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Walls Come Tumbling Down

 

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The Claw Stage Set

U2 are to play a free gig in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the Berlin Wall, Germany on November 5.

Playing as part of the ‘Fall of The Wall’ celebrations in the city, commemorating 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down, U2 will perform as part of this year’s MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) which take place in Berlin on the same day.

U2‘s manager Paul McGuinness says on the U2 website: “It’ll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down. Should be fun.”

“They’ve played some interesting places in the past but this’ll certainly be the most ambitious – and most poignant – one to date.”

To register for a pair of free tickets and for more information see the band’s official website here: U2.com

Latest music and film news on Uncut.co.uk

Here is the whole U2 concert as broadcast by YouTube at the weekend.

Alternatively here are The Style Council.

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“Walls Come Tumbling Down” – The Style Council

You don’t have to take this crap
You don’t have to sit back and relax
You can actually try changing it
I know we’ve always been taught to rely
Upon those in authority –
But you never know until you try
How things just might be –
If we came together so strongly

Are you gonna try to make this work
Or spend your days down in the dirt
You see things can change –
YES an’ walls can come tumbling down!

Governments crack and systems fall
’cause Unity is powerful –
Lights go out – walls come tumbling down!

The competition is a colour TV
We’re on still pause with the video machine
That keep you slave to the H.P.

Until the Unity is threatend by
Those who have and who have not –
Those who are with and those who are without
And dangle jobs like a donkey’s carrot –
Until you don’t know where you are

Are you gonna realize
The class war’s real and not mythologized
And like Jericho – You see walls can come tumbling down!

Are you gonna be threatend by
The public enemies No. 10 –
Those who play the power game
They take the profits – you take the blame –
When they tell you there’s no rise in pay

Are you gonna try an’ make this work
Or spend your days down in the dirt –
You see things CAN change –
YES an’ walls can come tumbling down!

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October 29, 2009 Posted by | New News, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Daltrey

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Roger Daltrey is currently undertaking a solo tour through North America whilst Pete Townshend completes his latest opus “Floss”.

During my recent music collection re-organisation I re-discovered Daltrey’s debut solo album.

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“Daltrey” was first released in 1973. The album took six weeks to record during January and February 1973. Sessions took place at Roger’s Barn Studio, Burwash, East Sussex, where the backing tracks were laid down; vocals, overdubs, and mixing were completed at The Beatles’ Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row (the vocals for “One Man Band (reprise)” were recorded on the Apple rooftop, where The Beatles had performed their famous final concert in January 1969), and at Nova Sound Studios.

With one exception, the songs were all co-written by the previously unknown Leo Sayer, who later became a well-known singer in his own right. The song “One Man Band,” which begins and ends this album, is one of Sayer’s signature tunes.

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“One Man Band” – Roger Daltrey

The Musicians  who played on the album included:-

  • Dave Courtney – piano
  • Russ Ballard – guitar, keyboards
  • Bob Henrit – drums
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Dave Arbus – violin
  • Dave Wintour – bass guitar
  • Del Newman – string arrangements
  • Jimmy Page – guitar on “There Is Love”

Here is a performance from The Old Grey Whistle Test of the surprise hit single from the album “Giving It All Away” featuring Russ Ballard on guitar.

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Clouds

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“Cloud Nine”  – The Temptations

Dennis: The childhood part of my life
Wasn’t very pretty, see…
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: I was born and raised
In the slums of the city,
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: It was a one-room shack
That slept ten other children beside me,
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: We hardly had enough food
Or room to sleep
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: It was hard times…
I needed somethin’ to ease my troubled mind

Paul: Hmmmm listen…
My father didn’t know the meaning of work
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Paul: He disrespected mama,
And treated us like dirt
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Paul: I left home seeking a job
That I never did find
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Paul: Depressed and down-hearted
And I took to cloud nine
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom

Paul: I’m doing fine
Up here, on cloud nine
Paul: Listen, one more time
Paul: I’m doing fine
Up here, on cloud nine
Dennis: Folks down there tell me…

Dennis: They say give yourself a chance,son,
don’t let life pass you by,
Temptations: Woo, woo, woo-oo
Dennis: that the world of reality’s a rat race
Where only the strongest survive,
It’s a dog-eat-dog world
And that ain’t no lie,
Temptations: Ain’t no lie
Dennis: It ain’t even safe no more
To walk the streets at night

Eddie: I’m doing fine
Temptations: On cloud nine

Dennis: Let me tell you ’bout cloud nine…
Temptations: Cloud nine
Paul: You can be what you want to be
Temptations: Cloud Nine
Dennis: You ain’t got no responsibility
Temptations: Cloud Nine
Eddie: And every man, every man is free
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You’re a million miles from reality
Otis: Reality

Temptations: I wanna’ stay up
Eddie and Otis: Higher
Temptations: Up up, Up and away

Temptations: Cloud nine

Eddie: I wanna’ say I love the life I live,
And I’m going to
Eddie/Otis: live, the life I love
Eddie: Up here on cloud nine…
I, I, I, I, I, I’m ridin’ high
Temptations: On cloud nine

Dennis: You’re as free as a bird in flight
Temptations: Cloud nine
Melvin: There’s no difference between day and night
Temptations: Cloud nine
Eddie: It’s a world of love and harmony
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You’re a million miles from reality
Otis: Reality

Temptations: I wanna’ stay up
Eddie and Otis: Higher
Temptations: Up up, up and away

Temptations: Cloud Nine
Paul: You can be what you want to be, ah
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You ain’t got no responsibility
Temptations: Cloud nine
Eddie: Every man in his mind is free
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You’re a million miles from reality
Temptations: Cloud nine
Paul: You can be what you want to be

Temptations: all of them weave in and out with ad libs
and choruses of “Boom-booms”

fade to end

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