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Teenage Kicks ~ the debate.....

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Posted By : LAST GANG IN TOWN | Comments : 169

Why do so many bands cover this song.....?????


Wikipedia....
"Teenage Kicks" is a 1978 song originally recorded by Northern Irish punk rock group The Undertones. Composed by the band's principal songwriter, John O'Neill, it was championed by DJ John Peel, and was his all-time favourite song.''

The song was played at John Peels funeral and has been covered by almost every pub band ever since.....
It has become 'popular' .... but it has also become Cheesier than an Edam factory.....

As a 'Classic' punk band Last Gang In Town REFUSE to play this 'classic' punk tune because we're sick to death of hearing it played by almost everyone else.....
I note it's number 2 in the NWB most covered songs set list.....

I think pop bands think they're being 'dangerous' by playing a bit of Punk.....so why not play some Dead Kennedys instead....try ''too drunk to Fuck''....oh no, that's got more that 3 chords hasn't it.....a bit naughty too eh.....better play safe eh.....

So you lot can have Teenage Bloody Kicks cos we don't want it.....

I admit, I bought the single when it was first released and still have it in my collection and yes, I really like the song.....

But I'm sick of hearing it.....

Over to you.....

Gary LGIT

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# Posted by DYEHOUSE - 01/02/2010, 16:02 (GMT)

@LGIT!
"''too drunk to Fuck''....oh no, that's got more that 3 chords hasn't it.....a bit naughty too eh.....better play safe eh.....
"

Now your being rude!
Theres some great muso's around!
what they choose to play doesn't mean they're not in a league some will never reach???????


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 01/02/2010, 16:03 (GMT)

You could say that about the whole of the top 10 in the set list chart - although theyre all good tunes theyre all well overplayed by a country mile.

1 sex on fire - kings of leon 73
2 Teenage Kicks - The Undertones 69
3 Wishing Well - Free 64
4 I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs 56
5 Paranoid - Black Sabbath 55
6 Hard to Handle - Black Crowes 52
7 Dakota - Stereophonics 50
8 You Really Got Me - Van Halen 48
9 MUSTANG SALLY - ANYBODYS? 44
10 Valerie - Mark Ronson/ Amy Winehouse 43

I think bands just put these on their repetoire to fill out their sets but dont necessarily play them at all their gigs. I mean "I predict a f**kin riot"....still??


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# Posted by Whatever! (deactivated) - 01/02/2010, 16:06 (GMT)

Unfortunately the songs above still go down well.
If it aint broke dont fix it!!!!!!
its what alot of the punters want to hear.


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# Posted by DYEHOUSE - 01/02/2010, 16:11 (GMT)

we have one of those in our set!
Hard to ..kin Handle!
I hate it but the punters love it as does our Gob?
what can yer do?


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# Posted by THE MOCKINGBIRDS (now split) - 01/02/2010, 16:13 (GMT)

personally i prefer 'ever fallen in love...'
but even thats over played.




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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 16:16 (GMT)

Mr Dyehouse....
Yet again you miss my point, are you picking on me today.
I meant that as TK is only a 3 chord trick it's easy and quick to learn.....not much effort needed.
INSTANT CHEESE.....
Of course we can all play great songs....so why bother with TK.....


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# Posted by BLUE SLICKERS - 01/02/2010, 16:18 (GMT)

It is very popular but could it also be because it's piss easy to play?


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# Posted by VANKWISH - 01/02/2010, 16:24 (GMT)

3 chords... I wish, how rude????
I know 4 now, got d nailed,thats a,c,g and d.....
bring on the good times.... can happily say we only do 2 out of top 10, but really who cares, if it's done well????
cant beat a good old classic!


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# Posted by hulkamania78 - 01/02/2010, 16:25 (GMT)

We play play teenage kicks and ever fallen in love and used to play pretty vacant I think it caters for certain people in the audience, But looking at the top ten its more playing safe. I am not a big fan of I predict a Riot - ST hates it but it gets the drunks at the end of the night. Unfortuanetly they come to be entertained by music they know not self indulgent musci which I would personally like to play but once you seen one ten minute guitar solo you have seen them all.


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# Posted by hulkamania78 - 01/02/2010, 16:25 (GMT)

We did try MC5'S Kick out the Jams as it was upbeat and class but it was only recognised by about 2 people in all the time we played it and mainly for Rage against the Machines version. There are other songs in the same genre but unless your a muso Mr Stella wouldnt know Van Halen from Van Damme. Good post though do agree I have took a year out come back and realised as Whatever said if it aint broke dont fix it.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 16:35 (GMT)

Hulkster
No need to repeat yourself sir.....
Good point about 'playing/adapting to suit your audience though'
That's the difference to being in a covers band and /or a tribute.....
If people don't like 'Classic' Punk they won't like us much...that's why we have to carefully research our venues before we play....just in case it's a gathering place for the X-factor loving sheeple.....


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 16:45 (GMT)

I'm with the Hulk. You play to your audience. 95% of our venues are repeat bookings and they know what they're getting with us. We change the odd song here and there to suit. When a song's popularity starts to wane, we replace it with a newer one. It's not rocket surgery.

We pitch ourselves as a guitar jukebox anthems band in a deliberate attempt to avoid rock/indie/punk tags. Why limit your genre? It's all rock and roll folks.

For the record I can take or leave Teenage Kicks and I hate I Predict A Riot, but until they cease to get a reaction from the audience, we will continue to play them. It's the nature of the beast.


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 01/02/2010, 16:49 (GMT)

We play 'Ever Fallen in Love' depending on our audience - we played it on Sat at The Venue to a relatively younger crowd who loved it...its actually a great song when played properly.

