This means that although I know it's supposed to be a chill-out tune it has totally the opposite effect on me, and sends my blood pressure through the roof. Eventually he took off without paying a penny in rent.
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#88  Postby LucidFlight » Jun 13, 2011 1:28 am

Fallible wrote:... and some random bloke who no one ever saw, but who regularly came swanning in at 2 or 3 am, whereupon he would put that damn record on full blast EVERY TIME.

Yeah, sorry about that. Wait, which part of Edinburgh did you say you lived in, again? :smile:
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#89  Postby LucidFlight » Jun 13, 2011 1:31 am

THWOTH wrote:I used to house-share with a guy who was clinically obsessive about Santana. He even had a perm and grew a little goatee to look like his hero. At a certain point in the proceedings this album would come out and he'd amuse us by miming the vocals and the guitar parts. Oh how we laughed, the more so because he was increadibly earnest.

This should be in the "Your most painful experience" thread.

... I would also add page four of this thread (starting with Engelbert Humperdinck).
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#90  Postby LucidFlight » Jun 13, 2011 1:48 am

Billy Connolly - Help Me Make It Through The Night
(Cop Yer Whack For This, 1974)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cff26s54QYI[/youtube]
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#91  Postby Paul » Jun 13, 2011 6:54 pm

Paul wrote:Been watching the 1976 Top of The Pops on BBC4, each week they're showing the equivalent week's edition from 1976.


This week's highlights The Boys are Back in Town!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quyB8PMTD3o[/youtube]

and Fool to Cry

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6yHoWgHRnw[/youtube]
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#92  Postby Dracena » Jun 14, 2011 8:00 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxaA-bJ35s[/youtube]
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#93  Postby THWOTH » Jun 21, 2011 11:30 am

:this: :clap: :thumbup:

Click this one Brits, you know you want to....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bsL00aCGg[/youtube]
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#94  Postby Fallible » Jun 21, 2011 11:43 am

:lol:

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#95  Postby Fallible » Jun 21, 2011 11:49 am

JayWilson wrote:
Fallible wrote:... and some random bloke who no one ever saw, but who regularly came swanning in at 2 or 3 am, whereupon he would put that damn record on full blast EVERY TIME.

Yeah, sorry about that. Wait, which part of Edinburgh did you say you lived in, again? :smile:


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#96  Postby Emmeline » Jun 22, 2011 8:38 pm

When I was a young Mum and also working as a primary school teacher, I ran aerobic classes for the 9-12s in the lunch hour and this was my (and their) favourite for the warm up.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMjzxHzZnnI[/youtube]

I still love it now and it brings back memories of dashing between Nursery and school to scoop up my children and doing quick changes at lunchtimes. We had an HMI inspection one week and I ended up with a group of them at the back of the hall during the aerobics, then they followed me straight into my afternoon maths lesson and they brought me some of their biscuits and coffee because they said I hadn't had time to eat anything! :lol:
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#97  Postby THWOTH » Jun 25, 2011 12:55 pm

Ah, the good old days under Thatcher eh Em? :D

This may bring any UK citizen over forty out in a rash. You have been warned...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmZpuR3ZYkU[/youtube]

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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#98  Postby Latimeria » Jul 06, 2011 5:51 am

Jeebus, I could go on this topic for a long time, but just a few that come to mind currently:

A bit of cheesy 80's pop:

Go West - King of Wishful Thinking
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry4iwzS4Na0[/youtube]

Mr. Mister - Kyrie
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXgHjDOxUM[/youtube]

A couple reminiscent of the early 90's:

Four Non-Blondes - What's Up?
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc[/youtube]

Green Jello (I think they later changed their name to "Green Jelly" for legal reasons) - 3 Little Pigs
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CYwNWHZuT0[/youtube]


A bit different here. A much more recent song chosen because it is internally nostalgic. Unlike the above songs, I'd recommend sitting back and listening to the lyrics if you don't already know the song. :grin:

Red House Painters - Have You Forgotten (acoustic version)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1tZavRpEbk[/youtube]
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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#99  Postby THWOTH » Jul 08, 2011 8:21 pm

Latimeria, there's no hope for you I'm afraid... you're Nostalgitis is most likely terminal. I should know, I'm on my last legs...


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL0k3ISzEjM[/youtube]


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Re: Nostalgic Songs

#100  Postby LucidFlight » Jul 08, 2011 11:53 pm

I'm hoping that's the only time John Peel ever said the words "Keith Harris and Orville".
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