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jocelynsart
Posted: Nov 22, 2014 - 12:01
 

flies in the bathroom lol!
 what is this song actually called? the album is Pinball

expertTexpert
(High in the Custerdome)
Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 11:29
 


{#Roflol} 

DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 11:27
 



hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 11:39
 

 (former member) wrote:

The fan site (mine).

He's put out a few very good things, but he's mostly an actor now. This is something that he created on his Mac to accompany his song.

 



 
Very Cool, thanks for sharing former member doofenschmertz

q4Fry
(Currently stateside)
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 11:29
 

This makes me think of Jonathan Coulton, both in terms of musical and lyrical phrasing.

Jellocat
(Atlanta)
Posted: Oct 09, 2013 - 13:27
 

 MizzFarola wrote:
Yup, love this song too, takes me back to teenage years... someone back in March said it reminded them odf Fleetwood Mac.   No no!  TRAFFIC (*Low Spark of HH Boys*)

 
I agree with the Traffic reference. This song sure takes me back...

MizzFarola
Posted: May 04, 2013 - 13:52
 

Yup, love this song too, takes me back to teenage years... someone back in March said it reminded them odf Fleetwood Mac.   No no!  TRAFFIC (*Low Spark of HH Boys*)

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 04, 2013 - 13:47
 

 MinMan wrote:
Great tune, haven't heard this in ages. Amazing how timeless it sounds.

 
I don't know about the sound, but some of the song references are very much of their time. "Pale ale" and "pinball" are both long in the past, in the UK at least. It used to be that every other pub had at least one pinball table, but now they're rarer than rocking horse shit, much to my chagrin, as I was a pinball ace in the day. As a beer variety, "pale ale" was associated with dusty bottles at the back of pub bars, and now the name is hardly used, having been superseded by blonde ales, and preceded and superseded by IPA, a style which goes back to the 19th Century.

bc
(It's everything. Location, Location, Location.)
Posted: Apr 03, 2013 - 10:16
 


What a great song!
I think I'll pop on over to Amazon and pick up a copy of the....
List Price: $12.98
Amazon Price: $90.05

... maybe not.

MinMan
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Apr 03, 2013 - 10:10
 

Great tune, haven't heard this in ages. Amazing how timeless it sounds.

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Mar 02, 2013 - 23:04
 

 Cynaera wrote:
Oooo - I really like this one. It follows Jeff Talmadge's "Take A Drive With Me" perfectly.  I am sufficiently creeped-out.  Home alone, with weirdness in the neighborhood and cops cruising all around, apparently looking for an escaped criminal...

Yep, perfect atmosphere for this set.  Gonna go lock the doors now, and load the gun.  Oh, wait - Bro has the gun. I have a bb gun with no bbs. I suddenly feel very vulnerable... {#Lol}
 

We miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 

RoelantSiekman
(Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Posted: Jul 26, 2012 - 04:16
 

Suddenly there's a "...la-la-la-la-la..." in the background choir..?
I lave it!

PS. Fleetwood Mac (Man of the World) is playing now, and there's a big similarity indeed!

coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 - 18:09
 

Nice...  seems as if I must have just guessed this was Bob Welch and/ or Fleetwood Mac when I heard it, always dimly, with no info or anything, over the years...now that I know who it was, it still doesn't register but the Time does, and the Timeless quality of good music done well throughout...

Bobert_ParkCity
(Park City Utah)
Posted: Feb 18, 2012 - 18:00
 

In 1973, Protheroe was playing the part of a pop singer in a play called, Death on Demand, when a representative from Chrysalis Records heard a song he had written for the show. His first single, "Pinball", was released in August 1974, and it entered the UK Singles Chart at number 40 and reached a peak of number 22.<2> Then followed by an album of the same name.

Byronape
("post-capitalist wreckageville")
Posted: Jan 17, 2012 - 23:53
 

 Cynaera wrote:
Yep, perfect atmosphere for this set.  Gonna go lock the doors now, and load the gun.  Oh, wait - Bro has the gun. I have a bb gun with no bbs. I suddenly feel very vulnerable... {#Lol}
 
Hey, the criminal wouldn't know there were no bbs in there.  Getting shot with one of those hurts!


spindrift
(Philadelphia PA)
Posted: Sep 13, 2011 - 11:17
 

This is fun!{#Dancingbanana}

cohifi
(Denver)
Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 17:39
 

 jtomato wrote:
WSAY in Rochester, NY. WOW! What a good song. And station!
 
