What was the D-Generation 80's song?

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What was the D-Generation 80's song?

Post by Benjamin » Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:52 pm

I am racking my brain trying to think of the song which was a hit in the late 80's. The song was taking off a radio show. If you have any clue, please email me! (BenDVD1@hotmail.com)

Thanks,
Ben

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80s SONG

Post by AdiG » Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:41 pm

The brilliant DGEN song in the 80s was called 'FIVE IN A ROW'. Believe it or not I still have the cassingle of it. They take off John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Little River Band, Jane does Kylie, and James Reyne. Rob is a smooth talking DJ who just wont shut up and Santo comes in towards the end as a caller.

On the commentary to the DVD just out they mention that they met Michael Hirsch, their usual producer and often bit-player in the Late Show, when he was asked to produce the song as he was the cheapest producer around. This then became a partnership which still exists, as far as I know.

Hope this helps.

Adi G.

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Post by LSNut - tbr » Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:06 am

The original D-Gen theme is a bugger to remember unless you have the original ep tapes - because neither of the 'Best of..' tapes have it - except one has the string concerto version..

It starts..

"We've postponed our graduation.. something something our Education..

....

D-Generation (woh-oooh-ooh) D-Generation. .."

That's all I can remember! I can vaguely hum the tune as well..

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Post by kichigai » Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:28 pm

Both the 5 in a row videos can be found on Degenocide - The second best of the Dgen on video and DVD. DVD also features late show pilots, ch 9 pilots for late late show, outtakes, home videos and more.

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Post by Supermercado » Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:17 pm

What about FIVE MORE IN A ROW.. The slighty less succesful sequel?
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Post by Major Spliff Biggins » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:47 pm

I actually own a copy of a Deg Gen episode from about 1985. It has the fabled theme tune and is "piss funny"
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Post by Eddie Blake » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:09 am

AdiG wrote:The brilliant DGEN song in the 80s was called 'FIVE IN A ROW'. Believe it or not I still have the cassingle of it. They take off John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Little River Band, Jane does Kylie, and James Reyne. Rob is a smooth talking DJ who just wont shut up and Santo comes in towards the end as a caller.

On the commentary to the DVD just out they mention that they met Michael Hirsch, their usual producer and often bit-player in the Late Show, when he was asked to produce the song as he was the cheapest producer around. This then became a partnership which still exists, as far as I know.

Hope this helps.

Adi G.
Here are the lyrics to Five in a Row.

Key.
RA – Radio Announcer. (Rob Sitch)
JF – John Farnham. (Sade ’89 Remix)
JB – Jimmy Barnes. (Waitin’ for the Headache)
LRB – Little River Band. (Roll Out the Barrel)
KM – Kylie Minogue. (Locomotion (89th Remix))
JR – James Reyne. (Nhoseoychaxedswve)
W – Wayne. (Santo Cilauro)

RA: Alright, you’ve got that dial locked on 23FM.
Your one-stop non-stop shop of classic rock where
The hot hits and golden memories are cocked and
Ready to meet head-on with the best blend of old and
New good time chart-busting rock and roll. And hey, if
You’re out on the road, remember, keep left. Good one!

JF: Well, I’ve been king of pop and a Countdown host,
And I’ve sung almost everywhere. I was once kicked out
Of LRB for having too much hair. I’m just a natural guy
Who likes to close his eyes and hold it with no mercy.
But if someone starts to call me Johnny, I’ll kick their
bloody teeth in!

RA: Oh yeah, don’t it sound so good? Nice one, Johnny!

JB: I’ve got a three-day growth, a leather jacket, and a freight
Train heart. I’ve been listening to my last recording and I’m
Waiting for the headache to start. I don’t know why I’m so
Over the top or why I scream on every note! I’m just a working-
Class man doing the best he can with a very sore throat.

RA: Oh, you have to be on 23FM wouldn’t you?
And don’t forget those Barnesy tour dates, we’re
Looking at the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 23rd and the
Supplementary num…hey, we’ll check them out
Later. Right now, let’s bring the mood back a step
With a good-time classic rock memory. I feel so good!

LRB: We use to sing in front of massive crowds, now it’s school,
Ships and cabaret. Our beards are long; our hair is long, we
Need wheelchair ramps wherever we play. But our records still
Sell, our harmonies swell, and my pension keeps us out of debt.
When we show how close to the middle of the road bad Aussie
Rockers can get!

