Tom Robinson Band-Up Against The Wall.

Yet another fantastic single from my era! another forgotten about band though tom does/did have a show on bbc6 music!

This song makes me want to jump about still! but im going to work now!


Sex Pistols-Satellite-Great B-sides.

Another fantastic b side this time from the sex pistols the b side to holidays in the sun! and a better track IMO!

Last post for a while you will all be pleased to know! Back to work tomorrow!


Gang Of Four-Damaged Goods. Punk Classic!

Another Leeds band seen these a few times i can even remember seeing them !

Best single for me! It still sounds fantastic now!

Damaged goods
Send them back
I can’t work
I can’t achieve
Send me back
Open the till
Give me the change
You said would do me good
Refund the cost
You said you’re cheap but you’re too much
Your kiss so sweet
Your sweat so sour
Sometimes I’m thinking that I love you
But I know it’s only lust
The change will do you good
I always knew it would
You know the change will do you good
You know the change will do you good

 


Mekons-where Were You! Punk Classic!

One of punks greatest singles without a doubt! from the leeds band The Mekons!

saw them several times im sure! All  That cider and yates wine i drank then  has fucked my memory!


Time Zone-World Destruction-Lost Classics!

One of the best singles of the 80s with little or no airplay! this video was aired on the tube once I remember seeing it!

Afrika bambaataa/john Lydon what is there not to like!

ive included the lyrics after the video very prophetic! Lydon lyrics were still dangerous at this point! and musically challenging too for him to be doing this with Afrika bambaataa was a big deal at the time!

it’s a lost classic still got my 12″ single!

And listening to ronnie still scares the fuck out of me!

Speak of the destruction. (x3)

This is a world destruction, your life ain't nothing.
The human race is becoming a disgrace.
Countries are fighting with chemical warfare.
Not giving a damn about the people who live there.
Nostradamus predicts the coming of the Antichrist.
Hey, look out, the third world nations are on the rise.
The Democratic-Communist Relationship,
won't stand in the way of the Islamic force.
The CIA is looking for you.
The KGB is smarter than you think.
Brainwash mentalities to control the system.
Using TV and movies - religions of course.
Yes, the world is headed for destruction.
Is it a nuclear war?
What are you asking for?

This is a world destruction. Your life ain't nothing.
The human race is becoming a disgrace.
The rich get richer.
The poor are getting poorer.
Fascist, chauvinistic government fools.
People, Moslems, Christians and Hindus.
Are in a time zone still searching for the truth.
Who are you to think you're a superior race?
Facing forth your everlasting doom.
We are Time Zone. We've come to drop a bomb on you.
World destruction, kaboom, kaboom, kaboom!

This is the world destruction, your life ain't nothing.
The human race is becoming a disgrace.
Nationalities are fighting with each other.
Why is this? Because the system tells you.
Putting people in faceless categories.
Knowledge isn't what it used to be.
Military tactics to control a nation.
Who wants to be a president or king? Me!
Mother Nature is gonna work against you.
Nothing in your power that you can do.
Yes, the world is headed for destruction.
You and I know it, cause the Bible tells you.
If we don't start to look for a better life,
the whole world will be destroyed in a time zone!

Speak of the destruction. (x3)
Send “World Destruction” ringtones to your cell

 


The Beatles-Rain,Best B Side Ever?

About time we had a bit of Beatles on here! I will do a longer piece at some point but for now I give you the b-side of paperback writer rain! A psychedelic classic! Is this the best b-side ever? I think so!

Rain I dont Mind!

 


Too Much Music? Or (why I Was So Thin As A Kid!)

In these days of instant legal and illegal downloads do you think you have access to too much music? As a kid growing up in the  70S records were things that you aspired to own and played to death once you had bought them! I remember saving up my school dinner money so I could buy records on a saturday!

This was one of my school dinner records!

Ah alice you were one of my first loves!

And another

I love early rod Stewart but that’s for another blog!

These  2 albums have stayed with me for nearly 40 years and there are many others  because i did not have much money so if  I bought an album I had to play and listen to it irrespective weather i liked it or not, and eventually albums I would discard nowadays i got into and grew to love, that’s what is happening now we play something once it does not grab us and we move on to the next download!

I dont know what the answer is but a while ago i stopped using shuffle all the time and went back to listening to full albums, I try to swap old ones with new ones and I still have days just listening to favourite stuff or stuff people remind me about (mezzanine by massive attack at the moment  because http://antstothenational.wordpress.com blogged about it! thanks paul!)

Great music needs to grow with us it’s not just a disposable commodity,give those new albums a few plays and a fair chance you might find some classics amongst them!

I would be interested in peoples thoughts about this.