Yo!  Good taste you have there.   {#Cheers}

Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Jul 12, 2011 - 17:36
 

Oooo - I really like this one. It follows Jeff Talmadge's "Take A Drive With Me" perfectly.  I am sufficiently creeped-out.  Home alone, with weirdness in the neighborhood and cops cruising all around, apparently looking for an escaped criminal...

Yep, perfect atmosphere for this set.  Gonna go lock the doors now, and load the gun.  Oh, wait - Bro has the gun. I have a bb gun with no bbs. I suddenly feel very vulnerable... {#Lol}

jtomato
Posted: Jun 11, 2011 - 01:39
 

WSAY in Rochester, NY. WOW! What a good song. And station!

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 10, 2011 - 11:03
 

'Kinell! I've not heard this since hearing it on Capital Radio back in the late 70s whilst living in London. Nice retread :)

(former member)
Posted: Apr 08, 2011 - 20:09
 

Brian Protheroe fan page


lexica
(Oaktown, 510)
Posted: Apr 08, 2011 - 20:05
 

Very few of the songs released when I was *cough* four *cough* have aged this well. Very nice.

{#Sunny}

rah
Posted: Mar 08, 2011 - 08:03
 

 dyharenas wrote:


Wow, pretty ageless then. Sounds cool in 2011 too.
 
I would have had no trouble at all believing this was a current single.


Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Mar 08, 2011 - 08:03
 

who knew Hugh Grant could sing?

dyharenas
(Cerro Apoquindo)
Posted: Jan 04, 2011 - 17:02
 

 Poacher wrote:

Ahhh. Light and Bitter. . . the students drink. You got over a half a pint in bitter topped with a bottle of light ale which meant you actually got about a pint and a quarter. Then you drunk three quarters of it and asked for a half a pint to 'top up' the glass thereby getting another three quarters of a pint for the price of a half. It all added up when you were skint!

In 1973, Protheroe was playing the part of a pop singer in a play called, Death on Demand, when a representative from Chrysalis Records heard a song he had written for the show. His firstsingle, "Pinball" was released in August 1974, and it entered the UK Singles Chart at number 40 and reached a peak of number 22. 

This track is a real blast from the past. Loved it in 74, love it now. 
 

Wow, pretty ageless then. Sounds cool in 2011 too.

Poacher
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Nov 02, 2010 - 09:43
 

 ianmoff wrote:
Does anyone remember Pale Ale?

Can't remember the price but a Light and Bitter was 17 1/2 pence (17.5p) 

 
 
Ahhh. Light and Bitter. . . the students drink. You got over a half a pint in bitter topped with a bottle of light ale which meant you actually got about a pint and a quarter. Then you drunk three quarters of it and asked for a half a pint to 'top up' the glass thereby getting another three quarters of a pint for the price of a half. It all added up when you were skint!

In 1973, Protheroe was playing the part of a pop singer in a play called, Death on Demand, when a representative from Chrysalis Records heard a song he had written for the show. His firstsingle, "Pinball" was released in August 1974, and it entered the UK Singles Chart at number 40 and reached a peak of number 22. 

This track is a real blast from the past. Loved it in 74, love it now. 

Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Nov 02, 2010 - 09:38
 

Hmmm. Just got up to see who this was - sounded kind of cool. 
Turns out I'd already heard it and rated it a seven.
Don't remember that.
Hmmm... 

Dynai
Posted: Aug 30, 2010 - 18:44
 

We love this song.

(former member)
Posted: Aug 30, 2010 - 18:42
 

WOOHOO!

TravelRat
(People's Republic of Boulder)
Posted: Jul 29, 2010 - 18:23
 

Me gusta mucho! {#Devil_pimp}

Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: Jun 27, 2010 - 21:10
 

this is also my first time hearing this...

bindi
(North Carolina)
Posted: Mar 24, 2010 - 17:34
 

Great tune!!!   I remember hearing it way back when, then never hearing who did it.

ianmoff
(Nr London UK)
Posted: Oct 18, 2009 - 11:01
 

Does anyone remember Pale Ale?

