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Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

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  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Sacha,

    probably the first punk-influenced track I remember.

    Which grew out of:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Jeez, my bestest friend in the world since them days is a gay man and we never even discussed it; and we discuss everything, all the time. And we danced to Grace for years.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    She was such a babe.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    I was ringing people and asking them around to hear it. It gobsmacked.

    Simon, as someone said earlier in the thread the impact an artist has on an individual is an intensely personal and visceral experience which is unique to the individual and is dictated by that individual’s life experience and place in time.

    So I guess you were primed for that moment like so many others apparently were. Perhaps it simply went over my head as I was too young to understand it as it happened and by the time I was old enough to understand the revolution I had become desensitized to its power.

    Like you say, each to their own. (“but why can’t I see it, it’s so fucking obvious” I hear you say)

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Well, Tom did say anal sex, to be fair.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    And led on to

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    not that you are at all partisan about that..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sacha,

    not that you are at all partisan about that

    Meow. I always thought this was far far better than Counting the Beat, which was pure pop. Although, given the trouble I've already caused tonight with Grace Jones, I probably should shut up now I look at these lyrics.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    and the search engine rankings for this post continue to rocket..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    I was there. I danced to the bloody thing. Nobody cared what she was referring to, to be honest. It was great club music. End of.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    might have meant something different to the gay men you were dancing alongside in those clubs, I suspect.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I was there. I danced to the bloody thing. Nobody cared what she was referring to, to be honest. It was great club music. End of.

    Exactly. Love you back Jackie.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    Harrumph.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Yeah. Bloody men.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Scott Chris,

    Like you say, each to their own. (“but why can’t I see it, it’s so fucking obvious” I hear you say)

    No, not all. You probably did have to be there to understand how utterly stagnant it all (and I mean 'all' in that it also transformed design, fashion, cinema, writing and wider attitudes to much more) had become.

    And how much it changed it 'all'.

    If you've not seen it, Don Letts fantastic Punk: Attitude says it so much better than I'm perhaps doing:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Hebe,

    Meow. I always thought this was far far better than Counting the Beat, which was pure pop

    +1

    not that you are at all partisan about that..

    I'm gonna get my whole back-catalogue onto this thread if it kills me

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    Meow

    it was a play on nom de plumes. Simon knows..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    now I look at these lyrics

    hell of a night :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I think there can be no possible debate what that song is about.

    Well that’s a relief, frankly: I can stop straining my brain trying to work out how it could actually be about cars. ;-)

    I worked in a place where this got a lot of plays on the jukebox by straightlaced-looking people who made me wonder what they thought it was about….

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Just to return to Snoopy's Xmas if I may. The Royal Guardsmen and "Snoopy v the Red Baron" had a significant part to play in NZ Radio. It was banned by the NZBC purely for the word "bloody". IKYN.

    It came out just as Hauraki were starting up and it was the number one anthem on Hauraki for months as they stuck it to the corporation.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lilith __,

    made me wonder what they thought it was about

    same with this ditty

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Prefacing any genre with the world "Christian" just seems to not work out.

    I seem to remember a Cliff Richard song (I was a fan at a certain stage of my life) entitled Why does the Devil have all the good music?. It's a good question.

    But as plenty of others, including yourself, have pointed out, an awful lot of Church music actually is really good. It's just the modern pop, rock, etc forms that fall short.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    I'm gonna get my whole back-catalogue onto this thread if it kills me

    Just don't tell the competition about this thread...

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Hebe,

    Ohhhhhh, 'One Good Reason'! I always liked it better than 'Counting the Beat' too. (Am I crazy, or are there two versions of it? Is the one on AK79 different?)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sacha,

    Suddenly strikes me how much she looks like Helena Bonham-Carter….

    But yeah, great song. :-)

    Original video, with better sound quality:

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

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