Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's another case of mistaken identity!

Inspired by Toffeeboy's homonyms game, I plunged into my own collection to see how many songs I could find that had the same name as some better known tunes. Surprisingly few, as it turned out. But here is, as House of Pain would say, the cream of the crop (apart from Blackbird, which is beautiful would be too obviously by a Mercury-nominated folk group from the north east).

In true RR fashion, I've stretched Toffeeboy's rules a bit – Cannonball is a one-word title but as a word, it's hardly been common currency since Cromwell, and It's a Wonderful Life isn't a homonym for Black's hit, but it's a great film and this list needed some alt.country – so, press play and guess the artist. There's precisely nothing here by

• The Mamas and The Papas!
• The Chemical Brothers!
• Iggy and the Stooges!
• Patsy Kensit and Eighth Wonder!
• Foreigner!
• Van Morrison!
• Stevie Wonder!
• James (thanks, gremlinfc)!
• The Four Tops!
• INXS!
• The Chemical Brothers (again!!)!
• James Stewart and Donna Reed!
• The Police!
• Queen!
• The Breeders!
• Radiohead!

As always, I hope you have fun…

EDIT: I'm turning this into a Podbean to see if that works…
EDIT2: The quiz is currently down for maintenance. It should be back up at lunchtime. Sorry about this.
EDIT3: Here we go again… and it works. Yeehaw! And Rich, you're right, that is Sparklehorse.

26 comments:

Shoegazer said...

Aha, more fun with Boxtr - nice one.

Working deaf, will take a stab at Damien Rice for Cannonball & The Jam for Setting Sun, even though it's the wrong type of sun.

DarceysDad said...

Gareth, are you out of bandwidth?

I only got the 'wonderful' Sparklehorse to play before it jumped forward to Carole's KC Larks' Tongues.

gremlinfc said...

it could be my machine but i can't heat owt!!!

gremlinfc said...

that should say 'hear' of course

DsD said...

That Baby Don't Cry is an ace piece of funk!

gremlinfc said...

Guess work pure & simple :
* Sex Pistols - No Fun
* Orange jUICE - cAN'T hELP mYSELF
* James or Placebo - Come Home
How'd i do boss?

GarethI said...

So far, we've got a right Sparklehorse, gremlin. Although I did hear the edited version of I Can't Help Myself on the radio last night. Why did Coe play the radio edit after 10pm? "Runts", indeed…
DsD – my bandwidth seems to be alright.

Anonymous said...

Don't have time this morning, but only 3 tunes would play last night.

Back later.

DsD

May1366 said...

Gah, I didn't miss out on pilfering the Orange Juice track while it was up on Boxstr. Will have to fathom out Blimpy's instructions for downloading off the Podbean players.

Overall, though, holy hatful of homonymns, Batman - this must be the work of The Riddler.

May1366 said...

Missed out an anguished, "did I?" at the end of that first sentence. The answer is, yes, I did.

GarethI said...

That's no Orange Juice, May1366. This one is so strong that you get the radio edit clean version after the watershed. In fact, had it been released in time, it would have been a beauty for the sweary songs list…

DarceysDad said...

Uunnhh? Where's me downloadable Boxstrs gone?!

Bloody glad I got the Third Guitar safely into the Inbox last night.

The voice on Can't Help Myself is annoying me with the bodyswerves it keeps giving my brain's Voicematcher® - it's not quite Nick Cave, and far too far south for Edwyn Collins; I'm gonna kick myself, I just know it ...

GarethI said...

Rich, I took them all down as they weren't playing properly. I've turned them all into proper mp3s now, so will try to put them back up when I get back from HMHB.

ToffeeBoy said...

I can't get the Podbean to work - each track takes ages to load then sits there doing nothing for a while...

gremlinfc said...

Got one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No Fun = Vitalic - get in !

gremlinfc said...

Got another 1 !!!
Tourist = Gonzales!!!!!!!!!
Go Gremlin go Gremlin...........

gremlinfc said...

Hattrick!!!
Come Home = Findlay Brown.
Will stop there before i spoil everyone's fun.
PS - has noone recognised the rock god on my post? Blad patch just to throw you...

DarceysDad said...

@ gremlin - What? You mean it ISN'T Hugh Cornwell?? Or were my references actually too subtle?
[*Splutter!* "Subtle? DsD?! Mutually exclusive, I'd say! - Ed.]

@ Gareth - Sorry, didn't mean to sound sulky earlier! I did start listening this evening, but have been distracted by Calexico completely transforming the forgettable album version of Red Blooms into a thing of total guitar beauty on FabChannel.

Anyway, I'm being a wuss tonight 'cause I'm knackered.

G'night all.

gremlinfc said...

@darceysdad - oh away wit cha you are a one ain't cha - you are most correct good sir - it's the man himself and what an absolute gent he is too.

GarethI said...

Rich, relax – you didn't sound sulky. It's annoying for me when you put something like this up and it won't work for some of you and Toffeeboy. Have you tried it in another browser, Toffeeboy? I'm using Firefox (both here and at work) and it's playing without problems on that.

Anyway:
3 is Vitalic (gremlinfc),
8 is Findlay Brown (gremlinfc),
12 is Sparklehorse (DsD),
16 is Gonzales (gremlinfc)

ToffeeBoy said...

@ garethi - it's working now - listening and enjoying in ignorant bliss (so far).

ToffeeBoy said...

Well #6 is The Isley Brothers- and a dang fine track it is too.

In fact garethi, if you ever get tired of your record collection I think I could find a home for it - I'm loving this playlist.

GarethI said...

Thanks, Toffeeboy. I've been casting around for an Isley Brothers CD with this and Fight The Power on it – both of mine are from compilations.

ToffeeBoy said...

Brown Eyed Girl was on Live It Up - which I once had on vinyl but it's long since disappeared into the ether...

mnemonic said...

Setting Sun is The Aliens (bit of a giveaway at the end of the track)

GarethI said...

Yeah, it is a bit of a giveaway, but I like it…
Anyway, the full list is:
1. Sing For Your Supper - Cathy Davey
2. Setting Sun - Howling Bells
3. No Fun - Vitalic
4. I'm Not Scared - Ladytron
5. Cold As Ice - Atlas Sound
6. Brown Eyed Girl - The Isley Brothers
7. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Pelle Carlberg
8. Come Home - Findlay Brown
9. I Can't Help Myself – The Bookhouse Boys
10. Baby Don't Cry - Third Guitar
11. Setting Sun - The Aliens
12. It's A Wonderful Life - Sparklehorse
13. Walking On The Moon - Rev. Jamel & Bob Johnson
14. The Show Must Go On - The Real Tuesday Weld
15. Cannonball - Cathy Davey
16. The Tourist - Gonzales

Rich, Baby Don't Cry is from The World's Rarest Funk 45s Volume 2. It's worth getting the whole album.