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Europa Gluten Free 09-09-2020 08:37

The Masses Against the Classes, baby
 
Possibly one of the more obscure questions on here but does anyone know why JDB sings "baby" at the end of the first line of the chorus after the solo when they do the song live?

Is this a reference to some song or something?

LA ex 09-09-2020 16:49

I always thought it was a kind of ironic take on the way that baby gets thrown into songs to sex them up, so they threw it into a highly political song as a bit of a jokey statement.

Routine Builder 09-09-2020 17:39

I assume it's a reference to some fifties song considering the guitar riff is a tribute to Chuck Berry.

UEF 09-09-2020 17:42

Just one of his little musical tics that develop

Elizabeth M 09-09-2020 18:45

I think he started that at the Witnness festival in 2003 when the Manics had a very late slot and by the time he got onstage he was drunk off his ass :lol:

Gusto 09-09-2020 19:45

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Originally Posted by Elizabeth M (Post 2684645)
I think he started that at the Witnness festival in 2003 when the Manics had a very late slot and by the time he got onstage he was drunk off his ass :lol:

That was a great gig. Perfect way to end a festival.

Europa Gluten Free 09-09-2020 20:04

Thanks for all the ideas! I love the "baby" so much that I go looking for them on Masses performances on YouTube! Always so disappointed when JDB doesn't do it! Ha!

Think my favourite is Leeds/Reading 2008 probably.

Elizabeth M 11-09-2020 02:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gusto (Post 2684646)
That was a great gig. Perfect way to end a festival.

A bit sloppy but loads of fun! Even in the rain. Great memories!

kevoutus 11-09-2020 09:04

If ‘Motown Junk’ is anything to go by. ‘Baby’ means ‘Lennon’ in Bradfield translation.

Routine Builder 11-09-2020 09:26

* Listens to the witness recording and is immediately faced with Nasmyth's circus organ being too high in the mix. Shudders.....

Great gig though...

Elizabeth M 11-09-2020 12:34

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Originally Posted by Europa Gluten Free (Post 2684647)
Thanks for all the ideas! I love the "baby" so much that I go looking for them on Masses performances on YouTube! Always so disappointed when JDB doesn't do it! Ha!

Think my favourite is Leeds/Reading 2008 probably.

That's funny, because he was roundly roasted for it here after that 2003 Witnness gig I mentioned :lol:

UEF 11-09-2020 14:15

The fairground organ in the verses was always the most perplexing thing. All he needed to do was play the guitar a bit quieter


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