Its the whole discussion about keeping your set fresh & maintaining your own enjoyment and keeping your audience happy. I'd say 3/4 of our set is well known mainstream 'classic' punk stuff, the rest are anthems in their own right but not as well known.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 17:05 (GMT)

ST
I agree with you but I stopped catering to the sheeple years ago....
Our target audience are the over 40's who remember and love the 70's Punk era.....believe it or not....punks bred and had kids who still love the Music their parents play.....
You can be popular to the sheeple or you can be popular to people that matter most to you.
Its like when a great unsigned band gets popular....they change to boost their popularity but end up changing from the band that made them popular in the first place.....they sell out.
I aint playing Teenage Kicks to sheeple just for applause.....


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 01/02/2010, 17:22 (GMT)

I was surprised how many rock bands play teen. kicks and/or ever fallen in love.Must be a big crowd pleasers. We play em from time to time, but that's our genre.

Mark


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# Posted by delete 79 - 01/02/2010, 17:27 (GMT)

doesnt teenage kicks have 4 chords in it?

im so glad my little pal from lgit has piped up again i was missing you mate!!!
fair enough your a punk band (proper punk innit played with faux snarl and raggedy guitars not like us dickheads that actually get the guitar parts right and singing intune) only kidding!!!!!!!
so i can understand you probably hate the more popular punk tunes but surely thats why people get off on em in't it.
they are popular for a reason after all ya know.
we play ever fallen and tk and we've played em since we started and i never tire of seeing people buzzing off BOTH tunes at EVERY gig. they never fail. but does it make me a cock for playing em just coz i wasnt around in the 70's with safety clips in my jeans and all that tosh, i personally dont think so but i may be wrong and i may be the biggest cock on here, probably more likely!! haha
so to summarize i can kind of understand your opinion but think you may be slightly cutting your nose to spite your face by ignoring em completely pal. some food for thought eh?
love ya pal
ben


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 17:27 (GMT)

"As a 'Classic' punk band Last Gang In Town REFUSE to play this 'classic' punk tune because we're sick to death of hearing it played by almost everyone else....."
"So you lot can have Teenage Bloody Kicks cos we don't want it..... "

Good, thanks, glad that's cleared up. I'll pass on it as well though thanks.
Willow


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# Posted by John - 01/02/2010, 17:28 (GMT)

Well I must say, what a lot of a todo about a very harmless little pop ditty.
Although it was of the late punk era, I really don't think you can call either ir or the band that spawned it 'punk' Mr LGIT - it's not even really new wave - and as for playing it because they think punk is alittle bit 'dangerous...ha, ha and ha again.
They all play it 'cos it's easy and guaranteed to get the audience going (I know I can't hear it and not sing along/bop to it).
As to 'you can have it 'cos we don't want it' oooh, handbags at 12 paces!! - who gave you exclusive rights on certain songs?
You're as narrow minded and opinionated as a certain cyborg type person who occasionally throws a wobbly.....of course all this is just 'my opinion' !


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 17:51 (GMT)

RATS
I smell a RAT......
Read the original blog mate....Undertones were classed as a Punk band....still are.....
You call ME narrow minded because I've got an opinion and then give me 'your' opinion....pot calling kettle.
I'm no cyborg Dalek...
''Guaranteed to get the audience going''
Baaah Baaah Baaah .....Sheeple.


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 17:59 (GMT)

Devils Advocado here!

LGIT - Do you not play songs guaranteed to get YOUR audience going?
I take it your audiences like what you're doing - and as you do more of it you'll attract a bigger like-minded audience I assume.

How big an audience do you have to get before they can be called sheeple? Will you pack it in then?

Willow


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:04 (GMT)

Mr Fix
Mate, I get you and your humour....
However, like you say....you weren't around in the 70's so you don't know what you're talking about and your stereotyping of Punks is rather insulting.....
Yay lets be popular so the sheeple will cheer....let's play 'teenage kicks' or 'I predict a riot' or 'Sex on Fire' or 'you really got me' or 'ever fallen in love with somebody you shouldn't have'.....
Hang on....where have I seen that set list...
Much love
Gary


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 01/02/2010, 18:07 (GMT)

i like teenage kicks cos its easy to play


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:17 (GMT)

Willow - welcome back with a bang in the sense that you are bang on the money there. This blog is on the slippery slope to US versus THEM and for that reason I'm steering well clear from hereon in. Thank you and good night.

Sorry LGIT, I know we kissed (metaphorically speaking) and made up, but I just can't see where you're going with this one.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:23 (GMT)

Willow
Your missing the point here mate....
We are a 'classic' punk tribute band.....
We're expected to play 'classic' punk.....that's all we do.
ALL our songs get our audience going.....
I've been in bands when I was younger when I've played 'popular' music so that our singer could milk the applause.....egotistical muppet that he was.
As to your 'like minded' audiece.....that's what Punks was all about.....being different, not conforming.....I'll adapt...!!!


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 18:25 (GMT)

Ta ST ... as you know I do like a good debate ... and, because I never know if I'm one of THEM or if I belong with US I'd like to feel I can contribute even handedly.
(that doesn't mean I can 'debate with either hand!!)
Willowstillinholidaymode


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:31 (GMT)

ST
I know mate, some people are so touchy.....

Teenage Kicks is a 'cop out' song.....END OF.


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 18:36 (GMT)

LGIT ... when you end a blog with ... "Over to you..." I think you can expect comments in return. Personally I don't tink anyone's been particularly touchy.
By the way ... ARE you ignoring me?? 'Cos you know that drives me MAD!!!
LOL
Willow


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:41 (GMT)

Grrr, drag me back into it why dont ya!! It's not a cop out song. It's a popular song. Sorry if that doesn't sit well with your "punk" attitude but each to their own.

I still don't see your point. If you don't like it and your audience don't like it, don't play it. That's your call. But then you can't criticise other bands for playing what they play (whether it's Teenage Kicks, Sex On Fire etc etc) because it appealing to their audience. It's horses for courses again and very much a nonsense argument.


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 18:42 (GMT)

<----- pushing ST out the door .....


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:45 (GMT)

----------> ST pushing back....

And just one last thing. I also don't agree with your labelling of classic punk, like punk is a massive genre that requires sub-genres. In my experience something is either punk or it isn't.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:47 (GMT)

ST
Ha ha ha...gotcha....just couldn't keep out of it could ya.....
And please tell Willow I'm ignoring him.....


