Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...

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Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:43 am

...of Elvis should Blondie cover and which songs of Blondie’s should Elvis cover?

I’d love to see (although it won’t happen for us in the UK of course) a mini set between the two artists.

This could be a show closer which each artist doing 3 of the other’s songs.

What would be your choices?
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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:49 am

okay...i'll play. NOT TO GO NUTS....but to pick one song each:

BLONDIE: YOU BELONG TO ME
ELVIS COSTELLO: FAN MAIL

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:21 pm

They need to join forces for a "Go Away"/"Just Go Away" medley.

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Postby Goon Squad » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Elvis sings: One way or another.......
Blondie sings: Accidents will happen....

I think that’ll work ! 8)

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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:32 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:They need to join forces for a "Go Away"/"Just Go Away" medley.


PERFECT and i guess an

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN/NEVER HAPPEN mash-up!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:30 pm

Nice one BA!

How about a Cautious Lip/Lip Service mash up as well!

I’d like to see Elvis do Union City Blue, Picture This and I reckon he could do a good version of The Tide is High.

I’d like to see Blondie do Party Girl, New Lace Sleeves and Heart Shaped Bruise.
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Postby Top balcony » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:19 am

EC : Sunday Girl
DH : Sunday's Best
Collaboration : Episode of Blonde

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Postby bronxapostle » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:54 am

Top balcony wrote:EC : Sunday Girl
DH : Sunday's Best
Collaboration : Episode of Blonde


HECK....I WANT AN EC SUNDAY'S BEST. :lol: :lol:

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Postby Fishfinger king » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 am

I'd go for:
Elvis doing I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear
Blondie doing Tear Off Your Own Head It's A Doll Revolution
May not be the most original answers but I think they're the longest!
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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:07 pm

Fishfinger king wrote:I'd go for:
Elvis doing I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear
Blondie doing Tear Off Your Own Head It's A Doll Revolution
May not be the most original answers but I think they're the longest!


I could hear EACH of those...i LOVE Presence, Dear!!

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Postby sulky lad » Fri May 03, 2019 8:59 pm

Blondie - Baby Pictures
Elvis - Picture This :wink:

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Re: Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri May 17, 2019 2:08 pm

From another thread:

sweetest punch wrote:https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebaltin/2019/05/17/ascap-honors-billie-eilish-on-gs-frank-sinatra-ariana-grande-and-jeff-lynne-on-songwriting/#3b6c386c4e73

ASCAP Honors: Billie Eilish On 'G's Frank Sinatra, Ariana Grande And Jeff Lynne On Songwriting

(...)
When the focus is actually on songwriting and the songs, artists find it a joy to discuss. I spoke with Blondie's Deborah Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke as well about their illustrious career and songwriting.

"It's amazing and I think we've earned it. We've worked hard over the years and something I said earlier is we've been very fortunate to work with some wonderful producers, writers and other musicians," Harry told me of the award. "We've just been in the right place at the right time. And also we took some chances, combining different elements of music at a time when it really wasn't done. But yet we made it our own, we kept it."

Looking back at moments that were special for them in songwriting and the way their music was used, Stein picked a surprising moment. "When we were recording we always talked about music being used at sporting events and there was a moment years and years ago where there was a thing on TV of the Yankees in training and they put on 'One Way Or Another' behind it," he said. "I appreciate the intersection."

Blondie will be on tour this summer with another ASCAP lifetime honoree, the great Elvis Costello. As Harry put it succintly on touring with one of the great rock songwriters of all time, "It's not gonna suck." She added, "There are so many of his [songs] that I like."

So if there were to be any onstage collaborations what songs of each other would Blondie like to do? "'Oliver's Army' would be a good [Elvis] one for Blondie to do," Burke said. "And maybe 'In The Flesh' would be a good [Blondie] one for him to do."

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