I keep going back to Inflammable Material. I think they were the best of the Punk Bands. I love a song with great lyrics that says something.
I felt like something loud, angry and pertinent today! The Gang of Four seemed to fit the bill!!
I love these guys who work with words!! Ian’s one of them!
I needed something to wake me up today. I like a wordsmith like Elvis. He brings poetry to music! I like his anger and sentiments!
I just loved the energy of Punk it really picked Rock up off the floor! The Sex Pistols were very clever. I enjoyed the lyrical content and humour!! Great stuff!
I’ll enjoy playing the Pistols again today!
Another great wordsmith with an album that was revolutionary.
My favourite Punk Band – a band responsible for my tinnitus. But it was worth it! I do like strong meaningful lyrics. They harnessed Punk to the Irish troubles. Brilliant.
The Fall were one of the few bands I really enjoyed going to see. They were brilliant live. They were still performing in small clubs which made it all superb, up-close and exciting. They never lost that. The riffs. The adventure.
Recently, at the last couple of gigs I attended, Mark E was acting strange. In Hull he went and sat behind the speakers so that you could only see the top of the back of his head. In York he disappeared into the dressing room at the back of the stage. I could just see him. He was spawled over the settee. He performed most of the gig from there.
I thought it was all part of the act. But then he went and died!
So few acts I can be bothered to go and see now. Probably half the venues will be closed anyway!
I so miss the Fall.
Today I’ll be reliving those gigs in my head as I play the Fall!!
Where’s today’s youth culture?? Simon Cowell compliance? Where’s the music and passion??
Looking back on this video – there was passion (Bit too much aggression at times but …..)
The Stranglers came out of the Punk scene, but apart from the attitude I wouldn’t have said they were really Punk at all.
They had an immediate impact with both singles and albums. I loved their dirty sound.
Earlier this year Dave Greenfield sadly died. His organ sound was a huge part of the band’s sound.
Today I will play my Stranglers and enjoy the power of it.