Carpenters sing a longs

Pointless international breaks as usual so thought I'd throw it out there,songs that are good for the carpenters pub in stratford ( proper westham boozer!)...our good friend Essex boy gets in there before he jumps in the canal on matchdays!!lol
I enjoy it in there for a beer or 3 before entering the BoM....
Hurry up Harry,if the kids are united - Sham 69,london calling - The clash,The ruts - Babylon burning,that's for starters any other old school bangers you can think of are welcome....

Jenningsthehero's picture

Me being of a certain age,cant beat SYMARIP-SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP and SKINHEAD GIRL,just loved the music and the whole culture till the National Front and other right wingers took it all away,shame but the music and the originals keep it going

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nevillenixon's picture

Funnily enough I knew Sham well, I even engineered and co-produced Pursey's second solo album, but I liked and knew the Clash better, Joe was a good friend, but Mick was a Pratt and Topper was Keith Moon incarnate! Always enlivens me to hear 'London's Calling' blasting out at the Bowl of Misery, despite it not being fit for purpose, there are plenty, including me, Ed Jnr and little ed who miss the the place under the lights against the arch enemy, despite over vorciferous stewards, expensive beer and hot dogs.

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You knew joe strummer & jimmy pursey etc...my era in music,a lot of people will be glad when they can watch live footie again & that bodes well for the BoM

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nevillenixon's picture

I was also the guitar player in gary numan's first band which was called Riot, and then the co-founder and guitar player/song writer of Mean Street.

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Quite a colourful life there Nev,very interesting,good stuff.

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boogerscaravan's picture

When I was 14 I found punk music Nev. I was lost before then had no musical direction. But hearing The Sex Pistols and The Clash was like an epiphany for me. It shaped the rest of my life. Remember going to see The Clash at Brighton Top Rank. Joe Strummer stopped the gig as everyone was gobbing at him. He uttered the immortal line. I f you wanna gob, go home and gob on yer Grandma - For me it has to be Stay Free and Clampdown 2 Clash classics...........

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Punk/new wave in the 70s was my thing!
The Jam were my main band....Rainbow finsbury park or hammersmith Palais were where I saw them,brighton also a couple of times,best one though was paris,didn't get to see much of the city cos of trouble with local skinheads,still great experience for a 15 yr old

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I cant get back there quick enough,yes the beer etc is over priced,its the blokes that fill the bags around the pick n mix sweets,but never go and pay just walk off.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

... either Start me up or Jumping Jack Flash!

I was worried at first.. I thought you were looking for Carpenters songs... put me down for Raining days and Mondays :o)

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The Carpenters played in the carpenters....not sure they would get the fans going!

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LOL 65!!!!!,and yes allow me to take a bow............I remember,not that long ago,we took a spanking,and we have had many of them,i bypassed the canal,and made it to the Carpenters,to jump into the beer,only to find the boys jumping up and down to all the lip up fattys and moonstomping,it was rammed,and a few of us had to hold the table or we would of lost our drinks,and i shouted at them "what the fuck are you lot celebrating we have just got done good and proper" and the reply i got was,"come on mate we are West Ham arent we does it matter"............I had no answer to that after 50 years of the highs and lows,how right they were,so went and bought two more pints and dived in LOL!!!!!

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Of westham fans Essex as you well know...its what has always set us apart from the glory hunters!!

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Thats the story of us mate,we are different,and glad of it.

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mcbikeman's picture

i was waiting for the postman and after he had been i was on top of the world

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mcbikeman's picture

Southend sea front at the moment mate!

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mcbikeman's picture

would this guy of not been bigger than bowie? truly iconic sound and he had superstar presence IMO

https://youtu.be/wZkTh_T75QY

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moore 6 legend's picture

Stan!

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I remember as a child my dad refusing my eldest sister to date her current beau a certain Paul Cook of the Pistols lol. Needless to say he moved on to better things.

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It wasnt sid vicious then Enfield,dont think your dad would have been happy with him.;)

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