The Exploited - Blown Out Of The Sky (1990)

hoes van The Exploited - Blown Out Of The Sky

1 september 2017 - Wist je dat Johnny Rotten en The Four Tops bijna bij dezelfde vliegtuigcrash het loodje hadden gelegd? Ik ook niet.

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Het is vandaag Exploited-dag in huize Toffe Nummers, van Punk's Not Dead via Troops Of Tomorrow en Death Before Dishonour bij The Massacre aangekomen. Niet per sé de beste, maar wel de plaat waardoor ik in het najaar van 1990 (ik was 15) aan de punk ben geraakt. En in 1991 heb ik ze zien spelen in Midgard (Middelburg) en niet lang daarna -of kort ervoor, daar wil ik vanaf zijn- ook een keer in De Piek (Vlissingen). Die keer in Middelburg is er eentje voor een toekomstig artikeltje, dat was namelijk met een voorprogramma van lokale Zeeuwse punkers The Bozo's die toen een hele toffe demo uithadden. Tenminste, in mijn herinnering was die tof. Inclusief een ode aan, jawel, The Exploited met het nummer Action Man. Maar die tape heb ik helaas niet meer, ik ben nog steeds op zoek.

Terug naar The Massacre: er staat een nummer op over Pan Am Flight 103 ("Lockerbie"). Johnny Rotten heeft die vlucht gemist omdat zijn vrouw te langzaam was met inplakken, en The Four Tops omdat ze zich hadden verslapen.

Tell us the truth
We got a right to know
Forty minutes into the air
Then came the final blow
Blown out of the sky
Blown out of the sky
270 victims of flight 103
A year has passed already
And they still withhold the facts from me
Blown out of the sky
Blown out of the sky
They knew two weeks before
That atrocity was planned
But all the people at the ambassady did
Was change their own flight plans
Blown out of the sky
Blown out of the sky
31000 feets relaxing with a drink
How were they meant to know
That death was nearly theirs
A bomb was planned in the cargo hold
Put on by a person unknown
But the government will not admit
That they knew two months before

 

 

The Establishment - Warning Sign (2017)

hoes van The Establishment - Warning Sign

15 juni 2017 - Schaamteloze zelfpromotie, deel 2. The Establishment is o.a. ex-Bratpack, Citizens Patrol, Black Bottle Riot, Antidote, Bakfietsboys, Reaching Forward.

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Music by The Establishment, recorded January 28 2017 @ Galloway Recording Studio, Nijmegen. Video by Pieter.

Zie ook Bandcamp en Facebook.

Pay no mind
Pay no mind
Its just a warning sign


Bruised and broken
I guess im paying the toll
For running out of control

Pay no mind
Pay no mind
Its just a warning sign

Stubborn, but what are you gonna do?
Failure button on repeat
Impatience has finally got me beat

Hard headed
Good fun
No oversight
Damage done

Poison Idea - When I Say Stop (1993)

hoes van Poison Idea - When I Say Stop

25 mei 2017 - Al heel lang wil ik een stukje over PI schrijven. Het is een van mijn favorieten, een van de bands die ik probeer compleet te krijgen in mijn collectie. We Must Burn is een ernstig ondergewaarde PI, en dat onrecht gaan we vandaag een beetje rechtzetten.

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Poison Idea, dat is toch Pick Your King, Kings Of Punk en Feel The Darkness. Maar in 1993 was daar We Must Burn, met als staartje de 10" Religion & Politics Part 1 & 2 die is opgenomen in dezelfde sessie. Beetje meer gepolijst, beetje meer metal, maar nog steeds 100% Poison Idea. Ik vind hem heel erg goed, met Pick Your King en Feel The Darkness misschien wel mijn favoriet. Hoewel dat morgen alweer anders kan zijn, natuurlijk.

Er schijnt een film aan te komen in de zomer van 2017. Als je nou zin hebt gekregen om iets van ze te kopen kan dat rechtstreeks bij de band via poisonidea.bigcartel.com. Verder leesvoer bij de NY Times (!).

