Author Topic: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)  (Read 819 times)

Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« on: April 06, 2019, 12:11:13 PM »
Can anyone recall this? They are drawing out cards from a container for a Roy Orbison competition and this pop star says "are these the ashes?" Sarah Greene chides him and says "That's sick!"

Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 01:43:04 AM »
Pop star was Scottish but not the Wet Wet Wet bloke.

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Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 02:11:37 AM »
No recollection of it, but it appears to be this Scotch chap from a band called Love and Money who talks about it here...

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/james-grant-music-was-my-first-love-1-2559715

Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 11:33:31 AM »
Many thanks!

Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 12:00:15 PM »
No recollection of it, but it appears to be this Scotch chap from a band called Love and Money who talks about it here...

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/james-grant-music-was-my-first-love-1-2559715
I'd always wondered how a band whose debut hadn't set the charts on fire managed to get such a huge budget from the label for the follow up. Cocaine is a hell of a drug, I suppose.

Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 02:35:22 PM »
What kind of bribes got them on Going Live without ever having a Top 40 hit?

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Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 03:15:09 PM »
He lived near me in Glasgow, and once I saw him stop and pet my cat, who used to sit on the wall outside our close and watch the world go by, so he's alright in my book.

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Re: Bad Taste Roy Orbison "Ashes' Joke on Going Live (1988-ish)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 04:07:02 PM »
They were a fantastic band and their song Strange Kind of Love was a soundtrack to my hormonal maturity - a Scottish Prefab Sprout

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