Is This The Life

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Is This The Life

Postby Batesy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:49

I know it's not necessarily representative of Cardiacs generally (what is?) but 'Is This The Life' is the first thing I heard by them as an awkward 16 year-old in 1988 and is still, for me, as an awkward 41 year old, the greatest song ever recorded by anyone ever...

I was just looking at this - I hadn't realised the 'Snoopies' version is different to the 1988 single - does anyone have it in an uploadable format??

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby drterror666 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:24

Won't this be the version that's on Toy World?
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby Batesy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:45

Ahh, yes, must be. I only have really poor quality version of that tape - wonder what it's like on the LP. Might have to keep an eye out for it...

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby drterror666 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 13:52

Toy World isn't on LP, but I guess you knew that and are thinking of something else.
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby Batesy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 15:04

Ha, sorry, yes, I mean I wonder how it sounds on the 'Snoopies' LP. It's not something I've thought about trying to get hold of before.

EDIT - Just had a look on Discogs - doesn't look like something I'll be buying any time soon!

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby drterror666 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 15:42

Oh, my fvck! :eeeek:
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby andrewb » Wed Apr 16, 2014 22:46

i have an mp3 copy of the snoopies album which i found somewhere or other - give me a couple of days and i'll upload 'is this the life' from there for you

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby Batesy » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:29

That'd be great, thank you! :D

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby Spyda » Thu Apr 17, 2014 19:05

It's not the version from Toy World
I think the Snoopies compilation was put together from demos (rather than live tracks from the gigs there)

Is This the Life - 'Snoopies' version < click
And if she only had stopped making that hissing noise . . .

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby andrewb » Fri Apr 18, 2014 17:30

beat me to it!

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby Batesy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:26

Brilliant - thank you :D

I'm sure this is new to me - it's certainly much better quality than my version of Toy World.

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby drterror666 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:54

So, is this a different version to the one on Toy World?
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: Is This The Life

Postby Spyda » Tue Apr 22, 2014 13:14

drterror666 wrote:So, is this a different version to the one on Toy World?

Yes
And if she only had stopped making that hissing noise . . .