New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:14 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:Wow - this thread has turned into something FAR more interesting!

Maybe the Elvis/Paul disconnect had a little to do with their marketing styles and the contrasting ways their managers treated their fans...



Hmmmmmm :shock: :shock:

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby Neil. » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:27 am

Time to dig this out, from 1983. They liked each other enough to share the stage back then:

https://youtu.be/fqrnWsNSlUo

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:38 am

Harry Lime wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Hetty is what I call one of Elvis's tuneless too many words songs. I didnt like it on first listen but on the second it fell right into place. I probabaly prefer it to No Flag but they are both good.




Sheep, I'm intrigued. Which other songs would you consider in this category?


Off the top of my head, Button my lip, almost ideal eyes, uncomplicated, upon a veil of midnight blue, Hora Decubitus and I know its not his song married to my hack on the New Basement Tapes album. Not that I dislike any of these songs. And I said in the previous thread I actually really like Hetty

I agree I don't think Elvis and Weller were every really friends probably more to do with both of them being grumpy bastards. :D

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Postby Neil. » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:12 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I agree I don't think Elvis and Weller were every really friends probably more to do with both of them being grumpy bastards. :D


LOL Sheep!

I like most of Elvis's stuff in general but I agree there's the odd occasion when the tumble of words is too much, like there's no room to breathe. But of course that is an artistic choice - it certainly makes things edgy and claustrophobic to listen to, which is probably the idea. But I don't particulary like those ones - Bedlam is the one everyone seems to like that I just can't get into!

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:42 am

Neil. wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I agree I don't think Elvis and Weller were every really friends probably more to do with both of them being grumpy bastards. :D


LOL Sheep!

I like most of Elvis's stuff in general but I agree there's the odd occasion when the tumble of words is too much, like there's no room to breathe. But of course that is an artistic choice - it certainly makes things edgy and claustrophobic to listen to, which is probably the idea. But I don't particulary like those ones - Bedlam is the one everyone seems to like that I just can't get into!



Bedlam is another of those, you are right. I did think about putting it down but forgot. I was like you with Bedlam, (Cousin Pete doesn't like it either) but one night I was Powerwalking from Liverpool Street to Stratford with the iPod classic on shuffle when Pete's drums came crashing in and I had an epiphany and have loved the song every since

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby Neil. » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:18 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:Bedlam is another of those, you are right. I did think about putting it down but forgot. I was like you with Bedlam, (Cousin Pete doesn't like it either) but one night I was Powerwalking from Liverpool Street to Stratford with the iPod classic on shuffle when Pete's drums came crashing in and I had an epiphany and have loved the song every since


LOL, you paint quite a picture - I can imagine that famous barnet billowing majestically in the breeze down Bishopsgate. I'll have to give the song another spin - I haven't listened to it for yonks.

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby Hawksmoor » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:59 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I don't think Elvis and Weller were every really friends probably more to do with both of them being grumpy bastards. :D

I think this is the bottom line! In my head, I'd see Weller accusing Costello as 'lacking soul' or some such, and Costello accusing Weller of being more into 'digging the groove' than in actually writing decent songs. But that's entirely an imaginary play that happens in my mind. :D

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:08 pm

Neil. wrote:LOL, you paint quite a picture - I can imagine that famous barnet billowing majestically in the breeze down Bishopsgate.


Neil. - that could be the funniest thing I’ve ever heard you say! :lol: :lol: :lol:
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby Neil. » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:36 am

Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:34 am

Neil. wrote:Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

Neil you want to see the barnet now its half way down my back. Plus I am sporting a beard Im going thru my MLAR phase

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby sulky lad » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:38 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Neil. wrote:Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

Neil you want to see the barnet now its half way down my back. Plus I am sporting a beard Im going thru my MLAR phase

What, All Grown Up ? !! :wink:
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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:37 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Neil. wrote:Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

Neil you want to see the barnet now its half way down my back. Plus I am sporting a beard Im going thru my MLAR phase


8)

Please keep growing it until we have a proper meet up!
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:27 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Neil. wrote:Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

Neil you want to see the barnet now its half way down my back. Plus I am sporting a beard Im going thru my MLAR phase


8)

Please keep growing it until we have a proper meet up!


I tie it back for work I feel like the guy in Spooky girlfriend. :D :D

Mrs Sheep likes it so i probably wont cut it for some time

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby Neil. » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:19 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Neil. wrote:Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

Neil you want to see the barnet now its half way down my back. Plus I am sporting a beard Im going thru my MLAR phase


Hahhaha! OMG, keep it going! It's a marvellous mane!

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby rightbrain » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:36 am

Did anyone notice an entry on EC's Facebook page by Nemi Von Fritzenberg? She says Rose Brennan, who sang with Ross MacManus in the Joe Loss orchestra, had a cousin named "Hetty O'Haire." An improbable coincidence?

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:08 am

Neil. wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Neil. wrote:Haha - cheers, Verbal! Hope all well with you x

Neil you want to see the barnet now its half way down my back. Plus I am sporting a beard Im going thru my MLAR phase


Hahhaha! OMG, keep it going! It's a marvellous mane!

I now have longer hair than Maura.

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:53 am

Brilliant.

I want a photo!
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

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Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:57 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:Brilliant.

I want a photo!

I will sort you one. There is the odd one on my facebook page. I normally tie it back though like the character in the song spooky girlfriend :D :D


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