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Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's Oliver

Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's Oliver
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 20
Length: 01:03:21
Keywords 1. Mix Contest 22
2. Mix Contest 22
3. Mix Contest 22
Created on 8/20/08 08:22pm
Level 5
Points 2126
Total visitors 54
Unique visitors 25
This mix was ranked #3 out of 6 entries for this contest
description:
The musical film Oliver with songs replaced by punk and new wave circa mid Seventies to early Eighties.

I recently directed a community theater production of Oliver as a favor and ran into many obstacles (read: enraged parents) because of my decision to dress the workhouse/Fagins Kitchen kids in hoodies and gang bandanas. I thought that there was a point there about child homelessness as it was in Dickens day and as it is now (in many ways just as dangerous, just as awful) but I was, not for the first time, in a minority. Anyhow, I pretty much did what I wanted anyway with the show as that is what I do, but in retrospect it would have been fun to substitute Lionel Bart's fine songs with this motley collection.

tracklist

1 Elvis Costello : Oliver's Army
In the movie, the overture plays to a blank screen. In our version, 'Oliver's Army can be heard. Dickens theme [...]
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Track 3 from Armed Forces
Length: 00:02:58
Year: 1979
Track Description:
In the movie, the overture plays to a blank screen. In our version, 'Oliver's Army can be heard. Dickens theme of the plight of poor orphans ties in. As soon as they were old enough and often before, orphaned kids in Victorian England would find themselves straight out of the workhouse and straight into the army.
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2 Splodgenessabounds : Two Pints a Lager and a Packet Of Crisps Please
(Original song "Food Glorious Food")The scene opens on a workhouse in a midlands town in Victorian England. Or [...]
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Track 18 from Splodgenessabounds
Length: 00:02:18
Year: 0000
Track Description:
(Original song "Food Glorious Food")The scene opens on a workhouse in a midlands town in Victorian England. Orphaned boys who are made to work here for no wages and a starvation diet dream of being able to order and eat and drink just what they want as they shuffle in to start their day. We notice one waif in particular, a young blonde boy by the name of OLIVER...
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3 Department S : Is Vic There?
(Original song "Oliver") Bumble, the Beadle of the workhouse and Widow Corney appear to say prayers and admini [...]
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Track 6 from Is Vic There?
Length: 00:03:17
Year: 0000
Track Description:
(Original song "Oliver") Bumble, the Beadle of the workhouse and Widow Corney appear to say prayers and administer the gruel, the thin muck that passes for food. Oliver asks for more and Bumble chases him around, trying to catch him, mistaking him for another child called Vic as he does so. Finally Oliver is caught and a minion is told to take him away and to bring him back later.
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4 Richard hell & the Voidoids : Love Comes In Spurts
(original song "I Shall Scream") Bumble visits Widow Corney's parlour later that night and attempts to win her [...]
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Track 1 from Blank Generation
Length: 00:02:04
Year: 0000
Track Description:
(original song "I Shall Scream") Bumble visits Widow Corney's parlour later that night and attempts to win her hand.
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5 The Stingrays : Soul Sale
(Original song "Boy For Sale") Oliver is brought to Bumble, and Corney sends him out on the street to sell the [...]
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Track 5 from From The Kitchen Sink
Length: 00:01:17
Year: 0000
Track Description:
(Original song "Boy For Sale") Oliver is brought to Bumble, and Corney sends him out on the street to sell the boy to a merchant. As Bumble leads the lad along, he sings this song.

