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    Ok. Briefly back from my no internet access caravan in the desert in California....

    Was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for records by minor celebrities / hangers on that thought they could make a fast buck by knocking out a record? An overlooked genre.

    Here's the benchmark. Amusingly, his son ripped it off for one of his biggest hits....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=azAiSG09FBk
    Endless Tripe

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    I think the majority of my record collection fits that category...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
      I think the majority of my record collection fits that category...


      One of the greats. If only it wasn't for those tight-arsed, white trousered trendies who run the bbc, etc.....(see Don Estelle's autobiography).

      I was more thinking though of minor actors and other non-entities with such an inflated sense of self regard that they thought they could knock out a hit and grab a quick payday from their grateful public....

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=TwwA8p4XWXk
      Endless Tripe

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      • #4
        Don Estelle's autobiography is a classic of the genre.

        How much lower than Bernie Clifton do you want to get? There's not many...

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        • #5
          The obvious ones...



          and his friend



          and how can we miss out..

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          • #6
            A surefire sign is if a minor celebrity - preferably TV - has a catchphrase...... and some clever agent suggests that they release a song entitled and based around that catchphrase:







            also - how about a whole cast singalong.....

            "Ridicule is nothing to be scared of"

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            • #7
              I'd like Jack Lemmon's record.

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                Actually not nearly as bad as I remember it being
                "Record collecting is no mere hobby, no innocuous leisurely diversion. It is a feverish passion bordering on dementia, driving those under the influence to irrational, compulsive, fanatical extremes."

                Night of the Living Vinyl

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                  Pisses all over the Nick Berry version, if you ask me.
                  Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                  • #10
                    Further minor catchphrase driven rock classics.

                    Stu Francis - Ooh! I Could Crush a Grape:



                    Stan Boardman - The Jeermans:



                    Cannon and Ball - Rock On Tommy:

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                        Game over

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU0-fmKI0lU#t=22
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                        • #13
                          Not forgetting Fog On The Tyne. What a lovable Geordie imp he used to be.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by son of stan View Post
                            I was more thinking though of minor actors and other non-entities with such an inflated sense of self regard that they thought they could knock out a hit and grab a quick payday from their grateful public....
                            'Driving In My Car' by Maureen Rees - the 'Driving School' star does a bold reworking of the Madness hit, with an innovative use of Sprechstimme that makes the listener interpret the song in a whole new light. Doesn't seem to be online anywhere, though I did see a cassette of it in a charity shop many years ago.

                            Actually, it may not be Mo's fault - I recall a documentary about an agent on TV a few years ago who was trying to persuade the Newbury Bypass protestor Swampy it would be a good idea to do a cover version of Cribbins' 'Hole In The Ground'. Wish I could remember what the programme was.

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                            • #15
                              Bit of a hero of mine when I were a youth. Anyone with superpowers was.

                              "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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