søndag den 20. september 2015

Boredom i Østjylland

En af de vigtigste forudsætninger for punken - og dermed osse i en vis grad post-punken (eller nyrock, som den blev kaldt dengang her i landet - var kedsomhed. 'Boredom, boredom, boredom ba-dom-ba-dom', som de herligt melodiske engelske provinspunkere Buzzcocks skrålede i deres emblematiske sang af samme navn. 'I'm Bored', sang Iggy, 'I'm chairman of the bored', og Iggy var jo om nogen proto-punk. Og kedsomhed kendte vi i den grad osse til i provinsen dengang i begyndelsen af firserne. Vi gik og ventede på noget, og da dette noget ikke kom til byen, måtte vi jo selv sætte i gang i noget, selv lave en scene, en undergrund. Og i går kom jeg pludselig i tanker om et nummer, der vist aldrig nåede uden for øvelokalet, men teksten siger det alligevel meget godt: "Eine weile, eine lange langeweile". Jo, vi havde humor. Dengang i 1982.

Foto: Peter Shelley, sanger, guitarist og sangskriver i Buzzcocks

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  1. Fra en præ-punk-punk...:

    Boredom
    Hangin' by myself in a bleak motel
    Overnight in a small town.
    Boredom
    My mind's countin' time, trucks go rollin' by
    Past the pumps and highway sign.
    Never was a place that felt less like home.
    Never woulda come here if I'd only known
    That it's a one-channel town and I'm all alone.
    I can't just sit 'n' watch my telephone
    'Cause no one knows my number and it can't be found
    And there's no good people just kickin' around
    So here we are together
    Machines and me.
    I feel about as local as a fish in a tree and this
    Boredom.
    My mind's countin' time, trucks go rollin' by
    Past the pumps and highway sign.
    And in this town all the other sounds have ceased.
    And the Late Late Show died long ago
    With a few words from a priest.
    Boredom
    Hangin' by myself in a bleak motel
    Overnight in a small town.

    (John Sebastian/Lovin Spoonful)

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    1. Tak, Capac, den kendte jeg ikke. Må tjekkes ud!

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    2. Ja. tjek ham lige ud, ham Sebastian. En rigtig god sangskriver.

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