Wednesday, 30 May 2012
The only thing worth celebrating this jubilee weekend is the release of The Bermondsey Joyriders long awaited second album Noise and Revolution. Has it been worth the wait? Too fucking right it has. This is classic rock’n’roll; all punk rock blues and political statements. “Stand strong and keep asking questions” just what’s needed in times of socially engineered flag waving patriotic pride. Forget the Joyriders; Gary Lammin, Martin Stacey and Chris Musto’s pedigree; Cock Sparrer, Chelsea and Johnny Thunders. (even though I think Rat Scabies plays drums on the album) This is not just about the past, this is about the past becoming the present as it heads towards the future. Eleven tracks linked together by former MC5 manager John Sinclair’s inter song spoken word commentary. This is the sound of tru punk, a great British album that says something.... Rock’n’Roll can change the world!
Not really, more like anti-Olympic and the money grabbing competition it has become, I say has become, but it was always gonna be this way. Olympic torches for sale on ePay, and now I hear that the use of the Olympic logo and the word Olympic has been banned for use by business’s. I say business’s, but it’s not all business’s, just the ones that haven’t sponsored the games. Capitalism isn’t fair to the capitalist, unless they’re corporate, oh the irony.
The peoples Olympics, yeah right; the people are being taken for prize olympricks by the powers that we let be, the powers that control and manipulate the people with their red white and blue patriotic packaging of anything that doesn’t move in the build up to the Queens diamond jubilee, but it’s good for the economy, yeah….their economy, but not that of the small business’s that aren’t allowed to cash in on the games, and whose games are these???? The peoples, once again capital contradicts itself, just like it’s political partners who tell us it is the only way.
Then we’ve got Euro 2012, were England will no doubt do us proud by losing on penalties. The whole competition is in danger of being overshadowed by Neo-Nazi Ukrainian fans. Keeping racism out of football….yeah right! Still what should we expect when the Queen celebrates her jubilee year by dining with despots and dictators.
Never mind the bollocks….
Friday, 25 May 2012
Like who? Like what? LIKE JUNK, that’s who! Discordant and disjointed. Catchy and cacophonic. Dark and deep. Hypnotic and heavy. Frantic and furious. Throbbing and tuneful. Brooding and beautiful. That’s what! This 4 track E.P is a hurricane that blows away the stale and stagnant cobwebs and spiders of the manufactured music scene’s of today. Like Junk’s music defies categorization, but if you wanna stick it in a neat’n’tidy box and label it, then…. Post-Punk it is! though they have been described as “almost indescribable” and “ridiculously unique”
Like Junk come from Perth in Western Australia and have been in existence since 2007. The Host EP compiles tracks from a couple of singles they released in 2011 and is available from Scotland’s DIY Independent record label NewtOwn Products. This is impressive and powerfull stuff!! And well worth checking out. An album The Creatures Voice is gonna be released later this year.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Spend, Cut….Spend, Cut…..Spend, Cut….STUPID CUNTS! It needn’t be a choice between one or the other….My way or the highway? (to hell!) It’s about balance, and the world has always been unbalanced; with the pursuit for ideological power amongst the political ruling classes across the world. We are just pawns in their game of monopoly, where there’s not enough co-operation or collectivism. A Greek tragedy is being played out on the world stage. The tragedy is that countries like Greece, Spain and Italy joined the Euro, where one size does not fit all, some countries economies are small, medium and large. Surely common sense dictates that no matter how many tourists visit, a small economy is never going to be able to compete and achieve the same economic results as a large economy, the only economic growth is in the pockets of the politicians and the bank accounts of big business leaders….The Chairmen of the bored, and I’m bored with all this recession business. Let Greece default on its payments and bring back the drachma, yes this will effect other countries, but it’s effecting them anyway, so rather than trying to fix something that can’t be repaired, why not try and build something new. That is the question!
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
In Britain the Conservatives and Liberal Party both got their arses kicked by Labour in last weeks local council elections. A protest vote, where the biggest protest was that the turnout of voters was low, looks like people have had enough of all the political parties, and didn’t bother voting, for any of the above!
Going against the trend, Boris Johnson the Conservative Mayor of London won a second term of office. His success was put down to him being ‘charismatic’ dunno about that; a bumbling, mumbling, buffoon more like, some political pundits have been talking about Boris becoming Cameron’s successor as leader of the Conservative Party. What a scary thought….Boris Johnson being a potential British Prime Minister, what with all that charisma. Lets not forget that Hitler was charismatic, as are most dictators, it’s how they maintain their power, along with having a repressive state at their control.
On the subject of dic(k)tators, Tony Blair is talking about returning to British politics! The most corrupt Prime Minister ever, with his war based on lies, dodgy deals in the desert for oil and his Britpop brand of national champagne socialism, things were gonna get better, and indeed they did for him and his smug self serving New Labours MP’s maxing out on their expenses at our expense. New Labour failings has resulted in an unelected coalition, whose failings will see people turning to the Labour Party again, or a turn to the Right, such is the world of politicks. They all need their arses kicked!
