Sunday, 7 October 2007
THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW.
So God Save The Queen is being re-re-released again. The last time it was to celebrate 25 years since punk, this time it's because it's been 30 years. The NME are trying to get everyone to buy it and make it No.1. For fucks sake! It's been 30 years, and "our future dream" has become "a shopping scheme" The Pistols have been and gone, so NME why don't you try and get the public to buy something that is relevant to today and get that to No.1, (e.g Carbon/Silicon's Last Post, a record which shows that a couple of old punks; Mick Jones and Tony James can still be relevant both musically and ideologically .)probably quite hard, because with a few exceptions there is nothing. "Get one over the man", you fools, yer just playing into the hands of the man. What we need is revolution, not retrolution. It's like Orwell said 'Who controls the past controls the future:who controls the present controls the past.' The media has become obsessed with charts and top 10's. We should be charting the present and not the past. This year I reckon I'd be hard pushed to find 10 'top' singles/albums, now what does that say about where we are now, to where we were then.