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FlinterFile: Icehouse- Crazy

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In 1987, the Australian band Icehouse had a big hit in the US. The band once started as Flowers, playing covers of songs by for example David Bowie, T.Rex and Lou Reed. After hitting the charts in 1980, they signed up at Chrysalis, which meant they had to change their name. The song Crazy was written by Iva Davies and Andy Qunta for the album Man of Colours. The song is about a man who thinks it is crazy if a woman loves a man like himself. It was number 38 in the UK, and number 14 in the US. Enjoy

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Song of the day: Gnarls Barkley- Crazy

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Yes, I’m a big fan of Gnarls Barkley. Although he only made two records so far, I am a big fan of him. And then we thought: he does sound a lot like Cee-Lo Green, and we discovered that Cee-Lo Green and Gnarls Barkley were the same person. However, I still love his music, and especially this record is crazy good!Enjoy

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Song of the day: Seal- Crazy

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Another hit from the nineties today! And this time by a man who had several hits in the nineties, including a big dance classic. The song of the day, however, is not the dance classic. It’s the other big hit he had. And actually, it’s covered a lot. When I was listening to my CD’s in the last weeks, I heard the songs out of the mouths of Alanis Morissette and Nelly Furtado, then realising that the original was not in stock yet. So that has to change, because it’s such a good song. Enjoy

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Song of the day: Madness- Night Boat To Cairo

Hello everyone!

Today it’s a special day! It’s 12-12-12! Isn’t that crazy?
And about being crazy: The group of today has a name which is crazy. It’s Madness, and they are taking the Nightboat to Cairo!!!

Madness is a great group, with a very good saxophone player. I’ve seen their performance on the Queen’s 60th Jubilee, and it was wonderful. (I’m Dutch, just to let you know)
Partly thanks to the technique, but okay…

Tomorrow another song!

“I absolutely adore Madness. They are as mad as a rabbit, selling ice creams on a cold winterday in the Sahara.”
“What’s that supposed to mean? They don’t even look like rabbits!”