Brian Cant is dead. The guy was a genius and that’s all I have to say on that. RIP.
Meanwhile, here’s some of the music recommendations you’ve been bugging me with recently as I tour the pubs in my stately fashion.
1. I Fought The Law (Original)
I always though it was a The Clash song but true to Clash form, it’s just nicked.
Here’s the original hit, although the song itself was written by one of the Crickets, as in Buddy Holly.
Thanks to James the Baker for pointing out this one.
2. Kansas by GWAR
We were talking about Boston and Chicago and Kansas all those kinds of bands and Star from the Joker marked my card with this GWAR cover of Kansas’s best known song. It’s powerful stuff.
3. Love City Groove
I can’t remember who I was talking to, but we got on to the subject of Eurovision and before you know it we were talking Love City Groove, a notorious UK entry from the 1990s. Was it really that bad?
Watch the video and see what you think.
4. The Genetic Opera
I think it was in some list round, a wee while ago and someone tried to convince me there was a show title ‘The Generic Opera‘.
Sounded dodge, but I took a note and have only just got round to looking it up. It looks like they meant Repo! The Genetic Opera. I’ve just watched a bit.
Hmmm. Not sure. It looks like the kind of thing that’s trying achingly hard to be as cool as Rock Horror and something I would have liked in 1988, but this was released in 2008 so I guess I missed that bus.
Have fun, if you’re still young enough for this:
5. Big B
Another bonus-round discovery. People write it down. I question it. They insist it’s famous. I’ve never heard of it. No one else in the pub has heard of it. One look on youtube and whaddya know: 1.7 million views on one song.
Big B is fat (Big – geddit) and is a rapper. This song is called “White Trash” and it seems to me to a cheap and cheerful Butlins piss-knock-off version of Kid Rock.
Kinda fun, sort of stoopid.
One of the great things about doing the quiz is hearing about all these new treats that my busy life and active lifestyle denies me the time to find out about by myself.
Keep informing! Comment below or tell me at the quiz.
The Dr Paul Quiz League for December begins tonight. Results from all Dr Paul quizzes that take place in December will funnel into a league table and the top team will win a spectacular prize, just in time for New Year.
Points will be based on the Eurovision Song Contest system and will be scored by the top ten teams at every quiz (12, 10, 8, 7, 6 ,5 ,4 ,3 , 2, 1)
Meanwhile, The bottle of vodka prize at Smart City Hostel has been replaced with a more universal offering of £20 for the bar. This means that if you don’t like vodka, there is now a meaningful prize for the Smart City Quiz.
Smart City Hostel is Edinburgh’s poshest hostel and is probably 5-star. You can find it on Blackfriars St or you can use the Cowgate entrance (just along from Bannerman’s)
Last week’s winners, the HIGH STREET HI-JACKERS are pictured. Are you smarter than a random colleciton of Americans and Germans?