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Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

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Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby MrTambourineMan » Wed May 01, 2019 12:09 pm

I'm working my way through the WLIR/WDRE Screamer & Shreiks of the Week and ran into a song I can't find.

Speed Of Light Simple Minds 4-Aug-91

I can't find any references to this song on Google, not even some obscure B side. Has anyone heard of this song, and might you have a digital version?

I am wondering if this should be OMD's "Speed of Light" which was released in 1991

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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby eddie » Wed May 01, 2019 2:09 pm

Most likely is it should read 'see the lights' which is on the 1991 'real life' album.
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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby MrTambourineMan » Wed May 01, 2019 3:03 pm

eddie wrote:Most likely is it should read 'see the lights' which is on the 1991 'real life' album.


That is a good idea, but "See the Lights" is also on the list, but a few months earlier

See The Light Simple Minds 4-Mar-91
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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby obs » Wed May 01, 2019 10:37 pm

Could have gotten the artist wrong.

OMD has a track called "Speed of Light", released on their 1991 album, "Sugar Tax".
https://www.discogs.com/master/30573

edit// Oops, I see that you've already thought that. It's probably what it is. Too coincidental to be something else.
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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby postpunkmonk » Fri May 03, 2019 8:15 am

I concur. It's a typo where OMD should be there if "See The Lights" already is. Simple Minds did a song "Light Years" in 2009 but it could only be that one if it fell into a black hole and went back in time nearly 20 years.
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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby df118 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:42 pm

Try 'Speed Your Love To Me'...or the lyrics of 'Hunter And The Hunted'
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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby postpunkmonk » Mon May 06, 2019 5:13 am

df118 wrote:Try 'Speed Your Love To Me'...or the lyrics of 'Hunter And The Hunted'

That's another good suggestion!
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Re: Simple Minds - Speed of Light?

Postby rewind » Mon May 06, 2019 6:46 am

"Speed Your Love..." was from '84 and "Hunter..." from "82.

No, this was definitely a typo. Should have been OMD.
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