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Poll Question: What is your favorite Slapp Happy songs?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
4 [12.90%]
1 [3.23%]
2 [6.45%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [9.68%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [9.68%]
1 [3.23%]
2 [6.45%]
2 [6.45%]
2 [6.45%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [3.23%]
3 [9.68%]
1 [3.23%]
6 [19.35%]
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    Posted: August 31 2013 at 07:03
I'm including the ones that have Henry Cow members but I always
thought the songs that were labelled Henry Cow like "War" were proper Henry Cow
songs, and that Dagmar was a singer with Henry Cow at that time.  The ones that
were released under the moniker of both bands I've listed in this.  This is a multiple
vote poll. 


Edited by brainstormer - August 31 2013 at 16:22
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I have to get my poll up at the top or no one will vote on it.
At least hopefully this will give more attention to this band.
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Voted "The Drum" & "Me and Paravati"...I note you wisely didn't include "Everybody's Slimmin (Even Men and Women)" Wink

Interesting, on wikipedia the Henry Cow albums are included on the Slapp Happy discography...on the Henry Cow side which you didn't include my faves are "War", "Living in the Heart of the Beast", & "Beautiful as the Moon..."

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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Voted "The Drum" & "Me and Paravati"...I note you wisely didn't include "Everybody's Slimmin (Even Men and Women)" Wink

Interesting, on wikipedia the Henry Cow albums are included on the Slapp Happy discography...on the Henry Cow side which you didn't include my faves are "War", "Living in the Heart of the Beast", & "Beautiful as the Moon..."


Yes, those are among my favs too but for some reason I always saw that as just Henry Cow. 
It's not pop at all, except for War, and Slapp Happy always had that pop element.  Even War
is only pop as far as it being a short song.
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Originally posted by brainstormer brainstormer wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Voted "The Drum" & "Me and Paravati"...I note you wisely didn't include "Everybody's Slimmin (Even Men and Women)" Wink

Interesting, on wikipedia the Henry Cow albums are included on the Slapp Happy discography...on the Henry Cow side which you didn't include my faves are "War", "Living in the Heart of the Beast", & "Beautiful as the Moon..."


Yes, those are among my favs too but for some reason I always saw that as just Henry Cow. 
It's not pop at all, except for War, and Slapp Happy always had that pop element.  Even War
is only pop as far as it being a short song.

Agreed...Henry Cow is about as far from pop as the physical universe will allow...though I like the thought of "War" being played on 1975 top40 radio next to the other pop songs like "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Philadelphia Freedom", & "Love Will Keep Us Together" Evil Smile

Also, I just had a look and wiki considers "Desperate Straights" and "In Praise of Learning" as collaborative efforts and lists them under the discographies of both bands, so go figure...
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Casablanca Moon
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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'The Secret' - Daggie sounds so seductive and sweet on this one !!
.........or, 'Living In The Heart Of The Beast', at the opposite end of the emotional spectrum
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The Drum is one of those songs, like Cherry Colored Funk by Cocteau Twins, that I just found myself playing over and over again, probably 200 times in the same year.
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It's hard to believe this poll isn't getting many votes.  I guess a lot of people
here don't know their material well enough.  
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^ It's ok Robert...you get an "A" for effort.  I run many polls, some get 1000+ hits and some just sink like a rock.  I did a poll a couple weeks ago on Devil Doll hoping to get them some exposure but it dropped off the front page in a matter of hours...since your poll is still clinging to the front page I'd guess there's probably more people into Slapp Happy than Devil Doll Wink

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I voted Me & Parvati, Bad Alchemy, and Small Hands of Stone. If I had to pick just one it would have been Small Hands of Stone, but the other two are close.
It too find it very weird that not many people know their music.
I think there are some very worthy songs on Ca Va too.
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I wonder if many folks knew that Anthony Moore collaborated with David Gilmour on the later Floyd albums ?? Surely should spark some interest into Slapp Happy ??
I got onto them via Henry Cow - the record fairs here during the 90's had soooo many un-loved treasures waiting to be enjoyed by a new generation of Proggers, it wasn't difficult to come across these LP's on occasion. E-Bay has since killed the opportunity to discover gems at fairs nowadays.....
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I forgot to put in "Excerpt from the Messiah," which is one
of my top five for them.  It's Slapp Happy / Henry Cow.   
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I wonder if many folks knew that Anthony Moore collaborated with David Gilmour on the later Floyd albums ?? Surely should spark some interest into Slapp Happy ??

I've been curious about this. I thought I remember hearing that he was an engineer or something on A Momentary Lapse of Reason, but did he actually contribute to the writing?
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Originally posted by N-sz N-sz wrote:


Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I wonder if many folks knew that Anthony Moore collaborated with David Gilmour on the later Floyd albums ?? Surely should spark some interest into Slapp Happy ??

I've been curious about this. I thought I remember hearing that he was an engineer or something on A Momentary Lapse of Reason, but did he actually contribute to the writing?
Many songs are credited Gilmour/Moore. I guess he worked on the lyrics. 'On The Turning Away' is one of them
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I only have the Casablanca Moon/Desperate Straights compilation album, and I've only heard it a few times, but I enjoy it very much. A bunch of great tracks on both albums.

My top 10:

1. Dawn
2. Excerpt From the Messiah
3. Me and Paravati
4. Casablanca Moon
5. Owl
6. Some Questions About Hats
7. Mr. Rainbow
8. Europa
9. Drum
10. Haiku

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