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Offline sachabinky

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Has Anybody Heard of "The Nails"
« on: Mon 09 Mar 2009 04:27:05 »
 This group had Mark Campbell as its lead singer.
1st 3 Albums were
1. Mood Swing
2. Dangerous Dreams
3. Corpus Christii.


They had a few interesting songs
One was called "88 Lines about 44 Women"
 

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Re: Has Anybody Heard of "The Nails"
« Reply #1 on: Mon 09 Mar 2009 16:35:24 »
Yes I know of them. "88 Lines about 44 Woman" was their most popular song. Infact I only have the extended version of the song.
 

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Re: Has Anybody Heard of "The Nails"
« Reply #2 on: Fri 13 Mar 2009 01:06:42 »
Both Mood Swing (1984) and Dangerous Dreams (1986) were re-mastered and re-released in 2007, including some bonus tracks. I think this may be the first time they've been on CD?

     http://totalwire.blogspot.com/search?q=nails

"88 Lines About 44 Women" is included on Mood Swings (in addition to a Remix version).

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Re: Has Anybody Heard of "The Nails"
« Reply #3 on: Sat 14 Mar 2009 11:26:19 »
Is this the same Nails who had a mid-80's song called "Let It All hang Out"? Great track...
If ignorance is bliss, how come I ain't smilin'?
 

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Re: Has Anybody Heard of "The Nails"
« Reply #4 on: Sat 14 Mar 2009 21:27:26 »
Is this the same Nails who had a mid-80's song called "Let It All hang Out"? Great track...

Yep, that's them. "Let It All Hang Out" is on the Mood Swing album (including a 12'' remix version).

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Re: Has Anybody Heard of "The Nails"
« Reply #5 on: Sun 15 Mar 2009 15:48:57 »
I got the single version of "88 Lines About 44 Women". But if it's included in the above links ....


Love those lyrics

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Deborah was a Catholic girl,
she held out to the bitter end.
Carla was a different type,
she's the one who put it in.
Mary was a black girl,
and I was afraid of a girl like that.
Susan painted pictures sitting down
like the Buddhists sat.

Reno was an aimless girl,
a geographic memory.
Cathy was a Jesus-freak,
she liked that kind of misery.
Vicky had this special way
of turning sex into a song.
Camella couldn't sing,
kept the beat and kept it strong.

Xylla was an archetype,
the voodoo queen the queen of rap.
Joan thought men were second best
to masturbating in the bath.
Sherri was a feminist,
she really had that gift of gab.
Kathleen's point of view was this:
take whatever you can grab.

Seattle was another girl
who left her mark upon the map.
Karen liked to tie me up,
and left me hanging by a strap.
Jeannie had this nightclub walk
that made grown men feel underage.
Mary Ellen who had a son
said "I must go," but finally stayed.

Gloria the last taboo
was shattered by her tongue one night.
Mimi brought the taboo back
and held it up before the light.
Marilyn who knew no shame,
was never ever satisfied.
Julie came and went so fast,
she didn't even say good-bye.

Well Rhonda had a house in Venice,
lived on brown rice and cocaine.
Patty had a house in Houston,
shot cough syrup in her veins.
Linda thought her life was empty,
filled it up with alcohol.
Katherine was much too pretty,
she didn't do that shit at all.

Uh-uh. Not Katherine.

Pauline thought that love was simple,
turn it on and turn it off.
Jean-Marie was complicated,
like some French film-maker's plot.
Gina was the perfect lady,
always kept her stockings straight.
Jackie was a rich punk-rocker,
silver spoon and a paper plate.

Sarah was a modern dancer,
lean pristine transparency.
Janet wrote bad poetry
in a crazy kind of urgency.
Tanya Turkish liked to fuck
while wearing leather biker boots.
Brenda's strange obsession
was for certain vegetables and fruits.

Roeena was an artist's daughter,
the deeper image shook her up.
Dee-dee's mother left her father,
took his money and his truck.
Debbie-Rae had no such problems,
perfect Norman Rockwell home.
Nina sixteen had a baby,
left her parents lived alone.
Bobbie joined a new-wave band,
and changed her name to Bobbie-sox.
Eloise who played guitar,
sang songs about whales and cops.
Terri didn't give a shit,
just a nihilist.
Ronnie was much more my style,
she wrote songs just like this.
Jezebel went forty days
drinking nothing but Perrier.
Dinah drove her Chevrolet
into the San Francisco bay.
Judy came from Ohio,
she's a Scientologist.
Pomerante here's a kiss,
I chose you to end this list.

Eighty-eight lines about forty-four women
« Last Edit: Sun 15 Mar 2009 16:22:39 by Vtroll »