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April Follies
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posted 15 June 2003 06:17 PM      Profile for April Follies   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tony Benn becomes rap artist

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Veteran left-winger and former labour cabinet minister Tony Benn is moving to a new career at the age of 78 -- that of a rap artist.

The Observer on Sunday reported that a speech made five years ago by Benn warning about the threat of war with Iraq so impressed a record producer that he set it to music.


Coming soon, the Robin Cook Rap?


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 15 June 2003 11:01 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
he's played Glastonbury the last two years running as well. check it, check it, microphone check it, the crowd went wild when tony came to wreck it.
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 05 August 2003 01:34 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
some more info on dj tony benn

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Tony Benn's Greatest Hits is the brainchild of record producer Charles Bailey, who got the idea while standing in a chilly Hyde Park on February 15. "When Tony Benn was on the stage, I just thought, 'Wow!'" Bailey explains, his voice still gleeful. "And the only times I ever felt like that before was years ago, when Bob Marley sang at Crystal Palace, and when Mandela came to Brixton and people were just running through the streets - white, black, Asian, everyone running to where he was, at the sports centre. That greatness that Tony Benn and Mandela have... it flows off the tongue. And I think Tony Blair was on his way... but he weighed it up wrong."

Bailey approached Benn shortly after. Immediately enthusiastic about the project, Benn sent him a selection of speeches that had been professionally recorded in the House of Commons.

Benn's speeches give the new album a fire in its belly. On the Greatest Hits album, his voice strides forth across a D'Angelo-esque backing track, complete with twitching violins and an eager bubbling of pianos.



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DrConway
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posted 05 August 2003 09:15 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeird.
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Doug
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posted 05 August 2003 11:01 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cooooooooooool!

This is even better than the song with Gerhard Schroeder saying if he doesn't get a beer he'll go on strike.


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Michelle
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posted 05 August 2003 11:04 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Doug, what song is that?? Do you have a link to it?
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Doug
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posted 05 August 2003 11:15 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's called Flasche Bier - good thing I found it searching Kazaa or otherwise I would have totally forgotten what it was called. I couldn't find any Tony Benn though.
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