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Happy Mondays — Bob's Yer Uncle
Album: Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches
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Released: 1990
Length: 4:58
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What do you want to hear when we're making love
What do you want to hear when we're making love
Can I take you from behind and hold you in my arms
What do you want to hear when we're making love
Can I take you from behind and feel you in my heart
What do we need to re-live to bring us close

Why don't you do it to me
Why don't you do those things to me
Why don't you do it to me
Why don't you do those things to me

Four fall in a bed, three giving head, one getting wet
Four fall in a bed, three giving head, one getting wet

What do you want to hear when we're making love
Can I hold you from behind and tell you that it's me
Why don't you do it to me
Why don't you do those things to me
Why don't you do it to me
Why don't you do those things to me

The love drug is a bug that cuts us both uo
Why don't you do those things to me
Why don't you do it of me, why don't you do those things to me
What can I say to you when we're making love
I could take you from behind and make you live

What do you need me to say when we're making love
I can take you from behind and then I'll forgive

Why don't you do it to me
Why don't you do those things to me
Why don't you do it to me
Why don't you do those things to me
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The new website has a downside I've just discovered.  I've been loving this song for the past 19 years and am always happy to hear it on RP.  But now the lyrics are right up front on the new website and it's going to be difficult to listen again without actually picturing what he's singing about.   I find that lyrics very often ruin a great song.
That was just horrendous.
 drews wrote:
Nope, that's Shaun "mad-for-it (drugs)" Ryder on vocals, with Bez on maracas and freaky acid dancing

fingerpin wrote:
This may be further down in the thread but I'm lazy...is that Annie Lennox singing? {#Ask}
 
 
I should have been more specific. I was referring to the backround "ooooo yeahs"...maybe it's a sample?
Thanks for the info.{#Wave}

 choffman2001 wrote:
What the heck!! First time I've ever had to turn RP off because my granddaughter was here! {#Cry}
 

If she's older than 14 you'd possible be surprised! VERY SURPRISED!!

VERY-VERY SURPRISED!!!
Nope, that's Shaun "mad-for-it (drugs)" Ryder on vocals, with Bez on maracas and freaky acid dancing

fingerpin wrote:
This may be further down in the thread but I'm lazy...is that Annie Lennox singing? {#Ask}
 


BRITISH 'n' GREAT!!

PS
GORGEOUS COVER-ART!

This may be further down in the thread but I'm lazy...is that Annie Lennox singing? {#Ask}
What the heck!! First time I've ever had to turn RP off because my granddaughter was here! {#Cry}
Jeez, he jumps straight into the doggy-style! What about the Clitoris!
then again...

You don't have to go leaping straight for the clitoris like a bull at a gate. Give her a kiss, boy. John Cleese —MP's Meaning of life.

{#Dancingbanana} <– more Bez...
 
rtb wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2} <= Bez
 


Aaaah. The soundtrack of a thousand beers and drugs. Those were the days {#Bounce}
 fredriley wrote:
Nice song, but the unauthentic 'ooh, ahh' background would shame even the cheesiest porn flick. 6 from the Nottingham jury.
 
I like the extra cheese (did I just type that?). Means this is a solid nine from me. . . which combined with your 6 makes it. . . errrr. . . . 69!

Yay! 
 j7 wrote:
If I hadn't seen "24 hour party people" I might like this... but since they were such dirtbags........3.....actually these lyrics suck.......1

 

oh come on, they were extremely high on a variety of drugs when they did all that stuff...and it's partially fictionalized anyway. i can still dig the music.

(by the way, "When something good happens to you say 'Bob's Your Uncle'")

If I hadn't seen "24 hour party people" I might like this... but since they were such dirtbags........3.....actually these lyrics suck.......1

This sounds a bit like a less edgy Shriekback.
 DarceySuzanne wrote:
Weird and barely musical. :/
 

...and thus their appeal!  Swinging rythmn section too!

