The Damned : Smash It Up [Machine Gun Etiquette, 1979] [reblog]

from Oannes

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…Όπου οι Damned αφήνουν πίσω όχι μόνο τις μουσικές επιδόσεις του είδους στο οποίο “ανήκαν”, αλλά και τους ίδιους εαυτούς τους: αξίζει να προσέξει κανείς το “αυτοϋπονομευτικό” fade out – φινάλε.
Τέτοιου είδους χιούμορ ήταν φυσικά ψιλά γράμματα για το BBC, το οποιο απλώς απαγόρεψε το τραγούδι ως “ανατρεπτικό”.

…Where The Damned outdo the musical skills of “their” genre, and even themselves: it is interesting to notice the “self-undermining” fade out – finale.
For the BBC of course, such kind of humor was small print case. They just banned the song as “subversive”.

We’ve been crying now for much too long
And now we’re gonna dance to a different song
I’m gonna scream and shout ’til my dying breath
I’m gonna smash it up ’til there’s nothing left
Oooh, ooh, smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
Oooh, ooh, smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
People call me villain, oh, it’s such a shame
Maybe its my clothes must be to blame
I don’t even care if I look a mess
Don’t wanna be a sucker like all the rest
Oooh, ooh, smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
Oooh, ooh, smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
Smash it up
Smash it up
Smash it up
Smash it up
Smash it up
Smash it up, you can keep your Krishna burgers
Smash it up, and your Glastonbury hippies
Smash it up, you can stick your frothy lager
Smash it up and your blow wave hairstyles
We’ve been crying now for much too long
And now we’re gonna dance to a different song
I’m gonna scream and shout ’til my dying breath
I’m gonna smash it up ’til there’s nothing left
Oooh, ooh, smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
Oooh, ooh, smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
And everybodys smashing things now
I said everybodys smashing things now yeah

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As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song ! 😉

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