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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2016, 12:11:44 PM »
http://schoolsweek.co.uk/teachers-band-releases-anti-academies-punk-single-nicky-morgans-eyes/

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“Nicky don’t need her eyes to see. Nicky has parted from reality.”

That’s the last line of a punk protest song by a Leeds teacher in response to plans for full academisation.

National Union of Teachers activist and singer Gary Kaye has released the song – Nicky Morgan’s Eyes – with his band The Enemies of Promise.

The song, based on ‘Gary Gilmore’s Eyes’ by The Adverts and released with permission of songwriter TV Smith, is supposedly written to show the work of teachers through the eyes of the education secretary.
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #91 on: March 23, 2016, 01:40:52 PM »
That's a pretty good idea.

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #92 on: March 23, 2016, 05:36:21 PM »
Nice one - and many thanks for letting them use your music Tim.

The follow up's got to be 'Nicky Morgan's Ears', but I doubt she'd listen!
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #93 on: March 23, 2016, 07:29:26 PM »
Tim also shared a video of Bernie Sanders explaining why it's.....

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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #94 on: February 19, 2019, 12:44:26 PM »
Please note that the following quote was taken from another topic!

I was recently introduced to the work of Paul Roland and came across his (recently re-released) acoustic based mini-album ‘A Cabinet Of Curiosities' (originally from 1987).

On it he does a creepy, slightly baroquish version of 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'. Anybody else heard this. It's kind of like a Robyn Hitchcock style.

Now I heard it!
https://youtu.be/0C3VivRwWKE
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #95 on: July 15, 2019, 12:52:58 PM »
Die Toten Hosen have been covering "The Drink" several times on their current tour (I heard about via a report from their acoustic show in Duesseldorf recently)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oUeEvO7p8
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