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Death Goes Shopping


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DWL

 Genre: Punk-Grunge

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A Celebrity Torture song. Sort of seasonal I guess. Not very long and hopefully a bit more light hearted than some of my recent posts.

Lyrics by Graeme Hobbs. Music by Graeme and me.

In these grey and grainy days of revelation
As the dark and murky waters start to rise
And each and everything is turning pearshaped
It seems to happen right before your very eyes

So be biblical like dear old Mr Noah
Build a metaphoric ark and float away
You'll be saving all the animals and righteous
You can save them for a rainy shopping day

Nothing cheers you up like going shopping
It's guaranteed to get you out the dumps
Nothing cheers you up like going shopping
Find a bargain and you know you'll come up trumps

Armageddon's waiting just around the corner
The apocalypse is just around the bend
Don't you worry even though the sky is falling
Get yer skates on you can still go out and spend

Pestilence and war and death and famine
Nothing comes between a woman and new shoes
I think I've really died and really gone to heaven
Eternal shopping with no checkouts and no queues
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Comments: 72
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Plays: 307
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Uploaded: Dec 22, 2009 - 09:50:14 AM
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2009 - 09:50:14 AM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 06:00:17 PM
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Comments
BoiAfrica said 2914 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
I want to teach my kids this...
Hilarious. This is right up there with "grandma got run over by a reindeer." So hilarious, so perfectly seasonal. Favorite line, "nothing stands between a woman and her shoes." Great job, music is perfect, and the singing has the perfect attitude. Love it.
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DWL said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Mr B
It was a bit of a departure from the very downbeat stuff I have been doing and was great fun to record!

I expect the childrens Christmas version next year :-)

Cheers

Dick
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kingbee said 2914 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Oi ! Oi !
What a cracking track.
And some brilliant lyrics too.
"Build a metaphoric ark and float away' is my favorite
And that bass slide down at about 57 seconds is a killer.
Great stuff
cheers
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DWL said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
A metaphoric ark
will be a very useful thing come the Apocalypse.

Thanks for the listen and the comments.

Cheers

Dick
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johnwhitehead said 2914 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Shopping
Excellent. You've nailed it. Great writing and performance.
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DWL said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Thanks John
I really aprreciate those comments!

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Death Goes Shopping
Hilarious, with a bite to it. Love that guitar solo. Good vocals with plenty of attitude.
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DWL said 2912 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
I like attitude
Thanks Dave, much appreciated!

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Love the keywords...
christmas, death, pestilence, famine, war, new shoes.
Pure genius Dick - you and Graeme are a monster team. Great tune, vocal, guitars and production.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2912 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
And no queues
Thanks Len, it made a difference to the downbeat stuff!

Cheers

Dick
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Feter said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Death Goes Shopping
Brits beat rockin ..this is all the Who and
definitely a roller ..loved the guitars and
drums ..great job folks this is a hit ..sure
with a true Brit's gesture ..Rock on ..thnx
alot for sharin !!!!!
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DWL said 2912 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
It was great fun to do. Pretty rough and ready but I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Thanks for the comments

Cheers

Dick
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stevel said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Well...
at least I have finished my Christmas shopping in time for the Apocalypse (or at least some snowy weather....which as usual brings bloody London to a standstill!)
Great track Dick!
Steve
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DWL said 2912 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
At least it's not Basingstoke
I reckon the Apocalypse will start there....

Thanks Steve, have a great Christmas, see you in January.

Cheers

Dick
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ktb said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Death Goes Shopping
bloody brilliant. an anthem for us non shoppers. it rocks.
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DWL said 2912 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
How do you manage not to shop?
It's Christmas!

Thanks for the comments.

Have a good one.

Cheers

Dick
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magnatone said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Death Goes Shopping
you're a wonderman Dick - killer lyrics, great delivery, well made point!
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
Wonder inasmuch as I wonder what I'm doing most of the time :-)

Cheers

Dick



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Vic Holman said 2913 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
shopping till you drop
this just charges ahead at full steam. cool heart attack solo, brief, but aggressive as all heck.
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
I had fun on this
I don't let rip often enough these days!

Thanks Vic

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2913 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Nothing like
a doom ridden song to give you the Christmas cheer that this song does Dick LOL, Just love the whole treatment with those great lyrics.... just the right voice too for this song.... now this could be up there with all those other Christmas greats.... just a great take on the season, all the best M
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Funnily enough
it was written specifically about Christmas but it seemed such an apt time of year to post it!

Thanks Maurice, mush appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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MarkHolbrook said 2913 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Great Dick!
This is great... very very cool! Thanks!
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Thanks Mark
I'm glad you liked it!

Cheers

Dick
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jiguma said 2912 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
:)
Love the lyrics and the vocal Dick - music hall meets punk! A classic.
N
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Thanks Neil
Most of it's down to Graeme but I don't mind taking some credit!

Cheers

Dick
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Bob Rodgers said 2912 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
A
Great tune Dick and very seasonal!
Wonderful lyrics with a great vocal and production.
Loved it!

Bob
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
I thought it was
seasonal even if it wasn't meant to be!

Thanks Bob

Cheers

Dick
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jibes said 2911 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
Excellent
in all aspects! Instant hit.
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DWL said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Thanks Mr Jibes
If only....

Cheers

Dick
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davisamerica said 2910 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Mr. Langford
appears to be writing quiet well again ...loved this
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DWL said 2908 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Down to you my friend
your support and encouragement cannot be underestimated.

Thanks

Dick
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bud said 2909 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
The day my pad went mad
and Dick was there with a great tune. Love it.
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DWL said 2908 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Mad bad dad pad
Thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 2909 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Brilliant
hilarious lyrics but that is seriously good guitar tone and playing.
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DWL said 2908 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Whack up the distortion
covers up a multitude of sins.

