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#1 Posted on 25.4.02 0115.52
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Courtesy ESPN.com:

Last week, Arkansas organist Rich Pharris played "I've Been Working on the Railroad" when Tulsa's Trent Durrington batted, driving the hitter to such distraction that he twice tried to call timeout. Pharris played the railroad song because Durrington, an Australian, begged him to stop playing "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" saying he could play anything else.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but - isn't that Outback Jack's old intro music? And if so, how did this guy in Tulsa get the sheet music for it?

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#2 Posted on 25.4.02 0257.53
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It's not a WWF song, it's a....it's a song song. Yeah!

I remember Olivia Newton-John* singing it to George Burns during one of his specials once. Well, it was probably somebody else, but it definitely WAS George Burns, and it definitely WAS "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport."

(It's kinda like how "Turkey in the Straw" happens to be the Gobbly Gooker's theme, but it's not a WWF song.)
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#3 Posted on 25.4.02 0837.28
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It was written in 1957 and was actually the #1 song in Australia for 4 weeks in 1960 and apparently hit #3 in the US in 1963. Outback Jack's announced home town of Humptydoo, Australia is also a real place. Which is awesome.
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#4 Posted on 25.4.02 0925.06
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Are you guys talking about the Rolf Harris hit? He's a national institution in England you know, he has his own TV show and everything.
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#5 Posted on 26.4.02 0600.40
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As an Aussie, I can't say how glad I am you Poms took Rolf. The charm of the Wobbleboard can only go so far.
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#6 Posted on 29.4.02 0440.14
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It's a national obsession alright. You know we voted Rolf as the best/most famous artist of all time? And to think people knock our education system... . Everybody knows Bob Ross is the greatest artist of all time!
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#7 Posted on 30.4.02 0159.09
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    As an Aussie, I can't say how glad I am you Poms took Rolf. The charm of the Wobbleboard can only go so far.


Don't mention it. We took Rolf, you took our criminals. Seems like a fair trade...
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#8 Posted on 30.4.02 0540.35
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But didn't we turn out just super for a bunch of convicts?
I can't be too bitter, at least you guys managed to churn out The Cult, even if there are far too many SClub7 type bands out there.
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#9 Posted on 30.4.02 0704.31
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I believe the Republic of Ireland is to blame for the current plethora of crappy pop bands being inflicted upon the world. I don't even mean the woeful Westlife/Boyzone types either, what I'm really, really annoyed with is that crappy girl band cover of U2's "All I want is you". Is nothing sacred (except His Rolfness )?

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#10 Posted on 1.5.02 2329.10
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Fortunately, I have missed, or Australia doesn't yet have the crappy girlband cover. Then again I rate most U2 stuff about a million times less highly than most people.
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#11 Posted on 2.5.02 0158.59
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Don't go thinking that Australia is entirely innocent when it comes to that boyband crap. I've heard the Home And Away theme tune. What the fuck is up with that? Especially when Frenzal Rhomb have done a PERFECTLY fine punk version of it...
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#12 Posted on 2.5.02 0411.24
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My God, we could start a whole other thread (in a whole other forum) about what's wrong with Home and Away. Personally, I can do without rape scenes while I'm eating my tea, but that's personal preference. Just as well it's on Channel 5 and my reception is so crappy that I've pretty much stopped watching C5 altogether (I miss the Friday night post pub entertainment though ).

The worst thing about all these Irish pop bands (and that crappy girlband in particular) is that all they do is slow harmonies and never do anything else. Ever. It's like all Irish music is supposed to be this utterly bland, homogenised garbage when there is so much more going on that it's criminal that it's being ignored. The whole "Pop" thing has really gone too far now, and the sooner the industry turns around the better.
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#13 Posted on 2.5.02 1305.14
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Rolf Harris is a fine entertainer (hey, I was four ). Though I know there are people who aren't from Canadia (and therefore were not totally inundated) who think Bryan Adams did anything even remotely redeeming after 1986. Or that Celine Dion deserves to live. Or Great Big Sea...aw, shucks. I can't type anything negative about GBS without phear of the Maritime Traditional Music Committee finding me and tying me to a chair in the Lower Deck every night for a year...

Frenzal Rhomb rawks. They played here with local favorites (from Calgary, even) Chixdiggit. I'm positive the lead singer was pished, but, hey, it was a punk show, whaddya want?

And I'm pretty sure the thing I hate Ireland for the most these days is Riverdance & Co. Boybands have been around since the beginning of time (how old was Mozart when he played his first concert? Anyone remember five kids known as the Jackson 5?) Despite the beautiful women with quick feet (like that's not dangerous or anything...), the music is a little too close to home...

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#14 Posted on 3.5.02 0536.20
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My lawd, Home & Away? A crappy teen soap must have a crappy teen theme, it's not really music. We do have our fair share of alleged harmony based groups. They shit me to tears.

Frenzal Rhomb do indeed go off like a frog in a sock, but given my choice, I'll take an Oil's gig any night.

It sounds like all music from Ireland at the moment is Corrs ripoffs, without the whole shag the four sisters fantasies that go with it.
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#15 Posted on 3.5.02 0643.06
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Don't attempt to shag the four sisters, Merc! One of them is a bloke!
I love the fact that Home and Away is considered a teen soap in Australia. Here in the UK it's considered an adult soap, fit for tea time viewing. There was a point when it was regularly in the top ten rated shows too!

God, we suck.
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#16 Posted on 3.5.02 2152.56
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My bad,I thought it was four sisters and a brother.

Home and Away screens at 7pm here.I know a few of my female friends watch it and they're mid twenties, but damn, adults watching it? In enough numbers to rate top 10? It's no wonder you can't win at sports.
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