RA: OK, one for the mums there! You’re on 23FM and you know
The hottest way to look cool this summer is in any of our
official 23FM station gear. We’ve got t-shirts, singlet’s,
sun hats, orthopedic Sandals in a huge range of black. All
you gotta do to score one is Spot Dangerous Dan who is out
and about in the FM Super Summer Turbo Beach Cruiser. Just
look for a yellow Mazda without rego plates and you could
be a winner right here on 23FM. And speaking of winners,
Here’s a girl making big waves overseas…

KM: People often ask me how I keep making hits, I tell them –
Just say (?)! I should be so lucky that a soapie star ever got
To go so far. With a brand new (?) & a permanent (?). A TV
WEEK cover girl. And a dozen songs playing all day long in
Elevators ’round the world.

RA: Let me tell you that’s one hot single, rumored to be ten
Minutes in the making. You’re on 23FM, we’re gonna take a quick
break. (Brief pause) And roll out another dose of classic Aussie rock.

JR: Got a hammerhead, live on the coast, so indisposed.
I’m mixing with the (something) when you caught the
last train home. Out to cause some bombed-out trails,
getting hard at (something). With a voice (something),
(something), needs a speech therapist.

RA: Alright, don’t it sound so good? Can’t wait for the
English-language version. Let’s got to the lines, hello?

W: Oh G’day its Wayne here. Why don’t you play more Australian music?

RA: Wayne, we just rolled out Five in a Row.

W: Oh, I must’ve missed them. I don’t listen to the radio.

RA: Alright Wayne, just for you, let’s hear them all one more time.

W: Do I win anything?

RA: Afraid not!

W: Sunhat?

RA: Uh-uh!

W: How about one of them ortha…orthanadonic sandals?

JF: I love my voice.
JB: I’m the working class trash!
KM: I’m the one who really can’t mime.
LRB: We’re a bunch of easy rockers.
JR: Na-Na Yah Naw.

RA: Absolutely! 23FM – turn it on, lock it on.
We give you the non-stop blend of good time
Classic rock and golden-old chart-busting
Memories in the one bread. And I’m just
Gonna keep talking like this until I get fainter
And fainter and you can hardly hear me. Then
All of a sudden I’ll get loud again and then just
Sort of fade off into the background. But I won’t
Go away, oh no! Hey I don’t like to bring my
Political beliefs onto the radio, but does the
South African government suck or what?
"Well David, what do you think of the Andromeda Galaxy?"
"I gave it four billion stars."
"Me too."

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Post by loop » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:02 pm

Here's couple of corrections, I think.
I’m just a natural guy
Who likes to close his eyes and hold it with no mercy
Johnny says "and hold every note i sing".
I’ve been listening to my last recording and I’m
Waiting for the headache to start.
Jimmy says he's "waiting for the headache to stop"
now it’s school,
Ships and cabaret. Our beards are long; our hair is long, we need wheelchair ramps wherever we play.
LRB play "cruise ships and cabaret" and "Their hair is gone"
I tell them –
Just say (?)! I should be so lucky that a soapie star ever got
To go so far. With a brand new (?) & a permanent (?).
Kylie says in french "je suis français" she says she has a brand new cossie and a permanent possie as TV Week covergirl

hope this helps.
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Post by charlie1 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:45 pm

Eddie Blake said:
I’m mixing with the (something) when you caught the
last train home. Out to cause some bombed-out trails,
getting hard at (something). With a voice (something),
(something), needs a speech therapist.
I think it's:
I been mixing with gnocchi people, when you caught the last train home
House of Cards, Bondi tram, down-hearted and reckless
When the boys light up, he's just a junkyard dog who needs a speech therapist"
Oh and if anyone has ever wondered what it is that Jane is saying in sign language when she's trying to interpret James Reyne in the video, she's saying "What is that man on [or talking] about?" I can''t see her say "talking" or "on" but those are definitely the signs for the other words so I'm guessing that's what she's saying.

Loop said:
Jimmy says he's "waiting for the headache to stop"
I think it *is* actually "waiting for the headache to start" - stop makes more sense but "start" does rhyme with "freight train heart"
Kylie says in french "je suis français"
I actually thought she says "Je ne sais pas pourquoi" which is "I don't know why" in French, and is also the name of a little known Kylie song from the Stock Aitken Waterman years.

