Bring back boredom....B'dum, B'dum. Well it's better than people being dumb. 'Cos that's what's happening. Everything is done for us/them, all in an instant. Nothing is left to the imagination. Films, video games everything is explained to the last detail in high tech surround sound and HD ready digital. If this is progress you can stick it up yer USB port. Nintendo Wi's, what the fuck are they about? If you wanna play tennis, get out of yer house and go to a tennis court and play a game with a real person. If you wanna kill someone, move away from the consul and get yerself a gun....hang on a minute isn't that's what's happening already? (but it's nothing to do with violent video games of course.) Erm...I suppose then you could say that all this gun crime is a result of people using their imagination and breaking the boredom by putting a bullet in someone....Nah, like I said at the beginning; people are being conditioned to be dumb, and have no grip on reality.
Friday, 28 September 2007
Aint gonna bore ya with too much history....... Jeremy Gluck moved from Canada to London when punk rock hit the streets, met Robin Willis who was in The Unwanted, when they split that's basically when The Barracudas were born, they marketed themselves as a 'surf punk band', at the height of punk Gluck could be seen on the underground carrying a surf board. The 'surf' angle got them signed to EMI who released their debut album Drop Out With The Barracudas, which spawned their only hit, Summer Fun. The single wasn't a true representation of the band and screams novelty record. By the time the album was released the band had gone in a far more garagey direction, much to EMI's disgust. Band and label parted company. I covered the rest of their history in a previous post, so that's yer lot. All that's left to say is that these 2 performances were recorded a week apart in March 1981, when I think they were supporting The Stray Cats on tour. Identical sets, but with the inclusion of Codine and I Wish It Could Be 1965 Again at the Lyceum. This is raw rock'n'roll from self-confessed outsiders. I couldn't decide which one to post, cos they both have their merits. On the Leicester one there's some interesting banter between band and audience and a few problems with the monitors, and like I said the London ones got a couple of extra songs. The choice is yours. Interestingly Summer Fun doesn't appear on either of them.
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Went to see Russell 'the love muscle' Brand last night. The venue a local leisure centre, converted its 5 a-side/badminton hall into a venue, quite surreal surroundings, a fact not lost on Russell who pored scorn over it, along with certain parts of the town. Don't ya just love it when people rip the piss out of yer manor? Yes. If you've ever been to Stevenage you'll understand. (Social Distortion and The Rockingbirds did) Russell kept the full house entertained for an hour and a half. The majority of the show was improvised with a few anecdotes and revolutionary pieces about materialism and media control of the population amongst self depicating tails of his sex and drugs exploits thrown in. Strange one that, because without the media and it's manipulation Russell wouldn't be able to get away with walking round the audience picking out the females he'd like to shag after the show. He came to the conclusion he'd shag all of row K, fortunately I was in row G. The sight of him eating a banana (which he'd blagged of an audience member) while pretending to be a masturbating chimp, sound effects and all, was funny but undoubtedly wrong. This man has issues! This man is clever! This man is dangerous! This was a great performance! If the revolution needs a joker then Russell Brand is the man, he'd probably be fathering the children of it, rather than 'manning' the barricades. (can I say that in this PC world?, fuck it, too late, already have.)
Monday, 24 September 2007
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Piss off you mutha fucker, why don't you do yerself a favour if you're reading this and kill yerself you useless piece of shit. (Only Joking) I really shouldn't make light of people abusing their power over others, by making them feel powerless. FIGHT THE POWER. Because people can only abuse power if they are allowed to. Take a stand, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. The white backwards community of Jena in the backwoods of Louisiana have recently been abusing their power over the minority black residents. A series of racial incidents, have taken place were the white perpetrators have had the power of the(ir) law behind them. Anger has turned to arson and protest marches. Once again I turn to The Clash "Black man gotta lotta problems, but he don't mind throwing a brick, white people go to school where they teach you how to be thick" (and get bullied) Look at the recent Northern Rock fiasco. Orderly queue's waiting to get into branches. Where were the bricks going through the windows? And look how much shit the posties will get by going on strike, people will be complaining their mails not on time and their giros late, just like people complained during the recent tube strikes. Fuck You, these people are standing up for their rights against the power of the powerful and should be supported, just like those fighting to free the Jena Six, as should victims of bullying who fight back with their fists when all else has failed.
Friday, 21 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Monday, 17 September 2007
Over the last couple of weeks there have been 4 really great singles released, so good that I actually parted with hard currency for 'em. They're all really relevant and each track on 'em passes comment on the current state of our sad, sick society, (The Enemys cover of Bowie's 5 Years sounds more now than it did then.) plus they get yer feet taping and yer body grooving. What more can you ask from a record?
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Saturday, 15 September 2007
I shall start posting the fruits of my vinyl ripping over the next few weeks, months. Be prepared. If you wanna hear what the anarcho scene was all about take a visit to Running Riot in 2007, where MrMagoo has posted a fine collection from the ZigZag squat gig in 1982.