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“Have a Cuppa of TEA in the Afternoon” – The Kinks, Paul Mccartney, Fish, Nirvana…

Posted in Almost the same title different artist, Fish, Nirvana (US), Paul Maccartney, The Kinks on October 12, 2012 by fliker1970

“Almost the same title, different artist” presents:  Welcome to an eclectic Tea party

Kinks love TEA

The Kinks – Have a Cuppa Tea
from “Muswell Hillbillies album” – 1972

Granny’s always ravin’ and rantin’
And she’s always puffin’ and pantin’,
And she’s always screaming and shouting,
And she’s always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy’s never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Chorus:
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny’s stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It’s a cure for hepatitis it’s a cure for chronic insomnia,
It’s a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.

Chorus

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
time,
You get tea when it’s raining, tea when it’s snowing.
Tea when the weather’s fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

Chorus,

Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.

Ray Davies: Rhythm guitar and Vocals
Dave Davies: Lead guitar and background vocals
John Dalton: Bass
Mick Avory: Drums
John Gosling: Keyboards

Beatles love TEA too

Paul Mccartney– English Tea

Would you care to sit with me
For a cup of English tea?
Very twee, very me
Any sunny morning

What a pleasure it would be
Chatting so delightfully
Nanny bakes fairy cakes
Every Sunday morning

Miles of miles of English garden
Stretching past the willow tree
Lines of hollyhocks and roses
Listen most attentively

Do you know the game croquet?
Peradventure we might play
Very gay, hip hooray
Any sunny morning

Miles of miles of English garden
Stretching past the willow tree
Lines of hollyhocks and roses
Listen most attentively

As a rule the church bells chime
When it’s almost supper time
Nanny bakes fairy cakes
On a Sunday morning

“According to McCartney, Godrich was at times blunt
in his appraisal of McCartney’s songs-in-progress
during the making of Chaos and Creation in the Backyard,
challenging McCartney to get the best out of the music”

Psych Bands love TEA:

 

Boston Tea Party -Fish
from: “Songs From The Mirror”

Are you going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
Going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?

Going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
Going to the party?
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?

Redcoats in the village, there’s fighting in the streets
The Indians and the mountain men
Well, they are talking when they meet
The king said, “Had he’s gonna put a tax on tea”
And that’s the reason you all Americans drink coffee

Are you going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Fire in the mountains, flames upon the heath
And the president spits out the news
He’s biting on wooden teeth
The children of the colonies got a different tale to tell
I’m going down to the city, tell my folks that I’m doing well

Are you going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Bringing back the buffalo to the long prairie
Bringing back the fishes swimming in the sea
The children of the colonies got a different tale to tell
Tell my folks that I’m going to the city
Tell them that, I’m doing well

Are you going to the party?
(Are you going)
Going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Are you going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)
Going to the party?
(Are you going)
Going to the Boston Tea Party?
(Are you going to the tea party)

Are you going, are you going?
(Are you going, are you going?)
Are you going, are you going?
Are you going to the party?

Are you going?
Are you going?
Are you going?

Tara Nowy: Fish’s daughter takes modelling …

Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

I’m so tired I can’t sleep
I’m a liar and a thief
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

I’m on warm milk and laxatives
Cherry flavored antacids

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Who loves TEA

 

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Shangri-La – The Kinks vs Electric Light Orchestra

Posted in E.L.O, Same Title Different Song, The Kinks with tags , , , , , , , on May 19, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

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I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Shangri-La -The Kinks
Album: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) – 1969

The album Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire was a commercial flop, which contributed to many problems the band faced. In the UK, “Shangri-La” was released as a single in September, 1969, a month before the album came out.

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: IIIII

Lyrics: III

Some Words:

Now that you’ve found your paradise
This is your Kingdom to command
You can go outside and polish your car
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-la
Here is your reward for working so hard
Gone are the lavatories in the back yard
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car
You just want to sit in your Shangri-la

Outstanding instrument: acustic guitar

Psychodelic – Trippy – Magical

Final Score: XVI

Shangri-La – Electric Light Orchestra
Album: A New World Record – 1976

This song seems to have two meanings: One referring to a loved one that is never going to come or never come back, the other being that it could be the main characters referring to the mystical lands itself.

Musicanship: III

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: III

Lyrics: III

Some Words:

My Shangri-la has gone away,
Faded like the Beatles on Hey Jude
She seemed to drift out on the rain

Outstanding instruments: Orchestal Arragements

Ghostly – Charming – Beatlesque

Final Score: XIII

And…today’s winner is:  THE KINKS

The Kinks

Posted in The Kinks with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by fliker1970

The Kinks – Preservation: Act 2
Released May 8, 1974 (Act 2)

Ray Davies – vocals, guitar
Dave Davies – guitar, vocals
John Dalton – bass
John Gosling – keyboards
Mick Avory – drums

“Scum of the Earth”

Flash:
They call me the scum of the earth.
They say I’m the scab of the nation.
But deep inside I’m only human.
Just an ordinary man.
With ordinary plans.
They say I’m crooked and bent,
They call me a rogue and a villain,
But if they could see deep inside me
They’d see a heart that once was pure
Before it touched the evils of this world,
For if I cut myself I bleed
And if I catch a cold I sneeze.
Have I not eyes to help me see?
Have I not lungs to help me breathe?
Have I not hands, organs, senses
And affections just like you?
Stop the music.
Well ain’t I human
Like everybody else?
Before you condemn me my friends,
I suggest that you look deep inside you
For good and evil
Exist in all of us,
And no man is a saint
And each creates his heaven and his hell.

Chorus: We know that he’s only a man.
He’s got feelings and faults
Just like everyone else.

Flash: So don’t put me down because I’ve done well,
For even wide boys, hoods and spivs
Have got the right to live.

Chorus: We know we’re the scum of the earth,
We know we’re the scab of the nation,
But we’re your enemies and your brothers
And no man is a saint
And deep down we’re all the same as one another.

Preservation was not well-received by critics and sold poorly (peaking on the Billboard 200 at #177), though the live performances of the material were much better received. Many hardcore Kinks fans were alienated by Ray Davies’ melodramatic songwriting during the Preservation project era, resulting in albums that played more like the soundtracks to a piece of musical theatre than rock albums