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Old 06-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #31
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Thanks, Veep! I'll download it when I get home.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #32
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Hey, I have heard this before............. probably the last time the same poster posed this question a few years back!

Definitely a combination of Bono + Young Lust Gilmour! lol
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:35 PM   #33
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I can't say I've been obsessing about this 24/7 or anything, but for the past few days, I find myself randomly thinking of and discounting early 90's bands, especially Canadian ones. It'll be a huge relief to get this solved.

I know it's just a recording made from a radio so it's hard to tell, but it almost seems to me like the production's a little too good and slick to be some unknown band's indie ep. Anyone else?
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #34
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I know it's just a recording made from a radio so it's hard to tell, but it almost seems to me like the production's a little too good and slick to be some unknown band's indie ep. Anyone else?
Yeah I agree. It definitely sounds like a professional mainstream band! I love the whole instrumentation in the song! and the vocals!

Well, I'm as stumped as I was back then!

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Old 06-04-2008, 10:20 PM   #35
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Well, I have no clue either. It doesn't sound even remotely familiar.

Can anyone make out enough of the lyrics to try and Google them?
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:12 PM   #36
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i hope this gets solved. i have, for years, wondered who it is.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:27 PM   #37
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...ooh, a mystery!

Could someone please send me the link? I know I won't be able to figure it out, but I'd like to have a listen anyway.

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Old 06-04-2008, 11:32 PM   #38
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I'd like to take a listen too

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That really is uncanny...the singer sounds a lot like Bono in sections. He also sounds a bit like Ian McCulloch (who released a solo album in 1992.) I can't seem to find any clips from that album online, though. Hmm.
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Woah is it Ian then? Even the lyrics aren't coming up in Google though.
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Woah is it Ian then? Even the lyrics aren't coming up in Google though.
I don't know. I don't think so. The shouting bits (0:18-0:36) sound very Ian. The rest of it, though...
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I tried to use the phone ID thing, and no luck. No cheating, I guess.
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That really is uncanny...the singer sounds a lot like Bono in sections. He also sounds a bit like Ian McCulloch (who released a solo album in 1992.) I can't seem to find any clips from that album online, though. Hmm.
Founds clips from that album- Mysterio- on allmusic, there's a couple songs with the vibe of the clip but none that match it, it does sound like Ian though- Bonoish but a little deeper in range.
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Okay, so, I listened to it a few more times tonight, and came up with some lyrics before reading the lyrics in the original thread, so I wouldn't be influenced by them. Here's what I came up with:

Verse:
Soldier march down to the front
... ... ... the war's begun
A ... life is your only crime
When the front page (sends) you every time

Chorus:
When I left you, you said you loved me
While the nation watched, how'd you forget me
When I left you, you said you loved me
While the nation ..., how'd you forget me

... obviously stands for a word or syllable, and brackets is a word I'm unsure of.

The last line of the chorus, the singer seems to fade out after "nation," but I'm pretty sure he says "forget" again.




Here's what the original poster had in the original thread:

Chorus:

When I left you, you said you loved me.
While the nation watched, how'd you forget me?
When I left you, you said you loved me.
While the nation...how'd you (seget) me?

It sounds like a backup singer is saying 'Stay' or something to the effect between the vocal lines...where I put the commas. He says 'Stay' in the 4th line I'm sure.

Verse:

Soldier March (now/how?) to and fro
it's you must turn the walls be (go/gone)
(Insurance/it's your rich?) life is your only crime.
When the (phone) kicks in at ya everytime.

****

Anyone else? I googled some of my lyrics, but all I came up with were stories and blogs about war.
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