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#1 of 32 OFFLINE   Bill cc

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Posted December 09 2002 - 04:23 PM

I need some songs with good lines in reference to
phonographs or records or LP's or 45's ..etc

Just need to sample a few lines for a school project, thanks.

#2 of 32 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted December 10 2002 - 12:40 AM

Roll Over Beethoven - verse 1
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#3 of 32 OFFLINE   Mark Pfeiffer

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Posted December 10 2002 - 12:43 AM

Pearl Jam's "Spin the Black Circle" is all about good ol' vinyl.
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#4 of 32 OFFLINE   John Watson

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Posted December 10 2002 - 01:07 AM

"18 with a bullet" by Pete Wingfield was definitely about records, tho I can't remember if it has the words you want in it.

Harry Chapin had a song about a radio DJ, think it was called WORL? I'd be surprised if it didn't mention records.

#5 of 32 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted December 10 2002 - 01:56 AM

Beck - "Where It's At" - He uses the line "Two turntables and a microphone"

#6 of 32 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted December 10 2002 - 03:01 AM

M.A.R.R.S "Pump up the volume" has that repeated sample about "put the needle on the record"
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#7 of 32 OFFLINE   Andrew Chong

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Posted December 10 2002 - 04:29 AM

Here's a fairly obvious one:

Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Right 'Round (Like a Record)"
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#8 of 32 OFFLINE   Anthony Hom

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Posted December 10 2002 - 04:34 AM

The Teresa Brewer song Music Music Music is about a Nickelodeon.

Olivia Newton John song Please Mr. Please is about a song on a jukebox.

Joan Jett's I love rock and roll is about playing the song on the "record machine".

#9 of 32 OFFLINE   Ike

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Posted December 10 2002 - 04:38 AM

The crappy Sheryl Crow single "Soak Up the Sun," has a line about '45's:

I'm gonna soak up the sun
Got my 45 on
So I can rock on


#10 of 32 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted December 10 2002 - 05:25 AM

Quote:
Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Right 'Round (Like a Record)"


Actually it's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" No "right" in the title, but it is in the chorus of the song:

You spin me right round, baby
right round, like a record, baby
right round round round


(Sorry, huge DOA fan here.) :b

Don't know if it meets your exact criteria, but on the same DOA album, "Youthquake," there was another song called "DJ Hit That Button."
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#11 of 32 OFFLINE   Peter Mazur

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Posted December 10 2002 - 05:35 AM

Genesis - "Another Record"

#12 of 32 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted December 10 2002 - 06:45 AM

ROCK AND ROLL DJ by Clarence Clemmons
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#13 of 32 OFFLINE   mike_decock

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Posted December 10 2002 - 06:55 AM

Van Halen - Jump

Oh can't you see me standing here,
I've got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen.
Oh can't you see what I mean?



Madonna - Music

Hey Mr. DJ put a record on I wanna dance with my baby
And when the music starts
I never wanna stop, it's gonna drive me crazy



-Mike...

#14 of 32 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted December 10 2002 - 08:08 AM

"A Little Green Rosetta" by Frank Zappa, from "Joe's Garage Act III":

[spoken]
Now you see, some
places in the Third
World it might be
difficult to dance to
this because the
kerosene record player
is not a very efficient
device...And a lot of
times they run out of, uh...
they run out of spunk
right in the middle of
the chorus...Causing
the song to sound like
this...

[lurching, out-of-tune, winding down green rosetta]

However we continue
in spite of the fact that
the fuel may be low on
your record player. We
suggest that in places
in the Fourth World
where things are really
tough that you keep
the record player
going by rubbing two
sticks together. And if
all else fails... throw the
record away...build
your own green
rosetta...try this
recipe: We'll start with
a lump of grass...the
grass bone connected
to the ankle bone...the
knee bone connected
to the wishbone...and
then everybody moves
to New York and goes
to a party with
Warren. Hey!
"Only one is a wanderer;
Two together are always going somewhere."

#15 of 32 OFFLINE   Mark Pfeiffer

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Posted December 10 2002 - 09:07 AM

Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" also has references to 45s.
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#16 of 32 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted December 10 2002 - 11:29 PM

"The Buck Starts Here" by Robbie Fulks

"When the needle hit the groove,
I knew, it was Cryin' Time again,"


High School Confidential" by Jerry Lee Lewis

"Honey get your dancin' shoes'
'for the jukebox blows a fuse...'

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Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#17 of 32 OFFLINE   Kevin Farley

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Posted December 11 2002 - 05:47 AM

"I'm Still Iistening To Wax, I'm Not Using The CD" - Mike D, Beastie Boys, "Ill Communication", Ill Communication

#18 of 32 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted December 11 2002 - 06:16 AM

Quote:
The crappy Sheryl Crow single "Soak Up the Sun," has a line about '45's:

I'm gonna soak up the sun
Got my 45 on
So I can rock on

Heh. Yeah, she's singing about records I guess ("rock on"), but every time I hear those lyrics I wonder if there's a double meaning, given the "soak up the sun" theme. She might also mean she has her SPF 45 sunblock on, so she can "soak up the sun" while minimizing the risk of skin cancer. Posted Image

#19 of 32 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted December 11 2002 - 12:07 PM

Some more modern stuff:

New Found Glory - Hit or Miss

"THe needle on my record player has been wearing thin
this record has been playin since the day you went wtih him"


#20 of 32 OFFLINE   Jon_Are

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Posted December 11 2002 - 01:11 PM

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Harry Chapin had a song about a radio DJ, think it was called WORL?

The Harry Chapin song is W.O.L.D.


I will mention:
"45", by Elvis Costello:
Nine years later a child is born
There's a record, so you put it on
45
Nine years more, if we're lucky now
Nine-year-old puts his money down
45
Every scratch. every click, every heartbeat
Every breath that I held for you
45
There's a stack of shellac and vinyl
Which is yours now and which is mine?
45

"Surrender", by Cheap Trick:
When I woke up, Mom and Dad are rolling on the couch.
Rolling numbers, rock and rolling, got my Kiss records out.

"Another Record", by Genesis
It's funny you know,
'Cos there's an old rock 'n' roller
He's got nowhere to go.
Did you ever think of taking him in?
Somebody help him, somebody please.

Put another record on
'Cos he likes that song.

"Big Ten Inch Record", by Aerosmith
She just loved my Big Ten Inch
Record of her favorite blues

Jon





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