Author Topic: RIP and Dave  (Read 775 times)

Jaded

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RIP and Dave
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:26:36 pm »
Chas has died.

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 01:40:22 pm »
Sad news, the song “Rabbit” still makes me chuckle

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 01:43:49 pm »
In one of my more surreal gig-going moments, I went to see Eric Clapton play at the Rainbow Finsbury, with Chas & Dave supporting.

Eric's encore included them all on stage. Fabulous.
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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 01:51:04 pm »
RIP Chas.  :'(
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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 01:51:37 pm »
In one of my more surreal gig-going moments, I went to see Eric Clapton play at the Rainbow Finsbury, with Chas & Dave supporting.

Eric's encore included them all on stage. Fabulous.

That sounds a bit err..... twisted

Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 02:03:00 pm »
In one of my more surreal gig-going moments, I went to see Eric Clapton play at the Rainbow Finsbury, with Chas & Dave supporting.

Eric's encore included them all on stage. Fabulous.

That sounds a bit err..... twisted

I wonder whether they'd worked with Clapton as session musicians previously?

Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2018, 02:05:43 pm »
Famously sampled by Eminem of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNPnbI1arSE

Via Labi Siffre.
https://youtu.be/xKISdd2mKzU?t=129



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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2018, 08:38:57 pm »
Chas and Dave opened at Knebworth when I saw Led Zeppelin

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 09:22:18 pm »
In one of my more surreal gig-going moments, I went to see Eric Clapton play at the Rainbow Finsbury, with Chas & Dave supporting.

Eric's encore included them all on stage. Fabulous.

Did Clapton go on a racist rant?

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 09:23:02 pm »
Chas has died.

Well he has given it a rest.

Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 10:46:30 pm »
I was introduced to cockney 'knees up' culture at the Divers Arms in Herne Bay when I was a student at the University of Kent in the late 1970s.

Chas 'n Dave were the sophisticated end of that spectrum of folk music.
Here's part of their 'Christmas Knees Up' from 1982, featuring Eric Clapton.

https://youtu.be/hbiwhqvoWg8?t=386

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2018, 10:02:15 am »
Famously sampled by Eminem of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNPnbI1arSE


OK, I'll bite - please elucidate!

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2018, 10:31:04 am »
I still love the line,
“Pot the red then
Screw back,
For the yellow, green,  brown, blue, pink and black !”

Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2018, 10:48:51 am »
This is sad.  They are probably better known for their comedy numbers but I preferred their pseudo-Fats Domino compositions, such as "There Ain't No Pleasing You".  That one in particular is a gift to harmony and theory teachers.  They knew their stuff.  Chas was playing bass in a group that topped the bill over the Beatles early in their career and then was in Head, Hands and Feet with Albert Lee.  A great all-round musician.

RIP.

Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2018, 01:43:07 pm »
Famously sampled by Eminem of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNPnbI1arSE


OK, I'll bite - please elucidate!

[of course there is no pop song ever written that isn't enhanced by the occasional "gerrrtcha!". More versatile than a cowbell.]

Eminem samples the Labi Siffre track on ‘my name is’.   Chas and Dave were session musicians on the original track.

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2018, 03:07:21 pm »
Thanks. By chance I heard the Labi Siffre track a couple of hours ago, and the penny dropped.
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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2018, 03:13:50 pm »
There was a pub yclept "Chas'n'Daves" on the Green Line in Stoke Newington when I lived there in the 1980s.  Ghastly hole it was too.  I hope Mr Hodges was not personally involved.
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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2018, 09:47:07 pm »
There was a pub yclept "Chas'n'Daves" on the Green Line in Stoke Newington when I lived there in the 1980s.  Ghastly hole it was too.  I hope Mr Hodges was not personally involved.

He might have been... Chas'n'Dave did own a pub on Green Lanes, but I don 't remember* it as a ghastly hole. I went to some good gigs there in the mid 80s....

Upthread there are references to C&D and more interesting music. They were Rebel Rousers (as in Cliff Bennett and the...) their version of Got to Get You Into My Life was a cracker.

* some of my memories of the time may be a little inaccurate.

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2018, 08:35:39 am »
One of my colleagues has a dad who is a Londoner and when she was little she pointed out that Chas n Dave sounded like him. Her dad told her that before she was born, he had been in the band with them and they were know as Chas and Dave and Ian.
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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2018, 10:45:02 pm »
I was more than a little surprised when I read that he'd once been in a band with Richie Blackmore.

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Re: RIP and Dave
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2018, 11:08:55 pm »
I was more than a little surprised when I read that he'd once been in a band with Richie Blackmore.

Twice - for one gig, he was Deep Purple's bassist because Roger Glover was ill.

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Chas Hodges has just remembered another unlikely episode from an eventful life. He can't quite believe he'd forgotten it. He and his partner Dave Peacock – no surnames from hereon in, because they are and will always be Chas & Dave – have been talking about Ritchie Blackmore, Chas's bandmate in the Outlaws back in the early 60s. They've been trying to work out which one of Blackmore's weddings they both went to. "He'd just come back with Deep Purple from somewhere," suggests Dave.

And then lightning strikes Chas. "I forgot all about it, but we did a tour with them." By "we", he means Heads Hands and Feet, his pre-Chas & Dave band. "And I sat in with them when their bass player was ill. It was up in Scotland and I did a gig with them. I played with Deep Purple." And it's true: for one night only, on 8 March 1971, at Aberdeen Music Hall, Chas Hodges was Deep Purple's bassist.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/26/chas-and-dave-interview
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