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Saturday, 20 May 2017

We Are Normal

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

From the album The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse, 1968






We, We are (ar ar ar ar ar...)
We, We are...

And, uh, here come some normals...
They look like normal... Hawaiians
Well, uh, you didn't mention what month
You think you're normal?
Yes, quite normal
OK, here comes one
Go inside! (tee hee hee)
Well it's, ah, it's not for me to deter really, is it? I mean
It's for a psychiatrist to deter these things, isn't it?
I like dehre food, and dey arr veddy nice people
Ooh, itsalright, innit?
That a face?
Smart. Short back and sides
Oh, they're just typically normal
No! This is not manly!
Well, it is unusual. Well, it's like a rabbit! He's got a head on him like a rabbit!
I don't know, it's just not like normal people do
You're not runnin' around in your underpants are you?

We are normal and we want our freedom
We are normal and we want our freedom

Wir sind gewhnlich, wir sind zufrieden

We are normal and we dig Bert Weedon, ha ha!

We are normal and we want
Our freedom
Our freedom
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
We are normal and we want our freedom!


















Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Sanity Assassin



Bauhaus

From Burning From the Inside, 1983

Bauhaus: Peter Murphy, David J, Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins




Sinister echoes clutching at straws
Letter boxes screaming
You try to pin him to the wall
You end up on the ceiling
Locked in a dome
The shadows flicker by
He's the madcap pusher
Delerium the drug he's dealing

He drops a capsule in your drink
And spikes your dreams with madness

He's the sniper in the hills
Hiding the holes in your head
He's the poison in your poison
The razor in your head
Hanging on a picture
Eyelid needle and thread
You empty yourself once again
But he's always one step ahead
He whispers in your ear
was it nothing that you said
He's walking in your sleep now
He keeps your fat paranoia well-fed

He drops a capsule in your drink
And spikes your dreams with madness

The sanity assassin
Stays up all night stalking
The sanity assassin
Picks off victims like flies
The sanity assassin
Let his fingers do the walking
The sanity assassin
The crack shot between your eyes
He's got you in his sights

He drops a capsule in your drink
And spikes your dreams with madness

The razor in your head
He's the poison in your poison

Drops a capsule in your drink
[repeat] 
 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Something Came Over Me

Throbbing Gristle

From the album Music From the Death Factor, 1981



Something came over me
Something came over me
And I don’t know what it was
No I don’t know what it was
Was it white and sticky?
Was it white and sticky?
Well I don’t know what it was
No I don’t know what it was

Something came over me
Something came over me
And I don’t know what it was
No I don’t know what it was
But I rather like it
Yes I rather like it
So I’m doing it again
Yes I’m doing it again

Something came over me
Something came over me
And I don’t know what it was
No I don’t know what it was
Was it white and sticky?
Was it white and sticky?
Well I don’t know what it was
No I don’t know what it was
But I rather like it
Yes I rather like it
So I’m doing it again
Yes I’m doing it again

Something came over me
Something came over me
Was it white and sticky?
Was it white and sticky?
Something came over me
Something came over me
And I don’t know what it was
No I don’t know what it was
Was it white and sticky?
Was it white and sticky?
And I don’t know what it was
No I don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t know what it was
Mummy didn’t like it
And my daddy didn’t like it
But I do it anyway
Yes I do, do, do, do, do it anyway
Do it anyway
Do it anyway
Do it anyway
Yes I do, do, do, do, do it anyway
Something came over me
And if something comes over you
Well do it anyway
Yes do, do, do, do, do it anyway
Do it anyway
Do it anyway
Do it anyway
And that’s the message for today
And if it’s white and sticky
And if it’s white and sticky
Well do it all again
Keep doing, doing, doing, doing, doing it again
Doing it again
Doing it again
Do it all again
And that’s the message, the message, the message from Gen

Something came over me
And if something goes over you
Do it anyway
Just do, do, do, do, do it anyway
Do it anyway
Do it anyway
Do it anyway
Just do, do, do, do, do it anyway


Friday, 12 May 2017

A Minor Aversion

The Saints

From the album Eternally Yours, 1978

  Pie Fight from the American television series Route 66 following the adventures of two young drifters across America, 1960-64).




I've taken all I can
I'm not going to stand here
& be walked on anymore
'cause I don't need you
these days your facts
they don't mean a thing
You think I am going to walk the line
believe your lies all the time
you don't make me your fool anymore
I've waited so long
you kept me here

with all the lies you told
You think that I will stay the same
you think you got me
Don't you know this thing can't last
Don't you know that time will pass
your dreams are not your own anymore
I've waiting for too long
I've been watching & I'm not wrong
I'm not waiting anymore


Thursday, 11 May 2017

(This) Perfect Day



The Saints, 1978





Don't talk to me about what you done
Ain't nothing has changed it all goes on
And they'll keep laughing till the end

I've seen them drive around in cars
All look the same get drunk in bars
And don't talk back we got no social rights

Oh perfect day
What more to say?
Don't need no one to tell me what I don't already know

We got no high times always flat
If you go out you don't come back
It's all so funny I can't laugh

Oh perfect day
What more to say?
Don't need no one to tell me what I don't already know

Don't talk to me about what's you done
Ain't nothing has changed it all goes on
And they'll keep laughing till the end

Oh perfect day
What more to say?
I don't need no one to tell me what I don't already know

Don't need nothin'
Don't need no one
I don't need nothin', nothin' at all


Written by Tim James and Antonina Armato






Wild About You

The Saints, 1976





You make me feel just like a savage
Honey, running through the jungle after you
I'm like a wild man on a rampage
Yeah, I found the safari, babe, but where are you?

