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    Serpent 252
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    #116745

    Alan_OBrien
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    Here is a song which I am sure the Great Beast would have liked.

    Danny Baker wrote:

    I, The Chosen One by Dorothy Squires is the most OTT song ever recorded. She wrote it and basically screams at God about her ex-husbands.

    It starts off with a Bach and Toccata opening, it is filled with biblical language and ends with a resounding personal credo.

    I can imagine AC listening to it with a tear in his eye while glugging absinthe by the fireplace at Jermyn St, whispering, “Sing it, girl!”

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    #116767

    Serpent 252
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    An unofficial funeral service for “Politics” thread. Lyrics as they are, no correction of “errors.”

    Empire
    (Benjamin Zephaniah)

    I’m looking at your soul, your soul, your soul, your soul
    I’m looking at your future, your future, future, future
    As I look into your eyes, these eyes, these eyes, these eyes
    I see another side, side, side, side

    Vampire, you’re feed on the life of a pure heart
    Vampire you suck the life of goodness

    Turn the lights on
    Let the lights shine bright
    Turn the lights on
    Let the lights shine bright

    You’ve got to feel yourself and let go
    You got to know you reap what you sown
    You’ve got to feel something at sometime

    Check the writings on the wall
    And look into the sight
    You’re spending all your money on gare that never work
    You’re wasting all your energy and everywhere it hurts
    God it really hurts
    Yes it really hurts
    You got to know yourself

    Vampire, you’re feed on the life of a pure heart
    Vampire, you suck the life of goodness – Yes
    From now on I’ll call you England

    See if you spit in the sky
    It will fall in your eye
    You see what goes up must come down
    You will die looking up if you’re not looking in
    You’ve got to know yourself
    I’m looking at your partners and they would never agree
    I’m looking for your justice and it can not be seen
    I’m checking where you’re coming from and where you’re going to
    I’m checking all off what you have done to see what you can do
    I’m looking at your lawbooks and they were never read
    I’m looking at your lovesquire and they can not be thread
    I’m looking at your empire living on the drears
    You’ve got to know yourself

    Vampire, you’re feed on the life of a pure heart
    Vampire, you suck the life of goodness – Yes
    From now on I’ll call you England
    Empire fall man, empire go
    From now on I’ll call you England
    There’s a lesson to be learned
    Why is it that, you must know
    From now on I’ll call you England
    And the rich that you eat is more like food that you fear
    From now on I’ll call you England
    Gotta see no love anyway you appear
    From now on I’ll call you England
    You’ve got to know yourself

    #116770

    dom
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    #116775

    Jamie J Barter
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    Ah, the Sugarcubes — an excellent choice. Were you fortunate enough to have ever caught them live as well, dom? Now they were an exciting, stimulating, innovative & entertaining band. I remember the excellent Einar, Bjork’s foil and redoubtable yang to her yin, laying into the audience as a whole with derogatory disdain (imagine the following said with an Icelandic pidgin-English rant): “Call yourselves an audience??! You’re all chust a bunch of bourgeois English wankers” The last delivered with considerable gusto: a contemptuous attitude matched (and exceeded) only by The Fall’s Mark E. Smith.
    Wouldn’t you agree though it’s true that Bjork’s fare in recent years has been subject to gentrification, and the trendy go-to choice for pretentious background music at middle-class dinner parties (as was also attempted with the even more talented pjharvey, although not so successfully)?.

    Sticking around
    N Joy

    #116777

    dom
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    @jamie

    I never bought any of their work or saw them live Jamie however i was familiar with the hits. There’s some early live footage on YouTube somewhere before they were called The Sugarcubes. Vocally she is totally innovative ie pushing the envelope and I liked most of her solo hits. The fact that the band were named after a cube of LSD says it all really. There were a lot of surreal bands around at that time.

    I wouldn’t know about whether she or they are background music at bourgeoisie parties. Wouldn’t be surprised.

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    #116779

    dom
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    Here is the footage mentioned;

    #116781

    Jamie J Barter
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    Yaas, is good!

    Other highly talented individual female musical performances would have to include

    N Joy

    #116790

    dom
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    I never liked P.J.Harvey. I never rated Tori Amos either. Did you like early The The?

    By the way Bjork’s boyfriend accused the audience of being ‘bourgeoise’. Interesting accusation. I wonder what he thought of her massive sales success post-Sugarcubes?

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