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Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

Old 02-17-09, 02:48 AM
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Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

That song rocked.

It was the opening theme for Pineapple Express

Whatever happened to that guy?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtPk5IUbdH0


He also made this sweet video for Romancing The Stone the movie with Michael Douglas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOsVohtbgxc
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Old 02-17-09, 02:52 AM
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

I liked his song that went "Gimme HOPE, Joanna! Gimme, HOPE Joanna!", about apartheid. Good stuff.
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And they still can't feed everyone, oh no...
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Sure. He has plenty of worldwide hits and gets major kudos for the song "Police On My Back" (The Equals) that the Clash took to a new level.
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

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Whatever happened to that guy?
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Re: Anyone remember Eddy Grant and "Electric Avenue?"

I liked his song that went "Gimme HOPE, Joanna! Gimme, HOPE Joanna!", about apartheid. Good stuff.
Here is the video for that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNNfA...eature=related
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Yes, I remember it well.
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Yep. My brother bought the 45 when the single was released.
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Old 02-17-09, 08:53 AM
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I don't wanna dance....dance with ya baby, no more!
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That song is on my main station on Jango, I hear it fairly often.
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It was on an episode of My Name is Earl.
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Old 02-17-09, 12:34 PM
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Personally, I've been trying to forget that song since the first time I heard it. Thanks for bringing it up again. But if you dig it, more power to you.
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Old 02-17-09, 01:10 PM
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Personally, I've been trying to forget that song since the first time I heard it. Thanks for bringing it up again. But if you dig it, more power to you.
No shit. My first response to the question is...unfortunately. I truly hated that song. And fortunately, I did hear other songs from the guy. Much better, and not grating.
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Can't stand that song.
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Yep. It was junior high and we were playing in the street (not Electric Avenue) at night during the summer. We listened to a Top 40 station on the radio playing the Top 10 hits for the week.
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Love it. It's one of those effortless foot-tappers.
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He also made this sweet video for Romancing The Stone the movie with Michael Douglas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOsVohtbgxc
GREAT tune. Surprised he never had much of a career in the US. He fit into the 80's pop scene so well.
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Old 02-17-09, 04:24 PM
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This song popped in my head last week as I drove on a real life Electric Avenue
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This song popped in my head last week as I drove on a real life Electric Avenue
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Too bad he stole the song from Pras.



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Oh no!
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Good song, I hear it every few months or so.
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best LP i've ever bought at the Salvation Army. so good that i had to pick up the CD. plus, the album cover is sexxxy:

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That pose is enough to want the singer and the song.
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