One day I'll play without it!

Thanks

Cheers

Dick

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HypnotiQ Sorcere said 2909 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
lmao
this is great!!!!! hilarious. good job. im dling this!!
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DWL said 2908 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Thank you Mr H
Pleased you enjoyed it

Cheers

Dick

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echoroom said 2909 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
The shops are all shut!
Well, they were yesterday. I go away, i come back, and you're still posting classics. You should have you're own TV/ Radio/ Touring theatre company.... your a little english poet!

Oh, and definately ok for doing the vocals for that song... lemme know when its ready

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DWL said 2908 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
They're open today
so get yer skates on!

Thanks Steve. I'll send the song through as soon as it's ready

Cheers

Dick
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five_extra_arms said 2909 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Cheer!
You and Graeme are one of a kind, Dick! Huh?

This is just great!

It's the last thing on my list.

Bob
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DWL said 2908 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Last thing on mine as well!
I think Graeme and I have become more like each other over the years...

Thanks for stopping by Bob.

Cheers

Dick


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apb said 2908 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Finally...

Ian Dury meets Chaz and Dave...in musical form.

Good, fun song Dick/Graeme. Hej- I played a gig in Basingstoke! ..and .. your prolly right :o)
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DWL said 2907 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Funnily enough
we did a gig in Basingstoke. Urghh.....

I remember going through Basingstoke on a train and the train announcer said. "for anyone who is alighting at Basingstoke I am truly sorry"

Thanks Al.

Cheers

Dick
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moorlandt said 2907 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
So British
Gosh, I love that kind of mad happiness! I'm sure you had a lot of fun creating this track. This is sooo British (in a splendid way I mean), and I had a big laugh when listening to/reading the lyrics. I always hated shopping, but next weekend, I'll take this song with me on the iPod. For sure!
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DWL said 2907 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
I guess it helps being British!
I really appreciate the comments and also appreciated your latest.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers

Dick
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Briton said 2907 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Love it
Love your voice and the melody. Pretty Catchy!!!
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DWL said 2907 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Thanks Briton
With a name like that I was expecting and ex-pat!

Thanks for the comments!

Cheers

Dick
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Bob6stringer said 2907 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Magnificent disaster.
I LOVE the guitar barrage, and the vocal performance. I miss the early 80s, too. It's deceptively punk considering the considerable chops lying just beneath the surface upon close listening. "A magnificent disaster"... I think it was Johnny Lydon who called the late Sid viscious that, or something like it.
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DWL said 2907 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Ha! that's about right
Magnificient disaster - love the concept and there's a big mess going on under there!

Thanks Bob, I always appreciate your comments

Cheers

Dick
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scofugate said 2907 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Been there!!
Loved it!!
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DWL said 2903 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Thanks!
You understand!

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 2903 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Ark indeed!
Get those skates on!

Thanks.

Cheers

Dick
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segiperkasa said 2907 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
this is really cool....
really cool.... rocking and rolling all the way...
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DWL said 2903 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Cool is good
Thanks for the listen and the comment

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 2907 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
metaphoric ark
This is classic, nothing like buying a pair of pumps at the end of the world!
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DWL said 2903 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Ark indeed!
Now get those skates on, there's still time!

Thanks

Cheers

Dick
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fasteddie said 2906 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Cool jam
Great production. The song is very catchy. Nice work
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DWL said 2903 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Ed
Much appreciated

Cheers

Dick
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VicDiesel said 2905 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
The queues are murder
Cool song.
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DWL said 2903 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
So are these shoes
Doesn't seem to matter though.

Thanks for the listen Vic!

Cheers

Dick
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Calchas said 2904 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Yes!
Kingbee nailed it with his "cracking" description.

EXCELLENT stuff gentlemen! Had me bobbing my head up and down throughout. (Even though it's a short song, I may still have to visit my chiropractor!)

I always dig your vocals Dick. You taught Ray davies how to sing, didn't you? (I knew it!!!)

And that killer lead solo...YEAH...Simply excellent!

Be well!
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DWL said 2898 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
I wouldn't bother with the chiropractor, he'll just take lost of money off you and hurt you in the process (sounds like my sort of job)

Rough and ready this time so I appreciate the comments on the solo.

Cheers

Dick
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racerat said 2903 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Shop til you drop
I am laughing my f*ckin ass off. This is totally amazing, not AT ALL what I was expecting. How come I didn't know about you about 3 years ago? This song is ace! If I hadn't just covered another MJ-ers song I'd ask you to do a cover of this. Rock on!
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DWL said 2898 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Hope you got the ass back on
Thanks for the listen and the comments!

Yeah, amazing how time goes by and we miss so much. I've just been checking out your back catalogue. Very impressive.

Cheers

Dick
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Outtaorbit said 2903 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Can I buy.....
this anywhere.......I shop????
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Hickling_Stan said 2896 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Muva Brown goes shoppin'
Oh this put a smile on my face on a friday evening. Sort of reminded me a little of dear old Jimmy Pursey. If Sham 69 had done a christmas song this would have been it. Love it!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2896 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Never out of season
I missed this pre-Xmas but this is hilarious and sharply-executed. Not a wasted word or note...
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Jarvoid said 2889 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Chas and Despair
Two new Horsemen of the Apocalypse.nicely done
and well played sirrah,much enjoyed....


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867-5309 said 2766 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
applicable
hi DWL ~
An applicable title I would say.
A jolly thing indeed.
. . . .It will help to make my day .
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867-5309 said 2754 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
voice
Dick, Righto ! matey ! -
I like the vocal on this one especially !
and the rest of it too . . .
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alackbass said 2061 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Death Goes Shopping
Too much fun! Downloaded!
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