Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Police & Thieves - Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Anyone who came to see the Socks in Minging Detectives this summer should be familiar with at least part of this medley of songs on the subject of cops and robbers, beginning with Police & Thieves, which played the audience into the room every night. For fun, you might care to listen to the video but not watch it to begin with and see if you can guess what all the songs featured are.

Spoiler alert, here are those songs, in full...

Sound Of Da Police - KRS One (though to be honest, I took the whole "Woo woo that's the sound of the police" line from Goldie Lookin Chain, see below)
Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin
I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four (again I was more familiar with The Clash's version)
Bankrobber - The Clash
Whodunit - Tavares (a record I bought at school, not their best known)
I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton (I know, it's originally Bob Marley)
Gangsters - The Special AKA (with a bit of Al Capone by Prince Buster in there)
First Of The Gang To Die - Morrissey
Informer - Snow (and if he sings anything other than "Leaky Bum Bum", I can't figure out what)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
PC McGarry No 452 - Camberwick Green
Police Officer - Smiley Culture
Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
Stool Pigeon - Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do - Goldie Lookin Chain
Bang Bang - Cher (written by Sonny Bono, who knew?)
The Laughing Policeman - Charles Penrose
Scooby Snacks - Fun Lovin Criminals
Scooby Doo Where Are You? - TV theme (composed by Ben Raleigh, who died in a kitchen fire. The things you find out, eh?)
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Somebody's Watching Me - Roachford
Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
The Z Cars Theme - written by Johnny Todd, I learn
We Are Detective - Thomson Twins (a truly dreadful song I'm delighted to introduce to a new generation)

Did you get them all? Then you quite possibly have a record collection that's both as eclectic and as dodgy as mine.

Oct 1 - Granary Theatre Wells Next The Sea
Oct 10 - Royal Spa Leamington
Oct 13 - Harrogate Theatre
Oct 22 - Clevedon Theatre Shop
Oct 23 - Salford Kings Arms
Oct 26 - Halifax Comedy Festival, Victoria Theatre
Oct 30 - Canterbury Festival
Dec 11 Aberystwyth Arts Christmas Special

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