{#Dancingbanana_2} <= Bez

Sounds like an IRAF error I get from time to time....
Good on ya
Weird and barely musical. :/
Hmmm...I'm Happy. And it's Monday. Coincidence? Or is Bill tapped into a higher plane that we don't know about?
 lmic wrote:
Excellent Friday music! {#Hearteyes}
 
...and frankly, kinda weird Monday music! {#Confused}
 shawshank wrote:
Unfortunately Bob is my uncle. {#Shifty}
 
I had two of 'em!
 shawshank wrote:
Unfortunately Bob is my uncle. {#Shifty}
 
He's my half-brother. A bit of a red-neck. Good athlete.{#Cool}
This song got my simpathy :-)
wait, this isn't the Dandy Warhols?
Unfortunately Bob is my uncle. {#Shifty}
wow{#Ask}
i can't listen to the Happy Mondays without thinking of the movie 24 Hour Party People. makes me smile.
Nice song, but the unauthentic 'ooh, ahh' background would shame even the cheesiest porn flick. 6 from the Nottingham jury.
 rangersfan wrote:
BONGOS! {#Drummer}
 
Yes {#High-five} it's bongolicious!

never did hear any Black Grape. everyone I asked had never heard of it. of course that was before the Web!
 rickhoran wrote:
there are so many better songs from happy mondays. why play this mediocre song?

there is WFL, kinky afro, rave on, clap your hands, god's cop, rave on, holiday. And while we are at it, how about playing some black grape, sean's band after this. most of that is pretty good too.
 


 rangersfan wrote:
BONGOS! {#Drummer}
 
If only it had more cowbell!

Haven't heard that one in awhile! Lost that cassette about 15 years ago. Liked it in the car.
rangersfan wrote:
BONGOS! {#Drummer}


hahahahaa ... far out ... {#Daisy}

 dionysius wrote:
More like "There you are!" or "Got it made!" or the like. Look it up.
 
Take yer beef up with Angus Crock, not with me.  {#Wink}
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmute...  {#Puke}

 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
Is the Bob in question Bob Dylan, perchance?
 
It's a British phrase: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob%27s_your_uncle

 lmic wrote:
Excellent Friday music! {#Hearteyes}
 

Yes, well timed on another friday. Just as nice on this one.
And here's yet another mindless repetitive loop .... zzzzzzzzz .... 1 zzzzzzzzzzzzzz MUTE

Never heard these guys before, but this is a really good song.


BONGOS! {#Drummer}
Excellent Friday music! {#Hearteyes}
Is the Bob in question Bob Dylan, perchance?
That's got to be Annie Lennox moaning there in the background.
I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. You know that new Depeche Mode album? It sucks.

You know what? That new Cure album? It sucks.

That new Happy Mondays album? I don't know if there is one, but if there is, it sucks.

I can say this 'cause I know. 'Cause I'm a Doors fan.

