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1 An astonishing fact what I've just learnt. on Fri Dec 02 2016, 22:43

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I've previously mentioned my utter, all-consuming and totally complete dislike of UB40.

It's boring, bland reggae-lite bollocks and the lead singer's a ginger.

They started out being political but I was only 9 and I was more interested in Joe Dolce and the Nottingham Forest squad singing He's Got The Whole World In His Hands to celebrate their European Cup exploits than I was in their dour Brummy rubbish.

However....I've just discovered that they've had "more than 50 top 40 singles in the UK".

50 hits.....

That's a lot of (s)hits.

Can you name 5 without resorting to Googling?

I bet you can't.

In fact, if you can name one in ten of their hits (see what I did there?), I'll be amazed.

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Quick question.

4 people have browsed this thread in the last 10 minutes but nobody's commented, which is fine.

But who are you?

Are you regulars who've just gone: "Ah yes.....the usual Friday night thread from Bread. Pfft...why does he drink so much and start pointless threads on a Friday night? The fool...."

Or are you Lurkers who just hang round watching.

With your right hand down your pants.

In a grubby mac....

In the bushes..........

If it's the latter, just post a quick comment to let the rest of us know that you exist.

I don't want a critique of the thread, merely an acknowledgement that you actually exist will do.

In fact, if you're feeling uncomfortable about outing yourself, I'm happy to offer you a safe word to avoid having to put some effort into thinking about what you're going to say.

Just post the word "Underpants" and we'll count your vote and say no more about it.

Thanks.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Laughing 

The only songs that come to my mind are red, red wine and I got you babe.

I can't believe that they have had 50 top 40 hits either nor have I probably ever heard any others on the radio so the rest must be shit.

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
A bit like the two you mentioned, then?

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
An astonishing fact that I've just learnt *

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Right, It's up to fucking 20 now!

Seriously, me and KP can't be the only ones looking at this (frankly pointless) thread.

Reveal thy selves!

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Boggersbelief wrote:An astonishing fact that I've just learnt *

You've never watched Morcambe & Wise, have you....?

That explains a lot about your approach to comedy.

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Shut up you pisshead I was trying to help you out

Sluffy

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Admin
I've just logged in this evening, so wasn't one of your earlier visitors.

Maybe only say 1 in 10 people will comment who see this thread perhaps?

(Anybody see what I did there?)

As for Karly's comment though!

karlypants wrote:
The only songs that come to my mind are red, red wine and I've got lube babe.

Shocked



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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Ah...I see.

Thanks for that, Boggers, much appreciated.

If it's any consolation....I was typing all the right letters......just not necessarily in the right order.

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
KP you dirty dog

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'd comment something of relevance to this thread but I'm just too young

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Sluffy wrote:I've just logged in this evening, so wasn't one of your earlier visitors.

Maybe only say 1 in 10 people will comment who see this thread perhaps?

(Anybody see what I did there?)

As for Karly's comment though!

karlypants wrote:
The only songs that come to my mind are red, red wine and I've got lube babe.

Shocked




I know we've fallen out a bit but you're seriously better than that.

When you have to resort to ripping Johnny's shtick off, you know you're in trouble.

You'll be forcing rubber masks into unsuspecting peoples' faces next and screaming "Eat the Giant Buttons and drink the Pepsi Lite!!" next.

(Love ya, J. Very Happy )

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Boggersbelief wrote:I'd comment something of relevance to this thread but I'm just too young

Hmmm......

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I don't know how this has happened but I'm beggining to feel like I have become the forum whore. Shocked

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Why?

Where else have you been offering your wares?

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Red red wine was number one on the day I was born. Off the top of my head - Kingston Town, red red wine, I can't help falling in love with you, Cherry oh baby, I got you babe and higher ground. Quite like some UB40 personally.

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
That's six.

Well done, mate.

Any more?

Of the other forty four hits what they've had?........

As an aside, I've just Googled what was Number One the day I was born and apparently it was Lee Marvin with Wand'rin' Star".

The Wanderers thing's in there but it was all a bit shit.

Very apt.

DEANO82


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
My daughter used to love Rat in Me Kitchen when she was 4 or 5, so maybe we are all just to old to enjoy the sybtle nuances of a UB40 song.

Number 1 when I was born was Shakin Stevens with This Ole House.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Bum oooh ya tat tat ahh,bum oooh ya tat tat ahh.

finlaymcdanger


Andy Walker
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I wasn't lurking last night either. I was pissed in the pub.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Some younger Nutters might not understand my last post. (or perhaps any of my posts). So here's a little help.

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
boltonbonce wrote:Some younger Nutters might not understand my last post. (or perhaps any of my posts). So here's a little help.
Very Happy

Some things just never get old.

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
"Astonishing fact what I've just learnt"???



Last edited by wanderlust on Mon Dec 05 2016, 18:50; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Bemusement)

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Tony Kelly
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KP mentioned Red Red Wine and I do have knowledge of that but other UB40 hits, you would have to play them to me and I would know some of them, just not the titles.

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Bread2.0 wrote:That's six.

Well done, mate.

Any more?

Of the other forty four hits what they've had?........

As an aside, I've just Googled what was Number One the day I was born and apparently it was Lee Marvin with Wand'rin' Star".

The Wanderers thing's in there but it was all a bit shit.

Very apt.
I love Lee Marvin's Wand'rin' Star! Lyrical genius.

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
wanderlust wrote:"Astonishing fact what I've just learnt"???

Which bit caused the bemusement: The syntax or the fact that such an obviously shite band could have had 50 hits?

Norpig

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
been away so i missed this, but i fucking detest UB40, they started out well with 1 in 10 then just ripped off old reggae tunes and made millions (which they all thankfully lost the stupid Brummie twats)

I had loads of mates when i was younger who thought they were amazing and was forced to listen to them loads of times which is probably why i hate them so much now.

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
DEANO82 wrote:
Number 1 when I was born was Shakin Stevens with This Ole House.

I was gutted when Shakin Stevens went mainstream.

I saw him and his band (the Sunsets) at a gig in Scotland in the mid-70s and they were pure rockabilly sound with the full crepes and drapes and dancing on the piano a la Jerry Lee. They rocked.

And then they sold out and started singing ballads which TBF made them rich.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
My Dad loved Shaky.
He detested a band called Chicory Tip with an equal passion. Never found out why,although they were pretty shite.

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