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:48 (GMT)

Willow - LGITs ignoring you.

LGIT - yeah, you got me. We agree to disagree this time my friend. Good to have an exchange without it getting personal. I suspect we both respect each others take on the matter (even if you are WRONG!)


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:48 (GMT)

Teenage Dreams, so hard to///***=== SHUT UP.....


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:49 (GMT)


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 18:50 (GMT)

LGIT .. sorry didn't see your response to my earlier comment.
But .. what??
I've completely taken your point that you choose what you play to a defined cafeteria. I've taken your point that TK doesn't fit in that cafeteria.
I find it hard to accept that Punk (now) is about being different, not conforming, as, as much as it probably was when first starting, it soon became another major "label" and ,as such, to be included under that banner people had to conform ...... didn't they??

However, I'm not here to start an argument .. yes you are, no i'm not etc etc ... but apart from your point that you don't like Teenage Kicks I fail to see what else the blog is about and quite frankly baffles me! Although I have enjoyed contributing so that's not a criticism by the way!

Willow


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:51 (GMT)

THE. VOICE. OF. REASON.

WILLOW FOR MODERATOR!!


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# Posted by delete 79 - 01/02/2010, 18:53 (GMT)

I repeat my original question, Is there or isn't there 4 chords in teenage kicks? Cracking tune


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:54 (GMT)

ST
Mate, It just drives me up the wall when I hear bands playing cheesy tunes just to boost their own egos with applause from an audience that won't even remember the name of the band when their hangover fades.....it's so false.
Classic Rock bands do Classic Rock
Classic Punk bands do Classic Punk
Bands who do Teenage Kicks should do time.....


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 18:55 (GMT)

<mutters> i'm doin' something wrong!!
wait til i start gerrin the post-holiday blues
Willowusuallymoregrumpy!


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 01/02/2010, 18:56 (GMT)

what about My Cousin Johnny and Subbutteo and all that? Is that any good??
WillownotreallySLFfan!


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 18:58 (GMT)

I sorry that the prospect of a band playing popular music offends your punk sensibilities. Sounds silly to me. I play it week in, week out and I don't play it to lap up the applause, I play it because people enjoy it and want to hear it. Horses for course as mentioned previously.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 18:59 (GMT)

Mr Fix
If you're not sure about the chords you cab google it...try
www.cheesysongs for cheesyapplause.com
Cracking tune indeed...great for kids to play when they first start a band....


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 19:02 (GMT)

ST
You posted the video....ha ha ha.....


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 19:04 (GMT)

You know that scene from Life Of Brian?

[BRIAN] "You're all individuals"
[CROWD] "Yes, we ARE all individuals"
[MAN] "I'm not"


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# Posted by Stormbringer ex TFL (now BULLE... - 01/02/2010, 19:05 (GMT)

If played correctly theres actually 6 chords in the tune. d c# bm g g# and a..... although the g# is only strummed the once on the outro.

What i dont understand is why people keep harpin on about what other bands play and why.
ie whole lotta rosie... paranoid.....teenage kicks..... freebird and so on ....
As far as im concerned we play what we like but if someone in the audience shouts for teenage kicks or lady gaga's latest we will play it if we know it.... well maybe i exaggerate with the lady gaga but you get my point i hope. Actually i would very much like to 'do' lady gaga but thats another blog i think in the making.

Be kind to each other people and sheepleb :->


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 19:12 (GMT)

TFL
So if I come to your gig and ask for something by the Dead Kennedys how you fixed.....will you play to please me, an audience member.....I'll clap and cheer like fuck if you do.....make you feel really good about yourself.....all warm inside.....
Or will you say ''oooh look a Punk, let's do Teenage Kicks''

This isn't about what other bands play.....it's about why they play it...


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 01/02/2010, 19:17 (GMT)

Lady ga ga's got a cock y'know

Mark


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 19:19 (GMT)

Mark Dresden
What....you mean a propper cock.....


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# Posted by Asa - 01/02/2010, 19:23 (GMT)

Yup. A proper cock. She's a man.

Infringement of the trade description act if ever there was one.


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 01/02/2010, 19:29 (GMT)

So they say
Video footage of it I heard, somewhat off topic, I know

Mark


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# Posted by delete 79 - 01/02/2010, 19:32 (GMT)

Lady gaga hasn't got a cock that was all a publicity stunt thing. Out of 10 I'd give her one.


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# Posted by Dresden North End - 01/02/2010, 19:34 (GMT)

Then she'd ave two

Mark


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 01/02/2010, 19:42 (GMT)

one and a half, actually


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 01/02/2010, 19:42 (GMT)

ben your just jealous cos your in a band with people who arnt good enough to play too drunk to fuck


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# Posted by viking - 01/02/2010, 19:51 (GMT)

odin's blood-i sooooo LOVE mondays on nwb-always wake me up good and proper!!! ;-D


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 20:01 (GMT)

How can prove Lady GaGa is a girl then....
Need proof....
either
a...see her birth certificate
b...see her passport
c...see her fanny

and if the answer is 'c' then I bet it can sing Teenage Fucking Kicks.....


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# Posted by Alyerpal - 01/02/2010, 20:08 (GMT)

Bloody Hell - think I'll keep out of this one......anyone for 'Smoke on the Water'?


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# Posted by viking - 01/02/2010, 20:10 (GMT)

@lgit-mind-iffen the answer was both a) AND c)-it'd never get away with singing tfk, would it? be laughed off stage-"yeah-right, gaga-last time YOU got "teenage kicks" al jolson was lusting after his mother"!!! ;-D
(btw-agree totally with you-that song has far outlived it's "fifteen minutes"!! then again-i don't like "kiss", either, but don't tell anyone? ;-D )


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 20:15 (GMT)

Alyerpal
You'll get splinters up yer arse from sitting on the fence.....

Viking
Your secret's safe with me....


