The W
Views: 104662756
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.5.08 1903
The 7 - Music - Edwin Starr Dies - What's it Good For? Register and log in to post!
(1110 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 112

Posts: 866/3618
EXP: 15253937
For next: 84316

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 21 days
Last activity: 7 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on 3.4.03 1239.17
Reposted on: 3.4.10 1239.38
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)

Promote this thread!
RYDER FAKIN
Six Degrees of Me
Level: 63

Posts: 66/961
EXP: 2072750
For next: 24413

Since: 21.2.02
From: ORLANDO

Since last post: 177 days
Last activity: 79 days
AIM:  
#2 Posted on 3.4.03 1424.03
Reposted on: 3.4.10 1424.58
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...

FLEA
SchippeWreck
Banger
Level: 98

Posts: 68/2756
EXP: 9644247
For next: 10140

Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, CA

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 4 hours
#3 Posted on 3.4.03 1447.57
Reposted on: 3.4.10 1451.19

    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.
Simba
Frankfurter
Level: 58

Posts: 440/809
EXP: 1573202
For next: 4353

Since: 7.8.02
From: Boston, MA

Since last post: 2719 days
Last activity: 2327 days
#4 Posted on 3.4.03 1451.27
Reposted on: 3.4.10 1459.01
Springsteen has been covering it again on his current tour in the US and Australia.
ManiacalClown
Landjager
Level: 63

Posts: 788/932
EXP: 1989859
For next: 107304

Since: 2.1.02
From: Houston, TX

Since last post: 760 days
Last activity: 759 days
AIM:  
#5 Posted on 3.4.03 1719.42
Reposted on: 3.4.10 1720.17
Pearl Jam has been using it as a Daughter tag since last year. Something for the crowd to sing to, pretty much.
bubblesthechimp
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 132/520
EXP: 822563
For next: 985

Since: 22.3.02
From: Weymouth, Ma

Since last post: 214 days
Last activity: 67 days
#6 Posted on 4.4.03 0000.37
Reposted on: 4.4.10 0001.27
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.
SchippeWreck
Banger
Level: 98

Posts: 70/2756
EXP: 9644247
For next: 10140

Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, CA

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 4 hours
#7 Posted on 4.4.03 1011.24
Reposted on: 4.4.10 1011.40

    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?
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 104

Posts: 1246/3045
EXP: 11611399
For next: 250766

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 5 days
AIM:  
#8 Posted on 4.4.03 1147.07
Reposted on: 4.4.10 1149.33
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.
bubblesthechimp
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 135/520
EXP: 822563
For next: 985

Since: 22.3.02
From: Weymouth, Ma

Since last post: 214 days
Last activity: 67 days
#9 Posted on 4.4.03 1306.13
Reposted on: 4.4.10 1307.20

    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.
Chico Santana
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 205/509
EXP: 788094
For next: 35454

Since: 2.7.02
From: Jaaaaamacia Mon, No Problem.

Since last post: 4269 days
Last activity: 4266 days
#10 Posted on 4.4.03 1638.31
Reposted on: 4.4.10 1638.50

    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!
Cerebus
Scrapple
Level: 110

Posts: 667/3540
EXP: 14241443
For next: 167489

Since: 17.11.02

Since last post: 21 days
Last activity: 13 days
#11 Posted on 4.4.03 2303.58
Reposted on: 4.4.10 2304.21
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.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Next thread: the new lp album grows on you
Previous thread: HEBTHEEAGLE Top 10 for 4/4/03
(1110 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: RIP Edwin Starr, Author of "War (What is it good far?)") - Leslie Cheung dead - RIP Fuyuki - More...
The 7 - Music - Edwin Starr Dies - What's it Good For?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.292 seconds.