KIwi Music Month Day 6: Hi-Revving Tongues – Rain and Tears

http://youtube.com/v/TxuJOF-NCzU

Was a hit around the time I started school – a wet and miserable winter.

Yes that’s Pete Sinclair introducing them, so this must have been from Happen Inn.

Two asides – firstly, if it were not for the need for certain unlikely events to have taken place, Bernadine Oliver-Kirby could pass for Pete Sinclair’s love child. Watch the movement of the head, mouth and eyebrows next time she reads the news. Its Pete Sinclair to the life…

Also this tune is a straight rip off of Pachelbel’s Kanon in D. Not that its unusual in that – a lot of pop songs have been based on it.

Apart from the ones mentioned in this rant here, there are also Oasis’s ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ and Petula Clark’s ‘Don’t Sleep in the Subway’.

All kind of tangental, but never mind…

5 thoughts on “KIwi Music Month Day 6: Hi-Revving Tongues – Rain and Tears

  1. “Also this tune is a straight rip off of Pachelbel’s Kanon in D. Not that its unusual in that – a lot of pop songs have been based on it.”

    Doeas that mean the children of the 60s who choose the Kannon (cannon?) for their weddings do so because they’re unconcsiously taken back to the music of their childhoods?

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  2. Could be…although it seems to have been used for a lot of later songs as well.

    It is a marvellous piece of music, and I can understand it being used for weddings – or funerals, if it comes to that.

    It has an air about it of the end of a struggle, or a search, and of a coming to a place of reconciliation and rest.

    Hmm. Now I write that, perhaps more apt for funerals than weddings.

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  3. Great choice Rob – one which I will have to now scratch from my list of possible songs to be blogged about! I’ll have to get back on YouTube later and find a few more so that we don’t duplicate.

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  4. Good choice Rob – so I will now go and delete this one from my list of possibles! I’ll have to get back on YouTube later in the day and find a few more so that between the four of us, we avoid duplication wherever possible. The last few days of May might be a scramble!

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  5. This may help: the way I’m doing it is alternating between Kiwi songs when I were a lad, and then more recent stuff. Working forwards on the early stuff and backwards on the latter.

    So tomorrow’s post from me will be a 1990s or early 2000s tune.

    All going well, they’ll sort of meet in the middle by the end of the month, probably around ‘Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang’ in 1982, although I intend to avoid that particlular number because the fact it even exists hurts my brain.

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