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# Posted by Mark C Marauder + Whitefake - 01/02/2010, 20:18 (GMT)

Don't know what all the fuss is about, some people have got offended for some reason. I personally never deemed Undertones as a punk band, more power pop, so why all the kerfuffel? Anyhoo, I'm sure every band of every genre on here has a particular song they are sick to death of but I'm sure when you drop it, some bloke will come up at the end of the night and ask WHY DIDN'T YOU DO such and such.....hmmm


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# Posted by viking - 01/02/2010, 20:18 (GMT)

@lgit-thanks for that- i mentioned it once in another blog, but i think i got away with it? only problem i got now is this awful picci in my head of lady gaga's fanny mouthing the words to tfk. extremely scary!! ;-/


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 20:23 (GMT)

Remember a few years ago when every piggin band played ''Smells Like Teen Spirit'' and/or ''Basket Case''
I saw Greenday at the MEN last year and cursed them when even they played it.....


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# Posted by viking - 01/02/2010, 20:24 (GMT)

and/or "song number 2"-damnably awful! ;-/


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 20:29 (GMT)

Viking
I went to see NWB's Massive Electric Storm a few weeks ago and during their break this big, nasty-looking, neaderthal so-and-so came up and 'demanded' they play some KISS.....young Louis did his best to fend off the beast but he was insistent.....I felt like saying ''look, fuck off mate, we don't do any...OK'' But wisely left well alone....I hate beating up ugly people anyway.....


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# Posted by viking - 01/02/2010, 21:00 (GMT)

@lgit-pmsl!!! ;-)


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# Posted by Wellington Hotel - 01/02/2010, 22:06 (GMT)

Oh my god what have I done, one innocent comment and holy hell has broke loose. Sorry chaps.
For the record, I only quite like TK, so wouldn't have missed it if it wasn't played last night, however Lazzy did do it well. :)


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/02/2010, 22:17 (GMT)

Mr Wellington
I note you have Sugar Bullets AND Out Of Town booked for this year...why not LAST GANG IN TOWM.....don't you like us or something.....


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# Posted by Wellington Hotel - 01/02/2010, 22:25 (GMT)

Mrs Wellington has nothing against you, but if you don't do that shall not be named I know one person who won't come, and even if she does she'll ask you for it cos it's the only one she knows (and no it's not me) :)


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# Posted by Keith (RED ZOO) - 01/02/2010, 22:36 (GMT)

So to sum up

1)We wont see Teenage kicks in LGITs set list.

2)Nobody will remember us because all the punters had a hangover (See Kingpins repeat bookings)

I just listen to all the punters singing the chorus of "Sex on fire" which prob leads me to believe they have had a good time.When the hairs on the back of your neck stand up FOR THAT REASON then you can drive off into the night knowing you have done your job.There are bound to be songs that you are not keen on but that does not preclude the good people that have stayed in the pub / club to watch you,rather than lash into something completely random that nobody has heard of but the band gets off on playing it(Unless the crowd were expecting just that). Absolutely see where LGIT are coming from, they play "classic punk" and probably WYSIWYG but dont call other bands for doing it. Had a guy from the PRS in Ighten Leigh yesterday and he explained how "royalties" are calculated. Basically the PRS licence the venue pays for is divided up based on a formula that all the songs played by cover bands are counted and then they can allocate money based on popularity, not just whats played on the juke box.(He has printed the set list off our website and asked which ones we still did!) So, I supposed that means Fergal and Co should be still feckin millionaires!BTW he also had a decibel meter with him. Nice bloke and has a really interesting chat (When i found out it wasnt going to cost us :-)So now you know the PRS reads everybodies set lists!!!


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# Posted by Keith (RED ZOO) - 01/02/2010, 22:39 (GMT)

TFL

Id feckin love to do a rocked up "Poker Face"


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# Posted by John - 01/02/2010, 22:41 (GMT)

@Kingpin - WHAT!!!! Is that proper classic rock speak or have I lost the ability to assimilate the written word?


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# Posted by Keith (RED ZOO) - 01/02/2010, 22:52 (GMT)

No Mr RATS you assimilated correctly (Are you a Borg?)I would like to do a rocked up version of "Poker Face"

Something in the same manner as this:-
http://www.myspace.com/letsmaketragedyhappen


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 00:35 (GMT)

Mrs Wellington
As a 'real' 'classic' punk band we accept that venues and people can't handle us.....fair enough.
Those that can handle us have us back because we're fooking good at what we do.....
When you want the real thing....give us a shout.....
The show, the energy the authenticity.....you can almost smell it.....


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 00:50 (GMT)

Mr Kingpin
I used to play in a band calle 'Next Best Thing' that did your exact same (almost) set list.
Great, popular tunes....but I made the decision to play what I love...not what the x-factor sheeple are programmed to think they like......
No offence, I'm sure you're good at what you do.....but you will change with the times as your audience does.....


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 02/02/2010, 08:43 (GMT)

Donna, you'll get the real thing on Saturday don't worry lol.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 10:56 (GMT)

Dean
Aparently, You've GOT to play teenage Kicks at the Welly.....Mr Welly says it's the only punk tune Mrs Welly knows and she'll be asking for it.....I hope you get some Punk fans in the audience.....
Good luck


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# Posted by hulkamania78 - 02/02/2010, 11:10 (GMT)

Big PANTS!!!


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 02/02/2010, 11:22 (GMT)

i've played it like many others on here loads over the years

because people like it.


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 02/02/2010, 11:33 (GMT)

Thanks for the support there Gary,
There's 69 bands on here that play TK...we really don't wanna be the 70th, but if there's enough people asking for it (like naked girls) you just never know. I'm sure people will be entertained whatever we play, we tend to have that effect on audiences you see.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 11:41 (GMT)

Dean
We got asked for it a while back and went into a really slow jazz/improv version of the first verse.....was funny at the time.
People ask us for it deliberately to try and wind us up because they know we'll tell them to fuck off.....naked girls or not.....


