unknown song comments

Date Added: 11/4/2007
Added By: Dean
Identified: Yes!   

From Dean, 11/4/2007 2:25:26 PM:

This has been driving me nuts for years. I've trying to find a song that cfny used to play regularly (but not often). It was sort of a voice over with the lead sounding a lot like Mark Smith of The Fall. The lyrics were a story about an English soldier in Ireland who throws himself on a bomb. Any ideas?

From Dean, 11/9/2007 10:36:55 AM:

I found out that this was a cover of a song called "Soldier" originally recorded by Harvey Andrews. I'd still like to know who did the cover that CFNY used to play though.

From saqqara lights, 11/14/2007 12:05:40 PM:

There was a song called "Young Soldier" by Kiss the Blade, not sure it was ever played on CFNY though.

From Parrothead, 11/18/2007 9:51:25 AM:

Thanks for bringing this one up Dean. I had that version you speak of on a tape (which got chewed up). Through some searching on the net, I think that version that played on CFNY was by the Angelic Upstarts.

From Dean, 11/19/2007 8:55:47 AM:

Yep - that's definitely the version! It's available on their EMI Years release -


From Jim, 4/25/2008 1:49:13 PM:

I've been wondering abiut that song too. I heard JR play it on St. Patrick's Day in the 80s. Thanks.

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