(BTW, The STingrays were as far as I recall a pretty good post punk rockabilly/psychobilly/punk band from West London and they had a jolly little song about Joe Strummers wallet.)
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6 The Cure : Boys Don't Cry
(original song "Where Is Love") Bumble takes Oliver to Sowerberry's the undertaker, who manages to say, "Well, [...]
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Track 1 from Boys Don't Cry
Length: 00:02:34
Year: 1988
Track Description:
(original song "Where Is Love") Bumble takes Oliver to Sowerberry's the undertaker, who manages to say, "Well, I was needing a boy" without any trace of sexual innuendo.Sowerberry buys the boy for five pounds and intends to use him as a coffin follower at children's funerals. Once Bumble leaves, Oliver meets Sowerberry's wife and daughter whose unpleasantn ess is only exceeded by Noah Claypoole, the apprentice. Oliver is made to sleep in the dark next to the (occupied) coffins after a meal of dog scraps. There he sings this plaintive song.
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7 The Undertones : Teenage Kicks
(Original song "I'd Do Anything")The next day, Oliver escapes from Sowerberry in some slapstick confusion qand [...]
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Track 5 from The Undertones
Length: 00:02:27
Year: 1979
Track Description:
(Original song "I'd Do Anything")The next day, Oliver escapes from Sowerberry in some slapstick confusion qand finds his way to London on his search for his real family and lurve. he sees a lively street urchin by the name of Jack Dawkins who offers to introduce him to a "'igh class gent" that c an provide some accomodation.
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8 Gang Of Four : A Hole In The Wallet
(Original song "You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two")Jack (Dodger to his mates) takes him home to meet Fagin, w [...]
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Track 9 from Solid Gold
Length: 00:04:01
Year: 1981
Track Description:
(Original song "You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two")Jack (Dodger to his mates) takes him home to meet Fagin, who houses homeless kids in return for their pickpocketing abilities. He attempts to teach the naive new boy the art of thievery.
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9 Siouxsie & the Banshees : Suburban Relapse
(Original song "I'd Do Anything") It is the next morning in Fagins Kitchen, and the boys wake up as Nancy and [...]
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Track 9 from The Scream
Length: 00:04:12
Year: 1978
Track Description:
(Original song "I'd Do Anything") It is the next morning in Fagins Kitchen, and the boys wake up as Nancy and Bet ("the Ladies") arrive. Hookers by trade, they enact out a parody of genteel courtship with Oliver and Dodger.
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10 Sham 69 : If The Kids Are United
(Original song "Be Back Soon") It is time for the boys including Oliver to go out on the street and earn their [...]
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Track 5 from The First, The Best & The Last
Length: 00:03:47
Year: 0000
Track Description:
(Original song "Be Back Soon") It is time for the boys including Oliver to go out on the street and earn their keep by robbing people. Fagin urges the experienced boys to take Oliver under their wing. As the song says, "If the kids are united, they will never be divided."
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11 The Clash : White Riot
Oliver and Dodger see a rich man in the crowded London street. Dodger tries to pick his pocket, but as he does [...]
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Track 1 from The Essential Clash
Length: 00:01:59
Year: 2003
Track Description:
Oliver and Dodger see a rich man in the crowded London street. Dodger tries to pick his pocket, but as he does so, the older man senses it and calls for help. Chaos ensues (this is when the Clash city rockers can be heard)and eventually Dodger escapes, while Oliver is arrested, even though the man knows him to be innocent.
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12 Madness : Night Boat To Cairo
During the break between acts one and two the screen again goes dark and another overture plays. That is repla [...]
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Track 3 from One Step Beyond
Length: 00:03:31
Year: 1979
Track Description:
During the break between acts one and two the screen again goes dark and another overture plays. That is replaced by Madness because A) Oliver is very much a 'London' show, and Madness are as London as they come, and B)I like it.
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13 The Rezillos : Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
(Original song "Oom Pah Pah") As the inebriate scum of London (Hi Lads) gather at the Boars Head, Naqncy enter [...]
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Track 3 from Can't Stand the Rezillos
Length: 00:01:53
Year: 1978
Track Description:
(Original song "Oom Pah Pah") As the inebriate scum of London (Hi Lads) gather at the Boars Head, Naqncy entertains them with a jo;;y barroom fight song.
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14 Talking Heads : Psycho Killer
(Original song "My Name") The festivities stop when Bill Sykes enters the room. Nancy's pimp and Fagin's crime [...]
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Track 10 from Talking Heads: 77