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# Posted by Fanny Oakley - 02/02/2010, 12:29 (GMT)

hmm..only born in '74 so never really experienced the whole punk thing..by the time i realised that motown wasnt the only genre of music - everyone was wearing bottle tops on their shoes WTF!!!


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# Posted by Asa - 02/02/2010, 13:30 (GMT)

# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 11:41 (GMT)

Dean
We got asked for it a while back and went into a really slow jazz/improv version of the first verse.....was funny at the time.

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Just undermined your whole argument of not playing it to "please the people".


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 02/02/2010, 13:44 (GMT)

ST - I think Gary meant they took the piss by playing a jazz version, hardly contradicts the argument IMO.


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# Posted by Asa - 02/02/2010, 13:45 (GMT)

Yeah, spose. Damn you Sugar Bullets!! lol


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 13:46 (GMT)

Dean
Well spotted mate.....that Socialtomato bloke always gets the wrong end of the stick.....


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# Posted by Massive Electric Storm - 02/02/2010, 13:50 (GMT)

This could be a new blog - Songs about Wanking.

My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry.

I Touch Myself - The Divinyls


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 13:57 (GMT)

MES
Orgasm Addict.....Buzzcocks


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# Posted by Massive Electric Storm - 02/02/2010, 14:03 (GMT)

Keep it coming (so to speak)!!!!!


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# Posted by Whatever! (deactivated) - 02/02/2010, 14:11 (GMT)

Sex on Fire....lubricant and deep heat mixed up.


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 02/02/2010, 14:28 (GMT)

Oh Bondage Up Yours - Xray Spex


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# Posted by Loverockets - 02/02/2010, 14:37 (GMT)

I feel you - Depeche mode


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# Posted by NIGHT TRAIN - 02/02/2010, 15:05 (GMT)

First classic punk band that starts doing Throbbing Gristle covers gets my vote :o)


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 02/02/2010, 20:38 (GMT)

Mr Night Train
Nice use of the term 'Classic' Punk.....


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 04/02/2010, 15:03 (GMT)

I can't see the problem here, if you like a song you play it, if the audience like a song and want to hear it then you play it if you can. Thats what you being paid for surely.

As for the tune and the band itself they were definetly regarded as a "proper" punk band during the seventies. Many of the tracks in your set list were disliked by punks at that time, for example anything by The Jam, The Stranglers, The Ramones was considered New Wave and not punk. The ANL, Crass and UK Subs were post punk really and only became popular at the end of of that genre.



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# Posted by mr.nwb - 05/02/2010, 10:09 (GMT)

I play teenage age kicks with 5 chords in. And stick some tapping in for the solo.

Just make the song ya own. And if the punters want it, give it to them.

It's a bit egotistical not playing it jus because 'you' think it's cheesey. Teenage kicks is an anthem, and there might be some 18 yr old in the pub who's never heard it, and then be inspired to check out more punk songs. Not everyone is 40+


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# Posted by nothing - 06/02/2010, 00:43 (GMT)

Boredom boredom, bdum bdum


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# Posted by speedtouch - 06/02/2010, 11:56 (GMT)

i like cheese.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 06/02/2010, 15:47 (GMT)

Mr NWB
You call people egotistical then use a green background. to stand out so people know it's you....ha ha ha.
You are Correct TK is an anthem....a 'punk' anthem.....
I don't hear Sugar Bullets playing 'whole lotta rosie' just to please people....
I don't hear LGIT playing 'sex on piggin fire' just to get applause from the sheeple.....
I bet RiffRaff don't play it.....they'd be a laughing stock if they did.....
I've much respect for bands who love what 'they' love playing rather than bands who pamper to the sheeple just to be popular for a night...to people who won't remember the name of the band in the morning.
Throwaway, disposable 'flavour of the month' songs by forgetable bands who think 'they're' popular when the band next week will play the same songs and get the same 'canned' applause.....but their deluded egos won't see through the bullshit.....
Punk bands will always have 'classics' that people want.
Rock bands will always have 'classics' that people want.
Pop bands will always have 'the latest' popular song to milk.
A few years ago it was Basket Case, Song 2, Creep, Teen Spirit etc etc
Now we have Sex on Fire, I predict a riot, blah blah blah

Teenage kicks has become a 'Brown Sugar' a 'You Really got me'
Show some imagination.....have some self respect.....

Don't play it just because it's in the 'songs to entertain morons handbook'.....


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# Posted by speedtouch - 06/02/2010, 16:02 (GMT)

ohhh whos a bit grumpy then, are you pissed cos some bands have 'pinched' a tune off you, they have no right playing punk tunes, cos thats what you do and they are stealing your limelight or summat...i dont really get your argument, i aint no LL but i reckon they know who to book for their gaff.
And i reckon if you were to play a punked up HM number some of your crowd would love it, cos they wont all be blinkered by this wierd prejudice YOU seem to have...


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 06/02/2010, 16:15 (GMT)

What's a HM number.....
What's 'summat'
You say you don't get my argument but still want to comment and call me 'blinkered' and 'prejudice'.....
Methinks you should think before you type.....


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# Posted by Subliminal Steve - 06/02/2010, 16:28 (GMT)

Mark E Smith knows:

"Went down the town
To a hm club
The sign had a cross
Through a couple well-dressed
They looked at my coat
They looked at my hair
An easy rider coot
Grabbed the edge of my coat
Said: youre too smart for here
I said: ill see the manager

He was the manager..." etc


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# Posted by speedtouch - 06/02/2010, 17:25 (GMT)

OK point taken...what i will do is read through the whole blog, i must admit i havent done so yet. so to get a rounded view i will.

However, i will bet you a pound to a pich of shit i will still come to the same conclisions.
Prejudiced : you claim - (1)Any band who isnt a punk band and play Teenage kicks has no musical integrity and or respect.

(2) All the people/punters who do not go out to watch a punk band specifically but go out to watch a 'live band' in their local have no musical taste and no sense on idividuality.

will report back when finished reading... i might be while..




