B.A.D. Observations Thread

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 06 Aug 2016, 8:24am

Silent Majority wrote:Beyond the Pale has one of BAD's best ever lyrics tied to a limp, inappropriate melody.
Whaaaaaaaat!

One of Jonesy's best tunes for me, just clunkily recorded.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 06 Aug 2016, 8:33am

Heston wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Beyond the Pale has one of BAD's best ever lyrics tied to a limp, inappropriate melody.
Whaaaaaaaat!

One of Jonesy's best tunes for me, just clunkily recorded.
Is there a Bradford 88 style blood 'n' guts live version?
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 08 Aug 2016, 4:10pm

I've been playing a lot of the first two albums just lately and I'm reminding myself how fun a band BAD were. While I'm slagging 'em off, as above, I'm gonna say that I think I like the song Sony less on each listen.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

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Silent Majority wrote:
Heston wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Beyond the Pale has one of BAD's best ever lyrics tied to a limp, inappropriate melody.
Whaaaaaaaat!

One of Jonesy's best tunes for me, just clunkily recorded.
Is there a Bradford 88 style blood 'n' guts live version?
No, nothing that approaches Bradford. Damn, why didn't they record/release that whole gig!
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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 08 Aug 2016, 4:18pm

Silent Majority wrote:I've been playing a lot of the first two albums just lately and I'm reminding myself how fun a band BAD were. While I'm slagging 'em off, as above, I'm gonna say that I think I like the song Sony less on each listen.
I love Mick's singing on Sony. Bordering on the hysterical.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Aug 2016, 8:45pm

Silent Majority wrote:I've been playing a lot of the first two albums just lately and I'm reminding myself how fun a band BAD were. While I'm slagging 'em off, as above, I'm gonna say that I think I like the song Sony less on each listen.
I think "Sony Dub" from the Legacy edition is awesome. Plus the Joe sample from London Calling is a nice touch.
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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 09 Aug 2016, 1:31am

Marky Dread wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:I've been playing a lot of the first two albums just lately and I'm reminding myself how fun a band BAD were. While I'm slagging 'em off, as above, I'm gonna say that I think I like the song Sony less on each listen.
I think "Sony Dub" from the Legacy edition is awesome. Plus the Joe sample from London Calling is a nice touch.
I've been saying for years that that's not Joe on there (yes, it does sound like him). Someone mentioned it on the BAD facebook page last week, so I took the chance to ask Greg Roberts if it was Strummer. He reckons not.

Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Aug 2016, 2:37am

Heston wrote:
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Silent Majority wrote:I've been playing a lot of the first two albums just lately and I'm reminding myself how fun a band BAD were. While I'm slagging 'em off, as above, I'm gonna say that I think I like the song Sony less on each listen.
I think "Sony Dub" from the Legacy edition is awesome. Plus the Joe sample from London Calling is a nice touch.
I've been saying for years that that's not Joe on there (yes, it does sound like him). Someone mentioned it on the BAD facebook page last week, so I took the chance to ask Greg Roberts if it was Strummer. He reckons not.

Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
D'ya know what? I knew that but had forgotten all about it. I do think it's Don also although he's imitating Joe, which fits in nicely with the theme of the song.

When I do my remix I'll put Joe in there just to complicate the game. ;)
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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by oliver » 09 Aug 2016, 4:59pm

Heston wrote:Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Aug 2016, 6:23pm

oliver wrote:
Heston wrote:Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
You can hold hands with Dr. Medulla for not getting the Stone Thames/Rock Hudson thing.
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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 10 Aug 2016, 2:34am

Marky Dread wrote:
oliver wrote:
Heston wrote:Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
You can hold hands with Dr. Medulla for not getting the Stone Thames/Rock Hudson thing.
Mick loves that crossword puzzle stuff. Even the name of the second album.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 10 Aug 2016, 4:46am

Silent Majority wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
oliver wrote:
Heston wrote:Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
You can hold hands with Dr. Medulla for not getting the Stone Thames/Rock Hudson thing.
Mick loves that crossword puzzle stuff. Even the name of the second album.
Well it was better than "The Alternative Funky Prime Minister".
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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 10 Aug 2016, 7:16am

Marky Dread wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
oliver wrote:
Heston wrote:Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
You can hold hands with Dr. Medulla for not getting the Stone Thames/Rock Hudson thing.
Mick loves that crossword puzzle stuff. Even the name of the second album.
Well it was better than "The Alternative Funky Prime Minister".
"What do you think of 'Margaret Dancer', Mick?"
"Have another go."
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 10 Aug 2016, 12:48pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
oliver wrote:
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
You can hold hands with Dr. Medulla for not getting the Stone Thames/Rock Hudson thing.
Mick loves that crossword puzzle stuff. Even the name of the second album.
Well it was better than "The Alternative Funky Prime Minister".
"What do you think of 'Margaret Dancer', Mick?"
"Have another go."
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Re: B.A.D. Observations Thread

Post by NoMoreHugh » 10 Aug 2016, 2:44pm

Marky Dread wrote:
oliver wrote:
Heston wrote:Edit: I've just rechecked the thread and Greg says it's Don screaming.
Only the 30 years I've had that wrong then. A new record! I didn't think the 'not-realizing "A Party"-was-a-homophone-for-25-years' would ever be topped.
You can hold hands with Dr. Medulla for not getting the Stone Thames/Rock Hudson thing.
I can Beat that - I knew instantly that it was about Rock Hudson by the name with out hearing the song but it took me god knows how long of constant listening before i even realised it was about Aids / sexual diseases !!!! embarrassing as its the most obvious of lyrics "whoosh straight over my head". I think you need to live near the Thames to think of it as a river so i can forgive the Doctor as the Hudson is more world famous.
:) Mick Jones don`t drop his pants used to make me smile

I knew the A Party because Don used to explain that one in many interviews at the time .

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