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A bit of a long shot this but does anyone know of music by or about mime artists?

The only lead I had was David Bowie, who I recall studided mime before turning to music. Were any of his songs about mime itself?

All info lapped up with glee...

gubbins, Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:27 (fifteen years ago) link

"I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs" REM?

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:30 (fifteen years ago) link

'I'm Living In A Box'?

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:32 (fifteen years ago) link

I posted an Album that Never Was and Never Will Be on the lost Memphis thread during the 17 Defunct Days that was called

Suspicious Mimes- Shields & Yarnell Live in Memphis!

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:35 (fifteen years ago) link

And I'll bet Jonathan Richman has addressed the subject at least once.

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:36 (fifteen years ago) link

"Weird Al" Yankovic, "She Never Told Me She Was a Mime"

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:38 (fifteen years ago) link

All I can think of is that Howard Jones always used to appear with a mime artist called Jed.

http://www.80scolin.co.uk/images/HJ/Jed6.jpg

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:43 (fifteen years ago) link

"When you say nothing at all"?

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:45 (fifteen years ago) link

The Virgin Prunes had a track called "Moments'n'Mime," and were very performance art based themselves.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

A band from the late '60s early '70s called The Hello People dressed as whiteface mimes (making them, I'll argue, the spiritual grandpapas to KISS). I believe they were dreadful. I also think that Todd Rundgren may have produced them at some point.

mottdeterre (mottdeterre), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:06 (fifteen years ago) link

"Say My Name"

Huk-L, Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure The Creation originally wanted it called "Takin' Mime."

mat, Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:35 (fifteen years ago) link

How can ye ha' neglected to mention "Don't Speak" by No Doubt?

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:35 (fifteen years ago) link

"Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode
"No More Words" by Berlin
"Don't Talk" by 10,000 Maniacs
"Unspeakable" by Killing Joke

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:37 (fifteen years ago) link

In Too Much Joy's "Clowns," the narrator mentions hating clowns as much as he hates mimes.

martin m. (mushrush), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:41 (fifteen years ago) link

"Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush

martin m. (mushrush), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:42 (fifteen years ago) link

midnight oil, "blue sky mime"
beatles, "i me mime"
cyndi lauper, "mime after mime"

fact checking cuz (fcc), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:42 (fifteen years ago) link

and therefore:
nico "i'll keep it with mime"

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

and:
the bee gees, "new york coal miming disaster, 1941"

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.emusic.com/img/album/106/023/10602301_155_155.jpeg

Marcel Marceau Speaks

j.lu (j.lu), Thursday, 13 January 2005 19:45 (fifteen years ago) link

"Walking in the Wind" - Traffic

dave225 (Dave225), Thursday, 13 January 2005 21:00 (fifteen years ago) link

"Mime After Mime"

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 13 January 2005 21:55 (fifteen years ago) link

How could we forget
"Working in a Coal Mime" - Lee Dorsey or Devo, if you like

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Or, from the musical Oklahoma!,
"Mime, Just A Girl Who Can't Say No"

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 13 January 2005 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

"Mime Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair"

mottdeterre (mottdeterre), Thursday, 13 January 2005 22:02 (fifteen years ago) link

You've outdone yourselves...

gubbins, Friday, 14 January 2005 13:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Especially you j .lu - that's brilliant.

gubbins, Friday, 14 January 2005 16:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Especially you j.lu - that's brilliant.

gubbins, Friday, 14 January 2005 16:07 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Prince- "When You Were Mime"

Redd Harvest (Ken L), Monday, 13 February 2006 21:40 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Glen Campbell- "Gentle On My Mime"

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 28 May 2007 02:50 (twelve years ago) link

or "by the mime i get to phoenix"

bobby bedelia, Monday, 28 May 2007 03:43 (twelve years ago) link

you put the mime in the coconut...

henry s, Monday, 28 May 2007 05:06 (twelve years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6b/John_Cage_pl2.jpg

Andi Mags, Monday, 28 May 2007 05:27 (twelve years ago) link

Hit Me Baby One More Mime

kornrulez6969, Monday, 28 May 2007 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

seven months pass...