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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 06/02/2010, 17:42 (GMT)

speedtouch
What Punk band that you know actually plays Teenage Kicks.....
Punks go to punkg gigs
rockers/bikers go to rock gigs
people with no identity go to see pop bands and dance to Teenage Kicks.
If a Punk band or a rock band played it they'd get pelters.....


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# Posted by speedtouch - 06/02/2010, 18:11 (GMT)

Thats in your experienced opinion... i however feel that if you were to do the tune in the spirit it was written for the time it was written in, you might find it goes down well. if you were to perform it in the unbastardised un-homogenised way a GOOD punk band should i think it would go down a storm, and any road what good punk gives a shit what any body else does!!! dont the saying go..."what you think of me is none of my business" surely that works both ways.
I will get back to my reading...it aint looking too well.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 07/02/2010, 01:39 (GMT)

speey
you could be right.....If I was a beginner who wanted to be in a band I'd probably pick TK because is quick and easy to learn....but our regular audiences across the country see TK as a 'cop out' song and would bottle us.....because we're supposed to be a Punk band FOR Punks who hate the fucking song.....
Songs like TK, Jilted John, Nellie the fucking Elephant are JOKE songs.....In my opinion, which often offends.....sorry.


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 07/02/2010, 01:52 (GMT)

@LGiT ... when you say "I'd probably pick TK because is quick and easy to learn." .... can you give me more than 3 of your 62 song set list that may fall outside of this category?? Give me a handful of songs from your set that take you (as a band) more than a few hours to knock out .... and then tell me why Teenage Kicks is so different. Please. Thank you.
I still think this is a pointless blog by the way (you don't like the song - period - end of ... ) ...... so congrats for getting over 100 replies.
Willowstillbuzzingaftergig


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 07/02/2010, 11:37 (GMT)

Willow
I don't think your point is relevant to LGIT.
We are a tribute to an era.....so our choice of material comes from one specific time frame....
If we were an Undertones tribute band we'd have to play it....but would we throw in Sex On Fire just because all the sheeple will sing along....NO.
Would a Beatles tribute band play it....NO.
The only bands who play it are the ones who play the other 'popular' tunes....I predict a riot, Sex on Fire, Dakota.etc etc etc
All these bands my be great people, great musicians.....but they're all the bloody same.....
A good example of what I mean is this.....
I go to watch football on a Saturday and every week there are different away fans....they all sing exactly the same boring chants but they think they're being original and funny.....they're just boring......get it...


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 07/02/2010, 12:48 (GMT)

LG you missed my point i think ....
the point i was making that in your last comment you singled out TK as being quick and easy to learn.
My point was that, looking at your set, most if not all of it are songs that I think would be quick and easy to learn (n.b. "most", "I think") Surely that was one of the selling points of punk?? quick, easy, energetic, no virtuosity necessary.
Admittedly I can't remember what relevance this has to your original stated dislike of TK, but I was just home from a gig and still a bit "excited"!! LOL
Willow

pleased don't reply - surely this blog can't go on much longer!!
haha


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 07/02/2010, 13:19 (GMT)

Willow
I don't dislike TK, I own a vinyl copy.....
I just don't like the way almost every pop band uses it.....
Many of our songs could be classed as 'not too technical' but they all fit our genre...we don't do songs that don't fit our style just to gain the canned applause of the sheeple.....


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 09/02/2010, 11:54 (GMT)

What makes me laugh the most about this post is someone who plays in a cover band talking about Musical Integrity and playing to the sheepies.

Now I for one have no problem with cover bands having playing in a few of them for half my life, however I wouldn't dream of calling into question any other bands integrity concerning choice of material when I am simply copying other peoples music to play for a targeted audience.

And since Punk was a style, attitude, cutural identity and not just a style of music I would say how can playing in a cover band possibly be construed as punk?


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 09/02/2010, 12:08 (GMT)

"And since Punk was a style, attitude, cutural identity and not just a style of music I would say how can playing in a cover band possibly be construed as punk?"

Well considering that the attitude of punk was "I'll do what I want and f*ck you" I don't think you have much of an argument there mate.

I have an acquaintance in Florida who is a lawyer. He's forever getting told by kids with green hair (in a bunch with other kids with green hair) that he's not punk. His answer? "Says who".

And of course, with the definition being "whatever the individual wants it to be", you and I AND LGIT are both right and wrong at the same time.

I'm going for a lie down.


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 09/02/2010, 12:11 (GMT)

Well considering that the attitude of punk was "I'll do what I want and f*ck you" I don't think you have much of an argument there mate.

Exactly :) which means playing TK can also be construed as punk can it not?


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 09/02/2010, 12:13 (GMT)

who cares? :-))))))))))))))


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 09/02/2010, 12:16 (GMT)


Exactly :) which means playing TK can also be construed as punk can it not?

Good point.

Unless it's played along to the juke box before soundcheck. There'd be some kind of explosion if that were allowed to happen....


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 09/02/2010, 12:16 (GMT)

And further to that

Saying " f*ck you I am going to play stuff the punters like" is just as punk as saying " f*ck you I am going to play stuff they don't like.

and on the opposite stance we could say playing what the audience like isn't very punk, but then again playing covers is not punk either in that regards.

And now we are getting in into the realms of the ridiculous
At the end of the day its all down to personal taste and chopice for every individual


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# Posted by Mick (ex Bad Horsie) - 09/02/2010, 12:18 (GMT)

My chopice is my own personal kingdom!


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 09/02/2010, 12:19 (GMT)

blimey its safety pins at dawn on here again :-)


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 09/02/2010, 12:20 (GMT)

Exactly :) which means playing TK can also be construed as punk can it not?

Good point.

Unless it's played along to the juke box before soundcheck. There'd be some kind of explosion if that were allowed to happen....

lol yeah there would be one or two on here throwing a wobbler lol


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 09/02/2010, 12:20 (GMT)

mick we dont want to hear what you do with your chopice in the comfort of your own kingdom.


