I loved Berlin. Steve : Everything, tune and lyrics inspired by the infamous Pauline from Birmingham. Matlock: Malcolm McLaren had been going back and forth to the States to be involved in the rag trade and buy old Fifties clothes because he had a Teddy Boy shop, and I knew he ran into Sylvain Sylvain from the New York Dolls and went backstage.
And then of course came the trying-to-tour and the banning. The low ceiling made everything feel even more claustrophobic than the packed house normally would.
Those in the crowd that did dress punk, like future Huns singer Phil Tolstead in his "Void" T-shirt, were in the minority. Glen wanted it to be very nice. Eddie and I, with drummer Billy Blackmon, had just formed the Skunks. She turned up at my door once wearing a see-through plastic bag.
General Comment The line "A cheap holiday in other people's misery" is a clear reference to the Situationist slogan "Club Med: A Cheap Holiday in Other People's Misery," which refers to a resort set in the Carribean at a time of widespread revolution, war, and misery in the Carribean and Central America.
I don't wanna holiday in the sun I wanna go to new Belsen I wanna see some history 'Cause now i got a reasonable economy Now I got a reason, now I got a reason Now I got a reason and I'm still Flag mussman on August 10, I had no reason to be here at all. There was an error.
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We did quite a bit with [producer] Chris Spedding before doing the album, and he taught me aspects of song structure and how to not ignore the music and just to stop ranting. During Bentley: The night smelled like trouble from the start. The best thing we could do was to go set up in a prison camp somewhere else.
It can only be afforded in a democratic society, therefore kind of slightly fucking redundant. And that was a real bit of disappointment with this lot coming out of the hippie generation, shall we say, and they were so commercially wrapped up inside profit that it led to their ultimate decline.
To cut a long story short, I was short of a riff.