Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

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Thank Gus Fring it’s Friday.

Shall we have another bit of music chatter and carry-on to wile away the weekend? There’s still no voucher but we know you’re not it for the money (loud guffaws down the back).

This week, I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics mention metals, as in gold, silver, bronze etc.

Here’s mine.

Lines close on Saturday Midday!

Please include video link if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Meanwhile…

Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves

Last week, we asked you to name your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to Autumn or the Autumnal months.

Ghost Of Yep won my esteem with this excellent entry:

“Heartbreakingly apt and just an incredible performance.”

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

Pic: Spindizzy Records, Dublin 2

65 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    The cover/reinterpretation of Black Steel from the album Maxinquaye by Tricky.

    https://youtu.be/9ZJTM03UByU

    Awesome track. 25 years old now but could have been released yesterday and sound modern.

    Tho a reinterpretation, the Chap’s a genius.

  2. Fergalito

    Man I played this tune over and over again down through the years from when it was first released as part of the glorious Portishead, Massive Attack and Tricky trifecta of albums.

    A cover that exceeds the Public Enemy original, I choose Black Steel from Tricky’s Maxinquaye..

    https://youtu.be/9ZJTM03UByU

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Sorry Fergalito, but I got in earlier! That particular trifecta as you refer to was just fantastic and a major influence on my musical appetites back then.

  3. CapernosityandFunction

    The Stranglers – Golden Brown

    https://youtu.be/z-GUjA67mdc

    I have inadvertently created a golden trilogy and saved the best for last. Whatever the subject matter may be the lyrics meant nothing to the young me watching Top of the Pops in 1982. This song got stuck at number two behind A Town Called Malice from The Jam. For that reason I loathed A Town Called Malice for a long time after; eventually calming down and realising it was a good song. I loved the video with its evocation of fading empire. What made this for me the most was the harpsichord. I was mesmerised by it because I hadn’t heard one before. This became my first official favourite song of all time.

  4. Fergalito

    Seeing as Rosette of Sirius somehow managed to telepathically access my subconscious and plant the theme of this week’s competition for Nick’s esteem in there before I even read the post in order to extract my choice for his own purposes I post this as an alternative. I’d hidden this one in a password protected neuron that proved impenetrable to his mental powers thankfully.

    Another great artist to check out live, tis John Murry and the moseying “Silver and Lead” – hah, not one but TWO metals!

    https://youtu.be/aBHSp3t0V0g

  5. Verbatim

    David Bowie’s perfect song, full of hope and glory – Golden Years
    I think it’s one of his best and I love to shuffle to it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRD0ghlFSgk
    Golden years, gold whop whop whop
    Golden years, gold whop whop whop
    Golden years, gold whop whop whop
    Don’t let me hear you say life’s taking you nowhere, angel

  6. Liam Deliverance

    The wonderful Lost Brothers, not brothers by blood but brothers nonetheless. Their folk music style is soft and subtle, but yet very powerful, and there is not a bad song to be found on their first five albums. The song is Gold and Silver from two Irish diamonds. Long may they perform their fine craft.

    I would normally throw in a few lyrics but could not find any for this song, so I created them myself, by all means correct any errors that I may have made, laptops speakers are not the greatest. The misspelling in the last line is on purpose, to see if my work turns up on some lyrics site someday!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIDl7OM8L0k

    The Lost Brothers – Gold and Silver

    Moonlight fills the river bed
    And shines like treasured stone
    Church bells from the town below
    Will lead our way back home
    Pine tress drop their needles down
    Where on the ground we stand
    To swallow up the path we walk
    And steal it from our hands

    All we have is Gold and Silver
    It’s running through those veins of ours
    Who can stop this gold and silver
    from taking all this life of ours

    Shadows of the fallen ones
    Who came and went before
    Echoes of their broken dreams
    Will hang for ever more
    Night stood still
    And drew them in
    With riches on their mind
    The mist that stings the eyes of sins
    So greed will bleed them blind

    All they have is Gold and Silver
    It’s running through those veins of theirs
    Who can stop this gold and silver
    From draining all this life of theirs
    From draining all this life of theirs

    Rain falls down
    On high ground
    Hear the sound

    Now we sleep
    On stolen ground
    And waste the night away
    Those who lost their die was cast
    But no-one won the day

    All we have is Gold and Silver
    It’s running through those veins of ours
    Who can stop this gold and silver
    From taking all this life of ours
    From draining all this life off ours

    Raining down like poison,
    Showerrs

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