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 09/02/2010, 12:24 (GMT)

My chopice is my own personal kingdom!

here here

I personally love punk. Being an old bastard I played in a Manchester punk band from 76 - 79. Since then of course I have sold my soul down the river many times (kept my arse intact though)but have always had a love of punk since I was 15


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# Posted by Massive Electric Storm - 09/02/2010, 12:28 (GMT)

Valerie Leon's G-String:

This is totally off-topic, but your name inspired me to google Valerie Leon. Ding Dong! Almost as tasty as Caroline Munro.


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 09/02/2010, 12:31 (GMT)

ha ha , another convert!!, and caroline munro indeed, as Mr Moore says in the spy who loved me "what a handsome craft, such lovely lines"


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# Posted by Ian - Rocking Horse - 09/02/2010, 12:31 (GMT)

I remember her well from the carry on films. Still prefer Jolene Blalock though


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 09/02/2010, 12:32 (GMT)

check out margaret nolan as well, before this comment gets deleted ha ha!!, she will be familiar from carry on movies as well


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# Posted by Massive Electric Storm - 09/02/2010, 12:36 (GMT)

This pic of Caroline Munro is neither gratuitous nor off-topic, as she is what first inspired my Teenage Kicks! (Well, her and the blonde from Abba.)


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 09/02/2010, 12:38 (GMT)

yep relevant indeed and THANKYOU!!!!!


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 09/02/2010, 13:27 (GMT)

Wow this post has certainly grabbed the imagination....
you all seem to enjoy a mass debate.....
and Teenage Kicks is a song about massbebation.....
which would suggest you're all a bunch of massdebaters.....
pass the kleenex....


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# Posted by Ian (bass, The THREE) - 11/04/2010, 12:48 (GMT)

We used to do it in the early days of the band, but we got fed up of it after a short while. One of those where the words won't stick in my head. Don't miss it at all.

Always glad to hear it on the radio, though!


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# Posted by THE STORIES ,The very best! of... - 05/08/2010, 11:57 (GMT)

teenage kicks...great song if you can cover it properly ....


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# Posted by Andy Mack - 24/03/2011, 13:26 (GMT)

My band does Teenage Kicks- in the key of D and I do an Acoustic Version in the key of C like snow patrols live lounge version and I play 6 Chords in Both! Not 3???


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# Posted by Dean (Drummer) - 24/03/2011, 16:01 (GMT)


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# Posted by Fitz - 20/05/2011, 22:45 (GMT)

Teenage Lobotomy could be the alternative...or the super sing-a-long Beat On The Brat?!?... ...1234!

BTW Massive Electric Storm's contribution is also very enlightening... ... ...


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# Posted by Fitz - 20/05/2011, 22:45 (GMT)

Teenage Lobotomy could be the alternative...or the super sing-a-long Beat On The Brat?!?... ...1234!

BTW Massive Electric Storm's contribution is also very enlightening... ... ...


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# Posted by Sin City [Classic Rock] - 09/09/2011, 02:16 (GMT)

They should all play Kepone Factory


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 09/09/2011, 14:21 (GMT)

Nostrils of Death...
''Turning people into bonsai trees''
How visionary and years ahead of their time the Kennedy's lyrics were...like a musical version of 1984...
Change 'bonsai trees' to 'Sheeple' and you've got it in one...


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# Posted by Havoc 51 - 08/11/2011, 13:46 (GMT)

Isn't it the same chord sequence as "Stand by Me" ??

Just swap the words from one to t'other if yer bored !


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# Posted by noneoftheabove - 13/12/2011, 14:15 (GMT)

We open with TK because (a) yes it's easy to play (which means we have a safe song to warm up with) (b) it's SHORT (so if there are any sound probs not caught in the sound check we can quickly fix them) but most of all (c) WE LIKE IT and (d) the audiences tend to like it. As with all the covers we play, we do our own version of it, a bit slower than the original, in a different key, and with a more interesting guitar solo.
As a covers band we play a hugely varied set of more and less well-known covers, so there's always room for Smoke, Sugar, TK, Kinks, because that's what (we think) our audiences want to hear. How do we know this? Because THEY HAVE SAID SO.


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# Posted by Jeepster Gaz ( RailerMania ) - 15/01/2013, 11:14 (GMT)

Im not a big fan of Teenage Kicks, however, just like most people are saying it is a crowd pleaser.
As entertainers it is our job to please crowds. ( Im sure I read that somewhere )
I would be happy if I never sang it or heard it again.
So, if it has to be done I suppose it has to be done............




Jeepster.


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# Posted by Jeepster Gaz ( RailerMania ) - 15/01/2013, 11:14 (GMT)

Im not a big fan of Teenage Kicks, however, just like most people are saying it is a crowd pleaser.
As entertainers it is our job to please crowds. ( Im sure I read that somewhere )
I would be happy if I never sang it or heard it again.
So, if it has to be done I suppose it has to be done............




Jeepster.


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# Posted by On Parole - 13/03/2013, 23:57 (GMT)

It was a shit song when it first came out!


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# Posted by Age of Reason - 18/03/2013, 21:39 (GMT)

Hmm,

Two of us are pushing 60, (one from the wrong side hehehe) so singing about getting teenage kicks might sound a bit Jimmy Saville, if you get my drift.....

Mike.


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# Posted by The Day After - 25/03/2013, 17:52 (GMT)

I hate playing it, it it gets one of the best reactions of our set. Perhaps that's because it seems odd played on cranked up electric ukuleles...


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# Posted by thE gEmiNi mAn - aN eNiGmA - 03/10/2013, 01:17 (GMT)

@LGIT If people don't like 'Classic' Punk they won't like us much...that's why we have to carefully research our venues before we play....just in case it's a gathering place for the X-factor loving sheeple...

Thought Punks were supposed to play were they're not wanted ?

Teenage Kick s - you should be proud to play it and show the other bands how it's done properly with attitude !!!


