Category Archives: music

White Christmas White Race

HOLIDAY INN was released in 1935 featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The composer Irving Berlin wrote twelve songs for the movie about a nightclub in the country. WHITE CHRISTMAS was the hit song.THe record has sold millions, but Irving Berlin was troubled by the lyrics, because of his Jewish faith. I have always thought […]

WALTZING MATILDA the Pogues

The Fleet in the Dardanelles. April 25, 1915. The British Empire versus The Ottoman Empire. Bloody disaster for Ireland. Only one Dubliner officer survived the landing and of the 1,012 Dubliners who landed, just 11 survived the Gallipoli campaign unscathed. And the rest of the Anzacs fared no better. Fucking tea bag General Staff. Peace. […]

Top 5 Halloween Songs

My top 5 Halloween songs; THE MONSTER MASH by Bobby “Boris” Pickett HAUNTED CASTLE by the Kingsmen THRILLER by Michael Jackson I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – Screaming Jay Hawkins PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – the Doors And the winner FIRE by Arthur Brown To hear this monster hit please go to the following URL […]

NEW ROSE – The Damned 1979

The Damned played Hurrah in September 1979. New York’s Misfits opened the show. The 62nd Street club was packed with punks. I was working security and my job was to lead the band up to the stage. Several minutes before the show I asked them if they needed anything and one of them said, “4 […]

WORKING CLASS HERO / John Lennon

I can’t stand the Beatles after BEATLES FOR SALE. Most of the McCarthy songs beyond that LP are minorpieces of mediocre insipiditude. REVOLUTION is a total cop-out. Post-Beatles John Lennon was another story and few song beat the power of WORKING CLASS HERO to inspire the struggle. The revolution was over only for those who […]