Songs that remind you of the Turf

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Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:26 pm

Just heard this on the radio and it took me back to when I first started going on the Turf, thought it would make a cool thread to see what songs you relate to going on the Turf !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=colhzqYbbX8

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by groove » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:31 pm

David Bowie-Modern Love
Genesis-That's all.
That's a couple I remember from the 80's

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by clansman » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:33 pm

Strawbs , part of the union 1972?
“ you can’t get me I’m part of the longside .....”
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by clansman » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:34 pm

Tip toe through the tulips...(longside)
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Lord Beamish » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:36 pm

John Farnham; You’re The Voice.

Always seemed to be playing at half-time, back in the ‘80s, when Ray Lott was picking the tunes.
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:37 pm

Stars by Simply Red seemed to be played numerous times before games in the early 90’s.
I think we must have only had two vinyls at the time.
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Rush Hour by Jane Wiedlin (Go Go's). Reminds me of being on Cricketfield stand before the game the first season I started going on religiously
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by gawthorpe_view » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:44 pm

Simply the Best from the div 4 years.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:45 pm

Bee Gees - You Win Again. Played somewhat ironically in the ‘80’s.
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Lord Beamish » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:47 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Bee Gees - You Win Again. Played somewhat ironically in the ‘80’s.
I think that was Lotty, again.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:48 pm

:roll: Tom Hark

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by MACCA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:52 pm

Steve1956 wrote::roll: Tom Hark
How does that go?

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Tricky Trevor » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:52 pm

Early 70s
Singing in the rain
When your smiling.

More Recent.
Heroes
Times like these

Did we use to sing, bye bye blackburn to “bye bye blackbird” or did I dream it?

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by MACCA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Chumbawumba (sp)

Were they from Burnley/supported us or something similar?
Or was that just made up by someone because we played it?

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Inchy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:55 pm

Simply the best- Tina Turner- because we used to run out to it in the mid 90s

Dreams- Fleetwood mac- because it seemed like it was played before every match in the mid 90s

Best of you- foo fighters- old video shown on screen before match

tubthumping- Chumbawumba- we used to run out to it

Use somebody- kings of Leon- always takes me back to Wembley. Played just before teams went on the pitch

Some moby song can’t remember name- played before most matches in the mid 90s


In the early to mid 90s I think the MC at the turf just had a play list with the same songs because I hear certain songs and it takes me back to that era
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:57 pm

MACCA wrote:How does that go?
You know very well how it's goes Macca,but he's a reminder ..brilliant innit :lol:

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by NottsClaret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:01 pm

Another vote for John Farnham and the Bee Gees (You win again).

Still makes me think of 86-87 season even now when I hear them. The only other one was Pet Shop Boys' Always on My Mind as we settled into 4th Division mediocrity, post Orient.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by JohnMac » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:07 pm

Wandering Star - Lee Marvin
'I was born under a claret star,
Dobson in the middle
Kindon on the wing
I can't remember the next line
And you'll hear the Longside Sing' :D

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:09 pm

Was it not "Time's like this " Inchy not "the best of you "
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Dazzler » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:25 pm

Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

Top of the charts on the day of the Orient Game

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by claretabroad » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:29 pm

Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Jakubs Tash » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:31 pm

You Got It by Roy Orberson pre match on the longside in the early 90s.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by ClaretCliff » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:31 pm

One from the 60's - Just Like Eddie by Heinz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVIiQ8iNvKc.
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by EarbyClaret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:40 pm

Most of Chumbawamba were from Burnley. Recall at the time (mid/late 1990s) Boff Whalley said the money he made from Tubthumper paid for his season ticket.

His autobiography 'Footnote' gives a real insight into growing up in Burnley in the 70s.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by edlass » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:40 pm

I know its not a song, neither can it be heard on the radio but does anyone remember when the loud voice used to warn you to keep "gangways and emergency exits clear". As a kid it was almost frightening and I don't even know why.

As for songs Closer than Close and Simply the best always remind me.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Also Tiffany - I think we’re alone now which thinking about our gates at the time may have been another clever choice.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Beehole67 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:44 pm

MACCA wrote:Chumbawumba (sp)

Were they from Burnley/supported us or something similar?
Or was that just made up by someone because we played it?
Some Members were from Burnley and followed the team. The Guitarist still goes on.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:50 pm

Loved Chumbawumba's 1986 album title "Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records" in response to the narcissistic side of Live Aid
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Eyres_11 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:02 pm

edlass wrote:I know its not a song, neither can it be heard on the radio but does anyone remember when the loud voice used to warn you to keep "gangways and emergency exits clear". As a kid it was almost frightening and I don't even know why.