- Bruce McCulloch

redeyespy wrote:
Walter Becker (1/2 of Steely Dan) has a new solo album coming this year. One of the tracks is called "Bob is Not Your Uncle Anymore." So we'll see how that goes.
And so...pretty good. Worth a listen.
JohnBauer wrote:
It's an Australianism, probably the first one you learn if you ever visit or live there.
As someone who has lived in both the UK and Australia, IMHO the phrase is much more prevalent in the UK than Australia. And the first phrase I learned here was 'no worries'.
dionysius wrote:
More like "There you are!" or "Got it made!" or the like. Look it up.
Derecho wrote:
The use of the phrase, as taught by Angus Crock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCwfsVsIv0 "Use that at the end of any wee bit of conversation you don't understand. Or when silence crops up in conversation, like if you weren't listening or something, eh? Bob's yer uncle!"
It's an Australianism, probably the first one you learn if you ever visit or live there. It's used when you have illuminated the solution to a problem. Sort of like, "Bingo." Its origin is not entirely clear, but believed to result from the nephew of a British PM named Bob, whose boarding school mates commented he had it easy because Bob was his uncle. Anyway, you literally hear (and use) this phrase daily when in Oz. "And Fanny's yer aunt!" is a less common response, seldom used in mixed company, unless alcohol is involved, which in Oz it often is.
there are so many better songs from happy mondays. why play this mediocre song? there is WFL, kinky afro, rave on, clap your hands, god's cop, rave on, holiday. And while we are at it, how about playing some black grape, sean's band after this. most of that is pretty good too.
Walter Becker (1/2 of Steely Dan) has a new solo album coming this year. One of the tracks is called "Bob is Not Your Uncle Anymore." So we'll see how that goes.
Madchester forevah!
Watch me everyone...I'm dancing like Bez!
Ahhhhh, my feet start dancing....I can't stop!
great to hear this classic tune .... nice one bruver
Boom boom boom, let's go back to my room . . .
NSFW!
Groovy grooves cool for a snowy Friday here in New York...Good choice....
Absolutely AMAZING album! From a great Alternative Era, but other H.M. work (albums) were a bit of a disappointment – I must say.
kindermanltd wrote:
Is this porn music?
*ding dong* Heyyyy, did somebody order a pizza? hahaahaaa
Love this song. Years ago my wife and I were shopping for stereos, and went from store to store armed with the same carefully chosen cd's so that we could compare equipment with songs we liked and listened to alot, including this one. But we never actually paid any attention to the lyrics, and one day well into this process, with this tune cranked, it suddenly dawned on us that the strange looks we were getting sometimes from salesmen were probably attributable to a few of the lines that appear in this song. I'm sure most of them took us for "swingers".
kindermanltd wrote:
Is this porn music?
good one!
mrcookieface wrote:
Anybody got the lyrics to this song?
https://www.lyricsfreak.com/h/happy+mondays/bobs+yer+uncle_20064310.html
Is this porn music?
There you have it.
Anybody got the lyrics to this song?
Now I know where the Dandy Warhols got their sound.
What do you want to hear when were making love What do you want to hear when were making love Can I take you from behind and hold you in my arms What do you want to hear when were making love Can I take you from behind and feel you in my heart What do we need to re-live to bring us close Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Four fall in a bed, three giving head, one getting wet Four fall in a bed, three giving head, one getting wet What do you want to hear when were making love Can I hold you from behind and tell you that its me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me The love drug is a bug that cuts us both uo Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it of me, why dont you do those things to me What can I say to you when were making love I could take you from behind and make you live What do you need me to say when were making love I can take you from behind and then Ill forgive Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me
This may have just set the tone for my day.
Somebody Scream!
Great stuff from the beginning of the 90s.... When 'rave' was just rave, not techno.
Derecho wrote:
The use of the phrase, as taught by Angus Crock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCwfsVsIv0 "Use that at the end of any wee bit of conversation you don't understand. Or when silence crops up in conversation, like if you weren't listening or something, eh? Bob's yer uncle!"
More like "There you are!" or "Got it made!" or the like. Look it up.
The use of the phrase, as taught by Angus Crock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCwfsVsIv0 "Use that at the end of any wee bit of conversation you don't understand. Or when silence crops up in conversation, like if you weren't listening or something, eh? Bob's yer uncle!"
Well that was interesting.
squidish wrote:
Why yes, Bob is my uncle! Whuh? Did I just say something naughty?
well, maybe bob's yer uncle, but more importantly...who's yer daddy?
