Transcripts of Dave's Tedious Links
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Today's Tedious Link:

TLC, Waterfalls

Today's Transcript:

A train is probably the only form of transport that runs on rails. If you swap the first letter of 'rails' for an 'N' you get 'nails', which are what you find on your fingers. Fingers are the part of the body where you wear rings. Rings is also a word associated with telephones. Telephones were invented by Alexander Graham Bell. Bells are what you might ding-dong merrily at Christmas. Christmas takes place every year. A year is made up of months. If you multiply the number of months in a year by five you get 60, which is also the national speed limit on a single carriageway. Single is a word associated with cream. Cream is unsuitable for those that are dairy intolerant. 'Dairy' is an anagram of 'diary', which is where you make a note of dates. Dates are also a fruit that grow in hot places like Africa. Africa is somewhere you'd find a lot of waterfalls, which links to TLC and 'Waterfalls'.

Flaws:

Trains aren't the only form of transport that run on rails; Dave had forgotten about trams and monorails.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
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Today's Tedious Link:

Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Two Tribes

Today's Transcript:

Waterfalls can be a hazard if you're in a canoe. Canoes were used as transport by Native American Indians. American Indians' clothes were always made from stuff like animal skin and feathers. Feathers are also used to stuff pillows. Pillows are what you have in bed to put your head on. Your head is connected to the rest of your body via your neck. If you say "your neck" quite fast, it sounds like 'Yannick', as in Yannick Noah, who used to be a big name in tennis. Tennis requires a ball and a net. Annette is a ladies' name that probably originates in France. The name Francis is also probably of French origin, and is sometimes abbreviated to Frankie. If you were called Frankie and wanted to go to the movie capital of America it would be 'Frankie goes to Hollywood', which links to Frankie Goes To Hollywood and 'Two Tribes'.

Flaws:

Francis is a Latin name, not French, although it does mean 'Frenchman'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 1984

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

Wheatus, Teenage Dirtbag

Today's Transcript:

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were fronted by Holly Johnson, who went on to have a solo hit with 'Love Train'. 'Love Train' was also the title of a hit in 1973 for the O-Jays, who were from Philadelphia, like Will Smith. Will Smith starred in 'Ali', which was about Mohammed Ali, the boxer. Boxing is a sport where you can win belts. Belts are good for holding your trousers up. Trousers come in pairs, but there's only one of them. 'One' is a word used a lot by the Royal Family. The Royal Family are run by the Queen, who's currently on the throne, and then the order is Charles, William and Harry. William and Harry have Royal advisors, who ensure their girlfriends are respectable and not just some teenage dirtbag, which links to Wheatus and 'Teenage Dirtbag'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Today's Tedious Link:

Utah Saints, Something Good

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If you remove the last two letters of 'Wheatus' you get 'wheat', which is something that some people are intolerant to, like Rachel. Rachel is from Kidderminster, which is a town famous for producing carpets. Carpets are also made in the Middle East, where legend has it that some used to be able to fly, in the time of Aladdin. Aladdin rubbed his lamp and out came a genie from a bottle. 'Genie in a Bottle' was the debut single by Christina Aguilera, who used to do Disney Club with Britney and Justin Timberlake. Justin Timberlake is from Nashville in Tennessee. 'Tennessee' was a hit for Arrested Development. Arrested is probably what would happen to you if you stole a policeman's helmet. Helmut is a popular name for men in Germany. East Germany is somewhere that a lot of people escaped from and went to America. America has only one state beginning with the letter 'U', which is Utah, which links to Utah Saints and 'Something Good'.

Chris: Can we just have a little chat about the, er, the Tedious Link?
Dave: Is it different to what you have?
Chris: Yep. If you were...if you were to, er, let me just, while Rachel logs into the Radio 1 system...
Dave: Let's talk about what you have.
Chris: That was an amazing link, Dave.
Dave: Yep. Utah Saints, Something Good.
Chris: Yep. That was very good. Erm...erm...so...Utah Saints of course, they were a great band, weren't they?
Dave: From Leeds, weren't they? Leeds based.
Chris: That's right. They were from Leeds. No, just play it off there, if you want. Er, they were, they were great. Erm...and they had other songs, didn't they? Er, 'What Can You Do For Me', that was another one...but I do like, er...whenever you're ready...I do like 'Something Good'. Shall we play it now?
Dave: I would like to hear it, thankyou.
Chris: Okay, let's play it now. Thankyou.