As for songs Closer than Close and Simply the best always remind me.
"This is a ground safety announcement, in the event of an evacuation of the whole or part of the ground becoming necessary, an announcement will be given over the public address system. Please cooperate with club stewards in keeping all gangways and exit gates clear, the gangways and exit gates are clearly marked in yellow.

I think I got that word for word :lol: :lol:
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Pearcey » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:05 pm

I seem to remember us running out to Jump by Van Halen. Am I right?

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by gc14 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:11 pm

Pearcey wrote:I seem to remember us running out to Jump by Van Halen. Am I right?
Chris Waddle's choice, think the reasoning was that Marseille were unbeaten whilst walking out to it ..
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:37 pm

'Final Countdown' by Europe, played before the last few home games of the 2008/2009 play off promotion season.

As another poster mentioned 'Times like these' and 'Heroes'

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:44 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:Did we use to sing, bye bye blackburn to “bye bye blackbird” or did I dream it?
We certainly did
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Funkydrummer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:49 pm

I've got you, by The Dooleys.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by davemoff » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:51 pm

sorry ClaretCliff don't know how to link to your post re Just Like Eddie...but we used to sing "whenever you're sad ,whenever you're blue,whenever the Clarets are playing. In league or cup, we'll try like ----, to keep the claret flag flying" followed by whoa oah oah oah oah oah to the tune.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Local cricketer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:51 pm

500 miles
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by ArmchairDetective » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:24 pm

Heroes - David Bowie
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Porcelain - Moby
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Wake Up - Arcade Fire

... and Tom Hark

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by bobinho » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:30 pm

Times like these - FF

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Tribesmen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:35 pm

clansman wrote:Tip toe through the tulips...(longside)
Funny that jumped out at me also when i read the thread .

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Tribesmen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:38 pm

JohnMac wrote:Wandering Star - Lee Marvin
'I was born under a claret star,
Dobson in the middle
Kindon on the wing
I can't remember the next line
And you'll hear the Longside Sing' :D
I think it was
Kindon on the wing
Mellor in the goals
Dobson in the middle and Casper scoring goals .
Ohhh i was born
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by bfc-sparta » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:36 pm

Ecstasy of gold reminds me of the first promotion season ,use to play while the team was warming up in 2009/10 I think.

another thing that reminds me of turf is the safe style uk man use to walk around shouting random things at the crowd. Let's bring him back

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:40 pm

some cracking stuff here :)

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by dougcollins » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:43 pm

Shirley Bassey's version of 'Something' by George Harrison.

Every home game in 1973-74 this song announced the arrival of the team down the tunnel. What more could you ask for?

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Belial » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:52 pm

Seal - Crazy used to seem to be on all the time in the 90s

Chico time?

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:54 pm

1982 promotion season and I stood on the Bee Hole End. Ray Lott was spinning the discs and Zoom by Fat Larry's Band and Heartbreaker by Dionne Warwick were 2 staples of pre match and half time entertainment.
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by mill hill claret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:56 pm

simply red ....money's too tight to mention :D :D
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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by pureclaret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:21 pm

i remember the song something by Shirley bassey playing as the first song as the speakers started to broadcast the record as i walked on at 1;30/ 1;45 on a saturday in 1971 then it was still playing some 5 years later when van macoy the hustle was played , these were times when to get your regular standing position you had to get on before 2pm

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Claretmatt4 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:53 am

Eyres_11 wrote:"This is a ground safety announcement, in the event of an evacuation of the whole or part of the ground becoming necessary, an announcement will be given over the public address system. Please cooperate with club stewards in keeping all gangways and exit gates clear, the gangways and exit gates are clearly marked in yellow.

I think I got that word for word :lol: :lol:
Nailed it haha!

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Hazzyclaret1955 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:39 am

"Building with the Burnley" which was a Burnley Building Society advert played at half time in the 70s. We at the back of the Longside would dance to it. A mate has a copy and is the first record on after 12 at his annual New Year's party.

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Re: Songs that remind you of the Turf

Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:12 am

Hazzyclaret1955 wrote:"Building with the Burnley" which was a Burnley Building Society advert played at half time in the 70s. We at the back of the Longside would dance to it. A mate has a copy and is the first record on after 12 at his annual New Year's party.
Lyrics by one Salman Rushdie. I believe a fatwa was issued against him by Simon Gurrrnnerrrr :D

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