Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tune Time: "Bands won't play no more, too much fighting on the dance floor..."

Yes, I know this one's an anti-Thatcher diatribe, but I love it:


It just never fails to stop me in my tracks to listen to the whole thing through.

8 comments:

Jim said...

I can't listen to it now without thinking of the Father Ted episode where they have a disco, and the priest doing the DJ-ing only has this record in his collection, and plays it over and over again for the entire evening, including when they stand for the National Anthem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVoM1OvwHsA

David Thompson said...

Cue flashback to school disco.

blueknight said...

Vauxhall PA Cresta

Dioclese said...

I like a song with some originality in it and this meets the criterian.

Tatty said...

Bit of a Specials fan too, meself.

Ghost Town explains youth-on-youth violence must be due to lack of government intervention in the Social Entertainment For Prevention Of Violence department.

Who knew The Specials were the extreme Left of the day ? Not me.

Prefer the old Do Nothing for bopping appeal, personally and on googling the lyrics found this little gem:

"Policeman comes and smacks me in the teeth - I don't complain, it's not my function"

Complaint of police violence & implied accusation of racism by virtue of the band having black members (ooer missus),right there.

As they also sing "nothing ever changes", does it.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Expanding that logic Punks gobbing over each other and sticking pins in themselves was Thatcher's fault too.

The big difference is, unlike the Specials, their music tended to be self-indulgent, eardrum splitting crap.

allcoppedout said...

Where are CO19 when needed? Offences include overloading a fine classic motor and littering the Thames will unnecessary ballast.

JuliaM said...

"Cue flashback to school disco."

Oh yes!

"Bit of a Specials fan too, meself."

I honestly can't name another hit of theirs!

"The big difference is, unlike the Specials, their music tended to be self-indulgent, eardrum splitting crap. "

Yup, mostly.