Monday 14 April 2014

Wot About Me?

Thanks to Retrobution Records I now own precisely one South African punk 7".  It's a total dunderhead smash, all self-obsessed lyrics that cheekily dismiss not only the established musical stars of the past (Elvis, Bowie, 'Buddy Cochrane' etc.) but their punk peers:

I don't wanna talk about Johnny Rotten
I don't wanna talk about Sid Vicious
I don't wanna talk about Joe Strummer
I just wanna talk about...about me
Wot about me?

I keep resolving not to buy so many reissues, to support new music, but if labels keep releasing reissues this entertaining that resolution will continue to prove tricky to stick to.  It's good to know that the South African youth of the late 70s/early 80s could sneer with the best of them!


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