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Offline ZombieCake

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Best ever songs to help with ailments
« on: June 06, 2020, 02:00:17 am »
Not quite sure I've got the subject title quite right.  Not meant to be sarcastic or jokey for once. However, some find solace with various songs that seem to help (including me). I'll start with Lyme disease and the associated anxiety and depression such things can cause (scroll to the end of the video for confirmation).  May be relevant for where we are now and for those of us in dark places.  As ever thoughts and contributions welcome.


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Re: Best ever songs to help with ailments
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 09:54:42 am »
I wonder where the video was shot? Lymes is why I do a quick check after each walk.
I’ve always thought this song by the banshees was about schizophrenia. 

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Re: Best ever songs to help with ailments
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 12:25:44 pm »
Nuff said... :bow:


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Re: Best ever songs to help with ailments
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2020, 06:11:32 pm »
Thanks pwhole.  Just spent an afternoon listening the strats.  Particularly liked ‘the mole from the ministry’. Amusingly walruseque. :clap2: makes my subscription fees to U.K. caving worthwhile.
  I was a bit of an xtc fan but never knew they did this.  I’m tempted to put xtc ‘I’m bugged’  but don’t want to break zombiecakes criteria  :halo: 

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Re: Best ever songs to help with ailments
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 09:14:47 pm »
They pretty much ran both bands in parallel for several years, though gigs were never likely. I still have my ticket somewhere from the XTC 'English Settlement' tour - the gig in Sheffield never happened as Andy Partridge had a severe attack of stage fright the night before and essentially abandoned live performances forever, right then. We were offered a refund but I held onto mine in the vain hope he might change his mind. No luck. I even half-hoped that as the Dukes were essentially a 'different band', in the persona of 'Sir John Johns' he might be able to manage it - nice try but no chance! Still, even though they were only pretending, they did two of the best psych albums of all time.

For those still totally baffled: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dukes_of_Stratosphear

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Re: Best ever songs to help with ailments
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 01:20:23 am »
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don’t want to break zombiecakes criteria
It's all anarchy and rock 'n' roll so of course there is a little bit of flexibility. Btw Christine is one of may fave Banshee songs, didn't get the subject matter then though, but it does make sense now.

 

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