Thursday, July 19, 2007

Forward the Revolution!!


OK, maybe I'm being a tad melodramatic. I mean, it isn't an event on par with the Bolsheviks seizing control of Petrograd's Winter Palace in October 1917. It pales in insignificance next to King Camp Gillette's introduction of the safety razor. But it's an important day for me nonetheless. You see, I finally got myself my own host. At first I'll only be using it to store my mp3 posts, but I'm sure sooner or later I'll move the whole damn pogo a go-go over.

I feel so grown-up.

And so to my first properly hosted file, which is one I buggered up before and promised to repost. Dearest Friends, I give you the old Clash standard, "Garageland," performed live in 1986 by Billy Bragg, Attilla the Stockbroker, the mighty Wiggy, and the Neurotics onstage in East Berlin. Ripped it myself I did, from old skool, working class vinyl...

Billy Bragg et al - Garageland (buy the CD rerelease of "Wake UP!" right here)

And since y'all liked the videos so much, here's an odd one for you: Billy Bragg backing an Echo & The Bunnymen cover of The Velvet Underground's "Run, Run, Run." On The Old Grey Whistle Test, natch!

5 comments:

mjrc said...

i'm very proud of you, comrade! here's to bigger and better things, like bandwidth and domain names. : )

ally. said...

are you going to go all la di da on us common scum? i doubt it but you be careful - all that power can turn a boy
x

FiL said...

Dearest Comrade Marcy: Long live the Party! Er, whatever party. As long as the music's good. And there's booze. And nice nibbles.

Dearest Ally, I will be most careful. But I count on you and the others to deflate my head, should it swell...

CoolBee said...

billy bragg live in East Berlin? I saw him there at a festival, in 1988 or so - i still keep an autograph (one of the very few I have). Are there more recordings available?

JC said...

Thanks for the video clip. I remember watching this as it happened. It was on a 24-hour long music prog on BBC2 at approx 3am (as Mac mentions inthe lyrics).

About an hour earlier Edwyn Collins & Paul Quinn had given a drunken performance of Al Green covers which had been the highlight of the whole thing....until this subliminal TV moment....

Cheers....