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The Donnas - Take It Off

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I am old enough to remember the actual show. The REAL show.
This is why the Muppets are so boring these days, they have to be squeeky clean because Disney.

This was the late 70s. When a family friendly show could still have content that the kids needed to ask their parents about.

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Bless you, Youtube Algorithm.
(Yes, words you don’t hear that often)

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:camel:

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Inspired by @SuppaMan’s new RAM and Kill Bill :upside_down_face:

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Came for the singer, stayed for the voice.

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That’s Jim Jarmusch’s band, btw :chipmunk:

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Deadman Wonderland OP has been stuck in my head

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Jim Jarmusch’s earlier band:

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Slowed rap with reverb hits different

I can actually read the album art and it’s, for the most part, proper Middle Egyptian text (well, mostly a list of words and phrases), and not utter gibberish. That’s really nice to see!

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:fire: :fire: :fire:

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I bought the Del-Byzanteens EP I posted above in 1981 from a tiny record shop in a seedy part of my city. I also bought from the same record shop this album by a female duo from upstate New York:

The name of the duo, Mechanical Servants, should be understood for its irony. Drawings on the album’s back cover depict Pamela and Victoria in secretarial rôles. The lyrics express angst due to meaningless and alienation, and, at the same time, both resignation and rebelliousness:

Social conventions
Small comfort to me

The word digital was just entering mainstream discourse, and the concept seemed to offer some escape from social conventions:

Digital obsession
Is such a comfort to me

While this recording is from 1980, there’s an interesting use of slang from the 1950s and 1960s:

I guess I’m some kind of square
To let it get me so wigged out

Most of the lyrics are easy to understand, but there is a section during which Pamela and Victoria sing different words at the same time, so I write out their respective words below, in parallel:

Pamela Victoria
This is no anthem I smoke and I drink
My hand on the table I drink, I smoke
My hand on a cigarette I light up a cigarette
Social conventions I fix myself a drink
Small comfort to me Honey, pour me a cigarette
Remember the artifacts Digital obsession
We leave behind us Is such a comfort to me
The cigarette butt butts I put my hand to my mouth
That litter the driveway I put my mouth to my hand
These are the things Give me something to do
I remember you by Something to do with my hands
Lost weekend somewhere A kick in the ribs
Back in your childhood A tap on the shoulder
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Turns out years of grindcore was not wasted, i get em without text easily :laughing:

Great story :yum:

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Good old melodic Indie Punk Rock!

Mega! :grin:

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Whoops! It seems it’s not available, sorry!

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I watched it on Youtube just fine.