The Affiliated

(The Red Curtain)

#\#i#/#Psonic Psunspot#\#/i#/#

Psonic Psunspot

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
« Previous Contents Next »

Recordings

  1. Album version, 2'17.
    Recorded as The Dukes of Stratosphear.
    Released on Psonic Psunspot.

    Andy: “Colin wrote ‘The Affiliated’ for our next album but wanted to do it quick before we got bored with it, so changed the character of it to be slightly more Ray Davies. The middle section was an attempt to be like Unit 4+2's ‘Concrete And Clay’ percussion, acoustic guitars, a slightly latin feel.”
    Andy: “There's a bit of whispering after ‘The Affiliated’ — that's the two little girls Lily and Lila Fraser in the control room, and they think we're not listening to them, like the Mothers of Invention thing, but we left the mic running, I don't know what they're saying to each other but you can hear them whispering and it's only in one channel of the speaker.”
    Gary Pig Gold: “A Mini-Opera! More minor-chord Beatles (‘Cry Baby Cry’) / ‘Dating Game’ and Byrds break in middle.”
  2. Demo version.
    Released on 9 April 2009 on Psonic Psunspot in the U.K.

Art

[THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]


Lyrics

Pubs and clubs and opening hours
Was all he knew
One arm bandits and Affiliated members
Women taboo
Had his own tankard
And the evening Standard
And a trophy from darts
That he kept over the bar
He'd nothing to fear
He had his beer
B-E-E-R!
Then came her
Through the blur
Then came she
Made him see
He saw the light before he'd finished his pint
She saved him from the biggest crime in life
They hated her
They said you'll never see him again
Got a mortgage 'round his neck
And eight screaming kids
But his seat's always here if he wants it

© 1987 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:37:37 -0400
From: "J. D. Mack" <jdmack01 (at) verizon dot net>
Subject: For the practicing duke
Message-ID: <4E8BC2F1.5070706 (at) verizon dot net>
For anybody who wants them, I have attached two .pdf files.  One is the
vocal parts for "You're My Drug," which are downright challenging.  The
other is the guitar duet that comes in towards the end of the B section
of "The Affiliated," complete with tablature.

J. D.

Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 13:20:25 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords for The Affiliated
Message-ID: <biBt3BAZSoa2EwxW (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


The Affiliated

Am        Em       Am      Em
Pubs and clubs and opening hours
           Dm      G
Was all he knew
           Dm G
Was all he knew
Am      Em          Am         Em
One arm bandits and Affiliated members
      Dm       G             Dm  G
Women taboo          Women taboo...
F           Em
  Had his own tankard
F                 Em
  And the evening Standard
      F           Em
And a trophy from darts
        F             Em
That he kept over the bar
      F         Em
He'd nothing to fear
 Dm           G     Dm      G
He had his be-er    B - E - ER
Dm    Fmaj7   F    G
B-E- - -- - - - - -ER!

Dmaj7 (2220XX) Amaj7 (4220XX) Emaj7 (4442XX)
Then           came           her
Dmaj7    Amaj7 Emaj7
Through  the   blur
Dmaj7  Amaj7   Emaj7
Then   came    she
Dmaj7   Amaj7  Emaj7
Made    him    see
   Dm7 (565755) G7 (334353)       Dm7          G7
He saw the      light before he'd finished his pint
    Dm7       G7       Dm7     G7       Fmaj7
She saved him from the biggest crime in life
           G      |Fmaj7  G| (rpts for instrumental) Fmaj7
They hated her .....                               ..hated her

                 Am    Em   Am      Em
They said you'll never ever see him again
                          Dm
Got a mortgage 'round his neck
G                     Dm
  And eight screaming kids
G                       Dm        (Fmaj7)  G
  But his seat's always here if he wants   it
--
Tim Harris

« Previous Contents Next »

Go back to XTC Reel by Real.

17 October 2012 / Feedback