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!