The Originals - Prequel of the hits


All songs tracing back to an earlier recording than the most reliable one, represented from the first version released to the latest cover, that’s The Originals, musical resource database since 1982. No limit, no nonsense, no mercy. Next time your kids take ersatz for genuine, here’s what you hold up against them.
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THUNDERBURST


Artist: Samson
Author: Bruce Dickinson/Paul Samson/Chris Aylmer/Barry 'Thunderstick' Purkis/Steve Harris
Label: GEM
Year: 1980

On lp Head On with drummer Thunderstick on the cover. The track dates from Thunderstick's time in Iron Maiden when Samson was their support act.

Covers:

1981:

Iron Maiden [as Ides Of March on lp Killers, crediting only Harris, much to Samson's band members chagrin]

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WILDFLOWER

Skylark

1972

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I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force

1985

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YOU STILL BELIEVE IN ME

Beach Boys

1966

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YOU BURN ME UP AND DOWN

We The People

1966

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YOU STILL BELIEVE IN ME

Beach Boys

1966

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YOU BURN ME UP AND DOWN

We The People

1966

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VIDA LOCA

Francisco Céspedes

1997

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THUNDERBURST

Samson

1980

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Book


The Originals - Prequel of the hits

This ongoing search for the origins of all popular songs imaginable has been bundled in books over the years, four in Dutch, all sold out. Now here's a first edition in English, and the good thing is: you don't need those old versions, for all information still standing and relevant from former editions is encapsulated into this new volume, like Russian babooshka puppets.

The Originals - Prequel of the Hits holds everything, no less. Pure content. Details the lifespan of some 12.000 music titles, all traced back to their earliest manifestation, predating hit version(s) and other relevant covers.

The new book is available at www.epo.be.

On the air


In February 1982 a two hour radio show was first aired from Brussels, with nothing but the original versions of hits of the day. Made for a change for Soft Cell's Tainted Love, Capt. Sensible's Happy Talk, Fun Boy Three & Bananarama's It Ain't What You Do and Sting's Spread A Little Happiness. Instead of sifting through average early eighties TOTP regulars, in came the mid sixties, late forties, thirties and even twenties, linking a Northern soul classic to a Rodgers & Hammerstein composition, a Jimmie Lunceford theme song and a West End showtune from musical Mr. Cinders.

That was only the beginning. Soon as The Originals' own bag o' goodies ran out, audience participation filled it up again and never stopped doing so. 582 separate The Originals radio shows followed.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
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B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

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