Spoken Word in songs.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Post by shadowplay » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:19 am

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Post by shadowplay » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:22 am

Peaking Lights - Little Flower Featuring Chloë Sevigny Ah...welding a bumpy reggae disco undercarriage to a potentially novelty celebrity speaky vocal could have been headed straight for the ditch but it manages to stay on the road.

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Post by re_gren » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:14 pm

As great as all of these are it seems like there may be too many lofty ideas and not enough playing in the dirt.

Big Black - Things To Do Today

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Post by shadowplay » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:46 am

Smagghe & Cross - Cock Of The North the only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. Brilliant Adelle Stripe spoken word on the new Ivan Smagghe record.

Suso Saiz - Un Hombre Oscuro don't understand much but I really like it. I'm pretty delighted with the recent reawakening in interest towards (braodly) Fourth World sort of stuff.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Post by simonhpieman » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:43 am

Darcy-Noir wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDo1YN_q3c
Steve Reich, Come Out
If this counts.
Steve Reich definitely counts. Different Trains takes spoken word a few steps further by picking out bits of text and mimicking it with instruments - kind of like a found poem but with melody, I suppose.

Does the bit at the end of Foo Fighters' "Monkey Wrench" count? Is that more shouted word?

Simple Kid's "The Road" should definitely be in there (online speech converter starts at about 40 seconds!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF6lFZHbRYE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Belle and Sebastian's one about the Spaceboy is an example of it NOT working, in my humble opinion.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Post by vale » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:52 am

so many. i'm all for it. especially in classic 1960s things like the shangrilas & roy orbison.
not sure if this is my all time favourite (too hard to award that title without serious reflection) but it's up there. whips & everything!

@2min14secs
"What was it to you that a man laid down his life for your love?
Were those clear eyes of yours ever filled with the pain and the tears and the grief?
Did you ever give your self to any one man in this whole wide world?
etc etc etc."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGICPpr2pXA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

there's another one i want to post but can't find, maybe it wasn't even a formal released thing but just a part of the bbc coverage for glastonbury (or comic relief?) that went mixtape viral in the mid 1990s.

anyway it was des lynam (the des lynam) doing a rap about how kids should live life to the full & always wear sunscreen.
true fun & actually quite moving when o,t & e & summer drunk.
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Post by shadowplay » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:07 am

Everybody's free to Wear Sunscreen was a Baz Luhrmann track originally based on a newspaper article IIRC.

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Post by shadowplay » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:28 am

Pye Corner Audio & Faten Kanaan - The Darkest Wave I predict not many sevens get past this in 2017.

for some reason this popped in my head when I first heard it.

Stone Breath - Seven Things Placed in a Hollow Tree

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Post by shadowplay » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:26 am

Robert Macfarlane & Chris Watson - The Sea Road one to close your eyes and sit back dreaming to.

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Post by antisymmetric » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:58 am

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Post by NickD » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:28 am

No links I'm afraid, as per usual, but Kate Tempest, - Let them Speak Chaos. If it counts that is, no music at all on this, just spoken word, a solid 2 sides

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Post by shadowplay » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:22 am

SPK - Kambuja profound, sad, amazing and a worthy response. I once got hit over the head with a bottle by an exceptionally drunk visiting American soldier (glancing blow) for playing this and telling him to stick his protests up his arse. I hit him back but ended up fighting the bouncers off him who were intent on kicking him to the consistency of trifle and getting thrown out with him. Having found a more immediate common enemy we went for pint afterwords and all was pretty much forgotten. I might even prefer thelive version from Oceana in performance.
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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:54 pm

David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s putting some music behind Sam Hunt (NZ poet, not the namesake whose youtube channel hosts these clips :wacko: )
To Be A House
The Seventh
You House The Moon
The Gunner's Lament
The whole album's well worth checking out :-*
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