Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB

SAY HELLO ENGLAN!
WAVE GOODBYE ENGLAN!

 
SOFT CELL - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Sax Version) (1982) 

Expectations were high! Shellhunter and London Scouser were here. We all dressed in Spanish colours and headed to the sea front to indulge in the atmosphere, share another victory with our Spanish friends.

What a damp squid that was!  5-1 to Holland. The atmosphere died and we slunk home quietly after the match.

Nevermind, tomorrow was the big one,  Englan V Italy. We would have a BBQ,  have a few drinks and then be ready for the match at midnight. We were all exited with anticipation. This is what the World Cup is all about. Englan could do this!

Balotelli magic and the dream was cut short. Hold on! not quite, we will beat Uruguay next Thursday and then Costa Rica (who are Costa Rica anyway?). We actually played quite well against Italy, we just did not get the rub of the green.

Here we go, Uruguay, a must win. Wait a minute! we are one down to that guy Suarez. That is not in the script. We must score! We just have to score!

Rooney! Rooney! has equalised (I was in the toilet and missed the magic), we are back we have the momentum we can win this. We can win the World Cup.

Stunned silence! a goal by that man Suarez again, a goal from nowhere and schoolboy error goal. The dream is over. The dream is finally over.

Englan are the new Scotland. Wait a minute! Maybe not!! Scotland always, at least got to their final game before going out.

It is not that we were that bad, we had chances. But Italy and Uruguay took theirs, we did not take ours.

Coming in to La manga

I heard Say Hello, Wave Goodbye the other day, we had a nice day trip to La Manga, a forty minute boat trip there and back. We enjoyed a great meal in a restarant by the harbour. I said I loved this song and must use it for a post. I needed a story.

I got a story.
At the Restaurant

It had to be the 12inch version with the sax introduction 3.34secs. I reckon it is up there with best ever introductions, ever, to a song. What do you think? what are your favourite introductions.

Another favourite introduction of mine would have to be Here comes the Sun by Richie Havens
 
RICHIE HAVEN - Here Comes the Sun (1971) 

The last bite of course goes to Suarez !

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25 June 2014 at 19:43

This version of 'Say Hello' is superb. I first heard it in a Manchester pub when it came out and never forgot that moment. Trivial but true. The Richie Havens take of 'Here Comes The Sun' also wonderful.

England did almost exactly how I said they would. Don't want to say 'I told you so' but...

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25 June 2014 at 20:44

Two great tunes, two great intros. My favourites? Hmmm. Bowie's 'Sound & Vision' springs to mind. I'll have a think.

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26 June 2014 at 22:08

England's performances were so disappointing, out by their second group game and the World Cup hadn't fully got going yet. What could have been, at least Quarter Finals. The World Cup has been great but the buzz around the country would have been so much better if they were still in it. I love 'Say Hello' but found the 12" intro grating, original for me.

Best intro...top if my head 'I Wanna Be Adored', Stone Roses...

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