Flaws:

Watertight, despite the delay locating the right track.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - 4
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Today's Tedious Link:

Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff, Dizzy

Today's Transcript:

Utah Saints are from Leeds, which in the world of Rugby League is home to the Rhinos. Rhinos tend to live in places like Africa. 'Africa' was a big hit for Toto, who haven't done a great deal since. 'Since U Been Gone' was a hit for Kelly Clarkson in 2005, then was re-released last year when it entered the charts at number 36. 36 is twice the age of someone who is 18 and so could legally buy fags. If you add an 'L' to the word 'fags' you get 'flags', which are what you have on your patio. The word 'patio' is Spanish and means backyard or back garden. The Garden of Eden is where Adam and Eve from the Bible lived. Bibles are put into drawers in hotel rooms by the Gideons. Gideon is also the name of a famous duck from television, a bit like Howard and Donald. Howard Donald isn't a duck but is a member of Take That, and probably also likes to paint like Vic Reeves, which links to Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff and 'Dizzy'.

Flaws:

Utah Saints are from Harrogate rather than Leeds, although they are Leeds-based; and Toto have done plenty since 'Africa', including eight studio albums and many tours. Some texters claimed that Gideon was in fact a goose, but wiki confirms he was indeed a duck with an unusually long neck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_TV_series).

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

Limp Bizkit, Take A Look Around (Theme From MI:2)

Today's Transcript:

Dizzy is how you'd feel if you'd spent ten minutes spinning around. 'Spinning Around' was a hit for Kylie, who's rumoured to be making a surprise appearance on this year's 'X-Factor'. 'X' is the letter that was traditionally used to mark the location of buried treasure. 'Treasure Island' is a famous book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson shares one name in common with Louis Walsh, who in turn shares the same surname as Tommy Walsh from 'Ground Force'. 'Ground Force' frontman Alan Titchmarsh now has his own show in the afternoons. The word 'afternoon' means 'after midday'. Midday is a good time to think about what you're gonna have for your lunch. If you get your lunch from a shop or canteen and don't know what you want it's good to take a look around, which links to Limp Bizkit and 'Take A Look Around'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 2000

Highest UK Chart Position - #3
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Boo Radleys, Wake Up Boo

Today's Transcript:

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst used to be a tattoo artist. Tattoo artists are big users of ink. If you add a 'P' to the front of 'ink' you get 'Pink', as in the singer, whose real name is Alecia Moore. Alecia Moore shares the same surname as Roger Moore, who used to be James Bond. James Bond's secret agent number was 007. If you reverse 007 you get 700, which is about how long ago it was that Edward I was King of England. England tonight play Russia on a plastic pitch, like the one they used to have at Luton. Luton is where Paul Young is from, who had lots of hits in the 80s, such as 'Come Back And Stay'. 'Stay' was a hit in 1992 for Shakespear's Sister. Shakespeare was a famous writer, as is Harper Lee, whose most famous book is 'To Kill A Mockingbird', which features the character Boo Radley, which links to the Boo Radleys and 'Wake Up Boo'.

Flaws:

'To Kill A Mockingbird' is not just Harper Lee's most famous book, it's her only book. (And I should know!) Edward I reigned from 1272 to 1307, which means his reign finished just about 700 years ago, so we'll allow Dave that one.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #9
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Today's Tedious Link:

S-Express, Theme From S-Express

Today's Transcript:

Boo is a word that you're not supposed to say to a goose. Goose was the name of the character in 'Top Gun' who was married to Meg Ryan. Meg Ryan shares one name in common with Ryan Seacrest, who presents 'American Idol'. 'American Idol' also features Paula Abdul, who had a hit entitled 'Straight Up'. Straight up is the best way to apply a suppository, which is like a tablet for your bottom. 'Bottom' is the TV show that starred Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmonson, who's married to Jennifer Saunders, who's in French and Saunders with Dawn French, who's married to Lenny Henry, who likes to eat chocolate belonging to a man called Terry. 'Terry' rhymes with 'ferry', which is a good way of getting to places from Harwich in Essex. Essex is where we're doing the show from today, and when you think of a record that has 'Essex' in the title you think of 'Theme From S-Express', which links to S-Express and 'Theme From S-Express'.

