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Mild Rebellion

I pay homage to the music of my youth,
To the decade filled with teenage hang ups
and mild rebellion.

To the heaven of 7inch singles and long players,
The Birdie Song and Jive Bunny,
a disgrace.
 
 The first  single ever purchased
Gary Numan's Cars, 
Second Soft Cell's Tainted Love.

I recall a loathing for New Romantics, due to Mr Le bon
I hate Duran Duran  to this day.
Tolerated Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley had a great voice.
 Loved Adam Ant, a genre all his own..

Phil Oakie androgynous and his dancing girls, 
Don't you want me ? Song of choice.
Ultravox Vienna another classic, again its the vocal.

Ska music, Tonic trousers and Two Tone,
ah memories of an era long gone,
As is my youth.

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I was tempted to list many more , but I restrained myself.

love lou

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I expect each generation thinks the music of their youth is their favorite. I know I really enjoyed UUGH and The All Drum and Grunt Band lol........scribbler

Thank you , still love Adam Ant, loved the videos.

lou

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I wouldn't change a word. Great tribute!

love, cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

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Cat ,

I'm so pleased that you liked it.

love lou

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Lou,

the 80's new romantic scene was just embarrasing...what with their synths as big as coffins and all that make up and hair!

What was wrong with Jive Bunny and the Birdie Song?...Lol! I bet you danced to them at your school discos!

The poem had a sad reflection about it...which I really liked.

Ultravox is one word by the way.and I would capitalise 'Ant' too.

I enjoyed your journey...good job you didn't diss Depeche Mode or the Pet Shop Boys!

I wrote a song about my favourite bands but never posted it because I doubt many people have heard of many of these bands...but just for you Lou, here it is...let me know how many bands you recognise?

Industrialisation

From Faderhead to 32Crash & Nitzer Ebb
From Angels & Agony to Frontline Assembly
From Cybercide to Lost Signal & Eurocide
From Mind.In.A.Box, to Essexx & Sara Noxx

From Spektralized to Front 242 & Colony 5
From Absurd Minds to Psyche & Essence Of Mind
From God Module to Uberbyte & Santa Hates You
From Neuroticfish to Diorama, Minerve & Glis

From Frozen Plasma to Edge Of Dawn & Rabia Sorda
From Velvet Acid Christ to Funker Vogt & Combichrist
From Destroid to Icon Of Coil, Red Flag & Agonoize
From Fake The Envy to Pride & Fall & VNV

Make room for the Cybersluts
Make way for the Cyberslut party
Make room for the Rivotheads
Make way for the Rivothead army

Stand aside for the Cyberpunks
Stand clear for the Cyberpunk party
Stand aside for the Electroheads
Stand clear for the Electrohead army

From ReActivate to System Syn & Mindless Faith
From Run Level Zero to Covenant & Suicide Commando
From Aesthetic Perfection to Imperative Reaction
From Angel Theory to Zombie Girl & Assemblage 23

From Access Zero to Third Realm & Blaqk Audio
From 3 Cold Men to Flesh Field & Cruciform Injection
From Controlled Fusion to Seabound & State Of The Union
From Mind:State to Project Pitchfork, Weltfremd & XP8

The beats are sick, the sounds are slick
The tracks are quick ,the bass is thick
Time for another electro cyber party trick

From Siva Six to Leæther Strip, Scandy & SD6
From Tapping The Vein to Painbastard & Dolls of Pain
From Wideband Network to Apoptygma Berzerk
From Necessary Response to Iris & Cut.Rate.Box.

From Alice In Videoland to Son Of Rust & Rotersand
From Nitzer Ebb to Flesh Field & Faderhead
From Combichrist to Conetik & Blue Eyed Christ
From Glis to Corporate Soldiers & Neuroticfish

© 2008 Unsqueezed Productions

enjoy!

HS

HS

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Thanks for the helpful comments.

My work is often filled with typos, i know i need to work on that.