Sounds of marching, bolts of lighting
Everyone watching, cold shock of frightening
Kill that light turn it off
And when I say go hit the floor
Turn the pulse rate it up all the way
When I say stop shut it down
And fake a fall
All for one and one for all
The story's done, the act was real
How does it feel?
You played your hand out and took your dive
You lost your game, but they're still alive
Can't get any faster, she told me so
The chance of a lifetime, isn't it though?
When I say wrong, say right
When I say cum, unload
When I say day, say night
Watch the veins in my head explode

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (2011)

hoes van Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

3 mei 2017 - Holy crap. Wacht, we spelen voor de grap even de plaat na. Iedereen klaar? 1-2-3-4!

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Wasting Light is the Foo Fighters' seventh album, released in 2011. While on tour with Them Crooked Vultures, Dave Grohl thought of the masterplan for when FF returned: doing it in his garage (where he used to do demos), with no electronic equipment, under the production of Butch Vig (his first full album with Grohl since Nirvana’s Nevermind) and with its production accompanied by a career-spanning documentary on the band. Tour guitarist Pat Smear was also back as an official member 12 years after his departure. Wasting Light earned much critical acclaim, even winning five Grammy Awards, and became the Foo’s first #1 at the Billboard 200. (bron)

Nirvana - Lounge Act (1991)

hoes van Nirvana - Lounge Act

24 april 2017 - Als iemand mij 25 jaar geleden zou hebben verteld dat ik ooit iets positiefs over Nirvana zou zeggen, had ik haar voor gek verklaard. Ik was in 1991 namelijk met hele andere dingen bezig.

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Nu is het niet zo dat ik opeens helemaal idolaat ben van Nirvana. Extreme Noise Terror blaast ze nog steeds omver, met elk willekeurig nummer, op elk willekeurig moment van de dag. Dat hele depressieve akoestische dat op Nevermind staat, ik moet er niks van hebben. Maar oké, het duurt een jaar of wat en dan ben ik overtuigd. Er staan een paar echt toffe nummers op.

Weliswaar geen Nirvana, maar ik vind daarna Grohl met zijn FF erg gaaf. Dat komt misschien ook doordat Pat Germs Smear erin meedoet.

Truth - covered in security
I can't let you smother me
I'd like to, but it couldn't work
Trading off and taking turns
I don't regret a thing
And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
I'll arrest myself, I'll wear a shield
I'll go out of my way to prove I still
I still smell her on you

Don't - tell me what I wanna hear
Afraid of never knowing fear
Experience anything you need
I'll keep fighting jealousy
Until it's fucking gone

And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
I'll arrest myself, I'll wear a shield
I'll go out of my way to prove I still
I still smell her on you

Truth! - covered in security
I can't let you smother me
I'd like to but it couldn't work
Trading off and taking turns
I don't regret a thing
And I've got this friend, you see
Who makes me feel and I
Wanted more than I could steal
I'll arrest myself, I'll wear a shield
I'll go out of my way to make you a deal
We've made a pact to learn from who
Ever we want without new rules
We'll share what's lost and what we grew
They'll go out of their way
To prove they still
Still smell her on you

The Establishment - Vicious Rumours (2017)

N.W.A. - Express Yourself (1988)

hoes van N.W.A. - Express Yourself

8 april 2017 - Laatst Straight Outta Compton gekeken, dus ja. Deze heeft veel rondjes gemaakt op de platenspeler de laatste weken. File under 'punk'.

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Yo man there's a lot of brothers out there
Flaking and perpetrating but scared to kick reality

Man, you been doing all this dope producing
You ain't had a chance to show 'em what time it is

So what you want me to do?
(Express yourself!)

