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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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« 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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« 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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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #96 on: December 09, 2019, 11:52:40 AM »
A "cover", but with new lyrics (not written by TV)!

Toxik Ephex (feat. BCWC) –  Refer-en-dum Lies


https://louderthanwar.com/could-this-be-the-best-ever-re-write-of-a-punk-classic-toxik-ephex-refer-end-um-lies-video-exclusive/

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One of the best 1977 Punk Singles, ‘Gary Gilmore’s Eyes’ was a Top 20 hit for the Adverts. Forty two years on it has been re-worked into a simple, direct, no-nonsense punk anthem with the aim of pointing out the bleedin’ obvious before Thursdays General Election. The media and the Tories lie. Constantly.  Don’t Believe the Tripe.

The Black Cat Workers Collective say:  Anarcho-syndicalists would usually advocate spoiling your ballot. That said, the forthcoming UK General Election on the 12th December 2019 at least affords scope to mount a damage limitation exercise.  With that in mind we teamed up with legendary Aberdeen punk band Toxik Ephex, to rework Gary Gilmore’s Eyes into Referendum Lies. (full text here)

TV Smith told me:  They sent me the lyrics as an idea and I said, great, but regrettably I didn’t have time to get involved with the recording. I was very pleased when they went ahead and recorded it anyway.  I stand by every single word of it… even though none of them are mine!
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Re: TV Smith/Adverts song cover versions
« Reply #97 on: December 09, 2019, 01:19:25 PM »
A "cover", but with new lyrics (not written by TV)!

Toxik Ephex (feat. BCWC) –  Refer-en-dum Lies


https://louderthanwar.com/could-this-be-the-best-ever-re-write-of-a-punk-classic-toxik-ephex-refer-end-um-lies-video-exclusive/

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One of the best 1977 Punk Singles, ‘Gary Gilmore’s Eyes’ was a Top 20 hit for the Adverts. Forty two years on it has been re-worked into a simple, direct, no-nonsense punk anthem with the aim of pointing out the bleedin’ obvious before Thursdays General Election. The media and the Tories lie. Constantly.  Don’t Believe the Tripe.

The Black Cat Workers Collective say:  Anarcho-syndicalists would usually advocate spoiling your ballot. That said, the forthcoming UK General Election on the 12th December 2019 at least affords scope to mount a damage limitation exercise.  With that in mind we teamed up with legendary Aberdeen punk band Toxik Ephex, to rework Gary Gilmore’s Eyes into Referendum Lies. (full text here)

TV Smith told me:  They sent me the lyrics as an idea and I said, great, but regrettably I didn’t have time to get involved with the recording. I was very pleased when they went ahead and recorded it anyway.  I stand by every single word of it… even though none of them are mine!


Brilliant!