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  1. My guess would be 'These Boots Are Made For Walking' by Nancy Sinatra.
  2. You're right, it sounds nothing like it. But it was never meant to. The song you're thinking of is Procol Harum's ' A Whiter Shade Of Pale' although, I believe, they always challenged the comparison. Stupidly, in my book, as it's obviously the same tune.
  3. His official site, detailing how you can order CDs, is: http://www.stockhausen.org/cd_catalog.html
  4. I'm not really sure what you mean by The Cure's 'song without lyrics'. I recall that they recorded a number of instrumentals so, without more information, it's difficult to comment. Perhaps you're referring to the EP 'Lost Wishes' containing four instrumentals recorded during the 'Wish' LP sessions. Then again, perhaps not.
  5. I suspect you're thinking of 'Set Me In Motion' by Bruce Hornsby.
  6. And I quote: "Apollonian and Dionysian are terms used by Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy to designate the two central principles in Greek culture. The Apollonian, which corresponds to Schopenhauer's principium individuationis ("principle of individuation"), is the basis of all analytic distinctions. Everything that is part of the unique individuality of man or thing is Apollonian in character; all types of form or structure are Apollonian, since form serves to define or individualize that which is formed; thus, sculpture is the most Apollonian of the arts, since it relies entirely on form for its effect. Rational thought is also Apollonian since it is structured and makes distinctions. The Dionysian, which corresponds roughly to Schopenhauer's conception of Will, is directly opposed to the Apollonian. Drunkenness and madness are Dionysian because they break down a man's individual character; all forms of enthusiasm and ecstasy are Dionysian, for in such states man gives up his individuality and submerges himself in a greater whole: music is the most Dionysian of the arts, since it appeals directly to man's instinctive, chaotic emotions and not to his formally reasoning mind."
  7. This seems to broadly fit but I believe Hoyt Axton is a man. Cover version perhaps? Wild Bull Rider by Hoyt Axton Aloha Ha, Aloha Hey, Aloha Ha, Aloha Hey, Dixie was a lady and a Rodeo Queen, Billy was her lover, ah you know what I mean, Billy rode the bulls in the big Rodeo, Dixie loved her man and she told him so, Dixie loved her man and she told him so, Brought a bad bull to the big Rodeo, Said He'd killed a man out in New Mexico, Dixie said, "Billy please don't go Don't ride the killer in the Rodeo You're the only man that I love and I need you so Then Billy, he looked at Dixie Looked her right in the eyes CHORUS; Said, "I'm a wild bull rider And I love my Rodeo I'd ride that bull to Hell and back For the money and the show My pappy was a pistol I'm a son of a gun I ride wild bulls just to have some fun And the higher they get is a little too low for me I said the higher they get is a little too low for me Billy rode that killer out of New Mexico He rode him cross the Rockies through the rain and the snow Rode across the desert to the shining sea Rode across the water out to Hawaii Rode across the water out to Hawaii Aloha Ha, Aloha Hey, Aloha Ha, Aloha Hey, Billy rode that bull around the world and then He rode him out to Jupiter and back again Picked up Dixie and away they did fly Like a shooting star sailing through the sky Like a shooting star sailing through the sky And I could hear Billy say, he said "I'd rather be a lover than a fighter of wars Be from Oklahoma than the nebulous stars Spent a lot of time in some honky tonk bars >From memphis to the China Sea >From memphis to the China Sea REPEAT CHORUS Aloha Ha, Aloha Hey, Aloha Ha, Aloha Hey
  8. It sounds like 'Truly, Truly' by Grant Lee Buffalo.
  9. Zen is spiritual enlightenment through meditation and intuition - something, the song suggests, that is singularly lacking in the world. Hence "Everything Zen/I don't think so".
  10. I think the original question stipulated that the title had to be mentioned only once, being the last line of the song. My painstaking research suggests a plausible answer might be "Private Investigations" by Dire Straits. I can't believe there's only three, though...
  11. "Today" by The Smashing Pumpkins.
  12. http://www.thedarknessrock.com/
  13. Try this (although I'd advise you to have a stiff drink ready): http://www.divinesongs.com/Bohemian/bohemianrhapsody1.htm My point here is that people can, and will, read whatever they want into song lyrics. Perhaps you could do as I do and view it, simply, as a remarkable pop song reflecting Freddie Mercury's love of opera.
  14. Almost certainly, although it's musical style is Indian rather than Arabian.
  15. I think Get Back/ Don't Let Me Down was their first single to be released in stereo in the US. Britain had to continue struggling with mono, of course. Hard to believe, nowadays.
  16. Actually, Sherman Kelly wrote it, but he was in King Harvest too, so same logic applies. I'll shuttup now.
  17. Try here for starters. You're right - fantastic song... http://home.att.net/~bubblegumusic/ramjam.htm
  18. As I understand it, 'Dancing In the Moonlight' was written for Boffalongo by Ron Altback. He later, jointly, formed King Harvest who went on to have a hit with it. I would have thought if anyone is entitled to enjoy success with a song, it's the person that actually wrote it.
  19. Re-visiting this, I think you're right Ken. And, in fact, Van Morrison is incorrectly credited with performing this song all over the Web. Just shows you.
  20. Well, King Harvest were (according to my, admittedly casual, research) Altback, Sherman, Robinson, Tuleja, Cahill, Novak and Montgomery. George Ivan Morrison has, as far as I know, always called himself Van Morrison. So, yes, the two versions should, by rights, feature different singers. Is it possible, Catherine, that what you believe to be Van Morrison's version is in fact King Harvest's original (or vice versa) and that you are, in fact, trying to compare the song with itself?! Never been a great fan of Van The Man. To my (tiny) mind, the best thing about him was the name of his ex-wife, Janet Planet.
  21. Kraftwerk (literally 'Power Plant') were actually formed in the late 60s by classically trained musicians Florian Schneider and Ralf Hutter. Later joined by Messrs Flur and Bartos, their trademark sound became minimalist machine music created using primitive synthesizers, drum machines and tape recorders. They rose to fame on the back of their 1974 album 'Autobahn' with it's epic 22-minute title track attempting to recreate the tedium of a long car journey. Kraftwerk won a new lease of life, and an army of new fans, when Afrika Bambaataa incorporated their songs 'Trans Europe Express' and 'Numbers' into his hip-hop classic 'Planet Rock'. They're still going strong today. I had the pleasure of seeing them only last week in London. Four middle-aged, expressionless automatons, dressed identically, stood in a row in front of lap-tops, belting out quality electro-pop. Long live the robots.
  22. That would be 'All Together Now' by The Beatles.
  23. They are different songs but were released in the U.S. as a double A-sided single (1977) which, perhaps, explains why they're played together.
  24. A good starting point might be http://www.beefheart.com which is dedicated to the "art, poetry and music of Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart." Personally, I can only listen to about five minutes of the good Captain before my head begins to hurt.
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