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20/2/10 - Songs that inspired "We Love The City"

Stevie Wonder, "Living In The City"
Macy Gray, "I Try"
Murry The Hump, "Thrown Like A Stone"
Sly And The Family Stone, "Stand"
Elvis Costello, "Oliver's Army"
Beach Boys, "Sail On Sailor"
Candi Staton, "Stand By Your Man"
The Beatles, "Baby I'm A Rich Man"
Rolling Stones, "Under My Thumb"
Chairmen Of The Board, "Elmo James"
Dexys Midnight Runners, "There There My Dear"
Velvet Underground, "Lonesome Cowboy Bill"
Magnetic Fields, "Chicken With Its Head Cut Off"
Prince, "Raspberry Beret"
Specials, "A Message To You Rudy"
Stevie Wonder, "Superstition"
Freda Payne, "Band Of Gold"
ELO, "Mr Blue Sky"
Paul McCartney, "Coming Up"
Belle And Sebastian, "Boy With The Arab Strap"
Lou Reed, "Vicious"
The Kinks, "Picture Book"
Heavenly, "C Is The Heavenly Option"
Jonathan Richman, "Roadrunner"
Housemartins, "I Smell Winter"

A few comments from Darren:

The "Boy With The Arab Strap" sounds a bit like "Painting And Kissing". It was something I noticed at the
time and was worried though no one has ever said it to me since.
Murry the Hump and Heavenly were chosen because both Matthew and Amelia sing on the album.
I see three generations of the same song running from "Elmo James" through "There There My Dear" and "The Day
That Thatcher Dies".
You can sing "Good Fruit" over the top of Macy Gray.


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