Helicopter

(Partridge)

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Drums and Wires

Recordings
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 3'54.
    Released on Drums and Wires.
  2. Single version, unused.
    Recorded at Townhouse Studios and DJM Studios, London, in June 1979.
    Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Engineered by Hugh Padgham.
    Intended for release as a single, but shelved.
    Released on 25 March 2002 on Coat of Many Cupboards in the U.K.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
    Andy Partridge - Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals
    Colin Moulding - Bass and Vocals
    Dave Gregory - Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
    Terry Chambers - Drums
  3. Demo (Swindon Town Hall 2) version.
    Recorded at Redbrick Studio, Swindon Town Hall.
    Released on 7 July 2003 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Four in the U.K.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
    Andy Partridge - instruments and vocals
    Dave Gregory - Synth guitar and backing vocal
    Colin Moulding - bass and backing vocal
    Terry Chambers - drums
    Andy: “More from that March '79 session in the basement of Swindon Town Hall. Don't jump about, you'll knock the egg boxes off the wall. D.I.S.C.O. - D.E.V.O. Vestafire in the Hole.”
  4. Live video version.
    Recorded live 18 November 1979 at Théâtre de l'Empire, Paris, France, for Chorus.
    Produced by Antoine de Caunes.
    Released in October 2010 on Sur la scène du Théâtre de l'Empire à Paris - Chorus - 18/11/1979 in France.
  5. 2014 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  6. 2014 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  7. 2014 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  8. Tudor Barn rehearsal version.
    Recorded live at Tudor Studios, Shaw Ridge, Wiltshire, England, 10-17 June 1979, during rehearsals for Drums and Wires.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.

Art

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Lyrics

Oh heli  Oh heli
I'm crouching here with a telescope in hand
Looking out across our lego land
I really think it's about time that she came down
She a laughing giggly whirlybird
She got to be obscene to be obheard
I really think its about time that she came down

And I object to all  the air male that she pick up
  the air male that she pick up
the air male that she pick up

When she's up there twirling round
Just like a helicopter - copter
She's landing on the town
It's about time that I stopped her - stopped her
When she's up there twirling round
Just like a helicopter - copter
Oh heli - Oh heli

Now she's away from convent she's gone wild
Grown from a nice young lady to a child
I really think its about time that she came down
She a laughing giggly whirlybird
She got to be obscene to be obheard
I really think it's about time that she came down

© 1979 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


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