Can't help loving that man of mime.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 05:40 (twelve years ago) link

"I Don't Mime"- James Brown

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 06:58 (twelve years ago) link

"There's Something On Your Mime" - Bobby Marchan

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 07:00 (twelve years ago) link

"Ooh Poo Pah Doo" by Jessie Hill, for its famous line "and I won't stop trying 'till I create a disturbance in your mime."

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 07:02 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

"(There's) Always Something There To Remime Me"-Lou Johnson/Sandie Shaw/Dionne Warwick/Naked Eyes many more.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 2 February 2008 06:18 (twelve years ago) link

"Maybe The People Would Be The Mimes Or Between Clark And Hilldale"

Myonga Vön Bontee, Saturday, 2 February 2008 07:37 (twelve years ago) link

Dorris Tay and the Mime

Hurting 2, Saturday, 2 February 2008 07:48 (twelve years ago) link

The Girl is Mime

You Could Be Mime

"Mime eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord..."

Hurting 2, Saturday, 2 February 2008 07:50 (twelve years ago) link

Got My Mime Set On You

Joseph McCombs, Saturday, 2 February 2008 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

Suspicious Mimes

Joseph McCombs, Saturday, 2 February 2008 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

Haha, I am now pictureing a troupe of mime artists with REALLY EXAGERATED looks of suspicion on their faces.

chap, Saturday, 2 February 2008 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, Joe, look at the fourth post. I beat you by three years.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 2 February 2008 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

I like that bit in Glamourama when Victor says "Transvestites are the new mimes."

Bodrick III, Saturday, 2 February 2008 19:12 (twelve years ago) link

six months pass...

"Can I Change My Mime," Tyrone Davis

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 1 September 2008 23:25 (eleven years ago) link

"Velvet Goldmime"

snoball, Monday, 1 September 2008 23:29 (eleven years ago) link

^^^ Bowie

"Out of Mime", Stones

snoball, Monday, 1 September 2008 23:30 (eleven years ago) link

"Mime In A Bottle", Jim Croce

snoball, Monday, 1 September 2008 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

"Back In Mime", Huey Lewis & The News (from the soundtrack of "Back To The Future")

snoball, Monday, 1 September 2008 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

"Wichita Mimeman"

snoball, Monday, 1 September 2008 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

The Girl Is Mime - Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 08:40 (eleven years ago) link

Was Jeffrey Daniels Out Of Shalamar the only artist to do an actual silent mime act to his hit on TOTP?*

*"A Night To Remember" and he did the trusty old Covent Garden stuck in a phone booth routine**

**yes I know he didn't actually sing on the original but...

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 08:43 (eleven years ago) link

"When My Mime's Gone", Mott The Hoople

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:00 (eleven years ago) link

New York Miming Disaster 1941

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:35 (eleven years ago) link

Golden Earring, "Are You Receiving Me"

"If you could quit the miming
and try some different timing"

Tom D., Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:40 (eleven years ago) link

"We Have All The Mime In The World", Louis Armstrong

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:53 (eleven years ago) link

Black Box, "Ride On Mime"

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:53 (eleven years ago) link

"New York State Of Mime", Billy Joel

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:55 (eleven years ago) link

Brother Can You Spare a Mime

ledge, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:56 (eleven years ago) link

http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/X/XTC/xtc_mummerf.jpg

Tom D., Tuesday, 2 September 2008 09:59 (eleven years ago) link

Pink Floyd's "Time" was originally called "Mime", and chronicled Roger Waters' intense hatred of mime artists, as evidenced by the line:

You are young and life is long and there is mime to kill today

...however, finding the mimes is difficult and time consuming...