As a footnote to the above,which was gonna be posted yesterday. I read this morning that the LibCon’s are gonna have a draft of Right Wing policies in the Queens speech on Wednesday, among them a reduction in workers rights, powers to monitor the peoples phone calls, emails and internet use and the setting up of a new crime agency rather like the
Like I said Boris Johnson, Prime Minister; a Blond Haired Blue eyed boy in charge of a political system with more powers to snoop than the stazi had, and more laws that take away peoples freedoms than any British State has ever had, and why? In the name of freedom from terror. The terror that Blair unleashed with his lies. What about the terror within! We will never be free from that so long has the left and right are merging into one big totalitarian monster that looks like an inbred cross between Boris Johnson and Tony Blair!
All the above is set against a backdrop of elections in other European countries; Greek voters have turned againts the main parties, and there is no winnng party in their national elections. In France, the people have voted for a Socialist President. All across Europe economies are fucked, and the people have had enough of cuts in public spending. These are dangerous times. Giving the public what they want comes at a cost, are the people prepared to pay the price when they don’t know the cost? Our leaders don’t care, they just want the best deal for themselves, no matter what party they stand for!
FUCK ’EM ALL!!
It’s coming up for Festival season. A time when all ‘music lovers’ and weekend rebels pay an extortionate amount of money to camp in a field and watch their favourite bands, while eating and drinking overpriced cold food and warm beer.
This year I’ve decided to hold my own festival, happening in a field in my mind somewhere, sometime in the summer. The line up at the time of writing is:
SOCIAL DISTORTION PRIMAL SCREAM MANIC STREET PREACHERS THE ALARM THE BARRACUDAS SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS THE REDSKINS COCK SPARRER PETE DOHERTY S*M*A*S*H THE OUTCASTS THE MOB NIGHT OF TREASON BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS ELECRTIC RIVER DEAD 60’S ROSCOE VACANT T.V SMITH THE ONLY ONES WAYNE KRAMER ALTERNATIVE TV UK SUBS KNOX AND THE TRAILER TRASH ORCHESTRA URBAN DOGS THESE ANIMAL MEN SCUM OF TOYTOWN CARBON SILICON THE DeRELLAS COLORYDE ARMIES OF ANGER MICK FARREN THE ASTRONAUTS DAVE KUSWORTH 20 FLIGHT ROCKERS JOHN SINCLAIR THE OTHERS THE YA LA LAS ZOUNDS THEATRE OF HATE 25TH MAY CHELSEA LOU REED IGGY POP MERCENARY SKANK THE GUNSLINGERS
There are a few reformations in the line up. I don’t usualy do reformations, but as it’s a festival. Sadly there are no resurections, so no Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer or Nikki Sudden, but on the subject of resurrections, it’ll be the only festival the Stone Roses aren’t playing this summer!
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Stick It To The Man, The DeRellas new single is a premier piece of prime Punk’n’Roll. A fist pumping, boot stomping switchblade and safety pin glam anthem. A sweet and sexy pistol of a tune, like the 70’s never happened. Something to blast out at the barricades.
“You, me, we’re history. Slam, bam…. stick it to the man!”
It should be played on day time radio to shake rattle and roll the people from their slumbering apathy.
The B-side signature Go Go Derellas is also a mighty fine kick ass tune. Pure and simple good time no frills except on the shirts Rock’n’Roll.
Available on Digital Download, or for those of you who like things a bit more solid, it’s also on 7” vinyl available from CrushWorld Records.
“We are presently constrained and driven by the impact of man’s ever growing powers. Our existing system forces us to develop and accept any weaponry system which may be technologically possible; our present system forces us to develop and accept any improvement in machinery, equipment, materials and supplies which increase production and lower costs; our present system forces us to develop and accept advertising and consumer seduction.
In order to persuade the citizen that he controls his destiny, that morality informs decisions, and that technology is the servant rather than the driving force, it is necessary today to distort information. The ideal of informing the public has given way to trying to convince the public that forced actions are actually desirable actions.” - Ivan Illich (1967)
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Two weeks since my last post, and it hasn’t stopped raining. Like I said they’re making it rain. The water is running dry, what nature can’t provide scientists will create. Lets look at a couple of things. 1) Even though April is known for its rain, April showers and all that, It’s been the wettest April for a hundred years. 2) It has only been raining in the last two weeks of April, before that half the country was declared a drought zone , now the same areas have been issued with flood alert warnings. In my last post I said when the Chinese tried to ‘seed’ the clouds to make it rain, they got it wrong and it snowed, well…. When it started to rain were I live, hailstones fell and didn’t melt for about four hours.
I’m sure the rain will stop before The Olympics start cos they ain’t gonna want their parade to be pissed upon, they’ve got enough to worry about with the planned occupations and protests.
At least they’ll be able to shoot the terrorists from the roofs of tower blocks. It’s gonna deter them….FUCK OFF! If there’s gonna be an attack on the games, it’s gonna be every bit as planned as the authorities defence of the games. We’ll just have to watch and wait, and there’s gonna be plenty of opportunity to watch with wall-to-wall coverage planned on the BBC, we are gonna be a nation brainwashed….The Games are great, The Games are great, The Games are great. No they are not, they are a waste of money for a country that can ill afford it. It’s just gonna be one patriotic flag fest, one of many we’re gonna have to endure what with the Queens Diamond Jubilee, who needs terrorists when we’re gonna be under siege by our own armed forces.