Can't remember the price but a Light and Bitter was 17 1/2 pence (17.5p) 

 

Shimmer
(Bethesda, MD)
Posted: Sep 16, 2009 - 21:20
 

I lived through the 70s and I'm pretty sure I never heard this. What's the story?

(former member)
(Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated)
Posted: Aug 16, 2009 - 09:27
 

 DaveInVA wrote:
Damn, haven't heard anything from this guy in a long time...
 
The fan site (mine).

He's put out a few very good things, but he's mostly an actor now. This is something that he created on his Mac to accompany his song.

 



DaveInVA
(VA)
Posted: Aug 16, 2009 - 09:22
 

Damn, haven't heard anything from this guy in a long time...

n4ku
(Lex Vegas)
Posted: Jul 15, 2009 - 18:24
 



SpamNRice
(Vicenza, Italy)
Posted: May 13, 2009 - 04:49
 

WOW! An old friend stopping by after a very long time... nice and simple. Great memories! THANKS!

{#Wave}

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 13, 2009 - 04:46
 

Wow, this is a blast from the past, right enough. I loved this when it came out, and it's still tasty after all these years. I wonder how many of our younger listeners know what a pinball machine is? Once upon a time every other pub and club had pinball machines, now you can't find them anywhere, even in amusement arcades. I spent all those years becoming an absolute feckin' ace on the pinball, and all that hip-swivelling skill is now completely redundant. Sad, or what? ;-)

lee_sf
(2nd floor, corner)
Posted: Mar 11, 2009 - 02:06
 

And I've run out of pale ale
And I feel like I'm in jail
And my music bores me once again
And I've been on the pinball
And I know longer know it all
And they say that you never know when you're insane

Got fleas in my bedroom
Got flies in my bathroom
And the cat just finished off the bread
So I walk over Soho
And I read about Monroe
And I wonder was she really what they said

Got a call from a good friend
Come on down for the weekend
Didn't know if I could spare the time
I knew a woman who was crazy
About a boy who was lazy
But it didn't work out 'cos they just couldn't make it rhyme

Hey Jude you were alright
I could have grooved with you all night
But you turned your back on the party game
Mama if i keep my head clean
Will I really have a good dream
Or will I wake up in confusion just the same

And I've run out of pale ale
And I feel like I'm in jail
Got fleas in the bedroom
Got flies in the bathroom
Got a call from a good friend
Come on down for the weekend
Hey Jude you were alright
I could have grooved with you all night

And I've been on the pale ale
And I feel like a pinball 



apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Dec 06, 2008 - 06:39
 

Oh. My. Gawd. Suddenly it's 1973 and I'm listening to Radio 1. Is Dave Lee Travis going to back-announce it?


ronniegirl
(Middle of New Jersey)
Posted: Dec 06, 2008 - 06:36
 

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Seems like I have heard this before somewhere, regardless...I love it
 
Same here.  I MUST have heard it years and years ago but have no idea of when or where.   Solid 7.

redeyespy
(Clandestined in the bamboo thicket.)
Posted: Dec 06, 2008 - 06:36
 

 iggam wrote:
He looks like Hugh Grant.
 
Crossed with Dustin Hoffman.  This is the sort of retro dreaminess I can really appreciate this morning. 



jjbix
(san diego)
Posted: Aug 01, 2008 - 22:58
 

Stylistic. he's got a groove going here . . . .

Gednabb
(New York City)
Posted: Jul 01, 2008 - 09:41
 

EthicalDilemma wrote:
Jesus, this is awful


yes---did I just hear a line that his music bores him??
EthicalDilemma
(Richmond, CA)
Posted: Apr 29, 2008 - 11:12
 

Jesus, this is awful
HombreDeMezcal
(Tenochtitlán)
Posted: Apr 29, 2008 - 11:12
 

sounds Good
Leslie
(Antioch, CA)
Posted: Apr 29, 2008 - 11:11
 

OMG. Dmax, you've finally gotten your wish after all these years!

I like this.
(former member)
(The People's Republic of Casiotone)
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 - 11:04
 

AliGator wrote:
dmax! Where are ya?


I may swoon.

THANKS!!!

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n4ku
(KY)
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 - 10:58