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kana_biss
29th August 2005, 12:59 AM
Ive been brought up on UB40 music my whole life, my father was right into them. Im now 27 and still love to listen to their songs, they remind me of my younger days.
I got into a bit of a debate with another person who said that UB40 havent written a song of their own and that the only sang cover songs.
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Robinsduvet
29th August 2005, 01:02 AM
All i can say is look at the credits on their albums.... you'll see that UB40 have written most of their own stuff

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Rossy
29th August 2005, 01:05 AM
Hi and Welcome
Very controvercial LOL
UB40 have released over 20 albums
and 3 of them was Cover Albums Labour of Love 1 2 and 3
there have been a few albums over the years that contained maybe 1 or more covers at the request of maybe Other artists or even Film companys

Hope this settles your arguments

Rossy :) :) :)

Robinsduvet
29th August 2005, 01:05 AM
OHHHHHHHHHH and Welcome to the BB :D


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STING
29th August 2005, 01:54 AM
omg. graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

sorry, just had to get this off my chest. :(

Good Ambition
29th August 2005, 02:09 AM
hi Katchafire....Most of the songs UB have recorded are their own.......funny how the music press (or as i call 'em de-press) have been up poor dead Frank Sinatra's arse last few years, writing all these nice things, and ol' Frank never wrote one of his songs, i don't think, not even MY WAY. :D

kana_biss
29th August 2005, 02:32 AM
Thanks for everyones coments, they have all helped to settle my mind about this whole issue.
I should have knowen better, but thanks guys im gonna go tell this person the facts now...

Peace, Love and Happiness..

The Gardener
29th August 2005, 08:56 AM
How could anybody else write finer lyrics :) than UB40.

samantha M
29th August 2005, 09:23 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Sylvia:
How could anybody else write finer lyrics :) than UB40.<hr></blockquote>

yes agree they write fantastic lyrics..........but they also do the most amazing covers ....biased never...lol

you should buy the new album...WYFF it is a classic...mixture of UB40 orginals and old reggae covers
quote " there plenty more where that came from" ;)

Ingo
29th August 2005, 10:02 AM
Yes the guys of ub40 write great lyrics! :D

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mamto3girls
29th August 2005, 10:25 AM
hi there, i hope it wasnt my post regarding, kiss and say goodbye song!!!i wasnt saying they never write any just saying it was wrote by some 1 else i sat&listened to the origional yesterday ! its good like a drifters tune, obviously ub40 have spiced up up big time lol. well done lads.di

The Prisoner
29th August 2005, 11:09 AM
Welcome to the BB

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Dees
29th August 2005, 01:28 PM
:D Welcome to the BB :D

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hennyverhey
29th August 2005, 02:58 PM
Welcome Katchafire,and enjoy the show here!!
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bt/ub40
29th August 2005, 04:59 PM
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BRUMMY UB
29th August 2005, 05:02 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by bt/ub40:
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BRUMMY UB
29th August 2005, 05:05 PM
ACCORDING TO WINMX THEY WROTE
BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY
GIRL I WANNA MAKE YOU SWEAT
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gaynorubfan05
29th August 2005, 05:10 PM
welcome to the board


from gaynor :)

mamto3girls
29th August 2005, 06:13 PM
so i take it wasnt lol. welcome by the way :p

Clubreggae
29th August 2005, 06:34 PM
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kana_biss
29th August 2005, 10:31 PM
Everyone has been so helpful, thanx

MAYBETOMORROW
31st August 2005, 06:53 AM
Welcome to the Board Kana (from a fellow kiwi!) :cool:

UB40 have always given us a great blend of originals and covers, and the new album is mainly original work!

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j59
31st August 2005, 06:01 PM
:) Welcome to the bb :)
love jx

Jolene
31st August 2005, 06:10 PM
Welcome to the board!


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kana_biss
1st September 2005, 03:06 AM
can someone tell me if UB40 wrote "FOOD FOR THOUGHT"....

MAYBETOMORROW
1st September 2005, 03:23 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by katchafire:
can someone tell me if UB40 wrote "FOOD FOR THOUGHT"....<hr></blockquote>

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kana_biss
1st September 2005, 03:56 AM
Shot Dave.C I was just wandering cause thats me fav

marc#1
1st September 2005, 12:54 PM
I've had same 'debate' with people,people who dnt no there ass from there head,they done loads more of there own stuff than they have covers..nice1 geeez. ;)