"Sexuality" - Billy Bragg / Johnny Marr

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  1. The Cat's Mother

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    Will we ever find out what went on with Billy's footballing uncle at Red Star Belgrade? Sadly not, but this Bragg/Marr co-write's rather fun anyway. Billy sings, Johnny twangs, strums and tinkles and pulls in Kirsty MacColl to help with the backing vocals.

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    i love this song, though i think "cindy of 1000 lives" is 5 times better. johnny marr's production attempt to sound like phil spector...and it works a treat.
     
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    I agree, great tune.

    Didn't Johnny also do backing vocals? Would these be his first-ever vocals?

    I love the lyrics:

    Stop playing with yourselves
    In hard currency hotels
    I look like Robert De Niro
    I drive a Mitsubishi Zero
     
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    I always found Braggs vocal technique grimly southern , and as for the solo vocal/electric guitar combo, it made me feel ill at times. I suppose sexuality was a tad different to his usual thang, good song but needed a different singer.

    God, the 80's were shit.
     
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    *checks the CD gubbins*

    Yes, you're right. What a busy chap!

    I like the line "I feel a total jerk before your naked body of work"
     
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    Don't Try This At Home is a cracking album
     
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    I had an Uncle who once played, for Red Star Belgrade is the first lyric I ever remember hearing. And I was only ten at the time!
    If anyone would like me to post a list of all the Bragg/Marr colaborations, I'd be more than happy to.
     
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    Plus, with "... 60 minutes of music for the price of a single album" (according to the sticker on the case), it's excellent value, too. :)
     
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    Go on, then, since you're volunteering. :)
     
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    Greetings To The New Brunette
    The Passion
    Walk Away Renee (version) - Marr under an assumed name.
    Sexuality
    Cindy Of A Thousand Lives
    The Boy Done Good
    Shirley (electric remake of greetings to the new brunete)

    Marr co wrote Sexuality & The Boy Done Good
    He played all the instruments on The Boy Done Good & Shirley.
    He didn't play on Bragg's Never Had No One Ever cover.
    That may not be the whole list, but there's on cd on Bills that I can't finde to check
     
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