unknown song comments

Date Added: 4/23/2011
Added By: Martina King
Identified: Not Yet!

From Martina King, 4/23/2011 6:39:30 PM:

Song from the early 80's about gang violence I think,male singer with a Cockney accent ,more of a talker really,he describes a phone booth he sees as being "riddled with 'oles".I think it might have been a Canadian band.I would love to hear this song again!


From Smithers Jones, 4/29/2011 11:34:41 PM:

Racking my brain here.....I should know this.....wonder if it's not the Monks "Drugs In My Pocket"??


From Martina King, 4/30/2011 3:51:35 PM:

Nope,definitely not the Monks.I wish I could remember more of the lyrics but I never managed to get this song on tape.Thanks for trying to help me out Smithers :)


From Smithers Jones, 4/30/2011 11:53:20 PM:

I tried Primitve Radio Gods "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth with Money in my Hands" and Nik Kershaw "The Riddle" but no luck. I think I'm tapped out......


From dj Wave, 5/1/2011 7:38:30 AM:

Could it be a song from Smiley Culture or Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel? Would need more lyrics.


From Martina King, 5/1/2011 10:07:00 AM:

I wish I could remember more lyrics,maybe under hypnosis,LOL.I only remember the "riddled with 'oles" because I would try to imitate the accent.The lead singer was actually a "raconteur",something in the John Cooper Clark vein.Maybe this one is destined to remain a mystery :(


From DJ Wave, 5/1/2011 11:37:27 AM:

Maybe a ska band? Bad Manners, The Specials, The Toasters, Selector, Untouchables...that may spark something more.


From DJ Wave, 5/1/2011 11:42:33 AM:

Here is a list of some canadian ska bands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_ska_groups


From Martina King, 5/1/2011 12:26:10 PM:

Definitely not Ska,nothing danceable,more synthesizer type,I think but can't say for sure.


From Jackie, 5/8/2011 12:16:38 AM:

The Piranhas comes to my mind when you mention that accent. In "Getting Beaten Up" its very pronounced. Might it be them?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-_-WgTLqmg
obviously this song is danceable and not synth, but maybe it's a diff song by them?


From Martina King, 5/10/2011 5:18:46 PM:

That's not it either.Thanks for trying though,I really appreciate everyone's efforts.


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