As far as the bands you have mentioned, I know of Faderhead, I like Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois and Electrosluts Extraordinaire.I know of Nitzer Ebb, they're Essex boys aren't they ? like Join the Chant.
I have also heard of Sara Noxx, just know the song Colder, Colder.

Would never dis anyone's musical icons, except anyone who is into Kajagoogoo. lol

lou

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LOL
One of those bands that had brief moments of "ah, here we go" in their music, but never quite seemed to get there!

Respectfully, Jim

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Race_9togo

Lou,

I am impressed you know some of these bands (did you google them and then pretend to have heard of them?...Lol).

Nitzer Ebb are indeed Essex boys...seen them play about 40 times so far...they split up a few years back and have now reformed.

Sara Coxx?...I think you mean Sara Noxx...yet another typo!!...Lol!

Kajagoogoo - now there is a name from the past!

regards,

HS

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Hs,

Another fucking typo , I'm beginning to get a complex. Lol

Cheeky, ive heard of the bands I have mentioned but I'm by no means an expert on them.

Lou

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Lou,

it looks better with the minor errors corrected.

I will be sending you a CD of these bands and getting you tickets to see Absurd Minds next year...I feel I can get you to loose this unhealthy interest in Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Queens of the Stoneage.

You may want to check out Systema Synthetica...I am told they have an expert song writer and apparently he is quite good looking too!

Lol!

HS

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No one can say i'm not open to new music, but ill need an expert to keep me company, if i'm going to a gig lol

But I'm afraid you won't stop me loving the Chilli Peppers though.

I've heard of Systema Synthetica, I find the song writer cheeky.

Lou

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Lived through the 80's with my daughter. Journey was my favourite, Billy Idol, and Men Without Hats a couple that come to mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vlj5OEfMc (Survived Gangsta Rap with my son as he was almost a decade younger.. Phew!)

I remember passing notes to my boyfriend in high school, all of it song titles. Somehow there was a song title for everything. lol.

Cool poem and it's cool we get to keep all the music, eh?

~A

thank you

lou

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I enjoyed this musical ride. I caught the 80's, on and off between travels, but my musical tastes ran somewhat more arcane and eclectic, heavier, heehee.
Takes me back, though.

Respectfully, Jim

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Race_9togo

My tastes have changed I like everything from queens of the stone age to Etta James.

Lou

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Queens Of The Stone Age?

The Bronze...oh yeah

;)

Respectfully, Jim

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Race_9togo

One of my favourite bands along with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Yeah,Yeah, Yeahs and ACDC.

Lou

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I was a teenager tortured by teenage issues, didn't enjoy that , but i did enjoy the music

lou

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This is a very good write, I love to dream dreams of my youth. this is very nice. it is sooo good to see you again my beautiful friend

You can never pick anyone up if you are busy putting them down

hi

its good to hear from you/

love lou

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This poem made an interesting trip down musical memory lane.

My own popular musical roots come from humble beginings...as a child in the mid sixties, I remember listening to music on the local radio station every Sunday during lunch at home with my siblings and my arents ... fast forward to the early seventies, again listening to the radio, but now with pen and paper in hand, trying to figure out lyrics and jot them down, then figuring out the chords for the same ... or as close as possible, from the available pallet of some 10 chords or so that i knew... and then trying to sing the song with accompanyment on my newly acquired guitar, a much maligned instrument whoes every inch of body was covered with the stickers of the time: peace symbol, the love symbol, all sorts of SMILEY (?) symbols... all of which completely killed what little pretences that first guitar of mine had to a TONE... but oh, how very with it i felt then.
My preferences in musicv then ran to : Dylan, Cohen, Cat Stevens, Crossby Stills Nash and Young, Neil Young, Elton John, Bread, the Beatles, the Who....

Thank you for this memory!

Psyve

M

Most people look back on thier youth with fondness, music has always been importent to me.

thanks

lou

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