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Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

That CD still occupies a warm spot on my iPod.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Go down to Brixton and see Electric Avenue. Amazing area of London.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

That song rocked. I need to get it on my iPod.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Wow, 80's flashback. Enjoyed the song.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

I was surprised he turned 61 yesterday on March 5th
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

The first time I have seen him perform in ages

Close to 2K likes at Youtube

He has a new album on his website


Plaisance(mp3 album)


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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

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Id like to see a new poll that factors in Old Town Road.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

The original isn't on Spotify -- only re-recordings
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

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The original isn't on Spotify -- only re-recordings
Just another examply of why streaming services suck. You think of something you want to listen to, and the original recording isn't available. Or there isn't any version available.

Eddy Grant may have been a, "One hit wonder," in the U.S. but, "Electric Avenue," was a mega hit. It was on MTV every 3 hours for a couple months. Finding that song shouldn't be a problem. Apparently, unless you buy CD's, it is.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Powerman 5000 did a cover version a few years ago off of their cover album. It's awesome.

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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

That's awful. Seriously.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue" is #126 on my list, "My favorite A-sides of the '80s." https://rateyourmusic.com/list/grund...s_of_the_80s_/
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

^ No taste in music. That song is at least the 114th best of the 80s, possibly 103rd.

(tongue in cheek post here, btw)
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

How could I EVER forget that song. It was played in a non-stop loop/rotation on MTV back in the day. Always considered it a speed-bump one had to endure sitting through until something worthwhile listening to/watching came on.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Pfft, you couldn't forget that earworm if it was your full-time job.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

How could I EVER forget that song. It was played in a non-stop loop/rotation on MTV back in the day. Always considered it a speed-bump one had to endure sitting through until something worthwhile listening to/watching came on.
But Electric Avenue is better than anything that is being played on the radio today
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

I worked at a place a couple of years back where the general manager claimed to be proudly Guyanese. Now to be fair, this guy would've been in his late 20s at most. Still, since he was so proud of his heritage, I asked if he liked Eddy Grant. With the way he looked at me in response, you'd think I was speaking to him in Armenian or something.

I just started using the free version of Spotify and was disappointed to find that original versions of songs like Electric Avenue aren't available. Would I be correct in assuming that those original versions still wouldn't be available if I were to switch to the paid service?
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

You can get the Greatest Hits CD?

That is what I have.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

It gets played reasonably often on some of the SiriusXM Channels - 80s on 8, Road Trip Radio, a couple more. I don't change the station.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Originally Posted by Phodg View Post
That's awful. Seriously.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Constant over saturation in the 80's for sure. Now I have an appreciation for it since it is so rare that I hear it.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Shaggy covered Electric Avenue

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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

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How could I EVER forget that song. It was played in a non-stop loop/rotation on MTV back in the day. Always considered it a speed-bump one had to endure sitting through until something worthwhile listening to/watching came on.
It was better than Loverboy's "Queen of the Broken Hearts", which MTV played every 16 minutes the summer of 1983.

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