Songs with Glasgow Placenames in the lyrics

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Songs with Glasgow Placenames in the lyrics

Postby Cyclo2000 » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:51 am

Thought about this a bit this AM
Came up with
"Raining on Jocelyn Square" by Love and Money
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"Killermount Street" by Aztec Camera.
I'm sure there must be more...how about "Headlights on the Parade" by the Blue Nile?

People often the cite the "Westwood to Hollywood" line from "Somewhere in my heart" by the Aztecs but Roddy Frame always says in interviews that he meant Westwood in LA not the East Kilbride one.

PS. Useless information...Jack Bruces's mum lived about 2 streets away from where Mr. Frame grew up.
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Postby Fossil » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:00 am

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Postby Fossil » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:04 am

I belong to Glasgow

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Postby Ronnie » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:14 am

Jack Bruce recorded an album called "Harmony Row". Frankie Miller had a number of songs with Glasgow references (eg "Drunken Nights in the City") and of course the one and only Alex Harvey had a few - anyone agree with me that the song "Buff's Bar Blues" refers to the Buff's Club on Sauchiehall Street?

Michael Marra wrote "Mother Glasgow" about this fair city, and Jim Wilkie had a song called "Glasgow" - he wrote one of my favourite lines: "Oh Mister McEwan, you will be my ruin/ Please take me out drinking tonight".

On a different planet, there was the old BBC Scotland signature tune, "Will ye gang to Kelvingrove, bonnie lassie oh".
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Postby skintobalinto » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:24 am

I was born in Glasgow by Billy Connolly

"I was born in Glasgow, Near the center of the town,
I'd take you there and show you, but the've pulled the building down."
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Postby Ronnie » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:26 am

Skinto - what's your avatar? It looks just like a cartoon by Stephen Cuffe.
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Postby skintobalinto » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:33 am

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I was just searching for images on google one day and I came across it, I could not even get on to the website it came from to have a look at who created it. I stole it and edited it a bit.
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Postby Ronnie » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:05 pm

Cheers, Mr. Balinto.
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Postby JayKay » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:16 pm

Sauchiehall and Hope album by Nice Man

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Postby DMcNay » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:26 pm

Not forgetting: "Three Men Fae Carntyne"
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Postby james73 » Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:45 pm

"Last train to Glasgow Central" by The Big Yin et al. :P





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Postby JayKay » Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:47 pm

Funny...a lot of these seem to have been written by the Big Yin :D
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:45 pm

A lot of them seem to have Glasgow in the title, rather than a Glasgow placename in the lyrics...hmmm...
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Postby DMcNay » Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:02 pm

How about "Letter from America" by the Proclaimers? That lists a few places. They're probably all on the East Coast though...
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:15 pm

If you wanted to push the boundaries a bit I suppose there's always "Stompin' at the Savoy" by Count Basie
or how about
The Beatles sining
"Pennilee there is a barber taking photographs..."
or Bob Dylans "Positively Sauchihall Street"
Simon and Garfunkels "Argyll Street Bridge Song"

there must be more of these...
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