I'm expressing with my full capabilities
And now I'm living in correctional facilities
Cause some don't agree with how I do this
I get straight and meditate like a Buddhist
I'm dropping flavor, my behavior is hereditary
But my technique is very necessary
Blame it on Ice Cube, because he said it gets funky
When you got a subject and a predicate
Add it on a dope beat, and it'll make you think
Some suckers just tickle me pink, to my stomach
Cause they don't flow like this one
You know what? I won't hesitate to diss one
Or two before I'm through, so don't try to sing this
Some drop science, while I'm dropping English
Even if Yella, makes it a-capella
I still express, yo, I don't smoke weed or sess
Cause it's known to give a brother brain damage
And brain damage on the mic don't manage, nothing
But making a sucker and you equal
Don't be another sequel (Express yourself!)

Now, getting back to the PG
That's program, and it's easy
Dre is back, new jacks are made hollow
Expressing ain't their subject because they like to follow
The words, the style, the trend; the records I spin
Again and again and again, yo, you're on the other end
Watch a brother blend dope rhymes, with no help
There's no fessing or guessing while I'm expressing myself
It's crazy to see people be
What society wants them to be, but not me
Ruthless, is the way to go, they know
Others say rhymes which fail to be original
Or they kill where the hip-hop starts
Forget about the ghetto, and rap for the pop charts
Some musicians cuss at home
But scared to use profanity when upon the microphone
Yeah, they want reality, but you will hear none
They'd rather exaggerate a little fiction
Some say no to drugs, and take a stand
But after the show, they go looking for the "Dopeman"
Or they ban my group from the radio
Hear N.W.A. and say, "Hell no!"
But you know it ain't all about wealth
As long as you make a note to (Express yourself!)

from the heart
Cause if you want to start to move up the chart
Then expression is a big part of it
You ain't efficient when you flow, you ain't swift
Movin like a tortoise, full of rigor mortis
There's a little bit more to show
I got rhymes in my mind, embedded like an embryo
Or a lesson, all of 'em expression
And if you start fessing, I got a Smith and Wessun for ya
I might ignore your record because it has no bottom
I get loose in the summer winter spring and autumn
It's Dre on the mic, getting physical
Doin' the job, N.W.A is the lynch mob!
Yes I'ma climb, but you know you need this
And the knowledge is growing just like a fetus
Or a tumor, but here is the rumor
Dre is in the neighborhood and he's up to no good
When I start expressing myself, Yella, slam it
Cause if I stay funky like this I'm doing damage
Or I'ma be too hyped, and need a straight jacket
I got knowledge, and other suckers lack it
So, when you see Dre, a DJ on the mic
Ask what it's like, it's like we're getting hyped tonight
Cause if I strike, it ain't for your good health
But I won't strike if you just (Express yourself!)

OHL - Warschauer Pakt (1982)

hoes van OHL - Warschauer Pakt

20 maart 2017 - Joe, tijd voor een potje nucleair doemdenken... de Russen komen!

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Nieder, nieder, nieder,
Nieder mit dem Warschauer Pakt

Wir haben nicht die geringste Chance
Gegen die Waffen des Warschauer Pakts
Wenn Russland uns den Krieg erklärt
Wird die NATO regelrecht zerhackt

Nieder, nieder, nieder,
Nieder mit dem Warschauer Pakt

Russland spricht vom Rüstungsstop
Es weiß wovon es spricht
Der Osten hat schon jetzt die Waffen
Die die NATO nicht besitzt

Nieder, nieder, nieder,
Nieder mit dem Warschauer Pakt

Der Osten kann uns attakieren
Er weiß dass er gewinnt
Wenn wir uns nicht ernsthaft wehren
Kann es sein dass er uns verschlingt

Nieder, nieder, nieder,
Nieder mit dem Warschauer Pakt

Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)

hoes van Bruce Springsteen - The River

2 maart 2017 - The Concert In Central Park. The Blue Album. The Red Album. The River. Mijn ouders waren geen overdreven muziekliefhebbers, maar er was wel iets van muziek thuis. En je roeit met de riemen die je hebt, dus ik luisterde naar wat er was. En dat was vooral 1962-1966 en 1967-1970, de liveplaat van Simon and Garfunkel, en The River

