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#1 Posted on 3.4.03 1239.17
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I think this goes in here.

Edwin Starr, famous for "War" passed away in Nottingham, England yesterday. Interesting that he died while there was a war going on.

Click Here (story.news.yahoo.com)

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#2 Posted on 3.4.03 1424.03
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Bummer.

I just hope that [insert muscians name here] does not attempt to "cover" the song...even though the timing appears to be as right as it ever will be. Starr's vocals MADE that song, so it would be nice if "WAR" is left well enough alone.

and while I'm wishing for things, if the Torch uses "friend only to the Undertaker" as an "Obscure Wrestling Reference", well...

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#3 Posted on 3.4.03 1447.57
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    Originally posted by RYDER FAKIN
    Bummer.

    I just hope that [insert muscians name here] does not attempt to "cover" the song...even though the timing appears to be as right as it ever will be. Starr's vocals MADE that song, so it would be nice if "WAR" is left well enough alone.


Agreed on the lack of need for a cover, though the timing IS debatable. I did, however, see Springsteen do an AWESOME cover of the song at his L.A. Colisseum concert back in '85. (Why yes, I WAS 11 years old...it was my first concert.) So, if anyone was going to cover it, I guess Bruce would be OK with me.

Still, too much sad news goin' on.
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#4 Posted on 3.4.03 1451.27
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Springsteen has been covering it again on his current tour in the US and Australia.
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#5 Posted on 3.4.03 1719.42
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Pearl Jam has been using it as a Daughter tag since last year. Something for the crowd to sing to, pretty much.
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#6 Posted on 4.4.03 0000.37
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Schippewreck, I'd like to take this time out to condemn you for abusing Spiderman in your avatar. You may now resume normal grieving of a man who made quite possibly the most kickass anti war song ever. thank you.
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#7 Posted on 4.4.03 1011.24
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    Originally posted by bubblesthechimp
    Schippewreck, I'd like to take this time out to condemn you for abusing Spiderman in your avatar. You may now resume normal grieving of a man who made quite possibly the most kickass anti war song ever. thank you.

Would it be OK if I said that was Ben Reilly?
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#8 Posted on 4.4.03 1147.07
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If opposing this war didn't cause instant "controversy" among the unwashed masses, I'd be predicting an awful Smash Mouth cover any day now.
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#9 Posted on 4.4.03 1306.13
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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck

      Originally posted by bubblesthechimp
      Schippewreck, I'd like to take this time out to condemn you for abusing Spiderman in your avatar. You may now resume normal grieving of a man who made quite possibly the most kickass anti war song ever. thank you.

    Would it be OK if I said that was Ben Reilly?



Pefectly acceptable sir. Carry on.
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#10 Posted on 4.4.03 1638.31
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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    If opposing this war didn't cause instant "controversy" among the unwashed masses, I'd be predicting an awful Smash Mouth cover any day now.


If they do everyone will be for the war, the war against Smash Mouth!
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#11 Posted on 4.4.03 2303.58
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I actually thought Barry McGuire'a 'Eve Of Destruction' was a better anti-war song, but that's just me.

Edwin Starr's 'Stop the War Now' and 'Way Over There' were actually better songs, but didn't get much (if at all) air play.
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