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    1bassleft
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    Just an idea from another thread. This is a pretty international forum, so I wondered what artiste really makes you wish you were born somewhere else. Have a think (and try to stick to globally knowns). For every great country, there’s a John Mellenkamp.

    Me? I had a bad time when a friend in Chicago said “Wow! You’re from the same country as Phil Collins! Isn’t that great?” Er,…

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    • #73450
      1bassleft
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      BTW, any of our Romainian chums looking in? We really could do with a “I apologize for The Cheeky Girls” post 🙂

    • #73509
      1bassleft
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      Asterix is my middle name. OK Lee, I’ll grovel if you can spell Warren Cuccurulo (?) without looking it up on the ‘net 😛

    • #73462
      lee_UK
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      My god!!! you now have the Gaul to start on the magnificent Duran Duran!! where on earth is it going to stop?? i suppose next you will be calling for all David Cassidy CD’s to be burnt! i realy dont know how you sleep at night Bass… 😆

    • #73480
      1bassleft
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      Blimey Lee, you’re quite serious about defending Morten and Co, aren’t you? His “The Sun Always Shines from my Cheeks” isn’t such a great song; no more than Pet Shop Boys “It’s a Sin”, but I will admit (apologize if you absolutely insist 😛 ) that A-Ha were no worse than, say, Duran Duran in output terms. And “Durren Durren” (copyright, Tony Blackburn, 1981) did a couple of OKs.

      Both did “Bond Themes”, even, but The Living Daylights isn’t all that great either. I’ll claw back my A-Ha sneer on the basis of “The Blood that Moves the Body”, and Bunty – ’cause she was fit.

    • #73306
      lee_UK
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      Stop side stepping the real issue and submit the full appology. 😆

    • #73338
      1bassleft
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      I used to fancy Bunty, the girl in the “Take on Me” vid, if that helps. Why do I give you this sort of info? Your file on me is an inch thick by now 😆

    • #73307
      lee_UK
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      A-ha and whigfield cannot be put in the same box, A-ha were a pretty decent pop band whigfield was pop-pap, i think you should take back your comments Bass and submit a full appology whilst also acknowledging that ‘the sun always shines, on TV’ is a true classic pop song.

    • #73331
      1bassleft
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      Congrats on the “groupie”, Tim. Ironically, awarded after you mentioned sharing the sweat-sack with a well-known drummer – I feel a “views expressed here in no way reflect the ops of guitarsite” disclaimer coming on 😆

      Keep posting; might force a namechange to bassguitarsite if we get quorum; even Lee’s spunked cash on a Thunderbird and Ashdown. Before you know it, you’ll get to Lead Virtuoso and can pester Mike (as I did) for something more appropriate.

      Cross-threading to “crack-up lyrics” but Mrs Bass was fond of “Final Countdown” but she’s a bit naive. Every time I heard the line “We’re heading for Venus/ But still we’re not there”… I loudly sang “I’m sucking your…”

      Weeks later, she woke me up and said “just heard it on breakfast radio, it doesn’t say that at all.” You think I’m making it up, but she really did.

      EDIT: What part of Scandinavia were “Europe” from? Do they top “A-Ha” and “Whigfield” (or even “Aqua”?) in the “ashamed of your country stakes?

    • #73336
      Michael
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      I just did a Google Image search to compare the two and I think it’s time we stopped knocking Chris – every pic is of him prancing about with multiple miss world contestants. Some in red dresses. He’s got it made on possibly one of the best karaoke songs ever.

    • #73328
      lee_UK
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      [quote=”Michael”]Weren’t you the one who said Europe’s Final Countdown was a classic..[/quote]

      Not me!!! ive always been a ‘Lady in red’ man urrghhh, does Chris de Burgh look like Bernie Eccleston? seperated at birth?? umm 😆

    • #73334
      Michael
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      Weren’t you the one who said Europe’s Final Countdown was a classic. If that’s a classic then Video Killed the Radio Star is a masterpeice. 😀

      Another…

      Billy Ray Cyrus – did any woman not love this man mullet.

    • #73296
      lee_UK
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      [quote=”Michael”]Woooooo ease up there partner. It’s a classic. :)[/quote]

      A classic in the ‘I come from the land of thunder’ sense? a world appology wouldnt go amiss there 😆

    • #73325
      Michael
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      [quote=”Tim”]I’ve got a rating!!! I’ve posted enough to get a rating!!! that never happens to me on forums I always get bored and forget to go back. this must be particularly exciting…[/quote]

      welcome aboard the vessel of love Timmy

    • #73298
      Michael
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      Woooooo ease up there partner. It’s a classic. 🙂

    • #73308
      lee_UK
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      Trevor Horn, that dipstick from ‘Buggles’ and the cringer of a single ‘Video killed the radio star’ the worst song, the worst name for a band, the worst video for a song, the worst looking front man ever, the worst pair of glasses ive ever seen, Reg Holdsworth specials, Surely Trev is something to really cringe about, i would like to appologise to the world for the Buggles brief and painfull chart success. 😡

    • #73294
      Tim
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      I’ve got a rating!!! I’ve posted enough to get a rating!!! that never happens to me on forums I always get bored and forget to go back. this must be particularly exciting…

    • #73314
      Tim
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      Well, as you should know, its good to keep nice and tight with the drummer.

    • #73303
      1bassleft
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      Blimey, I did wonder what Phil Collins was doing for duvet-sharing since Mrs Collins ran off with the painter-and-decorator 😯 .

      ps, another forum I typed in on had such a thing that even the Japanese valve/tube manufacturer “Matsushita” came out as “Matsu****a” and “Scunthorpe” became “S****horpe” but “crappy” just sailed through. Can’t be a word that has the mid-West reaching for the 2nd constitution, I suppose. Like “shag” – and I must must pop that up on the other “crack up lyrics” thread.

    • #73340
      Tim
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      Is that swearing in the USA or even Surrey etc? Sorry if it is,

      Tim..X

    • #73305
      Tim
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      I have to disagree, every morning when I wake up to my (at the moment) crappy little little existence, I think…well, at least I woke up with Phil Collins…

    • #73302
      lee_UK
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      Did Michael Winner ever produce a record? dont even know where he was born, i think he can go down as the ‘Global’ nominee.

    • #73312
      glw
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      Too many to mention…

    • #73297
      Jason
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      The original question said what artiste … therefore your answer doesn’t qualify.

    • #73299
      Michael
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      I can think of plenty of actor relations to Australia that make me cringe but I’m having a hard time with bands at the moment. I’ll edit this when one comes to mind.

      EDIT: It was staring me in the face but I didn’t see it until 1BL mentioned him to me – PETER ANDRE

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