Flaws:

Seamless today, apart from the obvious fact that 'Theme From S-Express' doesn't really contain the word 'Essex'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - April 1988

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

Coldplay, Yellow

Today's Transcript:

S-Express was the brainchild of DJ and producer Mark Moore. Mark Moore shares the same first name as Mark Goodier, who always used to be the man who played the best music. 'Music' was a record by Madonna, the video to which featured a cameo by Ali G. Ali G is the creation of Sacha Baron Cohen, whose other half is Isla Fisher. Isla Fisher shares the same surname as 'Flathead' Fisher, who used to go out with Marilyn, who also used to go out with Matt LeTissier, who played for Southampton. Sothampton are nicknamed the Saints. Saints are kind of the opposite of sinners, which rhymes with 'winners', as in Michael Winner, who's a famous film director. Film directors direct actors. Actors is now the term for both men and lady actors, like Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth Paltrow is the other half of Chris Martin, who's in Coldplay. The first Coldplay single to make the charts was 'Yellow', which links to Coldplay and 'Yellow'.

Flaws:

Marilyn didn't technically go out with Matt LeTissier, as Marilyn was a fictional character in 'Home and Away', and the actress who played her, Emily Symons, is the one who went out with him.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 2000

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
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Today's Tedious Link:

Stakka Bo, Here We Go

Today's Transcript:

Yellow is the colour of sunshine, which is nice on a rainy day. 'Sunshine On A Rainy Day' was a big hit for Zoe. If you know someone called Zoe, chances are she'll be the last person in your phone book. Books are what you find in a library. A library is somewhere that you have to keep quiet. 'It's Oh So Quiet' was a hit for Bjork, who's from Iceland, but a different Iceland to the one Kerry Katona advertises. Kerry Katona used to be in Atomic Kitten, whose first no1 was 'Whole Again'. Hole is the band that are fronted by Courtney Love. Courtney Love was rumoured to have had a liaison with Steve Coogan, who's the man behind Alan Partridge, a-ha. Aha were one of the biggest musical acts to come out of Scandinavia. When you think of other pop acts from Scandinavia you think of Stakka Bo, which links to Stakka Bo and 'Here We Go'.

Flaws:

Zoe will only be the last person in your phone book if you alphabetise by first name, rather than surname as is traditionally more common.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #13
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Eels, Susan's House

Today's Transcript:

Stakka Bo is a Swedish musician whose first name is actually Johan, which is the same first name as Jo Whiley. Jo Whiley's currently on holiday, so on instead this week is Sara Cox. Sara Cox shares the same surname as Peter Cox, who's the lead singer of Go West. 'Go West' was a song by the Village People that was covered by the Pet Shop boys. The Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant used to be the editor of 'Smash Hits' magazine, as was Kate Thornton, who used to do 'X-Factor' before she was replaced by Dermot O'Leary, who also does 'Big Brother' stuff along with Davina McCall, who's probably listening. Listening is what you do with your ears. If you add a 'B' to the front of 'ears' you get 'bears', which can be dangerous if you try to steal their salmon. Salmon migrate, a bit like birds. 'Birds Of A Feather' was a TV show centred around three women who were from the East End. If you were from the East End your favourite food would probably be jellied eels, which links to the Eels and 'Susan's House'.

Flaws:

Of Course, Jo Whiley's first name is Joanne, not Johan.

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #9
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Today's Tedious Link:

Len, Steal My Sunshine

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Eels are a type of fish, and can be electric. 'Electric' is an album by The Cult that was produced by Rick Rubin, who's also produced albums by Run DMC and Melanie C. Melanie C is one-fifth of the Spice Girls, who have a single out for Children in Need. Children in Need is hosted by Terry Wogan and Pudsey the bear. Pudsey is famous for wearing a patch over one eye, like Gabrielle. Gabrielle duetted on 'If You Ever' with East 17. East 17 is where producer Rachel lives with her boyfriend Mally, who looks a bit like Dave Grohl. Dave Grohl used to be in Nirvana, whose 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' has been covered by Paul Anka. An anchor is what you'd find on a boat. 'Boat race' is * rhyming slang for face. Face in 'The A-Team' was played by Dirk Benedict. Dirk Benedict was in 'Celebrity Big Brother' along with Leo Sayer. If you change the last letter of 'Leo' to an 'N' you get 'Len', which links to Len and 'Steal My Sunshine'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #8
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Today's Tedious Link:

They Might Be Giants, Birdhouse In Your Soul

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Len were a brother and sister act, a bit like Same Difference but less creepy. Creepy is how you might describe a haunted house, which is the sort of place that Yvette Fielding likes to hang out in. Yvette Fielding shares the same surname as Noel Fielding from 'The IT Crowd'. If you had a crowd of people in your house, you might describe it as a 'crowded house'. Crowded House featured brothers Neil and Tim Finn. 'Fin' in French means 'finished'. Finnish is what you call people from Finland, where rally driving is popular. If you remove the 'U' in 'popular' you get 'poplar', which is a type of tree. A tree is a natural environment for a bird, who like to make nests in them. A nest is a bird's house, which links to They Might Be Giants and 'Birdhouse In Your Soul'.

Flaws:

Watertight.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #6
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Today's Tedious Link:

Chocolate Puma, I Wanna Be U

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The Giants played at Wembley when they met the Dolphins from Miami. Miami is in Florida, which is known as the 'Sunshine State'. Sunshine is important for growing fruit. Fruitbat was half of Carter USM, who had a hit with 'The Only Living Boy in New Cross'. New Cross is an area of South East London. London is where you'd find the Houses of Parliament, which Guy Fawkes tried to blow up. Guy Fawkes' night is also called fireworks night. Fireworks are something you can't take on a plane. Plain is a word associated with sailing, which is something the Spanish and Portugese were very good at when they discovered much of the world. 'The World is Not Enough' was the 19th James Bond movie, the theme to which was done by Garbage in November 1999. If you fast forward four months from November 1999 to March 2001 you get to the month when Chocolate Puma released 'I Wanna Be U', which links to Chocolate Puma and 'I Wanna Be U'.

Flaws:

March 2001 is not four months after November 1999, it's a year and four months.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #6
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Today's Tedious Link:

Metallica, Enter Sandman

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A puma is a large cat found in South America. South America is famous for the Amazon, which is a large river that's home to piranha fish which can eat a horse or cow in seconds with their razor-sharp teeth. Teeth are a major source of calcium, and it's good to drink milk to keep them healthy. Milk comes from a cow's udder. If you add an 'R' to the front of 'udder' you get 'rudder', which is what you use to steer a boat. 'A boat' is how you'd say 'about' if you were Canadian. Canadian people sometimes speak French, like Celine Dion. Celine Dion shares one name in common with Dion Dublin, who currently plays for Norwich City, who are known as the Canaries. The word 'canaries' is Latin and means 'dogs'. Dogs sleep a lot and presumably have dreams, like people. Dreams are what you'd associate with Mr Sandman, which links to Metallica and 'Enter Sandman'.

Flaws:

A couple of problems today. There are various myths about piranhas' ability to dilacerate a human body or cattle in seconds, but accodring to wiki, these myths were dismissed through research by Helder Queiroz and Anne Magurran and published on Biology Letters (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha#Attacks). Also, teeth are not a source of calcium, rather calcium is needed to keep them healthy. Several texters challenged Dave's claim that 'canaries' is Latin for 'dogs' - in fact canaries (the birds) are named after Spain's Canary Islands, which derive their name from the Latin Insula Canaria (after the largest island, Gran Canaria), meaning "Island of Dogs" (due to its vast multitudes of dogs of very large size). So we'll give Dave that one.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #5
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Today's Tedious Link:

Sleeper, Sale Of The Century

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich once stood next to our very own Chris Moyles at a urinal, and apparently wasn't very nice. 'Nice' rhymes with 'rice', which is what I had for my tea last night. 'Last Nite' was a big hit for The Strokes. Stroke is a nice thing that you can do to dogs and cats, and maybe goats at a petting zoo. Petting between humans can be uncomfortable if done somewhere public, like a swimming pool. 'Swimming pool' in French is 'la piscine', which derives from the Latin word 'pisces', meaning fish. Fish smell really bad if not kept refrigerated after being caught. 'Caught By The River' is a song by The Doves. Doves are white birds that represent peace. Peace and quiet is what you'd want if you were really tired and wanted to get some sleep, and if you slept all the time you might be described as a sleeper, which links to Sleeper and 'Sale Of The Century'.

Flaws:

Watertight.