I feel like a horrible creature
But, honey, I don't want to scare you
Yeah, you look so good I could eat you
But I won't kiss a steak so I won't eat you

I'm wild about the way-out clothes you wear
Your pretty dresses, your teased-up hair
You laugh at me since I'm staring at you
Honey, laugh at me, but you're lovin' it too

'Cause you're wild and I'm wild about you
You're wild and I'm wild about you
Come on!

Oh baby, you're so wild
I'm gonna make you mine
I'm gonna comin' to getcha
Right now

You make me feel just like a savage
Baby, running through the jungle after you
I'm like a wild man on a rampage
Yeah, I found the safari, babe, but where are you?

I feel like a horrible creature
But honey, I don't want to scare you
Yeah, you look so good that I could eat you
But I won't kiss a steak so I won't eat you

I'm wild about the way-out clothes you wear
Your pretty dresses, your teased-up hair
You laugh at me since I'm staring at you
Honey, laugh at me, but you're lovin' it too

'Cause you're wild and I'm wild about you
You're wild and I'm wild about you
Come on!

Yes you're wild - but what can I do?
Yes you're wild - I can't stand it!
Yes you're wild - I'm goin' insane!
Yes you're wild!


Ben Turpin & Marie Prevost in A Small Town Idol c1921

Jacqueline Logan

Simple Love

The Saints

From the album Monkey Puzzle, 1981





I'm talking but I can see
There's no one in front of me
My eyes can't deny
I'm staring at an empty sky

Listen to what I say
Take a look at what I've done
I don't need anyone
And you don't come around
And love lies on the ground

Midnight at the Leper's home
All the creatures start to roam
Little girls in uniform
Are talking on the telephone
To someone from the twilight zone

And your simple love will always save me
While the world around me is going crazy

So listen to what I say
Take a look at what I've done
I don't need anyone
And you don't come around
And love lies on the ground




Bonus

The Saints - Call It Mine - 1980



She told me I'm running
I got no feelings inside
If I were to come in
Would you take me for a ride
Because I am learning to hide
What I feel inside
It"s nothing
It always seemed such a shame
The wild man is insane he has no feelings inside
To be wild to be insane
Makes me feel that I am alive
I am running
& I am hiding
I am looking
Until I find something deep inside
Maybe on the edge of time they'll call it mine
Because I am learning to hide
What I feel inside
It"s nothing
It always seemed such a shame
What do you think that you are trying to so
hard to prove
Your face is a mask that proves you can
live with fools
I've been there I've seen it
Still I'm not satisfied
I am running & I am hiding
I am looking
Until I find something deep inside




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

God Called in Sick Today

AFI

"Because not all monsters were monsters in the beginning. Some are monsters born of sorrow." —      Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry.






Let's admire the pattern forming
Murderous filigree
I'm caught in the twisting of the vine
Go ascend with ivy, climbing
Ignore and leave for me the headstone crumbling behind

I can't help my laughter as she cries
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes

Let's amend the classic story, close it so beautifully,
I'll let animosity unwind
Steal away the darkened pages, hidden so shamefully
I'll still feel the violence of the lines

I can't stand my laughter as they cry
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes
And miles away my mother cries
Omnipotence, nurturing malevolence.

I can't stand my laughter as they cry
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes
And miles away my mother cries
Omnipotence, nurturing malevolence. 


The Strange Door, 1951



"The Strange Door is a 1951 American film noir thriller horror film, released by Universal Pictures. The film starred Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest and Richard Stapley. Karloff's role is actually a support one but his name carried significant weight in the billing. It was directed by Joseph Pevney and was based on the short story 'The Sire de Maletroit's Door' by Robert Louis Stevenson." (Wikipedia).

£Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap" - Stephen Cooke (IMdB).








Related

Black Sails in the Sunset (1999)



Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Comet Strikes

Written and directed by Lo Wei, 1971

Starring Nora Miao and Chiang Nan

There was a civil strife in the court. In order to protect the king, some loyal ministers and the king hid in an old house. This old house was known as a haunted house; whoever lived in the house shall die for sure. Mr. and Mrs. Tse went to the haunted house but died in it. Their son Tse Tin Jun wanted to find out the truth of his parents’ death, so he went to the house. At the mean time, another minister knew the king’s hiding in the house. He sent out a military force to kill the king. Actually Mr. and Mrs. Tse pretended to die to deceive the public. Tin Jun stood with his parents and the loyal ministers to fight against the rebels. After the blood battle, they eventually annihilated the rebels


Do you believe in ghosts? That is the question.





Bonus 1

The Bravest Revenge

Directed by Chien Lung, 1971

Union Films Classic, with English Sub. Union films had a unique style, more natural looking then the Shaw brothers, akin to the Japanese Samurai films of the 1960's. Stars Tien Peng, Polly Kuan and Yee Yuen, enjoy this rarity.




Bonus 2
 

The Brave and the Evil (1971) 黑白道

 

Directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, Taiwan, 1971

Starring Jimmy Wang Yu as Bai Sifeng, Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng as Hong Tianjiao and Paul Chang Chung as Zhao Yi Long


Friday, 5 May 2017

All You Have

Mick Karn

From the album Three Part Species, 2006







 





 




 


'The Wrong Truth' (from the same album)


















U.S. Girls' 2011 cover of Brandy and Monica's song 'The Boy Is Mine'