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Ik weet niet of ik er nu naar zou luisteren, als ik het niet kende van vroeger, maar dit ken ik dus helemaal uit mijn hoofd. Niet iets dat ik zomaar op mijn ipod opzet, maar op zondagmorgen bij de krant en de eerste nespresso trek ik dit bijzonder goed. En nooit gedacht dat ik zo'n walgelijke hipsteruitspraak zou doen, maar het moet dan ook op vinyl, anders mist het de nostalgie ofzo.

"At a show in Pittsburgh on September 22, 1984, he dedicated the song to union steelworkers in Pennsylvania who were fighting for better wages and working conditions. Said Springsteen: "There's something really dangerous happening to us out there. We're slowly getting split up into two different Americas. Things are gettin' taken away from people that need them and given to people that don't need them, and there's a promise getting broken. In the beginning the idea was that we all live here a little bit like a family, where the strong can help the weak ones, the rich can help the poor ones. I don't think the American dream was that everybody was going to make it or that everybody was going to make a billion dollars, but it was that everybody was going to have an opportunity and the chance to live a life with some decency and some dignity and a chance for some self-respect. So I know you gotta be feelin' the pinch down here where the rivers meet." (bron)

I come from down in the valley
Where mister when you're young
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
Me and Mary we met in high school
When she was just seventeen
We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

We'd go down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we'd ride

Then I got Mary pregnant
And man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse
And the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle
No flowers no wedding dress

That night we went down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we did ride

I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don't remember
Mary acts like she don't care

But I remember us riding in my brother's car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
Now those memories come back to haunt me
They haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse
That sends me down to the river
Though I know the river is dry
That sends me down to the river tonight
Down to the river
My baby and I
Oh down to the river we ride

Status Quo - Ring Of A Change (1976)

hoes van Status Quo - Ring Of A Change

6 februari 2017 - Eind vorig jaar stroomde mijn tijdlijn vol met berichten over de dood van Rick Parfitt, sinds 1967 lid van Status Quo. Wist ik veel, ik kende ze alleen maar als Nederlandse versie van Mannekoor Karrespoor omdat ik nooit de noodzaak had gevoeld om verder te luisteren dan de eerste vijf maten van Whatever You Want. Daar kom ik hierbij dan even op terug.

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Door alle reacties op zijn dood die ik las werd ik toch wat nieuwgierig, en eigenlijk best een toffe band. Natuurlijk zit een een hoop crap tussen maar dat kan ook niet anders met 33 (!) LPs. Ik heb ze niet allemaal geluisterd en dat ben ik ook niet van plan, ik heb wel wat beters te doen, maar ik ben wel even in de jaren seventies gedoken. Derde nummer van Blue For You (1976) is Ring Of A Change, dat wat mij betreft door het sfeertje, het riffje en de zang net zo goed op The Boys of Alternative Chartbusters had kunnen staan. Als je even door de 30 seconden intro heenluistert, tenminste.

I look back and I open my eyes
I hear the words like they should be heard
And it feels like a ring of a bell echoing through me
I look back and it's never the same
And that's the way that it ought to be
What I feel is the sound of a change echoing through me

Move into the light
Come on into the light
Move into the light
I'll see you in the light, all right

I think on and I think of today
And what today is gonna be for us
Will we find all the peace that is there and needs to taken
I think on and think its a must
That we slow down for just a while
And I think there's an ounce of a change echoing through me

Move into the light
Come on into the light
Move into the light
I'll see you in the light, all right

I look back and I think of a song
I change the words round to make a rhyme
But the song is the same and the change is echoing through me
I look back and it's never the same
I leave the song like it use to be
But I know there's a ring of a change echoing through me

Move into the light
Come on into the light
Move into the light
I'll see you in the light, all right

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