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# Posted by JUICE - 03/10/2013, 09:14 (GMT)

Teenage kicks - proper "classic" punk song.Sums up that era better than most others.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 03/10/2013, 10:05 (GMT)

Juice...How exactly does this song ''sum up an actual era?''...please enlighten me!!!


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# Posted by The Starlings - 11/06/2014, 09:55 (GMT)

So, to "sum up...."
LGIT do "classic" "Punk" thats is dead dead good,none of your popular dribble, and us lot do "turgid popular shit" for the "sheepies"because we suck corporate cock. "correct?"
Ta.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 11/06/2014, 21:02 (GMT)

And to further sum up....you are indeed a bell-end!


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# Posted by The Starlings - 12/06/2014, 00:33 (GMT)

lol!

OK mate, if it makes you feel better to slag everyone else off for putting money on the table go ahead.
I'm sure they'll appreciate the gigs you are too cool to do : )


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 12/06/2014, 05:58 (GMT)

This Blog was posted in February 2010.....and Four and a half years later it's still causing controversy.....OR..... is some IDIOT just using it as a vehicle to carry on a pathetic argument he has no chance of winning just because he was TOO DUMB to understand a simple analogy on another blog!!!


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# Posted by The Starlings - 12/06/2014, 13:22 (GMT)

lol!

Watch that blood pressure there mate.
Lets have another look shall we?
You have so far called me a bell-end, an idiot, and too dumb to understand.
You have called other bands that actually do what they are paid to do, sheep, and suggested that your lot were better than us wage slaves because you play what you want rather than what the clients want.
Very cool.
Oh and because your analogy didn't work for me on another thread you said I had my head up my arse...
What have I said to you that you think this is ok language to use?
Have I called you any names?
Can you not actually take any criticism at all without resorting to this behaviour?
Perhaps through the medium of typing on a blog you don't realise how aggressive you come across?
No doubt you will come back with another name for me, and suggest I'm too stupid to understand you, well that's ok.
So long as you are happy I don't mind what you type,it's good for a laugh with my morning coffee.
Have a nice day.
; )


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 12/06/2014, 14:55 (GMT)

In future, If you wish to question the validity or relevance of an analogy, especially one of mine, try not to come over as such an arrogant cock. ....and hopefully, unless you are really stupid, you now know not to rattle my cage unless you enjoy the relentless abuse that comes with it.....If you carry on this petty argument it will only prove your arrogance in insisting on having the last word.....which of course you never will cos I'll delete it.....go on, I double dare you!!!


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 13/06/2014, 16:03 (GMT)

That's 2 I've deleted now.....you got the message yet or are you really that fucking stupid.....


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# Posted by The Starlings - 15/06/2014, 23:25 (GMT)

Haha you complete and utter childish prick!
Delete away knobber.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 16/06/2014, 10:03 (GMT)

OI STARLINGS....which one of you faceless cowards is the one leaving all this shit on my blogs....come on shit-house....which one are you???


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# Posted by Ace (Red Zoo) - 17/06/2014, 11:27 (GMT)

The little chirpy one. ;0)


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 17/06/2014, 12:22 (GMT)

@Ace - Now I really did laugh out loud at that one! pmsl


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 17/06/2014, 15:55 (GMT)

The little yellow one with no bollocks...


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# Posted by The Cheating Hearts - 19/06/2014, 22:32 (GMT)

I quite like Teenage Kicks but wouldn't do it as it'd be a bit undignified at my time of life, y'know?
Shug


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# Posted by The Starlings - 19/06/2014, 22:35 (GMT)

Chirpy cheep, chirpy chirpy cheep cheep...
; )


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 20/06/2014, 19:41 (GMT)

Dave the bass player eh.....now I know!!!


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# Posted by The Cheating Hearts - 21/06/2014, 00:20 (GMT)

You two at the back there - play nicely...
Don't make make me come over there, now...


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# Posted by Hellwyck - 21/06/2014, 11:42 (GMT)

I think they should just shag and get it done with.


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# Posted by The Starlings - 21/06/2014, 15:31 (GMT)

lol.: )


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# Posted by THE STORIES ,The very best! of... - 22/06/2014, 04:20 (GMT)

Teenage Kicks became a hit record in 1979 & most people do not realise that ,most people think its a punk anthem ..that's not true! although at the time it was recorded the ethos of Punk Rock as we know it was still around .
The undertones recorded it over a year before & it was only through management knocking on peoples doors & sheer luck in the end that it made it into the hands of John Peel & the rest is history ....
Ok in the end its a song about teenage lust & even now in this day & age teenagers can relate to it .
The stories play it at every gig & the younger people in our audience go bonkers as they can relate to the song ,bands have been writing numbers about the same subject for years but Teenage Kicks has become a anthem for teenagers & what everyone has felt has being teenagers & there will always be teenagers ,so Teenage Kicks will if we like it or not will be there in music history for the end of time & a great song .

Andy .


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# Posted by JUICY - 22/06/2014, 10:33 (GMT)

I always feel the same about "Ever Fallen in Love ( With Someone You Shouldn''t've).
There must be an analogy in there somewhere.


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# Posted by Bubba - 16/08/2014, 23:56 (GMT)

We play "Teenage Kicks" in pubs because, as a classic punk show, us not doing so is like cutting your nose off to spite your face. When they hear Teenage Kicks, those punters are far more likely to give the other punk stuff in your set a listen and a pogo once the beer kicks in.

At punk gigs, we don't play it, because we know they want to hear "Shot By Both Sides", "Gotta Gettaway", "Young Savage" and "Complete Control".

It's a great song. It might be simple, but some bands play it shit, some bands play it well - and I believe the difference lies in whether you're playing it just to make the audience like you, or whether you have a genuine affection for the song.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 20/12/2015, 20:15 (GMT)

Chicken shit.....The blog is 6 years old....and you have Teenage Kicks in your repertoire.....get over yourself.


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 27/12/2015, 12:48 (GMT)

6 year old post and it's STILL winding the sheeple up.....


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# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 30/12/2015, 00:17 (GMT)

Ha Ha....crybaby deleted his posts......


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