Sex Pistols : Johnny B Goode / Roadrunner [1980] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Πρόβα των Sex Pistols, από το “μεταθανάτιο” νοκιμαντέρ – άλμπουμ The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle.
Από το “Johnny B. Goode” του Chuck Berry, το οποίο ο Johnny διακόπτει γιατί “το μισεί”, στο “Roadrunner” του Jonathan Richman, του οποίου όπως διαπιστώνει “δεν ξέρει τα λόγια”.
Αυτό δεν εμποδίζει το συγκεκριμένο track να είναι, με τον δικό του τρόπο, συναρπαστικό.

Sex Pistols rehearsal, from the “posthumous” documentary – album The Great Rock’n’ Roll Swindle.
From Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Goode”, which Johnny stops because “he hates it”, to Jonathan Richman’s “Roadrunner”, whose words, as he finds out, he doesn’t know.
This does not prevent the track from being fascinating.

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❝ Duh ug duh duh duh duh mah eyah
I donno the words
I donno’ow it starts, I’ve forgotten it
Hold on
Stop the segment
Stop, stop, stop, stop
Check out what how it starts
What’s the first line?
One, two, three, four, five, six
Alright, can you start at the beginning, then?
Roadrunner, roadrunner, It’s not ‘ard
I can’t hear you, Paul
Roadrunner, roadrunner, go…
Going thousand miles an hour
Euhlalalalala
Awith the radio on
A roadrunner, roadrunner
Aeuhmuh thousand miles an hour
Oh, God, I don’t know it…
I drove past the Stop ‘n’ Shop
And I wah by the Stop ‘n’ Shop
An’ I flarala wahbah Stop Shop
Have the radio on
Have touch with the modern world
I fell in love with the modern world
Fell in love with (?)
Have the radio on
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Agoin’ thousand miles an hour
Felt in touch with with modern world
In love with the modern world
Alright, here we go now
Goin’ twenty-eight watta power
It’s all cold here in the dark
Fifty thousand watts of power
Agoin’ thousand miles an hour
Awith the radio on
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Oh, God, I don’t know it
It’s fucking ridiculous
Wish I had the words…
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Agoin’ thousand miles an hour
I felt in touch with the modern world
I fell in love with the modern world
Rockin’ modern lover, modern sound, ana mosaround
Modern rockin’ runner around, mosaround rockin’ modern runner in touch
An’ a radio on
I got radio on
A roadrunner, roadrunner
Oh yeah er ah ee ah eh uh
Do we know any other fuckin’ people’s songs?
‘Ey?
‘Ey? Do we know an…
‘Ey? Do we know any other fucking songs that we can do?❞

Enjoy!


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!