songs namechecking places in london

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  1. Schmetterling

    Schmetterling I saw something nasty in the woodshed!

  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    "My underground train runs from Mile End to Ealing, From Brixton to Bounds Green"

     
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  3. skyscraper101

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    Romford, Tottenham Court Road, and The Ship (in Soho)

     
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  4. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

     
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  5. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?



    I fucking loved Kirsty MacColl but I can;t listen to any of her music any more unless I want to cry myself into a blubbery mess instantly!

    and see what I did there? made a connection to the previous post :thumbs:
     
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  6. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Funky Kingston. Toots loved South London.
     
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  7. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Donovan being fey and warbling about chocolate machines at tube stations:



    E2a: 2for1 :

     
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  8. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. I am just waiting for the next tomato..

    Seedy Soho!

     
  9. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Big-up for my endz, etc. :cool:
     
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  10. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?



    mentions Lambeth....


    mentions Stepney....
     
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  11. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  12. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  13. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团


    Anniversary topical!
     
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  14. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

  15. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

     
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  16. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.



    Hackney Country and Western :thumbs:
     
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  17. skyscraper101

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  18. skyscraper101

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    Leicester Square

     
  19. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh



    King George Street is in Greenwich
     
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  20. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Tony & Louise - Brixton, Lewisham

     
  21. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    Everyone studiously avoiding this, then?
     
  22. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    I'm tempted to add Siouxsie and the Banshees 'Hong Kong Garden' as it was a chinese restaurant somewhere round the Bromley patch, and the Clash 'Bankrobber' for a video mostly filmed in Lewisham, but they don't quite fit

    Linton Kwesi Johnson's 'Sonny's Lettah' opens with the address of Brixton Prison, 'Inglan is a bitch' mentions working in a little factory up inna Brockley, 'Di Great Insohreckshan' is about (and mentions) Brixton.
     
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  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Another Brixton song -

     
  24. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Jimmy Cliff's cover of Rancid's 'Ruby Soho'

     
  25. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Many of his songs mention London places, but this one mentions more than any other:

     
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  26. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    :)

    i think that had been doing the rounds in one form and another for some years. he may have picked it up from his dad who had been a bus driver.

    (which of course is another nomination for the thread - Ian Dury's 'My Old Man' which has a line about dad driving a number 18 down to Euston)
     
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  27. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    "With a ladder and some glasses..."
     
  28. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?

    The one on Chislehurst High Street apparently. It's still there but it's changed its name now.
     
  29. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

  30. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

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