Length: 00:04:19
Year: 1977
Track Description:
(Original song "My Name") The festivities stop when Bill Sykes enters the room. Nancy's pimp and Fagin's crime partner intimidates those gathered because that's just who he is.
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15 The Buzzcocks : Ever Fallen In Love
(Original song "As Long As He Needs Me") Sykes hears how Oliver was arrested and how he is now living with the [...]
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Track 5 from Singles Going Steady
Length: 00:02:40
Year: 1979
Track Description:
(Original song "As Long As He Needs Me") Sykes hears how Oliver was arrested and how he is now living with the man who was robbed, Brownlow. He tells Nancy to go get Oliver back but she doesn't want to do it. He hits her, and true to life, her reaction is to sing a song. (Note: Yeah, Pete Shelley is a man, but he does have a girly voice.)
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16 Ian Dury & The Blockheads : Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll
(Original song "Who Will Buy")Oliver is staying at Brownlows and is happy. Brownlow needs to pay for some book [...]
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Track 11 from New Boots And Panties
Length: 00:03:14
Year: 0000
Track Description:
(Original song "Who Will Buy")Oliver is staying at Brownlows and is happy. Brownlow needs to pay for some books at a store and sends Oliver to take some back and pay what is owed. Outside he sees the cheerful cockney folk going about their usual street market activities (which include selling their bodies, crack cocaine and bootleg music, although this is not at all clear in the movie) As Oliver enjoys the music and inner city angst expressed using the medium of dance, Nancy and Sykes grab him back again.
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17 The Sex Pistols : No Fun
(Original Song "Reviewing The Situation")Oliver is back in the fold but Fagin senses the game might soon be up [...]
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Track 6 from Flogging A Dead Horse
Length: 00:06:28
Year: 1980
Track Description:
(Original Song "Reviewing The Situation")Oliver is back in the fold but Fagin senses the game might soon be up, and alone in his kitchen, he reviews his prize possessions and muses on what the future holds.
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18 The Jam : Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
Lots of plot and no new music as we race to our exciting conclusion. There are a few song encores, but lets ju [...]
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Track 5 from The Sound of The Jam
Length: 00:04:01
Year: 2002
Track Description:
Lots of plot and no new music as we race to our exciting conclusion. There are a few song encores, but lets just take those as read. repeats do not make for a wonderful mixtape. Anyway, Bumble (remember him?) goes to Brownlow (rich dude)with evidence that Oliver is his long lost Grandson. Nancy makes a bargain with Brownlow that she will sneak Oliver away and meet up with Brownlow so the boy can live the good life as long as the law do not come after her and Sykes. As the preamble to the meeting kicks in, we here the dulcet tones of Paul Weller and the story of what happened on another fateful London night. So, Sykes turns up, kills Nancy, Sykes gets popped himself, Oliver gets to live his rich boy life, and Fagin sneaks off, once more musing about what the future will bring...
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19 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers : Born To Lose
(Original song "Reviewing The Situation: reprise) Fagin faces a bleak future, but not really as bleak as Johnn [...]
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Track 1 from LAMF
Length: 00:03:04
Year: 1977
Track Description:
(Original song "Reviewing The Situation: reprise) Fagin faces a bleak future, but not really as bleak as Johnny Thunders was. And, that's it. Or is it?.........
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20 Anti-Nowhere League : Streets Of London
After the reprises of a couple of the major songs (pick and mix, do I have to do everything for you?) the cred [...]
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Track 7 from The League Are Here
Length: 00:03:17
Year: 0000
Track Description:
After the reprises of a couple of the major songs (pick and mix, do I have to do everything for you?) the credits roll as the League play us out with their punk version of the drippy Ralph McTell kind of classic. And that really is it.
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I've got a huge soft spot for Oliver, so this is wonderful :-)
4/02/09 05:29am
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awarded on 2009-01-29

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Please sir, may I have some more....
MORE!!!!!
Freaking great!! Freaking great!! I totally forgot about the Anti-Nowhere League!!
I must check out Rezillos.
My brain hurts....
8/21/08 03:23pm
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Level 20
do you want to be my dad?
8/21/08 06:55am
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Great stuff sir. There are about 10 bands on here that I still havent gotten around to yet, but This is absolute awesome.

Thanks a bunch man. Fantastic as usual.
8/20/08 11:04pm
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Sounds brilliant.
8/20/08 08:57pm
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