Favorite City Songs #8 - "Going Down to Liverpool"

@teamfreak16 (31923)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 12, 2017 9:27am CST
What does Leonard Nimoy have to do with #8 in my Favorite City Songs (a theme I've ripped off from @FourWalls) series? We'll get to that. The 8th spot belongs to "Going Down to Liverpool" by The Bangles. "Going Down to Liverpool," from the band's 1984 major label debut, All Over the Place, is actually a cover. Katrina and the Waves did it first, but Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson liked it enough to talk The Bangles into covering it. Interestingly, Susanna Hoffs was not the lead vocalist on the tune. Instead, drummer Debbie Peterson handled lead vocals, with Hoffs taking a background role. "Going Down to Liverpool" was not a big hit for The Bangles. It did not chart here in the United States, and only reached #79 in the UK. A re-release in 1986 performed a little better, peaking at #56 in the UK, and #21 in Ireland. Yet it's one of The Bangles' best songs, lack of chart performance be damned. As for Leonard Nimoy, he appears in the video, which is linked below. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Music video by The Bangles performing Going Down To Liverpool. (C) 1984 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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• Lakewood, Colorado
12 Sep
Aw love the Bangles Scott. How funny Nimoy is in it.
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep
Apparently he was friends with the Hoffs family.
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@LoriAMoore (12603)
• United States
12 Sep
Hilarious that Nimoy would be in the video.
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep
At first, I didn't realize it was him.
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@FayeHazel (8441)
• United States
12 Sep
I didn't know of this one.... though I like the all girl group concept....
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep
There's the Riot Grrrrrl movement of the 90's.
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@FayeHazel (8441)
• United States
12 Sep
@teamfreak16 I have been living under a rock, evidently. :-)
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep
@FayeHazel - Here is a good introduction to riot girl:
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@Tracy04 (10239)
• Malaysia
14 Sep
I am not familiar with this one.
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Sep
It wasn't a hit single, so unless you've listened to the album, you probably haven't heard it.
@TRBRocks420 (57175)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Sep
It's got to be good, if it has Spock in it.
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Sep
It took me a few seconds to realize that it was him.
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• Preston, England
13 Sep
Decent song but the video is rubbish - why Nimoy? The cabbie could be anybody and he should throw them out for messing with his radio. Then they arrive at the stadium and straight to stage from the cab with zero security to check they should be there
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Sep
Nimoy was friends with the Hoffs family. But yeah, they shouldn't mess with the radio.
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@FourWalls (8440)
• United States
13 Sep
Leonard Nimoy in a Bangles video? Highly illogical!! Good song. Different than the Katrina & the Waves version, but that's good!
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Sep
Apparently, he was friends with the Hoffs family and did it as a favor to them.
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@amadeo (42187)
• United States
12 Sep
I thought is this Star Trek
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep
It would have been funnier if he'd been dressed as Spock.
• United Kingdom
12 Sep
This was on Vintage TV (UK music channel) last week. I'd never heard it before.
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@teamfreak16 (31923)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep
Did you like it? I know you are more into 60's and 70's.
15 Sep
i don't think so