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Post by Eddie Blake » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:39 pm

Here are the lyrics again with the corrections made.
This is the full version not the edited version from the music video.

RA: Alright, you’ve got that dial locked on 23FM.
Your one-stop non-stop shop of classic rock where
The hot hits and golden memories are cocked and
Ready to meet head-on with the best blend of old and
New good time chart-busting rock and roll. And hey, if
You’re out on the road, remember, keep left. Good one!

JF: Well, I’ve been king of pop and a Countdown host,
And I’ve sung almost everywhere. I was once kicked out
Of LRB for having too much hair. I’m just a natural guy
Who likes to close his eyes and hold every note I sing. But if
Someone starts to call me Johnny; I’ll kick their bloody teeth in!


RA: Oh yeah, don’t it sound so good? Nice one, Johnny!

JB: I’ve got a three-day growth, a leather jacket, and a freight
Train heart. I’ve been listening to my last recording and I’m
Waiting for the headache to start. I don’t know why I’m so
Over the top or why I scream on every note! I’m just a working-
Class man doing the best he can with a very sore throat.


RA: Oh, you have to be on 23FM wouldn’t you?
And don’t forget those Barnesy tour dates, we’re
Looking at the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 23rd and 30th and the
Supplementary num…hey, we’ll check them out
Later. Right now, let’s bring the mood back a step
With a good-time classic rock memory. I feel so good, yeah!

LRB: We use to sing in front of massive crowds, now its cruise
Ships and cabaret. Our beards are long; our hair is long, we
Need wheelchair ramps wherever we play. But our records still
Sell, our harmonies swell, and my pension keeps us out of debt.
When we show how close to the middle of the road bad Aussie
Rockers can get!


RA: OK, one for the mums there! You’re on 23FM and you know
The hottest way to look cool this summer is in any of our official
23FM station gear. We’ve got t-shirts, singlet’s, sun hats, orthopedic
Sandals in a huge range of black. All you gotta do to score one is
Spot Dangerous Dan who is out and about in the FM Super Summer
Turbo Beach Cruiser. Just look for a yellow Mazda without rego plates
And You could be a winner right here on 23FM. And speaking of
Winners, here’s a girl making big waves overseas…

KM: People often ask me how I keep making hits, I tell them je ne
Sais pas pour quoi! I should be so lucky that a soapie star ever got
To go so far. With a brand new cossie and a permanent possie as a
TV WEEK cover girl. And a dozen songs playing all day long in
Elevators ’round the world.


RA: Let me tell you that’s one hot single, rumored to be ten
Minutes in the making. You’re on 23FM, we’re gonna take a
Quick break. (Brief pause) And roll out another dose of
classic Aussie rock.

JR: Got a hammerhead, live on the coast, so indisposed. I been
Mixing with gnocchi people when you caught the last train home
House of Cards, Bondi tram, down-hearted and reckless. When the
Boys light up, he's just a junkyard dog who needs a speech therapist.


RA: Alright, don’t it sound so good? Can’t wait for the English-
Language version. Let’s got to the lines, hello?

W: Oh G’day its Wayne here. Why don’t you play more Australian music?

RA: Wayne, we just rolled out Five in a Row.

W: Oh, I must’ve missed them. I don’t listen to the radio.

RA: Alright Wayne, just for you, let’s hear them all one more time.

W: Do I win anything?

RA: Afraid not!

W: Sunhat?

RA: Uh-uh!

W: How about one of them ortha…orthanadonic sandals?

JF: I love my voice.
JB: I’m the working class trash!
KM: I’m the one who really can’t mime.
LRB: We’re a bunch of easy rockers.
JR: Na-Na Yah Naw.

RA: Absolutely! 23FM – turn it on, lock it on.
We give you the non-stop blend of good time
Classic rock and golden-old chart-busting
Memories in the one bread. And I’m just
Gonna keep talking like this until I get fainter
And fainter and you can hardly hear me. Then
All of a sudden I’ll get loud again and then just
Sort of fade off into the background. But I won’t
Go away, oh no! Hey I don’t like to bring my
Political beliefs onto the radio, but does the
South African government suck or what?

PS: With the LRB pisstake, it sounds more like "our" instead of "their".
PPS: Now we just need to work out the lyrics to "Five More in a Row".
"Well David, what do you think of the Andromeda Galaxy?"
"I gave it four billion stars."
"Me too."

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