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Jukebox 20 (jukebox20) wrote,
@ 2008-07-27 11:41:00

Current mood: gloomy
Entry tags: 1973, 35 years, genre : rock, golden earring, steve's 50p

Golden Earring - Radar Love
Posted by Steve.

Welcome to 35 years of music! This is something I've been thinking about doing for a long time - and now here it is. I have to say this is gonna be hard to only have one or two tracks from each year, but I'll give it a go. I thought the early years would be pretty easy. How wrong was I? I had a list of about 30 songs and when I checked on you tube I had 22 videos to pick from, but having said that I use video in the loosest sense.

OK, onto the first year of my life - or at least the last 33 days of 1973! Glam rock was alive and kicking (The Sweet, David Bowie, Slade, T Rex all released stuff that year.) On the heavier side Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple and Aersosmith were all on the record racks. One of Metallica's cover versions was released in '73 (Breadfan bt Welsh rockers Budgie) and we also saw the formation of AC/DC, Kiss and Y&T. The Sting won this years oscar and The Exorcist and The Wickeman were also released. The Stanley Cup was won by the Montreal Canadiens and the FA Cup in England was won by Sunderland.

Golden Earring are a Dutch band and are still going today after being formed back in 1961. I knew this song from the White Lion cover from their Big Game record before I knew of the original! The only other song I really know from Golden Earring is Twilight Zone - released 9 years later! The video for this is laughable, but why bother with spending money on videos when there was nowhere to show them? In the UK at the time there was only really Top Of The Pops and that was more of a studio performance than a video show.

Apparently the song has been covered over 250 times: Notable versions include Bryan Adams, U2, Crowded House, Def Leppard, R.E.M. and Carlos Santana. It has also been used in TV shows The Simpsons, The X-Files, Beverly Hills, 90210 and My Name Is Earl. Movie usages include The Break-Up, Pushing Tin and Wayne's World 2.

I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel
It's my baby callin', says I need you here
And it's a half past four and I'm shiftin' gear
When she is lonely and the longing gets too much
She sends a cable comin' in from above
Don't need no phone at all
We've got a thing that's called Radar Love
We've got a wave in the air, Radar Love
The radio is playing some forgotten song
Brenda Lee's comin' on strong
The road has got me hypnotized
And I'm speedin' into a new sunrise
When I get lonely and I'm sure I've had enough
She sents her comfort comin' in from above
We don't need no letter at all
We've got a thing that's called Radar Love
We've got a light in the sky

(Instrumental break)

No more speed, I'm almost there
Gotta keep cool now, gotta take care
Last car to pass, here I go
And the line of cars drove down real slow
And the radio played that forgotten song
Brenda Lee's comin' on strong
And the newsman sang his same song
Oh one more radar lover gone
When I get lonely and I'm sure I've had enough
She sents her comfort comin' in from above
We don't need no letter at all
We've got a thing that's called Radar Love
We've got a light in the sky
We've got a thing that's called Radar Love
We've got a thing that's called Radar Love
16th-Aug-2007 02:31 pm(no subject)
just saying i'm back..
but, things are pretty dead.
i'll be leaving this community.
if things decide to pick up, someone comment my journal. :]
1st-Aug-2007 06:45 pm(no subject)
so like.. when is this community going to pick up?
since our mod is busy with HP, let's get some action going on here!
how about some music questions? (and maybe some uploads?)

what is the......song you know of?
1. most inspiring?
2.  best for dancing around in your underwear?
3. best for when you're mad at the world?
4. best for when you're on top of the world?
5.best to help you sleep?
6. best to help you wake up?
7. best to just forget about the world?
8. you wish a special someone would serenade you with?
9. most uplifting?
10. random?

i'll think about these and get back to you with answers and uploads as soon as i get my network back up! (stupid PC's....grrr....windows.....)
21st-Jul-2007 08:12 pm - purple ravers-daily theme
1. Find us a piece of art that you find beautiful and tell us why.
i spent hours looking at and sketching this sculpture in the musee d'orsay

many of my favourite paintings feature a woman lying down similarly, i'm not quite sure why. i simply could not take my eyes off of this piece.

2. What colour would you say reflects your personality and why?
purple. i have light and dark, hot and cold. red=hot. blue=cold. red+blue=purple. i'm an amalgam. no primary colours for me!
20th-Jul-2007 07:14 pm - stamped // leaving
Sorry to say I'm leaving the community. I know I've only been here for like five minutes, but I'm a member of other communities and just don't have the time to keep up with all of them. Its been fun, sorry guys!
19th-Jul-2007 09:24 am - Purple Ravers//Text Post
I'm hoping this is allowed. I figured some of you would really like to know this, because I'm sure I'm not the only Harry Potter fan out there. xD

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18th-Jul-2007 11:40 am - Application
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18th-Jul-2007 12:41 am(no subject)
sorry i haven't really been active, i'm dealing with alot of mental health problems right now, so i haven't been up to doing much. i'm trying, but there's only so much  i can do right now. i'll be as active as i can, though.
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