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the mime

...and then later in the song, because Waters had devoted so much time to hunting down and killing the mime, once the mime was dead, Waters didn't have anything else to fill that space occupied by his driving mime obsession...

The mime is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 10:03 (eleven years ago) link

Liza Minelli, "Losing My Mime", which foreshadows her divorce from David Gest when he was in his "Botox Halloween mask" phase.

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 10:05 (eleven years ago) link

"Where Is My Mime?", The Pixies

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 10:33 (eleven years ago) link

"Making Your Mime Up", Bucks Fizz

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

"Always On My Mime", Elvis

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 10:39 (eleven years ago) link

"One Moment In Mime", Whitney Houston

"The First Mime", Robin Beck

"Mistletoe & Mime", Cliff Richard

snoball, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 10:41 (eleven years ago) link

'Mime Every Woman' - Chaka Khan

braveclub, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 11:23 (eleven years ago) link

UB40's great adaption of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Mime"

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 20:58 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

...then my MIME split open!

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 January 2009 03:04 (eleven years ago) link

supposed to be an "and" :(

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 January 2009 03:05 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...

"Georgia On My Mime"

It Ain't The Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 November 2009 22:23 (ten years ago) link

'Can't seem to make you mime' - The Seeds

bidfurd, Thursday, 19 November 2009 23:19 (ten years ago) link

"When you say nothing at all"?

― mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, January 13, 2005 12:45 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I lol'd

broski dawg (Curt1s Stephens), Thursday, 19 November 2009 23:21 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

"One After Mime O Mime" - The Beatles

Just Breaking 2: Electric Boogaloo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 June 2011 20:04 (eight years ago) link

Mimey-Mime And A Half Won't Do - Wilson Pickett

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 24 June 2011 20:39 (eight years ago) link

Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
Ministry - The Mime Is A Terrible Thing To Taste

Siegbran, Friday, 24 June 2011 20:49 (eight years ago) link

Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mime
Ministry - The Mime Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
Queensryche - Operation Mimecrime

Siegbran, Friday, 24 June 2011 20:50 (eight years ago) link

Free Your Mime, and Your Ass Will Follow - Funkadelic
Dirty Mime - Prince
Mime Terrorist - Public Enemy
Didn't I Blow Your Mime This Time - Delfonics
Rocket Number Mime Take Off For The Planet Venus - Sun Ra

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 24 June 2011 21:52 (eight years ago) link

Pavement early rarity - "My First Mime"

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 25 June 2011 01:21 (eight years ago) link

didn't i blow your mime this time kills...

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 25 June 2011 01:22 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

"Outdoor Mimer" - Wire

Mayne of Fules (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 October 2011 15:28 (eight years ago) link

Quest - No More Mime Games

Siegbran, Saturday, 29 October 2011 17:05 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

"Mime Straight" - The Modern Lovers

What We Did on Our POLLidays (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:05 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

"Who Knows Where the Mime Goes?" - Sandy Denny

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 May 2012 07:13 (seven years ago) link

and of course
"Mime Will Show The Wiser" -The Merry-Go-Round/The Fairport Convention

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 May 2012 07:15 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

"Give Me Just A Little More Mime"- Chairman Of The Board

My Elusive Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 July 2012 18:50 (seven years ago) link

Mime's playin' tricks on me

Siegbran, Saturday, 21 July 2012 23:29 (seven years ago) link

Canary in a Coalmime

poindexter q. dorkington (obster lob), Sunday, 22 July 2012 21:53 (seven years ago) link

your silent face

slugbuggy, Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:14 (seven years ago) link

Serious answer No. 2:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoire_du_soldat

Odd Spice (Eazy), Monday, 23 July 2012 12:32 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Back to unserious answers:
"For The Good Mimes" - Kris Kristofferson/Ray Price

The Crescent City of Kador (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 14 February 2014 15:51 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

“The Mimes They Are A-Changin’” - Bob Dylan

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:08 (two weeks ago) link


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