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #10
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Today's Tedious Link:

Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit

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A sleeper is something you'd find on a railway line, and is the cross bit that holds the rails together. 'Together in Electric Dreams' was a hit for Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey. Phil Oakey was the driving force behind the Human League, who are about to start touring again in places like Wolverhampton and St Albans. St Albans was invented by the Romans, who set up there years ago. 'Ago' is an anagram of 'Goa', which is an island which used to be controlled by the Portugese. The Portugese tend to eat a lot of fish. Fish have gills so they can breathe underwater. 'Underwater Love' was a hit for Smoke City and was featured in an advert for jeans. Jeans are what you'd expect to see Dave Grohl wearing. Dave Grohl used to be in Nirvana, which links to Nirvana and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #7
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Today's Tedious Link:

Arctic Monkeys, When The Sun Goes Down

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Nirvana are from Seattle, which is a big place for coffee. Coffee is grown in places like South America and Kenya. Kenya is somewhere that people like to go on safari. '"Safari, so goody" was the catchphrase ofg the 80s gameshow 'On Safari', which was hosted by Christopher Biggins, who starred in 'Porridge' with Ronnie Barker. Ronnie Barker was one half of the Two Ronnies, along with Ronnie Corbett. Ronnie Corbett is from Scotland, which is also home to the Loch Ness Monster. 'Monster' was a hit last year for the Automatic. 'Automatic For The People' was a classic album by REM, and another more modern classic is the Arctic Monkeys' 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', which links to the Arctic Monkeys and 'When The Sun Goes Down'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 2006

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Strokes, Last Nite

Today's Transcript:

When the sun goes down it signals the transition from day to night, and is known as sunset. Sunset Strippers had a hit in 2005 with 'falling Stars', which was based on the track 'Waiting For A Star To Fall' by Boy Meets Girl. 'Girl' rhymes with 'curl', which is a word associated with hairdressing. Hairdressing is a speciality of Steve Strange, who's Welsh. Welsh people tend to like rugby, which is the sport of Gavin Henson. Gavin Henson shares the same surname as Jim Henson, who was the man behind 'Sesame Street'. 'Street' is a word used to describe the early roads of the Romans, who had a massive influence on parts of Africa, such as Morocco. The cultural capital of Morocco is Casablanca. If you add an 'S' onto 'Casablanca' you get 'Casablancas', as in Julian Casablancas from the Strokes, which links to the Strokes and 'Last Nite'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #14
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Today's Tedious Link:

Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven

Today's Transcript:

The Strokes are said to have influenced the Kings of Leon. 'Leon' is a film starring Gary Oldman. Gary Oldman's sister is Leila Morse, who recently got a massage from Aled. Aled isn't good at jokes and struggled yesterday with Jimmy carr. Jimmy Carr shares the same first name as Jimmy Carter, who was US President before Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan's wife was called Nancy. Nancy is a place in France, which is part of the EU like us, so should really be our friends. 'Friends' was a TV series starring Matt LeBlanc, which is a French surname meaning 'the white'. The white bit on top of a mountain is probably snow, as it's so cold up there. The top of a mountain might be regarded as being closer to heaven, which would make a steep step up the mountain a stairway to heaven, which links to Led Zeppelin and 'Stairway To Heaven'.

Flaws:

All fine today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 2007

Highest UK Chart Position - #37

This track was never released as a single during the years Led Zeppelin were active; in fact they didn't release any singles at all. It charted in 2007 when the band's work was released for download - so right around the time of this Tedious Link.
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The Verve, The Drugs Don't Work

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A zeppelin is a type of airship, a bit like the Hindenburg, which ended up in disaster when it burst into flames. If you remove the first and last letter of 'flames' you get 'lame', which is how you'd describe a dog with a poorly leg. If a dog's leg was broken you might put it in a cast. 'Cast No Shadow' was a track by Oasis, taken from the album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory'. 'Glory Days' was a hit for Bruce Springsteen, who's known as the Boss. Boss, first name Hugo, is a famous designer who is one of the only two Hugos I've ever heard of, the other being Hugo Speer who starred in 'The Full Monty'. 'The Full Monty' also starred Robert Carlyle and was set in Sheffield. Sheffield is the home city of Sean Bean, who's an actor, as is Kiefer Sutherland. Kiefer Sutherland is one of the people whose signature appears on Rachel's guitar, along with Noel Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft. Richard Ashcroft is the lead singer of The Verve, which links to the Verve and 'The Drugs Don't Work'.

