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Sounds like us [Jul. 6th, 2007|07:22 pm]
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[music |Terrorways - "Never Been To Borstal"]

The National Programme has been somewhat amusing this evening.

There's apparently a new show starting in a few minutes' time, where people of a musical nature are attacked by a pack of ravening interviewers for the entertainment and edification of the public. So, apparently, tonight's episode is going to be fairly much about punk rock. So they played a sample. Of... something. Not punk. Sounded more like rap to me. Or whatever they call rap these days. It wasn't bad listening, but, despite what the announcer implied, it was not punk.

So a couple of minutes later they started playing some real punk, perhaps as an apology to the confused public. The Scavengers' "Mysterex". Just as I was stopping at a set of traffic lights. I couldn't resist it. I rolled down the window, leaned my elbow on the sill and waited for the lights to change to green, just as if the last 20 years hadn't happened and I was still driving around in a grotty old Kingswood.

Almost getting frostbite was just about worth being able to scare the natives...

(And for anyone who actually knows the song... no, they didn't bleep certain offending words of the verses. Probably the only thing saving them from the email fury of Angry Of Waverley is the near-inaudibility of the lyrics...)

[User Picture]From: kiwipixie
2007-07-07 07:55 am (UTC)


I must re-tune my ancient clock radio back to National sometime. Our mutual friends in Dunedin often have it on when I go visit them.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
Not so long ago, a young person told me she liked "the really oldschool punk, you know, Los Angeles in the 80s."

And here I am, trying to find a video clip of Richard Hell's "Kid with the replaceable head" on Internet.

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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2007-07-09 07:58 am (UTC)
I shouldn't laugh. I get a bit confused between the `fifties and the `sixties myself.

I suppose everyone's golden age of music is, more or less, high school. Back when I was suffering the lead-up to School Cert. I was getting corrupted by the British post-punk bands (as discussed in "Rip It Up And Start Again": a good book, and a fairly decent overview of the northern hemisphere set, at least) and the first wave of Flying Nun bands (our seventh form common room had a record player and we were seriously working on wearing out a copy of Boodle Boodle Boodle on it).
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