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Hello Peeps,

Heard a cover-up (again) last night and it got me wondering just who decides on the cover-up name? And what are the criteria - is it given a name so as to try and completely fool everybody (is that possible?) or if a record has a certain "feel", say 'Southern soul', for example, whether the record is ascribed to one of several possible 'Southern soul' artists, any of whom, might be the real deal!

Another thing that intrigues me, are cover-ups actually covered (taped?) up or do the dj's that play them, just go in to furtive-mode for those three or four minutes? Generally, I thought, us vinyl afficionadoes didn't like putting stickers on records.

And while I'm on the subject, what's the silliest cover-up name you've come across?

Just wondering :chinstroke:

Kev

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Well usually its the person covering the record up who decides on the cover up name. Could either be because it sounds like a certain singer or some info on the label (or loose connection) could be used, credit/producer/arranger, something from the label etc etc....

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Many Dj's in the past would use a beer mat to cover the label,

Remember going to have a peek at what was playing,

It was a fantastic tune The artist was called "Watneys" and the song was called "Pale Ale"

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Many Dj's in the past would use a beer mat to cover the label,

Remember going to have a peek at what was playing,

It was a fantastic tune The artist was called "Watneys" and the song was called "Pale Ale"

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I'd love to be in charge of dishing out the cover-up names and give them all ridiculous names, like ..... Jimm Jamm & the Jamas or even Tim Tam & the Turnons ....... i know, i know it's a 'proper' name, but I can't help thinking it's some other, more recognisable guys, moonlighting from their 'home' record company - I bet someone out there knows one way or the other.

Anyway, what's the average life-span of a cover up and have you ever "outed" one?

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It always surprises me how close to the actual name/artist the cover up name is, almost as if the finder is setting a challenge (which i suppose is a good thing) rather than making it impossible to find. Titles usually come from a line in the song that might potentially be the title, sometimes part of the chorus e.g. 'Aint Gonna Run' was 'Playing The Part of A Fool'

Yes they are usually literally covered up because people like me go up to the decks to have a look. whistling.gif

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I'd love to be in charge of dishing out the cover-up names and give them all ridiculous names, like ..... Jimm Jamm & the Jamas or even Tim Tam & the Turnons ....... i know, i know it's a 'proper' name, but I can't help thinking it's some other, more recognisable guys, moonlighting from their 'home' record company - I bet someone out there knows one way or the other.

Anyway, what's the average life-span of a cover up and have you ever "outed" one?

Would love to say yes,But no is the answer,

Remember back in the Casino days when Russ was playing Yvonne Baker "Did'nt Say A Word" and he had it covered, Dont know what as!!! but as LEGEND now says Ian Levine went on stage to see what it was???

True or urban legend ???? I dont know

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Would love to say yes,But no is the answer,

Remember back in the Casino days when Russ was playing Yvonne Baker "Did'nt Say A Word" and he had it covered, Dont know what as!!! but as LEGEND now says Ian Levine went on stage to see what it was???

True or urban legend ???? I dont know

Didnt Yvonne Baker come from the Mecca anyway ???

Russ

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Easiest way tp physically cover the label without damaging it with glue/tape is this.....get a Ric Tic 45, you know the ones around in huge quantity that you don't know what to do with, using a pair of pliers chip off all the styrene until you're left holding just the area covered by the label. When playing your cover up simply drop this on top of your cover....bingo a perfect size to hide your cover up. Soaking off the Ric Tic label and glueing on a new one with your cover up name is optional but recommended :rolleyes:

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Deffo first spun by RW at The Casino.

Supplied by his Uncle Simon allegedly. thumbsup.gif

[ quote name='Russ Vickers' date='13 December 2009 - 08:27 PM' timestamp='1260736042' post='1215182']

Didnt Yvonne Baker come from the Mecca anyway ???

Russ

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Deffo first spun by RW at The Casino.

Supplied by his Uncle Simon allegedly. thumbsup.gif

[ quote name='Russ Vickers' date='13 December 2009 - 08:27 PM' timestamp='1260736042' post='1215182']

Didnt Yvonne Baker come from the Mecca anyway ???

Russ

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Hello Peeps,

Heard a cover-up (again) last night and it got me wondering just who decides on the cover-up name? And what are the criteria - is it given a name so as to try and completely fool everybody (is that possible?) or if a record has a certain "feel", say 'Southern soul', for example, whether the record is ascribed to one of several possible 'Southern soul' artists, any of whom, might be the real deal!

Another thing that intrigues me, are cover-ups actually covered (taped?) up or do the dj's that play them, just go in to furtive-mode for those three or four minutes? Generally, I thought, us vinyl afficionadoes didn't like putting stickers on records.

And while I'm on the subject, what's the silliest cover-up name you've come across?

Just wondering g.gif

Kev

check Dave Flynn's 'Anorak's Corner' site out, fantastic section on cover-ups therein

Phil

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check Dave Flynn's 'Anorak's Corner' site out, fantastic section on cover-ups therein

Phil

Best cover up name for / on a record ?

" Breakaway " - covered up as " Black Ship To Hell "

Malc Burton

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Wasnt their another thread on the subject and said that Cover ups were technically illegal as they were poporting to be something they wernt and was a breach of copyright!

I loved the one thta was by the MInors - Covered up as the Underground Workers.smile.gif

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Deffo first spun by RW at The Casino.

Supplied by his Uncle Simon allegedly.

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Didnt Yvonne Baker come from the Mecca anyway.

Yvonne Baker was a massive Blackpool Mecca Highland room tune, and I got an issue from Colin Curtis when he had finished with it. I took it to Wigan, later on the same night, and heard it played there several times. To say that R.W. played it first may not be totally true.

Regards Ritchie. thumbsup.gif

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Slightly off topic but still makes me laugh.

Randy's red herring in his top 100 Mod sounds.

Rancid Polecat - Ian And The Clarks (Liberty)

'Rancid Polecat' being Randys alias for our friend Tony Rounce. thumbsup.gif

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What was Yvonne Baker covered up as? Nobody has said.

There's no mention of it in Anorak Corners cover up section. Will have to dig out my Northern Noise's from out of the loft, bet it's in there. I'm curious now. Got a feeling it was Lorraine Chandler.

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How long cover ups last ,  mello souls. Got to be 15 years at least. Yeah some knew but not many. One made me laugh in in early 9ts was the chesterfields, same backing as  Yvonne  baker. All trying to find out at the time,  it's by the chairs , no mate it's by the suite. Sorry it's by the settees etc .  But we all know it was the sunbeds on towel .  Cheers the phantom janitor !

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i once played a c/up at Blackburn " Love is like an Itching in my Farts " by The Hemorrhoids...( ITS WAS RALPH CARTER btw) just for a bit of fun...after the set a guy comes over as say on the QT " that Hemorroids c/up I know who it  is, where did you get yours from"......"Ring John Anderson at Soul Bowl he has PILES of them" 

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On ‎14‎/‎12‎/‎2009‎ ‎12‎:‎04‎:‎27, RitchieAndrew said:

 

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Yvonne Baker was a massive Blackpool Mecca Highland room tune, and I got an issue from Colin Curtis when he had finished with it. I took it to Wigan, later on the same night, and heard it played there several times. To say that R.W. played it first may not be totally true.

 

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Don't think that is correct as Levine did not believe it existed at the time. He did not have one and tried to get RW to let him into the secret. I think it may have been linked to James Bond by RW for obvious reasons but not sure about that! Whatever the story I don't think it was covered up for very long. 

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