Why yes, Bob is my uncle!
Rendergirl wrote:
Me too...and I'll need it again need it at around 5PM on Friday.....
Definitely....and who's playing bongos?
MissAmy wrote:
Ok, I was sitting here working along and not really paying attention, but DEAR GOD this caught my attention! This song is DIRTY!
Me too...and I'll need it again need it at around 5PM on Friday.....
Darkmatter wrote:
Shaun Ryder sounds more than ever like a dirty old man with bad breath in this song!
mebbe that explains his positional preferences
MAKE IT STOP!!!
techer2 wrote:
Actually, according to Jethro Tull, "The flute is a heavy, metal instrument!"
once, at band camp....
Ok, I was sitting here working along and not really paying attention, but DEAR GOD this caught my attention! This song is DIRTY!
You gotta hand it to those Manchester boyos. Actually, sounds like their hands are full already.
Mugro wrote:
This song can now be called "classic".
No, it can't. geez.
That song is sick and wrong. But I love it. What can I say?
hippiechick wrote:
Wow! Check out the lyrics
You like that, eh?
HAHA. What a great song.
Sleaze-o! Reminds me a little of the sleazy DOM track on New Order's Technique album.
honeygirl wrote:
A little bit o sexual tension going on there?
Sounds like the singer needs to find someone with a more open mind. Clearly he's having issues at home.
Actually, according to Jethro Tull, "The flute is a heavy, metal instrument!" Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Jazz flute! "That's baby-making music, uhhh..!"
Oh my.
Shaun Ryder sounds more than ever like a dirty old man with bad breath in this song!
Thor wrote:
Hmmm... almost sounds like Annie Lennox moonlighting on this track. :)
's what I thought, too!
This really blows. It sounds just like that heaping pile of dung "I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy..."
man this is bad. enough with the obsession with orgies and doggy style.
Wow! Check out the lyrics: What do you want to hear when were making love What do you want to hear when were making love Can I take you from behind and hold you in my arms What do you want to hear when were making love Can I take you from behind and feel you in my heart What do we need to re-live to bring us close Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Four fall in a bed, three giving head, one getting wet Four fall in a bed, three giving head, one getting wet What do you want to hear when were making love Can I hold you from behind and tell you that its me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me The love drug is a bug that cuts us both uo Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it of me, why dont you do those things to me What can I say to you when were making love I could take you from behind and make you live What do you need me to say when were making love I can take you from behind and then Ill forgive Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me Why dont you do it to me Why dont you do those things to me
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Jazz flute! "That's baby-making music, uhhh..!"
Preach it, brotha'! ;)
"Bob's your uncle"--neopotism or gambling slang? Looks like both have come up as explanations: https://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bob1.htm
ALRIGHTY THEN
Jazz flute! "That's baby-making music, uhhh..!"
srbarry wrote:
I really think Bill Murray should cover this ala his lounge lizard SNL routine.
Oh boy! Now THAT would be damn FUNNY! I sooooo can picture it...anyone has the phone number for Mr. Murray's agent! Please please...!
kazuma wrote:
The aural equivalent of accidentally walking into a big spider web. Sticky. Icky. Can't get it off fast enough. Wondering if something might have crawled inside my shirt.
Heh heh. He said, "aural". Dude!
The aural equivalent of accidentally walking into a big spider web. Sticky. Icky. Can't get it off fast enough. Wondering if something might have crawled inside my shirt.
Dirty! dirty!
I was busy when this song came on, so it took a while to take notice of the lyrics. The gentelman does make doggie style sound enticing.
This song can now be called "classic".
flute saves this one
A little bit o sexual tension going on there?
kinky.... a solid 2, though.
I like the name of the band. I like the name of the song. I like the name of the album... and I like the song! Nice little groove it has going.
Never noticed that the lead singer sounds a lot like David Jay.
I really think Bill Murray should cover this ala his lounge lizard SNL routine. It's just about the right level lyrics-wise.
oh my my, the lyrics, almost spilled my cup of tea O:)
Darkmatter wrote:
Wrong and wrong again! That voice would be the voice of the lovely lady Rowetta, the only woman who could endure touring with the 'Mondays I guess. ;) See the movie "24 hour party people" for further insight, where Rowetta is starring as herself. One of the best movies about music ever! :D Quote from the film: Shaun - I hope yer don't mind us watching porn in the tour bus, love? Rowetta - Not at all, I think I might be in that film actually. Or something like that.
Ditto on "24 Hour Party People"!!!! My favorite scene from the Mondays part of the film was when Shaun & co. were feeding the pigeons alka seltzer on the rooftop.