Flaws:

Hugo Boss was a clothing designer, he died in 1948. Another famous Hugo that Dave might have heard of is actor Hugo Weaving, who played Agent Smith in 'The Matrix'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

Mantronix featuring Wondress, Got To Have Your Love

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'The Drugs Don't Work' was taken from the Verve's classic album 'Urban Hymns'. Hymns are what people sing in church. Church, first name Charlotte, now has a daughter called Ruby. 'Ruby' is a single by the Kaiser Chiefs. The Kaiser Chiefs take their name from a football team in South Africa. South Africa is where Nelson Mandela is from, and he's now free. Free is how you'd describe something that didn't cost any money. 'Money For Nothing' was a hit for Dire Straits. Dire straits are what you might be in if you were in trouble. 'Trouble' is a song title that links Shampoo and Ray Lamontagne. Translated from French, 'la montagne' means 'the mountain'. The word 'mountains' contains the same number of letters as 'Mantronix', which links to Mantronix and 'Got To Have Your Love'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
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Today's Tedious Link:

Blur, Girls & Boys

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'Got To Have Your Love' reached a chart position of no4. Four multiplied by six is 24, which is an American series starring Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland also starred in 'Flatliners' with Julia Roberts, who was in 'Pretty Woman' with Richard Gere. Richard Gere is a Buddhist, and in that respect shares something in common with Keanu Reeves. 'Keanu' is apparently a Hawaiian word meaning 'sea breeze'. A sea breeze is a * made from vodka and cranberry juice. The Cranberries were a band from Limerick. Limerick, first name Alison, is most famous for her hit 'Where Love Lives', which reached no9 in 1996. 1996 is the year that the Euros were hosted by England, who this year look in danger of not qualifying for the tournament in Austria and Switzerland. Switzerland is a major producer of chocolate, and chocolate makes a good treat for both girls and boys, which links to Blur and 'Girls & Boys'.

Flaws:

Apparently Keanu means 'cool mountain breeze', so Dave was almost right.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #5
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Today's Tedious Link:

JX, Son Of A Gun

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Girls and boys collectively are known as children, which was a hit for Robert Miles, who I think was from Italy. Italy play Scotland this Saturday in a Euro 2008 decider in group B. A bee of a different type is something you'd associate with honey. 'Honey To The B' was a hit for Billie Piper, who was recently in 'Diary Of A Call Girl', where she played a hooker. A different sort of hooker is someone you'd find in a game of rugby. Rugby was invented in the place Rugby, which is at one end of the M6, the other end being Carlisle. Carlisle were the first side to beat Leeds United this season. Season can also refer to adding taste to food. Food is what humans need to keep staying alive. 'Stayin' Alive' was a hit for the Bee Gees, and was covered by N-Trance in 1995. It was in 1995 that JX released their remix of 'Son Of A Gun', which links to JX and 'Son Of A Gun'.

Flaws:

Robert Miles was in fact born in Switzerland, although he grew up in Italy.

Tedious Facts:

Released - April 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

(The remix Dave referred to in the Link was released in August 1995 and reached no6.)
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Today's Tedious Link:

Take That, Never Forget

Today's Transcript:

The phrase "son of a gun" is something that you can imagine being said by a cowboy. 'Cowboy Dreams' was a hit for Jimmy Nail, who starred in 'Spender'. 'Spender' rhymes with 'bender', which is how you might describe Uri Geller and his spoons. Spoons represent a third of a cutlery set. Cutlery tends to be kept in a drawer. Draw is what you might ask Tony Hart to do. Tony Hart shares the same first name as Tony Blackburn, who was the first voice ever on Radio 1 and one of the stars of Friday night's 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'. * are the male versions of chickens. Chickens are useful for making eggs, and are kept in a coop. 'Coop' is spelt the same as 'co-op', which is somewhere you might do your shopping. Shopping has to be carried home in bags, and a lot of bags must have to be carried around as part of the current Take That tour, which links to Take That and 'Never Forget'.

Flaws:

As today's guest Matt Lucas pointed out, spoons often represent more than a third of a cutlery set, because of the variety of types eg dessertspoons, teaspoons and so on.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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